A Bronx woman arrested for not having her prescribed medications in their original containers has standing to sue New York City, the Appellate Division, First Department, ruled Thursday.

Overruling Bronx Supreme Court Justice Alison Tuitt, a unanimous panel in Bravo v. State of New York, 21151/12, said that Sephronia Bravo had suffered an “injury-in-fact” as a result of the arrest, and therefore Tuitt’s dismissal of her constitutional claims was invalid.

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