Case: United States v. Michigan

2:97-cv-71514 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: March 10, 1997

Closed Date: 2007

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On May 27, 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated an investigation into the conditions of confinement at the Crane Correctional Facility in Coldwater, Michigan and the Scott Correctional Facility in Plymouth, Michigan (medium security prisons for women) pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997. The state refused to allow the DOJ access to the prisons to conduct an investigation, and declined to negotiate with the DOJ or resolve the a…

On May 27, 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated an investigation into the conditions of confinement at the Crane Correctional Facility in Coldwater, Michigan and the Scott Correctional Facility in Plymouth, Michigan (medium security prisons for women) pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997. The state refused to allow the DOJ access to the prisons to conduct an investigation, and declined to negotiate with the DOJ or resolve the allegations.

On March 27, 1995, the DOJ issued a findings letter regarding the results of the CRIPA investigation, which was conducted solely through prisoner interviews during visiting hours, as the DOJ had not been allowed access to the physical facilities. The letter detailed findings of sexual abuse of female inmates by guards (including rapes), lack of adequate medical care, lack of mental health services, grossly deficient sanitation, crowding, and other threats to the physical safety and well-being of inmates in violation of their constitutional rights. On March 10, 1997, the DOJ filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan under 42 U.S.C. § 1997 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Flint office, alleging that the state had violated the rights of women prisoners at Scott and Crane to be free from sexual misconduct and unlawful invasions of privacy, and to receive appropriate medical and mental health care. The medical and mental health care claims were later withdrawn.

The case had received the docket number 97-40053 in Flint, but it was quickly transferred to Detroit and given a new docket number (97-71514). It was consolidated for discovery purposes with another case brought by women prisoners, Nunn v. Mich. Dept. of Corrections, 2:96-cv-71416, (E.D. Mich) (PC-MI-0017).

After considerable discovery, the state and the federal government (but not the private plaintiffs in Nunn) entered into a Settlement Agreement on May 25, 1999. The District Court (Judge John Corbett O'Meara) approved the settlement agreement as a court order on September 30, 1999. The agreement provided for considerable changes to Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) policies and procedures relating to sexual misconduct. Among other things, the agreement included: preemployment screenings, staff trainings, inmate education, facilitation of inmate and staff reporting of sexual misconduct allegations, investigation of sexual misconduct allegations, approach and response to misconduct, monitoring of inmate bathroom, dressing and shower areas, pat-down searches, and inmate screenings. It further set forth terms for quality assurance and for DOJ monitoring for compliance with the terms of the agreement.

Following execution of this settlement agreement, the case was conditionally dismissed by Judge O'Meara on September 28, 1999, pending Michigan's compliance with the terms of the agreement. The case was placed on the court's inactive docket during this time, and the parties agreed upon an expert, Patrick McManus, to assess Michigan's compliance with the settlement agreement three and six months after its execution. The U.S. filed a memo in support of its stipulation to conditionally dismiss the case in March 2000 indicating that the expert had found Michigan to be in substantial compliance with the terms of the settlement.

The court entered an order of conditional dismissal of the case on August 17, 2000. As part of its subsequent compliance efforts, the Michigan Department of Corrections established a policy barring men from serving as resident officers in housing units in women's prisons, and began the process of replacing those positions with female officers.

After the directive to staff housing units with female officers, male corrections officers filed a separate lawsuit alleging gender discrimination. (Everson v. Michigan Dept. of Corrections, 391 F.3d 737 (6th Cir. 2004). In December 2002, the compliance expert filed a final report concluding that defendants were in substantial compliance with much of the agreement, but because of Michigan's ongoing efforts to staff housing units with female officers, that portion of the settlement would be subject to additional monitoring. Judge O'Meara granted the parties' stipulation for Partial Unconditional Dismissal of the case in February 2003, agreeing to up to one year of continued monitoring only on the issue of female housing guards, given a pending appeal in the Everson case (the district court in that case had found the Department of Corrections could not designate such positions as "female-only" - that issue was being contested on appeal). In October 2004, the defendants sought full unconditional dismissal of the case, given that the timeline for continued monitoring of the housing situation had expired (even though the Everson decision remained pending). The 6th Circuit finally issued its ruling in Everson in December 2004 (391 F.3d 737, 6th Cir. 2004), concluding that female gender was a bonafide occupational qualification for housing unit guards in women's prisons. Rehearing en banc in the Everson case was denied in March 2005.

