Plaintiff's counsel, Harry T. Spikes of Washington, D.C., filed the suit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging corrections staff failed to properly monitor prisoner movement at the facility, which resulted in the attack on his client by two other prisoners. Attorney Spikes argued that the attack demonstrated the Defendant's breach of duty of care to the prisoner population.
Lester suffered extensive and permanent injuries during the assault and sought compensatory and punitive damages and attorney's fees totaling $2 million. However, in return for the $6,000 payment, he agreed to dismiss his claim.
See: Lester v. D.C. Gov't, Superior Court, D.C., Civil Div., No. 995676.
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Lester v. D.C. Gov't
|Cite||Superior Court, D.C., Civil Div., No. 995676|
|Level||State Trial Court|