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  1. Abuse of Process
  2. Administrative Liability
  3. Administrative Liability: Direct Participation
  4. Administrative Liability: Employment References
  5. Administrative Liability: Ratification
  6. AIDS Related
  7. Animal Control Issues
  8. Arrestee Suicide/Suicide by Cop
  9. Arrestee Transportation
  10. Assault and Battery: Baton/Nightstick
  11. Assault and Battery: Chemical
  12. Assault and Battery: Choke Holds
  13. Assault and Battery: Emotional Harm
  14. Assault and Battery: Flash-Bang Devices
  15. Assault and Battery: Flashlight
  16. Assault and Battery: Handcuffs & Restraints
  17. Assault and Battery: Non-Lethal Projectiles
  18. Assault and Battery: Physical
  19. Assault and Battery: Stun Guns/Tasers
  20. Attorneys' Fees
  21. Attorneys' Fees: Against Government
  22. Attorneys' Fees: Against Individual
  23. Attorneys' Fees: Computation
  24. Attorneys' Fees & Costs: For Defendants
  25. Attorneys' Fees & Costs: For Plaintiffs
  26. Attorneys' Fees: Procedural Under Section 1983
  27. Attorneys' Fees: Qualified Immunity
  28. Bankruptcy: Defense and Procedural Issues
  29. Business Permits and Regulations
  30. Code of Silence
  31. Confidentiality: Informants
  32. Conflicts of Interest -- Legal Representation
  33. Cost Recovery: Law Enforcement
  34. Counterclaims
  35. Crime Victim's Rights
  36. Criminal Conduct
  37. Damages: Compensatory
  38. Damages: Countersuits
  39. Damages: Jury Trial Right
  40. Damages: Nominal
  41. Damages: Punitive Government
  42. Damages: Punitive Individual
  43. Damages: Statutory Cap
  44. Damages: Survival of Action
  45. Defamation
  46. Defenses: Absolute Immunity
  47. Defenses: Absolute Judicial Immunity
  48. Defenses: Absolute Witness Immunity
  49. Defenses: Abstention
  50. Defenses: Assumption of Risk
  51. Defenses: Bankruptcy
  52. Defenses: Bifurcation of Claims
  53. Defenses: Collateral Estoppel & Judicial Estoppel
  54. Defenses: Duty to Defend
  55. Defenses: Eleventh Amendment
  56. Defenses: Fugitive Disentitlement
  57. Defenses: Governmental Immunity
  58. Defenses: Improper Defendant
  59. Defenses: Indemnification
  60. Defenses: Individual
  61. Defenses: Issue Preclusion
  62. Defenses: Judicial Bias
  63. Defenses: Jurisdiction
  64. Defenses: Jury Misconduct
  65. Defenses: Minor Plaintiffs
  66. Defenses: Notice of Claim
  67. Defenses: Official Immunity
  68. Defenses: Privilege/Immunity
  69. Defenses: Qualified Immunity
  70. Defenses: Release Agreements
  71. Defenses: Service of Summons
  72. Defenses: Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act
  73. Defenses: Sovereign Immunity
  74. Defenses: Statute of Limitations
  75. Defenses: Survival of Claims
  76. Defenses: Therapist-Patient Privilege
  77. Defenses: Tribal Immunity
  78. Defenses: Witnesses
  79. Disability Discrimination
  80. DNA Testing & Issues
  81. Dogs
  82. Domestic Violence & Child Abuse
  83. Due Process
  84. Duty to Defend
  85. Electronic Control Weapons
  86. Emotional Distress
  87. Excessive Force
  88. Excited Delirium
  89. Expert Witnesses
  90. Expungement
  91. Extortion
  92. Extradition
  93. Failure to Disclose Evidence, & Loss of Evidence/Preservation of Evidence
  94. False Arrest/Imprisonment: Computer Assisted
  95. False Arrest/Imprisonment: Consular Rights
  96. False Arrest/Imprisonment: From Private Citizens
  97. False Arrest/Imprisonment: Mental Illness Commitment
  98. False Arrest/Imprisonment: No Warrant
  99. False Arrest/Imprisonment: Unlawful Detention
  100. False Arrest/Imprisonment: Warrant
  101. Family Relationships
  102. Federal Tort Claims Act
  103. Firearms: Accidental Use
  104. Firearms: Intentional Use
