Case: A.M. v. Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees

3:11-cv-00344 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Filed Date: June 8, 2011

Closed Date: July 27, 2015

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On June 8, 2011 the Southern Poverty Law Center ("SPLC") filed this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi against the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees and several officials of the school district. The Plaintiff class (all students who currently attend and/or will attend the Capital City Alternative School in the future), represented by attorneys from the SPLC and by private counsel, sought declaratory and injun…

On June 8, 2011 the Southern Poverty Law Center ("SPLC") filed this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi against the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees and several officials of the school district. The Plaintiff class (all students who currently attend and/or will attend the Capital City Alternative School in the future), represented by attorneys from the SPLC and by private counsel, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that the Defendants' punishment methods were unconstitutional. Specifically, the Plaintiffs claimed that the Defendants would routinely shackle or handcuff students to railings and leave them unsupervised for up to six hours at a time as punishment for noncriminal violations of school policies. During these punishments, students were forced to eat their lunches while restrained, and had to beg school officials to let them use the restroom.

On April 12, 2012, the Parties presented a Settlement Agreement to the Court that was focused on overhauling the Defendants' disciplinary policies. Specifically, the Settlement Agreement banned the use of fixed restraints on all students, banned the use of handcuffs for punishment of noncriminal behavior and completely banned the use of handcuffs on any student under the age of 13. Additionally, the agreement required the Defendants to consult with experts to rework their disciplinary system, and to implement a system of record keeping and reporting of all instances in which restraints of any kind were used on students. Finally, the court appointed a monitor to follow the case for 24 months to ensure that the Defendants were in compliance with the agreement.

This Settlement Agreement was approved by the Court on May 25, 2012, and did not preclude any class member from bringing an individual damages claim against the Defendants.

On July 17, 2015, the defendants filed an unopposed motion to dismiss the case, indicating they had achieved compliance with the Settlement Agreement. On July 27, 2015, the court dismissed the case with prejudice.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Joshua Arocho (7/25/2012)

Virginia Weeks (11/8/2017)

People

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Judge(s)

Lee, Tom Stewart (Mississippi)

Parker, Michael T. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bedi, Sheila A. (Mississippi)

Carroll, Vanessa (Mississippi)

Cockrell, Corrie Wynette (Mississippi)

Juneja, Poonam (California)

Owens, Jody E. II (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Shepherd, JoAnne N (Mississippi)

Judge(s)

Lee, Tom Stewart (Mississippi)

Parker, Michael T. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bedi, Sheila A. (Mississippi)

Carroll, Vanessa (Mississippi)

Cockrell, Corrie Wynette (Mississippi)

Juneja, Poonam (California)

Owens, Jody E. II (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Shepherd, JoAnne N (Mississippi)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:11-cv-00344

Docket [PACER]

July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015

Docket
1

3:11-cv-00344

Complaint

June 8, 2011

June 8, 2011

Complaint
3

3:11-cv-00344

Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification

June 8, 2011

June 8, 2011

Pleading / Motion / Brief
84

3:11-cv-00344

Joint Motion For Approval of Settlement Agreement, Certification of Settlement Class and to set a Date for a Fairness Hearing; Settlement Agreement

April 12, 2012

April 12, 2012

Settlement Agreement
87

3:11-cv-00344

Order Approving Settlement

May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

Order/Opinion

Settlement of SPLC Suit to End Brutal Treatment of Students

No Court

May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

Press Release

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4302120/am-v-jackson-public-schools-board-of-trustees/

Last updated July 21, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, and Bobby Walden ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 34643010208), filed by A.M.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(ND) (Entered: 06/08/2011)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

June 8, 2011

June 8, 2011

RECAP
2

Summons Issued as to Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, and Bobby Walden. (ND) (Entered: 06/08/2011)

June 8, 2011

June 8, 2011

PACER
3

First MOTION to Certify Class by A.M. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1 - Juneja Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2 - Murry Declaration)(Juneja, Poonam) (Entered: 06/08/2011)

June 8, 2011

June 8, 2011

PACER
4

MEMORANDUM in Support re 3 First MOTION to Certify Class filed by A.M. (Juneja, Poonam) (Entered: 06/08/2011)

