Court Grants Summary Judgment, Dismisses Wrongful Arrest/Malicious Prosecution Claims

Court Grants Summary Judgment, Dismisses Wrongful Arrest/Malicious Prosecution Claims

Greg Grant and Matt Cross, both attorneys in our Traverse City office, recently successfully defended a municipality and police officer against claims of false arrest/wrongful imprisonment and malicious prosecution. The key issue in the case was whether the officer had probable cause to arrest plaintiff for extortion. Finding that the officer had probable case, the Court granted summary judgment in favor of our clients, dismissing plaintiff’s federal claims in their entirety.

Gregory R. Grant is an attorney in our Traverse City office where he concentrates his practice on municipal law, employment and labor law, insurance defense, and litigation. Mr. Grant has extensive litigation experience in the areas of employment and labor law, police liability, first amendment law, due process, Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act, and has earned dismissals in each of these areas. He may be reached at (231) 922-1888 or ggrant@cmda-law.com.

Matthew W. Cross is an attorney in our Traverse City office where he focuses his practice in the areas of insurance defense, law enforcement defense and litigation, and municipal law. Mr. Cross has experience handling employment law, personal injury defense, and municipal issues and has earned dismissals in each of these areas. He may be reached at (231) 922-1888 or mcross@cmda-law.com.

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