Case: Trapp v. Jackson County

4:10-cv-00053 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Filed Date: June 1, 2010

Closed Date: Oct. 16, 2012

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Case Summary

This case involved a series of strip searches of female inmates at the Jackson County Jail on July 16, 2008. On June 1, 2010, two ex-inmates of the jail filed this lawsuit on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The plaintiffs sued Jackson County; the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department; the Sheriff, in his official and individual capacities; and the Jail Commander, in his official and individual capacities. Represen…

This case involved a series of strip searches of female inmates at the Jackson County Jail on July 16, 2008. On June 1, 2010, two ex-inmates of the jail filed this lawsuit on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The plaintiffs sued Jackson County; the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department; the Sheriff, in his official and individual capacities; and the Jail Commander, in his official and individual capacities. Represented by Haskin & LaRue, LLP, the plaintiffs sought a declaratory judgment, compensatory damages, and punitive damages. They claimed that the strip searches to which they were subjected—and which were performed in view of male employees and male and female inmates—were unjustified and violated their Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The plaintiffs also sought to certify a class consisting of all female inmates who were subjected to strip searches on the above date. The case was referred to Judge Richard L. Young and was later assigned to Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch.

On October 29, 2010, the plaintiffs filed a motion for class certification. The proposed class included: “All female inmates strip searched at the Jackson County Jail on July 16, 2008." After briefing by both sides, the court granted the motion on July 27, 2011. First, the court addressed the certification factors in FRCP 23(a). The court explained that, although the proposed class of approximately thirty-two people was on the smaller side, the insignificant damages at issue in the individual claims, the embarrassing nature of the allegations, and judicial economy justified a finding of numerosity. Finding the remaining requirements – typicality, commonality, and adequacy – met for the class seeking injunctive and declaratory relief, the court certified the (b)(2) class.  In certifying the damages class, the court also found that the predominance and superiority requirements of 23(b)(3) were satisfied. 

On July 10, 2012, the parties filed a motion for preliminary approval of their stipulated settlement. The proposed settlement awarded $214.03 to each class member. As class representatives, Morton and Trapp would each receive an additional $200, and defendants would pay $4,751.04 for attorneys fees. The settlement totalled $12,000. The stipulation also specified that the settlement did not constitute an admission of liability by the defendants, and that it released the defendants from any claims that were or could have been alleged in the complaint relating exclusively to the strip searches described above. In the same filing, the parties moved the court to schedule a fairness hearing for final consideration of the proposed settlement. 

On July 16, the court preliminarily approved the stipulation of settlement. After the fairness hearing on October 1, 2012, the court ordered the final approval of the proposed settlement on October 16. The court found that the settlement was in the best interest of the class members, the attorneys fees of class counsel were fair and reasonable, that adequate and timely notice had been provided to all class members prior to the fairness hearing, and that none of the class members had objected to the proposed settlement. 

The case is closed.

Summary Authors

Evan Gamza (3/15/2022)

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Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/62622358/trapp-v-jackson-county/

Last updated July 22, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN with Jury Demand, filed by CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP.(LBT) (Entered: 06/01/2010)

June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

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CIVIL COVER SHEET, filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (LBT) (Entered: 06/01/2010)

June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

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RECEIPT #NA001367 in the amount of $ 350.00 for filing fee. (LBT) (Entered: 06/01/2010)

June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

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NOTICE of Appearance by John H. Haskin on behalf of Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (LBT) (Entered: 06/01/2010)

June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Meghan Uzzi Lehner on behalf of Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (LBT) (Entered: 06/01/2010)

June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Bradley L. Wilson on behalf of Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (LBT) (Entered: 06/01/2010)

June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

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Summons Issued as to STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN. (LBT) (Entered: 06/01/2010)

June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

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8

MAGISTRATE JUDGE's NOTICE of Availability to Exercise Jurisdiction issued. (LBT) (Entered: 06/01/2010)

June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

PACER
9

INSTRUCTIONS for Preparing Case Management Plan issued. (LBT) (Entered: 06/01/2010)

June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

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10

RETURN of Service, filed by CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. JACKSON COUNTY served on 6/8/2010. (Haskin, John) (Entered: 06/15/2010)

June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010

PACER
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RETURN of Service, filed by CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT served on 6/8/2010. (Haskin, John) (Entered: 06/15/2010)

