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Im curious if I even have a case?

Berkeley, CA |

I work at a University as a live in staff member for Residential Life. Within this position, I am required to hold students accountable for policy violations and adjudicate cases. As you can imagine, some students are not happy with their outcomes. As a result, students have been known to vandalize the possessions of those in my position (including homes and vehicles). I was recently a target of this, with my tires being slashed. Do I have a case in suing the University for damages?

Attorney Answers 3

  1. No. They are not liable for the criminal acts of others.

  2. The easy answer is you can't sue the university BUT you may have a negotiating point with them and/or be able to submit an insurance claim.

  3. You may be able to seek restitution if the vandal is prosecuted.

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