No. 84-3501.

764 F.2d 188 (1985)

Lester SMITH v. CITY OF PITTSBURGH, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided June 12, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

D.R. Pellegrini, City Solicitor, Richard J. Joyce (argued), Zan I. Hodzic, Asst. City Solicitors, Pittsburgh, Pa., for appellant.

Edward A. Olds (argued), Pittsburgh, Pa., for appellee.

Before ALDISERT, Chief Judge, SLOVITER, Circuit Judge, and STAPLETON, District Judge.


SLOVITER, Circuit Judge.

The City of Pittsburgh appeals from the district court's order granting summary judgment and awarding damages to plaintiff Lester Smith on his claim that the City violated the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by discharging him from his employment without affording proper notice and an adequate opportunity to contest the charges. The merits of Smith's claim present difficult legal issues that we...

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