Case: Hamilton v. Vannoy

3:17-cv-00194 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

Filed Date: March 29, 2017

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On March 29, 2017, plaintiffs, individuals held in prolonged solitary confinement on death row at Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. The plaintiffs sued the warden of Angola under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. They claimed that placing prisoners in solitary confinement merely because they had been sentenced to death violated their Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment and their Fourteen…

On March 29, 2017, plaintiffs, individuals held in prolonged solitary confinement on death row at Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. The plaintiffs sued the warden of Angola under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. They claimed that placing prisoners in solitary confinement merely because they had been sentenced to death violated their Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment and their Fourteenth Amendment due process rights. The plaintiffs, represented by the Cardozo Civil Rights Clinic, sought declaratory and injunctive relief as well as monetary relief and attorneys’ fees and costs. This case was assigned to Judge Shelly D. Dick.

The plaintiffs noted in the complaint that anyone sentenced to death was automatically confined to solitary confinement on death row upon their arrival at Angola. The placement in solitary confinement was not based on violation of prison rules, behavioral considerations, or anything other than their death sentence. Over 75 percent of the 70 prisoners had been in solitary confinement for over a decade. The complaint also alleged that the plaintiffs were confined to windowless cells the size of an average home bathroom for 23 hours per day. In contrast to other prisoners at Angola, those on death row were denied any opportunity to challenge their placement in solitary confinement through any administrative means, nor were they given periodic reviews to determine whether they needed to remain in solitary confinement.

In the complaint, the injunctive relief sought included permanently enjoining the defendants from violating the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights of prisoners. The plaintiff also asked the court to grant a permanent injunction requiring the defendants to present a plan to the Court within 30 days that provided for the release from solitary confinement of the death row prisoners.

On December 15, 2017, the plaintiffs filed a motion to certify two classes. The first, a due process class, included “[a]ll current and future Death Row prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, as well as other prisoners sentenced to death at Angola who are similarly situated.” The second, an Eighth Amendment class, included “[a]ll current and future Death Row prisoners who are now, or will be, on Death Row under the conditions described above for more than five continuous years.”

In August 2018, the parties began settlement negotiations. As part of the negotiations, the plaintiffs withdrew their motion for class certification under the condition that it would be reinstated if negotiations were unsuccessful. Their motion to withdraw was granted by Judge Dick on September 8, 2018. The parties continued to negotiate for settlement (unsuccessfully) through the rest of 2018 and all of 2019. On January 6, 2020, the court informed the parties that further efforts to facilitate settlement by the court would not continue, and that the parties should anticipate going to trial if they could not reach an agreement.

Finally, in 2021, the parties were able to reach a settlement. They jointly filed a motion for class certification in July 2021 and shortly thereafter submitted a proposed settlement. On September 28, 2021, Judge Dick certified the class and approved the settlement agreement. The certified class consisted of "all current and future men sentenced to death and in the custody of the LDOC." The parties agreed that each class members would receive at least four hours of congregate out-of-cell time every day. During this time, individuals could congregate with other class members, shower, use the phone, or use a JPay machine. The settlement agreement also provided that individuals would be given at least five hours of congregate recreation time in the yard per week. Additional provisions provided opportunities for religious worship, education, work opportunities, contact and non-contact visits, and communal lunches. The court retained jurisdiction to enforce the agreement, and the defendants agreed that the case would not terminate until they "substantially complied" with the agreement for at least four years.

The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Jake Parker (5/24/2018)

Alex Moody (5/26/2020)

Justin Hill (10/3/2021)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7150475/parties/hamilton-v-vannoy/


Judge(s)

Bourgeois, Richard L. (Louisiana)

Dick, Shelly Deckert (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ginsberg, Betsy R. (New York)

Malhotra, Garima (New York)

Menon, Lekha (New York)

Muir, Robin L. (New York)

Rhermoul, Hasnaa El (New York)

Schiavo, Nicole E. (New York)

Seaver, Elizabeth A. (New York)

Trenticosta, Nicholas J. (Louisiana)

Judge(s)

Bourgeois, Richard L. (Louisiana)

Dick, Shelly Deckert (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ginsberg, Betsy R. (New York)

Malhotra, Garima (New York)

Menon, Lekha (New York)

Muir, Robin L. (New York)

Rhermoul, Hasnaa El (New York)

Schiavo, Nicole E. (New York)

Seaver, Elizabeth A. (New York)

Trenticosta, Nicholas J. (Louisiana)

Van Tol, Pieter (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Blanchfield, Andrew (Louisiana)

Jones, Christopher K. (Louisiana)

LeBlanc, Crews Reynolds Jr. (Louisiana)

Payne, Chelsea Acosta (Louisiana)

Other Attorney(s)

Nordyke, Keith B (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:70-cv-00194

Docket [PACER]

