Case: Johnson v. Florida Department of Corrections

4:10-cv-00570 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Filed Date: Dec. 23, 2010

Closed Date: May 30, 2013

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Case Summary

On December 23, 2010, a deaf man in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC)  filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He sued FDOC alleging violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment for failure to provide effective communication accommodations. Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that TDOC denied him access t…

On December 23, 2010, a deaf man in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC)  filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He sued FDOC alleging violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment for failure to provide effective communication accommodations. Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that TDOC denied him access to listen to the television and radio solely as a result of his status as deaf and/or hard of hearing. Plaintiff sued for declaratory and injunctive relief, and nominal damages.

The case was initially assigned to Chief Judge Stephan R. Mickle. Pre-trial matters were assigned to Magistrate Judge William C Sherrill, Jr. The case was reassigned to Judge Robert J Hinkle on June 3, 2011. Pre-trial matters were re-assigned to Magistrate Judge Charles A Stampelos on April 2, 2012.

On January 11, 2011, plaintiffs in the related case Garcia v. Tucker moved to consolidate the two cases. Magistrate Judge Sherrill recommended that the motion be denied in a February 23, 2011 report and recommendation, a recommendation that was accepted by Judge Mickle on March 28, 2011.

The plaintiff filed a first amended complaint on March 24, 2011. FDOC filed their answer on August 2, 2011. The parties entered the discovery phase on August 7, 2011.

The parties litigated discovery disputes and prepared for a trial date in April 2013. As the parties approached trial, they repeatedly filed for stays to continue settlement discussions.

On May 30, 2013, the parties notified the court that they had reached a settlement. The Clearinghouse does not currently have access to the settlement terms. The case was voluntarily dismissed with prejudice on May 31, 2013.

Summary Authors

Hannah Shilling (6/20/2022)

People

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Judge(s)

Hinkle, Robert Lewis (Florida)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Berg, Randall (Florida)

Caserta, Sharon (Florida)

Glickman, Joshua (Florida)

Heller, Shawn (Florida)

Attorney for Defendant

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
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4:10-cv-00570

Complaint

Dec. 23, 2010

Dec. 23, 2010

Complaint
17

4:10-cv-00570

First Amended Complaint

March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/13031717/johnson-v-florida-department-of-corrections/

Last updated Jan. 7, 2024, 3:18 a.m.

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COMPLAINT AND JURY DEMAND against FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, WALTER MCNEIL, MARTIE TAYLOR ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 1129-1765682.), filed by CHARLES JOHNSON. (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 12/23/2010)

Dec. 23, 2010

Dec. 23, 2010

Clearinghouse
2

CIVIL COVER SHEET. (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 12/23/2010)

Dec. 23, 2010

Dec. 23, 2010

PACER
3

NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF OTHER OR PRIOR SIMILAR ACTIONS by CHARLES JOHNSON (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 12/23/2010)

Dec. 23, 2010

Dec. 23, 2010

PACER
4

NOTICE of Appearance by SHAWN ALEX HELLER on behalf of CHARLES JOHNSON (HELLER, SHAWN) (Entered: 12/23/2010)

Dec. 23, 2010

Dec. 23, 2010

PACER
5

NOTICE of Appearance by JOSHUA AARON GLICKMAN on behalf of CHARLES JOHNSON (GLICKMAN, JOSHUA) (Entered: 12/23/2010)

Dec. 23, 2010

Dec. 23, 2010

PACER
6

NOTICE of Appearance by SHARON CASERTA on behalf of CHARLES JOHNSON (CASERTA, SHARON) (Entered: 01/04/2011)

Jan. 4, 2011

Jan. 4, 2011

PACER
7

NOTICE OF FILING SUMMONS TO FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS by CHARLES JOHNSON (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 01/05/2011)

Jan. 5, 2011

Jan. 5, 2011

PACER
8

NOTICE OF FILING SUMMONS TO WALTER MCNEIL, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS by CHARLES JOHNSON (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 01/05/2011)

Jan. 5, 2011

Jan. 5, 2011

PACER
9

NOTICE OF FILING SUMMONS TO MARTIE TAYLOR, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT COORDINATOR FOR THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS by CHARLES JOHNSON (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 01/05/2011)

