Justices say gamblers can't sue policeman

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Updated: 2/25/2014 10:22 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a Georgia police officer cannot be sued in Nevada over the seizure of two gamblers' money.

The justices ruled unanimously on Tuesday that a lawsuit against officer Anthony Walden could not go forward in a Nevada court because none of his conduct connected him to the state.

The case was closely watched by business groups concerned about where they can face lawsuits.

Walden seized $97,000 from a Nevada couple while they were traveling at the Atlanta airport in 2006. When they returned home to Nevada, they claimed Walden gave a false affidavit to prosecutors showing he had probable cause for seizing the money.

They sued in Nevada, but a federal judge threw the case out. A federal appeals court had reinstated the case.

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