Case: Jane Doe v. District of Columbia

1:92-cv-00635 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: March 11, 1992

Closed Date: Aug. 31, 1993

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Case Summary

In March 1992, inmates infected with HIV in the District of Columbia's Lorton Prison filed suit in the District of DC against the District of Columbia, represented by an attorney from the Open Society Initiative. Plaintiffs sued using pseudonyms under section 1983 for violation of their Fifth Amendment right to privacy and Eighth Amendment right to be free of cruel and unusual punishment. In addition, certain plaintiffs sued for violation of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. section 794, for …

In March 1992, inmates infected with HIV in the District of Columbia's Lorton Prison filed suit in the District of DC against the District of Columbia, represented by an attorney from the Open Society Initiative. Plaintiffs sued using pseudonyms under section 1983 for violation of their Fifth Amendment right to privacy and Eighth Amendment right to be free of cruel and unusual punishment. In addition, certain plaintiffs sued for violation of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. section 794, for discrimination in the participation of programs offered by the defendant. Plaintiffs also alleged violations of the DC Freedom of Information Law, D.C. Code section 1-1521, based on defendant's disclosure of confidential medical records. Finally, plaintiffs alleged breach of confidential relationship, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Plaintiffs sought damages, declaratory relief, and a permanent injunction.

In May 1992, defendant moved to dismiss the action. In November 1992, at the hearing on that motion, defendant agreed that the motion should be treated as a motion for summary judgment and filed a statement of material facts not in dispute. Doe v. District of Columbia, 1993 WL 128496 (D.D.C. April 13, 1993). In his order dated April 1993, Judge Louis Oberdorfer denied defendant's motion for summary judgment due to lack of evidence of undisputable facts.

The docket reveals that the case subsequently settled. Although the underlying agreement itself does not appear in the docket, there is a motion for adoption of a consent order about attorneys' fees, as well as an order granting D.C. Prisoners Legal Services Project $37,500 in fees, and an August, 1993 stipulation dismissing the action with prejudice.

Summary Authors

John Maksymonko (8/1/2005)

People


Judge(s)

Oberdorfer, Louis Falk (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hall, Aurie Talbor (Maryland)

Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Amato, Maria-Claudia T. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Oberdorfer, Louis Falk (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hall, Aurie Talbor (Maryland)

Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Amato, Maria-Claudia T. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Doe v. DC

Aug. 31, 1993 Docket
4

Complaint

March 11, 1992 Complaint
124

Memorandum and Order

1993 WL 128496, 1993 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 4815

April 13, 1993 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) to seal the applications to proceed in forma pauperis, the affirmance and all subsequent pleadings using pseudonyms (adc) (Entered: 03/16/1992)

March 11, 1992
2

ORDER by Judge John G. Penn : granting motion to seal the applications to proceed in forma pauperis, the affirmance and all subsequent pleadings using pseudonyms [1-1] by SAMUEL ROE, JOHN DOE, KAREN ZOE, SALLY ROE, JOHN DOE (N) (adc) (Entered: 03/16/1992)

March 11, 1992
3

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) to proceed in forma pauperis placed under seal in the Vault in Room 1800 (adc) (Entered: 03/16/1992)

March 11, 1992
4

COMPLAINT filed summons (1) issued ; affirmation revealing the plaintiffs names placed under seal in the Vault in Room 1800 (adc) (Entered: 03/16/1992)

March 11, 1992
5

MOTION filed by defendant DC to extend time to 5/8/92 to respond to complaint (sm) (Entered: 04/10/1992)

April 9, 1992
7

INTERROGATORIES filed by plaintiff(s) to defendant DC (sm) (Entered: 04/15/1992)

April 14, 1992
8

RESPONSE by plaintiff(s) in opposition to motion to extend time to 5/8/92 to respond to complaint [5-1] by DC (sm) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

April 15, 1992
9

ORDER by Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer : granting motion to extend time to 5/8/92 to respond to complaint [5-1] by DC brief due 5/8/92 ; (N) (sm) (Entered: 05/04/1992)

