Edwin A. Swanson, Appellant, v. Brewster L. Willis, Appellee, 220 F.2d 440 (9th Cir. 1955)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 220 F.2d 440 (9th Cir. 1955) April 1, 1955

Appeal from the District Court for the Territory of Alaska, Third Division; George W. Folta, Judge.

Bell & Sanders, Anchorage, Alaska, for appellant.

Warren E. Burger, Asst. Atty. Gen., Paul A. Sweeney, Herman S. Greitzer, Sp. Assts. to Atty. Gen., William T. Plummer, U. S. Atty., Arthur D. Talbot, Asst. U. S. Atty., Anchorage, Alaska, John P. Sparrow, Asst. U. S. Atty., San Francisco, Cal., for appellee.

Before HEALY and BONE, Circuit Judges, and CLARK, District Judge.


Appellant brought suit against appellee, a Deputy United States Marshal, for false arrest and for battery allegedly committed by appellee in the course of arresting and maintaining custody of appellant. The court below granted appellee's motion for dismissal for failure to state a claim, and entered judgment thereon.

The judgment is affirmed for the reasons given in the court's opinion, 114 F. Supp. 434.