$1.2 Million Federal Court Complaint Against Our Client Dismissed Prior to Jury Selection in Boston

All claims made in the federal court action brought (name withheld) and (name withheld) against our client, Rehoboth Police Officer James Casey were dismissed just prior to jury selection when the case was reached for trial. In the complaint (name withheld) sought $1.2 million for alleged violations of the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (“CORI”) Act (M.G.L. c. 172, § 6) and the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection (“DPPA”) Act (18 U.S.C. § 2722). They claimed that these “violations” occurred and their damages began in June, 2006, when Officer Casey performed what they asserted were “illegal” background checks. Our client contended that when he made a query from his patrol car about the status of (name withheld)’s driver’s license in view of an upcoming meeting demanded by (name withheld) to discuss that topic. The claims and case were dismissed without any payment whatsoever to (name withheld). John B. Reilly was the trial attorney for Officer Casey (names of parties withheld).

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