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GMSR in the United States Supreme Court for the sixth time in six years

After having two cases before the Court during the October 2010 term, Los Angeles County v. Humphries (2010) 562 U.S. 29, 131 S.Ct. 447 and Stern v. Marshall (2011) 564 U.S. 462; 131 S.Ct. 2594, GMSR will return to the high court during the 2011 term.  In Messerschmidt v. Millender 10-704, GMSR partner Timothy Coates and Associate Lillie Hsu persuaded the Court to determine whether GMSR’s clients, two law enforcement officers, have qualified immunity from federal civil rights liability arising from execution of a facially valid search warrant.  The case is likely to be argued in November or December 2011.  This is GMSR’s seventh case in the Supreme Court, with GMSR lawyers having previously argued the Humphries and Stern cases, as well as City of Ontario v. Quon (2010) 560 U.S. 746, 130 S.Ct. 2619, Van de Kamp v. Goldstein (2009) 555 U.S. 335, Marshall v. Marshall (2006) 547 U.S. 293 and County of Riverside v. McLaughlin (1991) 500 U.S. 44.