Case: Holtz v. Ferrierr

1:80-cv-00088 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa

Filed Date: July 15, 1980

Closed Date: 1999

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Case Summary

On July 15, 1980, prisoners at the Iowa Men's Reformatory in Anamosa, Iowa filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 against the Iowa Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Iowa. The plaintiffs alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated by the defendants' actions restricting their access to postage and mail supplies. On September 16, 1981, the parties entered into a private settlement agreement, and on October 9, 1981, the U.S. District Court for …

On July 15, 1980, prisoners at the Iowa Men's Reformatory in Anamosa, Iowa filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 against the Iowa Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Iowa. The plaintiffs alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated by the defendants' actions restricting their access to postage and mail supplies. On September 16, 1981, the parties entered into a private settlement agreement, and on October 9, 1981, the U.S. District Court for the District of Iowa (Judge Edward McManus) approved the settlement agreement. On November 21, 1985, the parties agreed to amend the settlement agreement, and on December 18, 1985, the U.S. District Court for the District of Iowa approved the amendment.

On March 29, 1999, the U.S. District Court for the District of Iowa (Judge McManus) granted the defendants' unresisted motion to dismiss the case and terminate the relief that had been granted to the plaintiffs. As we have only the docket for this case, we have no further information on the proceedings.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (3/16/2006)

People


Judge(s)

McManus, Edward Joseph (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Zimmerman, Richard (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lindebak, Layne M. (Iowa)

Judge(s)

McManus, Edward Joseph (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Zimmerman, Richard (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lindebak, Layne M. (Iowa)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:80-cv-00088

Docket (PACER)

May 28, 1999

May 28, 1999

Docket

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 14, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

MOTION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS by Plaintiffs DSR (Entered: 02/23/1999)

June 2, 1980

June 2, 1980

2

ORDER by Senior Judge Edward J. McManus Granting Motion to proceed in forma pauperis [1-1]; Clerk to file complaint w/o prepayment of fees and costs (cc: all counsel) DSR (Entered: 02/23/1999)

July 15, 1980

July 15, 1980

3

COMPLAINT DSR (Entered: 02/23/1999)

July 15, 1980

July 15, 1980

18

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT DSR (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Sept. 16, 1981

Sept. 16, 1981

19

Defts' MOTION for Approval of Settlement Agreement assigned to Senior Judge Edward J. McManus DSR (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Oct. 8, 1981

Oct. 8, 1981

20

ORDER by Senior Judge Edward J. McManus Granting Motion for Approval of Settlement Agreement; Dismissed per settlement agreement and settlement of Atty Fees and Costs [19-1] terminating case (cc: all counsel) DSR (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Oct. 9, 1981

Oct. 9, 1981

45

Defendants' MOTION for Termination of Relief assigned to Senior Judge Edward J. McManus DSR (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Feb. 23, 1999

Feb. 23, 1999

46

MEMORANDUM in Support of Defendants' Motion for Termination of Relief [45-1] DSR (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Feb. 23, 1999

Feb. 23, 1999

47

ORDER by Senior Judge Edward J. McManus Granting Defendants' Unresisted Motion for Termination of Relief [45-1]; the prospective relief reflected in the Settlement Agreement filed 9/16/81, approved by the court's order of 10/9/81, as amended on 11/21/85 and approved 12/18/85, is terminated terminating case (cc: all counsel) DSR (Entered: 03/29/1999)

March 29, 1999

March 29, 1999

48

MOTION by Plaintiffs to Re-Open Hearing of Dft's Motion for Termination of Settlement Agreement Pursuant to U.S.C.A. Section 3626(b)(1-3),(g),(7,9) assigned to Senior Judge Edward J. McManus DSR (Entered: 05/13/1999)

May 13, 1999

May 13, 1999

49

Plaintiffs MOTION to Enlarge Time in Which to Respond to Dfts Motion for Termination of Settlement Agreement assigned to Chief Mag Judge John A. Jarvey DSR (Entered: 05/13/1999)

May 13, 1999

May 13, 1999

50

BRIEF: MEMORANDUM of Authorities; and Supporting Statements of Facts in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to Enlarge Time (in Which to Respond to Dfts Motion for Termination of Settlement Agreement) [49-1] DSR (Entered: 05/13/1999)

May 13, 1999

May 13, 1999

52

ORDER by Chief Mag Judge John A. Jarvey Denying Motion to Enlarge Time in Which to Respond to Dfts Motion for Termination of Settlement Agreement [49-1] (cc: all counsel) DSR (Entered: 05/20/1999)

May 20, 1999

May 20, 1999

53

Defendants' RESIST the Motion to Enlarge Time [49-1] and the Motion to Reopen Hearing of Defendants' Motion for Termination (of Settlement Agreement) [48-1] (Docket #49 already ruled on-See Docket #52) DSR (Entered: 05/21/1999)

May 21, 1999

May 21, 1999

54

ORDER by Senior Judge Edward J. McManus Denying Motion to Re-Open Hearing of Dft's Motion for Termination of Settlement Agreement; Movant is not a plaintiff in this case, nor has he sought or been given leave to intervene [48-1] terminating case (cc: all counsel) DSR (Entered: 05/28/1999)

May 28, 1999

May 28, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Iowa

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 15, 1980

Closing Date: 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two inmates at Iowa Men's Reformatory in Anamosa

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Iowa Department of Corrections (Anamosa, Jones), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1981 - 1999

Issues

General:

Mail

Type of Facility:

Government-run