Case: Gonzalez v. CoreCivic

1:18-cv-00169 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: Feb. 22, 2018

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On February 22, 2018, a former civil immigration detainee filed a putative class action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, sued the private prison company CoreCivic, Inc. under the Federal Trafficking in Victims Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1589 (the “TPVA”). The plaintiff claimed that civil immigration detainees had been forced to work for 1-2 dollars a day or no wages under threats including solitary confinement an…

On February 22, 2018, a former civil immigration detainee filed a putative class action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, sued the private prison company CoreCivic, Inc. under the Federal Trafficking in Victims Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1589 (the “TPVA”). The plaintiff claimed that civil immigration detainees had been forced to work for 1-2 dollars a day or no wages under threats including solitary confinement and denial of basic services. Additionally, the plaintiff also brought claims of negligence and unjust enrichment against CoreCivic. The plaintiff sought declaratory and injunctive relief, monetary damages, including disgorgement of profits and punitive damages, and attorney’s fees and costs. In addition, the Plaintiff sought certification of the class as “All civil immigration detainees who performed labor for no pay or at a rate of compensation of $1.00 to $2.00 per day for work performed for CoreCivic at any detention facility owned or operated by it from February 20, 2007 to the applicable opt-out date, inclusive.”

According to the plaintiff’s complaint, the civil immigration detainees were forced to perform labor such as cleaning the pods where they were housed, cooking meals, and cleaning, maintaining, and operating the detention facilities. Detainees who refused to work were threatened with punishments such as confinement, physical restraint, substantial and sustained restriction, deprivation, solitary confinement, and retaliatory transfer to other facilities. Some were also denied basic hygiene supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, or sanitary napkins unless they worked. During one instance, after the plaintiff filed a complaint signed by other detainees against the facility for serving food infested with worms, the facility responded by fabricating a chickenpox outbreak and placing all the female detainees in quarantine. During the quarantine, the women received spoiled food and water contaminated with dog hair. The plaintiff alleged this was in retaliation for the original complaint about the infested food.

CoreCivic moved to dismiss on June 8, 2018, arguing that the TVPA does not apply to labor performed by lawfully detained immigration detainees held in a private detention center and that the complaint failed to allege sufficient facts to state a claim. Judge Lee Yeakel denied the company's motion to dismiss on March 1, 2019 because the text of the TVPA ("[w]hoever knowingly provides or obtains the labor or services of a person by . . . any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if that person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm”) did not exclude the federal government or private centers performing a federal function. 2019 WL 4388425. In addition, Judge Yeakel found that solitary confinement and the threat of solitary confinement sufficiently alleged the means to achieve forced labor and thus, the plaintiff’s action could proceed.

CoreCivic subsequently filed a motion for Certificate of Appealability for Interlocutory Appeal on the denial of its motion to dismiss. The motion was based in part on similar cases against CoreCivic being appealed in other states such as Georgia. Judge Yeakel granted the motion on June 10, 2019 and stayed all proceedings in the district court pending the resolution of the appeal.

On June 24, 2019, this case was appealed to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Docket #19-50691). The issue on appeal to the Fifth Circuit was whether the TVPA applies to work programs in federal immigration detention facilities operated by private for-profit contractors.

On January 20, 2021, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court and concluded that deciding whether a party is exempt from a statute is a matter for the legislature and beyond the purview of the judiciary. In an opinion written by Judge James Ho, the Fifth Circuit agreed with the Eleventh Circuit judgment in Barrientos v. CoreCivic, Inc., and found CoreCivic’s argument for exemption from the TPVA (that if they were subject to the law, it must also apply to parents who compel their children to do chores) unable to bear scrutiny. In addition, contrary to CoreCivic’s claims, the court concluded that the language of the TVPA was sufficiently broad to apply beyond concerns specific to international human trafficking. CoreCivic’s attempt to invoke the rule of lenity also failed because of the lack of ambiguity in the TVPA. 986 F.3d 536.

The case was remanded to the Western District of Texas and as of October 15, 2021, this case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Mary Novakovic (10/10/2019)

Hannah Juge (10/15/2021)

People

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Judge(s)

Ho, James Chiun-Yue (Texas)

Oldham, Andrew Stephen (Texas)

Smith, Jerry Edwin (Texas)

Yeakel, Earl Leroy III (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Buenker, Josef F. (Texas)

Padgett, Thomas H. Jr. (Texas)

Pattisapu, Vijay Anand (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bowers, Allison L. (Texas)

Hesman, Ashlee (Arizona)

Lee, Jacob B. (Arizona)

Judge(s)

Ho, James Chiun-Yue (Texas)

Oldham, Andrew Stephen (Texas)

Smith, Jerry Edwin (Texas)

Yeakel, Earl Leroy III (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Buenker, Josef F. (Texas)

Padgett, Thomas H. Jr. (Texas)

Pattisapu, Vijay Anand (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bowers, Allison L. (Texas)

Hesman, Ashlee (Arizona)

Lee, Jacob B. (Arizona)

Love, Rachel (Arizona)

Struck, Daniel Patrick (Arizona)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:18-cv-00169

0:19-50691

Docket [PACER]

Gonzalez v. CoreCivic, Inc.

