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No Sovereign Immunity for Driving Inmates (access required)

A defendant sergeant for the sheriff’s department who allegedly rear-ended plaintiff while driving two work inmates in a city vehicle to a job site does not have sovereign immunity from a personal injury action filed by plaintiff. Routine driving activities are ministerial functions that do not give rise to the cloak of sovereign immunity. In Heider ...

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