Jan. 5, 2011

Jan. 5, 2011

PACER
10

Summons Issued as to FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, WALTER MCNEIL, MARTIE TAYLOR. (Attachments: # 1 Summons issued to WALTER MCNEIL, # 2 Summons issued to MARTIE TAYLOR) (kdm) (Entered: 01/05/2011)

Jan. 5, 2011

Jan. 5, 2011

PACER
11

MOTION to Consolidate Cases 4:07-CV-474-SPM/WCS, 4:10-CV-569-SPM/WCS and 4:10-CV-570-SPM/WCS by CHARLES JOHNSON. (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 01/11/2011)

Jan. 11, 2011

Jan. 11, 2011

PACER

Set Deadline, per request from Chambers. (Internal deadline for referral to judge if Response to 11 not filed earlier: 1/31/2011). (krb)

Jan. 11, 2011

Jan. 11, 2011

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY DISTRICT JUDGE: Chambers of CHIEF JUDGE STEPHAN P MICKLE notified that action is needed Re: 11 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 4:07-CV-474-SPM/WCS, 4:10-CV-569-SPM/WCS and 4:10-CV-570-SPM/WCS (kdm)

Jan. 12, 2011

Jan. 12, 2011

PACER

ACTION NO LONGER REQUIRED BY DISTRICT JUDGE: Chambers of CHIEF JUDGE STEPHAN P MICKLE notified that action is no longer needed Re: 11 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 4:07-CV-474-SPM/WCS, 4:10-CV-569-SPM/WCS and 4:10-CV-570-SPM/WCS. (kdm)

Jan. 13, 2011

Jan. 13, 2011

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed Re: 11 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 4:07-CV-474-SPM/WCS, 4:10-CV-569-SPM/WCS and 4:10-CV-570-SPM/WCS. Referred to WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR. (kdm)

Jan. 13, 2011

Jan. 13, 2011

PACER
12

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by CHARLES JOHNSON. All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Waiver of Service of Summons by Defendant Taylor, # 2 Exhibit Waiver of Service of Summons by Defendant McNeil, # 3 Exhibit Waiver of Service of Summons by Defendant FDOC) (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 02/18/2011)

Feb. 18, 2011

Feb. 18, 2011

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed, Re: 12 Waiver of Service Executed. (krb)

Feb. 22, 2011

Feb. 22, 2011

PACER
13

MOTION to Extend Time, Unopposed by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, WALTER MCNEIL, MARTIE TAYLOR. (SANFORD, JONATHAN) (Entered: 03/11/2011)

March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed, Re: 13 Defendant's MOTION to Extend Time, Unopposed. Referred to WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR. (krb)

March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011

PACER
14

ORDER granting 13 Unopposed Motion to Extend Time. The time to respond to the complaint is extended to March 21, 2011. s/ William C. Sherrill, Jr.United States Magistrate Judge (wcs, Tallahassee) (WCS) (Entered: 03/14/2011)

March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011

PACER

Reset Answer Deadlines, per 14 ORDER. (Defendant's Answer - due by 3/21/2011.) (krb)

March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011

PACER
15

MOTION to Extend Time, Unopposed by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, WALTER MCNEIL, MARTIE TAYLOR. (SANFORD, JONATHAN) (Entered: 03/21/2011)

March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed, Re: 15 Defendant's MOTION to Extend Time, Unopposed. Referred to WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR. (krb)

March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011

PACER
16

ORDER granting 15 Motion to Extend Time. The time to respond to the complaint is extended to March 25, 2011. s/ William C. Sherrill, Jr.United States Magistrate Judge (wcs, Tallahassee) (Entered: 03/23/2011)

March 23, 2011

March 23, 2011

PACER

Set Deadlines, per 16 ORDER. (Defendant's Answers - due by 3/25/2011. (krb)

March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011

PACER
17

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, filed by CHARLES JOHNSON. (HELLER, SHAWN) (Entered: 03/24/2011)

March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011

Clearinghouse

ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed, Re: 17 Plaintiff's FIRST Amended Complaint. (krb)

March 25, 2011

March 25, 2011

PACER
18

ORDER, re 17 Amended Complaint. (Internal deadline for referral to judge if Defendant's Response to the amended complaint - not filed earlier: 4/15/2011). Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR on 03/31/2011. (krb) (Entered: 04/01/2011)

