When Mud Becomes Muck. Supreme Court Refuses to Answer Question Upon Which Cert was Granted – Whether and How an Underlying Malicious Prosecution Claim Can Be Brought as a Constitutional Tort Under 42 U.S.C. 1983 – and Instead Answers Another Question, Unclearly, When Does a Fourth Amendment Claim for Unreasonable Seizure “Accrue” Under State Law Statute of Limitations?

Noting a split of authority among the Circuit Courts as to whether a “malicious prosecution” claim is even cognizable under 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983, and if so, what “constitutional right” is it tethered to, the Supreme Court granted certiorari ostensibly … Continue reading

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Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker Mentioned in News Article About Supreme Court Friend of the Court Brief Advocating for Protection of Disabled Veterans’ Federal Benefits

“Carson Tucker, an attorney who wrote the friend of the court brief for the VFW and a group called Operation Firing for Effect, said a veteran’s disability pay should be protected. That money is needed to support disabled veterans who … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Accepts Amicus Curiae Brief prepared by Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker

The Michigan Supreme Court has issued an Order Docketing Amicus Curiae Brief prepared by the Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker on behalf of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (local affiliate of the Defense Research Institute), in the case of Skidmore v. Consumers Energy Company, Supreme Court Case No. 154030.

Prior posts summarized this case, and included the brief.

 

 

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United States Supreme Court Oral Argument in Veterans’ Case

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments next week in Howell v. Howell. After I filed the friend of the Court Brief for Veterans of Foreign Wars and Operation Firing for Effect,  Respondent’s Brief and the Petitioner’s Reply have been filed. The Solicitor General … Continue reading

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Amicus Curiae Brief in Supreme Court of Michigan in Wrongful Death Case Against Electric Utility

I’ve published a prior post about the amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief filed on behalf of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel in support of an application for leave to appeal filed by Consumers Energy Company. Below is a summary … Continue reading

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Amicus Curiae Brief filed in Michigan Supreme Court Supporting Public Utility in Wrongful Death Action

The Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker has filed another amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in the Michigan Supreme Court. The amicus curiae brief filed on behalf of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) is in support of an … Continue reading

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Law Offices of Carson J Tucker Presents Webinar to International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) on Federal Constitutional Tort Claims

I was honored to present this Webinar to IMLA’s national members today on current legal issues in federal constitutional tort claims against governmental entities and individual governmental actors. International Municipal Lawyers Association Webinars Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker Presents … Continue reading

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