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Case Name Thompson v. DeKalb County CJ-GA-0008
Docket / Court 1:15-cv-00280 ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Special Collection Criminalization of poverty
Attorney Organization ACLU National (all projects)
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Southern Center for Human Rights
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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
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Courts
Failure to train
False arrest
Over/Unlawful Detention
Placement in detention facilities
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) DeKalb County
Judicial Correction Services, Inc.
Plaintiff Description An indigent nineteen-year-old resident of Decatur, Georgia who was jailed because he failed to pay a court fine.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU National (all projects)
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Southern Center for Human Rights
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Case Closing Year 2015
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:15-cv-280 (N.D. Ga.)
CJ-GA-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/06/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
CJ-GA-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/29/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims
CJ-GA-0008-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/18/2015
Judges Thrash, Thomas W. Jr. (N.D. Ga.)
CJ-GA-0008-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Choudhury, Nusrat Jahan (New York)
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Geraghty, Sarah E. (Georgia)
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Huizar, Laura (New York)
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Parker, Dennis D. (New York)
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Parker, Dennis (New York)
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Remar, Robert B. (Georgia)
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Virostko, Jennifer Rebecca (Georgia)
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Defendant's Lawyers Pendergrast, Craig K. (Georgia)
CJ-GA-0008-9000
Smith, Kendric E. (Georgia)
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Other Lawyers Thompson, Kevin A. (Missouri)
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