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Case Name Lopez v. Brown PC-CA-0071
Docket / Court 15-cv-02725 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Prison Legal News
Solitary confinement
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Administrative segregation
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary segregation
Grievance Procedures
Protective custody
Recreation / Exercise
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
State of California
Plaintiff Description Prisoners in prolonged solitary confinement
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Filing Year 2015
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing PC-CA-0054 : Ashker v. Brown (N.D. Cal.)
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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  Prison Legal News Homepage
Prison Legal News
By: Prison Legal News
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

4:15-cv-02725-YGR (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0071-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/05/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-CA-0071-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/17/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation and Order to Vacate and Re-Set Status Conference (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0071-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/19/2016
Source: Bloomberg Law
Order Denying Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 97] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0071-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/21/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation and Order for Voluntary Dismissal [ECF# 105] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0071-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/09/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Motions to Intervene and for Relief From Judgment [ECF# 114] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0071-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/05/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Vadas, Nandor J. (N.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
PC-CA-0071-0002 | PC-CA-0071-9000
Wilken, Claudia Ann (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0071-0003 | PC-CA-0071-0004 | PC-CA-0071-0005 | PC-CA-0071-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Johns, Emily Rose Naomi (California)
PC-CA-0071-0002 | PC-CA-0071-9000
Siegel, Daniel Mark (California)
PC-CA-0071-0001 | PC-CA-0071-0005 | PC-CA-0071-9000
Weills, Anne Butterfield (New York)
Defendant's Lawyers Becerra, Xavier (California)
Ciccotti, Christine Marie (California)
PC-CA-0071-0002 | PC-CA-0071-0005 | PC-CA-0071-9000
Findley, Christopher Holmes (California)
Harris, Kamala D. (California)
O'Brien, Jillian Renee (California)
Russell, Jay C. (California)
PC-CA-0071-0005 | PC-CA-0071-9000

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