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Northington v. Marin
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
102 F.3d 1564 (1996)
Craig Northington (plaintiff) was an inmate in a Denver County jail. Northington was assaulted in jail several times by other inmates after the other inmates had accused Northington of being a snitch. Northington brought a negligence suit against Deputy Sheriff Jesse Marin (defendant), claiming that Marin had spread a rumor that Northington was a snitch, thus causing the assaults. At trial, several inmates testified that Marin had spread a rumor that Northington was a snitch. Inmates also testified that other deputies spread the same rumor. Marin acknowledged that an inmate known as a snitch would likely be assaulted. The district court found in favor of Northington. Marin appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Briscoe, J.)
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