Case: Battle v. D.C.

1:99-cv-01788 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: July 1, 1999

Closed Date: 2006

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Case Summary

On July 1, 1999, a group of individuals confined at the District of Columbia Jail filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging their treatment and conditions of confinement. At the time the suit (Battle v. D.C.) was filed, the D.C. jail had been operating under numerous court orders issued in the case Campbell v. McGruder (JC-DC-0001) since 1975. A Special Officer had been appointed to monitor and oversee reform measures at the jail. The plaintiffs al…

On July 1, 1999, a group of individuals confined at the District of Columbia Jail filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging their treatment and conditions of confinement. At the time the suit (Battle v. D.C.) was filed, the D.C. jail had been operating under numerous court orders issued in the case Campbell v. McGruder (JC-DC-0001) since 1975. A Special Officer had been appointed to monitor and oversee reform measures at the jail. The plaintiffs alleged that the jail was in violation of the Campbell orders and sought monetary damages for their alleged constitutional violations.

Our case information is limited as there are no reported opinions and only certain pleadings are available from the PACER docket. The Battle case was consolidated with two other cases pending against the District of Columbia, Anderson-Bey v. D.C. (1:00-cv-02000-RCL) and Blango v. D.C. (1:99-cv-02179). These cases were later deconsolidated from Battle.

The docket reflects that on June 26, 2002, the District Court (Judge Royce C. Lamberth) certified the case as a class action. Notices were sent to potential class members and reports were filed regarding the progress in notification. Those reports were not available and it was otherwise unclear from the docket what transpired with regard to the class claims after certification.

On July 1, 2004, 13 of the named plaintiffs' claims were settled. The remaining five plaintiffs who did not settle agreed to waive any claim for attorneys' fees. In exchange, the District of Columbia stipulated that if a jury found that one of its employees caused or subjected a plaintiff to deprivation of a constitutional right, the District of Columbia would be liable for any such judgment. The remaining plaintiffs moved for partial summary judgment on October 27, 2004.

Settlement discussion ensued and the proceedings were stayed pending negotiations. Magistrate Judge Alan Kay mediated the case, but a settlement was not reached. As the defendants never responded to plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment, the District Court (Judge Royce C. Lamberth) granted the motion. Judge Lamberth denied defendants' motion to reconsider and issued pre-trial orders dated January 26 and 31, 2006 ordering that certain facts were deemed admitted at trial, including that plaintiffs were subjected to excessive force and unconstitutional conditions of confinement in the following categories: (1) poor sanitation (inoperable, backed-up, and unclean toilets or sinks; feces, urine, saliva, and other dirt and filth on floors, walls, bars, and other surfaces; insects including roaches, gnats, water bugs, centipedes, and fruit flies; lack of cleaning agents and cleaning tools); (2) personal cleanliness (cut-off water supply; inadequate supply of hot and/or cold water; dirty water; inoperable sinks; denial of access to showers; lack of personal hygiene items such as soap, toothbrushes, and toothpaste; lack of clean clothing, sheets and towels and no means to clean them); (3) eating utensils (requiring prisoners to use and re-use playing cards, scraps of Styrofoam, and their unwashed hands to eat); (4) heat (low temperature; insufficient clothing necessary for warmth; lack of blankets); (5) air (odors and contamination from chemical agents, smoke, feces, and urine); and (6) medical treatment (including denial of medical treatment)

After a two day jury trial beginning on January 31, 2006, the jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiffs Shannon Battle for $13,000; Bernard Brown for $33,000; Eugene Scott for $37,000; Vonsauli Smith for $85,000; and Timothy Williams for $80,000.

