Case: George v. Reihl

2:10-cv-00586 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Feb. 10, 2010

Closed Date: 2016

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Case Summary

On 02/10/2010, a 22-year-old college student majoring in Middle Eastern studies filed this lawsuit in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), FBI officials with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), and the Philadelphia Police Department (PDP) based on civil rights intrusions at the Philadelphia International Airport. Upon discovering English-Arabic flashcards (including several listing words like "kidnap" …

On 02/10/2010, a 22-year-old college student majoring in Middle Eastern studies filed this lawsuit in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), FBI officials with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), and the Philadelphia Police Department (PDP) based on civil rights intrusions at the Philadelphia International Airport. Upon discovering English-Arabic flashcards (including several listing words like "kidnap" and "bomb") and materials critical of U.S. foreign policy during routine airport security screening, TSA briefly detained and searched the plaintiff; he was then taken into custody by Philadelphia police officers and held for several hours. Eventually, two FBI agents came and interrogated him for a half hour; he was then released without charges.

Represented by private attorneys, the national American Civil Liberties Union, and the Pennsylvania ACLU chapter, the plaintiff alleged violations of the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments under Bivens, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. §§ 2671-2680. The federal government defendants moved to dismiss the complaint because of their qualified immunity from suit. The district court denied the motion and proceeded to discovery.

The federal defendants appealed the denial of their 12(b)(6) motion to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [11-04292]. On December 24, 2013, the Court of Appeals reversed and remanded back to the District Court with instructions to grant the defendants' motion to dismiss as to the Fourth and First Amendment claims. In an opinion by Judge McKee [738 F.3d 562], TSA personnel's brief detention of the plaintiff was held lawful. The FBI's brief interrogation was likewise not unconstitutional. The local police's actions taking the plaintiff into custody and holding him for several hours may have been unlawful, but was not before the court; the court rejected the plaintiff's argument that the local law enforcement had served as mere agents for federal agencies.

On May 8, 2014, the District Court ordered a settlement conference before Magistrate Judge Caracappa. A pre-trial hearing was then conducted on October 30, 2014. Finally, on January 22, 2015 the court approved a settlement agreement and dismissed the case. The plaintiff received $25,000 in compensatory damages and attorney's fees up to $6,250. The defendants also agreed to, on a quarterly basis, instruct all police officers assigned to the airport that "investigative detentions may be made only on reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct and any arrest must be based on probable cause" and that a referral from a TSA agent does not, in itself, constitute probable cause. The court retained jurisdiction to supervise the injunction for eighteen months (until July 2016).

As of December 2018, no further docket activity occurred, and so the case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Homan (11/3/2013)

Dan Hofman (4/6/2016)

Dawn Lui (12/2/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Kearney, Mark A. (Pennsylvania)

Ludwig, Edmund V. (Pennsylvania)

McKee, Theodore Alexander (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ebadolahi, Mitra (New York)

Katznelson, Zachary (Kansas)

Manes, Jonathan Matthew (New Jersey)

Roper, Mary Catherine (Pennsylvania)

Rowland, Lee B. (New York)

Rudovsky, David (Pennsylvania)

Saifee, Seema (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Kearney, Mark A. (Pennsylvania)

Ludwig, Edmund V. (Pennsylvania)

McKee, Theodore Alexander (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ebadolahi, Mitra (New York)

Katznelson, Zachary (Kansas)

Manes, Jonathan Matthew (New Jersey)

Roper, Mary Catherine (Pennsylvania)

Rowland, Lee B. (New York)

Rudovsky, David (Pennsylvania)

Saifee, Seema (Pennsylvania)

Tack-Hooper, Molly M. (Pennsylvania)

Wizner, Ben (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Franklin, Genelle (Pennsylvania)

Heidrich, Kelly E. (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Thomas F. (Pennsylvania)

Kaufman, Paul (New York)

Shoffel, Amanda C. (Pennsylvania)

Other Attorney(s)

Garren, Timothy P. (District of Columbia)

Mason, Mary Hampton (District of Columbia)

Memeger, Zane D. (Pennsylvania)

Ravel, Ann Miller (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Jan. 22, 2015 Docket
1

