University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

Here are all the additions to the Clearinghouse collection -- cases, summaries, case studies, etc. -- over the past 90 days:


CASE ADDITIONS
December 6, 2016
Hart v. Colvin
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 3:15-cv-00623-JST (N.D. Cal.)
PB-CA-0046
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-CA-0046)


CASE ADDITIONS
December 5, 2016
Bowman v. County School Board of Charles City County
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: (E.D. Va.)
SD-VA-0008
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-VA-0008)


CASE ADDITIONS
December 2, 2016
West v. City of Santa Fe
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 3:16-cv-00309 (S.D. Tex.)
CJ-TX-0011
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-TX-0011)


CASE ADDITIONS
December 2, 2016
Levy v. Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 3:16-cv-00542-JWD-EWD (M.D. La.)
CJ-LA-0004
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-LA-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
December 1, 2016
Whitaker v. Perdue
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 4:06-CV-00140-WCO (N.D. Ga.)
CJ-GA-0004
This civil rights class action lawsuit was filed in 2006 against the State of Georgia in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiffs, six low-level sex offenders, challenged provisions of Georgia's then-new sex offender law that prevent sex offenders from living and working within one-thousand feet of school bus stops and churches. The plaintiffs, represented by the Southern Center for Human Rights and the ACLU of Georgia, had all committed their crimes when they were young, and they argued that the law violated their rights because it neither distinguished between low-level and high-level sex offenders, nor allowed them to seek an exemption. On March 30, 2009 the District Court certified a class of "all persons who are registered, are required to register, or in the future will be required to register as sex offenders pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 42-1-12." Within the same order, the District Court granted the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction restraining the defendants from enforcing the sex offender law, insofar as it restricts registered sex offenders from engaging in volunteer activities at church. Yet, after the named plaintiffs were substituted and the case renamed Smiley v. Perdue, the plaintiffs' class action was dismissed on September 30, 2013. This case is closed.
View Case Detail (CJ-GA-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
December 1, 2016
Encarnacion v. City of New York
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 1:16-cv-00156-DLC (S.D.N.Y.)
CJ-NY-0013
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-NY-0013)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 28, 2016
Brewer v. School Board of Norfolk
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: (E.D. Va.)
SD-VA-0007
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-VA-0007)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 28, 2016
Cascade Natural Gas Corporation v. El Paso Natural Gas Co.
Case Category: Public Accomm./Contracting
Trial Docket: (D. Utah)
PA-UT-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PA-UT-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 28, 2016
Chandler v. Garrison
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 67-1545 (E.D. La.)
FA-LA-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (FA-LA-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 28, 2016
Color of Change v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 1:16-cv-08215 (S.D.N.Y.)
FA-NY-0007
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (FA-NY-0007)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 27, 2016
United States v. St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 67-243 (E.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0117
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-MO-0117)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 27, 2016
Pettway v. American Cast Iron Pipe Company & EEOC
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 66-315 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0129
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-AL-0129)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 22, 2016
Sourovelis v. City of Philadelphia
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2:14-cv-04687-ER (E.D. Pa.)
CJ-PA-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-PA-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 22, 2016
Woodall v. American Airlines, Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:06-cv-00072 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0434
This class action suit was filed on January 12, 2006, under 38 U.S.C. § 4301, et seq. ("USERRA") in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The plaintiff class consisted of all past and present pilots of American Airlines who are or were members of the United States Armed Services and who took military leave from January 2001 to 2006. They asked the court for injunctive and declaratory relief, alleging that American Airlines had violated USERRA by discriminating against pilots who took military leaves of absence. They claimed that they were unfairly charged fewer "in service" days which prevented them from bidding on a number of benefits including flight schedules, paid vacation time, and earned sick leave. Pilots who had taken comparable types of non-military leave were not similarly penalized. After filing two amended complaints, and the court denying the defendants' second motion to dismiss, the plaintiffs motion to certify class, preliminarily approve settlement agreement, and approve forms of class notice. This motion was granted by U.S. District Court Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn in a final order on August 1, 2008.
View Case Detail (EE-TX-0434)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 21, 2016
Rucker v. Spokane County
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2:12-cv-05157 (E.D. Wash.)
CJ-WA-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-WA-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 20, 2016
Roberts v. Black
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2:16-cv-11024 (E.D. La.)
CJ-LA-0005
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-LA-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 20, 2016
Stinnie v. Holcomb
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 3:16-cv-00044-NKM (W.D. Va.)
PB-VA-0007
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-VA-0007)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 17, 2016
2002 DOJ Investigation of Cleveland Division of Police
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: No Court Case (No Court)
PN-OH-0003
In 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) opened an investigation pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §14141 of the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) into allegations of a pattern or practice of unconstitutional conduct. In 2004, the parties settled. A spreadsheet describing all of the DOJ 14141 investigations shows this case as closed as of March 15, 2005. When the DOJ opened a new investigation into policing in Cleveland (See U.S. v. Cleveland, PN-OH-0008>/a> in this Clearinghouse), the "background" section of its report doesn't mention this one. We conclude that it closed.