Subsequently, on September 29, 2005, the Defendants withdrew their Motion for full unconditional dismissal of this action. Thus, all that was left of the case was the issue of the staffing of housing units by women. That issue was finally dismissed on April 25, 2007, after the state apparently attested that only female officers were assigned to housing units in all facilities covered by the settlement agreement.

Summary Authors

Denise Lieberman (10/9/2005)

Carolyn Weltman (2/21/2016)

Related Cases

Knop v. Johnson, Western District of Michigan (1984)

Nunn v. Michigan Department of Corrections, Eastern District of Michigan (1996)

Everson v. Michigan Department of Corrections, Eastern District of Michigan (2000)

People

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Judge(s)

Cohn, Avern Levin (Michigan)

Goldman, Marc L (California)

O'Meara, John Corbett (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)

Davis, Tawana E. (District of Columbia)

Green, Saul A. (Michigan)

Labelle, Deborah A. (Michigan)

Lee, Bill Lann (California)

Masling, Mark S. (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Mellie H. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Cohn, Avern Levin (Michigan)

Goldman, Marc L (California)

O'Meara, John Corbett (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)

Davis, Tawana E. (District of Columbia)

Green, Saul A. (Michigan)

Labelle, Deborah A. (Michigan)

Lee, Bill Lann (California)

Masling, Mark S. (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Mellie H. (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Pinzler, Isabelle Katz (District of Columbia)

Reno, Molly H. (Michigan)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Shoenberg, Dana (District of Columbia)

Soble, Richard (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cox, Michael A. (Michigan)

Dettmer, Michael Hayes (Michigan)

Edick, David G. (Michigan)

Friedman, Leo H. (Michigan)

Hart, Wallace T. (Michigan)

Kelley, Frank J. (Michigan)

Martin, Bill (Michigan)

Matus, Mark W. (Michigan)

Monticello, Frank J. (Michigan)

Nickerson, Michael A. (Michigan)

Shamraj, Marie (Michigan)

Thom, Kevin M. (Michigan)

Thurber, John L. (Michigan)

Expert/Monitor/Master

McManus, Patrick D. (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:97-cv-71514

Docket (PACER)

USA v. Michigan

April 25, 2007

April 25, 2007

Docket

Memorandum re: Proposed Investigation of the Crane Correctional Facility and the Scott Correctional Facility, Coldwater and Plymouth, Michigan

U.S. v. Michigan

No Court

May 27, 1994

May 27, 1994

Internal memorandum

Notice Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of the Crane Correctional Facility and the Scott Correctional Facility, Coldwater and Plymouth, Michigan

U.S. v. Michigan

No Court

June 9, 1994

June 9, 1994

Notice Letter

Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of the Crane Correctional Facility and the Scott Correctional Facility, Coldwater and Plymouth, Michigan

U.S. v. Michigan

No Court

March 27, 1995

March 27, 1995

Findings Letter/Report

Press Release: "Justice Department Sues Michigan Over Conditions at Women's Prisons"

U.S. v. Michigan

No Court

March 10, 1997

March 10, 1997

Press Release
1

1:97-cv-40053

Complaint

U.S. v. Michigan

March 10, 1997

March 10, 1997

Complaint

2:97-cv-71514

Settlement Agreement

U.S. v. Michigan

May 25, 1999

May 25, 1999

Settlement Agreement
89

2:97-cv-71514

United States' Memorandum in Support of Stipulation to Dismiss

U.S. v. Michigan

March 7, 2000

March 7, 2000

Pleading / Motion / Brief
90

2:97-cv-71514

96-71416

Defendants' Motion for Full Unconditional Dismissal Pursuant to the February 19, 2003 Stipulation Between the Parties

