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Hadsell, Stormer & Renick
Hadsell, Stormer & Renick is a private public interest lawfirm, that handles a variety of civil rights cases--e.g., employment discrimination, wage and hour class actions, "slumlord" litigation, criminal-justice-related civil lawsuits (e.g., jail conditions, unlawful detention, police abuse), and others.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Estate of Claypole v. County of San Mateo
5:14-cv-02730-BLF (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2016
County of San Mateo
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0117
Coding Complete
On June 12, 2014, the mother of a pretrial detainee who committed suicide while in jail filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiff sued the County of San Mateo, the Mateo County Sheriff, the County of Monterey, the Monterey County Sheriff, the City of Monterey, the Monterey Police, the ... [view]
2 Parenti v. County of Monterey
5:14-cv-05481-PSG (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
California Forensic Medical Group
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0118
Coding Complete
On December 16, 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, the Monterey County Sheriff, the Monterey County Jail, and the California Forensic Medical Group under 42 U.S.C. §1983. Represented by private counsel, the ... [view]
3 Fazaga v. Federal Bureau of Investigation
8:11-cv-00301 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2011 - Case Ongoing
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Security
NS-CA-0030
Coding Complete
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires the government to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) before it may conduct any domestic electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information. The warrant applications are made ex parte and must include a sworn statement by a federal ... [view]
4 Morales v. Terra Universal Inc.
2:10-cv-06490 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2010 - Closed
Terra Universal Inc.
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0068
Coding Complete
On August 31, 2010, hourly employees filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against their employer and its owner/president for violating various federal and state employment and non-discrimination statutes including the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). Specifically, plaintiffs claimed that defendants ... [view]
5 Holguin v. County of Los Angeles
2:10-cv-08011-GW-PLA (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2010 - Closed 2013
Los Angeles County
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0115
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
On October 25, 2010, an inmate at the LA County Men's Central Jail filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiff sued Los Angeles County under 42 U.S.C. §1983. Represented by private counsel, he sought damages for alleged violations of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as ... [view]
6 Johnson v. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
2:08-cv-03515-DDP-JTL (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2008 - Case Ongoing
County of Los Angeles
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0059
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
On May 29, 2008, three prisoners with mobility impairments housed in Los Angeles County jail facilities filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ... [view]
7 Trujillo v. City of Ontario
5:04-cv-01015-VAP-PJW (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2004 - Closed 2009
City of Ontario
Ontario Police Department
Policing
PN-CA-0017
San Bernardino County
Coding Complete
On August 13, 2004, employees of the Ontario Police Department filed suit against the City of Ontario, CA and the Ontario Police Department pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the 4th Amendment, California Constitution Article 1 § 1, and the common law tort of invasion of privacy. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District ... [view]
8 Fitzgerald v. City of Los Angeles
03-1875 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2003 - Closed 2009
City of Los Angeles
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0006
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
On March 18, 2003, attorneys from the ACLU filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the City of Los Angeles. The plaintiffs challenged unlawful parole sweeps and parole searches in the Skid Row section of the city. In a study, the ACLU found that seventy ... [view]
9 Bear v. Kautzky
01-80456 (S.D. Iowa)
Filed 2001 - Closed 2006
Iowa State Penitentiary
Iowa State Penitentiary Farm I
Prison Conditions
PC-IA-0012
Coding Complete
Four inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Iowa filed a lawsuit on July 27, 2001 under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, challenging a policy that banned prisoners' communications with other prisoners who served as jail-house lawyers. Plaintiffs alleged that this policy violated ... [view]
10 Pierce v. Orange County
8:01-cv-00981-ABC-MLG (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2001 - Closed 2014
Orange County
Orange County Jail
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0046
Orange County
Coding Complete
On October 18, 2001, pretrial detainees represented by attorney Barry Litt initiated a class action suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, challenging the conditions of confinement at the Orange County Jail (the "Jail"). Plaintiffs alleged that they were detained for unreasonable ... [view]
11 Paige v. State of California
2:94-cv-00083-CBM-CT (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 1994 - Closed 2007
State of California
California Highway Patrol
Equal Employment
EE-CA-0339
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on January 15, 1994, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, by a black California Highway Patrol (CHP) lieutenant. He brought this class action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983 on behalf of all current and future non-white CHP officers. Represented by public interest attorneys and private counsel, he ... [view]
12 Kaiser v. County of Sacramento
2:91-cv-00300-GGH (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1991 - Case Ongoing
County of Sacramento
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0074
Sacramento County
Coding Complete
On March 12, 1991, prisoners at two Sacramento County jails filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Sacramento. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and by private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the constitutionality of ... [view]
