Case: Gomez v. GEO Group

1:22-cv-00868 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Filed Date: July 13, 2022

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Case Summary

On July 13, 2022, nine plaintiffs detained in one of GEO's facilities filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the GEO Group, a private prison corporation contracted by the federal government to detain immigrants. Plaintiffs filed suit to stop violations of California's labor laws, including minimum wage provisions, and forced labor in violation of state and federal laws. Plaintiffs alleged that GEO violated the California Minimum Wage Law, Unfair Com…

On July 13, 2022, nine plaintiffs detained in one of GEO's facilities filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the GEO Group, a private prison corporation contracted by the federal government to detain immigrants. Plaintiffs filed suit to stop violations of California's labor laws, including minimum wage provisions, and forced labor in violation of state and federal laws. Plaintiffs alleged that GEO violated the California Minimum Wage Law, Unfair Competition Law, and Trafficking Victims Protection Act as well as the Federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Plaintiffs also sought to certify a class of all individuals incarcerated and forced to labor in GEO's facilities. The case was assigned to District Judge Ana de Alba.

Plaintiffs alleged that GEO forced detained immigrants to operate its facilities for payment of $1 a day or nothing at all. Detained immigrants were forced to participate in this labor in order to pay fees imposed by GEO to access email and other messaging services and, if detained immigrants did not participate, GEO would revoke recreation, chow, law library, and telephone access.

On September 15, 2022, GEO filed a motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim. The hearing was set for October 31, 2022, but plaintiffs filed a motion to stay on October 3, 2022 and an amended complaint the following day. The hearing was rescheduled for November 28, 2022.

As of November, 2022 litigation was ongoing. 

Summary Authors

Anna Lennon (11/2/2022)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/63593326/parties/hernandez-gomez-v-the-geo-group-inc/


Attorney for Plaintiff

Freedman, Michael Louis (California)

Galvan, Ernest (California)

Grunfeld, Gay Crosthwait (California)

Hattem, Benjamin (California)

Attorney for Defendant

Coleman, Susan Eileen (California)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

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1:22-cv-00868

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Damages

Ruben v. GEO Group

July 13, 2022

July 13, 2022

Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/63593326/hernandez-gomez-v-the-geo-group-inc/

Last updated March 8, 2024, 3:05 a.m.

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COMPLAINT (FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND DAMAGES; DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL) against Defendants by IVAN OLIVA SIERRA, SALESH PRASAD, EDGAR SANCHEZ, ADAN CASTILLO MERINO, PEDRO J FIGUEROA PADILLA, ISAAC CARDONA HERNANDEZ, JOSE R HERNANDEZ GOMEZ, FIDEL GARCIA, GUILLERMO MEDINA REYES. (Filing fee $ 402, receipt number ACAEDC-10327450) (Galvan, Ernest) (Entered: 07/13/2022)

July 13, 2022

July 13, 2022

Clearinghouse
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CLERK'S NOTICE to Attorney Ernest Galvan re 1 Complaint: Under Local Rule 200, every complaint, amended complaint, or other document initiating a civil action shall be accompanied by a completed civil cover sheet, on a form available from the Clerk and on the Court's website. Please file your civil cover sheet. If you need assistance, please contact the CM/ECF help desk at 866-884-5444. (Sant Agata, S) (Entered: 07/14/2022)

July 14, 2022

July 14, 2022

PACER
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CIVIL COVER SHEET by ISAAC CARDONA HERNANDEZ, ADAN CASTILLO MERINO, PEDRO J FIGUEROA PADILLA, FIDEL GARCIA, JOSE R HERNANDEZ GOMEZ, GUILLERMO MEDINA REYES, IVAN OLIVA SIERRA, SALESH PRASAD, EDGAR SANCHEZ (Galvan, Ernest) (Entered: 07/14/2022)

