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Judge refuses to dismiss Hollywood power broker's LAPD lawsuit
Judge refuses to dismiss Hollywood power broker's LAPD lawsuit

A federal judge Monday ruled that a onetime Hollywood power broker can pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department, the police union and two officers who he alleges severely beat him in Highland Park, leaving him with facial fractures and a broken shoulder blade. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner denied a request to toss out the lawsuit filed by Brian C. Mulligan, who at the time of the May 2012 incident was managing director and vice chairman at Deutsche Bank. Officer James Nichols and the Los Angeles Police Protective League had both filed separate motions to dismiss the suit. But without ruling on the merits of the legal action, Klausner decided that...

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