View Case Detail (PN-OH-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 17, 2016
EEOC v. Creative Networks, L.L.C.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:05-cv-03032-SMM (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0033
On September 30, 2005, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The plaintiffs sued Creative Networks, LLC and its parent company, Res-Care, Inc. under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plaintiffs claimed that two employees had been retaliated against after they had opposed unlawful discrimination in the workplace. Specifically, the plaintiffs claimed that one employee had been terminated in retaliation and the other employee had been threatened with termination. On May 24, 2010, Judge McNamee signed and approved a consent decree.
View Case Detail (EE-AZ-0033)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 16, 2016
North Baton Rouge Matters v. City of Baton Rouge
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 3:16-cv-00463-JWD-RLB (M.D. La.)
PN-LA-0005
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PN-LA-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 15, 2016
Disabled in Action of Pennsylvania v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 2-03-cv-01577 (E.D. Pa.)
DR-PA-0001
After years of litigation, the Third Circuit found in 2011 that SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Tranportation Authority) had violated the ADA by failing to make several subway stations accessible for people with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs. The parties settled a few months later for a consent decree that provided that SEPTA would install several elevators at the relevant stations, make fare lines accessible, and pay attorneys fees of about $500,000. It also required SEPTA to provide status reports to plaintiffs counsel, quarterly.
View Case Detail (DR-PA-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 15, 2016
Thompson v. Alabama
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2:16-cv-00783-WKW-CSC (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0015
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-AL-0015)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 15, 2016
Brown v. Free Library of Philadelphia
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 2:12-cv-02373 (E.D. Pa.)
DR-PA-0002
Four blind or visually impaired library patrons sued the Free Library of Philadelphia in in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, seeking relief under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Title II of the ADA. They alleged that the Library's new program to lend e-reading devices was discriminatory, because the Nook Simple Touch devices the library had procured were inaccessible to visually impaired users, and because accessible alternative devices were available. The parties entered a settlement and the case was dismissed. The library agreed to transition to the exclusive use of accessible devices within four years, and to add ten accessible e-readers within 60 days of the settlement date.
View Case Detail (DR-PA-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 14, 2016
EEOC v. AutoZone, INC.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:06-cv-00926-SMM (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0009
On March 30, 2016, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The plaintiff sued the automobile repairer AutoZone, Inc. under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plaintiff, representing a female employee of AutoZone Inc., asked the court for monetary relief for the complainant and injunctive relief enjoining the defendant from future discrimination on the basis of sex. The plaintiff claimed that she had faced discrimination on the basis of her sex. The fury found AutoZone Inc. liable to the complainant for $15,000 in compensatory damages and $50,000 in punitive damages. On June 25, 2009, Judge McNamee partially granted the EEOC's motion to amend the judgment to include equitable relief.
View Case Detail (EE-AZ-0009)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 14, 2016
Cruz v. Dollar Tree Stores
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:07-cv-02050-SC (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0345
On April 11, 2007, two individuals, both store managers of Dollar Tree Stores, filed this class action lawsuit against Dollar Tree in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs alleged that they were improperly classified as exempt managers and denied wages for ...
View Case Detail (EE-CA-0345)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 13, 2016
Stokes v. Realpage
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2:15-cv-01520 (E.D. Pa.)
CJ-PA-0003
On March 25, 2015, the plaintiffs filed a consumer class action on behalf of consumers nationwide who had been the subject of misleading and inaccurate background reports sold by the defendant, RealPage, Inc. to landlords. The plaintiffs sued in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), alleging that the defendant, RealPage, Inc., adopted and maintained a policy and practice of failing to timely update the criminal record information it maintains so as to eliminate records of cases that have been expunged, thus not accurately reflecting the final disposition of these cases. Moreover, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendant systematically violated FCRA by failing to provide complete and accurate disclosures of all information the defendant maintains about consumers to these consumers upon request. After the case was stayed and put in suspense pending a Supreme Court decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, it was put back on the docket on June 20, 2016. Shortly thereafter the defendant's filed a motion to dismiss count two of the plaintiffs' complaint, but that motion was denied on October 18, 2016. This case is still ongoing.
View Case Detail (CJ-PA-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 13, 2016
Tonn and Blank Construction v. Sebelius
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 1:12-cv-00325-JD-RBC (N.D. Ind.)
FA-IN-0006
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (FA-IN-0006)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 13, 2016
Ozinga v. Sebelius
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 1:13-cv-03292 (N.D. Ill.)
FA-IL-0005
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (FA-IL-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 13, 2016
Cerda v. Restaurant Associates
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:04-cv-03394 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0247
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-NY-0247)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 10, 2016
EEOC v. Catholic Healthcare West (d/b/a Northridge Medical Hospital Center)
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:06-cv-01915-DDP-SS (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0153
The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Catholic Healthcare West dba Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in March 2006. The complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. A consent decree including monetary and injunctive relief was filed for this case on August 28th, 2008.
