Humphries v. Milwaukee County

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Qualified Immunity
Case Number: 
No. 11-3758
Decision Date: 
December 26, 2012
Federal District: 
E.D. Wisc.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendants’ (County officials) motion for summary judgment on grounds of qualified immunity in section 1983 action alleging that defendants’ denial of plaintiff’s request for renewal of child care provider certificate based on their discovery that plaintiff had 1988 substantiated finding of child abuse violated plaintiff’s due process rights. At time of instant denial, no case law clearly established that defendants’ reliance on instant substantiated finding violated plaintiff’s due process rights where defendants had played no role in determination of substantiated finding.