Case: Bell v. Little

2:22-cv-01516 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Oct. 27, 2022

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Case Summary

(This summary is temporary, while we research the case.) Inmates at the Fayette County state prison allege that they have been subjected to cruel and unusual punishment in the form of solitary confinement. This case is ongoing.

People

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Judge(s)

Eddy, Cynthia R. (Pennsylvania)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Becker, Noah S. (Pennsylvania)

DUNCAN, COURTNEY (Pennsylvania)

DUNCKLEY, JOSEPH (Pennsylvania)

Attorney for Defendant

Bedell, Lindsey (Pennsylvania)

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Docket

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Last updated Feb. 28, 2024, 3:03 a.m.

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MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by XAVIAR PAGAN. (Attachments: # 1 Complaint lodged pending disposition of IFP Motion, # 2 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 10/27/2022)

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Oct. 27, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022

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MOTION to Appoint Counsel by T. MONTANA BELL. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 10/27/2022)

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Oct. 27, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022

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MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by RONNIE E. JOHNSON. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 10/27/2022)

Oct. 27, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022

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MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by COURTNEY DUNCAN. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 10/27/2022)

Oct. 27, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022

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MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by KAREEM MAZYCK. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 10/27/2022)

Oct. 27, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022

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6

MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by ANGEL MALDONADO. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 10/27/2022)

Oct. 27, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022

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MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by T. MONTANA BELL. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 10/27/2022)

Oct. 27, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022

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8

MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by MICHAEL SCULLEN. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 10/27/2022)

Oct. 27, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022

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9

Authorization permitting withdrawal of prison account funds to pay filing fee by T. MONTANA BELL, COURTNEY DUNCAN, RONNIE E JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK, XAVIAR PAGAN, MICHAEL SCULLEN. (Attachments: # 1 Authorization as to RONNIE E. JOHNSON, # 2 Authorization as to COURTNEY DUNCAN, # 3 Authorization as to KAREEM MAZYCK, # 4 Authorization as to ANGEL MALDONADO, # 5 Authorization as to T. MONTANA BELL, # 6 Authorization as to MICHAEL SCULLEN) (ctb) (Entered: 10/27/2022)

Oct. 27, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022

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10

CONSENT to Trial/Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge OR District Judge Option, by T. MONTANA BELL, COURTNEY DUNCAN, RONNIE E JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK, XAVIAR PAGAN, MICHAEL SCULLEN. (Attachments: # 1 as to RONNIE E. JOHNSON, # 2 as to COURTNEY DUNCAN and KAREEM MAZYCK, # 3 as to ANGEL MALDONADO, # 4 as to T. MONTANA BELL, # 5 as to MICHAEL SCULLEN, # 6 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 10/27/2022)

Oct. 27, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022

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11

STANDING PRACTICE ORDER FOR PRO SE CIVIL RIGHTS CASES. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 11/3/2022. (cmc) (Entered: 11/03/2022)

Nov. 3, 2022

Nov. 3, 2022

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12

MOTION to Withdraw as Plaintiff by MICHAEL SCULLEN. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 11/14/2022)

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Nov. 14, 2022

Nov. 14, 2022

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13

TEXT ORDER - the 12 MOTION to Withdraw as Plaintiff by MICHAEL SCULLEN is deemed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal pursuant to FRCP 41(a)(1)(A)(i). As such, the Clerk of Court is instructed to terminate MICHAEL SCULLEN as a plaintiff in this matter. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 11/14/2022. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bsc) . (Entered: 11/14/2022)

Nov. 14, 2022

Nov. 14, 2022

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Order on Motion to Withdraw

Nov. 14, 2022

Nov. 14, 2022

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14

MEMORANDUM and ORDER FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CLOSING. While each Plaintiff has submitted a separate motion to proceed in forma pauperis, all of these motions are deficient as none of them included a certified six-month account statement. Plaintiffs' documents are not being processed any further. The Clerk of Court is to mark this case administratively CLOSED, as more fully set forth in the attached Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 11/15/2022. (cmc) (Entered: 11/15/2022)

Nov. 15, 2022

Nov. 15, 2022

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15

Remark: Amended Complaint lodged without Motion for In Forma Pauperis or payment of filing fee (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Scullen, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Duncan, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Bell, # 4 Exhibit 4 - Tooks, # 5 Exhibit 5 - Maldonado, # 6 Exhibit 6 - Pagan, # 7 Exhibit 7 - Tindell, # 8 Exhibit 8 - Mazyck, # 9 Exhibit 9 - Medlen, # 10 Exhibit 10 - Moore) (ctb) (Entered: 11/22/2022)

