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Child placement agency not vicariously liable for foster parents’ negligence (access required)

Where a child placement agency did not exercise sufficient control over foster parents to be held vicariously liable for their alleged negligence, the mother of the child placed in home could not sue the agency for wrongful death. Background The ...

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Police detective did not intentionally lie in affidavit (access required)

Where the detective’s facially sufficient search warrant affidavit was imprecise,  but had no proof an alleged error was intentionally or recklessly false,  the drug defendant’s post-conviction challenge to the affidavit failed. Background After a jury convicted Benitez Auguarius Moody of ...

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Non-party subpoena quashed in Mississippi death penalty challenge (access required)

Where plaintiffs challenging Mississippi’s death penalty practices subpoenaed the Virginia Department of Corrections in the hopes of gathering information that would help them prove deficiencies in Mississippi’s practices, the subpoena was quashed because the department had already produced relevant information ...

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