March 31, 2011

March 31, 2011

PACER
19

ATTORNEY TIME RECORDS by CHARLES JOHNSON. (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 04/13/2011)

April 13, 2011

April 13, 2011

PACER
20

ATTORNEY TIME RECORDS - SEALED PORTION by CHARLES JOHNSON. (Attachments: # 1 Dante P. Trevisani, Esq.) (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 04/13/2011)

April 13, 2011

April 13, 2011

PACER
21

ATTORNEY TIME RECORDS by CHARLES JOHNSON. (CASERTA, SHARON) (Entered: 04/15/2011)

April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

PACER
22

ATTORNEY TIME RECORDS - SEALED PORTION by CHARLES JOHNSON. (CASERTA, SHARON) (Entered: 04/15/2011)

April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

PACER
23

ANSWER to 17 Amended Complaint by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. (SANFORD, JONATHAN) (Entered: 04/15/2011)

April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed Re: 23 Answer to 17 Amended Complaint, re 18 Order. (kdm)

April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011

PACER
24

ORDER. (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response to 11 Motion to Consolidate not filed earlier: 5/31/2011)., Miscellaneous Deadline for a statement clarifying his identity - by 5/13/2011., Motions to Dismiss due by 5/31/2011.). Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR on 5/3/11. (pll) (Entered: 05/04/2011)

May 3, 2011

May 3, 2011

PACER
25

ATTORNEY TIME RECORDS by CHARLES JOHNSON. (CASERTA, SHARON) (Entered: 05/13/2011)

May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

PACER
26

ATTORNEY TIME RECORDS - SEALED PORTION by CHARLES JOHNSON. (CASERTA, SHARON) (Entered: 05/13/2011)

May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

PACER
27

STATEMENT OF FACTS Clarifying Identity of Plaintiff Charles Johnson Re: 24 Order,, Set Deadlines/Hearings,. (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 05/13/2011)

May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed Re: 27 STATEMENT OF FACTS Clarifying Identity of Plaintiff Charles Johnson Re: 24 Order. (kdm)

May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

PACER
28

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 17 Amended Complaint, 11 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 4:07-CV-474-SPM/WCS, 4:10-CV-569-SPM/WCS and 4:10-CV-570-SPM/WCS, Unopposed by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. (SANFORD, JONATHAN) (Entered: 05/31/2011)

May 31, 2011

May 31, 2011

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed Re: 28 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 17 Amended Complaint, 11 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 4:07-CV-474-SPM/WCS, 4:10-CV-569-SPM/WCS and 4:10-CV-570-SPM/WCS, Unopposed. Referred to WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR. (kdm)

June 1, 2011

June 1, 2011

PACER
29

ORDER granting 28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to the amended complaint and to 11 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 4:07-CV-474-SPM/WCS, 4:10-CV-569-SPM/WCS and 4:10-CV-570-SPM/WCS ( (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 6/10/2011).) The time is extended to June 10, 2011. s/ William C. Sherrill, Jr.United States Magistrate Judge (wcs, Tallahassee) (Entered: 06/02/2011)

June 2, 2011

June 2, 2011

PACER
30

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to DISTRICT JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE for all further proceedings. CHIEF JUDGE STEPHAN P MICKLE no longer assigned to case. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE STEPHAN P MICKLE on 6/3/2011. The judges initials for this case are now RH/WCS. (amm) (Entered: 06/03/2011)

June 3, 2011

June 3, 2011

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY DISTRICT JUDGE: Chambers of JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE notified that action is needed Re: 11 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 4:07-CV-474-SPM/WCS, 4:10-CV-569-SPM/WCS and 4:10-CV-570-SPM/WCS (erl)

June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011

PACER
31

INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 06/09/2011. (Fed.R.Civ.P. 7.1 Corporate Disclosure Statement Deadline set for 6/23/2011. Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 7/25/2011. Discovery due by 10/7/2011.) (krb) (Entered: 06/10/2011)

June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011

PACER
32

MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 6/28/2011). (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D) (SANFORD, JONATHAN) (Entered: 06/10/2011)

