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In this case we determine whether plaintiffs … the minor children of a woman who was shot to death by her former husband in a Los Angeles courthouse … may state causes of action for negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, wrongful death, and violation of civil rights against defendants County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Sheriff’ s Department for the failure of those entities to provide adequate security against third party violence inside the courthouse. We conclude that the trial court properly sustained defendants’ demurrer to the state law claims and to the cause of action that is based upon 42 United States Code section 1983 for the claimed violation of the decedent’ s civil rights. We therefore reverse the contrary judgment of the Court of Appeal.

 
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