Refusal to Grant "Parental Immunity" to Residential Child Care Facility Not Disturbed

Wallace v. Smyth, 786 N.E.2d 980 (111. 2002), cert. denied, Maryville Academy v. Wallace, 124 S. Ct. 43 (2003)

The Supreme Court declined to review a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court that refused to grant immunity from liability to a residential child care facility and its employees.  The facility and seven of its employees were sued when a 12-year-old boy who had been placed in their care for a 90- day diagnostic assessment died.  After being placed in restraint for more than four hours, the boy died from positional asphyxia....

Found in DMHL Volume 23 Issue 1