Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Richard Lee Owen, III, Michigan City, Ind., for plaintiff-appellant.
Kermit R. Hilles, Deputy Atty. Gen., Indianapolis, Ind., for defendants-appellees.
Before PELL, BAUER, and POSNER, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
POSNER, Circuit Judge.
This appeal raises a recurrent issue in prisoners' civil rights litigation: the responsibility of the trial judge to advise a prisoner not represented by counsel of the consequences of failing to respond to a motion for summary judgment supported by affidavits.
On April 8, 1980, the plaintiff, who is a prisoner at an Indiana state prison, filed a pro se complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against an official and employees of...
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