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Santana-Castro v. Toledo-Davilla, No. 08-1964

District court's dismissal of plaintiffs' suit against Puerto Rico Police Department officers and their supervisors for violations of their constitutional rights, as well as claims under Puerto Rico's constitutional and civil law, is affirmed as time-barred where under the identicality requirement, the causes of action asserted in the complaint must be based on the same substantive claims as asserted in the extrajudicial letter. 

Read Santana-Castro v. Toledo-Davilla, No. 08-1964

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United State District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Decided August 27, 2009

Judges

Before Lynch, Chief Judge, Torruella, Circuit Judge, and Ebel, Of The Tenth Circuit, sitting by designation.    
Opinion by Torruella, Circuit Judge.

Counsel

For Appellants: Guillermo Ramos-Luiña, Harry Anduze-Montaño and José A. Morales-Boscio

For Appellee:  Rosa Elena Pérez-Agosto, Assistant Solicitor General, Irene S. Soroeta-Kodesh, Solicitor General, Leticia Casalduc-Rabell, Deputy Solicitor General, and Zaira Z. Girón-Anadón, Deputy Solicitor General