View Case Detail (EE-CA-0153)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 10, 2016
Jaffe v. Morgan Stanley DW, Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:06-cv-03903-TEH (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0334
Female financial advisors working for Morgan Stanley filed a Title VII class action alleging gender discrimination. Amended complaints added plaintiffs and claims for racial discrimination. The gender action was stayed and was resolved in another lawsuit. The parties settled the racial discrimination claims, with Morgan Stanley agreeing to injunctive relief and to pay $16m to class members. After several modifications, the settlement is set to expire September 30, 2017.
View Case Detail (EE-CA-0334)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 10, 2016
The Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, Inc.
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: Case 1:11-cv-06351-HB (S.D.N.Y.)
DR-NY-0004
A group of universities, led by the University of Michigan, organized the HathiTrust, which collaborated with Google to digitally scan the contents of their libraries and make their collections available online to researchers and library patrons. On September 12, 2011, the Authors Guild and several other groups representing the interests of publishers and authors filed a civil suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, against the HathiTrust and several affiliated universities, alleging copyright violation. The National Federation for the Blind joined the case as an intervening defendant, arguing that the HathiTrust provided a resource essential to making libraries accessible to blind patrons, and that its actions were permissible under the fair use exceptions of the Copyright Act and under the ADA. The court ruled in favor of the defendants and intervening defendants on summary judgment, but denied their motions for attorneys' fees.
View Case Detail (DR-NY-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 10, 2016
Ambat v. City and County of San Francisco
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:07-cv-03622 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0310
This federal lawsuit in the Northern District of California involves a fair employment challenge to the San Francisco Sheriff Department's policy of staffing its women's jail with only female deputies. It was filed in 2007 and settled in 2010 for updated policies in the City of San Francisco and individually tailored settlements for each plaintiff with retaliation claims. The Ninth Circuit found that the county was not entitled to summary judgment based on its policy, but also found that the county met its burden of establishing that their policy and justification of job qualifications were reasonably necessary to operating the county jails, but found fact issues as to whether the policy of excluding male deputies was a legitimate proxy.
View Case Detail (EE-CA-0310)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 10, 2016
Barry v. Corrigan
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 13-cv-13185 (E.D. Mich.)
PB-MI-0006
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-MI-0006)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 10, 2016
Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:01-cv-02252 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0303
In 2001, a female Wal-Mart employee filed a class action complaint in the Northern District of California under Title VII, specifically alleging gender discrimination. Two named Plaintiffs also brought claims under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act for racial discrimination. The Supreme Court granted certiorari in 2010 to determine the class certification standard. The Court ruled that the Plaintiffs had not shown a common question of fact, as required for class certification under Rule 23(a)(2), and further that the evidence presented of Wal-Mart's alleged discriminatory policies was insufficient to warrant class certification. The court enunciated a "significant proof" standard that it held the Plaintiffs had not met. The majority additionally held that Plaintiffs' statistical and anecdotal evidence did not point to a "single common question." The aggrieved female employees may sue Wal-Mart individually if they so choose. Following the Supreme Court's decision, the plaintiffs filed a fourth amended complaint on October 27, 2011, seeking class certification in line with different standards since the Supreme Court did not rule on the merits of the case. The court denied class certification, and the plaintiffs' subsequent appeal to the Ninth Circuit was denied. After two more years of discovery, six new women moved to intervene as plaintiffs. The next day, the parties moved to voluntarily and jointly dismiss the case as they had reached a confidential settlement agreement, leading the Court to order the intervenor's motion moot. On August 16, 2016, the parties wishing to intervene appealed to the Ninth Circuit, whose decision to review is pending.
View Case Detail (EE-CA-0303)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 9, 2016
B.H. v. Johnson
Case Category: Child Welfare
Trial Docket: 1:88-cv-5599 (N.D. Ill.)
CW-IL-0003
The ACLU filed a class action lawsuit in 1988 against the state of Illinois on behalf of all children in the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) who have been placed somewhere other than with their parents. The plaintiffs alleged that DCFS assigned too many cases to caseworkers, placed children in inappropriate institutions, and failed to respond to reports of child abuse. The parties entered a consent agreement under the supervision of a court monitor in 1991. The parties modified the consent decree in 1997, and again in 2003. As of August, 2012, DCFS was still out of compliance because investigator caseloads were too high. The parties negotiated an implementation plan to address investigation caseloads. Litigation resumed in February, 2015 to bring DCFS back in compliance again, resulting in an amended implementation plan incorporating expert recommendations.
View Case Detail (CW-IL-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 9, 2016
Hill v. Snyder
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 5:10-cv-14568-JCO-RSW (E.D. Mich.)
CJ-MI-0003
In November of 2010, juvenile prisoners filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against the State of Michigan, challenging the state law that prohibited the Michigan Parole Board from considering for parole those sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder. On January 30, 2013, the Court held that plaintiffs are entitled to a fair and meaningful opportunity to demonstrate that they are appropriate parole candidates, and ordered both parties to provide briefs on what would constitute a "fair and meaningful" opportunity. The defendants appealed the orders from the District Court. On May 11, 2016 the Court of Appeals vacated and remanded the case, urging the District Court to consider new Supreme Court cases and new Michigan Law. On August 3, 2016 the District Court denied the plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction, to prevent re-sentencing of juvenile offenders. The case is still pending.
