DOE v. CITY OF CHICAGO, 03-2221
FRCP rule 54(b) judgment for the City, on a tortious misconduct claim arising from alleged sexual harassment by one of its police officers, is vacated. The issue of the City's responsbility for the torts of its police officers is a difficult one that the district judge should not have attempted to resolve before the actual facts bearing on the issue were determined; indemnity should not have been decided before liability.
- Argued 12/01/2003
- Decided 02/27/2004
- Published 02/27/2004
- POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, EASTERBROOK, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Janine L. Hoft (argued), People's Law Office, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Mara S. Georges, Jane E. Notz (argued), Office of the Corporation Counsel, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.