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1 Hunters Capital v. Seattle
2:20-cv-00983 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 06/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Seattle
Seattle
Policing
PN-WA-0007
Seattle
Coding Complete
This putative class-action lawsuit was filed on June 24, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Represented by private counsel, plaintiffs were residents, tenants, property owners, and business owners in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, and they brought suit against the city of Seattle. Background This ... [view]
2 Ruiz v. City of Sacramento
2:20-cv-01229 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/18/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Sacramento
Sacramento
Policing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PN-CA-0045
Sacramento
Coding Complete
This class action lawsuit was filed on June 18, 2020 in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of California. The suit came after police in Sacramento, California allegedly used illegal tactics in an effort to disrupt protests that occurred after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, ... [view]
3 Anti Police-Terror Project v. Oakland
3:20-cv-03866 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/11/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Oakland
Oakland
Policing
PN-CA-0043
Oakland
Coding Complete
This class action lawsuit was filed on June 11, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Plaintiffs were the Anti-Police Terror Project, Community Ready Corps, and several individuals. Defendants were the City of Oakland, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) Police Chief, an OPD Sergeant, and two OPD officers. The ... [view]
4 Goyette v. Minneapolis
0:20-cv-01302-WMW-DTS (D. Minn.)
Filed 06/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Policing
PN-MN-0005
Hennepin County
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed June 2, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The case arose out of the spring and summer protests in 2020 in response to the police killing of George Floyd. The case alleges that Minneapolis police targeted journalists covering the protests in violation of the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth ... [view]
5 Williams v. Minneapolis
0:20-cv-1303 (D. Minn.)
Filed 06/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Policing
PN-MN-0006
Hennepin County
Coding Complete
This class-action lawsuit was brought on June 2, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The suit arose out of the protests that engulfed the nation following the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020. Defendants in this case are the City of Minneapolis and John Does 1-100, one of whom was a police officer who ... [view]
6 McPherson v. Lamont
3:20-cv-00534 (D. Conn.)
Filed 04/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Connecticut
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
PC-CT-0022
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a putative class action brought on April 20, 2020, by five detainees at the Connecticut Department of Correction, seeking release from detention or transfer to home confinement due to elevated health risks in light of the virus. The class was certified on June 12. On July 17, the parties entered into a settlement ... [view]
7 Missouri NAACP v. Missouri
20AC-CC00169 (State Court)
Filed 04/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
State of Missouri
Missouri
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MO-0062
Coding Complete
This putative class-action lawsuit was filed on April 17, 2020 in the state court of Missouri for the Circuit Court of Cole County by the Missouri NAACP, the League of Women Voters of Missouri, and three individual plaintiffs. Represented by lawyers from the ACLU Foundation of Missouri, ACLU National, and the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, ... [view]
8 Malam v. Adducci
5:20-cv-10829 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MI-0006
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: In this case filed March 30, 2020, by a particularly vulnerable immigration detainee, the Court granted release on April 5, holding that ongoing detention was unlawfully punitive given the grave threat posed by detention during the coronavirus pandemic. Additional detainees intervened, and the Court has granted about a dozen ... [view]
9 Johnson v. Jessup
1:18-cv-00467 (M.D. N.C.)
Filed 05/30/2018 - Case Ongoing
Commissioner
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-NC-0008
Coding Complete
On May 30, 2018, two low-income citizens facing permanent license revocation filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The case was assigned to Chief Judge Thomas D. Schroeder. The plaintiffs sued the commissioner of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) under §1983 for alleged ... [view]
10 Cisneros v. Elder
2018CV030549 (State Court)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
El Paso County Sheriff
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CO-0012
Colorado Springs
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
11 Murray v. Santa Barbara
2:17-cv-08805 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 12/06/2017 - Case Ongoing
County of Santa Barbara
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0129
Santa Barbara County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This was a preexisting lawsuit addressing conditions of confinement in the Santa Barbara County Jail. On March 18, 2020, class counsel wrote the county to urge significant responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter urged population reductions, and a variety of other steps (increasing education, access to cleaning supplies, ... [view]
12 Robinson v. Purkey
3:17-cv-1263 (M.D. Tenn.)
Filed 09/13/2017 - Case Ongoing
State of Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Criminal Justice (Other)
Public Benefits / Government Services
CJ-TN-0010
Coding Complete
On September 13, 2017, a middle-aged man with a disability, a single mother of five children, and middle-aged man who lived with his ailing father filed a putative class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The case was assigned to Judge Aleta A. Trauger. The plaintiffs sued the Commissioner of the ... [view]
13 DiFrancesco v. Bullock
2:17-cv-00066-SEH (D. Mont.)
