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Karbhari Summary Judgment Memo

Karbhari Summary Judgment Memo

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA
SAMMIE LEE DAVIS, as PersonalRepresentative of THE ESTATE OF DR.MARIA RAGLAND DAVIS, deceased,Plaintiff,vs.DR. VISTASP M. KARBHARI; DR. AMYBISHOP, a/k/a AMY BISHOPANDERSON; and JAMES ANDERSON,Defendants.))))))))))))))))))CIVIL ACTION NO. : CV-11-900037********************DR. JACQUELINE U. JOHNSON, asPersonal Representative of THE ESTATEOF DR. ADRIEL D. JOHNSON, SR.,deceased,Plaintiff,vs.DR. VISTASP M. KARBHARI; DR. AMYBISHOP, a/k/a AMY BISHOPANDERSON; and JAMES ANDERSON,Defendants.)))))))))))))))))))CIVIL ACTION NO. : CV-11-900038
MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OFDEFENDANT KARBHARI’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
 
 
ELECTRONICALLY FILED6/26/2013 6:45 PM47-CV-2011-900037.00CIRCUIT COURT OFMADISON COUNTY, ALABAMAJANE C. SMITH, CLERK
 
 i
TABLE OF CONTENTSTABLE OF AUTHORITIES
............................................................................................ii
 
INTRODUCTION
.............................................................................................................1
 
STATEMENT OF UNDISPUTED FACTS
....................................................................4
 
LEGAL ARGUMENT AND CITATIONS TO AUTHORITY
...................................12
 
I.
 
D
R
.
 
K
ARBHARI
H
AD
N
O
D
UTY
U
NDER
A
LABAMA
L
AW
T
O
P
ROTECT THE
D
ECEDENTS
F
ROM THE
C
RIMINAL
A
CTS OF
D
R
.
 
B
ISHOP
.
..................................12
 
A.
 
Dr. Karbhari Did Not Know That Dr. Bishop Planned to Murder theDecedents.
...................................................................................................13
 
B.
 
Dr. Karbhari Did Not Have Specialized Knowledge That Dr. BishopPlanned to Murder the Decedents.
..........................................................17
 
C.
 
Dr. Karbhari Possessed No Information That Dr. Bishop Posed an“Imminent Probability of Harm” to the Decedents.
..............................18
 
II.
 
D
R
.
 
K
ARBHARI
I
S
E
NTITLED
T
O
S
TATE
-A
GENT
I
MMUNITY
.
.............................20
 
A.
 
The Emergency Procedures Handbook Did Not Impose MandatoryDuties on Dr. Karbhari.
............................................................................22
 
B.
 
The Psychological Crisis Section Required Dr. Karbhari to ExerciseJudgment and Discretion Before Reporting Dr. Bishop to the Police.
.25
 
III.
 
D
R
.
 
K
ARBHARI
D
ID
N
OT
C
AUSE
T
HE
D
ECEDENTS
 
D
EATHS
.
............................30
 
CONCLUSION
................................................................................................................31
 
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
......................................................................................33
 
 
 ii
TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCases
 
 Bailey v. Bruno’s, Inc
., 561 So. 2d 509 (Ala. 1990).........................................................18
 Byrd v. Commercial Credit Corp
., 675 So. 2d 392 (Ala. 1996)........................................31
Carroll v. Hammett 
, 744 So. 2d 906 (Ala. 1999)........................................................28, 30
Carroll v. Shoney’s, Inc.
, 775 So. 2d 753 (Ala. 2000)................................................13, 15
City of Birmingham v. Sutherland,
834 So. 2d 755 (Ala. 2002).......................................21
 Ex parte Blankenship
, 806 So. 2d 1186 (Ala. 2000)...................................................27, 30
 Ex parte Butts
, 775 So. 2d 173 (Ala. 2000).......................................................................22
 Ex parte City of Montgomery
, 758 So. 2d 565 (Ala. 1999)........................................21, 23
 Ex parte Cranman
, 792 So. 2d 392 (Ala. 2000)....................................................20, 21, 26
 Ex parte Estate of Reynolds
, 946 So. 2d 450 (Ala. 2006).................................................21
 Ex parte Hayles
, 852 So. 2d 117 (Ala. 2002)....................................................................20
 Ex parte Kennedy
, 992 So. 2d 1276 (Ala. 2008).........................................................22, 23
 Ex parte Randall
, 971 So. 2d 652 (Ala. 2007)............................................................26, 30
 Ex parte S. Baldwin Reg’l Med. Ctr.
, 785 So. 2d 368 (Ala. 2000)...................................15
 Ex parte Spivey,
46 So. 2d 322 (Ala. 2002)................................................................27, 30
Finley v. Patterson
, 705 So. 2d 826 (Ala. 1997).........................................................18, 19
Giambrone v. Douglas
, 874 So. 2d 1046 (Ala. 2003)...........................................22, 24, 25
Gooden v. City of Talladega,
966 So. 2d 232 (Ala. 2007)................................................31
 Hail v. Regency Terrace Owners Ass’n,
782 So. 2d 1271 (Ala. 1999).............................18
 Henley v. Pizitz Realty Co
., 456 So. 2d 272 (Ala. 1984)..................................................18
 Howard v. City of Atmore
, 887 So. 2d 201 (Ala. 2005)........................................28, 29, 30
 Mobile City Lines, Inc. v. Proctor 
, 130 So. 2d 388 (1961)...............................................30

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