Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Jeffrey L. Pettit (argued), Richard E. Stabinski, Phillips & Phelan, Philadelphia, PA, for appellant.
Christine M. Brenner (argued), Robert G. Hanna, Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, Philadelphia, PA, for appellees.
Before: BECKER, HUTCHINSON, and WEIS, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.
OPINION OF THE COURT
WEIS, Circuit Judge.
In this employment discharge case brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, we decide that an unemployment compensation proceeding reviewed by a state court invokes claim preclusion so as to bar recovery against a municipality and its officials in their governmental capacities. However, issue preclusion may not be applied to another administrative agency's unreviewed finding that plaintiff's public criticism of his superior...
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