Case: Dunn v. City of Chicago

1:04-cv-06804 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Oct. 21, 2004

Closed Date: 2013

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Case Summary

On October 21, 2004, a group of former Chicago Police Department (CPD) detainees filed this class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the CPD. Represented by the Chicago civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy, the plaintiffs alleged that the CPD were engaged in a unconstitutional pattern and practice of detaining persons under its control for excessive periods of time and under poor conditions. Specifically, the plaintiffs …

On October 21, 2004, a group of former Chicago Police Department (CPD) detainees filed this class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the CPD. Represented by the Chicago civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy, the plaintiffs alleged that the CPD were engaged in a unconstitutional pattern and practice of detaining persons under its control for excessive periods of time and under poor conditions. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that the Department routinely and secretly detained suspects in police station interrogation rooms for lengthy periods of time, up to 48 hours without sleep or food, in attempts to develop legal grounds for detaining them. These unlawful detentions, plaintiffs alleged, amounted to physical and psychological "soft torture" and produced scores of false confessions. Plaintiffs sought monetary damages and class certification.

On June 13, 2005, the plaintiffs moved for certification of three separate classes: (1) those subjected to interrogation room detentions for over 16 hours; (2) those held in the department lock-up and deprived of adequate accommodations for sleep; and (3) those detained by police for over 48 hours without a probable cause hearing. Defendants objected to certification of Class I and III, but consented to certification of Class II.

On October 5, 2005, U.S. District Judge Robert W. Gettleman granted plaintiffs' motion with respect to the Class II and III. Class II was defined as: "All persons held in a CPD lock-up or detective division facility between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. at any time from October 12, 2002, to the date of this order." Class III was defined as: "All persons arrested on suspicion of a felony without an arrest warrant and who were detained by the CPD in excess of 48 hours without a judicial probable cause hearing at any time from August 15, 1999, to the date of this order." Judge Gettleman denied certification as to first class because the claims of the only proposed representative of the first class was barred by the statute of limitations. 231 F.R.D. 367 (N.D.Ill. Oct 05, 2005). The plaintiffs later added a new representative for Class I and renewed their motion to certify this class. Judge Gettleman granted the motion on June 2, 2006.

While the certification issues were being resolved by the court, the parties engaged in substantial discovery. Many disputes arose, causing the parties to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier over 20 times. The CPD was ordered to produce, among other materials, computerized arrest data and a sampling of 3,000 paper arrest records. The plaintiffs used the arrest data to create a database which would be used to identify the members of the various classes.

Judge Schenkier held a series of settlement conferences beginning on September 21, 2006 and continuing over the next year. On October 6, 2010, the Court gave final approval of the negotiated class action settlement. The defendants were required to fund a settlement fund of up to $16.5 million to pay settlement class members. The agreement specified the following awards for each class:

• Members of Class I (detained for longer than 16 hours) were eligible for an award of up to $2,000;

• Members of Class II (detained overnight without adequate accommodations for sleep) were eligible for an award of up to $90; and

• Members of Class III (detained for longer than 48 hours without a probable cause hearing) were eligible for an award of up to $3,000.

The defendants were also required to pay for all costs related to the claims administration for the settlement. The agreement also allowed for an attorneys' fee award not to exceed $5 million, and attorneys' costs and expenses not to exceed $70,000.

On April 19, 2013, Judge Schenkier issued an order stating that the entirety of damages had been paid and any remainder of the settlement fund would be returned to the City of Chicago.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/11/2008)

Andrew Steiger (1/28/2014)

John He (2/29/2016)

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Judge(s)

Gettleman, Robert William (Illinois)

Schenkier, Sidney I. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ainsworth, Russel R. (Illinois)

Donnell, Heather Lewis (Illinois)

Jenkins, Matthew T (Illinois)

Kanovitz, Michael I. (Illinois)

Keen, Roshna Bala (Illinois)

Loevy, Arthur R. (Illinois)

Rosenblatt, Jonathan A. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baker, Stephen Paul (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Gettleman, Robert William (Illinois)

Schenkier, Sidney I. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ainsworth, Russel R. (Illinois)

Donnell, Heather Lewis (Illinois)

Jenkins, Matthew T (Illinois)

Kanovitz, Michael I. (Illinois)

Keen, Roshna Bala (Illinois)