June 8, 2011

June 8, 2011

PACER
5

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by A.M. re 3 First MOTION to Certify Class, 4 Memorandum in Support of Motion to Certify Class (Juneja, Poonam) (Entered: 06/08/2011)

June 8, 2011

June 8, 2011

PACER
6

SUMMONS Returned Executed by A.M. Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr served on 6/9/2011, answer due 6/30/2011. (Juneja, Poonam) (Entered: 06/14/2011)

June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011

PACER
7

SUMMONS Returned Executed by A.M. Bobby Walden served on 6/9/2011, answer due 6/30/2011. (Juneja, Poonam) (Entered: 06/14/2011)

June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011

PACER
8

SUMMONS Returned Executed by A.M. Franklin McKee served on 6/9/2011, answer due 6/30/2011. (Juneja, Poonam) (Entered: 06/14/2011)

June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011

PACER
9

SUMMONS Returned Executed by A.M. Glenn Davis served on 6/9/2011, answer due 6/30/2011. (Juneja, Poonam) (Entered: 06/14/2011)

June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011

PACER
10

SUMMONS Returned Executed by A.M. Stacey Greenwood served on 6/9/2011, answer due 6/30/2011. (Juneja, Poonam) (Entered: 06/14/2011)

June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011

PACER
11

SUMMONS Returned Executed by A.M. Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees served on 6/9/2011, answer due 6/30/2011. (Juneja, Poonam) (Entered: 06/14/2011)

June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011

PACER
12

SUMMONS Returned Executed by A.M. Marie Harris served on 6/9/2011, answer due 6/30/2011. (Juneja, Poonam) (Entered: 06/14/2011)

June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011

PACER
13

RESPONSE in Opposition re 3 First MOTION to Certify Class filed by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit of Bishop Knox, # 2 Exhibit Affidavit of Stacey Greenwood, # 3 Exhibit Student Restraint Policy)(Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 06/28/2011)

June 28, 2011

June 28, 2011

PACER
14

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 13 Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 06/28/2011)

June 28, 2011

June 28, 2011

PACER
15

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden.(Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 06/28/2011)

June 28, 2011

June 28, 2011

RECAP
16

NOTICE of Appearance by Vanessa Judith Carroll on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 06/30/2011)

June 30, 2011

June 30, 2011

PACER
17

REPLY to Response to Motion re 13 Response in Opposition to Motion, to Certify Class filed by A.M. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Leah Rupp, Back to School, Clarion Ledger, August 6, 2006, # 2 Exhibit American Civil Liberties Union, Missing the Mark: Alternative Schools in the State of Mississippi (2009))(Juneja, Poonam) (Entered: 07/08/2011)

July 8, 2011

July 8, 2011

PACER
18

MOTION to Seal Document 13 Response in Opposition to Motion, by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit of Stacey Greenwood)(Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 07/13/2011)

July 13, 2011

July 13, 2011

PACER
19

Rebuttal re 17 Reply to Response to Motion, filed by Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 07/15/2011)

July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011

PACER
20

ORDER granting 18 Motion to Seal Document. Exhibit B (ECF No. 13-2) will be SEALED. Defendants directed to provide the Clerk with a redacted version, as set out herein. Signed by District Judge Tom S. Lee on 7/18/11 (LWE) (Entered: 07/18/2011)

July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011

PACER
21

ATTACHMENT - Redacted Exhibit Affidavit of Stacey Greenwood in re 13 Response in Opposition to Motion and 20 Order on Motion to Seal Document, filed by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden. (ND) (Entered: 07/19/2011)

July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011

PACER
22

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by A.M. (Juneja, Poonam) (Entered: 07/22/2011)

July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER granting 22 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Poonam Juneja terminated. No further written order will issue. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker on July 25, 2011 (KPM)

July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011

PACER
23

**DISREGARD THIS ENTRY**Rule 16(a) Initial Order: Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 9/26/2011 9:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker. Counsel for plaintiff is responsible for initiating the conference call and shall contact Judge Parker's chambers (601.544.9100) when all parties are connected. Confidential settlement memoranda are due on or before 9/20/11. (KPM) Modified on 8/22/2011 (KPM). (Entered: 08/22/2011)

