Case: Christina A. v. Bloomberg

4:00-cv-04036 | U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota

Filed Date: Feb. 24, 2000

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

On February 24, 2000, juvenile inmates at the South Dakota State Training School at Plankinton filed a civil rights lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400-1487 in the United States District Court, District of South Dakota, Southern Division, challenging conditions of confinement at the facility. Plaintiffs alleged numerous constitutional violations which included the following: (1) improper and punitive restraint methods; (2) l…

On February 24, 2000, juvenile inmates at the South Dakota State Training School at Plankinton filed a civil rights lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400-1487 in the United States District Court, District of South Dakota, Southern Division, challenging conditions of confinement at the facility. Plaintiffs alleged numerous constitutional violations which included the following: (1) improper and punitive restraint methods; (2) lengthy solitary confinements; (3) lack of mental health services; (4) inadequate training of staff; (5) arbitrary' discipline and punishment;(6) the presence of male staff members in the female shower area;(7) monitoring of telephone calls and visits; and (8) the lack of special education courses. Plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as class certification.

On July 7, 2000, the District Court, (Chief Judge Lawrence L. Piersol)

certified the class and subclasses. Christina A. ex rel. Jennifer A. v. Bloomberg, 197 F.R.D. 664 (D.S.D. 2000). Extensive discovery and settlement negotiations followed. A settlement was reached on November 6, 2000.

The Court held a fairness hearing on December 11, 2000 and approved the Settlement Agreement and dismissed the case without prejudice on December 13, 2000. It retained jurisdiction for purposes of enforcing the Settlement Agreement and resolving issues of costs and attorneys' fees.

The plaintiff class moved for an award of attorney's fees and expenses. On Sept. 28, 2001, the District Court awarded plaintiffs $302,617.50 in attorney's fees and $74,019.98 in costs and expenses. In making the award, the District Court found that plaintiffs were a "prevailing party" under 42 U.S.C. § 1988 and held that the Prison Litigation Reform Act (''PLRA'') was not applicable. Christina A. ex rel. Jennifer A. v. Bloomberg, 167 F.Supp.2d 1094 (D.S.D. 2001). Defendants appealed.

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (Circuit Judge Beam) reversed, holding that: (1) juvenile inmate class was not a ''prevailing party'' under § 1988, and (2) the juvenile institution qualified as a correctional facility under fee limiting provisions of the PLRA. Christina A. ex rel. Jennifer A. v. Bloomberg, 315 F.3d 990 (8th Cir. 2003).

No further case activity was noted on the PACER docket.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/25/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Beam, Clarence Arlen (Nebraska)

Piersol, Lawrence L. (South Dakota)

Simko, John E. (South Dakota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Eklund, Wally (South Dakota)

Finley, Michael (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Rick D. (North Dakota)

Pochop, Stephanie (South Dakota)

Schindler, Marc (District of Columbia)

Soler, Mark I. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Barnett, Mark W. (South Dakota)

Judge(s)

Beam, Clarence Arlen (Nebraska)

Piersol, Lawrence L. (South Dakota)

Simko, John E. (South Dakota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Eklund, Wally (South Dakota)

Finley, Michael (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Rick D. (North Dakota)

Pochop, Stephanie (South Dakota)

Schindler, Marc (District of Columbia)

Soler, Mark I. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Barnett, Mark W. (South Dakota)

Beck, William (South Dakota)

McMahon, James E. (South Dakota)

Moore, James Ellis (South Dakota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:00-cv-04036

Docket (PACER)

April 7, 2003

April 7, 2003

Docket
75

4:00-cv-04036

Memorandum Opinion and Order

197 F.R.D. 664

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

Order/Opinion
91

4:00-cv-04036

[Preliminary] Settlement Agreement

Nov. 6, 2000

Nov. 6, 2000

Settlement Agreement
94

4:00-cv-04036

Memorandum Opinion and Order

2000 WL 33980011, 2000 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 22312

Dec. 13, 2000

Dec. 13, 2000

Order/Opinion
144

4:00-cv-04036

Memorandum Opinion and Order

167 F.Supp.2d 1094

Sept. 28, 2001

Sept. 28, 2001

Order/Opinion

01-03698

Reported Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

315 F.3d 990

March 6, 2003

March 6, 2003

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT: 2 summons(es) issued handed to Michael Finley (SKM) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

2

CIVIL COVER SHEET (SKM) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

FILING FEE PAID: on 2/24/00 in the amount of $150.00, receipt # 23899. (SKM) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

3

MOTION for attorney Mark I. Soler, Marc A. Schindler, Michael Finley to appear pro hac vice by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (SKM) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

