Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson Team Receives Another Favorable Appellate Opinion in School Immunity Case

May 19, 2015

Tim O’Connor, Bill Davidson, and Peter Stiteler successfully defended Forest Lake Area Schools and two of its teachers against a claim from a student who was injured during a physical education class. The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s decision to not dismiss the negligent supervision lawsuit, holding that the teachers were entitled to official immunity and the school was entitled to vicarious official immunity. The Court reasoned that the “active and dynamic nature of physical-education classes requires teachers to constantly exercise independent judgment regarding how best to supervise students.”  The opinion, Lisa Miller, et. al., v. Forest Lake Area High School, A14-1448 (Minn. App. May 18, 2015), is available at Lisa Miller, et. al., v. Forest Lake Area High School