Cases & Deals

Inmate institutes a Section 1983 action to recover damages suffered after the warden violated inmate's Eighth Amendment rights

Clients Tate, Phillip

Shawn Organ and Amber Merl of Jones Day Columbus represent an inmate in Section 1983 litigation on a constitutional law issue regarding an inmate's Eighth Amendment rights. During our client's incarceration, the warden repeatedly denied his request for out-of-cell exercise for a two-month period. After receiving a request from the Court to represent him, Jones Day filed an Amended Complaint on our client's behalf on December 23, 2008 asserting that as a result of the deprivation, our client experienced physical and psychological harm.

Currently, the parties are concluding the discovery phase and dispositive motions are due in February 2010.

Tate v. Williams, et al.; Case No. 2:06-cv-47 (U.S.D.C. S.D. Ohio 2008)