  105. Firearms: Licenses, Regulations & Other Issues
  106. Firearms: Negligent Use
  107. Firearms: Second Amendment Issues
  108. First Amendment
  109. Force
  110. Forfeiture Proceedings
  111. Freedom of Information
  112. Frivolous Suits
  113. Gang Activity
  114. Governmental Liability: Federal Government
  115. Governmental Liability: Indemnity
  116. Governmental Liability: Local Government
  117. Governmental Liability: Policy/Custom
  118. Governmental Liability: Sheriffs/Constables
  119. Governmental Liability: State Government
  120. Governmental Liability: Supervision
  121. Governmental Liability: Training
  122. Handcuffing
  123. Homeless Persons
  124. Immigrants & Immigration Issues
  125. Injunctive Relief
  126. Insurance
  127. Interrogation
  128. Interrogation: Children
  129. Investigatory Stops
  130. Juvenile Arrestees
  131. Landlord-Tenant Conflicts
  132. Less Lethal Devices and Weapons
  133. Malicious Prosecution
  134. Medical Care
  135. Miscellaneous: Towing
  136. Native American Police Officers & Agencies
  137. Negligence: Arrestees
  138. Negligence: Bystanders
  139. Negligence: Comparative
  140. Negligence: Dead Body Identification/Handling
  141. Negligence: License Approval
  142. Negligence: Medical Assistance
  143. Negligence: Incapacitated Persons
  144. Negligence: Informants
  145. Negligence: Property of Others
  146. Negligence: Public Protection
  147. Negligence: Special Duty: Sheriff
  148. Negligence: Specific Duty By Law
  149. Negligence: Traffic Signals
  150. Negligence: Vehicle Related
  151. Negligence: To Traveling Public
  152. Negligent or Inadequate Hiring, Retention & Supervision
  153. Negligent or Inadequate Investigation/Failure to Investigate
  154. Off Duty/Color of Law: Arrest Related
  155. Off Duty/Color of Law: Assault and Battery
  156. Off Duty/Color of Law: Firearms Related
  157. Off Duty/Color of Law: Moonlighting
  158. Off Duty/Color of Law: Personal Action
  159. Off Duty/Color of Law: Supervisory Liability
  160. Off Duty/Color of Law: Vehicle Related
  161. Other Misconduct: Access to Courts
  162. Other Misconduct: Conspiracy
  163. Other Misconduct: Conversion
  164. Other Misconduct: Eviction
  165. Other Misconduct: Fabrication of Evidence
  166. Other Misconduct: Foreign Arrestess
  167. Other Misconduct: Harassment
  168. Other Misconduct: Outrageous Conduct
  169. Other Misconduct: Lineups
  170. Other Misconduct: Property Sale
  171. Other Misconduct: Punishment of Detainees
  172. Other Misconduct: Racial - Section 1981
  173. Other Misconduct: Retaliatory Investigation
  174. Parking Tickets and Traffic Offenses
  175. Parole
  176. Pepper Spray (OC), Tear Gas and Chemical Agents
  177. Perjury
  178. Pointing Electronic Control Weapons
  179. Police Plaintiffs
  180. Police Plaintiffs: Assault and Battery
  181. Police Plaintiffs: Defamation
  182. Police Plaintiffs: Dramshop Liability
  183. Police Plaintiffs: Firearms Related
  184. Police Plaintiffs: Firefighters' Rule
  185. Police Plaintiffs: Legal Malpractice
  186. Police Plaintiffs: Malicious Prosecution
  187. Police Plaintiffs: Premises Liability
  188. Police Plaintiffs: Privacy
  189. Police Plaintiffs: Products Liability
  190. Police Plaintiffs: Pursuit
  191. Police Plaintiffs: Search and Seizure
  192. Police Plaintiffs: Suicide Related
  193. Police Plaintiff: Training Injuries
  194. Police Plaintiffs: Vehicle Related
  195. Police Plaintiffs: Wrongful Death
  196. Polygraphs
  197. Positional, Restraint and Compressional Asphyxia
  198. Prisoner's Lawsuits
  199. Privacy
  200. Procedural: Amendment of Complaint
  201. Procedural: Appeal
  202. Procedural: Burden of Proof
  203. Procedural: Class Action
