Thursday, May 27, 2004

Western State mental hospital administrators protected by sovereign immunity from negligence claims

In Sandler v. Barber, Judge Wilson of the W.D. Va. held that administrators of the Western State mental hospital were protected from liability on the pro se plaintiff's negligence claims by the doctrine of sovereign immunity.

In a footnote, the Court noted that plaintiff did not allege negligent supervision, and even if he had, there was no such claim in Virginia law.

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