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Articles by David Reutter

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Dismissal of Texas Prisoner’s Feces Covered Cell Lawsuit

$6.2 Million Judgment for California Deputies Negligence Causing Arrestee Injuries Affirmed

The court’s February 2, 2021, opinion was issued in an appeal by the defendants after a jury found for ...

Federal Court Orders Release of Documents for Connecticut Prison Cancer Death

The lawsuit was filed by the ...

Second Circuit Holds Connecticut Can’t Indemnify Guard in Assault Case Then Seek Cost of Incarceration; $650,000 Awarded in Failure to Protect Case

Georgia Sheriffs Entitled to Eleventh Amendment Immunity When Setting Jail Policies That Lead to Prisoners Being Sexually Abused

by David M. Reutter

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a civil rights complaint against a Georgia Sheriff. The Court held the Sheriff was entitled to Eleventh Amendment immunity.

The Court's May 7, 2021, opinion was issued in an appeal brought by Oqueshia Andrews. Her civil ...

$54,000 Award of Attorney Fees to Enforce Settlement Agreement on Behalf of Deaf Prisoners

by David M. Reutter

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s order granting attorney’s fees after it found the Illinois Department of Correction (IDOC) was in “substantial noncompliance” with a consent decree in a class action lawsuit filed by deaf and hard of hearing prisoners. It reversed ...

Sixth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Retaliation Suit by Pro Se Michigan Prisoner

The court’s June ...

En Banc Eleventh Circuit Holds Prisoners Can Seek Punitive Damages Without Physical Injury

The court’s en banc ruling was issued on April 9, 2021 in an appeal brought by ...

Maine Prisons Expand Medication Assisted Treatment

Going cold ...

Oregon Federal Court Issues Class Certification in HRDC Challenge to NUMI Release Debit Cards

by David M. Reutter

An Oregon federal district court issued an order that certified a class in a lawsuit challenging the issuance of debit cards by NUMI upon release in lieu of the cash that was confiscated from detainees upon arrest.

The Courts June 8, 2021, order was issued in ...