Complaint for Damages

Feb. 10, 2010 Complaint
10

United States' Motion to Intervene As An Interested Party

May 21, 2010 Pleading / Motion / Brief
14

Stipulated Protective Order

June 25, 2010 Order/Opinion
22

Amended Complaints for Damages

George v. Reihl

Aug. 13, 2010 Complaint
40

Order & Memorandum (Denying Defendant's Motion to Dismiss)

George v. Rehiel

Sept. 30, 2011 Order/Opinion
43

Order (Allowing False Light Tort Claim by Defendant to Proceed to Discovery)

George v. Rehiel

2011 WL 10621600

Oct. 28, 2011 Order/Opinion
64

Memorandum

George v. Rehiel

April 9, 2012 Order/Opinion

Opinion (Vacating Order of the District Court Denying Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Remanding with Instructions to Grant the Motion)

George v. Rehiel

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

738 F.3d 562

Dec. 24, 2013 Order/Opinion
105

Stipulated Order of Dismissal

George v. Rehiel

Jan. 22, 2015 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4369019/george-v-reihl/

Last updated May 12, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against REIHL, RICHARDS, THREE UNKNWON NAMED OFFICERS OR AGENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, TWO UNKNOWN NAMED AGENTS OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number PPE017560.), filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Case Management Track, # 3 Designation Form)(cw, ) (Entered: 02/16/2010)

Feb. 10, 2010
1

COMPLAINT against REIHL, RICHARDS, THREE UNKNWON NAMED OFFICERS OR AGENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, TWO UNKNOWN NAMED AGENTS OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number PPE017560.), filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Case Management Track, # 3 Designation Form)(cw, ) (Entered: 02/16/2010)

Feb. 10, 2010 RECAP

Summons Issued as to REIHL, RICHARDS. Two Forwarded To: Counsel on 2/16/10 (cw, ) (Entered: 02/16/2010)

Feb. 10, 2010
2

Application of BEN WIZNER, ESQUIRE to Practice in this Court Pursuant to Local Rule of Civil Procedure on behalf of NICHOLAS GEORGE, Certificate of Service. ($40.00 filing paid)(mbh, ) (Entered: 02/22/2010)

Feb. 22, 2010 PACER
3

Application of JONATHAN MATTHEW MANES, ESQUIRE to Practice in this Court Pursuant to Local Rule of Civil Procedure 83.5.2(b) on behalf of NICHOLAS GEORGE, Certificate of Service. ($40.00 filing fee paid) (mbh, ) (Entered: 02/22/2010)

Feb. 22, 2010 PACER

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by NICHOLAS GEORGE. (cw, ) (Entered: 02/16/2010)

Feb. 10, 2010
2

Application of BEN WIZNER, ESQUIRE to Practice in this Court Pursuant to Local Rule of Civil Procedure on behalf of NICHOLAS GEORGE, Certificate of Service. ($40.00 filing paid)(mbh, ) (Entered: 02/22/2010)

Feb. 22, 2010
4

ORDER THAT ATTORNEY JONATHAN MATTHEW MANES IS ADMITTED PRO HAC VICE FOR NICHOLAS GEORGE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 2/23/2010. 3/1/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E-MAILED. (ems) (Entered: 03/01/2010)

Feb. 24, 2010 PACER
4

ORDER THAT ATTORNEY JONATHAN MATTHEW MANES IS ADMITTED PRO HAC VICE FOR NICHOLAS GEORGE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 2/23/2010. 3/1/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED. (ems) (Entered: 03/01/2010)

Feb. 24, 2010
5

ORDER THAT ATTORNEY BENJAMIN ELIHU WIZNER IS ADMITTED PRO HAC VICE FOR NICHOLAS GEORGE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 2/23/2010. 3/1/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(md) (Entered: 03/01/2010)

Feb. 24, 2010 PACER
5

ORDER THAT ATTORNEY BENJAMIN ELIHU WIZNER IS ADMITTED PRO HAC VICE FOR NICHOLAS GEORGE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 2/23/2010. 3/1/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E−MAILED.(md) (Entered: 03/01/2010)

Feb. 24, 2010
6

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, together with Affirmative Defenses by REIHL, RICHARDS, Certificate of Service. (FRANKLIN, GENELLE) Modified on 4/28/2010 (nd). (Entered: 04/27/2010)

April 27, 2010 RECAP
6

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, together with Affirmative Defenses by REIHL, RICHARDS, Certificate of Service. (FRANKLIN, GENELLE) Modified on 4/28/2010 (nd). (Entered: 04/27/2010)

