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

A North Carolina court ruled that the parents of a 12-year-old boy were not liable for injuries the youth director sustained.

Key point 10-09.1. Some courts have found churches liable on the basis of negligent supervision for a worker's acts of child molestation on the ground that the church failed to exercise reasonable care in the supervision of the victim or of its own programs and activities.
Negligence as a Basis for Liability

A North Carolina court ruled that the parents of a 12-year-old boy who negligently collided with a church's youth director while skiing were not liable for injuries the youth director sustained.

A youth group from a Florida church went on a skiing trip to West Virginia. At the same time, a youth group from a North Carolina church was on a trip to the same ski resort. A 12-year-old boy (Nathaniel) with the North Carolina group had no previous skiing experience. Upon arriving at the ski slope, Nathaniel and a friend went skiing on a beginner slope. An experienced adult skier from ...

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  • March 1, 2006