University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

Here are all the additions to the Clearinghouse collection -- cases, summaries, case studies, etc. -- over the past 90 days:


CASE ADDITIONS
June 20, 2018
Times v. Target
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:18-cv-02993 (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0295
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-NY-0295)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 19, 2018
EEOC v. SHARP MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF AMERICA
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:06-cv-02611-JDB-dkv (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0103
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-TN-0103)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 19, 2018
K.A. v. Hobby
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-00099-LJA (M.D. Ga.)
ED-GA-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-GA-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 19, 2018
EEOC v. EUREKA MARINE PRODUCTS, INC
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:06-cv-01344-FAB (D.P.R.)
EE-PR-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-PR-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 19, 2018
American Civil Liberties Union of Maine Foundation v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 2:18-cv-00182-JDL (D. Me.)
IM-ME-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-ME-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 19, 2018
New York Times Company v. U.S. Department of Justice
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-07439-JGK (S.D.N.Y.)
ED-NY-0018
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-NY-0018)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 19, 2018
Aragon v. Raemisch
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-01744 (D. Colo.)
PC-CO-0027
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-CO-0027)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 19, 2018
American Civil Liberties Union of Maine Foundation v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 2:18-cv-00176-JDL (D. Me.)
IM-ME-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-ME-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 18, 2018
Abdulmutallab v. Sessions
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-02493-KMT (D. Colo.)
PC-CO-0029
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-CO-0029)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 18, 2018
A.T. v. Harder
Case Category: Juvenile Institution
Trial Docket: 9:17-cv-00817-TJM-DEP (N.D.N.Y.)
JI-NY-0011
On July 25, 2017, two minors filed this class-action civil-rights lawsuit in the Northern District of New York on behalf of all 16- and 17-year-old juveniles placed in solitary confinement. They brought this action against the Broome County Sheriff, Chief Jail Administrator, and Deputy Jail Administrator, as well as the Chenango Valley School District. The complaint alleged that the conditions of solitary confinement both created risk of psychological harm to juveniles and denied them of state-standard levels of educational instruction. The court issued a preliminary injunction against the jail administrators in April 2018. As of May 31, 2018, settlement discussions had not yet concluded.
View Case Detail (JI-NY-0011)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 18, 2018
EEOC v. WAL-MART STORES, INC.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:06-CV-02514-AMD (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0125
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-MD-0125)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 18, 2018
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Schott North America, Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:06-cv-01246-JMM (M.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0148
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-PA-0148)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 15, 2018
Villalobos v. District of Columbia
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-00352-RMC (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0029
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-DC-0029)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 15, 2018
Passion Star a/k/a Zollicoffer v. Livingston
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 4:14-cv-03037 (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0020
A transgender woman in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice ("DCJ") filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas against DCJ personnel and executives for being deliberately indifferent to her reports of assault from male inmates and ignoring her request for secure housing. The parties eventually reached a private settlement. The Plaintiff received monetary payment and the Defendants agreed to impose policy changes and training for the DCJ staff.
View Case Detail (PC-TX-0020)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 15, 2018
S. v. City of New York
Case Category: Child Welfare
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-07661 (S.D.N.Y.)
CW-NY-0011
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CW-NY-0011)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 15, 2018
Rogers v. Colorado Department of Corrections
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:16-cv-02733-STV (D. Colo.)
PC-CO-0028
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-CO-0028)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 14, 2018
Public Citizen v. U.S. Department of the Army
Case Category: Presidential Authority
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-01355 (D.D.C.)
PR-DC-0010
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PR-DC-0010)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 14, 2018
Joyner v. Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
Case Category: Presidential Authority
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-22568 (S.D. Fla.)
PR-FL-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PR-FL-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 14, 2018
Calderon Jimenez v. Nielsen
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 1:18-cv-10225-MLW (D. Mass.)
IM-MA-0015
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-MA-0015)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 13, 2018
Daves v. Dallas
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 3:18-cv-00154-N (N.D. Tex.)
CJ-TX-0013
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-TX-0013)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 13, 2018
McNeil v. Community Probation Services
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 1:18-cv-00033 (M.D. Tenn.)
CJ-TN-0012
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-TN-0012)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 13, 2018
Brown v. Lexington County
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-01426-MBS-SVH (D.S.C.)
CJ-SC-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-SC-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 13, 2018
Dumont v. Lyon
Case Category: Child Welfare
Trial Docket: 2:17-cv-13080-PDB-EAS (E.D. Mich.)
CW-MI-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CW-MI-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 12, 2018
Prison Legal News v. Florida Department of Corrections
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 4:12-cv-00239-MW-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
PC-FL-0029
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-FL-0029)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 12, 2018
Singleton v. Cannizzaro
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2:17-cv-10721 (E.D. La.)
