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Pro Bono Client Obtains Vacatur of Summary Judgment Order

Paul, Weiss achieved a victory for our pro bono client when the Second Circuit vacated an order of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Larimer and Telesca, granting summary judgment in favor of prison officials who allegedly committed due process violations and retaliated against our client for asserting his First Amendment rights.

Our client alleged that prison officials filed a false misbehavior report in retaliation for his filing of grievances against certain corrections officers. He further alleged that while being confined in a special housing unit pursuant to the charges, prison officials failed to provide him adequate assistance for his disciplinary hearing and concealed an exculpatory letter they received from an inmate requesting to testify at our client's disciplinary hearing. The Second Circuit concluded that there are disputed issues of fact and vacated the order granting summary judgment and remanded the case.

The Paul, Weiss team included counsel Karen King, who argued the appeal, and associate Alex Hyman. Litigation partner Jane O'Brien supervised the matter.

March 26, 2015

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