Judge Chimes issued a favorable decision on a school’s motion to dismiss vicarious liability claims and request for punitive damages in a lawsuit brought under the Child Victims Act. Michael McClaren and Shannon O’Neill successfully argued that allegations of sexual assault are outside the scope of employment rendering the doctrine of respondeat superior inapplicable. Judge Chimes also granted the school’s motion that punitive damages are not recoverable against public corporations.
The firm’s litigators have been extremely helpful in developing unique approaches to achieve success for us in a number of complicated cases.
Associate General Counsel, Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
The team at Webster Szanyi routinely provides us with expert, practical and timely advice on a wide range of school law and labor relations matters. Our relationship with Webster Szanyi has been a significant value add for the Hamburg Central School District.
Michael Cornell Superintendent of Hamburg Central School District