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Case Name Cottone v. Jenne JC-FL-0011
Docket / Court 0:00-cv-07545-WJZ ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
Plaintiff, a personal representative for his son, sued numerous defendants associated with the Broward County Detention Center in Florida after his son, a pretrial detainee, died at the hands of a mentally ill co-inmate. The detention center was subject to a consent decree from Carruthers v. ... read more >
Plaintiff, a personal representative for his son, sued numerous defendants associated with the Broward County Detention Center in Florida after his son, a pretrial detainee, died at the hands of a mentally ill co-inmate. The detention center was subject to a consent decree from Carruthers v. Cochran (JC-FL-008) that required the jail to institute a system of classification, separation, and monitoring of inmates. In 2002, the district court for the Southern District of Florida (Judge William J. Zloch) denied defendant's motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, and defendants filed an interlocutory appeal. On appeal, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's holding that plaintiff's amended complaint against jail guards stated a claim, but granted supervisory officials' motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. Cottone v. Jenne, 326 F.3d 1352 (11th Cir. 2003). According to the docket on PACER (as of May 2005), the parties are still going through pre-trial preparation, and a trial date was set for June of 2005.

Lauren Cutson - 05/25/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
General
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Classification / placement
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Broward County, FL
EMSA Correctional Care, Inc.
Plaintiff Description The estate of Peter Anthony Cottone, Jr., an individual who died after being choked by another inmate at the North Broward Detention Center in Broward County, FL.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing JC-FL-0008 : Carruthers v. Israel (Jonas v. Stack) (S.D. Fla.)
Docket(s)
02-14529-JJ (U.S. Court of Appeals)
JC-FL-0011-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/23/2003
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
00-CV-7545 (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/16/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
06-14631-EE (U.S. Court of Appeals)
JC-FL-0011-9002.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/16/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
JC-FL-0011-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/19/2000
Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Dismiss] (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/03/2001
Amended Complaint
JC-FL-0011-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/18/2002
Order [Regarding Defendants Perfilio, Waldman, and McKenzie's Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint] (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/15/2002
Order [Regarding Defendants Jenne et al's Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint] (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/15/2002
Reported Opinion (326 F.3d 1352)
JC-FL-0011-0011.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/11/2003
Source: Google Scholar
Order [Regarding Defendant Broward County Board of County Commissioners' Motion for Summary Final Judgment] (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/06/2005
Order [Regarding Defendants' Motion to Limit Damages] (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/13/2006
Order [Regarding Defendants' Ore Tenus Motions for Judgment as a Matter of Law] (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/2006
Final Judgment (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/2006
Opinion (288 Fed.Appx. 620)
JC-FL-0011-0010.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/30/2008
Source: Westlaw
Judges Hull, Frank M. (Eleventh Circuit, N.D. Ga.)
JC-FL-0011-0011
Seltzer, Barry S. (S.D. Fla.) [Magistrate]
JC-FL-0011-9000
Zloch, William J. (S.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0011-0002 | JC-FL-0011-0004 | JC-FL-0011-0005 | JC-FL-0011-0006 | JC-FL-0011-0007 | JC-FL-0011-0008 | JC-FL-0011-0009 | JC-FL-0011-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Heyer, Barbara A. (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-0001 | JC-FL-0011-0003 | JC-FL-0011-0011 | JC-FL-0011-9000 | JC-FL-0011-9001 | JC-FL-0011-9002
Defendant's Lawyers Duignan, Christine M. (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-0011 | JC-FL-0011-9000 | JC-FL-0011-9001
Gregoire, Nancy (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-9002
Noe, Stephanie W. (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-9000
Page, Jodi Chase (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-9000
Piper, Michael Ross (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-0011 | JC-FL-0011-9000 | JC-FL-0011-9001 | JC-FL-0011-9002
Rowlee, James David (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-9000
Toomey, Gregg Alan (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-9000
Woulfe, Richard Thomas (Florida)
JC-FL-0011-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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