Section 1983 Litigation: Understanding Qualified Immunity and Monell Liability
Hosted by Practical Law - Thomson Reuters
Recorded on May 2, 2018
Section 1983 civil rights lawsuits often involve complicated liability issues for local governments and their employees. Much of the litigation focuses on whether individual employees are shielded from suit under the qualified immunity doctrine, and whether the local government itself is liable for acts of its employees.
Practical Law and Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP presented this 75-minute webinar on May 2, 2018 that discussed several topics including:
- The current standards for qualified immunity.
- The basics of Monell entity liability.
- The interplay between qualified immunity for individual defendants and the Monell liability analysis for the local government entity.
- Practice pointers on how to effectively assert qualified immunity through the entire lifespan of the litigation.
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