Case: Suggs v. County of Cumberland

1:06-cv-00087 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Filed Date: Jan. 9, 2006

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Case Summary

On January 9, 2006, an individual arrested for failure to pay child support filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, challenging the Cumberland County Correctional Facility's blanket policy of strip searching every pre-trial detainee entering the jail, regardless of the crime charged and without making a determination whether there was reasonable suspicion that the detainee possessed weapons or contraband. Plaintiff, represented b…

On January 9, 2006, an individual arrested for failure to pay child support filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, challenging the Cumberland County Correctional Facility's blanket policy of strip searching every pre-trial detainee entering the jail, regardless of the crime charged and without making a determination whether there was reasonable suspicion that the detainee possessed weapons or contraband. Plaintiff, represented by private counsel, alleged that the policy was unconstitutional in that it violated the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Plaintiff sought monetary and injunctive relief, as well as certification of a plaintiff class consisting of all individuals who were strip searched upon their entry into the Correctional Facility after being arrested on misdemeanor, traffic, or other minor charges.

Defendants answered Plaintiff's complaint by generally denying the charges.

The PACER docket reflects that, during 2006 and 2007, the parties engaged in discovery and attended numerous status conferences before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. At the time of this summary, the case was still active, and no substantive motions were pending before the court.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/11/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Bumb, Renee Marie (New Jersey)

Schneider, Joel (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cuneo, Jonathan W. (District of Columbia)

Keach, Elmer Robert III (New York)

LaDuca, Charles Joseph (District of Columbia)

Lesser, Seth R. (New York)

Riback, William A. (New Jersey)

Rudich, Fran L. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Vassalotti, Michael J. (New Jersey)

Judge(s)

Bumb, Renee Marie (New Jersey)

Schneider, Joel (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cuneo, Jonathan W. (District of Columbia)

Keach, Elmer Robert III (New York)

LaDuca, Charles Joseph (District of Columbia)

Lesser, Seth R. (New York)

Riback, William A. (New Jersey)

Rudich, Fran L. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Vassalotti, Michael J. (New Jersey)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Aug. 9, 2011 Docket
1

Class Action Complaint

Jan. 9, 2006 Complaint
5

Answer of Defendants

May 12, 2006 Pleading / Motion / Brief
48

Order Granting Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and Judgment

Nov. 25, 2008 Order/Opinion

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against MICHAEL BARRUZZA, JAMES ELLIOTT, COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND, CUMBERLAND COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, GLENN SAUNDERS, Lewis Walker, KEITH LAMCKEN, CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 304112.) JURY DEMAND, filed by WILLIAM SUGGS.(TH, ) (Entered: 01/10/2006)

Jan. 9, 2006
2

Letter from William A. Riback for issuance of summons. (ar1, ) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 7, 2006

Summons Issued as to COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND, CUMBERLAND COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. Days Due − 20. (ar1, ) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 7, 2006
3

SUMMONS Returned Executed by WILLIAM SUGGS. COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND served on 2/21/2006, answer due 3/13/2006; CUMBERLAND COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY served on 2/9/2006, answer due 3/1/2006; CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT served on 2/9/2006, answer due 3/1/2006. (RIBACK, WILLIAM) (Entered: 03/29/2006)

March 29, 2006
4

NOTICE of Appearance by ELMER ROBERT KEACH, III on behalf of all plaintiffs (KEACH, ELMER) (Entered: 04/18/2006)

April 18, 2006
5

ANSWER to Complaint by MICHAEL BARRUZZA, JAMES ELLIOTT, COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND, CUMBERLAND COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, GLENN SAUNDERS, Lewis Walker, KEITH LAMCKEN, CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.(VASSALOTTI, MICHAEL) (Entered: 05/12/2006)

May 12, 2006
6

ORDER Setting Initial Scheduling Conference for 6/28/2006 at 2:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Joel B. Rosen. Signed by Judge Joel B. Rosen on 5/15/06. (ar1, ) (Entered: 05/15/2006)

