Case: Ruderman v. McHenry County

3:22-cv-50115 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: April 15, 2022

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Case Summary

On April 15, 2022, six individuals who were at the time or formerly civilly-detained immigrants ("the plaintiffs") brought this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against McHenry County and the county's sheriff on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated. The plaintiffs alleged violations of the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act (“TVPA”) and state law because they were subjected to forced labor while housed at a detention center in Illinois. Specifically, the plaintiffs claimed that they were forced to perform various janitorial and maintenance services without compensation and against their will in violation of the TVPA and Illinois state law. As such, the plaintiffs sought certification of the proposed class and damages in an amount exceeding $5,000,000 in addition to attorney's fees. As of June 4, 2022, this case is ongoing.

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Richa Bijlani (6/4/2022)

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3:22-cv-50115

Class Action Complaint for Forced Labor

April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022

Complaint

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COMPLAINT FORCED LABOR CLASS ACTION filed by Aleksey Ruderman; Jury Demand. Filing fee $ 402, receipt number 0752-19348553. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Kumar, Jay) (Entered: 04/15/2022)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman by Raphael Janove (Janove, Raphael) (Entered: 04/15/2022)

April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022

PACER

CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Iain D. Johnston and Honorable Margaret J. Schneider. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider. Case assignment: Random assignment. (jp, )

April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022

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CLERK'S NOTICE: Pursuant to Local Rule 73.1(b), a United States Magistrate Judge of this court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action. If all parties consent to have the currently assigned United States Magistrate Judge conduct all proceedings in this case, including trial, the entry of final judgment, and all post-trial proceedings, all parties must sign their names on the attached Consent To form. This consent form is eligible for filing only if executed by all parties. The parties can also express their consent to jurisdiction by a magistrate judge in any joint filing, including the Joint Initial Status Report or proposed Case Management Order. (jp, )

April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman by Jacob S. Briskman (Briskman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/22/2022)

April 22, 2022

April 22, 2022

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SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant McHenry County (ey, )

April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022

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SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant Bill Prim (dxb, )

April 28, 2022

April 28, 2022

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman by Adam Pollock (Pollock, Adam) (Entered: 05/04/2022)

May 4, 2022

May 4, 2022

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Chris Pocknell, Jahat Evelyn, Jason Clarke, Basaru Asolo, Aleksey Ruderman, James Forero as to McHenry County on 5/12/2022, answer due 6/2/2022. (Kumar, Jay) (Entered: 05/17/2022)

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Chris Pocknell, Jahat Evelyn, Jason Clarke, Basaru Asolo, Aleksey Ruderman, James Forero as to Bill Prim on 5/12/2022, answer due 6/2/2022. (Kumar, Jay) (Entered: 05/17/2022)

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Initial telephonic status hearing set for 06/22/22 at 9:15 a.m. The Court will be utilizing the Cisco Webex platform. Public access is available via the following call-in number: 1-(650)-479-3207 and enter ACCESS CODE: 180-822-8235#. Plaintiff and lead defense counsel with full knowledge of the case must appear at the initial status hearing. The parties shall jointly complete the PDF fillable initial status report form found on Judge Schneider's webpage and file by 06/15/22. Counsel of record will receive an email the day prior to the start of the telephonic hearing with instructions to join the call. Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 05/18/2022)

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

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MOTION by Defendants McHenry County, Bill Prim for extension of time to file answer regarding complaint 1 (Blake Dickson, Jana) (Entered: 05/26/2022)

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants McHenry County, Bill Prim by Jana E. Blake Dickson (Blake Dickson, Jana) (Entered: 05/26/2022)

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants McHenry County, Bill Prim by Eric T. Seeleman (Seeleman, Eric) (Entered: 05/26/2022)

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Defendants' unopposed motion for extension of time 8, is granted. Defendants have until 07/18/22 to answer or otherwise plead to Plaintiff's complaint. Initial status report due 06/15/22 and initial status conference set for 06/22/22 are stricken. Initial telephonic status hearing now set for 08/02/22 at 9:15 a.m. The Court will be utilizing the Cisco Webex platform. Public access is available via the following call-in number: 1-(650)-479-3207 and enter ACCESS CODE: 180-822-8235#. Plaintiff and lead defense counsel with full knowledge of the case must appear at the initial status hearing. The parties shall jointly complete the PDF fillable initial status report form found on Judge Schneider's webpage and now file by 07/26/22. Counsel of record will receive an email the day prior to the start of the telephonic hearing with instructions to join the call. Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 05/27/2022)

