Case: Watson v. Sheahan

1:94-cv-06891 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Nov. 18, 1994

Closed Date: 1997

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Case Summary

On November 18, 1994, individuals detained in jail after their court-ordered release filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs sued the sheriff of Cook County under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs alleged that they were detained for ten hours or more while the corrections staff processed the paperwork after their court-ordered release.The parties settled the case in 1996 and the court approved the settlement on June 27, 1…

On November 18, 1994, individuals detained in jail after their court-ordered release filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs sued the sheriff of Cook County under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs alleged that they were detained for ten hours or more while the corrections staff processed the paperwork after their court-ordered release.

The parties settled the case in 1996 and the court approved the settlement on June 27, 1997. The defendants agreed to pay each class claimant $90 to as many as 65,000 people whose release from the jail was delayed more than 10 hours. They had been inmates sometime between Dec. 2, 1992, and Oct. 1, 1996. The defendants also agreed to pay the plaintiffs' attorney's fees and costs, including costs of settlement. The plaintiffs and their attorney initially petitioned for $1,070,955 in attorney's fees and $80,463.76 in costs. They subsequently filed an additional fee petition seeking additional attorney's fees of $106,601.25 and costs of $15,130.54.

On September 29, 1998, the honorable Judge Elaine Bucklo awarded the plaintiffs $344,094.95 in attorney's fees and $92,196.91 in costs. 1998 WL 708803 (N.D. Ill. 1998).

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Summary Authors

Kya Henley (3/24/2014)

Jessica Kincaid (4/7/2016)

People


Judge(s)

Bucklo, Elaine E. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Morrissey, Thomas Gerard (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jacobs, Michael David (Illinois)

McDonald, Terry L. (Illinois)

Meyerson, David S. (Illinois)

Sprovieri, Connie R. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Bucklo, Elaine E. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Morrissey, Thomas Gerard (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jacobs, Michael David (Illinois)

McDonald, Terry L. (Illinois)

Meyerson, David S. (Illinois)

Sprovieri, Connie R. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:94-cv-06891

Docket (PACER)

Nov. 14, 2001

Nov. 14, 2001

Docket
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1:94-cv-06891

Memorandum Opinion and Order [Awarding Attorneys' Fees and Costs]

1998 WL 708803

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

Order/Opinion

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Docket

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1

COMPLAINT; jury demand − Civil cover sheet − Appearance(s) of Thomas Gerard Morrissey as attorney(s) for plaintiff Denise Watson with Rule 39 afffidavits ( original and one copy summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1−1 through 1−4) (fce) (Entered: 11/21/1994)

Nov. 18, 1994

Nov. 18, 1994

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 11/18/94 in the amount of $ 120.00, receipt # 445348. (fce) (Entered: 11/21/1994)

Nov. 18, 1994

Nov. 18, 1994

2

MINUTE ORDER of 11/25/94 by Elaine E. Bucklo : This case having been assigned to Judge Bucklo, status hearing set for 01/17/95 at 9:l5 a.m. in courtroom 1725. Plaintiff's counsel to notify the defendant of the scheduled date. Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 11/28/1994)

Nov. 25, 1994

Nov. 25, 1994

3

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1−1] by plaintiff Denise Watson; adding Dorman Hunter; Notice of motion (ldg) (Entered: 12/08/1994)

Dec. 2, 1994

Dec. 2, 1994

ALIAS SUMMONS issued as to defendant Michael Sheahan (ldg) (Entered: 12/15/1994)

Dec. 9, 1994

Dec. 9, 1994

4

MOTION by plaintiffs to certify class (Attachment); Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 01/11/1995)

Dec. 13, 1994

Dec. 13, 1994

5

MINUTE ORDER of 12/13/94 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs agreed to modify their motion to certify class [4−1] to define the class as all persons who have suffered unlawful and prolonged detention in excess of ten hours rather than four hours. Response to the motion is due by 01/13/95; and any reply is due by 1/25/95. Ruling to be made at the next status hearing. Status hearing set for 01/17/95 is vacated. Status hearing held; continued to 02/10/95 at 11:00 a.m. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 01/11/1995)

Dec. 13, 1994

Dec. 13, 1994

6

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Michael David Jacobs, Terry L. McDonald, Connie R. Barba (fce) (Entered: 01/11/1995)

Dec. 27, 1994

Dec. 27, 1994

8

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 12/13/94 Before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo (ldg) (Entered: 01/19/1995)