We have no post-verdict information indicating further actions occurring in this case.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (3/1/2008)

Related Cases

Campbell v. McGruder, District of Columbia (1971)

People


Judge(s)

Lamberth, Royce C. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dunham, Susan B. (District of Columbia)

Schember, Daniel McCrea (District of Columbia)

Shapiro, Samuel M. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Adams, Eugene A. III (District of Columbia)

Anderson, Steven J. (District of Columbia)

DeBerardinis, Robert A. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Lattimore, Phillip A. (District of Columbia)

Mullen, Martha J. (District of Columbia)

Murphy, Sean Joseph (Virginia)

Judge(s)

Lamberth, Royce C. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dunham, Susan B. (District of Columbia)

Schember, Daniel McCrea (District of Columbia)

Shapiro, Samuel M. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Adams, Eugene A. III (District of Columbia)

Anderson, Steven J. (District of Columbia)

DeBerardinis, Robert A. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Lattimore, Phillip A. (District of Columbia)

Mullen, Martha J. (District of Columbia)

Murphy, Sean Joseph (Virginia)

Spagnoletti, Robert J. (District of Columbia)

Stern, Michael A. (District of Columbia)

Valentine, George C. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:99-cv-01788

Docket [PACER]

Feb. 1, 2006

Feb. 1, 2006

Docket
110

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1:00-cv-02000

Order [Denying Motion to Quash]

March 12, 2003

March 12, 2003

Order/Opinion
126

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Stipulation of Voluntary Partial Dismissal

July 1, 2004

July 1, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
127

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Stipulation

July 12, 2004

July 12, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
132

1:99-cv-01788

Motion by Plaintiffs S. Battle, Brown, Scott, Smith, and Williams for Partial Summary Judgment on Liability, against Defendant District of Columbia

Oct. 27, 2004

Oct. 27, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
142

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Order [Granting Enlargement of Time]

Nov. 8, 2005

Nov. 8, 2005

Order/Opinion
165

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Pretrial Order

Jan. 26, 2006

Jan. 26, 2006

Order/Opinion
169

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Amended [Pretrial] Order

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

Order/Opinion
171

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Verdict Form

Feb. 1, 2006

Feb. 1, 2006

Other

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed by plaintiff KENNISON BATTLE, plaintiff SHANNON J. BATTLE, plaintiff BERNARD - BROWN, plaintiff JOSEPH CALLOWAY, plaintiff SEAN EDWARDS, plaintiff GREGORY GARY, plaintiff ERIC JACKSON, plaintiff CLIFTON JOHNSON, plaintiff EARL KING, plaintiff NED MCALLISTER, plaintiff ANTOINE MCCONNAUGHEY, plaintiff WILLIAM OLIVER, plaintiff BILLY RICHARDSON, plaintiff LEVY ROUSE, plaintiff EUGENE SCOTT, plaintiff VONSAULI SMITH, plaintiff ROBERT SPELLS, plaintiff TIMOTHY WILLIAMS; jury demand (st) (Entered: 07/09/1999)

July 1, 1999

July 1, 1999

SUMMONS (28) issued for defendant DC, defendant WILLIAM PLAUT, defendant PATRICIA BRITTON-JACKSON, defendant MARVIN L. BROWN, defendant LARRY CORBETT, defendant H. BROADNAX, defendant - CLARK, defendant - COBB, defendant E. GIVAN, defendant J. IRVIN, defendant - MARTIN (st) (Entered: 07/09/1999)

July 1, 1999

July 1, 1999

2

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed on 7/9/99 upon defendant DC (st) (Entered: 07/12/1999)

July 9, 1999

July 9, 1999

3

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed on 7/9/99 upon defendant DC (st) (Entered: 07/12/1999)

July 9, 1999

July 9, 1999

4

MOTION filed by defendant DC to extend time to to answer complaint [1-1] (st) (Entered: 08/27/1999)

Aug. 2, 1999

Aug. 2, 1999

5

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion to extend time to to answer complaint to 30 days from the date of this order [1-1] [4-1] by DC (N) (mon) (Entered: 09/09/1999)

Sept. 8, 1999

Sept. 8, 1999

6

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT [1-1] by defendant DC . (st) (Entered: 10/12/1999)

Oct. 8, 1999

Oct. 8, 1999

7

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed on 9/3/99 upon defendant PATRICIA BRITTON-JACKSON (st) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

8

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed on 8/13/99 upon defendant COBB (st) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

9

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed on 10/27/99 upon defendant MARVIN L. BROWN (st) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

