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Case Name Iskander v. Village of Forest Park JC-IL-0019
Docket / Court 81-2089 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
Case Summary
This strip search case was brought in the early 1980s in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against a Zayre Department store and the Village of Forest Park. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, claimed she was unlawfully detained, arrested and strip ... read more >
This strip search case was brought in the early 1980s in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against a Zayre Department store and the Village of Forest Park. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, claimed she was unlawfully detained, arrested and strip searched for alleged shoplifting.

After Plainitff's pendent state claims were dismissed, a jury returned a verdict including $40,000 in damages against Zayre and $10,000 against the City. Both Defendants appealed the district court (Judge Stanley J. Roszkowski) denials of their motions for j.n.o.v. the the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. On October 5, 1982, the appellate court reversed the jury verdict and remanded for a new trial on plaintiff's strip search claim, and her other claims were dismissed. Because the Seventh Circuit Opinion, Iskander v. Village of Forest Park, 690 F. 2d 126 (7th Cir. 1982) is the only document we have for this case, the disposition on remand is unknown.

Denise Heberle - 03/22/2012


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
General
Strip search policy
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Village of Forest Park, Illinois
Plaintiff Description Plaintiff arrested for shoplifting, detained and then strip searched.
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 Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

  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)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
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General Documents
Opinion [USCA] 10/05/1982 (690 F.2d 126)
JC-IL-0019-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Eschbach, Jesse Ernest (Seventh Circuit, N.D. Ind.)
JC-IL-0019-0001
Fairchild, Thomas Edward (Seventh Circuit)
JC-IL-0019-0001
Pell, Wilbur Frank Jr. (Seventh Circuit)
JC-IL-0019-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers DeRose, John P (Illinois)
JC-IL-0019-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Quan, John J. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0019-0001
Temple, Frederick W. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0019-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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