Loevy, Arthur R. (Illinois)

Rosenblatt, Jonathan A. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baker, Stephen Paul (Illinois)

Crowl, Matthew Charles (Illinois)

Dolesh, Mike (Illinois)

Ellis, Sara (Illinois)

Georges, Mara Stacy (Illinois)

Ghezzi, June K. (Illinois)

Holmes, Patricia Brown (Illinois)

Hurricane, Jean H (Illinois)

Kelly, Catherine M. (Illinois)

Kokolis, Aphrodite (Illinois)

Mincy, J. Ernest III (Illinois)

Mock, Matthew B (Illinois)

Murray, Brian Joseph (Illinois)

Natter, Lisa M (Illinois)

Roeb, Craig Alan (California)

Sheerin, Caroline K. (Illinois)

Skiermont, Karey Vering (Illinois)

Winchester, Jason Graham (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

Flaxman, Kenneth N. (Illinois)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Muhammad, Jamal S (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:04-cv-06804

Docket [PACER]

April 19, 2013

April 19, 2013

Docket
1

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Complaint

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

Complaint
42

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Plaintiffs' Reply in support of their Motion for Class Certification

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief
46

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Memorandum Opinion and Order

231 F.R.D. 367

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

Order/Opinion
63

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Memorandum Opinion and Order

2005 WL 3299391, 2005 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 30888

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

Order/Opinion
102

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Order Granting Class Certification

June 2, 2006

June 2, 2006

Order/Opinion
131

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Amended Complaint

April 3, 2007

April 3, 2007

Complaint
343

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Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and Directing Notice to Settlement Classes

May 14, 2010

May 14, 2010

Order/Opinion
339-2

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Class Action Release and Settlement Agreement

May 14, 2010

May 14, 2010

Settlement Agreement
356

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Order Granting Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and Final Judgment

Oct. 6, 2010

Oct. 6, 2010

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Last updated July 23, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; Jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Russell R Ainsworth, Michael I Kanovitz, Arthur R. Loevy, Jon Loevy as attorney(s) for plaintiffs (One original and one copy summons(es) issued.) (Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (lw) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

RECAP

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 10/21/04 in the amount of $150.00, receipt #10216898. (lw)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

PACER
2

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons and complaint executed as to defendant City of Chicago on 10/28/04. (hp) (Entered: 10/29/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

PACER
3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by June K. Ghezzi, Jason Graham Winchester, Brian Joseph Murray, Karey Vering Skiermont. (gma) (Entered: 11/22/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

PACER
4

AGREED MOTION by defendant City of Chicago for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead ; Notice. (lc) (Entered: 11/30/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

PACER

MOTION by defendant City of Chicago for reassignment of cases as related (Attachments); Notice (Original in 01 cv 1823) (cdy)

Nov. 22, 2004

Nov. 22, 2004

PACER
5

MINUTE ORDER of 11/29/04 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman : Defendant's motion for extension of time to 01/04/05 to file its answer to plaintiff's complaint is granted [4-1] Telephoned notice (lc) (Entered: 11/30/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

PACER

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to Chicago's motion for reassignment of cases as related [0-1] (Attachments); Notice (Original in 01 cv 1823) (cdy)

Dec. 3, 2004

Dec. 3, 2004

PACER
6

MOTION by defendant for extension of time in which to answer or otherwise plead ; Notice. (emd) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

PACER
7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Caroline K. Sheerin (emd) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

PACER
8

RESPONSE by plaintiff in opposition to Chicago's second motion for extension of time in which to answer or otherwise plead [6-1] (Attachments); Notice. (ntf) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 10, 2005

Jan. 10, 2005

PACER

SCHEDULE set on 1/11/05 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing set to 9:00 2/9/05 . Status report due 2/3/05. Open court notice (gds)

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

PACER
9

MINUTE ORDER of 1/11/05 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman : Defendant City of Chicago's motion for extension of time to 2/3/05 to answer or otherwise plead is granted [6-1]. Mailed notice (emd) (Entered: 01/11/2005)

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

PACER
10

JOINT INITIAL STATUS Report by parties; Notice.(mjc, ) Modified on 2/7/2005 (mjc, ). Modified on 1/10/2006 (mjc, ). (Entered: 02/07/2005)

