Case: Hollingsworth v. Orange County

87-510865 | California state trial court

Filed Date: Jan. 2, 1987

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Case Summary

On January 2, 1987, plaintiffs filed a civil rights lawsuit in the Superior Court of Orange County, California, challenging conditions of confinement at the Orange County Juvenile Hall (OCJH). The lawsuit was a continuation of the litigation begun in Matt X. v Orange County. Case no. CV 86-5693 (U.S. District Court, Central District of California). Plaintiffs sought injunctive and declaratory relief.On August 13, 1987, the Court certified this lawsuit as a class action comprised of all minors…

On January 2, 1987, plaintiffs filed a civil rights lawsuit in the Superior Court of Orange County, California, challenging conditions of confinement at the Orange County Juvenile Hall (OCJH). The lawsuit was a continuation of the litigation begun in Matt X. v Orange County. Case no. CV 86-5693 (U.S. District Court, Central District of California). Plaintiffs sought injunctive and declaratory relief.

On August 13, 1987, the Court certified this lawsuit as a class action comprised of all minors who were, or would be during the pendency of the lawsuit, confined in Orange County Juvenile Hall.

The case proceeded to trial on April 16, 1990 on the allegations raised in plaintiffs' Third Amended Complaint, as amended. The evidence presented at trial focused on the use of restraint practices at the OCJH, a fully locked juvenile detention facility. During trial, defendants agreed to eliminate use of the soft-ties to restrain minors to a bed. Following the trial, on July 27, 1990, the Superior Court Linda Hodge McLaughlin) issued its order and findings. The Court held that the defendants' use of soft-tie restraints and practice of placing minors in a rubber/safety room were unconstitutional. The Court issued an injunction to enjoin those practices. Plaintiffs were awarded attorneys' fees and costs.

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Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/21/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Crosby, Thomas (California)

McLaughlin, Linda Hodge (California)

Sonenshine, Sheila Prell (California)

Trotter, John K. Jr. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burrell, Susan L. (California)

Hagar, John H. Jr. (California)

Herman, Richard P. (California)

Hoffman, Paul L. (California)

Jensen, Cathy L. (California)

Jurado, Rebecca (California)

Judge(s)

Crosby, Thomas (California)

McLaughlin, Linda Hodge (California)

Sonenshine, Sheila Prell (California)

Trotter, John K. Jr. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burrell, Susan L. (California)

Hagar, John H. Jr. (California)

Herman, Richard P. (California)

Hoffman, Paul L. (California)

Jensen, Cathy L. (California)

Jurado, Rebecca (California)

Lerner, Harry (California)

Soler, Mark I. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Epstein, David (California)

Pursell, Michael (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Duran, Edward N. (California)

Kuyper, Adrian (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Opinion

Hollungsworth v. Orange County

California state appellate court

191 Cal.App. 3d 22

April 14, 1987 Order/Opinion

Third Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Jan. 19, 1990 Complaint

Order to Post Notice of Judgment, and Notice to Class

July 27, 1990 Order/Opinion

Order of Reference

July 27, 1990 Order/Opinion

Statement of Decision and Judgment

July 27, 1990 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Juvenile Institution

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 2, 1987

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All minors who were, or would be during the pendency of the lawsuit, confined in Orange County Juvenile Hall.

Attorney Organizations:

Youth Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Orange County Juvenile Hall (Orange), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1990 - 0

Issues

General:

Restraints : physical

Totality of conditions

Type of Facility:

Government-run