June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010

PACER
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RETURN of Service, filed by CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. MARC LAHRMAN served on 6/8/2010. (Haskin, John) (Entered: 06/15/2010)

June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010

PACER
13

RETURN of Service, filed by CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. STAN DARLAGE served on 6/8/2010. (Haskin, John) (Entered: 06/15/2010)

June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010

PACER
14

NOTICE of Appearance by Stacy K. Newton on behalf of Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN. (Newton, Stacy) (Entered: 06/18/2010)

June 18, 2010

June 18, 2010

PACER
15

NOTICE of Parties' First Extension of Time, filed by Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN. (Newton, Stacy) (Entered: 06/18/2010)

June 18, 2010

June 18, 2010

PACER
16

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to 08/10/2010 in which to File a Responsive Pleading to 1 Complaint, filed by Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN. (Attachments: # (1) Text of Proposed Order)(Newton, Stacy) Modified on 7/27/2010 (LBT). (Entered: 07/26/2010)

July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010

PACER
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ORDER granting 16 Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time. The time within which Defendants shall respond to Plaintiffs' Complaint is hereby extended from 7/27/2010 to 8/10/2010. Signed by Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr on 7/27/2010. (JLM) (Entered: 07/27/2010)

July 27, 2010

July 27, 2010

PACER
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ANSWER to 1 Complaint AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES AND JURY TRIAL DEMAND, filed by STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN.(Newton, Stacy) (Entered: 07/30/2010)

July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to 11/1/2010 to File Motion for Class Certification under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(c), filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 08/25/2010)

Aug. 25, 2010

Aug. 25, 2010

PACER
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ORDER granting 19 Motion for Extension of Time to 11/1/2010 for Plaintiffs to file any class certification motion. Signed by Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr on 8/27/2010. (LBT) (Entered: 08/27/2010)

Aug. 27, 2010

Aug. 27, 2010

PACER
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CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN TENDERED, filed by Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN, Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 08/30/2010)

Aug. 30, 2010

Aug. 30, 2010

PACER
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ORDER: CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN APPROVED AS SUBMITTED. Telephonic Status Conference set for 1/21/2011 at 1:00 PM, New Albany time (EST), before Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann Jr. Signed by Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr on 9/2/2010.(LBT) (Entered: 09/03/2010)

Sept. 2, 2010

Sept. 2, 2010

PACER
23

MOTION to Certify Class, filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 10/29/2010)

Oct. 29, 2010

Oct. 29, 2010

PACER
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BRIEF/MEMORANDUM in Support re 23 MOTION to Certify Class, filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1: Declaration of Crystal (Hobson) Morton, # 2 Exhibit 2: Declaration of Elizabeth Trapp)(Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 10/29/2010)

Oct. 29, 2010

Oct. 29, 2010

PACER
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MOTION to Appoint Counsel for Class, filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 10/29/2010)

Oct. 29, 2010

Oct. 29, 2010

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MOTION for Approval of Proposed Class Notice, filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 10/29/2010)

Oct. 29, 2010

Oct. 29, 2010

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Submission re 26 : Plaintiffs' Proposed Notice of Pendency of Class Action Lawsuit, filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Wilson, Bradley) Modified on 11/1/2010 to create link to related document (LBT). (Entered: 10/29/2010)

Oct. 29, 2010

Oct. 29, 2010

PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to 23 Motion for Class Certification, filed by Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Newton, Stacy) Modified on 11/18/2010 to correct event type selected (LBT). (Entered: 11/17/2010)

Nov. 17, 2010

Nov. 17, 2010

PACER
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ORDER granting 28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 23 MOTION to Certify Class. Defendants' Response due by 12/15/2010. Plaintiff's Reply due by 1/10/2011. Signed by Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr on 11/18/2010. (LBT) (Entered: 11/18/2010)

Nov. 18, 2010

Nov. 18, 2010

PACER
30

RESPONSE in Opposition re 23 MOTION to Certify Class, filed by Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A- Affidavit and Inmate File)(Newton, Stacy) (Entered: 12/15/2010)

Dec. 15, 2010

Dec. 15, 2010

PACER
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REPLY in Support of Motion re 23 MOTION to Certify Class, filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Lehner, Meghan) (Entered: 01/10/2011)

