Case: Doe v. Foti

2:93-cv-01227 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: April 14, 1993

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

On April 14, 1993, juveniles confined in the Concheta Facility, Orleans Parish Prison, filed a class action suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the Orleans Parish Sheriff and the Prison. The plaintiffs, represented by the Youth Law Center of San Francisco, CA, the ACLU and local private attorneys, presented violations of rights under the 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, and 14th Amendments. Specifically, the complaint alleged unsanitary p…

On April 14, 1993, juveniles confined in the Concheta Facility, Orleans Parish Prison, filed a class action suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the Orleans Parish Sheriff and the Prison. The plaintiffs, represented by the Youth Law Center of San Francisco, CA, the ACLU and local private attorneys, presented violations of rights under the 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, and 14th Amendments. Specifically, the complaint alleged unsanitary physical conditions; failure to provide necessities for basic hygiene; overcrowding; lack of an adequate classification system for incoming detainees; inadequate mental, physical, and dental health care; failure to provide educational and physical exercise programs; restricted access to visitors; and inadequate and poorly trained staff.

On May 21, 1993, the Court (Judge Peter Hill Beer) reassigned the case to Judge Lansing Leroy Mitchell. On August 19, 1993, the Court (Judge Mitchell) referred the case to Magistrate Judge Alma Chasez for all non-dispositive pre-trial matters. After granting motions for the plaintiffs to proceed anonymously and in forma paupris, the Court (Magistrate Judge Chasez) held a series of hearings and conferences designed to settle the matter without going to trial.

On October 14, 1997, the parties submitted a consent decree to the Court (Judge Mitchell). At some time prior to this, a Federal Court Order was entered capping the population at the Concheta Facility at 150. The new Consent Decree contained concessions by the Sheriff to comply with minimum constitutional requirements in the detaining of juveniles. Specifically, the defendants agreed to construct an indoor gym / educational facility containing approximately 10,000 square feet, next to the current Concheta Facility on or before April 1, 1998. Juveniles were to receive daily exercise as well as weekly structured recreation. The Sheriff further agreed to establish a classification and placement system accounting for: age; prior criminal behavior; prior institutional commitments; level of drug abuse; gang affiliation; suicide potential; prior psychiatric commitment; ward of residence; and current instant offense. Lastly, juveniles were to be allowed 30-minute visitation periods twice weekly, at least one being during weekdays.

On October 28, 1997, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (Judge Mitchell) adopted the Consent Decree as a Court Order. On February 13, 1998, the Court (Magistrate Judge Chasez) ordered defendants to determine what additional food can be available in the evening to juveniles who voiced complaints that they were hungry. On August 4, 2000, the Court (Magistrate Judge Chasez) ordered the matter administratively closed. On March 5, 2002, plaintiffs issued notice of intention to file a petition for attorneys' fees.

Summary Authors

Greg Venker (5/21/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Beer, Peter Hill (Louisiana)

Chasez, Alma L. (Louisiana)

Klees, Robert J. (Louisiana)

Mitchell, Lansing Leroy (Louisiana)

Moore, Louis Jr. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bell, James Raymond (California)

Bowers, Patricia Nalley (Louisiana)

Cook, Richard B. (Maryland)

Lee, Donna Hae Kyun (District of Columbia)

Lopez, Mark J. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Beer, Peter Hill (Louisiana)

Chasez, Alma L. (Louisiana)

Klees, Robert J. (Louisiana)

Mitchell, Lansing Leroy (Louisiana)

Moore, Louis Jr. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bell, James Raymond (California)

Bowers, Patricia Nalley (Louisiana)

Cook, Richard B. (Maryland)

Lee, Donna Hae Kyun (District of Columbia)

Lopez, Mark J. (District of Columbia)

Ramiu, Maria Felisa (California)

Scheckman, Steven Robert (Louisiana)

Speir, Jerry L. (Louisiana)

Troxell, George Henry III (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Detweiler, Keith (Louisiana)

Endom, Franklin Jr. (Louisiana)

Jennings, Maureen Blackburn (Louisiana)

Lambert, Nolan Patrick (Louisiana)