Jan. 11, 1995

Jan. 11, 1995

7

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's motion for class certification [4−1] (Attachments); Notice of filing. (rmm) (Entered: 01/18/1995)

Jan. 13, 1995

Jan. 13, 1995

9

MOTION by defendant Michael Sheahan for leave to supplement their response to the plaintiffs' motion for class certification (Attachments); Notice of motion (ldg) (Entered: 01/26/1995)

Jan. 25, 1995

Jan. 25, 1995

10

MINUTE ORDER of 1/25/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Granting defendant's motion for leave to supplement their response to the plaintiffs' motion for class certification [9−1]. No notice (ldg) (Entered: 01/26/1995)

Jan. 25, 1995

Jan. 25, 1995

11

REPLY by plaintiffs to defendant Sheriff Michael Sheahan's response in opposition to plaintiffs' motion to certify [4−1] (Exhibit); Notice of filing (ldg) (Entered: 01/26/1995)

Jan. 25, 1995

Jan. 25, 1995

12

MINUTE ORDER of 2/10/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Status hearing held; continued to 3/16/95 at 9:00 a.m. Plaintiff's motion to certify class [4−1] is granted. Accordingly, the class shall be of all persons who have suffered unlawful and prolonged detention in excess of 10 hours due to procedures followed by corrections after there has been a judicial determination that there is no longer a basis for their detention, other than to be processed for release. The proposed notice to the class members to be drafted and submitted to court for approval by 3/14/95. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 02/13/1995)

Feb. 10, 1995

Feb. 10, 1995

13

PROPOSED NOTIFICATION by plaintiff class to class members (Exhibit); Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 03/15/1995)

March 14, 1995

March 14, 1995

14

MINUTE ORDER of 3/16/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Status hearing held; continued to 4/12/95 at 9:15 a.m. Plaintiff class proposed notification to class members is approved. Defendants have until 3/27/95 to answer the amended complaint. No notice (eav) (Entered: 03/17/1995)

March 16, 1995

March 16, 1995

15

ANSWER by defendant Michael Sheahan, Affirmative Defenses and jury demand to plaintiff's amended complaint; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 04/11/1995)

April 10, 1995

April 10, 1995

16

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 2/10/95 3/16/95 Before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo (2 Vols.: 16−1, 16−2) (eav) (Entered: 04/11/1995)

April 10, 1995

April 10, 1995

17

MOTION by defendant Michael Sheahan to dismiss individual capacity claims (Attachments); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 04/13/1995)

April 12, 1995

April 12, 1995

18

MOTION by plaintiffs Denise Watson, Dorman Hunter to reassign related case (Exhibits); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 04/13/1995)

April 12, 1995

April 12, 1995

19

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave to file second amended complaint ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 04/13/1995)

April 12, 1995

April 12, 1995

20

MINUTE ORDER of 4/12/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Status hearing held; continued to 5/24/95 at 9:30 a.m. Defendant's motion to dismiss individual capacity claims and [17−1] plaintiffs' motion to reassign related case are denied. [18−1] Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file second amended complaint is granted. [19−1] David S. Meyerson is given leave to file his appearance as additional counsel for the defendant. Counsel accepted the service of the second amended complaint. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 04/13/1995)

April 12, 1995

April 12, 1995

21

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by plaintiffs Denise Watson, Dorman Hunter; adding J W Fairman (eav) (Entered: 04/13/1995)

April 12, 1995

April 12, 1995

22

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Michael Sheahan by David S. Meyerson (eav) (Entered: 04/13/1995)

April 12, 1995

April 12, 1995

23

MOTION by plaintiffs Denise Watson, Dorman Hunter to compel compliance with discovery requests ; Notice of filing and motion (eav) (Entered: 05/09/1995)

May 8, 1995

May 8, 1995

24

MINUTE ORDER of 5/8/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' [23−1] motion to compel compliance with discovery is entered and continued to 5/17/95 at 9:30 a.m. Defendant shall provide a date for Sheahan's deposition by the end of this week. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 05/09/1995)

May 8, 1995

May 8, 1995

25

MOTION by plaintiffs to file a memorandum in support of motion for summary judgment in excess of fifteen pages ; Notice of motion and filing (eav) (Entered: 05/18/1995)

May 17, 1995

May 17, 1995

26

MOTION by plaintiffs for summary judgment ; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 05/18/1995)

