Case: Jones v. Gov't of D.C.

1:16-cv-02405 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Dec. 7, 2016

Closed Date: Oct. 16, 2019

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Case Summary

On December 7, 2016, an individual formerly detained in a D.C. jail filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiff sued the District of Columbia under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sought injunctive relief, damages, and attorneys’ fees. The plaintiff claimed the district had violated his Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The complaint labeled the plaintiff as both the "Overde…

On December 7, 2016, an individual formerly detained in a D.C. jail filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiff sued the District of Columbia under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sought injunctive relief, damages, and attorneys’ fees. The plaintiff claimed the district had violated his Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

The complaint labeled the plaintiff as both the "Overdetained Named Plaintiff" and the "Strip Search Named Plaintiff." As the "Overdetained Named Plaintiff," he sought to represent a class consisting of "(a) Each person who has been, is, or in the future will be incarcerated in any District of Columbia Department of Corrections facility from August 1, 2013 forward; and (b) who was not released, or, in the future, will not be released by midnight on the date on which the person is entitled to be released by court order or the date on which the basis for his or her detention has otherwise expired (or within two hours of being ordered released or otherwise becoming entitled to release if the person was a court return)."

As the "Strip Search Named Plaintiff," he sought to represent a class consisting of "each member of the class who was, or in the future will be, from August 1, 2013, forward: (i) in the custody of the Department of Corrections; (ii) taken to court from a Department of Corrections facility; (iii) ordered released by the court or otherwise became entitled to release by virtue of the court appearance because the charge on which he had been held was no longer pending or was dismissed at the hearing, was ordered released on his own recognizance, or had posted bail, was sentenced to time served, was acquitted or was otherwise entitled to release; (iv) was not the subject of any other pending case or cases which imposed any condition of release other than personal recognizance; (v) was not the subject of any detainer or warrant; (vi) was returned from court to the DC Jail or CTF or other District facility, to be processed out of Department of Corrections custody; and (vii) was subjected to a strip search and/or visual body cavity search without any individualized finding of reasonable suspicion or probable cause that he was concealing contraband or weapons; before being released, regardless of whether he was over-detained."

On March 21, 2017, the District of Columbia moved to dismiss the case, alleging that the plaintiff had failed to state a claim on which relief could be granted. On April 5, 2017, the plaintiff submitted an amended complaint. The amended complaint claimed that the harm experienced by the plaintiff was part of the District's revived pattern and practice of overdetention. These claims were brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On April 19, 2017, the defendant again moved to dismiss. The motion alleged the same arguments as the previous motion to dismiss.

On August 22, 2018, Judge Dabney L. Friedrich granted in part and denied in part the defendant's motion to dismiss. The court granted the District's motion to dismiss as to the plaintiff's claim that his over-detention constituted an unreasonable seizure under the Fourth Amendment. Judge Friedrich denied the district's motion to dismiss the claim that the plaintiff's over-detention violated his substantive due process rights under the Fifth Amendment. Judge Friedrich also denied the motion to dismiss the plaintiff's claim for municipal liability. The court granted the defendant's motion to dismiss the claims that the strip searched violated the Fourth Amendment and Fifth Amendment. As for the plaintiff's common law claims, the court dismissed the the false imprisonment, false arrest claims, and invasion of privacy claims. 322 F.Supp.3d 78 (D.D.C. 2018).

Eight days later, the plaintiff filed a motion for reconsideration. The plaintiff asked the court to reconsider the only common law claims. The court held oral argument on April 3, 2019 on the issue of the plaintiff's motion for reconsideration. Although the plaintiff had only requested reconsideration on the common law claims, the briefings made it clear that the arguments on the common law claims implicitly challenged the dismissal of the plaintiff's Fourth Amendment claims. Two months later, Judge Friederich issued an opinion granting the plaintiff's motion for reconsideration. The judge restored the common law claims for false imprisonment (based in over-detention) and invasion of privacy (illegal strip searches) in full. Judge Friederich restored the section 1983 claims for over-detention and illegal strip searches only to the extent that they asserted claims under the Fourth Amendment. 2019 WL 5690341 (D.D.C. 2019).