April 27, 2010
7

NOTICE of Hearing: A RULE 16 SCHEDULING CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 5/19/2010 AT 10:30 AM BEFORE HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG BY TELEPHONE, PLAINTIFF'S COUNSEL TO INITIATE THE CALL TO CHAMBERS. 215-580-2030. (Attachments: # 1 C A S E Management Program)(kc, ) (Entered: 05/04/2010)

May 4, 2010 PACER
7

NOTICE of Hearing: A RULE 16 SCHEDULING CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 5/19/2010 AT 10:30 AM BEFORE HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG BY TELEPHONE, PLAINTIFF'S COUNSEL TO INITIATE THE CALL TO CHAMBERS. 215−580−2030. (Attachments: # 1 C A S E Management Program)(kc, ) (Entered: 05/04/2010)

May 4, 2010
8

MOTION for Discovery to identify Doe Defendants filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(ROPER, MARY) (Entered: 05/14/2010)

May 14, 2010 PACER
9

ORDER THAT BY 5/28/2010 SERVE SELF-EXECUTING DISCLOSURES. BY 6/2/2010, IF NO RESPONSE HAS BEEN RECEIVED TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION, PLAINTIFF SHALL SUMBIT A FORM OF ORDER PERMITTING THE REQUESTED DISCOVERY. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 5/20/2010. 5/21/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 05/21/2010)

May 21, 2010 PACER
8

MOTION for Discovery to identify Doe Defendants filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(ROPER, MARY) (Entered: 05/14/2010)

May 14, 2010
10

MOTION TO INTERVENE AS AN INTERESTED PARTY FILED BY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE.(mbh, ) (Entered: 05/24/2010)

May 21, 2010 PACER
9

ORDER THAT BY 5/28/2010 SERVE SELF−EXECUTING DISCLOSURES. BY 6/2/2010, IF NO RESPONSE HAS BEEN RECEIVED TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION, PLAINTIFF SHALL SUMBIT A FORM OF ORDER PERMITTING THE REQUESTED DISCOVERY. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 5/20/2010. 5/21/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 05/21/2010)

May 21, 2010
10

MOTION TO INTERVENE AS AN INTERESTED PARTY FILED BY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE.(mbh, ) (Entered: 05/24/2010)

May 21, 2010
11

ORDER THAT THE UNITED STATES' MOTION TO INTERVENE AS AN INTERESTED THIRD PARTY IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 5/21/2010. 5/28/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 05/28/2010)

May 28, 2010 PACER
11

ORDER THAT THE UNITED STATES' MOTION TO INTERVENE AS AN INTERESTED THIRD PARTY IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 5/21/2010. 5/28/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 05/28/2010)

May 28, 2010
12

ORDER THAT THE PARTIES SHALL REPORT IN WRITING ON THE STATUS OF NEGOTIATIONS PERTAINING TO THE DOE DISCOVERY REQUESTED BY PLAINTIFF. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 6/9/2010. 6/10/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 06/10/2010)

June 9, 2010 PACER
12

ORDER THAT THE PARTIES SHALL REPORT IN WRITING ON THE STATUS OF NEGOTIATIONS PERTAINING TO THE DOE DISCOVERY REQUESTED BY PLAINTIFF. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 6/9/2010. 6/10/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 06/10/2010)

June 9, 2010
13

Consent MOTION for Protective Order filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(HEIDRICH, KELLY) (Entered: 06/15/2010)

June 15, 2010 PACER
13

Consent MOTION for Protective Order filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(HEIDRICH, KELLY) (Entered: 06/15/2010)

June 15, 2010
14

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 6/25/10. 6/25/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED. (jpd) (Entered: 06/25/2010)

June 25, 2010 PACER
15

NOTICE of Appearance by THOMAS F. JOHNSON on behalf of THREE UNKNWON NAMED OFFICERS OR AGENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, TWO UNKNOWN NAMED AGENTS OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION with Certificate of Service(JOHNSON, THOMAS) (Entered: 06/30/2010)

June 30, 2010 RECAP
14

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 6/25/10. 6/25/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED. (jpd) (Entered: 06/25/2010)

June 25, 2010
16

NOTICE of Appearance by PAUL W. KAUFMAN on behalf of THREE UNKNWON NAMED OFFICERS OR AGENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, TWO UNKNOWN NAMED AGENTS OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION with Certificate of Service(KAUFMAN, PAUL) (Entered: 06/30/2010)

