Case: Cunningham v. Coughlin

6:92-cv-00579 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Filed Date: May 5, 1992

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Case Summary

(This summary is temporary, while we research the case.)

According to the ACLU National Prison Project 1995 Status Report about state prisons,

"In May 1992, prisoners housed in overcrowded dormitory facilities in two New York prisons filed a lawsuit challenging these conditions on the ground that they increase the risk of exposure to

tuberculosis. TB screening and access to adequate treatment are also at issue. Cunningham v. Coughlin, No. 92-CV-0579 (N.D.N.Y.). A class has been certified."

People

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Judge(s)

DiBianco, Gustave Joseph (New York)

Kahn, Lawrence E. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bogin, James M. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Roberts, David B. (New York)

Rooney, Deirdre (New York)

Judge(s)

DiBianco, Gustave Joseph (New York)

Kahn, Lawrence E. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bogin, James M. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Roberts, David B. (New York)

Rooney, Deirdre (New York)

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Document

Docket [PACER]

Aug. 9, 1999 Docket

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE $ 120.00 RECEIPT # 9890 ; Service deadline 7/6/92 for William W. McMahon, for Robert Greifinger, for Thomas A. Coughlin III (wbl) (Entered: 05/05/1992)

May 5, 1992 PACER

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Thomas A. Coughlin III, Robert Greifinger, William W. McMahon (wbl)

May 5, 1992 PACER

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Gustave J. DiBianco (wbl)

May 5, 1992 PACER
2

REQUEST for Production of Documents by Oscar Cunningham, Eric Williams, Greg Henson (wbl) (Entered: 05/05/1992)

May 5, 1992 PACER
3

AFFIDAVIT of John Charles by Oscar Cunningham, Eric Williams, Greg Henson Re: [3-1] motion to Certify Class (wbl) (Entered: 05/05/1992)

May 5, 1992 PACER
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MEMORANDUM by Oscar Cunningham, Eric Williams, Greg Henson in support of [3-1] motion to Certify Class (wbl) (Entered: 05/05/1992)

May 5, 1992 PACER
5

SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Thomas A. Coughlin III, Robert Greifinger, William McMahon on 5/5/92 : Answer due on 5/26/92 for William McMahon, for Robert Greifinger, for Thomas A. Coughlin III (cbm) (Entered: 05/12/1992)

May 8, 1992 PACER
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Stipulation and ORDER granting [3-1] motion to Certify Class, set Answer deadline to 6/25/92 for William McMahon, for Robert Greifinger, for Thomas A. Coughlin III, set Response to Request for Production of Documents deadline to 6/25/92 ( signed by Magistrate Judge Gustave J. DiBianco 6/18/92) [served] (cbm) (Entered: 06/19/1992)

June 19, 1992 PACER
7

ANSWER to Complaint by Thomas A. Coughlin III, Robert Greifinger, William McMahon (Attorney Deirdre Roney ), (cbm) (Entered: 06/24/1992)

June 23, 1992 PACER
8

Rule 16 Scheduling Order Issued. Discovery Deadline 5/7/93 ; Motion Filing Deadline 6/16/93 ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Gustave J. DiBianco ) (fce) (Entered: 12/10/1992)

Dec. 8, 1992 PACER
9

ANSWER to Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents filed by Thomas A. Coughlin III, Robert Greifinger, William McMahon (fce) (Entered: 03/25/1993)

March 25, 1993 PACER
11

Minute entry: Telephone conference with Mag. Judge DiBianco. Extensive discussion about issues and background of case. Discovery extended five months; discovery closes 9/30/93 and motions close 11/30/93. Appearances: Steve Latimer, Esq. & Karen Murtagh-Monks, Esq. for Plaintiff; Deidre Roney, AAG for Deft. (kmg) (Entered: 08/27/1993)

May 3, 1993 PACER
10

Second REQUEST for Production of Documents and Interrogatories by Oscar Cunningham, Eric Williams, Greg Henson (fce) (Entered: 05/04/1993)

May 4, 1993 PACER
12

REQUEST from Karen L. Mukrtagh-Monks, Esq., counsel for Pltf., dated 9/28/94, reset Discovery deadline to 11/30/94 . SO ORDERED: ( signed by Magistrate Judge Gustave J. DiBianco ) (fce) Modified on 10/08/1993 (Entered: 10/08/1993)

Oct. 4, 1993 PACER

Deadline updated; reset Discovery deadline to 11/30/94 (fce)

Oct. 8, 1993 PACER
13

Plaintiffs' ANSWER to Defendants' Second set of Interrogatories and request for production of documents. (fce) (Entered: 05/13/1994)

May 13, 1994 PACER
14

Third REQUEST for Production of Documents and Interrogatories by Oscar Cunningham, Eric Williams, Greg Henson (fce) (Entered: 07/26/1994)

