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Case Name Monaco v. Stone JC-NY-0011
Docket / Court 98-3386 ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On May 5, 1998, an inmate in the Suffolk County Jail in New York filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the State of New York and the New York State Office of Mental Health in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The plaintiffs alleged that their ... read more >
On May 5, 1998, an inmate in the Suffolk County Jail in New York filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the State of New York and the New York State Office of Mental Health in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The plaintiffs alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated by various New York statutes, including New York Criminal Procedure Law §730.40, under which defendants found incompetent to stand trial for minor felonies and misdemeanors were involuntarily committed to state-operated psychiatric hospitals.

On March 12, 1999, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, (Judge Charles Proctor Sifton) certified the plaintiff class and certified a separate defendant class of local criminal court judges. The court declined to certify a defendant class of local sheriffs. Monaco v. Stone, No. 98-3386, 187 F.R.D. 50 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 12, 1999).

Our docket, which is current as of 10/13/2006, indicates that the parties to this case have informed the court that they are discussing a settlement agreement. We have no further information on the proceedings in this case.

Kristen Sagar - 10/13/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Classification / placement
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) State of New York
Plaintiff Description inmates in New York Jails
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
98-3386 (E.D.N.Y.) 07/18/2013
JC-NY-0011-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum and Order 03/12/1999 (187 F.R.D. 50) (E.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0011-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum and Order 12/20/2002 (2002 WL 32984617) (E.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0011-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Memorandum and Order 07/22/2004 (2004 WL 3090598 / 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 26013) (E.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0011-0008.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Memorandum and Order 04/25/2005 (E.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0011-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order 06/01/2006 (2005 WL 4052383) (E.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0011-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order 04/19/2007 (2007 WL 1174900) (E.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0011-0001.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinon and Order 08/26/2008 (E.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0011-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Proposed Sixth Amended Complaint - Class Action 03/15/2010
JC-NY-0011-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Garaufis, Nicholas (E.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0011-9000
Levy, Robert M. (E.D.N.Y.) [Magistrate]
JC-NY-0011-9000
Sifton, Charles Proctor (E.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0011-0001 | JC-NY-0011-0002 | JC-NY-0011-0004 | JC-NY-0011-0005 | JC-NY-0011-0006 | JC-NY-0011-0007 | JC-NY-0011-0008
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brooks, William (New York)
JC-NY-0011-0003 | JC-NY-0011-0007 | JC-NY-0011-0008 | JC-NY-0011-9000
Buescher, Michelle Marie (New York)
JC-NY-0011-0007 | JC-NY-0011-0008 | JC-NY-0011-9000
Caldera, Michelle K (New York)
JC-NY-0011-9000
Shea, Janice (New York)
JC-NY-0011-0006
Defendant's Lawyers Berman, Seth Lawrence (New York)
JC-NY-0011-9000
Callahan, Brian P (New York)
JC-NY-0011-9000
Cimino, Robert J. (New York)
JC-NY-0011-0006
Curtis, Edward Joseph Jr. (New York)
JC-NY-0011-0007 | JC-NY-0011-0008 | JC-NY-0011-9000
Falk, Kenneth J. (Indiana)
JC-NY-0011-0008 | JC-NY-0011-9000
Gatto, Christopher M (New York)
JC-NY-0011-9000
Grumet, Lisa Fleming (New York)
JC-NY-0011-0007 | JC-NY-0011-0008 | JC-NY-0011-9000
Morrison, Christine E. (New York)
JC-NY-0011-0007 | JC-NY-0011-0008 | JC-NY-0011-9000
Peeples, Michael E. (New York)
JC-NY-0011-0007 | JC-NY-0011-9000
Reape, Kelly A. (New York)
JC-NY-0011-0006 | JC-NY-0011-0008 | JC-NY-0011-9000
Robinson, Derrick Jeffrey (New York)
JC-NY-0011-0007 | JC-NY-0011-0008 | JC-NY-0011-9000
Roth, Jaime Irene (New York)
JC-NY-0011-9000
Schulz, Gary P. (New York)
JC-NY-0011-0007 | JC-NY-0011-9000
Stein, Erika B. (New York)
JC-NY-0011-9000
Sweet, Emily (New York)
JC-NY-0011-9000
Weintraub, Gary Alan (Illinois)
JC-NY-0011-0008 | JC-NY-0011-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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