Wrongful Death in Ohio

A wrongful death claim is a civil action in which a plaintiff claims that a person’s death was caused by the negligent or wrongful act of another individual or entity. These cases are subject to state statutes regarding who can bring the claim, when, and what types of compensation are available. Examples of Wrongful Death Claims A negligent or intentional … Read More

Civil Rights Litigation under 42 U.S.C. 1983: Prosecuting the Powerful on Behalf of the Powerless Pt. 3

This is the third and final installment of our 3 week discussion on Civil Rights Litigation under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Governmental Immunities and Limitations to Liability 1.    Qualified immunity:  Even if your plaintiff’s constitutional rights were violated, a state actor may be entitled to “qualified immunity” if his actions did not violate a “clearly established” constitutional right. a.   Example:  Husband, wife, … Read More