Matthews, Freeman Rudolph (Louisiana)

Morin, Linda Pacetti (Louisiana)

Rosenberg, Robert M. (Louisiana)

Segu, Maria Michelle (Louisiana)

Torregano, Kathy L. (Louisiana)

Usry, Thomas Allen (Louisiana)

Walker, Annabelle Hoppe (Louisiana)

Weeks, John F. II (Louisiana)

Wilson, Greta L. (Louisiana)

Zibilich, Franz L. (Louisiana)

Other Attorney(s)

Quigley, William Patrick (Louisiana)

Rees, Robert (Louisiana)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Stewart, John Calvin (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (Pacer)

March 5, 2002 Docket
1

Civil Rights Complaint for Declaratory, Injunctive, and Other Equitable Relief

April 14, 1993 Complaint

Conference Status Report

May 31, 1994 Magistrate Report/Recommendation

Correspondence

June 10, 1997 Correspondence
144

Consent Decree

Oct. 14, 1997 Order/Opinion
145

Judgment

Oct. 28, 1997 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 13, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT (12 summons issued) (cm) (Entered: 04/16/1993)

April 14, 1993
2

Motion by plas John Doe, James Doe, David Doe and ORDER for same to proceed using pseudonyms. by Magistrate Louis Moore Jr. (cm) (Entered: 04/16/1993)

April 14, 1993
3

ORDER sealing the plas' applications to proceed in forma pauperis until further orders of the court. Magistrate Louis Moore Jr. (cm) (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 16, 1993
4

Request by plaintiff John Doe, plaintiff James Doe, plaintiff David Doe and summons issued on original complaint as to dfts Charles C Foti Jr, Earl Weaver Jr, Sidney Barthelemy, Orleans Parish Sch, Anita H Ganucheau, Ernestine S Gray, George Buzzy Kiefer, Lawrence L Lagarde Jr, Salvadore T Mule, C Hearn Taylor, Richard L Stalder, Edwin W Edwards (cm) (Entered: 04/21/1993)

April 20, 1993
5

Motion by plaintiff John Doe, plaintiff James Doe, plaintiff David Doe and ORDER for attorneys Jjames R.f Bell & Maaria F. Ramiu to appear pro hac vice by Judge Peter Beer Date Signed: 4/26/93 (cm) (Entered: 04/28/1993)

April 22, 1993
6

Motion by plaintiff John Doe, plaintiff James Doe, plaintiff David Doe and ORDER for attorney Mark Joseph Lopez to appear pro hac vice by Judge Peter Beer (ctp) (Entered: 05/03/1993)

April 27, 1993
7

USM'S NTC & ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RETURN OF SERVICE of S&C executed upon defendant Richard L Stalder on 4/30/93 (ctp) (Entered: 05/03/1993)

May 3, 1993
8

RETURN OF SERVICE of S&C executed upon defendant Edwin W Edwards on 4/28/93 (cm) (Entered: 05/04/1993)

May 4, 1993
9

Notice of Case Reallotted to Mag Div 1 (jd) (Entered: 05/10/1993)

May 6, 1993
10

USM's RETURN OF SERVICE of S & C executed upon defendant Earl Weaver Jr on 5/7/93 (rg) (Entered: 05/10/1993)

May 10, 1993
11

USM's RETURN OF SERVICE of S & C executed upon defendant Charles C Foti Jr on 5/7/93 (rg) (Entered: 05/10/1993)

May 10, 1993
12

USM's RETURN OF SERVICE of S & C executed upon defendant Anita H Ganucheau, defendant Ernestine S Gray, defendant Lawrence L Lagarde Jr on 5/5/93 (rg) (Entered: 05/10/1993)

May 10, 1993
14

RETURN OF SERVICE of S&C executed upon defendant George Buzzy Kiefer on 5/5/93, defendant C Hearn Taylor on 5/9/93 (cm) (Entered: 05/13/1993)

May 13, 1993
15

Motion by defendant Orleans Parish Sch and ORDER extending time to answer plas' cmp for 20 days from date responses were originally due by Magistrate Ivan L. Lemelle Date Signed: 5/18/93 (ctp) (Entered: 05/19/1993)

