The HCBullet: The blog of the Attorneys at HCB

Court Dismisses Inmate’s Failure to Protect Claims

May 2, 2019

The Honorable Colin S. Bruce in the Central District of Illinois granted summary judgment on a prisoner’s federal civil rights suit against Marshall County correctional officers in Seiler v. Kruse, et al., C.D. Ill. Case No. 17-cv-1370, (C.D. Ill. Feb. 28, 2019). Plaintiff Anthony Seiler, a pre-trial detainee, filed suit against two correctional officers for…

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Court Dismisses Inmate’s FOIA Claims

May 2, 2019

The Honorable Ronald J. Gerts in the County of Kankakee granted the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss on an Illinois Freedom of Information Act case in Sherrod v. Kankakee, et al., Case No. 2018 MR 302 (Kankakee Co. Cir. Ct. Mar. 15, 2019). Plaintiff, Antonio Sherrod, a federal prisoner filed suit for copies of thirteen-year old…

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Court Finds No Discrimination in Deputies’ Discipline

May 2, 2019

District Court Judge Philip Reinhard granted summary judgment in an employment discrimination case filed by a sergeant and a deputy following their involvement in a fatal police pursuit. Meagan and Ryan Pettengell, a married couple working for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office alleged they were discriminated against based on Meagan’s gender, Meagan’s pregnancy and their…

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All Claims Dismissed Against School Resource Officer and City

February 20, 2019

In January 2017, after being questioned by school officials and a school resource officer about possession of child pornography, 16-year-old Corey Walgren escaped a school office, left the campus, and fell to his death from the top floor of a parking garage in downtown Naperville. Walgren’s estate claimed the school officials and a school resource…

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HCB Attorneys Michael Condon and Tony Fioretti Win Summary Judgment for Nursing Director

February 20, 2019

The Honorable Colin S. Bruce in the Central District of Illinois granted summary judgment on a federal civil rights lawsuit in favor of the Nursing Director of the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department in Hamilton v. Harding Case No. 17-cv-2238 (C.D. Ill. February 11, 2019). Plaintiff, Carroll Hamilton a pre-trial detainee, alleged that his medical condition…

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