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Case Name Medvid v. Lambert IM-LA-0002
Docket / Court 85-5150 ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Immigration
Case Summary
In 1985, petitioners, as next friends of Ukrainian seaman Medvid, filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, seeking an order compelling the U.S. government to stop the departure of the Soviet vessel SS Marshal Konev without first ... read more >
In 1985, petitioners, as next friends of Ukrainian seaman Medvid, filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, seeking an order compelling the U.S. government to stop the departure of the Soviet vessel SS Marshal Konev without first releasing seaman Medvid for inquiry into voluntariness of his expressed desire to return to the Soviet Union.

The District Court (Judge Feldman) denied the petition, holding that the administrative ability to deter the ship's departure was not sufficient constructive control over seaman Medvid to warrant habeas relief. Medvid by Medvid v. Lambert, 621 F.Supp. 575 (E.D. La.,1985).

Dan Dalton - 10/23/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Habeas Corpus
Immigration
Asylum - criteria
Asylum - procedure
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. ยงยง 2241-2253; 2254; 2255
Defendant(s) U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
U.S. Navy
Plaintiff Description Ukrainian seaman seeking asylum
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1985
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing IM-LA-0003 : Medvid by Jeziersky v. New Orleans Police Department (E.D. La.)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Threats to the Future of the Immigration Class Action
Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
By: Jill E. Family (Widener University School of Law)
Citation: 27 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 71 (2008)
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Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Order and Reasons 11/08/1985 (621 F.Supp. 575) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0002-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Feldman, Martin Leach-Cross (E.D. La., FISC)
IM-LA-0002-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Quigley, William Patrick (Louisiana)
IM-LA-0002-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Baity, William F. (Louisiana)
IM-LA-0002-0001
Linhardt, Daniel S. (Louisiana)
IM-LA-0002-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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