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Case Name Martos v. Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation PC-FL-0023
Docket / Court 1:16-cv-21501-JEM ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Attorney Organization NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Hearing impairment
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Language discrimination
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Conditions of confinement
Failure to train
Language/ethnic/minority needs
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) Miaimi-Dade
Plaintiff Description Disability Independence Group, a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities, and Disability Rights Florida, Florida’s federally-funded Protection and Advocacy organization, on behalf of deaf inmates of the Miami Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Indexed Lawyer Organizations NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Filing Year 2016
Case Ongoing No
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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1:16-cv-21501-JEM (S.D. Fla.)
PC-FL-0023-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/24/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
First Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-FL-0023-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/28/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Martinez, Jose E. (S.D. Fla.)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Boyer, David Allen (Florida)
PC-FL-0023-0001 | PC-FL-0023-9000
Dietz, Matthew Wilson (Florida)
PC-FL-0023-0001 | PC-FL-0023-9000
Paris, Molly Jean (Florida)
PC-FL-0023-0001 | PC-FL-0023-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Viciana, Ana Angelica (Florida)

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