Case: Coleman v. Taylor

1:15-cv-05596 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: June 24, 2015

Closed Date: Feb. 11, 2016

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Case Summary

Plaintiffs filed a complaint on June 24, 2015, challenging the policies and practices of the Illinois Department of Corrections relating to solitary confinement. It alleged that Illinois uses extreme isolation for even the most minor offenses, in violation of the Eighth Amendment's Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause. Plaintiffs sought certification of a class and systemic injunctive relief. The case was filed under 42 U.S.C. 1983, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. It was assigned to Judge James Zagel.

On August 14, 2015, the defendants moved to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim. This motion was granted on February 11, 2016, and the complaint was dismissed without prejudice. It is presumably closed.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Heise (10/25/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Zagel, James Block (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Kimball Richard (Illinois)

Cornwell, Joanna Frances (Illinois)

Mills, Alan K. (Indiana)

Ramirez, Alyssa Elena (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gard, Erin R. (Illinois)

Henretty, Lyle Kevin (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Zagel, James Block (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Kimball Richard (Illinois)

Cornwell, Joanna Frances (Illinois)

Mills, Alan K. (Indiana)

Ramirez, Alyssa Elena (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gard, Erin R. (Illinois)

Henretty, Lyle Kevin (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:15-cv-05596

Docket [PACER]

March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

Docket
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1:15-cv-05596

Class Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

Complaint
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Complaint Exhibits

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

Complaint
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1:15-cv-05596

Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Brief

Aug. 14, 2015

Aug. 14, 2015

Pleading / Motion / Brief
14

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Defendant's Motion to Dismiss

Aug. 14, 2015

Aug. 14, 2015

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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1:15-cv-05596

Order Dismissing Complaint

Coleman v. Baldwin

Feb. 11, 2016

Feb. 11, 2016

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5631457/coleman-v-taylor/

Last updated Aug. 26, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

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COMPLAINT filed by Douglas Coleman, Jerome Jones, Aaron Fillmore; Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-10791746. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G)(Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 06/24/2015)

1 Index of Exhibits

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2 Exhibit A

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3 Exhibit B

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4 Exhibit C

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5 Exhibit D

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6 Exhibit E

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7 Exhibit F

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8 Exhibit G

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June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

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2

CIVIL Cover Sheet (Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 06/24/2015)

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

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3

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Douglas Coleman, Aaron Fillmore, Jerome Jones by Kimball Richard Anderson (Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 06/24/2015)

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

PACER
4

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Douglas Coleman, Aaron Fillmore, Jerome Jones by Joanna Frances Cornwell (Cornwell, Joanna) (Entered: 06/24/2015)

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

PACER

CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable James B. Zagel. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Susan Cox. (daj, )

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Douglas Coleman, Aaron Fillmore, Jerome Jones by Alan S. Mills (Mills, Alan) (PDF not legible - Docket Text Modified on 6/25/2015) (sxw). (Entered: 06/24/2015)

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Douglas Coleman, Aaron Fillmore, Jerome Jones by Alyssa Elena Ramirez (Ramirez, Alyssa) (Entered: 06/24/2015)

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

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7

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Douglas Coleman, Aaron Fillmore, Jerome Jones by Alan S. Mills (Corrected) (Mills, Alan) (Entered: 06/24/2015)

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

PACER

SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant Gladyse C. Taylor (daj, )

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Douglas Coleman, Jerome Jones, Aaron Fillmore as to Gladyse C. Taylor on 6/25/2015, answer due 7/16/2015. (Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

PACER
9

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Gladyse C. Taylor by Lyle Kevin Henretty (Henretty, Lyle) (Entered: 07/15/2015)

July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015

PACER
10

MOTION by Defendant Gladyse C. Taylor for extension of time to file answer regarding complaint, 1 (Henretty, Lyle) (Entered: 07/15/2015)

July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015

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11

NOTICE of Motion by Lyle Kevin Henretty for presentment of motion for extension of time to file answer, motion for relief 10 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 7/23/2015 at 09:30 AM. (Henretty, Lyle) (Entered: 07/15/2015)

July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015

PACER
12

MINUTE entry before the Honorable James B. Zagel: Defendant's unopposed motion for extension of time 10 is granted. Answer or otherwise plead to complaint is due on or by 8/14/15. The 7/23/15 motion hearing is stricken, parties need not appear. Mailed notice (lcw, ) (Entered: 07/20/2015)

July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015

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13

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Gladyse C. Taylor by Erin Rachel Gard (Gard, Erin) (Entered: 08/14/2015)

Aug. 14, 2015

Aug. 14, 2015

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14

MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM (Henretty, Lyle) (Entered: 08/14/2015)

Aug. 14, 2015

Aug. 14, 2015

RECAP
15

MEMORANDUM by Gladyse C. Taylor in support of Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 14 (Henretty, Lyle) (Entered: 08/14/2015)