View Case Detail (CJ-MI-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 8, 2016
Pitts v. District of Columbia
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 1:14-cv-01319 (D.D.C.)
PN-DC-0010
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PN-DC-0010)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 7, 2016
Wynne v. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaraunts Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 4:06-cv-03153 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0305
This case was brought by African American employees of McCormick and Schmick's Restaurants seeking equitable relief and damages to remedy alleged discrimination based on race. The case was settled in August 2008, resulting in more than $2 million for Plaintiffs, as well as injunctive relief relating to hiring, promotion, training, and reporting.
View Case Detail (EE-CA-0305)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 7, 2016
EEOC v. Leo Palace Resort
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:06-cv-00028 (D. Guam)
EE-GU-0001
On September 29, 2006, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Guam. The plaintiff sued Leo Palace Resort under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The plaintiffs claimed that the defendant engaged in unlawful employment practices by subjecting female employees to sexual harassment and by retaliating against employees for complaining of discrimination. On March 21, 2008 Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood approved a consent decree between the two parties. The consent decree required the defendant to pay the complainants a total of $243,000. It also required the defendant to create an anti-discrimination policy; institute a complaint procedure; hire an outside consultant to ensure compliance with the decree; post and distribute a notice of equal opportunity employment rights; and conduct annual training for all employees.
View Case Detail (EE-GU-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 7, 2016
Stone v. Boone
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 73-1083 (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0013
In October 1974, prisoners at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Walpole, Massachusetts, filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Massachusetts Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The prisoners alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated by a lack of books in the law library at the prison. A consent decree was issued in 1974 for the creation of a law library. Plaintiff, Andrew Kilburn, again brought suit for a violation of that consent decree which was dismissed. In 2014, Charles E. Kaine filed a complaint for the enforcement of the consent decree. The defendants motioned to terminate it. The Court granted the defendants' motion finding the consent decree no longer equitable.
View Case Detail (PC-MA-0013)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 7, 2016
EEOC v. Ceisel Masonry, Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:06-cv-02075 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0041
On April 13, 2006, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff sued Ceisel Masonry under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S. Code § 1981. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant had created a hostile work environment. On May 22, 2009 the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber approved a consent decree between the two parties.
View Case Detail (EE-IL-0041)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 7, 2016
Stapleton v. Singletary Jr.
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 88-14178 (S.D. Fla.)
PC-FL-0025
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-FL-0025)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 7, 2016
EEOC v. Benni's, LLC (d/b/a Bennigan's)
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:06-cv-01287-WWE (D. Conn.)
EE-CT-0004
On August 17, 2006 the Boston Area Office and New York District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiffs sued Benni's LLC under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant subjected the complaining parties to a sexually hostile work environment, leading to one employee's constructive discharge. On March 28, 2008, Judge Warren W. Eginton granted a motion for default judgment. The default judgment damages included injunctive relief in the form of postings, anti-discriminatory policies, trainings, and monitoring. It also required the defendant to pay a total of $190,000 to the two employees and to pay their attorney fees.
View Case Detail (EE-CT-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 7, 2016
EEOC v. Beall Concrete Enterprises, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3-06CV1779-M (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0062
On September 28, 2006, The Dallas District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The plaintiff sued Beall Concrete Enterprises, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Concrete, Inc. under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. On April 3, 2008, Judge Reed O'Connor approved a consent decree over the remaining claim that the defendant had violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The consent decree required the defendant to pay the complainant $50,000 in backpay, conduct ADEA training for its employees for two years, and post a notice about federal anti-discrimination employment laws.
View Case Detail (EE-TX-0062)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 7, 2016
EEOC v. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:05-cv-05445 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0030
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-IL-0030)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 6, 2016
EEOC v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:06-cv-01950-LTB-CBS (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0024
On September 29, 2006, the Denver Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiffs sued Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. under Title VII. The plaintiff claimed that Home Depot retaliated against the former employee when it terminated her employment five weeks after it issued her a settlement check for a previous suit resolving charges of discrimination. On July 29, 2009, Judge Lewis T. Babcock approved a settlement agreement. The agreement included injunctive relief enjoining the defendant from retaliating against employees who complain about violations of Title VII and monetary relief of $84,750.
View Case Detail (EE-CO-0024)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 6, 2016
United States v. East Haven
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 3:12-cv-1652-AWT (D. Conn.)
PN-CT-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PN-CT-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 6, 2016
Duling v. Gristede's Operating Corp.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:06-cv-10197 (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0253
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-NY-0253)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 5, 2016
Jensen v. Solvay America, Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:06-cv-273 (D. Wyo.)
EE-WY-0008
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-WY-0008)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 4, 2016
Project Home v. City of Philadelphia
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 2:92-cv-07108, 92–7110 (E.D. Pa.)
