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Personal Injuries on Church Property and During Church Activities - Part 2

A New York court ruled that a school was not responsible on the basis of negligent supervision for an injury to a child because no amount of supervision would have prevented the accident.

Key point 10-11. A church may be legally responsible on the basis of negligent supervision for injuries resulting from a failure to exercise adequate supervision of its programs and activities.
Negligence as a Basis for Liability

* A New York court ruled that a school was not responsible on the basis of negligent supervision for an injury to a child because no amount of supervision would have prevented the accident. An 11-year-old child was injured while playing "freeze tag" in a school yard. The accident occurred when the child tripped and struck her face on a clamp which held in place the support pole of a jungle gym. The girl's parents sued the school, claiming that it was responsible for their child's injury on the basis of negligent supervision. A court disagreed: "It is undisputed that four employees of the school were supervising the children at the time of the accident. There ...

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  • November 3, 2003