Case: Morales v. Findley

1:13-cv-07572 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Oct. 22, 2013

Closed Date: 2019

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Case Summary

On October 22, 2013, five parolees in custody or under supervision of the Illinois Department of Corrections filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Represented by the Uptown People's Law Center and the MacArthur Justice Center at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, the plaintiffs sued the Chairman of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board (PRB) and the Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. They alleg…

On October 22, 2013, five parolees in custody or under supervision of the Illinois Department of Corrections filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Represented by the Uptown People's Law Center and the MacArthur Justice Center at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, the plaintiffs sued the Chairman of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board (PRB) and the Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. They alleged that the defendants violated the Due Process Clause by subjecting the plaintiffs to fundamentally unfair and procedurally flawed parole review proceedings, and requested injunctive and declaratory relief.

The suit was brought on behalf of all parolees in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections facing parole revocation. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that the PRB and DOC failed to:

  • appoint counsel to represent indigent parolees in revocation hearings;
  • provide adequate written notice of allegations and evidence against parolees;
  • allow parolees to develop evidence in advance of their hearings;
  • allow parolees the opportunity to speak on their own behalf at hearings;
  • allow parolees to access legal materials required for meaningful participation;
  • allow parolees to present written evidence and witnesses at hearings;
  • provide a hearing before a fair and impartial decision maker;
  • allow parolees to remain silent during proceedings; and
  • allow parolees to confront and cross-examine adverse witnesses at the preliminary and final hearing.
The plaintiffs alleged that the process of the parole revocation proceedings amounted to essentially a rubber stamp of the recommendations of supervising parole agents.

Shortly after filing, the parties began extensive settlement negotiations and the court stayed discovery. In February 2015, the parties reached an impasse in their negotiations and requested that the stay on discovery be lifted. Then the parties engaged in significant discovery. In February 2016, the parties reengaged in settlement talks, which resulted in a first proposed settlement agreement filed on October 24, 2016. Judge Amy St. Eve granted the parties joint motion for preliminary approval of the proposed settlement and then the parties proceeded to collect comments and objections from class members.

On January 13, 2017, the plaintiffs informed the court that they had a final settlement agreement and submitted to the court for approval. On January 25, 2017, Judge Amy J. St. Eve granted final approval of a class action settlement agreement and dismissed the case with prejudice. The Parole Review Board agreed to appoint counsel to represent each qualified alleged parole violator. Counsel would be paid by the PRB, or the PRB would arrange to secure volunteer private counsel and supervised law students who would serve pro bono.

The parties stipulated that the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center would create a handbook of legal resources and information that the defendants would distribute to all parolees. The IDOC agreed to make its best efforts to provide those in its custody facing parole revocation hearings for offenses in its facilities with access to means of communicating with others who would be able to provide relevant eyewitness or character testimony or other evidence.

The parties jointly selected a monitor to ensure that the defendant complied with the agreement and was assigned to report to the parties on the status of compliance. In this role, the monitor met with parolees, observed hearings, and examined IDOC and PRB records to determine if the defendants were in compliance with the agreement. The defendants also agreed to pay plaintiffs counsel $225,000 for compensation. The monitor was scheduled to file a report with the parties after one year and then every six months after. The settlement was set to terminate in 24 months from the date of approval, on January 25, 2019.

As of March 21, 2019, there was no additional activity on this case. This case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Lori Interlicchio (3/16/2017)

Emily Kempa (3/21/2019)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/13392594/parties/morales-v-monreal/


Judge(s)

St. Eve, Amy Joan (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bedi, Sheila A. (Illinois)

del Valle, Vanessa (Illinois)

Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)

Van Brunt, Alexa A. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Beltran, Deborah Morgan (Illinois)

Bhave, Sunil Shashikant (Illinois)

Dierkes, Michael T. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

St. Eve, Amy Joan (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bedi, Sheila A. (Illinois)

del Valle, Vanessa (Illinois)

Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)

Van Brunt, Alexa A. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Beltran, Deborah Morgan (Illinois)

Bhave, Sunil Shashikant (Illinois)

Dierkes, Michael T. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Morales v. Monreal

Feb. 21, 2017 Docket
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Class Action Complaint

Morales v. Monreal

Oct. 22, 2013 Complaint
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First Amended Complaint

Morales v. Monreal

March 13, 2015 Complaint
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Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Expert Access to IDOC Facilities

