Case: Sandoval v. Lopez

1:02-cv-00170 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

Filed Date: Feb. 12, 2002

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On Feb. 12, 2002, plaintiff Anthony J. Sandoval, a prisoner at New Mexico State Penitentiary in Santa Fe, filed a Section 1983 suit, pro se, in the District of New Mexico against officials of the New Mexico Department of Corrections. Plaintiff alleged that defendants used excessive force in violation of his Eighth Amendment rights. In October 2002, plaintiffs in a related class action suit, Ayers v. Perry (PC-NM-003), sought to consolidate the two cases arguing that both lawsuits "involve con…

On Feb. 12, 2002, plaintiff Anthony J. Sandoval, a prisoner at New Mexico State Penitentiary in Santa Fe, filed a Section 1983 suit, pro se, in the District of New Mexico against officials of the New Mexico Department of Corrections. Plaintiff alleged that defendants used excessive force in violation of his Eighth Amendment rights.

In October 2002, plaintiffs in a related class action suit, Ayers v. Perry (PC-NM-003), sought to consolidate the two cases arguing that both lawsuits "involve constitutional challenges to the conditions of extreme sensory deprivation and social isolation in the [Special Control Facilities] operated by the [Department of Corrections]." In December 2002, Magistrate Judge Lorenzo F. Garcia granted plaintiffs' motion to consolidate the two cases.

In June 2003, the District Court (Judge Bruce D. Black) granted plaintiffs' unopposed motion for dismissal with prejudice. The order for dismissal references an agreement between the parties that resolves all of the plaintiffs' claims originating from the Ayers v. Perry case, but didn't resolve the claims made in Sandoval v. Lopez.

Litigation regarding plaintiff Sandoval's claims continued throughout 2003 and into 2004. In September 2004, the parties reached a tentative settlement, however, the terms of the settlement were not made available through the Court's electronic filing system. In January 2005, the Judge Browning ordered the case dismissed.

Summary Authors

Eoghan Keenan (7/11/2005)

Related Cases

Ayers v. Perry, District of New Mexico (2002)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5152621/parties/sandoval-v-lopez/


Judge(s)

Browning, James O. (New Mexico)

Garcia, Lorenzo F. (New Mexico)

Schneider, W. Daniel (New Mexico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cubra, Peter (New Mexico)

Davis, Philip B. (New Mexico)

Donatelli, Mark H. (New Mexico)

Kronen, Lawrence (New Mexico)

Macy, Edwin (New Mexico)

Simmons, Nancy (New Mexico)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Becker, Robert W. (New Mexico)

Judge(s)

Browning, James O. (New Mexico)

Garcia, Lorenzo F. (New Mexico)

Schneider, W. Daniel (New Mexico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cubra, Peter (New Mexico)

Davis, Philip B. (New Mexico)

Donatelli, Mark H. (New Mexico)

Kronen, Lawrence (New Mexico)

Macy, Edwin (New Mexico)

Simmons, Nancy (New Mexico)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Becker, Robert W. (New Mexico)

DAngelo, Charles N. (New Mexico)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Jan. 14, 2005 Docket
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Plaintiff's Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint Adding Other Defendants and Plaintiffs and Class Allegations, and Seeking Remedial Orders and Other Relief

Dec. 20, 2002 Pleading / Motion / Brief
23

Memorandum Opinion and Order

March 12, 2003 Order/Opinion
33

Initial Pretrial Report

July 7, 2004 Pleading / Motion / Brief
53

Stipulation of Dismissal of All Claims Against Defendants with Prejudice

Jan. 14, 2005 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5152621/sandoval-v-lopez/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: by Chief Magistrate Lorenzo F. Garcia granting motion to consolidate case CIV 02-1438 (lead case) with CIV 02-170 [18-1] Case reassigned to District Judge Bruce D. Black , Case referred to Magistrate Judge W. D. Schneider (cc: all counsel*) (ln) Modified on 03/19/2003

March 18, 2003 RECAP

State / Territory: New Mexico

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 12, 2002

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

prisoners of the State of New Mexico

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

New Mexico Department of Corretions (Santa Fe), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Voluntary Dismissal

Order Duration: 2004 - None

Issues

General:

Assault/abuse by staff

Type of Facility:

Government-run