Case: Orvis v. Spokane County

2:10-cv-00424 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Filed Date: Dec. 3, 2010

Closed Date: June 13, 2012

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Case Summary

This is a case challenging Spokane County’s policy of incarcerating individuals without a hearing for nonpayment of legal financial obligations—the fines, restitution, and court costs that can accompany a felony conviction. In 2003, the Washington Legislature transferred authority to enforce the payment of legal financial obligations from the Washington State Department of Corrections to county clerks. The county then adopted a process of arresting individuals for nonpayment. Arrested individua…

This is a case challenging Spokane County’s policy of incarcerating individuals without a hearing for nonpayment of legal financial obligations—the fines, restitution, and court costs that can accompany a felony conviction. In 2003, the Washington Legislature transferred authority to enforce the payment of legal financial obligations from the Washington State Department of Corrections to county clerks. The county then adopted a process of arresting individuals for nonpayment. Arrested individuals could then either remain in jail until they received a hearing or be immediately released after signing an agreement (“auto jail order”) to make monthly payments toward their legal financial obligations and self-report back to jail if they became delinquent on those payments. If individuals failed to report back to jail after defaulting on their monthly payments, they could then be charged with a separate offense punishable by more jail time.  

On December 3, 2010, the plaintiff, a Spokane County resident who spent at least 20 days in Spokane County Jail as a result of the county’s policies, filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. The plaintiff sued Spokane County under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by private counsel, she sought damages as well as costs and attorneys’ fees. She claimed that the county violated the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by incarcerating individuals without first determining their ability to pay in a hearing before a judicial officer. The case was assigned to Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. 

The plaintiff requested class certification and defined the class as “[a]ll individuals who were incarcerated in the Spokane County Jail between December 3, 2007 and December 2, 2010, for failure to comply with an ‘Order Enforcing Sentence-LFO’ without first appearing before a judicial officer in a hearing where the judicial officer ordered incarceration after inquiring into the financial ability of the individual to comply with court ordered payments and the degree of willfulness related to the non-payment that was the basis for the incarceration.”  

The parties engaged in discovery over the course of the next year. Then, on February 13, 2012, the parties jointly moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement. The proposal included payment of about $75 for each day a class member was incarcerated for failure to report to jail pursuant to an auto jail order. The agreement provided for $271,375 payment by the County, with $40,000 designated for the plaintiffs’ costs and attorneys’ fees. Judge Peterson granted preliminary approval for the settlement on March 21, 2012. 

A few months later, the parties moved jointly for final approval of the settlement agreement, and Judge Peterson heard oral argument on this issue on June 11, 2012. Two days later, she granted final approval of the settlement agreement and awarded $83,623.35 for the plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees, $1,205.50 for expenses, and $10,000 as an incentive award to the named plaintiff. The case is now closed. 

Summary Authors

Laura Irei (5/2/2022)

People

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
1

2:10-cv-00424

Complaint for Violations of Civil Rights

Dec. 3, 2010

Dec. 3, 2010

Complaint
36

2:10-cv-00424

JOINT MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND FORM AND MANNER OF NOTICE

Feb. 13, 2012

Feb. 13, 2012

Pleading / Motion / Brief
58

2:10-cv-00424

Judgement in a Civil Case

June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5491774/orvis-v-spokane-county/

Last updated June 9, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT FOR VIOLATIONS OF CIVIL RIGHTS -CLASS ACTION- against Spokane County ( Filing fee $ 350; Receipt # SPO012625). Summons issued. Filed by Lisa Orvis. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(SAP, Case Administrator) (Entered: 12/03/2010)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

Dec. 3, 2010

Dec. 3, 2010

Clearinghouse

Summons Re-Issued as to Spokane County (counsel's office called and indicated they did not receive them prior to this date). (PL, Case Administrator)

Dec. 14, 2010

Dec. 14, 2010

PACER
2

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael Alexander Patterson on behalf of Spokane County (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 12/21/2010)

Dec. 21, 2010

Dec. 21, 2010

PACER
3

STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File and Serve Answer by Spokane County. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 12/22/2010)

Dec. 22, 2010

Dec. 22, 2010

PACER
4

TEXT-ONLY ORDER (no pdf will issue) GRANTING the parties' stipulation (Ct. Rec. 3 ). However, the Court notes that the parties' stipulated to an extended deadline that has already passed: "February 5, 2010." The Court clarifies that Defendant shall file and serve its answer to the complaint by February 5, 2011. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's ruling on the matter. Signed by Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (MS, Judicial Assistant) (Entered: 12/27/2010)

