PHS Not Liable for Prisoner Attack on Nurses
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The plaintiffs were nurses employed by Prison Health Services, Inc., and were attacked and beaten by a prisoner. The Supreme Court's decision in Collins v. Harker Heights overrules prior authority suggesting that there might be a special relationship supporting liability in these circumstances, and even if there were such a relationship, there is no evidence of culpable conduct here. See: White v. Lemacks, 24 F.Supp.2d 1373 (N.D.Ga. 1998).