Aug. 12, 2015 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Final Settlement Agreement

Jan. 13, 2017 Settlement Agreement
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Order [Regarding Class Certification]

Jan. 24, 2017 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/13392594/morales-v-monreal/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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case assigned

Oct. 22, 2013 PACER
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COMPLAINT filed by Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Montreal Thomas; Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-8853310. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 10/22/2013)

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Oct. 22, 2013 RECAP
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CIVIL Cover Sheet (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 10/22/2013)

Oct. 22, 2013 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Montreal Thomas by Alexa Van Brunt (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 10/22/2013)

Oct. 22, 2013 PACER

CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Maria Valdez. (jn, )

Oct. 22, 2013 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Montreal Thomas to certify class (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 10/22/2013)

Oct. 22, 2013 PACER
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Memorandum in Support of Motion to Certify the Plaintiff Class by Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Montreal Thomas (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A: Parolee declarations (Part 1), # 2 Exhibit A: Parolee declarations (Part 2), # 3 Exhibit A: Parolee declarations (Part 3), # 4 Exhibit B: Declarations of counsel, # 5 Exhibit C: Declarations of named plaintiffs)(Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 10/22/2013)

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2 Exhibit A: Parolee declarations (Part 2)

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3 Exhibit A: Parolee declarations (Part 3)

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4 Exhibit B: Declarations of counsel

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5 Exhibit C: Declarations of named plaintiffs

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Oct. 22, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Alexa Van Brunt for presentment of motion to certify class 4 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/4/2013 at 08:45 AM. (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 10/22/2013)

Oct. 22, 2013 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Initial status hearing set for 12/9/13 at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 1241. Parties shall refer to Judge St. Eve's web page at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov and file a joint status report by 12/4/13 as set forth in the Initial Status Conferences procedure. Plaintiffs' motion to certify class 4 is denied without prejudice with leave to refile once the defendants have appeared. Defendants are on notice that this is a putative class action. No appearance is required on the 11/4/13 notice date. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 10/23/2013)

Oct. 23, 2013 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants S.A. Godinez, Adam Monreal, Pat Quinn by Michael T. Dierkes (Dierkes, Michael) (Entered: 11/06/2013)

Nov. 6, 2013 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Montreal Thomas to amend/correct order on motion to certify class,,, terminate deadlines and hearings,,, set deadlines/hearings,, 7 (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 11/07/2013)

Nov. 7, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Alexa Van Brunt for presentment of motion to amend/correct, motion for relief,, 9 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/12/2013 at 08:30 AM. (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 11/07/2013)

Nov. 7, 2013 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-8917453. (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 11/11/2013)

Nov. 11, 2013 PACER
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ORDER: Motion hearing held on 11/12/13. Plaintiffs' motion to amend the court's order denying plaintiffs' motion for class certification 9 is granted without objection. Plaintiffs' motion for class certification will be treated as if it were pending since the original date of filing, October 22, 2013. Sheila Bedi's motion for leave to appear pro hac vice on behalf of plaintiffs 11 is granted. Defendants shall answer or otherwise plead by 1/10/14. Parties shall file a proposed discovery plan by 1/13/14. Status hearing set for 12/9/13 is stricken and reset to 1/16/14 at 8:30 a.m. Signed by the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/12/2013:(mb, ) (Entered: 11/14/2013)

Nov. 12, 2013 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Montreal Thomas. All Defendants. (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 11/21/2013)

Nov. 21, 2013 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Montreal Thomas to dismiss Patrick Quinn (Agreed) (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 01/10/2014)

Jan. 10, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Alexa Van Brunt for presentment of motion to dismiss 14 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 1/15/2014 at 08:30 AM. (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 01/10/2014)

Jan. 10, 2014 PACER
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ANSWER to Complaint by S.A. Godinez, Adam Monreal(Dierkes, Michael) (Entered: 01/10/2014)

Jan. 10, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Plaintiffs' motion for voluntary dismissal of defendant Patrick Quinn without prejudice 14 is granted. Pat Quinn (in his official capacity as Governor of the State of Illinois) terminated. No appearance is required on the 1/15/14 notice date. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 01/13/2014)

Jan. 13, 2014 PACER
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Parties' Joint Proposed Discovery Plan by Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Montreal Thomas (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 01/13/2014)

Jan. 13, 2014 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants S.A. Godinez, Adam Monreal by Deborah Morgan Beltran (Beltran, Deborah) (Incorrect document linked). Modified on 1/16/2014 (et, ). (Entered: 01/15/2014)

