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Massachusetts False Imprisonment Law
Brian Hunt and Kimberly Hunt v. David Massi and James Porter and Town of Falmouth

This civil rights case arises out of
the refusal of officers serving an arrest warrant to accede to the
request of an arrestee, Brian Hunt, that he be handcuffed with his
hands in front of him, and the ensuing events.
Hunt and his wife brought this case, asserting violations
of his federal constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983, as
well as pendent state law claims. T... More...
   $0 (12-10-2014 - MA)

Robert F. Robinson v. Timothy J. Cook, Sr.

This appeal stems from a police investigation of a 2007 hit-and-run that culminated in the arrests of father and son Robert and Mario Robinson and the seizure of Robert's car. After the resulting criminal charges against the Robinsons were dismissed, they filed state and federal claims against the City of Attleboro, Massachusetts and several Attleboro police officers. The district court granted s... More...   $0 (01-24-2013 - MA)

Matthew Raiche v. Jamie Pietroski

Officer Jamie Pietroski suffered a late-night lapse in judgment and forcibly removed a compliant Matthew Raiche from his stopped motorcycle in order to arrest Raiche for, ironically, failure to stop. A jury saw the irony and, after a trial on a number of related civil rights claims, awarded Raiche damages for injuries sustained as a result of Pietroski's use of excessive force. Pietroski filed pos... More...   $0 (10-29-2010 - MA)

Neil Benoit v. Amanda Frederickson & others

We granted the defendants' application for further appellate review to consider whether a Superior Court judge erred in denying the defendants' special motion to dismiss, pursuant to G.L. c. 231, ยง 59H (anti-SLAPP statute). [FN2] Because we conclude that the defendants are entitled to interlocutory appellate review, and that the motion judge erred in denying their special motion to dismiss, we re... More...   $0 (06-25-2009 - MA)

Courtney Tylek Castleman v. Brian Corriveau

Assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment claims by woman who claimed she was repeatedly molested by her mother's boyfriend, Brian Corriveau, now age 44, beginning in 1987. Corriveau conceded liability but contested damages. He pled guilty in 1994 and was sentenced to six to 10 years in prison for forcible rape of a minor and assault and battery. M... More...   $1133611 (10-31-2002 - MA)

German Alfonso, et al. v. John T. Aufiero, et al.

Civil Rights – Excessive Force – Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress – Negligence – Malicious Prosecution – Conspiracy to Deprive Equal Protection of the Laws - Plaintiffs were two young Hispanic men that claimed they were attacked and beaten without provocation by two plain clothes police officers inside a Somerville nightclub and in its parking lot. Plaintiffs claimed that the police ... More...   $182336 (09-07-1999 - MA)

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