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Civil Procedure Keyed to Cross
Mitchell v. Hood
Citation:614 Fed.Appx. 137 (5th Cir. 2015)
Judicial candidate Kiana Mitchell (Plaintiff) sued Brett Hood (Defendant) for defamation after a postcard with Defendant’s name was sent to voters accusing Plaintiff of violently attacking a pregnant woman. Defendant impleaded the judge who won the election, Judge Anderson-Trahan, under Rule 14. Defendant sought personal damages from Judge Anderson-Trahan for fraud, misrepresentation, abuse of right, and injury to personal and professional reputation. Judge Anderson-Trahan moved to dismiss the case.
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