4

AFFIDAVIT of Mark I. Soler re motion to appear pro hac vice [3-1] (SKM) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

5

AFFIDAVIT of Marc A. Schindler re: motion to appear pro hac vice [3-1] (SKM) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

6

AFFIDAVIT of Michael Finley re: motion to appear pro hac vice [3-1] (SKM) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

7

MOTION for leave to proceed in pseudonym by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (SKM) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

8

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. in support of motion for leave to proceed in pseudonym [7-1] (SKM) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

9

MOTION to certify class action by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (SKM) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

10

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. in support of motion to certify class action [9-1] (SKM) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

11

MOTION for attorney Mark I. Soler, Marc A. Schindler, and Michael Finley to appear pro hac vice by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (SLL) (Entered: 03/02/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

12

ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol granting motion for attorney Mark I. Soler, Marc A. Schindler, and Michael Finley to appear pro hac vice [11-1], finding the motion for attorney Mark I. Soler, Marc A. Schindler, Michael Finley to appear pro hac vice [3-1] moot; directing counsel to pay $100 fee for each attorney (cc:all counsel) (SKM) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

14

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Owen Spurrell on 2/28/00 (JMM) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 3, 2000

March 3, 2000

15

SUMMONS (DEFENDANT(S) SERVED) (JMM) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 3, 2000

March 3, 2000

PRO HAC VICE letter sent to Mark Soler, Mark Schindler and Michael Finley (SKM) (Entered: 03/07/2000)

March 7, 2000

March 7, 2000

PRO HAC VICE fee paid by Mark Soler, Mark Schindler and Michael Finley (JMM) (Entered: 03/09/2000)

March 9, 2000

March 9, 2000

16

MOTION to dismiss , or for more definite statement by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell (FE) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 20, 2000

March 20, 2000

17

MEMORANDUM/BRIEF by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell in opposition to motion for leave to proceed in pseudonym [7-1] (FE) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 20, 2000

March 20, 2000

17

MEMORANDUM/BRIEF by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell in support of motion to dismiss [16-1], of motion for more definite statement [16-2] (FE) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 20, 2000

March 20, 2000

18

RESPONSE/BRIEF by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell to motion to certify class action [9-1] (FE) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 20, 2000

March 20, 2000

19

MOTION for Court to Visit State Training School by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell (FE) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 20, 2000

March 20, 2000

20

MEMORANDUM/BRIEF by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell in support of motion for Court to Visit State Training School [19-1] (FE) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 20, 2000

March 20, 2000

21

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. in opposition to motion to dismiss [16-1], motion for more definite statement [16-2] (SLL) (Entered: 04/04/2000)

April 3, 2000

April 3, 2000

21

REPLY by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. to response to motion for leave to proceed in pseudonym [7-1] (SLL) (Entered: 04/04/2000)

April 3, 2000

April 3, 2000

22

REPLY by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. to response to motion to certify class action [9-1] (SLL) (Entered: 04/04/2000)

April 3, 2000

April 3, 2000

23

RESPONSE by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. to motion for Court to Visit State Training School [19-1] (SLL) (Entered: 04/04/2000)

April 3, 2000

April 3, 2000

24

MOTION for oral argument on motion to dismiss and on class action issues , or alternatively for for more definite statement by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell (FE) (Entered: 04/07/2000)

April 7, 2000

April 7, 2000

26

REPLY/BRIEF by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell to response to motion to dismiss [16-1] (FE) (Entered: 04/13/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

27

AFFIDAVIT of James E. McMahon (FE) (Entered: 04/13/2000)

April 13, 2000

April 13, 2000

28

ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol setting hearing on motion for Court to Visit State Training School [19-1] 9:00 4/27/00, setting hearing on motion to dismiss [16-1] 9:00 4/27/00, setting hearing on motion to certify class action [9-1] 9:00 4/27/00, setting hearing on motion for leave to proceed in pseudonym [7-1] 9:00 4/27/00 (cc:all counsel) (SLL) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 19, 2000

April 19, 2000

29

AFFIDAVIT of James E. McMahon (SLL) (Entered: 04/25/2000)

April 25, 2000

April 25, 2000

30

MINUTES RE: Motions Hearing before the Hon. Lawrence L. Piersol, US Chief Judge, Sioux Falls, SD (FE) (Entered: 04/27/2000)

April 27, 2000

April 27, 2000

31

AFFIDAVIT of Mark I. Soler (FE) (Entered: 04/27/2000)