PB-PA-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-PA-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 4, 2016
Small v. Hunt
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 85-987 (E.D.N.C.)
PC-NC-0005
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-NC-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 4, 2016
Jewett v. California Forensic Medical Group
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:13-cv-00882-MCE-AC (E.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0126
This case was filed in 2013 by an inmate at Shasta County Jail claiming that the prison had inflicted on his rights as a prisoner with a mobility disability. The case is currently in the pretrial phase, awaiting a court date.
View Case Detail (JC-CA-0126)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 3, 2016
Aref v. Holder
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:10-cv-00539-RMU (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0023
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-DC-0023)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 3, 2016
Investigation of Multnomah County Jails By Multnomah DA's office
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: No Court Case (No Court)
JC-OR-0007
On June 15, 2006, the Multnomah County, Oregon Board of Commissioners passed a resolution granting the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office the authority to conduct a full investigation into the policies and procedures of the corrections facilities operated by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Based on this investigation, the D.A. issued a 136-page comprehensive report, detailing his findings and recommendations regarding several areas of concern.
View Case Detail (JC-OR-0007)


CASE ADDITIONS
November 1, 2016
J.H. v. Hinds County
Case Category: Juvenile Institution
Trial Docket: 3:11-cv-00327-DPJ-FKB (S.D. Miss.)
JI-MS-0008
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JI-MS-0008)


CASE ADDITIONS
October 30, 2016
EEOC v. Tanami Trading Corporation (d/b/a Left Lane Express)
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 5:06-cv-00252-JLH (E.D. Ark.)
EE-AR-0047
In 2006 the EEOC filed this in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The plaintiffs alleged a racially hostile work environment and constructive discharge. In 2008, a consent decree granted individual and injunctive damages to the defendants.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 30, 2016
EEOC v. Corrections Corporation of America
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:06-cv-01956-KHV-MJW (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0015
In September 2006, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, against Crowley County Correctional Facility, a Colorado prison, and related corporate entities. The complaint was brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, alleging that the defendant allowed female employees to be sexually harassed by their co-workers and retaliated against these employees when they complained. On October 1, 2009, Judge Kathryn H. Vratil ordered a consent decree. The decree granted plaintiffs $1,300,000 and enjoined the defendants from future discriminatory practices.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 30, 2016
EEOC v. Foam Works, LLC
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:06-cv-02146-MCE-EFB (E.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0087
On September 27, 2006, The EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Easter District of California. The plaintiff sued Foam Works, LLC under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 alleging sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. On October 12, 2007, District Judge Morrison C. England approved and ordered a proposed consent decree. The consent decree required the Defendant to pay the complainant $21,500 in compensatory damages. The Defendant was also required to conduct annual training on harassment, institute a confidential complaint procedure, retain pertinent records, and allow the EEOC to inspect documents with twenty days notice.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 30, 2016
EEOC v. Kovacevich 5 Farms
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:06-CV-00165 REC (E.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0119
On February 13, 2006, the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The plaintiffs sued Kovacevich 5 farms for violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1946. The EEOC represented six female applicants who alleged that Kovavevich 5 Farms had refused to hire them because of their sex. On November 26, 2008 District Court Judge Oliver W. Wagner approved the proposed consent decree. The consent decree was set to last for five years and included both injunctive relief and $1,680,000 in monetary relief.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 30, 2016
EEOC v. Paragary's Management Group
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:05-cv-01983-MCE-DAD (E.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0161
On September 29, 2005 the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The plaintiff sued Paragary's Management Group, Paramoor, Inc., and PDK Partnership under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC represented claimants who alleged the defendants had subjected them to a hostile work environment and disparate treatment. On April 29, 2009 Judge Morrison C. England approved and ordered a consent decree to be in effect for three years. The decree granted permanent injunctive relief and $60,000 in monetary damages.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 30, 2016
Jones v. Murphy
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:05-cv-01287-CCB (D. Md.)
JC-MD-0007
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 30, 2016
Liddell v. Board of Education for the City of St. Louis
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: No. 72-100C(1) (E.D. Mo.)
SD-MO-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 30, 2016
EEOC v. Hometown Buffet
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:06-cv-02150-JM-JMA (S.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0101
On September 29, 2006, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The plaintiffs sued Hometown Buffet Inc. under for violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. On July 22, 2009, Judge Michael M. Anello approved the proposed consent decree put forth by the parties.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 30, 2016
Sharpe Holdings, Inc. v. U.S. Dep't of Health and Human Servs.
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 12-cv-00092 (E.D. Mo.)
FA-MO-0003
In 2012, a for-profit general business corporation and its owners filed this lawsuit in the Eastern District of Missouri against the Federal Government challenging the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act. In 2014, the plaintiffs added three additional plaintiffs including two non-profit corporations. In 2015, the for-profit plaintiffs won a permanent injunction against the mandate. The non-profit plaintiffs' case is ongoing following the Supreme Court's decision in Zubik v. Burwell [II].