10

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed on 10/27/99 upon defendant LARRY CORBETT (st) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

11

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed on 10/27/99 upon defendant MARTIN (st) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

12

MOTION filed by plaintiff for order extending deadline to serve individual defendants, permitting discovery of defendants' locations, and requiring parties who have appeared to meet and confer (st) (Entered: 11/04/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

14

ORDER nunc pro tunc by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion for order extending deadline to serve individual defendants, permitting discovery of defendants' locations, and parties who have appeared to meet and confer [12-1] by plaintiffs; setting 1/27/00 deadline for service of summonses and complaints upon the individual defendants ; permitting plaintiff to seek information from defenanat D.C.; directing parties who have appeared to confer by 11/19/99. (N) (mon) (Entered: 12/27/1999)

Dec. 22, 1999

Dec. 22, 1999

CASE REASSIGNED from Judge Lamberth on 3/8/00 to Judge Ellen S. Huvelle (bjsp) (Entered: 03/08/2000)

March 8, 2000

March 8, 2000

15

MOTION filed by plaintiffs for extension of deadline to serve individual defendants ; Declaration (1) (tth) (Entered: 03/13/2000)

March 10, 2000

March 10, 2000

16

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle : granting motion for extension of deadline to serve individual defendants [15-1] by plaintiffs; directing that the deadline for service of summonses and complaints upon any unserved defendant in this case is extended for a period of 45 days from the date of entry of this order (N) (gdf) (Entered: 03/15/2000)

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000

17

STATEMENT filed by plaintiff, regarding: notice of erroneous reassignment of case . (bjsp) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

18

MOTION filed by plaintiff to extend time to 30-day to serve individual defendants (jf) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 21, 2000

April 21, 2000

19

MOTION filed by plaintiffs' to compel response to first set of interrogatories to DC (jf) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 21, 2000

April 21, 2000

20

MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT/REPORT PURSUANT TO L.R. 16 filed by plaintiffs'. (jf) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 21, 2000

April 21, 2000

CASE REASSIGNED to Judge Royce C. Lamberth (tth) (Entered: 04/27/2000)

April 26, 2000

April 26, 2000

21

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL of motion to compel response to first set of interrogatories to DC [19-1] by plaintiffs and motion to extend time to 30-day to serve individual defendants [18-1] by plaintiffs (tth) (Entered: 05/01/2000)

April 28, 2000

April 28, 2000

22

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : Case assigned to the Complex track (track three). , discovery closes 2/10/01 ; plaintiff's rule 26(a)1 1/1/01 ; defendant's rule 26(a)1 due 1/1/01 (N) (mon) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 5, 2000

June 5, 2000

23

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion of plaintiffs' for extension of time to serve individual defendants; extending time until 30 days from receipt of discovery sought by 4/21/00 motion to compel. (N) (mon) (Entered: 06/05/2000)

June 5, 2000

June 5, 2000

25

RESPONSE by defendant in opposition to motion to revise scheduling order [22-1] [24-1] by KENNISON BATTLE . (jf) (Entered: 09/25/2000)

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

26

REPLY by plaintiffs to defendants' response to motion to revise pretrial schedule [22-1] [24-1] by KENNISON BATTLE (ab) Modified on 10/03/2000 (Entered: 10/03/2000)

Oct. 2, 2000

Oct. 2, 2000

27

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion to revise scheduling order [22-1] [24-1] by KENNISON BATTLE discovery closes 8/1/01 ; dispositive motions due 9/10/01 ; plaintiff's rule 26(b) 4/13/01 ; defendant's rule 26(b) due 6/1/01 (N) (mon) (Entered: 10/24/2000)

Oct. 24, 2000

Oct. 24, 2000

ALL PLEADINGS IN CIVIL ACTION 99-2179 ARE BEING DOCKETED AND FILED IN CIVIL ACTION 99-1788 PURSUANT TO ORDER FILED 10/24/00. (tth) Modified on 11/09/2000 (Entered: 11/09/2000)

