Case: Seed v. Hudson

1:93-cv-00008 | District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands

Filed Date: May 21, 1993

Closed Date: June 14, 1994

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Case Summary

Sometime in 1993, two pretrial detainees incarcerated at the Saipan Detention Center in the Northern Mariana Islands filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the United States Marshals prison officials in the U.S. District Court for the District of the Northern Mariana Islands. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, alleged that the conditions under which they were held at the detention center violated their constitutional rights under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. Spec…

Sometime in 1993, two pretrial detainees incarcerated at the Saipan Detention Center in the Northern Mariana Islands filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the United States Marshals prison officials in the U.S. District Court for the District of the Northern Mariana Islands. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, alleged that the conditions under which they were held at the detention center violated their constitutional rights under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. Specifically, the plaintiffs complained that they were denied opportunities to exercise, to wash clothes and take care of personal hygiene. They also claimed that their cells lacked beds and adequate lighting and that they were confined in an area with a convict serving a sentence.

Both parties moved for Summary Judgment. The court (Judge Alex R. Munson), on May 11, 1994, denied the defendant's motion on the issues of qualified immunity and the statute of limitations as it applied to this case. The portion of the plaintiffs' motion based on the merits of the case was granted on the issues of denial of a mattress, blanket and pillow; ability to wash clothes; denial of exercise; inadequate lighting; and inadequate plumbing. The court denied the plaintiffs' motion concerning their ability to brush their teeth daily, cell size, and confinement in an area with prisoners serving sentences. Finally, the court denied the plaintiffs' motion as to the defendant's liability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The case was dismissed on June 14, 1994. Seed v. Hudson, 1994 U.S. Dist. Lexis 6777 *18 (D. N. Mar. I. May 11, 1994).

Summary Authors

Laura Uberti (6/8/2006)

Abigail DeHart (10/21/2016)

People


Judge(s)

Munson, Howard G. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Long, G. Anthony (Northern Mariana Islands)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jewel, Glenn A. (Northern Mariana Islands)

Strand, Douglas H. (Northern Mariana Islands)

Judge(s)

Munson, Howard G. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Long, G. Anthony (Northern Mariana Islands)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jewel, Glenn A. (Northern Mariana Islands)

Strand, Douglas H. (Northern Mariana Islands)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:93-cv-00008

Docket (PACER)

June 14, 1994

June 14, 1994

Docket
69

1:93-cv-00008

Order on Cross Motions for Summary Judgment

1994 WL 229096

May 11, 1994

May 11, 1994

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Copy of Manual Docket Sheet; [ACH EOD 05/21/1993] Receipt Number 0790. (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 1−1) (cnv) NOTICE OF RESTRICTED AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS: Some or all of the documents filed in this case pre−date a requirement to redact personal data identifiers from all pleadings filed with the court. Any documents filed before September 21, 2004 are presumed to contain redactable data, and are not available for online viewing (not viewable on PACER), and may only be viewed in person at the District Court premises. Electronic copies may not be distributed, only paper hard−copies may be printed, at the District Court. Refer to this court's General Order 04−00003, dated September 21, 2004, which can be found on this court's public information website. (DPB ) (Entered: 05/21/1993)

May 21, 1993

May 21, 1993

1

COMPLAINT (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 21, 1993

May 21, 1993

2

ANSWER (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

July 2, 1993

July 2, 1993

3

Order Re Status Conference (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

July 2, 1993

July 2, 1993

4

ORDER Changing Status Conference Date (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

July 6, 1993

July 6, 1993

5

RETURN of service − summons executed on Jack Salas (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

July 7, 1993

July 7, 1993

6

RETURN of service − summons executed on Gregorio Camacho (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

July 7, 1993

July 7, 1993

7

RETURN of service − summons executed on Gregorio Camacho (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

July 7, 1993

July 7, 1993

8

OMNIBUS ORDER Setting Schedule (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

July 21, 1993

July 21, 1993

9

RETURN of service − USMS for Jack Salas (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

July 21, 1993

July 21, 1993

10

REQUEST For Court To Enlarge Time For Filing An Answer Or Other Responsive Pleading (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Sept. 7, 1993

Sept. 7, 1993

11

ORDER To Enlarge Time For Filing An Answer Or Other Responsive Pleading (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Sept. 8, 1993

