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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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