May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022

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Western Division ADR Notification (jp, ) (Entered: 05/27/2022)

May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022

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MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM by Defendants McHenry County, Bill Prim (Blake Dickson, Jana) (Entered: 07/18/2022)

July 18, 2022

July 18, 2022

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MEMORANDUM by McHenry County, Bill Prim in support of Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 13 (Blake Dickson, Jana) (Entered: 07/18/2022)

July 18, 2022

July 18, 2022

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: As to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss 13, Plaintiffs have until 08/18/22 to respond. Defendants have until 09/01/22 to reply. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 07/19/2022)

July 19, 2022

July 19, 2022

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STATUS Report Joint Initial Status Report by Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman (Kumar, Jay) (Entered: 07/26/2022)

July 26, 2022

July 26, 2022

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman by Margaret Emily Truesdale (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 07/29/2022)

July 29, 2022

July 29, 2022

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman by Charles David Wysong (Wysong, Charles) (Entered: 07/29/2022)

July 29, 2022

July 29, 2022

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman by Elizabeth N. Mazur (Mazur, Elizabeth) (Entered: 07/29/2022)

July 29, 2022

July 29, 2022

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Initial telephonic status hearing held on 08/02/22 to discuss the status of the case. Plaintiff's counsel reported Plaintiff intends to file an amended complaint by 08/09/22. A telephonic status conference is set for 09/01/22 at 10:30 a.m. The Court will be utilizing the Cisco Webex platform. Public access is available via the following call-in number: 1-(650)-479-3207 and enter ACCESS CODE: 180-822-8235#. Plaintiff and lead defense counsel with full knowledge of the case must appear at the initial status hearing. Counsel of record will receive an email the day prior to the start of the telephonic hearing with instructions to join the call. Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 08/02/2022)

Aug. 2, 2022

Aug. 2, 2022

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FIRST AMENDED complaint by Chris Pocknell, Jahat Evelyn, Jason Clarke, Basaru Asolo, Aleksey Ruderman, James Forero against All Defendants First Amended Class Action Complaint for Forced Labor (Attachments: # 1 Appendix A)(Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 08/09/2022)

1 Appendix A

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Aug. 9, 2022

Aug. 9, 2022

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ALIAS SUMMONS Issued as to Defendants Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie (smb, )

Aug. 17, 2022

Aug. 17, 2022

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Chris Pocknell, Jahat Evelyn, Jason Clarke, Basaru Asolo, Aleksey Ruderman, James Forero as to Keith Nygren on 8/17/2022, answer due 9/7/2022. (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 08/18/2022)

Aug. 18, 2022

Aug. 18, 2022

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Chris Pocknell, Jahat Evelyn, Jason Clarke, Basaru Asolo, Aleksey Ruderman, James Forero as to David Devane on 8/18/2022, answer due 9/8/2022. (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 08/19/2022)

Aug. 19, 2022

Aug. 19, 2022

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Chris Pocknell, Jahat Evelyn, Jason Clarke, Basaru Asolo, Aleksey Ruderman, James Forero as to Michael Clesceri on 8/24/2022, answer due 9/14/2022; McHenry County Sheriff's Office on 8/24/2022, answer due 9/14/2022; Daniel Sedlock on 8/24/2022, answer due 9/14/2022; Daniel Sitkie on 8/24/2022, answer due 9/14/2022. (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 08/31/2022)

Aug. 31, 2022

Aug. 31, 2022

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: The Court strikes the telephonic status conference set for 09/01/22 at 10:30 a.m. and resets it to 09/27/22 at 9:30 a.m. The Court will be utilizing the Cisco Webex platform. Public access is available via the following call-in number: 1-(650)-479-3207 and enter ACCESS CODE: 180-822-8235#. All counsel are directed to appear. Counsel of record will receive an email the day prior to the start of the telephonic hearing with instructions to join the call. Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 08/31/2022)

Aug. 31, 2022

Aug. 31, 2022

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: In light of the filing of Plaintiff's first amended complaint 21, the Court strikes Defendants' motion to dismiss 13 . Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 08/31/2022)