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4 Exhibit 4 - Tooks

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6 Exhibit 6 - Pagan

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7 Exhibit 7 - Tindell

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8 Exhibit 8 - Mazyck

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9 Exhibit 9 - Medlen

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10 Exhibit 10 - Moore

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Nov. 22, 2022

Nov. 22, 2022

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SUPPLEMENT by XAVIAR PAGAN to 15 Exhibit 6 - Pagan. (ctb) (Entered: 11/23/2022)

Nov. 23, 2022

Nov. 23, 2022

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Remark: Correspondence to Court as to RONNIE E. JOHNSON (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 11/30/2022)

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Nov. 25, 2022

Nov. 25, 2022

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Remark: Correspondence to Court as to RONNIE E. JOHNSON (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 11/30/2022)

1 Envelope

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Nov. 29, 2022

Nov. 29, 2022

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19

ORDER: The Court is in receipt of the package of documents referenced by Plaintiff RONNIE JOHNSON in his recent letters (see ECF 17 and 18). The documents have been scanned and filed as a Remark and Supplement in the case, as the matter is currently closed pending resolution of the filing fee. It is not the policy of the Court to return any original documents to filers; therefore, upon receipt of the money that Plaintiff JOHNSON indicates he has mailed to the Court, those funds will be applied as a copy fee to mail Plaintiff JOHNSON a copy of the docketed paperwork he references. The current cost of a copy of the entire filing is $27.00 ($0.10 per page); however, as a one-time courtesy, the Court will waive the full copy fee and accept the $20.00 that Plaintiff JOHNSON indicates he has mailed to the Court as payment for a copy of the document. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 11/30/2022. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (cmc) (Entered: 11/30/2022)

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

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Order

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

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ORDER re 15 box of material received from RONNIE E. JOHNSON. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 12/2/2022. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit - Notice and Request to Strike, # 2 Exhibit - Pages 1 and 26 from ECF 15 - "amended complaint") (bsc) (Entered: 12/02/2022)

1 Exhibit Notice and Request to Strike

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Dec. 2, 2022

Dec. 2, 2022

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21

CONSENT to Trial/Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge OR District Judge Option, by COURTNEY DUNCAN. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/02/2022)

Dec. 2, 2022

Dec. 2, 2022

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22

CONSENT to Trial/Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge OR District Judge Option, by XAVIAR PAGAN. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/08/2022)

Dec. 8, 2022

Dec. 8, 2022

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23

CONSENT to Trial/Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge OR District Judge Option, by RONNIE E. JOHNSON. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/08/2022)

Dec. 8, 2022

Dec. 8, 2022

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24

MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by XAVIAR PAGAN. (Attachments: # 1 Authorization, # 2 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/12/2022)

1 Authorization

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Dec. 12, 2022

Dec. 12, 2022

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25

Prisoner Trust Fund Account Statement by XAVIAR PAGAN. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) Main Document removed from view; refiled at 28 Prisoner Trust Fund Account Statement; Modified on 12/14/2022 (ctb). (Entered: 12/12/2022)

Dec. 12, 2022

Dec. 12, 2022

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26

MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by RONNIE E. JOHNSON. (Attachments: # 1 Authorization, # 2 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/12/2022)

1 Authorization

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Dec. 12, 2022

Dec. 12, 2022

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27

Prisoner Trust Fund Account Statement by RONNIE E. JOHNSON. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/12/2022)

Dec. 12, 2022

Dec. 12, 2022

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28

Prisoner Trust Fund Account Statement by XAVIAR PAGAN. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/14/2022)

Dec. 14, 2022

Dec. 14, 2022

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Prisoner Trust Fund Account Statement by COURTNEY DUNCAN. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/19/2022)

Dec. 19, 2022

Dec. 19, 2022

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30

NOTICE of Change of Address by KAREEM MAZYCK. FILER advised that the change of address has been made on above captioned matter only. If you wish to have address changed on other matters before this court, it is your responsibility to file such a notice at each case number. This NEF has been mailed to KAREEM MAZYCK. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/20/2022)

