David Bliven sued several judges and staff attorneys with the New York Court System after he was compensated in amounts less than what he requested for services rendered as court appointed counsel. Bliven argued that the defendants’ actions violated due process. Bliven also brought a breach of contract claim against the city.
The district court denied relief. The Second Circuit affirmed. The defendants in the case were entitled to absolute judicial immunity, the court concluded, because their actions of reducing Bliven’s compensation were judicial acts.
See: Bliven v. Hunt, 579 F.3d 204 (2nd Cir. 2009)
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Bliven v. Hunt
|Cite||579 F.3d 204 (2nd Cir. 2009)|
|Level||Court of Appeals|