In a decision published this spring, Davis v. Board of Ed. for Prince George’s County, Md. Ct. Sp. App. (2015), the Maryland Court of Special Appeals made a ruling following a granting of a motion for Judgment Not Withstanding the Verdict (JNOV).
In the case, a 13-year-old student was hit by a car as she was crossing the street to board a school bus. She died as a result of her injuries two weeks following the car accident. Her parents sued the school board for wrongful death, negligence, and other related claims. They alleged that the Board owed their daughter a duty of care to provide a bus stop on her side of the street, that they breached that duty, and that as a result, they proximately caused the girl’s injuries and death.