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Kisielewski v. State

Decided: June 23, 1961.

MARY ANN KISIELEWSKI, PLAINTIFF,
v.
THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, STATE OF NEW JERSEY STATE HOME FOR GIRLS, ANNE T. RIKER, PRESIDENT, HELEN SHELEY, SUPERINTENDENT, MARY S. MCNATT, ELEANOR LIGETT, BLANCHE VAILE AND BERNICE MCGLYNN, DEFENDANTS



Foley, Lewis and Herbert. The opinion of the court was delivered by Foley, J.A.D.

Foley

We granted leave to appeal from an interlocutory order of the Law Division denying a summary judgment in favor of the State Home for Girls and the individual defendants. The trial court entered judgment in favor of the State of New Jersey upon the ground of its governmental immunity. The parties have agreed that we consider the matter upon the basis of the affidavit, briefs and appendix submitted on the motion for leave to appeal.

This is a negligence case. The complaint alleges that in May 1956 plaintiff, an inmate of the State Home for Girls, was severely burned while working in a kitchen at the institution, the skirt of her dress having been ignited by a pilot light of a stove. It may be surmised that the particular kitchen was in a building at the Home known

as Dixon Cottage, but there is no specific allegation in the complaint to that effect.

The complaint describes the individual defendants as follows:

Anne T. Riker president of the Home,

Helen Sheley, superintendent,

Mary S. McNatt head supervisor of Dixon Cottage,

Bernice McGlynn assistant supervisor,

Blanche Vaile head supervisor of the kitchen of Dixon Cottage,

Eleanor Ligett supervisor of the kitchen of Dixon Cottage.

Defendants McGlynn, Vaile and Ligett are alleged to have been working directly under the control of defendant ...


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