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Paramedics had immunity in wrongful death action (access required)

Although the circuit court concluded that paramedics who failed to thoroughly read the decedent’s advanced directives were “clearly negligent, and probably grossly negligent,” the court correctly concluded they were entitled to immunity from plaintiff’s wrongful death suit. This is the ...

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Jury to decide if company was responsible for accident (access required)

Where a driver alleged a road repaving company was responsible for his auto accident, and the parties disputed where the accident occurred and whether the driver switched lanes despite a posted “stay in lane” sign, the company’s motion for summary ...

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Claim that contamination at Marine camp caused death is barred (access required)

Where a widow alleged her husband’s death was caused by his exposure to contaminated water and environmental toxins while he was stationed at Camp Lejeune, her complaint was properly dismissed. The alleged exposure occurred in the course of the decedent’s ...

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Father of guard fails to show prison officials created danger (access required)

Where a prison guard was beaten to death by an inmate, her father’s suit failed to plead facts showing how individuals who managed the prison or worked there created or enhanced the danger that resulted in her death. Background Sergeant ...

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Treating physicians may testify regarding cause of injury (access required)

Where a woman’s treating physicians reached their opinions while treating her that a motor vehicle accident caused her spinal injury, no expert report was necessary. And where the opinions were disclosed during discovery and depositions, there was no prejudice to ...

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