Court reinstates lawsuit

A federal appeals court reinstated a lawsuit today that was filed by a St. Johnsville couple against a Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy and a St. Johnsville police officer.

In July 2011, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit against the deputy and police officer, who are accused in the lawsuit of an illegal traffic stop, false arrest and malicious prosecution.

However, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit erased that decision today, and ordered the lower court to take up the case again.

Look for more information about the decision in Friday’s edition of The Leader-Herald.