“Bystander Claims ‘Swoon and Fall’ Injuries at Church”

East St. Louis: “In yet another ‘swoon and fall’ case against a church, an Illinois woman claims she was injured during a church service when a parishioner who was receiving the ‘spirit’ fell backward, knocking several other worshippers into her.” Most “slain in the Spirit” suits are filed either by the worshiper who loses consciousness and falls or by a designated “catcher”; this one is on behalf of an injured bystander [Matthew Heller, On Point News; earlier here, here, here] “New tort: Gottvertrunkenism” [@Sam_Schulman]


  • They couldn’t have asked the almighty for help?

  • While I don’t consider many things to fall under this umbrella, I think this one should definitely be considered an “Act of God.”