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Kizas v. Webster

United States District Court for the District of Columbia
532 F. Supp. 1313 (D.D.C. 1982)


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (defendant) administered a clerk-to-agent employment program under which FBI clerks would obtain preferential treatment of their applications to become FBI special agents. The FBI terminated this program. Adolph Kizas, et al. (plaintiffs) had been clerical FBI employees and they brought suit, arguing that the termination of the program was a taking without just compensation. The plaintiffs filed a motion for summary judgment on liability and that motion was granted. The plaintiffs also filed a motion for summary judgment on damages. The plaintiffs sought, among other things, reliance damages based on their reliance on the program in obtaining and maintaining their jobs as FBI clerks.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Oberdorfer, J.)

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