Summary Judgment for Parent Charity Reversed by Western Section in Child Abuse Case

MS. B., INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF MINOR CHILD, JOHN DOE, “N” v. BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE, ET AL.
Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Luvell L. Glanton, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Mother.

Gregory W. Callaway and Susan Scott VanDyke, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Judge: FARMER

Plaintiff filed an action against Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, in addition to its Tennessee affiliate and others, seeking damages arising from alleged sexual and emotional abuse of a minor child by a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee volunteer. The trial court determined that the national organization did not owe a duty to the minor child and entered summary judgment in favor of the organization. We reverse and remand for further proceedings.

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