Case: Castellini v. Lappin

1:05-cv-10220 | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Filed Date: Feb. 3, 2005

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On February 3, 2005, Plaintiff Richard Castellini, who was sentenced to 21 months in prison for money laundering with a recommendation that his sentence be served in the federal boot camp program, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, seeking a temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction to prevent the Federal Bureau of Prisons from terminating the boot camp program. Plaintiff alleged that the Bureau of Prisons violated the Administrative P…

On February 3, 2005, Plaintiff Richard Castellini, who was sentenced to 21 months in prison for money laundering with a recommendation that his sentence be served in the federal boot camp program, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, seeking a temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction to prevent the Federal Bureau of Prisons from terminating the boot camp program. Plaintiff alleged that the Bureau of Prisons violated the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"), 5 U.S.C. § 553, and the Ex Post Facto Clause, U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 3. when it announced that it was terminating the boot camp program due to budgetary pressures.

On April 12, 2005, the District Court (Judge Patti B. Saris) issued a preliminary injunction, enjoining the Federal Bureau of Prisons from terminating Shock Incarceration until it had complied with the Administrative Procedure Act and in good faith considered plaintiff's eligibility for the Program. After the injunction was issued, the parties initiated settlement discussions. On June 23, 2005, the parties filed a stipulation for dismissal with the Court. The terms of the settlement are unknown as the agreement was not filed with the Court.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (11/20/2007)

People

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Judge(s)

Saris, Patti B. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Galoob, Stephen (District of Columbia)

Koval, Sheryl A. (Massachusetts)

Rehnquist, James (Massachusetts)

Schumacher, David S. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Farquhar, Rayford A. (Massachusetts)

Sullivan, Michael J (Massachusetts)

Judge(s)

Saris, Patti B. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Galoob, Stephen (District of Columbia)

Koval, Sheryl A. (Massachusetts)

Rehnquist, James (Massachusetts)

Schumacher, David S. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Farquhar, Rayford A. (Massachusetts)

Sullivan, Michael J (Massachusetts)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

June 23, 2005 Docket
1-1

Complaint

Feb. 3, 2005 Complaint
8

Memorandum and Order [Regarding Preliminary Injunction]

365 F.Supp.2d 197

April 12, 2005 Order/Opinion
11

Joint Motion to Continue Status Conference (re: Settlement)

May 19, 2005 Pleading / Motion / Brief
15

Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice and Without Costs and Interest

June 23, 2005 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4281224/castellini-v-lappin/

Last updated May 13, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against Harley Lappin Filing fee: $ 150, receipt number 61829, filed by Richard Castellini. (Attachments: # (1) Civil Cover Sheet)(Patch, Christine)

2 Civil Cover Sheet

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Feb. 3, 2005 RECAP
2

MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Preliminary Injunction by Richard Castellini.(Patch, Christine)

Feb. 3, 2005 RECAP
3

MEMORANDUM in Support re [2] MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Preliminary Injunction filed by Richard Castellini. (Patch, Christine)

Feb. 3, 2005 RECAP
4

NOTICE of Status Hearing: Status Hearing re: Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Preliminary Injunction set for 2/17/2005 at 4:00 PM in Courtroom 19 before Judge Patti B. Saris. (Alba, Robert)

Feb. 7, 2005 RECAP
5

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE Executed by Richard Castellini. Harley Lappin served on 2/9/2005, answer due 3/1/2005. Acknowledgement filed by Richard Castellini. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibits A - D)(Koval, Sheryl)

2 Exhibits A - D

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March 2, 2005 RECAP
6

Opposition re [2] MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by Harley Lappin. (Attachments: # (1) # (2) # (3))(Farquhar, Rayford)

March 4, 2005 RECAP
7

REPLY to Response to Motion re [2] MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by Richard Castellini. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A)(Schumacher, David)

2 Exhibit A

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March 18, 2005 RECAP
8

Judge Patti B. Saris: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER entered re: [2] Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Preliminary Injunction....IV. ORDER Plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction (Docket No. 2) is ALLOWED. The Bureau of Prisons is enjoined from terminating the Shock Incarceration (or Intensive Confinement Center) Program until it has complied with the Administrative Procedure Act and shall in good faith consider plaintiff?s eligibility for the Shock Incarceration Program. (See Memorandum and Order for full text) (Alba, Robert)

April 12, 2005 RECAP
9

MOTION for Order to schedule status conference by Harley Lappin.(Farquhar, Rayford)

April 22, 2005 RECAP
10

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED STATUS CONFERENCE. The Status Conference previously scheduled for May 3, 2005, has been rescheduled to May 4, 2005, at 10:00a.m. in Courtroom 19 before Judge Patti B. Saris. (Alba, Robert)

April 27, 2005 RECAP
11

Joint MOTION to Continue Status Conference to June 1, 2005 by Richard Castellini, Harley Lappin.(Schumacher, David)

May 19, 2005 RECAP
12

MOTION for Order to cancel today's hearing (in form of letter from R. Farquhar, filed with Clerk's Office at 11:45 a.m. today) by Richard Castellini, Harley Lappin.(Farquhar, Rayford)

June 1, 2005 RECAP
13

Judge Patti B. Saris: 60 Day Settlement ORDER of Dismissal entered. (Alba, Robert)

June 1, 2005 RECAP
14

TRANSCRIPT of Status Conference held on May 4, 2005 before Judge Saris. Court Reporter: Marie L. Cloonan. The original transcripts are maintained in the case file in the Clerk's Office. Copies may be obtained by contacting the court reporter at 617/439-7086 or the Clerk's Office. (Scalfani, Deborah)

June 2, 2005 PACER
15

STIPULATION of Dismissal by Harley Lappin. (Farquhar, Rayford)

June 23, 2005 RECAP

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 3, 2005

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A man facing a longer prison sentence than he had expected due to the administrative closure of an intense "boot camp" jail program that had promised to remove five months of his sentence.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Bureau of Prisons, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Voluntary Dismissal

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Rehabilitation

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run