Re: PTA liability
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 18 Oct 1995 08:35:16 -0400
On Tue, 17 Oct 1995, Jeff L. Glaze wrote:
> @@@Dave Jones, Cincinnati, Pack 177: WROTE:
> >Our meeting with the PTA board went as many of you warned me it might.
> >Several members seemed to have their mind made up before we got started but
> >there were many more undecided. It seems to come down to our leader
> >registration form. The PTA does not want to sign off as approving our
> >leaders. Our counsel says the PTA is covered under the insurance (as does
> >everything I have read) but their lawyer seems to think insurance is
Having been on the PTA board, I *suspect* what their lawyer is telling
them is: Insurance only pays if you lose; anyone can sue anyone for
anything; win, lose, or draw, you have to pay the attorney who defends
you; it is POSSIBLE to lose everything you own and still win.
In today's sue-happy society, it's easy to understand why someone would
not volunteer for that situation.
> >Someone mentioned a pack that formed a "Coalition of Concerned Parents"
> >organization to charter the pack. I would really like to get more info on
> Whlie this can be done, would it not be easier to find a nearby church or othe
And, before someone mentions it, yes, of course a church can be sued, and
it can cost them just as much ... consider however the relative High
Moral Ground of suing a PTA and suing a Church.
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