Municipal Liability

Municipal Liability

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Now in a new two-volume Third Edition, Municipal Liability: Law and Practice provides insightful analysis of the civil rights statutes--such as Sections 1981, 1982, and 1983--and the essential Supreme Court cases, plus fully up-to-date explanations on how the courts are expanding or limiting plaintiffs' rights against municipalities and their public officials. It gives you clear and thorough discussions on how to establish causes of action and assert defenses, who carries the burden of proof, procedural concerns, the particular factors that different courts look for to determine liability, attorneys' fees, damages and much more. Potential civil rights violations by municipalities covered in this two volume resource include: E-Mail in the Workplace: Fully grasp the balance between employee privacy rights and employer surveillance rights. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), The Wiretap Act, and The Stored Communications Act are all examined. Sample access and disclosure forms are included. Employment Discrimination: You'll find out how to bring an action--and defend against one-- for claims under Title VII (including a detailed discussion of sexual harassment claims); The Civil Rights Act of 1991; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Plus, several state anti-discrimination laws are discussed to illustrate new developments you need to know. First Amendment Issues: Topics include about the impact on First Amendment issues involving freedom of speech, limitations on use of public property, freedom of religion, restrictions on the advertising of alcohol and cigarettes on public ways; and more. Municipal Zoning: Topics include establishments that provide adult education; video arcades; the use of building moratoria to slow down development; and liability arising out of the failure to issue a building permit or properly inspect a facility before issuing a certificate of occupancy. Police Misconduct: Topics include liability for police officers, supervisors and municipalities; how to show illegal searches, excessive use of force and other violations;malicious prosecution, prisoners' rights and freedoms; exhausting state remedies; and more.New York State Police, Supreme Court, New York County, N.Y.L.J. July 11, 2001; see also DeZimm v. ... Lefkowitz, 63 A.D.2d 610 (1978), modified, 47 N.Y.2d 567 ( 1979) (Office manual of Special Prosecutor not accessible to the extent theanbsp;...

Title:Municipal Liability
Author:Vincent R. Fontana, Esq Fontana
Publisher:Aspen Publishers Online - 2006-11


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