Nunn v. MDOC

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
93

2:97-cv-71514

96-71416

Plaintiffs' Response and Brief in Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Full Unconditional Dismissal

Nunn v. Michigan Department of Corrections

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

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Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 2:11 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (th) (Entered: 03/24/1997)

March 10, 1997

March 10, 1997

PACER
3

MOTION by defendant for leave to file brief in excess of 20 pages (pm) (Entered: 04/15/1997)

April 4, 1997

April 4, 1997

PACER
4

MOTION by defendant Sally Langley to dismiss with brief & proof of mailing (th) (Entered: 04/23/1997)

April 10, 1997

April 10, 1997

PACER
5

ORDER reassigning and transferring case from Judge Paul V. Gadola in Flint to Judge John Corbett O'Meara in Detroit (New Detroit Case No. 97-71514). (th) (Entered: 04/23/1997)

April 11, 1997

April 11, 1997

PACER
6

SUMMONS returned executed by US Marshal on 3/31/97 - answer due 4/20/97 for Kenneth McGinnis (th) (Entered: 04/23/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
7

SUMMONS returned executed by US Marshal on 3/31/97 - answer due 4/20/97 for John Engler (th) (Entered: 04/23/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
8

SUMMONS returned executed by US Marshal on 4/4/97 - answer due 4/24/97 for Sally Langley (th) (Entered: 04/23/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
9

SUMMONS returned executed by US Marshal on 3/31/97 (service upon Lucille Taylor, Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor) (th) (Entered: 04/23/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
10

SUMMONS returned executed by US Marshal on 3/31/97 - answer due 4/20/97 for MI St (th) (Entered: 04/23/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
11

MOTION by plaintiff USA to adopt discovery schedule with brief, attachments and proof of mailing (LB) Modified on 05/02/1997 (Entered: 05/02/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
12

RESPONSE by plaintiff USA to motion to dismiss by Sally Langley [4-1] with brief, attachment and proof of mailing (LB) Modified on 05/02/1997 (Entered: 05/02/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
13

MOTION by defendants MI St, John Engler, MI Dept Corr, Kenneth McGinnis, Sally Langley and Joan Yukins to dismiss with brief, attachments and proof of mailing (LB) Modified on 05/02/1997 (Entered: 04/28/1997)

April 24, 1997

April 24, 1997

PACER
14

NOTICE by the Court of scheudling deadline for response and reply to motion to dismiss by defendants [11-1], motion to adopt discovery schedule by USA [13-1] and motion to dismiss by Sally Langley [4-1] (LB) Modified on 05/02/1997 (Entered: 05/02/1997)

April 24, 1997

April 24, 1997

PACER
15

RESPONSE by defendants MI St, John Engler, MI Dept Corr, Kenneth McGinnis, Joan Yukins to motion to adopt discovery schedule by USA [13-1] (LB) Modified on 05/02/1997 (Entered: 05/02/1997)

April 25, 1997

April 25, 1997

PACER
16

MOTION by defendants MI St, John Engler, MI Dept Corr, Kenneth McGinnis, Joan Yukins to stay discovery with brief(LB) Modified on 05/02/1997 (Entered: 05/02/1997)

April 25, 1997

April 25, 1997

PACER
17

REPLY by defendants to response to motion to dismiss by Sally Langley [4-1] (LB) Modified on 05/02/1997 (Entered: 05/02/1997)

April 25, 1997

April 25, 1997

PACER
18

PROOF of mailing by defendants of response in opposition to USA motion to adopt discovery schedule and motion to stay discovery (LB) Modified on 05/02/1997 (Entered: 05/02/1997)