CJ-LA-0010
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-LA-0010)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
June 11, 2018
Challenging Unconstitutional Driver’s License Suspensions
https://www.law.upenn.edu
Date: March 2018
By: Harmann Singh (University of Pennsylvania Law School Law Student)
https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/news/7910-challenging-unconstitutional-drivers-license
Millions of people across the nation have suffered the suspension or revocation of driver’s licenses for the nonpayment of court fines and fees. Forty-three states suspend driver’s licenses and three others prevent renewals for unpaid court debt. Only four states (California, Kentucky, Georgia, ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
June 11, 2018
DiFrancesco v. Bullock
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 2:17-cv-00066-SEH (D. Mont.)
PB-MT-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-MT-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 11, 2018
Ayo v. Dunn
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-00526-SDD-EWD (M.D. La.)
CJ-LA-0009
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-LA-0009)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 11, 2018
Ray v. Ohio Department of Health
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 2:18-cv-00272-MHW-CMV (S.D. Ohio)
PB-OH-0011
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-OH-0011)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 10, 2018
Wilson v. Allen County
Case Category: Indigent Defense
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-00402 (N.D. Ind.)
PD-IN-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PD-IN-0002)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
June 8, 2018
Dumont v. Lyon FAQ
http://www.aclumich.org/
Date: Sep. 19, 2017
By: ACLU of Michigan
View Link Detail  


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
June 8, 2018
Wyoming’s Boot Camp Program for Young, First-Time Offenders Openly Discriminates Against Women in Favor of Men
aclu.org
Date: Jul. 26, 2017
By: Stephan Pevar (ACLU)
Wyoming, like many states, has a “boot camp” program for young, first-time offenders. If the “booter” did well, the judge will likely release the person on probation or place the offender in a halfway house. Ms. Blanchard, a 23-year-old first-time offender who was convicted of a drug- ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
June 8, 2018
Fowler v. Johnson
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 4:17-cv-11441-LVP-MKM (E.D. Mich.)
PB-MI-0013
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-MI-0013)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 8, 2018
Blanchard v. Wyoming Department of Corrections
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-00124-SWS (D. Wyo.)
PC-WY-0008
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-WY-0008)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 8, 2018
Stewart v. Hargan
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 1:18-cv-00152 (D.D.C.)
PB-DC-0007
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-DC-0007)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 8, 2018
EEOC v. PITT OHIO EXPRESS
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:06-cv-00747-LW (N.D. Ohio)
EE-OH-0056
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-OH-0056)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
June 7, 2018
Federal Prisoners Sue Over Unconstitutional Isolation Practices
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Date: Jun. 9, 2017
By: Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
The DC Prisoners’ Project of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs filed a class action lawsuit today alleging that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has systematically mistreated seriously mentally ill prisoners at the United States Penitentiary at Lewisburg, ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
June 7, 2018
Bartlett v. Atencio
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-00191-CWD (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0010
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-ID-0010)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 7, 2018
Human Rights Defense Center v. Ballard
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-00057-GFVT (E.D. Ky.)
PC-KY-0009
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-KY-0009)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 7, 2018
Booth v. Galveston County
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 3:18-cv-00104 (S.D. Tex.)
CJ-TX-0014
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-TX-0014)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 7, 2018
McCreary v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-01011-YK-SES (M.D. Pa.)
PC-PA-0044
In June 2017, three mentally ill prisoners of the U.S. Penitentiary at Lewisburg (USP Lewisburg) filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs sued USP Lewisburg and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, alleging that the defendants’ failure to provide adequate treatment for prisoners with mental illness constituted cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment. The case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (PC-PA-0044)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 6, 2018
D.R. ex rel. Richardson v. Michigan Department of Education
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 2:16-cv-13694-AJT-APP (E.D. Mich.)
ED-MI-0007
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-MI-0007)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 6, 2018
Big House Books v. Hall
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 3:18-cv-00259-DPJ-FKB (S.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0008
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-MS-0008)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 6, 2018
Brown v. Madison County
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-00347-WHB-LRA (S.D. Miss.)
PN-MS-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PN-MS-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 5, 2018
Imani v. City of Baton Rouge
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-00439-SDD-RLB (M.D. La.)
PN-LA-0006
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PN-LA-0006)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
June 4, 2018
Hieleras (Iceboxes) in the Rio Grande Valley Sector: Lengthy Detention, Deplorable Conditions, and Abuse in CBP Holding Cells
www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org
Date: Dec. 17, 2015
By: Guillermo Cantor (American Immigration Council)
This report focuses on two aspects of detention in CBP facilities in RGV. First, based on never-before-released government data and documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), it examines length of detention. Second, analyzing new survey data from the Binational Defense and ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
June 4, 2018
El-Tabech v. Clarke
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 4:04-cv-03231 (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-NE-0009)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 4, 2018
EEOC v. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:06-cv-00593 (M.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0131
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-TN-0131)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 4, 2018
Americans for Immigrant Justice v. CBP
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 1:14-cv-20945 KMW (S.D. Fla.)
