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Family of Utah doctor can proceed with lawsuit against feds
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His family’s lawsuit claims more than 100 heavily armed agents stormed the home to arrest him and search for an ancient pendant. The Salt Lake City U.S. District Court judge’s ruling says the arrest could be considered unreasonable, because Redd wasn’t suspected of any violent crimes. The judge allowed Redd’s family to continue suing for wrongful death and intentional infliction of emotional distress, but kicked out claims of false arrest and malicious prosecution.
Redd was one of two defendants to kill themselves after the 2009 indictment, and a government informant in the case committed suicide in 2010.