TT&H Attorneys Monica O’Neill and Christopher Gallagher win dismissal of federal rights lawsuit.
August 15, 2019
On August 14, 2019, Monica O’Neill and Christopher Gallagher, attorneys in TT&H’s Philadelphia office, won the dismissal of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The Plaintiff had brought the action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that the Defendants violated her rights under the 4th and 14th Amendments. The Plaintiff claimed that the Defendants established a policy of reunifying children with their biological parents without regard for the rights of those who served as in loco parentis guardians. Dismissing the Plaintiff’s action with prejudice, the Court agreed with Monica and Christopher that the Plaintiff did not establish that her due process rights were violated and did not adequately plead a class of one equal protection claim.