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University and City Win Summary Judgment in Campus Police Officers’ Suit

Former University of Miami campus police officers sued the University and the City of Coral Gables in Florida federal court claiming they were entitled to receive the same pay and benefits provided to Coral Gables police officers. The city authorized the campus police to exercise police powers and classified the officers as part-time city officers even though they were full-time employees of the University. The plaintiffs filed five amendments to their complaint, alleging negligent misrepresentation, conspiracy, Florida RICO, whistleblower claims, retaliation, due process and section 1983 claims. We moved for summary judgment on behalf of our client the University of Miami, and the court granted the University’s motion as well as the city’s motion as to all of the plaintiffs’ claims.

Allocco v. City of Coral Gables, 221 F.Supp.2d 1317 (S.D. Fla. 2002).

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