IM-FL-0026
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-FL-0026)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 4, 2018
Illinois v. Chicago
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-06260 (N.D. Ill.)
PN-IL-0022
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PN-IL-0022)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 1, 2018
Pro-Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse et al
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 1:14-cv-01043 (E.D. Va.)
FA-VA-0003
In 2014, Plaintiff, Pro-Football, Inc. owner and operator of the Washington Redskins football club, filed this complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The plaintiff filed this lawsuit to appeal an earlier decision that cancelled six federal trademark registrations containing the word “Redskin” as connected to the Washington D.C. professional football team.. In 2015, this court ruled in favor of the defendants. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that the plaintiff’s trademark “Redskins” disparaged Native Americans, and that the lower court did not err in ruling that the trademark may bring Native Americans into “contempt or disrepute,” and that the defendants’ claims were not barred by laches. Furthermore, the court ruled that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act was not unconstitutional. The plaintiff appeals later that year to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In 2018, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals observed that the Supreme Court of the United States declared Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act unconstitutional. Therefore, the district court's decision was vacated and the case remanded for further proceedings consistent with the Supreme Court's ruling. In response, the district court in turn on March 20, 2018, remanded the matter to the TTAB for further proceedings consistent with the Supreme Court's ruling. This court case is closed; the administrative matter is pending.
View Case Detail (FA-VA-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 1, 2018
Mahoney v. Holder
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 2:14-cv-00794-MJP (W.D. Wash.)
PN-WA-0004
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PN-WA-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 31, 2018
Holland v. Rosen
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-04317-JBS-KMW (D.N.J.)
CJ-NJ-0003
In June 2017, a man awaiting criminal trial and Lexington National Insurance Corporation filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The plaintiffs alleged that that the Criminal Justice Reform Act violated the bail provision of the Eighth Amendment, due process under the Fourteenth Amendment, and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment because the act favored non-monetary pre-trial release conditions over bail. The case is currently stayed for an appeal to the Third Circuit. The Third Circuit has not yet issued a judgment.
View Case Detail (CJ-NJ-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 31, 2018
Heard v. Finco
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:13-cv-00373-GJQ-HWB (W.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0042
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-MI-0042)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
May 30, 2018
Judge limits St. Louis police tactics like chemical agents used in protests
http://www.stltoday.com
Date: November 2017
By: Robert Patrick (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/federal-judge-restricts-st-louis-police-conduct-during-protests/article_32df73a2-26e9-5478-bb20-34ad5f512e0d.html?utm_content=bufferece41&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=LEEDC
A federal judge issued on November 15, 2017, a wide-ranging restrictions on the ability of St. Louis police to declare protests “unlawful” and use chemical agents against protesters.*
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 30, 2018
Electronic Privacy Information Center v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 1:18-cv-00797-CKK (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0047
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-DC-0047)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
May 29, 2018
Murray v. County of Santa Barbara: Prisoners file class action lawsuit for failures to provide basic health care and to meet ADA requirements at the Santa Barbara County Jail
https://www.disabilityrightsca.org
Date: March 2018
By: Disability Rights California
https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/cases/murray-v-county-of-santa-barbara
On December 6, 2017, DRC and co-counsel filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of prisoners in the Santa Barbara County Jail, claiming that conditions at the jail do not meet minimum standards under the U.S. Constitution as well as federal and state disability law. The lawsuit alleges that ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 29, 2018
Murray v. Santa Barbara
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:17-cv-08805 (C.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0129
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-CA-0129)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 29, 2018
Human Rights Defense Center v. County of Los Angeles
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:17-cv-04883 (C.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0128
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-CA-0128)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 29, 2018
EEOC v. SPITZER MANAGEMENT, INC.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:06-cv-02337-AA (N.D. Ohio)
EE-OH-0066
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-OH-0066)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 29, 2018
Coleman v. City of New York
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-07265 (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0292
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-NY-0292)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 26, 2018
Zitrin v. Georgia Composite Board of State Medical Examiners
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2005cv103905 (State Court)
CJ-GA-0002
A death penalty abolitionist filed a complaint in Georgia State Court seeking to compel the Georgia medical board to punish doctors participating in the execution of prisoners. The state court dismissed the suit for lack of standing, which the appeals court affirmed. The case is closed.
View Case Detail (CJ-GA-0002)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
May 25, 2018
FFRF prevails: Trump administration admits Johnson Amendment still in force
ffrf.org
Date: Aug. 30, 2017
By: Freedom From Religion Foundation
President Trump has failed to fulfill his promise to “get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment,” according to an admission filed in court by his own lawyers.