April 27, 2000

April 27, 2000

32

STIPULATION Regarding Disclosure of True Names of Named Plaintiffs (SLL) (Entered: 05/01/2000)

May 1, 2000

May 1, 2000

33

STIPULATION/MOTION to amend Rule 16 Scheduling Order by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B., defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell (SLL) (Entered: 05/01/2000)

May 1, 2000

May 1, 2000

34

ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol granting motion for leave to proceed in pseudonym [7-1]; plaintiff's counsel shall provide true names of named plaintiffs and defendants' counsel and anyone assisting them shall keep the true names confidential; finding the motion to dismiss [16-1] moot; motion for class certification held in abeyance pending defendants' depositions of named plaintiffs; granting motion for Court to Visit State Training School [19-1]; Court's visit to State Training School shall be unannounced except to extent necessary to notify counsel (cc:all counsel) (SKM) (Entered: 05/03/2000)

May 2, 2000

May 2, 2000

35

ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol granting stipulation re pseudonym [32-1]; all subsequent pleadings shall refer to named plaintiffs by pseudonyms given them in Complaint; plaintiffs' counsel shall file under seal a document stating the real names of plaintiffs named in pseudonym in Complaint (cc:all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 05/09/2000)

May 8, 2000

May 8, 2000

36

ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol advising parties to respond to Court by 5/22/00 re. attached request to visit State Training School in Plankinton by Argus Leader and KSFY (cc:all counsel) (SLL) (Entered: 05/11/2000)

May 10, 2000

May 10, 2000

37

ANSWER by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell to [1-1] (SLL) (Entered: 05/15/2000)

May 12, 2000

May 12, 2000

38

RESPONSE by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell to Order requesting response to [36-1] (FE) (Entered: 05/22/2000)

May 19, 2000

May 19, 2000

40

RULE 16 SCHEDULING ORDER Lawrence L. Piersol; Discovery ddl set for 9/1/00; mtn filing ddl set for 9/1/00; court trial set for 9:00 11/28/00 (cc: all counsel) (SKM) (Entered: 05/24/2000)

May 23, 2000

May 23, 2000

41

RESPONSE by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. to Court order [36-1] (SKM) (Entered: 05/24/2000)

May 23, 2000

May 23, 2000

42

CONSENT to Allow Press to Visit State Training School by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (JMM) (Entered: 05/24/2000)

May 24, 2000

May 24, 2000

43

RULE 26 Initial Disclosures by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (FE) (Entered: 05/30/2000)

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

44

JOINT MOTION/STIPULATION re disclosure of names by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (seal) (FE) Additional attachment(s) added on 5/12/2005 (DJP). (Entered: 05/30/2000)

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

45

AMENDMENT/ADDENDUM by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. to Plaintiffs' Initial Rule 26 Disclosure [43-1] (seal) (FE) Additional attachment(s) added on 5/12/2005 (DJP, ). (Entered: 05/30/2000)

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

46

RESPONSE by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. to Order re: real names of plaintiffs [35-1] (seal) (FE) Modified on 05/30/2000 Additional attachment(s) added on 5/12/2005 (DJP, ). (Entered: 05/30/2000)

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

47

MOTION to compel production of documents by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (JMM) (Entered: 06/08/2000)

June 7, 2000

June 7, 2000

48

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of motion to compel production of documents [47-1] (JMM) (Entered: 06/08/2000)

June 7, 2000

June 7, 2000

49

Renewed MOTION to certify class action by plaintiffs (JMM) (Entered: 06/08/2000)

June 7, 2000

June 7, 2000

50

MOTION regarding confidential personnel records by plaintiffs, defendant (JMM) (Entered: 06/08/2000)

June 7, 2000

June 7, 2000

SEE VOLUME II (FE) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 8, 2000

June 8, 2000

VOLUME II (FE) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 9, 2000

June 9, 2000

51

ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol granting motion regarding confidential personnel records [50-1] (cc:all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

53

AFFIDAVIT of Jeff Bloomberg re brief in opposition to motion for class certification [52-1] (FE) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

54

AFFIDAVIT of Owen Spurrell re brief in opposition to motion for class certification [52-1] (FE) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

55

MEMORANDUM/BRIEF by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell in opposition to motion to compel production of documents [47-1] (FE) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

56

MOTION for order allowing deposition copies to be filed by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell (FE) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

57

MOTION to extend date for completion of discovery by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (FE) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 13, 2000

June 13, 2000

58

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. in support of motion to extend date for completion of discovery [57-1] (FE) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 13, 2000

