April 21- April 24, 2017
Omni Shoreham Hotel 
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Friday, April 21 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
§1983: General Principles – Understanding the basics – including municipal / supervisory liability

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This presentation will cover an introduction to liability under section 1983. The discussion will provide an overview of the legislative history of the Civil Rights Act of 1871 and discuss individual, supervisory and municipal liability under section 1983; the definition of a “person” and “acting under color of state law;" immunities (absolute and qualified); proximate causation and intervening causes; scope of rights that can be asserted; who can bring claims; and damages generally.

Friday April 21, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Blue Room