Oct. 24, 2000

Oct. 24, 2000

ALL PLEADINGS IN CIVIL ACTION 00-2000 ARE BEING DOCKETED AND FILED IN CIVIL ACTION 99-1788 PURSUANT TO ORDER DATED 10/24/00. (tth) Modified on 11/09/2000 (Entered: 11/09/2000)

Oct. 24, 2000

Oct. 24, 2000

28

MOTION filed by defendant CLARK in 1:99-cv-01788 to dismiss complaint [1-1] ; Attachments. (tth) (Entered: 11/13/2000)

Nov. 9, 2000

Nov. 9, 2000

29

MOTION filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 for class certification and notice (tth) (Entered: 11/20/2000)

Nov. 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

30

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by defendant DC in 1:99-cv-01788 to extend time to 12/11/00 to respond to plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certificate (tth) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 28, 2000

Nov. 28, 2000

31

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion to extend time to 12/11/00 to respond to plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certificate [30-1] by DC (N) (gew) (Entered: 12/05/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

33

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT [1-1] in 1:99-cv-01788, [1-1] in 1:00-cv- 02000 by defendants in 1:00-cv-02000. (bjsp) (Entered: 12/14/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

32

RESPONSE by defendant in 1:99-cv-01788 to motion for class certification and notice [29-1] by plaintiffs (bjsp) (Entered: 12/12/2000)

Dec. 11, 2000

Dec. 11, 2000

34

MOTION filed by defendant CLARK in 1:99-cv-01788 for summary judgment ; Affidavit (1) (tth) (Entered: 12/15/2000)

Dec. 13, 2000

Dec. 13, 2000

35

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by plaintiff in 1:99-cv-01788 to extend time to to serve the complaint in Civ. A. No., 00cv2000 on eight defendants (Anderson, Crawford, Dalton, Grillo, Harris, Kidd, Lee and Mitchell) (tth) (Entered: 12/18/2000)

Dec. 15, 2000

Dec. 15, 2000

36

NOTICE OF DISMISSAL as to party DARRYL E. CARTER in 1:99-cv- 02179 (tth) (Entered: 12/26/2000)

Dec. 21, 2000

Dec. 21, 2000

38

MOTION filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 to extend time to 1/24/01 to respond to pro se defendant JAMES W. CLARK's summary judgment motion ; attachments (bjsp) (Entered: 01/04/2001)

Dec. 27, 2000

Dec. 27, 2000

39

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : response to motion for summary judgment due 1/24/01 in 1:99-cv-01788, in 1:99-cv-02179, in 1:00-cv- 02000 (N) (mon) (Entered: 01/05/2001)

Jan. 2, 2001

Jan. 2, 2001

37

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion to extend time to to serve the complaint in Civ. A. No., 00cv2000 on eight defendants (Anderson, Crawford, Dalton, Grillo, Harris, Kidd, Lee and Mitchell) [35-1] by plaintiffs; plaintiff may serve complaint on eight defendants within 90 days after plaintiff receipt of defendant DC answers to plaintiff's discovery requests (N) (tb) (Entered: 01/04/2001)

Jan. 3, 2001

Jan. 3, 2001

40

MEMORANDUM by defendants in 1:99-cv-01788 in opposition to motion for summary judgment [34-1] by CLARK ; declaration (1); attachments (bjsp) (Entered: 01/26/2001)

Jan. 24, 2001

Jan. 24, 2001

41

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 to extend time to 3/23/01 to respond to defendant's interrogatories and document request in 99 cv 1788 (bjsp) (Entered: 01/26/2001)

Jan. 24, 2001

Jan. 24, 2001

42

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion to extend time to 3/23/01 to respond to defendant's interrogatories and document request in 99 cv 1788 [41-1] by KENNISON BATTLE in 1:99-cv-01788 (N) (lin) (Entered: 01/31/2001)

Jan. 31, 2001

Jan. 31, 2001

43

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 to extend time to 4/23/01 to respond to defendant's interrogatories and document request in Case No. 99CV1788 (tth) (Entered: 03/26/2001)

