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Muslim woman's lawsuit over head-scarf removal at jail dismissed
by John S. Hausman
Both sides have agreed to dismiss without payment a Muslim woman's federal lawsuit claiming Oceana County Sheriff's Office deputies violated her constitutional rights by making her remove her head scarf when she was booked into the county jail.
Fatme Dakroub's lawsuit against the county, the sheriff's office, Sheriff Robert J. Farber and three jail officers was dismissed without any money changing hands, according to a filing Monday, April 18, at U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
The dismissal is final and by mutual agreement.
"The parties hereby agree and stipulate that all remaining claims against all parties are dismissed with prejudice and without cost to either party," the court filing states. "With prejudice" means the dismissal is permanent. The lawsuit cannot be refiled later.
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