June 30, 2010 PACER
15

NOTICE of Appearance by THOMAS F. JOHNSON on behalf of THREE UNKNWON NAMED OFFICERS OR AGENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, TWO UNKNOWN NAMED AGENTS OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION with Certificate of Service(JOHNSON, THOMAS) (Entered: 06/30/2010)

June 30, 2010
17

Expedited Discovery filed under seal by the United States on behalf of Transportation Safety Administration. (FILED UNDER SEAL) (mbh, ) (Entered: 07/19/2010)

July 19, 2010 PACER
16

NOTICE of Appearance by PAUL W. KAUFMAN on behalf of THREE UNKNWON NAMED OFFICERS OR AGENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, TWO UNKNOWN NAMED AGENTS OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION with Certificate of Service(KAUFMAN, PAUL)

June 30, 2010
18

ORDER THAT BY 8/6/10, THE PARTIES SHALL REPORT IN WRITING ON THE STATUS OF EXPEDITED DISCOVERY AND IF THE SCHEDULING OF A FURTHER RULE 16 CONFERENCE IS APPROPRIATE AT THIS TIME. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 7/22/10. 7/22/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 07/22/2010)

July 22, 2010
18

ORDER THAT BY 8/6/10, THE PARTIES SHALL REPORT IN WRITING ON THE STATUS OF EXPEDITED DISCOVERY AND IF THE SCHEDULING OF A FURTHER RULE 16 CONFERENCE IS APPROPRIATE AT THIS TIME. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 7/22/10. 7/22/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 07/22/2010)

July 22, 2010 PACER
19

ORDER THAT THE MOTION FOR LEAVE TO CONDUCT LIMITED EXPEDITED DOE DISCOVERY IS DENIED AS MOOT. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 8/11/10. 8/12/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 08/12/2010)

Aug. 11, 2010 PACER
19

ORDER THAT THE MOTION FOR LEAVE TO CONDUCT LIMITED EXPEDITED DOE DISCOVERY IS DENIED AS MOOT. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 8/11/10. 8/12/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 08/12/2010)

Aug. 11, 2010
20

ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF SHALL FILE AN AMENDED COMPLAINT BY 8/13/10. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 8/11/10. 8/12/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 08/12/2010)

Aug. 11, 2010
20

ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF SHALL FILE AN AMENDED COMPLAINT BY 8/13/10. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 8/11/10. 8/12/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 08/12/2010)

Aug. 11, 2010 PACER
21

MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint for Damages filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE.Certificate of Counsel & Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Amended Complaint for Damages, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Granting Motion to File Amended Complaint for Damages)(ROPER, MARY) (Entered: 08/13/2010)

Aug. 13, 2010
21

MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint for Damages filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE.Certificate of Counsel & Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Amended Complaint for Damages, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Granting Motion to File Amended Complaint for Damages)(ROPER, MARY) (Entered: 08/13/2010)

Aug. 13, 2010 PACER
22

Amended Complaint for Damages against UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILLIAM REHIEL, EDWARD RICHARDS, JR, JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5 filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE.(mbh, ) (Entered: 08/16/2010)

Aug. 13, 2010
22

Amended Complaint for Damages against UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILLIAM REHIEL, EDWARD RICHARDS, JR, JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5 filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE.(mbh, ) (Entered: 08/16/2010)

Aug. 13, 2010 RECAP

Summons Issued as to WILLIAM REHIEL, EDWARD RICHARDS, JR. Forwarded To: Mary Catherine Roper on 8/13/10 (mbh, ) (Entered: 08/16/2010)

Aug. 13, 2010
23

ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO FILE THE AMENDED COMPLAINT IS GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT PLAINTIFF'S AMENDED COMPLAINT IS HEREBY FILED OF RECORD. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 8/17/10. 8/18/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 08/18/2010)

Aug. 17, 2010 PACER
23

ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO FILE THE AMENDED COMPLAINT IS GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT PLAINTIFF'S AMENDED COMPLAINT IS HEREBY FILED OF RECORD. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 8/17/10. 8/18/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 08/18/2010)

Aug. 17, 2010
24

ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF SHALL FILE AN AMENDED COMPLAINT BY 8/13/10. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 9/28/10. 9/28/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 09/28/2010)

