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Civil Procedure Keyed to Rowe
R.M.R. v. Muscogee County School District
Citation:165 F.3d 812 (11th Cir. 1999)
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R.M.R. (Plaintiff) was a student at Richards Middle School, where he was allegedly sexually assaulted by his chorus teacher. R.M.R. filed suit against Muscogee County School District (Defendant), arguing that it was vicariously liable for the assault against him. The district court excluded a last-minute witness who was not listed in the pretrial order. Then, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the school district. R.M.R. appealed the court’s decision to exclude the witness.
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