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Case Name Schneider v. City and County of San Francisco JC-CA-0041
Docket / Court 3:97-cv-02203-MMC ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
Case Summary
On June 12, 1997, a female arrestee who was sujected to a strip search filed this case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California againstthe City and County of San Francisco and various officials, claiming

After a jury trial, the court entered judgment ... read more >
On June 12, 1997, a female arrestee who was sujected to a strip search filed this case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California againstthe City and County of San Francisco and various officials, claiming

After a jury trial, the court entered judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $750,000 in compensatory damages and $5,000 in punitives against an individual defendant. Defendants filed a notice of appeal, but never followed through.

Denise Heberle - 03/15/2012


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
General
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Strip search policy
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) City and County of San Francisco
Plaintiff Description Transgender plaintiff subjected to a strip search.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1999
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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  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
http://law.duke.edu/journals/lcp
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis)
Citation: 71 Law & Contemp. Problems 65 (2008)
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Docket(s)
3:99-cv-01806-MMC (N.D. Cal.) 02/06/2003
JC-CA-0041-9001 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges Chesney, Maxine M. (N.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0041-9001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Clarence, Nanci L. (California)
JC-CA-0041-9001
Snell, Karen L. (California)
JC-CA-0041-9001
Stoia, Karen J. (California)
JC-CA-0041-9001
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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