In September of 2019, the parties issued a joint status report informing the court that the issues in the case had been resolved. On October 16, 2019 Judge Friederich issued a stipulation of dismissal. The parties agreed that the plaintiff's claims against the District of Columbia were resolved. Information on how the parties resolved this case is not available. The case was dismissed with prejudice. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Nili Blanck (1/14/2018)

Sabrina Glavota (6/2/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Friedrich, Dabney Langhorne (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Claiborne, William Charles III (District of Columbia)

Cunningham, Lynn E. (Wyoming)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Amarillas, Fernando (District of Columbia)

Dansby, Joshua Wade (District of Columbia)

Gere, Elizabeth Sarah (District of Columbia)

Heath, Brendan Russell (District of Columbia)

Jackson, Toni Michelle (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Ty Micha (District of Columbia)

Kennedy, Scott Patrick (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Friedrich, Dabney Langhorne (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Claiborne, William Charles III (District of Columbia)

Cunningham, Lynn E. (Wyoming)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Amarillas, Fernando (District of Columbia)

Dansby, Joshua Wade (District of Columbia)

Gere, Elizabeth Sarah (District of Columbia)

Heath, Brendan Russell (District of Columbia)

Jackson, Toni Michelle (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Ty Micha (District of Columbia)

Kennedy, Scott Patrick (District of Columbia)

Montee, Amanda (District of Columbia)

Racine, Karl A. (District of Columbia)

Tilghman, Michael A. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Jones v. Government of the District of Columbia

Oct. 17, 2019 Docket
1

Class Action Complaint for Individual Money Damages and Class Injunctive Relief and Jury Demand

Jones v. Government of the District of Columbia

Dec. 7, 2016 Complaint
12

Class Action First Amended Complaint and Jury Demand

Jones v. District of Columbia

April 5, 2017 Complaint
26

Memorandum Opinion

Jones v. District of Columbia

322 F.Supp.3d 78

Aug. 22, 2018 Order/Opinion
39

Memorandum Opinion & Order

Jones v. District of Columbia

2019 WL 5690341

June 13, 2019 Order/Opinion
45

Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice

Jones v. District of Columbia

Oct. 16, 2019 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7663223/jones-v-government-of-the-district-of-columbia/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT Class Action against GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA with Jury Demand ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4768627) filed by RICHARD C. JONES. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons DC Mayor, # 3 Summons DC OAG)(Claiborne, William) (Entered: 12/07/2016)

Dec. 7, 2016 PACER

Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (sb)

Dec. 9, 2016 PACER
2

SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to District of Columbia Attorney General, and the District of Columbia Mayor. (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 12/09/2016)

Dec. 9, 2016 PACER
3

ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on December 9, 2016. (NS) (Entered: 12/09/2016)

Dec. 9, 2016 PACER
4

Rule 4(m) Order. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 2/8/2017. (lcckk3) (Entered: 02/08/2017)

Feb. 8, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Time to effectuate service upon party due by 3/7/2017. (dot)

Feb. 8, 2017 PACER
5

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on the Mayor of the District of Columbia. Date of Service Upon the Mayor for the District of Columbia on 2/28/2017. (Claiborne, William) (Entered: 03/01/2017)

March 1, 2017 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the District of Columbia Attorney General. Date of Service Upon District of Columbia Attorney General 2/28/2017. Answer due for ALL D.C. DEFENDANTS by 3/21/2017. (Claiborne, William) (Entered: 03/01/2017)

March 1, 2017 PACER

NOTICE OF ERROR re 6 Summons Returned Executed as to DC Attorney General; emailed to claibornelaw@gmail.com, cc'd 1 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Affidavit shows date of service of March 28, 2017; Refile corrected affidavit with February 28, 2017 date of service as an ERRATA. (znmw, )

March 2, 2017 PACER
7

ERRATA DC OAG return of service by RICHARD JONES. (Claiborne, William) (Entered: 03/02/2017)

