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Tag Archives: 7th Circuit Digest

Retaliation Claim

Michael Thomas, an Illinois prisoner formerly confined at Hill Correctional Center, alleged that prison guards attacked him with excessive force and that the beating and subsequent disciplinary proceedings were in retaliation for lawsuits and grievances he filed.

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Respondeat Superior Claim – Negligence Claim

Rebecca Zander filed negligence claims against John Buncich, in his official capacity as Sheriff of Lake County, Indiana, as well as intentional tort and civil rights claims against deputy sheriff Samuel Orlich, Jr. The District Court had jurisdiction over Zander’s action for damages for Orlich’s violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and supplemental jurisdiction over her related state claims against Orlich and Buncich pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1367.

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