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Sovereign immunity offers protection for doctor who treated DADC inmate (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed a lower court’s ruling concluding that a doctor who treated inmates in a Virginia correctional center was protected by derivative sovereign immunity. The state’s high court also granted the doctor’s demurrer to a gross negligence claim, affirming the lower court’s judgment that the claim was “insufficiently pleaded.” The doctor was facing ...