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Case Name Copeland v. Jones PC-FL-0024
Docket / Court 4:15-cv-00452 ( N.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Post-PLRA enforceable consent decrees
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Personal injury
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Florida Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description The injunctive class was defined as "[a]ll current and future prisoners in FDOC custody who, after September 16, 2011, have been diagnosed, or will be diagnosed, with a hernia by a qualified medical provider.” The damages class was defined as “ [a]ll past and current prisoners in FDOC custody who were diagnosed with and/or treated for a hernia between September 8, 2013 and May 31, 2016 at an FDOC facility while Corizon was the medical provider for that FDOC facility."
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2016 - 2018
Filing Year 2015
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
Book
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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Docket(s)
4:15−cv−00452−RH−CAS (N.D. Fla.)
PC-FL-0024-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/11/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint for Damages and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 1]
PC-FL-0024-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/16/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Order [ECF# 78] (N.D. Fla.)
PC-FL-0024-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/23/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Finally Approving the Settlement [ECF# 217] (2017 WL 8780863) (N.D. Fla.)
PC-FL-0024-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 09/11/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Approving Claims, Overruling Mr. Parkhurst's Objections, and Denying Mr. DePriest's Motion for Reconsideration [ECF# 253] (2017 WL 8785569) (N.D. Fla.)
PC-FL-0024-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 12/04/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Hinkle, Robert Lewis (N.D. Fla.)
PC-FL-0024-0002 | PC-FL-0024-0003 | PC-FL-0024-0004 | PC-FL-0024-9000
Stampelos, Charles A (N.D. Fla.) [Magistrate]
PC-FL-0024-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Berg, Randall Challen Jr. (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-0001 | PC-FL-0024-0002 | PC-FL-0024-9000
Hartmann, Kenneth Ralph (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-0002 | PC-FL-0024-9000
McNulty, Monica (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-0002
Selig, Erica (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-9000
Trevisani, Dante Pasquale (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-0001 | PC-FL-0024-0002 | PC-FL-0024-9000
Tucker Ronzetti, Thomas A. (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-0002
Wolfe, Douglas (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-0002 | PC-FL-0024-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Dunbar, Marc Wesley (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-0002 | PC-FL-0024-9000
Gwaltney, William Warren (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-9000
Lunsford, William R. (Alabama)
PC-FL-0024-0002 | PC-FL-0024-9000
Meros, George N Jr. (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-0002 | PC-FL-0024-9000
Moore, James Timothy Jr. (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-0002 | PC-FL-0024-9000
Reeves, Matthew (Alabama)
PC-FL-0024-0002 | PC-FL-0024-9000
Reid, Kirkland Edward (Alabama)
PC-FL-0024-0002 | PC-FL-0024-9000
Rogers, Stephen C. (Alabama)
PC-FL-0024-9000
Russell, Daniel Ryan (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-0002 | PC-FL-0024-9000
Tietig, Lisa Kuhlman (Florida)
PC-FL-0024-9000

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