Aldinger v. Howard Case Brief

Facts of the Case

An employee was terminated from her employment with a county. The employee filed an action asserting state and federal claims against the employer. The state-law claim rested on state statutes that waived the employer’s sovereign immunity and provided for vicarious liability for the tortious conduct of its officials. The lower courts dismissed her 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983 claim because the county was not a person for the purpose of 28 U.S.C.S. § 1343, and dismissed the state claims for lack of jurisdiction. The United States Supreme Court heard her appeal.





Case Information

Citation: 427 US 1 (1976)
Argued: Mar 24, 1976
Decided: Jun 24, 1976
Case Brief: 1976