Case: Kurian v. County of Lancaster

2:07-cv-03482 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Aug. 22, 2007

Closed Date: 2010

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Case Summary

On August 22, 2007, a prisoner filed suit against the County of Lancaster and the Lancaster County Prison Board in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He alleged that his constitutional rights were violated when he was strip searched in front of other inmates upon arrival at the Lancaster County Prison after being arrested for a parole violation. He claimed that the blanket policy of strip searching all newly-arrived detainees regardless of the offense an…

On August 22, 2007, a prisoner filed suit against the County of Lancaster and the Lancaster County Prison Board in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He alleged that his constitutional rights were violated when he was strip searched in front of other inmates upon arrival at the Lancaster County Prison after being arrested for a parole violation. He claimed that the blanket policy of strip searching all newly-arrived detainees regardless of the offense and without judgment as to whether or not such a search was reasonable violated his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. His cause of action was 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and he was represented by private counsel. He sought class action certification, declaratory judgment, a preliminary and permanent injunction, and punitive damages.

The parties proceeded into discovery and also pursued a settlement. In a one sentence opinion on June 13, 2008, the court (Judge Paul S. Diamond) denied the plaintiff's motion for class certification without prejudice. The parties continued negotiations and submitted a settlement agreement with the court on July 29, 2009. The settlement specified a class of those stripped searched upon admittance to Lancaster County Prison for minor offense not involving drugs, weapons, or violence between August 22, 2005 and July 28, 2009. It affirmed the new policy of the defendants not to strip search such detainees, specified that the defendant would train all of its employees to comply with the new policy, and allowed class counsel to monitor compliance. It also created a fund of $2,507,200.00 to be used to compensate class members. Provisional class certification and preliminary approval of the settlement was granted by the court (Judge Diamond) on September 1, 2009. The case came to a close on April 9, 2010 when the court (Judge Diamond) certified the class and granted final approval to the settlement. Two years later, documents under seal were unsealed pursuant to local rules. There has been no further activity, and the case now appears to be closed.

Summary Authors

Michael Perry (4/15/2011)

Chelsea Rinnig (4/3/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Diamond, Paul Steven (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Donaldson, Kimberly M. (Pennsylvania)

Durant, Marc (Pennsylvania)

Feinberg, Jonathan H. (Pennsylvania)

Hayes, Christopher G. (Pennsylvania)

Johns, Benjamin F. (Pennsylvania)

Levin, Daniel C. (Pennsylvania)

Rudovsky, David (Pennsylvania)

Sauder, Joseph G. (Pennsylvania)

Smith, Kimberly M. (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Diamond, Paul Steven (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Donaldson, Kimberly M. (Pennsylvania)

Durant, Marc (Pennsylvania)

Feinberg, Jonathan H. (Pennsylvania)

Hayes, Christopher G. (Pennsylvania)

Johns, Benjamin F. (Pennsylvania)

Levin, Daniel C. (Pennsylvania)

Rudovsky, David (Pennsylvania)

Sauder, Joseph G. (Pennsylvania)

Smith, Kimberly M. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baird, Macavan A. (Pennsylvania)

Kepner, Timothy James (Pennsylvania)

Macmain, David J. (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

July 19, 2012 Docket
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Complaint-Class Action

Aug. 22, 2007 Complaint
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Settlement Agreement

July 29, 2009 Settlement Agreement
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Order (Provisionally certifying the class and granting preliminary approval to the settlement)

Sept. 1, 2009 Order/Opinion
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Order (Certifying the class and granting final approval to the settlement)

April 9, 2010 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants

Margo Schlanger

This article looks at jail strip-search litigation and its participants, to analyze its internal dynamics. Among the interesting features of these cases is that many different kinds of lawyers work … April 1, 2008 https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/...

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4368204/kurian-v-the-county-of-lancaster/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 1:37 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against all defendants ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 941671.), filed by SAJAN KURIAN. (Attachments: # 1 CIVIL COVER# 2 CASE MGMT.# 3 DESIGNATION)(ks, ) (Entered: 08/22/2007)

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NOTICE of Appearance by JOSEPH G. SAUDER on behalf of SAJAN KURIAN (SAUDER, JOSEPH) (Entered: 08/22/2007)

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NOTICE of Appearance by BENJAMIN F. JOHNS on behalf of SAJAN KURIAN (JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 08/22/2007)

