Case: John L. v. Adams

3:88-cv-00924 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Nov. 7, 1988

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

John L., a juvenile whose last name is unknown, brought this civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 through his next friend Andrew J. Shookhoff of the Vanderbilt Legal Clinic on November 7, 1988. Legal Services of South Central Tennessee also provided counsel for the plaintiff. The plaintiff was 17 years old when he filed the suit alleging that he was being denied the right of access to the courts. At the time, plaintiff was incarcerated in the Taft Youth Center in Pikeville, Tennessee, a s…

John L., a juvenile whose last name is unknown, brought this civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 through his next friend Andrew J. Shookhoff of the Vanderbilt Legal Clinic on November 7, 1988. Legal Services of South Central Tennessee also provided counsel for the plaintiff. The plaintiff was 17 years old when he filed the suit alleging that he was being denied the right of access to the courts. At the time, plaintiff was incarcerated in the Taft Youth Center in Pikeville, Tennessee, a secure juvenile institution operated by the Tennessee Department of Youth Development (Department). Plaintiff was granted class certification on June 16, 1989, creating a class of plaintiffs that consists of those persons who are confined or will be confined in the four secure institutions operated by the Department. On February 28, 1990, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge, III) granted summary judgment in favor of the juvenile plaintiff class. Judge Sandidge held that incarcerated juveniles have a right of access to the courts comparable to incarcerated adults and ordered the Department to submit a plan to remedy this constitutional violation. John L. v. Adams, 750 F.Supp. 288 (M.D.Tenn. 1990). The court's remedial order required the Department to establish contracts with private attorneys to provide part-time legal assistance to those held at juvenile institutions in Tennessee. The Department appealed, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's finding that incarcerated juveniles have a right of access to courts, including meaningful access to an attorney. John L. v. Adams, 969 F.2d 228 (6th Cir. 1992). The court relied on the Supreme Court's decision in Bounds v. Smith, 430 U.S. 817 (1977), which found an affirmative obligation upon states to provide all prisoners meaningful access to the courts. However, the court limited the juveniles' right of access in civil rights litigation under Section 1983 to only those actions related to incarceration. Also, the right of access did not require the Department to provide assistance to juvenile detainees for civil matters involving only state law. In accordance with the Sixth Circuit opinion, on October 30, 1992, Judge Sandidge modified the remedial order to remove the requirement that the state provide legal assistance in claims not related to detention and matters of state law. The case was dismissed on October 30, 1992, although subsequent litigation over attorneys' fees followed.

John L. v. Adams, 750 F.Supp. 288 (M.D.Tenn. Feb 28, 1990) (NO. 3:88-0924)

Affirmed in Part, Reversed in Part by

2 John L. v. Adams, 969 F.2d 228 (6th Cir.(Tenn.) Jul 17, 1992) (NO. 91-6241), rehearing denied

Summary Authors

Tom Madison (1/16/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Batchelder, Alice Moore (Ohio)

Haynes, William Joseph Jr. (Tennessee)

Sandidge, Kent III (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kay, Susan Laurie (Tennessee)

Kozlowski, David Arthur (Tennessee)

Shookhoff, Andrew Joseph (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Burson, Charles W. (Tennessee)

Dean, Kimberly Jennings (Tennessee)

Moody, Mary G. (Tennessee)

Ross, Heather Cairns (Tennessee)

Judge(s)

Batchelder, Alice Moore (Ohio)

Haynes, William Joseph Jr. (Tennessee)

Sandidge, Kent III (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kay, Susan Laurie (Tennessee)

Kozlowski, David Arthur (Tennessee)

Shookhoff, Andrew Joseph (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Burson, Charles W. (Tennessee)

Dean, Kimberly Jennings (Tennessee)

Moody, Mary G. (Tennessee)

Ross, Heather Cairns (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:88-cv-00924

91-06241

91-06196

Docket [PACER]

Aug. 29, 2008

Aug. 29, 2008

Docket

3:88-cv-00924

Memorandum

Feb. 28, 1990

Feb. 28, 1990

Order/Opinion

91-06241

Reported Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

July 17, 1992

July 17, 1992

Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated Sept. 1, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
119

