Haleem v. Quinones

An inmate’s Eighth Amendment deliberate-indifference claim against a prison doctor will be severed from his Fourth Amendment excessive-force claims against two prison guards. Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 20, the doctor was misjoined as a defendant, as there was no logical connection between the doctor’s alleged denial of medical care and the officers’ alleged retaliatory use of excessive force a year later.

Haleem v. Quinones, No. 5:17cv3, October 3, 2018. WDVA at Harrisonburg (Hoppe).



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