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Harris v. City of Vista

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 1, 2010
402 F. App'x 267 (9th Cir. 2010)


No. 06-56546.

Submitted October 19, 2010.

The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed.R.App.P. 34(a)(2).

Filed November 1, 2010.

David Harris, Vista, CA, pro se.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Dana M. Sabraw, District Judge, Presiding. D.C. No. CV-O6-00980-DMS/AJB.

Before: O'SCANNLAIN, LEAVY, and TALLMAN, Circuit Judges.


This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by 9th Cir. R. 36-3.

David Harris, a California state prisoner, appeals pro se from the district court's judgment dismissing his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs during his incarceration at the Vista Detention Facility in 2001 and 2002. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S C. § 1291. We review de novo a district court's dismissal for failure to state a claim under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A, Resnick v. Hayes, 213 F.3d 443, 447 (9th Cir. 2000), and under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e), Barren v. Harrington, 152 F.3d 1193, 1194 (9th Cir. 1998) (order), and we affirm.

Even assuming that Harris's action is not time-barred, the district court properly dismissed it because his claim — that he should have received more aggressive treatment than what defendants administered — states a difference of medical opinion that does not give rise to an Eighth Amendment violation. See Toguchi v. Chung, 391 F.3d 1051, 1058 (9th Cir. 2004); see also Simmons v. Navajo County, Ariz., 609 F.3d 1011, 1017 (9th Cir. 2010) (Eighth Amendment standard for medical needs cases also applies in detention context under the Fourteenth Amendment).

We assume that the district court declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over Harris's claim of medical malpractice under California law, and we therefore construe the dismissal of this claim to have been without prejudice. See Gini v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep't, 40 F.3d 1041, 1046 (9th Cir. 1994) ("When . . . the court dismisses the federal claim leaving only state claims for resolution, the court should decline jurisdiction over the state claims and dismiss them without prejudice.") (citation and internal quotation marks omitted).


Summaries of

Harris v. City of Vista

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 1, 2010
402 F. App'x 267 (9th Cir. 2010)
Case details for

Harris v. City of Vista

Case Details

Full title:David HARRIS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CITY OF VISTA; et al.…

Court:United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Date published: Nov 1, 2010


402 F. App'x 267 (9th Cir. 2010)

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