Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SCOTUS Issues Opinion re Municipal Liability for Civil Rights Violations

The Supreme Court issued its opinion in Los Angeles County v. Humphries No. 09-350 today.  Justice Breyer wrote for the court and held that a municipality is not liable for civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C. §1983 regardless of whether the relief sought by the plaintiffs is prospective or for monetary damages unless the plaintiffs can show that their injury was caused by a municipal policy or custom.

Further coverage available at SCOTUSblog.

RJE

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/2010/11/scotus-issues-opinion-re-municipal-liability-for-civil-rights-violations.html

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