Unanimous High Court: Private Attorney Hired By Government Entitled To Immunity

Unanimous High Court: Private Attorney Hired By Government Entitled To Immunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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, No. 10-1018, U.S. Sup.; 2012 U.S. LEXIS 3105).

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