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Case: Prison Legal News v. Sullivan County

2:13-cv-00266 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Oct. 10, 2013

Closed Date: 2016

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Case Summary

On October 10, 2013, Prison Legal News (“PLN”) filed this lawsuit on behalf of itself and Sullivan County Jail prisoners in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The plaintiff sued Sullivan County under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff, represented by both private and public interest legal counsel, sought declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief, claiming violations of the First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause. The plaintiff claimed t…

On October 10, 2013, Prison Legal News (“PLN”) filed this lawsuit on behalf of itself and Sullivan County Jail prisoners in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The plaintiff sued Sullivan County under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff, represented by both private and public interest legal counsel, sought declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief, claiming violations of the First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause. The plaintiff claimed that Sullivan County and its sheriff implemented unconstitutional policies that censored prisoner’s access to PLN’s monthly publication and correspondence mailed to prisoners. The policy (Policy I), established in October 2011, required that all mail communication fit on a standard postcard. Any mail the Jail received that did not fit the permitted standard was returned to the sender. The plaintiff also argued that the jail’s current policies were a form of content-based discrimination because the defendants maintained and permitted other magazines inside the jail and prohibited the plaintiff’s materials.

On October 30, 2013, plaintiff filed a motion for preliminary injunction, enjoining the defendants from implementing their policy prohibiting non-postcard mail communication to prisoners as a violation of both sender and recipients’ First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment Due Process rights. District Judge J Ronnie Greer ordered for defendants to provide a response to plaintiff’s motion by November 22, 2013. On November 21, 2013, the defendants filed a motion requesting a time extension to submit their response to the plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction, claiming that it was unaware of the previously provided deadline. Judge Greer granted that request and the defendants filed their response on December 9, 2013. The defendants argued that the preliminary injunction request was inappropriate and unnecessary given jail safety concerns, permittance of plaintiff’s content to prisoners if properly addressed to an individual, and the October 24, 2013, policy that abandoned the previous postcard-only policy. During 2014, both parties filed subsequent supplement briefs in support and opposition of the preliminary motion under local rule 7.1(d).

On March 26, 2015, Judge Greer submitted an order denying the plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction because the issue of due process was not properly before the Court. Judge Greer permitted the plaintiff’s ten days to amend its complaint and allege claims based on Sullivan County Jail’s new policy. The plaintiff filed a new motion for preliminary injunction on the same day. On March 27, 2015, the plaintiff filed an amended complaint, in compliance with the District Court’s order. Plaintiff argued that the new jail policy (Policy II) did not go into effect until November 4, 2013, after receiving the plaintiff’s first complaint. Further, the policy provided no clear procedure regarding magazines, the “mail rejection” section remained identical to Policy I and violated senders’ due process rights, and the “mail collection and delivery” section violates both sender and recipient due process rights. Defendants filed their answer and response to the motion for preliminary injunction on April 10, 2015. In the answer and response, the defendants argued that the new policy that went into effect on April 9, 2015 (Policy III), addressed the plaintiff’s remaining concerns and rendered the plaintiff’s argument moot. The plaintiff filed another response and supplemental brief on June 4, 2015.

The plaintiff renewed its motion for preliminary injunction on June 19, 2015. On June 24, 2015, the defendants filed a motion to strike, on grounds that the renewed preliminary injunction did not fairly comply with local rules and unfairly imposed on the time and resources of the defendants. Additionally, the defendants argued the plaintiff lacked standing to sue on behalf of prisoners. On March 16, 2016, Judge Greer granted the defendant’s motion to strike and granted the plaintiff motion for preliminary injunction filed on March 26, 2015. The Court determined that the plaintiff did have standing to sue on behalf of prisoners because they both shared common constitutional interests. A jury trial was set for August 15, 2017, however, both parties reached an agreement on July 18, 2016. Both parties agreed to settle the case on grounds that the defendants pay $50,000.00 in damages and attorney’s fees. On July 21, 2016, the Court Clerk filed an offer of judgment in favor of the plaintiff. On August 11, 2016, the plaintiff filed a satisfaction of judgment notice. The case is closed.

