Monday Morning Review: Local Governments in the Federal Appellate Courts

Here are last week’s published decisions involving local governments:SCT pillars

Third Circuit

  • Rosano v. Township of Teaneck, No. 13-1263 (June 10, 2014) (in action by current and former police officers against Township alleging violation of Fair Labor Standards Act because it did not pay proper overtime and provide compensation for attending daily roll calls and putting on and taking off uniforms, affirming grant of summary judgment for Township).

Seventh Circuit

  • Petty v. City of Chicago, No. 12-3303 (June 9, 2014) (in 1983 action against City alleging violation of due process because of mishandling of investigation and prosecution of Petty for murder based on falsified evidence, affirming judgment for City).
  • Kvapil v. Chippewa County, No. 13-2658 (June 9, 2014) (in suit alleging that County violated Kvapil’s procedural due process rights when it terminated his employment without notice or opportunity for hearing, affirming ruling for County because Kvapil failed to present sufficient evidence raising a triable issue of fact that he was not an at-will employee).

Eighth Circuit

  • Peterson v. Kopp, No. 12-3776 (June 11, 2014) (in 1983 action alleging that Kopp, a public transit officer, violated Peterson’s First and Fourth Amendment rights by arresting him at bus stop, affirming in part and reversing in part grant of summary judgment for defendants).

Tenth Circuit

D.C. Circuit


Image courtesy of Flickr from Ken Lund (creative-commons license, no changes made).