July 14, 2022

July 14, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of APPEARANCE by Priya Arvind Patel on behalf of ISAAC CARDONA HERNANDEZ, ADAN CASTILLO MERINO, PEDRO J FIGUEROA PADILLA, FIDEL GARCIA, JOSE R HERNANDEZ GOMEZ, GUILLERMO MEDINA REYES, IVAN OLIVA SIERRA, SALESH PRASAD, EDGAR SANCHEZ. Attorney Patel, Priya Arvind added. (Patel, Priya) (Entered: 07/14/2022)

July 14, 2022

July 14, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE OF TEMPORARY MAGISTRATE JUDGE REFERRAL: Due to the elevation of Judge Jennifer L. Thurston to the position of U.S. District Judge, this action is temporarily referred to *Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean* until such time as a new Bakersfield magistrate judge is appointed. Documents filed in this case shall include the temporary magistrate judge initials *(EPG)* (Maldonado, C) (Entered: 07/14/2022)

July 14, 2022

July 14, 2022

PACER
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SUMMONS ISSUED as to *The GEO Group, Inc.* with answer to complaint due within *21* days. Attorney *Ernest Galvan* *Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP* *101 Mission Street, 6th Floor* *San Francisco, CA 94105-1738*. (Maldonado, C) (Entered: 07/14/2022)

July 14, 2022

July 14, 2022

PACER
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CIVIL NEW CASE DOCUMENTS ISSUED; Initial Scheduling Conference set for 11/1/2022 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 10 (EPG) before Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix A(m), # 2 BAK Worksheet, # 3 Consent Form, # 4 VDRP) (Maldonado, C) (Entered: 07/14/2022)

July 14, 2022

July 14, 2022

PACER
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SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED: The GEO Group, Inc. served on 7/28/2022, answer due 8/18/2022. (Galvan, Ernest) (Entered: 08/02/2022)

Aug. 2, 2022

Aug. 2, 2022

PACER
9

STIPULATION re 8 Summons Returned Executed, 1 Complaint, FOR EXTENSION OF TIME OF 28 DAYS FOR DEFENDANT TO FILE RESPONSIVE PLEADING by The GEO Group, Inc.. Attorney Coleman, Susan Eileen added. (Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 08/03/2022)

Aug. 3, 2022

Aug. 3, 2022

PACER
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PRO HAC VICE APPLICATION and PROPOSED ORDER submitted by The GEO Group, Inc. for attorney Joseph Negron, Jr. to appear Pro Hac Vice. (Filing fee $ 225, receipt number ACAEDC-10420242) (Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 09/02/2022)

Sept. 2, 2022

Sept. 2, 2022

PACER
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PRO HAC VICE APPLICATION and PROPOSED ORDER submitted by The GEO Group, Inc. for attorney Wayne H. Calabrese to appear Pro Hac Vice. (Filing fee $ 225, receipt number ACAEDC-10420290) (Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 09/02/2022)

Sept. 2, 2022

Sept. 2, 2022

PACER
12

ORDER GRANTING 10 Application for Pro Hac Vice, signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 09/06/2022. Added attorney Joseph Negron, Jr., PHV for The GEO Group, Inc.. The Pro Hac Vice attorney is directed to request electronic filing access through PACER. (Maldonado, C) (Entered: 09/07/2022)

Sept. 7, 2022

Sept. 7, 2022

RECAP
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ORDER GRANTING 11 Application for Pro Hac Vice, signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 09/06/2022. Added attorney Wayne H. Calabrese, PHV for The GEO Group, Inc.. The Pro Hac Vice attorney is directed to request electronic filing access through PACER. (Maldonado, C) (Entered: 09/07/2022)

Sept. 7, 2022

Sept. 7, 2022

RECAP
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CONSENT/DECLINE of U.S. Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1), this document is restricted to attorneys and court staff only. Judges do not have access to view this document and will be informed of a party's response only if all parties have consented to the referral. (Galvan, Ernest) (Entered: 09/13/2022)

