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Monell Claims/Failure to Train or Supervise

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a violation of your civil rights by law enforcement in Philadelphia or its surrounding counties in Pennsylvania? I am the lawyer who will provide you a compassionate, tactical and comprehensive legal representation. Both State and Federal Law regulate the force used by law enforcement.

A Monell Claim is a claim for monetary recovery against a local municipality, where officials have acted unconstitutionally pursuant to local law, custom or policy. Monell v. New York City Department of Social Services, 436 U.S. 658 Common claims allege failure to train or supervise.

You or your loved one may be entitled to compensatory damages for some of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses,
  • Pretrial lost earnings (lost wages between incident and trial);
  • Future lost earnings;
  • Damaged or destroyed property;
  • Attorney’s fees in underlying criminal case;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Embarrassment and humiliation;
  • Injury to reputation;
  • Denial of civil rights.
  • Punitive damages