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Defendant City Wins Summary Judgment in FOIA Case

February 6, 2018

In Hosey v. City of Joliet, No. 17-MR-1334 (Will County), Plaintiff Joseph Hosey, a reporter, submitted a request to the City of Joliet under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for copies of videotaped interrogations of four criminal defendants involved in a 2013 double homicide. The City denied his request, and the Illinois Attorney General…

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District Court Grants Summary Judgment in Nurses’ Favor on Inmate’s Claims of Sporadic Headaches and Blurry Vision

January 17, 2018

Judge Sara Darrow in the Central District of Illinois granted summary judgment in favor of two nurses at the Vermilion County Jail in Danville, Illinois in Johnson v. Galloway, et al. Case No. 16-CV-02096 (C.D. Ill. Jan. 8, 2018). Plaintiff, a pre-trial detainee, alleged that two nurses at the Vermilion County Jail were deliberately indifferent…

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Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Sheriff and Jail Staff on Medical Negligence Claim

January 16, 2018

The Seventh Circuit Appellate Court affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the Sheriff, the Chief of Corrections and jail staff in Lipsey v. U.S.A., et al., No. 17-1063 (7th Cir. Jan. 4, 2018). The case was brought by a disabled minor, J.L., who was injured when her mother delivered while…

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Court Dismisses Inmate’s Claims of Deliberate Indifference to His Back Pain Against Physician’s Assistant

January 16, 2018

U.S. District Court Judge James E. Shadid granted summary judgment in favor of the jail’s physician assistant in Perez v. Huffines, No. 16-cv-2343 (Jan. 16, 2018). Inmate Marco Perez claimed that his constitutional rights were violated when the physician assistant refused to provide or delayed in providing him with pain medications for lower back pain….

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No Malicious Prosecution Found Where Totality of the Circumstances Gave Detectives An Objectively Reasonable Belief To Support Probable Cause

January 2, 2018

The First District Appellate Court upheld summary judgment in favor of defendant police officers in a malicious prosecution case, Burrell v. Village of Sauk Village, et al., 2017 IL App (1st) 163392. Plaintiff claimed that police did not have probable cause to arrest and prosecute him for the murder of his one-month-old niece after a…

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