Dec. 27, 2010

Dec. 27, 2010

PACER
5

SUMMONS Returned Executed by All Plaintiffs re Spokane County. (Beggs, Breean) (Entered: 12/27/2010)

Dec. 27, 2010

Dec. 27, 2010

PACER
6

STIPULATION for Extension of Time to Serve and File Answer by Spokane County. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 02/01/2011)

Feb. 1, 2011

Feb. 1, 2011

PACER
7

TEXT-ONLY ORDER (no pdf will issue) approving the parties' stipulation at Ct. Rec. 6 . Defendant Spokane County shall file any answer by 02/18/2011. This text only entry constitutes the Court's ruling or notice on the matter. Signed by Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (MS, Judicial Assistant) (Entered: 02/09/2011)

Feb. 9, 2011

Feb. 9, 2011

PACER
8

Defendant Spokane County's ANSWER to Complaint with jury demand. by Spokane County.(Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 02/22/2011)

Feb. 22, 2011

Feb. 22, 2011

PACER
9

NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel G Lloyd on behalf of Spokane County (Lloyd, Daniel) (Entered: 02/25/2011)

Feb. 25, 2011

Feb. 25, 2011

PACER
10

Amended ANSWER to Complaint with jury demand. by Spokane County.(Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 03/01/2011)

March 1, 2011

March 1, 2011

PACER
11

SCHEDULING CONFERENCE NOTICE : Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 4/14/2011 09:15 AM before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (CP, Courtroom Deputy) (Entered: 03/10/2011)

March 10, 2011

March 10, 2011

PACER
12

Second Amended ANSWER to Complaint with jury demand. by Spokane County. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 03/28/2011)

March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011

PACER
13

NOTICE of Association of Counsel by Jeffry Keith Finer on behalf of Lisa Orvis (Finer, Jeffry) (Entered: 03/31/2011)

March 31, 2011

March 31, 2011

PACER
14

NOTICE of Association of Counsel by Jennifer E Slattery on behalf of Lisa Orvis (Slattery, Jennifer) (Entered: 03/31/2011)

March 31, 2011

March 31, 2011

PACER
15

STATUS REPORT /CERTIFICATE by Spokane County. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 04/04/2011)

April 4, 2011

April 4, 2011

PACER
16

LR 26.1 / LR 16.1 Attorney Report (Proposed Discovery Plan) by Spokane County. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 04/04/2011)

April 4, 2011

April 4, 2011

PACER
17

Joint Certificate Pursuant to LR 26.1 / LR 16.1 by All Parties. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

April 5, 2011

April 5, 2011

PACER
18

LR 26.1 / LR 16.1 Attorney Report (Proposed Discovery Plan - Joint) by All Parties. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

April 5, 2011

April 5, 2011

PACER
19

Minute Entry for TELEPHONIC proceedings held before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson: Scheduling Conference held on 4/14/2011. (Reported by: Debra Clark) (CP, Courtroom Deputy) (Entered: 04/14/2011)

April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011

PACER
20

JURY TRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER: Telephonic Status Conference set for 1/27/2012 at 09:30 AM via Telephonic Argument before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. Telephonic Pretrial Conference set for 3/27/2012 at 09:00 AM via Telephonic Argument before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. Jury Trial set for 4/9/2012 at 09:00 AM in Spokane before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. Signed by Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (CS, Case Administrator) (Entered: 06/27/2011)

June 27, 2011

June 27, 2011

PACER
21

Stipulated MOTION to Continue by Spokane County. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Lloyd, Daniel) (Entered: 07/19/2011)

July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011

PACER
22

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion re 21 Stipulated MOTION to Continue : Motion Hearing set for 7/20/2011 06:30 PM before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (Lloyd, Daniel) (Entered: 07/19/2011)

July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011

PACER
23

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion - By Court - Text entry;no PDF document. Oral Argument Requested re 21 Stipulated MOTION to Continue : TELEPHONIC Motion Hearing set for 7/22/2011 10:30 AM before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. Counsel shall contact the court's toll-free conference line at 888-363-4749, Access Code: 4939688, Security Code: 0424. PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW THE AUTOMATED INSTRUCTIONS SO THAT YOU CAN BE ADDED TO THE CONFERENCE IN A TIMELY MANNER(CP, Courtroom Deputy) (Entered: 07/20/2011)

July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011

PACER
24

Minute Entry for TELEPHONIC proceedings held before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson: Motion Hearing held on 7/22/2011 re 21 Stipulated MOTION to Continue filed by Spokane County. (Reported by: Ronelle Corbey) (CP, Courtroom Deputy) (Entered: 07/22/2011)