May 15, 2006
7

NOTICE of Appearance by SETH R. LESSER on behalf of WILLIAM SUGGS (LESSER, SETH) (Entered: 05/15/2006)

May 15, 2006
8

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Robert B. Kugler for all further proceedings. Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr. on 5/15/06. (ar1, ) (Entered: 05/17/2006)

May 15, 2006
9

STIPULATION AND ORDER accepting service of process and extending time to respond to the complaint. Signed by Judge Robert B. Kugler on 6/6/06. (ar1, ) (Entered: 06/08/2006)

June 6, 2006
10

RE−SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Conference set for 7/24/2006 12:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Joel B. Rosen.Signed by Judge Joel B. Rosen on 6/28/06. (sb) (Entered: 06/29/2006)

June 28, 2006
11

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Renee M. Bumb for all further proceedings. Judge Robert B. Kugler no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr. on 7/5/06. (js) (Entered: 07/06/2006)

July 5, 2006
12

Notice of Request by Pro Hac Vice to receive Notices of Electronic Filings. (Attachments: # 1 cover letter# 2 Declaration coler# 3 Declaration laduca# 4 Text of Proposed Order coler# 5 Text of Proposed Order laduca# 6 proof mailing)(RIBACK, WILLIAM) (Entered: 07/11/2006)

July 11, 2006

CLERKS OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE − The (MOTION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE) filed by (W. RIBACK) on (07/11/06) was submitted incorrectly as a (NOTICE OF PRO HAC VICE TO RECEIVE NEF). PLEASE RESUBMIT THE (MOTION and DECLARATIONS WITH SCANNED SIGNATURES) BY (07/18/06) USING (MOTION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE). This submission will remain on the docket unless otherwise ordered by the court. This message is for informational purposes only. (db, ) (Entered: 07/13/2006)

July 13, 2006
13

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Charles J. LaDuca by WILLIAM SUGGS. (Attachments: # 1 cover letter# 2 Declaration LaDuca# 3 Text of Proposed Order # 4 Certificate of Service mailing)(RIBACK, WILLIAM) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006
14

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Alexandra Coler by WILLIAM SUGGS. (Attachments: # 1 cover letter# 2 Declaration Coler# 3 Text of Proposed Order # 4 Certificate of Service mailing)(RIBACK, WILLIAM) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006
15

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Fran Rudich by WILLIAM SUGGS. (Attachments: # 1 cover letter# 2 Declaration Rudich# 3 Text of Proposed Order # 4 Certificate of Service mailing)(RIBACK, WILLIAM) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

Setting Deadlines as to 15 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Fran Rudich , 14 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Alexandra Coler , 13 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Charles J. LaDuca . Motion Hearing set for 8/18/2006 before Magistrate Judge Joel B. Rosen. PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS MOTION WILL BE DECIDED ON THE PAPERS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY THE COURT. (db, ) (Entered: 07/24/2006)

July 24, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel B. Rosen : Scheduling Conference held on 7/24/2006. (bb, ) (Entered: 07/25/2006)

July 24, 2006
16

SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Conference set for 12/14/2006 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel B. Rosen. Amended Pleadings due by 11/6/2006. Disp. Motions due by 3/5/2007. Signed by Judge Joel B. Rosen on 8/1/06. (js) (Entered: 08/01/2006)

Aug. 1, 2006
17

ORDER granting 13 Motion for Charles J. LaDuca Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Signed by Judge Joel B. Rosen on 08/14/06. (db, ) (Entered: 08/15/2006)

Aug. 14, 2006
18

ORDER granting 14 Motion for Alexandra Coler Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice, granting 15 Motion for Fran Rudich Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Signed by Judge Joel B. Rosen on 08/14/06. (db, ) (Entered: 09/06/2006)

Aug. 14, 2006

Pro Hac Vice fee: $ 150, receipt number 305283 received from pro hac attorney Alexandra Warren (db, ) (Entered: 09/20/2006)

Sept. 14, 2006
19

NOTICE of Appearance by ALEXANDRA COLER WARREN on behalf of WILLIAM SUGGS (WARREN, ALEXANDRA) (Entered: 10/12/2006)

