Case: Williams v. Illinois Department of Corrections

1:97-cv-03475 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: May 7, 1997

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

On May 7, 1997, an inmate of the Joliet Correctional Center sued the Illinois Department of Corrections in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for alleged violations of 42 USC 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Specifically, the plaintiff, who had been declared legally blind since incarceration, alleged that the defendants had denied him access to the Center's library, as it contained no books on tape, Braille materials, or …

On May 7, 1997, an inmate of the Joliet Correctional Center sued the Illinois Department of Corrections in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for alleged violations of 42 USC 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Specifically, the plaintiff, who had been declared legally blind since incarceration, alleged that the defendants had denied him access to the Center's library, as it contained no books on tape, Braille materials, or large print books. Further, the plaintiff complained that he had been denied safe access throughout the prison (for example, to the dining hall and shower area) and that he had been denied access to educational programs.

The District Court (Judge Paul E. Plunkett) appointed private (pro bono) counsel for the plaintiff. Both parties moved for summary judgment. The Court denied the defendant's motion for summary judgment and granted the plaintiff's motion for summary judgment in part, ordering the Center to make accommodations for the plaintiff in the library and education program and to assist the plaintiff with navigation around the prison. Williams v. Illinois Department of Corrections, No. 97 C 3475, 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18190 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 16, 1999).

In January 2000, the parties agreed to vacate the November 16 order and to enter into a settlement agreement in which the defendants would make accommodations for the plaintiff in the library and the General Educational Development program. Further, the defendants would assist the plaintiff with navigation around the prison. Pursuant to the settlement agreement, the case was dismissed with prejudice on January 25, 2000.

In September 2001, the plaintiff filed a motion for order of default of settlement agreement and for sanctions. After a hearing, Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys recommended that the District Court deny the motion. Williams v. Joliet Corr. Ctr, No. 97 C 3475, 2002 WL 1559681 (N.D. Ill. July 16, 2002). The District Court adopted the recommendation in its entirety in September 2002.

The PACER docket shows no subsequent entries.

Summary Authors

Rebekah Henn Sullivan (8/1/2006)

People

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Judge(s)

Keys, Arlander (Illinois)

Plunkett, Paul Edward (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hirsch, Norman M. (Illinois)

Schutte, Scott T. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Siegel, Richard John (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Keys, Arlander (Illinois)

Plunkett, Paul Edward (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hirsch, Norman M. (Illinois)

Schutte, Scott T. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Siegel, Richard John (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:97-cv-03475

Docket (PACER)

Williams v. Joliet Corr. Ctr.

Sept. 19, 2002

Sept. 19, 2002

Docket
62

1:97-cv-03475

Memorandum Opinion and Order

Williams v. Illinois DOC

1999 WL 1068669

Nov. 17, 1999

Nov. 17, 1999

Order/Opinion
93

1:97-cv-03475

Report and recommendation

Willimas v. Illinois Dept. of Corr.

2002 WL 1559681, 2002 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 12859

July 16, 2002

July 16, 2002

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

RECEIVED COMPLAINT with 0 copies. (fce) (Entered: 05/15/1997)

May 7, 1997

May 7, 1997

2

CIVIL cover sheet. (fce) (Entered: 05/15/1997)

May 7, 1997

May 7, 1997

3

APPLICATION by plaintiff to proceed in forma pauperis with attachments. (fce) (Entered: 05/15/1997)

May 7, 1997

May 7, 1997

FORWARDED complete file to Prisoner Correspondence. (fce) (Entered: 05/15/1997)

May 15, 1997

May 15, 1997

4

MINUTE ORDER of 5/29/97 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing set for 9:15 am on 8/5/97. Plaintiff's motion to proceed in forma pauperis [3-1] is granted. The court orders the trust fund officer at plaintiff's current place of incarceration to deduct $15.00 from plaintiff's account for payment to the clerk of court as an initial partial filing fee. The clerk shall send a copy of this order to the trust fund officer at Joliet Correctional Center, Joliet, IL. The court grants plaintiff's motion for appointment of counsel. Norman M.Hirsch of Jenner & Block, One IBM Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611, (312) 222-9350 is appointed to represent plaintiff in accordance with counsel's trial bar obligations under the N.D. IL Gen. R. 3.31 and 3.83. Counsel given sixty days to contact plaintiff and file an amended complant. The clerk shall send plaintiff notce of availability of a Magistrate Judge along with notice of this order. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

COMPLAINT (ar) (Entered: 07/29/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

