University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

Here are the cases added to the Clearinghouse, or updated, over the past 90 days:


CASE ADDITIONS
June 22, 2018
EEOC v. AUTOZONE STORES
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:06-cv-00862-TJC-MCR (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0009
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-FL-0009)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 22, 2018
Jewett v. California Forensic Medical Group
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:13-cv-00882-MCE-AC (E.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0126
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-CA-0126)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 22, 2018
Smith v. District of Columbia
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-00161-ABJ (D.D.C.)
CJ-DC-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-DC-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 22, 2018
Topete v. County of San Bernardino
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 5:16-cv-00355 (C.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0125
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-CA-0125)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 22, 2018
Damus v. Nielsen
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 1:18-cv-00578-JEB (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0045
This class action suit, filed on March 15, 2018, sought to enjoin the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from exercising its policy and practice of detaining asylum seekers in order to deter other potential migrants from seeking refuge in the United States. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, were asylum seekers who had been imprisoned without individualized determinations that they posed a flight risk or danger to the community. They asserted violations of the Immigration and Naturalization Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and Fifth Amendment Due Process. The plaintiffs sought injunctive and declaratory relief. The case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (IM-DC-0045)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 22, 2018
Parenti v. County of Monterey
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 5:14-cv-05481-PSG (N.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0118
In 2014, the estate of an inmate who died in jail filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs sued Monterey County and other defendants under 42 U.S.C. §1983. The plaintiffs claimed a failure to provide medical care in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments and a deprivation of substantive due process in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. As of June 2018, part of the claims have been dismissed. The case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (JC-CA-0118)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 22, 2018
Council on American-Islamic Relations - Chicago v. U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 1:18-cv-03097 (N.D. Ill.)
IM-IL-0021
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-IL-0021)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 21, 2018
United States v. County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Sheriff [USDOJ CRIPA Investigation]
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:15-cv-05903 (C.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0005
In 1996, the Department of Justice began a CRIPA investigation of the Los Angeles County Jail system. The investigation found that the jail was failing to provide care meeting constitutional standards to mentally ill inmates. In 2002, the parties reached a Memorandum of Agreement. As of June 2018, litigation continues and the parties are working to resolve the deficiencies in the settlement agreement. The case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (JC-CA-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 21, 2018
Dayo v. Napolitano
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 2:11-cv-00728 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0069
On January 1, 2011, immigrants whose work authorization was denied filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Plaintiffs claimed asserting that their applications had been unlawfully denied due to the misinterpretation of the federal immigration law. On August 9, 2012, the court dismissed the case pursuant to a settlement agreement, in which USCIS recognized that adjustment of status application properly renewed with the immigration court by an alien in removal proceedings constitutes a "pending" application for purposes of renewing employment authorization. The case is closed.
View Case Detail (IM-CA-0069)


CASE ADDITIONS
June 20, 2018
State of Washington v. Trump
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 2:17-cv-01510-JLR (W.D. Wash.)
FA-WA-0005
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (FA-WA-0005)


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 20, 2018
Goodman v. City of New York
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:10-cv-05236-RJS (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0287
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-NY-0287)


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 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
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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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 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)


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 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 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
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 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)


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
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
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)


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 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
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 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 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 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)


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
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
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
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)


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 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)


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 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
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 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)


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
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
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
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
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
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)


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
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
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
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.
View Case Detail (EE-CO-0070)


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
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 23, 2018
Chen v. GEO
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-05769-RJB (W.D. Wash.)
CJ-WA-0006
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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 23, 2018
Hicklin v. Precynthe
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 4:16-cv-01357-NCC (E.D. Mo.)
PC-MO-0017
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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
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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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May 22, 2018
EEOC v. PREFERRED PEOPLE STAFFING
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 4:06 CV 40190 (FDS) (D. Mass.)
EE-MA-0013
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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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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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May 22, 2018
EEOC v. UNITED AIRLINES
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:06-cv-01407-TSZ (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0105
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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
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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
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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
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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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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 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
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May 18, 2018
Hoffer v. Jones
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 4:17-cv-00214-MW-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
PC-FL-0026
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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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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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