Client Dismissed in Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

On August 9, 2011, the United States District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a civil rights lawsuit against one of the firm’s clients and its manager. The plaintiff claimed his civil rights were violated when the manager submitted a private citizen’s arrest order to the police who subsequently arrested plaintiff for trespass. The court determined the client was not a state actor and that complaining about plaintiff’s conduct to the police was insufficient to establish a civil rights violation. Martin Moreno and David Halm handled this case on behalf of the Pettit Kohn’s client.