No. 94-5200.

47 F.3d 628 (1995)

Alphonse W. GROMAN; Jane M. Groman, Appellants, v. TOWNSHIP OF MANALAPAN; Chief Jimmie R. Potts; Helen K. Kirkland; Thomas White; Matthew Trembow; Peter Vanderweil; John Doe, Richard Roe, Police Officers of the Township of Manalapan, the identity and number of whom is presently unknown to the plaintiffs; Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid Squad; Edward T. Moriarty; Tracie Zachary; Jane A. Doe, John A. Doe, John B. Doe, John C. Doe, Jane B. Doe, and Jane C. Doe, fictitious defendants (representing unlimited fictitious defendants); ABC Co., and XYZ Company, a fictitious entity (representing unlimited fictitious defendants).

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided February 16, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles F. Wetherell (argued), Meinders & Wetherell, Lakewood, NJ, for appellants.

David F. Luvara (argued), Slimm & Goldberg, Westmont, NJ, for appellees Township of Manalapan, Chief Jimmie R. Potts, Helen K. Kirkland, Thomas White, Matthew Trembow, Peter Vanderweil, Thomas Wallace, Evelyn Schade, Mary Caccamo, Officer Ascough, Officer Visconi, Officer Bruno, Officer McCormick, Officer Rumolo and Officer Cochran.

Mark T. Stopa, Lushan, McCarthy, Goona& Stopa, Brookline, MA, for appellee Chief Jimmie R. Potts.

Steven B. Portnoff, Law Office of Steven B. Portnoff, Manalapan, NJ, for appellee Thomas White.

George Wilgus, III (argued), Lenox, Socey, Wilgus, Formidoni & Casey, Trenton, NJ, for appellees Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid Squad, Edward T. Moriarty, Tracie Zachary, James Paulser and Joseph Bokenko.

Before: SCIRICA, NYGAARD and McKEE, Circuit Judges.


SCIRICA, Circuit Judge.

Plaintiffs Alphonse W. Groman and Jane M. Groman appeal the district court's grant of summary judgment on their civil rights claims to defendants Township of Manalapan, the Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid Squad, members of the first aid squad and Manalapan Police Department, and several unknown defendants.

The dispute arises out of the arrest of Mr. Groman at his residence on February 17, 1990. Plaintiffs...


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