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Case Name Minnis v. Johnson PC-VA-0019
Docket / Court 1:10-cv-00096-TSE -TRJ ( E.D. Va. )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Post-PLRA Jail and Prison Private Settlement Agreements
Attorney Organization Washington Lawyers' Committee
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Equal Protection
Free Exercise Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Defendant-type
Corrections
Disability
Hearing impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Failure to train
Grievance Procedures
Phone
Religious programs / policies
Special education
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
State law
Defendant(s) Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority
Virginia Correctional Enterprises
Virginia Department of Correctional Education
Virginia Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Inmates in the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) who were deaf or hard of hearing
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Washington Lawyers' Committee
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Moot
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2010 - 2014
Filing Year 2010
Case Closing Year 2014
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)
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  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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Docket(s)
1:10-cv-96 (E.D. Va.)
PC-VA-0019-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/17/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-VA-0019-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/29/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint [ECF# 34]
PC-VA-0019-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/13/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Dismissing Certain Counts] [ECF# 66] (E.D. Va.)
PC-VA-0019-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/11/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal [ECF# 100]
PC-VA-0019-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/21/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Interpretation and Communication Assistance
PC-VA-0019-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/06/2010
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Settlement and Release Agreement
PC-VA-0019-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/14/2010
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Settlement Agreement
PC-VA-0019-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/18/2010
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Plaintiffs' Consent Motion for Voluntary Dismissal of Virginia Department of Corrections Defendants [ECF# 105]
PC-VA-0019-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/09/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal [ECF# 110]
PC-VA-0019-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/15/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Dismissing All Claims] [ECF# 109] (E.D. Va.)
PC-VA-0019-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/16/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Ellis, Thomas Selby III (E.D. Va.) show/hide docs
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Jones, Thomas Rawles Jr. (E.D. Va.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Auxier, Adele H. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Diaw, Amadou K. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Ewing, Gregory L. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Finkenstadt, Ivy (Virginia) show/hide docs
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Gardner, Elaine (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Golden, Deborah Maxine (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Levine, Jay L. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Mancini, Laura A. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Racco, Luciano (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Allen, Charles Manley Jr. (Virginia) show/hide docs
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Chabalewski, George Walerian (Virginia) show/hide docs
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Demarest, William Francis III (Virginia) show/hide docs
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McNelis, Edward J. III (Virginia) show/hide docs
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Muldowney, Elizabeth Martin (Virginia) show/hide docs
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