Lawsuit over spilled school soup dropped

Family sued after student burned by hot soup.

July 8—The family of a Beloit Turner student burned by spilled soup in a school cafeteria agreed to drop a lawsuit against the school district and its insurance company, the district's lawyer said.

The district and the family of the girl, who was 8 at the time of the accident, agreed to dismiss the case in Rock County Court without any monetary payments, said Margery Tibbetts-Wakefield, attorney for the district and its insurance company.

"My client had made it very clear that we were not going to settle the case—that it was ridiculous," she said. "I think the plaintiffs finally saw that they were going to spend a lot of money and not get a recovery."