EXHIBIT and witness list of hrg of 2/5/91 (lh) Modified on 10/08/1991 (Entered: 10/07/1991)

Feb. 5, 1991

Feb. 5, 1991

120

DEPOSITION of Betty K. Adams taken on the following date(s): 1/22/91 received at hrg of 2/5/91 (lh) Modified on 10/08/1991 (Entered: 10/07/1991)

Feb. 5, 1991

Feb. 5, 1991

121

DEPOSITION of Betty Adams taken on the following date(s): 5/26/89 received at hrg of 2/5/91 (lh) Modified on 10/08/1991 (Entered: 10/07/1991)

Feb. 5, 1991

Feb. 5, 1991

114

STATUS REPORT by defendant Betty J. Adams in conformance with this Court's order of 2/28/90, 5/24/91, and 8/16/91 (mg) Modified on 10/08/1991 (Entered: 08/29/1991)

Aug. 27, 1991

Aug. 27, 1991

115

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III The court approves of and hereby adopts the plan as the one to be put in effect and enforced. Ordered that the dft institute doc #71 as plan for Dept. of Youth Development and dft is enjoined to follow such plan until such time as this order may be dissolved. Ordered that either pty may seek a change to plan where circumstances warrant. (cc: all counsel) (lh) Modified on 10/08/1991 (Entered: 09/09/1991)

Sept. 5, 1991

Sept. 5, 1991

117

AFFIDAVIT of David Kozlowski re [116−1], re [116−2] (motion to alter or amend 9/9/91 Order) (mg) Modified on 10/08/1991 (Entered: 09/24/1991)

Sept. 23, 1991

Sept. 23, 1991

118

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III denying motion to alter [116−1] pltf wants the court to order that pltf and the court be kept abreast of the contracting process. Court considers that its not necessary that such be done. State may conduct this process w/out interference fm this court, granting motion to amend Order entered 9/9/91 [116−2] by deleting that portion of the plan on pg 3 where the attnys are instructed to require that the juvenile exhaust all formal and informal means of resolving a complaint or dispute prior to court action (cc: all counsel) (lh) Modified on 10/08/1991 (Entered: 09/27/1991)

Sept. 26, 1991

Sept. 26, 1991

122

NOTICE OF APPEAL by defendant Betty J. Adams from Dist. Court decision [118−1] entered on 9/27/91, orders of 2/28/90, 5/24/91, 8/16/91, and 9/9/91 (mk) (Entered: 10/08/1991)

Oct. 4, 1991

Oct. 4, 1991

RECEIVED filing fee (lh) Modified on 10/08/1991 (Entered: 10/08/1991)

Oct. 4, 1991

Oct. 4, 1991

123

MOTION by defendant Betty J. Adams to stay enforcement of judgment (lh) (Entered: 10/08/1991)

Oct. 4, 1991

Oct. 4, 1991

TRANSCRIPT Order Form for dates: 10/26/89, 7/31/91, testimony of Ken Schatz of 3/4/91, trans already on file for 2/5/91 hrg re [122−1] (lh) (Entered: 10/08/1991)

Oct. 4, 1991

Oct. 4, 1991

REMARK: DUE TO AN INDAVERTENCE IN THE NUMBERING OF THIS DOCKET SHEET, THE DOCKET SHEET AND FILE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO REFLECT THE CORRECT NUMBERING. PLEASE DISREGARD ANY PREVIOUS COPIES OF THIS DOCKET SHEET (mk) (Entered: 10/08/1991)

Oct. 8, 1991

Oct. 8, 1991

Short Record on Appeal sent to 6th CCA re [122−1] (lh) (Entered: 10/08/1991)

Oct. 8, 1991

Oct. 8, 1991

REMARK: Service of NOA to David Kozlowski &Susan Kay (lh) (Entered: 10/08/1991)

Oct. 8, 1991

Oct. 8, 1991

REMARK: Designation ltrs fwd to counsel for rec on appeal (lh) (Entered: 10/08/1991)

