Partisan Sparring over CT Union Deal

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) and union officials have reached a comprehensive deal that is projected to save the state $1.6 billion over the next two fiscal years. One of the agreement's provisions is the imposition of a $35 copayment on state employees for non-emergency visits to the emergency...

Government Employers Can (and Should) Have a Social-Media Policy

Delaware's public employers seem to face a great deal of opposition when they propose to implement a social-media policy. In May, Kent County Levy Court tabled a proposed socia-media policy after critics raised somewhat confusing objections to it. And, last week, the Dover City Council rejected a...

High Court Hears Arguments On Immunity For Private Attorney Hired By Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) When a private attorney is temporarily retained by the government to work with or under government employees, that attorney is entitled to the same qualified immunity that government employees receive, the attorney representing Steve A. Filarsky told the U.S. Supreme...

Unanimous High Court: Private Attorney Hired by Government Entitled to Immunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A private attorney who is temporarily retained by the government to carry out the government's work may seek qualified immunity from a lawsuit under 42 U.S. Code Section 1983, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 17 ( Steve A. Filarsky v. Nicholas B. Delia...