Hernandez-Cuevas v. Taylor, No. 14-2247 (1st Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff filed a complaint against Defendants - both FBI special agents - alleging that Defendants violated his Fourth Amendment right to be protected against seizure but upon probable cause. Defendants moved to dismiss the case on the grounds of qualified immunity. The district court denied Defendants' motion. The First Circuit affirmed and remanded the case to the district court. After a trial, the district court granted Defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law and dismissed the case. The First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) the record was insufficient to permit a jury to find for Plaintiff; and (2) there was no other prejudicial error in the district court’s decision.