Aug. 31, 2022

Aug. 31, 2022

PACER
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MOTION by Attorney Jana Blake Dickson to withdraw as attorney for Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie. No party information provided (Blake Dickson, Jana) (Entered: 09/07/2022)

Sept. 7, 2022

Sept. 7, 2022

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie by Andrew Garrison Hamilton (Hamilton, Andrew) (Entered: 09/08/2022)

Sept. 8, 2022

Sept. 8, 2022

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Defendants' Motion for Leave to Withdraw and Substitute Attorneys 27 is granted. The Clerk is directed to terminate Attorney Jana E. Blake Dickson's appearance from the docket. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 09/08/2022)

Sept. 8, 2022

Sept. 8, 2022

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: All Defendants' answers or other responses are overdue. The Court on its own motion extends the time for Defendants to answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's first amended complaint to 10/06/22. The Court strikes the 09/27/22 telephonic status conference. The Court will set further dates after Defendants answer or respond. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 09/15/2022)

Sept. 15, 2022

Sept. 15, 2022

PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman to set a briefing schedule Plaintiffs' Agreed Motion to Set Briefing Schedule on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 09/23/2022)

Sept. 23, 2022

Sept. 23, 2022

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Plaintiffs' Agreed Motion to Set Briefing Schedule on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss 31, is granted. Defendants are to file their motion to dismiss by 10/06/22. Plaintiffs shall file their response by 10/27/22. Defendants shall file their reply by 11/10/22. Additionally, the Court directs the parties to file a proposed case management order by 11/21/22. The Court will set further dates following the case management order. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 09/26/2022)

Sept. 26, 2022

Sept. 26, 2022

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie by Eric T. Seeleman (Seeleman, Eric) (Entered: 10/05/2022)

Oct. 5, 2022

Oct. 5, 2022

PACER
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MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM by Defendants McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie (Seeleman, Eric) (Entered: 10/06/2022)

Oct. 6, 2022

Oct. 6, 2022

PACER
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MEMORANDUM by Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie in support of Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 34 (Seeleman, Eric) (Entered: 10/06/2022)

Oct. 6, 2022

Oct. 6, 2022

PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman to set a briefing schedule Plaintiffs' Agreed Motion to Extend Deadline for Plaintiffs' Response to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 10/25/2022)

Oct. 25, 2022

Oct. 25, 2022

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Plaintiffs' agreed motion to extend deadline for Plaintiffs' response to Defendants' motion to dismiss 36 is granted. Plaintiffs now have until 11/10/22 to file their response. Defendants have until 12/02/22 to reply. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 10/26/2022)

Oct. 26, 2022

Oct. 26, 2022

PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman for leave to file excess pages Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Exceed the Fifteen-Page Limit on Their Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the Complaint (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 11/08/2022)

Nov. 8, 2022

Nov. 8, 2022

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Plaintiffs' Notice of Defendants' Non-Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Exceed the Page Limit by Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 11/09/2022)

Nov. 9, 2022

Nov. 9, 2022

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Plaintiffs unopposed motion for leave to exceed the fifteen-page limit on their memorandum of law in opposition to Defendants' motion to dismiss the complaint 38 is granted. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 11/09/2022)

Nov. 9, 2022

Nov. 9, 2022

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie by Thomas Patrick Cahill (Cahill, Thomas) (Entered: 11/10/2022)

Nov. 10, 2022

Nov. 10, 2022

PACER
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MOTION by Attorney Eric Seeleman to withdraw as attorney for Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie. No party information provided, MOTION by Defendants Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie to substitute attorney (Seeleman, Eric) (Entered: 11/10/2022)

Nov. 10, 2022

Nov. 10, 2022

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Motion for Leave to Withdraw and Substitute Attorneys 42, is granted. The Clerk is directed to terminate the appearance of Attorney Eric Seeleman from the docket. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 11/10/2022)

Nov. 10, 2022

Nov. 10, 2022

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MEMORANDUM by Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 34 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Unpublished Cases)(Janove, Raphael) (Entered: 11/10/2022)

