Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Certified Question. Doe v. Newbury Bible Church involves an allegation of sexual molestation of a boy by the former pastor of the church. The case was sent to Vermont for certification of a question relating to vicarious liability. It is persently unclear whether a church can be held vicariously liable for the acts of its pastor. The decision in this case can be found at the Second Circuit website. It was decided on April 21, 2006.