Summary Authors

Kimberly Goshey (6/4/2019)

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Judge(s)

Corker, Clifton Leland (Tennessee)

Greer, J. Ronnie (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Herzfeld, Tricia (Tennessee)

Ozment, Harry Elliot (Tennessee)

Weber, Lance Theodore (Florida)

York, William Patrick II (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Street, Daniel P. (Tennessee)

Judge(s)

Corker, Clifton Leland (Tennessee)

Greer, J. Ronnie (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Herzfeld, Tricia (Tennessee)

Ozment, Harry Elliot (Tennessee)

Weber, Lance Theodore (Florida)

York, William Patrick II (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Street, Daniel P. (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:13-cv-00266

Docket [PACER]

Aug. 11, 2016

Aug. 11, 2016

Docket
1

2:13-cv-00266

Complaint

Oct. 10, 2013

Oct. 10, 2013

Complaint
24

2:13-cv-00266

Order Denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

Order/Opinion
29

2:13-cv-00266

Amended Complaint

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

Complaint
40

2:13-cv-00266

Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction

March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016

Order/Opinion
49

2:13-cv-00266

Judgment in Civil Action

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4382715/prison-legal-news-v-anderson/

Last updated Nov. 2, 2022, 3:29 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0649-2368777.), filed by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Other Corporate Disclosure)(Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 10/10/2013)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Other Corporate Disclosure

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Oct. 10, 2013

Oct. 10, 2013

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2

SUPPLEMENT to 1 Complaint by Prison Legal News. (Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 10/29/2013)

Oct. 29, 2013

Oct. 29, 2013

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3

Summons Issued as to All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Sullivan County, TN) (LMC) (Entered: 10/29/2013)

1 Summons Sullivan County, TN

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Oct. 29, 2013

Oct. 29, 2013

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4

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Prison Legal News. (Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 10/30/2013)

Oct. 30, 2013

Oct. 30, 2013

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5

MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-Policy, # 2 Exhibit B-Declaration, # 3 Exhibit C-Exemplar of Returned Mail, # 4 Exhibit D-Exemplar of Returned Mail, # 5 Exhibit E-Exemplar of Returned Mail, # 6 Exhibit F-Exemplar of Returned Mail, # 7 Exhibit G- Exemplar of Returned Mail, # 8 Exhibit H-Exemplar of Returned Mail, # 9 Exhibit I-Standard Operating Procedure, # 10 Exhibit J-Open Records Request, # 11 Exhibit K-MLK Letter, # 12 Exhibit L- Paul Letter)(Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 10/30/2013)

1 Exhibit A-Policy

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2 Exhibit B-Declaration

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3 Exhibit C-Exemplar of Returned Mail

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4 Exhibit D-Exemplar of Returned Mail

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5 Exhibit E-Exemplar of Returned Mail

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6 Exhibit F-Exemplar of Returned Mail

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7 Exhibit G- Exemplar of Returned Mail

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8 Exhibit H-Exemplar of Returned Mail

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9 Exhibit I-Standard Operating Procedure

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10 Exhibit J-Open Records Request

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11 Exhibit K-MLK Letter

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12 Exhibit L- Paul Letter

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Oct. 30, 2013

Oct. 30, 2013

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6

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Prison Legal News. All Plaintiffs. (Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 10/31/2013)

Oct. 31, 2013

Oct. 31, 2013

PACER
7

ORDER re 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed on October 30, 2013 by Prison Legal News. The defendants shall file a Response to said motion by November 22, 2013. Signed by District Judge J Ronnie Greer on 11/6/2013. (LMC) (Entered: 11/06/2013)

Nov. 6, 2013

Nov. 6, 2013

PACER
8

MOTION to Continue by Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee. (Street, Daniel) (Entered: 11/21/2013)

Nov. 21, 2013

Nov. 21, 2013

PACER
9

ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee.(RLC, ) (Entered: 11/21/2013)

Nov. 21, 2013

Nov. 21, 2013

PACER
10

ORDER granting 8 Motion to Continue. The defendants shall file their response by December 9, 2013. Signed by District Judge J Ronnie Greer on 11/22/2013. (LMC) (Entered: 11/22/2013)

Nov. 22, 2013

Nov. 22, 2013

PACER
11

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Lance Theodore Weber (Filing fee $ 90; Receipt #G2006941) by Prison Legal News. (LMC) (Entered: 11/25/2013)

Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

PACER
12

ORDER granting 11 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. You MUST register as a CM/ECF user here: http://www.tned.uscourts.gov/RegistrationForm.php. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis H Inman on 11/26/2013. (LMC) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

PACER
13

RESPONSE in Opposition re 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee. (Street, Daniel) (Entered: 12/09/2013)

Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

PACER
14

AFFIDAVIT re 13 Response in Opposition to Motion, by Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Street, Daniel) (Entered: 12/09/2013)

1 Exhibit A

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Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

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15

AFFIDAVIT re 13 Response in Opposition to Motion, by Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Street, Daniel) (Entered: 12/09/2013)

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Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

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16

AFFIDAVIT re 13 Response in Opposition to Motion, by Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee. (Street, Daniel) (Entered: 12/09/2013)

Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

PACER
17

NOTICE of DEFICIENCY: re 16 Affidavit, 15 Affidavit, 14 Affidavit. No Certificate of Service attached to Documents 14-16. (LMC) (Entered: 12/10/2013)

Dec. 10, 2013

Dec. 10, 2013

PACER
18

NOTICE by Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee re 16 Affidavit, 15 Affidavit, 14 Affidavit, Certificate of Service (Street, Daniel) (Entered: 12/10/2013)

Dec. 10, 2013

Dec. 10, 2013

PACER
19

REPLY to Response to Motion re 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - New Policy, # 2 Exhibit B - TCI Minimum Standards, # 3 Other Abraitis v. United States, # 4 Other Barnes v. Hofbauer, # 5 Other Beedle v. Demasi, # 6 Other Daniels v. Harris, # 7 Other EP Acquisition Corp. v. MaxxTrade Inc., # 8 Other Gray v. Cannon, # 9 Other Lane v. Lombardi, # 10 Other Martinez v. Maketa, # 11 Other McVey v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec., # 12 Other Prison Legal News v. Fulton County, Ga., # 13 Other Prison Legal News v. Columbia County)(Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 12/16/2013)

1 Exhibit A - New Policy

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2 Exhibit B - TCI Minimum Standards

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3 Other Abraitis v. United States

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4 Other Barnes v. Hofbauer

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5 Other Beedle v. Demasi

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6 Other Daniels v. Harris

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7 Other EP Acquisition Corp. v. MaxxTrade Inc.

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8 Other Gray v. Cannon

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9 Other Lane v. Lombardi

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10 Other Martinez v. Maketa

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11 Other McVey v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.

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12 Other Prison Legal News v. Fulton County, Ga.

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13 Other Prison Legal News v. Columbia County

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Dec. 16, 2013

Dec. 16, 2013

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20

Letter from United States District Court mailed to Elliott Ozment, Esq. regarding attorney admissions. (Attachments: # 1 Other ECF order) (RLC, ) (Entered: 12/17/2013)

1 Other ECF order

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Dec. 17, 2013

Dec. 17, 2013

RECAP
21

LOCAL RULE 7.1(d) SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF to 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Prison Legal News filed by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - PLN v. Cnty. of Ventura)(Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 06/12/2014)

1 Exhibit 1 - PLN v. Cnty. of Ventura

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June 12, 2014

June 12, 2014

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22

RESPONSE TO LOCAL RULE 7.1(d) SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF to 21 Local Rule 7.1(d) Supplemental Brief by Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee, Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity) filed by Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee, Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity). (Street, Daniel) (Entered: 06/18/2014)

June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014

PACER
23

LOCAL RULE 7.1(d) SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF to 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Reply to Defendants' Response) by Prison Legal News filed by Prison Legal News. (Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

RECAP
25

MOTION to Amend/Revise 1 Complaint by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − First Amended Complaint)(Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 03/26/2015)

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

26

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Prison Legal News. (Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 03/26/2015)

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

27

MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 26 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − Policy II, # 2 Exhibit B − Decl. of Paul Wright)(Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 03/26/2015)

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

28

ORDER granting 25 Motion to Amend/Correct. The Motion [Doc. 25] for leave to file the amended complaint is GRANTED. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis H Inman on 3/27/2015. (AMP) (Entered: 03/27/2015)

March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

29

AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants., filed by Prison Legal News.(Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 03/27/2015)

March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

30

ANSWER to 29 Amended Complaint by Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Street, Daniel) (Entered: 04/10/2015)

April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

31

RESPONSE in Opposition re 26 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee. (Street, Daniel) (Entered: 04/10/2015)

April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

32

AFFIDAVIT re 31 Response in Opposition to Motion, by Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee. (Street, Daniel) (Entered: 04/10/2015)

April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

33

AFFIDAVIT re 31 Response in Opposition to Motion, by Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee. (Street, Daniel) (Entered: 04/10/2015)

April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

34

REPLY to Response to Motion re 26 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Prison Legal News. (Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 04/16/2015)