Oct. 8, 1991

Oct. 8, 1991

124

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III denying motion to stay enforcement of judgment [123−1] as to the entire Plan Motion granted in part: Ordered that enforcement of portion dealing with prov legal asst on issues pertaining to treatment programs &educ stayed pending appeal (cc: all counsel) (mg) (Entered: 10/11/1991)

Oct. 10, 1991

Oct. 10, 1991

125

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 3/4/91 (Re: [122−1] ) Volume 2 (lh) (Entered: 10/16/1991)

Oct. 11, 1991

Oct. 11, 1991

126

RESPONSE in Opposition by plaintiff to mtn to stay enforcement [123−1] (db) (Entered: 10/17/1991)

Oct. 15, 1991

Oct. 15, 1991

127

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 7/31/91 (Re: [122−1] ) (lh) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Oct. 18, 1991

Oct. 18, 1991

128

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 10/26/89 (Re: [122−1] ) (lh) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Oct. 18, 1991

Oct. 18, 1991

129

NOTICE OF APPEAL by defendant Betty J. Adams from Dist. Court decision [118−1] entered on 9/27/91, orders of 2/28/90, 5/24/91, 8/16/91 &9/9/91 (lh) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Oct. 18, 1991

Oct. 18, 1991

RECEIVED filing fee (lh) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Oct. 18, 1991

Oct. 18, 1991

130

MOTION by defendant Betty J. Adams for reconsideration , and to clarify order of stay of 10/11/91 (lh) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Oct. 18, 1991

Oct. 18, 1991

131

MEMORANDUM by defendant Betty J. Adams in support of motion for reconsideration [130−1], of motion to clarify [130−2] (lh) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Oct. 18, 1991

Oct. 18, 1991

REMARK: Service of NOA to David Kozlowski &Susan Kay (lh) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Oct. 21, 1991

Oct. 21, 1991

NOTIFICATION by 6th CCA of Appellate Docket Number 91−6196 to appeal no. 1 (lh) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Oct. 22, 1991

Oct. 22, 1991

132

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III re: [130−1] motion for reconsideration, [130−2] motion to clarify. The prior order staying enforcement of a portion of the Plan previously approved by the Court remains in full force and effect. The court thinks the dft is overly concerned. The Court's prior order does state that the stay of a portion of the Plan is "stayed pending the outcome of any appeal filed by dft." The time the notice of appeal is filed, whether before or after the stay order, is not significant as long as the notice is timely (cc: all counsel) (lh) (Entered: 10/24/1991)

Oct. 24, 1991

Oct. 24, 1991

134

RESPONSE by plaintiff in opposition to mtn for reconsideration (lh) (Entered: 10/29/1991)

Oct. 24, 1991

Oct. 24, 1991

133

ORDER from 6th CCA dtd 10/23/91, appellant's mtn to voluntarily dismiss appeal 91−6196 is granted (lh) (Entered: 10/25/1991)

Oct. 25, 1991

Oct. 25, 1991

135

MOTION by plaintiff to extend time for an additional 30 days to 11/27/91 to file appl for award of attny's fees (lh) (Entered: 10/29/1991)

Oct. 28, 1991

Oct. 28, 1991

136

BRIEF by plaintiff in support of motion to extend time for an additional 30 days to 11/27/91 to file appl for award of attny's fees [135−1] (lh) (Entered: 10/29/1991)

Oct. 28, 1991

Oct. 28, 1991

137

AFFIDAVIT of David Kozlowski re [135−1] (lh) (Entered: 10/29/1991)

Oct. 28, 1991

Oct. 28, 1991

NOTIFICATION by 6th CCA of Appellate Docket Number 91−6241 to appl. no. 2 (lh) (Entered: 11/05/1991)

Nov. 4, 1991

Nov. 4, 1991

138

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to extend time for an additional 30 days to 11/27/91 to file appl for award of attny's fees [135−1] (lh) (Entered: 11/06/1991)

Nov. 5, 1991

Nov. 5, 1991

139

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III granting motion to extend time for an additional 30 days to 11/27/91 to file appl for award of attny's fees [135−1] (cc: all counsel) (lh) (Entered: 11/08/1991)

Nov. 6, 1991

Nov. 6, 1991

140

DESIGNATION by plaintiffs, &defendant for rec on appeal (lh) (Entered: 11/13/1991)

