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Fuerschbach v. Southwest Airlines Co.
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
439 F.3d 1197 (2006)
Marcie Fuerschbach (plaintiff) was an employee of Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest) (defendant). Two police officers (defendants) staged an arrest of Fuerschbach as part of a prank planned by Southwest supervisors (defendants). The officers placed Fuerschbach’s hands in a position to be handcuffed, handcuffed her, and had her walk 15 feet while handcuffed. Fuerschbach suffered psychological injuries as a result of the prank. Fuerschbach brought various claims against the police officers, Southwest, and the supervisors (defendants) and sued the police officers for battery. The district court granted summary judgment to the officers on the battery claim. Fuerschbach appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Lucero, J.)
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