The Department of Justice filing comes in response to the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s federal lawsuit ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 25, 2018
Reid v. Wetzel
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:18-cv-00176-JEJ (M.D. Pa.)
PC-PA-0045
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-PA-0045)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 25, 2018
Doe v. CoreCivic of Tennessee
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-00958 (M.D. Tenn.)
JC-TN-0009
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-TN-0009)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 25, 2018
Luse v. Sentinel Offender Services
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2:16-cv-00030-RWS (N.D. Ga.)
CJ-GA-0013
Two women on probation in White County, Georgia were drug tested by private contractor Sentinel Offender Services without a court order to so. Though the plaintiffs initially resisted, an officer at Sentinel told the plaintiffs that they would be incarcerated if they did not submit to, and pay for, the urine sample drug tests. The plaintiffs sued Sentinel under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Georgia law for violation of constitutional rights, conversion, fraud, and coercion.
View Case Detail (CJ-GA-0013)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 25, 2018
Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Trump
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-00330-jdp (W.D. Wis.)
FA-WI-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (FA-WI-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 25, 2018
Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center v. Hospitality Properties Trust
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 3:15-cv-00221 (N.D. Cal.)
DR-CA-0053
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (DR-CA-0053)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 25, 2018
Bango v. Pierce County
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-06002 (W.D. Wash.)
JC-WA-0014
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-WA-0014)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 25, 2018
EEOC v. Unitrin Specialty
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:06-cv-0302 (S.D. Ohio)
EE-OH-0076
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-OH-0076)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 25, 2018
Buroff v. Gladieux
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-00124 (N.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0025
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-IN-0025)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
May 24, 2018
University of Denver to Pay $2.66 Million and Increase Salaries to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Lawsuit
https://www.eeoc.gov
Date: May 1018
By: EEOC
The University of Denver will pay $2.66 million and furnish other relief to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC's lawsuit charged that the university violated federal law by paying a ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 24, 2018
Hamilton v. Vannoy
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-00194-SDD-RLB (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0017
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-LA-0017)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 24, 2018
Human Rights Defense Center v. Greene County
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-00381-TMR (S.D. Ohio)
JC-OH-0017
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-OH-0017)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 24, 2018
T.S. v. Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc.
Case Category: Juvenile Institution
Trial Docket: 1:16-cv-08303 (N.D. Ill.)
JI-IL-0005
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JI-IL-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 24, 2018
Hall v. County of Milwaukee
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:17-cv-00379-DEJ (E.D. Wis.)
JC-WI-0009
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-WI-0009)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 24, 2018
Washington v. GEO
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-05806-RJB (W.D. Wash.)
CJ-WA-0005
In September 2017, the state of Washington filed this lawsuit in state court, and in October 2017 the defendant GEO removed it to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The plaintiff alleged that GEO's policy of paying $1 per day for immigrant detainees' labor violated Washington's Minimum Wage Act. This case is ongoing and currently in discovery.
View Case Detail (CJ-WA-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 24, 2018
EEOC v. L&T INTERNATIONAL CORP.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:06-cv-00031 (D. N. Mar. I.)
EE-MP-0004
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-MP-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
May 24, 2018
EEOC v. University of Denver
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:16-cv-02471-WYD-MJW (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0070
This 2016 lawsuit was brought by female law professors at the University of Denver in the U.S. District for the District of Colorado. Under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII, the plaintiffs alleged that the University discriminated against them by paying them substantially less than male professors. On May 18, 2018, Judge Daniel approved a consent decree under which the University would provide back pay wages, undergo EEO training, an make policy and procedural changes.
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May 23, 2018
Hicklin v. Precynthe
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 4:16-cv-01357-NCC (E.D. Mo.)
PC-MO-0017
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 23, 2018
M.H. v. County of Alameda
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 3:11-cv-02868-JST (N.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0131
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 23, 2018
Prison Legal News v. Fulton County, GA
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:07-cv-02618-CAP (N.D. Ga.)
JC-GA-0033
This 2007 lawsuit was brought by Prison Legal News (PLN) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiff alleged that, in barring prisoners' receipt of any and all books, magazines, and newspapers, the defendant had violated the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. After settlement negotiations, Judge Parnell ordered a consent judgment in November 2009. In 2016, PLN objected to the defendant's change in mail policy.
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 23, 2018
Chen v. GEO
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-05769-RJB (W.D. Wash.)
CJ-WA-0006
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 23, 2018
Farris v. Franklin County
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 4:14-cv-05083-SAB (E.D. Wash.)
