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Tag Archives: 42 U.S.C. §1983

Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Pretrial Detainee-Deliberate Indifference to Medical Needs

Plaintiff appealed from the adverse grant of summary judgment in his §1983 action alleging deliberate indifference by corrections officers to his medical and psychiatric needs. On appeal, plaintiff contended that the district court considered inadmissible evidence, impermissibly resolved factual disputes ...

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Civil Practice: 42 U.S.C. §1983-State Court Custody Action-Younger Abstention Doctrine

Plaintiff appealed the dismissal of her §1983 action alleging violations of her constitutional rights in a pending state court custody action. Where the Younger abstention doctrine was applicable to preclude consideration of plaintiff’s federal constitutional claims arising from a pending ...

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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Judicial Immunity-Jurisdiction over State Court Judgments

Plaintiff appealed from the district court’s dismissal of his pro se §1983 action. Where defendants were entitled to judicial immunity and district courts lacked appellate jurisdiction over state court judgments, the district court properly dismissed plaintiff’s complaint. Judgment is affirmed. ...

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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: 42 U.S.C. §1983-False Allegations of Improper Search-Claim of Retaliation

Plaintiff, an inmate, appealed from the district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendants in plaintiff’s §1983 action. Where there was sufficient evidence to find in disciplinary proceedings that plaintiff made false statements in a claim for damages arising from ...

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