Filed 08/31/2017 - Closed 2019
The State of Montana
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MT-0003
Coding Complete
On August 31, 2017, a resident of Bozeman, Montana, who was unable to pay his court debt that grew to nearly $4,000 out of a small $185 civil infraction, filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana. The plaintiff sued the governor of Montana, the Attorney General of Montana, the administrator of the ... [view]
14 Abdi v. Duke [later Nielsen]
1:17-cv-00721-EAW (W.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/28/2017 - Case Ongoing
The United States
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0058
Coding Complete
On July 28, 2017, an asylum-seeker who had been held in federal detention for nine months sought habeas corpus in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. Three weeks later, represented by the New York Civil Liberties Union and the International Refugee Assistance Project, he and a fellow asylum-seeker filed an amended ... [view]
15 A.T. v. Harder
9:17-cv-00817-TJM-DEP (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/25/2017 - Case Ongoing
Chenango Valley Central School District
Juvenile Institution
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JI-NY-0011
Broome County
Coding Complete
On July 25, 2017, two minors, represented by Legal Services of Central New York, filed this putative class-action civil-rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, on behalf of all 16- and 17-year-old juveniles placed in solitary confinement in Broome County's jail, in Binghamton, NY. Both named plaintiffs were ... [view]
16 Saravia v. Sessions
3:17-cv-03615-VC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/22/2017 - Closed 2019
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0109
Coding Complete
This case, filed on June 22, 2017, was brought by a parent on behalf of her minor child for wrongful incarceration by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The complaint alleged that the minor, A.H., was released into the plaintiff's custody but that a few years later, ICE arrested and detained him without cause. Represented by the ACLU ... [view]
17 Snead v. CoreCivic
3:17-cv-00949 (M.D. Tenn.)
Filed 06/16/2017 - Case Ongoing
CoreCivic of Tennessee, LLC
Prison Conditions
PC-TN-0017
Coding Complete
On June 16, 2017, an individual who had previously been held at Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility (“MDCDF”) filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sued CoreCivic of Tennessee (formerly the Corrections Corporation of America), a ... [view]
18 Hamama v. Adducci
2:17-cv-11910 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 06/15/2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Immigration Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MI-0005
Coding Complete
Petitioners in this class action/habeas petition are Iraqi nationals—many, perhaps most, Chaldean Christian—who have resided in the United States for many years. They have been subject to final orders of removal for years, but the U.S. government permitted them to reside in the community under orders of supervision. In early 2017, political ... [view]
19 Hoffer v. Jones
4:17-cv-00214-MW-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 05/11/2017 - Case Ongoing
Florida
Florida Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-FL-0026
Leon County
Coding Complete
On May 11, 2017, three Florida Department of Corrections prisoners who had chronic hepatitis C filed this putative class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Judge Mark E. Walker was assigned to the case. The plaintiffs sued the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the ... [view]
20 Brown v. Madison County
3:17-cv-00347-WHB-LRA (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 05/08/2017 - Case Ongoing
Madison County
Policing
PN-MS-0001
Coding Complete
On May 8, 2017, ten residents of Madison County filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The plaintiffs sued Madison County under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, filing both class action-based and individual-based claims. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center, sought ... [view]
21 Thomas v. Haslam
3:17-cv-00005 (M.D. Tenn.)
Filed 01/04/2017 - Case Ongoing
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Criminal Justice (Other)
Public Benefits / Government Services
CJ-TN-0008
Coding Complete
On January 4, 2017, indigent driver’s license holders filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security under 42 U.S.C. §1983. The plaintiffs alleged that the Tennessee statute at issue automatically revoked driver’s licenses of ... [view]
22 Huerta v. Ewing
2:16-cv-00397 (S.D. Ind.)
Filed 10/13/2016 - Case Ongoing
Sheriff of Vigo County
Vigo county jail
Jail Conditions
JC-IN-0027
Vigo County
Coding Complete
On October 13, 2016, pretrial detainees in the Vigo County jail filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU of Indiana and private counsel, sued the sheriff and other officials of Vigo County under 42 U.S.C. §1983. They sought a declaratory judgment, ... [view]
23 Hunter v. Beshear
2:16-cv-00798-MHT-CSC (M.D. Ala.)
Filed 09/30/2016 - Case Ongoing
Alabama
Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-AL-0017
Montgomery County
Coding Complete
On September 30, 2016, three individuals with severe mental illness deemed incompetent to stand trial in criminal proceedings against them filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. The plaintiffs sued the Alabama Department of Mental Health under the Fourteenth Amendment and Title II of the Americans with ... [view]
24 V.W. v. Conway
9:16-cv-01150-DNH-DEP (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 09/21/2016 - Closed 2019
Onondaga County
Sherriff, Justice Center
Jail Conditions
Juvenile Institution
JI-NY-0010
Onondaga County
Coding Complete
On September 21, 2016, six named plaintiffs filed this class action lawsuit against Onondaga County in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Represented by the New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation and Legal Services of Central New York, the plaintiffs challenged the isolation of juveniles in solitary confinement at ... [view]
25 Graham v. Parker
16-cv-01954 (M.D. Tenn.)
Filed 07/25/2016 - Case Ongoing
Tennessee Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-TN-0015
Coding Complete
On July 25, 2016, prisoners at the Tennessee Department of Corrections filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Plaintiffs sued the Commissioner and the Medical Director of the Tennessee Department of Corrections under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiffs claimed that defendants violated their ... [view]
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