Jan. 15, 2014 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants S.A. Godinez, Adam Monreal by Deborah Morgan Beltran (Beltran, Deborah) (Entered: 01/16/2014)

Jan. 16, 2014 PACER
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Pursuant to Local Rule 72.1, this case is hereby referred to the calendar of Honorable Maria Valdez for the purpose of holding proceedings related to: settlement conference.(kef, )Mailed notice. (Entered: 01/16/2014)

Jan. 16, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 1/16/2014 and continued to 2/25/2014 at 08:30 AM. Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures by 4/1/14. Written discovery shall be issued by 5/1/14. Fact discovery shall be completed by 8/1/14. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 01/16/2014)

Jan. 16, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: This case has been referred to Judge Valdez to conduct a settlement conference. The parties are ordered to appear for status on 1/23/2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 1041 to set a settlement conference date. Because of the volume of settlement conferences conducted by Judge Valdez, once a settlement conference date has been agreed upon, no continuance will be granted without a motion showing extreme hardship. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 01/17/2014)

Jan. 17, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: Magistrate Judge Status hearing held on 1/23/2014. Case is set to 4/1/2014 at 2:00 p.m. in courtroom 1041 for settlement conference. Judge Valdez requires full compliance with the Court's Standing Order on Settlement Conference found on Judge Valdez's website available at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov, or the parties can contact courtroom deputy, Lisa Provine, at 312/408-5135 for a copy. Failure to comply with the provisions of the Court's Standing Order may result in the unilateral cancellation of the settlement conference by the Court. Absent leave from the Court, cancellation will result if the Plaintiff fails to submit to chambers copies of the settlement letters four days prior to the settlement conference. Because of the volume of settlement conferences conducted by Judge Valdez, once a settlement conference date has been agreed upon, no continuance will be granted without a motion showing extreme hardship. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 01/23/2014)

Jan. 23, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 2/25/2014 and continued to 4/8/2014 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 02/25/2014)

Feb. 25, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing set for 4/8/14 is stricken and reset to 4/9/2014 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: Settlement conference held. Settlement conference continued to July 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM. Defendants advise the Court that additional fact gathering needs to be undertaken in order to effectively respond to the settlement offer. As a result, Defendants are to provide a detailed response to the Plaintiff's counsel by June 24, 2014. Thereafter, by July 1, 2014, each side is to provide the Court will a statement of the status of their respective settlement positions. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 04/01/2014)

April 1, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 4/9/2014 and continued to 6/9/2014 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 04/09/2014)

April 9, 2014 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Montreal Thomas by Alan S. Mills (Mills, Alan) (Entered: 06/08/2014)

June 8, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 6/9/2014 and continued to 7/10/2014 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 06/09/2014)

June 9, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: Settlement conference held on 7/8/2014. Due to the unavailability of counsel, the next available date for a continued settlement conference is August 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 07/09/2014)

July 8, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 7/10/2014 and continued to 8/25/2014 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 07/10/2014)

July 10, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: Settlement conference held. Settlement conference continued to September 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 08/18/2014)

Aug. 18, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 8/25/2014 and continued to 10/2/2014 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 08/25/2014)

Aug. 25, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: At the telephonic request of the parties, with agreement of the Court, the settlement conference scheduled for 9/29/2014 at 10:00 a.m. is stricken and reset to 10/21/2014 at 02:00 p.m. Parties were also offered 10/2/2014 as a settlement conference date. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 09/25/2014)

Sept. 25, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing set for 10/2/14 is stricken and reset to 10/24/2014 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 10/01/2014)

Oct. 1, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: Settlement conference held. Settlement conference continued to December 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM. Defendants to provide a draft document to the Plaintiffs by December 12, 2014. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 10/22/2014)

Oct. 21, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 10/24/2014 and continued to 12/22/2014 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 10/24/2014)

Oct. 24, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: At the parties' telephonic request, status hearing is set for 12/11/14 at 10:00 a.m. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 12/05/2014)

Dec. 5, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: Magistrate Judge status hearing held on 12/11/2014 and continued to 2/5/15 at 10:00 a.m. Defendant advises that due to the new state administration, any continued settlement conferences will not be fruitful at this time. Settlement conference previously set for 12/19/14 is stricken, to be reset at the 2/5/15 status hearing. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 12/11/2014)

