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BERMAN v. YOUNG, 00-3905

In a suit by parents for alleged due process violations in separating them from their child, claims for dangerous placement and violation of familial rights fail where no causation can be shown from family services employee's alleged errors, and suspicion of abuse was not unreasonable.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 06/07/2001
  • Decided 05/31/2002
  • Published 05/31/2002


  • ILANA DIAMOND ROVNER, Circuit Judge., Before COFFEY, EASTERBROOK, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Diane Redleaf (argued), Robert E. Lehrer, Lehrer & Redleaf, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • A. Benjamin Goldgar (argued), Office of the Atty. Gen., Civ. App. Div., Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.
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