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Oral Argument Preview: Is a Mistaken Belief that a Child is not Living with an Accused Abusive Parent Sufficient to Preserve Child Protection Caseworker Immunity? Tammy Smathers, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Harmony Brooklyn Rayne Carsey v. Rick Glass, Executive Director of Perry County Children’s Services, et al.,


On October 26, 2021, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in Tammy Smathers, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Harmony Brooklyn Rayne Carsey v. Rick Glass, Executive Director of Perry County Children’s Services, et al., 2020-1062. At issue in this case is whether a mistaken belief, held by child protection caseworkers, that a child was not living with an accused abusive parent is sufficient to preserve the caseworkers’ immunity from liability. This case will be argued at the University of Akron School of Law.


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