June 13, 2000

59

ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol allowing The Argus leader and KSFY-TV to accompany the Court on visit to Plankinton facility; filming or photographing of juveniles at facility is strictly prohibited and media not to bring camera of any sort; juveniles at facility shall not be identified by news media; news media is prohibited from speaking with any juvenile; news media prohibited from listening to any communication between Court and any juvenile. (cc:all counsel) (LMZ) (Entered: 06/19/2000)

June 16, 2000

June 16, 2000

MAILING copy of Order #59 to Judeka Drogt, KSFY and David Ledford, The Argus Leader (LMZ) (Entered: 06/19/2000)

June 19, 2000

June 19, 2000

60

RESPONSE by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. to Brief in Opposition to motion to certify class action [49-1] with attached exhibits (LMZ) Modified on 06/19/2000 (Entered: 06/19/2000)

June 19, 2000

June 19, 2000

61

SEALED DOCUMENT by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (not to be opened absent an Order of the Court) (in expando) (LMZ) Modified on 06/19/2000 (Entered: 06/19/2000)

June 19, 2000

June 19, 2000

62

AMENDED RULE 16 SCHEDULING ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol granting motion to extend date for completion of discovery [57-1] ;Court trial set for 9:00 11/28/00 ; motion filing ddl set for 9/15/00 ; discovery ddl set for 9/15/00 (cc:all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 06/20/2000)

June 19, 2000

June 19, 2000

63

RESPONSE by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. to motion for order allowing deposition copies to be filed [56-1] (FE) (Entered: 06/20/2000)

June 20, 2000

June 20, 2000

65

REQUEST by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell for Oral Argument on Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification (DOC 9) (FE) (Entered: 06/21/2000)

June 20, 2000

June 20, 2000

66

RESPONSE/OPPOSITION by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. to request for oral argument on plaintiffs' motion for class certification [65-1] (SLL) (Entered: 06/22/2000)

June 22, 2000

June 22, 2000

67

ORDER by Mag Judge Mark F. Marshall granting motion to compel production of documents [47-1] (cc:all counsel) (DLS) (Entered: 06/28/2000)

June 28, 2000

June 28, 2000

68

ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol granting motion for order allowing deposition copies to be filed [56-1]; depositions shall be filed with the name of any juveniles other than named plaintiffs redacted; named plaintiffs shall be identified by pseudonym only and any reference in the deposition to the named plaintiffs' real identity shall be redacted (cc:all counsel) (SKM) Modified on 07/07/2000 (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

69

DEPOSITION of Shannan D. taken on the following date(s): 05/16/00 (in expando) (FE) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

70

DEPOSITION of Christina A. taken on the following date(s): 05/16/00 (in expando) (FE) Modified on 07/07/2000 (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

71

DEPOSITION of Carl F. taken on the following date(s): 05/17/00 (in expando) (FE) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

72

DEPOSITION of Philip C. taken on the following date(s): 05/17/00 (in expando) (FE) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

73

DEPOSITION of Patricia B. taken on the following date(s): 05/15/00 (in expando) (FE) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

74

DEPOSITION of Todd E. taken on the following date(s): 05/16/00 (in expando) (FE) (Entered: 07/07/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

75

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol granting motion to certify class action [49-1], granting motion to certify class action [9-1]; general class of all juveniles now or in future to be confined at Plankinton is certified with regard to Plaintiffs' claims of violations of their due process rights under 14th Amendmend and violation of Plaintiffs' right to privacy under 1st Amendmend as a result of the conduct as set forth in this Order; subclass of all female juveniles who are now or in future to be confined at Plankinton is certified with regard to claims of violation of right to privacy under 1st Amendment as a result of conduct as set forth in this Order; subclass of juveniles who are now or in future to be confined at Plankinton and are in need of mental health care is certified with regard to claims of deprivation of due process as a result of inadequate mental health care, the effect of isolation on such plaintiffs and application of disciplinary procedures to such plaintiffs; subclass of all juveniles who are now or in future to be confined at Plankinton and in need of special education is certified with claims that such plaintiffs are denied rights under IDEA as a result of inadequate provision of special education programs (cc: all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 07/10/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

ORAL ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol; in order to comply with order of 7/6/00 the Court ordered defendants to replace two pages in depositions previously filed so that the names of juveniles mentioned would be properly redacted (SKM) (Entered: 07/13/2000)

July 12, 2000

July 12, 2000

SEE VOLUME III (FE) (Entered: 07/28/2000)

July 13, 2000

July 13, 2000

VOLUME III (FE) (Entered: 07/28/2000)

July 14, 2000

July 14, 2000

76

MOTION to extend date for completion of discovery to 9/27/00 by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (FE) (Entered: 07/28/2000)

