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public-duty doctrine

Apr 30, 2020

Court: Teacher can’t be sued for failing to report abuse

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled April 21 that a student who allegedly was assaulted by a teacher can’t sue another instructor to whom she’d reported his behavior. The court said that, while the teacher was a mandatory reporter under both state law and St. Louis school regulations, those rules create a duty […]

Apr 27, 2020

Negligence: Child Abuse Reporting-Teacher Defendant-Public Duty Doctrine

Where a student and her mother challenged the dismissal of her petition for negligence against a teacher, to whom the student disclosed that another teacher was pursuing a relationship with her, the dismissal of the petition for failure to state a claim is affirmed because the relevant statute and school board regulation did not create […]

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