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Civil Rights: Eighth Amendment-Inadequate Medical Care-Failure to Provide Treatment

Plaintiffs received class certification in their complaint alleging defendants violated the Eighth Amendment and the ADA by failing to provide adequate medical care for inmates with chronic Hepatitis C viral infections. Specifically, plaintiffs alleged that defendants failed to provide anti-viral ...

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Civil Rights: Eighth Amendment-Inadequate Medical Care-Failure to Provide Treatment

Plaintiffs received class certification in their complaint alleging defendants violated the Eighth Amendment and the ADA by failing to provide adequate medical care for inmates with chronic Hepatitis C viral infections. Specifically, plaintiffs alleged that defendants failed to provide anti-viral ...

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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Excessive Force-Qualified and Statutory Immunity

Defendant, a state trooper, attempted to affect a traffic stop of plaintiff, whose registration was expired. When plaintiff failed to pull over, defendant initiated a pursuit-intervention-technique maneuver that caused plaintiff’s vehicle to spin into a ditch and strike a concrete ...

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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Deliberate Indifference-Disregard of Serious Medical Need

Plaintiff, an inmate, appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendants in plaintiff’s §1983 action. Where plaintiff failed to show defendants knew of but deliberately disregarded plaintiff’s alleged serious medical need, the district court properly dismissed plaintiff’s deliberate ...

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