Aug. 14, 2015

Aug. 14, 2015

RECAP
16

NOTICE of Motion by Lyle Kevin Henretty for presentment of Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 14 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 8/26/2015 at 09:30 AM. (Henretty, Lyle) (Entered: 08/14/2015)

Aug. 14, 2015

Aug. 14, 2015

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable James B. Zagel: Motion hearing held. The depositions of Plaintiffs shall occur on or before 10/28/15. Status hearing set for 11/12/15 at 9:15 a.m. Mailed notice (ep, ) (Entered: 08/26/2015)

Aug. 26, 2015

Aug. 26, 2015

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable James B. Zagel: By agreement, the status hearing set for 11/12/15 is stricken and reset to 11/19/15 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (ep, ) (Entered: 10/28/2015)

Oct. 28, 2015

Oct. 28, 2015

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable James B. Zagel: Status hearing held. The Court sets the following briefing schedule on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss 14 : Plaintiffs shall respond on or before 12/29/15. Defendant shall reply on or before 1/12/16. Ruling set for 2/18/16 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (ep, ) (Entered: 11/19/2015)

Nov. 19, 2015

Nov. 19, 2015

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RESPONSE by Douglas Coleman, Aaron Fillmore, Jerome Jonesin Opposition to MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM 14 (Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 12/29/2015)

Dec. 29, 2015

Dec. 29, 2015

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MOTION by Defendant Gladyse C. Taylor for extension of time to file response/reply as to Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 14 (Henretty, Lyle) (Entered: 01/12/2016)

Jan. 12, 2016

Jan. 12, 2016

PACER
22

NOTICE of Motion by Lyle Kevin Henretty for presentment of motion for extension of time to file response/reply, motion for relief 21 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 1/19/2016 at 09:30 AM. (Henretty, Lyle) (Entered: 01/12/2016)

Jan. 12, 2016

Jan. 12, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable James B. Zagel: Defendant's Motion for an Extension of Time 21 is granted. Defendant shall reply on or before 1/18/16. Hearing set for 1/19/16 is stricken and no appearance is necessary. Mailed notice (ep, ) (Entered: 01/15/2016)

Jan. 15, 2016

Jan. 15, 2016

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REPLY by Defendant Gladyse C. Taylor to Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 14 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Henretty, Lyle) (Entered: 01/18/2016)

1 Exhibit A

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Jan. 18, 2016

Jan. 18, 2016

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Douglas Coleman, Aaron Fillmore, Jerome Jones to strike Portions of 24 Defendant's Reply in Support of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss (Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 01/29/2016)

Jan. 29, 2016

Jan. 29, 2016

PACER
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MEMORANDUM by Douglas Coleman, Aaron Fillmore, Jerome Jones in support of motion to strike 25 (Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 01/29/2016)

Jan. 29, 2016

Jan. 29, 2016

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NOTICE of Motion by Kimball Richard Anderson for presentment of motion to strike 25 before Honorable James B. Zagel on 2/4/2016 at 09:30 AM. (Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 01/29/2016)

Jan. 29, 2016

Jan. 29, 2016

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable James B. Zagel: Motion hearing held. Plaintiffs' Motion to Strike Portions of Defendant's Reply 25 is granted. Ruling set for 2/18/16 at 9:30 a.m. will stand. Mailed notice (ep, ) (Entered: 02/04/2016)

Feb. 4, 2016

Feb. 4, 2016

PACER
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MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order: In accordance with the Court's Memorandum Opinion and Order, Defendant's Motion to Dismiss 14 is granted and all of Plaintiffs' claims are dismissed without prejudice. Ruling set for 2/18/16 is stricken and no appearance is necessary. Civil case terminated. Signed by the Honorable James B. Zagel on 2/11/2016. Mailed notice(ep, ) (Entered: 02/11/2016)

Feb. 11, 2016

Feb. 11, 2016

RECAP
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MOTION for joinder of claim (cc, ) (Entered: 08/22/2016)

Aug. 19, 2016

Aug. 19, 2016

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Manish S. Shah: Plaintiffs' pro se motion for joinder of claim 30 is denied. This case was closed in February 2016, and plaintiffs were represented by counsel. The pro se motion is untimely (having been filed six months after the dismissal of the complaint), and represented parties may not make legal arguments independently of counsel. Notices mailed. (psm, ) (Entered: 03/13/2017)

March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Solitary confinement

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 24, 2015

Closing Date: Feb. 11, 2016

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Individual plaintiffs: individuals incarcerated in Illinois who have been or are currently transferred from general prison population into segregation. Plaintiffs seek to represent a class consisting of all prisoners who are subjected to harmful punitive isolation sentences and who are or who will be confined in Illinois’ prisons.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Uptown People's Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Illinois Department of Corrections, State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Conditions of confinement

Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)

Type of Facility:

Government-run