July 22, 1994 PACER
15

STIPULATION REQUEST and ORDER, reset Discovery deadline to 6/30/95 signed on 11/11/94 by Magistrate Judge Gustave J. DiBianco ) (fce) (Entered: 11/15/1994)

Nov. 15, 1994 PACER
16

MINUTE ENTRY of TELEPHONE CONFERENCE with Magistrate Judge DiBianco - APP: Joanne Macri, Law Graduate on behalf of the Pltf(s). and Deirdre Roney, Esq. on behalf of the Deft(s). RULINGS: (1) "Interview" of DOCS employees re: functioning of ventilation system should NOT be done unless counsel for DOCS is present. (2) Parties to arrange follow-up telephone conference week of 11/28/94 if necessary. (dmf) (Entered: 11/23/1994)

Nov. 22, 1994 PACER
17

FOURTH REQUEST for Production of Documents by Oscar Cunningham, Eric Williams, Greg Henson (fce) (Entered: 12/09/1994)

Dec. 9, 1994 PACER
18

Pltfs' 5th REQUEST for Production of Documents (cbm) (Entered: 12/13/1994)

Dec. 12, 1994 PACER
19

REQUEST for Production of Documents by Oscar Cunningham, Eric Williams, Greg Henson (fce) (Entered: 12/21/1994)

Dec. 21, 1994 PACER
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ORDER, Re: discovery by pltfs' expert, Ward Duel, who will be permitted to conduct tours of selected correctional facilities, defts shall make available an individual who is familiar w/the ventilation system at each tour, and at each facility defts shall make available an individual who is familiar w/that ventilation system for the purpose of being deposed. Inspections and depositions are set for: Mid-Statea Corrctional Facility - 10 a.m. on Wed., 2/22/95; Maracy Correctional Facility - 10:00 a.m. on Fri., 2/24/95; Orleans Correctional Facility - 10:00 a.m. on Wed., 3/1/95; and Albion Correctional Facility - 10:00 a.m. on Fri., 3/3/95. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Gustave J. DiBianco ) (fce) (Entered: 02/13/1995)

Feb. 10, 1995 PACER
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Minute entry: TELEPHONE CONFERENCE WITH MAG. JUDGE DI BIANCO. Various rulings made. Order submitted. Appearances: James M. Bogin, Esq. & Sherry Maxwell, Esq. for Plaintiffs; Deidre Roney, AAG for Defts. (kmg) (Entered: 02/22/1995)

Feb. 10, 1995 PACER
21

TRANSCRIPT of Examination Before Trail of a N on-Party Witness, Dr. George Diferdinando filed for dates of 10/27/94 (fce) (Entered: 02/17/1995)

Feb. 17, 1995 PACER
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Minute entry: TELEPHONE CONFERENCE WITH MAG. JUDGE DI BIANCO. RULINGS: 1. Tour of Collins Correctional Facility to go forward within next three weeks. AAG Roney to have another AAG accompany inspection team. Atty. General's office may videotape the inspection and testing by plaintiff's expert. 2. Parties to attempt agreement on whether Adirondack Correctional Facility needs to be "inspected". APPEARANCES: James Bogin, Esq. & Sherry Maxwell, Esq. for Plaintiffs; Deidre Roney, AAG for Defts. (kmg) (Entered: 03/23/1995)

March 17, 1995 PACER
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SEVENTH REQUEST for Production of Documents by Oscar Cunningham, Eric Williams, Greg Henson (fce) (Entered: 03/23/1995)

March 23, 1995 PACER
25

MOTION by Oscar Cunningham, Eric Williams, Greg Henson to Compel with Affirmation of James M. Bogin in support of motion and miscellaneous papers attached Hearing set for 6/16/95, Response Deadline 6/2/95, Reply to Response Deadline 6/9/95 Motion returnable before Judge/Mag. Judge: DiBianco (fce) (Entered: 05/17/1995)

May 17, 1995 PACER
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MEMORANDUM of Law by plaintiffs in support of [25-1] motion to Compel with Affirmation of James M. Bogin in support of motion (fce) (Entered: 05/17/1995)

May 17, 1995 PACER
27

EIGHTH REQUEST for Production of Documents by Oscar Cunningham, Eric Williams, Greg Henson (fce) (Entered: 06/07/1995)

June 5, 1995 PACER
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Minute entry: TELEPHONE CONFERENCE WITH MAG. JUDGE DI BIANCO. APPEARANCES: James M. Bogin, Esq. & Cheryl Maxwell, Esq. for Plaintiffs; Deidre Roney, AAG for Defts. RULINGS: 1. AAG Roney to serve answers to discovery requests by 6/16/95. 2. If any problems, e.g. incomplete or missing documents - telephone conference to be scheduled; no motions before telephone conference. (kmg) (Entered: 06/13/1995)