Feb. 3, 2005

Feb. 3, 2005

PACER
11

MOTION by Defendant City of Chicago for leave to withdraw and substitute counsel.(lxs, ) (Entered: 02/09/2005)

Feb. 3, 2005

Feb. 3, 2005

PACER
12

NOTICE of Motion by June K. Ghezzi for presentment of motion to substitute attorney, motion to withdraw as attorney 11 before Honorable Robert W. Gettleman on 2/9/2005 at 09:15 AM. (lxs, ) (Entered: 02/09/2005)

Feb. 3, 2005

Feb. 3, 2005

PACER
13

MOTION by Defendant City of Chicago to dismiss plaintiffs' complaint; Exhibit.(lxs, ) Modified on 12/8/2005 (ym, ). (Entered: 02/09/2005)

Feb. 3, 2005

Feb. 3, 2005

PACER
14

NOTICE of Motion by June K. Ghezzi for presentment of motion to dismiss 13 before Honorable Robert W. Gettleman on 2/9/2005 at 09:15 AM. (lxs, ) (Entered: 02/09/2005)

Feb. 3, 2005

Feb. 3, 2005

PACER
15

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant City of Chicago by Mara Stacy Georges, Sara L. Ellis, Michael J. Dolesh (lxs, ) (Entered: 02/11/2005)

Feb. 9, 2005

Feb. 9, 2005

PACER
16

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held on 2/9/2005, Set deadlines/hearing as to motion to dismiss 13 : Responses due by 2/16/2005 Replies due by 2/23/2005. Status hearing set for 3/16/2005 at 09:30 AM. No notice (gds, ) (Entered: 02/22/2005)

Feb. 9, 2005

Feb. 9, 2005

PACER
17

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to defendant's motion to dismiss 13 ; Notice; Exhibits. (mjc, ) Modified on 2/28/2006 (ym, ). (Entered: 02/22/2005)

Feb. 16, 2005

Feb. 16, 2005

PACER
19

REPLY by Defendant City of Chicago in support of its motion to dismiss; Notice. (lxs, ) (Entered: 02/28/2005)

Feb. 23, 2005

Feb. 23, 2005

PACER
18

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Defendant City of Chicago's motion to withdraw appearances of June Ghezzi, Jason Winchester, Brian Murray, and Karen Skiermont as its counsel and to substitute the appearances of Michael Dolesh and Sara Ellis as its counsel is granted. Open Court notice (lxs, ) (Entered: 02/25/2005)

Feb. 24, 2005

Feb. 24, 2005

PACER
20

MOTION by Plaintiffs to supplement the record of Chicago's motion to dismiss; Exhibits. (gma, ) Modified on 7/26/2006 (ym, ). (Entered: 03/08/2005)

March 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

PACER
21

NOTICE of Motion by Arthur R. Loevy for presentment of MOTION by Plaintiffs to supplement the record of Chicago's motion to dismiss 20 before Honorable Robert W. Gettleman on 3/9/2005 at 09:15 AM. (gma, ) (Entered: 03/08/2005)

March 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

PACER
22

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Motion to supplement 20 the record on defendant's motion to dismiss is granted Telephone notice (gds, ) (Entered: 03/15/2005)

March 15, 2005

March 15, 2005

PACER
23

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Motion to reassign case [] is moot, Motion to dismiss 13 is denied. Answer to complaint is due by 4/15/05. Status hearing set for 3/24/2005 at 09:00 AM. Open court notice (gds, ) (Entered: 03/16/2005)

March 16, 2005

March 16, 2005

PACER
24

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held. Plaintiff's class certification motion is due by 5/13/2005. Defendant's response is due by 6/17/2005. Plaintiff's reply is due by 7/1/2005. Status hearing set for 8/25/2005 at 09:00 AM. Open court notice (gds, ) (Entered: 03/25/2005)

March 24, 2005

March 24, 2005

PACER
26

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER:Case referred to magistrate judge Sidney I. Schenkierpursuant to Local Rule 72.1. Signed by Judge Robert W. Gettleman on 03/25/05. (lxs, ) (Entered: 03/29/2005)

March 25, 2005

March 25, 2005

PACER
25

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Status hearing set for 4/20/2005 at 09:00 AM. Mailed notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 03/28/2005)

March 28, 2005

March 28, 2005

PACER
27

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by City of Chicago; Notice.(lxs, ) (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005

