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Loye v. County of Dakota, 09-3277

In an action claiming that defendants failed to provide American Sign Language interpreters for all of the services they were providing to the public in evacuating an area contaminated with mercury, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) plaintiffs were provided with timely, meaningful access to the emergency decontamination services; and 2) plaintiffs complained they were unable to ask a nurse questions about the long-term effects of being exposed to mercury, but that was not the nurse's area of expertise, and there is no evidence plaintiffs were unable to obtain that information from other sources.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/17/2010
  • Published 11/17/2010


  • James B. Loken


  • United States Eighth Circuit