Municipal Liability

This session will cover:

•   Theories of municipal liability
•   Monell’s application to private corporations
•   What constitutes a policy? Who’s a final policy maker? Whose policy is it?
•   Single incident liability? Impact of the 
Supreme Court’s decision in
Connick v. Thompson on failure-to-train claims
•   Is failure to have a policy tantamount to a policy? When is proof of deliberate 
indifference required?
•   Can there be municipal liability absent 
individual liability?
•   What impact does grant of qualified immunity to individual defendants have on municipal liability?