Civil Procedure - Municipal Liability

Summary of Pennsylvania Decisions

Arocho v. County of Lehigh, No. 1008 C.D. 2006 (Pa.Cmwlth., May 3, 2007)

Holding: A municipality is not liable under Section 1983, 42 U.S.C., absent a predicate unconstitutional act by a municipal employee. Thus, a plaintiff in a Section 1983 action alleging unconstitutional treatment of a prisoner must show that a prison official and/or municipality acted with deliberate indifference toa substantial risk of serious harm to him.