June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011

PACER
33

RESPONSE to Motion re 11 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 4:07-CV-474-SPM/WCS, 4:10-CV-569-SPM/WCS and 4:10-CV-570-SPM/WCS filed by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. (SANFORD, JONATHAN) (Entered: 06/10/2011)

June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011

PACER
34

ATTORNEY TIME RECORDS by CHARLES JOHNSON. (CASERTA, SHARON) (Entered: 06/15/2011)

June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011

PACER
35

ATTORNEY TIME RECORDS - SEALED PORTION by CHARLES JOHNSON. (CASERTA, SHARON) (Entered: 06/15/2011)

June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011

PACER
36

ORDER PROHIBITING THE FILING OF MONTHLY ATTORNEY-FEE RECORDS. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 6/18/11. (pll) (Entered: 06/20/2011)

June 18, 2011

June 18, 2011

PACER
37

ORDER DENYING 11 MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 6/18/11. (pll) (Entered: 06/20/2011)

June 18, 2011

June 18, 2011

PACER
38

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 32 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies (Unopposed) by CHARLES JOHNSON. (HELLER, SHAWN) (Entered: 06/22/2011)

June 22, 2011

June 22, 2011

PACER
39

ORDER EXTENDING DEADLINE TO RESPOND TO THE MOTION TO DISMISS, GRANTING 38 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply, as to 32 MOTION to Dismiss . (Internal deadline for referral to judge if Plaintiff's Response not filed earlier: 7/11/2011). Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 06/25/2011. (krb) (Entered: 06/28/2011)

June 25, 2011

June 25, 2011

PACER
40

ORDER, GRANTING 38 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply, as to 32 MOTION to Dismiss. (Notify Chambers on 7/11/2011.) Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR on 06/28/2011. (krb) (Entered: 06/29/2011)

June 28, 2011

June 28, 2011

PACER
41

RESPONSE in Opposition re 32 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies filed by CHARLES JOHNSON. (GLICKMAN, JOSHUA) (Entered: 07/11/2011)

July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011

PACER
42

ATTORNEY TIME RECORDS - SEALED PORTION by CHARLES JOHNSON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Shawn A. Heller Time Record, # 2 Exhibit Joshua A. Glickman Time Record) (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 07/15/2011)

July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011

PACER
43

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Attorney Time Records by CHARLES JOHNSON re 42 Attorney Time Records - Sealed Portion (Ex Parte) (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 07/15/2011)

July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011

PACER
44

ORDER DENYING 32 MOTION TO DISMISS. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 7/20/11. (pll) (Entered: 07/20/2011)

July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011

PACER
45

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (GLICKMAN, JOSHUA) (Entered: 07/22/2011)

July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

PACER
46

SCHEDULING AND MEDIATION ORDER: (Discovery due by 1/6/2012. Summary-Judgment Motions to be filed by 1/27/2012. Jury Trial set for the trial period that begins on 5/7/2012 at 08:15 AM in U.S. Courthouse Tallahassee before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE.) Case referred to mediation. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 07/30/2011. (krb) (Entered: 08/01/2011)

July 30, 2011

July 30, 2011

PACER
47

AMENDED ANSWER to 17 Amended Complaint by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. (SANFORD, JONATHAN) (Entered: 08/02/2011)

Aug. 2, 2011

Aug. 2, 2011

PACER
48

NOTICE of Scheduling Conflict by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS re 46 Scheduling Order, Case Referred to Mediation,, (SANFORD, JONATHAN) (Entered: 08/15/2011)

Aug. 15, 2011

Aug. 15, 2011

PACER
49

ORDER ON NOTICE OF CONFLICT, re 48 Notice (Other). Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 08/17/2011. (krb) (Entered: 08/18/2011)

Aug. 17, 2011

Aug. 17, 2011

PACER
50

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by CHARLES JOHNSON. (BERG, RANDALL) (Entered: 09/17/2011)

Sept. 17, 2011

Sept. 17, 2011

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines as to 50 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney . (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 10/5/2011). (pll)

Sept. 17, 2011

Sept. 17, 2011

PACER
51

ORDER GRANTING 50 LEAVE TO WITHDRAW. Attorney JOSHUA AARON GLICKMAN; SHAWN ALEX HELLER; RANDALL CHALLEN BERG and SHARON CASERTA terminated. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 9/22/11. **Copy mailed to Plaintiff. (pll) (Entered: 09/23/2011)