MAILED 06/02/97 notice of availability of magistrate judge forms to plaintiff and counsel together with copies of minute order dated 05/29/97 [4-1]. Mailed Rule 3.14 to Norman M. Hirsch. Mailed copy of minute order [4-1] to Trust Fund Officer at Joliet Correctional Center. (ar) Modified on 05/30/1997 (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 30, 1997

May 30, 1997

5

AMENDED COMPLAINT [0-1] by Milton Williams Jr; adding defendants Illinois Department of Corrections, Dr. Sood, Officer Curtis and Doe defendants 1-10 (ar) (Entered: 07/29/1997)

July 29, 1997

July 29, 1997

FOUR ORIGINAL SUMMONSES and four copies issued as to Officer Curtis, Dr Sood, Illinois Department of Corrections and the Joliet Correctional Center (ar) (Entered: 07/29/1997)

July 29, 1997

July 29, 1997

6

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Milton Williams Jr by Norman M. Hirsch and Scott T. Schutte (ar) (Entered: 07/29/1997)

July 29, 1997

July 29, 1997

SCHEDULE set on 8/5/97 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing held and continued to 9:15 9/22/97 . No notice (tbk) (Entered: 08/05/1997)

Aug. 5, 1997

Aug. 5, 1997

7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for IL DOC by Richard J Siegel (ar) (Entered: 08/15/1997)

Aug. 14, 1997

Aug. 14, 1997

9

AGREED MOTION by IL DOC to extend time to file a responsive pleading to plaintiff's amended complaint ; Notice of motion. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) (Entered: 08/28/1997)

Aug. 14, 1997

Aug. 14, 1997

10

AFFIDAVIT of Richard J. Siegel regarding defendant IL Dept. of Corrections' agreed motion to extend time to file a responsive pleading to plaintiff's amended complaint [9-1]. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) Modified on 08/28/1997 (Entered: 08/28/1997)

Aug. 14, 1997

Aug. 14, 1997

8

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Joliet Correctional Center and Dr. Kol B. Sood by Richard J Siegel (ar) (Entered: 08/22/1997)

Aug. 21, 1997

Aug. 21, 1997

INMATE installment payment in the amount of $ 15.00 paid on 08/25/97, receipt # 498656 (ar) (Entered: 08/26/1997)

Aug. 25, 1997

Aug. 25, 1997

11

MINUTE ORDER of 8/28/97 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Defendant Illinois Department of Corrections' agreed motion to extend time to file a responsive pleading to plaintiff's amended complaint is granted [9-1]. Time extended to and including 10/01/97. Status hearing date of 09/22/97 is stricken and reset to 9:15 am on 10/3/97. Mailed notice (ar) Modified on 08/28/1997 (Entered: 08/28/1997)

Aug. 28, 1997

Aug. 28, 1997

INMATE installment payment in the amount of $ 131.25 paid on 09/04/97, receipt # 499218 (fce) (Entered: 09/09/1997)

Sept. 8, 1997

Sept. 8, 1997

12

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons executed upon defendant Joliet Corr Ctr on 8/6/97 (ar) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 15, 1997

Sept. 15, 1997

13

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons executed upon defendant IL DOC on 7/29/97 (ar) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 15, 1997

Sept. 15, 1997

14

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons executed upon defendant Dr Sood on 8/6/97 (ar) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 15, 1997

Sept. 15, 1997

15

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons executed upon defendant Officer Curtis on 8/6/97 (ar) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 15, 1997

Sept. 15, 1997

INMATE installment payment in the amount of $ 3.75 paid on 09/15/97, receipt # 499747 (ar) (Entered: 09/18/1997)

Sept. 15, 1997

Sept. 15, 1997

16

MOTION by Kul B. Sood and Illinois Department of Corrections to dismiss plaintiff's amended complaint ; Notice of motion (ar) (Entered: 10/06/1997)

Sept. 29, 1997

Sept. 29, 1997

17

MEMORANDUM by Kul B. Sood and the Illinois Department of Corrections in support of their motion to dismiss plaintiff's amended complaint [16-1] (ar) (Entered: 10/06/1997)

Sept. 29, 1997

Sept. 29, 1997

18

MINUTE ORDER of 10/3/97 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing held and continued to 9:15 am on 10/23/97. Plaintiff is given to and including 10/10/97 in which to amend the complaint. Defendants are given until 10/17/97 in which to file an amended complaint. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 10/06/1997)

