New CA Torts Case

Uncategorized Dec 27, 2022
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December is the time to finish this year strong and prepare your law practice for an outstanding 2023. Knowing and applying the new civil case law in your practice areas will help your law practice thrive in 2023.

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School District Duties

Does a school district owe students a duty to protect them from risks of harm including sexual abuse by an employee? Last month, the Fourth District Court of Appeal published a decision addressing this issue. To find out what they decided, watch the video and read my case summary below.

New CA Torts Decision  

Roe v. Hesperia Unified School Dist. (2022) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2022 WL 6902257: The Court of Appeal affirmed in part, and reversed in part, the trial court’s order sustaining defendant’s demurrer, without leave to amend, to plaintiffs’ allegations against defendant school district in their action alleging numerous causes of action arising from the sexual abuse of several minor boys by an employee of defendant school district. The Court of Appeal reversed the trial court as to plaintiffs’ negligence claims. Plaintiffs had a special relationship with defendant school district, so it had a duty to protect them from foreseeable risks of harm, including sexual abuse perpetrated by a district employee. Plaintiffs were not required to plead facts demonstrating that the district had actual knowledge of past sexual abuse by its employee and they otherwise pled sufficient facts to state negligence causes of action against defendant. The trial court also erred in dismissing plaintiffs’ causes of action for negligence per se and violation of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA; Penal Code section 11164 et seq.). Finally, the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s ruling dismissing the sex discrimination claims under Title IX and Education Code section 220. (C.A. 4th, filed October 12, 2022, published November 4, 2022.)

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