Sept. 28, 2021

Sept. 28, 2021

Docket
1

3:17-cv-00194

Class Action Complaint and Demand For Jury Trial

March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

Complaint
110

3:17-cv-00194

Order

Sept. 28, 2021

Sept. 28, 2021

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7150475/hamilton-v-vannoy/

Last updated June 2, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT and Demand for Jury Trial against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 053N-1546713.), filed by michael Perry, wintrhop eaton, marcus hamilton. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment)(Trenticosta, Nicholas) (Attachment 1 replaced on 3/29/2017) (LLH). Modified on 3/29/2017 to edit text (LLH). (Entered: 03/29/2017)

1 Attachment

View on PACER

March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

PACER
2

Summons Submitted (Trenticosta, Nicholas) (Main Document 2 replaced on 3/31/2017) (ELW). Modified on 3/31/2017 to flatten document (ELW). (Entered: 03/31/2017)

March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017

PACER
3

Summons Issued as to Darrel Vannoy. (NOTICE: Counsel shall print and serve both the summons and all attachments in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4.) (ELW) (Entered: 03/31/2017)

March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017

PACER
4

SCHEDULING CONFERENCE ORDER: Scheduling Conference set for 6/8/2017 at 01:30 PM in chambers before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Status Report due by 5/25/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 4/17/2017. (JSL) (Entered: 04/17/2017)

April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

PACER
5

MOTION for Betsy Ginsberg to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number 053N-1558958) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(Trenticosta, Nicholas) (Entered: 04/20/2017)

April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

PACER

MOTION(S) REFERRED: 5 MOTION for Betsy Ginsberg to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number 053N-1558958). This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (KAH)

April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

PACER
6

ORDER granting 5 Motion for Betsy R. Ginsberg to Appear Pro Hac Vice as counsel for the Plaintiffs in this matter. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 4/21/2017. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (JSL) (Entered: 04/21/2017)

April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

PACER
7

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to 1 Complaint, by All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading; Proposed Order)(Blanchfield, Andrew) (Entered: 04/24/2017)

April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

PACER

MOTION(S) REFERRED: 7 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to 1 Complaint, . This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (KAH)

April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017

PACER
8

ORDER granting 7 Motion for Extension of Time to File Responsive Pleadings and Request for Expedited Consideration. Defendants Burl Cain, James Cruze, Leslie Dupont, James LeBlanc and Darrel Vannoy shall file their responsive pleadings on or before 5/18/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 4/25/2017. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (JSL) (Entered: 04/25/2017)

April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017

PACER
9

MOTION for Pieter Van Tol to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number 053N-1570463) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(Trenticosta, Nicholas) (Entered: 04/27/2017)

April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

PACER
10

EX PARTE MOTION for Garima Malhotra to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number 053N-1570465) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(Trenticosta, Nicholas) Modified on 4/27/2017 to edit text (ELW). (Entered: 04/27/2017)

April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

PACER
11

MOTION for Elizabeth A. Seaver to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number 053N-1570509) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(Trenticosta, Nicholas) (Entered: 04/27/2017)

April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

PACER
12

MOTION for Nicole E. Schiavo to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number 053N-1570513) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(Trenticosta, Nicholas) (Entered: 04/27/2017)

April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

PACER
13

MOTION for Robin L. Muir to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number 053N-1570515) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(Trenticosta, Nicholas) (Entered: 04/27/2017)

April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

PACER

MOTION(S) REFERRED: 11 MOTION for Elizabeth A. Seaver to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number 053N-1570509), 12 MOTION for Nicole E. Schiavo to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number 053N-1570513), 9 MOTION for Pieter Van Tol to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number 053N-1570463), 13 MOTION for Robin L. Muir to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number 053N-1570515), 10 MOTION for Garima Malhotra to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number 053N-1570465). This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (ELW)

April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

PACER
14

ORDER granting 9 Motion for Pieter Van Tol to Appear Pro Hac Vice as co-counsel for Plaintiffs; granting 10 Motion for Garima Malhotra to Appear Pro Hac Vice as co-counsel for Plaintiffs in this matter. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 4/28/2017. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (JSL) (Entered: 04/28/2017)

April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017

PACER
15

ORDER granting 11 Motion for Elizabeth A. Seaver to Appear Pro Hac Vice as co-counsel for plaintiffs in this matter; granting 12 Motion for Nicole E. Schiavo to Appear Pro Hac Vice as co-counsel for plaintiffs in this matter; granting 13 Motion for Robin L. Muir to Appear Pro Hac Vice as co-counsel for plaintiffs in this matter. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 4/28/2017. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (JSL) (Entered: 04/28/2017)

April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017

PACER
16

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, with Jury Demand by Burl Cain, James Cruze, Leslie Dupont, James LeBlanc, Darrel Vannoy.(Blanchfield, Andrew) (Entered: 05/15/2017)

