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Friday, June 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Another Supreme Court opinion posted today

Debra A. Barnett v. Camille Clark, Trustee of Pleasant Township, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion by Justice Dickson in a case argued May 22, 2008 - "The deputy trustee's injurious acts did not fall within the scope of his employment for the defendant Trustee, and thus the Trustee is not vicariously liable under the doctrine of respondeat superior."

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's Niki Kelly wrote about this case May 23rd after the oral arguments. Her story started:

The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday on whether former Pleasant Township Trustee Camelia Clark can be held legally responsible for the sexual battery committed by one of her employees – and husband – Donald Clark.

Donald Clark pleaded guilty in 2005 to sexual battery and battery involving two women who came to the trustee’s office seeking temporary financial assistance.

See ILB entry from May 23rd here.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 27, 2008 07:07 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions