In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action, arising after Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) officials, with the help of defendant police officers, took plaintiff's children into protective custody without a court order, the district court's denial of qualified immunity to the police officers is reversed where DHS officials made the protective-custody determination and the officers did not violate clearly established law.

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Dec 27, 2018
In referencing an automobile collision that occurred in May of 1995, FindLaw discusses elements of the Family Purpose Doctrine and the idea of “vicarious liability.” In essence, if the owner of an automobile…
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Nov 27, 2018
When unwed parents have a child in the state of Georgia, there are necessary steps required to establish paternity, and this process often begins in the hospital where both parents sign a Paternity Acknowledgement…
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Oct 29, 2018
Taking many forms, fraud is a general term used to describe the deliberate deception of a person by another for his or her own gain. Typically, an individual or entity will resort to fraud in order to…
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Sep 26, 2018
In the aftermath of a devastating car wreck, some individuals face injuries and impairments that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, many can no longer perform their job duties,…
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