City of Little Rock v. Yang (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)Annotate this Case
Dayong Yang, as special administrator of the estate of his deceased child, filed this negligence action against the City of Little Rock, its employees, and Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) (collectively, Appellants) for the alleged mishandling of a 911 call by a City employee that had been made by Yang’s wife. Appellants moved for summary judgment on the grounds of statutory immunity. The circuit court denied summary judgment on Yang’s negligence claims against the City and the employees in their official capacities only. The court also denied summary judgment on Yang’s negligence claims against MEMS on all claims not covered by insurance. The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part, holding (1) the City and its employees did not show they were entitled to assert the affirmative defense of immunity; and (2) the circuit court erred in denying MEMS summary judgment for statutory immunity beyond its insurance coverage.