Friday, April 16, 2010
A homeowner's insurance carrier has paid $1.75 M to settle a case in which a 14-year-old girl was killed when she and her friend were allowed, by the friend's parents (as hosts of a sleepover), to ride with a boy who then crashed. The parents of the deceased sued the parents hosting the sleepover. The plaintiffs alleged they told the host parents, "No boys with cars." At one point during the course of the case, the Supreme Court of Virginia held that a parent who agrees to supervise and care for a child has a common law duty to do so with reasonable care. VLW Blog has the story.