Case: Cullors v. County of Los Angeles

2:20-cv-03760 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: April 24, 2020

Closed Date: April 27, 2020

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Case Summary

COVID-19 Summary: On April 24, 2020, nine detainees at the Los Angeles County detention centers and a coalition of activists filed a class-action seeking adequate safety conditions at the Los Angeles County detention centers. The petitioners sought a writ of habeas corpus, declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as a temporary restraining order. The plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the case, without stating a reason; the case is presumed closed. On April 24, 2020, nine detainees at the Los A…

COVID-19 Summary: On April 24, 2020, nine detainees at the Los Angeles County detention centers and a coalition of activists filed a class-action seeking adequate safety conditions at the Los Angeles County detention centers. The petitioners sought a writ of habeas corpus, declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as a temporary restraining order. The plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the case, without stating a reason; the case is presumed closed.


On April 24, 2020, nine detainees at the Los Angeles County detention centers and a coalition of activists filed this putative class-action addressing the conditions of confinement at the Los Angeles County (LACJ) in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The plaintiffs brought this lawsuit as a habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2241, a declaratory action under § 2201, and as an injunctive action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Specifically, they alleged that the Los Angeles County jails lacked reasonable safety precautions necessary to mitigate heightened health risks posed by COVID-19 in violation of the detainees’ Fourteenth and Eight Amendment rights, including some limited releases. The plaintiffs further alleged that the respondents’ failure to accommodate was discriminatory, which violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Disabled Persons Act.

The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief and a writ of habeas corpus mandating the immediate release of all individuals older than 55 and those with medical conditions. Additionally, the petitioners sought class-wide relief requiring compliance with the safety guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health. The plaintiffs also sought attorney fees and an expedited review of the petition. The plaintiffs were represented by the Civil Rights Corps, a UCLA Law clinic, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, and private attorneys. The case was assigned to Judge Dean D. Pregerson, then reassigned to Judge Dolly M Gee, who self-recused. On April 25, the case was reassigned to Judge R. Gary Klausner for further proceedings.

The plaintiff’s proposed class of those currently and to be held by the LACJ during the pandemic included the “Pretrial Equitable Relief Class” and “Post-Conviction Equitable Relief Class.” They were further subdivided into the “Pretrial Medically Vulnerable Subclass” and “Post-Conviction Medically Vulnerable Subclass,” both identified as medically vulnerable due to age or underlying health conditions.

Concurrently, the plaintiffs sought a TRO (temporary restraining order) and preliminary injunction requesting the release of the medically vulnerable subclass on non-monetary bail conditions.

On April 27, the defendants filed an opposition to the plaintiff’s motion for TRO, because the inmates had not exhausted other avenues available to them, which they claimed was required under the Prison Litigation Reform Act.

That same day, the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the case, with no further details available from the docket. The case is presumed closed.

Summary Authors

Averyn Lee (5/25/2020)

Lily Sawyer-Kaplan (10/18/2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17099490/parties/rodney-cullors-v-county-of-los-angeles/


Judge(s)

Klausner, Robert Gary (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Balaban, Eric G. (District of Columbia)

Battles, Lindsay B. (California)

Eliasberg, Peter J. (California)

Hubbard, Katherine (District of Columbia)

Karakatsanis, Alec (District of Columbia)

Litt, Barrett S. (California)

Littman, Aaron Michael (Georgia)

Shanbhag, Shaleen (California)

Stormer, Dan Lewis (California)

Judge(s)

Klausner, Robert Gary (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Balaban, Eric G. (District of Columbia)

Battles, Lindsay B. (California)

Eliasberg, Peter J. (California)

Hubbard, Katherine (District of Columbia)

Karakatsanis, Alec (District of Columbia)

Litt, Barrett S. (California)

Littman, Aaron Michael (Georgia)

Shanbhag, Shaleen (California)

Stormer, Dan Lewis (California)

Sukhija-Cohen, Tanya (California)

Sweetser, Catherine Elizabeth (California)

Virani, Alicia (California)

Woods, Andrea (New York)

Zhen, Theresa (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baum, Andrew (California)

Beach, Paul B (California)

Clark, Justin W. (California)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Franco-Paredes, Carlos (Colorado)

Goldenson, Joe (California)

Vail, Eldon (Washington)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

April 27, 2020 Docket
6 (& 6-1 to 6-6)

Notice of Motion and Motion for Class Certification [Concurrently with Declarations; Exhibits; [Proposed] Order]

April 24, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
13 (& 13-1 to 13-6), 16

Ex Parte Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Motion for Preliminary Injunction; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support Thereof Filed Concurrently With Declarations; Exhibits; [Proposed] Order

