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Case Name K.A. v. Hobby ED-GA-0002
Docket / Court 1:17-cv-00099-LJA ( M.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Education
Attorney Organization Southern Center for Human Rights
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Aggressive behavior
Assault/abuse by staff
Excessive force
Restraints : physical
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) Worth County Sheriff's Office
Plaintiff Description all students seized and searched by Worth County Sheriff’s Office employees at Worth County High School on April 14, 2017, other than those identified on Sheriff Hobby’s target list
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Southern Center for Human Rights
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
None yet
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
None yet
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
1:17−cv−00099−LJA (M.D. Ga.)
ED-GA-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/03/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
ED-GA-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/01/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF# 10]
ED-GA-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/20/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 40-2]
ED-GA-0002-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/04/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Preliminarily Approving Settlement [ECF# 48] (M.D. Ga.)
ED-GA-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/23/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Abrams, Leslie Joyce (M.D. Ga.)
ED-GA-0002-0003 | ED-GA-0002-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Begnaud, Mark Andrew (Georgia)
ED-GA-0002-0001 | ED-GA-0002-0002 | ED-GA-0002-0004 | ED-GA-0002-9000
Geraghty, Sarah E. (Georgia)
ED-GA-0002-0001 | ED-GA-0002-0002 | ED-GA-0002-0004 | ED-GA-0002-9000
Horsley, Nathanael A. (Georgia)
ED-GA-0002-0001 | ED-GA-0002-0002 | ED-GA-0002-0004 | ED-GA-0002-9000
Littman, Aaron Michael (Georgia)
ED-GA-0002-0001 | ED-GA-0002-0002 | ED-GA-0002-0004 | ED-GA-0002-9000
Redd, Crystal (Georgia)
ED-GA-0002-0001 | ED-GA-0002-0002 | ED-GA-0002-0004 | ED-GA-0002-9000
Weber, Gerald R. (Georgia)
ED-GA-0002-0001 | ED-GA-0002-0002 | ED-GA-0002-0004 | ED-GA-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Rollins, Raleigh W. (Georgia)
ED-GA-0002-0004 | ED-GA-0002-9000
Strickland, Richard K. (Georgia)
ED-GA-0002-0004 | ED-GA-0002-9000

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