Dec. 20, 2022

Dec. 20, 2022

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NOTICE of Change of Address by COURTNEY DUNCAN. FILER advised that the change of address has been made on above captioned matter only. If you wish to have address changed on other matters before this court, it is your responsibility to file such a notice at each case number. This NEF has been mailed to COURTNEY DUNCAN. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (jd) (Entered: 12/21/2022)

Dec. 20, 2022

Dec. 20, 2022

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32

MOTION to Withdraw from Class-Action named Plaintiffs by XAVIAR PAGAN. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/22/2022)

1 Envelope

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Dec. 22, 2022

Dec. 22, 2022

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MOTION to Withdraw as named Plaintiff in Class-Action by COURTNEY DUNCAN. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/22/2022)

1 Envelope

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Dec. 22, 2022

Dec. 22, 2022

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AMENDED COMPLAINT against ERIC ARMEL, GEORGE M. LITTLE, JOHN E. WETZEL, PA D.O.C., filed by RONNIE E. JOHNSON, T. MONTANA BELL, KAREEM MAZYCK, ANGEL MALDONADO. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13, # 14 Exhibit 14, # 15 Exhibit 15, # 16 Exhibit 16, # 17 Exhibit 17, # 18 Exhibit 18, # 19 Exhibit 19, # 20 Exhibit 20, # 21 Exhibit 21, # 22 Exhibit 22, # 23 Exhibit 23, # 24 Exhibit 24, # 25 Exhibit 25, # 26 Exhibit 26, # 27 Exhibit 27, # 28 Exhibit 28, # 29 Exhibit 29, # 30 Exhibit 30, # 31 Exhibit 31, # 32 Exhibit 32, # 33 Exhibit 33, # 34 Exhibit 33A, # 35 Exhibit 34, # 36 Exhibit 35, # 37 Exhibit 36, # 38 Exhibit 37, # 39 Exhibit 38, # 40 Exhibit 39, # 41 Exhibit 40, # 42 Exhibit 41, # 43 Exhibit 42, # 44 Exhibit 43, # 45 Exhibit 44, # 46 Exhibit 45, # 47 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/22/2022)

Dec. 22, 2022

Dec. 22, 2022

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EXHIBITS in Support of 34 Amended Complaint, by T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 46, # 2 Exhibit 47, # 3 Exhibit 48, # 4 Exhibit 49, # 5 Exhibit 50, # 6 Exhibit 51, # 7 Exhibit 52, # 8 Exhibit 53, # 9 Exhibit 54, # 10 Exhibit 55, # 11 Exhibit 56, # 12 Exhibit 57, # 13 Exhibit 58, # 14 Exhibit 59, # 15 Exhibit 60, # 16 Exhibit 61, # 17 Exhibit 62, # 18 Exhibit 63, # 19 Exhibit 64, # 20 Exhibit 65, # 21 Exhibit 66, # 22 Exhibit 67, # 23 Exhibit 68, # 24 Exhibit 69, # 25 Exhibit 70, # 26 Exhibit 71, # 27 Exhibit 72, # 28 Exhibit 73, # 29 Exhibit 74, # 30 Exhibit 75, # 31 Exhibit 76, # 32 Exhibit 77, # 33 Exhibit 78, # 34 Exhibit 79, # 35 Exhibit 80, # 36 Exhibit 81, # 37 Exhibit 82, # 38 Exhibit 83, # 39 Exhibit 84, # 40 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 12/22/2022)

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Dec. 22, 2022

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TEXT ORDER - the 32 MOTION to Withdraw from Class-Action by XAVIAR PAGAN is deemed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal pursuant to FRCP 41(a)(1)(A)(i). As such, the Clerk of Court is instructed to terminate XAVIAR PAGAN as a plaintiff in this matter. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 12/22/2022. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bsc) (Entered: 12/22/2022)

Dec. 22, 2022

Dec. 22, 2022

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TEXT ORDER - the 33 MOTION to Withdraw as named Plaintiff by COURTNEY DUNCAN is deemed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal pursuant to FRCP 41(a)(1)(A)(i). As such, the Clerk of Court is instructed to terminate COURTNEY DUNCAN as a plaintiff in this matter. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 12/22/2022. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bsc) (Entered: 12/22/2022)

Dec. 22, 2022

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Order on Motion to Withdraw

Dec. 22, 2022

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RECEIPT No. 200001848 from ANGEL MALDONADO for Filing Fee in the amount of $402.00 received on 12/27/2022. (ctb) (Entered: 12/28/2022)