Nov. 10, 2022

Nov. 10, 2022

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Extension of Time

Nov. 15, 2022

Nov. 15, 2022

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time

Nov. 16, 2022

Nov. 16, 2022

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Miscellaneous Relief

Dec. 14, 2022

Dec. 14, 2022

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Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief

Dec. 15, 2022

Dec. 15, 2022

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Local Rule 3.2 Annual Reminder Order

Dec. 30, 2022

Dec. 30, 2022

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MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order; Defendants' Motion to Dismiss 34 is granted in part and denied in part. Plaintiffs Ruderman, Clarke, Evelyn, Forero, and Pocknell's' ITVPA and unjust enrichment claims against Defendants are dismissed without prejudice. Plaintiff Asolo's ITVPA and unjust enrichment claim can proceed. All TVPA claims can also proceed. See the attachment for details. Signed by the Honorable Iain D. Johnston on 1/9/2023: (yxp, ) (Entered: 01/09/2023)

Jan. 9, 2023

Jan. 9, 2023

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: The stay of discovery entered on 12/15/22 50, is lifted and the case will proceed. The parties are directed to file a proposed case management order using the form located on the Court's website at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov by 01/24/23. The Court will set further dates following receipt of the proposed case management order.Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 01/10/2023)

Jan. 10, 2023

Jan. 10, 2023

PACER
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STATUS Report Proposed Case Management Order by Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman (Janove, Raphael) (Entered: 01/24/2023)

Jan. 24, 2023

Jan. 24, 2023

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: The parties' Proposed Case Management Order 54 is adopted as modified as follows: Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures due 02/27/23; 25 interrogatories and 30 requests for admission by each party to any other party; 10 fact depositions by Plaintiff and 10 fact depositions by Defendant, each deposition shall be limited to a maximum of 7 hours; file amended pleadings, add counts or parties, and file third-party complaints by 12/15/23; Rule 26(a)(2)(C) disclosures due by 12/15/23; Rule 26(e) supplements due by 12/15/23; fact discovery ends 04/29/24. Any retained expert discovery and dispositive motions are reserved at this time. The parties are directed to file a joint status report by 03/27/23, updating the Court on the status of discovery and any settlement discussions.Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 01/25/2023)

Jan. 25, 2023

Jan. 25, 2023

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McHenry County Defendants' ANSWER to amended complaint by Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie(Owens, Troy) (Entered: 02/06/2023)

Feb. 6, 2023

Feb. 6, 2023

PACER
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MOTION by Defendants Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie for protective order (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Hamilton, Andrew) (Entered: 03/20/2023)

March 20, 2023

March 20, 2023

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Defendants' Agreed Motion to Enter an Agreed Confidentiality Order 57, is granted. Order to enter in separate docket entry. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 03/21/2023)

March 21, 2023

March 21, 2023

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AGREED CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER: Signed by the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider on 3/21/2023. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 03/21/2023)

March 21, 2023

March 21, 2023

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STATUS Report Joint Status Report by Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 03/27/2023)

March 27, 2023

March 27, 2023

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: The Court has reviewed the parties' Joint Status Report 60 . Joint status report due 06/28/23, updating the Court on the status of discovery. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 03/28/2023)

March 28, 2023

March 28, 2023

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman to compel Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Discovery (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibition List, # 2 Exhibit Exhibits 1 - 10, # 3 Notice of Filing Notion of Motion and Certificate of Service)(Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 05/05/2023)

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Defendants have until 06/06/23 to respond to Plaintiff's motion to compel 62 . Plaintiffs have until 06/21/23 to reply.Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 05/05/2023)

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

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RESPONSE by Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie to MOTION by Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman to compel Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Discovery 62 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Owens, Troy) (Entered: 06/06/2023)

June 6, 2023

June 6, 2023

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REPLY by Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman to motion to compel, 62 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5)(Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 06/21/2023)

June 21, 2023

June 21, 2023

PACER
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CERTIFICATE of Service by Defendants Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie Answers to Requests for Admission (Hamilton, Andrew) (Entered: 06/23/2023)

June 23, 2023

June 23, 2023

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STATUS Report Joint Status Report by Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman Presented before Magistrate Judge (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 06/28/2023)

