Case: Mangan v. Christian County

6:99-cv-03373 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Filed Date: Oct. 6, 1999

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Case Summary

On October 6, 1999, a pretrial detainee of the Christian County Jail in Ozark, Missouri, represented by the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri and private counsel, brought a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. In the action he claimed violations of due process through lack of access to courts, lack of protection from cruel and unusual punishment, and inadequate conditions of the jail and sought declaratory and injunctive relief. The parties settled and a consent decree was approved by the Court (Magistrate Judge James C. England) on February 3, 2000. Under the decree, the defendants agreed to implement several provisions to improve safety and general conditions of the jail. On May 5, 2000 the Court awarded plaintiffs attorneys' fees, money for future monitoring, and total expenses.

No further information is available.

Summary Authors

Rebecca Bloch (4/23/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Clark, Russell Gentry (Missouri)

England, James C. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Lorenzo, Eddie M. (Missouri)

Pauling, Holly M. (Missouri)

Rebein, Paul William (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Whiteaker, Raymond E. (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Clark, Russell Gentry (Missouri)

England, James C. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Lorenzo, Eddie M. (Missouri)

Pauling, Holly M. (Missouri)

Rebein, Paul William (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Whiteaker, Raymond E. (Missouri)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

6:99-cv-03373

Docket [PACER]

May 5, 2000

May 5, 2000

Docket
1-2

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Civil Cover Sheet

Oct. 6, 1999

Oct. 6, 1999

Other
1-1

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Complaint

Oct. 6, 1999

Oct. 6, 1999

Complaint
4

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Order

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

Order/Opinion
30

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Order Approving Final Consent Decree

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

Order/Opinion
35

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Order (re: Attorney's Fees)

April 25, 2000

April 25, 2000

Order/Opinion
36

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Amended Order

May 5, 2000

May 5, 2000

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (5 summons issued) against Bill Barnett, Christian County, Tom Chudomelka, Roy Matthews, Steve Whitney. filed by Eddie M Lorenzo of ACLU of Kansas & W. Missouri on behalf of Jonathan Mangan. Filing fee collected, receipt #159524. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet )(Bax, Laura) (Entered: 10/06/1999)

Oct. 6, 1999

Oct. 6, 1999

2

MOTION for class certification on behalf of Jonathan Mangan.(Bax, Laura) (Entered: 10/06/1999)

Oct. 6, 1999

Oct. 6, 1999

3

SUGGESTIONS IN SUPPORT (related document(s)2) Filed by Eddie M Lorenzo of ACLU of Kansas & W. Missouri on behalf of Jonathan Mangan.(Bax, Laura) (Entered: 10/06/1999)

Oct. 6, 1999

Oct. 6, 1999

4

ORDER by Judge Russell G. Clark granting motion for class certification and the class is certified as a 23(a) class ORDERED pla is to inform all class members immediately of the existence of this class action suit (Related Doc # 2) (McCarley, Linda) (Entered: 10/13/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

5

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of pltf's mtn for class certification w/ suggestions in support, along w/ complaint & summons filed by Eddie M Lorenzo of ACLU of Kansas & W. Missouri on behalf of Jonathan Mangan.(Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

6

RETURN OF SERVICE OF COMPLAINT EXECUTED County Clerk on 10/7/99 Answer due by 10/27/1999, filed by Eddie M Lorenzo of ACLU of Kansas & W. Missouri on behalf of Jonathan Mangan.(Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

7

RETURN OF SERVICE OF COMPLAINT EXECUTED upon Roy Matthews on 10/7/99 Answer due by 10/27/1999, filed by Eddie M Lorenzo of ACLU of Kansas & W. Missouri on behalf of Jonathan Mangan.(Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

9

RETURN OF SERVICE OF COMPLAINT EXECUTED upon Bill Barnett on 10/7/99 Answer due by 10/27/1999, filed by Eddie M Lorenzo of ACLU of Kansas & W. Missouri on behalf of Jonathan Mangan.(Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

10

RETURN OF SERVICE OF COMPLAINT EXECUTED upon Steve Whitney on 10/7/99 Answer due by 10/27/1999, filed by Eddie M Lorenzo of ACLU of Kansas & W. Missouri on behalf of Jonathan Mangan.(Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

11

MOTION for extension of time to answer complaint on behalf of all defendants.(Dunn, Cindy) (Entered: 10/19/1999)

Oct. 19, 1999

Oct. 19, 1999

12

ORDER by Judge Russell G. Clark granting motion for extension of time to answer complaint for all defendants(Related Doc # 11) Answer due by 11/26/1999, (Dunn, Cindy) (Entered: 10/20/1999)

Oct. 20, 1999

Oct. 20, 1999

13

MOTION for order Order Modifying Order Certifying Class on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Rebein, Paul) (Entered: 11/02/1999)

Nov. 2, 1999

Nov. 2, 1999

14

MEMORANDUM in Support of motion for order modifying order certifying class filed by Paul William Rebein on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Rebein, Paul) (Entered: 11/02/1999)

