PATRICK FLANAGAN (Charlotte) and BRAD KLINE (Charlotte) obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of a municipality and police officer in the Western District of North Carolina Federal Court.  Plaintiff alleged that he was subjected to an unreasonable search and seizure and was deprived of his substantive and procedural due process rights, all in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.  The complaint arose out of a traffic stop of a vehicle owned by the plaintiff and the subsequent search of the vehicle and arrest of the plaintiff for possession of a controlled substance.  The case was dismissed with prejudice after the defense successfully argued that probable cause existed for the arrest and that the plaintiff failed to meet the standard for federal constitutional claims against municipalities set by Monell v. Department of Social Servs., 436 U.S. 658 (1978).

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