June 5, 1995 PACER
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AFFIRMATION of Deirdre Roney by Thomas A. Coughlin III, Robert Greifinger, William McMahon in Opposition to Re: [25-1] motion to Compel with Affirmation of James M. Bogin in support of motion and miscellaneous papers attached (wbl) (Entered: 06/16/1995)

June 16, 1995 PACER
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MOTION by AAG, Deirdre Roney for Thomas A. Coughlin III, Robert Greifinger, William McMahon to substitution of certain defendants (before Hon. DiBianco) . Motion returnable before Mag. Judge DiBianco (fce) (Entered: 07/14/1995)

June 16, 1995 PACER
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LETTER REQUEST, dated6/29/95, and ORDER, Response to Motion reset to 7/28/95 for [30-1] motion to substitution of certain defendants (before Hon. DiBianco) ( signed on 7/13/95 by Magistrate Judge Gustave J. DiBianco ) (fce) (Entered: 07/14/1995)

July 13, 1995 PACER
32

ORDER denied as moot [25-1] motion to Compel, and denied motion for attys' fees. ( signed on 8/7/95 by Magistrate Judge Gustave J. DiBianco ) (fce) (Entered: 08/08/1995)

Aug. 7, 1995 PACER
33

MINUTE ENTRY of Telephone Conference with Magistrate Judge DiBianco - APP: Karen L. Murtagh-Monks, Esq. on behalf of the Pltf. and Deirdre Roney, Esq. on behalf of the Deft. - RULINGS: Discovery conference held. (dmf) (Entered: 09/15/1995)

Sept. 8, 1995 PACER
34

ORDER granting [30-1] motion for substitution of certain defendants.) ( signed on 9/25/95 by Magistrate Judge Gustave J. DiBianco ) (fce) (Entered: 09/27/1995)

Sept. 26, 1995 PACER
35

Minute entry: TELEPHONE CONFERENCE WITH MAG. JUDGE DI BIANCO. RULINGS: Discovery conference held; order to be submitted. APPEARANCES: James Bogin, Esq. for Plaintiff; Deidre Roney, AAG for Deft. (kmg) (Entered: 05/16/1996)

May 3, 1996 PACER
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ORDER, That defts shall provide to pltfs' counsel medical records for the following inmates: Jose Arroyo, 91-R-7445; Norman Butts, 92-B-2778; H. Colbert, 91-R-0504; and George Rivera, 90-T-0233. Ward Duel shall prepare a Report based on his inspections of certain NYS correctional facilities, and a copy shall be provided to defense counsel. The deadline for completing discovery shall be EXTEDED, and all discovery requiring the expenditure of money shall be stayed pending resolution of Prisoners' Legal Services' current budget crisis. and terminated deadlines ( signed on 5/14/96 by Magistrate Judge Gustave J. DiBianco ) (fce) (Entered: 05/21/1996)

May 14, 1996 PACER

CASE reassigned to Judge Lawrence E. Kahn (fce)

Aug. 5, 1996 PACER
37

ORDER, transferring case from J. Cholakis to J. Kahn ( signed by Chief Judge Thomas J. McAvoy ) (fce) (Entered: 08/06/1996)

Aug. 5, 1996 PACER
38

ORDER, that both parties shall submit to the court a WRITTEN status report - set Status Report deadline to 9/15/97 ( signed by Magistrate Judge Gustave J. DiBianco, on 8/27/97 ) (fce) (Entered: 08/29/1997)

Aug. 27, 1997 PACER
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Letter to court from pltfs' attorney Bogin, dd 9/12/97, noting that defts Coughlin, Greifinger and McMahon (named in 8/27/97 order) have been replaced as defts by Philip Coombe, Terrence Flannery and Edmund Wutzer. (cbm) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 15, 1997 PACER
40

Pltfs' STATUS REPORT, submitted in compliance with Judge DiBianco's 8/27/97 order. (cbm) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 15, 1997 PACER
41

Scheduling Notice:, set Jury Trial for 9:30 on 3/22/99 in Albany, NY before USDJ Kahn.(signed by Scott Snyder on 10/14/98) (fce) (Entered: 10/19/1998)

Oct. 14, 1998 PACER
42

Scheduling Notice:, reset Jury Trial for 9:30 on 3/22/99 in Auburn, NY. (signed by Scott Snyder on 12/7/98) (fce) (Entered: 12/07/1998)

Dec. 7, 1998 PACER
43

ORDER ON CONSENT pursuant to rule 23(e), notice to the class of proposed discontinuance. (signed by Judge Lawrence E. Kahn on 1/25/99) (fce) (Entered: 01/28/1999)

