Best Answer

The case of Hagberg v California Federal Bank contains so much legal mumbo jumbo that it would take a good lawyer to explain it instead of the following simplistic version. Ms Hagberg presented a Smith Barney check to a teller at California Federal Bank. The teller looked at the check and decided something looked wrong. Smith Barney's checks look perfect. That check did not look perfect. The teller called for management as she had been instructed to do in such a case. The manager called Smith Barney. Smith Barney said the check was stolen. The managers called the cops and described the woman as hispanic. The cops came and arrested the woman and took her to a room to interview her. Then Smith Barney called back and said the check was good. After that Ms Hagberg took the case to a civil rights court because of the way the bank management had described her to the cops. The appeal court determined that a persons description given to the cops is privileged information and not slander.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-06-24 19:08:47
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

US Civil War

20 cards

Why were poll taxes created

What is a graduated income tax

What sparked the beginning of the Civil War

When Abraham Lincoln was elected president what was the result for the southern states

See all cards
107 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What was the court rule and legal principle in the case of Hagberg v California Federal Bank?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Is the US District Court the principle trial court in the federal system?

Yes.The 94 US District Courts are the principle trial courts in the federal court system, and handle the majority of cases.

What is highest court in California?

The highest court not under Federal jurisdiction would be the California State Supreme Court.

How do principle of law differs in federal court and state court?

The PRINCIPLE of law does not differ, it remains the same. It is simply the differing jurisdiction of the two systems which is not the same.

Which principle of government allows the federal court system to rule on both the constitutionality and meaning of a federal law?


Which principle of government allows the federal court system to the rule on both the constitutionally and meaning of a federal law?


What court is at the bottom level of the federal court system?

Federal district court, e.g., United States District Court for the Central District of California (C.D. Cal).

The sharing and division of power between state and federal court is called the principle of?

b h

Does California fall within the federal 9th'd Circuit Court of Appeals?


Is US District Court jurisdiction superior to that of the California Supreme Court?

When it comes to federal matters, yes, the US District Court is superior to the state court.

Can a person who live in California but commits a drug crime via federal express to Abilene TX be tried in Lubbock Tx when he had no contact whatsoever to Lubbock?

Yes, federal crime means you are tried in federal court. Any federal court

What courts are in the federal court system?

federal district court, federal court of appeals court,and the U.S. supreme court.

What are the levels of the federal court system?

of the United States: Supreme Court Federal Court District Court of the United States: Supreme Court Federal Court District Court federal criminal court system

People also asked