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Tort/Negligence — Assault & Battery – Public Official Immunity – Civil Rights – Excessive Force – Qualified Immunity – Arrest Injuries (access required)

Ledbetter v. City of Durham (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0056, 9 pp.) (Chris Dillon, J.) Appealed from Durham County Superior Court (Howard Manning Jr., J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: The defendant-police officer said he tackled plaintiff during an arrest because it ...

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Civil Rights – Qualified Immunity Holds for Inmate Assault (access required)

Hill v. Crum : A correctional officer who allegedly assaulted a restrained inmate who was changing cells has qualified immunity from the inmate’s suit alleging excessive force, the 4th Circuit says; although the law changed in 2010, the governing standard for an excessive force claim in 2007 applies and medical records showed no more than a de minimis injury to plaintiff.

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