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Justices tackle puzzling law in medical battery case

WASHINGTON – Attempts to sort out the meaning of a confusing and oddly worded statute to determine whether a Navy surgeon is immune from liability for allegedly performing eye surgery without obtaining consent left the justices of the U.S. Supreme ...

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Justices to decide if Navy doctor can be sued for battery

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal Gonzalez Act waives governmental immunity for battery claims against a Navy doctor who allegedly performed cataract surgery without the patient’s informed consent.

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Justices to decide if government immune in sexual assault by prison guards

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal government is immune from tort liability for the alleged sexual assault of a prison inmate by correctional officers that occurred outside the scope of an arrest, search or seizure.

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