United States Eighth Circuit

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Veatch v. Bartels Lutheran Home, 09-3678

In an action for false arrest based on an allegedly false accusation that plaintiff assaulted her mother, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where: 1) the information gathered by defendant was sufficiently reliable to establish a reasonable ground for belief that plaintiff had committed a misdemeanor assault; and 2) plaintiff failed to satisfy the "rigorous standards of culpability and causation" required for municipal liability under section 1983.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/28/2010
  • Published 12/28/2010

Judges

  • James B. Colloton

Court

  • United States Eighth Circuit

Counsel