13 York v. County of El Dorado
90-833 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1990 - Closed
El Dorado County
Placerville Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0011
El Dorado County
Coding Complete
Inmates at the El Dorado and South Lake Tahoe jails filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit against county officials in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on June 28, 1990. The case was originally assigned to Judge John F. Moulds, but was refereed to Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows for settlement purposes ... [view]
14 Benson v. County of Orange
8:90-cv-01964 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 1990 - Closed
County of Orange
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0078
Orange County
Coding Complete
In 1990, prisoners in the Orange County jail system filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division, against the County of Orange. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C § 1983, challenging the constitutionality of ... [view]
15 Harris v. County of Placer
2:90-cv-00394 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1990 - Closed
County of Placer
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0081
Placer County
Coding Complete
On March 29, 1990, several prisoners in the Placer County jail system filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Placer County. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging unconstitutional conditions of confinement and, ... [view]
16 Rodriguez v. Stanislaus County
1:90-cv-00601 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1990 - Closed
County of Stanislaus
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0084
Stanislaus County
Coding Complete
On September 26, 1990, prisoners in the Stanislaus County jail system filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the county and the county sheriff, challenging their conditions of confinement. The prisoners, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, brought suit under 4 ... [view]
17 Anderson v. Kern County
1:90-cv-00205-GEB-JFM (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1990 - Closed 1998
County of Kern
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0068
Kern County
Coding Complete
Because this case predates PACER, the Clearinghouse has limited information on what occurred. On April 9, 1990, prisoners in the Kern County jail filed a complaint in the Eastern District of California against the county. The plaintiffs, represented by private firms and the Prisoner Rights Union, filed the complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 based ... [view]
18 Wooden v. County of Shasta
2:90-cv-01003 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1990 - Closed 1995
County of Shasta
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0098
Shasta County
Coding Complete
On August 2, 1990, prisoners at the Shasta County jail filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Shasta and the County Sheriff. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming that their conditions ... [view]
19 Ercoli v. County of Tuolumne
1:90-cv-00649 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1990 - Closed 1998
County of Tuolumne
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0102
Tuolumne County
Coding Complete
On October 23, 1990, several prisoners at the Tuolumne County Jail filed a class action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Tuolumne. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the constitutionality of their ... [view]
20 Roy v. County of Yolo
2:90-cv-00393 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1990 - Closed 1991
County of Yolo
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0103
Yolo County
Coding Complete
On March 29, 1990, prisoners at the Yolo County Jail filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Yolo and the County Sheriff. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the constitutionality of ... [view]
21 McGrath v. County of Nevada
2:89-cv-01658-GEB-JFM (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1989 - Closed
County of Nevada
Nevada County Jails
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0008
Nevada County
Coding Complete
On December 4, 1989, a class action lawsuit was filed under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, on behalf of all present and future prisoners of the Nevada County Jail and Nevada County Detention Center against Nevada County in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Plaintiff prisoners alleged violations of their First, Fourth, Eighth, ... [view]
22 Pederson v. County of Plumas
2:89-cv-01659-JFM (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1989 - Case Ongoing
County of Plumas
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0075
Plumas County
Coding Complete
On December 4, 1989, prisoners at the Plumas County Jail filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Plumas. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and by private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the constitutionality of their ... [view]
23 Doty v. County of Lassen
2:89-cv-01019 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1989 - Closed 1994
County of Lassen
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0076
Lassen County
Coding Complete
On July 25, 1989, prisoners at the old Lassen County Jail ("Old Jail") filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Lassen and the Sheriff of the County of Lassen. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 ... [view]
24 American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Ashcroft
2:87-CV-02107 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 1987 - Closed 1999
United States Attorney General
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0022
Coding Complete
On April 3, 1987, eight resident aliens filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, claiming that the federal government targeted them for deportation because of their affiliation with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a group that the government deemed to be an ... [view]
25 Rutherford v. Block
2:75-cv-04111-DDP (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 1975 - Closed
Los Angeles County Sheriff
Los Angeles County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0018
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
On February 9, 1975, prisoners represented by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, challenging the practices and conditions of confinement at the Los Angeles County Central Jail (the "Jail"). On December 31, 1975, the District Court certified the ... [view]
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