March 2, 2017 PACER
8

NOTICE of Appearance by Amanda Montee on behalf of GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Montee, Amanda) (Entered: 03/03/2017)

March 3, 2017 PACER
9

NOTICE of Appearance by Ty Micha Johnson on behalf of All Defendants (Johnson, Ty) (Entered: 03/20/2017)

March 20, 2017 PACER
10

MOTION to Dismiss by GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Montee, Amanda) (Entered: 03/21/2017)

March 21, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. The Court is in receipt of Defendant's 10 Motion to Dismiss. Plaintiff shall file a response to Defendant's Motion by no later than APRIL 5, 2017. Defendant shall file a reply by no later than APRIL 12, 2017. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 3/22/2017. (lcckk3)

March 22, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff shall file a Response to 10 4/5/2017. Reply due by 4/12/2017. (dot)

March 22, 2017 PACER
11

MOTION for Extension of Time to file motion for class action treatment by RICHARD JONES (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit email on concent, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Claiborne, William) (Entered: 03/27/2017)

March 27, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. The Court is in receipt of Plaintiff's 11 Motion to Extend Deadline Nunc Pro Tunc for Filing Motion for Class Action Treatment. Defendant shall file a response to Plaintiff's Motion by no later than APRIL 11, 2017. Plaintiff shall file a reply by no later than APRIL 18, 2017. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 3/29/2017. (lcckk3)

March 29, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant shall file Response to 11 by 4/11/2017. Reply due by 4/18/2017. (dot)

March 29, 2017 PACER
12

AMENDED COMPLAINT filed by right per Rule 15(a)(1)(B) against RICHARD JONES with Jury Demand filed by RICHARD JONES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit redlined copy of FAC showing changes from original)(Claiborne, William) (Entered: 04/05/2017)

1 Exhibit redlined copy of FAC showing changes from original

View on RECAP

April 5, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. The Court is in receipt of Plaintiff's 12 Amended Complaint, filed as a matter of course pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a) within 21 days after service of Defendant's 10 Motion to Dismiss. Defendant's 10 Motion to Dismiss is accordingly DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS MOOT. Defendant shall respond to Plaintiff's Amended Complaint by no later than APRIL 20, 2017. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 4/6/2017. (lcckk3)

April 6, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer to Amended Complaint due by 4/20/2017. (dot)

April 6, 2017 PACER
13

ENTERED IN ERROR......First AMENDED COMPLAINT against GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA with Jury Demand filed by RICHARD JONES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Redlined Version)(td) Modified on 4/7/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017 PACER

NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Docket Entry 13 Amended Complaint was entered in error as a duplicate of Docket Entry 12 Amended Complaint. (znmw)

April 7, 2017 PACER
14

Memorandum in opposition to re 11 MOTION for Extension of Time to file motion for class action treatment filed by GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. (Johnson, Ty) (Entered: 04/11/2017)

April 11, 2017 PACER
15

NOTICE of Appearance by Lynn E. Cunningham on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Cunningham, Lynn) (Entered: 04/17/2017)

April 17, 2017 PACER
16

REPLY to opposition to motion re 11 MOTION for Extension of Time to file motion for class action treatment filed by RICHARD JONES. (Claiborne, William) (Entered: 04/18/2017)

April 18, 2017 PACER
17

MOTION to Dismiss by GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Montee, Amanda) (Entered: 04/19/2017)

April 19, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. The Court is in receipt of Defendant's 17 Motion to Dismiss. Plaintiff shall file a response to Defendant's Motion by no later than MAY 3, 2017. Defendant shall file a reply by no later than MAY 10, 2017. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 4/19/2017. (lcckk3)

April 19, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's Response to 17 by 5/3/2017. Reply due by 5/10/2017. (dot)

April 19, 2017 PACER
18

Memorandum in opposition to re 17 MOTION to Dismiss First Amended Complaint filed by RICHARD JONES. (Claiborne, William) (Entered: 05/03/2017)