June 28, 2023

June 28, 2023

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Discovery 62, is denied without prejudice. Defendants have included information in their response brief 64, as well as through an affidavit from Sheriff Tadelman [64-1], that was not part of the meet and confer conferences held by the parties in their attempt to resolve this dispute. These details go directly to Defendants' argument that Plaintiff's requests for production of documents are overly broad and unduly burdensome. Therefore, the Court does not find the dispute ripe for the Court's review and directs the parties to continue to meet and confer in good faith. From the Court's reading of the briefs, the Court does forecast for the parties its inclination that while Plaintiff's waiver argument is not altogether persuasive, the Court would be inclined to agree with Plaintiff that the documents being sought are relevant to the litigation. The Court is confident the parties will be able to come up with creative solutions for producing relevant materials. The Court will, of course, take up any future motion to compel, if needed, but encourages the parties to work together to resolve disputes in an effort to move this litigation forward and make the best use of both the parties' and the Court's time. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 06/29/2023)

June 29, 2023

June 29, 2023

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: The Court has reviewed the parties' Joint Status Report 67 . Joint status report due 09/28/23, updating the Court on the status of discovery. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 06/29/2023)

June 29, 2023

June 29, 2023

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MOTION by Attorney Adam Pollock, Charles Wysong, Elizabeth Mazur, Jacob Briskman, Margaret Truesdale, and Raphael Janove to withdraw as attorney for Jahat Evelyn. New address information: Jahat Evelyn, Calle Mondrian, Casa F04, Villa Dorada, Panama, Arraijn Presented before Magistrate Judge (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 07/26/2023)

July 26, 2023

July 26, 2023

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Attorneys Pollock, Wysong, Mazur, Briskman, Truesdale, and Janove's motion to withdraw as counsel for Plaintiff Evelyn 70 is granted. The Court is directed to terminate Attorneys Pollock, Wysong, Mazur, Briskman, Truesdale, and Janove's appearances for Plaintiff Evelyn from the docket. The Clerk is directed to mail a copy of this order to Plaintiff Evelyn at the address provided in the LR 83.17 notification. If Plaintiff Evelyn does not retain new counsel, he will be expected to proceed pro se. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 07/27/2023)

July 27, 2023

July 27, 2023

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MAILED Copy of Order dated 07/27/23 to Plaintiff Evelyn. (jxk)

July 27, 2023

July 27, 2023

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CERTIFICATE of Service Certificate of Service of Motion to Withdraw on Plaintiff Jahat Evelyn by Margaret Emily Truesdale on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 07/27/2023)

July 27, 2023

July 27, 2023

PACER
73

MOTION by Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman to compel Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Discovery Presented before Magistrate Judge (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5)(Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 08/29/2023)

Aug. 29, 2023

Aug. 29, 2023

PACER
74

NOTICE of Motion by Margaret Emily Truesdale for presentment of (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 08/29/2023)

Aug. 29, 2023

Aug. 29, 2023

PACER
75

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: As to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Discovery 73, Defendants have until 09/20/23 to respond. Plaintiff has until 10/04/23 to reply. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 08/30/2023)

Aug. 30, 2023

Aug. 30, 2023

PACER

MAILED Copy of Order dated 08/30/23 to Plaintiff Evelyn. (jxk)

Aug. 30, 2023

Aug. 30, 2023

PACER
76

RESPONSE by Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie to MOTION by Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman to compel Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Discovery Presented before Magistrate Judge 73 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-3)(Owens, Troy) (Entered: 09/20/2023)

Sept. 20, 2023

Sept. 20, 2023

PACER
77

STATUS Report Joint Status Report by Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman Presented before Magistrate Judge (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 09/28/2023)

Sept. 28, 2023

Sept. 28, 2023

PACER
78

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: The Court has reviewed the parties' Joint Status Report 77 . Joint status report due 11/29/23 updating the Court on the status of discovery and any settlement discussions. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 09/29/2023)

Sept. 29, 2023

Sept. 29, 2023

PACER

MAILED Copy of Order dated 09/29/23 to Plaintiff Evelyn. (jxk)

Sept. 29, 2023

Sept. 29, 2023

PACER
79

REPLY by Plaintiffs Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman to motion to compel, 73 Plaintiff's Reply in Support of His Motion to Compel Discovery (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit List, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3)(Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 10/04/2023)

Oct. 4, 2023

Oct. 4, 2023

PACER
80

STATUS Report Joint Status Report by Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman Presented before Magistrate Judge (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 11/29/2023)

