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Meketa v. Kamoie

United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania

June 28, 2013

LUKE A. MEKETA, Plaintiff,
v.
ERIC KAMOIE, Defendant

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For Luke A. Meketa, Plaintiff: Geoffrey S. McInroy, LEAD ATTORNEY, Law Office of Geoffrey McInroy, Harrisburg, PA; Matthew Lee Owens, LEAD ATTORNEY, Law Offices of Matthew L. Owens, Esquire, LLC, Harrisburg, PA.

For Eric Kamoie, Defendant: Christopher P. Boyle, Sr., Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, King of Prussia, PA; Joseph J. Santarone, Jr., Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Philadelphia, PA.

OPINION

Hon. John E. Jones III.

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MEMORANDUM

Presently pending before the Court is the motion for summary judgment (doc. 25) of Defendant Eric Kamoie. The motion has been fully briefed (docs. 27, 32, 34) and is therefore ripe for our review. For the reasons that follow, we will grant the motion in its entirety and enter judgment in favor of the Defendant.

I. PROCEDURAL HISTORY

The Plaintiff, Luke A. Meketa (" Meketa" or " Plaintiff" ) commenced this action with the filing of a complaint (doc. 1) on February 27, 2012, wherein he asserted claims for malicious prosecution (Count I), false arrest (Count II), false imprisonment (Count III), and violation of procedural due process guarantees (Count IV) against Defendant police officer Eric Kamoie (" Officer Kamoie" or " Defendant" ). On March 23, 2012, the Plaintiff filed an amended complaint (doc. 6) which contained stylistic revisions but left all material portions of the original pleading unaltered. In his pleading, the Plaintiff alleges that Officer Kamoie filed an affidavit of probable cause with a magisterial district judge on March 2, 2010, resulting in his arrest, and that Officer Kamoie withheld material exculpatory information from and included materially false information in that document.

The Defendant filed a motion to dismiss pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) (doc. 7) on April 2, 2012. On June 13, 2012, after that motion was fully briefed, the Court issued an order which denied the motion in its entirety and concluded that, accepting all facts as true and drawing all inferences therefrom in favor of the Plaintiff, the amended complaint stated plausible claims for relief. The Defendant filed an ...


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