Nov. 12, 1991

Nov. 12, 1991

141

ORDER from 6th CCA dtd 11/22/91, dft's mtn for stay is granted. Clerk ordered to expedite briefing in this appeal and to set it for argument at earliest available date. (lh) (Entered: 12/03/1991)

Nov. 27, 1991

Nov. 27, 1991

142

MOTION by plaintiffs for attorney fees (lh) (Entered: 12/03/1991)

Nov. 27, 1991

Nov. 27, 1991

143

AFFIDAVIT of Andrew J. Shookhoff re [142−1] (lh) (Entered: 12/03/1991)

Nov. 27, 1991

Nov. 27, 1991

144

AFFIDAVIT of Susan L. Kay re [142−1] (lh) (Entered: 12/03/1991)

Nov. 27, 1991

Nov. 27, 1991

145

AFFIDAVIT of David Kozlowski re [142−1] (lh) (Entered: 12/03/1991)

Nov. 27, 1991

Nov. 27, 1991

146

BRIEF by plaintiffs in support of motion for attorney fees [142−1] (lh) (Entered: 12/03/1991)

Nov. 27, 1991

Nov. 27, 1991

147

AGREED ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III dft's time for filing response to pltf's motion for attorney fees [142−1] is extended to 1/6/92 (cc: all counsel) (lh) (Entered: 12/23/1991)

Dec. 20, 1991

Dec. 20, 1991

148

AGREED ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III the time for filing of dft's response to motion for attorney fees [142−1] is extended to 1/13/92 (cc: all counsel) (lh) (Entered: 01/09/1992)

Jan. 9, 1992

Jan. 9, 1992

Certified Record on Appeal sent to 6th CCA re [129−1] (lh) (Entered: 02/24/1992)

Feb. 24, 1992

Feb. 24, 1992

149

AGREED ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III Regarding payment of attorney fees. Dft will pay to pltf's counsel the sum of $43,500 in full satisfaction of fees and costs incurred by pltfs in this matter through date of filing of their mtn for award of attnys fees, but not including any work done on the appeal of this matter (cc: all counsel) (lh) (Entered: 03/03/1992)

March 3, 1992

March 3, 1992

INFORMATION COPY from 6th CCA (dm) (Entered: 07/20/1992)

July 20, 1992

July 20, 1992

150

MANDATE from 6th CCA Judgement : ORDERED that the grant of summary judgment to the plaintiff is affirmed. It is further ORDERED that the remedial order is reversed to the extent that it requires the State to provide assistance to juvenile detainees on Section 1983 claims unrelated to their detention and civil matters involving purely state law. The case is remanded for further proceedings in accordance with the opinion. (dm) (Entered: 10/07/1992)

Oct. 2, 1992

Oct. 2, 1992

RECORD on appeal returned from 6th CCA re appeal #2, 91−6241 [129−1] consisting of 4 vol. pleadings, 1 sealed envelope, 4 vol. transcripts, 14 vol. depositions (pb) (Entered: 10/27/1992)

Oct. 26, 1992

Oct. 26, 1992

151

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III, In accord with the Judgment of the 6CCA, It if ordered that the portions of the remedial plan &orde4r requiring the state to provide assistance to juvenile detainees on Sec 1983 claims unrelated to their detention &civil matters involving purely state law are hereby deleted. All other portions remain in full force &effect. dismissing case (cc: all counsel)(EOD 10/30/92) (db) (Entered: 10/30/1992)

Oct. 30, 1992

Oct. 30, 1992

152

MOTION by plaintiff David Kozlowski, plaintiff John L. for supplemental award of attorneys' fees (dm) (Entered: 12/02/1992)

Nov. 25, 1992

Nov. 25, 1992

153

AFFIDAVIT of Susan L. Kay in support of motion for supplemental award of attorneys' fees [152−1] (dm) (Entered: 12/02/1992)

Nov. 25, 1992

Nov. 25, 1992

154

AFFIDAVIT of David Kozlowski in support of motion for supplemental award of attorneys' fees [152−1] (dm) (Entered: 12/02/1992)

