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Inmate Death Suit Against Sheriff Dismissed (access required)

The estate of a prisoner who died after allegedly being beaten by fellow inmates cannot sue defendant sheriff and deputies for negligence under the Virginia Tort Claims Act; the Virginia Supreme Court says the sovereign immunity of the commonwealth was not waived and the trial court correctly dismissed the case for lack of subject matter ...

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