Read the Davis v. The Board of County Commissioners of Dona Ana County case.
1. What was the legal issue in this case?
2. Why does the court conclude that Dona Ana County could be held liable for negligent referral (misrepresentation)?
3. Should it have mattered that the former employer's investigation was not able to confirm all of the allegations against Herrera? Explain your answer.
4. What practical implications does this decision hold? Are you convinced by the court's claim that this ruling should not make employers more reluctant to provide references?