Nicodemus v. Lampert

Appellant, an inmate serving a sentence of life imprisonment, filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 civil rights action against Appellees, three employees of the Wyoming Department of Corrections, alleging that Appellees violated his federal constitutional right to due process by placing his earnings in a mandatory savings account from which he could not withdraw without a hearing. The district court dismissed the complaint. Appellant did not appeal the order dismissing his case but, instead, filed a motion for relief from the order of dismissal under Wyo. R. Civ. P. 60(b)(5) and (6). The district court denied the rule 60(b) motion. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion and that Appellant failed to show that his failure to receive Appellees’ response to his motion deprived him of due process. View "Nicodemus v. Lampert" on Justia Law