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Case Name Canales v. Novak IM-NY-0010
Docket / Court 1:99-cv-07450-SJ-MDG ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Immigration
Case Summary
On November 15, 1999, attorneys for the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project and private counsel filed suit in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn) on behalf of all Honduras nationals who had timely submitted prima facie applications for temporary protected status with the ... read more >
On November 15, 1999, attorneys for the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project and private counsel filed suit in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn) on behalf of all Honduras nationals who had timely submitted prima facie applications for temporary protected status with the Vermont Service Center, but who had not received temporary benefits from the INS, such as employment authorization.

Our case information is limited to the entries reflected in the PACER docket. According to the docket, plaintiffs moved for class certification in December, 1999. No further activity was noted until September 21, 2000, the District Court (Senior Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr.) entered a Stipulation and Order of settlement and discontinuance of action. Details of the settlement are unknown.

Brian Ponton - 09/16/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Immigration
Employment
Temporary protected status
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. ยงยง 1101 et seq.
Defendant(s) Immigration and Naturalization Service
Plaintiff Description Honduran nationals who had timely submitted prima facie applications for temporary protected status with the Vermont Service Center, but who had not received temporary benefits from the INS, such as employment authorization.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Threats to the Future of the Immigration Class Action
Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
By: Jill E. Family (Widener University School of Law)
Citation: 27 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 71 (2008)
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Docket(s)
(E.D.N.Y.) 09/21/2000
IM-NY-0010-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges Johnson, Sterling Jr. (E.D.N.Y.)
IM-NY-0010-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Guttentag, Lucas (New York)
IM-NY-0010-9000
Meade, Christopher J. (District of Columbia)
IM-NY-0010-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Dunn, Scott (New York)
IM-NY-0010-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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