Monday, June 28, 2021

Third Circuit Court of Appeals Addresses Section 1983 Civil Rights Issues (Non-Precedential)

TortTalkers may recall a previous Tort Talk post on the case of Cost v. Borough of Dickson City, under which Judge Malachy Mannion of the Federal Middle District Court of Pennsylvania granted in part and denied in part summary judgment in favor of a municipality and Defendant police officers in the §1983 Civil Rights litigation. In a case arising out of a police response to a domestic disturbance.

As an update on that matter, under a decision marked as “Not Precedential” and dated June 3, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third District affirmed the trial court’s entry of summary judgment for the Defendants.

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this case, which contains a summary of the current status of the law in civil litigation matters alleging violations of the Fourth Amendment under 42 U.S.C. §1983 and state law, may click this LINK.

I send thanks to Attorney Patrick J. Murphy of the Scranton office of the Bardsley, Benedict and Scholden LLP law firm for bringing this to my attention.

Source of image:  Bill Oxford on Unsplash.  

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