The HCBullet: The blog of the Attorneys at HCB

Seventh Circuit Rules that Pretrial Wrongful Detention Claim Accrues at the End of Detention

September 11, 2018

Previously, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Manuel v. City of Joliet, et al., No. 14-9496 (3/21/2017), that pretrial detainees may challenge the legality of their pretrial detentions under the Fourth Amendment after a probable cause determination has been made. The Supreme Court left unresolved the issue of whether Manuel’s claims were barred by the…

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Court Grants Defendants Summary Judgment on Inmate’s RLUIPA Claims

September 11, 2018

On September 4, 2018, Judge Colin Bruce granted summary judgment in favor of Kankakee County and jail officials in Thompson v. Bukowski, et. al., No. 16-2390 (C.D. Ill. 9/4/2018). In Thompson, a jail inmate had complained that the jail had not provided him and other Muslim inmates with religious services at the jail but that…

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Federal Appeals Court Redefines Standard for Section 1983 Jail Medical Care Claims

September 11, 2018

In Miranda v. County of Lake, No. 17-1603 (7th Cir. Aug. 10, 2018), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals adopted a standard of “objective reasonableness” in assessing federal civil rights claims brought by pretrial detainees based on the adequacy of medical care in local jails.  The Eighth Amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause governs denial-of-medical-care claims…

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Court Dismisses Pre-Arrest Search and Seizure Challenge

August 29, 2018

The Honorable John Robert Blakey in the Northern District of Illinois granted a motion to dismiss in favor of two detectives and one commander of the Romeoville Police Department in DaJuan Key v. Masterson, al. Case No. 15-cv-9266 (N.D. Ill. August 14, 2018). Plaintiff, DaJuan Key, originally alleged that the search of his hotel room…

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Attorney fee petition slashed in RLUIPA case

July 31, 2018

World Outreach Center, a Christian religious organization, purchased former YMCA building in Chicago. The YMCW had operated as a legal non-conforming use as a community center and 168 single room occupancy units. According to City ordinance, the legal non-conforming use status ran with the land, and World Outreach only had to apply for licenses to…

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