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Civil Rights – Foster Child – Sexual Abuse History – Social Worker Immunity (access required)

The 4th Circuit says “deliberate indifference” by social workers to a child’s welfare may lead to liability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; because this is a new standard, the defendant social worker in this case has qualified immunity from a lawsuit filed by a child who alleges harm from the social worker’s placement of the ...

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