April 25, 1997

April 25, 1997

PACER
19

ORDER by Judge John Corbett O'Meara granting motion for leave to file brief in excess of 20 pages by John Engler and MI St [3-1] (LB) Modified on 05/02/1997 (Entered: 04/29/1997)

April 28, 1997

April 28, 1997

PACER
20

RECORD received from Flint (LB) (Entered: 05/07/1997)

April 28, 1997

April 28, 1997

PACER
22

REPLY by plaintiff USA to response to motion to adopt discovery schedule by USA [11-1] with proof of mailing (LB) (Entered: 05/13/1997)

May 6, 1997

May 6, 1997

PACER
23

MOTION by plaintiff USA for pretrial consolidation of this action with Nunn v. Michigan Department of Corrections, 96-71416 with brief, attachments and proof of mailing (LB) (Entered: 05/13/1997)

May 6, 1997

May 6, 1997

PACER
24

NOTICE by the Court of scheduling hearing on motion to dismiss by defendants [13-1], motion to dismiss by Sally Langley [4-1], motion to adopt discovery schedule by USA [11-1], motion for pretrial consolidation of this action with Nunn v. Michigan Department of Corrections, 96-71416 by USA [23-1], motion for more definite statement by defendants [21-1], and deadline for response and reply to motions [13-1], [4-1], [11-1], [23-1], and [21-1] (LB) (Entered: 05/13/1997)

May 7, 1997

May 7, 1997

PACER
21

MOTION by defendants for more definite statement and brief in support with proof of mailing (dp) (Entered: 05/09/1997)

May 8, 1997

May 8, 1997

PACER

SCHEDULE: by Judge John Corbett O'Meara hearing on motion for more definite statement by defendantsssss [21-1] set for 2:00 6/5/97, motion for pretrial consolidation of this action with Nunn v. Michigan Department of Corrections, 96-71416 by USA [23-1] set for 2:00 6/5/97, motion to dismiss by defendantsssss [13-1] set for 2:00 6/5/97, motion to adopt discovery schedule by USA [11-1] set for 2:00 6/5/97, motion to dismiss by Sally Langley [4-1] set for 2:00 6/5/97 (dg)

May 15, 1997

May 15, 1997

PACER
25

RESPONSE by defendants to motion for pretrial consolidation of this action with Nunn v. Michigan Department of Corrections, 96-71416 by USA [23-1] with proof of mailing. (LS) (Entered: 05/19/1997)

May 15, 1997

May 15, 1997

PACER
26

RESPONSE by USA to motion for more definite statement by defendantx [21-1] with attachment and proof of mailing. (LS) (Entered: 05/19/1997)

May 15, 1997

May 15, 1997

PACER
27

CITATION by USA to supplemental authority in opposition to defendants motions for a more definite statement and to stay discovery with proof of mailing. (LS) (Entered: 05/29/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

PACER
28

REPLY brief in support by plaintiff USA to response to motion for pretrial consolidation of this action with Nunn v. Michigan Department of Corrections, 96-71416 by USA [23-1] with exhibits and proof of mailing (lg) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

PACER

MOTION hearing held on motion for more definite statement by defendant [21-1] - disposition: denied - Judge John Corbett O'Meara - Court Reporter: Egan (dg)

June 5, 1997

June 5, 1997

PACER

MOTION hearing held on motion to dismiss by Sally Langley [4-1] - disposition: denied - Judge John Corbett O'Meara - Court Reporter: Egan (dg)

June 5, 1997

June 5, 1997

PACER

MOTION hearing held on motion for pretrial consolidation of this action with Nunn v. Michigan Department of Corrections, 96-71416 by USA [23-1] - disposition: granted - Judge John Corbett O'Meara - Court Reporter: Egan (dg)

June 5, 1997

June 5, 1997

PACER
29

PROOF of mailing by defendants of first interrogatories, second interrogatories and first request for documents to plaintiff. (LS) (Entered: 06/11/1997)

