David Schwalm wins summary judgment for college in civil rights action brought by club owner.
September 17, 2018
TT&H Attorney David Schwalm scored a Summary Judgment win in favor of a college located in Northeastern Pennsylvania before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. It was alleged that the college had coordinated with the local police department to violate the plaintiff club owner’s civil rights. Further, while it had also been alleged, the court identified that the evidence of record was not sufficient to support a reasonable interference of the existence of a conspiracy to “shut down” that club based upon the race of its customers. In entering the ruling, the court emphasized that crimes had certainly been occurring in and about the area near the college, of which the club was a part, and that any emphasis on police presence and activity was to provide for an atmosphere of safety for the college’s students and staff. Similarly, the court found that there was no evidence that such “increased” police presence had anything to do with the racial make-up of the attendees of the club.
Questions about this case can be directed to David Schwalm, at (717) 255-7643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.