United States Eighth Circuit

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PPS, Inc. v. Faulkner Cty., Ark., 09-3540

In an action claiming that the police seized property from a pawn shop's inventory without a warrant and in violation of its Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where: 1) the plain view doctrine justified an officer's seizure of an item; and 2) the district court did not need to find that the alleged victim of a theft was in fact the owner of the property before the plain view doctrine would authorize the item's seizure.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/12/2011
  • Published 01/12/2011


  • David R. Hansen


  • United States Eighth Circuit