July 28, 2000

July 28, 2000

77

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. in support of motion to extend date for completion of discovery to 9/27/00 [76-1] (FE) (Entered: 07/28/2000)

July 28, 2000

July 28, 2000

78

JOINT MOTION/STIPULATION to extend by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B., defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell (FE) (Entered: 07/28/2000)

July 28, 2000

July 28, 2000

79

NOTICE of Change of Address by Youth Law Center, attorneys for plaintiffs (SKM) (Entered: 08/04/2000)

Aug. 4, 2000

Aug. 4, 2000

80

SECOND AMENDED RULE 16 SCHEDULING ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol granting motion to extend [78-1] ;Court trial set for 9:00 11/28/00; motion filing ddl set for 9/15/00; discovery ddl set for 9/27/00 (cc:all counsel) (DLS) (Entered: 08/07/2000)

Aug. 4, 2000

Aug. 4, 2000

81

MOTION to compel production of documents by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (LMZ) (Entered: 09/18/2000)

Sept. 18, 2000

Sept. 18, 2000

82

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. in support of motion to compel production of documents [81-1] with attached exhibits 1, 2, 3 (LMZ) (Entered: 09/18/2000)

Sept. 18, 2000

Sept. 18, 2000

83

MEMORANDUM by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell in opposition to motion to compel production of documents [81-1] (SLL) (Entered: 10/04/2000)

Oct. 4, 2000

Oct. 4, 2000

84

MOTION/REQUEST for pretrial conference by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B. (FE) (Entered: 10/11/2000)

Oct. 11, 2000

Oct. 11, 2000

85

ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol denying motion for pretrial conference [84-1]; in-court hearing set for 2:00 10/23/00 (cc:all counsel) (SKM) (Entered: 10/17/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000

Oct. 16, 2000

87

MEMORANDUM/BRIEF by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell in support of motion to compel production of plaintiffs' experts' notes [86-1] (SLL) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 17, 2000

Oct. 17, 2000

See VOLUME 4 (SLL) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 17, 2000

Oct. 17, 2000

VOLUME 4 (SLL) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 18, 2000

Oct. 18, 2000

88

RESPONSE by defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell to request for pre-trial conference [84-1] (SKM) (Entered: 10/19/2000)

Oct. 18, 2000

Oct. 18, 2000

89

MINUTES RE: status conference before the Hon. Lawrence L. Piersol, Chief Judge, Sioux Falls. Settlement proceedings are in progress and new status conference set for 11/6/00 at 3:00 p.m. (JMM) (Entered: 10/30/2000)

Oct. 30, 2000

Oct. 30, 2000

90

MINUTES RE: Status Conference before the hon. Lawrence L. Piersol, US Chief Judge, Sioux Falls, SD - preliminary proposed settlement agreement reached; in-court hearing set for 12/11/00 at 1:00 PM (FE) (Entered: 11/07/2000)

Nov. 6, 2000

Nov. 6, 2000

91

Proposed (Preliminary) SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT by plaintiff Jennifer A., plaintiff Hillary B., plaintiff Robert C., plaintiff Melissa D., plaintiff Sandra E., plaintiff Hillary B., defendant Jeff Bloomberg, defendant Owen Spurrell (FE) (Entered: 11/07/2000)

Nov. 6, 2000

Nov. 6, 2000

92

ORDER by Lawrence L. Piersol preliminarily approving Settlement Agreement ; in-court fairness hearing set for 1:00 12/11/00 ; attached revised version of notice to serve as notice to members of this class; this order and attached notice along with Settlement Agreement to be posted by defendants; defendants to identify youths with reading difficulties or whose primary language is not English and offer to read Notice and Settlement Agreement to them (cc:all counsel) (SLL) (Entered: 11/08/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000

Nov. 8, 2000

93

MINUTES RE: hearing on settlement agreement before the Hon. Lawrence L. Piersol, US District Judge, Sioux Falls, SD; Court approves settlement agreement; counsel to submit briefs on attorney's fees within 14 days (SKM) (Entered: 12/12/2000)

Dec. 11, 2000

Dec. 11, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: South Dakota

Case Type(s):

Juvenile Institution

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 24, 2000

Closing Date: 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All juvenile inmates at the South Dakota State Training School at Plankinton.

Attorney Organizations:

Youth Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

South Dakota State Training School at Plankinton (Plankinton), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

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:

Confinement/isolation

Phone

Restraints : physical

Sexual abuse by residents/inmates

Special education

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Totality of conditions

Visiting

Medical/Mental Health:

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run