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Tag Archives: Municipal Liability

Civil Rights: Excessive Force-Municipal Liability-Qualified Immunity

Where a plaintiff challenged the grant of adverse summary judgment against him in a civil-rights action that included claims of excessive force,  the district court did not err in granting summary judgment in favor of the city defendant because the ...

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Employment: Race Discrimination-Lack of Official Liability-Municipal Liability

Defendant appealed from the jury verdict entered against it in favor of plaintiff in his race-discrimination claim. Plaintiff was hired by defendant as the city collector; the mayor ultimately terminated plaintiff for “unsatisfactory work performance.” On appeal, defendant argued that ...

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Negligence: Municipal Liability-Sovereign Immunity-Governmental Act

Where a man injured in a fall from a retaining wall sued the city and individual defendants claiming that the city failed to enforce its building code leading to a dangerous condition, the city was entitled to sovereign immunity because ...

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