Governmental Liability & Civil Rights

Governmental liability involves claims against local townships and counties. It includes lawsuits against municipalities, police departments, school districts and zoning boards.

Many lawsuits against governmental entities allege deprivation of an individual’s civil rights by a public entity and its employees under federal statutes. Our firm has defended claims against police alleging excessive force, false arrest, failure to prevent inmates’ suicide, improper police pursuit, and failure to prevent murder by third parties.

Our governmental group has also handled claims involving negligent design of roads and intersections, failure to maintain real property or highways and premises liability.

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