Case: Ramos−Macario v. Jones

3:10-cv-00813 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Aug. 30, 2010

Closed Date: April 20, 2012

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Case Summary

On August 30, 2010, a Tennessee resident who had been detained several months brought a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, the Rutherford County Sheriff, and the Sheriff's Chief Deputy. The plaintiff claimed he was unlawfully detained pursuant to an ICE detainer for four months after he was otherwise eligible for release. He alleged that his prolonged detention violated his constitutional rights (4th, 5th, 8th …

On August 30, 2010, a Tennessee resident who had been detained several months brought a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, the Rutherford County Sheriff, and the Sheriff's Chief Deputy. The plaintiff claimed he was unlawfully detained pursuant to an ICE detainer for four months after he was otherwise eligible for release. He alleged that his prolonged detention violated his constitutional rights (4th, 5th, 8th and 14th Amendments) as well as state law against negligence, false imprisonment, and failure to train. The plaintiff also brought a 1983 claim alleging that the Sheriff's Office had failed to adequately train its employees.

The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, sought to represent a class that included prisoners of Rutherford County Jail who were detained unlawfully pursuant to detainers. Plaintiff sought declaratory and injunctive relief, damages, and attorneys' fees.

Plaintiff's claims arose out of his detention following his arrest for driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced to five days in jail. ICE then issued an immigration detainer, which would allow the Sheriff to hold the plaintiff for 48 additional hours. The plaintiff, however, was held for an additional four months.

On March 2, 2011, the District Court (Judge William J. Hayes, Jr.) dismissed plaintiff's federal and state law claims against the sheriff and his chief deputy and denied class certification. Ramos-Macario v. Jones, No. 3:10-00813, 2011 WL 831678 (M.D. Tenn. Mar. 2, 2011). The Court also denied defendants' motions to dismiss or in the alternative, for summary judgment as to the federal claims against Rutherford County and allowed the false imprisonment claim to go forward against the county.

In March 2012, the court set a status conference for the parties to present their provisional settlement agreement. The docket does not reflect that the conference ever took place, but on April 20, 2012, the parties moved to voluntarily dismiss the suit with prejudice. It is therefore unclear whether the parties reached a settlement agreement.

Summary Authors

Jennifer Bronson (11/10/2013)

People

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Judge(s)

Bryant, John S. (Tennessee)

Haynes, William Joseph Jr. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Free, Robert Andrew (Tennessee)

Ozment, Harry Elliot (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Mantooth, David Randall (Tennessee)

Judge(s)

Bryant, John S. (Tennessee)

Haynes, William Joseph Jr. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Free, Robert Andrew (Tennessee)

Ozment, Harry Elliot (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Mantooth, David Randall (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Ramos−Macario v. Jones

April 23, 2012 Docket
1

Class Action Complaint

Ramos-Macario v. Jones

Aug. 30, 2010 Complaint
17

Second Amended Class Action Complaint

Ramos-Macario v. Jones

Oct. 21, 2010 Complaint
42

Memorandum

Ramos-Macario v. Jones

2011 WL 831678

March 2, 2011 Order/Opinion
43

Order

Ramos-Macario v. Jones

March 2, 2011 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4881557/ramos-macario-v-jones/

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

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MEMORANDUM signed by District Judge William J. Haynes, Jr. on 3/2/2011. (Attachments: # 1 Text Search Memorandum)(hb)

1 Text Search Memorandum

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March 2, 2011 RECAP

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 30, 2010

Closing Date: April 20, 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiff was a Tennessee resident who was detained for months after his sentence expired.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Rutherford County (Rutherford), City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Failure to supervise

Failure to train

Over/Unlawful Detention

Type of Facility:

Government-run

Immigration/Border:

Detention - procedures