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Tort/Negligence — Wrongful Death – State Employees – Individual Capacity – Sovereign Immunity – Proximate Cause – Punitive Damages (access required)

Where the plaintiff-widow is suing her late husband’s NCSU co-workers for negligence and gross negligence that led to the death of her husband, the co-workers are not entitled to sovereign immunity. We affirm the Court of Appeals’ reversal of the trial court’s dismissal of the complaint. According to the complaint, when fulfilling a work order to drain ...

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