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Tag Archives: Sect. 1983

Civil Rights – 42 U.S.C. § 1983 – Malicious Prosecution – Probable Cause – Theft of Dog of Dog – Conspiracy – Family Relationship (access required)

Lewis v. Jordon. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-03-1011, 12 pp.) (Wallace W. Dixon, USMJ) M.D.N.C. Holding: Even though plaintiff alleged that defendants arrested plaintiff for larceny of a dog without probable cause, defendants submitted affidavits to support their allegations that plaintiff’s ...

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Outgoing Mecklenburg D.A. sued over firing (access required)

Outgoing Mecklenburg County District Attorney Peter S. Gilchrist III was sued Dec. 15 by former Assistant District Attorney Sean P. Smith in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Smith was elected district court judge in November. Gilchrist terminated Smith in July after Smith gave an interview to Charlotte's FOX affiliate about a driving school program Gilchrist developed with the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina in the 1990s.

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Civil Rights – Pretrial Release – Sexual Abuse – Municipal – 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (access required)

Hill v. Robeson County. Plaintiff alleges that, while she was on pre-trial supervision, a county resource officer and three deputies sexually abused her. She has failed to show that the county is liable for these men's alleged actions. The court grants the motions to dismiss of the county and its officials.

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