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Civil Rights: False Imprisonment-Falsification of Investigation-Deputized Federal Officer Liability

Defendant appealed the denial of her motions to dismiss plaintiffs’ complaints. Defendant, a local police officer who had been deputized as part of a federal sex-trafficking investigation, was alleged to have exaggerated or fabricated facts against plaintiffs, which resulted in ...

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Civil Rights: IDEA-Free Appropriate Public Education-Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

Plaintiff, whose daughter was a student with autism and intellectual disabilities, alleged that defendant failed to provide a free appropriate public education as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and engaged in disability discrimination and retaliation. The district ...

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Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities Act-Rehabilitation Act-42 U.S.C. §1983

Plaintiff appealed the district court’s order granting summary judgment to defendants, dismissing plaintiff’s claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and 42 U.S.C. §1983. Where the evidence, viewed in the light most favorable to plaintiff, entitled defendants ...

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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981, 1982, & 1983-Revocation of Medical License-Conspiracy

  Plaintiff sued defendants, alleging a conspiracy to revoke his medical license in violation of state law and federal civil rights law. Plaintiff appealed from the dismissal of his claims against certain defendants and grant of summary judgment to the ...

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