Summer 2012

Filarsky Update: Qualifed Immunity Protects Some Private Attorneys

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Filarsky Update: Qualifed Immunity Protects Some Private Attorneys

The Supreme Court released its opinion on Tuesday April 17, 2012, in Filarsky v. Delia, 132 S. Ct. 1657 (2012), holding that private individuals temporarily retained by the government to carry out its work are entitled to seek qualified immunity.

“All I did was answer the phone.” So begins the humble response of Immediate Past Chair Dwight Merriam to the thanks given to him for initially connecting with the ABA Section of Public Contract Law. That connection began the year-long process of planning the Section’s Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C., this past April to occur in conjunction with the Section of Public Contract Law’s 7th Annual State & Local Procurement Symposium.

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