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Case Name Dorn v. Michigan Department of Corrections PC-MI-0037
Docket / Court 1:15-cv-00359-PLM ( W.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Solitary confinement
Attorney Organization Lambda Legal
NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Defendant-type
Corrections
Disability
disability, unspecified
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Administrative segregation
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Law library access
Prison Rape Elimination Act
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Medical/Mental Health
HIV/AIDS
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.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) Michigan Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description An HIV positive prisoner
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Lambda Legal
NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Filing Year 2015
Case Closing Year 2018
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)
1:15-cv-00359-PLM (W.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0037-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/14/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-MI-0037-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/02/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Money Damages [ECF# 15]
PC-MI-0037-0003.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 05/27/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order dismissing as moot defendant's (13) motion to dismiss [ECF# 16] (W.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0037-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/01/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [ECF# 25] (2017 WL 2436997) (W.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0037-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/06/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Policy Directive [ECF# 88-1]
PC-MI-0037-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/06/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Maloney, Paul Lewis (W.D. Mich.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Davis, Chris E. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Ingelhart, Kara N. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Palazzolo, Kyle A. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Pinggera, Anthony C (California) show/hide docs
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Saenz, Richard (New York) show/hide docs
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Schoettes, Scott A. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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