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Final ruling in 1st Amendment suit against Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik.

Final ruling in 1st Amendment suit against Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik.

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The ruling in U.S. District Court ends a three-year dispute over lawn signs.
The ruling in U.S. District Court ends a three-year dispute over lawn signs.

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Published by: Patrick Johnson on Apr 29, 2014
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Case 3:12-cv-30055-MAP Document 81 Filed 04/28/14 Page 1 of 2

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS

DAVID FLAHERTY, JANE WENSLEY AND DAVID COSTA, Plaintiffs v. DANIEL KNAPIK, Defendant

) ) ) ) ) C.A. NO. 12-CV-30055-MAP ) ) )

AMENDED ORDER OF JUDGMENT April 28, 2014 PONSOR, U.S.D.J. Upon consideration of the pleadings and memoranda and based upon the agreement of the parties, it is hereby adjudged that: 1. The removal of political lawn signs on November 7, 2011 by order of the Defendant Daniel Knapik constituted content-based, but not intentional, discrimination in violation of the rights of the Plaintiffs as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article XVI of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights. 2. The parties have resolved all other outstanding issues in this case, including attorney’s fees. Any remaining claims offered in the complaint are hereby DISMISSED by agreement. 3. Judgment will enter for Plaintiffs to the extent set forth above. This case may now be closed.

Case 3:12-cv-30055-MAP Document 81 Filed 04/28/14 Page 2 of 2

It is So Ordered. /s/ Michael A. Ponsor MICHAEL A. PONSOR U. S. District Judge

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