Civil Procedure Keyed to Field
Felder v. Casey
Plaintiff alleged that he was beaten by Milwaukee police officers during an arrest. He filed suit in state court against the officers and city under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for a violation of his civil rights. Defendants moved to dismiss the claim for failure by Plaintiff to comply with Wisconsin’s Notice of Claim statute. The trial court denied the motion, the state appellate court affirmed, but the Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed, finding that the state was permitted to prescribe procedures governing suits in its courts even for federal claims.
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