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1 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]
2 A.T. v. Harder
9:17-cv-00817-TJM-DEP (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/25/2017 - Closed 2019
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]
3 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]
4 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]
5 Hamama v. Adducci
2:17-cv-11910 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 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]
6 Saravia v. Sessions
3:17-cv-03615-VC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
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]
7 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 sued the sheriff and other officials of Vigo County under 42 U.S.C. §1983. They sought a declaratory judgment, preliminary and permanent injunction, and damages, claiming ... [view]
8 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]
9 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]
10 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, inmates at the Tennessee Department of Corrections filed this class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Plaintiffs sued the Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner of Rehabilitative Services, and the Medical Director of the Tennessee Department of Corrections under 42 U.S.C. § 19 ... [view]
11 Postawko v. Missouri Department of Corrections
16-cv-4219-NKL-P (W.D. Mo.)
Filed 07/14/2016 - Case Ongoing
Missouri Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-MO-0015
Coding Complete
On July 14, 2016, an inmate at the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, alleging that he had received inadequate medical care from the MDOC for a chronic Hepatitis C (HCV) viral infection. The inmate originally filed on his own, but the ACLU of Missouri ... [view]
12 O'Donnell v. Harris County
4:16-cv-01414 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 05/19/2016 - Case Ongoing
Harris County Judges
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-TX-0010
Harris County
Coding Complete
On May 19, 2016, a 22-year-old detainee filed this class action suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Harris County, Texas and the Harris County Sheriff's Department. The plaintiff, represented by Equal Justice Under Law, claimed that the bail system violated the Equal Protection and Due ... [view]
13 Ogden v. Figgens
2:16-cv-02268 (D. Kan.)
Filed 04/28/2016 - Case Ongoing
Wilson County
Sheriff's Office
Jail Conditions
JC-KS-0011
Wilson County
Coding Complete
On April 28, 2016, family members of inmates at the Wilson County Correctional Facility filed this class action in the U.S. District Court of Kansas. The plaintiffs sued the Sheriff’s office for Wilson County, Kansas under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Represented by the ACLU, the plaintiffs sought ... [view]
14 Doe v. Hommrich
3:16-cv-00799 (M.D. Tenn.)
Filed 04/25/2016 - Closed
Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
Juvenile Institution
JI-TN-0006
Coding Complete
On April 25, 2016, a minor pre-trial detainee in the Rutherford County Detention Facility (“the Facility”) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The plaintiff sued the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (“DCS”) and its Commissioner, the Director of the Facility, an officer of the ... [view]
15 Disability Law Center v. State of Utah
2:15-cv-00645 (D. Utah)
Filed 09/08/2015 - Case Ongoing
Utah Department of Human Services
Utah Department of Human Services
Jail Conditions
JC-UT-0006
Salt Lake County
Coding Complete
On September 8, 2015, Disability Law Center (DLC), a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of individuals with disabilities, and three individuals who were charged for criminal offenses but declared incompetent to stand trial filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. The plaintiffs sued Utah, ... [view]
16 Lewis v. Cain
3:15-cv-00318 (M.D. La.)
Filed 05/20/2015 - Case Ongoing
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola)
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-LA-0015
Angola
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This class-action lawsuit originated with a claim that the Louisiana State Penitentiary provided inadequate medical care that violated the plaintiffs' Eighth Amendment rights. Upon learning that the penitentiary planned to transfer individuals with COVID-19 to the penitentiary, the plaintiffs filed an emergency motion to stop the ... [view]
17 McBride v. Michigan Department of Corrections
2:15-cv-11222 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 03/31/2015 - Case Ongoing
Michigan Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-MI-0036
Coding Complete
On March 31, 2015, three prisoner-plaintiffs filed this putative class action lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), alleging that MDOC was discriminating against them and other deaf and hard of hearing prisoners. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and was assigned to Judge ... [view]
18 Hart v. Colvin
3:15-cv-00623-JST (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/09/2015 - Case Ongoing
Acting Commissioner of Social Security
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0046
Coding Complete
On February 9, 2015, three individuals whose disability benefits had allegedly been denied or terminated based on consultative examinations (CEs) performed by a now disqualified doctor, filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs sued the Acting Commissioner of Social Security ... [view]
19 B.K. v. McKay
2:15-cv-00185 (D. Ariz.)
Filed 02/03/2015 - Case Ongoing
Arizona
Department of Child Safety, Department of Health Services, and Health Care Cost Containment System
Child Welfare
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
CW-AZ-0002
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
20 Doe v. Johnson [later Kelly, Nielsen]
4:15-cv-00250-DCB (D. Ariz.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Border Patrol
Tucson Sector
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-AZ-0021
Coding Complete
This is a class action about conditions of confinement in the "hold rooms" used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for short-term detention of noncitizens apprehended near the border. The case deals with all the hold rooms in the Tucson Sector, which consists of nine "stations" covering most of Arizona and accounted for 18% of all ... [view]
21 Menocal v. The GEO Group, Inc.
1:14-cv-02887-JLK (D. Colo.)
Filed 10/22/2014 - Case Ongoing
The GEO Group, Inc.
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CO-0009
Boca Raton
Coding Complete
On October 22, 2014, current and former civil immigration detainees housed at the Aurora Detention Facility filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiffs sued The GEO Group, Inc., a private company that provides detention and correction services under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act ( ... [view]
22 Lacy v. Dart
1:14-cv-06259 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 08/14/2014 - Case Ongoing
Cook County, Illinois
Cook County Jail
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-IL-0005
Coding Complete
On August 14, 2014, a detainee in the Cook County jail who used a wheelchair filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff sued Cook County, Illinois under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation ... [view]
23 Hill v. County of Montgomery
9:14-cv-00933 (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/25/2014 - Case Ongoing
County of Montgomery
Jail Conditions
JC-NY-0070
Montgomery County
Coding Complete
On July 25, 2014, a former pre-trial detainee of the Montgomery County Jail filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. The plaintiff sued Montgomery County, its sheriff, and its jail administrator under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, sought injunctive, ... [view]
24 Taylor v. Zucker
1:14-cv-05317 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/15/2014 - Closed 2015
New York
New York State Department of Health
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-NY-0027
Albany
Coding Complete
On July 15, 2014, this class action was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. The plaintiffs are elderly or disabled Medicaid recipients in New York who receive home-care services through Medicaid ... [view]
25 Cole v. Collier
4:14-cv-01698 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 06/18/2014 - Case Ongoing
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-TX-0016
Austin/Huntsville
Coding Complete
On June 18, 2014, four prisoners housed in the Wallace Pack Unit, a medical and geriatric prison operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), brought suit individually and on behalf of those similarly situated in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Americans with ... [view]
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