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Available Pro Bono Cases

Anton Cousins v. Sue Piper, 2:20-cv-0679-JMS-MJD (8/9/2022)

  • Mr. Cousins was a prisoner at Putnamville Correctional Facility who has been released. He brought this lawsuit against Correctional Officer Sue Piper for forcing him to work on the Jewish Sabath in violation of his sincerely held religious beliefs. When Mr. Cousins complained, Officer Piper retaliated against him by writing defamatory performance evaluations to try to get him fired from the More...


Riley Closson v. Kohlhepp et al 1:21-cv-0772-TWP-DML (8/8/2022)

  • Plaintiff Riley Closson filed this civil rights action alleging that the defendants violated her Eighth Amendment rights. The Court denied the defendants' motion for partial summary judgment for failure to exhaust administrative remedies because there was a material dispute of fact related to whether the grievance process was available to her. The defendants requested a hearing pursuant to More...


Robert Shorter v. Hendrix, et al., 2:20-cv-0657-JPH-DLP (8/4/22)

  • Plaintiff Robert Shorter filed this civil rights action alleging that the defendants violated his Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights by placing him in segregation for several years. The Court denied the defendants' motion for partial summary judgment for failure to exhaust administrative remedies as to his Eighth Amendment claims because there was a material dispute of fact related to More...


DeAdrian Boykins v. Michael King et al, 1:19-cv-3817-SEB-MPB (8/4/2022)

  • Plaintiff DeAdrian Boykins suffers from diabetes and requires blood sugar checks three times a day. In 2019, he was moved to disciplinary segregation, and while in segregation, he did not receive his lunchtime blood sugar check. This resulted in high blood sugar, headaches, nausea, dehydration, and vomiting. He has brought claims against the Heath Services Administrator, Michael King, and the More...


Demarco Johnson v. Nathan Watson, 3:19-cv-0252-JPH-MPB (7/25/2022)

  • The Court is seeking to recruit counsel to assist Demarco Johnson, an inmate at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, in a trial set for February 13, 2023. The final pretrial conference is set for January 31, 2023. Mr. Johnson's prior recruited counsel recently had to withdraw due an imputed conflict. Mr. Johnson alleges that the defendant subjected him to excessive force when he was a pretrial More...


Shavon Davis v.City of Indianapolis et al, 1:22-cv-1072-TWP-MG (7/20/2022)

  • The complaint alleges that Dorian Mitchell was killed on May 31, 2020, due to civil unrest in downtown Indianapolis following the death of George Floyd. Shavon Davis brings this action as personal representative of Mr. Mitchell's estate and alleges that the defendants caused his death by failing to properly disperse violent crowds, patrol, train officers, or otherwise maintain order and More...


James May v. Wendy Knight et al, 1:20-cv-1792-JMS-DML (7/19/2022)

  • James May, who is currently incarcerated at Westville Correctional Facility, alleges that the defendants violated his Eighth Amendment rights when he was incarcerated at Correctional Industrial Facility by denying him access to the restroom. Mr. May contends that he regularly had to relieve himself in a container in his cell, which was poorly ventilated, with no way to practice proper hygiene More...


Robert Dale Harris v. Suhrheirich et al, 3:20-cv-0203-RLY-MPB (7/19/2022)

  • Plaintiff Robert Harris, an inmate at Branchville Correctional Facility, contends Defendants Suhrheirich, Adamson, and Darakjian used excessive force against him by shooting him with a riot gun and pepper ball gun three times. They then sprayed him in the face with mace. Defendants did not file a dispositive motion, so this matter is proceeding to settlement / trial. The Court is seeking to More...


Ryan Rucker v. Dr. Samuel Byrd et al, 2:19-cv-0569-JPH-MJD (7/15/2022)

  • Ryan Rucker, an inmate at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, brought this civil rights action alleging the defendants were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs by failing to provide prompt and adequate treatment for his broken foot. The Court denied summary judgment as to Nurse Hannah Boyd, who was the first medical professional to assess Mr. Rucker's injury, and Dr. Samuel More...


Jeffrey Perez v. Samuel Byrd et al, 2:20-cv-0595-JMS-DLP (7/12/2022)

  • Plaintiff Jeffrey Perez contends Wabash Valley prison officials were deliberately indifferent to treating the pain associated with his medical condition Congenital Talipes Equinovirus, more commonly known as "clubfoot." The Court recently denied summary judgment with respect to his claims against Dr. Samuel Byrd and Dr. Michael Mitcheff. Specifically, the Court found that there is a question More...


Ian Huff v. River Smith et al, 2:20-cv-0635-JRS-MG (7/7/2022)

  • Ian Huff alleges that when he was incarcerated at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, the water supply in his cell was not working and the defendants denied his requests for water and to fix the problem. As a result, Mr. Huff became dehydrated, fainted, and was injured. The defendants' motion for summary judgment was granted in part and denied in part. Counsel is requested to represent Mr. More...