April 16, 2015

April 16, 2015

35

LOCAL RULE 7.1(d) SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF to 26 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Prison Legal News filed by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − Prison Legal News v. County of San Diego, No. 3:14−cv−2417−L−NLS (S.D. Cal. May 7, 2015) (order on motion for preliminary injunction))(Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 06/04/2015)

June 4, 2015

June 4, 2015

Magistrate Judge Clifton L Corker added. Magistrate Judge Dennis H Inman no longer assigned to case. SO−15−03 signed by Chief Judge Varlan. (RET) (Entered: 06/05/2015)

June 5, 2015

June 5, 2015

36

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Renewed) by Prison Legal News. (Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 06/19/2015)

June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

37

MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 36 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Renewed) filed by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − Prison Legal News v. County of San Diego, No. 3:14−cv−2417−L−NLS (S.D. Cal. May 7, 2015) (order on motion for preliminary injunction) (slip op.), # 2 Exhibit B − Unpublished Opinions)(Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 06/19/2015)

June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

38

RESPONSE in Opposition re 36 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Renewed) filed by Wayne Anderson(In his individual capacity), Wayne Anderson(In his official capacity), Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee. (Street,

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

40

ORDER granting 26 Motion for Preliminary Injunction and striking 36 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. For the reasons stated above, the motion to strike the renewed motion, [Doc. 36], is GRANTED. In addition, the Motion for Preliminary Injunction, [Doc. 26], is GRANTED. That being said, it appears that Policy III satisfies the requirements, and it has already been enacted and is being followed. The parties shall file a Rule 26(f) report with this Court within 10 days from the entry of this Order, and then the matter will be set for trial. Signed by District Judge J Ronnie Greer on 03/16/2016. (AMP) (Entered: 03/16/2016)

March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016

Set/Reset Deadlines: Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 3/26/2016 . (AMP) (Entered: 03/16/2016)

March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016

41

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Herzfeld, Tricia) (Entered: 03/25/2016)

March 25, 2016

March 25, 2016

42

SCHEDULING ORDER: Jury Trial set for 8/15/2017 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 420 − Greeneville before District Judge J Ronnie Greer. Expected length of trial is three (3) days. Final Pretrial Conference set for 7/19/2017 at 9:00 AM. Dispositive Motions due by 1/17/2017 . Utilization of Mediation due by 9/20/2016 . Exhibits and Witness Lists due by 6/13/2017 . Status Report due by 7/19/2016 . See Order for details. Signed by District Judge J Ronnie Greer on 03/29/2016. (AMP) (Entered: 03/29/2016)

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016

43

Order Governing Depositions. Signed by District Judge J Ronnie Greer on 03/29/2016. (AMP) (Entered: 03/29/2016)

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016

44

STATUS REPORT (Joint) by Prison Legal News. (York, William) (Entered: 07/19/2016)

July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016

45

Administrative Notice to Counsel 44 Status Report : Please comply with ECF Rule 6. Requirements due by 7/25/2016 . (AMP) (Entered: 07/20/2016)

July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016

46

NOTICE of Appearance by William Patrick York, II on behalf of Prison Legal News (York, William) (Entered: 07/20/2016)

July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016

47

STATUS REPORT (Amended) by Prison Legal News. (York, William) (Entered: 07/20/2016)

July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016

48

NOTICE of Acceptance with Offer of Judgment by Prison Legal News (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − Offer of Judgment)(York, William) (Entered: 07/20/2016)

July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016

49

JUDGMENT re 48 Notice of Acceptance with Offer of Judgment in favor of Prison Legal News against Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Sullivan County, Tennessee, and Wayne Anderson, by Debra C. Poplin, Clerk of Court. (AMP) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

50

SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT re 49 Judgment, entered In favor of Prison Legal News Against Wayne Anderson, In favor of Prison Legal News Against Sullivan County, Tennessee by Prison Legal News. (York, William) (Entered: 08/11/2016)

Aug. 11, 2016

Aug. 11, 2016

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Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Prison Legal News

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 10, 2013

Closing Date: 2016

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The project of Washington Non-Profit Corporation, Human Rights Defense Center. Prison Legal News publishes and distributes a monthly journal of corrections news and legal issues affecting prisoners to prisoners, lawyers, courts, libraries, and the public.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Sullivan County (Blountville, Sullivan), County

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Attorneys fees

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Confession of Judgment

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 50,000.00

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Mail

Type of Facility:

Government-run