Sept. 28, 2010 PACER
24

ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF SHALL FILE AN AMENDED COMPLAINT BY 8/13/10. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 9/28/10. 9/28/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 09/28/2010)

Sept. 28, 2010
25

MOTION to Dismiss filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.Memorandum. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(HEIDRICH, KELLY) (Entered: 10/05/2010)

Oct. 5, 2010 RECAP
25

MOTION to Dismiss filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.Memorandum. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(HEIDRICH, KELLY) (Entered: 10/05/2010)

Oct. 5, 2010
26

MOTION to Dismiss filed by JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5.Memorandum.(HEIDRICH, KELLY) (Entered: 10/05/2010)

Oct. 5, 2010 PACER
26

MOTION to Dismiss filed by JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5.Memorandum.(HEIDRICH, KELLY) (Entered: 10/05/2010)

Oct. 5, 2010
27

Joint MOTION to Modify Scheduling Order filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE.Certificate of Service.(ROPER, MARY) (Entered: 10/06/2010)

Oct. 6, 2010 PACER
27

Joint MOTION to Modify Scheduling Order filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE.Certificate of Service.(ROPER, MARY) (Entered: 10/06/2010)

Oct. 6, 2010
28

NOTICE of Appearance by THOMAS F. JOHNSON on behalf of JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with Certificate of Service(JOHNSON, THOMAS) (Entered: 10/06/2010)

Oct. 6, 2010 PACER
28

NOTICE of Appearance by THOMAS F. JOHNSON on behalf of JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with Certificate of Service(JOHNSON, THOMAS) (Entered: 10/06/2010)

Oct. 6, 2010
29

ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF SHALL RESPOND TO DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS TO DISMISS BY 11/11/10. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 10/8/10. 10/12/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 10/12/2010)

Oct. 8, 2010 PACER
29

ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF SHALL RESPOND TO DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS TO DISMISS BY 11/11/10. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 10/8/10. 10/12/10 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 10/12/2010)

Oct. 8, 2010
30

NOTICE of Appearance by PAUL W. KAUFMAN on behalf of JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with Certificate of Service(KAUFMAN, PAUL) (Entered: 10/12/2010)

Oct. 12, 2010 PACER
30

NOTICE of Appearance by PAUL W. KAUFMAN on behalf of JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with Certificate of Service(KAUFMAN, PAUL) (Entered: 10/12/2010)

Oct. 12, 2010
31

NOTICE of Appearance by MARTHA M. TACK-HOOPER on behalf of NICHOLAS GEORGE with Certificate of Service(TACK-HOOPER, MARTHA) (Entered: 11/02/2010)

Nov. 2, 2010 PACER
31

NOTICE of Appearance by MARTHA M. TACK−HOOPER on behalf of NICHOLAS GEORGE with Certificate of Service(TACK−HOOPER, MARTHA)

Nov. 2, 2010
32

RESPONSE in Opposition re 26 MOTION to Dismiss John Does 1-5 filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE. (ROPER, MARY) (Entered: 11/11/2010)

Nov. 11, 2010 RECAP
33

RESPONSE in Opposition re 25 MOTION to Dismiss the United States filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE. (ROPER, MARY) (Entered: 11/11/2010)

Nov. 11, 2010
33

RESPONSE in Opposition re 25 MOTION to Dismiss the United States filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE. (ROPER, MARY) (Entered: 11/11/2010)

Nov. 11, 2010 PACER
34

REPLY to Response to Motion re 25 MOTION to Dismiss filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (HEIDRICH, KELLY) (Entered: 11/30/2010)

Nov. 30, 2010 PACER
34

REPLY to Response to Motion re 25 MOTION to Dismiss filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (HEIDRICH, KELLY) (Entered: 11/30/2010)

Nov. 30, 2010
35

REPLY to Response to Motion re 26 MOTION to Dismiss filed by JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5. (HEIDRICH, KELLY) (Entered: 11/30/2010)

Nov. 30, 2010 PACER
35

REPLY to Response to Motion re 26 MOTION to Dismiss filed by JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5. (HEIDRICH, KELLY) (Entered: 11/30/2010)

