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Case Name Walker v. Floyd County JC-IN-0018
Docket / Court 4:07-cv-00014-SEB-WGH ( S.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On February 6, 2007, inmates confined at the Floyd County, Indiana Jail filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, alleging that they became infected with a virulent, penicillin-resistant staph infection as a result of the ... read more >
On February 6, 2007, inmates confined at the Floyd County, Indiana Jail filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, alleging that they became infected with a virulent, penicillin-resistant staph infection as a result of the deliberate indifference of Jail personnel. Plaintiffs alleged that they were thereby deprived without due process of law of their right not to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and Indiana state law. Plaintiffs sought compensatory and punitive damages, declaratory and injunctive relief, and class certification.

Plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction, which Defendants opposed. The District Court (Judge Sarah Evans Barker) heard testimony and evidence on the motion at a June 26, 2007 hearing. The motion was taken under advisement.

At the time of this summary, the case was still pending.

Dan Dalton - 01/22/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
General
Sanitation / living conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Skin Infections
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Floyd County Indiana
Plaintiff Description All persons who, while incarcerated at the Jail, have acquired infectious diseases as a consequence of Defendants' failure to protect such inmates and their neglect and deliberate indifference.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
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 ]

Docket(s)
4:07-cv-00014-SEB-WGH (S.D. Ind.) 10/04/2010
JC-IN-0018-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint 02/06/2007
JC-IN-0018-0001.pdf | Detail
Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction 04/01/2007
JC-IN-0018-0002.pdf | Detail
First Amended Class Action Complaint 05/25/2007
JC-IN-0018-0003.pdf | Detail
Entry Denying Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction 07/31/2007 (2007 WL 2237622) (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Entry Denying Class Certification 11/26/2008 (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Entry on Motions to Intervene 07/22/2009 (2009 WL 2222886) (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order of Partial Dismissal 06/15/2010 (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Floyd County 09/27/2010 (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Barker, Sarah Evans (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-0004 | JC-IN-0018-0005 | JC-IN-0018-0006 | JC-IN-0018-0007 | JC-IN-0018-0008 | JC-IN-0018-9000
Hussmann, William G. Jr. (S.D. Ind.) [Magistrate]
JC-IN-0018-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Belzley, Gregory A. (Kentucky)
JC-IN-0018-0001 | JC-IN-0018-0002 | JC-IN-0018-0003 | JC-IN-0018-9000
Meyer, Robert Kenyon (Kentucky)
JC-IN-0018-0003 | JC-IN-0018-9000
Shelton, John R. (Kentucky)
JC-IN-0018-0003 | JC-IN-0018-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Lowe, Robert Jeffrey (Indiana)
JC-IN-0018-9000
Mullineaux, Richard T (Indiana)
JC-IN-0018-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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