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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...

Teflon Coating of Qualified Immunity for Temporary Government Employees Under Section 1983?

The recent unanimous U.S. Supreme Court opinion, Filarsky v. Delia, held that private attorneys representing the government may enjoy qualified immunity from suit. Stephen A. Mesi, Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice, discusses the Supreme Court's latest word on Section...