Jan. 10, 2011

Jan. 10, 2011

PACER
32

Minute Order for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr: Telephonic Status Conference held on 1/21/2011. A Settlement Conference is set for 6/22/2011, at 1:30 PM, New Albany time (EDT), in room #228, United States Courthouse, 121 W. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana before Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann Jr. See attachment for particulars. Signed by Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr.(JLM) (Entered: 01/24/2011)

Jan. 24, 2011

Jan. 24, 2011

PACER
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Reassignment of Case to Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch. Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr. no longer assigned to the case. Please include the new case number (4:10-cv-53-RLY-DML), which includes the initials of the newly assigned judge, on all future filings in this matter. (LBT) (Entered: 05/24/2011)

May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011

PACER
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Joint MOTION to Vacate June 22, 2011 Settlement Conference, filed by Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN, Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 06/01/2011)

June 1, 2011

June 1, 2011

PACER
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ORDER granting 34 Motion to Vacate Settlement Conference currently set for 6/22/2011. A Settlement Conference will be reset after the Court has ruled on Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 6/6/2011.(LBT) (Entered: 06/06/2011)

June 6, 2011

June 6, 2011

PACER
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ENTRY ON PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION AND MOTION TO APPOINT COUNSEL - The Court grants 23 Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification; grants 25 Plaintiffs' Motion to Appoint Class Counsel; orders that this case be certified as a class action with the class defined as stated herein; orders Class Counsel to file with the court the proposed terms for attorney's fees and nontaxable costs within thirty (30) days from the date of this entry; and directs Defendants to file any objection to Plaintiff's Motion for Approval of Proposed Class Notice, (see Docket ## 26 - 27 ), within fifteen (15) days from the date of this entry. Signed by Judge Richard L. Young on 7/27/2011. (JLM) (Entered: 07/27/2011)

July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011

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SCHEDULING ORDER: Settlement Conference set for 10/25/2011 at 10:00 AM in room #228, United States Courthouse, 121 W. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana before Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch. See Order for related deadlines. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 8/4/2011.(LBT) (Entered: 08/04/2011)

Aug. 4, 2011

Aug. 4, 2011

PACER
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NOTICE of Proposed Terms of Attorneys' Fees and Nontaxable Costs, filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP (Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 08/25/2011)

Aug. 25, 2011

Aug. 25, 2011

PACER
39

ORDER ON PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CLASS NOTICE - 26 Motion for Approval of Proposed Class Notice is GRANTED. The Court orders the adoption and dissemination of 27 Notice of Pendency of Class Action Lawsuit to all prospective class members. Signed by Judge Richard L. Young on 9/28/2011. (LBT) (Entered: 09/28/2011)

Sept. 28, 2011

Sept. 28, 2011

PACER
40

Minute Order for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch. Settlement Conference held on 10/25/2011. The conference was held and concluded without a settlement. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch.(LBT) (Entered: 10/28/2011)

Oct. 28, 2011

Oct. 28, 2011

PACER
41

NOTICE of Service of Initial Disclosures, filed by Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN. (Newton, Stacy) (Entered: 11/23/2011)

Nov. 23, 2011

Nov. 23, 2011

PACER
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CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN TENDERED, filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP Second Amended. (Lehner, Meghan) (Entered: 12/12/2011)

Dec. 12, 2011

Dec. 12, 2011

PACER
43

ORDER: CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN APPROVED AS AMENDED. Discovery due by 5/21/2012. Dispositive Motions due by 6/20/2012. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 12/21/2011.(LBT) (Entered: 12/22/2011)

Dec. 21, 2011

Dec. 21, 2011

PACER
44

Exhibit List (Preliminary), filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP, Witness List (Preliminary), filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 02/22/2012)

Feb. 22, 2012

Feb. 22, 2012

PACER
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Witness List (Preliminary), filed by Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN, Exhibit List (Preliminary), filed by Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN. (Newton, Stacy) (Entered: 03/23/2012)

March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

PACER
46

NOTICE Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to Magistrate Judge, filed by Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN, Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP (Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 06/26/2012)

June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012

PACER
47

Unopposed MOTION to Remove Crystal Morton as Class Representative, filed by Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 06/26/2012)

June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012

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48

Submission of Signature Requirement re 47 Unopposed MOTION to Remove Crystal Morton as Class Representative by CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 06/27/2012)

June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012

PACER
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ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch. COUNSEL, PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FUTURE FILINGS SHALL BE FILED UNDER ALTERED CASE NO. 4:10-cv-53-DML-RLY. Signed by Judge Richard L. Young on 6/27/2012.(JLM) (Entered: 06/27/2012)

