Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
San ford Jay Rosen argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Don Busby and Andrea G. Asaro.
Lucas A. Powe, Jr., argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Roy L. Barrett and Stuart Smith.*
Stevens, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
United States Supreme Court.
Justice Stevens, delivered the opinion of the Court.
The question presented is whether § 1 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, Rev. Stat. § 1979, 42 U. S. C. § 1983, provides a remedy for a municipal employee who is fatally injured in the course of his employment because the city customarily failed to train or warn its employees about known hazards in the workplace. Even though the city's conduct may be actionable under state law, we hold that § 1983...
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