May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

PACER
17

Joint STATUS REPORT by All Defendants. (Blanchfield, Andrew) (Entered: 05/25/2017)

May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

PACER
18

Notice to Counsel: The Scheduling Conference set for 6/8/2017 is RESET for 6/15/2017 at 01:30 PM in chambers before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (JSL) (Entered: 05/26/2017)

May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017

PACER
19

Notice to Counsel: Scheduling Conference set for 6/15/2017 is CONVERTED to a TELEPHONE SCHEDULING CONFERENCE and RESET for 6/27/2017 at 02:00 PM (CST) before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Plaintiffs' counsel with the law firm of Hogan Lovells US, LLP shall initiate the conference call to chambers at (225) 389-3602. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (JSL) (Entered: 05/31/2017)

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

PACER
20

Minute Entry/Order for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Scheduling Conference held on 6/27/2017. Status of this matter discussed. The parties will attempt to come to a set of stipulated facts for class certification. A scheduling order will be issued by separate order. A telephone status conference is set for Monday, August 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (CST). Plaintiff's counsel with the law firm of Hogan Lovells US, LLC shall initiate the conference call to chambers at (225) 389-3602. (EDC) (Entered: 06/28/2017)

June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

PACER
21

SCHEDULING ORDER: In accordance with FRCP 16(b), the following discovery deadlines are established. Amended Pleadings due by 12/8/2017. Discovery due by 1/16/2018. Plaintiff`s Expert Witness List due by 3/16/2018. Defendant`s Expert Witness List due by 4/16/2018. Plaintiff`s Expert Reports due by 3/16/2018. Defendant`s Expert Reports due by 4/16/2018. Discovery from Experts due by 7/16/2018. Motions shall be filed by 8/15/2018. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 6/28/2017. (EDC) (Entered: 06/28/2017)

June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

PACER
22

ORDER/Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. Telephone Scheduling Conference held on 8/7/2017. Telephone Status Conference set for 8/21/2017 at 03:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. (ELW) (Entered: 08/07/2017)

Aug. 7, 2017

Aug. 7, 2017

PACER
23

STATUS REPORT re class certification discovery and schedule by All Plaintiffs. (Ginsberg, Betsy) (Entered: 08/18/2017)

Aug. 18, 2017

Aug. 18, 2017

PACER
24

Order/Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Scheduling Conference held on 8/21/2017. The parties discussed the status of this matter. In light of the joint status report filed on 8/18/2017, the Court will supplement its original Scheduling Order with the following deadlines pertaining to class certification as stated in the attached Order. (KAH) (Entered: 08/23/2017)

Aug. 21, 2017

Aug. 21, 2017

PACER
25

MOTION to Certify Class by Winthrop Eaton, Marcus Hamilton, Michael Perry. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Declaration of Pieter Van Tol, # 3 Exhibit 1, # 4 Declaration of Nicholas Trenticosta, # 5 Declaration of Betsy Ginsberg, # 6 Declaration of Craig Haney, Ph.D., J.D., # 7 Declaration of Marcus Hamilton, # 8 Declaration of Winthrop Eaton)(Van Tol, Pieter) Modified to replace attachment 1 as per rec doc 35, replace attachment 6 as per rec doc 36 on 1/23/2018 (KAH). (Entered: 12/15/2017)

Dec. 15, 2017

Dec. 15, 2017

PACER
26

NOTICE OF NON-COMPLIANCE with LR 7(g) as to 25 Motion to Certify Class. REQUIRED CORRECTION: A combined Motion for Leave to Exceed the Page Limits and Motion to Strike the Incorrect Pleading must filed within 24 hours of this notice. Otherwise, the original filing may be stricken by the Court without further notice. (ELW) (Entered: 12/18/2017)

Dec. 18, 2017

Dec. 18, 2017

PACER
27

MOTION for Leave to Exceed the page Limits and to Strike the incorrect pleading (25-1) by Winthrop Eaton, Marcus Hamilton, Michael Perry. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Pleading; Plaintiff's Memorandum in Support of Their Motion for Class Certification, # 3 Proposed Order)(Van Tol, Pieter) Modified on 12/19/2017 to edit text (ELW). Modified to replace main document and attachment 1 as per rec doc 37 on 1/23/2018 (KAH). (Entered: 12/19/2017)

Dec. 19, 2017

Dec. 19, 2017

PACER
28

MOTION to Supplement the Declaration of Craig Haney, Ph.D., J.D., in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification [25-6] by Winthrop Eaton, Marcus Hamilton, Michael Perry. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Pleading; Exhibit to Declaration of of Craig Haney, Ph.D., J.D., in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification, # 3 Proposed Order)(Van Tol, Pieter) Modified to replace main document and attachments 1-2 as per rec doc 38 on 1/23/2018 (KAH). (Entered: 12/19/2017)

