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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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Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
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
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filing Year 2003
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)
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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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2:04-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
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Judges Pregerson, Dean D. (C.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
PC-CA-0069-0003 | PC-CA-0069-9001
Zarefsky, Ralph (C.D. Cal.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
Plaintiff's Lawyers Estuar, Paul J. (California) show/hide docs
PC-CA-0069-0001 | PC-CA-0069-0005 | PC-CA-0069-9001
Ibarra, Delia (California) show/hide docs
Litt, Barrett S. (California) show/hide docs
PC-CA-0069-0001 | PC-CA-0069-9000 | PC-CA-0069-9001
Miller, Bryan Barnet (California) show/hide docs
Defendant's Lawyers Brown, Hartford O (California) show/hide docs
PC-CA-0069-0005 | PC-CA-0069-9000 | PC-CA-0069-9001
Cohn, Gerald B. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Gunny, Neil (California) show/hide docs
Raglin, Dennis E. (California) show/hide docs
Thompson, Molly B.W. (California) show/hide docs
Vazquez, Diyari (California) show/hide docs
Wolfe, Richard Frederick (California) show/hide docs

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