May 14, 1993
16

Motion by defendant Sidney Barthelemy and ORDER extending time to answer by an addl 20 days. by Magistrate Ivan L. Lemelle Date Signed: 5/18/93 (cm) (Entered: 05/20/1993)

May 17, 1993
17

Motion by plaintiff John Doe, plaintiff James Doe, plaintiff David Doe and ORDER Case reassigned to Judge Lansing L. Mitchell , Mag 5. by Judge Peter Beer Date Signed: 5/25/93 (cm) (Entered: 05/26/1993)

May 21, 1993
18

RETURN OF SERVICE of S&C executed upon defendant Sidney Barthelemy, defendant Orleans Parish Sch, defendant Richard L Stalder on 4/26/93 (cm) (Entered: 05/27/1993)

May 27, 1993
19

MINUTE ENTRY (5/27/93): ORDERED that C.A. 93-1227 be consolidated with C.A. 69-2443 by Judge Lansing L Mitchell (REF 69- 2443 & 93-1227) (jlb) (Entered: 06/02/1993)

June 2, 1993
20

MOTION by defendant Orleans Parish Sch in 2:93-cv-01227 to dismiss cmp & mtn for a more definite statement to be heard before Judge at 10:00 8/25/93 (69-2443 & 93-1227) (gw) Modified on 08/06/1993 (Entered: 08/04/1993)

Aug. 4, 1993
21

ORDER that motion of dft Orleans Parish School Board to dismiss cmp & mtn for a more definite statement [20-1] is set for hrg at 11:00 9/8/93 by Judge Lansing L. Mitchell Date Signed: 8/5/93 (REF: 69-2443 & 93- 1227) (gw) (Entered: 08/06/1993)

Aug. 6, 1993
22

ORDER that dft, Sheriff Charles C. Foti show cause at 11:00 a.m. on 8/25/93 bfr Mag/Judge Chasez -why he should not be sanctioned for failure to comply with the Court's order dated 5/17/93 & entered into the record 5/19/93; namely, to investigate the Court with a formal report of his investigiton by 6/30/93; as to this date no such report has been furnished the undersigned by Magistrate Alma Chasez. Date Signed: 8/12/93 (dp) Modified on 10/12/1993 (Entered: 08/16/1993)

Aug. 13, 1993
23

ORDER that C.A. No. 93-1227 "LLM" (5) entitled John Doe, et al vs. Charles Foti, et al, which is currently consolidated with C.A. 69-2443 "LLM" (5) is SEVERED from that C.A. No.; Further ORDERED that any issues which, in any fashion deal with juveile inmates be TRANSFERRED from C.A. 69-2443 "LLM" (5) & into C.A. # 93-1227 "LLM" (5) by Magistrate Alma Chasez Date Signed: 8/12/93. (REF 93- 1227 & 69-2443) (dp) Modified on 10/12/1993 (Entered: 08/16/1993)

Aug. 13, 1993
24

ORDER Case referred to Magistrate Alma Chasez Non-Dispositive mtns or other PT matters referred for hrg & determination pursuant to 28 USC 636 (b)(1)(a); Further, that any issues, which in any fashion deal with juvenile inmates, be transferred from C.A. #69-2443 to C.A. #93-1227 by Judge Lansing L. Mitchell Date Signed: 8/18/93 (dp) (Entered: 08/23/1993)

Aug. 19, 1993
25

MINUTE ENTRY (8/25/93): Hrg held this date continuing the mtn by pla for class certification & motion by dft Orleans Parish School Board to dismiss cmp & mtn for a more definite statement [20-1] previously set for 8/25/92 is CONT to 11:00 a.m. on 9/8/93 by Magistrate Alma Chasez. (dp) Modified on 08/28/1995 (Entered: 08/27/1993)

Aug. 27, 1993
26

MINUTE ENTRY (8/25/92): Status Conf set for 1:00 p.m. on 8/27/93 ; preliminary ideas were discussed which counsel shall convey to their respective clients by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) Modified on 10/12/1993 (Entered: 08/27/1993)