Dec. 28, 2022

Dec. 28, 2022

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TEXT ORDER denying as moot 26 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by RONNIE E. JOHNSON. Plaintiff's motion is DENIED as moot, as the filing fee in this matter has been paid in full. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 1/4/2023. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (cmc) (Entered: 01/04/2023)

Jan. 4, 2023

Jan. 4, 2023

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Order on Motion for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

Jan. 4, 2023

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MOTION to Reopen Case by RONNIE E. JOHNSON. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Envelope) (ctb) (Entered: 01/17/2023)

Jan. 17, 2023

Jan. 17, 2023

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TEXT ORDER denying as moot 40 MOTION to Reopen Case by RONNIE E. JOHNSON. The case was reopened on 1/4/2023 upon the Court's receipt of the filing fee. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 1/17/2023. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bsc) (Entered: 01/17/2023)

Jan. 17, 2023

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Order on Motion to Reopen Case

Jan. 17, 2023

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ORDER : IT IS ORDERED that the United States Marshal is directed to mail a copy of the Complaint, notice of lawsuit and request for waiver of service of summons, and waiver, and this order to Defendant(s) as directed by the Plaintiffs, costs to be advanced by the United States of America. The Defendant(s) are requested to waive service pursuant to Rule 4(d). Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 1/25/2023. (cmc) (Entered: 01/25/2023)

Jan. 25, 2023

Jan. 25, 2023

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NOTICE of a Lawsuit and Request to Waive Service of a Summons, Waiver of the Service of a Summons, 34 Amended Complaint and 42 Order mailed to PA D.O.C., ERIC ARMEL, JOHN E. WETZEL, GEORGE M. LITTLE, on 1/25/23 by T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK re 42 Order (ctb) (Entered: 03/30/2023)

March 30, 2023

March 30, 2023

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NOTICE of Appearance by Lindsey Bedell on behalf of ERIC ARMEL, GEORGE M. LITTLE, JOHN E. WETZEL. (Bedell, Lindsey) (Entered: 05/05/2023)

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by ERIC ARMEL, JOHN E. WETZEL, GEORGE M. LITTLE. ERIC ARMEL waiver sent on 2/15/2023, answer due 4/17/2023; JOHN E. WETZEL waiver sent on 2/15/2023, answer due 4/17/2023; GEORGE M. LITTLE waiver sent on 2/15/2023, answer due 4/17/2023. (Bedell, Lindsey) (Entered: 05/05/2023)

May 5, 2023

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to 34 Amended Complaint by ERIC ARMEL, GEORGE M. LITTLE, JOHN E. WETZEL. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Service Order) (Bedell, Lindsey) Modified text on 5/5/2023 to add document linkage. (ctb) (Entered: 05/05/2023)

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CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE re 46 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. ERROR: Proposed Order was made part of main document. CORRECTION: Attorney advised that in future proposed orders are to be made attachments to the main document. This message is for informational purposes only. (ctb)

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

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ORDER granting 46 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to 34 Amended Complaint by Defendants ERIC ARMEL, GEORGE M. LITTLE, JOHN E. WETZEL. Defendants Armel, Little, and Wetzel shall file a response by June 2, 2023. As a Waiver of Service has not been been returned by PA DOC, this extension applies only to Defendants Armel, Wetzel, and Little. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 5/5/2023. (bsc) (Entered: 05/05/2023)

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

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Update Answer Deadline: Answer due from ERIC ARMEL on 6/2/2023; GEORGE M. LITTLE on 6/2/2023; JOHN E. WETZEL on 6/2/2023. (bsc)

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

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NOTICE of Appearance by Lindsey Bedell on behalf of PA D.O.C.. (Bedell, Lindsey) (Entered: 05/08/2023)

May 8, 2023

May 8, 2023

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by PA D.O.C.. PA D.O.C. waiver sent on 2/13/2023, answer due 4/14/2023. (Bedell, Lindsey) (Entered: 05/08/2023)

May 8, 2023

May 8, 2023

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Amended Complaint by PA D.O.C.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Bedell, Lindsey) (Entered: 05/08/2023)

May 8, 2023

May 8, 2023

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ORDER granting 50 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to Amended Complaint by PA D.O.C. The DOC shall file a response to the Amended Complaint by June 2, 2023. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 5/8/2023. (bsc) (Entered: 05/08/2023)