June 9, 1997

June 9, 1997

PACER
30

OPINION and order by Judge John Corbett O'Meara denying motion to dismiss by defendant [13-1], denying motion for more definite statement by defendant [21-1], granting motion for pretrial consolidation of this action with Nunn v. Michigan Department of Corrections, 96-71416 USA [23-1], mooting motion to adopt discovery schedule by USA [11-1] with proof of mailing. (LS) (Entered: 06/11/1997)

June 9, 1997

June 9, 1997

PACER

NOTICE by plaintiff USA of agreed upon discovery schedule [see 96-CV-71416 #86] (dp)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

PACER
34

PRETRIAL scheduling order by Judge John Corbett O'Meara - deadline for discovery set for 9/1/98, deadline for witness list set for 7/1/98, deadline for filing dispositive motions set for 10/15/98, civil jury trial for 12/1/98 with proof of mailing (dp) (Entered: 06/20/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

PACER
31

AFFIRMATIVE defenses by defendants (dp) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 13, 1997

June 13, 1997

PACER
32

PRETRIAL scheduling order by Judge John Corbett O'Meara - deadline for filing dispositive motions set for 10/15/98, deadline for final pretrial order set for 11/21/98, pretrial conference set for 2:00 11/24/98 (dp) (Entered: 06/17/1997)

June 17, 1997

June 17, 1997

PACER
33

PROOF of mailing by defendants of second request for production of documents (dp) (Entered: 06/18/1997)

June 18, 1997

June 18, 1997

PACER

SCHEDULE: by Judge John Corbett O'Meara civil jury trial set for 12/1/98 (dg)

June 19, 1997

June 19, 1997

PACER

PROOF(S) of mailing of plaintiffs' response to defendants' first interrogatories to plaintiffs Vertha Clark and Stacy Barker (ld)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

PACER

PROOF of mailing by plaintiff USA re discovery (ld)

Aug. 8, 1997

Aug. 8, 1997

PACER

NOTICE by counsel for plaintiffs in 2:96-cv-71416 of change of address with proof of mailing (ld)

Aug. 11, 1997

Aug. 11, 1997

PACER

MOTION by defendant in 2:96-cv-71416 for stay pending appeal with brief and proof of mailing (ld)

Aug. 11, 1997

Aug. 11, 1997

PACER

TELE-CONFERENCE held - Judge John Corbett O'Meara (dg)

Aug. 12, 1997

Aug. 12, 1997

PACER
35

PROOF of mailing of defendants' response and objections to plaintiff's first set of interrogatgories and request for production of documents (RH) (Entered: 08/20/1997)

Aug. 15, 1997

Aug. 15, 1997

PACER

DESIGNATION of record by defendants in 2:96-cv-71416 regarding appeal filed by defendants [101-1] appeal case # (not received yet) (lh)

Aug. 18, 1997

Aug. 18, 1997

PACER

RESPONSE by plaintiffs in 2:96-cv-71416 to motion for stay pending appeal by defendants [107-1] in 2:96-cv-71416 with brief, exhibit and proof of mailing (db)

Aug. 21, 1997

Aug. 21, 1997

PACER
36

PROOF of mailing of USA second request for production of documents (LB) (Entered: 08/25/1997)

Aug. 22, 1997

Aug. 22, 1997

PACER
37

PROOF of mailing by plaintiff USA in 2:97-cv-71514 of third request for production of documents (LB) (Entered: 08/26/1997)

Aug. 25, 1997

Aug. 25, 1997

PACER

TRANSCRIPT order form by defendants in 2:96-cv-71416 regarding appeal notice by defendant [101-1] requesting transcript(s) of: none -appeal case # 97-1884 (ls)

Sept. 2, 1997

Sept. 2, 1997

PACER

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT from USCA of receipt of appeal notice by defendant [101-1] in 2:96-cv-71416 - appeal case # 97-1884 (ls) Modified on 09/03/1997

