Ninth Circuit Tosses Lawsuit Over Motorcyclist Harassment

A lawyer arrested for attempting to advise his client of his rights during a traffic stop lost his false arrest case last week before the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals. A sharply divided three-judge panel concluded that Stephen P. Stubbs, an attorney, arguably “obstructed” a police officer at the side of the road on November 13, 2013, after he approached Kevin Desmairas, a fellow motorcyclist and client, while he was pulled over in Las Vegas, Nevada…