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Firm Scores Two Victories in the Third Circuit

The Firm recently secured victories in two companion cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In Smith v. Stafford Township and Guadalupe v. Stafford Township the plaintiffs challenged the promotional exams administered by Stafford Township.  The Firm, representing the township and its police chief, was granted summary judgment before the district court and the plaintiffs appeal.

The Third Circuit consolidated the cases and issued one opinion. The panel found that the plaintiffs’ failed to avail themselves of the procedural remedies available in the exam process and failed to assert a constitutional due process claim.  The Third Circuit affirmed the district courts’ dismissal of the complaints with prejudice.

Firm partner Christopher J. Dasti represented the township and police chief in both matters.