PACER
28

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Magistrate Judge Status hearing held and continued to 6/23/2005 at 09:00 AM. Mailed notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 20, 2005

April 20, 2005

PACER
29

UNOPPOSED MOTION by Defendant City of Chicago to extend class certification briefing schedule; Notice. (lcw, ) (Entered: 05/03/2005)

April 29, 2005

April 29, 2005

PACER
30

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant City of Chicago to extend class certification briefing schedule; Notice. (lcw, ) (Entered: 05/04/2005)

May 2, 2005

May 2, 2005

PACER
31

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Motion for extension of time 29 30 is granted. Plaintiff's motion for class certification is due by 6/13/2005. Responses due by 7/18/2005. Replies due by 8/1/2005. Status hearing before Honorable Robert W. Gettleman is reset to 9/29/2005 at 09:00 A.M. Mailed notice (gds, ) (Entered: 05/05/2005)

May 5, 2005

May 5, 2005

PACER
32

MOTION by plaintiffs for class certification; Notice.(lcw, ) (Entered: 06/16/2005)

June 13, 2005

June 13, 2005

PACER
33

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in Support of their motion for class certification 32 . (lcw, ) (Document Not Scanned) Modified on 8/9/2007 (lcw, ). (Entered: 06/16/2005)

June 13, 2005

June 13, 2005

PACER
34

NOTICE of Motion by plaintiffs for presentment of MOTION to transfer as a related case before Honorable Robert W. Gettleman on 6/28/2005 at 09:15 AM. (gma, ) (Entered: 06/22/2005)

June 21, 2005

June 21, 2005

PACER
35

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Magistrate Judge Status hearing held and continued to 10/18/2005 at 09:00 AM. The status hearing date of 10/13/05 is stricken by the Court. Mailed notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 06/23/2005)

June 23, 2005

June 23, 2005

PACER
36

AGREED, QUALIFIED PROTECTIVE Order Signed by Judge Sidney I. Schenkier on 6/23/2005.(lcw, ) (Entered: 06/28/2005)

June 23, 2005

June 23, 2005

PACER
37

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier: Enter agreed qualified protective order. Mailed notice (lcw, ) (Entered: 06/28/2005)

June 24, 2005

June 24, 2005

PACER
38

MEMORANDUM by defendant City of Chicago in Opposition to plaintiffs' motion for class certification 32 ; Notice. (Exhibits) (lcw, ) (Entered: 07/21/2005)

July 18, 2005

July 18, 2005

PACER
39

UNOPPOSED MOTION by Plaintiffs for a four-day extension to file their reply in support of class certification(gma, ) (Entered: 07/28/2005)

July 27, 2005

July 27, 2005

PACER
40

NOTICE of Motion by plaintiff for presentment of UNOPPOSED MOTION by Plaintiffs for a four-day extension to file their reply in support of class certification 39 before Honorable Robert W. Gettleman on 8/2/2005 at 09:15 AM. (gma, ) (Entered: 07/28/2005)

July 27, 2005

July 27, 2005

PACER
41

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Plaintiff's motion for extension of time 39 to file reply is granted. Telephone notice (gds, ) (Entered: 08/02/2005)

Aug. 2, 2005

Aug. 2, 2005

PACER
42

REPLY by plaintiffs in Support of their motion class certification 32 ; Notice. (Exhibits) (lcw, ) (Entered: 08/10/2005)

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

RECAP
43

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing reset to 10/3/2005 at 09:15 AM. Mailed notice (gds, ) (Entered: 09/21/2005)

Sept. 21, 2005

Sept. 21, 2005

PACER
44

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing date of 10/3/2005 is stricken. The Court will rule by mail. Telephone notice (gds, ) (Entered: 10/03/2005)

Oct. 3, 2005

Oct. 3, 2005

PACER
45

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Memorandum opinion and order entered. Accordingly, plaintiffs' motion for class certification with respect to class III is granted. The court certifies class II by agreement. The court denied plaintiffs' motion as to class I. Status hearing set for 10/18/05 at 09:30 AM. Mailed notice (lcw, ) (Entered: 10/07/2005)

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

PACER
46

MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by Judge Robert W. Gettleman on 10/5/2005.(lcw, ) (Entered: 10/07/2005)

