ERIC Number: ED318097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Evans, William J., Jr.
This chapter examines cases reported during 1988 that involved tort claims within the school context. A tort is a civil wrong, other than breach of contract, for which a court provides relief in the form of damages. Negligence is the most common tort alleged to have been committed by school personnel. In the area of products liability, the largest area of litigation continues to involve costs related to asbestos removal. Tort cases discussed in this chapter are organized under the following sections: (1) negligence; (2) educational malpractice; (3) negligence defenses; (4) liability insurance; (5) attorney fees; (6) employee injuries, workers' compensation; (7) defamation; (8) tortious interference with a contract; (9) products liability; (10) construction contracts; and (11) constitutional torts. (MLF)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: In: Thomas, Stephen B., Ed. The Yearbook of Education Law 1989. National Organization on Legal Problems in Education, 1989 (EA 021 700), p128-54.