Sept. 13, 2022

Sept. 13, 2022

PACER
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CLERK'S NOTICE REASSIGNING CASE (TEXT ONLY). This case has been assigned to District Judge Ana de Alba and BakersfieldMJ. The new case number is: 1:22-cv-00868-ADA-BAK/EPG. (Sant Agata, S) (Entered: 09/14/2022)

Sept. 14, 2022

Sept. 14, 2022

PACER
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MOTION to DISMISS by The GEO Group, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 10/24/2022 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 1 (ADA) before District Judge Ana de Alba. (Attachments: # 1 Request for Judicial Notice)(Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 09/15/2022)

Sept. 15, 2022

Sept. 15, 2022

PACER
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MINUTE ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 9/16/2022: As a Motion to Dismiss has been noticed for hearing before the District Judge on 10/24/2022, document 16, the Court vacates the Scheduling Conference set for 11/1/2022 before Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean. Within ten days after the issuance of the ruling on the Motion to Dismiss, should the matter go forward, the parties are directed to contact Courtroom Deputy Michelle Rooney (mrooney@caed.uscourts.gov) to secure a new scheduling conference date. (Text Only Entry)(Rooney, M) (Entered: 09/16/2022)

Sept. 16, 2022

Sept. 16, 2022

PACER

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Sept. 16, 2022

Sept. 16, 2022

PACER
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MINUTE ORDER signed by District Judge Ana de Alba on 9/19/2022: (Text Only Entry) On September 15, 2022, defendant filed a 16 motion to dismiss plaintiff's 1 complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and for failing to state a claim. Pursuant to Judge de Alba's Standing Order in Civil Actions, counsel must meet and confer prior to filing any motions. (See E.D. Cal. S.O. J. de Alba at 2.) The moving party must further include in its motion "a declaration that the parties exhausted meet and confer efforts, with a very brief summary of said efforts." (Id.) The 16 motion to dismiss that defendant filed contains no such declaration. Therefore, the motion is denied without prejudice. If, after meeting and conferring, defendant still wishes to file a motion to dismiss, that motion shall be filed no later than five (5) court days following the date of signature on this order. The parties are advised to first consult Local Rule 230 and Judge de Alba's Standing Order in Civil Actions prior to filing any motions. (Hernandez, M) (Entered: 09/19/2022)

Sept. 19, 2022

Sept. 19, 2022

PACER
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MOTION to STAY by The GEO Group, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 10/24/2022 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 1 (ADA) before District Judge Ana de Alba. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration S. Coleman, # 2 Exhibits A-C)(Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 09/19/2022)

Sept. 19, 2022

Sept. 19, 2022

PACER

Minute Order

Sept. 19, 2022

Sept. 19, 2022

PACER
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MINUTE ORDER signed by District Judge Ana de Alba on 9/20/2022: (Text Only Entry) The parties are advised that pursuant to the undersigned's standing order and Local Rule 230(g), the recently filed Motion to Stay [#19] will be decided on the papers. No hearing will be calendared. Local Rule 230, as revised March 1, 2022, will govern the filing of oppositions and replies. The parties are further advised that due to the judicial resource emergency and COVID pandemic, there are more than 130 motions currently under submission in Judge de Alba's recently re-assigned caseload. The Court understands the impact that such a backlog has on the parties and is working to resolve all pending motions expeditiously. Unfortunately, despite all diligent efforts, it may still be months before the parties' pending motion is resolved. The Court appreciates your continued patience and reminds the parties that Magistrate Judge consent may alleviate some of the delays caused by the resource emergency.(Hernandez, M) (Entered: 09/20/2022)

Sept. 20, 2022

Sept. 20, 2022

PACER

Minute Order

Sept. 20, 2022

Sept. 20, 2022

PACER
21

MOTION to DISMISS by The GEO Group, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 10/31/2022 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 1 (ADA) before District Judge Ana de Alba. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration S. Coleman, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D)(Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 09/21/2022)