April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

Docket
1

1:18-cv-00169

Complaint

Gonzalez v. CoreCivic, Inc.

Feb. 22, 2018

Feb. 22, 2018

Complaint
29

1:18-cv-00169

Order

Gonzalez v. CoreCivic, Inc.

2019 WL 4388425

March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

Order/Opinion
42

1:18-cv-00169

Order

Gonzalez v. CoreCivic, Inc.

June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019

Order/Opinion
00515712811

1:18-cv-00169

0:19-50691

[Opinion]

Gonzalez v. CoreCivic, Inc

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

986 F.3d 536

Jan. 20, 2021

Jan. 20, 2021

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6314158/gonzalez-v-corecivic-inc/

Last updated May 30, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

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COMPLAINT And Class Action ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0542-10492526), filed by Martha Gonzalez. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Padgett, Thomas) (Entered: 02/22/2018)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Feb. 22, 2018

Feb. 22, 2018

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REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS by Martha Gonzalez. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement)(Padgett, Thomas) (Entered: 02/22/2018)

1 Supplement

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Feb. 22, 2018

Feb. 22, 2018

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Case assigned to Judge Lee Yeakel. CM WILL NOW REFLECT THE JUDGE INITIALS AS PART OF THE CASE NUMBER. PLEASE APPEND THESE JUDGE INITIALS TO THE CASE NUMBER ON EACH DOCUMENT THAT YOU FILE IN THIS CASE. (afd)

Feb. 22, 2018

Feb. 22, 2018

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DEMAND for Trial by Jury by Martha Gonzalez. (afd)

Feb. 22, 2018

Feb. 22, 2018

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3

Summons Issued as to CoreCivic, Inc.. (afd) (Entered: 02/23/2018)

Feb. 23, 2018

Feb. 23, 2018

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4

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Martha Gonzalez. CoreCivic, Inc. served on 3/21/2018, answer due 4/11/2018. (Padgett, Thomas) Modified on 3/23/2018 to clarify text (lt). (Entered: 03/23/2018)

March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Allison L. Bowers on behalf of Ashlee Hesman ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-10621581) by on behalf of CoreCivic, Inc.. (Bowers, Allison) (Entered: 03/28/2018)

March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Allison L. Bowers on behalf of Dan Struck ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-10621665) by on behalf of CoreCivic, Inc.. (Bowers, Allison) (Entered: 03/28/2018)

March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Allison L. Bowers on behalf of Rachel Love ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-10621681) by on behalf of CoreCivic, Inc.. (Bowers, Allison) (Entered: 03/28/2018)

March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

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8

ORDER GRANTING 5 Motion for Ashlee B. Hesman to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant CoreCivic, Inc. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (lt) (Entered: 03/29/2018)

March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

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9

ORDER GRANTING 6 Motion for Daniel P. Struck to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant CoreCivic, Inc. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (lt) (Entered: 03/29/2018)

March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

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10

ORDER GRANTING 7 Motion for Rachel Love to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Defendant CoreCivic, Inc. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (lt) (Entered: 03/29/2018)

March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

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11

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by CoreCivic, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Struck, Daniel) (Entered: 04/05/2018)

1 Proposed Order

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April 5, 2018

April 5, 2018

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12

RULE 7 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by CoreCivic, Inc.. (Struck, Daniel) (Entered: 04/05/2018)

April 5, 2018

April 5, 2018

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13

ORDER GRANTING Defendant's Unopposed 11 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer; CoreCivic, Inc.'s answer due 5/18/2018. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (lt) (Entered: 04/06/2018)

April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018

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14

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by CoreCivic, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Struck, Daniel) (Entered: 05/16/2018)

1 Proposed Order

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May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018

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15

ORDER GRANTING Defendant's Unopposed 14 Second Motion for Extension of Time to Answer 1 Complaint ; CoreCivic, Inc.'s answer due 6/8/2018. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (lt) (Entered: 05/17/2018)

May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018

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16

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Daniel P. Struck for Jacob B. Lee ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-10823722) by on behalf of CoreCivic, Inc.. (Struck, Daniel) (Entered: 05/22/2018)

May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

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17

ORDER GRANTING 16 Motion by Jacob B. Lee to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (td) (Entered: 05/29/2018)

