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Parents of U of M student who froze hope that SCOTUS will consider their case

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

Jake Anderson's parents, Bill and Kristi Anderson, still have questions about the level of emergency medical treatment he received when he was found outside in freezing temperatures. In December of 2016, an Orono family sued the Hennepin County Medical Center and its EMS and the Hennepin County Medical Examiners Office, along with the City of Minneapolis Fire and Police Departments in a lawsuit claiming the government deprived their son, Jacob Anderson, of his constitutional due process rights to life. The federal lawsuit was dismissed on the issue of qualified immunity. The Anderson's appealed to the 8th Circuit, which affirmed the lower court's opinion. In November of 2019, the Anderson's filed a petition for cert with the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The big, big question it raises is what is the government’s duty to protect us,” said the Andersons’ attorney, Robert Hopper. Read more HERE.

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