May 1, 1992
10

MOTION filed by defendant DC to extend time to 5/12/92 within which to respond to the complaint (sm) (Entered: 05/11/1992)

May 8, 1992
11

MOTION filed by defendant DC to dismiss (sm) (Entered: 05/13/1992)

May 12, 1992
12

MOTION filed by defendant DC for protective order (sm) (Entered: 05/13/1992)

May 12, 1992
13

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by plaintiff(s) SALLY ROE, KAREN ZOE, JOHN DOE, SAMUEL ROE and JANE DOE of defendant DC at the Offices of the D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project, at 10:00 a.m. on June 22, 1992 (adc) (Entered: 05/22/1992)

May 19, 1992
14

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by plaintiff(s) SALLY ROE, KAREN ZOE, JOHN DOE, SAMUEL ROE and JANE DOE of Mary Campbell (9:00 a.m.) and William Hall, M.D. (1:00 p.m.) at the Offices of the D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project, Inc. (adc) (Entered: 05/22/1992)

May 19, 1992
15

RESPONSE by plaintiff(s) in opposition to defendant's motion to dismiss [11-1] by DC (adc) (Entered: 05/28/1992)

May 26, 1992
16

ERRATA by plaintiff(s) to correct an error in the Certificate of Service attached to Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint from May 25, 1992 to May 26, 1992 (adc) (Entered: 05/28/1992)

May 27, 1992
17

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff(s) in opposition to defendant's motion for protective order [12-1] by DC (adc) (Entered: 05/28/1992)

May 27, 1992
18

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) to compel discovery (adc) (Entered: 05/28/1992)

May 27, 1992
19

MOTION filed by defendant DC to extend time to within which to respond to plaintiffs' opposition to defendant's motion to dismiss and defendant's motion for a protective order (adc) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

June 8, 1992
20

ORDER by Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer : granting motion to extend time to 6/18/92 within which to respond to plaintiffs' opposition to defendant's motion to dismiss and defendant's motion for a protective order [19-1] by DC (N) (mon) (Entered: 06/16/1992)

June 16, 1992
22

RESPONSE by plaintiff(s) in opposition to motion for protective order [12-1] by DC, motion to dismiss [11-1] by DC, motion to extend time to 5/12/92 within which to respond to the complaint [10-1] by DC (adc) (Entered: 06/18/1992)

June 16, 1992
23

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) to file affirmance under seal , and for a protective order (adc) (Entered: 06/18/1992)

June 16, 1992
24

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by plaintiff(s) of plaintiff RICHARD POE on June 23, 1992 at 2:00 p.m. (adc) (Entered: 06/18/1992)

June 16, 1992
25

REPLY by defendant DC to plaintiffs' opposition to motion to dismiss [11-1] by DC (adc) (Entered: 06/22/1992)

June 19, 1992
26

REPLY by defendant DC to plaintiffs' opposition to motion for protective order [12-1] by DC (adc) (Entered: 06/22/1992)

June 19, 1992
27

RESPONSE by defendant DC in opposition to motion to compel discovery [18-1] by JANE DOE, SAMUEL ROE, JOHN DOE, KAREN ZOE, SALLY ROE (adc) (Entered: 06/22/1992)

June 19, 1992
28

ORDER by Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer : granting motion to compel discovery [18-1] by JANE DOE, SAMUEL ROE, JOHN DOE, KAREN ZOE, SALLY ROE, denying motion for protective order [12-1] by DC motion hearing set for 1:45 9/11/92 on motion to dismiss ; (N) (mon) (Entered: 06/22/1992)

June 22, 1992
29

ANSWER by defendant DC to plaintiff's first set of interrogatories; attachments (adc) (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 27, 1992
30

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by plaintiff(s) of John Noble at the offices of D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project, Inc. on 9/23/92 at 1:00 p.m. (adc) (Entered: 08/06/1992)

Aug. 5, 1992
31

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by plaintiff(s) of David Roach on 9/23/92, at the offices of D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project, Inc. at 9:30 a.m. (adc) (Entered: 08/06/1992)

