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Case Name VanValkenburg v. Oregon Department of Corrections PC-OR-0011
Docket / Court 3:14-cv-00916-BR ( D. Or. )
State/Territory Oregon
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Hearing impairment
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Language discrimination
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Unconstitutional conditions of confinement
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
State law
Defendant(s) Oregon Department fo Corrections
Plaintiff Description A deaf inmate
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Source of Relief Litigation
Filing Year 2014
Case Closing Year 2017
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
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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3:14-cv-00916-BR (D. Or.)
PC-OR-0011-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/21/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [PACER] [ECF# 1-2]
PC-OR-0011-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/05/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant Oregon Department of Corrections Partial Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Complaint [ECF# 3]
PC-OR-0011-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/13/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Brown, Anna J. (D. Or.)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Ellis, Matthew C (Oregon)
PC-OR-0011-0001 | PC-OR-0011-9000
Payne, Shenoa L. (Oregon)
PC-OR-0011-0001 | PC-OR-0011-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Van Meter, Heather J. (Oregon)
Vincent, Shannon M. (Oregon)
PC-OR-0011-0002 | PC-OR-0011-9000

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