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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reverses district court’s summary judgment for defendant Seminole County in case alleging unlawful detention

    On April 15, 2020, in Barnett v. MacArthur, et al, No. 18-12238, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s summary judgment for defendant ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit rules that plaintiff’s case for false imprisonment by Sheriff’s officer was not barred by fact that underlying trespassing charge was dropped at time of his guilty plea to unrelated offenses

    On December 30, 2019, in Henley v. Payne, No. 18-13101, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the district court’s dismissal of a plaintiff’s false imprisonment claim filed under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against a Bartow County Sheriff’s deputy ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit rules that deputy sheriff violated plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment rights by entering his home without a warrant to arrest him

    On October 16, 2019, in Bailey v. Swindell, No. 18-13572, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court ruling ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit rules that probation officer was entitled to qualified immunity but not quasi-judicial immunity as defendant in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 lawsuit

    On September 25, 2019, in Washington v. Rivera, No. 17-13811, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a state probation officer was entitled to qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 lawsuit filed by a plaintiff who claimed that the probation officer falsely arrested him for a violation of probation ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit affirms summary judgment for defendants in case brought by Alabama prison inmate against prison employees, rules that inmate’s “generalized risk” of attack in cell block did not constitute substantial risk of serious harm to which the defendants were deliberately indifferent

    On August 29, 2019, in Marbury v, Warden, et al, No. 17-12589, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an Alabama U.S. district court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendants in a case under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit finds police officers were entitled to qualified immunity in lawsuit brought by plaintiff claiming excessive force was used in his arrest for murder

    On June 14, 2019, in Hinson v. Bias , et al. No. 16-14112, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a district court’s order denying the defendant police officers’ motion for summary judgment on ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirms denial of defendant correctional officer’s motion to dismiss on grounds of qualified immunity in excessive force lawsuit

    On May 9, 2019, in Piazza v. Hunter, et al ., No. 18-10487, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s denial of the defendant correctional officer’s motion to dismiss on ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that trial court erred in dismissing complaint of plaintiff who claimed he was falsely arrested on voided arrest warrant

    On April 24, 2019, in Florez v. Broward Sherriff’s Office , No. 4D18-1189, the Florida Fourth DCA reversed a trial court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s lawsuit in which the plaintiff ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment for defendant correctional officers in excessive force lawsuit filed by Florida inmate

    On April 24, 2019, in Sears v. Roberts, et al. , No. 15-15080, the Eleventh Circuit of Appeals reversed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendant state correctional officers in a ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reverses district court’s dismissal of wrongful death lawsuit on grounds of qualified immunity, finds that whether prison guards were deliberately indifferent to inmate’s medical emergency must be determined b

    On Aril 3, 2019, in Taylor v. Hughes et al , No. 17-14772, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Middle District of Alabama district court decision which had dismissed a 28 U.S.C. Section ...

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