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Case Name Cottone v. Jenne JC-FL-0011
Docket / Court 0:00-cv-07545-WJZ ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
Plaintiff, a personal representative for his son, sued numerous defendants associated with the Broward County Detention Center in Florida after his son, a pretrial detainee, died at the hands of a mentally ill co-inmate. The detention center was subject to a consent decree from Carruthers v. ... read more >
Plaintiff, a personal representative for his son, sued numerous defendants associated with the Broward County Detention Center in Florida after his son, a pretrial detainee, died at the hands of a mentally ill co-inmate. The detention center was subject to a consent decree from Carruthers v. Cochran (JC-FL-008) that required the jail to institute a system of classification, separation, and monitoring of inmates. In 2002, the district court for the Southern District of Florida (Judge William J. Zloch) denied defendant's motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, and defendants filed an interlocutory appeal. On appeal, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's holding that plaintiff's amended complaint against jail guards stated a claim, but granted supervisory officials' motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. Cottone v. Jenne, 326 F.3d 1352 (11th Cir. 2003). According to the docket on PACER (as of May 2005), the parties are still going through pre-trial preparation, and a trial date was set for June of 2005.

Lauren Cutson - 05/25/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
General
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Classification / placement
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Broward County, FL
EMSA Correctional Care, Inc.
Plaintiff Description The estate of Peter Anthony Cottone, Jr., an individual who died after being choked by another inmate at the North Broward Detention Center in Broward County, FL.
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 yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing JC-FL-0008 : Carruthers v. Israel (Jonas v. Stack) (S.D. Fla.)
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)
02-14529-JJ (U.S. Court of Appeals) 05/23/2003
JC-FL-0011-9001 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
00-CV-7545 (S.D. Fla.) 01/16/2007
JC-FL-0011-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
06-14631-EE (U.S. Court of Appeals) 07/16/2007
JC-FL-0011-9002 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 10/19/2000
JC-FL-0011-0001 PDF | Detail
Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Dismiss] 01/03/2001 (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0002 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint 01/18/2002
JC-FL-0011-0003 PDF | Detail
Order [Regarding Defendants Perfilio, Waldman, and McKenzie's Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint] 07/15/2002 (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0004 PDF | Detail
Order [Regarding Defendants Jenne et al's Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint] 07/15/2002 (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0005 PDF | Detail
Reported Opinion 04/11/2003 (326 F.3d 1352)
JC-FL-0011-0011 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Order [Regarding Defendant Broward County Board of County Commissioners' Motion for Summary Final Judgment] 06/06/2005 (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0006 PDF | Detail
Order [Regarding Defendants' Motion to Limit Damages] 01/13/2006 (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0007 PDF | Detail
Order [Regarding Defendants' Ore Tenus Motions for Judgment as a Matter of Law] 07/20/2006 (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0008 PDF | Detail
Final Judgment 07/20/2006 (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0009 PDF | Detail
Opinion 07/30/2008 (288 Fed.Appx. 620)
JC-FL-0011-0010 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Judges Hull, Frank M. (Eleventh Circuit, N.D. Ga.)
JC-FL-0011-0011
Seltzer, Barry S. (S.D. Fla.) [Magistrate]
JC-FL-0011-9000
Zloch, William J. (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0002 | JC-FL-0011-0004 | JC-FL-0011-0005 | JC-FL-0011-0006 | JC-FL-0011-0007 | JC-FL-0011-0008 | JC-FL-0011-0009 | JC-FL-0011-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Heyer, Barbara A. (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-0001 | JC-FL-0011-0003 | JC-FL-0011-0011 | JC-FL-0011-9000 | JC-FL-0011-9001 | JC-FL-0011-9002
Defendant's Lawyers Duignan, Christine M. (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-0011 | JC-FL-0011-9000 | JC-FL-0011-9001
Gregoire, Nancy (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-9002
Noe, Stephanie W. (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-9000
Page, Jodi Chase (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-9000
Piper, Michael Ross (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-0011 | JC-FL-0011-9000 | JC-FL-0011-9001 | JC-FL-0011-9002
Rowlee, James David (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-9000
Toomey, Gregg Alan (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-9000
Woulfe, Richard Thomas (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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