No. 10-15879.

673 F.3d 1313 (2012)

Jane DOE, (a Pseudonym), as Parent, Next Friend, and Natural Guardian of John Doe (a Pseudonym), a minor, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Kaye E. BRADDY, Janet E. English, et al. Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

March 16, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mathew G. Nasrallah ; Andrew H. Agatston , Andrew H. Agatston, PC, Marietta, GA, William G. Quinn, III , Willis & Quinn, PC, Decatur, GA, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Susan L. Rutherford , Samuel Scott Olens , Kathleen M. Pacious , Pattie Jane Williams , Office of the Atty. Gen., Meghan Robson Davidson , Nall & Miller, LLP, Atlanta, GA, for Defendants-Appellants.

Before EDMONDSON and ANDERSON, Circuit Judges, and EDENFIELD, District Judge.


This substantive-due-process case involves the federal rights of a child injured while not in state custody and the applicability of qualified immunity to the acts of state social workers that allegedly led, in fact, to the child's injury.

Defendants, all state social workers, placed a teenaged minor in an adoptive home. The teenager later sexually assaulted the young grandchild of the adoptive parents...

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