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GMSR Partners Tim Coates & Nadia Sarkis To Receive IMLA’s 2022 Amicus Service Award

Later this week, GMSR partners Tim Coates and Nadia Sarkis will receive an Amicus Service Award at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s (IMLA’s) mid-year conference in Washington, D.C. to recognize their legal advocacy in protecting and advancing local government interests.

They are receiving the award for crafting an amicus brief in support of the petition for certiorari filed in Bohanon v. Lawrence (Case No. 21-837), which sought guidance on an entrenched circuit split: whether, and in what circumstances, a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction over an immediate appeal from a district court’s summary-judgment order denying qualified immunity.  GMSR’s brief asserted that the potential for different inferences to be drawn from undisputed evidentiary facts should not bar the application of qualified immunity or foreclose interlocutory review.