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Civil Procedure Keyed to Rowe
Griggs v. Holt
Citation:2018 WL 5283448 (S.D. Ga. October 24, 2018)
Griggs (Plaintiff) and other inmates at Augusta State Medical Prison filed a complaint in federal district court against prison administrators and guards (Defendants), alleging that correctional officers at the prison inflicted excessive force on them. Nine of the defendants filed a motion to sever the claims against them from the rest of the lawsuit under Rule 20, arguing that the claims did not arise out of the same transaction or occurrence because each of the excessive force allegations involved separate incidents. In response, the plaintiffs argued that each of them was assaulted as part of a “pattern and practice” of excessive force.
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