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Case Name Mitchell v. City of Los Angeles PN-CA-0038
Docket / Court 2:16-cv-01750 ( C.D. Cal. )
Additional Docket(s) 19-cv-56143  [ 19-56143 ]  Federal Court of Appeals
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Policing
Special Collection Fines/Fees/Bail Reform (Criminalization of poverty)
Attorney Organization Legal Services/Legal Aid
Case Summary
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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
Mental impairment
Mobility impairment
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Excessive force
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
False arrest
Pattern or Practice
Mental Disability
Mental Illness, Unspecified
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
State law
Defendant(s) City of Los Angeles
Plaintiff Description Several homeless individuals in Los Angeles, one with a disability, who had their property confiscated on their arrest and two non-profit organizations that serve homeless people in Los Angeles.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Legal Services/Legal Aid
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2019 - 2022
Filing Year 2016
Case Ongoing Yes
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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]
Stipulated Order of Dismissal [ECF# 119] (C.D. Cal.)
PN-CA-0038-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/31/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Motion to Intervene for Lack of Jurisdiction [ECF# 127] (C.D. Cal.)
PN-CA-0038-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/27/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Gutierrez, Philip S. (C.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
Otero, S. James (C.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Gaytan, Fernando (California) show/hide docs
Hoffman, Paul L. (California) show/hide docs
Mullen, Colleen Marika (California) show/hide docs
Myers, Shayla Renee (California) show/hide docs
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Schneeweis, Justine Marie (California) show/hide docs
Sobel, Carol A. (California) show/hide docs
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Sweetser, Catherine Elizabeth (California) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Brown, Eric (California) show/hide docs
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Feuer, Michael (California) show/hide docs
Lebron, Felix (California) show/hide docs
Pessis, Surekha A. (California) show/hide docs
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