Laura Skop v. City of Atlanta et al, 485 F.3d 1130 (11th Cir. 2007)

William James Atkins

Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2008

Practice Area:Civil Rights

Outcome:$268,000.00

Description:Mr. Atkins represented Ms. Skop in this civil rights matter. Ms. Skop brought claims of false arrest and malicious prosecution against a police officer employed with teh City of Atlanta. The trial judge granted summary judgment to the officer and Mr. Atkins appealed. Mr. Atkins argued the case before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court reversed the decision in a published opinion that has established important precedent in this area of civil rights law.