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Tennison v. San Francisco, No. 06-15426

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action based on Defendant-Officers' alleged withholding of exculpatory evidence, the partial denial of Defendants' motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity is affirmed, where police inspectors have a duty to disclose exculpatory evidence and a showing of bad faith was not required.

Read Tennison v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 06-15426

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted June 12, 2007

Submission Vacated May 21, 2008

Resubmitted September 22, 2008

Filed December 8, 2008

Amended June 23, 2009


Opinion by Circuit Judge Tashima


For Appellees:

Elliot R. Peters, Keker & Van Nest, LLP, San Francisco, CA

John H. Scott, The Scott Law Firm, San Francisco, CA

For Appellants:

James A. Quadra, Moscone, Emblidge & Quadra, LLP, San Francisco, CA