Wrongful Death

A federal court in Alabama ruled that a tort case brought by the parents of a woman who died by suicide against the man who allegedly sexually assaulted her should be stayed pending certification to the Alabama Supreme Court the question of whether “suicide is an intervening cause that breaks the chain of causation stemming from a defendant’s intentional tort.”

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Foster Care

A federal court in Arizona certified a “Medicaid subclass,” in a civil rights suit brought on behalf of children in the state’s foster care system, finding the class has sufficiently alleged that certain policies in the system put children at risk of not receiving necessary physical, dental and behavioral health services.

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