Aug. 5, 1992
32

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by plaintiff(s) of Arthur Graves at the offices of D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project, Inc., on 9/17/92, at 1:00 p.m. (adc) (Entered: 08/06/1992)

Aug. 5, 1992
33

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION (amended) by plaintiff(s) of William Hall, M.D. at the offices of D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project, Inc., on 8/25/92 at 10:00 a.m. (adc) (Entered: 08/06/1992)

Aug. 5, 1992
34

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION (amended) by plaintiff(s) of Mary Campbell at the offices of D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project, Inc., at 10:00 a.m., on 8/24/92 (adc) (Entered: 08/06/1992)

Aug. 5, 1992
35

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by plaintiff(s) of defendant DC on 8/19/92 at 10:00 a.m., at the offices of D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project, Inc. (adc) (Entered: 08/06/1992)

Aug. 5, 1992
36

ANSWER (supplemental) by defendant DC to plaintiff's first set of interrogatories; attachment (dot) (Entered: 08/17/1992)

Aug. 14, 1992
37

MOTION filed by defendant DC to continue the 9/11/92 hearing on defendant's motion to dismiss to 9/18/92 at 1:45 p.m. (adc) (Entered: 08/21/1992)

Aug. 20, 1992
38

ORDER by Judge Stanley Sporkin : granting motion to continue the 9/11/92 hearing on defendant's motion to dismiss to 9/18/92 at 1:45 p.m. [37-1] by DC motion hearing set for 1:45 9/18/92 ; (N) (mon) (Entered: 08/31/1992)

Aug. 31, 1992
39

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by plaintiff(s) of plaintiff(s) RICHARD POE on 9/14/92, at 11:00 a.m., at the Maximum Security Facility at Lorton, Virginia (adc) (Entered: 09/02/1992)

Sept. 1, 1992
40

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) SALLY ROE, plaintiff(s) KAREN ZOE, plaintiff(s) JOHN DOE, plaintiff(s) SAMUEL ROE, plaintiff(s) JANE DOE, plaintiff(s) RICHARD POE to amend complaint [4-1] ; EXHIBIT (SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT) (dot) (Entered: 09/08/1992)

Sept. 4, 1992
41

MOTION filed by defendant DC to continue motions hearing to 10/13/92 (adc) (Entered: 09/16/1992)

Sept. 15, 1992
42

ORDER by Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer : granting motion to continue motions hearing until further order of the Court. (N) (mon) (Entered: 09/21/1992)

Sept. 21, 1992
43

SECOND INTERROGATORIES and request to produce documents filed by plaintiff(s) JANE DOE, et al. to defendant DC (pob) (Entered: 09/29/1992)

Sept. 28, 1992
44

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) for discovery sanctions ; exhibits (7) (adc) (Entered: 10/16/1992)

Oct. 15, 1992
45

INTERROGATORIES (first set) filed by defendant DC to plaintiff(s) RICHARD POE (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
46

REQUEST by defendant DC to plaintiff(s) RICHARD POE for production of documents (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
47

INTERROGATORIES (first set) filed by defendant DC to plaintiff(s) SAMUEL ROE (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
48

INTERROGATORIES (first set) filed by defendant DC to plaintiff(s) JOHN DOE (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
49

INTERROGATORIES (first set) filed by defendant DC to plaintiff(s) JOHN DOE (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
50

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by defendant DC of plaintiff(s) KAREN ZOE on 12/8/92 at 10:00 a.m., at the Medium Security Facility (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
52

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by defendant DC of plaintiff(s) JOHN DOE on 12/9/92 at 10:00 a.m., at the Central Facility (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
53

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by defendant DC of plaintiff(s) SAMUEL ROE on 12/9/92 at 2:00 p.m., at the Medium Security Facility (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
54

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by defendant DC of plaintiff(s) RICHARD POE on 12/10/92 at 10:00 a.m. at the Offices of Defense Counsel (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
55

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by defendant DC of plaintiff(s) JANE DOE on 12/7/92 at 10:00 a.m., at the Minimum Security Facility (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
56

