Friday, January 28, 2011

Cleveland Sole Practitioner Wins Supreme Court Decision on Ex-Prisoner's $625K Award Reinstatement

ABA Journal Law News Now posted by Debra Cassens Weiss, Jan 24, 2011

"A Cleveland solo who works out of a spare bedroom in his apartment has won a U.S. Supreme Court victory for his client, a former Ohio inmate who sued prison officials for doing nothing to prevent her sexual assault.

David Eduard Mills had never argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court before his Nov. 1 appearance, the ABA Journal reported last fall. . . . .Mills’ client, Michelle Ortiz, had won a $625,000 judgment against Ohio prison officials, but it was overturned by the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Ortiz had claimed a prison official did nothing after she complained of threats by a male guard who later sexually assaulted her. Then when she complained again, she was placed in solitary confinement."

The Supreme Court decision.

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