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001

44

STIPULATION filed and fiated by Judge Royce C. Lamberth regarding voluntary partial dismissal with prejudice of 99cv2179 by the following plaintiffs against all defendants: Marcellus Burns,Lawrence Clifton,Eric Glascoe,Tyrone Horton, Wm Jackson,Wm Johnson,Eily Jordan,Ronald Lucas,Anthony Metts,Raymond Quigley,Joseph Simmons,Maurice Taylor,Robert Urbaez. (N) (mon) (Entered: 03/27/2001)

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001

45

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion to extend time to 4/23/01 to respond to defendant's interrogatories and document request in Case No. 99CV1788 [43-1] by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 (N) (mon) (Entered: 03/28/2001)

March 28, 2001

March 28, 2001

46

MOTION filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 to extend time to 5/23/01 to resond to defendant's interrogatories and for all plaintiffs to respond to defendant's document request in No. 99-1788 (tth) (Entered: 04/24/2001)

April 23, 2001

April 23, 2001

47

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion to extend time to 5/23/01 to respond to defendant's interrogatories and for all plaintiffs to respond to defendant's document request in No. 99-1788 [46-1] by plaintiffs; response to discovery due by 5/23/01 ; (N) (jf) (Entered: 05/07/2001)

May 7, 2001

May 7, 2001

48

STIPULATED ORDER approved by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : voluntarily dismissing with prejudice as settled the following plaintiffs in 99cv2179 against all defendants: Alexander,Ali,Anthony,Cooper,Fuller,Hatch,Musgrove,Neal,Sau n ders,Settles,Twitty,Wolfe,Wright.(N) (mon) (Entered: 07/18/2001)

July 18, 2001

July 18, 2001

49

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by defendant DC in 1:99-cv-01788 to extend time to 10/1/01 to file a response to plaintiffs' post-consolidation discovery requests (cjp) (Entered: 07/30/2001)

July 27, 2001

July 27, 2001

50

MOTION filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 for revised pretrial schedule (tth) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

Aug. 1, 2001

51

MOTION filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 for leave to file first amended complaint in No. 00cv2000 ; EXHIBIT (AMENDED COMPLAINT) (tth) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

Aug. 1, 2001

52

MOTION filed by defendant DC in 1:99-cv-01788 to compel deposition and discovery responses from William Gross ; Exhibits (3) (tth) (Entered: 08/08/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

53

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion for revised pretrial schedule [50-1] by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 discovery closes 2/28/02 in 1:99-cv-01788, in 1:99-cv-02179, in 1:00-cv-02000 ; dispositive motions due 4/10/02 in 1:99-cv-01788, in 1:99-cv-02179, in 1:00-cv-02000 . (N) (mon) (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

54

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion for leave to file first amended complaint in No. 00cv2000 [51-1] by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv- 01788 (N) (mon) (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

55

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion to extend time to 10/1/01 to file a response to plaintiffs' post-consolidation discovery requests [49-1] by DC in 1:99-cv-01788 (N) (mon) (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

56

ANSWER TO AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendants in 1:99-cv- 01788 (tth) (Entered: 08/14/2001)

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

57

MOTION filed by Samuel M. Shapiro in 1:99-cv-02179: to withdraw as attorney for WILLIAM GROSS in 1:99-cv-02179 (tth) (Entered: 08/22/2001)

Aug. 21, 2001

Aug. 21, 2001

58

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion to withdraw as attorney for WILLIAM GROSS in 1:99-cv-02179 [57-1] by Samuel M. Shapiro in 1:99-cv-01788, 1:99-cv-02179 ; directing plaintiff Gross to show cause within 10 days why his case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute.(N) (mon) (Entered: 08/23/2001)

Aug. 22, 2001

Aug. 22, 2001

59

MOTION filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiffs in 1:99-cv- 02179 to withdraw Samuel M. Shapiro in 1:99-cv-02179, Daniel McCrea Schember in 1:99-cv-02179 as attorney for JAMES BLANGO in 1:99- cv-02179 ; Attachment (1) (tth) (Entered: 09/27/2001)