Oct. 12, 2006

CLERKS OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE − Please be advised the Attorneys admitted to appear pro hac vice, may have local counsel file a request for them to recieve notice of electronic filings. They are not permitted to file documents electronically. Re: Notice of Appearance, Document 19 (db, ) (Entered: 10/13/2006)

Oct. 13, 2006

Pro Hac Vice fee: $ 150, receipt number 305431 received from pro hac attorney Charles J. LaDuca (db, ) (Entered: 11/09/2006)

Oct. 18, 2006

Pro Hac Vice fee: $ 150, receipt number 305431 received from pro hac attorney Charles J. LaDuca (db, ) (Entered: 12/01/2006)

Oct. 18, 2006

Judge Joel Schneider added. Judge Joel B. Rosen no longer assigned to case. (gn, ) (Entered: 11/06/2006)

Nov. 6, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel Schneider : Scheduling Conference by phone held on 11/9/2006. (bb, ) (Entered: 11/09/2006)

Nov. 9, 2006
20

Notice of Request by Pro Hac Vice Alexandra Warren to receive Notices of Electronic Filings. (RIBACK, WILLIAM) (Entered: 11/13/2006)

Nov. 13, 2006
21

Notice of Request by Pro Hac Vice Charles J. LaDuca to receive Notices of Electronic Filings. (RIBACK, WILLIAM) (Entered: 11/13/2006)

Nov. 13, 2006
22

SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Conference set for 1/4/2007 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 11/15/06. (db, ) (Entered: 11/15/2006)

Nov. 15, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel Schneider : Status Conference held on 1/4/2007. (bb, ) (Entered: 01/05/2007)

Jan. 4, 2007
23

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Conference set for 3/2/2007 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 01/05/07. (db, ) (Entered: 01/05/2007)

Jan. 5, 2007
24

Letter from Elmer Keach re 23 Scheduling Order. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Document Requests# 2 Exhibit Interrogatories# 3 Exhibit Letter to Defendants' Counsel)(KEACH, ELMER) (Entered: 02/09/2007)

Feb. 9, 2007
25

Letter from Magistrate Judge Schneider. (db, ) (Entered: 02/16/2007)

Feb. 15, 2007
26

RE−SCHEDULING ORDER: Settlement Conference set for 3/2/2007 at 11:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 02/23/07. (db, ) (Entered: 02/23/2007)

Feb. 23, 2007
27

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Telephone Status Conference set for 4/27/2007 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 03/02/07. (db, ) (Entered: 03/06/2007)

March 2, 2007
28

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER AND ORDER ON INFORMAL APPLICATION: Telephone Conference set for 5/17/2007 at 09:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 03/29/07. (db, ) (Entered: 03/30/2007)

March 29, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel Schneider : Status Conference held on 5/17/2007. (bb, ) (Entered: 05/18/2007)

May 17, 2007
29

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Conference set for 8/3/2007 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider.Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 5/17/07. (sb) (Entered: 05/18/2007)

May 17, 2007
30

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER AND ORDER ON INFORMAL APPLICATION: Status Conference set for 8/3/2007 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 6/7/07. (sb) (Entered: 06/07/2007)

June 7, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel Schneider : Status Conference held on 7/12/2007. (bb, ) (Entered: 07/13/2007)

July 12, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel Schneider : Status Conference held on 8/3/2007. (bb, ) (Entered: 08/06/2007)

Aug. 3, 2007
31

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER:Telephone Status Conference set for 10/11/2007 12:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 8/6/07. (sb) (Entered: 08/06/2007)

Aug. 6, 2007
32

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER:Telephone Status Conference set for 12/14/2007 09:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 10/11/07. (sb) (Entered: 10/11/2007)

Oct. 11, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel Schneider : Status Conference held on 10/11/2007. (bb, ) (Entered: 10/12/2007)

Oct. 11, 2007
33

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER:Telephone Status Conference set for 2/15/2008 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Judge Joel Schneider on 12/14/07. (sb) (Entered: 12/17/2007)

