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Sued for the Policy That Wasn’t: Section 1983 after Glisson

Leaders of an organization discuss a proposed policy at a meeting, but ultimately decide against it. Later, an incident occurs that may have been prevented had that policy been put in place and the organization is sued for dismissing the proposed policy. An article in July’s Illinois Bar Journal discusses the implications of Glisson v. Indiana Department of Corrections, which held that a municipality and private contractors may be liable for failing to adopt a policy that was considered, but not implemented. The Glisson case may have a profound impact on Section 1983 actions.

Read more in the July issue of the Illinois Bar Journal.

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
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