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Civil Practice : Discovery –  Rule 56(d)

Where a plaintiff brought civil rights claims against officers and a city after charges were dismissed against him following the suppression of evidence in his sexual exploitation case, the judgment granting summary judgment for the defendants is affirmed because the district court did not abuse its discretion by denying their request for time to conduct discovery before granting summary judgment since the plaintiffs did not make a Rule 56(d) showing that additional discovery would overturn the court’s rulings.

Judgment is affirmed.

Johnson v. Moody (MLW No. 72106/Case No. 17-2434 – 11 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Loken, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, Ebinger, J. (Alfredo G. Parrish and Gina Messamer, Des Moines, Iowa, argued for appellant) (John O. Haraldson, Des Moines, Iowa, argued for appellee).

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