Nov. 30, 2010
36

NOTICE of Appearance by AMANDA C SHOFFEL on behalf of WILLIAM REHIEL, EDWARD RICHARDS, JR (SHOFFEL, AMANDA) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTORNEY; ATTORNEY WILL REFILE WITH CORRECT PDF) Modified on 4/1/2011 (lisad, ). (Entered: 03/31/2011)

March 31, 2011 PACER
36

NOTICE of Appearance by AMANDA C SHOFFEL on behalf of WILLIAM REHIEL, EDWARD RICHARDS, JR (SHOFFEL, AMANDA) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTORNEY; ATTORNEY WILL REFILE WITH CORRECT PDF) Modified on 4/1/2011 (lisad, ). (Entered: 03/31/2011)

March 31, 2011
37

NOTICE of Appearance by AMANDA C SHOFFEL on behalf of WILLIAM REHIEL, EDWARD RICHARDS, JR (SHOFFEL, AMANDA) (Entered: 04/01/2011)

April 1, 2011 PACER
37

NOTICE of Appearance by AMANDA C SHOFFEL on behalf of WILLIAM REHIEL, EDWARD RICHARDS, JR (SHOFFEL, AMANDA) (Entered: 04/01/2011)

April 1, 2011
38

NOTICE of Hearing: TELEPHONE CONFERENCE SET FOR THURSDAY, 6/16/2011 AT 11:30 AM BEFORE HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG, PLAINTIFF'S COUNSEL TO INITIATE THE CALL TO CHAMBERS. 215-580-2030.(kc, ) (Entered: 06/14/2011)

June 14, 2011 PACER
38

NOTICE of Hearing: TELEPHONE CONFERENCE SET FOR THURSDAY, 6/16/2011 AT 11:30 AM BEFORE HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG, PLAINTIFF'S COUNSEL TO INITIATE THE CALL TO CHAMBERS. 215−580−2030.(kc, ) (Entered: 06/14/2011)

June 14, 2011
39

NOTICE by NICHOLAS GEORGE re 32 Response in Opposition to Motion, 33 Response in Opposition to Motion Notice of Additional Authority (TACK-HOOPER, MOLLY) (Entered: 09/15/2011)

Sept. 15, 2011 PACER
39

NOTICE by NICHOLAS GEORGE re 32 Response in Opposition to Motion, 33 Response in Opposition to Motion Notice of Additional Authority (TACK−HOOPER, MOLLY) (Entered: 09/15/2011)

Sept. 15, 2011
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MEMORANDUM/ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS TO DISMISS ARE BOTH DENIED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 9/30/11. 10/3/11 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 10/03/2011)

Sept. 30, 2011 RECAP
40

MEMORANDUM/ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS TO DISMISS ARE BOTH DENIED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 9/30/11. 10/3/11 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 10/03/2011)

Sept. 30, 2011
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MOTION for Clarification filed by JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.memorandum of law and certificate of service.(HEIDRICH, KELLY) (Entered: 10/14/2011)

Oct. 14, 2011 RECAP
41

MOTION for Clarification filed by JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.memorandum of law and certificate of service.(HEIDRICH, KELLY) (Entered: 10/14/2011)

Oct. 14, 2011
42

Consent MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE.Certificate of Counsel, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(MANES, JONATHAN) (Entered: 10/14/2011)

Oct. 14, 2011 PACER
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Consent MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney filed by NICHOLAS GEORGE.Certificate of Counsel, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(MANES, JONATHAN) (Entered: 10/14/2011)

Oct. 14, 2011
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ORDER THAT IT IS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT MOVANT'S STATEMENT OF THE LAW OF QUALIIED IMMUNITY IS SUBSTANTIVELY CORRECT, ETC. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 10/28/11. 10/31/11 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 10/31/2011)

Oct. 28, 2011 RECAP
43

ORDER THAT IT IS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT MOVANT'S STATEMENT OF THE LAW OF QUALIIED IMMUNITY IS SUBSTANTIVELY CORRECT, ETC. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 10/28/11. 10/31/11 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 10/31/2011)

Oct. 28, 2011
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ORDER THAT UPON CONSIDERATION OF THE MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL, IT IS THEREFORE, ORDERED THAT THE MOTION OF JONATHAN MANES TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 11/8/11.11/8/11 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 11/08/2011)

Nov. 8, 2011 PACER
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ORDER THAT UPON CONSIDERATION OF THE MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL, IT IS THEREFORE, ORDERED THAT THE MOTION OF JONATHAN MANES TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 11/8/11.11/8/11 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 11/08/2011)