April 24, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
1

Complaint

April 24, 2020 Complaint
28 (& 28-1 to 28-5)

Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Ex Parte Application for Temporary Restraining Order

April 27, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

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Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT Receipt No: ACACDC-26215518 - Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiffs CAROLE DUNHAM, YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION, JESSICA HAVILAND, LEANDREW LEWIS, JEREMIAH FARMER, DENEAL YOUNG, VICTOR GUTIERREZ, RODNEY CULLORS, RANY UONG, DIGNITY AND POWER NOW, MARK AVILA. (Attorney Dan Stormer added to party MARK AVILA(pty:pla), Attorney Dan Stormer added to party RODNEY CULLORS(pty:pla), Attorney Dan Stormer added to party DIGNITY AND POWER NOW(pty:pla), Attorney Dan Stormer added to party CAROLE DUNHAM(pty:pla), Attorney Dan Stormer added to party JEREMIAH FARMER(pty:pla), Attorney Dan Stormer added to party VICTOR GUTIERREZ(pty:pla), Attorney Dan Stormer added to party JESSICA HAVILAND(pty:pla), Attorney Dan Stormer added to party LEANDREW LEWIS(pty:pla), Attorney Dan Stormer added to party RANY UONG(pty:pla), Attorney Dan Stormer added to party DENEAL YOUNG(pty:pla), Attorney Dan Stormer added to party YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION(pty:pla))(Stormer, Dan) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 RECAP
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CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiffs MARK AVILA, RODNEY CULLORS, DIGNITY AND POWER NOW, CAROLE DUNHAM, JEREMIAH FARMER, VICTOR GUTIERREZ, JESSICA HAVILAND, LEANDREW LEWIS, RANY UONG, DENEAL YOUNG, YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION. (Stormer, Dan) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2, Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),,, 1 filed by Plaintiffs MARK AVILA, DIGNITY AND POWER NOW, CAROLE DUNHAM, JEREMIAH FARMER, VICTOR GUTIERREZ, JESSICA HAVILAND, LEANDREW LEWIS, RANY UONG, DENEAL YOUNG, YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION. (Stormer, Dan) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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Certification and NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiffs MARK AVILA, RODNEY CULLORS, DIGNITY AND POWER NOW, CAROLE DUNHAM, JEREMIAH FARMER, VICTOR GUTIERREZ, JESSICA HAVILAND, LEANDREW LEWIS, RANY UONG, DENEAL YOUNG, YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION, (Stormer, Dan) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Related Case(s) filed by Plaintiffs MARK AVILA, RODNEY CULLORS, DIGNITY AND POWER NOW, CAROLE DUNHAM, JEREMIAH FARMER, VICTOR GUTIERREZ, JESSICA HAVILAND, LEANDREW LEWIS, RANY UONG, DENEAL YOUNG, YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION. Related Case(s): 5:13-cv-0444-VAP-OP (Stormer, Dan) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Certify Class filed by Plaintiffs Mark Avila, Rodney Cullors, Dignity and Power Now, Carole Dunham, Jeremiah Farmer, Victor Gutierrez, Jessica Haviland, Leandrew Lewis, Rany Uong, Deneal Young, Youth Justice Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Plaintiffs and Putative Class Members in Support of Petitioners/Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification and Application for Temporary Restraining Order, # 2 Declaration of Proposed Class Representatives in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification, # 3 Declaration Declarations of Class Counsel in Support of Motion for Class Certification, # 4 Declaration of Carlos Franco-Paredes, MD, MPH, # 5 Declaration of Dr. Joe Goldenson, # 6 Proposed Order Granting Class Certification) (Attorney Barrett S Litt added to party Mark Avila(pty:pla), Attorney Barrett S Litt added to party Rodney Cullors(pty:pla), Attorney Barrett S Litt added to party Dignity and Power Now(pty:pla), Attorney Barrett S Litt added to party Carole Dunham(pty:pla), Attorney Barrett S Litt added to party Jeremiah Farmer(pty:pla), Attorney Barrett S Litt added to party Victor Gutierrez(pty:pla), Attorney Barrett S Litt added to party Jessica Haviland(pty:pla), Attorney Barrett S Litt added to party Leandrew Lewis(pty:pla), Attorney Barrett S Litt added to party Rany Uong(pty:pla), Attorney Barrett S Litt added to party Deneal Young(pty:pla), Attorney Barrett S Litt added to party Youth Justice Coalition(pty:pla)) (Litt, Barrett) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

1 Declaration of Plaintiffs and Putative Class Members in Support of Petitioners/P

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2 Declaration of Proposed Class Representatives in Support of Plaintiffs' Mot

