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Va. Cir.: Qualified immunity doesn’t bar gross negligence (access required)

A Norfolk police officer was immune from negligence claims arising from his operation of a marine vessel that capsized, but claims against him asserting gross negligence could go to trial. Background In January 2014, the City of Norfolk contracted with Willard Marine Inc. for modifications and repairs to the City’s marine patrol vessel Marine 5. In accordance with ...