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One of the top stories of 2014 was the increasing spread of the Ebola virus in some West Africa countries and its migration to the United States. Authorities scrambled to put policies in place for monitoring travelers coming from Ebola-affected countries to the U.S., with some airports screening passengers, and some jurisdictions imposing more invasive measures.

Nurse Kaci Hickox, who did not test positive for Ebola, became embroiled in a legal battle after returning from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and being quarantined in New Jersey. She fought against a forced quarantine in her home state of Maine. She eventually settled and the quarantine did not happen, but  false imprisonment was one of the possible claims for her to file.

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