United States Seventh Circuit

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LEWIS v. ANDERSON, 01-3318

A 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim, by siblings against social services officials for due process violations in placing plaintiffs with an abusive family, was not actionable where plaintiffs violated no legal duty owed to plaintiffs.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/01/2002
  • Decided 10/21/2002
  • Published 10/21/2002


  • DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, DIANE P. WOOD, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Lynn J. Bodi (argued), Law Center for Children and Families, Madison, WI, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Mary Batt (argued), Office of Attorney General, Wisconsin Dept. of Justice, Madison, WI, for Defendants-Appellees.