539 F.2d 433 (5th Cir. 1976), 75-3704, Hines v. Wainwright

Docket Nº:75-3704
Citation:539 F.2d 433
Party Name:Isiah HINES, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Louie L. WAINWRIGHT, Secretary, Department of Offender Rehabilitation, State of Florida, Defendant-Appellee.
Case Date:September 23, 1976
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Page 433

539 F.2d 433 (5th Cir. 1976)

Isiah HINES, Plaintiff-Appellant,

v.

Louie L. WAINWRIGHT, Secretary, Department of Offender

Rehabilitation, State of Florida, Defendant-Appellee.

No. 75-3704

[*]

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

September 23, 1976

Page 434

Rick B. Levinson, Dover, Fla., for plaintiff-appellant.

Robert L. Shevin, Atty. Gen., Miami, Fla., Donna H. Stinson, Dept. of Legal Affairs, Civil Div., Tallahassee, Fla., for defendant-appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Before WISDOM, GEE and TJOFLAT, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM.

Isiah Hines, an inmate of the Florida penal system, filed a pro se civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging inadequate medical care, cruel and unusual punishment, and racial discrimination. The plaintiff named only Louie L. Wainwright, Director of the Division of Corrections, now Secretary of the Department of Offender Rehabilitation, as defendant. The complaint contained no allegations against the defendant, charging other prison officials and doctors with the deprivation of medical care. The district court granted the defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings, because the complaint failed to state any claim against Mr. Wainwright.

Tuley v. Heyd, 5 Cir. 1973, 482 F.2d 590, controls this case. In Tuley a prisoner sued a warden, a sheriff, and a deputy sheriff for damages after an alleged attack by the deputy. Judge Thornberry, for the Court, found a patent inadequacy to state a claim against either the warden or the sheriff because neither had participated in the attack. Id. at 594. But instead of affirming the district court's summary judgment against the plaintiff, the Court instructed the district court to dismiss the suit without prejudice to the plaintiff's right to amend within a reasonable time. The federal policy of deciding cases on the basis of substantive rights rather than technicalities was determinative. The Court reached...

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    • 15 Febrero 1990
    ...v. State of Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedures Art. 658 Paragraph A and C(4), 858 F.2d 1091, 1092 (5th Cir.1988); Hines v. Wainwright, 539 F.2d 433, 434 (5th Cir.1976). This case must be remanded for further proceedings in accordance with this opinion. Dayse's allegations show a probable......
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    • United States
    • Federal Cases United States District Courts 5th Circuit Northern District of Texas
    • 6 Agosto 2020
    ...motions. Great Plains Tr. Co. v. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., 313 F.3d 305, 329 (5th Cir. 2002); Hines v. Wainwright, 539 F.2d 433, 434 (5th Cir. 1976) (vacating and remanding a Rule 12(c) dismissal with instructions to the district court to dismiss without......
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    • Federal Cases United States District Courts 5th Circuit Northern District of Texas
    • 3 Agosto 2020
    ...motions. Great Plains Tr. Co. v. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., 313 F.3d 305, 329 (5th Cir. 2002); Hines v. Wainwright, 539 F.2d 433, 434 (5th Cir. 1976) (vacating and remanding a Rule 12(c) dismissal with instructions to the district court to dismiss without......
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    • Federal Cases United States Courts of Appeals Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • 15 Febrero 1990
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