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3 Declaration Declarations of Class Counsel in Support of Motion for Class Certifi

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4 Declaration of Carlos Franco-Paredes, MD, MPH

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5 Declaration of Dr. Joe Goldenson

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6 Proposed Order Granting Class Certification

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April 24, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Dean D. Pregerson and Magistrate Judge Paul L. Abrams. (lh) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (lh) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF PRO HAC VICE APPLICATION DUE for Non-Resident Attorney Andrea Woods. A document recently filed in this case lists you as an out-of-state attorney of record. However, the Court has not been able to locate any record that you are admitted to the Bar of this Court, and you have not filed an application to appear Pro Hac Vice in this case. Accordingly, within 5 business days of the date of this notice, you must either (1) have your local counsel file an application to appear Pro Hac Vice (Form G-64) and pay the applicable fee, or (2) complete the next section of this form and return it to the court at cacd_attyadm@cacd.uscourts.gov. You have been removed as counsel of record from the docket in this case, and you will not be added back to the docket until your Pro Hac Vice status has been resolved. (lh) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF PRO HAC VICE APPLICATION DUE for Non-Resident Attorney Alec Karakatsanis. A document recently filed in this case lists you as an out-of-state attorney of record. However, the Court has not been able to locate any record that you are admitted to the Bar of this Court, and you have not filed an application to appear Pro Hac Vice in this case. Accordingly, within 5 business days of the date of this notice, you must either (1) have your local counsel file an application to appear Pro Hac Vice (Form G-64) and pay the applicable fee, or (2) complete the next section of this form and return it to the court at cacd_attyadm@cacd.uscourts.gov. You have been removed as counsel of record from the docket in this case, and you will not be added back to the docket until your Pro Hac Vice status has been resolved. (lh) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF PRO HAC VICE APPLICATION DUE for Non-Resident Attorney Eric Balaban. A document recently filed in this case lists you as an out-of-state attorney of record. However, the Court has not been able to locate any record that you are admitted to the Bar of this Court, and you have not filed an application to appear Pro Hac Vice in this case. Accordingly, within 5 business days of the date of this notice, you must either (1) have your local counsel file an application to appear Pro Hac Vice (Form G-64) and pay the applicable fee, or (2) complete the next section of this form and return it to the court at cacd_attyadm@cacd.uscourts.gov. You have been removed as counsel of record from the docket in this case, and you will not be added back to the docket until your Pro Hac Vice status has been resolved. (lh) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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21 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 as to Defendants County of Los Angeles, Alex Villanueva(official capacity), Alex Villanueva(individual capacity). (lh) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order as to the Constitutional Sufficiency of Los Angeles County's Measures to Protect Persons Incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jail from COVID-19 filed by Plaintiffs Mark Avila, Rodney Cullors, Dignity and Power Now, Carole Dunham, Jeremiah Farmer, Victor Gutierrez, Jessica Haviland, Leandrew Lewis, Rany Uong, Deneal Young, Youth Justice Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Representatives for Organization Plaintiffs in Support of Petitioner's/ Plaintiffs' Ex Parte Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Motion for Preliminary Injunction, # 2 Declaration of Barrett S. Litt in Support of Ex Parte, # 3 Declaration of Carlos Franco-Paredes, MD, MPH, # 4 Declaration of Dr. Joe Goldenson, # 5 Declaration of Plaintiffs and Putative Class Members in Support, # 6 Declaration of Proposed Class Representatives) (Litt, Barrett) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

1 Declaration of Representatives for Organization Plaintiffs in Support of Petitio

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2 Declaration of Barrett S. Litt in Support of Ex Parte

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3 Declaration of Carlos Franco-Paredes, MD, MPH

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4 Declaration of Dr. Joe Goldenson

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5 Declaration of Plaintiffs and Putative Class Members in Support

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6 Declaration of Proposed Class Representatives

