Cases & Deals

Pretrial detainee alleging excessive force and inadequate medical care by state officials obtains Ninth Circuit reversal

Clients McFarlin, Donallen

The Ninth Circuit appointed Jones Day associate, Justin Beck, to represent Donallen McFarlin, a pretrial detainee whose excessive force and inadequate medical care claims had been dismissed in the district court. After briefing and argument, the court issued a complete reversal on all claims, holding that Mr. McFarlin's complaint stated a claim and permitting him to proceed to discovery.

Donallen McFarlin v. Paul Penzone, et al., No. 19-16153 (9th Cir.)