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Case Name Rogers v. Sheriff of Cook County JC-IL-0053
Docket / Court 1:15-cv-11632 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On December 23, 2015, the plaintiff, a prisoner of the Cook County jail, filed this lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. After filing the complaint, it was amended to include two additional plaintiffs and to become a class action. The plaintiffs, represented by ... read more >
On December 23, 2015, the plaintiff, a prisoner of the Cook County jail, filed this lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. After filing the complaint, it was amended to include two additional plaintiffs and to become a class action. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sued both the Sheriff of Cook County in his official capacity and Cook County itself for damages under Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12132; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. § 794(a); and 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiffs alleged that the Cook County Jail's policy of forced tapering of inmates participating in opioid agonist therapy caused them great physical pain and thereby deprived them of their Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The case was assigned to Judge Edmond E. Chang.

Named plaintiffs all entered the Cook County Jail during the period from late 2013 to early 2014. During that time, each informed intake personnel of their enrollment in opioid agonist therapy and each experienced extremely painful withdrawal symptoms after administration of their prescribed medical treatment was delayed. One entered the jail on January 20, 2014, and did not receive treatment until January 26. The second entered the jail on December 23, 2013, and did not receive treatment until December 25. The third entered the jail on September 12, 2013, and did not receive treatment until September 20.

Plaintiffs requested the Court order that the case may proceed as a class action and that the Court award appropriate compensatory damages against defendants.

Case is ongoing. Plaintiff's motion for class certification is due October 31, 2019.

Kevin Longhany - 10/18/2019


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Defendant-type
Corrections
Law-enforcement
Disability
disability, unspecified
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Disciplinary procedures
Personal injury
Rehabilitation
Medical/Mental Health
Medication, administration of
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) Cook County
Sheriff's Office
Plaintiff Description Three individuals who were subjected to Defendants' opioid "tapering policy" while inmates at the Cook County Jail.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2015
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
1:15-cv-11632 (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0053-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/10/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
JC-IL-0053-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/23/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's Motion to Certify Case as a Class Action [ECF# 74]
JC-IL-0053-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/21/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 90] (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0053-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Confidentiality Order [ECF# 91] (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0053-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/06/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 132] (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0053-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/29/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 133]
JC-IL-0053-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/30/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Chang, Edmond E-Min (N.D. Ill.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Flaxman, Kenneth N. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Flaxman, Joel A. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Bonner, David Lee (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Cargie, Thomas E. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Chandler, James J. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Dombrowski, Gerald Michael (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Henretty, Lyle Kevin (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Power, John M. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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