May 3, 2017 PACER
19

REPLY to opposition to motion re 17 MOTION to Dismiss filed by GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. (Montee, Amanda) (Entered: 05/09/2017)

May 9, 2017 PACER
20

MOTION for Leave to File leave to present supplemental authorities re 18 Memorandum in Opposition by RICHARD JONES (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Claiborne, William) Modified event title on 10/10/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 10/06/2017)

Oct. 6, 2017 PACER
21

RESPONSE re 20 MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Authority filed by GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. (Montee, Amanda) (Entered: 10/10/2017)

Oct. 10, 2017 PACER

Case directly reassigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is no longer assigned to the case. (ztnr)

Dec. 5, 2017 PACER
22

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Attorney Ty Micha Johnson terminated. (Johnson, Ty) (Entered: 01/18/2018)

Jan. 18, 2018 PACER
23

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to RICHARD JONES. Attorney Lynn E. Cunningham terminated. (Cunningham, Lynn) (Entered: 01/31/2018)

Jan. 31, 2018 PACER
24

NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Wade Dansby on behalf of All Defendants (Dansby, Joshua) (Entered: 02/05/2018)

Feb. 5, 2018 PACER
25

ORDER granting in part and denying in part the defendant's 17 Motion to Dismiss. The defendant shall file an answer to the remaining allegations in the 12 Amended Complaint on or before September 5, 2018. See order for further details. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on August 22, 2018. (lcdlf2) (Entered: 08/22/2018)

Aug. 22, 2018 PACER
26

MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding the defendant's 17 Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on August 22, 2018. (lcdlf2) (Entered: 08/22/2018)

Aug. 22, 2018 RECAP

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's answer to remaining allegations due by 9/5/2018. (jl) Modified on 8/22/2018 (zjl).

Aug. 22, 2018 PACER
27

MOTION for Reconsideration re 26 Memorandum & Opinion by RICHARD JONES (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Claiborne, William) (Entered: 08/30/2018)

Aug. 30, 2018 PACER
28

ORDER denying the plaintiff's 11 Motion for Extension of Time to File a Motion for Class Action Treatment. See Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on August 31, 2018. (lcdlf2). (Entered: 08/31/2018)

Aug. 31, 2018 PACER
29

Defendant's ANSWER to 13 Amended Complaint by GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.(Dansby, Joshua) (Entered: 09/05/2018)

Sept. 5, 2018 PACER
30

RESPONSE re 27 MOTION for Reconsideration re 26 Memorandum & Opinion filed by GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Montee, Amanda) (Entered: 09/13/2018)

Sept. 13, 2018 PACER
31

REPLY to opposition to motion re 27 MOTION for Reconsideration re 26 Memorandum & Opinion filed by RICHARD JONES. (Claiborne, William) (Entered: 09/17/2018)

Sept. 17, 2018 PACER
32

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Michael A. Tilghman on behalf of GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Substituting for attorney Amanda J. Montee (Tilghman, Michael) (Entered: 12/20/2018)

Dec. 20, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. The Court has reviewed the plaintiff's 27 Motion for Reconsideration of the Court's August 22, 2018 memorandum opinion and order. The plaintiff limits his request for reconsideration to the Court's dismissal of his common-law claims. However, certain of the plaintiff's arguments, if accepted, would appear to impact the Court's holdings with respect to the plaintiff's Fourth Amendment claims. See Pl.s' Mot. for Recons. at 8 (arguing that "not every violation of a 4th Amendment requires a seizure or an 'arrest'"); id. at 9 (arguing that the plaintiff's return to the general population of D.C. jail was caused by his false imprisonment and that "[e]ven in the 4th Amendment context, neither Florence nor Bell ever suggested that arrestees and other prisoners lose their expectations of privacy in their bodies just because they are in jail"). The Court will therefore direct the parties to appear for a hearing at which they should be prepared to address both the merits of the plaintiffs' motion for reconsideration and its relationship, if any, to the Fourth Amendment claims previously dismissed. It is ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report on or before January 15, 2019 proposing at least three possible dates for such a hearing and indicating whether either party seeks permission to file supplemental briefing in advance of the hearing. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on January 10, 2019. (lcdlf1)