Aug. 27, 1993
27

MINUTE ENTRY (8/26/93): ORDERED that upon request & with reasonable ntc, the Sheriff allow counsel for members of the puntative class to interview detainees & inmates of the Conchetta Facility; in order to facilitate that interview process, the Sheriff is to provide plas' counsel with a list of the names of individuals housed at Conchetta, including an indication of whether each individual is in a pre-adjudicated or post adjudicated status by Magistrate Alma Chasez. Date signed: 8/26/93 (dp) Modified on 08/28/1995 (Entered: 08/30/1993)

Aug. 27, 1993
28

MINUTE ENTRY (8/27/93): Conf held this date; Status Conf set for 10:00 a.m. on 9/17/93; plas' mtn for class certification & Orleans Parish School Board's mtn to dismiss & mtn for more defintie statement will be heard at the conference by Magistrate Alma Chasez. (dp) Modified on 08/28/1995 (Entered: 08/30/1993)

Aug. 30, 1993
29

Memo in opposition by plaintiff John Doe, plaintiff James Doe, plaintiff David Doe to motion to dismiss cmp & mtn for a more definite statement [20-1] filed by defendant Orleans Parish School Board. (dp) (Entered: 09/08/1993)

Sept. 7, 1993
30

Memo in opposition by defendant Orleans Parish Sch to mtn for certification of class filed by plaintiffs, John Doe, et al. (dp) (Entered: 09/09/1993)

Sept. 9, 1993
31

MOTION by plas, John Doe, et al to amend complaint referred to Magistrate Alma Chasez to be heard before Mag/Judge Chasez at 11:00 a.m. on 10/6/93. (dp) (Entered: 09/17/1993)

Sept. 17, 1993
32

MINUTE ENTRY (9/23/93): Status Conf held 9/17/93 On or bfr 9/28/93 counsel for all ptys shall furnish to the Court the names of an individual or individuals they suggest to serve in the capacity of a court expert as stip; by Magistrate Alma Chasez. (dp) (Entered: 09/23/1993)

Sept. 23, 1993
34

ORDER & Application to proceed in forma pauperis by pla, Celara M. Rhodes is GRANTED; applicant may proceed w/out prepayment of cost of fees or the necessity of giving security by Judge Lansing L. Mitchell Date Signed: 9/28/93 (dp) (Entered: 09/30/1993)

Sept. 29, 1993
35

MINUTE ENTRY (9/28/93): Stat conf held this date Per oral mtn of counsel for the School Board & counsel for the Sheriff, the date by which suggested court experts shall be furnished to the court is extended to 10/12/93; the time for response thereto by counsel for the plas is extended to 10/26/93 by Magistrate Alma Chasez. (dp) (Entered: 10/04/1993)

Oct. 1, 1993
36

MINUTE ENTRY( 10/6/93): granting plas' motion to amend complaint [31-1] by Magistrate Alma Chasez (ctp) (Entered: 10/07/1993)

Oct. 7, 1993
37

Memo in opposition by defendant Edwin W Edwards to mtn to dismiss filed by defendant Orleans Parish Sch (dp) (Entered: 10/15/1993)

Oct. 15, 1993
38

Notice of Deposition by plaintiffs, John Doe, et al of a teacher, to be designated by the dft, New Orleans Parish School Board on 2/11/94. (dp) (Entered: 02/07/1994)

Feb. 7, 1994
39

Notice of Deposition by plaintiff John Doe of Orleans Parish School Board Special Education Teacher on 2/11/94. (dp) (Entered: 02/07/1994)

Feb. 7, 1994
40

MINUTE ENTRY (2/8/94): After a consieration of the resumes furnished to the court in connection with the above captioned matter, the court appoints Dr. John Calvin Stewart as the court's expert to advise inmates at the Orleans Parish Prison; a conf is set for 2/23/94 at 9:00 a.m. w/Mag/Judge Chasez by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 02/10/1994)

