Attorney for Indiana Man Suing Local YMCA for Glass Accident Withdraws from Case

The attorney representing the Indiana man who crashed through a glass window while playing tennis at a local YMCA early last year has withdrawn from the case.

Judge Marianne L. Vorhees is presiding over the complaint filed by Brandon Smith in December, charging that negligence by the YMCA in Muncie, Ind., played a role in the accident that caused him “severe bodily injuries” while playing tennis in February 2013.

But Jenice Golson-Dunlap, Smith’s Indianapolis-based attorney, recently withdrew from the case for unspecified reasons. As a result, Vorhees has scheduled a status conference for April 24 to determine Smith’s options at other private counsel, court officials said.

Efforts to reach Golson-Dunlap were unsuccessful Tuesday morning.

In papers filed with Indiana’s Delaware Circuit Court No. 1 in December, Smith alleges that failure by the YMCA and Cathy Clark, its president and CEO, to “provide a safe tennis playing area” played a role in allowing Smith “to slip and go through a glass window” when the incident occurred in February 2013.

Smith had been seeking a jury trial and unspecified damages to cover “physical and emotional expenses,” according to court records.

Neither Clark nor Keith A. Kinney, the Indianapolis-based attorney representing both her and the YMCA, could be reached for comment.

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