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Thompson v. County of Alameda
Citation:27 Cal.3d 741, 167 Cal.Rptr. 70, 614 P.2d 728 (1980)
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The County of Alameda (Defendant) released James, a juvenile parolee, to the custody of his mother. The Defendant knew that James had violent propensities and had made threats against an unspecified young child residing in his neighborhood. Upon his release, James murdered the Thompsons’s (Plaintiffs) son. The Plaintiffs sued the Defendant, arguing that their son’s death was the result of the Defendant’s negligent act of releasing James and failing to warn the police, James’s mother, or the neighborhood parents of his threats. The Defendant filed a demurrer.
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