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Disclosure Statement Form pursuant to FRCP 7.1 by SAJAN KURIAN.(ks, ) (Entered: 08/22/2007)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by Chad Spotts re: served Complaint, Summons, and Notice on Defendant the County of Lancaster upon Don LeFever, County Solicitor by in person service on 8/28/07 (JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 08/30/2007)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by Chad Spotts re: served Complaint, Summons, and Notice on Defendant The Lancaster County Prison Board upon Don LeFever, County Solicitor by in person service on 8/28/07 (JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 08/30/2007)

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NOTICE of Appearance by DAVID J. MACMAIN on behalf of THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD with Jury Demand and Certificate of Service(MACMAIN, DAVID) (Entered: 09/06/2007)

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD. THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER answer due 10/29/2007; THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD answer due 10/29/2007. (MACMAIN, DAVID) (Entered: 10/09/2007)

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NOTICE of Appearance by JONATHAN H. FEINBERG on behalf of SAJAN KURIAN (FEINBERG, JONATHAN) (Entered: 10/24/2007)

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NOTICE of Appearance by DAVID RUDOVSKY on behalf of SAJAN KURIAN (RUDOVSKY, DAVID) (Entered: 10/24/2007)

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NOTICE of Appearance by TIMOTHY JAMES KEPNER on behalf of THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD (KEPNER, TIMOTHY) (Entered: 10/29/2007)

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ANSWER to Complaint; Jury Demand and with Affirmative Defenses, Certificate of Service by THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD.(MACMAIN, DAVID) Modified on 10/30/2007 (nd). (Entered: 10/29/2007)

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NOTICE of Hearing:RULE 16 SCHEDULING CONFERENCE SET FOR 11/21/2007 09:30 AM IN JUDGE'S CHAMBERS BEFORE HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND.(cj, ) (Entered: 11/06/2007)

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Request for Plaintiff Sajan Kurian to Appear via Telephone at the November 21, 2007 Preliminary Pretrial Conference re 13 Notice of Hearing filed by SAJAN KURIAN.Request for Plaintiff Sajan Kurian to Appear via Telephone at the November 21, 2007 Preliminary Pretrial Conference.(SAUDER, JOSEPH) Modified on 11/13/2007 (nd, ). (Entered: 11/08/2007)

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Discovery Plan by SAJAN KURIAN. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 11/13/2007)

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NOTICE of Appearance by CHRISTOPHER G HAYES on behalf of SAJAN KURIAN (HAYES, CHRISTOPHER) (Entered: 11/14/2007)

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MOTION to Certify Class filed by SAJAN KURIAN.MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 11/20/2007)

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Memorandum of Law in Support re 17 MOTION to Certify Class filed by SAJAN KURIAN. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service# 2 Exhibit 1# 3 Exhibit 2# 4 Exhibit 3# 5 Exhibit 4# 6 Exhibit 5)(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 11/20/2007)

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge PAUL S. DIAMOND : Pretrial Conference held on 11/21/07. (mac, ) (Entered: 11/21/2007)

Nov. 21, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by DANIEL C. LEVIN on behalf of SAJAN KURIAN with Certificate of Service(LEVIN, DANIEL) (Entered: 11/21/2007)

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ORDER THAT PLAINTIFFS SHALL CONDUCT CLASS DISCOVERY BY 4/10/2008. RENEWED MOTIONS FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION DUE BY 5/1/2008. DEFENDANTS SHALL RESPOND BY MAY 22, 2008. DEFENDANTS MAY COMBINE A RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFFS' PENDING MOTION WITH A RESPONSE TO ANY RENEWED MOTION. ORAL ARGUMENT WILL BE HELD ON THIS MATTER ON JUNE 11, 2008 AT 10:00 A.M. SIGNED BY JUDGE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 11/21/07. 11/27/07 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mac, ) (Entered: 11/27/2007)

Nov. 26, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE by SAJAN KURIAN, THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD OF STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER CONCERNING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF DOCUMENTS AND MATERIALS (JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 11/29/2007)

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STIPULATION AND ORDER CONCERNING CONFIDENTIALITY OF DOCUMENTS AND MATERIALS AS OUTLINED HEREIN. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 12/6/07. 12/10/07 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mac, ) (Entered: 12/10/2007)

