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Personal Injuries on Church Property and During Church Activities

A Florida court ruled that members of a school's board of directors were not personally liable for injuries caused by the negligent driving of a minor.

Key point 10-02.1. Employers may be liable on the basis of respondeat superior only for the acts of employees.
Negligence as a Basis for Liability

* A Florida court ruled that members of a school's board of directors were not personally liable for injuries caused by the negligent driving of a minor during a school-sponsored field trip. The occupants of a vehicle were injured when they were struck by a privately owned automobile driven by a high school student during a school field trip. The field trip consisted of students driving their own vehicles or riding with others to a store to purchase uniforms to wear to work in hospitals, a requirement of a "health occupations" class. One of the students was alleged to have negligently driven her mother's vehicle, resulting in injuries to the occupants of the other vehicle. The victims sued the members of the school board, claiming that they ...

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  • July 1, 2004

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