Entries by Mark Begnaud

Eshman Begnaud Asks the Supreme Court to Abolish Qualified Immunity

On March 24, Mark Begnaud and Michael Eshman filed a petition for certiorari in Quinette v. Reed et al., Doc. 20-1336, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to abolish or revisit the doctrine of qualified immunity, the judge-made doctrine that protects government officials from financial liability when they violate a person’s constitutional rights. In the case, […]


A transgender asylum seeker held in solitary confinement for six months solely because of his gender identity is suing the federal government. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and Eshman Begnaud filed the suit on behalf of an immigrant from Ecuador who was held at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia. […]

In the News – Eshman Begnaud Settles $400,000 Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Dunwoody Officer

Georgia civil rights and personal injury law firm Eshman Begnaud wins $400,000 settlement on behalf of their client Yadata Osman in a lawsuit against City of Dunwoody officer Kevin Lopez who struck Mr. Osman, a man fleeing across an empty parking lot, with his patrol car. https://www.ajc.com/news/400k-settlement-paid-to-man-who-was-struck-by-dunwoody-cop-car-in-2017/5PKNCKSFEFGNRJAIDXM77R3OCU/