Tag: #QualifiedImmunity

Harris v. City of Newark

The New Jersey Supreme Court held that, in a New Jersey Civil Rights Act (NJCRA) action, a defendant seeking to challenge a trial court’s order denying qualified immunity prior to

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Dennis v. City of Philadelphia

The Third Circuit affirmed the District Court’s denial of a motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s Section 1983 claims. Defendant-appellants are police detectives who investigated Plaintiff for charges relating to the murder

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Jacobs v. Cumberland Co.

The Third Circuit affirmed the District Court’s denial of summary judgment in a case where corrections officers “gratuitously beat” a pretrial detainee. Jacobs got into a fight with another inmate

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Peroza-Benitez v. Smith

In Peroza-Benitez v. Smith, Plaintiff sued members of the City of Reading Police Department pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging violations of his rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth

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Williams v. City of York

In Williams v. City of York, the 3rd Circuit ruled that three police officers were entitled to qualified immunity for claims of false arrest and excessive force.

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Baskin v. Martinez

In Baskin v. Martinez, Justice Albin of the NJ Supreme Court delivered a ruling on a hot-button issue: qualified immunity. In the case, a Camden detective chased an armed suspect.

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James v. NJ State Police

#QualifiedImmunity #ClearlyEstablished #1983 4/21/2020 — This 1983 suit was brought as a result of a state trooper shooting and killing an armed suspect. Prior to engaging with the suspect, who

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