Monday, February 23, 2015

Tenth Circuit: Tiscareno v. Frasier

S1983 Malicious Prosecution and Brady claims in Medical Malpractice case

Appellate court has jurisdiction to review facts on interlocutory appeal.

Withheld pathology report suggesting prior injury insufficient basis for malicious prosecution claim.

No conviction means no Brady violation.  Though deft did not raise this in Answer or Motion for Summary Judgment, pleading of general qualified immunity was sufficient to preserve.  

At the time, there was no clearly established Constitutional rule saying that a private hospital's investigation was subject to Brady disclosures.

Tiscareno v. Frasier

Eighth Circuit: Gary Austin v. Fletcher Long

Interlocutory appeal in S1983 employment action.

Appellate court will not engage in time consuming review of the record in interlocutory appeal on questions of fact.

No error in holding comparators with DUI and ethics charges were comparable to or more seriously affected.  (PL had errors in expense accounts.)

Gary Austin  v.  Fletcher Long

Seventh Circuit: Afrouz Keirkhavash v. Eric Holder, Jr.

Immigration: IJ had sufficient evidence to disbelieve petitioner's recantation of affiliation with organization that would have torpedoed asylum application.

Seventh Circuit:  Afrouz Keirkhavash v.  Eric Holder, Jr.
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