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Case Name Patterson v. Rafferty JC-MO-0009
Docket / Court 82-31 ( E.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
Inmates at the Mississippi County Jail in Missouri filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against representatives of the county. The parties entered into a consent decree, and the plaintiffs asked the court to award them attorneys' fees. On October 24, 1985 ... read more >
Inmates at the Mississippi County Jail in Missouri filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against representatives of the county. The parties entered into a consent decree, and the plaintiffs asked the court to award them attorneys' fees. On October 24, 1985, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (Judge Harris K Wangelin) held that the plaintiffs were entitled to an award of attorneys' fees even though a consent decree had been entered in the case. Patterson v. Rafferty 1985 WL 6053 (E.D.Mo., Oct. 24, 1985). We have no further information on the proceedings in this case.

Kristen Sagar - 03/11/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Totality of conditions
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Mississippi County, Missouri
Plaintiff Description inmates at the Mississippi County Jail in Missouri
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1985 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
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)
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Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Order and Memorandum 10/24/1985 (1985 WL 6053) (E.D. Mo.)
JC-MO-0009-0001 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Judges Wangelin, Harris Kenneth (E.D. Mo., W.D. Mo.)
JC-MO-0009-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Goldstein, Richard (Missouri)
JC-MO-0009-0001
Hoare, Michael J. (Missouri)
JC-MO-0009-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Blanton, David (Missouri)
JC-MO-0009-0001
Ottinger, Terry (Missouri)
JC-MO-0009-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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