My question involves civil rights in the State of: West Virginia
I am looking for information about the Public Duty Doctrine. Is it the same nationwide or does each state alter it to fit their needs? I recently had a summary judgment granted because of the public duty doctine, I failed to meet the requirments of the "special relationship" exception.
I've been doing some research and have found that many states also have a "egregious conduct" exception to teh doctrine, which I would definitely be covered by, but I can't find this exception in my state (West Virginia).
The only exception I can find for WV is the special relationship exception which apparently I don't meet. Is there any way to find WV's Public Duty doctrine or find out of the egregious conduct exception applies here?
Any help is appreciated!