Dec. 10, 2007 PACER
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ORDER THAT THE JOINT REQUEST FOR AN ADDITIONAL 90 DAYS IN WHICH TO COMPLETE CLASS DISCOVERY IS GRANTED. THE COURT'S 11/21/2007 SCHEDULING ORDER IS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: PLAINTIFF'S CLASS DISCOVERY DUE BY 7/10/2008; PLAINTIFFS SHALL FILE A RENEWED MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION BY 8/1/2008; DEFENDANTS SHALL RESPOND BY 8/22/2008; PLAINTIFFS HAVE 10 DAYS TO FILE A REPLY BRIEF ON OR BEFORE 9/1/2008; AN ORAL ARGUMENT WILL BE HELD ON THIS MATTER ON 9/11/2008 AT 9:30 AM. ( DISCOVERY DUE BY 7/10/2008., MOTIONS DUE BY 8/1/2008., RESPONSES DUE BY 8/22/2008.), ( RESPONSES DUE BY 8/22/2008., MOTION HEARING SET FOR 9/11/2008 09:30 AM BEFORE HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND.). SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 3/27/2008. 3/28/2008 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED AND FAXED.(ap, ) (Entered: 03/28/2008)

March 28, 2008 PACER
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Letter dated 5/6/2008 from Bernice K. Gallagher Re: Appearance of Dr. Gunn and other witnesses for Continued trial (ap, ) (FILED IN ERROR; RE-FILED IN 07-3042) (Entered: 05/07/2008)

May 6, 2008 PACER
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STIPULATION REGARDING PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST TO FILE AN AMENDED COMPLAINT by SAJAN KURIAN. (ap, ) (Entered: 05/13/2008)

May 13, 2008 PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS OF THE ENTRY OF THIS ORDER, PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL SHALL FILE AN AMENDED COMPLAINT; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT DEFENDANTS SHALL ANSWER, MOVE TO DISMISS OR OTHERWISE RESPOND TO PLAINTIFFS' AMENDED COMPLAINT WITHIN 10 DAYS OF SERVICE THEREOF; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT THE COURT'S SCHEDULING ORDER OF MARCH 28, 2008 REMAINS IN PLACE, AND IS UNAFFECTED BY THE INSTANT ORDER. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 5/13/2008. 5/14/2008 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ap, ) (Entered: 05/14/2008)

May 14, 2008 PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD, JOHN DOES 1-20, filed by MICHAEL RHODES, SAJAN KURIAN. JURY TRIAL DEMANDED(ap, ) (Entered: 05/15/2008)

May 15, 2008 RECAP
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ANSWER to 28 Amended Complaint with Affirmative Defenses and Certificate of Service by THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD.(MACMAIN, DAVID) Modified on 5/22/2008 (nd). (Entered: 05/21/2008)

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ORDER THAT THE MOTION TO CERTIFY CLASS IS DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 6/12/2008.6/13/2008 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ap, ) (Entered: 06/13/2008)

June 13, 2008 PACER
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ORDER THAT THE REQUEST FOR AN ADDITIONAL 60 DAYS TO COMPLETE CLASS DISCOVERY IS GRANTED, AND THE COURT'S 3/27/08 SCHEDULING ORDER IS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: PLAINTIFF'S SHALL CONDUCT CLASS DISCOVERY BY 9/22/08. PLAINTIFF'S SHALL FILE A RENEWED MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION BY 10/14/08 AND AN ORAL ARGUMENT WILL BE HELD ON THIS MATTER ON 11/24/08.SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 7/25/08. 7/28/08 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ah) (Entered: 07/28/2008)

July 28, 2008 PACER
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MOTION to Certify Class filed by SAJAN KURIAN, MICHAEL RHODES.RENEWED MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION.(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 10/14/2008)

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MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' RENEWED MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION filed by SAJAN KURIAN, MICHAEL RHODES. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service, # 3 Exhibit 1, # 4 Exhibit 2, # 5 Exhibit 3, # 6 Exhibit 4, # 7 Exhibit 5, # 8 Exhibit 6, # 9 Exhibit 7, # 10 Exhibit 8, # 11 Exhibit 9, # 12 Exhibit 10, # 13 Exhibit 11, # 14 Exhibit 12, # 15 Exhibit 13, # 16 Exhibit 14, # 17 Exhibit 15, # 18 Exhibit 16)(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) Modified on 10/15/2008 (nd). (Entered: 10/14/2008)

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NOTICE of Appearance by MACAVAN A. BAIRD on behalf of THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD with Certificate of Service(BAIRD, MACAVAN) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

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Memorandum of Law in Opposition re 32 MOTION to Certify Class with Proposed Order and Certificate of Service filed by THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(MACMAIN, DAVID) (Entered: 11/04/2008)

