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Brown v. N. Carolina Dep't of Corr., 08-8501

In a suit under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 alleging that defendants-correctional officers were deliberately indifferent to the serious harm he suffered at the hands of a fellow inmate, dismissal of the complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted is vacated and remanded where the complaint states facts sufficient to state a plausible claim.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 10/27/2009
  • Decided 01/11/2010
  • Published 07/20/2010


  • LEGG, District Judge


  • United States Fourth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Charles Matthew Hill, James Philip Allen