Federal lawsuit against PSJ dismissed

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 12:19 PM.

A lawsuit filed in federal court against the city of Port St. Joe, two police officers and a local businessman was formally dismissed Monday in the U.S. Northern District Court of Florida.

The lawsuit, brought by Lynne Carr, was dismissed with prejudice, meaning the same claims against the same people can not be brought again in litigation.

The dismissal filing came from the Tallahassee office of Marie Mattox, who was handling Carr’s case.

This is the second federal suit Mattox has filed against local governments this year; one from a local political action committee against the Board of County Commissioners and several commissioners individually and the other against the city of Port St. Joe.

Both were ultimately dismissed with prejudice.

In dismissing the case, the court left each side to bear their own legal costs.

Carr sued the city, her estranged husband Billy Carr, Jr. and police officers Jake Richards and David Garner accusing them of violating her constitutional right against illegal search and seizure as well as abuse of power and abuse of process.

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