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Case Name Mitchell v. City of Los Angeles PN-CA-0038
Docket / Court 2:16-cv-01750 ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Policing
Special Collection Fines/Fees/Bail Reform (Criminalization of poverty)
Attorney Organization Legal Services/Legal Aid
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Unreasonable search and seizure
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Required disclosure
Mobility impairment
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Excessive force
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
False arrest
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
State law
Defendant(s) City of Los Angeles
Plaintiff Description Several homeless individuals, one with a disability, who had their property confiscated on their arrest. Also two non-profit organizations that serve homeless people.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Legal Services/Legal Aid
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 2016 - n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
2:16-cv-1750 (C.D. Cal.)
PN-CA-0038-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/04/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Civil Rights Complaint [ECF# 1]
PN-CA-0038-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/14/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF# 9]
PN-CA-0038-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/17/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order re: Transfer Pursuant to General Order 14-03 (Related Cases) [ECF# 27] (C.D. Cal.)
PN-CA-0038-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/31/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Plaintiff's Application for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 51] (C.D. Cal.)
PN-CA-0038-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/12/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendant's Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 57] (C.D. Cal.)
PN-CA-0038-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/06/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
City of Los Angeles' Notice of Motion and Motion for Clarification of Order [ECF# 58]
PN-CA-0038-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/11/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Gutierrez, Philip S. (C.D. Cal.)
Otero, S. James (C.D. Cal.)
PN-CA-0038-0004 | PN-CA-0038-0005 | PN-CA-0038-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Gaytan, Fernando (California)
Hoffman, Paul L. (California)
Mullen, Colleen Marika (California)
Myers, Shayla Renee (California)
Schneeweis, Justine Marie (California)
Sobel, Carol A. (California)
PN-CA-0038-0001 | PN-CA-0038-0002 | PN-CA-0038-9000
Sweetser, Catherine Elizabeth (California)
Defendant's Lawyers Brown, Eric (California)
PN-CA-0038-0006 | PN-CA-0038-9000
Feuer, Michael (California)
Pessis, Surekha A. (California)
PN-CA-0038-0006 | PN-CA-0038-9000

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