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Case Name Hiatt v. Adams County Ohio JC-OH-0005
Docket / Court 93-585 ( S.D. Ohio )
State/Territory Ohio
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
In 1993, plaintiffs filed a section 1983 class action suit against Adams County, Ohio, members of the Board of Commissioners, and the Sheriff of Adams County. In 1994, the district court for the Southern District of Ohio (Judge S. Arthur Spiegel) certified plaintiffs' class. Hiatt v. Adams Co., 15 ... read more >
In 1993, plaintiffs filed a section 1983 class action suit against Adams County, Ohio, members of the Board of Commissioners, and the Sheriff of Adams County. In 1994, the district court for the Southern District of Ohio (Judge S. Arthur Spiegel) certified plaintiffs' class. Hiatt v. Adams Co., 155 F.R.D. 605 (S.D. Ohio 1994). According to the docket from PACER, plaintiffs filed an interlocutory appeal with the Sixth Circuit, which remanded the matter back to the district court. In 1997, the parties negotiated a settlement, and the court approved and awarded plaintiffs' attorney's fees. A year later, plaintiffs moved to reopen the case, and the court denied the motion, concluding that judgment in this case was final.

Lauren Cutson - 05/26/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Disciplinary procedures
Totality of conditions
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Adams County Jail
Plaintiff Description inmates of the Adams County Jail in Ohio
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 1993 - 1998
Case Closing Year 1998
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)
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Docket(s)
93-585 (S.D. Ohio) 03/23/1999
JC-OH-0005-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order Certifying Class 05/02/1994 (155 F.R.D. 605) (S.D. Ohio)
JC-OH-0005-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Spiegel, S. Arthur (S.D. Ohio)
JC-OH-0005-0001 | JC-OH-0005-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Armbruster, Robert (Ohio)
JC-OH-0005-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Landes, Mark David (Ohio)
JC-OH-0005-0001 | JC-OH-0005-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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