Case: Jane Does 1-100 v. Omodt

3:83-cv-00468 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: April 15, 1983

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Case Summary

In 1978, an individual arrested for a minor offense filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, challenging the constitutionality of the Hennepin County Jail strip search policy.The District Court (Judge Paul A. Magnuson) dismissed the case, holding that it was time-barred by Minnesota's two-year statute of limitations for personal injury actions. Plaintiff appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. On March 13, 19…

In 1978, an individual arrested for a minor offense filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, challenging the constitutionality of the Hennepin County Jail strip search policy.

The District Court (Judge Paul A. Magnuson) dismissed the case, holding that it was time-barred by Minnesota's two-year statute of limitations for personal injury actions. Plaintiff appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

On March 13, 1987, the Eighth Circuit (Judge George Gardner Fagg) reversed, holding that the law as it existed at the time Plaintiff's suit was filed required application of a six-year statute of limitations, thereby making Plaintiff's suit timely. The Eighth Circuit refused to retroactively apply the U.S. Supreme Court case of Wilson v. Garcia, 471 U.S. 261 (1985), which changed the law governing personal injury statutes of limitations in § 1983 civil rights actions. The Eighth Circuit thereby reversed the District Court's dismissal and remanded the case to the District Court for further proceedings.

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Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/17/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Fagg, George Gardner (Iowa)

Gibson, John R. (Missouri)

Hanson, William Cook (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Reed, Barry G. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Sweetland, Charles F. (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Fagg, George Gardner (Iowa)

Gibson, John R. (Missouri)

Hanson, William Cook (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Reed, Barry G. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Sweetland, Charles F. (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Appellate Decision

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

813 F.2d 910

March 13, 1987 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

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State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 15, 1983

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Arrestees strip-searched Hennepin County, Minnesota Jail.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Hennepin County Sheriff's Department (Hennepin), County

Hennepin County (Hennepin), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Search policies

Strip search policy

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run