Corrections Defense & Section 1983 Litigation

BKBH attorneys are well-versed in defending corrections service providers, their individual employees and local governments against civil rights violation claims and negligence claims in both state and federal courts. We have successfully defended against allegations of wrongful death, serious injuries, excessive force, deliberate indifference to serious medical needs, failure to protect, due process, sexual assault, retaliation, First Amendment free speech and religious practice, and religious practices under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”). Our successes include many favorable rulings from the Montana Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.