Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A school's duty to supervise.

Practice point:  A school owes a duty to adequately supervise the students in its care, and may be held liable for foreseeable injuries proximately related to the absence of adequate supervision.

Student note:  In determining whether the duty has been breached in the context of injuries caused by the acts of fellow students, it must be established that school authorities had sufficiently specific knowledge or notice of the dangerous conduct which caused injury; that is, the third-party acts could reasonably have been anticipated.

Case:  Fernandez v. City of Yonkers, NY Slip Op 03847 (2d Dep't May 18, 2016)

Here is the decision.

Tomorrow's issue:  A fall, summary judgment, and the admissibility of affidavits.