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Mann v. Taser Int'l., Inc., No. 08-16951

By FindLaw Staff on December 02, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 and wrongful death action by the estate of a decedent against police deputies and the manufacturer of a Taser device used by police in apprehending decedent, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) plaintiffs' statement of material facts accompanying their opposition to defendants' motion for summary judgment was convoluted, argumentative and nonresponsive, and thus the district court properly excluded it; 2) plaintiffs provided no admissible evidence to support their claim that use of the Taser caused the decedent's death; and 3) plaintiffs provided no evidence that defendants-deputies used excessive force or were deliberately indifferent to a serious medical need.

Read Mann v. Taser Int'l., Inc., No. 08-16951

Appellate Information

Argued: May 27, 2009

Decided: December 2, 2009


Opinion by Judge Fay

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