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Case Name Cudnik v. Kreiger JC-OH-0007
Docket / Court 74-275 ( N.D. Ohio )
State/Territory Ohio
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
Pretrial detainees who had been receiving methadone treatment for drug addiction prior to detention filed a class action against the Sheriff of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the Deputy in charge of jail operations, and the physician at the jail for denying them methadone treatments while in custody. The ... read more >
Pretrial detainees who had been receiving methadone treatment for drug addiction prior to detention filed a class action against the Sheriff of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the Deputy in charge of jail operations, and the physician at the jail for denying them methadone treatments while in custody. The district court for the Northern District of Ohio (Chief Judge Frank Battisti) enjoined defendants from preventing pretrial detainees, who immediately prior to their detention were participating in an approved methadone treatment program, from receiving methadone treatment at the jail. Cudnick v. Kreiger, 392 F. Supp. 305 (N.D. Ohio 1974). The docket for this case is not available on PACER, and therefore our information ends with the last reported decision in 1974.

Lauren Cutson - 05/26/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Medical/Mental Health
Medication, administration of
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Cuyahoga County Jail
Plaintiff Description Pretrial detainees in Cuyahoga County Jail who had been receiving methadone treatment for drug addiction prior to detention
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Unknown
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1974 - n/a
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion and Order (392 F.Supp. 305) (N.D. Ohio)
JC-OH-0007-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/16/1974
Source: Google Scholar
Judges Battisti, Frank Joseph Court not on record
JC-OH-0007-0001
Plaintiff's Lawyers Rogers, Douglas L. (Ohio)
JC-OH-0007-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Corrigan, John T. (Ohio)
JC-OH-0007-0001
Gill, Thomas P. (Ohio)
JC-OH-0007-0001
Goulder, Richard A. (Ohio)
JC-OH-0007-0001
Sadd, George (Ohio)
JC-OH-0007-0001

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