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

RECAP
47

MOTION by Plaintiff Thomas Dunn for reconsideration regarding memorandum opinion and order 46 (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 10/14/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005

Oct. 14, 2005

PACER
48

NOTICE of Motion by Michael I Kanovitz for presentment of motion for reconsideration, motion for relief 47 before Honorable Robert W. Gettleman on 10/18/2005 at 09:15 AM. (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 10/14/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005

Oct. 14, 2005

PACER
49

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing reset to 10/25/2005 at 09:30 AM. Plaintiffs' motion for reconsideration is also reset to that day and time. Telephone notice (gds, ) (Entered: 10/18/2005)

Oct. 18, 2005

Oct. 18, 2005

PACER
50

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Pursuant to the parties request, the status hearing set for 10/18/05 is reset to 11/1/2005 at 09:00 AM. Mailed notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 10/19/2005)

Oct. 19, 2005

Oct. 19, 2005

PACER
51

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant City of Chicago by Stephen Paul Baker (Baker, Stephen) (Entered: 10/25/2005)

Oct. 25, 2005

Oct. 25, 2005

PACER
54

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held. Leave is granted to Michael J. Dolesh and Caroline K. Sheerin to withdraw their appearance as counsel on behalf of defendant. Leave is granted to Steven Baker, J. Ernest Mincy and Catherine Kelly to file their appearances as substitute counsel for defendant. Response to plaintiff's motion for reconsideration is due by 11/8/05. Reply is due by 11/15/2005. Status hearing continued to 11/28/05, at 10:30 a.m. Mailed notice (lcw, ) (Entered: 11/03/2005)

Oct. 25, 2005

Oct. 25, 2005

PACER

Responses due by 11/8/2005 Replies due by 11/15/2005. (lcw, )

Oct. 25, 2005

Oct. 25, 2005

PACER
52

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant City of Chicago by J Ernest Mincy, III (Mincy, J) (Entered: 10/26/2005)

Oct. 26, 2005

Oct. 26, 2005

PACER
53

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Status hearing set for 11/10/2005 at 09:00 AM. Telephone notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 11/02/2005)

Nov. 2, 2005

Nov. 2, 2005

PACER
55

RESPONSE by Defendant City of Chicago to motion for reconsideration, motion for relief 47 (Ellis, Sara) (Entered: 11/08/2005)

Nov. 8, 2005

Nov. 8, 2005

PACER
56

NOTICE by City of Chicago re Response 55 to Plaintiffs' Motion for Reconsideration (Ellis, Sara) (Entered: 11/08/2005)

Nov. 8, 2005

Nov. 8, 2005

PACER
57

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant City of Chicago by Catherine M. Kelly (Kelly, Catherine) (Entered: 11/09/2005)

Nov. 9, 2005

Nov. 9, 2005

PACER
58

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Status hearing held and continued to 12/6/2005 at 09:00 AM. The defendant is to respond to the plaintiffs' settlement proposal by 11/28/05. Mailed notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 11/14/2005)

Nov. 10, 2005

Nov. 10, 2005

PACER
59

REPLY by Thomas Dunnin Support of MOTION by Plaintiff Thomas Dunn for reconsideration regarding memorandum opinion and order 46 47 (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 11/15/2005)

Nov. 15, 2005

Nov. 15, 2005

PACER
60

NOTICE by all plaintiffs re reply to response to motion 59 (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 11/15/2005)

Nov. 15, 2005

Nov. 15, 2005

PACER
61

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held on 11/28/2005 Status hearing set for 12/15/2005 at 09:30 AM. Open court notice (gds, ) (Entered: 11/30/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

PACER
62

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Memorandum opinion and order entered. Accordingly, plaintiff's motion to reconsider 47 is granted and class III is redefined. Mailed notice (lcw, ) (Entered: 12/05/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

PACER
63

MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by Judge Robert W. Gettleman on 11/30/2005.(lcw, ) (Entered: 12/05/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

RECAP
64

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Pursuant to the defendants' request, the status hearing is reset to 12/15/05 at 9:00 a.m. Telephone notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 12/07/2005)

Dec. 7, 2005

Dec. 7, 2005

PACER
65

MOTION by Plaintiffs Thomas Dunn, Denny Robinson, Leonard Kimble for leave to file Amended Complaint (Attachments: # 1)(Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 12/12/2005)

