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Hunter v. Amin, No. 08-3719

By FindLaw Staff on October 01, 2009 3:30 PM

In plaintiff's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 case against a county including the county sheriff, county jail employees, and a psychiatrist provided by the county jail, arising from the death of plaintiff's brother while detained in jail, district court's entry of summary judgment in favor of all of the defendants is affirmed in part, reversed and remanded in part where: 1) district court correctly concluded that the County's policy of requiring a corrections officer to be present during psychiatric examinations at the jail did not violate plaintiff's brother's constitutional right to adequate mental health treatment; 2) summary judgment as to the medical malpractice claim against the treating psychiatrist is reversed and remanded where plaintiff's complaint and brief in opposition to the motion for summary judgment make clear that she also alleges malpractice by the doctor in discontinuing her brother's medication; and 3) because only state law claims now remain in the case, the district court should determine whether the requirements for diversity jurisdiction are satisfied.   

Read Hunter v. Amin, No. 08-3719

Appellate Information

Appeals from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Argued May 5, 2009
Decided October 1, 2009


Before Ripple and Sykes, Circuit Judges, and Lawrence, District Judge

Opinion by Lawrence, District Judge

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