July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

PACER
25

JURY TRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER - Motion granted 21 Stipulated MOTION to Continue filed by Spokane County. Jury Trial set for 7/9/2012 at 09:00 AM in Spokane before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. Telephonic Pretrial Conference set for 6/26/2012 at 09:00 AM via Telephonic Argument before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. Telephonic Status Conference set for 4/27/2012 at 09:30 AM via Telephonic Argument before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. Signed by Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (CS, Case Administrator) (Entered: 07/22/2011)

July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

PACER
26

Stipulated MOTION to Vacate Scheduling Order by All Parties. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Order Vacating Scheduling Order)(Lloyd, Daniel) (Entered: 11/23/2011)

Nov. 23, 2011

Nov. 23, 2011

PACER
27

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion re 26 Stipulated MOTION to Vacate Scheduling Order : Motion Hearing set for 11/28/2011 06:30 PM in Spokane before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (Lloyd, Daniel) (Entered: 11/23/2011)

Nov. 23, 2011

Nov. 23, 2011

PACER
28

TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 26 Motion to Vacate. The Court's Jury Trial Scheduling Order, ECF No. 26, is vacated. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's ruling on the matter. Signed by Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (MS, Judicial Assistant) (Entered: 11/28/2011)

Nov. 28, 2011

Nov. 28, 2011

PACER
29

Notice Resetting Hearing. Case Stayed. Telephonic Status Conference set for 1/10/2012 at 9:30 AM before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. The parties shall call the Court's toll-free conference line at (888) 363-4749. You will be prompted to enter the following: Access Code 4939688 and Security Code: 0424. PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW THE AUTOMATED INSTRUCTIONS SO THAT YOU CAN BE ADDED TO THE CONFERENCE IN A TIMELY MANNER (MS, Judicial Assistant) (Entered: 11/28/2011)

Nov. 28, 2011

Nov. 28, 2011

PACER
30

Minute Entry for TELEPHONIC proceedings held before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson: Scheduling Conference held on 1/10/2012. (Reported by: Mark Snover) (CP, Courtroom Deputy) (Entered: 01/10/2012)

Jan. 10, 2012

Jan. 10, 2012

PACER
31

ORDER SETTING MOTION DEADLINE AND HEARING; the Stay entered on 11/28/11 remains in place; joint motion for class certification and any joint motion for preliminary approval of settlement shall be filed by 2/13/12. Signed by Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (LE, Case Administrator) (Entered: 01/11/2012)

Jan. 11, 2012

Jan. 11, 2012

PACER
32

Joint MOTION to Certify Class by Spokane County. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 02/13/2012)

Feb. 13, 2012

Feb. 13, 2012

PACER
33

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion re 32 Joint MOTION to Certify Class : Motion Hearing set for 2/13/2012 06:30 PM in Without Oral Argument before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 02/13/2012)

Feb. 13, 2012

Feb. 13, 2012

PACER
34

MEMORANDUM in Support re 32 Joint MOTION to Certify Class filed by Spokane County. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 02/13/2012)

Feb. 13, 2012

Feb. 13, 2012

PACER
35

DECLARATION by Michael T. Kitson in Support re 32 Joint MOTION to Certify Class filed by Spokane County. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D)(Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 02/13/2012)

Feb. 13, 2012

Feb. 13, 2012

PACER
36

Joint MOTION Preliminary Approval of Proposed Class Action Settlement and Form and Manner of Notice by Spokane County. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 02/13/2012)

Feb. 13, 2012

Feb. 13, 2012

RECAP
37

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion re 36 Joint MOTION Preliminary Approval of Proposed Class Action Settlement and Form and Manner of Notice : Motion Hearing set for 2/13/2012 06:30 PM in Without Oral Argument before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 02/13/2012)

Feb. 13, 2012

Feb. 13, 2012

PACER
38

MEMORANDUM in Support re 36 Joint MOTION Preliminary Approval of Proposed Class Action Settlement and Form and Manner of Notice filed by Spokane County. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 02/13/2012)

Feb. 13, 2012

Feb. 13, 2012

PACER
39

DECLARATION by Michael T. Kitson in Support re 36 Joint MOTION Preliminary Approval of Proposed Class Action Settlement and Form and Manner of Notice filed by Spokane County. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C)(Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 02/13/2012)

Feb. 13, 2012

Feb. 13, 2012

PACER
40

PROOF OF SERVICE by Spokane County re 37 Notice of Hearing on Motion, 38 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 35 Declaration in Support of Motion, 34 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 39 Declaration in Support of Motion, 33 Notice of Hearing on Motion . (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 02/14/2012)

