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Argued: January 11, 2002

VACATED and REMANDED.

Plaintiffs-appellants (“plaintiffs”) appeal from a decision of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Dorsey, J.), granting summary judgment to defendant-appellee Town of West Hartford (“Town”) on the plaintiffs’ 42 U.S.C. �� 1983 and 1988 action. Plaintiffs submitted papers in opposition to the motion for summary judgment. Although plaintiffs alleged the existence of disputed issues of material fact, they did not provide citations to the supporting evidence. The district court refused to review the evidence proffered by plaintiffs and dismissed the case. We hold that a district court may not grant summary judgment on the ground that the opposition papers did not contain record citations unless the nonmovants have been previously put on notice, through a local rule or otherwise, that such citations are required.

 
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