Dec. 12, 2005

Dec. 12, 2005

PACER
66

NOTICE of Motion by Michael I Kanovitz for presentment of motion for leave to file 65 before Honorable Robert W. Gettleman on 12/15/2005 at 09:30 AM. (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 12/12/2005)

Dec. 12, 2005

Dec. 12, 2005

PACER
67

MOTION by Plaintiffs Thomas Dunn, Denny Robinson, Leonard Kimble to certify class I (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 12/12/2005)

Dec. 12, 2005

Dec. 12, 2005

PACER
68

NOTICE of Motion by Michael I Kanovitz for presentment of motion to certify class 67 before Honorable Robert W. Gettleman on 12/15/2005 at 09:30 AM. (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 12/12/2005)

Dec. 12, 2005

Dec. 12, 2005

PACER
69

Joint Proposed Class Action Notice by Thomas Dunn, Denny Robinson, Leonard Kimble, City of Chicago (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 12/13/2005)

Dec. 13, 2005

Dec. 13, 2005

PACER
70

NOTICE by Thomas Dunn, Denny Robinson, Leonard Kimble re other 69 Joint Proposed Notice of Class Action (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 12/13/2005)

Dec. 13, 2005

Dec. 13, 2005

PACER
71

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held. Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file amended complaint is granted. Motion to certify class I is continued to 1/26/06, at 9:30 a.m. Discovery ordered closed 11/16/06. Status hearing continued to 11/16/06, at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (lcw, ) (Entered: 12/16/2005)

Dec. 15, 2005

Dec. 15, 2005

PACER

Motion Hearing set for 1/26/2006 at 09:30 AM. (lcw, )

Dec. 15, 2005

Dec. 15, 2005

PACER
72

AMENDED complaint by Veronica Imperial, Thomas Dunn, Denny Robinson, Leonard Kimble against City of Chicago. (lcw, ) (Entered: 12/16/2005)

Dec. 15, 2005

Dec. 15, 2005

PACER
73

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Magistrate Judge Status hearing held and continued to 1/19/2006 at 09:00 AM. Mailed notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 12/16/2005)

Dec. 15, 2005

Dec. 15, 2005

PACER
74

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Status hearing held and continued to 2/8/2006 at 09:00 AM. Any 30(b)(6) depositions are to be completed before 2/8/06. Mailed notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 01/20/2006)

Jan. 19, 2006

Jan. 19, 2006

PACER
75

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held on 1/26/2006 Status hearing set for 2/9/2006 at 09:30 AM. Mailed notice (gds, ) (Entered: 01/26/2006)

Jan. 26, 2006

Jan. 26, 2006

PACER
76

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Status hearing held and continued to 3/1/2006 at 09:00 AM. By 2/28/06, another 30(b)(6) deposition shall take place concerning the computer information. Mailed notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

PACER
77

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held on 2/9/2006. Status hearing set for 3/1/2006 at 09:30 AM. Mailed notice (gds, ) (Entered: 02/09/2006)

Feb. 9, 2006

Feb. 9, 2006

PACER
78

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held on 3/1/2006 Status hearing set for 3/9/2006 at 10:00 AM. Mailed notice (gds, ) (Entered: 03/01/2006)

March 1, 2006

March 1, 2006

PACER
79

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Status hearing held and continued to 3/9/2006 at 09:00 AM. Plaintiff's oral motion to set a deadline for defendant's responses to written discovery served on 01/17/06 is GRANTED; responses are due by 03/22/06. The parties are directed to meet and confer concerning any disputes concerning plaintiff's pending Rule 30(b)(6) notice, and to raise any unresolved disputes at the next status conference. At the next status conference, the Court will set deadlines for defendant to produce certain computerized arrest records. Advised in open court (jms, ) (Entered: 03/01/2006)

March 1, 2006

March 1, 2006

PACER
80

STATUS Report regarding class notice by Thomas Dunn, Denny Robinson, Leonard Kimble, Veronica Imperial (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 7, 2006

March 7, 2006

PACER
81

NOTICE by all plaintiffs re status report 80 (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 7, 2006

March 7, 2006

PACER
82

MINUTE entry before Judge Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held on 3/9/2006. Conference on class notice is set for 5/12/2006 at 11:00 AM. Mailed notice (gds, ) (Entered: 03/09/2006)

