Case: Montez v. Owens

1:92-cv-00870 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: May 5, 1992

Closed Date: May 15, 2018

Clearinghouse coding in progress

Case Summary

This federal lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, in 1992, by six incarcerated individuals with disabilities who alleged that Colorado's prisons did not comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In 1996, the case became certified as a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all incarcerated individuals with disabilities.In 2003, the state Department of Corrections agreed in a multimillion-dollar settle…

This federal lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, in 1992, by six incarcerated individuals with disabilities who alleged that Colorado's prisons did not comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In 1996, the case became certified as a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all incarcerated individuals with disabilities.

In 2003, the state Department of Corrections agreed in a multimillion-dollar settlement known as the Remedial Plan to make changes by 2005. The court [Judge Edward Nottingham] approved this plan on August 27, 2003. The changes included making prisons handicapped-accessible, ending lower pay for so-called "handicapped" inmate jobs and ensuring that disabled inmates had access to sign language interpreters and Braille or large-print documents.

The Remedial Plan also included a mechanism for individuals to file claims seeking damages, or some other remedy available in court, that would be sent to a team of two Special Masters to adjudicate and determine damages based on an agreed upon class system. In 2004, the Special Masters requested that the court authorize at least two additional masters to accommodate the ever-increasing case load. Although both parties to the case recognized the need to have additional Special Masters, neither party could agree on who should be able to become Special Master. This disagreement stymied future progress in the case. Between 2004 and 2005 alone, over 1300 individuals submitted claims to the Special Masters.

The state did not meet the requirements of other elements of the Remedial Plan by 2005, so the deadline was extended to July 2007. By 2008, the Colorado prison system missed two court-ordered deadlines to improve facilities and services for disabled inmates, some of whom have gone without glasses, diabetes medication, wheelchairs or hearing aids for months or even years, according to court records.

To cause further disarray, in 2008, Judge Edward Nottingham resigned from his commission as United States District Judge for the district of Colorado. Judge Christine Arguello replaced Judge Edward Nottingham. Since 2008 the settlement has faced a myriad of conflicts between the parties of the case, resignations and replacements of special masters for the case settlement as individual claims continue to be sorted out.

One of the largest areas of dispute that has formed between the two parties of the case regards whether an inmate is able to seek appellate review of a decision made by a Special Master. This dispute arose after a claimant filed an individual claim for damages because, as a diabetic, his correctional facility forced him to wear a different color name tag than other inmates. The Special Masters denied this claim, stating that they did not have jurisdiction to address this issue. The claimant sought the ability to appeal this decision despite the fact that the consent decree specifically says that all decisions made by the Special Masters are final. This situation created a whirlwind of activity regarding the enforcement of the consent decree and eventually wound up in front of the Tenth Circuit. 307 Fed.Appx. 160 (2009).

After years of litigation, on May 10, 2011, the Tenth Circuit held that even though the consent decree provided that the lower court's review would be final, an appeal could be made to the Tenth Circuit since the Court's jurisdiction is invoked by statute. Regardless, the Court affirmed the lower courts' decision to dismiss the officials' motion, and the claimant's motion for damages. 640 F.3d 1126 (2011).

In January 2015, the Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari. Between 2015 and 2018, several interested parties filed appeals in the Tenth Circuit. One of these appeals was dismissed on June 7, 2019 after the appellant repeatedly failed to submit a timely brief. On January 22, 2018, another resulted in the award of $50 to one class member along with the dismissal of the remainder of his claims. As of April 11, 2020, there are no other pending appeals. The settlement for this case is ongoing in the district court.

Summary Authors

Megan Richardson (6/9/2014)

Hope Brinn (11/3/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Arguello, Christine M. (Colorado)

Ebel, David M. (Colorado)

Gorsuch, Neil M. (Colorado)

Henry, Robert Harlan (Oklahoma)

Kane, John L. Jr. (Colorado)

Klane, John L (Colorado)

McKay, Monroe G. (Utah)

Nottingham, Edward Willis Jr. (Colorado)

Schlatter, O. Edward (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bellac, Patricia S. (Colorado)

Judge(s)

Arguello, Christine M. (Colorado)

Ebel, David M. (Colorado)

Gorsuch, Neil M. (Colorado)

Henry, Robert Harlan (Oklahoma)

Kane, John L. Jr. (Colorado)

