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Case Name McBride v. Michigan Department of Corrections PC-MI-0036
Docket / Court 2:15-cv-11222 ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Post-WalMart decisions on class certification
Attorney Organization NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Washington Lawyers' Committee
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Hearing impairment
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Religious programs / policies
Plaintiff Type
State Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) Michigan Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs are three deaf or hard of hearing prisoners who allege systemic violation of their civil rights, on their behalf and those similarly situated, for the Michigan Department of Corrections failure to provide necessary assistance to insure deaf prisoners can effectively communicate.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Washington Lawyers' Committee
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Declaratory Judgment
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Filing Year 2015
Case Ongoing Yes
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
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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2:15−cv−11222−SFC−DRG (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0036-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/11/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Michigan Department of Corrections Facing Class Action Disability Lawsuit
PC-MI-0036-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/31/2015
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Class Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 1]
PC-MI-0036-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/31/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation to Deny Defendants' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment [ECF# 28]
PC-MI-0036-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/30/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation to Grant Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification [ECF# 94]
PC-MI-0036-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/30/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation to Grant in Part and Deny in Part Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment and to Deny Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment [ECF# 96]
PC-MI-0036-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/08/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order Adopting 2/8/18 Report and Recommendation [ECF# 99] (294 F.Supp.3d 695) (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0036-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/09/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Cox, Sean Francis (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0036-0006 | PC-MI-0036-9000
Grand, David R. (E.D. Mich.) [Magistrate]
PC-MI-0036-0003 | PC-MI-0036-0004 | PC-MI-0036-0005 | PC-MI-0036-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bartenstein, Stephen Curtis (District of Columbia)
PC-MI-0036-0002 | PC-MI-0036-9000
Davis, Chris E. (Michigan)
PC-MI-0036-0002 | PC-MI-0036-9000
Gerking, Megan E. (District of Columbia)
Golden, Deborah Maxine (District of Columbia)
Hegreness, Matthew J. (District of Columbia)
Lazerow, Andrew D. (District of Columbia)
PC-MI-0036-0002 | PC-MI-0036-9000
Levitz, Phillip J. (District of Columbia)
Mincberg, Elliot M. (District of Columbia)
Singer, Abraham (Michigan)
PC-MI-0036-0002 | PC-MI-0036-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Govorchin, A. Peter (Michigan)
Grant, Gary L. (Michigan)
Jenkins, Robert J. (Michigan)
Long, James E. (Michigan)
Miller, Jeanmarie (Michigan)
Soros, Allan J. (Michigan)

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