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Case Name Cooper v. City of Dothan CJ-AL-0011
Docket / Court 1:15-cv-00425-WKW-TFM ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Special Collection Fines/Fees/Bail Reform (Criminalization of poverty)
Attorney Organization Equal Justice Under Law
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief denied
Preliminary relief granted
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
General
Conditions of confinement
Courts
Discharge & termination plans
Over/Unlawful Detention
Poverty/homelessness
Timeliness of case assignment
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) City of Dothan
Plaintiff Description Recent arrestee who is too poor to pay generically set bail amount.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Equal Justice Under Law
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2016 - 2019
Case Closing Year 2016
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:15-cv-425 (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0011-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/13/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint (With Exhibit) [ECF# 1]
CJ-AL-0011-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/16/2015
Source: Bloomberg Law
Order (Granting Temporary Restraining Order) [ECF# 7] (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0011-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/18/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion to Continue or, in the Alternative, to Deny the Preliminary Injunction as Moot (With Exhibits) [ECF# 20]
CJ-AL-0011-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/25/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (Dissolving Temporary Restraining Order) [ECF# 25] (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0011-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/26/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 39] (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0011-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/13/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Moorer, Terry F. (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0011-9000
Watkins, William Keith (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0011-0002 | CJ-AL-0011-0004 | CJ-AL-0011-0005 | CJ-AL-0011-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Karakatsanis, Alec (District of Columbia)
CJ-AL-0011-0001 | CJ-AL-0011-9000
McGuire, Joseph Mitchell (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0011-0001 | CJ-AL-0011-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Copeland, Lee Hall (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0011-9000
Holliday, Shannon L. (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0011-0003 | CJ-AL-0011-9000
Kelly, Derel Kevan (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0011-0003 | CJ-AL-0011-9000
White, Freddie Lenton II (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0011-0003 | CJ-AL-0011-9000

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