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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
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Equal Protection
Unreasonable search and seizure
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.
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 10/19/2000
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing JC-FL-0008 : Carruthers v. Israel (Jonas v. Stack) (S.D. Fla.)
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Court Docket(s)
U.S. Court of Appeals
05/23/2003
02-14529-JJ
JC-FL-0011-9001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
S.D. Fla.
01/16/2007
00-CV-7545
JC-FL-0011-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
U.S. Court of Appeals
07/16/2007
06-14631-EE
JC-FL-0011-9002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
S.D. Fla.
10/19/2000
Complaint [ECF# 1]
JC-FL-0011-0001.pdf | Detail
S.D. Fla.
01/03/2001
Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Dismiss] [ECF# 31]
JC-FL-0011-0002.pdf | Detail
S.D. Fla.
01/18/2002
Amended Complaint [ECF# 83]
JC-FL-0011-0003.pdf | Detail
S.D. Fla.
07/15/2002
Order [Regarding Defendants Perfilio, Waldman, and McKenzie's Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint] [ECF# 125]
JC-FL-0011-0004.pdf | Detail
S.D. Fla.
07/15/2002
Order [Regarding Defendants Jenne et al's Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint] [ECF# 126]
JC-FL-0011-0005.pdf | Detail
U.S. Court of Appeals
04/11/2003
Reported Opinion (326 F.3d 1352)
JC-FL-0011-0011.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: Google Scholar
S.D. Fla.
06/06/2005
Order [Regarding Defendant Broward County Board of County Commissioners' Motion for Summary Final Judgment] [ECF# 337]
JC-FL-0011-0006.pdf | Detail
S.D. Fla.
01/13/2006
Order [Regarding Defendants' Motion to Limit Damages] [ECF# 369]
JC-FL-0011-0007.pdf | Detail
S.D. Fla.
07/20/2006
Order [Regarding Defendants' Ore Tenus Motions for Judgment as a Matter of Law] [ECF# 405]
JC-FL-0011-0008.pdf | Detail
S.D. Fla.
07/20/2006
Final Judgment [ECF# 406]
JC-FL-0011-0009.pdf | Detail
U.S. Court of Appeals
07/30/2008
Opinion (288 Fed.Appx. 620)
JC-FL-0011-0010.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: Westlaw
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Judges Hull, Frank M. (N.D. Ga., Eleventh Circuit) show/hide docs
JC-FL-0011-0011
Seltzer, Barry S. (S.D. Fla.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
JC-FL-0011-9000
Zloch, William J. (S.D. Fla.) show/hide docs
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
Plaintiff's Lawyers Heyer, Barbara A. (Florida) show/hide docs
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) show/hide docs
JC-FL-0011-0011 | JC-FL-0011-9000 | JC-FL-0011-9001
Gregoire, Nancy (Florida) show/hide docs
JC-FL-0011-9002
Noe, Stephanie W. (Florida) show/hide docs
JC-FL-0011-9000
Page, Jodi Chase (Florida) show/hide docs
JC-FL-0011-9000
Piper, Michael Ross (Florida) show/hide docs
JC-FL-0011-0011 | JC-FL-0011-9000 | JC-FL-0011-9001 | JC-FL-0011-9002
Rowlee, James David (Florida) show/hide docs
JC-FL-0011-9000
Toomey, Gregg Alan (Florida) show/hide docs
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Woulfe, Richard Thomas (Florida) show/hide docs
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