Klane, John L (Colorado)

McKay, Monroe G. (Utah)

Nottingham, Edward Willis Jr. (Colorado)

Schlatter, O. Edward (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bellac, Patricia S. (Colorado)

Carlson, John T. (Colorado)

Carroll, Terrence David (Colorado)

Greisen, Paula Dee (Colorado)

Lane, David A. (Colorado)

Marks, Lara Elizabeth (Colorado)

Miller, David H. (Colorado)

Myhre, Blair David (Colorado)

Ramey, Edward T. (Colorado)

Riddle, Jennifer Wardner (Colorado)

Weiser, Jennifer R. (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Arnold, Willow Ivana (Colorado)

Atkinson, John Aaron (Colorado)

Belsches, Grace A. (Colorado)

Berman, Jennifer Allison (Colorado)

Conroy, Deann Marie (Colorado)

Dance, Jess Alexander (Colorado)

Dash, Diane Marie (Colorado)

Fredericks, Jacquelynn Nicole Rich (Colorado)

Higgins, William J. (Colorado)

Huss, Jennifer Susan (Colorado)

Ibrisagic, Berina (Colorado)

McCann, Elizabeth H. (Colorado)

Meyer, Brooke H. (Colorado)

Quinn, James Xavier (Colorado)

Randolph, Celia Florry (Colorado)

Suthers, John W. (Colorado)

Veiga, Jennifer L. (Colorado)

Westfall, Richard A. (Colorado)

Wiens, Adam B. (Colorado)

Wilkonson, Scott Arthur (Colorado)

Other Attorney(s)

Fraser, Joseph Jerome III (Colorado)

Garcia, Castelar M. (Colorado)

Hall, Eric V (Colorado)

Lyons, Thomas J (Colorado)

Moyer, H. Earl (Colorado)

Tondre, Brice A. (Colorado)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Barr, Robbie (Colorado)

Borchers, Richard M. (Colorado)

Bulgier, Jimmy R. (Texas)

Coit, Jill (Colorado)

Davidson, Richard C. (Colorado)

Freeman, Barbara A (Colorado)

Greison, Paula (Colorado)

Pringle, Bruce D (Colorado)

Walker, Steven Paul (Colorado)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Civil Docket for Case #: 1:96-cv-00343-EWN

Bulgier v. Reed

Oct. 27, 2004 Docket

Docket [PACER]

Montez v. Romer

July 22, 2013 Docket

Remedial Plan

No Court

Aug. 27, 2003 Discovery Material/FOIA Release
599

Order and Memorandum of Decision

April 30, 2004 Order/Opinion
956

Final Order of Special Master

June 30, 2005 Order/Opinion
946

Second Report and Recommendation of the Special Masters to the United States District Judge Edward W. Nottingham and Senior United States District Judge John L. Kane

June 30, 2005 Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report
1026

Plaintiff Class Response and Partial Objection to Second Report and Recommendation of Special Masters

Aug. 16, 2005 Discovery Material/FOIA Release
1028

Plaintiff Class Notice to the Hon. John L. Kane of Defendants' Non-compliance of Remedial Plan

Aug. 16, 2005 Discovery Material/FOIA Release
1051

Defendants' Reponse to Plaintiff Class Notice to the Hon. John L. Kane of Defendants' Non-Compliance of Remedial Plan

Aug. 26, 2005 Discovery Material/FOIA Release
1256

Petition to Expand the Scope and Parameters of the Montez Remedical Plan and to Include ADA Standards for Individuals with Disabilities

Dec. 21, 2005 Discovery Material/FOIA Release

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4694116/montez-v-romer/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to proceed in forma pauperis (former empl) (Entered: 05/05/1992)

May 5, 1992 PACER
2

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Donald E. Abram granting motion to proceed in forma pauperis [1-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/5/92 (former empl) (Entered: 05/05/1992)

May 5, 1992 PACER
3

COMPLAINT (referred to Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter ) (former empl) (Entered: 05/05/1992)

May 5, 1992 PACER
4

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez for appointment of counsel (former empl) (Entered: 05/05/1992)

May 5, 1992 PACER
5

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter denying pla's motion for appointment of counsel [4-1] (copy) (cc: all counsel) entry date : 5/21/92 (lam) (Entered: 05/21/1992)

