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Crosby v. Mathews

Close Date: 01/07/2008
Topic(s): Qualified Immunity and Sovereign Immunity
Status: closed
Date Of Involvement: 10/02/2007
Docket: 07-86

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Whether the Eleventh Circuit erred in holding that a prison warden was not entitled to qualified immunity for abuse of an inmate by correctional officers under his supervision, where the warden assigned correctional officers about whose abuse of prisoners he had been warned to areas with direct contact with high-risk inmates; delegated abuse-of-force complaints to his secretary; and discontinued a procedure used by his predecessor to reduce problems during uses of force.

Adina Rosenbaum was co-counsel for the respondent at the cert stage, and the Supreme Court denied cert.