Feb. 10, 1994
42

Motion by plaintiff John Doe, plaintiff James Doe, plaintiff David Doe and ORDER to dismiss defendants, Anita H Ganucheau, Ernestine S Gray, George Buzzy Kiefer, Lawrence L Lagarde Jr, Salvadore T Mule & C Hearn Taylor is GRANTED w/out costs & w/out prej by Judge Lansing L. Mitchell Date Signed: 2/25/94 (dp) (Entered: 02/28/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994
41

MINUTE ENTRY (2/23/94): Conference held by Magistrate Alma Chasez (gw) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 24, 1994
43

Witness list submitted by plaintiff John Doe, plaintiff James Doe, plaintiff David Doe (cm) (Entered: 04/06/1994)

April 1, 1994
44

Copy of Letter addressed to Allen Usry from counsel for plas, John Doe, et al dated 4/29/94 in re: tentative agreement under the supervision of Mag/Judge Chasez. (dp) (Entered: 05/05/1994)

May 5, 1994
45

MINUTE ENTRY( 5/5/94): Conf set 2:00 5/12/94; Dr Stewart will participate by phone; all other counsel shall attend in person by Magistrate Alma Chasez (ctp) (Entered: 05/09/1994)

May 6, 1994
46

MINUTE ENTRY( 5/9/94): Conf w/ Dr John Stewart is RESCHEDULED for 2:00 5/19/94; counsel are to appear in person while Dr Stewart may participate via phone by Magistrate Alma Chasez (ctp) (Entered: 05/09/1994)

May 9, 1994
47

MINUTE ENTRY (5/19/94): Status Conf held this date; Counsel for the School Board is also ORDERED to determine on or bfr the time of the next meeting with the court how many teachers presently assigned to the Orleans Parish Prison facility are certified to teach special education by Magistrate Alma Chasez. (dp) Modified on 08/28/1995 (Entered: 05/25/1994)

May 25, 1994
48

MINUTE ENTRY (5/20/94): Status Conf set for 10:00 a.m. on 5/31/94 bfr Mag/Judge Chasez by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 05/31/1994)

May 31, 1994
49

MINUTE ENTRY (6/3/94): Settlement Conf held 5/31/94 , If Court does not have a proposed consent decree in hand by 6/7/94, matter will be set for evidentiary hrg by Magistrate Alma Chasez (gw) (Entered: 06/06/1994)

June 6, 1994
50

MINUTE ENTRY (6/15/94): A stat conf held on 5/31/94; a further conf will be scheduled upon receipt of the plan by the Court by Magistrate Alma Chasez. (dp) (Entered: 06/17/1994)

June 16, 1994
51

MINUTE ENTRY( 7/19/94): A Conf is set for 3:00 8/17/94 bfr Mag as stip. by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dno) (Entered: 07/20/1994)

July 20, 1994
52

MINUTE ENTRY (8/1/94): ORDERED that City of New Orleans show cause on 8/17/94 at 11:00 a.m. bfr Mag/Judge Chasez why they should not be sanctioned or held in contempt for failure to comply with an order of this court. by Magistrate Alma Chasez. (dp) (Entered: 08/03/1994)

Aug. 2, 1994
53

MINUTE ENTRY (8/18/94): Hrg held on the Rule Order to show cause on 8/17/94; Mr. Nolan Lambert, atty for dft, the City of New Orleans is ORDERED to pay what is owed to Dr. John Stewart on or bfr 8/24/94 by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 08/22/1994)

Aug. 22, 1994
54

MINUTE ENTRY (8/18/94): ORDERED that a Status Conf is set for 5:00 p.m. on 9/16/94 bfr Mag/Judge Chasez; Further ORDERED that Mr. Lambert & the city of New Orleans is to mail a check to Dr. Stewart on or bfr 8/24/94 of Dr. Stewart's last invoice by Magistrate Alma Chasez. (dp) (Entered: 08/22/1994)

Aug. 22, 1994
55

Consent by dft Charles C Foti Jr & plas John Doe, James Doe, David Doe, Rose Mary Deal & Celara M Rhodes. (dno) (Entered: 09/06/1994)

Sept. 2, 1994
56

Interim ORDER that the Orleans Parish School Board include all appropriate juvenile inmates incarcerated in Conchetta Facility in 10/1/94 Minimum Foundation Program count as stip by Magistrate Alma Chasez Date Signed: 9/30/94 (kh) (Entered: 10/05/1994)

