Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Sixth Circuit affirms dismissal of claims against W.D. Va. defendants in Mettetal case
In Mettetal v. Vanderbilt University, the Sixth Circuit in an opinion by Judge Karen Nelson Moore joined by Circuit Judge Cook and District Judge Gwin from Ohio affirmed the dismissal of the plaintiff's various and sundry claims against the many defendants, including the late Judge Michael and various prosecutors, law enforcement officials, and defense lawyers connected in some way with the prosecution of the plaintiff in the W.D. Va. The appeals court reversed dismissal, however, as to Vanderbilt University and the Metro Nashville police, who were involved in the plaintiff's arrest and prosecution in Tennessee.