Unpublished Dispositionsharon L. Petterson, Plaintiff-appellant, v. City of Laingsburg, Michigan, Defendant-appellee, 914 F.2d 257 (6th Cir. 1990)

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US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 914 F.2d 257 (6th Cir. 1990) Sept. 18, 1990

Before KEITH and KRUPANSKY, Circuit Judges; and JORDAN, District Judge.*


Plaintiff-appellant, Sharon L. Petterson (appellant), in her capacity as next best friend of her son, Matthew D. Carr, appeals the district court's entry of summary judgment against her in this civil rights action commenced pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Appellant asserted various constitutional claims against defendant-appellee, the City of Laingsburg, Michigan, arising out of her son's allegedly unlawful detention for a traffic violation.

Upon review of the appellant's assignments of error, the record in its entirety, and the briefs of the parties, this court concludes that the district court's order of summary judgment was correct as a matter of law, but that the district court's imposition of sanctions against appellant's counsel under Fed. R. Civ. P. 11 was not warranted.

Accordingly, the order of summary judgment in favor of appellee is AFFIRMED for the reasons stated in the Magistrate's Report of July 19, 1989, as adopted by the district court on August 7, 1989. However, the imposition of sanctions pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 11 is REVERSED.