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ERIC Number: ED253931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Thurston, Paul W.
Decisions made by federal and state courts during 1983 concerning the liability of schools, school districts, school boards, or school employees in tort cases are reported in this chapter. Torts are civil causes of action based on noncontractual legal responsibilities that individuals have to avoid harming or injuring another's person, property, or reputation. Cases involving claims of negligence, the most common tort, involved injuries to students at school and en route to or from school, as well as injuries to nonstudents. Other negligence cases reported were affected by the application of various defenses against negligence claims, including two types of immunity and the concepts of contributory and comparative negligence. Other topics addressed include tort claims in the areas of liability insurance, injuries to employees, workers' compensation, assault and battery, defamation, interference with contracts, products liability, invasion of the right to privacy, and liability for denial of constitutional rights. (PGD)
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Defamation; Governmental Immunity; Negligence
Note: Chapter 5 of: The Yearbook of School Law, 1984 (EA 017 500).