Dec. 19, 2017

Dec. 19, 2017

PACER
29

NOTICE of Letter to Magistrate Judge re Discovery Deadlines and Status Conference Request by Burl Cain, James Cruze, Leslie Dupont, James LeBlanc, Darrel Vannoy (Blanchfield, Andrew) (Entered: 01/02/2018)

Jan. 2, 2018

Jan. 2, 2018

PACER
30

MOTION to Substitute with Papers Signed by Local Counsel by Winthrop Eaton, Marcus Hamilton, Michael Perry. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Pleading; Motion for Leave to Exceed The Page Limits and to Strike the Incorrect Pleading, # 3 Proposed Pleading; Memorandum in Support of Motion for Leave to Exceed The Page Limits and to Strike the Incorrect Pleading, # 4 Proposed Order)(Van Tol, Pieter) Modified on 1/2/2018 to edit text. (EDC). (Entered: 01/02/2018)

Jan. 2, 2018

Jan. 2, 2018

PACER
31

MOTION to Substitute with Papers Signed by Local Counsel re doc. no. 28 by Winthrop Eaton, Marcus Hamilton, Michael Perry. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Pleading; Motion to Supplement The Declaration of Craig Haney, Ph.D. in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification, # 3 Proposed Pleading; Memorandum in Support of Motion to Supplement The Declaration of Craig Haney, Ph.D. in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification, # 4 Proposed Pleading; Exhibit to Declaration of Craig Haney, Ph.D., # 5 Proposed Order)(Van Tol, Pieter) Modified on 1/2/2018 to edit text. (EDC). (Entered: 01/02/2018)

Jan. 2, 2018

Jan. 2, 2018

PACER
32

ORDER: A Telephone Conference is set for 1/16/2018 at 10:00 AM. The deadline for filing all discovery motions is hereby STAYED pending the telephone conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 1/4/2018. (LLH) (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/16/2018: # 1 Attachment correspondence) (JSL). (Entered: 01/04/2018)

Jan. 4, 2018

Jan. 4, 2018

PACER
33

MEMORANDUM in Opposition to 25 MOTION to Certify Class filed by All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Regulation C-03-001, # 2 Exhibit Deposition of Francis Abbott, # 3 Exhibit Press Release, # 4 Exhibit The Marshall Project)(Blanchfield, Andrew) (Entered: 01/12/2018)

Jan. 12, 2018

Jan. 12, 2018

PACER
34

ORDER/Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Conference held on 1/16/2018. The parties discussed the status of this matter, particularly the search and production of certain records pertaining to over seventy individuals on death row. The defense shall provide a list of the death row inmates to the plaintiff as soon as possible. This list of individuals is ATTORNEY EYES ONLY and is to be used for the purpose of facilitating this discovery production. Plaintiff shall select a representative sample of 10 individuals. The defense shall produce the requested information, consistent with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, for those 10 individuals for the last 10 years. Telephone Conference set for 2/6/2018 at 10:00 AM (CST) before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Mr. Andrew Blanchfield, defense counsel, shall initiate the conference call to chambers at (225) 389-3602 or provide call in information to Judge Bourgeois' courtroom deputy. The parties also discussed the search and production of electronically stored information(ESI). Counsel for the defense shall provide an update on this production on the conference call set for February 6, 2018. (JSL) (Entered: 01/16/2018)

Jan. 16, 2018

Jan. 16, 2018

PACER
35

ORDER granting 27 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages and granting 27 Motion to Strike. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 1/16/2018. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 01/16/2018)

Jan. 16, 2018

Jan. 16, 2018

PACER
36

ORDER granting 28 Motion to Supplement the Declaration of Craig Haney, Ph.D., J.D.. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 1/16/2018. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 01/16/2018)

Jan. 16, 2018

Jan. 16, 2018

PACER
37

ORDER granting 30 MOTION to Substitute File Motion for Leave to Exceed filed by Michael Perry, Winthrop Eaton, Marcus Hamilton. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 1/16/18. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 01/16/2018)

Jan. 16, 2018

Jan. 16, 2018

PACER
38

ORDER granting 31 MOTION to Substitute File Motion to Supplement Declaration filed by Michael Perry, Winthrop Eaton, Marcus Hamilton. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 1/16/18. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 01/16/2018)

Jan. 16, 2018

Jan. 16, 2018

PACER
39

MOTION for Entry of Protective Order by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Protective Order)(Ginsberg, Betsy) Modified on 2/7/2018 to replace the main document as per rec doc 45 (KAH). (Entered: 02/02/2018)

Feb. 2, 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

PACER

MOTION(S) REFERRED: 39 Joint MOTION for Protective Order . This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (KAH)

