Federal Courts Can't Dismiss Prisoners' Civil Rights Actions Simply Because They're Inartfully Pleaded
On appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit found that, although the prisoners’ claims weren't well pleaded, there existed disputed facts on which the prisoners might prevail. Since the same precluded dismissal on summary judgment, both cases were remanded to the district courts for further proceedings. See: Gordon v. Leeke, 574 F.2d 1147 (4th Cir. 1978).
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Gordon v. Leeke
|Cite||574 F.2d 1147 (4th Cir. 1978)|
|Level||Court of Appeals|