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Case Name Dade v. City of Sherwood CJ-AR-0004
Docket / Court 4:16-cv-00602-JM ( E.D. Ark. )
State/Territory Arkansas
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Special Collection Criminalization of poverty
Attorney Organization Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Courts
Over/Unlawful Detention
Poverty/homelessness
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) City of Sherwood
Plaintiff Description Debtors who were held or will be sentenced to be held in the custody of Sherwood and/or Pulaski county as a result of their inability to cover the cost of bounced checks, as well as debt for court costs, fines, and fees despite their inability to pay.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Case Closing Year 2017
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
4:16-cv-00602-JM (E.D. Ark.)
CJ-AR-0004-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/04/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint - Class Action [ECF# 1]
CJ-AR-0004-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/23/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint - Class Action [ECF# 13]
CJ-AR-0004-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/30/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Proposed Findings and Recommendations Instructions [ECF# 59]
CJ-AR-0004-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/24/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation Regarding Settlement [ECF# 112]
CJ-AR-0004-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/14/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Moody, James Maxwell Jr. (E.D. Ark.)
CJ-AR-0004-9000
Volpe, Joe J (E.D. Ark.) [Magistrate]
CJ-AR-0004-0003
Plaintiff's Lawyers Braden, Myesha (District of Columbia)
CJ-AR-0004-0004 | CJ-AR-0004-9000
Brownstein, Bettina E. (Arkansas)
CJ-AR-0004-0001 | CJ-AR-0004-0002 | CJ-AR-0004-0004 | CJ-AR-0004-9000
Cohen, Jayson L. (New York)
CJ-AR-0004-0004 | CJ-AR-0004-9000
Koch, Reggie (Arkansas)
CJ-AR-0004-0001 | CJ-AR-0004-0002 | CJ-AR-0004-0004 | CJ-AR-0004-9000
Lawrence, J. Alexander (New York)
CJ-AR-0004-0001 | CJ-AR-0004-0002 | CJ-AR-0004-0004 | CJ-AR-0004-9000
Ryan, Hallie (District of Columbia)
CJ-AR-0004-0001 | CJ-AR-0004-0002 | CJ-AR-0004-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Depper, Margaret Diane (Arkansas)
CJ-AR-0004-9000
Fuqua, David M. (Arkansas)
CJ-AR-0004-0004 | CJ-AR-0004-9000
Hall, John Wesley Jr. (Arkansas)
CJ-AR-0004-9000
Hollingsworth, Patrick E. (Arkansas)
CJ-AR-0004-0004 | CJ-AR-0004-9000
Mosley, Michael Allen (Arkansas)
CJ-AR-0004-0004 | CJ-AR-0004-9000
Spivey, Patrick L. (Arkansas)
CJ-AR-0004-9000

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