Monday, January 04, 2010

Qualified Immunity. While caseworkers who allegedly wrongfully remove a child from his home are not entitled to absolute immunity for their actions, the Second Circuit has asserted that they are entitled to qualified immunity, and upheld the ruling of a District Court (while disagreeing with it on the absolute immunity issue), dismissing an action for wrongul removal of a child.

The decision in Cornejo v. Bell can be found here.

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