3rd Circ. Says Gov't Seizure Of Lab's Property Lawful

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday rejected claims from Blue Marsh Laboratories Inc. and its owner that Pennsylvania environmental officials unlawfully seized their property without due process as part of a criminal investigation into whether the lab falsified water pollution test results.

A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit affirmed a Pennsylvania federal court’s dismissal of claims by Blue Marsh and Michael McKenna, its owner and president, that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection officials in 2008 took their property — including computers, hard drives and servers...
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Case Information

Case Title

Michael McKenna, et al v. Stevan Portman, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 3rd Circuit

Nature of Suit

3440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

March 6, 2013

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