Nov. 8, 2011
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Application of MITRA EBADOLAHI, ESQUIRE to Practice in this Court Pursuant to Local Rule of Civil Procedure 83.5.2(b) on behalf of NICHOLAS GEORGE, Certificate of Service. ($40.00 filing fee paid) (mbh, ) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

Nov. 17, 2011 PACER
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Application of MITRA EBADOLAHI, ESQUIRE to Practice in this Court Pursuant to Local Rule of Civil Procedure 83.5.2(b) on behalf of NICHOLAS GEORGE, Certificate of Service. ($40.00 filing fee paid) (mbh, ) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

Nov. 17, 2011
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Application of SEEMA SAIFEE, ESQUIRE to Practice in this Court Pursuant to Local Rule of Civil Procedure 83.5.2(b) on behalf of NICHOLAS GEORGE, Certificate of Service. ($40.00 filimg fee paid) (mbh, ) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

Nov. 17, 2011 RECAP
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Application of SEEMA SAIFEE, ESQUIRE to Practice in this Court Pursuant to Local Rule of Civil Procedure 83.5.2(b) on behalf of NICHOLAS GEORGE, Certificate of Service. ($40.00 filimg fee paid) (mbh, ) (Entered: 11/17/2011)

Nov. 17, 2011
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ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF MITRA EBADOLAHI, ESQUIRE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONDUCT OF THIS CIVIL ACTION PRO HAC VICE UNDER LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 83.5.2(b) IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 11/22/11. 11/22/11 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 11/22/2011)

Nov. 22, 2011 PACER
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ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF MITRA EBADOLAHI, ESQUIRE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONDUCT OF THIS CIVIL ACTION PRO HAC VICE UNDER LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 83.5.2(b) IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 11/22/11. 11/22/11 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E−MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 11/22/2011)

Nov. 22, 2011
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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 40 Order (Memorandum and/or Opinion) by JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5. Copies to Judge, Clerk USCA, Appeals Clerk and Certificate of service. (HEIDRICH, KELLY) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTORNEY; ATTORNEY RE−FILED CORRECT DOCUMENT) Modified on 11/29/2011 (nd, ). (Entered: 11/28/2011)

Nov. 28, 2011
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ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF SEEMA SAIFEE, ESQUIRE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONDUCT OF THIS CIVIL ACTION PRO HAC VICE UNDER LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 83.5.2(b) IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG ON 11/22/11. 11/22/11 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 11/22/2011)

Nov. 22, 2011 PACER
50

NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 40 Order (Memorandum and/or Opinion) by JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5. Copies to Judge, Clerk USCA, Appeals Clerk and Certificate of Service (HEIDRICH, KELLY) Modified on 11/30/2011 (nd, ). (Entered: 11/29/2011)

Nov. 29, 2011
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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 40 Order (Memorandum and/or Opinion) by JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5. Copies to Judge, Clerk USCA, Appeals Clerk and Certificate of service. (HEIDRICH, KELLY) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTORNEY; ATTORNEY RE-FILED CORRECT DOCUMENT) Modified on 11/29/2011 (nd, ). (Entered: 11/28/2011)

Nov. 28, 2011 RECAP
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Clerk's Notice to USCA re 50 Notice of Appeal. (mbh, ) (Entered: 11/30/2011)

Nov. 29, 2011
50

NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 40 Order (Memorandum and/or Opinion) by JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JOHN DOE 3, JOHN DOE 4 AND JOHN DOE 5. Copies to Judge, Clerk USCA, Appeals Clerk and Certificate of Service (HEIDRICH, KELLY) Modified on 11/30/2011 (nd, ). (Entered: 11/29/2011)

Nov. 29, 2011 RECAP

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

National Security

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 10, 2010

Closing Date: 2016

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

22-year-old college student majoring in Middle Eastern studies who was detained during a routine airport security check.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg, LLP

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

United States of America, Federal

Philadelphia Police Department (Philadelphia), City

Transportation Security Administration, Federal

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Ex Parte Young (Federal) or Bivens

Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. § 2674

Constitutional Clause(s):

Unreasonable search and seizure

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $25,000

Order Duration: 2015 - 2016

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Confinement/isolation

Excessive force

False arrest

Over/Unlawful Detention

Placement in detention facilities

Restraints : physical

Search policies

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues

Language:

Arabic