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M&A Law Firm Civil Rights Case Makes New Law

On February 18, 2010, the Fifth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruled that Defendant Detective Curtis is not entitled to qualified immunity on the Fourteenth Amendment and Fourth Amendment claims brought against him by M&A Law Firm client, Plaintiff Donald Wayne Good.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the Brathwaite test is not designed for and does not apply in the context of a section 1983 civil rights suit following DNA exoneration for a conviction deprived from police conduct that was intentionally designed to procure a false identification by unlawful means.

This is a step forward to all those who are seeking justice for being wrongfully imprisoned as a result of police intentional misconduct.

Click here to see the Case Background and Opinion of 5th court of appeals.

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