Smith v. Ogbueh

(California Court of Appeal) – Reversed. Plaintiff is an indigent, self-represented prison inmate pursuing a medical malpractice claim. The trial count denied Plaintiff’s request for the appointment of counsel and granted Defendant’s motion for summary judgment. The appeals court directed the trial court to conduct further proceedings on Plaintiff’s right of access to the courts and right to appointment of counsel and to vacate the order granting the motion for summary judgment.