Sept. 2, 1997

Sept. 2, 1997

PACER

MOTION by plaintiff USA in 2:97-cv-71514 to compel production of documents with memorandum, exhibits, and proof of mailing. (PP)

Sept. 4, 1997

Sept. 4, 1997

PACER
38

MOTION by defendant in 2:97-cv-71514 to extend time to file a response to plaintiffs motion with attachments and proof of mailing. (LS) (Entered: 09/10/1997)

Sept. 9, 1997

Sept. 9, 1997

PACER
39

ORDER by Judge John Corbett O'Meara granting motion to extend time to file a response to plaintiffs motion by defendant [38-1] with proof of mailing. (LS) (Entered: 09/11/1997)

Sept. 11, 1997

Sept. 11, 1997

PACER
40

RESPONSE in opposition by USA in 2:97-cv-71514 to motion to extend time to file a response to plaintiffs motion by defendant [38-1] with exhibits A-E and proof of mailing. (LS) (Entered: 09/11/1997)

Sept. 11, 1997

Sept. 11, 1997

PACER

SCHEDULE: by Judge John Corbett O'Meara deadline for response to motion to compel production of documents by USA [0-1] set for 9/25/97 in 2:97-cv-71514, in 2:96-cv-71416 in 2:97-cv-71514, motion to compel production of documents by USA [112-1] set for 9/25/97 in 2:97-cv-71514, in 2:96-cv-71416 in 2:96-cv-71416 (dg)

Sept. 11, 1997

Sept. 11, 1997

PACER
41

REPLY by defendants in 2:97-cv-71514 and 2:96-cv-71416 to by plaintiff response to motion to extend time to file response [38-1], with exhibits 1 and 2 (RH) (Entered: 09/15/1997)

Sept. 12, 1997

Sept. 12, 1997

PACER

ORDER by Judge John Corbett O'Meara, referring motion to compel production of documents and answers to interrogatories by USA [0-1] to Magistrate Judge Marc L. Goldman in 2:97-cv-71514, for hearing and determination (ld)

Sept. 12, 1997

Sept. 12, 1997

PACER

OPINION and order by Judge John Corbett O'Meara denying motion for stay pending appeal by defendant [107-1] in 2:96-cv-71416 with proof of mailing (lt)

Sept. 17, 1997

Sept. 17, 1997

PACER

ORDER by Judge John Corbett O'Meara, referring motion to compel production of documents by USA [112-1] in 2:96-cv-71416, motion to compel production of documents by USA [0-1] to Magistrate Judge Marc L. Goldman in 2:97-cv-71514, for hearing and determination with proof of mailing (lt)

Sept. 18, 1997

Sept. 18, 1997

PACER

SCHEDULE: by Magistrate Judge Marc L. Goldman hearing on motion to compel production of documents by USA [112-1] set for 10:30 10/6/97 (pp)

Sept. 24, 1997

Sept. 24, 1997

PACER

NOTICE by the court of hearing on motion to compel production of documents by USA [112-1], motion for order compelling production of documents by plaintiff [100-1] in 2:96-cv-71416, and motion to compel production of documents by USA [0-1] in 2:97-cv-71514 with proof of mailing (ld)

Sept. 24, 1997

Sept. 24, 1997

PACER
43

COPY OF NOTICE of hearing on motion to compel production of documents by USA [0-1] in 2:97-cv-71514 (lg) (Entered: 10/03/1997)

Sept. 24, 1997

Sept. 24, 1997

PACER
42

BREIF IN OPPOSITION by defendants in 2:97-cv-71514 to motion to compel production of documents by USA [0-1] with affidavit, exhibits and proof of mailing (lg) (Entered: 09/26/1997)

Sept. 25, 1997

Sept. 25, 1997

PACER

RESPONSE by defendants in 2:96-cv-71416 and 2:97-cv-71514 to motion to compel production of documents and answer interrogatories by USA [112-1] in 2:96-cv-71416 and [0-1] in 2:97-cv-71514 with proof of mailing (ld)

