No. 11-2091.

741 F.3d 734 (2013)

Glenn VERSER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Jeffery BARFIELD, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided December 19, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Steven D. Schwinn , Attorney, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Carl J. Elitz , Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, Civil Appeals Division, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before WOOD, Chief Judge, and EASTERBROOK and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.

WOOD, Chief Judge.

Inmate Glenn Verser brought this suit pro se under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against four prison officials who allegedly held him down and punched him in the stomach during a cell change. After the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendants, one might have thought that there was little left to say. But with the court's permission the foreperson made a statement on the record after the verdict indicating that a majority of the jury felt...


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