Nov. 25, 1992

Nov. 25, 1992

155

AGREED ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III extending the time for the deft to respond to pltfs' mtn for supplemental award of attys' fees so that parties can pursue settlement negotiations relative to that mtn. Defts have until 1/29/93 to respond to plas' mtn. (cc: all counsel)(EOD 12/16/92) (db) (Entered: 12/16/1992)

Dec. 16, 1992

Dec. 16, 1992

156

AGREED ORDER approved by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III Defendants have until Friday, February 12, 1993, to respond to pla's motion for supplemental award of attorneys' fees (cc: all counsel) (EOD 1/27/93) (dm) (Entered: 01/27/1993)

Jan. 27, 1993

Jan. 27, 1993

PROPOSED Order regarding paymnet of supplemental attorneys' fees. (kys) (Entered: 03/01/1993)

Feb. 25, 1993

Feb. 25, 1993

157

AGREED ORDER approved by Magistrate Judge Kent Sandidge III: ORDERED that the defendant pay to the plas' counsel, Legal Services of South Central Tennessee, Inc., and Legal Clinic, School of Law, Vanderbilt University, the sum $7,200 in full satisfaction of fees and costs incurred by plas in this matter through the date of this Order. (cc: all counsel) (EOD 3/3/93) (dm) (Entered: 03/03/1993)

March 3, 1993

March 3, 1993

REMARK: Docket sheet filed in closed ds book in archives (dm) (Entered: 01/18/1995)

Jan. 18, 1995

Jan. 18, 1995

158

MOTION by pltf David Kozlowski to withdraw as attorney . (mk) (Entered: 09/11/1996)

Sept. 11, 1996

Sept. 11, 1996

159

ORDER by Judge John T. Nixon granting mtn of David Kozlowski to withdraw as attorney [158−1] for pltfs'. (cc: all counsel) (mk) (Entered: 09/18/1996)

Sept. 18, 1996

Sept. 18, 1996

160

ORDER by Judge John T. Nixon: Party or parties who submitted material under seal shall retrieve within 10 days of date of entry of this order on the docket. If material is not retrieved, Clerk directed to destroy the material. EOD 12/13/96 (cc: all counsel) (mk) (Entered: 12/13/1996)

Dec. 13, 1996

Dec. 13, 1996

REMARK: UNDER SEAL DE#62−AFF. of Betty Adams, retrieved by Kimberly Dean, A.G.'s office on 1/2/97.cm (cm) (Entered: 01/06/1997)

Jan. 6, 1997

Jan. 6, 1997

161

MOTION to Dissolve Injunction by Viola P. Miller. (Dean, Kimberly) (Entered: 11/27/2007)

Nov. 27, 2007

Nov. 27, 2007

162

MEMORANDUM in Support of 161 MOTION to Dissolve Injunction filed by Viola P. Miller. (Dean, Kimberly) (Entered: 11/27/2007)

Nov. 27, 2007

Nov. 27, 2007

163

AFFIDAVIT re 161 MOTION to Dissolve Injunction by Steven Barlar by Viola P. Miller. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Contract #FA−04−15585, MVYDC# 2 Exhibit Contract #FA−04−15567, WYDC# 3 Exhibit Contract #FA−04−15568, WHYDC &NVYDC# 4 Exhibit Contract #FA−06−16703, TYDC)(Dean, Kimberly) (Entered: 11/27/2007)

Nov. 27, 2007

Nov. 27, 2007

164

ORDER OF RECUSAL. Judge John T. Nixon recused. Case reassigned to Judge William J. Haynes, Jr for all further proceedings. Signed by Judge John T. Nixon on 12/4/07. (dt) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

Dec. 5, 2007

Dec. 5, 2007

165

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to 161 Motion to Dissolve Injunction filed by John L.. (Kay, Susan) Modified Text on 12/10/2007 (dt). (Entered: 12/07/2007)

Dec. 7, 2007

Dec. 7, 2007

166

ORDER granting 165 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to 161 MOTION to Dissolve Injunction. Plaintiffs shall have until 12/21/07, within which to respond to the Motion to Dissolve Injunction. Signed by Judge William J. Haynes Jr. on 12/11/07. (dt) (Entered: 12/11/2007)