Aug. 22, 2011

Aug. 22, 2011

PACER
24

Rule 16(a) Initial Order: Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 9/26/2011 9:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker. Counsel for plaintiff is responsible for initiating the conference call and shall contact Judge Parker's chambers (601.544.9100) when all parties are connected. Confidential settlement memoranda are due on or before 9/20/11. (KPM) (Entered: 08/22/2011)

Aug. 22, 2011

Aug. 22, 2011

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #24: This document replaces 23 which contained an error. Document 23 should be disregarded. (KPM)

Aug. 22, 2011

Aug. 22, 2011

PACER
25

ORDER entered staying ruling on 3 Motion to Certify Class so that discovery can be conducted, as set out herein. Signed by District Judge Tom S. Lee on 9/15/11 (LWE) (Entered: 09/15/2011)

Sept. 15, 2011

Sept. 15, 2011

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker: Telephonic Case Management Conference held on 9/26/2011. A scheduling order will be entered. PARTICIPANTS: Jody Owens, Vanessa Carroll and Jed Oppenheim for plaintiff; JoAnne Shepherd for defendants. (KPM)

Sept. 26, 2011

Sept. 26, 2011

PACER
26

INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker on September 26, 2011 (KPM) (Entered: 09/26/2011)

Sept. 26, 2011

Sept. 26, 2011

PACER
27

NOTICE of Service of Initial Disclosure by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 09/29/2011)

Sept. 29, 2011

Sept. 29, 2011

PACER
28

NOTICE of Service of Interrogatories by A.M. (Owens, Jody) (Entered: 10/07/2011)

Oct. 7, 2011

Oct. 7, 2011

PACER
29

NOTICE of Service of Request for Production by A.M. (Owens, Jody) (Entered: 10/07/2011)

Oct. 7, 2011

Oct. 7, 2011

PACER
30

NOTICE of Service of First Set of Interrogatories by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 10/13/2011)

Oct. 13, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

PACER
31

NOTICE of Service of First Set of Request for Production by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 10/13/2011)

Oct. 13, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

PACER
32

NOTICE of Service of First Set of Request for Admissions by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 10/13/2011)

Oct. 13, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

PACER
33

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Franklin McKee by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 10/26/2011)

Oct. 26, 2011

Oct. 26, 2011

PACER
34

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Marie Harris by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 10/26/2011)

Oct. 26, 2011

Oct. 26, 2011

PACER
35

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Stacey Greenwood by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 10/26/2011)

Oct. 26, 2011

Oct. 26, 2011

PACER
36

NOTICE to Take Deposition of A.M. by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/01/2011)

Nov. 1, 2011

Nov. 1, 2011

PACER
37

NOTICE to Take Deposition of N.R. by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/01/2011)

Nov. 1, 2011

Nov. 1, 2011

PACER
38

NOTICE to Take Deposition of R.S. by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/01/2011)

Nov. 1, 2011

Nov. 1, 2011

PACER
39

NOTICE to Take Deposition of A.M. by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/01/2011)

Nov. 1, 2011

Nov. 1, 2011

PACER
40

NOTICE to Take Deposition of N.R. by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/01/2011)

Nov. 1, 2011

Nov. 1, 2011

PACER
41

NOTICE to Take Deposition of R.S. by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/01/2011)

Nov. 1, 2011

Nov. 1, 2011

PACER
42

NOTICE of Service of First Amended Pre-Discovery Disclosure by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 11/02/2011)

Nov. 2, 2011

Nov. 2, 2011

PACER
43

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Stacey Greenwood by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 11/02/2011)

Nov. 2, 2011

Nov. 2, 2011

PACER
44

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Franklin McKee by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 11/02/2011)

Nov. 2, 2011

Nov. 2, 2011

PACER
45

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Marie Harris by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 11/02/2011)

Nov. 2, 2011

Nov. 2, 2011

PACER
46

NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Stacey Greenwood (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

PACER
47

NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Marie Harris (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

PACER
48

NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Franklin McKee (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

PACER
49

NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

PACER
50

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Production by Franklin McKee (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

PACER
51

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Production by Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

PACER
52

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Production by Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

PACER
53

NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

PACER
54

NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

PACER
55

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Production by Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

PACER
56

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Production by Stacey Greenwood (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to # 51 . Actual discovery requests/responses to discovery requests are not to be filed with the Court [L.U.Civ.R. 5.(d)(3)]. Only a notice of service should be filed with the Court [Official Form No. 2 (b)]. (ND)