May 17, 1995

May 17, 1995

27

MINUTE ORDER of 5/17/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Status hearing held; continued to 7/20/95 at 9:45 a.m. Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file memorandum in excess of 15 pages is granted. [25−1] Response to plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment is due by 6/14/95; and any [26−1] reply by 6/26/95. Plaintiffs' motion to compel [23−1] to be terminated as moot because of compliance. Defendants to produce any remaining documents within two days. Defendants to respond to the second amended complaint by the end of this week. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 05/18/1995)

May 17, 1995

May 17, 1995

28

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs Denise Watson, Dorman Hunter of law in support of motion for summary judgment against defendants Sheriff of Cook County and Executive Director of Cook County Department of Correctiions [26−1] (eav) (Entered: 05/18/1995)

May 17, 1995

May 17, 1995

29

STATEMENT of uncontested facts by plaintiffs Denise Watson, Dorman Hunter (Exhibits) (eav) (Entered: 05/18/1995)

May 17, 1995

May 17, 1995

30

EXHIBITS by plaintiffs Denise Watson, Dorman Hunter (2 Vols.: 30−1, 30−2) (eav) (Entered: 05/18/1995)

May 17, 1995

May 17, 1995

31

ANSWER by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman, affirmative defenses and jury demand to plaintiff's second amended complaint; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 05/22/1995)

May 19, 1995

May 19, 1995

32

MINUTE ORDER of 6/16/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendant's motion for extension of time until 6/28/95 to respond to plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment is granted. [26−1] Accordingly, reply is also extended to 7/11/95. Plaintiffs' motion to compel defendants to comply with court order of 3/16/95 and to require the Sheriff to furnish a supplemental computer tape is granted as discussed in court. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 06/19/1995)

June 16, 1995

June 16, 1995

33

MOTION by defendant Michael Sheahan for an extension of time to file his response to the plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment ; Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 16, 1995

June 16, 1995

34

MOTION by plaintiffs to compel defendants to comply with court order of 03/16/95 and , to require the sheriff to furnish a supplemental computer tape (Exhibits); Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 16, 1995

June 16, 1995

35

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to defendants' motion to strike Exhibits 6−10 (Exhibit); Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 07/05/1995)

July 3, 1995

July 3, 1995

36

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to defendants' motion to strike Exhibit 17; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 07/05/1995)

July 3, 1995

July 3, 1995

37

12(N)(3)(b) IN RESPONSE by plaintiffs Denise Watson, Dorman Hunter to defendant's cross motion for summary judgment; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 07/06/1995)

July 5, 1995

July 5, 1995

38

12(N)(3)(a) RESPONSE by plaintiffs Denise Watson, Dorman Hunter to defendants' 12(M) statement of uncontested facts (Exhibits); Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 07/06/1995)

July 5, 1995

July 5, 1995

39

MOTION by plaintiffs Denise Watson, Dorman Hunter to file memorandum in excess of fifteen pages ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

40

REPLY by plaintiffs' to defendants' response to plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment and plaintiffs' response to defendants' cross−motion for summary judgment (eav) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

41

MOTION by plaintiff to supplement plaintiffs' 12(M) statement (Exhibits); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

42

MOTION by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman for leave to file memorandum in excess of fifteen pages ; Notice of motion and filing (eav) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

43

MOTION by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman to strike Exhibits 6−10 (Deposition Excerpts) of Volume 3 from the documents supporting plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment ;

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

45

MOTION by plaintiffs to strike portions of defendants' 12(N) Statement (Exhibits); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

46

MINUTE ORDER of 7/6/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Status hearing held; continued to 9/12/95 at 9:15 a.m. Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file memorandum in excess of 15 pages is granted. [42−1] Their motion to supplement 12(M) Statement is also granted. [41−1] Defendants' motion for leave to file brief in excess of 15 pages is granted. [39−1] Their motion to strike exhibits 6−10 will be considered with the motion for summary judgment. [43−1] Defendants' motion to strike exhibit 17 is denied. [45−1] Defendants are allowed to supplement their response within a week. Plaintiffs' proposed motion to strike defendants' 12 N Statement will be considered with the motion for summary judgment. [44−1] Defendants are allowed to respond to that motion within a week. Status hearing set for 7/20/95 is vacated. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

