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Wallace v. Kato, 05-1240

The statute of limitations for a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim seeking damages for a false arrest in violation of the Fourth Amendment, where the arrest is followed by criminal proceedings, begins to run at the time the claimant becomes detained pursuant to legal process.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/21/2007
  • Published 02/21/2007



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