Nov. 8, 2011

Nov. 8, 2011

PACER
57

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Production by Marie Harris (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/08/2011)

Nov. 8, 2011

Nov. 8, 2011

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER granting plaintiffs' ore tenus motion for protective order. Plaintiffs' depostions will take place at the offices of their attorneys. Likewise, if and when defendants' depositions are noticed, those depostions will take place at the offices of the defendants' attorneys unless otherwise agreed. No further written order will issue. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker on November 11, 2011. (Parker, Michael)

Nov. 11, 2011

Nov. 11, 2011

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker: Telephonic Discovery Hearing held on 11/11/2011. The court heard arguments regarding the location for depositions. A text order was entered. PARTICIPANTS: Jody Owens for plaintiff; JoAnne Shepherd for defendants. (KPM)

Nov. 14, 2011

Nov. 14, 2011

PACER
58

NOTICE of Service of Plaintiff's Response to Interrogatories by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 11/14/2011)

Nov. 14, 2011

Nov. 14, 2011

PACER
59

NOTICE of Service of Plaintiff's Response to Request for Admissions by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 11/14/2011)

Nov. 14, 2011

Nov. 14, 2011

PACER
60

NOTICE of Service of Plaintiff's Response to Request for Production by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 11/14/2011)

Nov. 14, 2011

Nov. 14, 2011

PACER
61

Subpoena Returned Executed as to N.R.. (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/16/2011)

Nov. 16, 2011

Nov. 16, 2011

PACER
62

NOTICE of Service of Supplemental Response to Interrogatories by Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

Nov. 17, 2011

Nov. 17, 2011

PACER
63

NOTICE of Service of Supplemental Response to Request for Production by Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

Nov. 17, 2011

Nov. 17, 2011

PACER
64

NOTICE of Service of Jayne Sargent, Interim Superintendent Supplemental Response to Interrogatories by Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

Nov. 17, 2011

Nov. 17, 2011

PACER
65

NOTICE of Service of Supplemental Response to Request for Production by Franklin McKee (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

Nov. 17, 2011

Nov. 17, 2011

PACER
66

NOTICE of Service of Supplemental Response to Request for Production by Stacey Greenwood (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

Nov. 17, 2011

Nov. 17, 2011

PACER
67

NOTICE of Service of Supplemental Response to Interrogatories by Marie Harris (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

Nov. 17, 2011

Nov. 17, 2011

PACER
68

NOTICE of Service of Supplemental Response to Request for Production by Marie Harris (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

Nov. 17, 2011

Nov. 17, 2011

PACER
69

NOTICE to Take Deposition of N.R. by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

Nov. 17, 2011

Nov. 17, 2011

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker: Telephonic Discovery Hearing held on 11/18/2011. The court heard arguments regarding the dispute relating to the deposition of a non-party minor. An order will be entered. PARTICIPANTS: Vanessa Carroll for plaintiff; JoAnne Shepherd for defendants. (KPM) Modified on 11/18/2011 (KPM).

Nov. 18, 2011

Nov. 18, 2011

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER re 69 Second Re-Notice to Take Deposition of N.R., a minor. The Court held a telephone conference with counsel for the parties. Counsel for Plaintiff also represents the non-party minor deponent. The Court finds that Defendants provided adequate notice of the deposition, and that the minor's mother was given an opportunity to attend but was unavailable. The Court finds that the deposition of N.R., a minor, should go forward as re-noticed. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER SHALL ISSUE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker on November 18, 2011.(Cochran, Ronald)

Nov. 18, 2011

Nov. 18, 2011

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to Minute Entry of 11/18/11: entry modified to reflect appropriate subject of call. (KPM)

Nov. 18, 2011

Nov. 18, 2011

PACER
70

NOTICE of Service of Second Supplemental Pre-Discovery Disclosure by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 11/23/2011)

Nov. 23, 2011

Nov. 23, 2011

PACER
71

NOTICE of Service of Supplemental Response to Request for Production by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 11/23/2011)

Nov. 23, 2011

Nov. 23, 2011

PACER

JOINT ORE TENUS MOTION for Protective Order. (Cochran, Ronald)