Sept. 21, 2022

Sept. 21, 2022

PACER
22

MINUTE ORDER signed by District Judge Ana de Alba on 9/22/2022: (Text Only Entry) The parties are advised that pursuant to the undersigned's standing order and Local Rule 230(g), the recently filed Motion to Dismiss 21 will be decided on the papers. No hearing will be calendared. Local Rule 230, as revised March 1, 2022, will govern the filing of oppositions and replies. The parties are further advised that due to the judicial resource emergency and COVID pandemic, there are more than 130 motions currently under submission in Judge de Alba's recently re-assigned caseload. The Court understands the impact that such a backlog has on the parties and is working to resolve all pending motions expeditiously. Unfortunately, despite all diligent efforts, it may still be months before the parties' pending motion is resolved. The Court appreciates your continued patience and reminds the parties that Magistrate Judge consent may alleviate some of the delays caused by the resource emergency.(Hernandez, M) (Entered: 09/22/2022)

Sept. 22, 2022

Sept. 22, 2022

PACER

Minute Order

Sept. 22, 2022

Sept. 22, 2022

PACER
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OPPOSITION by Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Fidel Garcia, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Oliva Sierra Ivan, Adan Castillo Merino, Salesh Prasad, Guillermo Medina Reyes, Edgar Sanchez to 19 Motion to Stay. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jessica Winter)(Winter, Jessica) (Entered: 10/03/2022)

Oct. 3, 2022

Oct. 3, 2022

PACER
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FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against The GEO Group, Inc. by Oliva Sierra Ivan, Salesh Prasad, Edgar Sanchez, Adan Castillo Merino, Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Fidel Garcia, Guillermo Medina Reyes.(Winter, Jessica) (Entered: 10/04/2022)

Oct. 4, 2022

Oct. 4, 2022

PACER
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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE by Chief Judge Kimberly J. Mueller: Due to the appointment of Magistrate Judge Christopher D. Baker to the bench of the Eastern District of California, the court hereby reassigns this case from Bakersfield Magistrate Judge (BAK) to Magistrate Judge Christopher D. Baker for all further proceedings. (Marrujo, C) (Entered: 10/06/2022)

Oct. 6, 2022

Oct. 6, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of APPEARANCE by Benjamin Hattem on behalf of Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Fidel Garcia, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Oliva Sierra Ivan, Adan Castillo Merino, Salesh Prasad, Guillermo Medina Reyes, Edgar Sanchez. Attorney Hattem, Benjamin added. (Hattem, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/06/2022)

Oct. 6, 2022

Oct. 6, 2022

PACER
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CONSENT/DECLINE of U.S. Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1), this document is restricted to attorneys and court staff only. Judges do not have access to view this document and will be informed of a party's response only if all parties have consented to the referral. (Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 10/11/2022)

Oct. 11, 2022

Oct. 11, 2022

PACER
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REPLY by The GEO Group, Inc. to RESPONSE to 19 Motion to Stay. (Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 10/13/2022)

Oct. 13, 2022

Oct. 13, 2022

PACER
29

MOTION to DISMISS by The GEO Group, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 11/28/2022 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 1 (ADA) before District Judge Ana de Alba. (Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 10/18/2022)

Oct. 18, 2022

Oct. 18, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of ERRATA by The GEO Group, Inc. re 29 MOTION to DISMISS.. (Attachments: # 1 Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint, # 2 Declaration S. Coleman)(Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 10/19/2022)

Oct. 19, 2022

Oct. 19, 2022

PACER
31

MINUTE ORDER signed by District Judge Ana de Alba on 10/28/2022: (Text Only Entry) On October 18, 2022, Defendant filed a 29 Motion to Dismiss. On October 19, 2022, Defendant filed a 30 Notice of Errata with an attached Motion to Dismiss and Declaration. Pursuant to Judge de Alba's Standing Order in Civil Actions, counsel must meet and confer prior to filing any motions. (See E.D. Cal. S.O. J. de Alba at 2.) The moving party must further include in its motion "a declaration that the parties exhausted meet and confer efforts, with a very brief summary of said efforts." (Id.). The 29 Motion to Dismiss does not contain a declaration regarding efforts to meet and confer. Therefore, it will be denied without prejudice. Motions before this Court should be filed as separate docket entries. Therefore, Defendant is instructed to re-file the Motion to Dismiss included as an attachment to 30 Notice of Errata as a separate docket entry. The Motion to Dismiss as an attachment to 30 will not be considered.(Hernandez, M) (Entered: 10/28/2022)

