LIABILITY - CALIFORNIA

Grossman v. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7, California - March 25, 2019 - Cal.Rptr.3d - 2019 WL 1349470 - 19 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 2754

Parent of student brought action against school district and school booster club for negligence following his fall from a 27-foot-tall inflatable slide while attending carnival held at school campus.

The Superior Court granted summary judgment in school district’s favor. Parent appealed.

The Court of Appeal held that school district was not liable for booster club’s use of school grounds.

School district was not liable for booster club’s use of school grounds to conduct fundraising carnival that led to parent’s injury when he fell off a 27-foot-tall inflatable slide, where school district did not plan, set up, operate, inspect, or supervise carnival attractions, and school district did not have actual or constructive notice of slide’s dangerous condition.



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