Jan. 26, 1999 PACER
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LETTER to USDJ Kahn from Lynn Sullivan dd 2/8/99 re: objects to the proposed Stip/Order discontinuing action. (fce) (Entered: 02/16/1999)

Feb. 10, 1999 PACER
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LETTER to USDJ Kahn from Angel Cuadrado dd 2/7/99 re: that Mr. Cuadrado objects to the proposed Stip/Order. (fce) (Entered: 02/16/1999)

Feb. 11, 1999 PACER
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LETTER to USDJ Kahn from Ebrima Kassama dd 2/5/99 re: objects to the proposed Stip/Order. (fce) (Entered: 02/16/1999)

Feb. 11, 1999 PACER
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LETTER to USDJ Kahn from Patrick Jennings dd 2/16/99 re: the double-bunking issue. (fce) (Entered: 02/18/1999)

Feb. 16, 1999 PACER
48

LETTER to USDJ Kahn from Samuel Jackson dd 2/10/99 re: in opposition to the proposed Stip/Order dismissing this case. (fce) (Entered: 02/18/1999)

Feb. 17, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE by William Thomas objects to the Stip/Order discon. action. (fce) Modified on 02/25/1999 (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Feb. 19, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE by Louis Martina objects to the Stip/Order discon. action. (fce) Modified on 02/25/1999 (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Feb. 22, 1999 PACER
51

NOTICE by Angel Tores objects to the Stip/Order discon. action re: double-bunking. (fce) (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Feb. 23, 1999 PACER
52

NOTICE by Willie Tom objects to the proposed Stip/Order discon. this action. (fce) Modified on 02/25/1999 (Entered: 02/25/1999)

Feb. 25, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE from Vincent Smith to the court dd 2/22/99 re: in opposition to double bunking. (fce) (Entered: 03/01/1999)

March 1, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE from R. Miller to the court re: in support of the proposed Stip/Order discon. action. (fce) (Entered: 03/01/1999)

March 1, 1999 PACER
55

NOTICE from Michael Minton to the court re: that a judgment be entered. (fce) (Entered: 03/01/1999)

March 1, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE in opposition to proposed Stip/Order by the following inmates: Gonzalez, Sturiale, Carter, Cabrera,Bowen,Lugo,Gordon,Smith, Bruce,Ramirez,Reeves,Smalls, Penny, Henry,Bates,Smith, Arrington, Jackson, Gonzalez,Miller, John,Nieves, Hamlett and Misla. (fce) (Entered: 03/02/1999)

March 1, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE in support of Stip/Order discontinuing action by the following inmates: Kraker,James,McCary,Crowder,Simmons,White,McEleen, Jones, Atkins, Harkless, and Richards. (fce) (Entered: 03/02/1999)

March 1, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE from Jalone Davis and Eddie Thomas dd 2/24/99 objects to the proposed Stip/Order discontinuing action. (fce) Modified on 03/04/1999 (Entered: 03/04/1999)

March 4, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE from Brian Johnston and Jamel Dennis in support of the proposed Stip/Order discontinuing action. (fce) (Entered: 03/05/1999)

March 4, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE from Carlton Francis in objection to the proposed Stip/Order discontinuing action. (fce) (Entered: 03/05/1999)

March 4, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE from John Freeman to the court re: overcrowded jail cells. (fce) (Entered: 03/05/1999)

March 5, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE from Anthony Tyler in support of the proposed Stip/Order discontinuing action. (fce) (Entered: 03/08/1999)

March 5, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE from Brooks,Perry,Shanahan,Holmes,Jackson,Green,Fagan, Delgado, Williams,Montgomery,Black,Alicia and Davis in support of the proposed Stip/Order discontinuing action. (fce) (Entered: 03/08/1999)

March 8, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE from Andre Oreckinto objects to the proposed Stip/Order discontinuing action. (fce) (Entered: 03/08/1999)

March 8, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE from Raymond Jones to the court re: in support of the proposed Stip/Order discontinuing action. (fce) (Entered: 03/16/1999)

March 15, 1999 PACER
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REPORT of pltfs' counsel regarding comments from the pltf class on the proposed Stip/Order discontinuing action. (fce) (Entered: 03/16/1999)

March 15, 1999 PACER
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NOTICE from R. Bate in opposition to double-bunking. (fce) (Entered: 05/13/1999)

May 13, 1999 PACER
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STIPULATION & ORDER Dismissing action pursuant to Rule 23(e) . (signed by Judge Lawrence E. Kahn on 8/9/99) Date Entered: 8/9/99 (fce) (Entered: 08/09/1999)

Aug. 9, 1999 PACER

Case closed (fce)

Aug. 9, 1999 PACER

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 5, 1992