Dec. 11, 2014 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Montreal ThomasJOINT MOTION TO STRIKE AND RESET DECEMBER 22 STATUS DATE (Bedi, Sheila) (Entered: 12/17/2014)

Dec. 17, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Parties' joint motion to strike and reset status date 41 is granted. Status hearing set for 12/22/14 is stricken and reset to 2/10/15 at 8:30 a.m. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 12/18/2014)

Dec. 18, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: Magistrate Judge Status hearing held on 2/5/2015 and continued to 3/5/2015 at 10:00 AM. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 02/05/2015)

Feb. 5, 2015 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 2/10/2015 and continued to 3/9/2015 at 08:30 AM. Parties shall file a joint discovery plan by 2/20/15. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 02/10/2015)

Feb. 10, 2015 PACER
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Join Proposed Discovery Plan by Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Montreal Thomas (Bedi, Sheila) (Entered: 02/20/2015)

Feb. 20, 2015 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez:Magistrate Judge Status Hearing held on 3/5/15. Case is set to 4/8/2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 1041 for settlement conference. Judge Valdez requires full compliance with the Court's Standing Order on Settlement Conference found on Judge Valdez's website available at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov, or the parties can contact courtroom deputy, Lisa Provine, at (312)408-5135 for a copy. Failure to comply with the provisions of the Court's Standing Order may result in the unilateral cancellation of the settlement conference by the Court. Absent leave from the Court, cancellation will result if the Plaintiff fails to submit to chambers copies of the settlement letters four days prior to the settlement conference. Because of the volume of settlement conferences conducted by Judge Valdez, once a settlement conference date has been agreed upon, no continuance will be granted without a motion showing e extreme hardship. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 03/05/2015)

March 5, 2015 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 3/9/2015 and continued to 4/13/2015 at 08:30 AM. Plaintiffs' amended complaint shall be filed by 3/13/15. Defendants shall answer or otherwise plead by 4/14/15. Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures shall be exchanged by 4/10/15. Written discovery shall be issued by 4/10/15. Fact discovery shall be completed by 6/30/15. Plaintiffs' expert designations by 7/30/15. Defendants' expert designations by 9/30/15. Rebuttal expert designations by 10/15/15. All expert discovery shall be completed by 11/16/15. Any dispositive motions, with supporting memoranda, shall be filed by 12/1/15. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 03/09/2015)

March 9, 2015 PACER
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First AMENDED complaint by Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Montreal Thomas against Buchannan Shavonise, Kelvin Perry (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Bedi, Sheila) (Entered: 03/13/2015)

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March 13, 2015 PACER
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MOTION by Defendant Adam Monreal for protective order (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Dierkes, Michael) (Entered: 04/01/2015)

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April 1, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Michael T. Dierkes for presentment of motion for protective order 49 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 4/9/2015 at 08:30 AM. (Dierkes, Michael) (Entered: 04/01/2015)

April 1, 2015 PACER
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ORDER: The Court substitutes Craig Findley, the current Chairman of the Prisoner Review Board, in lieu of Adam Monreal, as a Defendant in this lawsuit. SeeFed.R.Civ.P. 25(d). The Clerk's Office is directed to make this change on the docket and the case caption. Signed by the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 4/7/2015. (jh, ) (Entered: 04/08/2015)

April 7, 2015 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: Settlement conference held. The Court directs the parties to exchange draft proposed consent decrees within the next 60 days. The Defendant's draft shall focus on the Gagnon issues. The Plaintiff's draft shall focus on the other due process issues. A status hearing is set before Judge Valdez for June 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM for the purposes of setting the next settlement conference date. The Court anticipates that the next settlement conference will be held within a couple of weeks of the next status hearing. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 04/08/2015)

April 8, 2015 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Motion hearing held on 4/9/2015. Defendant Findley's motion for protective order 49 is entered. Response by 4/17/15. Defendants shall answer or otherwise plead by 5/12/15. Status hearing set for 4/13/15 is stricken and reset to 6/9/15 at 8:30 a.m. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 04/09/2015)

April 9, 2015 PACER
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RESPONSE by Moises Morales, Joaquin Rocha, Buchannan Shavonise, Montreal Thomasin Opposition to MOTION by Defendant Adam Monreal for protective order 49 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3)(Bedi, Sheila) (Entered: 04/17/2015)

