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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Failure to Protect from Violence-Qualified Immunity

Plaintiff sued various state corrections officers under §1983, alleging they failed to protect him from attacks by other inmates. The district court denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on grounds of qualified immunity, finding a material factual dispute regarding whether plaintiff’s corrections unit was adequately staffed at the time of his attacks. Where the district court ...
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