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Tag Archives: Qualified Immunity

Civil Rights: Detention-Qualified Immunity

Where a man who brought civil rights claims against police after he was stopped, frisked and handcuffed after he watched an officer perform traffic stops, and the arresting police officer challenged the denial of qualified immunity, established law supports the ...

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Civil Rights: Inmate Action-Excessive Force-Qualified Immunity

Where an inmate brought claims of excessive force and deliberate indifference after a pepper-spray incident, and the defendant prison officials appealed the denial of their motion for summary judgment on the basis of qualified immunity, the inmate did not meet ...

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Civil Rights: Excessive Force-Municipal Liability-Qualified Immunity

Where a plaintiff challenged the grant of adverse summary judgment against him in a civil-rights action that included claims of excessive force,  the district court did not err in granting summary judgment in favor of the city defendant because the ...

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Civil Rights: Qualified Immunity-Excessive Force-Taser Use

Where officers challenged the denial of qualified immunity on a plaintiff’s claims including retaliatory arrest and excessive force, the officers had arguable probable cause to arrest the plaintiff for trespassing, and the officers were entitled to qualified immunity on the ...

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Civil Rights: Qualified Immunity-Recusal

Where appellant challenged the adverse grant of summary judgment in a civil rights action, the defendants were entitled to qualified immunity in their individual capacities, and the district court also did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion for ...

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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Excessive Force-Qualified Immunity

Plaintiff filed a §1983 suit against defendants, alleging they used excessive force while arresting plaintiff and her minor son. Defendants appealed the denial of their summary-judgment motion, arguing that they were entitled to qualified immunity. Where video evidence supported finding ...

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