Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Cindy S. Lee, Franscell, Strickland, Roberts & Lawrence, Pasadena, California, for the defendant-appellant.
Stephen Yagman, Marion R. Yagman, Kathryn S. Bloomfield, Joseph Reichmann, Yagman & Yagman & Reichmann, Venice Beach, California, Richard H. Millard, Los Angeles, California, for the plaintiffs-appellees.
Before: BROWNING, BRUNETTI, and HAWKINS, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied June 29, 2001.
MICHAEL DALY HAWKINS, Circuit Judge:
We must decide whether a complaint alleging bad faith execution of a municipal policy to indemnify police officers from punitive damage awards states a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Specifically, we are asked whether municipal officials are entitled to qualified immunity against such claims.
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