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Correctional Medical Services, Inc. v. Glisson

Petition for certiorari denied on October 2, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1406 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit's en banc majority opinion substantially departed from the Supreme Court's precedents established by Monell v. Department of Social Services by authorizing the imposition of corporate liability on a prison medical provider under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Eighth Amendment without requiring any evidence of either culpability for deliberate indifference on the part of the provider, or any causal connection between the provider's alleged failure to implement the policy and the deprivation of federal rights; and (2) whether the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the 7th Circuit's en banc majority opinion and its reliance on cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th and 3rd Circuits, which deviate from the requirements of all other federal appellate courts on the standard of municipal liability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Eighth Amendment, as established by Monell, justifies review by the Supreme Court to reconcile those authorities and clarify that standard.

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DateProceedings and Orders
May 22 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 26, 2017)
Jun 21 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 26, 2017.
Jun 26 2017Brief amicus curiae of Cook County filed.
Jul 26 2017Brief of respondent Alma Glisson, Personal Representative of the Estate of Nicholas L. Glisson in opposition filed.
Aug 09 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/25/2017.
Oct 02 2017Petition DENIED.
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