Sept. 8, 1993

12

FEDERAL Defendants' Notice of Hearing on Motion to Dismiss and in the Alternative Grant Summary Judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Nov. 2, 1993

Nov. 2, 1993

13

MEMORANDUM of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion to Dismiss or in Alternative for Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits 1−10, # 2 Exhibits 11−12, # 3 Exhibit 13, # 4 Exhibits 14−16) (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Nov. 2, 1993

Nov. 2, 1993

14

STIPULATION and ORDER (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Nov. 17, 1993

Nov. 17, 1993

15

Commonwealth Defendants' NOTICE Of Hearing On Motion To Dismiss Or In TheAlternative For Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits 1−3) (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Dec. 22, 1993

Dec. 22, 1993

16

Rule 56(F) Delcaration of G.Anthony Long, Esq. (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Jan. 20, 1994

Jan. 20, 1994

17

STATEMENT of undisputed facts (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Jan. 20, 1994

Jan. 20, 1994

18

DECLARATION of G. Anthony Long, Esq. in support of memorandum opposing motions to dismiss or alternatively for summary judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Jan. 20, 1994

Jan. 20, 1994

19

MEMORANDUM Opposing Defendant Camacho's Motion for Dismissal or Alternatively for Summary Judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Jan. 20, 1994

Jan. 20, 1994

20

MEMORANDUM Opposing the federal defendant's motion for dismissal or alternatively for summary judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Jan. 20, 1994

Jan. 20, 1994

22

DECLARATION of service (DPB) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Jan. 24, 1994

Jan. 24, 1994

23

STATEMENT of Undisputed Facts (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Jan. 27, 1994

Jan. 27, 1994

24

DEFENDANT CAMACHO'S Memorandum in Reply to Plaintiffs' Opposition to His Motion for Dismissal or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Jan. 27, 1994

Jan. 27, 1994

25

COMMONWEALTH Defendants' First Request for Admission from Plaintiff Terrence Seed (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Jan. 28, 1994

Jan. 28, 1994

26

COMMONWEALTH Defendants' First Request for Admission from Plaintiff Randall Seed (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Jan. 28, 1994

Jan. 28, 1994

27

FEDERAL defendants' list of undisputed material facts in support of Summary Judgment Motion (DPB) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Feb. 1, 1994

Feb. 1, 1994

28

REPLY to memorandum opposing federal defendant's motion for dismissal or alternatively Summary Judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Feb. 1, 1994

Feb. 1, 1994

29

MINUTE ENTRY. Hearing on Motion. Ensuing arguments by counsel, court took the matters under advisement (Original Docket Entry CM) (DPB) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Feb. 3, 1994

Feb. 3, 1994

29

STIPULATION and ORDER (DPB) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Feb. 3, 1994

Feb. 3, 1994

30

ORDER On Defendants' Motions To Dismiss, Or In The Alternative, For Summary Judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Feb. 10, 1994

Feb. 10, 1994

31

DEFENDANT Gregorio Camacho's Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

March 21, 1994

March 21, 1994

32

DEFENDANT Gregorio Camacho's Affidavit in Support of his Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

March 21, 1994

March 21, 1994

33

DEFENDANT Gregorio Camacho's Memorandum in Support of his Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

March 21, 1994

March 21, 1994

34

NOTICE of Hearing (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

March 21, 1994

March 21, 1994

35

DECLARATION of Douglas H. Strand (DPB) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

March 21, 1994

March 21, 1994

36

STATEMENT of Undisputed Facts (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

March 21, 1994

March 21, 1994

37

CERTIFICATE of Service (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

March 21, 1994

March 21, 1994

38

No docket 38 on original Docket sheet (DPB) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

March 21, 1994

March 21, 1994

39

No docket 39 on original Docket sheet (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

March 21, 1994

March 21, 1994

40

ORDER Rescheduling Motion for Summary Judgment (marked as doc 38 on document but as doc 40 on docket sheet) (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

March 22, 1994

March 22, 1994

41

STATEMENT of undisputed facts (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 8, 1994

April 8, 1994

42

DECLARATION of G. Anthony Long (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B) (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 8, 1994

April 8, 1994

43

PLAINTIFFS memorandum supporting cross−motion for summary judgment (DPB) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 8, 1994

April 8, 1994

44

MEMORADNUM opposing defendant Camacho's second motion for summary judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 8, 1994

April 8, 1994

45

CROSS−MOTION for summary judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 8, 1994