Feb. 2, 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

PACER
40

MOTION to Substitute File Motion for Protective Order for Letter entitled "Joint Motion for Protective Order" by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading;, # 2 Proposed Order)(Ginsberg, Betsy) (Entered: 02/05/2018)

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

PACER

MOTION(S) REFERRED: 40 MOTION to Substitute File Motion for Protective Order for Letter entitled "Joint Motion for Protective Order" . This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (KAH)

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

PACER
41

STRICKEN FROM THE RECORD REPLY to 33 Memorandum in Opposition to 25 MOTION to Certify Class filed by All Plaintiffs. (Trenticosta, Nicholas) Modified to edit the text on 2/6/2018 (KAH). Modified on 2/16/2018 to remove the document as it has been stricken in accordance with record document 47 (KAH). (Entered: 02/05/2018)

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

PACER
42

NOTICE OF NON-COMPLIANCE with LR 7(g) as to 41 Reply to Response to Motion. REQUIRED CORRECTION: A combined Motion for Leave to Exceed the Page Limits and Motion to Strike the Incorrect Pleading must filed within 24 hours of this notice. Otherwise, the original filing may be stricken by the Court without further notice. (KAH) (Entered: 02/06/2018)

Feb. 6, 2018

Feb. 6, 2018

PACER
43

MOTION for Leave to Exceed the Page Limits and to Strike the 41 Reply by Winthrop Eaton, Marcus Hamilton, Michael Perry. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading; Reply Brief in Support of Motion for Class Certification, # 2 Proposed Order)(Van Tol, Pieter) Modified to edit the text on 2/7/2018 (KAH). (Entered: 02/06/2018)

Feb. 6, 2018

Feb. 6, 2018

PACER
44

ORDER/Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Conference held on 2/6/2018. The parties discussed the status of this matter, particularly the anticipated production of documents outlined more fully in the February 5, 2018 correspondence from counsel for Defendants, attached herein. Telephone Conference set for 3/12/2018 at 10:00 AM (CST) before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. wherein the parties shall be prepared to discuss Plaintiffs' review of the produced materials, as well as the manner and timing by which future productions will occur. Mr. Andrew Blanchfield, defense counsel, shall initiate the conference call to chambers at (225) 389-3602 or provide call in information to Judge Bourgeois' courtroom deputy. (JSL) (Entered: 02/07/2018)

Feb. 6, 2018

Feb. 6, 2018

PACER
45

ORDER granting 40 Motion to Substitute Motion for Entry of Protective Order Governing Protected and Individually Identifiable Health Information for February 2, 2018 Letter re: Protective Order. The Proposed Protective Order Governing Protected and Individually Identifiable Health Information (R. Doc. 40-2) is entered. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 2/7/2018. (KAH) (Entered: 02/07/2018)

Feb. 7, 2018

Feb. 7, 2018

PACER
46

PROTECTIVE ORDER Governing Protected and Individually Identifiable Health Information. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 2/7/2018. (KAH) (Entered: 02/07/2018)

Feb. 7, 2018

Feb. 7, 2018

PACER
47

ORDER granting 43 MOTION for Leave to exceed page limits and granting 43 Motion to Strike Rec. Doc.41. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 2/14/2018. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 02/14/2018)

Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 14, 2018

PACER
48

REPLY BRIEF to 33 Memorandum in Opposition in Support of 25 MOTION to Certify Class filed by All Plaintiffs. (KAH) (Entered: 02/16/2018)

Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 14, 2018

PACER
49

Notice Setting Trial and Related Deadlines: Jury Trial set for 4/29/2019 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3 before Judge Shelly D. Dick. Pretrial Conference set for 4/16/2019 at 03:00 PM before Judge Shelly D. Dick. Affidavit of Settlement Efforts due by 3/18/2019. All other Trial deadlines are set as stated in the attached Notice. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 3/6/2018.(BKA) (Entered: 03/06/2018)

March 6, 2018

March 6, 2018

PACER
50

Minute Entry/Order for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Status Conference held on 3/12/2018. The parties discussed the status. Telephone Conference set for 4/17/2018 at 11:30 AM in chambers before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. The parties shall each submit a letter to chambers providing a status report by close of business on 4/13/2018. (KAH) (Entered: 03/12/2018)

March 12, 2018

March 12, 2018

PACER
51

ORDER/Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Status Conference held on 4/17/2018. The parties discussed the status of this matter. On or before 5/29/2018, the parties are to discuss anticipated deposition topics for any Rule 30(b)(6) deponents and any potential witnesses either party may intend to depose. Telephone Conference set for 6/12/2018 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. The parties shall submit a letter to chambers providing a status report by 6/8/2018. (KAH) (Entered: 04/18/2018)

April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

PACER
52

NOTICE of Hearing on 25 MOTION to Certify Class : Motion Hearing set for 9/13/2018 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 3 before Judge Shelly D. Dick. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 05/10/2018)

