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Case Name Barley v. City of New York JC-NY-0057
Docket / Court 1:11-cv-01300-RJH ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On February 24, 2011, the Defendant, the City of New York, removed this case from the New York Supreme Court to the U.S. District Court of New York.

The plaintiff, a cook in a correctional facility, filed suit against the city of New York and the correctional facility under 42 USC §1983 ... read more >
On February 24, 2011, the Defendant, the City of New York, removed this case from the New York Supreme Court to the U.S. District Court of New York.

The plaintiff, a cook in a correctional facility, filed suit against the city of New York and the correctional facility under 42 USC §1983 for violations of his Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth amendment rights for exposure to carcinogens and/or toxins on the premises. The plaintiff developed thyroid cancer in 2008 and seeks monetary damages.

On June 2, 2011, Judge Richard J. Holwell ordered that this case be combined with five other cases: 11 Civ. 1300, 11 Civ. 1301, 11 Civ. 2149, 11 Civ. 2150, 11 Civ. 2697, 11 Civ. 3277, 11 Civ. 4780, and 11 Civ. 504, under the docket number of Barley v. City of New York.

On March 28, 2012, Judge Loretta A. Preska granted the defendant's motion for dismissal for failure to state a claim.

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
General
Personal injury
Sanitation / living conditions
Totality of conditions
Plaintiff Type
City/County Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) City of New York
Plaintiff Description An employee of a new york city jail who worked as a cook.
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 2012
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies After Decision: Implementation of Judicial Decrees in Correctional Settings
Written: Oct. 01, 1977
By: M. Kay Harris & Dudley P. Spiller (Temple University)
Citation: (1977)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

Docket(s)
1:11-cv-1300 (S.D.N.Y.) 03/29/2012
JC-NY-0057-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Notice of Removal [With Verified Complaint Attached] 02/24/2011
JC-NY-0057-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Affirmation in Opposition and in Support of Cross Motion [With Amended Verified Complaints Attached] 08/08/2011
JC-NY-0057-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [Granting Defendants' Motion for Judgment] 03/28/2012 (2012 WL 1076208) (S.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0057-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Preska, Loretta A. (S.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0057-0003 | JC-NY-0057-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Donadio, Christopher James (New York)
JC-NY-0057-0002 | JC-NY-0057-9000
Harris, Seth A (New York)
JC-NY-0057-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Cardozo, Michael A. (New York)
JC-NY-0057-0001
Gleason, Scot C (New York)
JC-NY-0057-0001 | JC-NY-0057-9000
Ilano, Noe Ramon Noel (New York)
JC-NY-0057-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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