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 30, 2016
Hilgert v. May
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 7:07-CV-00094 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0450
This case was brought by an employee of George S. May International Company against his employer seeking damages as a result of age discrimination and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act in May 2007. Court-order mediation failed to resolve the case. In October 2009, Judge Ricardo Hinojosa of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas dismissed plaintiff's Title VII retaliation claim and hostile work environment claim. The Court allowed discovery on the plaintiff's age discrimination claim. Discovery continued for several years. In March 2012, the plaintiff filed motion for summary judgment. The defendants failed to reply to this motion, and failed to act in the case generally for a year. On September 28, 2012, Judge Hinojosa granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, awarding $30,873 is total damages to the plaintiff.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 28, 2016
In re: Delaware County Prison
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 94-5209 (E.D. Pa.)
JC-PA-0012
In 1994, Muslim inmates of Delaware County Prison filed a class action suit, pro se, alleging that the prison refused to allow them to engage in mandatory religious service. The court appointed private counsel to the plaintiffs and a settlement was reached. The settlement established a procedure for claims of noncompliance and set up a religious service for Muslims, limited to 100 people a week. In 1996, a letter was filed complaining of noncompliance. The Court treated this as a motion to enforce the agreement and ended up denying it.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 28, 2016
Prisoner A v. State of Vermont
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:15-cv-00221 (D. Vt.)
PC-VT-0006
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 27, 2016
Campaign for Southern Equality v. Mississippi Department of Human Services
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 3:15-cv-00578-DPJ-FKB (S.D. Miss.)
PB-MS-0005
Same-sex couples and advocate organizations brought lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Human Services, the Governor of Mississippi, the Mississippi DOJ, and the Mississippi judiciary under 42 U.S § 1983 challenging the constitutionality of the Mississippi ban on same-sex adoptions in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell. The district judge issued preliminary and permanent injunctive relief against the Mississippi Department of Human services and affirmed plaintiff's contention that the ban was unconstitutional.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 27, 2016
ACLU v. US Department of Justice
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 2:09-cv-00642-RSL (W.D. Wash.)
NS-WA-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 27, 2016
Sardakowski v. Clements
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:12-cv-01326-RBJ-KLM (D. Colo.)
PC-CO-0024
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 27, 2016
Johnson v. Shaffer
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2:12-cv-01059-KJM-AC (E.D. Cal.)
CJ-CA-0017
This civil rights class action was filed in 2012 in the Eastern District of California; it alleged due process violations when the state arbitrarily denied parole to nearly all lifers who had served their minimum sentence. On October 2, 2015, the parties entered into an agreement by which the defendants agreed to make changes to the psychological risk assessment processes used by the parole board. The Court approved the settlement in May 2016, and retained jurisdiction over the case until January 1, 2017, with the plaintiffs' able to get an extension of the Court's jurisdiction if the defendants fail to abide by the agreed upon terms.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 25, 2016
Doe v. Ashcroft
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:04-cv-02614 (S.D.N.Y.)
NS-NY-0004
In April 2004, an internet access and consulting corporation filed suit in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against the United States and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after the FBI directed it to disclose names, addresses, and records of communications relating to one of its clients pursuant to a National Security Letter (NSL). The complaint claimed that NSLs issued under 18 U.S.C. § 2709 violated the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments. The District Court ordered the United States to alter several portions of the NSL and in July 2010, dismissed the lawsuit.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 24, 2016
Bailey v. City of Philadelphia
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 2:10-cv-05952 (E.D. Pa.)
PN-PA-0013
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 23, 2016
EEOC v. Bashas' Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:05-cv-02382-SMM (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0018
On August 17, 2005, non-Navajo Native Americans filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The plaintiffs, represented by the EEOC alleged that Bashas’ Inc. engaged in unlawful employment practices by discriminating against the plaintiffs on the basis of their national origin. On December 14, 2006, District Judge Stephen M. McNamee ordered a stay on the proceedings pending the appeals in the EEOC v Peabody Western Coal case. On September 26, 2014 the Peabody case was decided against the EEOC. On November 12, 2014 Judge Stephen M. McNamee dismissed with prejudice the case.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 23, 2016
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta v. Sebelius
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 12-cv-03489 (N.D. Ga.)
FA-GA-0001
On October 5, 2012, the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Catholic Diocese of Savannah, and affiliated Catholic organizations filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of Georgia against the Federal Government, seeking to enjoin enforcement of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) extending universal contraception coverage in employer-sponsored private health insurance coverage. On March, 26, 2014, the Court permanently enjoined the Federal Government from enforcing the contraceptive mandate against plaintiffs. This case was consolidated on appeal with Eternal Word Television Network v. Sebelius. After the Supreme Court decision, the Eleventh Circuit directed the parties to negotiate a solution. This case is ongoing.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 23, 2016
Eternal World Television Network v. Sebelius
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 1:13-cv-00521-CG-C (S.D. Ala.)