May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

PACER
53

Notice to Counsel OF TIME CHANGE ONLY: Telephone Conference set for 6/12/2018 at 10:00 AM (CST) before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Mr. Andrew Blanchfield, defense counsel, shall initiate the conference call to chambers at (225) 389-3602 or provide call in information to Judge Bourgeois' courtroom deputy. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(JSL) Modified on 6/8/2018 (JSL). (Entered: 06/08/2018)

June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018

PACER
54

Letter dated 6/8/2018 re STATUS REPORT by All Plaintiffs. (Ginsberg, Betsy) Modified on 6/8/2018 to edit the text (KAH). (Entered: 06/08/2018)

June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018

PACER
55

Letter dated 6/8/2018 re STATUS REPORT by All Plaintiffs. (Ginsberg, Betsy) Modified to edit the text on 6/11/2018 (KAH). (Entered: 06/11/2018)

June 11, 2018

June 11, 2018

PACER
56

Minute Entry/Order for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Status Conference held on 6/12/2018. Status of this matter was discussed as set forth in the Status Report. In accordance with FRCP 16(b), the following discovery deadlines are established. Discovery from Experts due by 11/30/2018. Plaintiff`s Expert Reports due by 10/1/2018. Defendant`s Expert Reports due by 10/31/2018. Discovery due by 10/15/2018. Plaintiff`s Expert Witness List due by 6/15/2018. Defendant`s Expert Witness List due by 6/29/2018. Motions shall be filed by 12/31/2018. (EDC) (Entered: 06/13/2018)

June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018

PACER
57

Notice to Counsel: Telephone Conference set for 6/28/2018 at 11:00 AM (CST) before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Mr. Andrew Blanchfield, defense counsel, shall initiate the conference call to chambers at (225) 389-3602 or provide call in information to Judge Bourgeois' courtroom deputy.(This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(JSL) (Entered: 06/22/2018)

June 22, 2018

June 22, 2018

PACER
58

ORDER/Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Status Conference held on 6/28/2018. The parties discussed the status of this matter. Both sides have disclosed their experts as required by the current scheduling order. As set forth in the letter from counsel dated 6/22/2018, which is attached, and confirmed during the conference, the expert site visit is scheduled for August 29 and 30, 2018. The parties would like for the Magistrate Judge to meet and discuss settlement with them on 8/31/2018. Settlement Conference set for 8/31/2018 at 09:30 AM in chambers before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. The parties are to submit to the Court confidential settlement position papers by 12:00 p.m. on 8/17/2018, to the judge's chambers. Telephone Conference set for 9/25/2018 at 10:00 AM in chambers before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. (KAH) (Entered: 06/29/2018)

June 28, 2018

June 28, 2018

PACER
59

ORDER/Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Settlement Conference held on 8/31/2018. After a period of negotiations, the parties were unable to reach a resolution at this time; however, negotiations are ongoing and the undersigned will continue to be involved. Telephone Conference set for 9/5/2018 at 03:30 PM (CST) before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Plaintiffs' counsel shall initiate the call to chambers at (225) 389-3602. (JSL) (Entered: 08/31/2018)

Aug. 31, 2018

Aug. 31, 2018

PACER
60

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Conference held on 9/5/2018. The parties discussed ongoing settlement negotiations and the upcoming hearing on the motion for class certification. The parties were advised to continue with settlement negotiations and submit materials to the Court. (SWE) (Entered: 09/05/2018)

Sept. 5, 2018

Sept. 5, 2018

PACER
61

Letter to Honorable Shelly D. Dick dated 9/6/2018 regarding MOTION to Withdraw 25 MOTION to Certify Class filed by All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Regulation C-03-001, # 2 Exhibit Deposition of Francis Abbott, # 3 Exhibit Press Release, # 4 Exhibit The Marshall Project)(Blanchfield, Andrew) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Ginsberg, Betsy) Modified on 9/6/2018 to edit the text (KAH). (Entered: 09/06/2018)

Sept. 6, 2018

Sept. 6, 2018

PACER
62

Consent MOTION to Conditionally Withdraw Their 25 MOTION to Certify Class by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Ginsberg, Betsy) Modified on 9/7/2018 to edit text (SGO). (Entered: 09/07/2018)

Sept. 7, 2018

Sept. 7, 2018

PACER
63

ORDER granting 62 Motion to Withdraw and terminating 25 MOTION to Certify Class . The hearing set for 9/13/18 is CANCELED. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 9/10/2018. (SWE) (Entered: 09/10/2018)

Sept. 10, 2018

Sept. 10, 2018

PACER
64

Notice to Counsel: Telephone Conference set for 4/16/2019 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Counsel for plaintiff shall initiate the call to all parties and contact the Court at 225-389-3602. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(SGO) (Entered: 04/10/2019)

