Edward Lucas v. City of Ludlow, Kentucky, et al

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NOT RECOMMENDED FOR FULL-TEXT PUBLICATION File Name: 08a0664n.06 Filed: November 3, 2008 No. 07-6317 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT EDWARD C. LUCAS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CITY OF LUDLOW, ET AL., Defendants-Appellees. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY Before: GIBBONS, COOK, Circuit Judges; and STEEH, District Judge.* JULIA SMITH GIBBONS, Circuit Judge. Plaintiff-appellant Edward Lucas appeals the decision of the district court to grant summary judgment for defendants-appellees City of Ludlow, building inspector Joe Schutzman, and police officers Raymond Murphy, Benny Johnson, and James Tucker. Lucas sued defendants-appellees under 42 U.S.C. 1983 for alleged violations of his constitutional rights, under 42 U.S.C. 1985 for an alleged conspiracy to deprive him of his civil rights, and under Kentucky law for claims of defamation and malicious prosecution. After carefully reviewing the record, the applicable law, the parties' briefs, and having had the benefit of oral argument, we find that the district court's opinion carefully and correctly sets out the facts and the governing law. Because this court's issuance of a full opinion would serve no jurisprudential The Honorable George Caram Steeh, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, sitting by designation. * purpose and would be duplicative, we affirm on the basis of the district court's well-reasoned order of September 20, 2007, granting summary judgment to defendants-appellees.

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