JC-WA-0010
In August 2014, prisoners at the Franklin County Jail filed a lawsuit alleging that jail officials used excessive force against them and that the jail provided inhumane living conditions, in violation of the First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. In March 28, 2016, the parties settled. The defendant paid $400,557.66 in attorneys' fees and was required to hire additional staff, renovate the prison, and adopt new mental health services policies.
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May 22, 2018
Cary restaurant must pay up in sexual harrassment suit
Triangle Business Journal
Date: Sep. 16, 2008
By: Chris Coletta (Triangle Business Journal)
A judge has awarded two former employees at Cinelli’s Restaurant in Cary nearly $90,000 in damages in a ruling in a federal sexual harrasment lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Tuesday that the female employees, Meghan O’Connell and Brittany Bumgarner, were in a “ ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 22, 2018
Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of Justice
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 4:18-cv-02137-JSC (N.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0118
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 22, 2018
EEOC v. U.S. ALUMINUM, INC.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:06-cv-03801-MLC-TJB (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0097
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 22, 2018
EEOC v. UNITED AIRLINES
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:06-cv-01407-TSZ (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0105
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 22, 2018
Ahmad v. City of St. Louis
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 4:17-cv-02455 (E.D. Mo.)
PN-MO-0008
This lawsuit, filed in 2017 in the Eastern District of Missouri, alleged that law enforcement in the City of St. Louis were violating individuals' right to protest in their classification of assemblies as "unlawful" and in their use of chemical agents in the absence of probable cause and without fair warning. On November 15, 2017, Judge Catherine D. Perry issued a preliminary injunction against the City to quell police misconduct. The case is ongoing.
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 22, 2018
EEOC v. LES SCHWABS TIRES
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: CV06-0149-D-DWM (D. Mont.)
EE-MT-0003
This 2006 lawsuit was brought by the EEOC in the District of Montana. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, they alleged that the defendant racially discriminated against a Native American employee. On July 27, 2008, the parties settled. The defendant paid $185,000 in damages and was required to provide equal employment opportunity training to its employees.
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 22, 2018
EEOC v. PREFERRED PEOPLE STAFFING
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 4:06 CV 40190 (FDS) (D. Mass.)
EE-MA-0013
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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May 21, 2018
United Airlines Pays Over $1 Million To Settle EEOC ADA Suit
Lexis Nexus Newsroom
Date: July 2015
By: Jonathan Mook (Lexis Nexus)
United Airlines recently agreed to pay over $1 million to settle a long-running suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) charging United with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by denying disabled employees reassignment to a vacant position ...
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May 21, 2018
EEOC Scores Victory in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit
https://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
Date: Nov. 27, 2017
By: Daniel R. Long (Labor & Employment Law Perspectives)
The case, EEOC v. Scott Medical Health Center, P.C., was previously newsworthy as one of the first two sexual orientation discrimination lawsuits that the EEOC filed. It was also one of the first cases in which a federal court held that sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination prohibited ...
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May 21, 2018
Employer is Not Entitled to Recover Attorney’s Fees When Victorious Against the EEOC
May Law LLP
Date: December 2012
By: May Law LLP Law Firm
The Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) was designed to address the disparity of resources between the government and a private party to a lawsuit. Its mandatory fee provision requires the government to bear the litigation costs of a prevailing defendant, evening out the playing field between small ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 21, 2018
EEOC v. Great Steaks, Inc. d/b/a "Austin's Restaurant"
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:05-cv-00744-NCT-RAE (M.D. N.C.)
EE-NC-0005
In August 2005, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought suit in U.S. District Court, North Carolina Middle District, against Great Steaks, Inc. and Clipper Seafood Restaurant Inc., two companies which were jointly operating Austin's Restaurant in North Carolina. The suit alleged that the ...
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May 21, 2018
EEOC v. American Industrial Sales Corp
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 6:06-cv-06426-MAT-JWF (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0133
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 21, 2018
EEOC v. Amertac Holdings, Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 7:03-cv-06128-SCR (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0007
On August 14, 2003, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC, brought this sex discrimination lawsuit against the defendants, Amertac Holdings, Inc, American Tack & Hardware Co., and two individuals. On December 8, 2008 the court approved a consent decree agreed upon by the two parties. This decree required the defendants to adopt anti-discrimination policies, train their employees to adhere to the policies,report to the EEOC regarding discrimination complaints, and must pay the plaintiffs $ 325,000 in monetary damages.
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 21, 2018
EEOC v. Scott Medical Health Center
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:16-cv-00225-CB (W.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0249
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 21, 2018
EEOC v. Marjam Supply Company, Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 7:03-cv-05413-SCR (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0098
In 2003, the EEOC filed this case in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In 2004, three members of the true party of interest, black former employees of the defendants, intervened. The plaintiffs alleged that Marjam Supply Company created a racially hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. In 2008, the parties reached a settlement that required Marjam to adopt new procedures for handling worker complaints regarding discrimination and awarded $495,000 in damages to the plaintiffs.
