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  • Eleventh Circuit affirms summary judgment for defendants in civil rights case brought by Alabama prison inmate against prison employees, rules that inmate’s “generalized risk” of attack in cell block did not constitute substantial risk of serious harm to which the defendants were deliberately indifferent
    Eleventh Circuit affirms summary judgment for defendants in civil rights case brought by Alabama prison inmate against prison employees, rules that inmate’s “generalized risk” of attack in cell block did not constitute substantial risk of serious harm to which the defendants were deliberately indifferent

    On August 29, 2019, in Marbury v, Warden, et al, No. 17-12589, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an Alabama U.S. district court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendants in a civil rights case under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit finds police officers were entitled to qualified immunity in civil rights lawsuit brought by plaintiff claiming excessive force was used in his arrest for murder
    Eleventh Circuit finds police officers were entitled to qualified immunity in civil rights lawsuit brought by plaintiff claiming excessive force was used in his arrest for murder

    On June 14, 2019, in Hinson v. Bias , et al. No. 16-14112, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a district court’s order denying the defendant police officers’ motion for summary judgment on ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirms denial  of defendant correctional officer’s motion to dismiss on grounds of qualified immunity in excessive force civil rights lawsuit
    Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirms denial of defendant correctional officer’s motion to dismiss on grounds of qualified immunity in excessive force civil rights lawsuit

    On May 9, 2019, in Piazza v. Hunter, et al ., No. 18-10487, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s denial of the defendant correctional officer’s motion to dismiss on ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that trial court erred in dismissing civil rights complaint of plaintiff who claimed he was falsely arrested on voided arrest warrant
    Florida Fourth DCA rules that trial court erred in dismissing civil rights complaint of plaintiff who claimed he was falsely arrested on voided arrest warrant

    On April 24, 2019, in Florez v. Broward Sherriff’s Office , No. 4D18-1189, the Florida Fourth DCA reversed a trial court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s civil rights lawsuit in which the plaintiff ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment for defendant correctional officers in excessive force civil rights lawsuit filed by Florida inmate
    Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment for defendant correctional officers in excessive force civil rights lawsuit filed by Florida inmate

    On April 24, 2019, in Sears v. Roberts, et al. , No. 15-15080, the Eleventh Circuit of Appeals reversed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendant state correctional officers in a ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reverses district court’s dismissal of civil rights wrongful death lawsuit on grounds of qualified immunity, finds that whether prison guards were deliberately indifferent to inmate’s medical emergency must be determined b
    Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reverses district court’s dismissal of civil rights wrongful death lawsuit on grounds of qualified immunity, finds that whether prison guards were deliberately indifferent to inmate’s medical emergency must be determined b

    On Aril 3, 2019, in Taylor v. Hughes et al , No. 17-14772, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Middle District of Alabama district court decision which had dismissed a 28 U.S.C. Section ...

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