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Posted: February 6, 2015

Officer has Absolute Immunity from Civil Rights Claim Based on Perjurious Grand Jury Testimony

On January 13, 2015, the Second Circuit issued a decision in Coggins v. Buonora, 13‐4635, affirming a decision by the EDNY that a police officer had absolute immunity from a Section 1983 claim for perjured testimony he gave to a grand jury, but not for his other acts. In Coggins, the plaintiff brought a civil rights… Read more »

Posted: December 6, 2013

County Should Have Returned Firearms Despite Gap In State Law

In Dudek v. Nassau County Sheriff’s Department, 12 CV 1193 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 19, 2013), Judge Pamela Chen was called upon to resolve what one state court had called a “legislative oversight”:  family court judges have statutory authority to confiscate firearms from individuals involved in domestic incidents, but do not have explicit statutory authority to order… Read more »