Is Landlord Responsible for Negligent Hiring of Employees Who Injured Resident?

LVT Number: #31168

Family members of a resident of a facility for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults sued landlord after two of landlord's employees burned resident with a heated potato masher. They claimed that nonprofit landlord was vicariously liable for battery and negligence by the employees. They also claimed negligent hiring, retention, supervision, and training of the employees. After pretrial questioning, landlord asked the court to dismiss the claims without a trial.

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