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Case Name Luckett v. Waggener PC-NV-0011
Docket / Court 94-890 ( D. Nev. )
State/Territory Nevada
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
In 1995, John R. Luckett, an inmate in the Ely State Prison, filed a Section 1983 lawsuit in the District of Nevada, pro se, against officials of the Nevada Department of Prisons. The plaintiff sought a preliminary injunction, but was denied.

Discovery continued throughout 1995 and 199 ... read more >
In 1995, John R. Luckett, an inmate in the Ely State Prison, filed a Section 1983 lawsuit in the District of Nevada, pro se, against officials of the Nevada Department of Prisons. The plaintiff sought a preliminary injunction, but was denied.

Discovery continued throughout 1995 and 1996. Trial was scheduled for early March 1997, but shortly before the trial commenced the parties reached a settlement under which defendants paid plaintiff an undisclosed sum. The court approved the stipulated settlement agreement and dismissed the case with prejudice in late March 1997.

The case file is only contains a copy of the docket, so the specifics of the case are unavailable.

Eoghan Keenan - 06/10/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief denied
General
Totality of conditions
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Nevada Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description an inmate in the Ely State Prison
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
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 1997 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
[ Detail ]

Docket(s)
94-890 (D. Nev.) 03/26/1997
PC-NV-0011-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers Skau, Creighton (Nevada)
PC-NV-0011-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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