- Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a woman’s lawsuit against the city of Livingston that claimed one of its police officers assaulted her during a 2009 arrest.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn Ostby dismissed Cynthia Phillips’ lawsuit on Monday, saying that the complaint and the summonses were not served to the city of Livingston and police officer Joseph Harris within the mandatory three years since filing the suit.

According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle (http://tinyurl.com/pjwq8by ), Phillips’ lawsuit alleged that Harris grabbed her from behind and slammed her against a parked car while he was arresting her outside a Livingston bar.

Defense attorneys for the city and Harris argued that the case should be dropped because time had run out.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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