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Majority of Court of Appeals Holds That Correction Officer's Vicious Attack of an Inmate Was Outside the Scope of His Employment
Thus, State Could Not Be Liable Under Doctrine of Respondeat Superior
Rivera v. State of New York, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 08521 (November 25, 2019), asks whether the State could be held liable under the doctrine of respondeat superior for a brutal attack by a correction officer of an inmate.
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