May 8, 2023

May 8, 2023

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NOTICE of Appearance by Bret Grote on behalf of T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK. (Grote, Bret) (Entered: 05/16/2023)

May 16, 2023

May 16, 2023

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NOTICE of Appearance by Nia Holston on behalf of T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK. (Holston, Nia) (Entered: 05/18/2023)

May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023

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Order for Consent/DJO form

May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023

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TEXT ORDER: In accordance with the case management system in place in this district, this case has been assigned to the undersigned for all pretrial matters. A United States magistrate judge of this court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action (including a jury or nonjury trial) and to order the entry of a final judgment. You may consent to have your case referred to a magistrate judge, or you may withhold your consent without adverse substantive consequences. The name of any party withholding consent will not be revealed to any judge who may otherwise be involved with your case. A magistrate judge may exercise this authority only if all parties voluntarily consent. Therefore, it is ORDERED that on or before June 2, 2023, DEFENDANTS shall complete an election form either consenting to jurisdiction by the Magistrate Judge or electing to have a District Judge assigned to the case, and shall file the form with the Clerk's Office. A copy of the form can be found on this Court's website at: http://www.pawd.uscourts.gov/sites/pawd/files/Consent-to-Mag.pdf. The Court notes that election forms have been filed by Plaintiffs JOHNSON at ECF Nos. 10 and 23, and MAZYCK, MALDONADO, AND BELL at ECF 10. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 5/18/2023. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bsc) (Entered: 05/18/2023)

May 18, 2023

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NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Feldman on behalf of T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK. (Feldman, Matthew) (Entered: 05/18/2023)

May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023

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NOTICE of Appearance by Alexandra T. Morgan-Kurtz on behalf of T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK. (Morgan-Kurtz, Alexandra) (Entered: 05/18/2023)

May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023

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CONSENT to Trial/Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge OR District Judge Option, by ERIC ARMEL, GEORGE M. LITTLE, PA D.O.C., JOHN E. WETZEL. (Bedell, Lindsey) (Entered: 05/22/2023)

May 22, 2023

May 22, 2023

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MOTION for attorney Stormie B. Mauck to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-7700993) by T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Mauck, Stormie) (Entered: 05/22/2023)

May 22, 2023

May 22, 2023

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MOTION for attorney Noah S. Becker to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-7700985) by T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Becker, Noah) (Entered: 05/22/2023)

May 22, 2023

May 22, 2023

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60

MOTION for attorney Friedrich-Wilhelm W. Sachse to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-7701034) by T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Sachse, Will) (Entered: 05/22/2023)

May 22, 2023

May 22, 2023

PACER
61

ORDER granting 58 Motion for Stormie B. Mauck to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 5/23/2023. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (cmc) (Entered: 05/23/2023)

May 23, 2023

May 23, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

May 23, 2023

May 23, 2023

PACER
62

ORDER granting 59 Motion for Noah S. Becker to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 5/23/2023. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (cmc) (Entered: 05/23/2023)

May 23, 2023

May 23, 2023

PACER
63

ORDER granting 60 Motion for Friedrich-Wilhelm W. Sachse to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 5/23/2023. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (cmc) (Entered: 05/23/2023)

May 23, 2023

May 23, 2023

PACER
64

MOTION for attorney Rupalee Rashatwar to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-7712111) by T. MONTANA BELL. (Rashatwar, Rupalee) (Entered: 05/30/2023)

May 30, 2023

May 30, 2023

PACER
65

ORDER granting 64 Motion for Rupalee Rashatwar to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 5/31/2023. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (cmc) (Entered: 05/31/2023)

May 31, 2023

May 31, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

May 31, 2023

May 31, 2023

PACER
66

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by ERIC ARMEL, GEORGE M. LITTLE, PA D.O.C., JOHN E. WETZEL. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Bedell, Lindsey) (Entered: 06/02/2023)

June 2, 2023

June 2, 2023

PACER
67

ORDER granting 66 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer filed by GEORGE M. LITTLE, ERIC ARMEL, PA D.O.C., JOHN E. WETZEL pending a motion to further amend the complaint. It is further ORDERED that counsel for Plaintiffs shall file a Notice with the Court by 6/9/2023 indicating the date they expect to have the motion seeking leave to file a Second Amended Complaint filed. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 6/2/2023. (bsc) (Entered: 06/02/2023)

