Case: Moore v. Janing

8:72-00223 | U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska

Filed Date: April 12, 1972

Closed Date: Dec. 29, 1976

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Case Summary

In 1972, plaintiffs, represented by the Legal Aid Society of Omaha-Council Bluffs filed a class action suit on behalf of all present and future pretrial detainees of the Douglas County Jail in Omaha, Nebraska. The Court for the District of Nebraska (Judge Robert Denney) held that due to substantial remodeling of the courthouse jail, many of plaintiffs' issues were moot.

The Court (Judge Robert Denney) went on to address issues regarding living conditions at the interim jail, recreation and exercise, visitation, telephone usage, and dissemination of jail rules. Moore v. Janing, 427 F. Supp. 567 (D. Neb. 1976). The docket for this case is not available on PACER, and therefore our information ends with the last reported decision in 1976.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (6/6/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Denney, Robert Vernon (Nebraska)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Broom, Robert V. (Nebraska)

Catz, Robert S. (District of Columbia)

Ferguson, Terrence J. (Nebraska)

Johnson, Vard R. (Nebraska)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Wendt, Henry L. (Nebraska)

Judge(s)

Denney, Robert Vernon (Nebraska)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Broom, Robert V. (Nebraska)

Catz, Robert S. (District of Columbia)

Ferguson, Terrence J. (Nebraska)

Johnson, Vard R. (Nebraska)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Wendt, Henry L. (Nebraska)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

8:72-00223

Reported Opinion

427 F.Supp. 567, 1976 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 11619

Dec. 29, 1976

Dec. 29, 1976

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 23, 2022, 3 a.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Nebraska

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 12, 1972

Closing Date: Dec. 29, 1976

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

pretrial detainees of the Douglas County Jail in Omaha, Nebraska

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Douglas County Jail (Omaha), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1976 - None

Issues

General:

Disciplinary procedures

Phone

Recreation / Exercise

Visiting

Type of Facility:

Government-run