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Date: 01-23-2024

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Sheldon Scott v. City of South Bend, et al.

Case Number: 3:21-cv-00223

Judge: Damon R. Leichty

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (St. Joseph County)

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Defendant's Attorney: South Bend, Indiana civil rights claim defense lawyers represented the Defendants.

Description: South Bend, Indiana personal injury lawyers represented the Plaintiffs who sued the Defendants on civil rights violation theories.

Two officers at the South Bend Police Department sued the City of South Bend for retaliatory conduct they say stemmed from their participation in a prior suit over alleged unlawful recording. One such officer, Sheldon Scott, also sued Kyle Lerch in his individual capacity under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Officer Scott claims that Special Agent Lerch, the coordinator in charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms office in South Bend where Officer Scott worked, violated his Fourteenth Amendment rights, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Agent Lerch moves to dismiss all of Officer Scott's claims against him.

Outcome: The court grants the motion to dismiss, albeit with leave to restate the ADEA claim alone.

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