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Sharif v. Picone, 12-4468

Judgment for defendants on plaintiff's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 excessive force claim is vacated and remanded, where: 1) Federal Rule of Evidence 410 barred the admission of plaintiff's plea of nolo contendere for assault in connection with the incident that is at the heart of his section 1983 claim, and the error was not harmless; and 2) the district court abused its discretion in admitting evidence of that resulting conviction.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/21/2014
  • Published 01/21/2014

Judges

  • RENDELL

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

Counsel

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