June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012

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50

AMENDED ORDER OF REFERENCE. Signed by Judge Richard L. Young on 6/27/2012.(JLM) (Entered: 06/27/2012)

June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012

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51

ORDER granting 47 Motion to Remove Crystal Morton as Class Representative. Crystal Morton shall be reassigned to a class member and Elizabeth Trapp shall be named the sole class representative. See Order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 7/3/2012. (LBT) (Entered: 07/05/2012)

July 3, 2012

July 3, 2012

PACER
52

SCHEDULING ORDER: Telphonic Status Conference set for 7/26/2012 at 10:00 AM (Eastern) before Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 7/5/2012.(LBT) (Entered: 07/05/2012)

July 5, 2012

July 5, 2012

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Joint MOTION for an Order (1) Preliminarily Approving Stipulation of Settlement Including Class Counsels' Fees; (2) Approving the Form and Manner of Notices to the Class Members of the Proposed Settlement; (3) Scheduling a Fairness Hearing for the Final Consideration and Approval of the Stipulation of Settlement; and (4) for an Order Finally Approving the Stipulation of the Settlement Following the Fairness Hearing, filed by Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN, Plaintiffs CRYSTAL LYNN MORTON, ELIZABETH TRAPP. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A: Stipulation and Agreement of Compromise and Settlement, # 2 Exhibit B: Notice of Pendency of Proposed Class Action Settlement, Right to Object to the Proposed Settlement, and Fairness Hearing, # 3 Exhibit C: Proposed Order)(Wilson, Bradley) (Entered: 07/10/2012)

July 10, 2012

July 10, 2012

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ORDER (1) Preliminarily Approving Stipulation of Settlement Including Class Counsel's Fees; (2) Approving the Form and Manner of Notices to the Class Members of the Proposed Settlement; and (3) Scheduling a Fairness Hearing for the Final Consideration and Approval of the Stipulation of Settlement - The Joint Motion 53 is granted. The Stipulation of Settlement, including Class Counsel's fees, is hereby preliminarily approved. The form of Notice and the serivce of the Notice by Class counsel is approved. The Notice shall be mailed by Class Counsel to the individual class members within 10 days following the entry of this order. Any objections by Class Members to the settlement shall be filed with the Court and served on Defendants' counsel and Class Counsel no later than 30 days after mailing of the notice. Any responses by Class Counsel and/or Defendants' counsel to objections filed and served by Class Members to the settlement shall be filed with the Court by no less than 10 days before the fairness hearing. The Court shall conduct a hearing for final consideration and approval of the proposed Stipulation of Settlement on 10/1/2012, at 11:00 a.m., in Room 200, of the United States Courthouse, located at 121 West Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana, before Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 7/16/2012. (JLM) (Entered: 07/16/2012)

July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012

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MINUTE ORDER for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch. Telephonic Status Conference held on 7/26/2012. Plaintiff appeared by counsel. Defendant failed to appear. Within 7 days of this entry, counsel for the defendants is to show cause, in writing, why she should not be sanctioned for failure to appear. The conference was held and concluded without further order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch.(LBT) (Entered: 07/30/2012)

July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012

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RESPONSE TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE, re 55 Status ConferenceSet Deadlines, filed by Defendants STAN DARLAGE, JACKSON COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, MARC LAHRMAN. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Tamara H. Johnson)(Newton, Stacy) (Entered: 07/30/2012)

July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012

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ENTRY Discharging Order to Show Cause - The court, having reviewed the return to the order to show cause, hereby determines that 55 the show cause issued to defendants' counsel on 7/30/2012 is DISCHARGED. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 7/31/2012.(LBT) (Entered: 07/31/2012)

July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012

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CLOSED - ORDER of Final Approval of the Stipulation of Settlement, Including Class Counsel's Fees and Costs. See Order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 10/16/2012.(LBT) (Entered: 10/16/2012)

Oct. 16, 2012

Oct. 16, 2012

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Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 1, 2010

Closing Date: Oct. 16, 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The class of "all female inmates strip searched at the Jackson County Jail on July 16, 2008."

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Jackson County (Jackson), County

Jail Commander (Jackson), Private Entity/Person

Sheriff (Jackson), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Unreasonable search and seizure

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: $12,000

Issues

General:

Assault/abuse by staff

Conditions of confinement

Strip search policy

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run