Lalit Loomba focuses his litigation practice on the defense of municipalities and municipal officials in federal civil rights claims. Lalit represents several Westchester County, NY, municipalities and has a strong familiarity with both federal and state courts in New York.
By Lalit K. Loomba (White Plains, NY) on Posted in Professional LiabilityThe past several years have seen a slew of high-profile excessive force cases against law enforcement officers, often highlighted by cell phone video. These cases have placed increasing pressure on local police departments, which continue to struggle with balancing the public interest in community safety against the individual rights of suspects on the street. At… Continue Reading
By Lalit K. Loomba (White Plains, NY) on Posted in Municipal & Public EntityAt common law, municipalities were immune from liability in tort for the misfeasance of their officers and employees. This principle of “sovereign immunity” was often summed up by the phrase, “The King can do no wrong.” Sovereign immunity was not merely a defense to liability, it was a true immunity.… Continue Reading
By Lalit K. Loomba (White Plains, NY) on Posted in Municipal & Public EntityThis is my first entry as a regular contributor to the Municipal & Public Entity section of the Professional Liability Advocate blog. Municipal and public official litigation falls under Wilson Elser’s Municipal/Local Government practice group. Among other topics, this blog will focus on cases and liability under 42 U.S.C. §1983. Section 1983 is a notably… Continue Reading