Feb. 14, 2012

Feb. 14, 2012

PACER
41

ORDER GRANTING JOINT MOTION FOR CONDITIONAL CLASS CERTIFICATION AND JOINT MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT; granting 32 Motion to Certify Class; granting 36 Motion Preliminary Approval of Proposed Class Action Settlement; Lisa Orvis is designated as class representative, and Breean Beggs of Paukert & Troppmann PLLC, and Jeffry Finer of Center for Justice are designated as counsel for the class; Hearing set for 6/11/12 at 9:00 a.m., Spokane, WA, in Courtroom 901, to consider whether the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate and should receive the Court's final approval. Signed by Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix A) (LE, Case Administrator) (Entered: 03/21/2012)

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

RECAP

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: In Court Hearing set for 6/11/2012 09:00 AM in Spokane before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson to determine whether the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate and should receive the Court's final approval. See Order filed 3/21/12 at Ct. Rec. 41 . (LE, Case Administrator)

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

PACER
42

TEXT-ONLY ORDER re 41, Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief, Order on Motion to Certify Class, amending the notice requirements at ECF No. 41 at 15 to allow Defendant to mail on firm letterhead, rather than in the name of the Clerk, the requisite mail notice in this matter. The remainder of the order at ECF No. 41 remains intact. Signed by Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (CP, Courtroom Deputy) (Entered: 03/27/2012)

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

PACER
43

NOTICE by Crestin Aalguard of his intent to appear at hearing on 6/11/12 at 9:00 a.m., Spokane, WA re 41 Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief, Order on Motion to Certify Class. (LE, Case Administrator) (Entered: 04/17/2012)

April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012

PACER
44

Joint MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Spokane County. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kitson, Michael) (Entered: 06/04/2012)

June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012

PACER
45

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion re 44 Joint MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages : Motion Hearing set for 6/4/2012 06:30 PM in Without Oral Argument before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (Kitson, Michael) (Entered: 06/04/2012)

June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012

PACER
46

Joint MOTION for Settlement for Final Approval, Incentive Awards and Attorneys' Fees and Costs by Spokane County. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kitson, Michael) (Entered: 06/04/2012)

June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012

PACER
47

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion Oral Argument Requested re 46 Joint MOTION for Settlement for Final Approval, Incentive Awards and Attorneys' Fees and Costs : Motion Hearing set for 6/11/2012 09:00 AM in Spokane before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (Kitson, Michael) (Entered: 06/04/2012)

June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012

PACER
48

MEMORANDUM in Support re 46 Joint MOTION for Settlement for Final Approval, Incentive Awards and Attorneys' Fees and Costs filed by Spokane County. (Kitson, Michael) (Entered: 06/04/2012)

June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012

PACER
49

DECLARATION by Michael T. Kitson in Support re 46 Joint MOTION for Settlement for Final Approval, Incentive Awards and Attorneys' Fees and Costs filed by Spokane County. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-4)(Kitson, Michael) Modified on 6/5/2012 -- Attorney to file Proof of Service for this document. (LE, Case Administrator). Modified on 6/6/2012 -- Proof of Service filed at Ct. Rec. 54 . (LE, Case Administrator). (Entered: 06/04/2012)

June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012

PACER
50

DECLARATION by Breean Beggs in Support re 46 Joint MOTION for Settlement for Final Approval, Incentive Awards and Attorneys' Fees and Costs filed by Spokane County. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-B)(Kitson, Michael) Modified on 6/5/2012 -- Missing Case Number and Proof of Service. (LE, Case Administrator). Modified on 6/6/2012 -- Praecipe re Case Number filed at Ct. Rec. 53 and Proof of Service filed at Ct. Rec. 54 . (LE, Case Administrator). (Entered: 06/04/2012)

June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012

PACER
51

DECLARATION by Jennifer Slattery in Support re 46 Joint MOTION for Settlement for Final Approval, Incentive Awards and Attorneys' Fees and Costs filed by Spokane County. (Kitson, Michael) Modified on 6/5/2012 -- Attorney to file Proof of Service. (LE, Case Administrator). Modified on 6/6/2012 -- Proof of Service filed at Ct. Rec. 54 . (LE, Case Administrator). (Entered: 06/04/2012)

June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012

PACER
52

DECLARATION by Jeffrey K. Finer in Support re 46 Joint MOTION for Settlement for Final Approval, Incentive Awards and Attorneys' Fees and Costs filed by Spokane County. (Kitson, Michael) Modified on 6/5/2012 -- Attorney to file Proof of Service. (LE, Case Administrator). Modified on 6/6/2012 -- Proof of Service filed at Ct. Rec. 54 . (LE, Case Administrator). (Entered: 06/04/2012)

