No. 2 CA-CV 95-0208.

185 Ariz. 440 (1995)

916 P.2d 1156

Christina Crossman ADAMS and Catherine Crossman Hall, Plaintiffs/Appellants, v. The STATE of Arizona; Arturo Rojas, Defendants/Appellees.

Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 2, Department A.

Review Denied May 21, 1996.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Harris & Palumbo, P.C. by John D. Harris and Shawn Cunningham, Phoenix, for Plaintiffs/Appellants.

Steptoe & Johnson by Bruce E. Meyerson and Kathryn E. Underwood, Phoenix, for Plaintiffs/Appellants.

Mitten, Goodwin & Raup by Sharon E. Ravenscroft, Donald F. Froeb and Calvin L. Raup, Phoenix, for Defendants/Appellees.



Plaintiffs/appellants, two sisters, were sexually abused by Owen Crossman after they were placed with and later adopted by him and his wife Frances. The trial court granted summary judgment against the sisters, concluding that the state and its Department of Economic Security (DES) caseworkers (appellees) were absolutely immune from liability for alleged negligence in investigating the Crossmans' fitness as prospective adoptive...

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