Feldman & Wallach: Federal Court Allows California Class Action To Proceed With Race-Based Claims On Behalf Of Inmates Infected By Valley Fever
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Eastern District Court Determines That Claims Of Racial Animus Are Appropriately Pled LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United States District Judge Lawrence O'Neill denied a motion brought by Defendants Gov. Brown, Secretary of C.D.C.R Matthew Cate, and other Cal. Dep't. of Corrections officials to dismiss 8(th) amendment claims as well as the race-based claims asserting violation of equal protection alleged by inmates of African descent.