Hello,A "1983" lawsuit stands on its own. It requires no other legal action, because federal court jurisdiction arises wherever a claim is pleaded under federal law. The elements of a 1983 claim are:1. conduct by a “person”;2. who acted “under color of state law”;3. proximately causing;4. a deprivation of a federally protected right.Litigants file state tort complaints in addition to a 1983 claim, because it's possible for the federal court to assert "supplemental jurisdiction," once federal jurisdiction for a specific claim is established. But, it's not necessary to plead a tort claim in order to obtain federal jurisdiction for a 1983 claim. Please let me know if my answer is helpful, or if I can provide further clarification or assistance. And, thanks for using justanswer.com!
Thank you very much. Your answer was very helpful.
I was wondering...what is a supplemental jurisdiction? How could that possibly interfere in receiving full compensation for the violations at federal level?
Yes, thank you very much :)
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