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Gaston v. Ghosh

Under Seventh Circuit precedent, private companies are shielded from liability for the actions of their employees if the company is acting as an arm of the state. Seventh Circuit: And there’s no need to revisit that here. Concurrence: But our precedent is problematic in cases where an individual employee may not have acted with deliberate indifference but a bunch of employees collectively did—for instance, a team of medical contractors failing to schedule an inmate’s surgery promptly. Attorneys take note.


Tags: 2019, Deliberate Indifference, Seventh Circuit, Tort Law

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