Kadamovas v. Stevens

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 12-2669
Decision Date: 
February 7, 2013
Federal District: 
S.D. Ind., Terre Haute Div.
Reversed and remanded
Dist. Ct. erred in sua sponte dismissing plaintiff-prisoner’s action alleging that defendants-prison officials improperly used cruel and unusual punishment and infringed on plaintiff’s religious liberty, where dismissal was based on finding that plaintiff’s complaint was too lengthy and unintelligible. Record showed that substantive portion of complaint was only 28 pages and covered seven causes of action. Moreover, fair reading of complaint indicated that allegations were sufficiently clear.