Friday, July 12, 2019
This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Lovenson Allen Mose v. J. Demontmollin, et al., Case No. 3:18cv493-LC-HTC.
Plaintiff is a prisoner in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections alleging Eighth Amendment violations against two Defendants. He claims he informed the correctional officer Defendant he could not sleep on a top bunk because he suffers from seizures and had a low-bunk pass. The officer allegedly refused to honor Plaintiff’s low-bunk pass and threatened to spray Plaintiff with chemical agents if he did not sleep on the top bunk. Plaintiff subsequently suffered a seizure and fell from the top bunk. He alleges the nurse Defendant provided inadequate medical treatment for the injuries he sustained in the fall. Further detail is provided in the complaint (ECF Doc. 24).
Discovery has begun between Plaintiff and the correctional officer Defendant. The nurse Defendant has not yet been served.
Public funds are not available for the payment of attorney’s fees. Fees may be recoverable under applicable law if Plaintiff ultimately prevails. See 42 U.S.C. §1988(b); World Outreach Conference Ctr. v. City of Chicago, 234 F. Supp. 3d 904 (N.D. Ill. 2017). Limited funds sometimes are available from the district’s Bench and Bar Fund for the payment of out-of-pocket expenses incurred by an attorney providing representation of this type.
Members of the district’s bar will be afforded access to the electronic docket without charge for the purpose of considering whether to undertake the representation. An attorney who wishes to provide representation may contact Plaintiff directly and may enter the case by filing a notice of appearance.