This amicus brief was written to support an appeal to the Supreme Court of Nevada, encouraging the court to apply various laws to institutions, like synagogues, where an individual was sexually abused by a cantor in a synagogue. Issues include whether laws of negligent hiring, supervision and retention apply to religious entities and individuals; whether religious organizations are immune from fiduciary laws; whether volunteers may be considered agents of a principal under agency law for the purpose of imposing liability on the principal; and whether religious organizations have a constitutional right to punish crime victims for reporting crimes committed to employees or volunteers to the authorities. The final opinion is Ramani v. Chabad of S. Nev., 373 P.3d 953 (Nev. 2011).
BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE re. RAMANI v. SEGELSTEIN ET. AL.
December 11, 2009
SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEVADA
CASE No. 49341