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Former Employee vs. Puffy (I)
Highest Court S.D. New York
Year Ended 2004
Plaintiffs Individual(s)
Defendants Bad Boy Entertainment
City Entity and/or Official(s)
Combs, Sean
Police Officer(s)
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description A two-time former employee of Bad Boy, Sean Combs' entertainment company, was terminated but given "contact sheets" that contained job leads with other music industry companies. The Plaintiff did not open the envelope until some time later and discovered the envelope contained Combs' personal info, so the Plaintiff contacted Combs to return the sheets. After the meeting, Combs became suspicious that Plaintiff had stolen his Grammy award. Shortly thereafter, the Plaintiff, a diabetic, received a phone call to attend what he thought was a job interview. He arrived at the address to learn it was a police station, where an officer questioned him for hours concerning the contact sheets and missing Grammy Award. The Plaintiff wound up being transported to the hospital for diabetic shock multiple times, and was charged with several counts. The Plaintiff sued Combs and the police. He alleged that Combs conspired to violate his civil rights with the arrest. The Court determined Combs had not acted in concert with a state actor to deprive the Plaintiff of his rights. While Combs may have filed a false report, that would not give rise to the claim the Plaintiff was making. The court then dismissed the various charges of conspiracy and false imprisonment. - JMC

Legal Issues
Conflicts of Law Jurisdiction & Forum Subject Matter Jurisdiction
Constitutional Law General Civil Rights
Employment Law State Statute/Common Law Due Compensation
General Equitable Remedies Quantum Meruit
Torts Intentional Torts False Arrest/Imprisonment


Opinions Vazquez v. Combs
2004 WL 2404224
S.D. New York , October 22, 2004 ( No. 04 Civ.4189(GEL) )


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Related Searches Parties
Bad Boy Entertainment ( Defendant )
City Entity and/or Official(s) ( Defendant )
Combs, Sean ( Defendant )
Individual(s) ( Plaintiff )
Police Officer(s) ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Conflicts of Law / Jurisdiction & Forum / Subject Matter Jurisdiction
Constitutional Law / General / Civil Rights
Employment Law / State Statute/Common Law / Due Compensation
General / Equitable Remedies / Quantum Meruit
Torts / Intentional Torts / False Arrest/Imprisonment

Courts
S.D. New York (highest court)


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