Sept. 22, 2011

Sept. 22, 2011

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed Re: 51 Order. (pll)

Sept. 23, 2011

Sept. 23, 2011

PACER
52

ORDER, re 46 Scheduling Order. (Notify Chambers on 1/27/2012.) Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR on 12/20/2011. (krb) (Entered: 12/21/2011)

Dec. 20, 2011

Dec. 20, 2011

PACER
53

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. (SANFORD, JONATHAN) (Entered: 01/06/2012)

Jan. 6, 2012

Jan. 6, 2012

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed, Re: 53 Defendant's MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery . Referred to WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR. (krb)

Jan. 9, 2012

Jan. 9, 2012

PACER
54

ORDER granting 53 MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. ( Notify Chambers on 3/6/2012., Dispositive Motions to be filed by 3/27/2012., Discovery due by 3/6/2012., Miscellaneous Deadline for notice of appearance of new counsel for the Defendant - by 1/20/2012.). Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR on 1/10/12. (pll) (Entered: 01/11/2012)

Jan. 10, 2012

Jan. 10, 2012

PACER
55

First MOTION to Compel by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A to B) (SANFORD, JONATHAN) (Entered: 01/17/2012)

Jan. 17, 2012

Jan. 17, 2012

PACER
56

Letter, construed as a MOTION to Appoint Counsel by CHARLES JOHNSON. (pll) (Entered: 01/19/2012)

Jan. 17, 2012

Jan. 17, 2012

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ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed Re: 55 First MOTION to Compel . Referred to WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR. (pll)

Jan. 18, 2012

Jan. 18, 2012

PACER
57

ORDER re 55 First MOTION to Compel. (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 1/31/2012)., Notify Chambers no later than 1/31/2012.). Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR on 1/18/12. (pll) (Entered: 01/19/2012)

Jan. 18, 2012

Jan. 18, 2012

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ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed Re: 56 MOTION to Appoint Counsel. Referred to WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR. (pll)

Jan. 19, 2012

Jan. 19, 2012

PACER
58

NOTICE of Appearance by SUSAN ADAMS MAHER on behalf of FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (MAHER, SUSAN) (Entered: 01/20/2012)

Jan. 20, 2012

Jan. 20, 2012

PACER
59

ORDER denying 56 Motion to Appoint Counsel. Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR on 1/20/12. (pll) (Entered: 01/20/2012)

Jan. 20, 2012

Jan. 20, 2012

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ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed Re: 58 Notice of Appearance. (pll)

Jan. 23, 2012

Jan. 23, 2012

PACER
60

ORDER re 58 Notice of Appearance filed by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR on 1/23/12. (pll) (Entered: 01/23/2012)

Jan. 23, 2012

Jan. 23, 2012

PACER
61

RESPONSE to Motion re 55 First MOTION to Compel filed by CHARLES JOHNSON. (pll) (Entered: 02/01/2012)

Jan. 30, 2012

Jan. 30, 2012

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ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed Re: 61 Response to Motion. (pll)

Feb. 1, 2012

Feb. 1, 2012

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ORDER denying as moot 55 First MOTION to Compel. ( Notify Chambers on 3/6/2012.). Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR on 2/6/12. (pll) (Entered: 02/07/2012)

Feb. 6, 2012

Feb. 6, 2012

PACER
63

MOTION To Extend Discovery and Dispositive Motion Deadlines by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. (MAHER, SUSAN) (Entered: 02/19/2012)

Feb. 19, 2012

Feb. 19, 2012

PACER
64

MOTION To Depose Incarcerated Plaintiff and Witnesses by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. (MAHER, SUSAN) (Entered: 02/19/2012)

Feb. 19, 2012

Feb. 19, 2012

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ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR notified that action is needed Re: 63 MOTION To Extend Discovery and Dispositive Motion Deadlines, 64 MOTION To Depose Incarcerated Plaintiff and Witnesses . Referred to WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR. (pll)

Feb. 21, 2012

Feb. 21, 2012

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ORDER granting 63 MOTION To Extend Discovery and Dispositive Motion Deadlines . Granting 64 MOTION To Depose Incarcerated Plaintiff and Witnesses . ( Notify Chambers on 4/5/2012., Dispositive Motions to be filed by 4/26/2012., Discovery due by 4/5/2012.). Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR on 2/22/12. (pll) (Entered: 02/22/2012)

