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Psychologists face liability for solitary confinement of teen offenders

Steven M. Sellers

Two minors who were subjected to months of solitary confinement in New Jersey juvenile detention centers may pursue negligence claims against their psychologists, a federal judge has ruled. The judge held that a New Jersey tort “reform” law requiring an affidavit of merit as a precondition for a professional negligence claim did not apply to psychologists.

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