United States Seventh Circuit

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LEE v. CITY OF CHICAGO, 02-1503

Conditioning a car's release upon payment of storage and towing fees does not amount to a "seizure" under the Fourth Amendment, but a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 plaintiff alleged a cognizable property interest sufficient to confer standing to challenge a city's practice of spray painting inventory numbers on impounded vehicles.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 10/28/2002
  • Decided 05/22/2003
  • Published 05/22/2003

Judges

  • KANNE, Circuit Judge., Before KANNE, DIANE P. WOOD, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Cathleen M. Combs (argued), Danita V. Ivory, Edelman, Combs & Latturner, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Jane E. Notz (argued), Office of Corp. Counsel, Appeals Div., Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.