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Dyer v. Houston 5thCIR 9APR2020

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Deliberate indifference claim cannot be inferred from grossly negligent response to a substantial risk of serious harm. Plaintiffs appealed the district…

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United States v. Lott 6thCIR 1APR2020

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Non-Mission-Related activities occurred during Mission-Related tasks and therefore did not impermissibly extend the traffic stop. State Trooper King saw Lott’s vehicle…

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