May 18, 1992 PACER
6

ORDER by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter: that the dfts are to provide court with Martinez Report on or before 6/12/92, pla has until 6/22/92 to file a response to the report (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/21/92 (lam) (Entered: 05/21/1992)

May 18, 1992 PACER
7

ORDER directing service of summons re Complaint (summons issued) (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/21/92 (lam) (Entered: 05/21/1992)

May 18, 1992 PACER
8

RETURN OF SERVICE (certified mail receipts) upon dfts as set forth on 5/21/92 except Roy Romer no date was given of when signed: defendant Jim Pryor, defendant R. Corley, defendant Cheryl Smith, defendant Jerri Watson, defendant M. McDonough, defendant Frank Gunter, defendant Lt. Wright, defendant Bill Reed, defendant Jerry Kimbrel, defendant Ben Johnson, defendant Larry Nutter, defendant Jim Toothaker, defendant Elizabeth Gallegos, defendant Jim Herzog, defendant Evelyn Fish, defendant Lorraine Diaz, defendant Dolores Montoya on 5/21/92 (lam) (Entered: 06/01/1992)

June 1, 1992 PACER
9

MOTION by defendants for extension of time to respond to complaint to 7/13/92 (gms) (Entered: 06/09/1992)

June 8, 1992 PACER
10

MARTINEZ REPORT by defendants (lam) (Entered: 06/15/1992)

June 12, 1992 PACER
11

ORDER by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter granting dfts motion for extension of time to respond to complaint to 7/13/92 [9-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/17/92 (lam) (Entered: 06/17/1992)

June 16, 1992 PACER
12

RESPONSE by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to dfts' Martinez Report re [10-1] (lam) (Entered: 06/25/1992)

June 25, 1992 PACER
13

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez for immediate order of injunction (lam) (Entered: 07/08/1992)

July 7, 1992 PACER
14

ANSWER by dfts Roy Romer, Frank Gunter, Ben Johnson, Cheryl Smith, Dolores Montoya, Lorraine Diaz, M. McDonough, R. Corley, Jerry Kimbrel, Jim Herzog, Jerri Watson, Jim Toothaker, Larry Nutter, Lt. Wright, Jim Pryor, Bill Reed, Curtis Devins, Evelyn Fish, Elizabeth Gallegos complaint [3-1] (lam) (Entered: 07/15/1992)

July 13, 1992 PACER
16

ORDER by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter denying pla's motion for TRO and/or Preliminary Injunction [13-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 7/17/92 (lam) (Entered: 07/17/1992)

July 13, 1992 PACER
15

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to file supplemental complaint (lam) (Entered: 07/17/1992)

July 16, 1992 PACER

Tendered Supplement to Complaint submitted by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez re motion to file supplemental complaint [15-1] (lam)

July 16, 1992 PACER
17

ORDER by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter: granting motion to amend complaint [15-1]; dfts have until 8/15/92 to respond to pla's amended complaint (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 7/21/92 (lam) (Entered: 07/21/1992)

July 20, 1992 PACER
18

SUPPLEMENT by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez re complaint [3-1] (former empl) (Entered: 07/24/1992)

July 20, 1992 PACER
19

RESPONSE by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez, to dfts' answer [14-1] (lam) (Entered: 07/27/1992)

July 27, 1992 PACER
20

NOTICE by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez of change of address (lam) (Entered: 08/17/1992)

Aug. 14, 1992 PACER
21

ANSWER by dfts Roy Romer, Frank Gunter, Ben Johnson, Cheryl Smith, Dolores Montoya, Lorraine Diaz, M. McDonough, R. Corley, Jerry Kimbrel, Jim Herzog, Jerri Watson, Jim Toothaker, Larry Nutter, Lt. Wright, Jim Pryor, Bill Reed, Curtis Devins, Evelyn Fish, Elizabeth Gallegos to amended complaint [3-1] (lam) (Entered: 08/19/1992)

Aug. 17, 1992 PACER
22

NOTICE by defendants of attorney Stephen M. Miller's change of address. (former empl) (Entered: 08/31/1992)

Aug. 28, 1992 PACER
23

RESPONSE by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to answer to amended complaint [21-1] (lam) (Entered: 09/03/1992)

Sept. 2, 1992 PACER
24

ORDER of Reassignment by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter Case referred to Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers for completion of all assigned duties (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/11/92 (lam) (Entered: 12/11/1992)