March 9, 2006

March 9, 2006

PACER
83

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : STATUS HEARING HELD. Defendant's shall begin production of information from its CRIS data base as soon as possible after 03/23/06. The production shall be on a rolling basis, and shall be completed by 04/13/06. Plaintiff shall serve Rule 36 requests to admit concerning the subjects of the pending Rule 30(b)(6) notices by 03/10/06. The Court shortens defendant's time to respond, with the answers to the requests to admit due by 03/24/06. Defendant shall supply plaintiff with a list of relevant CV numbers by 03/16/06. The Rule 30(b)(6) deposition notices shall be held in abeyance pending the answers to the requests to admit. The matter is set for a status conference on 04/13/06 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 03/09/2006)

March 9, 2006

March 9, 2006

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84

MOTION by Defendant City of Chicago for extension of time to answer plaintiffs' Second Set of Requests to Admit (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Plaintiffs' Second Set of Requests to Admit)(Ellis, Sara) (Entered: 03/23/2006)

2 Exhibit A Plaintiffs' Second Set of Requests to Admit

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March 23, 2006

March 23, 2006

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85

NOTICE of Motion by Sara L. Ellis for presentment of motion for extension of time 84 before Honorable Sidney I. Schenkier on 3/28/2006 at 09:00 AM. (Ellis, Sara) (Entered: 03/23/2006)

March 23, 2006

March 23, 2006

PACER
86

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Defendant's motion for an extension of time to answer plaintiffs' second set of Request to Admit 84 is granted. Status hearing set for 3/30/2006 at 09:00 AM. The Court orders that Mr. Maris and his supervisor are to appear at the status hearing. Mailed notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 03/29/2006)

March 28, 2006

March 28, 2006

PACER
87

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : This order corrects the previously entered order for 3/28/06 (docket entry 86). Defendant's motion for an extension of time to answer plaintiffs' second set of Requests to Admit 84 is granted. By 4/10/06, the defendant is to answer the Requests to Admit without objections. Status hearing set for 3/30/2006 at 09:00 AM. The Court orders that Mr. Maris and his supervisor are to appear at the status hearing. (mmm, ) (Entered: 03/29/2006)

March 28, 2006

March 28, 2006

PACER
88

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Status hearing held on 3/30/2006. (mmm, ) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

PACER
89

MOTION by Plaintiffs Thomas Dunn, Veronica Imperial for discovery Overruling objections and Deeming Request Admitted (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C)(Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

2 Exhibit A

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4 Exhibit C

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April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

PACER
90

NOTICE of Motion by Michael I Kanovitz for presentment of motion for discovery 89 before Honorable Sidney I. Schenkier on 4/18/2006 at 08:30 AM. (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

PACER
91

MINUTE entry before Judge Sidney I. Schenkier : Status hearing held. By 4/27/06, the defendant is to complete production of the requested CRIS data. By 6/8/06, the defendant is to produce the automated system information. Plaintiff's motion for discovery Overruling objections and Deeming Request Admitted is reset for hearing on 4/26/06 at 9:00 a.m. The 4/18/06 motion hearing date is stricken. Mailed notice (mmm, ) (Entered: 04/13/2006)

April 13, 2006

April 13, 2006

PACER
92

MOTION by Plaintiffs Thomas Dunn, Denny Robinson, Veronica Imperial to compel and for Cautionary Instructions (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D)(Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

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5 Exhibit D

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April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

PACER
93

NOTICE of Motion by Michael I Kanovitz for presentment of motion to compel 92 before Honorable Sidney I. Schenkier on 4/26/2006 at 08:30 AM. (Kanovitz, Michael) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

PACER
94

RESPONSE by City of Chicago in Opposition to MOTION by Plaintiffs Thomas Dunn, Veronica Imperial for discovery Overruling objections and Deeming Request Admitted 89 (Ellis, Sara) (Linked document does not show case number 04c6804) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Policing

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 21, 2004

Closing Date: 2013

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Individuals detained by Chicago police (1) in interrogation rooms for over 16 hours; (2) over night in lock-up without bedding; (3) over 48 hours without a probable cause hearing

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Loevy & Loevy

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

City of Chicago (Chicago), City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $16.5 million

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Failure to discipline

Failure to supervise

Failure to train

False arrest

Over/Unlawful Detention

Pattern or Practice