Morrow v. Meachum

(United States Fifth Circuit) – Held that a district attorney investigator was entitled to qualified immunity for engaging in a maneuver that caused a motorcyclist to crash during a high-speed chase, resulting in the motorcyclist’s death. Affirmed summary judgment in favor of the investigator in this civil rights lawsuit.

Morgan v. Schott

(United States Seventh Circuit) – Held that an Illinois inmate could not proceed with a lawsuit alleging that he was unconstitutionally denied the right to call a witness at his prison disciplinary proceeding. Affirmed summary judgment against his claims, citing Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994).

Hines v. Youseff

(United States Ninth Circuit) – Held that California officials had qualified immunity from claims that they exposed inmates to a heightened risk of contracting Valley Fever. The inmates alleged that the disease exposure was cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment. Reversed in part.

Giles v. Godinez

(United States Seventh Circuit) – Held that an Illinois inmate who suffered from schizoaffective disorder could not proceed with his claims that prison officials were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs, among other things. Affirmed summary judgment in favor of the defendants.

Lewis v. City of Chicago

(United States Seventh Circuit) – Held that a man timely filed a Fourth Amendment claim for wrongful pretrial detention because he sued within two years of his release. He spent more than two years in pretrial detention based on false police reports implicating him in a crime. Reversed a dismissal in relevant part.