Dec. 11, 2007

Dec. 11, 2007

167

Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to 161 Motion to Dissolve Injunction by John L. (Kay, Susan) Modified Text on 12/27/07 (jb). (Entered: 12/21/2007)

Dec. 21, 2007

Dec. 21, 2007

168

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to 161 Motion to Dissolve Injunction by John L.. (Kay, Susan) Modified Text on 1/2/2008 (dt). (Entered: 12/28/2007)

Dec. 28, 2007

Dec. 28, 2007

169

ORDER granting 168 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response as to 161 MOTION to Dissolve Injunction. Signed by Judge William J. Haynes Jr. on 1/4/08. (dt) (Entered: 01/04/2008)

Jan. 4, 2008

Jan. 4, 2008

170

ORDER granting 167 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to 161 MOTION to Dissolve Injunction. Signed by Judge William J. Haynes Jr. on 1/4/08. (dt) (Entered: 01/04/2008)

Jan. 4, 2008

Jan. 4, 2008

171

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to 161 Motion to Dissolve Injunction by John L.. (Kay, Susan) Modified Text on 2/1/2008 (dt). (Entered: 01/31/2008)

Jan. 31, 2008

Jan. 31, 2008

172

ORDER granting 171 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to 161 Motion to Dissolve Injunction. Signed by Judge William J. Haynes Jr. on 2/4/08. (jb) (Entered: 02/08/2008)

Feb. 7, 2008

Feb. 7, 2008

173

MEMORANDUM in Support of 161 MOTION to Dissolve Injunction filed by Viola P. Miller , and joined by plaintiffs . (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Steven Barlar# 2 Agreed Order of Dissolution of Injunctive Relief)(Dean, Kimberly) (Entered: 02/29/2008)

Feb. 29, 2008

Feb. 29, 2008

Note to Filer re Docket Entry No. 173: Signed affidavit should be filed as separate event, not as an attachment to other pleadings. This document does not need to be re−filed unless otherwise directed by the Court. (dt) (Entered: 03/04/2008)

March 4, 2008

March 4, 2008

174

ORDER Setting Hearing on 161 MOTION to Dissolve Injunction: Motion Hearing set for 8/25/2008 at 03:00 PM before District Judge William J. Haynes Jr. Signed by District Judge William J. Haynes, Jr on 7/10/08. (dt) (Entered: 07/16/2008)

July 16, 2008

July 16, 2008

175

MOTION to Reschedule Oral Argument by John L.. (Kay, Susan) Modified Text on 7/29/2008 (dt). (Entered: 07/28/2008)

July 28, 2008

July 28, 2008

177

STATUS REPORT by Viola P. Miller. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit of Steven Barlar)(Ross, Heather) (Entered: 08/27/2008)

Aug. 27, 2008

Aug. 27, 2008

178

Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge William J. Haynes, Jr: Motion Hearing held on 8/29/2008 re 161 MOTION to Dissolve Injunction filed by Viola P. Miller. Counsel agreed that all future proceedings will remain with this Court. Court will enter the Agreed Order to dissolve the injunction. (Court Reporter Peggy Turner.) (dt) (Entered: 08/29/2008)

Aug. 29, 2008

Aug. 29, 2008

179

AGREED ORDER OF DISSOLUTION OF INJUNCTIVE RELIEF: All injunctive relief imposed in this case is hereby dissolved including specifically the orders entered on or about 9/5/91, DE 115 incorporating the Remedial Plan filed 8/27/91, DE 114; 9/26/91, DE 118; and 10/30/92, DE 151. Parties agree to bear their own costs and fees. Signed by District Judge William J. Haynes, Jr on 8/29/08. (dt) (Entered: 08/29/2008)

Aug. 29, 2008

Aug. 29, 2008

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 7, 1988

Closing Date: 1997

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Persons who are confined or will be confined in secure institutions operated by Tennessee Department of Youth Development alleging that they were denied a right of access to the courts.

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Youth Services of TDOC, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural 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

Order Duration: 1991 - 1992

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Law library access

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run