Jan. 10, 2019 PACER
33

Joint STATUS REPORT by GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. (Tilghman, Michael) (Entered: 01/15/2019)

Jan. 15, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. In light of the parties' 33 Joint Status Report, it is ORDERED that the parties shall appear for a hearing on March 28, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in Courtroom 12. It is further ORDERED that the plaintiff's request to file a supplemental brief addressing the Court's January 10, 2019 Minute Order is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that (1) the plaintiff shall file his supplemental brief on February 15, 2019; (2) the defendant shall file its response on or before March 8, 2019; and (3) the plaintiff shall file his reply on or before March 15, 2019. The Court expresses no view on the plaintiff's intention to file a second motion for reconsideration or on the timing or merits of such a motion. Should the plaintiff file such a motion, the defendant may, if it wishes, consolidate its response to such motion with its response to the plaintiff's supplemental brief. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on January 16, 2019. (lcdlf1)

Jan. 16, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Status Conference set for 3/28/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 12 before Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (jl)

Jan. 16, 2019 PACER
34

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Attorney Joshua Wade Dansby terminated. (Dansby, Joshua) (Entered: 01/18/2019)

Jan. 18, 2019 PACER
35

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM re 27 MOTION for Reconsideration re 26 Memorandum & Opinion filed by RICHARD JONES by RICHARD JONES. (Claiborne, William) Modified event title on 2/20/2019 (znmw). (Entered: 02/15/2019)

Feb. 15, 2019 PACER
36

RESPONSE re 35 Memorandum filed by GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. (Tilghman, Michael) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019 PACER
37

REPLY to opposition to motion re 27 MOTION for Reconsideration re 26 Memorandum & Opinion filed by RICHARD JONES. (Claiborne, William) (Entered: 03/15/2019)

March 15, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings

March 26, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Status Conference reset for 4/3/2019 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 12 before Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zcdw)

March 26, 2019 PACER
38

NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Patrick Kennedy on behalf of All Defendants (Kennedy, Scott) (Entered: 04/02/2019)

April 2, 2019 PACER

Motion Hearing

April 3, 2019 PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Dabney L. Friedrich: Motion Hearing held on 4/3/2019 re 27 MOTION for Reconsideration. Oral Arguments Was Presented By Both Parties. The Court Will Take This Matter Under Advisement. (Court Reporter SARA WICK.) (mac)

April 3, 2019 PACER
39

MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER granting the plaintiff's 27 Motion for Reconsideration. See text for details. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on June 13, 2019. (lcdlf1) (Entered: 06/13/2019)

June 13, 2019 PACER

~Util - Set/Reset Deadlines

June 28, 2019 PACER

.Order

June 28, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. In light of the Court's June 13, 2019 39 Memorandum Opinion & Order, it is ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report on or before July 3, 2019 proposing a schedule for further proceedings, including a proposed deadline for the defendant to file an amended answer, if any. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on June 28, 2019. (lcdlf1)

June 28, 2019 PACER
40

Joint STATUS REPORT by GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. (Tilghman, Michael) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

July 3, 2019 RECAP

.Order

July 3, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

July 3, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the parties' 40 Joint Status Report, it is ORDERED that the defendant shall file an amended answer, if any, to the plaintiff's amended complaint on or before July 17, 2019. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall confer in accordance with Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Civil Rule 16.3 and file, on or before July 31, 2019, a joint meet and confer report as set forth in Local Civil Rule 16.3(d). After receiving the joint meet and confer report, the Court will set a scheduling conference unless the Court determines, on the basis of the report, that a conference is unnecessary. See Local Civil Rule 16.4. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on July 3, 2019. (lcdlf3)

July 3, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Brendan Russell Heath on behalf of GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Heath, Brendan) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

July 3, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 7/17/2019. Meet & Confer Statement due by 7/31/2019. (zcal)