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May 20, 2018
April 25, 2018 Supreme Court Oral Argument
The Supreme Court of the United States
Date: Apr. 25, 2018
By: SCOTUS (The Supreme Court of the United States )
Audio recording of the April 25, 2018 Supreme Court oral arguments in Trump v. Hawaii. *
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May 18, 2018
FJI Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Florida Department of Corrections for Not Providing Hepatitis C Treatment
floridajusticeinstitute.org
Date: May 11, 2017
By: Florida Justice Institute
The Florida Justice Institute (FJI) has filed a class action lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) for failing to provide incarcerated people with life-saving medications for hepatitis C, resulting in thousands being left at risk for liver failure, liver cancer, and a very ...
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May 18, 2018
Florida prisoners with hepatitis are at risk for worse, lawsuit claims
miamiherald.com
Date: May 11, 2017
By: Julie K. Brown (Miami Herald)
Thousands of Florida prison inmates who have hepatitis C are not getting adequate medication and treatment — leaving them at risk for liver failure, liver cancer and death, according to a lawsuit filed against the Florida Department of Corrections. The case, brought on behalf of three state ...
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May 18, 2018
RTD Violates the American's with Disabilities Disabilities Act
ccdconline.org
Date: October 2013
By: Kevin W. Williams (Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition)
The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (“CCDC”) filed a lawsuit today in Federal District Court in Denver, CO. CCDC alleges that the Regional Transportation District (”RTD”) fails to ensure that passengers with disabilities who require the use of wheelchairs and other mobility devices ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 18, 2018
Reiskin v. Regional Transportation District
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 1:14-cv-03111-CMA-KLM (D. Colo.)
DR-CO-0027
Individuals requiring the use of a wheelchair brought a class action lawsuit against Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) for violating the American with Disabilities Act and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. RTD did not provide readily accessible transportation services for persons using wheelchairs. RTD agreed to a settlement that requires them to make their transportation vehicles more readily accessible for persons with vehicles, and to train their light rail operators to promote non-discriminatory policies, practices, and procedures going forward.
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 18, 2018
Hoffer v. Jones
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 4:17-cv-00214-MW-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
PC-FL-0026
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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May 17, 2018
Federal Court Orders Health Care for Transgender Missouri Inmate
https://www.lambdalegal.org/news/mo_20180209_hicklin-pi-granted
Date: February 2018
By: Lambda Legal
Federal Court Orders Health Care for Transgender Missouri Inmate

February 9, 2018

(St. Louis, MO, February 9, 2017) — Today, a federal district court ordered the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) and its contracted healthcare provider, Corizon LLC, to ...
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May 17, 2018
Solitary confinement is especially harmful to juveniles and should not be used to punish them
https://www.aclu-wa.org/
Date: Nov. 17, 2017
By: Amy Roe (ACLU of Washington)
A discussion of solitary confinement and its effects on juveniles, with focus on the events that gave rise to Doe v. Grays Harbor County.*
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 17, 2018
In re Order Requiring Apple Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by the Court
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:15-mc-01902-JO (E.D.N.Y.)
NS-NY-0021
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 17, 2018
Doe v. Grays Harbor County
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-05186 (W.D. Wash.)
JC-WA-0012
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 17, 2018
Marisol A. v. Giuliani
Case Category: Child Welfare
Trial Docket: 1:95-cv-10533 (RJW) (S.D.N.Y.)
CW-NY-0001
Plaintiffs, children in the custody of the New York City Child Welfare Administration ("CWA"), and children who, while not in the custody of CWA, are or will be at risk of abuse or neglect and whose status is known or should be known to CWA, sought declaratory and injunctive relief against both the city and state for systematic deficiencies that has jeopardized their well being. The case was filed on December 13, 1995, and the parties reached to two separate settlement agreements, one with the city and one with the state, on December 2, 1988. The plaintiffs returned to court in January 2001, seeking an order directing the state to comply with specific terms of the state settlement agreement. The court found that the state had acted with insufficient diligence in implementing the information management system, and therefore extended the terms of the agreement in this area and directed that the plaintiffs receive semi-annual reports. The defendants provided a January 2017 report to show that they are continuing to develop, implement, and update their information systems for child welfare needs.
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 17, 2018
Prison Legal News (PLN) v. Lewis County
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 3:14-cv-05304-JRC (W.D. Wash.)
JC-WA-0009
Plaintiffs allege that county jail's postcard-only mail rule violates its First Amendment rights. Plaintiffs also complain that under the Fourteenth Amendment due process clause, prisoners have a right to notice and opportunity to appeal any rejection of personal mail by jail officials. Magistrate Judge granted injunctions against the County to cease practicing the postcard-only policy and provide notice and appeal opportunity to prisoners for the remainder of lawsuit. On November 5, 2014, the parties voluntarily dismissed the case.
