Case: Doe v. CoreCivic of Tennessee

3:17-cv-00958 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: June 19, 2017

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On June 19, 2017, a former inmate of Davidson County Jail (DCJ), filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The plaintiff sued CoreCivic of Tennessee under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought monetary relief, including punitive damages, injunctive relief, declaratory relief, and attorneys’ fees and costs. The plaintiff alleged that, in deliberately failing to adequately screen those entering the DCJ, resp…

On June 19, 2017, a former inmate of Davidson County Jail (DCJ), filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The plaintiff sued CoreCivic of Tennessee under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought monetary relief, including punitive damages, injunctive relief, declaratory relief, and attorneys’ fees and costs. The plaintiff alleged that, in deliberately failing to adequately screen those entering the DCJ, respond to inmate requests for medical attention, treat those infested with the parasite, quarantine the infected individuals in its care, or take any other precautions to prevent the spread of scabies outside the facility, the defendant violated the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights of the plaintiff and class members. The case was assigned to Judge Aleta A. Trauger.

The plaintiff requested that the court permanently enjoin the Defendant from continuing to violate the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution and to immediately cease intimidating, threatening, and retaliating against inmates for demanding medical care for their serious medical needs. The plaintiff also sought a permanent injunction requiring the Defendant to provide a full medical staff adequate to meet the needs of those infected with scabies and capable of dispensing medication and monitoring their treatment until completion.

On September 24, 2017, the plaintiff filed a motion to consolidate the present case with the case of Wendy Snead v. CoreCivic of Tennessee. The following day, Judge Trauger granted the motion to consolidate. To read the subsequent proceedings in the consolidated cases, see Snead.

Summary Authors

Jake Parker (5/25/2018)

Related Cases

Snead v. CoreCivic, Middle District of Tennessee (2017)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6124090/parties/doe-v-corecivic-of-tennessee-llc-fka-corrections-corporation-of-america/


Judge(s)

Trauger, Aleta Arthur (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Blackburn, William Gary (Tennessee)

Kroll, Bryant B. (Tennessee)

McKee, R. Joshua (Tennessee)

Roberts, Jeffery S. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Callen, Jason (Tennessee)

Nutini, Paige Ayres (Tennessee)

Polly, Erin Palmer (Tennessee)

Welborn, Joseph F III (Tennessee)

Judge(s)

Trauger, Aleta Arthur (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Blackburn, William Gary (Tennessee)

Kroll, Bryant B. (Tennessee)

McKee, R. Joshua (Tennessee)

Roberts, Jeffery S. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Callen, Jason (Tennessee)

Nutini, Paige Ayres (Tennessee)

Polly, Erin Palmer (Tennessee)

Welborn, Joseph F III (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

May 3, 2018 Docket
1

Class Action Complaint

June 19, 2017 Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6124090/doe-v-corecivic-of-tennessee-llc-fka-corrections-corporation-of-america/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against CoreCivic of Tennessee, LLC (Filing fee $400, Receipt number 0650-2464461), filed by John Doe. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Attachment Summons)(mg) (Entered: 06/19/2017)

1 Attachment Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

2 Attachment Summons

View on PACER

June 19, 2017 RECAP
2

NOTICE/INFORMATION regarding Consent of the Parties to the Magistrate Judge. (mg) (Entered: 06/20/2017)

June 19, 2017 PACER
3

Summons issued as to CoreCivic of Tennessee, LLC. Service copies will be returned to counsel by mail. (mg) (Entered: 06/20/2017)

June 19, 2017 PACER

Annotation - Bar Status

June 20, 2017 PACER

Docket Annotation

June 20, 2017 PACER
4

NOTICE of Initial Case Management Conference set for 9/25/2017 at 1:45 PM in Chambers 825 before District Judge Aleta A. Trauger. (mg) (Entered: 06/20/2017)

June 20, 2017 PACER
5

ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the initial case management conference scheduled for September 25, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. is RESET for the same day at 1:15 p.m. Signed by District Judge Aleta A. Trauger on 6/26/2017. (mg) (Entered: 06/26/2017)

June 26, 2017 PACER
6

SUMMONS returned executed by John Doe. CoreCivic of Tennessee, LLC served on 6/23/2017. (Blackburn, W.) Modified text on 7/10/2017 (mg). (Entered: 07/07/2017)

July 7, 2017 PACER
7

NOTICE of Appearance by Joseph F. Welborn, III on behalf of CoreCivic of Tennessee, LLC (Welborn, Joseph) (Entered: 07/07/2017)

July 7, 2017 PACER
8

NOTICE of Appearance by Erin Palmer Polly on behalf of CoreCivic of Tennessee, LLC (Polly, Erin) (Entered: 07/07/2017)

July 7, 2017 PACER
9

**DISREGARD, ENTERED IN ERROR** NOTICE of Appearance by Jason W. Callen on behalf of CoreCivic of Tennessee, LLC (Callen, Jason) Modified on 7/10/2017 (mg). (Entered: 07/07/2017)

July 7, 2017 PACER
10

NOTICE of Appearance by Jason W. Callen on behalf of CoreCivic of Tennessee, LLC (Callen, Jason) (Entered: 07/07/2017)

July 7, 2017 PACER
11

NOTICE of Appearance by Paige Ayres Nutini on behalf of CoreCivic of Tennessee, LLC (Nutini, Paige) (Entered: 07/07/2017)

July 7, 2017 PACER

Annotation - Bar Status

July 10, 2017 PACER
12

ANSWER to 1 Complaint by CoreCivic of Tennessee, LLC.(Polly, Erin) (Entered: 07/17/2017)

July 17, 2017 RECAP
13

CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by CoreCivic of Tennessee, LLC. (Polly, Erin) (Entered: 07/18/2017)

July 18, 2017 PACER
14

Proposed Case Management Order

Sept. 20, 2017 PACER
15

Motion to Consolidate Cases

Sept. 24, 2017 PACER

Case Management Conference

Sept. 25, 2017 PACER
16

Order on Motion to Consolidate Cases

Sept. 25, 2017 PACER
18

Letter from Albert Batalona inquiring about a Todd Thomas as a possible named defendant. If so, Mr. Batalona is requesting a copy of docket sheet. (mg) (Entered: 04/17/2018)

April 13, 2018
17

Notice (Other)

Jan. 26, 2018 PACER
19

Order Administratively Closing Case

Sept. 27, 2021 PACER

Copy of docket sheet mailed to Albert Batalona on this date as requested by Pro Se Law Clerk. (mg) (Entered: 05/03/2018)

May 3, 2018

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 19, 2017

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All male inmates exposed to and infested with scabies, who are, who have been, or who in the future may become, housed at the Defendant's facility in Davidson County.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

CoreCivic of Tennessee, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Sanitation / living conditions

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Medical care, unspecified

Medication, administration of

Skin Infections

Untreated pain

Wound care

Type of Facility:

Government-run