47

STATEMENT of uncontested facts pursuant to RULE 12(M) by defendants; Notice of motion and filing (eav) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

48

CROSS MOTION by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman for summary judgment and to dismiss pendent State claim (eav) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

49

RESPONSE by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman to plaintiff's statement of uncontested facts pursuant to Rule 12(N) (eav) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

50

RESPONSE by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman to plaintiffs' motion and defendants' memorandum in support of their cross motion for summary judgment (Attachments) (eav) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

51

MOTION by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman for leave to file supporting documents instanter Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 7, 1995

July 7, 1995

52

MINUTE ORDER of 7/7/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendants' motion for leave to file supporting documents instanter is granted. [51−1] No notice (eav) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 7, 1995

July 7, 1995

53

EXHIBITS A, B, D, E, G, and H by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman in support of cross motion for summary judgment and to dismiss pendent State claim (eav) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 7, 1995

July 7, 1995

54

EXHIBIT C by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman in support of cross motion for summary judgment and to dismiss pendent State claim (eav) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 7, 1995

July 7, 1995

55

EXHIBIT F by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman in support of cross motion for summary judgment and to dismiss pendent State claim (eav) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 7, 1995

July 7, 1995

56

LETTER from Faye S Casey (Attachment). (maf) (Entered: 08/16/1995)

Aug. 14, 1995

Aug. 14, 1995

57

MOTION by plaintiffs to bar defendants' response to plaintiffs motion to strike portions of defendants' 12(N) statement (Exhibits); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 09/14/1995)

Aug. 30, 1995

Aug. 30, 1995

SCHEDULE set on 9/11/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Status hearing reset to 9:15 a.m. on 10/11/95 . (mpj) (Entered: 09/11/1995)

Sept. 11, 1995

Sept. 11, 1995

59

MINUTE ORDER of 9/14/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : The Clerk of the Court is directed to terminate document numbers [33−1], [34−1] and [34−2]: Finding the motion to compel defendants to comply with court order of 03/16/95 and [34−1] moot., Finding the motion to require the sheriff to furnish a supplemental computer tape [34−2] moot., Finding the motion for an extension of time to file his response to the plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment [33−1] moot. No notice (eav) (Entered: 09/15/1995)

Sept. 14, 1995

Sept. 14, 1995

60

MOTION by plaintiffs to apply doctrine of issue preclusion (Exhibits); Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 09/21/1995)

Sept. 19, 1995

Sept. 19, 1995

61

MINUTE ORDER of 9/19/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Response to plaintiffs' motion to apply doctrine of issue preclusion [60−1] is due by 10/03/95; and any reply by 10/10/95. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 09/21/1995)

Sept. 19, 1995

Sept. 19, 1995

62

LETTER from Michael Turner to Clerk's office (rmm) (Entered: 09/26/1995)

Sept. 25, 1995

Sept. 25, 1995

63

RESPONSE by defendants to plaintiffs' motion to apply doctrine of issue preclusion [60−1]; Notice of filing. (rmm) (Entered: 10/04/1995)

Oct. 3, 1995

Oct. 3, 1995

64

MOTION by excluded class member, Bobbie Hairston for extension of time to opt out (rmm) (Entered: 10/05/1995)

Oct. 4, 1995

Oct. 4, 1995

65

MINUTE ORDER of 10/4/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Granting excluded class member, Bobbie Hairston's motion for extension of time until 10/27/95 to opt out [64−1]. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 10/05/1995)

Oct. 4, 1995

Oct. 4, 1995

66

REPLY by plaintiffs to defendants' response to plaintiffs' motion to apply doctrine of issue preclusion [60−1] (Exhibits); Notice of filing. (rmm) (Entered: 10/06/1995)

Oct. 5, 1995

Oct. 5, 1995

SCHEDULE set on 10/10/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Status hearing reset to 9:00 a.m. on 11/28/95 . mailed notice (mpj) (Entered: 10/10/1995)

Oct. 10, 1995

Oct. 10, 1995

67

MOTION by plaintiffs to file supplemental memorandum ; Notice of motion (rmm) (Entered: 11/30/1995)

Nov. 28, 1995

Nov. 28, 1995

68

AFFIDAVIT of Richard Christiansen (rmm) (Entered: 11/30/1995)