Dec. 14, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel Schneider : Status Conference held on 12/14/2007. (bb, ) (Entered: 12/17/2007)

Dec. 14, 2007
34

Notice of Request by Pro Hac Vice Fran L. Rudich to receive Notices of Electronic Filings. (LESSER, SETH) (Entered: 01/04/2008)

Jan. 4, 2008
35

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER AND ORDER ON INFORMAL APPLICATION: Telephone Status Conference set for 2/29/2008 03:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider on 2/15/08. (sb) (Entered: 02/15/2008)

Feb. 15, 2008
36

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER:Telephone Status Conference set for 4/1/2008 09:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider on 2/29/08. (sb) (Entered: 03/03/2008)

Feb. 29, 2008

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider: Status Conference held on 2/29/2008. (bb, ) (Entered: 03/03/2008)

Feb. 29, 2008
37

RE−SCHEDULING ORDER:Telephone Status Conference set for 5/1/2008 09:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider on 4/1/08. (sb) (Entered: 04/01/2008)

April 1, 2008

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider: Status Conference held on 5/1/2008. (sb, ) (Entered: 05/02/2008)

May 1, 2008
39

First MOTION for Settlement Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement and For Filing Exhibit Under Seal by WILLIAM SUGGS. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Seth R. Lesser in Support of Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement and for Filing Under Seal, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 1A, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 1C, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 1D, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 1E, # 8 Exhibit Exhibit 1F, # 9 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 10 Brief Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement and for filing of Exhibit Under Seal)(LESSER, SETH) (Entered: 07/01/2008)

July 1, 2008

Set Returnable Date as to 39 First MOTION for Settlement Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement and For Filing Exhibit Under Seal for 8/4/2008 before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Please be advised, the motion will be decided on the papers unless otherwise notified by the Court. (th, ) (Entered: 07/03/2008)

July 3, 2008

Pro Hac Vice fee: $ 150, receipt number 100 307774 (jm1, ) (Entered: 07/07/2008)

July 7, 2008
40

Notice of Request by Pro Hac Vice Fran L. Rudich to receive Notices of Electronic Filings. (LESSER, SETH) (Entered: 07/31/2008)

July 31, 2008
41

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT (Revised) by WILLIAM SUGGS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A− Claim Form, # 2 Exhibit B − Long Form Notice, # 3 Exhibit C − Long form notice, # 4 Exhibit D − Preliminary Approval Order, # 5 Exhibit D(A) − Long form notice, # 6 Exhibit D(A) − Short form notice, # 7 Exhibit E − Short form notice, # 8 Exhibit F − Plan of distribution, # 9 Exhibit G− To be filed under seal)(LESSER, SETH) (Entered: 08/14/2008)

Aug. 14, 2008
42

ORDER PRELIMINARY APPROVING SETTLEMENT. Signed by Judge Renee Marie Bumb on 8/19/08. (jm1, ) (Entered: 08/20/2008)

Aug. 19, 2008
44

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT. (jm1, ) (Entered: 08/20/2008)

Aug. 19, 2008
43

ORDER granting 39 Motion to permit the filing of Exhibit G to the Settlement agreement under seal. Signed by Judge Renee Marie Bumb on 8/19/08. (jm1, ) (Entered: 08/20/2008)

Aug. 20, 2008
45

Exhibit G Filed Under Seal; Re 43 Order permitting exhibit G to be filed under seal.(ar1, ) (Entered: 08/29/2008)

Aug. 29, 2008
46

MOTION for Settlement Final Approval Hearing of Class Action Settlement by WILLIAM SUGGS. (Attachments: # 1 Brief in support of motion for final approval of class action settlement and judgment, # 2 Exhibit A to Brief in Support of Motion, # 3 Declaration of Seth Lesser in support of motion, # 4 Exhibit A to Lesser Declaration, # 5 Exhibit B to Lesser Declaration, # 6 Text of Proposed Order, # 7 Certificate of Service)(LESSER, SETH) (Entered: 11/21/2008)

