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Case Name Walker v. Floyd County JC-IN-0018
Docket / Court 4:07-cv-00014-SEB-WGH ( S.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On February 6, 2007, inmates confined at the Floyd County, Indiana Jail filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, alleging that they became infected with a virulent, penicillin-resistant staph infection as a result of the ... read more >
On February 6, 2007, inmates confined at the Floyd County, Indiana Jail filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, alleging that they became infected with a virulent, penicillin-resistant staph infection as a result of the deliberate indifference of Jail personnel. Plaintiffs alleged that they were thereby deprived without due process of law of their right not to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and Indiana state law. Plaintiffs sought compensatory and punitive damages, declaratory and injunctive relief, and class certification.

Plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction, which Defendants opposed. The District Court (Judge Sarah Evans Barker) heard testimony and evidence on the motion at a June 26, 2007 hearing. The motion was taken under advisement.

At the time of this summary, the case was still pending.

Dan Dalton - 01/22/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
General
Sanitation / living conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Skin Infections
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Floyd County Indiana
Plaintiff Description All persons who, while incarcerated at the Jail, have acquired infectious diseases as a consequence of Defendants' failure to protect such inmates and their neglect and deliberate indifference.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Unknown
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Docket(s)
4:07-cv-00014-SEB-WGH (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/04/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint
JC-IN-0018-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/06/2007
Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction
JC-IN-0018-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/01/2007
First Amended Class Action Complaint
JC-IN-0018-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/25/2007
Entry Denying Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 50] (2007 WL 2237622) (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/31/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Entry Denying Class Certification [ECF# 103] (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/26/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Entry on Motions to Intervene [ECF# 123] (2009 WL 2222886) (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/22/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order of Partial Dismissal [ECF# 178] (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/15/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Floyd County [ECF# 183] (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/27/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Barker, Sarah Evans Court not on record
JC-IN-0018-0004 | JC-IN-0018-0005 | JC-IN-0018-0006 | JC-IN-0018-0007 | JC-IN-0018-0008 | JC-IN-0018-9000
Hussmann, William G. Jr. (S.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0018-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Belzley, Gregory A. (Kentucky)
JC-IN-0018-0001 | JC-IN-0018-0002 | JC-IN-0018-0003 | JC-IN-0018-9000
Meyer, Robert Kenyon (Kentucky)
JC-IN-0018-0003 | JC-IN-0018-9000
Shelton, John R. (Kentucky)
JC-IN-0018-0003 | JC-IN-0018-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Lowe, Robert Jeffrey (Indiana)
JC-IN-0018-9000
Mullineaux, Richard T (Indiana)
JC-IN-0018-9000

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