Nov. 23, 2011

Nov. 23, 2011

PACER
72

AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER granting Joint Ore Tenus Motion for Protective Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker on November 23, 2011. (Cochran, Ronald) (Entered: 11/23/2011)

Nov. 23, 2011

Nov. 23, 2011

PACER
73

MOTION to Compel Defendants' Responses to Plaintiff's Requests for Production of Documents for Class Certification Discovery by A.M. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Pls. Req. for Prod. to Def. Harris, # 2 Exhibit Pls. Req. for Prod. to Def. McKee, # 3 Exhibit Pls. Req. for Prod. to Def. Greenwood, # 4 Exhibit Def. Harris Resp. to Req. for Prod., # 5 Exhibit Def. McKee Resp. to Req. for Prod., # 6 Exhibit Def. Greenwood Resp. to Req. for Prod., # 7 Exhibit Def. Harris Resp. to Interrog., # 8 Exhibit Def. Greenwood Resp. to Interrog., # 9 Exhibit Def. McKee Resp. to Interrog., # 10 Exhibit Harris Dep., # 11 Exhibit Greenwood Dep., # 12 Exhibit McKee Dep., # 13 Exhibit Def. McKee Suppl. Resp. to Interrog., # 14 Exhibit Def. Greenwood Suppl. Resp. to Interrog., # 15 Exhibit Letter from V. Carroll to J. Shepherd 11/14/2011, # 16 Exhibit Emails from V. Carroll to J. Shepherd 11/25/2011, # 17 Exhibit Email from V. Carroll to J. Shepherd 11/29/2011, # 18 Exhibit Letter from V. Carroll to J. Shepherd 11/29/2011, # 19 Exhibit Letter from V. Carroll to J. Shepherd 11/30/2011, # 20 Exhibit Letter from V. Carroll to J. Shepherd 11/30/2011, # 21 Exhibit Letter from V. Carroll to J. Shepherd 12/07/2011, # 22 Exhibit Letter from J. Shepherd to V. Carroll 12/07/2011, # 23 Exhibit Decl. of V. Carroll)(Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 12/23/2011)

Dec. 23, 2011

Dec. 23, 2011

PACER
74

MEMORANDUM in Support re 73 MOTION to Compel Defendants' Responses to Plaintiff's Requests for Production of Documents for Class Certification Discovery filed by A.M. (Carroll, Vanessa) (Entered: 12/23/2011)

Dec. 23, 2011

Dec. 23, 2011

PACER
75

First MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 73 MOTION to Compel Defendants' Responses to Plaintiff's Requests for Production of Documents for Class Certification Discovery, 74 Memorandum in Support of Motion by A.M., Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 12/24/2011)

Dec. 24, 2011

Dec. 24, 2011

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER granting 75 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response re 73 MOTION to Compel Defendants' Responses to Plaintiff's Requests for Production of Documents for Class Certification Discovery. Defendants' Response due by 1/10/2012. No further written order will issue. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker on December 27, 2011 (KPM)

Dec. 27, 2011

Dec. 27, 2011

PACER
76

RESPONSE in Opposition re 73 MOTION to Compel Defendants' Responses to Plaintiff's Requests for Production of Documents for Class Certification Discovery filed by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Good Faith Certificate)(Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 01/04/2012)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

PACER
77

MOTION for Protective Order by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Good Faith Certificate)(Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 01/04/2012)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

PACER
78

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 77 MOTION for Protective Order filed by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 01/04/2012)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

PACER
79

MEMORANDUM in Support re 78 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion filed by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiff's November 14, 2011 Letter, # 2 Exhibit Plaintiff's November 29, 2011 Letter, # 3 Exhibit Plaintiff's November 30, 2011 Letter, # 4 Exhibit Plaintiff's December 7, 2011 Letter)(Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 01/04/2012)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

PACER
80

MOTION for Protective Order by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiff's November 14, 2011 Letter, # 2 Exhibit Plaintiff's November 29, 2011 Letter, # 3 Exhibit Plaintiff's November 30, 2011 Letter, # 4 Exhibit Plaintiff's December 7, 2011 Letter)(Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 01/04/2012)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

