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Case Name Grimaldo v. Reno IM-CO-0003
Docket / Court No. CIV. A. 98-B-1216 ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Case Summary
In 1998, plaintiff, a lawful permanent resident facing removal for an aggravated felony conviction filed suit against the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, alleging that the INS violated his due process and equal ... read more >
In 1998, plaintiff, a lawful permanent resident facing removal for an aggravated felony conviction filed suit against the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, alleging that the INS violated his due process and equal protection rights by not "serving him with charges and notice of bond." Plaintiff sought injunctive relief and compensatory damages. Plaintiff was removed on June 30, 1998.

The government moved to dismiss and plaintiff requested leave to amend his complaint. The District Court (Judge Lewis T. Babcock) dismissed Janet Reno from the case but otherwise denied the government's motion to dismiss. The Court allowed plaintiff to amend his complaint to add a request for class certification but denied it with respect to his request that the government rescind its removal order.

Grimaldo v. Reno, 187 F.R.D. 643 (D.Colo. Aug. 9, 1999) The government's motion to reconsider was denied. Grimaldo v. Reno, 189 F.R.D. 617 (D.Colo. Nov. 24, 1999).

The PACER docket reflects that the case was voluntarily dismissed by plaintiff on February 8, 2000.

Dan Dalton - 11/13/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Immigration/Border
Constitutional rights
Deportation - criteria
Deportation - judicial review
Deportation - procedure
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Bivens
Defendant(s) United States Immigration and Naturalization Services
Plaintiff Description Individual facing removal for an aggravated felony conviction and denied notification of bond.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Unknown
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:98-cv-01216-LTB (D. Colo.)
IM-CO-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/08/2000
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Opinion (187 F.R.D. 643) (D. Colo.)
IM-CO-0003-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/09/1999
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (189 F.R.D. 617) (D. Colo.)
IM-CO-0003-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/24/1999
Source: Google Scholar
Judges Babcock, Lewis Thornton (D. Colo.)
IM-CO-0003-0001 | IM-CO-0003-0002 | IM-CO-0003-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Salvator, Jim (Colorado)
IM-CO-0003-0002 | IM-CO-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Hegarty, Michael E. (Colorado)
IM-CO-0003-0001 | IM-CO-0003-0002 | IM-CO-0003-9000
Molina, Ernesto H. Jr. (District of Columbia)
IM-CO-0003-0001 | IM-CO-0003-0002 | IM-CO-0003-9000

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