Nov. 28, 1995

Nov. 28, 1995

69

MINUTE ORDER of 11/28/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Status hearing held; continued to 9:30 1/12/96. Plaintiffs' motion to file supplemental memorandum to plaintiffs' motion to apply doctrine of issue preclusion [67−1] is granted. Ruling on the motion [60−1] to be made at the next status. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 11/30/1995)

Nov. 28, 1995

Nov. 28, 1995

70

MOTION by plaintiffs to supplement memorandum in support of plantiffs' motion for summary judgment ; Notice of motion. (rmm) (Entered: 12/13/1995)

Dec. 12, 1995

Dec. 12, 1995

71

MINUTE ORDER of 12/12/95 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiffs' motion to supplement memorandum in support of their motion for summary judgment [70−1] is granted. No notice (rmm) (Entered: 12/13/1995)

Dec. 12, 1995

Dec. 12, 1995

73

MINUTE ORDER of 1/11/96 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Denying plaintiffs' motion to apply doctrine of issue preclusion [60−1]. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 01/12/1996)

Jan. 11, 1996

Jan. 11, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 1/12/96 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Status hearing held. Discovery ordered closed on 4/1/96 . Pretrial order to be submitted by 4/1/96 . Response to any motions in limine will be due by 4/15/96. Pretrial conference set for 4:00 p.m. on 6/21/96 mailed notice (mpj) (Entered: 01/12/1996)

Jan. 12, 1996

Jan. 12, 1996

74

MINUTE ORDER of 1/16/96 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Motion for summary judgment by both parties [26−1], [48−1] are denied. Document numbers 43−1, 44−1, and 48−2 are denied as moot. Denying motions to strike Exhibits 6−10 (Deposition Excerpts) of Volume 3 from the documents supporting plaintiffs' motion for summary [43−1], to strike Exhibit 17 from the documents supporting plaintiffs' motion for summary [44−1] and to dismiss pendent State claim. (See reverse of minute order). Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 01/17/1996)

Jan. 16, 1996

Jan. 16, 1996

75

MOTION by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman to decertify class action pursuant to Rule 23(C)(1) ; Notice of motion. (rmm) (Entered: 02/29/1996)

Feb. 28, 1996

Feb. 28, 1996

76

MOTION by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman to decertify class action pursuant to Rule 23(C)(1) (rmm) (Entered: 02/29/1996)

Feb. 28, 1996

Feb. 28, 1996

77

MINUTE ORDER of 2/28/96 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Response to defendants' motion to decertify class action [75−1] [76−1] is due by 3/20/96. Ruling to be made on 4/12/96 at 9:30 a.m. on motion to decertify class action pursuant to Rule 23(C)(1) [75−1] [76−1]. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 02/29/1996)

Feb. 28, 1996

Feb. 28, 1996

78

MOTION by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman to conduct telephonic deposition of the plaintiffs' opinion witness ; Notice of motion. (rmm) (Entered: 03/07/1996)

March 6, 1996

March 6, 1996

79

MINUTE ORDER of 3/6/96 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Granting defendants' motion to conduct telephonic deposition of the plaintiffs' opinion witness [78−1]. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 03/07/1996)

March 6, 1996

March 6, 1996

80

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to defendants' motion to extend discovery and the date for the filing of a pretrial order; Notice of filing. (rmm) (Entered: 03/12/1996)

March 12, 1996

March 12, 1996

81

MOTION by defendant Michael Sheahan to stay the close of discovery and the deadline for filing the joint pretrial order ; Notice of motion. (rmm) (Entered: 03/19/1996)

March 14, 1996

March 14, 1996

82

MINUTE ORDER of 3/18/96 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendant's motion to stay the close of discovery [81−1], and the deadline for filing the joint pretrial order [81−2] is denied. By 3/22/96 the court will rule on the pending motion to decertify class by mail. Telephone notice (rmm) (Entered: 03/19/1996)

March 18, 1996

March 18, 1996

83

MOTION by defendant to stay briefing schedule and ruling on defendants' motion to decertify class ; Notice of motion and filing. (rmm) (Entered: 03/25/1996)

March 22, 1996

March 22, 1996

84

MINUTE ORDER of 3/22/96 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Defendants' motion to decertify class action pursuant to Rule 23(C)(1) [75−1] and to decertify class action pursuant to Rule 23(C)(1) [76−1] is denied as moot. Defendants' counsel shall notify the court by 4/22/96 of the status of settlement discussion. Discovery is extended to 4/15/96. Date for filing the pretrial order is vacated. New date will be set after the court is notified of the s ettlement status. This order is entered nunc pro tunc 3/21/96. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 03/25/1996)