Sept. 26, 2001

Sept. 26, 2001

61

MOTION filed by plaintiff in 1:99-cv-01788 to consolidate this case with C.A. No. 1-1645, Payne v. District of Columbia (tth) (Entered: 11/27/2001)

Nov. 26, 2001

Nov. 26, 2001

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff KENNETH ANDERSON- BEY in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff ELBERT BLANGO in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff MICHANGELO BLOUNT in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff ADRIAN BROCKENBERRY in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff ANTHONY BROWN in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff CALVIN BROWN in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff RICARDO CARROLL in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff ANTONIO CLARK in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff RICHARD CLARK in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff JAMES E. ARNOLD in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff RICHARD CLEMENTS in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff LAWRENCE CLIFTON in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff HERBERT S. COOPER in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff WADE K. COSBY in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff MARVIN K. DAVIS in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff PATRICK DAVIS in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff RICARDO DAVIS in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff HERMAN ELLIOTT in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff HERMAN EPPS in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff ERIC A. GLASCOE in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff HOWARD GLASCOE in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff STANLEY GRAYSON in 1:00- cv-02000, plaintiff DARRYL GREGG in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff TYRONE JAMES in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff WILLIE JOHNSON in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff ROBERT JONES in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff HENRY MARSHALL in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff JOHN H. MATHIS in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff ALLEN MATTHEWS-BEY in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff ALBERT C. MCCOY in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff JAMES MCQUEEN in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff MARCELLUS BURNS in 1:00- cv-02000, plaintiff STANLEY EASTON-EL in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff LESTER IRBY in 1:00-cv-02000, plaintiff BERNARD SMITH in 1:00- cv-02000, plaintiff ORLANDO R. WILLIS in 1:00-cv-02000 by Samuel M. Shapiro (cjp) (Entered: 12/07/2001)

Dec. 6, 2001

Dec. 6, 2001

62

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff KENNISON BATTLE in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff SHANNON J. BATTLE in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff BERNARD BROWN in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff JOSEPH CALLOWAY in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff SEAN EDWARDS in 1:99-cv- 01788, plaintiff GREGORY GARY in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff ERIC JACKSON in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff CLIFTON JOHNSON in 1:99-cv- 01788, plaintiff EARL KING in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff NED MCALLISTER in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff ANTOINE MCCONNAUGHEY in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff WILLIAM OLIVER in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff BILLY RICHARDSON in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff LEVY ROUSE in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff EUGENE SCOTT in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff VONSAULI SMITH in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff ROBERT SPELLS in 1:99-cv-01788, plaintiff TIMOTHY WILLIAMS in 1:99-cv-01788 by Samuel M. Shapiro (cjp) (Entered: 12/07/2001)

Dec. 6, 2001

Dec. 6, 2001

63

RESPONSE by defendants in 1:99-cv-01788 in opposition to motion to consolidate this case with C.A. No. 1-1645, Payne v. District of Columbia [61-1] by plaintiffs (cjp) (Entered: 12/11/2001)

Dec. 10, 2001

Dec. 10, 2001

64

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 to extend time to serve process in 00-2000 on defendants Layne, Ours Richardson, Washington and White (cjp) Modified on 12/12/2001 (Entered: 12/12/2001)

Dec. 11, 2001

Dec. 11, 2001

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed upon Officer Terrance Wilson . Date waiver signed: 11/13/01 (cjp) (Entered: 12/12/2001)

Dec. 11, 2001

Dec. 11, 2001

65

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 to extend time to to serve process in 00-2000 on defendants Branscomb, Craig, Doughty, Fewell, Folson, Gray, Henry, Holloway, McKnight, Miles, Rhinehart, Stewart, Stover, & J. Williams (cjp) (Entered: 12/12/2001)

Dec. 11, 2001

Dec. 11, 2001

66

REPLY by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 to response in opposition to motion to consolidate this case with C.A. No. 1-1645, Payne v. District of Columbia [61-1] by plaintiffs (cjp) (Entered: 12/21/2001)

