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Federal sovereign immunity bars gross negligence claim (access required)

On remand from the Virginia Supreme Court for application of federal maritime law, the court finds that defendant is entitled to federal sovereign immunity, and, as a result, the gross negligence claims against him must be dismissed. Background Pridemore was on a police boat owned by the city of Norfolk. His employer upgraded and repaired the vessel. ...