INTERROGATORIES (first set) filed by defendant DC to plaintiff(s) JANE DOE (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
57

REQUEST by defendant DC to plaintiff(s) JANE DOE for production of documents (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
58

INTERROGATORIES (first set) filed by defendant DC to plaintiff(s) KAREN ZOE (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
59

REQUEST by defendant DC to plaintiff(s) KAREN ZOE for production of documents (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
60

INTERROGATORIES (first set) filed by defendant DC to plaintiff(s) SALLY ROE (adc) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
70

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by defendant DC of Jean Coe on 12/8/92 at 2:00 p.m., at the Correctional Treatment Facility (adc) (Entered: 11/12/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
71

INTERROGATORIES (first set) filed by defendant DC Jean Coe (adc) (Entered: 11/12/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
72

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by defendant DC of Peter Foe on 12/10/92 at 10:00 a.m., at the office of defense counsel (adc) (Entered: 11/12/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
73

INTERROGATORIES filed by defendant DC of Peter Foe (adc) (Entered: 11/12/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
74

REQUEST by defendant DC to plaintiff(s) SALLY ROE for production of documents (adc) (Entered: 11/12/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
75

REQUEST by defendant DC for production of documents to Peter Foe (adc) (Entered: 11/12/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992
62

MOTION filed by defendant DC to extend time to an additional two days to within which to oppose to plaintiffs' motion for discovery sanctions (adc) (Entered: 11/04/1992)

Nov. 3, 1992
63

MOTION filed by defendant DC to extend time to 11/30/92 to answer plaintiffs' second set of interrogatories and request for production of documents (adc) (Entered: 11/06/1992)

Nov. 5, 1992
64

RESPONSE by defendant DC in opposition to motion for discovery sanctions [44-1] by SAMUEL ROE, JOHN DOE, KAREN ZOE, SALLY ROE (adc) (Entered: 11/06/1992)

Nov. 5, 1992
65

ORDER by Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer : motion hearing set for 1:45 11/12/92 ; (N) (mon) (Entered: 11/10/1992)

Nov. 10, 1992
66

ORDER by Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer : granting motion to extend time to an additional two days to 11/5/92 within which to oppose to plaintiffs' motion for discovery sanctions [62-1] by DC (N) (mon) (Entered: 11/10/1992)

Nov. 10, 1992
67

RESPONSE by plaintiff(s) in opposition to motion to extend time to 11/30/92 to answer plaintiffs' second set of interrogatories and request for production of documents [63-1] by DC (adc) (Entered: 11/12/1992)

Nov. 12, 1992
68

REPLY by plaintiff(s)to defendant's` response to motion for discovery sanctions [44-1] by SAMUEL ROE, JOHN DOE, KAREN ZOE, SALLY ROE (adc) (Entered: 11/12/1992)

Nov. 12, 1992
69

RESPONSE (OPPOSITIONS) by plaintiff(s) to defendant's cross motion for sanctions and costs (adc) (Entered: 11/12/1992)

Nov. 12, 1992

STATUS HEARING before Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer : plaintiffs' motion for sanctons is withdrawn. Reporter: Vernell Marshall (mon) (Entered: 11/13/1992)

Nov. 13, 1992
76

ORDER by Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer : granting motion to extend time to 11/30/92 to answer plaintiffs' second set of interrogatories and request for production of documents [63-1] by DC (N) (mon) (Entered: 11/16/1992)

Nov. 16, 1992
77

ORDER by Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer : granting motion to amend complaint [4-1] [40-1] by plaintiff(s)sssss (N) (mon) (Entered: 11/17/1992)

Nov. 16, 1992
114

AMENDED COMPLAINT (second) by plaintiff(s) adding JEAN COE, PETER FOE amending complaint [4-1] (adc) (Entered: 02/24/1993)

Nov. 16, 1992
78

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) to extend time to 11/18/92 to file stipulation concerning discovery ; exhibit (adc) Modified on 11/19/1992 (Entered: 11/19/1992)