  204. Procedural: Cross-Examination
  205. Procedural: Discovery
  206. Procedural: Evidence
  207. Procedural: Failure to Prosecute
  208. Procedural: Judicial Estoppel
  209. Procedural: Jury Selection & Jury Trial Right
  210. Procedural: Pleading
  211. Procedural: Police Records/Reports
  212. Procedural: Psychiatric Evaluation
  213. Procedural: Removal
  214. Procedural: Section 1983 in General
  215. Procedural: Separate Trials
  216. Procedural: Summary Judgment
  217. Procedural: Venue
  218. Property
  219. Public Protection
  220. Public Protection: Arrestees
  221. Public Protection: Crime & Accident Victims
  222. Public Protection: Disturbed/Suicidal Persons
  223. Public Protection: Hostages
  224. Public Protection: Ill Persons
  225. Public Protection: Informants
  226. Public Protection: Intoxicated persons
  227. Public Protection: 911 Phone Systems
  228. Public Protection: Minors
  229. Public Protection: Motoring Public & Pedestrians
  230. Public Protection: Rescue Situations
  231. Public Protection: Sexual Orientation
  232. Public Protection: Witnesses
  233. Pursuits - Law Enforcement
  234. Racial/National Origin Discrimination
  235. Release Agreements
  236. Restitution
  237. RICO
  238. Roadblocks
  239. Search and Seizure: Computer Related
  240. Search and Seizure: Courthouse Security
  241. Search and Seizure: Home/Business
  242. Search and Seizure: Inventory
  243. Search and Seizure: Media Presence
  244. Search and Seizure: Of Police
  245. Search and Seizure: Person
  246. Search and Seizure: School Premises
  247. Search and Seizure: Search Warrants
  248. Search and Seizure: Vehicle
  249. Settlement Agreements
  250. Sex Discrimination
  251. Sexual Assault & Harassment
  252. Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  253. State Constitutional Claims
  254. Strip Searches
  255. Stun Guns/Tasers
  256. Suicide by Cop
  257. SWAT Issues
  258. Tasers/Stun Guns
  259. Terrorism and National Security Issues
  260. Towing
  261. Use of Force
  262. U.S. Supreme Court Cases
  263. Vehicular Liability and Claims
  264. Video and Audio Taping by Citizens
  265. Weapon Confusion
  266. Wiretapping, Video Surveillance, & Internet Legal Issues
  267. Wrongful Death
  268. Youth Curfews

HOW TO USE THIS LAW LIBRARY OF CASE SUMMARIES

     Case summaries are put a principal category, although some entries are duplicated in more than one category. Users need to scroll the topics, from beginning to end, to familiarize themselves with the Alpha Listings, and to cross-check other categories. AELE periodicals were published exclusively in print format until 2001; since then, they have been published online. The abbreviations for our periodicals are: FP for the Fire and Police Personnel Reporter, LR for the AELE Law Enforcement Liability Reporter, and JB for the AELE Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin.

     Prior to 2002, the more recent entries list the page number where the article appeared in a former print edition; [1993 FP 51] means page 51 in the 1993 volume of the Fire and Police Personnel Reporter. 271:102 means page 102 in issue No. 271 of the periodical for that Digest (LR or JB).

     Starting in 2002, all three publications were published entirely online, and have an electronic citation for each monthly issue, such as 2002 LR Jan, 2003 FP Feb or 2004 JB Mar.

     Entries that were not the subject of full articles are noted by {N/R}, which means “Not Reported.” Those additional summaries were added to assist the editors and users with their research. A few older entries have a “EHL&B” notation indicating the case was discussed in Employment Health Law & Benefits (1986-1994).


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