Dec. 7, 1992 PACER
25

SCHEDULING ORDER Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers ; Discovery cutoff 4/1/93 ;dispositive motions due on or before 8:15 5/5/93 ;pretrial conference set 8:15 5/5/93 (cc: all counsel) (lam) (Entered: 12/16/1992)

Dec. 14, 1992 PACER
26

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez for appointment of counsel (lam) (Entered: 01/29/1993)

Jan. 28, 1993 PACER
27

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers denying motion for appointment of counsel [26-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/8/93 (former empl) (Entered: 02/08/1993)

Feb. 8, 1993 PACER
28

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to extend 90 days from ddl dates on his scheduling order (re non-expert discovery and expert witnesses) (lam) (Entered: 03/01/1993)

March 1, 1993 PACER
29

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers: re pla's mtn for ext of time of Scheduling Order [28-1], [25-1] ; Discovery ddl extended to 5/5/93, with pla's designation of experts ddl extended to 5/1/93; that dfts shall be given a reasonable period of time to be determined at the ptc for endorsement of any experts; that the ptc now set for 5/5/93 shall remain set and the previous order of the court as to the list of witnesses also shall remain in effect (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 3/9/93 (lam) (Entered: 03/09/1993)

March 5, 1993 PACER
30

Witnesses submitted by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez (lam) (Entered: 03/31/1993)

March 31, 1993 PACER
31

Combined MOTIONs by defendants to suspend discovery, or in the alternative, for ext of time to respond to pla's discovery, and for ext of dispositive mtn ddl (lam) (Entered: 04/30/1993)

April 29, 1993 PACER
32

List of Witnesses and Exhibits submitted by defendants (lam) (Entered: 05/03/1993)

May 3, 1993 PACER
33

RESPONSE (Objection) by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to dfts' motion to suspend discovery [31-1] (lam) (Entered: 05/13/1993)

May 12, 1993 PACER
34

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez for protective order re discovery (lam) (Entered: 05/14/1993)

May 14, 1993 PACER
35

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers; granting dfts' combined motion to suspend discovery [31-1] or in the alternative, for ext of time to respond to pla's discovery, and for ext of dispositive mtn ddl [31-2] ; Disp Motion ddl 6/21/93 ; and dfts are granted a 45 day ext to respond to pla's discovery requests (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/25/93 (lam) (Entered: 05/25/1993)

May 21, 1993 PACER
36

PRE-TRIAL ORDER by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers: ptc held 5/5/93; pla's mtn for protective order filed 5/14/93 is pending; trial to court, estimated 2 days; discvoery cutoff 6/21/93 (cc: all counsel) (lam) (Entered: 05/25/1993)

May 21, 1993 PACER
37

ORDER by Judge Jim R. Carrigan: matter is referred to US Magistrate Judge Borchers to hold evidentiary hearing and to submit rpt and recommendation as to final disposition of this case (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/8/93 (lam) (Entered: 06/08/1993)

June 7, 1993 PACER
38

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers ; evidentiary hearing before the Magistrate Judge at the Territorial Correctional Facility 9:00 am on 7/26/93 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/14/93 (lam) (Entered: 06/14/1993)

June 10, 1993 PACER
39

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers re evidentiary hearing set 7/26/93 at 9:00 am : ....pla and csl for dfts shall submit final witness list on or before 7/20/93 as to witnesses that will be called at the hrging; pla and csl for dfts shall comply with the provisions of this order (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/16/93 (lam) (Entered: 06/16/1993)

June 14, 1993 PACER
40

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff Jesse F. Montez by David Arthur Lane (lam) (Entered: 06/22/1993)

June 21, 1993 PACER
41

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to amend cmp (re causes) and for order holding hearing set 7/26/93 in abeyance (lam) (Entered: 06/22/1993)

June 21, 1993 PACER
42

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers granting motion to amend cmp (re causes) [41-1] granting motion for order holding hearing set 7/26/93 in abeyance [41-2] ; mag conference vacated at 9:00 7/26/93. Pltf has 45 days to file any amendments to complaint ; status conf set at 8:00 8/12/93 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/29/93 (gms) (Entered: 06/29/1993)

