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Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld
From the firm's website:
Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP, founded in San Francisco in 1990, focuses its practice on complex litigation. Our trial, appellate, and U.S. Supreme Court practice emphasizes eight primary areas: Complex commercial litigation; lawyer-to-lawyer assistance in matters including attorneys’ fees and partnership structures; trial and appellate practice; white collar criminal defense and government enforcement; constitutional and civil rights cases; class actions in civil rights, employment, antitrust and consumer protection; workplace disputes in cases of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retirement benefits, non-competition agreements and wage and hour enforcement; alternative dispute resolution.

The Clearinghouse brings together, particularly, the firm's criminal-justice related civil rights class actions.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Babu v. Ahern (Babu v. County of Alameda)
5:18-cv-07677-NC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 12/21/2018 - Case Ongoing
County of Alameda
County of Alameda
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0130
Alameda County
Coding Complete
On December 21, 2018, detainees at California’s Alameda County Jail filed a class-action complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the County of Alameda in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs sued for violations of their rights under the Eighth and ... [view]
2 Sabata v. Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
4:17-cv-03107 (D. Neb.)
Filed 08/15/2017 - Case Ongoing
Nebraska Board of Parole (BOP)
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NE-0013
Coding Complete
On August 15, 2017, eleven prisoners filed a putative class action complaint against the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) and the Nebraska Board of Parole (BOP) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by the ACLU's National Prison Project, the National Association of the Deaf, ... [view]
3 Eidler v. Brookdale Senior Living
4:17-cv-03962 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/13/2017 - Case Ongoing
Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
Nursing Home Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
NH-CA-0003
Coding Complete
On July 13, 2017, elderly and dependent residents with physical or cognitive impairments who lived in assisted living facilities, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") and state law against the corporation that owned the facilities. The ... [view]
4 Cole v. County of Santa Clara
3:16-cv-06594 LHK (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 11/14/2016 - Case Ongoing
County of Santa Clara
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0132
Santa Clara County
Coding Complete
On November 14, 2016, five prisoners in the Santa Clara County Jail system with mobility disabilities filed this class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs sued the County of Santa Clara under the American with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and state law. The plaintiffs, ... [view]
5 Youth Justice Coalition v. City of Los Angeles
2:16-cv-07932-VBF-RAO (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 10/25/2016 - Case Ongoing
City of Los Angeles
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-CA-0018
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
On October 25, 2016, the Youth Justice Coalition and two Los Angeles men filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs alleged that the City of Los Angeles had violated the two individual plaintiffs’ due process rights through its practices in obtaining and enforcing “gang ... [view]
6 Blanks v. AMC Entertainment
4:16-cv-00765-YGR (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/16/2016 - Closed 2019
AMC Entertainment
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CA-0059
Coding Complete
On February 16, 2016 two California organizations—the California Council of the Blind and the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired—and four individuals with visual impairments filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs alleged that AMC Entertainment violated Title III of ... [view]
7 Prison Legal News v. Tulare
1:15-cv-01650-SAB (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 10/29/2015 - Case Ongoing
County of Tulare
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0122
Tulare County
Coding Complete
On October 29, 2015, Prison Legal News (PLN) filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. The Plaintiff sued the County of Tulare under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by the Human Rights Defense Center and Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, the Plaintiff asked the court for injunctive and declaratory ... [view]
8 Prison Legal News v. Ryan
2:15-cv-02245-BSB (D. Ariz.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Arizona Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-AZ-0021
Coding Complete
Prison Legal News produces a monthly publications and books that are mailed to subscribers within the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC). On November 6, 2015, Prison Legal News filed this § 1983 lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Arizona against the ADOC alleging violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Specifically, the ... [view]
9 Prison Legal News v. County of San Diego
3:14-cv-02417 (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 10/10/2014 - Case Ongoing
County of San Diego
San Diego County Jails
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0112
San Diego County
Coding Complete
On October 10, 2014, Prison Legal News (PLN) filed a suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the County of San Diego. The plaintiff, represented by public interest and private counsel, sought declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and damages, claiming that the county's mail ... [view]
10 National Federation of the Blind of California v. Uber Technologies
3:14-cv-4086 NC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/09/2014 - Case Ongoing
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Accomm./Contracting
PA-CA-0002
San Francisco
Coding Complete
On September 9, 2014, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), along with several of its members who had been discriminated against by Uber drivers because of their service animals, filed this lawsuit in the U.S District Court for the Northern District of California. They sued Uber under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S ... [view]
11 Prison Legal News v. County of Ventura
2:14-cv-00773 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 01/31/2014 - Closed 2017
County of Ventura
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0108
Ventura County
Coding Complete
This case was brought by the Prison Legal News (PLN) on behalf of prisoners and pre-trial detainees held in custody at Ventura County jails. PLN provides a monthly journal, informational brochures, and paperback books that all discuss issues involving the criminal justice system. PLN alleged that the Ventura County jails' mail policies and ... [view]
12 Hernandez v. County of Monterey
5:13-cv-02354-PSG (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/23/2013 - Case Ongoing
County of Monterey, Monterey County Sheriff's Office
Monteray County Jail
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0107
Monterey County
Coding Complete
On May 23, 2013, prisoners and recently released prisoners from Monterey County Jail filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs sued the County of Monterey and the California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law. The plaintiffs, represented by attorneys from ... [view]
13 Estate of Prasad v. County of Sutter
2:12-cv-00592-TLN-CKD (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/06/2012 - Closed 2014
Sutter County
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0121
Sutter County
Coding Complete
On March 6, 2012, the mother and minor children of a pre-trial detainee who died in jail from an infection filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The plaintiffs sued the County of Sutter under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; represented by private counsel, they asked the court for monetary relief. The plaintiffs ... [view]
14 Prison Legal News v. Babeu
11-cv-1761 (D. Ariz.)