April 8, 1994

46

STATEMENT of undisputed facts in support of cross motion for Summary Judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 8, 1994

April 8, 1994

48

Defendant Gregorio Camacho's Memorandum In Reply To Plaintiffs' Opposition ToHis Renewed Motion For Summary Judgment &To Plaintiffs' Cross Motion (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 14, 1994

April 14, 1994

49

AFFIDAVIT Of Gregorio Camacho (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 14, 1994

April 14, 1994

50

DECLARATION Of Service (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 15, 1994

April 15, 1994

51

DECLARATION Of Service (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 15, 1994

April 15, 1994

52

REPLY Memorandum Supporting Cross−Motion for Summary Judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 18, 1994

April 18, 1994

53

PRETRIAL statement of defendant (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 20, 1994

April 20, 1994

54

NOTICE of intent to argue additional authorities (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 21, 1994

April 21, 1994

55

INFORMATION required by LR 240−7. (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 21, 1994

April 21, 1994

56

ORDER Setting Time For Pretrial Conference (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 22, 1994

April 22, 1994

57

PLAINTIFFS' Pre−Trial Statement (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 27, 1994

April 27, 1994

58

STIPULATION AND ORDER (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

April 29, 1994

April 29, 1994

59

ORDER re trial date (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 3, 1994

May 3, 1994

60

DEFENDANT'S Motion in Limine (DPB) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 4, 1994

May 4, 1994

61

BRIEF in Support of Defendant's Motion in Limine (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 4, 1994

May 4, 1994

62

AFFIDAVIT of Douglas H. Strand (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 4, 1994

May 4, 1994

63

TRIAL BRIEF (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 5, 1994

May 5, 1994

64

DECLARATION of Service (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 5, 1994

May 5, 1994

65

Plaintiffs' OPPOSITION To Camacho's Motion In Limine (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 6, 1994

May 6, 1994

66

DECLARATION Of G. Anthony Long (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 6, 1994

May 6, 1994

67

DECLARATION of Service (DPB) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 6, 1994

May 6, 1994

68

DECLARATION of Service (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 6, 1994

May 6, 1994

69

ORDER on Cross Motions for Summary Judgment (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 11, 1994

May 11, 1994

70

DECLARATION of Service (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 11, 1994

May 11, 1994

71

AMENDED Trial Brief on the Issue of Camacho's Liability Under 42 USC Sec. 1983 (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 12, 1994

May 12, 1994

72

DECLARATION of Service (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 13, 1994

May 13, 1994

73

DECLARATION of Service (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 13, 1994

May 13, 1994

74

ORDER on Defendant's Motion in Limine (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 19, 1994

May 19, 1994

75

NOTICE setting trial date (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 24, 1994

May 24, 1994

76

PLAINTIFFS' amended pretrial statement (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 27, 1994

May 27, 1994

77

EXHIBIT List (DPB) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 27, 1994

May 27, 1994

78

Witness List (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 27, 1994

May 27, 1994

79

PLAINTIFFS' exhibits (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits 1−3, # 2 Exhibits 4−5, # 3 Exhibits 6−12, # 4 Exhibit 13) (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

May 27, 1994

May 27, 1994

80

DEFENDANTS' exhibits (DPB) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

June 1, 1994

June 1, 1994

82

CERTIFICATE of service (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

June 1, 1994

June 1, 1994

83

SUBPOENA with return upon Ms. Mara Blonigen (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

June 2, 1994

June 2, 1994

84

SUBPOENA with return upon Vicente Seman (DPB ) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

June 2, 1994

June 2, 1994

85

DEFENDANTS Witness List (DPB) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

June 2, 1994

June 2, 1994

86

RETURN of service− subpoena executed on Jose C. San Nicolas (DPB ) (Entered: 02/26/2015)

June 3, 1994

June 3, 1994

87

STIPULATION AND ORDER For Dismissal (DPB ) (Entered: 02/26/2015)

June 14, 1994

June 14, 1994

Case Details

State / Territory: Northern Mariana Islands

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 21, 1993

Closing Date: June 14, 1994

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Federal pretrial detainees incarcerated at the Saipan Detention Center, alleging that the conditions under which they were held at the detention center violated their constitutional rights

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Marshal Service, State

Saipan Detention Center (Northern Mariana Islands), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Issues

General:

Bathing and hygiene

Recreation / Exercise

Sanitation / living conditions

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run