Sept. 25, 1997

Sept. 25, 1997

PACER

REPLY by plaintiff in 2:96-cv-71416 to response to motion to compel production of documents by USA [112-1] in 2:96-cv-71416 with exhibits and proof of mailing (ew)

Oct. 1, 1997

Oct. 1, 1997

PACER

MOTION by defendant in 2:96-cv-71416 for reconsideration of order [116-1] in 2:96-cv-71416, order [0-1] in 2:97-cv-71514 with brief, exhibits and proof of mailing (ew)

Oct. 2, 1997

Oct. 2, 1997

PACER

MOTION hearing held on motion to compel production of documents by USA [112-1] - disposition: GRANTED - Magistrate Judge Marc L. Goldman - Court Reporter: cv tape 97-43, 44 (pp)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

PACER

SCHEDULE: by Magistrate Judge Marc L. Goldman deadline for (miscellaneous) defendant to provide plaintiffs with requested documents set for 10/16/97 in 2:96-cv-71416, in 2:97-cv-71514 (pp)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

PACER

MOTION hearing held on motion to compel production of documents by USA [0-1] - disposition: GRANTED - Magistrate Judge Marc L. Goldman - Court Reporter: cv tape 97-43,44 (pp)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

PACER

SCHEDULE: by Magistrate Judge Marc L. Goldman deadline for (miscellaneous)defendant to provide documents to plaintif, State of Michigan set for 10/22/97 (pp)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

PACER
44

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Marc L. Goldman granting motion to compel production of documents by USA [0-1] in 2:97-cv-71514, (lg) (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

PACER

REPLY by plaintiff USA in 2:97-cv-71514 to response to motion to compel production of documents by USA [112-1] in 2:96-cv-71416 with exhibits and proof of mailing (ew)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

PACER

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Marc L. Goldman granting motion to compel production of documents by USA [112-1] in 2:96-cv-71416, plaintiffs' request for sanctions - denied with proof of mailing (ew)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

PACER

PROTECTIVE order by Judge John Corbett O'Meara in favor of defendant in 2:96-cv-71416, defendant in 2:97-cv-71514 regarding documents designated by defendants as confidential (ew)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

PACER

ORDER by Judge John Corbett O'Meara granting motion to amend complaint to add parties and amend allegations [1-1] by plaintiff [95-1] in 2:96-cv-71416 with proof of mailing (ew) Modified on 10/08/1997

Oct. 7, 1997

Oct. 7, 1997

PACER

OPINION and order by Judge John Corbett O'Meara denying motion for reconsideration of order [116-1] in 2:96-cv-71416, order [0-1] in 2:97-cv-71514 by defendant [122-1] in 2:96-cv-71416, with proof of mailing (ew)

Oct. 7, 1997

Oct. 7, 1997

PACER
45

TRANSCRIPT taken on 10/6/97 of motion hearing (RH) (Entered: 10/15/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

PACER

OBJECTIONS by defendant in 2:96-cv-71416, defendant in 2:97-cv-71514 to order [124-2] in 2:96-cv-71416, order [0-2] in 2:97-cv-71514, with brief, attachment, and proof of mailing. (PP)

Oct. 17, 1997

Oct. 17, 1997

PACER

SUPPLEMENTAL objections by defendant in 2:96-cv-71416, defendant in 2:97-cv-71514 objection by defendant [132-1] in 2:96-cv-71416, objection by defendant [0-1] in 2:97-cv-71514, with proof of mailing. (PP)

Oct. 23, 1997

Oct. 23, 1997

PACER

PROOF of mailing of notice of taking depositions (ew)

Oct. 27, 1997

Oct. 27, 1997

PACER

PROOF of mailing of revised notice of taking depositions (ew)

