Snyder v. Collura, No. 15-1384 (1st Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff sued the City of Waltham, Massachusetts and several of its officials alleging that Defendants conspired to deprive Plaintiff of his federal constitutional rights and alleging various violations of Massachusetts state law. Defendants moved for summary judgment on each of Plaintiff’s claims. The district court rejected the immunity defenses of two municipal officials in ruling on this motion. On interlocutory appeal, the First Circuit ruled that the two individual defendants were immune to suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 because Plaintiff’s Equal Protection claim - the only preserved federal claim in the case - failed. After the Court’s decision, the district court granted Defendants’ motion for summary judgment on the remaining claims. The First Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Plaintiff’s remaining claims and the court’s denial of Plaintiff’s motion for leave to amend, holding that Plaintiff’s arguments were unavailing.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on January 29, 2016.