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Negligence: Sovereign Immunity-Discretionary Function

The district court dismissed plaintiff’s suit, alleging claims for negligent supervision and failure to warn of a priest’s sexual propensities at a U.S. Army medical center, on the basis of sovereign immunity. Where the decision to retain the priest was a discretionary decision that was susceptible to a policy analysis, the discretionary-function exception applied, requiring dismissal ...
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