Gillan filed and won a civil action against the City of San Marino and police officers identified only as Sgt. Street and Lt. Petersen for false arrest, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He was awarded $4.45 million at trial. The defendants' motion for judgment n.o.v. was denied and they appealed.
The Court of Appeal of the State of California, 2nd Appellate District, Division 3, found the defendants were immune from liability for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress under Government Code § 821.6. However, the Court affirmed the finding of liability for false arrest, and remanded the case for a new hearing on damages related to that claim. See Gillan v. City of San Marino, et al., 147 Cal.App.4th 1033, 55 Cal.Rptr.3d 158 (Cal.App. 2 Dist., 2007), review denied.
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Gillan v. City of San Marino
|Cite||147 Cal.App.4th 1033, (Cal.App. 2 Dist., 2007)|
|Level||State Court of Appeals|