June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012

PACER
53

Praecipe filed by Spokane County: Re 50 Declaration in Support of Motion, 46 Joint MOTION for Settlement for Final Approval, Incentive Awards and Attorneys' Fees and Costs. Description: Missing case number on caption.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-B)(Kitson, Michael) (Entered: 06/05/2012)

June 5, 2012

June 5, 2012

PACER
54

PROOF OF SERVICE by Spokane County re 51 Declaration in Support of Motion, 52 Declaration in Support of Motion, 49 Declaration in Support of Motion, 50 Declaration in Support of Motion, . (Kitson, Michael) (Entered: 06/05/2012)

June 5, 2012

June 5, 2012

PACER
55

TEXT-ONLY ORDER (no pdf will issue) granting, upon a finding of good cause, the parties' joint motion for leave to file an overlength memorandum, ECF No. 44, in support of the parties' joint motion for final approval of the proposed class action settlement, incentive awards, and attorney's fees and costs, ECF No. 46 . See also ECF No. 48 (memorandum supporting joint motion for final settlement approval). This text-only entry constitutes the Court's ruling on the matter. Signed by Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (MS, Judicial Assistant) (Entered: 06/06/2012)

June 6, 2012

June 6, 2012

PACER
56

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson: Motion Hearing held on 6/11/2012 re 46 Joint MOTION for Settlement for Final Approval, Incentive Awards and Attorneys' Fees and Costs filed by Spokane County. (Reported by: Debra Clark) (CP, Courtroom Deputy) (Entered: 06/11/2012)

June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012

PACER
57

ORDER GRANTING JOINT MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, INCENTIVE AWARDS AND ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS; granting 46 Motion for Settlement; the court approves the Settlement; Class Counsel are awarded fees of $83,623.35 and expenses of $1,205.50; Ms. Orvis shall be paid an Incentive Award of $10,000.00; Reversion of unallocated funds to the county shall take place at the conclusion of 60 days from resolution of any and all appeals; the Court dismisses dft Spokane County with prejudice and without costs (except as otherwise provided in the Agreement); DCE is directed to close this file and enter judgment. Signed by Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (LE, Case Administrator) Modified on 6/14/2012 to correct typographical error changing $1,205.5o to $1,205.50. (LE, Case Administrator). (Entered: 06/13/2012)

June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012

PACER
58

JUDGMENT. Signed by Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (LE, Case Administrator) Modified on 6/14/2012 -- Praecipe filed at Ct. Rec. 59 to correct typographical error. (LE, Case Administrator). (Entered: 06/13/2012)

June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012

Clearinghouse
59

Praecipe: Re 58 Judgment - By Court. Description: Corrected typographical mistake to Judgment: correcting $10.000.00 to $10,000.00 (LE, Case Administrator) (Entered: 06/14/2012)

June 14, 2012

June 14, 2012

PACER
60

MOTION to Amend/Correct Motion to Change Payee on Settlement Check from Todd Sipple to Gina Sipple by Lisa Orvis. Motion Hearing set for 7/15/2013 at 06:30 PM in Without Oral Argument before Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Breean Beggs, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit A to Declaration, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit B to Declaration, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit C to Declaration, # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Beggs, Breean) Modified on 6/14/2013 DOCUMENTS CONTAIN MINOR'S NAME - PRAECIPE TO BE FILED WITH THE MINOR'S NAME REDACTED (CV, Case Administrator). (Entered: 06/13/2013)

June 13, 2013

June 13, 2013

PACER
61

Praecipe filed by Lisa Orvis: Re 60 MOTION to Amend/Correct Motion to Change Payee on Settlement Check from Todd Sipple to Gina Sipple. Description: Redaction. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Breean Beggs, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit A to Declaration, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit B to Declaration, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit C to Declaration, # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Beggs, Breean) (Entered: 06/17/2013)

June 17, 2013

June 17, 2013

PACER
62

ORDER CHANGING PAYEE ON SETTLEMENT CHECK FROM TODD SIPPLE TO GINA SIPPLE; granting 60 Motion to Change Payee on Settlement Check. Signed by Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (CV, Case Administrator) (Entered: 06/17/2013)

June 17, 2013

June 17, 2013

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Criminal Justice (Other)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 3, 2010

Closing Date: June 13, 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A Spokane County resident who spent at least 20 days in Spokane County Jail as a result of the county’s policies, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Spokane County (Spokane), County

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $278,744.50

Issues

General:

Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond

Over/Unlawful Detention