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Case Name Liuzzo v. United States FA-MI-0018
Docket / Court Civ. A. No. 79–60014 ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Policing
Speech and Religious Freedom
Special Collection Selma and early civil rights enforcement
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Personal injury
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. § 2674
Defendant(s) Federal Bureau of Investigation
Plaintiff Description Viola Liuzzo's children
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Case Closing Year 1983
Case Ongoing No
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion and Order (565 F.Supp. 640) (E.D. Mich.)
FA-MI-0018-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 05/27/1963
Source: Westlaw
Task Force Report on Gary Thomas Rowe, Jr.
FA-MI-0018-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/01/1979
Memorandum Opinion and Order (485 F.Supp. 1274) (E.D. Mich.)
FA-MI-0018-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/29/1980
Source: Westlaw
Memorandum Opinion and Order (508 F.Supp. 923) (E.D. Mich.)
FA-MI-0018-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/25/1981
Source: Westlaw
Judges Joiner, Charles Wycliffe (E.D. Mich.)
FA-MI-0018-0001 | FA-MI-0018-0002 | FA-MI-0018-0003
Defendant's Lawyers Burkhalter, Donald R. (Mississippi)

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