Oct. 3, 1994
58

MINUTE ENTRY (11/2/94): ORDERED that Clerk is directed to add Dr. John C. Stewart to the mailing list of this C.A.# by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 11/03/1994)

Nov. 3, 1994
60

Motion by plaintiff David Doe, plaintiff James Doe, plaintiff John Doe and ORDER for appearance of Jerry L. Speir as additional co-counsel is GRANTED by Judge Peter Beer. Date signed: 11/15/94. (dp) Modified on 08/28/1995 (Entered: 11/18/1994)

Nov. 8, 1994
59

MINUTE ENTRY (11/9/94): Status conf held 11/2/94 ; Another Status Conf set 2:00 11/18/94 by Magistrate Alma Chasez (gw) (Entered: 11/14/1994)

Nov. 14, 1994
61

MINUTE ENTRY (11/23/94): Stat conf held 11/18/94; Status Conf is set for 2:00 p.m. on 3/16/95 by Magistrate Alma Chasez. (dp) (Entered: 12/05/1994)

Dec. 2, 1994
62

ORDER that the court approves & adopts the terms of the consent order (Doc#55) as stip by Judge Lansing L. Mitchell Date Signed: 12/16/94 (dp) (Entered: 12/20/1994)

Dec. 19, 1994
63

MOTION by plaintiffs, David Doe, et al to compel dft, Sheriff to answer interrogatories & provide responses to plas' request for production of documents referred to Magistrate Alma Chasez to be heard before Mag/Judge Chasez at 11:00 a.m. on 1/25/95 (dp) Modified on 03/20/1995 (Entered: 01/06/1995)

Jan. 6, 1995
64

MINUTE ENTRY (1/25/95): ORDERED that the motion by plas, Joe Doe, et al to compel dft, Sheriff to answer interrogs & provide responses to plas' request for production of documents [63-1] set for 1/25/95 is CONT to 11:00 a.m. on 2/1/95 bfr Mag/Judge Chasez by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) Modified on 08/28/1995 (Entered: 01/26/1995)

Jan. 24, 1995
65

MINUTE ENTRY (1/30/95): On-Site Visit of the Conchetta facility by Dr. Stewart set for 3/16/95 is reset for 2:00 p.m. on 3/15/95 bfr Mag/Judge Chasez by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 02/01/1995)

Jan. 31, 1995
66

MINUTE ENTRY (2/1/95): ORDERED that motion by plas, John Doe, et al to compel dft, Sheriff to answer interrogatoreis & provide responses to plas' request for production of documents [63-1] previously set for 2/1/95 is CONT to 11:00 a.m. on 2/15/95. by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 02/01/1995)

Feb. 1, 1995
67

MINUTE ENTRY (1/27/95): A stat conf was held 1/19/95; Pre-Trial Conference is set for 4:00 p.m. on 7/10/95 bfr Mag/Judge Chasez; Evidentiary hearing set for 9:00 a.m. on 7/17/95 bfr Mag/Judge Chasez by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 02/02/1995)

Feb. 1, 1995
68

ORDER that USM personally serve the following copy to Ms. Avis Russell, Mayor Marc Morial & Sheriff C. Foti, Jr. by Magistrate Alma Chasez. (dp) (Entered: 02/14/1995)

Feb. 13, 1995
69

ORDER that the USM personally serve Charles C. Foti, Jr. as stip by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 02/14/1995)

Feb. 13, 1995
70

MINUTE ENTRY (2/13/95): ORDERED that a Stat conf is set for 10:00 a.m. on 2/16/95 bfr Judge Frank J. Polozola on 2/16/95 at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Beer's courtroom by Magistrate Alma Chasez. (dp) Modified on 08/28/1995 (Entered: 02/14/1995)

Feb. 13, 1995
71

MINUTE ENTRY (2/13/95): ORDEREd There will be a conf set for 2/17/95 at 4:00 p.m. between Mayor Marc Morial & Sheriff Charles Foti by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 02/14/1995)