Nov. 18, 1992
79

ORDER by Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer : granting motion to extend time to 11/18/92 to file stipulation concerning discovery [78-1] by JOHN DOE, KAREN ZOE, SALLY ROE (N) (mon) (Entered: 11/20/1992)

Nov. 18, 1992
80

RESPONSE by plaintiff(s) to defendant's request for production of documents (adc) (Entered: 11/23/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992
81

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) to extend time to 12/2/92 to file executed interrogatory answers (adc) (Entered: 11/23/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992
82

ANSWER by plaintiff(s) KAREN ZOE to defendant's first set of interrogatories (adc) (Entered: 11/23/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992
83

ANSWER by plaintiff(s) JANE DOE to defendant's first set of interrogatories (adc) (Entered: 11/23/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992
84

ANSWER by plaintiff(s) JOHN DOE to defendant's first set of interrogatories (adc) (Entered: 11/23/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992
85

OBJECTIONS by plaintiff(s) SALLY ROE to request [74-1] by DC (adc) (Entered: 11/23/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992
86

ANSWER by Jean Coe to defendant's first set of interrogatories (adc) (Entered: 11/23/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992
87

ANSWER by Peter Foe to defendant's first set of interrogatories (adc) (Entered: 11/23/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992
88

ANSWER by plaintiff(s) RICHARD POE to defendant's first set of interrogatories (adc) (Entered: 11/23/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992
89

ANSWER by plaintiff(s) SAMUEL ROE to defendant's first set of interrogatories (adc) (Entered: 11/23/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992
90

REQUEST (supplemental) by plaintiff(s) to defendant DC for production of documents (adc) (Entered: 11/23/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992
91

NOTICE OF FILING by defendant DC the statement of material facts to which there is no genuine dispute (adc) (Entered: 11/24/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992
92

STIPULATION filed and fiated by Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer regarding certain interrogatories; that plaintiffs withdraw their motion for sanctions without prejudie to refile and that defendant withdraws its cross motion for sanctions without prejudice to refile . (N) (pob) (Entered: 11/25/1992)

Nov. 24, 1992
93

ANSWER by plaintiff(s) KAREN ZOE to defendant's first set of interrogatories (adc) (Entered: 12/02/1992)

Nov. 30, 1992
94

ANSWER by Jean Coe to defendant's first set of interrogatories (adc) (Entered: 12/02/1992)

Nov. 30, 1992
95

ANSWER by plaintiff(s) JANE DOE to defendant's first set of interrogatories (adc) Modified on 12/03/1992 (Entered: 12/03/1992)

Dec. 2, 1992
97

ANSWER by plaintiff(s) SAMUEL ROE to defendant's first set of interrogatories (adc) (Entered: 12/03/1992)

Dec. 2, 1992
98

ANSWER by plaintiff(s) RICHARD POE to defendant's first set of interrogatories (adc) (Entered: 12/03/1992)

Dec. 2, 1992
99

ORDER by Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer : granting motion to extend time to 12/2/92 to file executed interrogatory answers [81-1] by JOHN DOE, KAREN ZOE, SALLY ROE (N) (mon) (Entered: 12/07/1992)

Dec. 7, 1992
100

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) for discovery sanctions (adc) (Entered: 12/08/1992)

Dec. 7, 1992
111

RESPONSE by plaintiff(s) in opposition to motion for summary judgment; exhibits (7) (adc) (Entered: 01/04/1993)

Dec. 10, 1992
112

MEMORANDUM by defendant DC in opposition to request for jury trial; "Let this be filed" (adc) (Entered: 01/04/1993)

Dec. 11, 1992
101

RESPONSE by defendant DC in opposition to motion for discovery sanctions [100-1] by JOHN DOE, KAREN ZOE, SALLY ROE (adc) (Entered: 12/22/1992)

Dec. 18, 1992

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 11, 1992

Closing Date: Aug. 31, 1993

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Five prisoners who are infected with HIV and are incarcerated in District of Columbia correctional facilities alleging correctional officials unlawfully and without permission revealed their HIV status to other prisoners and to correctional staff

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

District of Columbia Correctional Facilities, Regional

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

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

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run