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Case Name Fowler v. Johnson PB-MI-0013
Docket / Court 4:17-cv-11441-LVP-MKM ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Fines/Fees/Bail Reform (Criminalization of poverty)
Attorney Organization Equal Justice Under Law
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Receivership
Required disclosure
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Drivers Licenses
Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
Defendant(s) The State of Michigan
Plaintiff Description All Michigan residents whose driver’s licenses are currently suspended or will be suspended solely because of inability to pay court debts, including, but not limited to, traffic fines, court costs, assessments and fees.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Equal Justice Under Law
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
4:17-cv-11441 (E.D. Mich.)
PB-MI-0013-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/18/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
PB-MI-0013-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/04/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 21] (2017 WL 6379676) (E.D. Mich.)
PB-MI-0013-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 12/14/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order Denying Defendant's Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal [ECF# 29] (2017 WL 6540926) (E.D. Mich.)
PB-MI-0013-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 12/21/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Ct. of App. ECF# 8]
PB-MI-0013-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/28/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 35] (E.D. Mich.)
PB-MI-0013-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/24/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Ct. of App. ECF# 16]
PB-MI-0013-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/07/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order [ECF# 54] (2018 WL 1737122) (E.D. Mich.)
PB-MI-0013-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 04/11/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Majzoub, Mona K. (E.D. Mich.) [Magistrate]
PB-MI-0013-9000
Parker, Linda Vivienne (E.D. Mich.)
PB-MI-0013-0002 | PB-MI-0013-0003 | PB-MI-0013-0005 | PB-MI-0013-0007 | PB-MI-0013-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Paris, Anthony D. (Michigan)
PB-MI-0013-9000
Philo, John C. (Michigan)
PB-MI-0013-0001 | PB-MI-0013-9000
Ramaswamy, Rebecca R. (District of Columbia)
PB-MI-0013-0001 | PB-MI-0013-9000
Sevcenko, Catherine B. (District of Columbia)
PB-MI-0013-0001 | PB-MI-0013-9000
Telfeyan, Phil (District of Columbia)
PB-MI-0013-0001 | PB-MI-0013-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Fedynsky, John G. (Michigan)
PB-MI-0013-9000

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