Case: Medina v. County of San Bernardino

5:07-cv-01600 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: Dec. 5, 2007

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

On December 5, 2007, a practicing Muslim woman, represented by the ACLU, filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 against the County of San Bernadino in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She alleged that the defendants had violated her civil rights by forcing her to remove her headscarf (hijab) while she was in custody in San Bernardino County's West Valley Detention Center. (She had been arrested for having an invalid train pass.)

On October 17, 2008, the parties settled the case. The settlement agreement specified that Muslim women must be provided a private area to remove their headscarves after arrest and must be provided with county-issued headscarves to cover themselves when they are in the presence of men. The county also paid $10,000 in damages and $35,000 in attorney fees.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (4/14/2009)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4143878/parties/jameelah-medina-v-county-of-san-bernardino/


Judge(s)

Parada, Oswald (California)

Phillips, Virginia A. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Lapidus, Lenora M. (New Jersey)

Mach, Daniel (District of Columbia)

Migdal, Ariela M (New York)

Nataranjan, Ranjana (California)

Villagra, Hector O. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fox, Dana Alden (California)

Suh, Eugene S (California)

Judge(s)

Parada, Oswald (California)

Phillips, Virginia A. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Lapidus, Lenora M. (New Jersey)

Mach, Daniel (District of Columbia)

Migdal, Ariela M (New York)

Nataranjan, Ranjana (California)

Villagra, Hector O. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fox, Dana Alden (California)

Suh, Eugene S (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Jameelah Medina v. County of San Bernardino

Dec. 17, 2008 Docket
17

First Amended Complaint for Damages

Jameelah Medina v. County of San Bernardino

Jan. 11, 2008 Complaint
21

Defendants Notice of Motion and Motion to Dismiss 4th Claim for Relief of Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint

Jameelah Medina v. County of San Bernardino

Jan. 31, 2008 Pleading / Motion / Brief
26

Answer to First Amended Complaint

Jameelah Medina v. County of San Bernardino

March 5, 2008 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Settlement Agreement

Medina v. County of San Bernadino

Oct. 17, 2008 Settlement Agreement
43

Order Dismissing Case

Jameelah Medina v. County of San Bernardino

Dec. 17, 2008 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Medina v. County of San Bernandino

American Civil Liberties Union

On December 5, 2007, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of Jameelah Medina, a practicing Muslim woman who was forced by local deputies to remove her headscarf (hijab) while she was in custody in San … Oct. 30, 2008 https://www.aclu.org/cases/medina-v-county-san-bernardino

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4143878/jameelah-medina-v-county-of-san-bernardino/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

Complaint - (Discovery)

Dec. 5, 2007 PACER
2

Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Dec. 5, 2007 PACER
4

Certificate/Notice of Interested Parties

Dec. 5, 2007 PACER
3

Notice of Related Case(s)

Dec. 7, 2007 PACER
5

Notice of Filing Fee Due (PHV)

Dec. 7, 2007 PACER
6

Notice of Filing Fee Due (PHV)

Dec. 7, 2007 PACER
7

Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Dec. 7, 2007 PACER
8

Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Dec. 7, 2007 PACER
9

Order APPROVING Application (G-64) of Non-Resident Attorney to Appear

Dec. 8, 2007 PACER
10

Order APPROVING Application (G-64) of Non-Resident Attorney to Appear

Dec. 8, 2007 PACER
11

Order

Dec. 13, 2007 PACER
12

Order

Dec. 18, 2007 PACER
13

Minutes of In Chambers Order/Directive - no proceeding held

Dec. 28, 2007 PACER
14

Service of Summons and Complaint Returned Executed (21 days)

Jan. 9, 2008 PACER
15

Service of Summons and Complaint Returned Executed (21 days)

Jan. 9, 2008 PACER
16

Service of Summons and Complaint Returned Executed (21 days)

Jan. 9, 2008 PACER
17

Amended Complaint

Jan. 11, 2008 PACER
18

Certificate/Notice of Interested Parties

Jan. 15, 2008 PACER
19

Proof of Service (subsequent documents)

Jan. 25, 2008 PACER
20

Proof of Service (subsequent documents)

Jan. 25, 2008 PACER
21

Motion to Dismiss (cause or other)

Jan. 31, 2008 PACER
22

224 Transfer Pursuant to GO 08-05 DECLINED- (related case)(CV 34)

Feb. 4, 2008 PACER
23

MEMORANDUM in Opposition to Motion

Feb. 11, 2008 PACER
24

Motion Hearing

Feb. 25, 2008 PACER
25

Declaration (Motion related)

Feb. 26, 2008 PACER
26

Answer to Complaint

March 5, 2008 PACER
27

Order

June 2, 2008 PACER
29

Joint Report Rule 26(f) Discovery Plan

July 25, 2008 PACER
30

Miscellaneous Document

2 Proposed Order

View on PACER

July 28, 2008 PACER
31

Notice/Request of Settlement Procedure Settlement (Sp 1) - (ADR-1)

2 Proposed Order re Settlement Procedure Selection

View on PACER

July 29, 2008 RECAP
32

Notice of Appearance

Aug. 4, 2008 PACER
33

Scheduling Conference

Aug. 4, 2008 PACER
34

Stipulation to Continue

2 Proposed Order

View on PACER

Sept. 5, 2008 PACER
35

Order

Sept. 8, 2008 PACER
36

Stipulation to Reschedule

2 Proposed Order

View on PACER

Sept. 19, 2008 PACER
37

Order

Sept. 19, 2008 PACER
39

Notice of Settlement

Oct. 17, 2008 RECAP
40

Minutes of In Chambers Order/Directive - no proceeding held

Oct. 30, 2008 PACER
41

Application to Dismiss Case

2 Exhibit 1 - Settlement Agreement

View on PACER

3 Proposed Order

View on PACER

Nov. 4, 2008 PACER
43

Order

Dec. 17, 2008 RECAP

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 5, 2007

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

a practicing Muslim woman

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU of Southern California

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

County of San Bernardino (San Bernardino), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Freedom of speech/association

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

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2008 - None

Issues

General:

Religious programs / policies

Search policies

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run