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WDNY – Eighth Amendment: Downey v. Sheahan

U.S. District Court, WDNY Eighth Amendment Unauthorized Incarceration – Brief Delay in Release Downey v. Sheahan 15-cv-6129L Judge Larimer Background: The plaintiff alleged that five employees of the Five Points Correctional Facility violated his rights by causing him to serve ...

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WDNY – White v. Clement

U.S. District Court, WDNY Eighth Amendment Adequate Medical Care – Pro Se Litigant White v. Clement 14-cv-6100L Judge Larimer Background: The plaintiff, an inmate in the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, alleged that ...

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Second Circuit — Civil Forfeiture — Eighth Amendment: United States v. Pellegrino

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Civil Forfeiture — Eighth Amendment Guilty Property — Forfeiture Standards United States v. Pellegrino 11-2826-cr Judges Calabresi, Cabranes and Parker Background: The defendant appealed from the forfeiture of certain funds following his state court ...

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WDNY — Medical Malpractice: Striplin v. Alves, et al.

U.S. District Court, WDNY Medical Malpractice Eighth Amendment Striplin v. Alves, et al. 10-cv-06190-CJS Judges Siragusa Background: The plaintiff, an inmate in the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, filed a § 1983 complaint ...

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WDNY — Eighth Amendment: Rodriquez v. Conway, et al.

U.S. District Court, WDNY Eighth Amendment Medical Malpractice Rodriquez v. Conway, et al. 10-cv-6243L Judge Larimer Background: The pro se plaintiff commenced a § 1983 action alleging that the defendants, employees of the Attica State Correctional Facility, had failed to ...

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