CA9: Nominal damages for 20 min detention supported by evidence

“A jury could reasonably find that the Kovacics suffered no actual damages from an unreasonable search of the home. See George v. City of Long Beach, 973 F.2d 706, 708-09 (9th Cir. 1992). Although Jared Kovacic was detained for 20 minutes, a jury could reasonably find that this brief deprivation of liberty does not amount to a per se actual injury, unlike the 100 days of incarceration that we deemed to be an actual injury in Hazle v. Crofoot, 727 F.3d 983, 991-92 (9th Cir. 2013).” Kovacic v. County of L.A., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 19692 (9th Cir. July 17, 2018).

Defendant’s objections to the USMJ’s R&R denying the suppression motion are preserved, and he doesn’t get another hearing. United States v. Lewis, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117588 (N.D. Ind. July 16, 2018).*

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