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

A New York court ruled that a preschool could be liable on the basis of negligent supervision for injuries to a four-year-old child who fell down a flight of stairs.

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 preschool could be liable on the basis of negligent supervision for injuries to a four-year-old child who fell down a flight of stairs after being struck by a plastic chair that was thrown by a fellow student. A four-year-old preschool student was injured when he fell down stairs after a fellow classmate threw a plastic chair. The children apparently had been instructed by their teacher to carry chairs from a room on the second floor to their classroom. After the incident, the victim and his mother sued the preschool, alleging negligent supervision. A trial court dismissed the lawsuit on the ground that the victim's injuries ...

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  • January 1, 2004