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Civil Procedure Keyed to Hazard
Scott v. Harris
Citation:550 U.S. 372, 127 S.Ct. 1769, 167 L.Ed.2d 686 (2007)
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During a highspeed chase, Deputy Timothy Scott (Petitioner) used his car to hit the rear of Harris’s car (Respondent), causing the car to crash and rendering Respondent quadriplegic. Respondent sued Petitioner, arguing he had used excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Petitioner moved for summary judgment, arguing the case was barred by qualified immunity.
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