May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018

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18

MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint by CoreCivic, Inc.. (Struck, Daniel) (Entered: 06/08/2018)

June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018

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19

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 18 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint by Martha Gonzalez. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Padgett, Thomas) (Entered: 06/19/2018)

1 Proposed Order Proposed Order

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June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018

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20

ORDER GRANTING 19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (lt) (Entered: 06/20/2018)

June 20, 2018

June 20, 2018

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21

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 18 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint by Martha Gonzalez. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Padgett, Thomas) (Entered: 07/02/2018)

1 Proposed Order Proposed Order

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July 2, 2018

July 2, 2018

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22

ORDER GRANTING 21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (lt) (Entered: 07/05/2018)

July 5, 2018

July 5, 2018

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23

Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Martha Gonzalez, re 18 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint filed by Defendant CoreCivic, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Pattisapu, Vijay) (Entered: 07/24/2018)

1 Proposed Order

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July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018

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24

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 18 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint, 23 Response in Opposition to Motion and Plaintiffs' Alternative Motion for Leave to Amend by CoreCivic, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Struck, Daniel) (Entered: 07/25/2018)

1 Proposed Order

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July 25, 2018

July 25, 2018

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25

ORDER GRANTING Defendant's Unopposed 24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Reply and Response. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (lt) (Entered: 07/27/2018)

July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018

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26

SUPPLEMENT to 23 Response in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss - Notice of Supplemental Authority by Martha Gonzalez. (Attachments: # 1 Novoa Order Denying Motion to Dismiss, # 2 Novoa Transcript from Hearing on Motion to Dismiss)(Pattisapu, Vijay) (Entered: 08/29/2018)

1 Novoa Order Denying Motion to Dismiss

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2 Novoa Transcript from Hearing on Motion to Dismiss

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Aug. 29, 2018

Aug. 29, 2018

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27

REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by CoreCivic, Inc., re 18 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint filed by Defendant CoreCivic, Inc. (Struck, Daniel) (Entered: 08/30/2018)

Aug. 30, 2018

Aug. 30, 2018

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28

RESPONSE to Plaintiff's Alternative Motion for Leave to Amend to 23 Response in Opposition to Motion by CoreCivic, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Struck, Daniel) (Entered: 08/30/2018)

1 Proposed Order

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Aug. 30, 2018

Aug. 30, 2018

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29

ORDER DENYING Defendant's 18 Motion to Dismiss. ORDER that the parties are to submit to the court a Proposed Agreed Scheduling Order on or before March 22, 2019. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (lt) (Entered: 03/04/2019)

March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

RECAP

Set Deadlines: Proposed Agreed Scheduling Order due by 3/22/2019. (lt)

March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines

March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

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30

MOTION for Certificate of Appealability for Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 1292(b) by CoreCivic, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Proposed Order)(Struck, Daniel) (Entered: 03/11/2019)

1 Exhibit 1

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2 Exhibit 2

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3 Exhibit 3

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4 Proposed Order

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March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019

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31

CoreCivic's ANSWER to 1 Complaint with Jury Demand, COUNTERCLAIM against All Plaintiffs by CoreCivic, Inc..(Lee, Jacob) (Entered: 03/15/2019)

March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

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32

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by CoreCivic, Inc.. (Lee, Jacob) (Entered: 03/15/2019)

March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

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33

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 30 MOTION for Certificate of Appealability for Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 1292(b) by Martha Gonzalez. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Padgett, Thomas) (Entered: 03/21/2019)

1 Proposed Order

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March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019

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34

Proposed Scheduling Order - Joint by CoreCivic, Inc.. (Lee, Jacob) (Entered: 03/22/2019)

March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019

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35

ORDER GRANTING Plaintiff's 33 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Response. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (lt) (Entered: 03/25/2019)

March 25, 2019

March 25, 2019

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36

ORDER SETTING Initial Pretrial Conference for 8/21/2019 at 03:30 PM before Judge Lee Yeakel. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (lt) (Entered: 03/27/2019)

March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019

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37

MOTION to Stay Case by CoreCivic, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Proposed Order)(Struck, Daniel) (Entered: 04/02/2019)

1 Exhibit 1

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2 Exhibit 2

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3 Exhibit 3

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4 Proposed Order

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April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019

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38

Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Martha Gonzalez, re 30 MOTION for Certificate of Appealability for Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 1292(b) filed by Defendant CoreCivic, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amicus Brief, # 2 Exhibit Order in Barrientos, # 3 Proposed Order Order)(Padgett, Thomas) (Entered: 04/08/2019)

1 Exhibit Amicus Brief

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2 Exhibit Order in Barrientos

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3 Proposed Order Order

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April 8, 2019

April 8, 2019

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39

Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Martha Gonzalez, re 37 MOTION to Stay Case filed by CoreCivic, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Case, # 2 Proposed Order)(Padgett, Thomas) (Entered: 04/09/2019)