Oct. 3, 1997

Oct. 3, 1997

19

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by Milton Williams Jr; Notice of filing (ar) (Entered: 10/15/1997)

Oct. 10, 1997

Oct. 10, 1997

20

AGREED MOTION by IL DOC and Dr Sood to extend time to file a responsive pleading to plaintiff's second amended complaint ; Notice of motion. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) (Entered: 10/24/1997)

Oct. 15, 1997

Oct. 15, 1997

21

AFFIDAVIT of Richard J. Siegel regarding defendants Illinois Dept. of Corrections and Kul B. Sood's motion to extend time to file a responsive pleading to plaintiff's second amended complaint [20-1]. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) Modified on 10/24/1997 (Entered: 10/24/1997)

Oct. 15, 1997

Oct. 15, 1997

22

MINUTE ORDER of 10/23/97 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing held and continued to 9:15 am on 11/14/97. Defendants' motion to dismiss is withdrawn with prejudice [16-1]. Defendants' agreed motion to extend time to file a responsive pleading to plaintiff's second amended complaint, granted to and including 10/31/97 [20-1]. Mailed notice (ar) Modified on 10/24/1997 (Entered: 10/24/1997)

Oct. 23, 1997

Oct. 23, 1997

23

ANSWER to plaintiff's second amended complaint, affirmative defenses by defendants IL DOC, Dr Sood; jury demand; Notice of filing (fce) (Entered: 11/03/1997)

Oct. 31, 1997

Oct. 31, 1997

SCHEDULE set on 11/4/97 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing held and continued to 9:15 1/28/98 . No notice (tbk) (Entered: 11/04/1997)

Nov. 4, 1997

Nov. 4, 1997

ORAL MOTION by defendants for leave to take the depositon of plaintiff Milton Williams, Jr. (ar) (Entered: 01/30/1998)

Jan. 28, 1998

Jan. 28, 1998

24

MINUTE ORDER of 1/28/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing held and continued to 9:15 am on 3/30/98. Discovery to proceed. Defendants' oral motion for leave to take the depositon of plaintiff Milton Williams, Jr., is granted [0-1]. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 01/30/1998)

Jan. 28, 1998

Jan. 28, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 3/30/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing reset to 9:15 4/3/98 . No notice (tbk) (Entered: 03/30/1998)

March 30, 1998

March 30, 1998

25

AGREED ORDER regarding documents (ar) (Entered: 04/01/1998)

March 31, 1998

March 31, 1998

26

MINUTE ORDER of 3/31/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Enter agreed order regarding documents. Telephoned notice (ar) (Entered: 04/01/1998)

March 31, 1998

March 31, 1998

27

MINUTE ORDER of 4/3/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing held; continued to 1:30 a.m. 6/30/98. Discovery cutoff is extended to 6/30/98. No notice (rmm) (Entered: 04/06/1998)

April 3, 1998

April 3, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 6/9/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing reset to 1:45 7/7/98 . No notice (tbk) (Entered: 06/09/1998)

June 9, 1998

June 9, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 7/7/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 8/25/98 . Pretrial order to be submitted on 8/25/98 . No notice (tbk) (Entered: 07/08/1998)

July 7, 1998

July 7, 1998

28

AGREED MOTION by plaintiff to re-schedule preliminary pretrial conference ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 07/24/1998)

July 17, 1998

July 17, 1998

29

MINUTE ORDER of 7/23/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Agreed motion to re-schedule preliminary pretrial conference (status hearing) of 8/25/98 is granted. [28-1] Status hearing and submission of pretrial order is reset to 9/10/98 at 9:15 a.m. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 07/24/1998)

July 23, 1998

July 23, 1998

30

MOTION by plaintiff for partial summary judgment ; Notice of motion (ar) (Entered: 08/31/1998)

Aug. 18, 1998

Aug. 18, 1998

31

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment [30-1] (ar) (Entered: 08/31/1998)

Aug. 18, 1998

Aug. 18, 1998

32

RULE 12(M) Statement of undisputed facts by plaintiff in support of motion for partial summary judgment (Attachments) (1 vol.) (ar) (Entered: 08/31/1998)

Aug. 18, 1998

Aug. 18, 1998

33

MINUTE ORDER of 8/27/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Defendants are given to and including 10/01/98 in which to file a response to plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment [30-1] and to file a cross-motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff given until 10/15/98 in which to file his reply in support of his mtoion and a response to defendants' motion for summary judgment. Defendants are given to and including 10/29/98 to file a reply brief. Ruling on cross-motions for summary judgment set for 12/15/98 at 9:15 am. Status hearing date of 09/10/98 is stricken and reset to 12/15/98. Submission of pretrial order set for 09/10/98 is stricken. No notice (ar) Modified on 08/31/1998 (Entered: 08/31/1998)