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April 17, 2015 PACER
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ANSWER to amended complaint by S.A. Godinez, Adam Monreal(Dierkes, Michael) (Entered: 05/13/2015)

May 13, 2015 PACER
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MOTION by counsel for Defendants S.A. Godinez, Adam Monreal to withdraw as attorney (Beltran, Deborah) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Deborah Morgan Beltran for presentment of motion to withdraw as attorney 56 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 5/26/2015 at 08:30 AM. (Beltran, Deborah) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015 PACER
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ORDER: Motion to withdraw as counsel 56 is granted. Deborah Beltran is given leave to withdraw as counsel for defendants. Notice motion date of 5/26/15 is stricken. (jh, ) (Entered: 05/18/2015)

May 18, 2015 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Moises Morales, Kelvin Perry, Joaquin Rocha, Buchannan Shavonise, Montreal Thomas to compel (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Bedi, Sheila) (Entered: 05/18/2015)

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May 18, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Sheila A Bedi for presentment of motion to compel 59 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 5/21/2015 at 08:30 AM. (Bedi, Sheila) (Entered: 05/18/2015)

May 18, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Sheila A Bedi for presentment of motion to compel 59 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 5/21/2015 at 08:30 AM. (Bedi, Sheila) (Entered: 05/19/2015)

May 19, 2015 PACER
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ORDER Signed by the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 5/21/2015: Motion hearing held on 5/21/15. Defendant Findley's motion for protective order 49 is granted in part and denied in part for the reasons stated in open court. Plaintiffs' motion to compel 59 is entered and continued to 6/4/15 at 9:00 a.m. Status hearing remains set for 6/9/15 at 8:30 a.m. [For further details, see Order.] Mailed notice(kef, ) (Entered: 05/21/2015)

May 21, 2015 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants S.A. Godinez, Adam Monreal by Sunil Shashikant Bhave (Bhave, Sunil) (Entered: 06/04/2015)

June 4, 2015 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Motion hearing held on 6/4/2015. Plaintiff's motion to compel 59 is continued to 6/11/15 at 8:30 a.m. Status hearing set for 6/9/15 is stricken and reset to 6/11/15 at 8:30 a.m. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 06/04/2015)

June 4, 2015 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: Magistrate Judge status hearing held on 6/4/2015. This case is set to 7/30/2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 1041 for settlement conference. Judge Valdez requires full compliance with the Court's Standing Order on Settlement Conference found on Judge Valdez's website available at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov, or the parties can contact courtroom deputy, Lisa Provine, at (312)408-5135 for a copy. Failure to comply with the provisions of the Court's Standing Order may result in the unilateral cancellation of the settlement conference by the Court. Absent leave from the Court, cancellation will result if the Plaintiff fails to submit to chambers copies of the settlement letters four days prior to the settlement conference. Because of the volume of settlement conferences conducted by Judge Valdez, once a settlement conference date has been agreed upon, no continuance will be granted without a motion showing extreme hardship. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 06/04/2015)

June 4, 2015 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing held on 6/11/2015 and continued to 8/4/2015 at 08:30 AM. Plaintiffs' motion to compel 59 is granted in part as stated in open court and denied in large part as moot. Fact discovery cutoff is extended to 7/31/15. Plaintiffs' expert designations by 8/31/15. Defendants' expert designations by 10/30/15. Rebuttal expert designations by 11/16/15. All expert discovery shall be completed by 12/18/15. Any potentially dispositive motions, with supporting memoranda, shall be filed by 1/11/16. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 06/11/2015)

June 11, 2015 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing set for 8/4/15 is stricken and reset to 8/5/2015 at 01:30 PM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 07/06/2015)

July 6, 2015 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Moises Morales, Kelvin Perry, Joaquin Rocha, Buchannan Shavonise, Montreal Thomas for extension of time to complete discovery (unopposed) (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 07/21/2015)

July 21, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Alexa Van Brunt for presentment of motion for extension of time to complete discovery 68 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 8/5/2015 at 08:30 AM. (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 07/21/2015)

July 21, 2015 PACER
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MOTION by Defendants S.A. Godinez, Adam Monreal to strike and reschedule settlement conference (Dierkes, Michael) (Entered: 07/28/2015)

July 28, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Michael T. Dierkes for presentment of motion for miscellaneous relief 70 before Honorable Maria Valdez on 7/29/2015 at 10:15 AM. (Dierkes, Michael) (Entered: 07/28/2015)

