Supreme Court Says Ga. DEA Agent Can't Be Sued In Nev.

Law360, Los Angeles (February 25, 2014, 10:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously ruled that a Georgia police officer couldn’t be sued in Nevada by professional gamblers over winnings retained by the officer at an airport in Atlanta, holding that Nevada didn't have personal jurisdiction because the officer lacked sufficient contacts in the state.

Petitioner Anthony Walden, who worked as a deputized Drug Enforcement Administration agent at the Georgia airport, seized approximately $97,000 in winnings from the plaintiffs because he suspected that the cash was evidence of illegal narcotics deals. In 2007,...
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