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Case Name Foster v. City of Alexander City CJ-AL-0014
Docket / Court 3:15-cv-647-WKW ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Special Collection Criminalization of poverty
Attorney Organization Southern Poverty Law Center
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Assistance of counsel (6th Amendment)
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Equal Protection
Establishment Clause
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
General
False arrest
Over/Unlawful Detention
Placement in detention facilities
Poverty/homelessness
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) City of Alexander City
Plaintiff Description "Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Class": All individuals who in the future will be adjudicated by the Alexander City Municipal Court to owe fines and/or court costs, and who will be jailed on that date of adjudication by the Alexander City Police Department for their failure to pay fines or court costs. "Damages Class": All individuals who, on or after September 8, 2013, were arrested and jailed for their failure to pay fines and court costs by the Alexander City Police Department.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Southern Poverty Law Center
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Case Closing Year 2017
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
3:15-cv-647 (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0014-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/04/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
CJ-AL-0014-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/08/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff Underwood's Motion for Temporary Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 4]
CJ-AL-0014-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/08/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint [ECF# 36]
CJ-AL-0014-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/01/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Agreement and Notice to Class Members [ECF# 93]
CJ-AL-0014-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/17/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Capel, Wallace Jr. (M.D. Ala.) [Magistrate]
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Lamberth, Royce C. (FISC, D.D.C.)
CJ-AL-0014-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brooke, Samuel (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0014-0001 | CJ-AL-0014-0002 | CJ-AL-0014-0003 | CJ-AL-0014-0004 | CJ-AL-0014-9000
Cavanaugh, William Francis Jr (District of Columbia)
CJ-AL-0014-0003 | CJ-AL-0014-0004 | CJ-AL-0014-9000
Millenky, Susan (New York)
CJ-AL-0014-0003 | CJ-AL-0014-0004 | CJ-AL-0014-9000
Restrepo, Valentina (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0014-0001 | CJ-AL-0014-0002 | CJ-AL-0014-0003 | CJ-AL-0014-9000
Vegari, Amy Neda (New York)
CJ-AL-0014-9000
Wang, Ivy (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0014-0004 | CJ-AL-0014-9000
Zampierin, Sara (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0014-0001 | CJ-AL-0014-0002 | CJ-AL-0014-0003 | CJ-AL-0014-0004 | CJ-AL-0014-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Canupp, David Jonathon (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0014-0004 | CJ-AL-0014-9000
Chynoweth, Brad A. (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0014-0004 | CJ-AL-0014-9000
Radney, William Larkin III (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0014-0004 | CJ-AL-0014-9000
Other Lawyers Kinney, Richard Warren (Alabama)
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Pike, James Hillary (Alabama)
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Porter, James Wallace II (Alabama)
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