1 Exhibit Case

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2 Proposed Order

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April 9, 2019

April 9, 2019

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40

REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by CoreCivic, Inc., re 30 MOTION for Certificate of Appealability for Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 1292(b) filed by Defendant CoreCivic, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Struck, Daniel) (Entered: 04/15/2019)

1 Exhibit 1

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April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

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41

REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by CoreCivic, Inc., re 37 MOTION to Stay Case filed by CoreCivic, Inc. (Struck, Daniel) (Entered: 04/15/2019)

April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

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42

ORDER GRANTING Defendant's 30 Motion to Certify for Interlocutory Appeal. ORDER GRANTING Defendant's 37 Motion to Stay all Proceedings. All proceedings in this court are STAYED pending resolution of any application for interlocutory appeal in this cause. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (lt) (Entered: 06/11/2019)

June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019

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43

Certified Copy of ORDER of USCA Granting motion for leave to appeal.(lt) (Entered: 07/25/2019)

July 25, 2019

July 25, 2019

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Notice of Appeal - Interlocutory

July 25, 2019

July 25, 2019

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USCA Order 43 granting leave to appeal construed as NOTICE OF INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL by CoreCivic, Inc., USCA Case #19-50691. Fee Due by 8/8/19. Per 5th Circuit rules, the appellant has 14 days, from the filing of the Notice of Appeal, to order the transcript. To order a transcript, the appellant should fill out Form DKT-13 (Transcript Order) and follow the instructions set out on the form. This form is available in the Clerk's Office or by clicking the hyperlink above. (lt)

July 25, 2019

July 25, 2019

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Appeal Record Accepted and Available Electronically

Aug. 7, 2019

Aug. 7, 2019

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Certification of the Electronic Record on Appeal has been accepted by the 5th Circuit re Notice of Appeal - Interlocutory. Attorneys are advised that they may now download the EROA from the Fifth Circuit CM/ECF site by following these instructions here (lt)

Aug. 7, 2019

Aug. 7, 2019

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USCA Appeal Fees received $ 505 receipt number 100036537 re Notice of Appeal - Interlocutory,, filed by CoreCivic, Inc. (lt) (Entered: 08/07/2019)

Aug. 7, 2019

Aug. 7, 2019

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Certified copy of USCA JUDGMENT issued as the MANDATE affirming the judgment of the District Court.(lt) (Entered: 02/22/2021)

Feb. 18, 2021

Feb. 18, 2021

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ORDER Lifting Stay and Proposed Scheduling Order. Proposed scheduling order due to the Court within sixty (60) days after the appearance of any defendant.(Proposed Scheduling Order due by 3/12/2021). Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (cc3) (Entered: 02/26/2021)

Feb. 25, 2021

Feb. 25, 2021

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Proposed Scheduling Order per Court Order by Martha Gonzalez. (Padgett, Thomas) (Entered: 03/12/2021)

March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021

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ORDER Setting Pretrial Conference for 4/14/2021 at 02:00 PM before Judge Lee Yeakel. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (cc3) (Entered: 03/29/2021)

March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021

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Plaintiff Counter Defendant's Original ANSWER to 31 Answer to Complaint, Counterclaim of CoreCivic, Inc. by Martha Gonzalez.(Padgett, Thomas) (Entered: 04/05/2021)

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Lee Yeakel: Pretrial Conference held on 4/14/2021. Written order forthcoming. (Minute entry documents are not available electronically). (Court Reporter Arlinda Rodriguez)(cc3) (Entered: 04/14/2021)

April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

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SCHEDULING ORDER: Pretrial Conference set for 3/31/2023 09:00 AM before Judge Lee Yeakel, ADR Report Deadline due by 11/14/2022, Amended Pleadings due by 9/10/2021, Discovery due by 6/2/2022, Joinder of Parties due by 9/10/2021, Motions due by 10/14/2022. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (cc3) (Entered: 04/14/2021)

April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

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52

Dismiss

March 14, 2022

March 14, 2022

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53

Order on Motion to Dismiss

March 14, 2022

March 14, 2022

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54

Judgment

March 14, 2022

March 14, 2022

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Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 22, 2018

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Former civil immigration detainee at facilities operated by CoreCivic and forced to perform work to clean, maintain, and operate CoreCivic's detention facilities.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

CoreCivic, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), 18 U.S.C. § 1589

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Bathing and hygiene

Conditions of confinement

Confinement/isolation

Disciplinary procedures

Forced labor

Placement in detention facilities

Discrimination-basis:

Immigration status

Type of Facility:

Non-government for profit

Immigration/Border:

Detention - conditions

Detention - procedures

Undocumented immigrants - rights and duties

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic