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...
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...