Case: Langton v. Johnston

1:86-cv-01092 | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Filed Date: April 7, 1986

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Case Summary

Inmates at a facility for the treatment of the sexually dangerous filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Massachusetts Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs asked the court to hold the defendant in contempt for violation of a consent decree governing conditions at the facility. The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Judge A. David Mazzone) denied the plaintiffs' petition but awarded some attorneys' fees, and both parties appealed.

On March 22, 1991, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (Judge Bruce M. Selya) affirmed the court's decision on the merits but vacated and remanded on the issue of attorneys' fees. Langton v. Johnson, 928 F.2d 1206 (1st Cir. 1991). We have no further information on the proceedings.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (3/13/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Selya, Bruce Marshall (Rhode Island)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Donelan, Charles (Massachusetts)

Perrelli, Katherine E. (Massachusetts)

Wadland, Joseph J. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Morgilnicki, Eric J. (Massachusetts)

Shannon, James M. (Massachusetts)

Judge(s)

Selya, Bruce Marshall (Rhode Island)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Donelan, Charles (Massachusetts)

Perrelli, Katherine E. (Massachusetts)

Wadland, Joseph J. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Morgilnicki, Eric J. (Massachusetts)

Shannon, James M. (Massachusetts)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

89-02052

90-01270

90-01269

Reported Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

928 F.2d 1206, 1991 U.S.App.LEXIS 4513

March 22, 1991

March 22, 1991

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 7, 1986

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates at facility for treatment of sexually dangerous persons

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Massachusetts Department of Corrections, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

Medical/Mental Health:

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run