Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Dog Ate My Memory

Yesterday, in a patient and thorough opinion, the First Circuit clarified the circumstances under which a court can summarily dispose of a case in which the only argument one side can muster is that it's possible the jury might not believe the other side's testimony. The case is LaFrenier v. Kinirey, First Cir. No. 07-1644.

It involved civil rights claims against two police officers arising from arrest in Townsend, Massachusetts. The twist is that the plaintiff "had no memory of the key events". Kind of a red flag, that.

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