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Mathews v. New York Racing Association, Inc.

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
193 F.Supp. 293 (S.D.N.Y. 1961)


Facts

In a previous suit against employees of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) (employees), Mathews (plaintiff) alleged that the employees made libelous statements about him regarding a disorderly conduct charge and that NYRA’s private investigators assaulted him. The court found against Mathews on all claims. Subsequently, Mathews brought this suit against the NYRA and its private investigators (defendants). Mathews again alleged that the investigators assaulted him, and also that they kidnapped him, falsely arrested him, and falsely imprisoned him. Mathews also alleged that the defendants had incorrectly charged him with disorderly conduct and had maliciously prosecuted him, resulting in the conviction. The defendants moved for summary judgment.

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