Nov. 29, 2023

Nov. 29, 2023

PACER
81

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: The Court has received the parties' Joint Status Report 80 . Joint status report due 01/29/24 updating the Court on the status of discovery and any settlement discussions. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 11/30/2023)

Nov. 30, 2023

Nov. 30, 2023

PACER

MAILED Copy of Order dated 11/30/23 to Plaintiff Evelyn. (jxk)

Nov. 30, 2023

Nov. 30, 2023

PACER
82

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie by Kyle Bruett (Bruett, Kyle) (Entered: 12/07/2023)

Dec. 7, 2023

Dec. 7, 2023

PACER
83

MOTION by Defendants Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie for extension of time Presented before Magistrate Judge (Hamilton, Andrew) (Entered: 12/14/2023)

Dec. 14, 2023

Dec. 14, 2023

PACER
84

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Agreed Motion to Extend Time to File Third Party Complaints 83 is granted. Deadline to file third party complaints is extended to 01/29/24. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 12/15/2023)

Dec. 15, 2023

Dec. 15, 2023

PACER
85

ANNUAL REMINDER: Pursuant to Local Rule 3.2 (Notification of Affiliates), any nongovernmental party, other than an individual or sole proprietorship, must file a statement identifying all its affiliates known to the party after diligent review or, if the party has identified no affiliates, then a statement reflecting that fact must be filed. An affiliate is defined as follows: any entity or individual owning, directly or indirectly (through ownership of one or more other entities), 5% or more of a party. The statement is to be electronically filed as a PDF in conjunction with entering the affiliates in CM/ECF as prompted. As a reminder to counsel, parties must supplement their statements of affiliates within thirty (30) days of any change in the information previously reported. This minute order is being issued to all counsel of record to remind counsel of their obligation to provide updated information as to additional affiliates if such updating is necessary. If counsel has any questions regarding this process, this LINK will provide additional information. Signed by the Executive Committee on 12/28/2023: Mailed notice. (tg, ) (Entered: 12/29/2023)

Dec. 28, 2023

Dec. 28, 2023

PACER
86

ORDER: Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Discovery 73, is granted. Defendant McHenry County Sheriff's Office has until January 24, 2024, to supplement its responses to Plaintiff's requests for admission consistent with this Court's order. See Order for details. The parties are directed to report on Defendant McHenry County Sheriff's Office's compliance with this Order in the parties' previously ordered January 29, 2024, status report. Signed by the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider on 1/3/2024. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 01/03/2024)

Jan. 3, 2024

Jan. 3, 2024

RECAP
87

STATUS Report Joint Status Report by Basaru Asolo, Jason Clarke, Jahat Evelyn, James Forero, Chris Pocknell, Aleksey Ruderman Presented before Magistrate Judge (Truesdale, Margaret) (Entered: 01/29/2024)

Jan. 29, 2024

Jan. 29, 2024

PACER
88

MOTION by Defendants Michael Clesceri, David Devane, McHenry County, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Keith Nygren, Bill Prim, Daniel Sedlock, Daniel Sitkie for extension of time to file Third Party Complaints Presented before Magistrate Judge (Hamilton, Andrew) (Entered: 01/29/2024)

Jan. 29, 2024

Jan. 29, 2024

PACER
89

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: The Court has reviewed the parties' Joint Status Report 87 . Joint status report due 03/29/24 updating the Court on the status of discovery. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 01/30/2024)

Jan. 30, 2024

Jan. 30, 2024

PACER
90

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Margaret J. Schneider: Defendants' Unopposed Motion to Extend Time to File Third Party Complaints 88, is granted. Deadline to file amended pleadings, add counts or parties, and file third-party complaints is extended to 03/14/24. Mailed notice. (jxk) (Entered: 01/30/2024)

Jan. 30, 2024

Jan. 30, 2024

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 15, 2022

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are current and former civilly-detained immigrants who were subjected to forced labor while housed at the McHenry Detention Center in Woodstock, Illinois.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

McHenry County (McHenry), County

Sheriff (McHenry), County

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Jurisdiction-wide

Facility Type(s):

Government-run

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), 18 U.S.C. § 1589

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General/Misc.:

Forced labor

Immigration/Border:

Detention - conditions