A legal analysis of appellate tort negligence cases in public school physical education K-12 from 1963-1983

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert John Dailey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Thomas J. Matinek

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to describe the importance of court level and certain key factors on the judgments and settlements of negligence cases in physical education. This case law study of tort liability • pertains to only those negligence cases involving public school physical education, kindergarten through 12th grade, in the United States from January 1, 1963 to December 31, 1983. The following three questions to be answered in the study: 1. What factors or combinations of factors do cases decided in favor of either the plaintiff or the defendant have in common? 2. What, if any, is the difference in judgments and settlements of tort liability cases involving public school physical education that are heard at the trial court level as opposed to the appellate level? 3. What implications can be ascertained from the analysis of the findings of this study?

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Physical education and training $x Law and legislation
Public schools $x Legal status, laws, etc
Physical education and training $x Safety measures
Liability for school accidents

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