A federal appeals court panel has revived a lawsuit filed by an attorney over a 2010 confrontation she had with a sheriff’s deputy at the Fulton County Courthouse.
Lisa West, an Atlanta family law attorney and former city court judge, claims she was injured when the deputy snatched her cellphone as the two argued over the deputy’s request that she remove her jacket during the court’s security screening process. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit said Monday that a district court judge had erred in rejecting West’s claim under the Fourth Amendment.
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