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 ...