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Case Name Flora v. Luzerne County PD-PA-0002
Docket / Court 3:12-cv-00665 ( M.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Indigent Defense
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Content of Injunction
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Funding
Language/ethnic/minority needs
Quality of representation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State law
42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Luzerne County
Plaintiff Description The Public Defender of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Filing Year 2012
Case Closing Year 2013
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Securing Reasonable Caseloads: Ethics and Law in Public Defense
Date: 2011
By: Norman Lefstein (Indiana University--Indianapolis Faculty)
Citation: (ABA 2011)
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  Justice Denied: America's Continuing Neglect of Our Constitutional Right to Counsel.
Date: Apr. 14, 2009
By: National Right to Counsel Committee (The Constitution Project)
Citation: National Right to Counsel Committee, Justice Denied: America's Continuing Neglect of Our Constitutional Right to Counsel (2009)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  The Third Generation of Indigent Defense Litigation
New York University Review of Law and Social Change
Date: 2009
By: Cara Drinan (Columbus School of Law, Catholic University Faculty)
Citation: 33 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 427 (2009)
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  Indigent Defense Reform: The Role of Systemic Litigation in Operationalizing the Gideon Right to Counsel
Date: May 7, 2007
By: Vidhya K. Reddy (Washington University in St. Louis Law Student)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

Docket(s)
3:12-cv-00665 (M.D. Pa.)
PD-PA-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/11/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint
PD-PA-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/10/2012
Verified Complaint [ECF# 1]
PD-PA-0002-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/10/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 3]
PD-PA-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/10/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order approving re 11 Stipulation re; Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 14] (M.D. Pa.)
PD-PA-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/19/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulated Order of Dismissal [ECF# 26] (M.D. Pa.)
PD-PA-0002-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/05/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Caputo, A. Richard (M.D. Pa.)
PD-PA-0002-0002
Mannion, Malachy Edward (M.D. Pa.)
PD-PA-0002-0004 | PD-PA-0002-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Borland, Kimberley D. (Pennsylvania)
PD-PA-0002-0001
Emerson, Hilary J (Pennsylvania)
PD-PA-0002-0003 | PD-PA-0002-0005 | PD-PA-0002-9000
Roper, Mary Catherine (Pennsylvania)
PD-PA-0002-0001 | PD-PA-0002-0002 | PD-PA-0002-0003 | PD-PA-0002-0004 | PD-PA-0002-0005 | PD-PA-0002-9000
Rudovsky, David (Pennsylvania)
PD-PA-0002-0001
Walczak, Witold J. (Pennsylvania)
PD-PA-0002-0001 | PD-PA-0002-0003 | PD-PA-0002-0005 | PD-PA-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Carmody, Matthew John (Pennsylvania)
PD-PA-0002-9000
Dean, John G (Pennsylvania)
PD-PA-0002-0002 | PD-PA-0002-0004 | PD-PA-0002-9000
Simon, Deborah Hart (Pennsylvania)
PD-PA-0002-0004 | PD-PA-0002-9000
Wolff, Joel M (Pennsylvania)
PD-PA-0002-9000

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