June 28, 1993 PACER
43

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to ext time to 8/16/93 to file amended cmp (lam) (Entered: 08/10/1993)

Aug. 9, 1993 PACER
44

NOTICE by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez of attorney Lane's change of address (lam) (Entered: 08/10/1993)

Aug. 9, 1993 PACER
45

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers granting pla's motion to ext time to 8/16/93 to file amended cmp [43-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 8/13/93 (lam) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 12, 1993 PACER
46

AMENDED COMPLAINT [3-1] by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez; jury demand terminating defendant Elizabeth Gallegos, defendant Evelyn Fish; adding defendants Ari Zavaras, Bob Furlong (lam) (Entered: 08/17/1993)

Aug. 16, 1993 PACER
47

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers; dfts are granted 30 days from date of this order to file responsive pleadings to amended cmp re [46-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 8/23/93 (lam) (Entered: 08/23/1993)

Aug. 19, 1993 PACER
48

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers; denying pla's motion for protective order re discovery [34-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 9/16/93 (lam) (Entered: 09/16/1993)

Sept. 15, 1993 PACER
49

RETURN OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint upon defendant Ben Johnson on 9/7/93 (lam) (Entered: 09/20/1993)

Sept. 20, 1993 PACER
50

MOTION by defendants to ext time to 10/11/93 to respond to amended complaint (lam) (Entered: 09/21/1993)

Sept. 20, 1993 PACER
51

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers granting dfts' motion to ext time to 10/11/93 to respond to amended complaint [50-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 9/21/93 (lam) (Entered: 09/21/1993)

Sept. 21, 1993 PACER
52

RETURN OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint upon defendant Ari Zavaras on 9/9/93 by leaving with Collen Stevenson (lam) (Entered: 10/05/1993)

Oct. 4, 1993 PACER
53

ANSWER by defendants to amended complaint [46-1] (lam) (Entered: 10/13/1993)

Oct. 12, 1993 PACER
54

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers ; in-person status conf with cnsl set for 1:15 12/16/93 in Rm C162(cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 10/14/93 (former empl) (Entered: 10/14/1993)

Oct. 13, 1993 PACER
55

RETURN OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint upon defendant Bob Furlong on 10/27/93 by leaving with secretary, Sandy Colvin (lam) (Entered: 11/10/1993)

Nov. 9, 1993 PACER
56

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers ; status conf held 12/16/93; further status conf set for 1:00 pm on 2/17/94 ; pla's have until 2/17/94 to move to certify this as a class action (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/20/93 (lam) (Entered: 12/20/1993)

Dec. 17, 1993 PACER
57

NOTICE by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez of change of address (former empl) (Entered: 12/27/1993)

Dec. 27, 1993 PACER
58

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Jim R. Carrigan; dfts shall respond to pla's jury demand by 2/3/94; w/in 15 days csl shall contact court to set matter for trial regarding [46-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/20/94 (lam) (Entered: 01/20/1994)

Jan. 19, 1994 PACER
59

RESPONSE by defendants to pla's jury demand pursuant to 1/19/94 minute order [58-1] (lam) (Entered: 02/04/1994)

Feb. 3, 1994 PACER
60

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Jim R. Carrigan; pla's demand for a jury trial is denied for failure to make the demand in a timely manner required by FRCP 38(b) regarding [46-1] complaint (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/7/94 (lam) (Entered: 02/07/1994)

Feb. 4, 1994 PACER
61

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers ; in-person status conf set for 9:30 am on 2/24/94, this order vacates 2/17/94 conf (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/18/94 (lam) (Entered: 02/18/1994)

Feb. 17, 1994 PACER
62

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers ; an in-person status conf w/csl only is set for 9:00 am on 4/21/94 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/24/94 (lam) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 24, 1994 PACER
63

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers ; status conf by telephone set for 1:15 pm on 5/13/94 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 4/21/94 (lam) (Entered: 04/21/1994)

April 21, 1994 PACER
64

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers ; status conf by telephone set for 8:15 am 6/15/94 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/17/94 (lam) (Entered: 05/17/1994)

May 16, 1994 PACER
65

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers ; status conf set for 8:30 7/12/94 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/15/94 (gms) (Entered: 06/15/1994)

June 15, 1994 PACER
66

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers ; telephone setatus conf held 7/12/94; further telephone status conf set for 8:30 8/8/94 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 7/13/94 (lam) (Entered: 07/13/1994)