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May 16, 2018
Challenging ICE Interference with Legal Representation at Dilley
American Immigration Council
Date: August 2017
By: American Immigration Council
Dilley Pro Bono Project v. ICE, No. (D.D.C. filed June 1, 2017)
This case was filed after ICE barred Caroline Perris, a full-time legal assistant with the Dilley Pro Bono Project (DPBP), from entering the South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC) in Dilley, Texas. . . . *
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May 16, 2018
HUNTER, ET AL. V. BESHEAR
https://www.aclualabama.org/
Date: 2018
By: ACLU of Alabama
This class-action lawsuit is against Alabama Department of Mental Health Commissioner James V. Perdue on behalf of persons with severe mental illness who have been languishing in Alabama county jails awaiting court-ordered mental health services known as competency restoration treatment.*
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May 16, 2018
www.ParkerSettlement.com
http://www.parkersettlement.com/
Date: December 2017
By: Cuti Hecker Wang
IF YOU WERE A PRE-TRIAL DETAINEE IN THE CUSTODY OF THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND SERVED “OLD TIME” IN PUNITIVE SEGREGATION (THE “BING”) BETWEEN 11/23/12 AND 9/16/15, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO MONEY

This website contains information regarding a class action lawsuit ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 16, 2018
Electronic Frontier Foundation v. Department of Justice
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:14-cv-00760-RMC (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0081
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 16, 2018
Hunter v. Beshear
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2:16-cv-00798-MHT-CSC (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0017
Three mentally ill incarcerated inmates brought this lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Mental Health in September 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. These inmates brought suit because they had been deemed incompetent to stand trial in the criminal proceedings against them and had been court-ordered to receive mental health treatment from the Alabama Department of Mental Health, but the average wait time for treatment was eight months, during which they had to wait in jail. The plaintiffs argued that the Alabama Department of Mental Health's failure to provide timely treatment violated their due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 2018, the parties reached a settlement that outlined a plan for more efficient mental health treatment procedures for inmates over the next three years and required the state to pay the plaintiffs' legal fees.
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 16, 2018
Dilley Pro Bono Project v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-01055 (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0030
This case, in the D.C. District Court, required ICE to resolve requests for pre-approval of any medical evaluation made. The plaintiffs argued that the pre-approval policy undermined their ability to represent their clients for asylum review. The settlement was entered in 2017, and the court retained jurisdiction for 30 months. The settlement agreement gave a structured time of pre-approval of telephonic medical evaluations, and all parties agreed that it did not undermine the plaintiffs' ability to represent their clients in asylum review.
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 15, 2018
Parker v. New York
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-06733-CLP (E.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0069
This case, filed in 2015 in the EDNY, alleged that the Rikers Island jail “Old Time Policy,” which requires that detainees released prior to serving the entirety of a disciplinary sentence in solitary confinement would serve the remainder of their “old” time upon returning, violates the substantive and procedural process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. In 2017, the parties settled for $175-$200/day spent in solitary confinement. The settlement's Fairness Hearing is scheduled for September 10, 2018.
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 15, 2018
Kurlander v. Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 1:16-cv-02754-WYD-NYW (D. Colo.)
DR-CO-0026
On November 10, 2016, a deaf Colorado woman sued the Pepsi Center for violating Title III of the ADA, alleging that their failure to provide captioning and other communication services was discriminatory against deaf or hard-of-hearing patrons. The parties settled—the Pepsi Center was required to install LED screens to carry accurate captioning services starting before the preseason of the Colorado Avalanche, starting September 19, 2018
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 14, 2018
Communities United v. Chicago
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-07151 (N.D. Ill.)
PN-IL-0023
ACLU of Illinois sued City of Chicago for the unreasonable use of force of its police officers. The plaintiffs sued the City of Chicago under 42 U.S.C. 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Illinois state law. These claims were informed by a Department of Justice report that confirmed that "CPD officers engage in a pattern or practice of using force, including deadly force, that is unreasonable." The plaintiffs, represented by public counsel, sought declaratory and injunctive relief. The plaintiffs claimed that the Chicago Police Department engaged in a pattern and practice of unreasonable force, particularly against black, Latino, and disabled individuals.
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May 11, 2018
Missouri v. Jenkins and the De Facto Abandonment of Court-Enforced Desegregation
Santa Clara Law Digital Commons
Date: Jan. 1, 1996
By: Bradley W. Joondeph (Santa Clara University School of Law)
The author argues that Missouri v. Jenkins marks the end of court-enforced school desegregation.*
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 11, 2018
Jenkins v. Kansas City Missouri School District
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: No. 77-0420-CV-W-1 (W.D. Mo.)