Feb. 13, 1995
72

USM'S RETURN OF SERVICE of orders & m.e. of Mag/Chasez to Mayor Marc Morial, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Avis Russell, City Atty's office; svd 2/14/95. (dp) (Entered: 02/16/1995)

Feb. 16, 1995
73

MINUTE ENTRY (2/15/95): Hrg held on 2/15/95 on the motion by plas, John Doe, et al to compel dft, Sheriff to answer interrogatoreis & provide responses to plas' request for production of documents [63-1] - GRANTED as stip by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 02/17/1995)

Feb. 17, 1995
74

MINUTE ENTRY (3/7/95): The Court is in receipt of communication from Mr. Rosenberg as to number of juveniles in Conchetta & how this increase impacts the level of juvenile eduction in the facility; as population over 90 increases, more teachers shall be added to the program or platooning shall be instituted in order to maintain the 15:1 student/teacher ratio; any increase in cost shall be paid for per prior order of the court by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) Modified on 08/28/1995 (Entered: 03/09/1995)

March 8, 1995
75

MINUTE ENTRY( 3/23/95): status conf held was held 3/15/95 ; A further Conf will be held 2:00 6/22/95 by Magistrate Alma Chasez (jd) (Entered: 03/27/1995)

March 27, 1995
76

Witness list & expert report of Don Devore submitted by plaintiff David Doe for evidentiary hrg of 5/18 & 5/19/95. (dp) (Entered: 04/05/1995)

April 3, 1995
78

Motion by defendant Charles C Foti Jr and ORDER to extend discovery cut-off date for telephone depo of plas' expert, Donald Devore, until 4/17/95 by Magistrate Alma Chasez Date Signed: 4/13/95 (jd) (Entered: 04/14/1995)

April 11, 1995
77

MOTION by plaintiff David Doe, plaintiff James Doe for attorney fees and expenses referred to Magistrate Alma Chasez to be heard before Mag/Judge Chasez at 11:00 a.m. on 5/3/95. (dp) (Entered: 04/13/1995)

April 12, 1995
79

Witness list submitted by defendant Richard L Stalder, defendant Edwin W Edwards (dp) (Entered: 05/02/1995)

May 2, 1995
80

Exhibit list by defendant Richard L Stalder, defendant Edwin W Edwards (dp) Modified on 05/04/1995 (Entered: 05/02/1995)

May 2, 1995
82

Plaintiffs' expert report of Don Devore for use in July 17, 1995 evidentiary hearing. (sup) (Entered: 05/11/1995)

May 5, 1995
83

Witness list for 7/17/95 evidentiary hrg submitted by plaintiff David Doe (dp) (Entered: 05/16/1995)

May 15, 1995
84

MINUTE ENTRY( 5/17/95): The evidentiary hrg set for 5/18/95 at 10:00 bfr the Mag Judge is cancelled. A status conf is set for 5/25/95 at 5:00 bfr the Mag Judge in order to dismcuss the rescheduling of this evidentiary hrg. Counsel for the ptys have been contacted and mutually agree upon this date & time. by Magistrate Alma Chasez (cp) (Entered: 05/22/1995)

May 19, 1995
85

MINUTE ENTRY( 6/26/96): Pre-Trial Conference set for 7/10/95 is cont to 4:30 7/14/95 by Magistrate Alma Chasez (jd) (Entered: 06/27/1995)

June 27, 1995
111

Motion by defendant Charles C Foti Jr for hrg on same's mtn for leave to file expert reports & to submit expert testimony at trial and UNSIGNED ORDER. (dp) (Entered: 10/03/1995)

June 30, 1995
88

Motion by plaintiffs, David Doe, et al and ORDER withdrawing attorneys, Jerry L. Speir for plas, John Doe, et al is GRANTED by Magistrate Lance M. Africk. Date Signed: 7/6/95 (dp) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 5, 1995
86

MINUTE ENTRY (6/30/95): ORDERED that the Conf set for 6/22/95 is RESCHEDULED to 7/14/95 at 4:30 p.m. at the time of the PTC; Dr. Stewart may participate by phone w/ the Mag/Judge's office initiating the conference call by Magistrate Alma Chasez. (dp) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 6, 1995
87