Oct. 28, 2022

Oct. 28, 2022

PACER

Minute Order

Oct. 28, 2022

Oct. 28, 2022

PACER
32

MOTION to DISMISS by The GEO Group, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 11/28/2022 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 1 (ADA) before District Judge Ana de Alba. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration S. Coleman)(Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 10/29/2022)

Oct. 29, 2022

Oct. 29, 2022

PACER
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MINUTE ORDER signed by District Judge Ana de Alba on 10/31/2022: (Text Only Entry) The parties are advised that pursuant to the undersigned's standing order and Local Rule 230(g), the recently filed 32 motion to dismiss will be decided on the papers. No hearing will be calendared. Local Rule 230, as revised March 1, 2022, will govern the filing of oppositions and replies. The parties are further advised that due to the judicial resource emergency and COVID pandemic, there are more than 130 motions currently under submission in Judge de Alba's recently re-assigned caseload. The Court understands the impact that such a backlog has on the parties and is working to resolve all pending motions expeditiously. Unfortunately, despite all diligent efforts, it may still be months before the parties' pending motion is resolved. The Court appreciates your continued patience and orders the parties reconsider Magistrate Judge consent for all purposes or for the limited purpose of deciding this motion as this may alleviate some of the delays caused by the resource emergency. (Hernandez, M) (Entered: 10/31/2022)

Oct. 31, 2022

Oct. 31, 2022

PACER
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MINUTE ORDER signed by District Judge Ana de Alba on 10/31/2022: (Text Only Entry) Plaintiff filed a 24 First Amended Complaint ("FAC") on October 4, 2022, which is within twenty-one days from the date Defendant filed its 21 motion to dismiss. Therefore, the FAC was timely under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a)(1)(B). See Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(1)(B). Because the FAC was timely filed, the FAC is the operative complaint, and the original complaint is now non-existent and performs no function in this case. Ramirez v. Cnty. of San Bernardino, 806 F.3d. 1002, 1008 (9th Cir. 2015). Because Defendant's 21 motion to dismiss is attacking a now non-existent complaint, the 21 motion is moot. Id. (Hernandez, M) (Entered: 10/31/2022)

Oct. 31, 2022

Oct. 31, 2022

PACER

Minute Order

Oct. 31, 2022

Oct. 31, 2022

PACER
35

OPPOSITION by Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Fidel Garcia, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Oliva Sierra Ivan, Adan Castillo Merino, Salesh Prasad, Guillermo Medina Reyes, Edgar Sanchez to 32 Motion to Dismiss. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Menocal Order on Motions for Summary Judgment)(Hattem, Benjamin) (Entered: 11/08/2022)

Nov. 8, 2022

Nov. 8, 2022

PACER
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MOTION to AMEND the 24 Amended Complaint, by Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Fidel Garcia, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Oliva Sierra Ivan, Adan Castillo Merino, Salesh Prasad, Guillermo Medina Reyes, Edgar Sanchez. Motion Hearing set for 12/19/2022 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 1 (ADA) before District Judge Ana de Alba. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jessica Winter, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Proposed Order)(Winter, Jessica) (Entered: 11/08/2022)

Nov. 8, 2022

Nov. 8, 2022

PACER
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REQUEST for JUDICIAL NOTICE by Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Fidel Garcia, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Oliva Sierra Ivan, Adan Castillo Merino, Salesh Prasad, Guillermo Medina Reyes, Edgar Sanchez in re 35 Opposition to Motion, 36 Motion to Amend the Complaint/Petition,. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Hattem, Benjamin) (Entered: 11/08/2022)

