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7th Circuit rules for paramedic in patient-arrestee’s death

Case law does not clearly establish that a paramedic can violate a patient-arrestee’s Fourth Amendment rights by exercising medical judgment to administer a sedative in a medical emergency, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Wednesday.

The court ruled in the paramedic's favor on all counts brought by the estate of a man sedated during a naked public rampage.
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Allen Judge Levine joins Surbeck in retiring; 7 to be interviewed

With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, Allen Superior judges John Surbeck Jr. and Stanley A. Levine will retire December 31, having devoted half of their careers to the bench in Fort Wayne. Seven candidates will be interviewed for Surbeck's vacancy, which was announced in June, and applications to succeed Levine, who announced his retirement Monday, will be accepted later.
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