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Donovan Successfully Defends County Against Civil Rights Violation Claim and Achieves Dismissal on Motion

John Donovan of our Irvine office successfully defended the County of Orange, County of Orange Probation Department, and a Deputy Probation Officer, who were sued for allegedly violating plaintiff's civil rights.

Plaintiff alleged that he was falsely imprisoned for violating the terms of his parole.  Donovan challenged plaintiff's claims with a motion for summary judgment on the grounds that plaintiff's incarceration was a direct result of his own admission that he violated the terms of his parole.  Following oral arguments by both parties, the Court dismissed plaintiff's complaint in its entirety as to each of the named defendants.