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NOTICE by THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD re 35 Memorandum with Certificate of Service and Amended Page 18 (MACMAIN, DAVID) (Entered: 11/05/2008)

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EXHIBITS to Defendants The County of Lancaster and the Lancaster County Prison Board's Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Renewed Motion for Class Certification by THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD. (Filed in hard copy - excess of 50 pages)(ap, ) (Entered: 11/06/2008)

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RESPONSE in Support re 32 MOTION to Certify Class filed by SAJAN KURIAN, MICHAEL RHODES, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Certificate of Service)(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) Modified on 11/18/2008 (afm, ). (Entered: 11/14/2008)

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Nov. 14, 2008 PACER
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Plaintiffs' Reply Memorandum of Law in Further Support of Their Renewed Motion for Class Certification by SAJAN KURIAN, MICHAEL RHODES. (FILED UNDER SEAL) JURY DEMAND (ap, ) Modified on 11/14/2008 (ap, ). (Entered: 11/14/2008)

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AMENDED ANSWER to Complaint 28 Amended Complaint with Affirmative Defenses and Certificate of Service by THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD. (MACMAIN, DAVID) (Entered: 11/21/2008)

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND: Pretrial Conference held on 11/24/2008. (ap, ) (Entered: 11/24/2008)

Nov. 24, 2008 PACER
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ORDER THAT DURING THE WEEK BEGINNING 12/1/2008 DEFENDANTS SHALL PROVIDE PLAINTIFFS WITH A DRAFT CONSENT DECREE; PLAINTIFFS SHALL PROVIDE DEFENDANTS WITH THEIR INITIAL DEMANDS; PARTIES SHALL MEET AND CONFER ON THEIR PROPOSALS DURING THE WEEK BEGINNING 12/8/2008; PARTIES SHALL INFORM THE COURT OF THE STATUS OF NEGOTIATIONS BY 12/12/2008. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 11/24/2008. 11/24/2008 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED. (ap, ) (Entered: 11/24/2008)

Nov. 24, 2008 PACER
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ORDER THAT THE CLERK OF COURT MARK THIS ACTION CLOSED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES AND PLACE THE MATTER IN THE CIVIL SUSPENSE FILE.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 11/24/2008. 11/24/2008 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ap, ) (Entered: 11/24/2008)

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ORDER THAT DEFTS' REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINES IS GRANTED, ETC. DURING THE WEEK BEGINNING DECEMBER 1, 2008 PLFFS SHALL PROVIDE DEFTS WITH THEIR INITIAL DAMAGES AND COUNSEL FEES. ON DECEMBER 19, 2008 DEFTS SHALL INFORM THE COURT AND PLFFS WHETHER THEY ARE WILLING TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENT, ETC. THE PARTIES SHALL MEET AND CONFER ON THEIR PROPOSALS DURING THE WEEK BEGINNING JANUARY 5, 2009. THE PARTIES SHALL INFORM THE COURT ON THE STATUS OF NEGOTIATIONS BY JANUARY 9, 2009.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 12/5/08. 12/9/08 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED AND FAXED.(lvj, ) (Entered: 12/09/2008)

Dec. 8, 2008 PACER
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Letter dated 4/1/2009 from DAVID J. MACMAIN Re: Parties have resolved this case; settlement agreement expected within the month. (ap, ) (Entered: 04/01/2009)

April 1, 2009 PACER
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MOTION for Settlement filed by SAJAN KURIAN, THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD, MICHAEL RHODES.PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AND PROVISIONAL CLASS CERTIFICATION. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 07/29/2009)

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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT by SAJAN KURIAN, THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD, MICHAEL RHODES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 07/29/2009)

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July 29, 2009 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AND PROVISIONAL CLASS CERTIFICATION RE: MOTION for Settlement filed by SAJAN KURIAN, THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD, MICHAEL RHODES. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) (JOHNS, BENJAMIN) Modified on 7/30/2009 (nd). (Entered: 07/29/2009)

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ORDER THAT A HEARING ON THE PARTIES' JOINT MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR 8/20/2009 11:00 AM IN COURTROOM 6B BEFORE HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 8/3/2009. 8/4/2009 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ap, ) (Entered: 08/04/2009)

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ORDER THAT THE HEARING ON THE PARTIES' JOINT MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AND PROVISIONAL CLASS CERTIFICATION IS RESCHEDULED TO 8/20/2009 AT 12:30 PM IN COURTROOM 6B. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 8/18/2009. 8/19/2009 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ap, ) (Entered: 08/19/2009)