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April 24, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF LODGING filed of Proposed Order re EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order as to the Constitutional Sufficiency of Los Angeles County's Measures to Protect Persons Incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jail from COVID-19 13 (Litt, Barrett) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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ORDER RE TRANSFER PURSUANT TO GENERAL ORDER 19-03 (Related Case) filed. Transfer of case declined by Judge Virginia A. Phillips, for the reasons set forth on this order. Related Case No. 5:13-cv-00444 VAP(OPx) (rn) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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DECLARATION of Eldon Vail in support of EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order as to the Constitutional Sufficiency of Los Angeles County's Measures to Protect Persons Incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jail from COVID-19 13 filed by Plaintiffs Mark Avila, Rodney Cullors, Dignity and Power Now, Carole Dunham, Jeremiah Farmer, Victor Gutierrez, Jessica Haviland, Leandrew Lewis, Rany Uong, Deneal Young, Youth Justice Coalition. (Stormer, Dan) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF ERRATA filed by Plaintiffs Mark Avila, Rodney Cullors, Dignity and Power Now, Carole Dunham, Jeremiah Farmer, Victor Gutierrez, Jessica Haviland, Leandrew Lewis, Rany Uong, Deneal Young, Youth Justice Coalition. correcting EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order as to the Constitutional Sufficiency of Los Angeles County's Measures to Protect Persons Incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jail from COVID-19 13 re 13-6 (Litt, Barrett) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE re EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order as to the Constitutional Sufficiency of Los Angeles County's Measures to Protect Persons Incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jail from COVID-19 13 filed by Plaintiffs Mark Avila, Rodney Cullors, Dignity and Power Now, Carole Dunham, Jeremiah Farmer, Victor Gutierrez, Jessica Haviland, Leandrew Lewis, Rany Uong, Deneal Young, Youth Justice Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Tanya Sukhija-Cohen, # 2 Exhibit 1-42)(Sukhija-Cohen, Tanya) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

1 Declaration of Tanya Sukhija-Cohen

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2 Exhibit 1-42

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April 24, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Manual Filing filed by Plaintiffs Mark Avila, Rodney Cullors, Dignity and Power Now, Carole Dunham, Jeremiah Farmer, Victor Gutierrez, Jessica Haviland, Leandrew Lewis, Rany Uong, Deneal Young, Youth Justice Coalition of Flash drive containing Audio/Video Exhibits 8, 19, 25, and 41 to Request for Judicial Notice. (Sukhija-Cohen, Tanya) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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ORDER RETURNING CASE FOR REASSIGNMENT by Judge Dean D. Pregerson. ORDER case returned to the Clerk for random reassignment pursuant to General Order 19-03. Case randomly reassigned from Judge Dean D. Pregerson to Judge Dolly M. Gee for all further proceedings. The case number will now reflect the initials of the transferee Judge 2:20-cv-03760 DMG(PLAx). (rn) (Entered: 04/25/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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EX PARTE APPLICATION for Order for Briefing Schedule on Plaintiffs' Ex Parte Application for TRO and Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Defendants County of Los Angeles, Alex Villanueva(official capacity). (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Proposed Order) (Attorney Justin W Clark added to party County of Los Angeles(pty:dft), Attorney Justin W Clark added to party Alex Villanueva(pty:dft)) (Clark, Justin) (Entered: 04/25/2020)

1 Exhibit A

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2 Proposed Order

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April 25, 2020 RECAP
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Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Paul B Beach counsel for Defendants County of Los Angeles, Alex Villanueva. Adding Paul B. Beach as counsel of record for County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, in his official capacity only for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Defendants County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, in his official capacity only. (Attorney Paul B Beach added to party County of Los Angeles(pty:dft), Attorney Paul B Beach added to party Alex Villanueva(pty:dft))(Beach, Paul) (Entered: 04/25/2020)

April 25, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Defendants County of Los Angeles, Alex Villanueva(official capacity), identifying Plaintiffs Rodney Cullors, Deneal Young, Jessica Haviland, Rany Uong, Mark Avila, Carole Dunham, Leandrew Lewis, Victor Gutierrez, Jeremiah Farmer, Dignity and Power Now, Youth Justice Coalition; Defendants County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Couty Sheriff Alex Villanueva, in his official capacity only. (Clark, Justin) (Entered: 04/25/2020)

April 25, 2020 PACER
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Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Andrew I Baum counsel for Defendants County of Los Angeles, Alex Villanueva. Adding Andrew Baum as counsel of record for Defendants County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, in His Official Capacity Only for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Defendants County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, in His Official Capacity Only. (Attorney Andrew I Baum added to party County of Los Angeles(pty:dft), Attorney Andrew I Baum added to party Alex Villanueva(pty:dft))(Baum, Andrew) (Entered: 04/25/2020)

April 25, 2020 PACER
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ORDER TO REASSIGN CASE due to self-recusal pursuant to General Order 19-03 by Judge Dolly M. Gee. Case transferred from Judge Dolly M. Gee to the calendar of Judge R. Gary Klausner for all further proceedings. Case number now reads as 2:20-cv-03760 RGK(PLAx). (rn) (Entered: 04/27/2020)