Aug. 27, 1998

Aug. 27, 1998

35

MOTION by plaintiff to dismiss Count III ; Notice ofmotion (ar) (Entered: 10/06/1998)

Sept. 28, 1998

Sept. 28, 1998

36

MINUTE ORDER of 10/1/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Defendants' agreed motion to extend time in which to file their motion for summary judgment and their response to plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, granted and time extended to 11/2/98 [34-1]. Plaintiff's time to respond to defendants' motion for summary judgment and to reply to his motion is extended to 11/16/98 [30-1]. Defendants' time to reply to their motion is extended to 11/30/98. Status hearing and ruling on cross-motions for summary judgment is reset to 9:15 am on 2/9/99. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 10/06/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998

Oct. 1, 1998

34

AGREED MOTION by defendants to extend time in which to file their motion for summary judgment and their response to plaintiff's previously filed motion for summary judgment ; Notice of motion (ar) (Entered: 10/06/1998)

Oct. 5, 1998

Oct. 5, 1998

37

MINUTE ORDER of 10/5/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Plaintiff's agreed motion to dismiss Count III of the amended complaint, with prejudice and with each party to bear its own costs, granted and so ordered [35-1]. Mailed notice (ar) Modified on 10/06/1998 (Entered: 10/06/1998)

Oct. 5, 1998

Oct. 5, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 11/4/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing set to 9:30 11/25/98 . Briefing on cross-motions for summary judgment is stayed pending status hearing. No notice (tbk) (Entered: 11/04/1998)

Nov. 4, 1998

Nov. 4, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 11/23/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing reset to 9:15 12/22/98 . No notice (tbk) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 23, 1998

Nov. 23, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 12/8/98 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing reset to 9:15a.m.on 2/4/99 . mailed notice (tbk) (Entered: 12/08/1998)

Dec. 8, 1998

Dec. 8, 1998

38

MINUTE ORDER of 1/25/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing date of 2/4/99 is stricken and parties will be notified by mail of new date. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 01/26/1999)

Jan. 25, 1999

Jan. 25, 1999

39

MINUTE ORDER of 1/25/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing date of 2/9/99 is stricken and the parties will be notified by mail of new date. Mailed notice (rmm) (Entered: 01/26/1999)

Jan. 25, 1999

Jan. 25, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 2/11/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing set to 11:00 3/10/99 . mailed notice (tbk) (Entered: 02/11/1999)

Feb. 11, 1999

Feb. 11, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 2/11/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing reset to 11:15 3/10/99 . Mailed notice (tbk) (Entered: 02/11/1999)

Feb. 11, 1999

Feb. 11, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 3/10/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 3/23/99 . No notice (tbk) (Entered: 03/10/1999)

March 10, 1999

March 10, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 3/22/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing reset to 10:00 4/13/99 . No notice (tbk) (Entered: 03/22/1999)

March 22, 1999

March 22, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 4/13/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing reset to 11:00 5/6/99 . No notice (tbk) (Entered: 04/13/1999)

April 13, 1999

April 13, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 5/7/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing held. Settlement conference set for 1:30 5/13/99 . No notice (tbk) (Entered: 05/07/1999)

May 7, 1999

May 7, 1999

40

Text not available. (Entered: 05/14/1999)

May 13, 1999

May 13, 1999

40

MINUTE ORDER of 5/13/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Settlement conference held. Defendants are given to and including 06/30/99 in whihch to respond to plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment [30-1] and to file their cross motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff given to and including 07/21/99 in which to file a reply to his motion for partial summary judgment and a response to defendants cross motion. Defendants are given until 08/04/99 in which to file a reply brief. Status hearing and ruling on plaintiff's partial summary judgment motion and on defendants' cross motion for summary judgment is set for 11:00 a.m. on 09/30/99. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 05/14/1999)

May 13, 1999

May 13, 1999

42

AGREED MOTION by defendants' to extend time in which to file their motion for summary judgment and their response to plaintiff's previously filed motion for summary judgment ; Notice (jmp) (Entered: 07/08/1999)

June 24, 1999

June 24, 1999

41

RESPONSE by Milton Williams Jr to defendants' agreed motion to extend time in which to file their motion for summary judgment [30-1] and their response to plaintiff's previously filed motion for summary judgment; Notice (jmp) (Entered: 07/01/1999)

June 29, 1999

June 29, 1999

43

MINUTE ORDER of 7/7/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing re- set for 10:00 a.m. on 10/26/99. Defendants' agreed motion to extend time in which to file their motion for summary judgment and their response to plaintiff's previously filed motion for summary judgment, to and including 07/30/99, granted [42-1]. Plaintiff given until 08/20/99 in which to file his response to defendants' motion for summary judgment [30-1] and reply to his motion for summary judgment. Defendants are given until 09/03/99 to file their reply. Ruling date of 09/30/99 is stricken and reset to 10:00 a.m. on 10/26/99. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 07/08/1999)

July 7, 1999

July 7, 1999

44

RESPONSE by defendants' to plaintiff's motion for summary judgment [30-1] and defendants' motion for summary judgment; Notice (jmp) (Entered: 08/02/1999)

July 30, 1999

July 30, 1999

45

LOCAL RULE 12(M)3 Statement of facts as to which there are no genuine issues by defendant (jmp) (Entered: 08/02/1999)

July 30, 1999

July 30, 1999

46

LOCAL RULE 12(n)3 response to plaintiff's 12(M) Statement of material facts as to which there are no genuine issues in support of plaintiff's motion for summary jdugment by defendants (jmp) (Entered: 08/02/1999)

July 30, 1999

July 30, 1999

47

RULE 12(M)(2) and 12(N)2 memorandum of law which there are by defendants (jmp) (Entered: 08/02/1999)

July 30, 1999

July 30, 1999

48

LOCAL RULE 12(M)(1) and 12(N) EXHIBITS and Affidavits by defendant (Attachments) (jmp) (Entered: 08/02/1999)

July 30, 1999

July 30, 1999

49

MINUTE ORDER of 8/12/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing and rulilng date of 10/26/99 is stricken and reset to 9:15 a.m. on 11/02/99. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 08/16/1999)

Aug. 12, 1999

Aug. 12, 1999

50

AFFIDAVIT of Dr. Kul B. Sood regarding motion for summary judgment [44-1] (Attachments); Notice (jmp) (Entered: 08/16/1999)

Aug. 13, 1999

Aug. 13, 1999

51

UNCONTESTED MOTION by plaintiff for extension of time to file reply brief ; Notice. (mak) (Entered: 08/27/1999)

Aug. 17, 1999

Aug. 17, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 8/18/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Noticed motion scheduled for 9:45 8/25/99 No notice (slb) (Entered: 08/18/1999)

Aug. 18, 1999

Aug. 18, 1999

52

MINUTE ORDER of 8/25/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Plaintiff's uncontested motion for extension of time to file reply brief in support of plaintiff's motion for summary judgment and in response to defendants' motion for summary judgment is granted [51-1]. Defendants'reply to answer brief for motion for summary judgment [44-1] extended to 09/24/99. Status hearing and rule date of 11/02/99 is stricken and reset to 11/16/99 at 9:15 a.m. Mailed notice (mak) (Entered: 08/27/1999)

Aug. 25, 1999

Aug. 25, 1999

53

RULE 12(N) RESPONSE to defendant IDOC's 12(M) Statement of material facts as to which there are no genuine issues by plaintiff (jmp) (Entered: 09/15/1999)

Sept. 10, 1999

Sept. 10, 1999

54

REPLY MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of its motion for partial summary judgment [30-1] and in opposition to defendant's motion for summary judgment [44-1] (Attachments); Notice (jmp) (Entered: 09/15/1999)

Sept. 10, 1999

Sept. 10, 1999

55

AGREED MOTION by defendants' to extend time in which to file their reply to plaintiff's response to defendants' motion for summary judgment ; Notice (jmp) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 21, 1999

Sept. 21, 1999

57

MINUTE ORDER of 9/30/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Defendants' agreed motion to extend time in which to file their reply to plaintiff's response to defendants' motion for summary judgment [44-1] is granted to 10/08/99. No notice (jmp) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

58

12(M) REPLY MEMORANDUM by defendants'; Notice (jmp) (Entered: 10/08/1999)

Oct. 7, 1999

Oct. 7, 1999

60

MOTION by defendants' to amend answer to plaintiff's amended complaint (Attachment); Notice (jmp) (Entered: 11/05/1999)

Oct. 7, 1999

Oct. 7, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 10/26/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Noticed motion set for 9:45 11/4/99 No notice (tlp) (Entered: 10/26/1999)

