The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law
May 2013, vol. 23, no. 2
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In This Issue…
- Chair’s column
An update on the Committee's activities from Chair Daniel Saeedi.
- Identifying and combating human trafficking
As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, demand that your senators and representatives continue the fight to end the scourge of human trafficking.
- ISBA presents cable programs on affordable housing and tenants’ rights
Learn more about the two important cable programs the ISBA recently presented.
5th Annual Minority Bar CLE Conference
June 22–23 - Chicago
Related Court Cases
Diggs v. Ghosh
Dist. Ct. erred in granting defendants-prison doctors’ motion for summary judgment in plaintiff-prisoner’s section 1983 action alleging that defendants were deliberately indifferent to his full tear in anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, under circumstances where said tear had been diagnosed in 2009, and where plaintiff was still waiting for surgery on said knee in 2014, when he filed instant lawsuit. While Dist. Ct. found that defendants’ prescribed treatment calling for pain medication, some physical therapy and various permits to alleviate stress to knee was adequate, Dist. Ct. ignored key evidence that would allow jury to find that defendants: (1) failed to follow outside medical advice on treatment for plaintiff’s knee and did nothing to assist plaintiff after noting that his knee condition had regressed; (2) ignored plaintiff’s claims that he had been approved for surgery; and (3) either failed to recommend any treatment for plaintiff or ignored plaintiff’s condition for long periods of time. Dist. Ct. also erred in granting defendant-warden’s summary judgment motion where plaintiff claimed that warden repeatedly took no action on plaintiff’s complaints concerning his knee.
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