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Stockberger v. United States
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Maurice Stockberger (Stockberger) was an insulin-dependent diabetic and his coworkers at a federal prison were aware of his diagnosis. After telling a coworker that he was having an episode, Stockberger drove home and the coworker did not stop Stockberger from leaving nor did the coworker call for any help from Stockberger’s supervisor or wife. Stockberger collided into a tree and died. Stockberger’s wife sued the United States claiming that the federal prison breached a duty of care by not stopping Stockberger from driving the night of his death. The District Court granted summary judgment in favor of the federal government, and Stockberger’s wife appealed.
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