Oct. 26, 1999

Oct. 26, 1999

59

MEMORANDUM by Milton Williams Jr in opposition to defendant's motion to amend answer; Notice (jmp) (Entered: 11/01/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

61

MINUTE ORDER of 11/4/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Defendants' motion to amend answer to plaintiff's amended complaint is denied [60- 1]. No notice (jmp) (Entered: 11/05/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999

Nov. 4, 1999

62

MINUTE ORDER of 11/16/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : IDOC's motion for summary judgment is denied [44-1]. Williams' motion for partial summary judgment is granted [30-1]. Court strikes sentence, "This is a final and appealable order." Status hearing held. Trial set for 12/7/99 at 10:00 a.m. (Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order). Mailed notice (meg) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 16, 1999

Nov. 16, 1999

63

PETITION by plaintiff for writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum ; Notice (ar) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 16, 1999

Nov. 16, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 11/17/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Noticed motion set for 9:45 11/18/99 No notice (tlp) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 17, 1999

Nov. 17, 1999

64

MINUTE ORDER of 11/18/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Plaintiff's petition for writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum is granted [63-1]. Order writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum to issue for the person of Milton Williams, returnable December 4, 1999. (Entered Order Issuing Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Testificandum) Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 18, 1999

Nov. 18, 1999

FOUR ORIGINAL WRITS issued as to Milton Williams, Jr., with certified copies of minute order and order, dated 11/18/99 [64-1] to U.S. Marshals' Office for service (ar) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999

Nov. 22, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 11/30/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing set to 10:00 12/2/99 . Telephoned notice (tlp) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 30, 1999

Nov. 30, 1999

65

EMERGENCY MOTION by Milton Williams Jr in limine to enter order directing the Illinois Department of Corrections to refrain from making any direct or indirect mention before the jury of prior convictions ; Notice (jmp) (Entered: 12/06/1999)

Dec. 1, 1999

Dec. 1, 1999

67

OBJECTIONS by defendants' to plaintiff's emergency motion in limine to enter order directing the Illinois Department of Corrections to refrain from making any direct or indirect mention before the jury of prior convictions [65-1] (jmp) (Entered: 12/06/1999)

Dec. 1, 1999

Dec. 1, 1999

66

MINUTE ORDER of 12/2/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Plaintiff's motion in limine to enter order directing the Illinois Department of Corrections to refrain from making any direct or mention before the jury of prior convictions is granted [65-1] in part and denied in part. No notice (jmp) (Entered: 12/06/1999)

Dec. 2, 1999

Dec. 2, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 12/3/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Status hearing held. Pretrial conference set to 2:00 12/6/99 No notice (tlp) (Entered: 12/03/1999)

Dec. 3, 1999

Dec. 3, 1999

68

MINUTE ORDER of 12/6/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : The writ of habeas corpus for Milton Williams is hereby terminated today. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 12/10/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999

Dec. 6, 1999

74

MOTION by defendant IL DOC to vacate injunction , or to terminate prospective injunction with affidavit of Lamark Carter(Attachments); Notice. (fce) (Entered: 02/01/2000)

Dec. 8, 1999

Dec. 8, 1999

69

MINUTE ORDER of 12/28/99 by Hon. Paul E. Plunkett : Pretrial conference held on 12/10/99. Defendants' motion to vacate injunction or terminate prospective injunction is entered and continued until further notice of this court. Mailed notice (ar) Modified on 12/30/1999 (Entered: 12/30/1999)

Dec. 28, 1999

Dec. 28, 1999

75

UNOPPOSED MOTION by plaintiff to stay defendants' motion to vacate injunction or terminate prospective injunction ; Notice. (fce) (Entered: 02/01/2000)

Jan. 12, 2000

Jan. 12, 2000

70

AGREED MOTION by parties to vacate and withdraw order of 11/16/99 ; (jmp) (Entered: 01/27/2000)

Jan. 24, 2000

Jan. 24, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 7, 1997

Closing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Blind inmate of state prison alleging violations of the ADA due to the refusal to grant him access to prison programs that are available to other prisoners and to accommodate his blindness so as to enable him to participate safely in prison activities

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Illinois Department of Corrections, State

Illinois State Penitentiary (Illinois), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

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

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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

Order Duration: 2000 - 0

Issues

General:

Education

Library (non-law) access

Screen readers and similar accessibility devices

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

Visual impairment

Type of Facility:

Government-run