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Sovereign immunity not abrogated in boat case (access required)

Sovereign immunity bars a plaintiff’s simple negligence claim arising from the capsizing of a municipal police boat. Neither the federal savings clause in 28 USC § 1331(1) nor general maritime law pre-empts the state doctrine of sovereign immunity. The circuit court properly denied plaintiff Pridemore’s motion to strike a plea in bar filed by defendants, the ...