July 12, 1994 PACER

Tendered amended class action complaint submitted by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez (lam)

July 15, 1994 PACER
67

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to amend complaint (lam) (Entered: 07/19/1994)

July 18, 1994 PACER
68

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers granting pla's motion to amend complaint [67-1]; dfts are granted to 8/22/94 to file a responsive pleading (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 7/27/94 (lam) (Entered: 07/27/1994)

July 22, 1994 PACER
69

AMENDED COMPLAINT [46-1] by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez; jury demand terminating defendant Dolores Montoya, defendant Lorraine Diaz, defendant Jerri Watson, defendant M. McDonough, defendant R. Corley, defendant Jerry Kimbrel, defendant Jim Herzog, defendant Curtis Devin, defendant Bill Reed, defendant Larry Nutter, defendant Jim Pryor, defendant Jim Toothaker, defendant Lt. Wright; adding Colorado Department of Corrections, Bill Price, R. Mark McDuff, Gary Neet, Warren Diesslin, Frank Miller, Donice Neal, Mark Williams, Mark McKinna, Dr. J. Frank Rice, Larry Embry, Tom Cooper, Bill Boggs, Bill Bokros, David Holt, Jean Moltz, Ron Johnson, Don Lawson, Bob Moore, John Doe(s) and John Roe(s) (lam) (Entered: 07/29/1994)

July 22, 1994 PACER
70

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Richard M. Borchers ; telephone status conf held 8/9/94; status/scheduling conf set 8:30 10/31/94 ; dfts are granted to 10/11/94 to file responsive pleading to the amended cmp [69-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 8/11/94 (lam) (Entered: 08/11/1994)

Aug. 11, 1994 PACER
71

ATTORNEY SUBSTITUTION: terminating attorney Stephen M. Miller for defendants and substituting attorney William J. Higgins (lam) (Entered: 08/22/1994)

Aug. 17, 1994 PACER
72

ANSWER by dfts (except Gunter & Cooper) to amended class action complaint [69-1] (lam) (Entered: 10/12/1994)

Oct. 11, 1994 PACER
73

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez for class certification (lam) (Entered: 11/18/1994)

Nov. 17, 1994 PACER
74

Memorandum of Law (BRIEF) by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez in support of motion for class certification [73-1] (lam) (Entered: 11/18/1994)

Nov. 17, 1994 PACER
75

ORDER mtnrec, pt to US Magistrate Judge Schlatter by Judge Jim R. Carrigan: reference to Mag Judge Borchers is vacated; Case referred to Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter to handle pt matters and make recommendation on dispositive mtns (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 11/18/94 (lam) Modified on 05/05/1999 (Entered: 11/18/1994)

Nov. 17, 1994 PACER
76

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Jim R. Carrigan regarding [73-1] motion for class certification, dfts to respond w/in 11 days (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 11/29/94 (lam) (Entered: 11/29/1994)

Nov. 29, 1994 PACER
77

MOTION by defendants to ext time to 1/11/95 to respond to pla's mtn for class certification (lam) (Entered: 12/13/1994)

Dec. 12, 1994 PACER
78

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter granting dft's motion to ext time to 1/11/95 to respond to pla's mtn for class certification [77-1], [73-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/16/94 (lam) (Entered: 12/16/1994)

Dec. 15, 1994 PACER
79

RESPONSE by defendants to pla's motion for class certification [73-1] (lam) (Entered: 01/12/1995)

Jan. 11, 1995 PACER
80

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to ext time to 2/15/95 to reply to dft's response to mtn for class certification (lam) (Entered: 01/20/1995)

Jan. 20, 1995 PACER
81

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter granting pal's motion to ext time to 2/15/95 to reply to dft's response to mtn for class certification [80-1] re [73-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/1/95 (lam) (Entered: 02/01/1995)

Jan. 31, 1995 PACER
82

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to enlarge time 2/22/95 to file reply brf re class certification (lam) (Entered: 02/16/1995)

Feb. 15, 1995 PACER
83

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter granting pla's motion to enlarge time 2/22/95 to file reply brf re class certification [82-1], regarding [73-1] motion for class certification (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/22/95 (lam) (Entered: 02/22/1995)