July 28, 2015 PACER
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RESPONSE by Moises Morales, Kelvin Perry, Joaquin Rocha, Buchannan Shavonise, Montreal Thomasin Opposition to MOTION by Defendants S.A. Godinez, Adam Monreal to strike and reschedule settlement conference 70 (Bedi, Sheila) (Entered: 07/28/2015)

July 28, 2015 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: Motion hearing held on 7/29/2015. Defendants' Emergency Motion to Strike and Reschedule Settlement Conference 70 hereby is granted. Settlement Conference is re-set for 9/14/2015 at 10:00 a.m. As stated on the record, all parties with full settlement authority are to appear at the settlement conference. Status hearing is set for 8/27/2015 at 10:00 a.m. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 07/29/2015)

July 29, 2015 PACER
74

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing set for 8/5/2015 is reset from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 08/04/2015)

Aug. 4, 2015 PACER
75

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing held on 8/5/2015 and continued to 8/27/2015 at 08:30 AM. Plaintiff's unopposed motion for an extension of time 68 is granted. Fact discovery cutoff is extended to 8/31/15. Plaintiffs' expert disclosures by 9/30/15. Defendants' expert disclosures by 11/30/15. Rebuttal expert disclosures by 12/14/15. All expert discovery shall be completed by 1/15/16. Any potentially dispositive motion, with supporting memorandum, shall be filed by 2/12/16. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 08/05/2015)

Aug. 5, 2015 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Moises Morales, Kelvin Perry, Joaquin Rocha, Buchannan Shavonise, Montreal Thomas to compel Plaintiffs' expert access to IDOC facilities (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Bedi, Sheila) (Entered: 08/12/2015)

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Aug. 12, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Sheila A Bedi for presentment of motion to compel 76 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 8/17/2015 at 08:30 AM. (Bedi, Sheila) (Entered: 08/12/2015)

Aug. 12, 2015 PACER
78

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Motion hearing held on 8/17/2015. Plaintiff's motion to compel expert access to IDOC facilities 86 is entered and continued to 8/20/15 at 8:30 a.m. The parties are directed to follow up on the issues raised by the Court in open court. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 08/17/2015)

Aug. 17, 2015 PACER
79

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: At the parties' request, motion hearing on plaintiffs' motion to compel 76 set for 8/20/15 is stricken and reset to 8/27/15 at 8:30 a.m. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 08/19/2015)

Aug. 19, 2015 PACER
80

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Maria Valdez: Magistrate Judge Status hearing held on 8/27/2015. Parties advise the Court that a settlement conference will not be fruitful at this time. All matters relating to the referral of this action having been resolved, the case is returned to the assigned judge. Mailed notice (lp, ) (Entered: 08/27/2015)

Aug. 27, 2015 PACER
81

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing held and continued to 9/3/2015 at 8:30 a.m. Motion hearing held. Plaintiffs' motion to compel expert access to IDOC facilities 76 is entered and continued to 9/3/2015 at 8:30 a.m. Parties are directed to meet and confer regarding scheduling dates. Mailed notice. (mgh, ) (Entered: 08/27/2015)

Aug. 27, 2015 PACER
82

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Motion hearing on plaintiff's continued motion to compel 76 held on 9/3/2015 and continued to 9/9/2015 at 01:00 PM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 09/03/2015)

Sept. 3, 2015 PACER
83

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Motion hearing on plaintiff's continued motion to compel 76 held on 9/9/2015 and continued to 9/14/15 at 8:30 a.m. Fact discovery cutoff is extended to 11/9/15. Plaintiffs' expert disclosures by 11/23/15. Defendants' expert disclosures by 1/25/16. Plaintiff's rebuttal expert disclosures by 2/8/16. All expert discovery shall be completed by 3/18/16. Any potentially dispositive motion and motion for class certification shall be filed by 4/15/16. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 09/09/2015)

Sept. 9, 2015 PACER
84

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Motion hearing held on 9/14/2015. Plaintiffs' continued motion to compel expert access to IDOC facility 76 is denied without prejudice as moot. Status hearing set for 9/17/2015 at 08:30 AM. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 09/14/2015)

Sept. 14, 2015 PACER
85

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing set for 9/17/15 is stricken and reset to 11/2/2015 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 09/16/2015)