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019

PACER
65

Notice to Counsel Resetting Hearing: Considering Rec. Doc. 64, the Pretrial Conference set for 4/16/19 and the Jury Trial set for 4/29/19 are hereby CANCELED. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 04/10/2019)

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019

PACER
66

Order/Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Conference held on 4/16/2019. Telephone Conference set for 5/15/2019 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Counsel for plaintiff shall initiate the call to all parties and contact the Court. In advance of the telephone conference, but not later than 3:00pm CST on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, counsel for plaintiff shall send to the undersigned, via facsimile. (ELW) (Entered: 04/16/2019)

April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019

PACER
67

Minute Entry/Order for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Conference held on 5/15/2019. The parties discussed the status of settlement negotiations in this matter. The parties believe that an in-person settlement conference with undersigned could be beneficial in resolving any remaining disagreements. The deadlines and orders are provided herein to facilitate settlement. A settlement Telephone Conference is set for 7/10/2019 at 01:00 PM and 7/16/2019 at 01:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. (SGO) (Entered: 05/16/2019)

May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

PACER
68

SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER: Settlement Conference set for 7/23/2019 at 01:30 PM in chambers before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 5/20/2019. (SGO) (Entered: 05/20/2019)

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

PACER
69

Minute Entry/Order for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. Settlement Conference held on 7/10/2019. The Magistrate Judge and plaintiff's counsel discussed this matter in anticipation of the in-person conference with all parties on July 23, 2019. (ELW) Modified on 7/11/2019 to correct file date and typo on document (SGO). Modified on 7/16/2019 to edit docket text (SGO). (Entered: 07/10/2019)

July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019

PACER
70

Order/Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Settlement Telephone Conference held on 7/16/2019. The undersigned and defendants' counsel discussed this matter in anticipation of the in-person conference with all parties on 7/23/2019. (KAH) (Entered: 07/16/2019)

July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

PACER
71

Minute Entry/Order for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Settlement Conference held on 7/23/2019. Telephone Conference set for 8/15/2019 at 02:00 PM. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 7/24/2019. (SWE) (Entered: 07/25/2019)

July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019

PACER
72

Notice to Counsel: The Telephone Conference set for 8/15/2019 is RESET for 8/16/2019 at 01:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Plaintiff shall initiate the call to all parties and contact the Court at 225-389-3602. Plaintiff is still required to fax an update regarding the status of negotiations on or before 8/14/2019. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(SGO) (Entered: 08/08/2019)

Aug. 8, 2019

Aug. 8, 2019

PACER
73

Notice to Counsel: Due to an unforeseen conflict, the Telephone Conference set for 8/16/2019 is RESET for 8/23/2019 at 10:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Plaintiff shall initiate the call to all parties and contact the Court at 225-389-3602. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(Bourgeois, Richard) (Entered: 08/16/2019)

Aug. 16, 2019

Aug. 16, 2019

PACER
74

Notice to Counsel: The parties having notified the Court of a scheduling conflict, the Telephone Conference set for 8/23/2019 is RESET for 8/26/2019 at 10:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Plaintiff shall initiate the call to all parties and contact the Court at 225-389-3602. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(SGO) (Entered: 08/19/2019)

Aug. 19, 2019

Aug. 19, 2019

PACER
75

Minute Entry/Order for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Conference held on 8/26/2019. The parties discussed the status of settlement negotiations. Counsel for defendants shall call the court on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 09:30 AM in chambers before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr.. to discuss settlement. This conference is a continuation of the Court's role in facilitating settlement and the contents of such conference will remain confidential. (EDC) (Entered: 08/26/2019)

Aug. 26, 2019

Aug. 26, 2019

PACER
76

Order/Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Conference held on 8/30/2019. The purpose of the conference was to follow-up regarding the matters discussed with the parties on August 26, 2019.The parties are encouraged to finalize a full and final resolution of this matter in its entirety. On or before September 13, 2019, counsel for plaintiff shall submit a faxed letter to the undersigned providing the status of negotiations to date. Brief due by 9/13/2019. (ELW) (Entered: 08/30/2019)

Aug. 30, 2019

Aug. 30, 2019

PACER
77

Notice to Counsel: At the request of the parties received via facsimile, a Telephone Conference is set for 11/22/2019 at 10:15 AM before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Those participating in the telephone conference shall dial in to the AT&T Conferencing Line using 888-363-4749, access code 1799163 five minutes prior to the conference. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(SGO) (Entered: 11/14/2019)

Nov. 14, 2019

Nov. 14, 2019

PACER
78

Amended Notice to Counsel: At the request of Plaintiffs, an Ex Parte Telephone Settlement Conference is set for 11/22/2019 at 10:15 AM before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Counsel for plaintiffs shall initiate the call, then contact the Court at (225) 389-3602. The parties may disregard the previous notice entered at R. Doc. 77. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(SGO) (Entered: 11/14/2019)

