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Death of a Young Infant

General Negligence / September 24, 2008

Court/Case No:  Genesee County Circuit Court/07-87064-NO

Tried/Argued Before: Judge

Demand: Policy Limits

Verdict: Summary Disposition - Dismissal

Name of Judge(s):  Archie Hayman

Keys to the Case:

In a tragic case involving the death of a young infant, Secrest Wardle successfully obtained summary disposition arguing the doctrine of in loco parentis as applies to parental immunity.  In a case in which the infant-decedent was being cared for by his paternal grandmother, and during which time he was found to have suffocated and died, Secrest Wardle was able to successfully argue that the conduct of the grandmother was parental functions and that, through the doctrine of in loco parentis, she was protected by parental immunity.

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