PACER
81

MEMORANDUM in Support re 76 Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Glenn Davis, Lonnie J. Edwards, Sr, Stacey Greenwood, Marie Harris, Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Franklin McKee, Bobby Walden (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Pls. Nov. 14, 2011 Letter, # 2 Exhibit Pls. Nov. 29, 2011 Letter, # 3 Exhibit Pls. Nov. 30, 2011 Letter, # 4 Exhibit Pls. Dec. 7, 2011 Letter)(Shepherd, JoAnne) (Entered: 01/04/2012)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

PACER

Set Hearings: At the request of the parties and having confirmed their availability, a TELEPHONIC Status Conference is set for 1/20/2012 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker. Counsel for plaintiff is responsible for initiating the conference call and shall contact Judge Parker's chambers (601.544.9100) when all parties are connected or provide a call-in number to all parties, including the court. (KPM)

Jan. 17, 2012

Jan. 17, 2012

PACER

Reset Hearings: Having confirmed the availability of counsel, the TELEPHONIC Status Conference is reset for 1/26/2012 2:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker. Counsel for plaintiff is responsible for initiating the conference call and shall contact Judge Parker's chambers (601.544.9100) when all parties are connected or provide a call-in number to all parties, including the court. (KPM)

Jan. 18, 2012

Jan. 18, 2012

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker: Telephonic Status Conference held on 1/26/2012. An appropriate order will be entered. PARTICIPANTS: Corrie Cockrell, Jody Owens and Vanessa Carroll for plaintiff; JoAnn Shepherd and Kashonda Day for defendants. (KPM)

Jan. 26, 2012

Jan. 26, 2012

PACER
82

ORDER denying as moot Plaintiff's 73 Motion to Compel; denying as moot Defendants' 77 Motion for Protective Order; denying as moot Defendants' 80 Motion for Protective Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker on January 26, 2012. (Cochran, Ronald) (Entered: 01/26/2012)

Jan. 26, 2012

Jan. 26, 2012

PACER

Set Hearings: Settlement Conference set for 2/28/2012 9:30 AM in Courtroom 6B, United States Courthouse, 501 E. Court Street, Jackson, MS before Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker. Local counsel, lead trial counsel and all clients with full and final settlement authority MUST be present. Each party must submit a settlement memoranda, not to exceed three (3) pages, which shall include the partys settlement position, all prior mediation attempts and the final settlement position of the parties to the undersigned on or before 2/21/12. (KPM)

Jan. 26, 2012

Jan. 26, 2012

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER: The parties are hereby directed to contact the court for an evidentiary hearing before the district judge assigned to this case, if such a hearing is necessary, within two (2) weeks of the completion of the mediation/settlement conference set before Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker on 2/28/12. Issued by Judge Tom S. Lee on 1/30/012. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER SHALL ISSUE FROM THIS COURT. Signed by District Judge Tom S. Lee on 1/30/12 (LWE)

Jan. 30, 2012

Jan. 30, 2012

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker: Settlement Conference held on 2/28/2012. The parties reached an agreement in principle to settle the case. Pending preparation of the final document and approval by the School Board, the parties will submit to the court by no later than 3/15/12 a joint motion for settlement approval and class certification. PARTICIPANTS: Jody Owens and Vanessa Carroll for plaintiffs; JoAnne Shepherd and Kashonda Day for defendants. (KPM)

Feb. 28, 2012

Feb. 28, 2012

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Pursuant to the parties' request, a Settlement Conference is set for 3/30/2012 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 6B, United States Courthouse, 501 E. Court Street, Jackson, MS, before Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker. Local counsel, lead trial counsel and all clients with full and final settlement authority MUST be present. Each party must submit a settlement memoranda, not to exceed three (3) pages, which sets forth the respective positions of the parties regarding the remaining unresolved issue to the undersigned on or before March 26, 2012.(KM)

March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Mississippi

Case Type(s):

Education

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 8, 2011

Closing Date: July 27, 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All students who currently attend and/or will attend the Capital City Alternative School in the future.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees (Jackson), School District

Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Public Schools, School District

Director of Security of Jackson Public Schools, School District

Principal of Capital City Alternative School, School District

Assistant Principal of Capital City Alternative School, School District

School Safety Officer of Capital City Alternative School, School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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: 2012 - 2014

Content of Injunction:

Monitor/Master

Monitoring

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Issues

General:

Confinement/isolation

Excessive force

Failure to supervise

Restraints : physical

Type of Facility:

Government-run