Hassell v. Fischer, No. 16-2835 (2d Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The district court entered judgment against defendants, awarding plaintiff nominal damages for each of the six months during which the district court ruled that defendants had unreasonably delayed in requesting a state trial court to resentence him and impose a term of PRS after such a term had been administratively imposed. Plaintiff appealed the district court's ruling that the state officials were entitled to qualified immunity on plaintiff's claim for additional damages. The Second Circuit vacated the award of $300 in nominal damages for the three months after June 3, 2008; affirmed the award of $300 in nominal damages for the three months after September 1, 2008; and remanded for entry of a revised judgment and reconsideration of the amount of attorney's fees. The court affirmed as to plaintiff's appeal.