Civil Rights — Duke Lacrosse Players’ Claims Partially SurviveEvans v. Chalmers Duke University lacrosse players who were wrongfully accused of rape of an exotic dancer hired for a team party may not pursue most of their claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state tort law against defendant police officers and city officials; the appellate court reverses denial of 1) all defendants’ motions to dismiss the federal claims against them, 2) the city’s motion for summary judgment as to the state common-law claims against it; and 3) the officers’ motions to dismiss all other state common-law claims; and 4) the court dismisses for lack of appellate jurisdiction the city’s appeal of the state constitutional claims against it; the only claims to advance are state common-law malicious prosecution claims alleged against two defendant officers.
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Published: January 17, 2013
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