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Case Name Mitchell v. Cate PC-CA-0056
Docket / Court 2:08-cv-01196-RAJ ( E.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection California's Prisoners' Rights Bar article
Post-PLRA Jail and Prison Private Settlement Agreements
Prison Legal News
Attorney Organization Prison Law Office
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Goals and Timekeeping
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Classification / placement
Excessive force
Grievance Procedures
Over/Unlawful Detention
Racial segregation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Plaintiff Description Four African-American prisoners under the custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Prison Law Office
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2015 - 2016
Case Closing Year 2016
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
Date: May 2006
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University Faculty)
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
Book
Date: Jan. 1, 1998
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
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  Prison Legal News Homepage
Prison Legal News
By: Prison Legal News
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:08−cv−01196 (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/20/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Violation of Civil Rights and Demand for Jury Trial [ECF# 1]
PC-CA-0056-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/21/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Granting Request to Proceed In Forma Pauperis] [ECF# 8] (2009 WL 1507147) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/26/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Violation of Civil Rights and Demand for Jury Trial [ECF# 37]
PC-CA-0056-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/07/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order on Motions [ECF# 42] (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/06/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order on Motions [ECF# 44] (2010 WL 3835765) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 09/28/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Leave to Amend [ECF# 83] (2011 WL 4458784) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 09/22/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 84]
PC-CA-0056-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/23/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendants' Motion for Reconsideration [ECF# 91] (C.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/27/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Findings and Recommendations [ECF# 107] (2012 WL 2521827)
PC-CA-0056-0009.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/28/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Adopting Findings and Recommendations] [ECF# 114] (2012 WL 3070084) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0010.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/27/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment [ECF# 317] (2014 WL 546338) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0011.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 02/07/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 328] (2014 WL 2895232) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0012.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/24/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification [ECF# 329] (2014 WL 3689287) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0013.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/21/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulated Settlement
PC-CA-0056-0014.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 10/20/2014
Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement [ECF# 339] (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/04/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Final Approval of Class Action Settlement [ECF# 376] (2015 WL 5920755) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0017.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/07/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Attorneys' Fees [ECF# 377] (2015 WL 5920797) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0018.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/07/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Stipulation of Dismissal of Action with Prejudice Pursuant to FRCP 41(A) and Order [ECF# 388] (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/02/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Brennan, Edmund F. Court not on record [Magistrate]
PC-CA-0056-0006 | PC-CA-0056-0009 | PC-CA-0056-9000
Jones, Richard A. (W.D. Wash.)
PC-CA-0056-0002 | PC-CA-0056-0004 | PC-CA-0056-0005
Mendez, John A. (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0008 | PC-CA-0056-0010
Nunley, Troy Lynne (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0056-0011 | PC-CA-0056-0012 | PC-CA-0056-0013 | PC-CA-0056-0016 | PC-CA-0056-0017 | PC-CA-0056-0018 | PC-CA-0056-0019 | PC-CA-0056-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Evenson, Rebekah B. (California)
PC-CA-0056-0007 | PC-CA-0056-0014 | PC-CA-0056-9000
Flairty, Matthew (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
George, Warren E. Jr. (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
Holtz, Geoffrey Thomas (California)
PC-CA-0056-0014 | PC-CA-0056-0019 | PC-CA-0056-9000
Pradhan, Aman (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
Radke, Brendan Eugene (California)
PC-CA-0056-0019 | PC-CA-0056-9000
Shook, Heather L. (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
Specter, Donald H. (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Becker, Christopher James (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
Des Jardins, Michelle A (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
Harris, Mark A. (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
Kirschenbauer, Marisa Yee (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
Lien, Grant (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
McClain, Damon Grant (California)
PC-CA-0056-0014 | PC-CA-0056-0019 | PC-CA-0056-9000
Mossler, Julianne (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
Sullivan, Erin B. (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
Other Lawyers Abrams, Hanna (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000
Coon, Laura (District of Columbia)
PC-CA-0056-9000
Fox, Benjamin Jonathan (California)
PC-CA-0056-9000

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