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JANE DOE 1 v. CITY OF MURRIETA, E029190

A police officer was not acting in the course and scope of his employment when he sexually abused plaintiffs, thus city and police department cannot be found vicariously liable. A negligent hiring and supervision claim is actionable where triable issues existed as to failure to take sufficient steps to prevent sexual exploitation.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/08/2002
  • Published 10/08/2002

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Stanton T. Mathews & Associates and Paul W. Ralph, Laguna Hills, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Ferguson, Praet & Sherman, Peter J. Ferguson, Santa Ana;  Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland and Alison M. Turner, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents.
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