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Wayne Melnick Obtained Summary Judgment in a Wrongful Death Case

Wayne Melnick and Christopher Lee obtained summary judgment in a wrongful death case brought against a public high school coach based on the death of her child while at school.

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Wayne Melnick obtained summary judgment in a wrongful death case brought against a public high school coach based on the death of her child while at school. Plaintiff argued the coach violated a ministerial duty by not having his required CPR certification. In granting summary judgment, the trial court agreed that the coach was entitled to official immunity because the “ministerial” duty identified was not applicable to the coach who was acting in a non-coaching capacity at the time he was supervising the students at “free play” in the gym, and that that even if the duty was applicable, it was not so “simple, absolute, and definite” to make it a ministerial duty as opposed to a discretionary one for which he was entitled to immunity.

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