Feb. 22, 2012

Feb. 22, 2012

PACER
67

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to MAGISTRATE JUDGE CHARLES A. STAMPELOS. MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C. SHERRILL no longer assigned to case. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE M CASEY RODGERS on 4/2/2012. **Please use case number with new judge initials on all future filings.** (amm) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012

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66

ORDER CONTINUING THE TRIAL. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 4/4/12. (pll) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

PACER
68

Second MOTION to Extend Timefor Discovery and Dispositive Motions by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. (MAHER, SUSAN) (Entered: 04/16/2012)

April 16, 2012

April 16, 2012

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ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE CHARLES A STAMPELOS notified that action is needed, Re: 68 Second MOTION to Extend Time for Discovery and Dispositive Motions. Referred to CHARLES A STAMPELOS. (krb)

April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012

PACER
69

ORDER, GRANTING 68 Second MOTION to Extend Time for Discovery and Dispositive Motions. (Dispositive Motions to be filed by 5/29/2012. Discovery due by 5/29/2012.) Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE CHARLES A STAMPELOS on 04/17/2012. (krb) (Entered: 04/18/2012)

April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012

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ACTION REQUIRED BY DISTRICT JUDGE: Chambers of JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE notified that action is needed Re: 66 Order - No dispositive motions filed. (erl)

July 9, 2012

July 9, 2012

PACER
70

ORDER FOR PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. (Exhibit List - due by 8/3/2012. Miscellaneous Deadline: Witness List - by 8/3/2012. Expert Witness List Report - due by 8/3/2012.) The clerk must set a pretrial conference by telephone for the first available date on or after August 17, 2012. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 07/11/2012. (krb) Modified on 7/13/2012 (krb). (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012

PACER
71

NOTICE OF TELEPHONIC HEARING: Telephonic Pretrial Conference set for 8/23/2012 01:00 PM before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE, United States Courthouse, 111 North Adams St., Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Parties are instructed to call (850) 521-3601 at the time of hearing. NOTE: If you or any party, witness or attorney in this matter has a disability that requires special accommodation, such as, a hearing impairment that requires a sign language interpreter or a wheelchair restriction that requires ramp access, please contact Elizabeth Lawrence at 850-521-3501 in the Clerk's Office at least one week prior to the hearing (or as soon as possible) so arrangements can be made. s/ Elizabeth LawrenceCourtroom Deputy Clerk (erl) (Entered: 07/18/2012)

July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

PACER
72

MOTION TO SUBMIT WITNESS AND EXHIBIT LISTS, by CHARLES JOHNSON. (krb) (Entered: 08/06/2012)

Aug. 2, 2012

Aug. 2, 2012

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY DISTRICT JUDGE: Chambers of JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE notified that action is needed Re: 70 ORDER FOR PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. **Exhibit List - due by 8/3/2012; Witness List - due by 8/3/2012; Expert Witness List Report - due by 8/3/2012 - Not filed by Defendant.** (krb)

Aug. 9, 2012

Aug. 9, 2012

PACER
73

Exhibit List for Trial by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, WALTER MCNEIL.. (MAHER, SUSAN) (Entered: 08/23/2012)

Aug. 23, 2012

Aug. 23, 2012

PACER
74

Witness List by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, WALTER MCNEIL. (MAHER, SUSAN) (Entered: 08/23/2012)

Aug. 23, 2012

Aug. 23, 2012

PACER
75

MOTION To Accept Defendant's Exhibit and Witness Lists and For Permission To File Summary Judgment Motion Out of Time by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, WALTER MCNEIL. (MAHER, SUSAN) (Entered: 08/23/2012)

Aug. 23, 2012

Aug. 23, 2012

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Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Disability Rights

Special Collection(s):

Deaf or Blind in Jail/Prison

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 23, 2010

Closing Date: May 30, 2013

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A deaf individual incarcerated at a Florida Department of Corrections facility.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Florida, State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Communication skills

Conditions of confinement

Disability and Disability Rights:

Reasonable Accommodations

Hearing impairment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Type of Facility:

Government-run