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Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg, LLP
Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg has, for the past 40 years, been a leader in the fields of civil rights law and criminal defense. Their areas of expertise in constitutional litigation include police misconduct, prisoner rights, search and seizure, and the protection of First Amendment rights.
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1 Asali v. DHS [voluntarily dismissed]
5:17-cv-00447 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 01/31/2017 - Closed 2017
United States
Immigration and/or the Border
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
IM-PA-0014
Coding Complete
On January 31, 2017, the ACLU of Pennsylvania and other counsel filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of a group of Syrian-born U.S. would-be immigrants. The action challenged President Trump’s January 27, 2017 executive order banning nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, ... [view]
2 Chimenti v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
2:15-cv-03333-JP (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 06/12/2015 - Case Ongoing
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-PA-0041
Mechanicsburg
Coding Complete
On June 12, 2015, three individuals incarcerated and suffering from complications due to Hepatitis C viral infections filed this class action suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs sued the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming violations of the Eighth Amendment, and ... [view]
3 Hollihan v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
3:15-cv-00005-EMK-SES (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 01/02/2015 - Case Ongoing
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
DR-PA-0008
Cumberland County
Coding Complete
On Jan. 2, 2015, a prisoner in Pennsylvania sued the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections ("PDOC"), several of its employees and administrators in their official and individual capacities, as well as Wexford Health Sources (the provider of medical care in state prisons), in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ... [view]
4 Sourovelis v. City of Philadelphia
2:14-cv-04687-ER (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 08/11/2014 - Case Ongoing
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
Policing
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-PA-0002
Philadelphia County
Coding Complete
On Aug. 11, 2014, four individuals filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs sued the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, and the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged violations of the Due ... [view]
5 Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania v. Wetzel
1:13-cv-00635-JEJ (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 03/11/2013 - Closed 2018
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-PA-0031
Coding Complete
On March 11, 2013, the Disability Rights Network (DRN), a Pennsylvania non-profit, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PDOC). DRN alleged that the PDOC violated the Eighth ... [view]
6 Brown v. Free Library of Philadelphia
2:12-cv-02373 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 05/02/2012 - Closed 2016
City of Philadelphia
Free Library of Philadelphia
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-PA-0002
Philadelphia
Coding Complete
On May 2, 2012 Brown and three other blind or visually impaired individuals filed a lawsuit against the Free Library of Philadelphia, the city's public library system, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, seeking relief under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. § 794, and Title II of the ADA, 4 ... [view]
7 Bailey v. City of Philadelphia
2:10-cv-05952 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 11/04/2010 - Closed 2011
City of Philadelphia
Policing
PN-PA-0013
Coding Complete
On November 4, 2010, eight African-American male residents of Philadelphia filled this class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia division ("PPD"). The plaintiffs sued the City of Philadelphia and individual police officers under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Title VI of the Civil Rights ... [view]
8 George v. Reihl
2:10-cv-00586-MAK (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 2010 - Closed 2016
United States of America
National Security
NS-PA-0002
Coding Complete
In February 2010, a 22-year-old college student majoring in Middle Eastern studies filed this lawsuit in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), FBI officials with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), and the Philadelphia Police Department (PDP) based on ... [view]
9 Williams v. City of Philadelphia
2:08-cv-01979-RBS (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 04/28/2008 - Closed 2018
City of Philadelphia
Jail Conditions
JC-PA-0034
Coding Complete
On April 28, 2008, inmates in the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS) filed a putative class-action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law against the City of Philadelphia and its Commissioner of Corrections. The plaintiffs, represented by the Pennsylvania Institutional Law ... [view]
10 Allison v. the Geo Group, Inc.
2:08-cv-00467-JD (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 01/30/2008 - Closed 2010
Geo Group, Inc.
