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Case Name Francis v. State of California PC-CA-0069
Docket / Court BC302856 ( State Court )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt
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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
General
Record-keeping
Records Disclosure
Work release or work assignments
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
State law
Defendant(s) State of California
Volunteers of America
Plaintiff Description Past and current restitution center inmates in the state of California
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Case Closing Year 2013
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
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)
[ Detail ]

Docket(s)
2:04-cv-00039-DDP-RZ (C.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0069-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/08/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
BC302856 (State Trial Court)
PC-CA-0069-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/02/2013
Source: Bloomberg Law
General Documents
Settlement Procedure Selection: Notice, Request, and Order [ECF# 55]
PC-CA-0069-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/09/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Fourth Amendment Complaint [ECF# 154] (C.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0069-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/22/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Mandate [ECF# 174] (C.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0069-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/08/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Filing of Ninth Circuit Opinion
PC-CA-0069-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/20/2009
Source: State Court Website
Joint Motion for Final Approval of Class Settlement
PC-CA-0069-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/23/2012
Source: State Court Website
Judges Pregerson, Dean D. (C.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0069-0003 | PC-CA-0069-9001
Zarefsky, Ralph (C.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
PC-CA-0069-9001
Plaintiff's Lawyers Estuar, Paul J. (California)
PC-CA-0069-0001 | PC-CA-0069-0005 | PC-CA-0069-9001
Ibarra, Delia (California)
PC-CA-0069-9001
Litt, Barrett S. (California)
PC-CA-0069-0001 | PC-CA-0069-9000 | PC-CA-0069-9001
Miller, Bryan Barnet (California)
PC-CA-0069-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Brown, Hartford O (California)
PC-CA-0069-0005 | PC-CA-0069-9000 | PC-CA-0069-9001
Cohn, Gerald B. (Illinois)
PC-CA-0069-9001
Gunny, Neil (California)
PC-CA-0069-9001
Raglin, Dennis E. (California)
PC-CA-0069-0005
Thompson, Molly B.W. (California)
PC-CA-0069-9001
Vazquez, Diyari (California)
PC-CA-0069-9001
Wolfe, Richard Frederick (California)
PC-CA-0069-9001

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