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State must defend ex-guard in ‘pranks’ lawsuit, for now (access required)

The commonwealth may be forced to provide a defense for a former prison guard accused in a lawsuit of playing cruel pranks on an inmate, even though state officials claim the alleged mistreatment was outside the scope of the guard’s employment. In a declaratory judgment action, Roanoke Circuit Judge Jonathan M. Apgar turned aside the commonwealth’s ...

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