Nov. 21, 2008

Set Deadlines as to 46 MOTION for Settlement Final Approval Hearing of Class Action Settlement . Motion set for 12/15/2008 before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. The motion will be decided on the papers. No appearances required unless notified by the court. (nf, ) (Entered: 11/25/2008)

Nov. 25, 2008
47

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Renee Marie Bumb: Motion Hearing held on 11/25/2008. Hearing on 46 MOTION for Settlement Final Approval Hearing of Class Action Settlement filed by WILLIAM SUGGS. Ordered motion granted. Order to be entered. (Court Reporter Ted Formaroli.) (ar1, ) (Entered: 11/25/2008)

Nov. 25, 2008
48

ORDER GRANTING FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND JUDGMENT.. Signed by Judge Renee Marie Bumb on 11/25/2008. (nf, ) (Entered: 11/25/2008)

Nov. 25, 2008
50

MOTION to Exclude Jamie K. Hayes from the Settlement by JAMIE K. HAYES. (nf, ) (Entered: 03/06/2009)

Feb. 13, 2009

Set Deadlines as to 50 MOTION to Exclude Jamie K. Hayes from the Settlement. Motion set for 3/16/2009 before Judge Renee Marie Bumb. The motion will be decided on the papers. No appearances required unless notified by the court. (nf, ) (Entered: 03/06/2009)

March 6, 2009
51

ORDER granting 50 Motion To be excluded from class settlement. Signed by Judge Renee Marie Bumb on 3/25/2009. (nf, ) (Entered: 03/26/2009)

March 25, 2009
52

Letter from Jamie Keith Hayes, Re: Transfer to Southwoods State Prison. (nf, ) (Entered: 04/02/2009)

March 31, 2009
53

Letter from Plaintiffs' Counsel re Settlement Distribution. (LESSER, SETH) (Entered: 05/01/2009)

May 1, 2009
54

Exhibit to Motion Document# 50 by Jamie Hayes (nf, ) (Entered: 05/20/2009)

May 19, 2009
55

Letter from Plaintiffs' Counsel to Judge Bumb seeking ordering of stipulated agreement as to cy pres for remainder of settlement funds. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Stipulated Proposed Order)(LESSER, SETH) (Entered: 04/13/2010)

April 13, 2010
56

STIPULATION AND ORDER, the $15,000 remaining in the Settlement Fund of the above−captioned action shall be distributed in equal amounts to The Juvenile Law Center, National Association of Consumer Advocates and Cumberland County Jail. Signed by Judge Renee Marie Bumb on 4/14/2010. (nf, ) (Entered: 04/14/2010)

April 14, 2010
57

Letter from Seth R. Lesser. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(LESSER, SETH) (Entered: 03/01/2011)

March 1, 2011
58

Letter from Michael J. Vassalotti, Esquire. (VASSALOTTI, MICHAEL) (Entered: 03/09/2011)

March 9, 2011
59

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Renee Marie Bumb: Telephone Conference held on 3/15/2011. (Court Reporter Lisa Marcus) (ar1, ) (Entered: 03/15/2011)

March 15, 2011
60

On March 15, 2011, the Court conducted a telephone conference with the parties [Dkt. Ent. 59], during which the Court ordered counsel for defendants, Michael Vassalotti, to update the Court within 30 days regarding his attempts to deposit the settlement fund check for the Cumberland County Jail. As of this date, the Court has not received a response. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Mr. Vassalotti shall update the Court in accordance with its prior Order via CM/ECF by May 4, 2011. Signed by Judge Renee Marie Bumb on 04/29/11. (Bumb, Renee) (Entered: 04/29/2011)

April 29, 2011
61

Letter from Michael J. Vassalotti. (VASSALOTTI, MICHAEL) (Entered: 08/09/2011)

Aug. 9, 2011

State / Territory: New Jersey

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 9, 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All persons who were or will be strip-searched upon their transfer or entry into the Cumberland County Correctional Facility after being charged with petty crimes and traffic violations.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

County of Cumberland (Cumberland), County

County of Cumberland (Cumberland), County

County of Cumberland (Cumberland), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Search policies

Strip search policy

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run