Nov. 8, 2022

Nov. 8, 2022

PACER
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CERTIFICATE / PROOF of SERVICE by Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Fidel Garcia, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Oliva Sierra Ivan, Adan Castillo Merino, Salesh Prasad, Guillermo Medina Reyes, Edgar Sanchez. (Winter, Jessica) (Entered: 11/09/2022)

Nov. 9, 2022

Nov. 9, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of APPEARANCE by Trevor Kosmo on behalf of Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Fidel Garcia, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Oliva Sierra Ivan, Adan Castillo Merino, Salesh Prasad, Guillermo Medina Reyes, Edgar Sanchez. Attorney Kosmo, Trevor added. (Kosmo, Trevor) (Entered: 11/14/2022)

Nov. 14, 2022

Nov. 14, 2022

PACER
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STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER for To Stay Briefing on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Pending a Ruling on Plaintiff's Motion to Amend the Complaint re 32 MOTION to DISMISS, 36 MOTION to AMEND the 24 Amended Complaint, by The GEO Group, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 11/14/2022)

Nov. 14, 2022

Nov. 14, 2022

PACER
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ORDER on Stipulation 40 Staying Briefing on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Pending a Ruling on Plaintiff's Motion to Amend the Complaint, signed by Magistrate Judge Christopher D. Baker on 11/15/2022. (Hall, S) (Entered: 11/15/2022)

Nov. 15, 2022

Nov. 15, 2022

RECAP
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OPPOSITION by The GEO Group, Inc. to 36 Motion to Amend the Complaint/Petition,. (Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 11/22/2022)

Nov. 22, 2022

Nov. 22, 2022

PACER
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REPLY by Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Fidel Garcia, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Oliva Sierra Ivan, Adan Castillo Merino, Salesh Prasad, Guillermo Medina Reyes, Edgar Sanchez to RESPONSE to 36 Motion to Amend the Complaint/Petition,. (Winter, Jessica) (Entered: 12/02/2022)

Dec. 2, 2022

Dec. 2, 2022

PACER
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MINUTE ORDER signed by District Judge Ana de Alba on 12/13/2022: (Text Only Entry) *The parties are advised that pursuant to the undersigned's standing order and Local Rule 230(g), the recently filed Motion to Amend the Amended Complaint 36 will be decided on the papers and has been taken under submission by the assigned magistrate judge. No hearing will be calendared. Local Rule 230, as revised March 1, 2022, will govern the filing of oppositions and replies. The parties are further advised that due to the judicial resource emergency and COVID pandemic, there are more than 130 motions currently under submission in Judge de Alba's recently re-assigned caseload. The Court understands the impact that such a backlog has on the parties and is working to resolve all pending motions expeditiously. Unfortunately, despite all diligent efforts, it may still be months before the parties' pending motion is resolved. The Court appreciates your continued patience.(Hernandez, M) (Entered: 12/13/2022)

Dec. 13, 2022

Dec. 13, 2022

PACER

Minute Order

Dec. 13, 2022

Dec. 13, 2022

PACER
45

ORDER GRANTING 36 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: 1. Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file a second amended complaint (ECF No. 36 ) is GRANTED; and, 2. Within seven days of entry of this Order, Plaintiffs shall file a second amended complaint electronically as a standalone docket entry in this case. Upon filing, the second amended complaint will become the operative complaint in this action. Order signed by Magistrate Judge Christopher D. Baker on 12/16/2022. (Apodaca, P) (Entered: 12/16/2022)

Dec. 16, 2022

Dec. 16, 2022

RECAP
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SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT against The GEO Group, Inc. by Oliva Sierra Ivan, Salesh Prasad, Edgar Sanchez, Adan Castillo Merino, Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Fidel Garcia, Guillermo Medina Reyes. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Galvan, Ernest) (Entered: 12/23/2022)

