December 14, 2005 16:25 Age: 8 yrs

Professor Vandall Discusses Ruling Giving Officers Immunity in High-Speed Chases

By: Beverly James

Professor Frank J. Vandall is quoted in the December 7 issue of the Fulton County Daily Report regarding a ruling by the Georgia Court of Appeals that gives police immunity in high-speed chases. The 4-3 ruling means bystanders injured during a police chase cannot sue the officers unless malice is proven.

Vandall, who teaches torts, said he strongly disagrees with the court's decision. "Malice should be defined as, 'Did you engage in conduct when a reasonable peson would know there's a high likelihood that injury to a third party could result,?'," Vandall said.

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