By: Daily Record Staff//June 18, 2012
By: Daily Record Staff//June 18, 2012//
U.S. District Court, WDNY
Collier v. Harter, et al.
Background: The plaintiff, a prison inmate previously in the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, brought a pro se action alleging the his Eighth Amendment rights were violated in connection with medical care he received while in custody. The defendants moved to dismiss.
Ruling: The District Court granted the defendants’ motions. The court held that the plaintiff did not demonstrate that medical personnel acted with deliberate indifference to his medical needs.
Johnny James Collier, pro se; Benjamin A. Bruce of the New York State Office of the Attorney General for the defendants