Case: Paul v. Trump

3:20-cv-01188 | U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

Filed Date: July 21, 2020

Closed Date: Oct. 21, 2020

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Case Summary

This case was filed on July 21, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The lawsuit was brought by a single private individual against President Donald Trump, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, and John Does 1-100, all of whom were unnamed federal agents. The plaintiff was represented by private counsel and attorneys from People's Law Project. The complaint alleged that the unnamed federal agents, at the direction of defendant Wolf, beat the p…

This case was filed on July 21, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The lawsuit was brought by a single private individual against President Donald Trump, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, and John Does 1-100, all of whom were unnamed federal agents. The plaintiff was represented by private counsel and attorneys from People's Law Project. The complaint alleged that the unnamed federal agents, at the direction of defendant Wolf, beat the plaintiff while they were peacefully protesting to carry out defendant Trump's political agenda.

The lawsuit argued that the defendants were in violation of the U.S. Constitution and federal civil rights law. The complaint first alleged violations, both actual and threatened, of the plaintiff's First Amendment to free speech, free assembly, and freedom to petition the government. The complaint also alleged violations, actual and threatened, of the Fourth Amendment, specifically through the use of excessive force. The complaint alleged that defendants employed chemical agents, batons, and shields to remove protesters. Finally, the complaint alleged that defendants violated 42 U.S.C. §§ 1985 and 1986 for conspiracy to deprive rights and failure to prevent conspiracy to deprive rights. The plaintiff requested declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and monetary damages, in addition to attorney's fees and costs.

The case was assigned to Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman.

For the next few months, there was no activity in the case until the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case without prejudice on October 21, 2020. The Clearinghouse does not have access to why the plaintiff dismissed the claim. This case is closed

Summary Authors

Jack Hibbard (8/6/2020)

Emily Kempa (12/31/2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17369914/parties/paul-v-trump/


Judge(s)

Beckerman, Stacie F (Oregon)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fuller, Michael R (Oregon)

Jones, Kelly D (Oregon)

Moisan, Jane Leanne (New York)

Judge(s)

Beckerman, Stacie F (Oregon)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fuller, Michael R (Oregon)

Jones, Kelly D (Oregon)

Moisan, Jane Leanne (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Oct. 21, 2020 Docket
1

Complaint for Conspiracy to Violate the U.S. Constitution

July 21, 2020 Complaint
4

Notice

Fuller v. Jones

Oct. 21, 2020 Notice Letter

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17369914/paul-v-trump/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

Complaint. Filing fee in the amount of $400 collected. Agency Tracking ID: AORDC-7015059 Jury Trial Requested: Yes. Filed by Jeff Paul against All Defendants (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Proposed Summons, # 3 Proposed Summons). (Fuller, Michael) (Entered: 07/21/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Proposed Summons

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3 Proposed Summons

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July 21, 2020 RECAP
2

Notice of Case Assignment to Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman and Discovery and Pretrial Scheduling Order. NOTICE: Counsel shall print and serve the summonses and all documents issued by the Clerk at the time of filing upon all named parties in accordance with Local Rule 3-5. Discovery is to be completed by 11/20/2020. Joint Alternate Dispute Resolution Report is due by 12/21/2020. Pretrial Order is due by 12/21/2020. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman. (jtj) (Entered: 07/23/2020)

July 23, 2020 RECAP
3

Summons Issued Electronically as to Donald Trump, Chad Wolf. NOTICE: Counsel shall print and serve the summonses and all documents issued by the Clerk at the time of filing upon all named parties in accordance with Local Rule 3-5. (jtj) (Entered: 07/23/2020)

July 23, 2020 PACER
4

Notice of Voluntary Dismissal Filed by Jeff Paul. (Fuller, Michael) (Entered: 10/21/2020)

Oct. 21, 2020 RECAP

State / Territory: Oregon

Case Type(s):

Policing

Special Collection(s):

Litigation Against Federal Police (2020)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 21, 2020

Closing Date: Oct. 21, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Single private plaintiff

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. President Donald Trump, Federal

Acting Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

42 U.S.C. § 1985

Constitutional Clause(s):

Freedom of speech/association

Petitions clause

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Aggressive behavior

Excessive force

Over/Unlawful Detention

Pepper/OC spray