Sept. 16, 2015 PACER
86

JOINT ORDER Regarding Plaintiffs' Expert's Access to Conduct Hearing Observations Signed by the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 9/16/2015:Mailed notice(kef, ) (Entered: 09/16/2015)

Sept. 16, 2015 PACER
87

MOTION by Plaintiffs Moises Morales, Kelvin Perry, Buchannan Shavonise, Montreal ThomasMOTION REQUESTING AN ORDER PROVIDING AN EXCEPTION TO THE EXPERT ACCESS ORDER AND PERMITING PLAINTIFFS EXPERT ACCESS TO PAROLE HEARINGS (Bedi, Sheila) (Entered: 09/21/2015)

Sept. 21, 2015 PACER
88

NOTICE of Motion by Sheila A Bedi for presentment of motion for miscellaneous relief 87 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 9/22/2015 at 08:30 AM. (Bedi, Sheila) (Entered: 09/21/2015)

Sept. 21, 2015 PACER
89

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Motion hearing held on 9/22/2015. Plaintiffs' emergency motion requesting an order providing the exception access order and permitting plaintiffs' expert access to parole hearings 87 is granted in limited part. IDOC is ordered to allow Mr. Brady access to the parole hearings at Logan Correctional Center today, September 22, 2015. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 09/22/2015)

Sept. 22, 2015 PACER
90

MOTION by Plaintiffs Moises Morales, Kelvin Perry, Joaquin Rocha, Buchannan Shavonise, Montreal Thomas to compel (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J)(Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 10/28/2015)

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4 Exhibit D

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5 Exhibit E

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6 Exhibit F

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7 Exhibit G

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8 Exhibit H

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9 Exhibit I

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10 Exhibit J

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Oct. 28, 2015 PACER
91

NOTICE of Motion by Alexa Van Brunt for presentment of motion to compel, 90 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/2/2015 at 08:30 AM. (Van Brunt, Alexa) (Entered: 10/28/2015)

Oct. 28, 2015 PACER
92

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing held on 11/2/2015 and continued to 11/16/2015 at 08:45 AM. Plaintiffs' motion to compel discovery 90 is granted in part and denied in part as moot as discussed in open court. Defendants' affidavits shall be filed by 11/12/15. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 11/02/2015)

Nov. 2, 2015 PACER
93

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 11/16/2015 and continued to 11/24/2015 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 11/16/2015)

Nov. 16, 2015 PACER
94

ORDER: Status hearing held on 11/24/15 and continued to 12/14/15 at 8:30 a.m. Joint oral motion to extend fact discovery is granted. Fact discovery extended until 12/16/15. Plaintiff's expert disclosure report due by 12/23/15. Defendant's expert report due by 2/26/16. Plaintiff's rebuttal by 3/25/16. Close of expert disclosures by 4/22/16. Filing of dispositive motion and class certification by 5/20/16. Parties shall engage in settlement discussions before the next status hearing. Signed by the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/24/2015. Mailed notice (ph, ) (Entered: 11/25/2015)

Nov. 24, 2015 PACER
95

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: At defendants' unopposed request, Status hearing set for 12/14/15 is stricken and reset to 12/16/2015 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 12/10/2015)

Dec. 10, 2015 PACER
96

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 12/16/2015 and continued to 12/22/2015 at 08:30 AM. Parties are directed to meet and confer pursuant to Rule 26(f) and exhaust all settlement possibilities prior to the next status hearing. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 12/16/2015)

Dec. 16, 2015 PACER
97

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 12/22/2015 and continued to 3/1/2016 at 08:30 AM. Parties are directed to contact the courtroom deputy, 312/435-5879, by 1/8/16 to inform the court whether or not the parties are interested in participating in another settlement conference.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 12/22/2015)

Dec. 22, 2015 PACER
98

Pursuant to Local Rule 72.1, this case is hereby referred to the calendar of Honorable Maria Valdez for the purpose of holding proceedings related to: settlement conference.(kef, )Mailed notice. (Entered: 01/06/2016)

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State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Post-PLRA enforceable consent decrees

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 22, 2013

Closing Date: 2019

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Men and women who in the custody of or under the supervision of the Illinois Department of Corrections and at risk of imprisonment without adequate due process with respect to parole revocation proceedings.

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: Granted

Defendants

Illinois, State

Illinois, State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 225,000

Order Duration: 2017 - 2019

Content of Injunction:

Monitor/Master

Monitoring

Reporting

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Type of Facility:

Government-run