Filed 09/07/2011 - Closed 2014
Sheriff of Pinal County
Jail Conditions
PC-AZ-0019
Pinal County
Coding Complete
On September 7, 2011, Prison Legal News (PLN), a publisher that publishes magazines and other material concerning criminal justice issues, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District of Arizona against Pinal County, the Sheriff of Pinal County in his official capacity, and twenty unknown county agents in their individual capacity under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 ... [view]
15 Prison Legal News v. County of Sacramento
2:11-CV-00907 JAM-DAD (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/05/2011 - Closed 2012
County of Sacramento, California
Prison Conditions
JC-CA-0065
Sacramento County
Coding Complete
Prison Legal News, a non-profit monthly publication that reports on criminal justice-related issues and a project of the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), filed this lawsuit in in the United State District Court for the Eastern District of California in April 2011. According to the complaint, Sacramento County jail officials refused to deliver ... [view]
16 Bock v. County of Sutter
2:11-CV-00536-MCE (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/24/2011 - Closed 2014
County of Sutter
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0120
Sutter County
Coding Complete
On February 24, 2011, the estate of a mentally ill inmate who committed suicide in the Sutter County Jail filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The plaintiffs filed the lawsuit against Sutter County, the California Department of Mental Health, the county sheriff, and other mental health providers ... [view]
17 Prison Legal News v. Corrections Corporation of America
2:09-cv-1831 (D. Ariz.)
Filed 09/02/2009 - Closed 2011
Corrections Corporation of America
Saguro Correctional Center
Prison Conditions
PC-AZ-0015
Eloy
Coding Complete
On September 2, 2009, the publisher of the Prison Legal News, a monthly magazine distributed to prisons and jails across the counrty, filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Phoenix Division. The plaintiff, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, ... [view]
18 Prison Legal News v. Los Angeles County
BS119336 (State Court)
Filed 03/03/2009 - Closed 2009
Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department, Office of County Counsel
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0061
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
On March 3rd, 2009, Prison Legal News (PLN), a project of the non-profit Human Rights Defense Center that reports on criminal justice issues and prison and jail-related civil litigation, with an emphasis on prisoners' rights, filed this lawsuit in the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles. The plaintiff sued the Los Angeles County, the ... [view]
19 Prison Legal News v. Tilton
2007-00883573 (State Court)
Filed 12/18/2007 - Closed 2011
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0042
Coding Complete
On December 18, 2007, Prison Legal News ("PLN"), a non-profit organization that reports on news and litigation involving detention facilities, filed suit against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ("CDCR") and its secretary in the California Superior Court for the City and County of Sacramento. The plaintiff sought ... [view]
20 Prison Legal News v. Schwarzenegger
4:07-cv-02058-CW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/12/2007 - Closed
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0035
Coding Complete
On April 12, 2007, Prison Legal News, a non-profit organization that published materials of interest to inmates, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff claimed that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) engaged in unlawful ... [view]
21 L.H. v. Schwarzennegger
2:06-cv-02042-LKK-GGH (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/13/2006 - Closed 2014
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-CA-0008
Coding Complete
On September 13, 2006, several Department of Juvenile Justice parolees filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. (They amended the complaint a week later.) The plaintiffs sued California and the persons and entities administering California's juvenile parole system under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In their ... [view]
22 Hecker v. CDCR
2:05-cv-02441-LKK-JFM (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 12/01/2005 - Case Ongoing
California Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CA-0059
Coding Complete
On December 1, 2005, a group of California prisoners with mental illness filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The prisoners filed against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act. The prisoners, represented by ... [view]
23 Plata v. Brown (Newsom) / Coleman v. Brown Three-Judge Court
4:01-cv-01351 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/05/2001 - Case Ongoing
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0057
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a longstanding case addressing health care and conditions of confinement for prisoners with mental illness, in California. In front of a 3-judge court previously convened to address overcrowding, on March 25, 2020, plaintiffs sought emergency releases of particularly vulnerable prisoners in light of the COVID-19 pandemic ... [view]
24 Lucas v. White
96-02905 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/13/1996 - Closed 2000
Federal Correctional Institute, Dublin
Federal Correctional Institute, Dublin
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0009
Alameda County
Coding Complete
On August 13, 1996, three women either currently or previously incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institute in Dublin, California, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, seeking money damages from individual federal corrections officers. On or around August 13, 1996, the plaintiffs also ... [view]
25 Armstrong v. Newsom
4:94-cv-02307-CW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/29/1994 - Case Ongoing
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CA-0001
Coding Complete
On June 29, 1994, disabled prisoners and parolees in California filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California, charging that, on account of their disabilities, the two divisions of the California Youth and Adult Corrections Authority California, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ("CDCR") and Board ... [view]
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