FA-AL-0003
This case is a revival of a dismissed claim from the Northern District of Alabama. (FA-AL-0002). In 2013, a Catholic media network filed a RFRA challenge to the Affordable Care Act, arguing that the rules infringed on its religious freedom by requiring it to provide coverage for contraception through its group health insurance plan. This case has traced the major challenges heard by the Supreme Court, with a win for the government following Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, that was thrown out after the Court's decision in Zubik v. Burwell to request lower courts attempt to oversee negotiated solutions in each of the consolidated cases. Following Zubik, this case is ongoing.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 23, 2016
Johnson v. DeGrandy
Case Category: Election/Voting Rights
Trial Docket: 4:92-cv-40015 (N.D. Fla.)
VR-FL-0057
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 21, 2016
United States v. City of Cleveland
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-01046 (N.D. Ohio)
PN-OH-0008
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 21, 2016
Does v. Snyder
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2:12-cv-11194 (E.D. Mich.)
CJ-MI-0004
Plaintiffs filed suit in the Eastern District of Michigan, alleging that the Sex Offender Registration Act violated their rights to due process, was unconstitutionally vague, violated prohibitions on ex post facto laws, and violated fundamental rights.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 20, 2016
In re National Security Letter (3 cases)
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 3:11-cv-02173-SI (N.D. Cal.)
NS-CA-0001
On May 2, 2011, an electronic communication service provider that had received a National Security Letter ("NSL) from the federal government filed a petition to set aside the NSL in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The petitioner, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that a nondisclosure provision of the NSL Statute, 18 U.S.C. 2709, violated the First Amendment. On March 14, 2013, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston granted the petition to set aside, declaring that 18 U.S.C. 2709(c) violates the First Amendment. The government was therefore enjoined from issuing NSLs under 18 U.S.C. 2709 or from enforcing the nondisclosure provision in this or any other case. The government appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, but while the appeal was pending, Congress amended 18 U.S.C. § 2709 and 18 U.S.C. § 3511 as part of the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015. The case was remanded to the district court for further proceedings related to the amendments. We believe this case is still ongoing.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 17, 2016
EEOC v. Tobacco Superstores, Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:05-cv-00218-WRW (E.D. Ark.)
EE-AR-0049
On September 19, 2005, an African American employee, on behalf of other African American employees, filed this lawsuit against Tobacco Superstores Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The plaintiff, represented by the EEOC, alleged that she and other were denied promotions because of their race. She also alleged that Tobacco Superstores Inc. constructively discharged her because of her race. In 2008, District Judge William R. Wilson approved a consent decree granting injunctive and monetary relief.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 17, 2016
Jim C. v. Arkansas Department of Education
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 4:96-cv-00748-GTE (E.D. Ark.)
ED-AR-0002
Parents who demanded the "Lovaas" instruction for their child with special needs brought suit in 1996 against the Arkansas Department of Education, claiming that the ADE failed to comply with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The State of Arkansas, defending ADE, filed an interlocutory appeal on the issue of whether the section 504 claim was moot. But pursuant to the 8th Circuit's decision in Bradley, 235 F.3d 1079 (8th Cir. 2000), Arkansas was held to have waived its immunity with respect to Section 504 suits by accepting federal funds, and the lawsuit proceeded at the district court. In April, 2001, the district court held in finality that the defendant school district has provided the plaintiff with an education program that satisfies the district's legal obligations.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 15, 2016
Baergas v. City of New York
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 04-cv-2944 (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0217
In 2004 a Macy's employee filed this suit against a number of defendants including The City of New York, the New York Police Department, and Macy's East. The plaintiff alleged employment discrimination, intentional arrest, and malicious prosecution. The defendants filed three separate motions for summary judgement, all of which were granted.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 13, 2016
Austin Lawyers Guild v. Securus Technologies, Inc.
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 1:14-cv-00366-LY (W.D. Tex.)
CJ-TX-0008
The Austin Lawyers Guild, the Prison Justice League, and individual defense attorneys filed a class action lawsuit against Secures Technologies, Inc, the Travis County Sheriff's Office, the Travis County District Attorney's Office, and the Travis County Attorney's Office, alleging that the phone and videoconferencing technology provided by Securus Technology and used by the Sheriff's Department records confidential attorney-client communications and that those recordings are disclosed to prosecutors in the Travis County and District Attorneys' Offices, in violation of the constitutional and statutory rights of detainees in Travis County Jail and the Travis County Correctional Complex. The parties settled on March 10, 2016 in an agreement that established a procedure to detect and mitigate breaches of confidentiality in privileged attorney-client communications.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 10, 2016
Goodridge v. Department of Human Health
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 01-1647-A (State Court)
PB-MA-0008
In 2003, fourteen private citizens from Massachusetts challenged marriage statutes banning same-sex marriage on equal protection and due process grounds. The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that statutes banning marriage between same-sex couples violated equal protection and due process articles in the Massachusetts state constitution, and declared marriage to be the "union of two persons as spouses to the exclusion of all others." This decision was the first at the highest state level to legalize same-sex marriage.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 10, 2016
Electronic Frontier Foundation v. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 3:08-cv-01023-JSW (N.D. Cal.)
