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Case Name Doe v. Hunt JC-IL-0020
Docket / Court 1:95-cv-02117 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
Case Summary
This case was brought by "Jane Doe" on April 6, 1995 against the City of Chicago and various law enforcement officials in the United States District court for the Northern District of Illinois. Plaintiff, represented by People's Law Offices, claimed violations of the Fourth, Fifth, Ninth and ... read more >
This case was brought by "Jane Doe" on April 6, 1995 against the City of Chicago and various law enforcement officials in the United States District court for the Northern District of Illinois. Plaintiff, represented by People's Law Offices, claimed violations of the Fourth, Fifth, Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution arising out of a police search of her home and person incident to her arrest at her home for a traffic ticket.

Specifically, Plaintiff claimed a detective and police officers broke in her front door, searched her home and broke in her bathroom door. They refused to show her a warrant. They then took her to the police station where, in the presence of male officers, she was subjected to an intrusive strip search.

The case was referred to a magistrate (Mag. Judge Edward A. Bobrick) for report and recommendations on the Defendants' motions to dismiss various of Plaintiff's claims. On October 2, 1995, the Magistrate recommended dismissal of the Fifth and Ninth Amendment portions of Plaintiff's Third Count. Jane Doe (1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14517)

On January 18, 1996, the magistrate (Mag. Judge Edward A. Bobrick) issued recommendations as to the Defendant process server's motion for summary judgment. The Court (Judge Bucklo) adopted the recommendation as to summary judgment in favor of the defendant on Plaintiff's 4th Amendment claim, but found that her claim for conspiracy to use excessive force in making the arrest.

On March 14, 1996, Plaintiff filed an amended complaint.

On May 6, 1997, the remaining parties reached a settlement and the case was dismissed. [Note: summary draft indicated settlement was for $60,000, but I can find nothing in the documents that say so.]

Denise Heberle - 03/22/2012


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
General
Search policies
Strip search policy
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) City of Chicago
Plaintiff Description Mother who was arrested in her home alleging violations of various of her constitutional rights and state law claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress and assault
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1997
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)
1:95-cv-02117 (N.D. Ill.) 05/28/1997
JC-IL-0020-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Opinion 10/04/1995 (1995 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 14517) (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0020-0002 PDF | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: LexisNexis
Opinion 07/03/1996 (931 F.Supp. 600) (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0020-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Bobrick, Edward A. (N.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
JC-IL-0020-0002 | JC-IL-0020-9000
Bucklo, Elaine E. (N.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
JC-IL-0020-0001 | JC-IL-0020-0002 | JC-IL-0020-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers McCarthy, James Patrick (Illinois)
JC-IL-0020-0002 | JC-IL-0020-9000
Susler, Janis M. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0020-0001 | JC-IL-0020-0002 | JC-IL-0020-9000
Taylor, G. Flint (Illinois)
JC-IL-0020-0001 | JC-IL-0020-0002 | JC-IL-0020-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Baldwin, Sharon (Illinois)
JC-IL-0020-0001 | JC-IL-0020-0002 | JC-IL-0020-9000
Barber, Robert W. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0020-0002 | JC-IL-0020-9000
Bode, Dawn Eileen (Illinois)
JC-IL-0020-0002 | JC-IL-0020-9000
Caminer, Irene Schild (Illinois)
JC-IL-0020-0001 | JC-IL-0020-0002 | JC-IL-0020-9000
Carey, Margaret Ann (Illinois)
JC-IL-0020-0001 | JC-IL-0020-0002 | JC-IL-0020-9000
Kendall, Patricia Jo (Illinois)
JC-IL-0020-0001 | JC-IL-0020-0002 | JC-IL-0020-9000
Sher, Susan S. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0020-0001 | JC-IL-0020-0002 | JC-IL-0020-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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