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Negligent Hiring

DID THE PARENTS STATE A VALID CLAIM THAT THE DRIVING SCHOOL NEGLIGENTLY HIRED ONE OF ITS INSTRUCTORS?

Case citation:  Wansey v. Hole, 379 S.W.3d 246 (Tex. 2012).

Summary:  Cheryl and Ronald Hole enrolled their minor daughter in a driving school owned by Michael Wansey.  One evening, when Ronald tried to pick up his daughter from the school, he found her outside in the back of the building backing away from one of the driving instructors.  Ronald suspected that they had engaged in inappropriate behavior, but both the daughter and the instructor denied any wrongdoing.  The Holes removed the daughter from the course and demanded a full refund.  Wansey only refunded the family $18, which was the prorated amount for the remainder of the course.