ERIC Number: ED340121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Evans, William J., Jr.
This chapter examines cases reported during 1990 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. Included are cases involving school officials, school employees, students, and in some instances others visiting school grounds. Tort cases discussed in this chapter are organized under the following sections: (1) negligence; (2) negligence defenses; (3) liability insurance; (4) attorney fees; (5) employee injuries, workers' compensation; (6) assault and battery; (7) defamation; (8) intentional infliction of emotional distress; (9) products liability; (10) construction contracts; and (11) constitutional torts. (MLF)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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, 1991, p121-151. (See EA 023 549).