Saturday, December 03, 2005

Next time, call Domino's

In Coffee v. Morris, the facts were these: the plaintiff mom was riding as passenger, her son was driving, she had two pizzas in her lap, the car gets pulled over for speeding as they were almost home, the son stops in front of their house, the officer tells Mom to stay in the car, Mom gets out, the officer grabs her, Mom sues claiming that her constitutional rights were violated.

On summary judgment, Judge Conrad found that the rights of the passenger were not clearly established, and granted the motion for the defendant based on qualified immunity.

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