July 3, 2019 PACER
42

Amended ANSWER to 12 AMENDED Complaint with Jury Demand by GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.(Tilghman, Michael) Modified on 7/17/2019 to add linkage (zrdj). (Entered: 07/17/2019)

July 17, 2019 RECAP
43

MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Claiborne, William) (Entered: 07/31/2019)

July 31, 2019 PACER

Notice of Hearing

Aug. 15, 2019 PACER

NOTICE of Hearing: Telephone Conference set for 8/16/2019 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 12 before Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zcal)

Aug. 15, 2019 PACER

Telephone Conference

Aug. 16, 2019 PACER

~Util - Set/Reset Deadlines

Aug. 16, 2019 PACER

.Order

Aug. 16, 2019 PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Dabney L. Friedrich: Telephone Status Conference held on 8/16/2019. Further Order to be issued by the Court. Court Reporter: Sara Wick. (zcal)

Aug. 16, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. As ordered during the August 16, 2019 status conference, the parties shall file a joint status report on or before September 13, 2019. The following schedule shall govern further proceedings: fact discovery shall be completed on or before January 28, 2020; plaintiff's expert witness designations and diclosures shall be filed on or before March 13, 2020; defendant's rebuttal expert witness designations and disclosures shall be filed on or before April 13, 2020; and expert discovery shall be completed on or before June 12, 2020. It is further ORDERED that, on or before June 19, 2020, the parties shall file a joint post-discovery status report advising the Court whether (a) the parties request referral for mediation or settlement; (b) dispositive motions are anticipated and, if so, proposing a briefing schedule; or (c) the parties request a date for a pretrial conference. Before bringing a discovery dispute to the Court's attention the parties shall confer in good faith in an attempt to resolve the dispute informally. If the parties are unable to resolve the dispute informally, they shall jointly contact chambers at (202) 354-3400 to schedule a teleconference. Thereafter, the parties shall prepare a joint email to send to the Court at Friedrich_Chambers@dcd.uscourts.gov that provides a clear, concise description of the issues in dispute. So Ordered by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on August 16, 2019. (lcdlf3) Modified on 9/13/2019 (zcal).

Aug. 16, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff Rule 26(a)(2) due by 3/13/2020. Rebuttal due by 4/13/2020. Defendant Rule 26(a)(2) due by 4/13/2020. Post Discovery Joint Status Report due by 6/19/2020. (zcal)

Aug. 16, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Aug. 19, 2019 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Tilghman, Michael) (Entered: 09/13/2019)

Sept. 13, 2019 PACER

.Order

Sept. 13, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Sept. 13, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the parties 44 Joint Status Report, it is ORDERED that all deadlines in the Court's August 16, 2019 Minute Order are vacated. It is further ORDERED that if the parties do not file a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice by October 23, 2019, the parties shall file another joint status report on or before October 24, 2019. So Ordered by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on September 13, 2019. (lcdlf3) Modified on 9/13/2019 (zcal).

Sept. 13, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/24/2019. (zcal)

Sept. 13, 2019 PACER
45

STIPULATION of Dismissal by RICHARD JONES. (Claiborne, William) (Entered: 10/16/2019)

Oct. 16, 2019 RECAP

.Order

Oct. 17, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER dismissing this case with prejudice in light of the parties' 45 Stipulation of Dismissal. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a). The Clerk of Court is directed to close this case. So Ordered by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on October 17, 2019. (lcdlf3)

Oct. 17, 2019 PACER

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Criminal Justice (Other)

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 7, 2016

Closing Date: Oct. 16, 2019

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

One male name plaintiff who brought pending class action over the systematic overdetention and illegal stripsearches of prisoners by the DC department of corrections. The two defined classes are Strip Search Class and Overdetention Class.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Mooted before ruling

Defendants

Government of the District of Columbia (District of Columbia), City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Excessive force

Over/Unlawful Detention

Pattern or Practice

Placement in detention facilities

Search policies

Strip search policy