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Prisoner – ADA and Rehabilitation Act Violation

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: Marque Bowers v. Thomas J. Dart, et al.,

Case No.: 20-1516

Officials: RIPPLE, KANNE, and SCUDDER, Circuit Judges.

Focus: Prisoner – ADA and Rehabilitation Act Violation

Cook County inmate Marque Bowers filed this federal civil rights lawsuit after other inmates at‐ tacked him in 2012. Bowers alleged that Cook County, the Cook County Sheriff, and other Cook County Jail employees failed to protect him, instituted an observation policy that caused the attack, and later discriminated against him because of a resulting disability. The district court dismissed most of Bowers’s claims before trial and, after a jury returned a verdict in the Sheriff’s favor on the remaining claims, denied Bowers’s post‐trial motions. Bowers now appeals from each of the district court’s determinations. We affirm.


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Derek A Hawkins is Corporate Counsel, at Salesforce.

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