Nov. 2, 1999

Nov. 2, 1999

15

MOTION to withdraw/substitute attorney Eddie M. Lorenzo counsel for plt on behalf of Jonathan Mangan.(Larson, Susan) (Entered: 11/16/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999

Nov. 12, 1999

16

ORDER by Judge Russell G. Clark granting pltf's motion to withdraw attorney Eddie Lorenzo (Related Doc # 15) (Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 11/19/1999)

Nov. 19, 1999

Nov. 19, 1999

17

ORDER by Judge Russell G. Clark that the mtn to modify the order certifying the class is granted as set forth in the order; the mtn of dfts for additional time is granted and dfts' answer is due on or before 12/23/99 (Related Doc # 13) (Kollmeyer, Jane) (Entered: 11/29/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999

Nov. 29, 1999

18

ORDER by Judge Russell G. Clark placing case back in draw for reassignment to another judge; time for posting notice to class members extended to 1/6/2000 (case reassigned from Clark, Russell G. to James C. England).(Elayer, Glenda) (Entered: 12/23/1999)

Dec. 23, 1999

Dec. 23, 1999

NOTICE OF MAGISTRATE ASSIGNMENT mailed to all attorneys Magistrate Return due by 1/12/2000,.(Elayer, Glenda) (Entered: 12/23/1999)

Dec. 23, 1999

Dec. 23, 1999

19

MOTION for extension of time to answer complaint on behalf of Bill Barnett, Christian County, Tom Chudomelka, Steve Whitney.(Kollmeyer, Jane) (Entered: 12/23/1999)

Dec. 23, 1999

Dec. 23, 1999

20

ORDER by Judge James C. England granting motion for extension of time to answer complaint (Related Doc # 19) Answer due by 1/16/2000, (Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 12/29/1999)

Dec. 29, 1999

Dec. 29, 1999

22

Notice of MAGISTRATE ASSIGNMENT RETURNED filed by Raymond E. Whiteaker of Whiteaker & Wilson, P.C. on behalf of Bill Barnett, Christian County, Tom Chudomelka, Steve Whitney.(Whiteaker, Raymond) (Entered: 01/06/2000)

Jan. 6, 2000

Jan. 6, 2000

23

ORDER by Magistrate England that the time for posting notice to class memebers is extended to 1/10/2000. That dfts be granted an ext of time to file a resp in this case, date to be set after settlement approval hrg. Class action settlement hearing to be held on 2/3/2000 at 09:30 AM at Courtroom 4, Springfield (jce).(Dunn, Cindy) (Entered: 01/06/2000)

Jan. 6, 2000

Jan. 6, 2000

24

PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS filed by Paul William Rebein on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Rebein, Paul) (Entered: 01/31/2000)

Jan. 31, 2000

Jan. 31, 2000

25

AFFIDAVIT/DECLARATION (related document(s)24) filed by Paul William Rebein on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Rebein, Paul) (Entered: 01/31/2000)

Jan. 31, 2000

Jan. 31, 2000

26

ORDER by Judge James C. England granting writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum (writ issued and delivered to US Marshal).(Elayer, Glenda) (Entered: 01/31/2000)

Jan. 31, 2000

Jan. 31, 2000

27

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by Paul William Rebein of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Rebein, Paul) (Entered: 02/01/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

Feb. 1, 2000

28

MINUTE ENTRY Court approves Final Consent Decree. (Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

29

PLTF'S EXHIBIT INDEX.(Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

30

ORDER approving final consent decree.(Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

31

MOTION for attorney fees on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Rebein, Paul) (Entered: 02/17/2000)

Feb. 17, 2000

Feb. 17, 2000

32

MEMORANDUM In support of motion for attorney's fees (related document(s)31) filed by Paul William Rebein on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Rebein, Paul) (Entered: 02/17/2000)

Feb. 17, 2000

Feb. 17, 2000

33

AFFIDAVIT/DECLARATION In support of motion for attorney's fees (related document(s)31) filed by Paul William Rebein on behalf of all plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Rebein, Paul) (Entered: 02/17/2000)

Feb. 17, 2000

Feb. 17, 2000

34

WRIT of Habeas Corpus Ad Testificandum returned on 2/3/2000.(Elayer, Glenda) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 21, 2000

March 21, 2000

35

ORDER by Judge James C. England granting motion for attorney fees and pltf awarded $9,910.00 in atty fees; $720.00 for future monitoring costs and expenses for a total of $11,246.26 (Related Doc # 31) (Elayer, Glenda) (Entered: 04/25/2000)

April 25, 2000

April 25, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 6, 1999

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

pretrial detainees of the Christian County Jail in Ozark, Missouri

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Christian County Jail (Christian), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2000 - 0

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Fire safety

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Recreation / Exercise

Sanitation / living conditions

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Type of Facility:

Government-run