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Seventh Circuit Recognizes Reckless Driving by Police Can Violate Fourteenth Amendment and Reinstates Failure-to-Train Monell Claim

Colin E. Flora | May 21st, 2021
Today’s discussion covers a great many recent decisions but focuses primarily on the Seventh Circuit’s important decision in Flores v. City of South Bend that helped refine Section 1983 Monell liability under the failure-to-train theory and reminded that reckless conduct may be sufficiently egregious for a jury to find conduct constituted actionable deliberate indifference.
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Can a Virtual Presence Satisfy the Requirements for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress?

Colin E. Flora | Dec 31st, 2020
This week, we look to the California Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Ko v. Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. to address whether parents who would otherwise be able to bring a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress are prohibited from doing so simply because they witnessed the tortious harm through a livestream instead of in-person.
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