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Dec. 23, 2022

Dec. 23, 2022

PACER
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MOTION to DISMISS by The GEO Group, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 2/13/2023 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 1 before District Judge Ana de Alba. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration S. Coleman, # 2 Exhibit A-C)(Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 01/06/2023)

1 Declaration S. Coleman

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Jan. 6, 2023

Jan. 6, 2023

PACER
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MINUTE ORDER signed by District Judge Ana de Alba on 1/9/2023: (Text Only Entry) The parties are advised that pursuant to the undersigned's standing order and Local Rule 230(g), the recently filed 47 Motion to Dismiss will be decided on the papers. No hearing will be calendared. Local Rule 230, as revised March 1, 2022, will govern the filing of oppositions and replies. The parties are further advised that due to the judicial resource emergency and COVID pandemic, there are more than 130 motions currently under submission in Judge de Alba's recently re-assigned caseload. The Court understands the impact that such a backlog has on the parties and is working to resolve all pending motions expeditiously. Unfortunately, despite all diligent efforts, it may still be months before the parties' pending motion is resolved. The Court appreciates your continued patience and reminds the parties that Magistrate Judge consent may alleviate some of the delays caused by the resource emergency.(Hernandez, M) (Entered: 01/09/2023)

Jan. 9, 2023

Jan. 9, 2023

PACER

Minute Order

Jan. 9, 2023

Jan. 9, 2023

PACER
49

OPPOSITION by Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Fidel Garcia, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Oliva Sierra Ivan, Adan Castillo Merino, Salesh Prasad, Guillermo Medina Reyes, Edgar Sanchez to 47 Motion to Dismiss. (Hattem, Benjamin) (Entered: 01/13/2023)

Jan. 13, 2023

Jan. 13, 2023

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REPLY by The GEO Group, Inc. re 49 Opposition to Motion, 47 Motion to Dismiss. (Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 01/23/2023)

Jan. 23, 2023

Jan. 23, 2023

RECAP
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NOTICE (of Withdrawal of Attorney Associated with Counsel for Plaintiffs and Request to Remove Name from Electronic Service List) by All Plaintiffs. (Galvan, Ernest) (Entered: 01/30/2023)

Jan. 30, 2023

Jan. 30, 2023

PACER
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MOTION Leave to File Sur-Reply in Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss re 47 Motion to Dismiss by Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Fidel Garcia, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Oliva Sierra Ivan, Adan Castillo Merino, Salesh Prasad, Guillermo Medina Reyes, Edgar Sanchez. Motion Hearing set for 3/6/2023 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 1 (ADA) before District Judge Ana de Alba. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Ben Hattem, # 2 Exhibit Plaintiffs' Sur-Reply, # 3 Proposed Order)(Hattem, Benjamin) (Entered: 01/30/2023)

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Jan. 30, 2023

Jan. 30, 2023

PACER
53

MINUTE ORDER signed by District Judge Ana de Alba on 2/3/2023: (Text Only Entry) On January 6, 2023, Defendant filed a motion to dismiss. (ECF No. 47.) Plaintiffs opposed on January 13, 2023 (ECF No. 49), and Defendant replied on January 23, 2023 (ECF No. 50). Plaintiffs subsequently filed a motion for leave to file a sur-reply on January 30, 2023, and a hearing on the motion was set for 3/6/2023 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 1 (ADA) before District Judge Ana de Alba. (ECF No. 52.) The hearing scheduled for the motion for leave to file a sur-reply is VACATED. Plaintiffs' recently filed motion for leave to file a sur-reply (ECF No. 52) will be decided on the papers and will be addressed concurrently with Defendant's motion to dismiss (ECF No. 47). No hearing will be calendared. (Hernandez, M) (Entered: 02/03/2023)

Feb. 3, 2023

Feb. 3, 2023

PACER

Minute Order

Feb. 3, 2023

Feb. 3, 2023

PACER
54

OPPOSITION by The GEO Group, Inc. to 52 Motion for Miscellaneous Relief,,. (Coleman, Susan) (Entered: 02/13/2023)