April 25, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF ERRATA filed by Plaintiffs Mark Avila, Rodney Cullors, Dignity and Power Now, Carole Dunham, Jeremiah Farmer, Victor Gutierrez, Jessica Haviland, Leandrew Lewis, Rany Uong, Deneal Young, Youth Justice Coalition. correcting EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order as to the Constitutional Sufficiency of Los Angeles County's Measures to Protect Persons Incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jail from COVID-19 13 (Attachments: # 1 EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (formatting corrected))(Litt, Barrett) (Entered: 04/26/2020)

1 EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY

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April 26, 2020 PACER
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Opposition Opposition re: EX PARTE APPLICATION for Order for Briefing Schedule on Plaintiffs' Ex Parte Application for TRO and Motion for Preliminary Injunction 21 filed by Plaintiffs Mark Avila, Rodney Cullors, Dignity and Power Now, Carole Dunham, Jeremiah Farmer, Victor Gutierrez, Jessica Haviland. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Barrett S. Litt In Support of Opposition to Defendants' Ex Parte Application to Set Briefing Schedule re Plaintiffs' Application for TRO and Preliminary Injunction)(Litt, Barrett) (Entered: 04/26/2020)

1 Declaration of Barrett S. Litt In Support of Opposition to Defendants' Ex P

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April 26, 2020 RECAP
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Opposition to Plaintiffs' Ex Parte Application for Temporary Restraining Order Opposition re: EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order as to the Constitutional Sufficiency of Los Angeles County's Measures to Protect Persons Incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jail from COVID-19 13 filed by Defendants County of Los Angeles, Alex Villanueva. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Chief Brendan Corbett, # 2 Declaration of Commander Daniel J. Dyer, # 3 Declaration of Lieutenant Mark Allen, # 4 Declaration of Assistant Sheriff Bruce Chase, # 5 Declaration of Jackie Clark)(Baum, Andrew) (Entered: 04/27/2020)

1 Declaration of Chief Brendan Corbett

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2 Declaration of Commander Daniel J. Dyer

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3 Declaration of Lieutenant Mark Allen

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4 Declaration of Assistant Sheriff Bruce Chase

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5 Declaration of Jackie Clark

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April 27, 2020 RECAP
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NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal filed by Plaintiffs Mark Avila, Rodney Cullors, Dignity and Power Now, Carole Dunham, Jeremiah Farmer, Victor Gutierrez, Jessica Haviland, Leandrew Lewis, Rany Uong. Dismissal is without prejudice. (Litt, Barrett) (Entered: 04/27/2020)

April 27, 2020 RECAP
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(IN CHAMBERS) ORDER RE: Defendants' Ex Parte Application for Briefing Schedule on Plaintiffs' Ex Parte Application for Temporary Restraining Order [DE 21 ] by Judge R. Gary Klausner: Defendants' Opposition shall be due no later than 5/1/2020. Plaintiffs' Reply shall be due on later than 5/5/2020, but the Court may consider it earlier if so submitted. (SEE CIVIL MINUTES FOR FURTHER SPECIFICS). (jp) (Entered: 04/27/2020)

April 27, 2020 RECAP
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NOTICE OF DISCREPANCY AND ORDER by Judge R. Gary Klausner, ORDERING Election Regarding Consent to Proceed before a Magistrate Judge submitted by Jose Ignacio Sonora received on 10/15/2020 is not to be filed but instead rejected. Denial based on: Case is closed. Election to proceed before a Magistrate Judge untimely. Movant Jose Ignacio Sonora not a named party to this action. Other request for relief unclear. (jp) (Entered: 10/26/2020)

Oct. 22, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF DISCREPANCY AND ORDER by Judge R. Gary Klausner, ORDERING Untitled received on 10/14/2020 is not to be filed but instead rejected. Denial based on: Case is closed. Movant Jose Ignacio Sonora not a named party to this action. Other request for relief unclear. (jp) (Entered: 11/30/2020)

Nov. 30, 2020 PACER

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 24, 2020

Closing Date: April 27, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Nine detainees at the Los Angeles County detention centers; plaintiff’s proposed class included the “Pretrial" and “Post-Conviction Equitable Relief Class,” furtherdivided into the “Pretrial Medically Vulnerable Subclass” and “Post-Conviction Medically Vulnerable Subclass,” both identified as medically vulnerable due to age or underlying medical conditions

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU of Southern California

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Civil Rights Corps

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

County of Los Angeles (Los Angeles), County

Los Angeles County Sheriff (Los Angeles), County

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Special Case Type(s):

Habeas

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief request withdrawn/mooted

Issues

General:

Bathing and hygiene

Conditions of confinement

Sanitation / living conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

disability, unspecified

COVID-19:

Mitigation Denied

Mitigation Requested

Release Denied

Release Requested

Type of Facility:

Government-run