June 2, 2023

June 2, 2023

PACER
68

NOTICE by T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK (Grote, Bret) (Entered: 06/09/2023)

June 9, 2023

June 9, 2023

RECAP
69

TEXT ORDER FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CLOSING. Counsel for Plaintiffs has indicated that they expect to file a motion for leave to file a second amended complaint no later than 8/1/2023. It is hereby ORDERED that this case is administratively closed until such time as the motion is filed. An Order administratively closing a case is not a "dismissal" on the merits. Rather, it is an "administrative convenience" that permits the Court to remove the case from its active calendar until such time as it is ripe for reactivation or adjudication. Penn West Assocs., Inc. v. Cohen, 371 F.3d 118, 127 (3d Cir. 2004) (endorsing the judicious use of administrative closures) (quoting source omitted). Because an administration termination "has no legal significance beyond removing the case from [the court's] active docket," it does not prejudice the substantive rights of the parties. Massey v. Pfeifer, 2017 WL 6729366, at *1 (W.D. Pa. Oct. 27, 2017). Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 6/12/2023. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bsc) (Entered: 06/12/2023)

June 12, 2023

June 12, 2023

PACER

Order for Administrative Case Closing

June 12, 2023

June 12, 2023

PACER
70

Joint MOTION for Protective Order by ERIC ARMEL, GEORGE M. LITTLE, PA D.O.C., JOHN E. WETZEL. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Bedell, Lindsey) (Entered: 07/10/2023)

July 10, 2023

July 10, 2023

PACER
71

Consent MOTION to Extend Time to 9/29/2023 by T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Becker, Noah) (Entered: 07/28/2023)

July 28, 2023

July 28, 2023

PACER
72

ORDER granting 71 Plaintiffs' Consent MOTION to Extend Time to FIle a Second Amended Complaint. Plaintiffs shall have until 9/29/2023 to file their Second Amended Complaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 7/28/2023. (bsc) (Entered: 07/28/2023)

July 28, 2023

July 28, 2023

PACER
73

TEXT ORDER granting 70 Joint MOTION for Protective Order by ERIC ARMEL, GEORGE M. LITTLE, PA D.O.C., JOHN E. WETZEL. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 08/2/2023. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bsc) (Entered: 08/02/2023)

Aug. 2, 2023

Aug. 2, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion for Protective Order

Aug. 2, 2023

Aug. 2, 2023

PACER
74

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 08/2/2023. (bsc) (Entered: 08/02/2023)

Aug. 2, 2023

Aug. 2, 2023

RECAP
75

Second AMENDED COMPLAINT against ERIC ARMEL, LAUREL HARRY, PA D.O.C., SCOTT RIDDLE, PETER C. SAAVEDRA, TINA WALKER, TREVOR WINGARD, CHRISTOPHER OPPMAN, JAMES BARNACLE, LUCAS MALISHCHAK, filed by RONNIE E. JOHNSON; XAVIER PAGAN; T. MONTANA BELL; KAREEM MAZYCK; ANGEL MALDONADO. (Grote, Bret) (Entered: 09/29/2023)

Sept. 29, 2023

Sept. 29, 2023

PACER

Update Answer Deadline: Answer due from ERIC ARMEL on 10/13/2023; PA D.O.C. on 10/13/2023 (jkn)

Sept. 29, 2023

Sept. 29, 2023

PACER
76

Remark: Answer due date has been terminated as to LAUREL HARRY, CHRISTOPHER OPPMAN, TREVOR WINGARD, JAMES BARNACLE, LUCAS MALISHCHAK, TINA WALKER, SCOTT RIDDLE, and PETER SAAVEDRA because these parties were not served with the original complaint. (jkn) (Entered: 10/02/2023)

Oct. 2, 2023

Oct. 2, 2023

PACER
77

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by LAUREL HARRY, LUCAS MALISHCHAK, CHRISTOPHER OPPMAN, TREVOR WINGARD(former Regional Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections), SCOTT RIDDLE(Unit Manager, SCI Fayette), TINA WALKER(Superintendent, SCI Fayette), JAMES BARNACLE. LAUREL HARRY waiver sent on 10/11/2023, answer due 12/11/2023; LUCAS MALISHCHAK waiver sent on 10/11/2023, answer due 12/11/2023; CHRISTOPHER OPPMAN waiver sent on 10/11/2023, answer due 12/11/2023; TREVOR WINGARD(former Regional Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections) waiver sent on 10/11/2023, answer due 12/11/2023; SCOTT RIDDLE(Unit Manager, SCI Fayette) waiver sent on 10/11/2023, answer due 12/11/2023; TINA WALKER(Superintendent, SCI Fayette) waiver sent on 10/11/2023, answer due 12/11/2023; JAMES BARNACLE waiver sent on 10/11/2023, answer due 12/11/2023. (Bedell, Lindsey) (Entered: 10/12/2023)

Oct. 12, 2023

Oct. 12, 2023

PACER
78

NOTICE of Appearance by Lindsey Bedell on behalf of JAMES BARNACLE, LAUREL HARRY, LUCAS MALISHCHAK, CHRISTOPHER OPPMAN, SCOTT RIDDLE(Unit Manager, SCI Fayette), TINA WALKER(Superintendent, SCI Fayette), TREVOR WINGARD(former Regional Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections). (Bedell, Lindsey) (Entered: 10/12/2023)

Oct. 12, 2023

Oct. 12, 2023

PACER
79

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Second Amended Complaint by ERIC ARMEL, JAMES BARNACLE, LAUREL HARRY, LUCAS MALISHCHAK, CHRISTOPHER OPPMAN, PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, SCOTT RIDDLE(Unit Manager, SCI Fayette), TINA WALKER(Superintendent, SCI Fayette), TREVOR WINGARD(former Regional Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections). (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Bedell, Lindsey) (Entered: 10/12/2023)

Oct. 12, 2023

Oct. 12, 2023

PACER
80

ORDER granting 79 DOC Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time to Answer Second Amended Complaint. ANSWER from DOC Defendants due by 12/11/2023. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 10/12/2023. (bsc) (Entered: 10/12/2023)

Oct. 12, 2023

Oct. 12, 2023

PACER
81

TEXT ORDER - In December 2022, XAVIER PAGAN filed a Motion to Withdraw from Class Action stating he no longer desired to be a named putative class member 32 . The Court construed the Motion as a stipulation of dismissal under Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i), and dismissed XAVIER PAGAN as a named putative class member 36 . Now, through the counseled Second Amended Complaint 75, it appears XAVIER PAGAN seeks to reinstate his status as a named putative class member. Given that XAVIER PAGAN previously was dismissed as a named putative class member, it is necessary that a motion seeking to vacate the stipulation be filed. It is hereby ORDERED that such a motion must be filed by October 27, 2023. Additionally, the Court notes that while Notices of Appearance have been filed on behalf of putative class members T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, and KAREEM MAZYCK, an entry of appearance has not been filed on behalf of Xavier Pagan. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 10/13/2023. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bsc) (Entered: 10/13/2023)

Oct. 13, 2023

Oct. 13, 2023

PACER

Order

Oct. 13, 2023

Oct. 13, 2023

PACER
82

NOTICE of Appearance by Cassidy L. Neal on behalf of PETER SAAVEDRA. (Neal, Cassidy) (Entered: 10/24/2023)

Oct. 24, 2023

Oct. 24, 2023

PACER
83

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by PETER SAAVEDRA. PETER SAAVEDRA waiver sent on 10/11/2023, answer due 12/11/2023. (Neal, Cassidy) (Entered: 10/24/2023)

Oct. 24, 2023

Oct. 24, 2023

PACER
84

NOTICE of Appearance by Bret Grote on behalf of T. MONTANA BELL, RONNIE E. JOHNSON, ANGEL MALDONADO, KAREEM MAZYCK, XAVIAR PAGAN. (Grote, Bret) (Entered: 10/25/2023)

Oct. 25, 2023

Oct. 25, 2023

PACER
85

NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Feldman on behalf of XAVIAR PAGAN. (Feldman, Matthew) (Entered: 10/25/2023)

Oct. 25, 2023

Oct. 25, 2023

PACER
86

NOTICE of Appearance by Alexandra T. Morgan-Kurtz on behalf of XAVIAR PAGAN. (Morgan-Kurtz, Alexandra) (Entered: 10/25/2023)

Oct. 25, 2023

Oct. 25, 2023

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 27, 2022

Closing Date: June 12, 2023

Case Ongoing: Yes

Case Details

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket