Wrong Prescription

The Texas Supreme Court would not recognize that Walgreens owes a duty to third parties injured on the road by a customer who was negligently given someone else’s prescription, the Fifth Circuit ruled. The pharmacy gave a man a drug that caused him to experience severe hypoglycemia and drive erratically, killing himself and another driver.

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Black Lives Matter Protest Liability

A district court improperly dismissed an officer’s negligence claim against the organizer of a 2016 Black Lives Matter protest in Baton Rouge, the Fifth Circuit ruled. The officer alleges the organizer led demonstrators onto a highway and provoked an altercation between police and protestors, causing the officer’s injuries. 

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Immigrant Sues Private Prison Firm Over Daughter’s Death

Yazmin Juarez and her 18-month-old daughter Mariee crossed the Rio Grande into southern Texas seeking asylum last year before finding themselves in an immigration detention facility operated by a private company. Just two months later, the girl was dead.

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