Does Closing a University because of the Corona Virus Constitute Negligence or a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

7 Pages Posted: 4 May 2020

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Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

Date Written: May 1, 2020

Abstract

This paper reviews the current Corona virus situation, then examines the legal definitions of negligence and fiduciary duty in an attempt to determine whether closing a university because of health concerns over the Corona virus might result in legal liability for the university’s board members and relevant university administrators.

Keywords: Corona virus, COVID-19, negligence, fiduciary duty, liability

JEL Classification: D61, E31, H75, I11, I18, I19, I20, F68, G18, G28, K00, K10, L38

Suggested Citation

McGee, Robert W., Does Closing a University because of the Corona Virus Constitute Negligence or a Breach of Fiduciary Duty? (May 1, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3590805 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3590805

Robert W. McGee (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States

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