Cases

Pagan-Gonzalez v. Moreno   1stCIR   22MAR2019

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Key Phrases: Consent, Deception, Qualified Immunity, Search Back in October of 2013, ten federal Special Agents went to the door of the plaintiff Pagan- Gonzalez who lived with his parents in Puerto Rico.  One of the agents told the plaintiff that they were there because a modem or computer in the house was “sending a […]

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Sebastian v. Ortiz   11thCIR   14MAR2019

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Key Phrases: Qualified Immunity, Use of Force, Handcuffs In this 42 USC 1983 civil suit for excessive use of force, the plaintiff alleged that police officers intentionally applied handcuffs too tight for the purpose of inflicting pain and that this use of force was gratuitous and excessive because he was under control and was obeying […]

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Cruise-Gulyas v. Minard   6thCIR   13MAR2019

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Key Phrases: Traffic Stop, Seizure, First Amendment, Free Speech, Qualified Immunity “Fits of rudeness or lack of gratitude may violate the Golden Rule. But that doesn’t make them illegal or for that matter punishable or for that matter grounds for a seizure.” In this case, an officer gave a driver a break when he cited […]