United States Seventh Circuit

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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.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/01/2003
  • Decided 02/27/2004
  • Published 02/27/2004

Judges

  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, EASTERBROOK, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • 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.