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Case Name Datz v. Suffolk County PN-NY-0021
Docket / Court 12-CV-1770 ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Policing
Speech and Religious Freedom
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
Equal Protection
Freedom of speech/association
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
General
Failure to train
False arrest
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
State law
Defendant(s) Suffolk County
Plaintiff Description A professional photojournalist was filming police activity. After being told by defendant to "go away," plaintiff moved down the street and continued filming, at which point defendant arrested plaintiff and seized his camera and video tape.
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 Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filing Year 2012
Case Closing Year 2014
Case Ongoing No
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  Datz v. Suffolk County (Defending First Amendment Right to Film Police Activity in Public in Suffolk County)
NYCLU Cases
Date: Jul. 1, 2014
(NYCLU)
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Docket(s)
2:12-cv-01770 (E.D.N.Y.)
PN-NY-0021-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/22/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [Trail by Jury Demanded] [ECF# 1]
PN-NY-0021-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/11/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation and Order of Settlement [ECF# 42] (E.D.N.Y.)
PN-NY-0021-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/22/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Wexler, Leonard D. (E.D.N.Y.)
PN-NY-0021-0001 | PN-NY-0021-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Balin, Robert D. (New York)
PN-NY-0021-0001 | PN-NY-0021-0002 | PN-NY-0021-9000
Bayard, Samuel (New York)
PN-NY-0021-0001 | PN-NY-0021-9000
Osterreicher, Mickey H. (New York)
PN-NY-0021-0001
Schary, Alison Brooke (New York)
PN-NY-0021-0001 | PN-NY-0021-9000
Stoughton, Corey (New York)
PN-NY-0021-0001 | PN-NY-0021-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Davis, Brian J. (New York)
PN-NY-0021-0002 | PN-NY-0021-9000
Dunne, Richard T. (New York)
PN-NY-0021-9000
Flynn, Susan (New York)
PN-NY-0021-0002 | PN-NY-0021-9000
Zwilling, Arlene S. (New York)
PN-NY-0021-9000

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