Oct. 27, 1997

Oct. 27, 1997

PACER

RESPONSE by plaintiff USA in 2:97-cv-71514 to objections to discovery order by defendant [132-1] in 2:96-cv-71416 and [0-1] in 2:97-cv-71514 with proof of service (RH)

Oct. 28, 1997

Oct. 28, 1997

PACER

PROOF of mailing by plaintiff USA in 2:97-cv-71514 of second set of interrogatories and fourth request for production of documents (RH)

Oct. 28, 1997

Oct. 28, 1997

PACER

STIPULATION and order by Judge John Corbett O'Meara, taking depositions of prisoner witnesses; Brenda Clark, Victoria Hollis, Robin McCardle, Angela Harman, Patricia Ricord, Annie Williams, Gladys Wilson, Eula Unsworth, Marian Beach, Carolyn Wilson, Monica Herring, Tina McGraw, Patricia Dean, Angela Norman, Nakeesha Gordon, Monica Jahner, Janet Williams, Darlene Peerenboom, Rachel Clark, Robin Oliver (ew) Modified on 10/30/1997

Oct. 29, 1997

Oct. 29, 1997

PACER

RESPONSE by plaintiff Linda Nunn in 2:96-cv-71416 to objection by defendant [132-1] in 2:96-cv-71416, objection by defendant [0-1] in 2:97-cv-71514 (ew)

Oct. 29, 1997

Oct. 29, 1997

PACER

MOTION by United States to compel entry upon land for inspections and for additional relief with brief, proposed order and exhibit (ls)

Nov. 18, 1997

Nov. 18, 1997

PACER

APPEARANCE for defendants Stanley Dorn, Erwin Richardson, Leroy R. Watson, Roosevelt McCombs, Anthony Norris, John Derrickson, Harry Herrington in 2:96-cv-71416 of attorney John L. Thurber with proof of mailing (ls)

Nov. 19, 1997

Nov. 19, 1997

PACER

SUMMONS returned executed by process server on 10/22/97 - answer due 11/11/97 for Dorn in 2:96-cv-71416 (ls)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

PACER

SUMMONS returned executed by process server on 10/22/97 - answer due 11/11/97 for Derrickson in 2:96-cv-71416 (ls)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

PACER

SUMMONS returned executed by process server on 10/27/97 - answer due 11/16/97 for Richardson in 2:96-cv-71416 (ls)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

PACER

SUMMONS returned executed by process server on 10/27/97 - answer due 11/16/97 for McCombs in 2:96-cv-71416 (ls)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

PACER

SUMMONS returned executed by process server on 10/29/97 - answer due 11/18/97 for Watson in 2:96-cv-71416 (ls)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

PACER

SUMMONS returned executed by process server on 10/24/97 - answer due 11/13/97 for Norris in 2:96-cv-71416 (ls)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

PACER

SUMMONS returned executed by process server on 11/13/97 - answer due 12/3/97 for Terri Huffman in 2:96-cv-71416 (ls)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

PACER

SUMMONS returned executed by process server on 11/8/97 - answer due 11/28/97 for Officer Reed in 2:96-cv-71416 (ls) Modified on 12/09/1997

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

PACER

SUMMONS returned executed by process server on 10/18/97 - answer due 11/7/97 for Fulmer in 2:96-cv-71416 (ls)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

PACER

SUMMONS returned executed by process server on 10/22/97 - answer due 11/11/97 for Herrington in 2:96-cv-71416 (ls)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

PACER

EMERGENCY MOTION by plaintiffs in 2:96-cv-71416 for temporary restraining order with brief, exhibits and proof of mailing (ls)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

PACER

ORDER by Judge John Corbett O'Meara that plaintiff Myrick be returned forthwith to Huron Valley Center and housed there until further order of the court with proof of mailing (ls)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 10, 1997

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Michigan Department of Corrections, State

Michigan Department of Corrections, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Conditional Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 0

Order Duration: 1999 - 2007

Issues

General:

Assault/abuse by staff

Sex w/ staff; sexual harassment by staff

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run