No. ED 110514.

670 S.W.3d 47 (2023)

Debbie M. EARLEY, Appellant, v. Mary V. DUNN, Respondent.

Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, DIVISION THREE.

Motion for Rehearing and/or Transfer to Supreme Court Denied April 25, 2023.

Application for Transfer Denied July 20, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

FOR APPELLANT: Douglas B. Ponder & Jaclyn M. Zimmermann , 20 South Sarah Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63108.

FOR RESPONDENT: Stephen J. Fields & Claire C. Kates , 34 North Meramec, 5th Floor, St. Louis, Missouri 63105.

I. Introduction

This appeal concerns the question of whether an employer owes a duty to protect its employees from the criminal acts of third parties solely by nature of the employer-employee relationship. Debbie Earley was sexually assaulted by Mary Dunn's grandson while working as an in-home caregiver in Dunn's...


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