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Case Name El-Tabech v. Clarke PC-NE-0009
Docket / Court 04-3231 ( D. Neb. )
State/Territory Nebraska
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Free Exercise Clause
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Excessive force
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Law library access
Personal injury
Religious programs / policies
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Untreated pain
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Nebraska
Plaintiff Description Plaintiff is a prisoner at a Nebraska correctional facility. After attempting to escape, plaintiff was restrained by officers with such force that plaintiff claims it caused serious injury to both shoulders. For 15 months after his attempted escape, plaintiff was kept isolated in a restricted cell against policy. During this time he was also denied access to medical care for his shoulder injury. Plaintiff claims other abuses including denial of Kosher meals.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2007 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2012
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
[ Detail ]

Links Cruel Confinement: Abuse, Discrimination and Death Within Alabama's Prisons
Written: Jun. 04, 2014
(Southern Poverty Law Center )
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
4:04−cv−03231 (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/20/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
PC-NE-0009-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/28/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for a Default Judgment
PC-NE-0009-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/17/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion to Dismiss Complaint
PC-NE-0009-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/01/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order
PC-NE-0009-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/01/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/04/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order
PC-NE-0009-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/31/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/31/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Class Certification
PC-NE-0009-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/08/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and for a Preliminary Injunction
PC-NE-0009-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/14/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Answer
PC-NE-0009-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/15/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/06/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint
PC-NE-0009-0028.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/09/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Partial Summary Judgment: Fourth Claim for Relief
PC-NE-0009-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/27/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Summary Judgment (Partial) First and Second Claims for Relief
PC-NE-0009-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/30/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Testificandum
PC-NE-0009-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/10/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/11/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order (2007 WL 1487148) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0016.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/18/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order (2007 WL 2066510) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0017.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/17/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/23/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/05/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [Granting Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs] (2008 WL 1995304) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0029.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/05/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Contempt
PC-NE-0009-0020.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/26/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Contempt
PC-NE-0009-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/26/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Relief under Fed R Civ P 69 or 70, with Brief in Support
PC-NE-0009-0022.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/21/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0024.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/04/2009
Source: Papers of Margo Schlanger
Order (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0025.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/04/2009
Source: Papers of Margo Schlanger
Order [Granting Supplemental Motion for Attorneys' Fees] (2009 WL 1663440) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0030.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/10/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order (2009 WL 3352829) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0023.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/16/2009
Source: Papers of Margo Schlanger
Appeals from the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska (616 F.3d 834)
PC-NE-0009-0026.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/13/2010
Source: Papers of Margo Schlanger
Memorandum and Order (2011 WL 1979847) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0027.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/20/2011
Source: Papers of Margo Schlanger
Judges Bataillon, Joseph F. (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0005 | PC-NE-0009-0007 | PC-NE-0009-0011 | PC-NE-0009-0016 | PC-NE-0009-0017 | PC-NE-0009-0018 | PC-NE-0009-0019 | PC-NE-0009-0023 | PC-NE-0009-0024 | PC-NE-0009-0025 | PC-NE-0009-0027 | PC-NE-0009-0029 | PC-NE-0009-0030 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Loken, James B. (Eighth Circuit)
PC-NE-0009-0026
Piester, David L. (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0015
Thalken, Thomas D. (D. Neb.) [Magistrate]
PC-NE-0009-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Firestone, Justin (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0012 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Jensen, Marnie A. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0012 | PC-NE-0009-0013 | PC-NE-0009-0014 | PC-NE-0009-0028 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Lane, Ted J. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0020 | PC-NE-0009-0022 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Summerlin, V. Gene (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0012 | PC-NE-0009-0014 | PC-NE-0009-0020 | PC-NE-0009-0021 | PC-NE-0009-0022 | PC-NE-0009-0028 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bruning, Jon (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0010
Gilbride, Ryan C (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-9000
Handley, David (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-9000
McBride, Eileen L. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-9000
O'Gorman, Travis P (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0003 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Strotman, Andrew D. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0003
Sullivan, Timothy P (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0010 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Taylor-Riley, Kimberley R. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-9000
Willard, Linda (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-9000
Works, Matthew A. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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