Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Does it pay to be a liar?

I don't know why don't you ask these two.

Fahling says the amazing thing about the case is that the two defendants acknowledge that they never had proof of any grounds for detaining Marcavage. Nevertheless, in order to satisfy the psychiatric ward's requirement for involuntarily commitment, the school officials claimed Marcavage had inflicted or attempted to inflict serious bodily harm on another person, that he had attempted suicide, and that there was a reasonable probability that he would repeat the attempt unless treated.

A federal judge has ordered two Temple University officials to stand trial for allegedly attempting to have a former student involuntarily committed to the school's psychiatric ward nearly five years ago.

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