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Case Name Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder IM-CA-0067
Docket / Court 2:10-cv-02211-DMG-DTB ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Immigration
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Mental Health (Facility)
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU of Southern California
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Preliminary relief granted
Reasonable Accommodation
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Disability
Mental impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Communication skills
Conditions of confinement
Confinement/isolation
Deinstitutionalization/decarceration
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Habeas Corpus
Neglect by staff
Placement in detention facilities
Quality of representation
Reasonable Accommodations
Timeliness of case assignment
Unconstitutional conditions of confinement
Immigration
Constitutional rights
Deportation - judicial review
Deportation - procedure
Detention - conditions
Detention - procedures
Medical/Mental Health
Mental health care, unspecified
Mental Disability
Intellectual/developmental disability, unspecified
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Bivens
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) United States of America
Plaintiff Description Class of individuals with severe mental disabilities or illnesses, detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, denied hearings to determine competency and forced to represent themselves at hearings, and held in detention for long periods.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU of Southern California
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Habeas relief
Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 2010 - 2015
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
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)
2:10-cv-02211-DMG-DTB (C.D. Cal.) 08/19/2016
IM-CA-0067-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Amended Order Re Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction 12/27/2010 (767 F.Supp.2d 1034) (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0010.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Order Re Plaintiff Maksim Zhalezny's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction 05/04/2011 (828 F.Supp.2d 1133) (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0009.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Re Plaintiff Yonas Woldemariam's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction 08/02/2011 (2011 WL 5966657) (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling Re: Protective Order 08/19/2011 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Third Amended Class-Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Writ of Habeas Corpus 10/25/2011
IM-CA-0067-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Re: Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification 11/21/2011 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Press Release: Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security Announce Safeguards for Unrepresented Immigration Detainees with Serious Mental Disorders or Conditions 04/22/2013
IM-CA-0067-0011.pdf | Detail
Civil Immigation Detention: Guidance for New Identification and Information-Sharing Procedures Related to Unrepresented Detainees With Serious Mental Disorders or Conditions 04/22/2013
IM-CA-0067-0012.pdf | Detail
ACLU Press Release: Class Action Lawsuit Forces Policy Change to Protect Detained Immigrants with Serious Mental Disabilities 04/22/2013
IM-CA-0067-0013.pdf | Detail
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Order Re: Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction on Behalf of Seven Class Members 04/23/2013 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0006.pdf | Detail
Partial Judgment and Permanent Injunction 04/23/2013 (2013 WL 3674492) (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Re: Plaintiffs' Motion For Court Approval of Settlement Agreement 03/14/2014 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0015.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Further Implementing This Court's Permanent Injunction 10/29/2014 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0014.pdf | Detail
Order Further Implementing This Court's Permanent Injunction 10/29/2014 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0016.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Approval of Partial Settlement Agreement 03/30/2015 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0017.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Re: Defendants' Statement of Non-Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion to Dismiss Remaining Claims 09/02/2015 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0018.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Staying Dismissal of Causes of Action One, Two, Three, Five, Nine, Ten, and Eleven of Plaintiffs' Third Amended Complaint 09/15/2015 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0019.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion for Final Approval of Partial Class Action Settlement 09/25/2015 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0020.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Approving Parties' Settlement Agreement Resolving Plaintiffs' Motion For Attorneys' Fees and Costs 10/08/2015 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0021.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Bristow, David T. (C.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
IM-CA-0067-9001
Gee, Dolly Maizie (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0067-0003 | IM-CA-0067-0004 | IM-CA-0067-0005 | IM-CA-0067-0006 | IM-CA-0067-0007 | IM-CA-0067-0009 | IM-CA-0067-0010 | IM-CA-0067-0014 | IM-CA-0067-0015 | IM-CA-0067-0016 | IM-CA-0067-0017 | IM-CA-0067-0018 | IM-CA-0067-0019 | IM-CA-0067-0020 | IM-CA-0067-0021 | IM-CA-0067-9001
Monitors/Masters Mahoney, Katherine Byrne (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Matz, A. Howard (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Plaintiff's Lawyers Adams, Matthew (Washington)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Aliyasova, Asel (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Arulanantham, Ahilan T (California)
IM-CA-0067-0002 | IM-CA-0067-9001
Bhandari, Esha (New York)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Buckley, Theresa A. (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Iguina, Carmen G. (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Inlender, Talia R. (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Kang, Stephen B. (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Lawson-Remer, Alexa M. (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Lichaa, Shawn Joe (California)
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London, Judy (California)
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Loy, John David (California)
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Lyall, James Duff (Arizona)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Mukhopadhyay, Riddhi (Washington)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Murtagh, Michael P. (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Orihuela, Marisol (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Preis, James Joseph (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Rabinovitz, Judy (New York)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Riordan, Sean (California)
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Robinson, Damion D. (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Stamenova-Dancheva, Antonia (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Stark, Jennifer L (California)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Steinberg, Michael H. (California)
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Vakili, Bardis (California)
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Defendant's Lawyers Carlson, Jesi J. (District of Columbia)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Flentje, August E. (District of Columbia)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Go, Samuel P. (District of Columbia)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Ihsanullah, Neelam (District of Columbia)
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Lawrence, Victor M. (District of Columbia)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Prairie, Nicole Rogers (District of Columbia)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Reuveni, Erez (District of Columbia)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Robins, Jeffrey S (District of Columbia)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Wilson, Sarah S. (District of Columbia)
IM-CA-0067-9001
Other Lawyers None on record

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