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Civil Rights: Inmate Action-Dismissal

Where an inmate challenged the dismissal of his civil rights complaint, the dismissal was proper, and the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. Bolvin v. Hutchinson (MLW No. 74428/Case No. 19-1995 – 2 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, ...

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Civil Rights: Inmate Action-Deliberate Indifference-Exhaustion Requirements

Where an Arkansas inmate challenged the dismissal of his claim of deliberate indifference to his medical needs, the action was properly dismissed because the inmate failed to exhaust his administrative remedies. Judgment is affirmed. Boyd v. Rechcigl (MLW No. 74423/Case ...

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Civil Rights: Detention-Qualified Immunity

Where a man who brought civil rights claims against police after he was stopped, frisked and handcuffed after he watched an officer perform traffic stops, and the arresting police officer challenged the denial of qualified immunity, established law supports the ...

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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Excessive Force-Reasonableness of Force

Plaintiff appealed from the adverse grant of summary judgment to defendant. Plaintiff had filed a §1983 suit, alleging that defendant used excessive force against plaintiff, who was incarcerated and awaiting transfer to the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Where the force ...

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Civil Rights: Inmate Action-Nosebleeds-Deliberate Indifference

Where an inmate brought a deliberate-indifference claim against a doctor, the district court properly found that even if the inmate’s nasal problems, including nosebleeds, qualified as objectively serious medical needs, the record did not show that the doctor was deliberately ...

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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Prison Inmate-Adverse Summary Judgment

Plaintiff, an inmate in a Missouri prison, appealed the district court’s discovery ruling and adverse grant of summary judgment in plaintiff’s §1983 action. Where there was no abuse of discretion, the district court properly denied plaintiff’s motions to compel and ...

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Bivens Claim Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies Availability of Grievance Process

Plaintiff, a federal inmate, appealed from the summary judgment dismissal of his Bivens claim against defendant, a physician assistant at plaintiff’s federal correction center. Where plaintiff had failed to exhaust his administrative remedies where he could not show the unavailability ...

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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Conversion of Pet Animal-Violation of Procedural Due Process

Plaintiff filed a §1983 suit against defendants in their individual and official capacities, alleging they violated his right to procedural due process when they spayed and gave away for adoption plaintiff’s pet German Shepherd that had escaped from plaintiff’s home, ...

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Civil Rights: Injunctive Relief-Validity of Convictions

Where appellant challenged the pre-service dismissal of his complaint, which sought declaratory, injunctive and monetary relief following an Arkansas arrest and convictions for driving-related offenses, the district court properly dismissed the complaint because the convictions had not been reversed and ...

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