02 Jun Monday Morning Review: Local Governments in the Federal Appellate Courts
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- Robertson v. Lucas, No. 12-3877 (May 28, 2014) (in case arising out of corrupted drug-trade investigation, affirming award of qualified immunity on malicious prosecution and false arrest claims, and affirming dismissal of Monell claim against Richland County and City of Cleveland).
- Averhart v. Sheriff of Cook County, No. 13-2949 (May 28, 2014) (ruling that suit brought by former prison guard challenging her discharge is frivolous).
- Cannon v. Burge, No. 12-1529 (May 27, 2014) (affirming judgment because settlement precludes further litigation against the City).
- Zerger & Mauer v. City of Greenwood, No. 12-2800 (May 30, 2014) (finding that although district court lacked jurisdiction over the merits case, it had authority to disqualify counsel and did not abuse discretion in doing so; City argued that its counsel in previous case was advancing arguments that directly conflicted with its interests).
- Snider v. City of Cape Girardeau, No. 13-1072 (May 30, 2014) (in case where Snider was arrested for desecrating the American flag, affirming that: (i) denial of qualified immunity for officer was appropriate because constitutional right was clearly established; (ii) Missouri’s flag desecration statute is facially unconstitutional; and (iii) the City could not be liable because a City policy did not cause plaintiff to be deprived of rights, and the City was not responsible for the officer-traning program).
(May 26, 2014-May 30, 2014)