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Mass. Court Backs School's Sovereign Immunity In Injury Suit

Law360, Boston (May 18, 2018, 1:05 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts appeals court on Friday ruled the state’s long-standing sovereign immunity doctrine protects a public school district from a negligence suit after a varsity field hockey player was seriously injured during a team practice.

The three-judge panel upheld the dismissal of a suit brought by Alexandra Stahr, a member of the 2012 Lincoln Sudbury High School field hockey team who sued the district after an incident that fall in which a teammate slammed a field hockey stick into her face during a practice drill, causing...
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