Feb. 13, 2023

Feb. 13, 2023

PACER
55

REPLY by Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Fidel Garcia, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Oliva Sierra Ivan, Adan Castillo Merino, Salesh Prasad, Guillermo Medina Reyes, Edgar Sanchez to RESPONSE to 52 Motion for Miscellaneous Relief,,. (Hattem, Benjamin) (Entered: 02/16/2023)

Feb. 16, 2023

Feb. 16, 2023

PACER
56

NOTICE of Supplemental Authority by Pedro Jesus Figueroa Padilla, Fidel Garcia, Isaac Cardona Hernandez, Jose Ruben Hernandez Gomez, Oliva Sierra Ivan, Adan Castillo Merino, Salesh Prasad, Guillermo Medina Reyes, Edgar Sanchez re 19 MOTION to STAY. (Hattem, Benjamin) (Entered: 03/16/2023)

March 16, 2023

March 16, 2023

PACER
57

Motion to Certify Class

May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023

PACER
58

Motion for Summary Judgment

May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023

PACER
59

Declaration

May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023

PACER
60

Exhibit

May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023

PACER
61

Minute Order

May 19, 2023

May 19, 2023

PACER

Minute Order

May 19, 2023

May 19, 2023

PACER
62

Stipulation and Proposed Order

May 26, 2023

May 26, 2023

PACER
63

Minute Order

May 30, 2023

May 30, 2023

PACER

Minute Order

May 30, 2023

May 30, 2023

PACER
64

Minute Order

June 5, 2023

June 5, 2023

PACER

Minute Order AND ~Util - 1 Terminate Deadlines and Hearings

June 5, 2023

June 5, 2023

PACER
65

Substitution of Attorney - Proposed

June 8, 2023

June 8, 2023

PACER
66

Substitution of Attorney Order

June 13, 2023

June 13, 2023

PACER
67

Request

June 22, 2023

June 22, 2023

PACER
68

Proposed Order

June 23, 2023

June 23, 2023

PACER
69

Response

June 23, 2023

June 23, 2023

PACER
70

Minute Order

June 26, 2023

June 26, 2023

PACER

Minute Order AND ~Util - 1 Set/Reset Deadlines and Hearings

June 26, 2023

June 26, 2023

PACER
71

Pro Hac Vice Application

June 28, 2023

June 28, 2023

PACER
72

ORDER GRANTING 71 Application of Adrienne C. Scheffey to Practice Pro Hac Vice, signed by Magistrate Judge Christopher D. Baker on 6/29/2023. The Pro Hac Vice attorney is directed to request electronic filing access through PACER. (Hall, S)

June 29, 2023

June 29, 2023

RECAP

Minute Order

June 29, 2023

June 29, 2023

PACER

Order on Request AND Status Conference AND ~Util - 1 Terminate Deadlines and Hearings

June 29, 2023

June 29, 2023

PACER
73

Order on Request

June 29, 2023

June 29, 2023

PACER
74

Minute Order

June 29, 2023

June 29, 2023

PACER
75

ORDER GRANTING 19 Defendant's Motion to Stay, signed by Magistrate Judge Christopher D. Baker on 7/7/2023. CASE STAYED. (Hall, S)

July 10, 2023

July 10, 2023

RECAP
76

Notice of Appearance

July 12, 2023

July 12, 2023

PACER
77

Notice of Change of Address

July 17, 2023

July 17, 2023

PACER
78

Notice - Other

July 17, 2023

July 17, 2023

PACER
79

Status Report

Oct. 5, 2023

Oct. 5, 2023

PACER
80

Notice - Other

Oct. 5, 2023

Oct. 5, 2023

PACER
82

Notice (Other)

Dec. 26, 2023

Dec. 26, 2023

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Labor Rights

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 13, 2022

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Immigrants detained in GEO's facilities and subject to forced labor.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

The GEO Group, Private Entity/Person

Facility Type(s):

Non-government for-profit

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Available Documents:

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General/Misc.:

Conditions of confinement

Forced labor