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Walker v. Prince George's Cty., No. 08-1462

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action claiming that defendant-officer wrongfully seized plaintiff's wolf, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where the fact that a wolf may be lawfully possessed does not mean that the lawfulness of its possession must be verified as a prerequisite to its seizure when that seizure is necessary to protect the public safety or otherwise.

Read Walker v. Prince George's Cty., No. 08-1462

Appellate Information

Argued: May 14, 2009

Decided: July 30, 2009


Opinion by Justice O'Connor


For Appellants:

Jason Christopher Crump, Smith Graham & Crump, LLC, Largo, MD

For Appellees:

Stephen Thibodeau, Prince George's County Office of Law, Upper Marlboro, MD