Dec. 20, 2001

Dec. 20, 2001

67

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion to extend time to serve process in 00-2000 on defendants Layne, Ours Richardson, Washington and White [64-1] by KENNISON BATTLE in 1:99-cv- 01788; plaintiffs have until 90 days after defendant DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA answers plaintiffs' discovery request concerning the locations of unserved defendants (N) (adc) (Entered: 12/26/2001)

Dec. 26, 2001

Dec. 26, 2001

68

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth: granting motion to extend time to to serve process in 00-2000 on defendants Branscomb, Craig, Doughty, Fewell, Folson, Gray, Henry, Holloway, McKnight, Miles, Rhinehart, Stewart, Stover, & J. Williams [65-1] by KENNISON BATTLE; plaintiff's serve summons and the amended complaint on defendants on or before 2/11/02. (N) (dam) (Entered: 12/26/2001)

Dec. 26, 2001

Dec. 26, 2001

69

MOTION filed by defendant DC in 1:99-cv-01788 for order to bifurcate the trial (nmr) (Entered: 02/12/2002)

Feb. 11, 2002

Feb. 11, 2002

70

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth: granting motion to extend time to to serve process in 00-2000 on defendants Branscomb, Craig, Doughty, Fewell, Folson, Gray, Henry, Holloway, McKnight, Miles, Rhinehart, Stewart, Stover, & J. Williams [65-1] by KENNISON BATTLE in 1:99- cv-01788 (N) (dam) (Entered: 02/12/2002)

Feb. 12, 2002

Feb. 12, 2002

71

RESPONSE by plaintiff in 1:99-cv-01788 in opposition to motion for order to bifurcate the trial [69-1] by DC (nmr) (Entered: 02/25/2002)

Feb. 19, 2002

Feb. 19, 2002

72

MOTION filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 to compel discovery ; Attachment (1) (nmr) (Entered: 02/25/2002)

Feb. 19, 2002

Feb. 19, 2002

73

MOTION filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 for revised pretrial schedule (nmr) (Entered: 03/01/2002)

Feb. 28, 2002

Feb. 28, 2002

76

MOTION filed by defendant DC in 1:99-cv-01788 for severance of plaintiff JAMES BLANGO's claim (bjsp) (Entered: 03/04/2002)

March 1, 2002

March 1, 2002

75

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion for revised pretrial schedule [73-1] by SHANNON J. BATTLE, KENNISON BATTLE in 1:99-cv-01788 discovery closes 8/28/02 in 1:99-cv-01788, in 1:99-cv-02179, in 1:00-cv-02000 ; dispositive motions due 10/10/02 in 1:99-cv-01788, in 1:99-cv-02179, in 1:00-cv-02000 ; (N) (mon) (Entered: 03/04/2002)

March 4, 2002

March 4, 2002

77

MOTION filed by defendant DC in 1:99-cv-01788 for protective order (ks) (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

78

RESPONSE by defendant DC in 1:99-cv-01788 in partial opposition to motion to compel discovery [72-1] by KENNISON BATTLE . (ks) (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

79

MOTION filed by defendants DWIGHT BYNUM, KENT DIXON, HALL, HARRIS, RONALD POPE, WASHINGTON, WATSON, WATTS in 1:99-cv-02179 to dismiss complaint [1-1] in 1:99-cv-2179 (nmr) Modified on 03/14/2002 (Entered: 03/14/2002)

March 13, 2002

March 13, 2002

80

RESPONSE by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 in opposition to motion for protective order [77-1] by DC; Attachment (1). (nmr) (Entered: 03/15/2002)

March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

81

REPLY by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 in support of motion to compel discovery [72-1] by KENNISON BATTLE; Attachment (1) (nmr) (Entered: 03/15/2002)

March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

82

MOTION filed by plaintiff in 1:99-cv-01788 for order that writs of habeas corpus ad testificandum will be issued requiring incarcerated plaintiffs' custodians to bring them into court for trial (nmr) (Entered: 05/06/2002)

