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Case Name Cleveland v. City of Montgomery & Watts v. City of Montgomery CJ-AL-0020
Docket / Court 2:13-cv-00732 ( M.D. Ala. )
Additional Docket(s) 2:13-cv-00733  [ 13-733 ]  M.D. Ala.
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Special Collection Fines/Fees/Bail Reform (Criminalization of poverty)
Attorney Organization Southern Poverty Law Center
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Constitutional Clause
Assistance of counsel (6th Amendment)
Due Process
Equal Protection
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) City of Montgomery
Honorable Milton J. Westry
Plaintiff Description Indigent individuals that owed outstanding traffic fines, fees, and costs to the Montgomery Municipal Court forced to serve time in jail for their inability to pay.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Southern Poverty Law Center
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filing Year 2013
Case Closing Year 2014
Case Ongoing No
2:13-cv-00732 (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0020-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/17/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
CJ-AL-0020-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/03/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF# 10]
CJ-AL-0020-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/12/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Joint Motion for Agreed Settlement [ECF# 56]
CJ-AL-0020-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/12/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [ECF# 58] (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0020-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/17/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Amended Joint Motion for Settlement [ECF# 59] (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0020-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/17/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Moorer, Terry Fitzgerald (S.D. Ala., M.D. Ala.) show/hide docs
Thompson, Myron Herbert (M.D. Ala., N.D. Ala.) show/hide docs
CJ-AL-0020-0004 | CJ-AL-0020-0005 | CJ-AL-0020-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brooke, Samuel (Alabama) show/hide docs
CJ-AL-0020-0001 | CJ-AL-0020-0003 | CJ-AL-0020-9000
Dinielli, David Carter (Alabama) show/hide docs
CJ-AL-0020-0001 | CJ-AL-0020-9000
Zampierin, Sara (Alabama) show/hide docs
CJ-AL-0020-0001 | CJ-AL-0020-0002 | CJ-AL-0020-0003 | CJ-AL-0020-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Holliday, Shannon L. (Alabama) show/hide docs
CJ-AL-0020-0003 | CJ-AL-0020-9000
Paulk, Jason Cole (Alabama) show/hide docs
CJ-AL-0020-0003 | CJ-AL-0020-9000
Segall, Robert D. (Alabama) show/hide docs
CJ-AL-0020-0003 | CJ-AL-0020-9000

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