Harrison to hear motion to dismiss prisoner's suit against Madison County Sheriff's Office

Amelia Flood Jul. 13, 2011, 9:48am


Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison II has ordered a pro-se plaintiff brought to court when the judge hears a motion aimed at dismissing his suit against Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz, his department, and a psychiatrist.

Harrison ordered the sheriff's office to transport plaintiff Hubert Hill to court for a hearing set Aug. 12 at 8:30 a.m.

Harrison signed the order setting the hearing July 1.

Hill filed his claims earlier this year.

The plaintiff contends that Hertz's office denied him proper psychiatric care.

He also claims that co-defendant Dr. Robert Blankenship changed his bi-polar medications improperly.

The plaintiff seeks an order barring Blankenship from practicing psychiatry, proper psychiatric treatment, and damages in excess of $50,000.

Hertz's office has moved to dismiss Hill's case.

Hill previously sued attorney Morgan Scroggins alleging that Scroggins would not speak to him even though he was representing Hill as his lawyer.

Hill represents himself in the current case.

Heidi Eckert represents the defendants.

Harrison took over the case from Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth.

The case is Madison case number 11-L-027.

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