March 22, 1996

March 22, 1996

85

MINUTE ORDER of 3/27/96 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : The clerk of the court is directed to terminate document numbrs 83−1 and 83−2 as the motions to stay briefing schedule [83−1] and ruling on defendants' motion to decertify class [83−2] were denied previously. No notice (rmm) (Entered: 03/28/1996)

March 27, 1996

March 27, 1996

86

MOTION by defendant for partial judgment on the pleadings ; Notice of motion (rmm) (Entered: 04/30/1996)

April 26, 1996

April 26, 1996

87

MEMORANDUM by defendants Michael Sheahan, J W Fairman in support of their motion for partial judgment on the pleadings [86−1] (rmm) (Entered: 04/30/1996)

April 26, 1996

April 26, 1996

88

MOTION by plaintiffs to reopen discovery for a limited purpose (Exhibit); Notice of motion (rmm) (Entered: 04/30/1996)

April 26, 1996

April 26, 1996

89

MINUTE ORDER of 4/29/96 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Status hearing set for 8:30 a.m. 7/11/96. Plaintiff's motion to reopen discovery for a limited purpose [88−1] is granted. This case is referred to Judge Keys to conduct settlement conference. The discovery regarding Mr. Fairman shall be complied with by 30 days following the end of settlement discussion. Response to deendants' motion for partial judgment on the pleadings [86−1] is due by 5/10/96; and any reply by 5/17/96. Ruling set for 6/20/96 at 9:00 a.m. on motion for partial judgment on the pleadings [86−1]. This order is entered nunc pro tunc 4/26/96. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 04/30/1996)

April 29, 1996

April 29, 1996

90

REFERRAL ORDER of 5/1/96: Case referred to Hon. Arlander Keys from Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo pursuant to General Rule 2.41(b). (For further detail see order). Mailed notice (rmm) Modified on 05/29/1996 (Entered: 05/01/1996)

May 1, 1996

May 1, 1996

91

MEMORANDUM of law by plaintiffs in support of response to defendants' motion for partial judgment on the pleadings [86−1] (Exhibit); Notice of filing (rmm) (Entered: 05/10/1996)

May 9, 1996

May 9, 1996

92

REFERRAL ORDER of 5/8/96: Case referred to Hon. W. Thomas Rosemond Jr. from Hon. Arlander Keys. (For further detail see order). Mailed notice (rmm) Modified on 05/29/1996 (Entered: 05/29/1996)

May 9, 1996

May 9, 1996

93

REPLY by defendants to plaintiffs' response to defendants' motion for partial judgment on the pleadings [86−1] (Attachments); Notice of filing (rmm) (Entered: 05/21/1996)

May 17, 1996

May 17, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 5/30/96 by Hon. W. Thomas Rosemond Jr. : Pretrial conference set to 2:00 p.m. 6/4/96 in Chambers 2240. Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 05/30/1996)

May 30, 1996

May 30, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 6/5/96 by Hon. W. Thomas Rosemond Jr. : Pretrial conference held. Status re parties' further discussions set to 10:30 a.m. 6/20/96. Settlement not reached. Parties wish to continue to discuss the matter. Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 06/05/1996)

June 5, 1996

June 5, 1996

94

MOTION by plaintiff to create a subclass (Exhibit); Notice of motion (rmm) (Entered: 06/19/1996)

June 18, 1996

June 18, 1996

95

MINUTE ORDER of 6/18/96 by Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo : Plaintiff's motion to create a subclass [94−1] is entered and continued until after the ruling on defendants' motion for partial summary judgment. Ruling set for 6/20/96 is stricken; and reset for 8/1/96 at 9:00 a.m. on motion for partial judgment on the pleadings [86−1]. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 06/19/1996)

June 18, 1996

June 18, 1996

96

AGREED MOTION by defendant to set a briefing schedule on the plaintiffs' motion to certify a subclass and to reset the status hearing of 7/11/96 to 8/1/96 ; Notice of motion (rmm) (Entered: 07/16/1996)

July 15, 1996

July 15, 1996

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 18, 1994

Closing Date: 1997

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All all persons who have suffered unlawful and prolonged detention in excess of ten hours rather than four hours.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Cook County Jail (Chicago, Cook), County

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 450,000

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Over/Unlawful Detention