Does a local jail have immunity in wrongful death case? Virginia Sup Crt asked to weigh in

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The Daily Progress

Counsel for the Central Virginia Regional Jail is asking a federal judge to have the Supreme Court of Virginia weigh in on an essential question in a wrongful death allegation against the Orange facility.

Earlier this month, attorney Helen E. Phillips filed a motion asking for the state’s highest court to consider whether the jail and its employees, as arms of the state government, are entitled to immunity from lawsuits over violations of state law.

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