Feb. 17, 1995 PACER
84

REPLY Memorandum by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez in support of class certification [73-1] (lam) (Entered: 02/24/1995)

Feb. 22, 1995 PACER
85

MAGISTRATE'S RECOMMENDATION that pla's mtn for class certification be denied or in the alternative, that the proposed class be certified on the condition that Mr. Montez join plas to represent the proposed subclasses w/in a reasonable period of time by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter concerning motion for class certification [73-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/5/95 (lam) (Entered: 06/05/1995)

May 31, 1995 PACER
86

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to hold decision re: class certification in abeyance pending addition of representative class members (former empl) (Entered: 06/14/1995)

June 13, 1995 PACER
87

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Jim R. Carrigan regarding [86-1] pla's motion to hold decision re: class certification in abeyance, dfts to respond by 7/14/95 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 7/6/95 (lam) (Entered: 07/06/1995)

July 3, 1995 PACER
88

RESPONSE by defendants to motion to hold decision re: class certification in abeyance [86-1] (lam) (Entered: 07/11/1995)

July 7, 1995 PACER
89

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Jim R. Carrigan granting pla's motion to hold decision re: class certification in abeyance [86-1] re motion for class certification [73-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 7/18/95 (lam) (Entered: 07/18/1995)

July 17, 1995 PACER
90

MOTION by defendants for ruling on class certification (lam) (Entered: 09/18/1995)

Sept. 15, 1995 PACER
91

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez to add addl named plas, David Bryan, George Karl, Eugene Gilpin, & John Armintrout (lam) (Entered: 09/26/1995)

Sept. 25, 1995 PACER
93

MOTION by defendant to withdraw motion to adopt rec re mtn for class certification [90-1] (lam) (Entered: 10/26/1995)

Oct. 13, 1995 PACER
92

LETTER to csl from Clerk of Court advising case has been reassigned to Judge Nottingham (lam) (Entered: 10/16/1995)

Oct. 16, 1995 PACER
94

ORDER by Judge Edward W. Nottingham adopting [85-1] - alternative Magistrate's Recommendation; granting motion to add addl named plas, David Bryan, George Karl, Eugene Gilpin, & John Armintrout [91-1]...by 1/22/96 pla to file amd cmp adding addtl plas and setting forth claims; granting motion to withdraw motion to adopt rec re mtn for class certification [90-1] [93-1]; withdrawing motion for ruling on class certification [90-1]; granting motion for class certification [73-1]...case will proceed as class action on terms specified in Mag Judge's recommendation and order (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/17/96 (former empl) (Entered: 01/17/1996)

Jan. 15, 1996 PACER
95

ORDER and Notice of Settings by Judge Edward W. Nottingham ; Rule 16 conference set for 8:15 2/8/96; Discovery ddl set for 6/17/96; Dispo Motion ddl set 6/26/96; Prelim Pretrial Conf (Status conference) set for 8:00 4/24/96; Final Pretrial Conference set for 2:15 8/30/96 (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 01/17/1996)

Jan. 15, 1996 PACER
96

MOTION by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez for 3-day extension of time to file 2nd amd cmp and to add one addtl named pla (former empl) (Entered: 01/26/1996)

Jan. 25, 1996 PACER

Tendered 2nd Amended Class Action Complaint submitted by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez (former empl)

Jan. 25, 1996 PACER
99

Second AMENDED COMPLAINT - Class Action [69-1] by plaintiff Jesse F. Montez; jury demand; adding plas David Bryan, George Karl, Gilpin Eugene, John Armintrout, Kenneth Garcia, and dfts Bill Boggs, Bill Bokros, David Holt, Jean Moltz, Ron Johnson, Don Lawson, Bob Moore (former empl) (Entered: 02/02/1996)

Jan. 25, 1996 PACER

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Disability Rights/Public Accommodations

Special Collection(s):

Deaf or Blind in Jail/Prison

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 5, 1992

Closing Date: May 15, 2018

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The case was brought forth by inmates, former inmates and representatives of inmates who filed complaints against the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Legal Services/Legal Aid

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Colorado Department of Corrections , State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

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

Order Duration: 2003 - 2018

Content of Injunction:

Monitor/Master

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Disciplinary procedures

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

Hearing impairment

Mobility impairment

Visual impairment

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Untreated pain

Vision care

Type of Facility:

Government-run