Litigating a Plaintiff's Police Misconduct Action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983

Date: November 22 2019 CLE Credits: 2 General

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Rebroadcast - November 22, 2019

  • 12:00-2:15pm PST / 1:00-3:15pm MST / 2:00-4:15pm CST / 3:00-5:15pm EST

Course Description

This program was recorded on September 26, 2019

Many citizens often find their encounters with law enforcement to be less than professional. How do you know when they have crossed the line and can be sued for violating your constitutional rights. Who do you sue, and where? And even if they did, can you even recover, and how much? This course will provide practitioners with a general overview of Plaintiff's Police Misconduct Actions under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.



  • Keith H. Rutman
    Attorney Keith H. Rutman has practiced law in San Diego since 1989, focusing his practice on the areas of criminal defense, police misconduct lawsuits, and business litigation. Mr. Rutman graduated from the University of San Diego Law School. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the American Bar Association and San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. Rutman was a contributing editor and author for “San Diego Lawyer Magazine.” He is a master in the William B. Enright Inns of Court and participates in the San Diego County Bar Association’s Children at Risk project.

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      • 2 General Credits
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    1. Types of Constitutional Claims against Law Enforcement
    2. Elements of a § 1983 Action
    3. Immunities from Liability
    4. Estoppel Issues
    5. Remedies (and exhaustion)
    6. Jurisdictional Issues and Statutes of Limitations
    7. Attorney’s Fees
    8. Recovery of Costs
    9. Relationship to Habeas Corpus Proceedings
    10. Bivens Actions

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