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Case Name DiFrancesco v. Bullock PB-MT-0003
Docket / Court 2:17-cv-00066-SEH ( D. Mont. )
State/Territory Montana
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Attorney Organization Equal Justice Under Law
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Right to travel
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Drivers Licenses
Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond
Poverty/homelessness
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) The State of Montana
Plaintiff Description All Montana drivers who currently have, or will have, at least one driver’s license suspension because of unpaid court debts and who did not, or will not, receive an ability-to-pay hearing before the suspension.
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
Additional Resources
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  Challenging Unconstitutional Driver’s License Suspensions
https://www.law.upenn.edu
Date: March 2018
By: Harmann Singh (University of Pennsylvania Law School Law Student)
Citation: https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/news/7910-challenging-unconstitutional-drivers-license
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:17-cv-66 (D. Mont.)
PB-MT-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/05/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PB-MT-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/31/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Haddon, Sam E. (D. Mont.)
PB-MT-0003-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Farris−Olsen, Robert (Montana)
PB-MT-0003-0001 | PB-MT-0003-9000
Peterson, Scott L. (Montana)
PB-MT-0003-0001 | PB-MT-0003-9000
Ramaswamy, Rebecca R. (District of Columbia)
PB-MT-0003-0001 | PB-MT-0003-9000
Sevcenko, Catherine B. (District of Columbia)
PB-MT-0003-0001
Telfeyan, Phil (District of Columbia)
PB-MT-0003-0001 | PB-MT-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Cameron, Robert Thomas (Montana)
PB-MT-0003-9000

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