The appellants filed this civil rights suit seeking damages for injury suffered as a result of their nine-month imprisonment pursuant to charges that were dropped. The district judge's intent to enter a partial final judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(b) "must be unmistakable" on the face of the order or of the documents referenced in it. No such unmistakable intent is exhibited in the district court's order dismissing appellants' claims against Lamar County. The district court's denial of appellants' motion for leave to amend as it relates to Lamar County is reversed and remanded, but the denial as it relates to a police officer is affirmed. The district court's summary judgment is affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 12-40288, 05-29-2013.
Crostley v. Lamar County
June 5, 2013