Memo in opposition by plaintiff David Doe to filed to mtn for leave to file expert reprot & to submit expert by defendant Charles C Foti Jr (dp) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 7, 1995
89

MINUTE ENTRY (7/13/95): ORDERED that Pre-Trial Conference set for 7/14/95 iss rescheduled to 10:00 a.m. on 9/28/95; Further ORDERED that the Evidentiary hearing set for 7/17/95 is rescheduled 10:00 a.m. on 10/2/95 by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 07/25/1995)

July 24, 1995
90

Motion by defendant Sidney Barthelemy and ORDER withdrawing attorney Nolan Patrick Lambert for Sidney Barthelemy and substituting attorney Franz L. Zibilich, Maria Michelle Segu, Keith M. Detweiler is GRANTED by Magistrate Alma Chasez Date Signed: 7/31/95 (dp) (Entered: 08/01/1995)

July 28, 1995
91

Notice of Deposition by defendant Charles C Foti Jr of Solomon N'Jie, Mark Lopez, Karen Bower, Marjorie Rifkin on 8/23/95 (pck) (Entered: 08/14/1995)

Aug. 11, 1995
92

NOTICE by counsel, Maureen Blakburn Jennings for defendant Charles C Foti Jr of change of address (dp) (Entered: 08/15/1995)

Aug. 14, 1995
94

MINUTE ENTRY (8/14/95): A stat conf was held on this date; A stat conf is set for 8/25/95 at 10:00 a.m. ORDERED to personally serve a copy of this m.e. on Avis russel, City Atty's Office as stip & on March Morial by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) Modified on 08/28/1995 (Entered: 08/16/1995)

Aug. 16, 1995
95

MINUTE ENTRY (8/16/95): Order to show cause set for 11:00 a.m. on 9/13/95 as to dft, City of New Orleans, bfr Mag/Judge Chasez; by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 08/18/1995)

Aug. 17, 1995
96

Notice of Deposition by defendant Charles C Foti Jr of Maria Ramiu, James Bell on 9/5/95 (pck) (Entered: 08/18/1995)

Aug. 18, 1995
97

Notice of Deposition by defendant Charles C Foti Jr of Mohamedu Jones on 8/31/95 (pck) (Entered: 08/18/1995)

Aug. 18, 1995
98

Notice of Deposition by defendant Charles C Foti Jr of Richard Cook on 8/25/95. (dp) (Entered: 08/23/1995)

Aug. 23, 1995
99

USM'S RETURN OF SERVICE of m.e. Doc #95 yo Avist, City Attorney, Mayor, Marc Morial; svd 8/23/95. (dp) Modified on 08/25/1995 (Entered: 08/25/1995)

Aug. 24, 1995
100

MINUTE ENTRY (9/13/95): Rule to show cause set on this date is SATISFIED by Magistrate Alma Chasez (dp) (Entered: 09/15/1995)

Sept. 14, 1995
101

Witness & exhibit list submitted by defendant Edwin W Edwards, Richard Stalder. (REF 69-2443 7 92-1227) (dp) (Entered: 09/18/1995)

Sept. 14, 1995
102

Witness & exhibit list submitted by defendant Orleans Parish Sch (dp) (Entered: 09/18/1995)

Sept. 14, 1995
104

Witness & exhibit list submitted by defendant Charles C Foti Jr (dp) (Entered: 09/19/1995)

Sept. 14, 1995
105

Witness & exhibit list submitted by defendant Sidney Barthelemy (dp) (Entered: 09/19/1995)

Sept. 15, 1995

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Juvenile Institution

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 14, 1993

Closing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All juveniles who are currently, have been or will be In the future confined In the Conchetta Facility, Orleans Parish Prison.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Youth Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Orleans Parish (New Orleans, Orleans), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Freedom of speech/association

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Bathing and hygiene

Classification / placement

Education

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Recreation / Exercise

Sanitation / living conditions

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Totality of conditions

Visiting

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Pre-PLRA Population Cap

Affected Gender:

Male

Medical/Mental Health:

Dental care

Medical care, unspecified

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run