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Fish Attorney Vikram Iyengar Cited by U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Civil Rights Case

June 1, 2020

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Fish Attorney Vikram Iyengar Cited by U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Civil Rights Case

June 1, 2020

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In a recent Report and Recommendation on summary judgment, Magistrate Judge Richard Creatura of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington cited a law review article written by Fish attorney Vikram Iyengar, Ph.D. The opinion was in a pro bono matter, handled by another law firm, and related to the denial of medical care to prisoners. Vikram wrote the article while a law student at Stanford Law School and the article grew out of pro bono work related to the Eighth Amendment he worked on for state prisoners. The article is titled the “Relevance of Expert Testimony to Claims of Deliberate Indifference under the Eighth Amendment,” 52 Crim. Law Bulletin Art. 4.

The Report and Recommendation reads, in pertinent part:

Contrary to defendants’ arguments, expert testimony is not required in every § 1983 action alleging deliberate indifference or medical claims. See Vikram Iyengar, The Relevance of Expert Testimony to Claims of Deliberate Indifference under the Eighth Amendment, 52 No. 1 Crim. Law Bulletin ART 4 (cataloguing cases).

The case, Calvin Malone, et al., v. Kevin W. Quigley, et al., No. 3:14-cv-05974-RBL-JRC (W.D. Wash. May 29, 2020) can be found here.

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