Aug. 19, 2009 PACER
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MOTION to Amend/Correct Notice filed by SAJAN KURIAN, MICHAEL RHODES.Certificate of Service.(LEVIN, DANIEL) (Entered: 08/20/2009)

Aug. 20, 2009 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND: Hearing held on 8/20/2009. Court Reporter: Marion Scarengelli. (ap, ) (Entered: 08/21/2009)

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ORDER THAT THE PARTIES' JOINT MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AND PROVISIONAL CLASS CERTIFICATION IS GRANTED AS OUTLINED HEREIN. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 9/1/2009. 9/1/2009 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ap, ) (Entered: 09/01/2009)

Sept. 1, 2009 PACER
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Statement by JEREMIAH SCHAFER. (ap, ) (Entered: 11/18/2009)

Nov. 18, 2009 PACER
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Letter dated 12/5/2009 from Edwin J. Purtalatin Re: Response to case settlement. (ap, ) Modified on 12/11/2009 (ap, ). (Entered: 12/11/2009)

Dec. 11, 2009 PACER
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Letter received from Charles E. Newbold Re: Response to case settlement. (ap, ) (Entered: 12/11/2009)

Dec. 11, 2009 PACER
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Letter to Judge Diamond by SAJAN KURIAN, THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD, MICHAEL RHODES re: Joint Request to Schedule Final Approval Hearing. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) Modified on 1/22/2010 (fh) (Entered: 01/20/2010)

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ORDER THAT A HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR 3/17/2010 04:00 PM IN COURTROOM 6-B BEFORE HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND AS OUTLINED WITHIN. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 1/22/10. 1/25/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(kk, ) (Entered: 01/25/2010)

Jan. 25, 2010 PACER
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MOTION for Approval of Settlement and Class Certification filed by JOHN DOES 1-20, SAJAN KURIAN, MICHAEL RHODES, THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 03/02/2010)

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Memorandum of Law in Support re 59 MOTION for Approval of Settlement and Class Certification filed by JOHN DOES 1-20, SAJAN KURIAN, MICHAEL RHODES, THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, THE LANCASTER COUNTY PRISON BOARD. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 03/02/2010)

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MOTION for Attorney Fees and Expenses, and Incentive Awards to the Named Plaintiffs filed by SAJAN KURIAN, MICHAEL RHODES..(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 03/02/2010)

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Memorandum of Law in Support re 61 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Expenses, and Incentive Awards to the Named Plaintiffs filed by SAJAN KURIAN, MICHAEL RHODES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4)(JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 03/02/2010)

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March 2, 2010 PACER
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ORDER THAT A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SET FOR 3/31/2010 01:30 PM IN COURTROOM BEFORE HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 3/23/10. 3/24/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(dp, ) (Entered: 03/24/2010)

March 24, 2010
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STIPULATION and [Proposed] Order Allowing for the Inclusion of Certain Late Claims in the Settlement by SAJAN KURIAN, MICHAEL RHODES. (JOHNS, BENJAMIN) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTORNEY; COPY FORWARDED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL) Modified on 4/1/2010 (nd, ). (Entered: 03/31/2010)

March 31, 2010
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND: Omnibus Hearing held on 3/31/2010. Court Reporter: MARION SCARENGELLI. (dp, ) (Entered: 04/01/2010)

April 1, 2010
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STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT ALLOWING FOR THE INCLUSION OF CERTAIN LATE CLAIMS IN THE SETTLEMENT, AS OUTLINED HEREIN. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 4/5/10. 4/6/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(dp, ) (Entered: 04/06/2010)

April 5, 2010
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ORDER THAT A CLASS IS CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO RULE 23(e), AS OUTLINED HEREIN. THE CLERK SHALL MARK THIS CASE CLOSED.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 4/9/10. 4/12/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(dp, ) (Entered: 04/12/2010)

April 9, 2010
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NOTICE TO COUNSEL RE: LRCP 5.1.5. 04/04/2012. COPIES E−MAILED.(nds) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

April 4, 2012

Document No. 39 unsealed pursuant to L.R.C.P. 5.1.5.(uh, ) (Entered: 07/19/2012)

July 19, 2012

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 22, 2007

Closing Date: 2010

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Class of individuals who were strip-searched upon entering the Lancaster County Prison.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg, LLP

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Lancaster County (Lancaster), County

Lancaster County Prison Board (Lancaster), 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)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $2,507,200.00

Issues

General:

Search policies

Strip search policy

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run