Nov. 14, 2019

Nov. 14, 2019

PACER
79

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. Telephone Settlement Conference held on 11/22/2019. The Court agreed to continue to facilitate negotiations and will contact counsel for the defense to set another conference that includes certain individuals with appropriate settlement authority. (ELW) (Entered: 11/22/2019)

Nov. 22, 2019

Nov. 22, 2019

PACER
80

Notice to Counsel: Counsel for the defendants having selected a date, an Ex Parte Telephone Settlement Conference is set for 12/6/2019 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Counsel for defendants shall initiate the call, then contact the Court at (225) 389-3602. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(SGO) (Entered: 12/03/2019)

Dec. 3, 2019

Dec. 3, 2019

PACER
81

Minute Entry/Order for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.: Telephone Conference held on 12/6/2019. This conference was a continuance of numerous and extensive efforts to facilitate settlement between the parties. The Court discussed the respective positions of the parties and agreed to further facilitate negotiations through the end of the year. The parties have been unable to reach an agreement. On 1/6/2020, the parties were informed that further efforts to facilitate settlement by the Court would not continue. Should a full and final agreement not be possible, the parties should anticipate preparation for trial. (SGO) (Entered: 01/07/2020)

Dec. 6, 2019

Dec. 6, 2019

PACER
82

Notice to Counsel: Status Conference before the District Judge set for 1/22/2020 at 02:30 PM in Courtroom 3 before Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick. Evidence, in electronic format, shall be provided in accordance with Local Rule 79 and Administrative Procedures.(This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 01/07/2020)

Jan. 7, 2020

Jan. 7, 2020

PACER
83

Consent MOTION to Continue Jan 22 Status Conference by Winthrop Eaton, Marcus Hamilton, Michael Perry. (Ginsberg, Betsy) (Entered: 01/13/2020)

Jan. 13, 2020

Jan. 13, 2020

PACER
84

ORDER granting 83 Motion to Continue Status Conference. A new Status Conference date will be set by separate Order. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 1/14/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 01/14/2020)

Jan. 14, 2020

Jan. 14, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Continue

Jan. 14, 2020

Jan. 14, 2020

PACER
85

Notice to Counsel Resetting Hearing: Status Conference before the District Judge hereby RESET for 1/30/2020 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 3 before Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 01/14/2020)

Jan. 14, 2020

Jan. 14, 2020

PACER
86

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick: Status Conference held on 1/30/2020. (BKA) (Entered: 01/30/2020)

Jan. 30, 2020

Jan. 30, 2020

PACER
87

Notice to Counsel Resetting Hearing: Telephone Status Conference before the District Judge set for 4/1/2020 at 11:00 AM CST. Plaintiff is to initiate the call and have all the Parties on the line when the call is made into Chambers.(This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(BKA) (Entered: 01/30/2020)

Jan. 30, 2020

Jan. 30, 2020

PACER
88

MOTION Appoint Guardian ad Litem by Michael Perry. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit Declaration of Dr. Sarah DeLand, # 3 Exhibit Declaration of Keith Nordyke)(Ginsberg, Betsy) (Entered: 03/16/2020)

March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

PACER
89

ORDER REFERRING MOTION to USMJ: 88 MOTION Appoint Guardian ad Litem filed by Michael Perry. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 3/17/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(BKA) (Entered: 03/17/2020)

March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020

PACER

Order Referring Motion to USMJ

March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020

PACER
90

Joint STATUS REPORT in advance of April 1 Status Conference by Winthrop Eaton, Marcus Hamilton, Michael Perry. (Ginsberg, Betsy) (Entered: 03/23/2020)

March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020

PACER
91

ORDER granting 88 Unopposed Motion to Appoint a Guardian Ad Litem. Mr. Keith Nordyke is APPOINTED to act as Mr. Michael Perrys guardian ad litem in this matter. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 3/23/2020. (KMW) (Entered: 03/23/2020)

March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020

RECAP
92

Notice to Counsel CANCELING Hearing: In light of Rec. Doc. 90, the Telephone Status Conference set for 4/1/2020 is hereby CANCELED. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 03/25/2020)

March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020

PACER
93

Notice to Counsel: A Telephone Conference is set for 7/22/2020 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Counsel for Plaintiffs shall initiate the call to all parties then contact the Court at (225) 389-3602. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(SGO) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 29, 2017

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All current and future men sentenced to death and in the custody of the LDOC.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Warden of Angola (Angola), State

Warden of Death Row (Angola), State

Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety Corrections, State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

Due Process: Substantive 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

Issues

General:

Administrative segregation

Classification / placement

Conditions of confinement

Disciplinary procedures

Disciplinary segregation

Recreation / Exercise

Religious programs / policies

Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)

Totality of conditions

Type of Facility:

Government-run