George W. Hill Correctional Facility
Jail Conditions
JC-PA-0027
Coding Complete
On January 30, 2008, two arrestees detained at jails operated by the Geo Group Inc., a private corrections management company, filed a nationwide 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the Geo Group, Inc. engaged in improper strip-search practices at its facilities ... [view]
11 Kurian v. County of Lancaster
2:07-cv-03482-PD (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 08/22/2007 - Closed 2010
Lancaster County
Lancaster County Prison
Jail Conditions
JC-PA-0028
Lancaster County
Coding Complete
On August 22, 2007, a prisoner filed suit against the County of Lancaster and the Lancaster County Prison Board in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He alleged that his constitutional rights were violated when he was strip searched in front of other inmates upon arrival at the Lancaster County Prison after ... [view]
12 Bowers v. City of Philadelphia
2:06-cv-03229-RBS (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 07/24/2006 - Closed 2008
City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Prison System
Jail Conditions
JC-PA-0020
Philadelphia
Coding Complete
On July 24, 2006, pre-trial detainees in the Philadelphia Prison System [PPS] filed a class action lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), challenging the conditions of their confinement. Plaintiffs, represented by the Institutional Law Project and private ... [view]
13 Horne v. Reading
05-6334 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 12/08/2005 - Closed 2007
City of Reading
Equal Employment
EE-PA-0230
Reading
Coding Complete
Notes from the NAACP website: On February 27, 2006, the National NAACP and the Reading Branch NAACP joined an employment lawsuit against the City of Reading, Pennsylvania. The suit charges the Reading Fire Department with implementing discriminatory recruitment and hiring practices against African Americans and other minorities. Although the City ... [view]
14 Davis v. City of Philadelphia
2:03-cv-1400 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 03/04/2003 - Closed 2006
City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Traffic Court
Policing
PN-PA-0011
Philadelphia
Coding Complete
On March 4, 2003, plaintiff, an indigent resident of Philadelphia incarcerated for failure to pay traffic fines, filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and all those similarly situated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, against the City of Philadelphia. The plaintiff, ... [view]
15 Zubeda v. Ashcroft
02-02868 [Direct in Ct.A.] (district not recorded)
Filed 2002 - Closed
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Immigration Litigation
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-PA-0010
Coding Complete
The Petitioner in this suit was a citizen of Congo, who alleged that she was gang raped and persecuted there as a result of membership in the Bembe tribe. She sought asylum in the U.S., but in February 2, 2001, an Immigration judge found her removable for violating the Immigration and Naturalization Act (8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.), because she ... [view]
16 Lancaster v. SEPTA
2:01-cv-02162-BMS (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 05/02/2001 - Closed 2003
South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority
Speech and Religious Freedom
FA-PA-0001
Philadelphia County
Coding Complete
The plaintiff in this case is a professional musician playing a musical instrument in public. Police officers of the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) arrested the plaintiff twice while he was performing on the transit property. The first arrest took place on February 6, 2001. The SEPTA police officers arrested and detained ... [view]
17 Rosen v. City of Philadelphia
00-0764 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 02/11/2000 - Closed 2008
City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Police Department
Policing
PN-PA-0012
Philadelphia
Coding Complete
On February 11, 2000, plaintiffs, a group of individuals with diabetes who were allegedly denied proper medical care and diet while in police custody, filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the City of Philadelphia under 42 U.S.C. §1983. Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, ... [view]
18 United States v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
2:97-cv-01161-MAM (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 02/18/1997 - Closed 2007
Pennsylvania
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Equal Employment
EE-PA-0197
Coding Complete
On February 18, 1997 the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §2000e et seq., in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The D.O.J. sought injunctive and compensatory relief, alleging that the ... [view]
19 NAACP v. City of Philadelphia
96-6045 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 09/04/1996 - Closed 2005
Philadelphia Police Department
Policing
PN-PA-0002
Philadelphia
Coding Complete
On September 4, 1996, attorneys for the NAACP, ACLU and the Police-Barrio Relations Project filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the City of Philadelphia alleging systemic corruption and misconduct by the City's police department. Simultaneously with the filing of the ... [view]
20 Wilson v. Tinicum Township
2:92-cv-06617-LR (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 11/17/1992 - Closed 1996
Tinicum Township Police Department
Tinicum Township
Policing
PN-PA-0004
Coding Complete
On November 17, 1992, four African-American plaintiffs filed a class action suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged unconstitutional racial profiling by the Tinicum Township Police Department [TTPD]. Plaintiffs alleged that the TTPD maintained a policy or custom of ... [view]
21 Austin v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
2:90-cv-07497-JD (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 11/27/1990 - Closed 1995
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
all Pennsylvania prisons other than SCI-Muncy or SCI-Pittsburgh
Prison Conditions
PC-PA-0002
Coding Complete
On November 27, 1990, prisoners from various Pennsylvania prisons filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs, who were represented in part by the Disabilities Law Project and the National Prison Project ... [view]
22 Arrington v. City of Philadelphia
88-2264 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 1988 - Closed
City of Philadelphia Police Department
Policing
PN-PA-0007
Philadelphia
Coding Complete
In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1988, two plaintiffs filed a complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, naming as defendants the City of Philadelphia and various police officials and officers. Represented by private counsel and attorneys with the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendants, ... [view]
23 Creamer v. Raffety
2 CA-CIV 4981 (State Court)
Filed 1984 - Closed 1987
City of Willcox, AZ
Jail Conditions
JC-AZ-0006
Cochise County
Coding Complete
In 1984, a person arrested and imprisoned for DWI filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 in Arizona state court alleging claims of false arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and invasion of privacy resulting from being strip searched. Plaintiff claimed that the City of Wilcox's blanket policy requiring that all prisoners be subjected ... [view]
24 Jackson v. Hendrick
767 C.D. 1997 (State Court)
Filed 1976 - Closed
Philadelphia Prison System
Jail Conditions
JC-PA-0010
Philadelphia
Coding Complete
In 1973, inmates of the Philadelphia Prison System, represented by private counsel, filed a class action suit in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia against prison officials. Plaintiffs alleged that due to overcrowding, the conditions of confinement in the Philadelphia prison system constituted a violation of the Eighth Amendment ... [view]
25 Philadelphia Resistance v. Mitchell
71-1738 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 1971 - Closed 1974
United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Speech and Religious Freedom
FA-PA-0002
Coding Complete
Currently, only two opinions regarding the discovery in this case are available electronically; the docket sheet and other documents are not. On March 8 and 9, 1971, a burglary took place at the Offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) in Media, Pennsylvania. Several government documents were stolen during the burglary and later ... [view]
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