SD-MO-0004
Kansas City School District, the school board, and its students sued the State of Missouri and other defendants under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District of Western Missouri, for failing to eliminate vestiges of prior segregated school system. The court found for the plaintiffs and ordered various intradistrict remedies, including $260 million in capital improvements and a $200 million magnet school plan.
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May 10, 2018
Money and School Performance: Lessons from the Kansas City School Desegregation Experiment
Cato Institute
Date: Mar. 16, 1998
By: Paul Ciotti (Cato Institute)
Examines the desegregation plans implemented by Kansas City after Jenkins v. Missouri, 639 F.Supp. 19 (W.D. Mo. 1985).*
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May 10, 2018
The Oyez Project, Missouri v. Jenkins
www.oyez.org
Date: Apr. 19, 1990
By: Oyez Project
Information about the facts of the case, issues, and conclusion of the Court in Missouri v. Jenkins, 495 US 33 (1990).*
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CASE ADDITIONS
May 7, 2018
Trustees of Princeton University v. United States Department of Education
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-00485-TSC (D.D.C.)
ED-DC-0007
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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April 8, 2018
Washington Lawyers’ Committee Challenges TPS Termination
www.washlaw.org
Date: Mar. 26, 2018
By: Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
On Friday, March 23, CASA de Maryland and several El Salvador nationals filed a complaint in federal court challenging the unlawful termination of El Salvador’s designation as a Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) country. Plaintiffs are represented by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for ...
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April 8, 2018
CASA Challenges Trump’s Unconstitutional End of TPS for El Salvador
www.wearecasa.org
Date: Mar. 23, 2018
By: CASA de Maryland
LANGLEY PARK, MD (FRIDAY, MARCH 23) _ CASA, the area’s largest immigrant service and advocacy organization, announced Friday that it is challenging the unconstitutional dismantling of the program that has granted work permits for Salvadorans and allowed them to live in the United States legally ...
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April 8, 2018
Immigrant Org Fights Nix Of Protected Status For Salvadorans
www.law360.com
Date: Mar. 23, 2018
By: Kevin Penton (Law360)
Law360 (March 23, 2018, 6:49 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal court should enter an order barring the Trump administration from carrying through with its plans to terminate a temporary protected status program for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans in September 2019, an immigrants’ advocacy group ...
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April 8, 2018
Rights Group Sues DHS For Info On Asylum Seekers
www.law360.com
Date: Mar. 26, 2018
By: Kevin Penton (Law360)
Law360 (March 26, 2018, 8:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is violating federal public records laws by failing to provide records of how immigration officers treat asylum seekers, a rights organization told a California federal court on Monday.*
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April 8, 2018
Azar v. Garza
www.scotusblog.com
Date: Nov. 3, 2017
By: SCOTUSblog
Issue: Whether, pursuant to United States v. Munsingwear, Inc., the Supreme Court should vacate the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s judgment and instruct that court to remand the case to the district court with directions to dismiss all claims for prospective relief ...
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April 5, 2018
Memorandum for Heads of Departmental Law Enforcement Components
https://www.justice.gov/criminal
Date: Oct. 19, 2017
By: Rod J. Rosenstein (US Department of Justice )
Memo written by Rod Rosenstein providing guidance for DoJ attorneys and agents seeking protective orders under 18 U.S.C. 2705(b) of the Stored Communication act. *
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March 30, 2018
Similar accounts in suit over alleged teen prison rapes pose challenge to state's defense
The Bridge
Date: Apr. 14, 2015
By: Ted Roelofs (The Bridge)
This report is video deposition testimony about alleged sexual assaults of youthful prisoners in Michigan prisons, at issue in Does v. Department of Corrections*
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March 25, 2018
This Transgender Teen Is Suing His High School Over Bathroom Rights
Teen Vogue
Date: Mar. 25, 2018
By: Brittney McNamara (Teen Vogue)
Interview and brief overview of the news surrounding the case, W. v. Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 Board of Education.*
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March 24, 2018
U.S. judge dismisses Tennessee refugee resettlement lawsuit
www.reuters.com
Date: Mar. 19, 2018
By: Stempel, Jonathan (Reuters)
(Reuters) - A judge on Monday dismissed the state of Tennessee’s lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of unconstitutionally coercing it into subsidizing the federal refugee resettlement program.

Tennessee accused the government of invading its sovereignty by requiring it to provide ...
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March 23, 2018
The Oyez Project, Milliken v. Bradley II
www.oyez.org
Date: Jun. 27, 1977
By: Oyez Project
This page summarizes the case and has audio recordings of oral arguments and the Supreme Court's opinion announcement.*
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