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Neumann v. Shlansky

    Brief Fact Summary.

    Neumann sued Shlansky for negligence after being hit with a tee at a golf course.

    Synopsis of Rule of Law.

    A child engaging in adult activities are held to the standard of care of an adult.

    Facts.

    Neumann sued Shlansky for negligence after being hit with a tee at a golf course. The defendant was an 11-year-old at the time of the incident but played golf approximately three times a week. The defendant played better than most adults and the jury was instructed that Shlansky should be held to the standard of care to adults.

    Issue.

    Whether a child engaging in adult activities are held to the standard of care of an adult?

    Held.

    Yes. The defendant acted as an adult when he hit the plaintiff with a golf ball. It was not an error for the court to hold the defendant to the standard of care of an adult.

    Discussion.

    A child engaging in adult activities are held to the standard of care of an adult.


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