NS-CA-0018
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 10, 2016
Wilson v. Cendant Corporation
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:04-CV-01133 (M.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0145
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 10, 2016
Hamilton v. City of Wilmington
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:00-cv-00635 (D. Del.)
EE-DE-0036
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 9, 2016
Associated Press v. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:16-cv-1850 (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0105
On September 16, 2016, The Associated Press, Gannett Satellite Information Network LLC, and Vice Media, LLC, filed a lawsuit seeking information about the recently purchased tool allowing government access to the phone of one of the perpetrators of the mass killings in San Bernardino, California on December 2, 2015.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 7, 2016
Briggs v. Bremby
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 3:12-cv-324 (D. Conn.)
PB-CT-0010
In 2012, plaintiff looked to seek injunctive relief in order to ensure the proper application processing for food stamp applicants. The plaintiff alleged severe noncompliance with federal law in processing food stamp applications. In 2013, the District Court for the District of Connecticut filed an order for preliminary injunction granting plaintiff's claim. Case is still ongoing and is in settlement negotiation as of October 7, 2016.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 7, 2016
Elliot v. City of New York
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 12-cv-0992 (S.D.N.Y.)
PN-NY-0043
On February 8, 2012 Two Occupy Wall Street protesters sued in the Southern District of New York for being pepper sprayed by a high-ranking police officer. On June 30, 2015, both parties settled and plaintiff received damages.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 6, 2016
ACLU v. U.S. Department of Justice
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:13-cv-07347-GHW (S.D.N.Y.)
NS-NY-0015
On October 17, 2013, the ACLU filed a lawsuit requesting an injunction forcing the DOJ to comply with a FOIA request regarding their policy on giving notice to criminal defendants against whom it intends to use evidence obtained from warrantless surveillance, including information obtained under surveillance orders authorized by the FISA Amendments Act § 702. On March 3, 2105, the court granted part of each party's motion for summary judgment, and issued an order requiring the DOJ to conduct a further search for responsive documents, and disclose any that were not subject to FOIA exemptions. On September 27, 2016, the court granted part of each party's motion for summary judgment, ruling that the DOJ's searches were adequate, and that all but one of the documents found by the DOJ were protected by FOIA's Exemption 5. The case is still open pending completion of the DOJ's renewed motion for partial summary judgement.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 6, 2016
Furlow v. Belmar
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 4:16-cv-00254 (E.D. Mo.)
PN-MO-0007
A class of impoverished, African-American St. Louis County residents sue the Police Department for arrests issued without probable cause.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 5, 2016
Williston v. Eggleston
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 04-cv-4454 (S.D.N.Y.)
PB-NY-0005
In 2004, this federal lawsuit was filed by New Yorkers alleging a failure to timely provide food stamps to eligible applicants at HRA's Non-Cash Assistance Food Stamp Centers. The District Court approved a settlement in 2008. Under the terms of the settlement, the New York Department of Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services will: (1) screen all Food Stamp applications submitted to NCA Food Stamp Centers for eligibility for expedited processing; and (2) provide Food Stamps to eligible households within five days if eligible for expedited food stamp processing, and within thirty days if otherwise eligible, unless the delay was caused by the household. Plaintiffs were also rewarded $65,000 in attorney fees.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 5, 2016
Electronic Frontier Foundation v. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 3:08-cv-02997-JSW (N.D. Cal.)
NS-CA-0017
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 4, 2016
Wikimedia Foundation v. National Security Agency
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-00662-RDB (D. Md.)
NS-MD-0001
The plaintiffs, a collection of mostly privacy/human rights non-profit organizations, sued the National Security Agency and Department of Justice for violating their constitutional rights by maintaining widespread, warrantless "Upstream Surveillance" programs of digital communications. The case was dismissed, and Plaintiffs are appealing.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 3, 2016
Leopold v. National Security Agency
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:14-cv-00805-TSC (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0090
In 2014, an investigative reporter filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act against the National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Justice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants were improperly withholding records concerning the NSA's surveillance of federal and state judges. The litigation is ongoing.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 3, 2016
United States v. Mississippi
Case Category: Mental Health (Facility)
Trial Docket: 3:16-cv-00622-CWR-FKB (S.D. Miss.)
MH-MS-0001
The U.S. sued the State of Mississippi under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The U.S. alleged that the State knowingly failed to provide adequate mental health programs for adults with mental illness and segregated adults with disabilities in their State-run hospitals.
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CASE ADDITIONS
October 3, 2016
Jones v. City of Boston
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:05-cv-11832-DPW (D. Mass.)
EE-MA-0024
Ten plaintiffs sued the Boston Police Department under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act in 2005. Jones, et al alleged that the hair test used to screen officers and applicants for drug use caused a disparate impact on people of color due to false positives occurring more often for African American hair. The District of Massachusetts granted summary judgement for the Defendants in 2012, the First Circuit Court then overruled and remanded the case back in 2014. In 2015, a new judge in the District of Massachusetts ruled for summary judgement. The Plaintiffs have again appealed to the Circuit Court.
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