May 3, 2002

May 3, 2002

83

MOTION filed by defendant DC in 1:99-cv-01788 to extend time to 6/3/02 to file response to plaintiff's motion for writs of habeas corpus ad testificandum. (mpt) (Entered: 05/20/2002)

May 17, 2002

May 17, 2002

84

RESPONSE (OPPOSITIONS) by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 to motion to extend time to 6/3/02 to file response to plaintiff's motion for writs of habeas corpus ad testificandum. [83-1] by DC (mpt) (Entered: 05/24/2002)

May 23, 2002

May 23, 2002

85

RESPONSE by defendant DC in 1:99-cv-01788, 1:99-cv-02179, 1:00-cv- 02000 in opposition to motion for order that writs of habeas corpus ad testificandum will be issued requiring incarcerated plaintiffs' custodians to bring them into court for trial [82-1] by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788. (mpt) (Entered: 06/04/2002)

June 3, 2002

June 3, 2002

87

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting nunc pro tunc motion to extend time to 6/3/02 to file response to plaintiff's for writs of habeas corpus ad testificandum. [83-1] by DC 1:99-cv-01788 (N) (mon) (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

88

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : denying motion for summary judgment [34-1] by CLARK in 1:99-cv-01788, denying motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [28-1] by CLARK in 1:99-cv-01788 (N) (mon) (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

89

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : Dismissing the claims of pro se plaintiff William Gross for failure to prosecute his claims; finding motion to compel deposition and discovery responses from William by DC [52- 1] moot in 1:99-cv-01788 (N) (mon) (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

90

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion for severance of plaintiff JAMES BLANGO's claim [76-1] by DC in 1:99-cv-01788; severing plaintiff Blango's claims from these consolidated cases, but directing that his claims shall remain in 99cv2179; directing that case #99cv2179 be deconsolidated from 99cv1788 and 00cv2000. (N) (mon) (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

91

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion for class certification and notice [29-1] by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 (N) (mon) (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

92

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : denying without prejudice motion for order that writs of habeas corpus ad testificandum will be issued requiring incarcerated plaintiffs' custodians to bring them into court for trial [82-1] by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788. (N) (mon) (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

93

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : denying motion for protective order [77-1] by DC in 1:99-cv-01788, granting motion to compel discovery [72-1] by KENNISON BATTLE in 1:99-cv-01788; directing defendant District of Columbia to respond to certain interrogatories within 10 days. (N) (mon) (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

94

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] in 1:99-cv-2179 [79-1] by defendants as to defendants Bynum,Dixon,Hall,Harris,Pope,Washington,Watson and Watts (N) (mon) (Entered: 08/09/2002)

Aug. 8, 2002

Aug. 8, 2002

95

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : denying motion for order to bifurcate the trial [69-1] by DC, denying motion to consolidate this case with C.A. No. 1-1645, Payne v. District of Columbia [61-1] by plaintiffs (N) (adc) (Entered: 08/19/2002)

Aug. 16, 2002

Aug. 16, 2002

97

MOTION filed by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 for Revised Pretrial Schedule (mpt) (Entered: 08/29/2002)

Aug. 28, 2002

Aug. 28, 2002

Case Reopened (mon) Modified on 10/07/2002 (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Sept. 28, 2002

Sept. 28, 2002

98

ORDER by Judge Royce C. Lamberth : granting motion for Revised Pretrial Schedule [97-1] by plaintiffs in 1:99-cv-01788 discovery closes 1/31/03 in 1:99-cv-01788, in 1:00-cv-02000 ; dispositive motions due 3/14/03 in 1:99-cv-01788, in 1:00-cv-02000 ; (N) (mon) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Oct. 2, 2002

Oct. 2, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 1, 1999

Closing Date: 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates in the D.C. Jail that were allegedly subjected to assault and battery, unconstitutional excessive force, and unconstitutional conditions of confinement.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

District of Columbia (Washington), City

Central Detention Facility, City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Order Duration: 2006 - 0

Issues

General:

Assault/abuse by staff

Bathing and hygiene

Conditions of confinement

Disciplinary procedures

Excessive force

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Mail

Personal injury

Sanitation / living conditions

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run