Personal Injuries Arising From Protests: Claims, Defenses, Damages, Police Misconduct, and More
Individual and Governmental Lability for Injuries Incurred in Protests, Civil Disobedience, or Law Enforcement Responses
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss recovering damages for those injured during protests or similar events and the best strategies for defending persons from whom civil damages are sought. The panel will discuss identifying defendants, claims, and defenses, as well as navigating criminal cases in light of Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994). The program will also discuss civil rights and police misconduct litigation arising from such events.
- Applicable law
- Supervisory and municipal liability
- Discovery issues in police misconduct litigation
- Using experts
The panel will discuss these and other key issues:
- Who is liable for injuries sustained in protests or civil disobedience?
- What defenses are available for participant defendants?
- What are anti-protest laws, and what do they prohibit/require?
- What is qualified immunity?
Friedman, Gilbert + Gerhardstein
Ms. Gelsomino focuses on police and government misconduct often means representing individuals who have been killed,... | Read More
Ms. Gelsomino focuses on police and government misconduct often means representing individuals who have been killed, brutalized, sexually assaulted, illegally searched, or arrested by law enforcement.Close
Alexsis Beach & Rachel Lederman Attorneys
Ms. Lederman represents victims of police or government misconduct; workers who have been discriminated... | Read More
Ms. Lederman represents victims of police or government misconduct; workers who have been discriminated against, sexually harassed, or retaliated against; people who have been in car, bike or pedestrian accidents; tenants who have been subjected to bad living conditions, discrimination, or wrongful eviction; prisoners and persons seeking post-conviction relief. She has defended hundreds of progressive demonstrators in court, and has obtained significant victories in impact litigation to stop police and government repression and civil rights violations.Close