Hatch Award $1 Judgment Against State Policeman May 29, 1955 Bud Rice of Budville, NM
Hatch Awards $1 Judgment Against State Policeman ALBUQUERQUE UR— U. S. Dist. Judge Carl Hatch has dismissed a suit for $25,000 against H. N. (Bud) Rice, former Budville justice of the peace, on the grounds of legal immunity granted all judges. The suit was brought to court by Harry D. Chilcott, Long Beach, Calif, who accused both Rice and State Policeman H C Stanbrough of "false arrest” after a minor collision last November on U. S. 66 west of Albuquerque. Chilcott had also sued Stanbrough Stanbrough for $25,000, but Judge Hatch awarded the plaintiff only $i damages plus costs.