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WCM Wins Third Circuit Affirmance in Civil Rights Violation Case.

April 3, 2016

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Philadelphia Partner Bob Cosgrove and associate Colleen Hayes were awarded summary affirmance by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In <em>Nona Farrar v. John McNesby, et al.</em>, the plaintiff filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that various defendants, including our client, had conspired, over a ten year period, to deprive her of her constitutional rights. In response, we moved to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint pursuant to Federal Rule 12(b)(6) contending that the plaintiff failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. The district court granted our motion and dismissed all claims against our client. Subsequently, the plaintiff appealed to the Third Circuit. In response, we filed a motion for summary affirmance contending the plaintiff’s appeal presented no substantial question and, as such, the lower court’s order should be affirmed. The Third Circuit <a href=""rel="">upheld</a> the district court’s order and dismissed all claims against our client.
For more information about this post please e-mail <a href=""target="_blank">Bob Cosgrove </a>.


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