Case: Connor v. Plymouth County

1:00-cv-10835 | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Filed Date: May 1, 2000

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On May 1, 2000, a female plaintiff represented by attorney Howard Friedman of Boston, along with other counsel, filed a civil rights class action lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The lawsuit challenged the strip search policy of the Plymouth County Regional Lockup Facility at the Marshfield Police Department. Plaintiffs alleged that the Plymouth County Sheriff had a blanket strip search policy whereby all women detaine…

On May 1, 2000, a female plaintiff represented by attorney Howard Friedman of Boston, along with other counsel, filed a civil rights class action lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The lawsuit challenged the strip search policy of the Plymouth County Regional Lockup Facility at the Marshfield Police Department. Plaintiffs alleged that the Plymouth County Sheriff had a blanket strip search policy whereby all women detained as "safe-keeps" (pre-arraignment detainees, those held on warrants and those in protective custody) in the Lockup Facility were subjected to strip and/or visual body cavity searches, without any reasonable suspicion that the women possessed contraband or weapons. In addition to Plymouth County and its Sheriff, plaintiffs named as defendants the town of Marshfield, which leased jail space to the County, and the towns of Hanover and Rockland, which sent detainees to the Lockup Facility. Plaintiffs sought compensatory and punitive monetary damages and class certification. All defendants denied the allegations.

The parties consented to having the case tried by Magistrate Judge Robert B. Collings. An amended complaint was filed on July 2, 2001, which added claims for women who were strip searched before special arraignment sessions at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility ("PCCF"). Judge Collings certified the case as a class action on October 1, 2001, establishing two sub-classes: the Marshfield sub-class consisting of women who were strip searched at a Lockup Facility, and the Plymouth County Correctional Facility sub-class consisting of women who were strip searched before special arraignment sessions at a count jail. It was estimated that there were approximately 700 female class members.

Shortly thereafter, plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their claims against the Town of Hanover and Town of Rockland.

On November 14, 2003, Judge Collings preliminarily approved a settlement and set the matter for a fairness hearing. Final approval was granted on March 11, 2004. Under the terms of the settlement, Plymouth County and the Town of Marshfield agreed to pay $1.35 million into a settlement fund to resolve all class claims. From the fund, the Court awarded class counsel $429,000 for attorney's fees (33%), $8,359 for litigation costs (.64%), and $25,632 for claims administration expenses (1.97%), representing 35.61% of the total settlement fund. The Court also approved $7,500 to each of the four class representatives and $3,500 to one class member who assisted class counsel for a total of $33,500 in incentive awards. A total of 105 claim forms, representing 133 total claims, were approved (28 class members were in both sub-classes), with a participation rate of 15%. Marshfield class members received $5,859 and PCCF class members received $7,705. Claimants received an award for just one strip search. Settlement administration continued through 2005.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/26/2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Collings, Robert B. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Friedman, Howard (Massachusetts)

Joun, Myong J. (Massachusetts)

Richards, J. Lizette (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Healy, Thomas F. (Massachusetts)

Kesten, Leonard H. (Massachusetts)

Louison, Douglas I (Massachusetts)

McCarthy, Andrea W. (Massachusetts)

Sartini, Thomas E. (Massachusetts)

Walsh, Steven M. (Massachusetts)

Judge(s)

Collings, Robert B. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Friedman, Howard (Massachusetts)

Joun, Myong J. (Massachusetts)

Richards, J. Lizette (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Healy, Thomas F. (Massachusetts)

Kesten, Leonard H. (Massachusetts)

Louison, Douglas I (Massachusetts)

McCarthy, Andrea W. (Massachusetts)

Sartini, Thomas E. (Massachusetts)

Walsh, Steven M. (Massachusetts)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:00-cv-10835

Docket [PACER]

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

Docket
1

1:00-cv-10835

Complaint

May 1, 2000

May 1, 2000

Complaint
58

1:00-cv-10835

Separate and Final Judgment on Claims Against Defendants, Town of Hanover and Town of Rockland []

May 20, 2002

May 20, 2002

Order/Opinion
76

1:00-cv-10835

Plaintiffs' Assented Motion to Amend the Class Definitions [Granted on 02-25-2004]

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
83

00-01835

Settlement Agreement

March 11, 2004

March 11, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/11893270/connor-v-plymouth-county/

Last updated May 29, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Complaint filed. Case assigned to Judge: Keeton. Receipt #: 22080 Amount:$ 150.00. Fee Status: pd. (kf) (Entered: 05/05/2000)

May 1, 2000

May 1, 2000

PACER

Summons issued for Plymouth County, Peter Forman, Town of Marshfield, Jane Doe, Jane Roe, Town of Hanover, Town of Rockland (kf)

May 1, 2000

May 1, 2000

PACER
2

Return of service executed as to Plymouth County with service on 5/5/00 filed. Answer due on 5/25/00 for Plymouth County (kf) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

PACER
3

Return of service executed as to Peter Forman with service on 5/5/00 filed. Answer due on 5/25/00 for Peter Forman (kf) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

PACER
4

Return of service executed as to Town of Marshfield with service on 5/5/00 filed. Answer due on 5/25/00 for Town of Marshfield (kf) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

PACER
5

Return of service executed as to Town of Hanover with service on 5/5/00 filed. Answer due on 5/25/00 for Town of Hanover (kf) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

PACER
6

Return of service executed as to Town of Rockland with service on 5/5/00 filed. Answer due on 5/25/00 for Town of Rockland (kf) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

PACER
7

Rule 16.1 Certification filed by Kimberly Connor . (kf) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000

May 26, 2000

PACER
8

Answer by Plymouth County, Peter Forman, Jane Doe, Jane Roe to complaint, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 06/23/2000)

June 23, 2000

June 23, 2000

PACER
9

Answer by Town of Marshfield, Town of Hanover, Town of Rockland to complaint; jury demand, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 06/27/2000)

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

PACER
10

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Notice of Hearing/conference: set scheduling conference for 4:00 9/22/00 . Notice sent to counsel. (kf) (Entered: 07/18/2000)

July 18, 2000

July 18, 2000

PACER
11

Joint statement by Kimberly Connor, Plymouth County, Peter Forman, Town of Marshfield, Jane Doe, Jane Roe, Town of Hanover, Town of Rockland, re: scheduling, filed. (kf) (Entered: 09/20/2000)

Sept. 14, 2000

Sept. 14, 2000

PACER
12

Notice of appearance of attorney for Plymouth County, Peter Forman by Douglas I. Louison, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 09/20/2000)

Sept. 15, 2000

Sept. 15, 2000

PACER
13

Rule 16.1 Certification filed by Plymouth County. (kf) (Entered: 09/22/2000)

Sept. 21, 2000

Sept. 21, 2000

PACER
14

Rule 16.1 Certification filed by Peter Forman . (kf) (Entered: 09/22/2000)

Sept. 21, 2000

Sept. 21, 2000

PACER

Scheduling conference held . (kf)

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

PACER
15

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Clerk's Notes: re: scheduling conference, Colloquy re: schedule. Dispositive motions due by 12/14/01. set pretrial conference for 3:30 1/22/02, set case management conference for 3:30 11/28/00, set Jury trial for 9:00 2/4/02 Court Reporter: Lee Marzilli (kf) (Entered: 09/25/2000)

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

PACER
16

Assented to Motion by Plymouth County, Peter Forman, Town of Marshfield, Town of Hanover, Town of Rockland for protective order, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 10/03/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

PACER
17

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Order entered granting [16-1] motion for protective order. "...is approved subject to the following modification..." [EOD Date 10/12/00] cc/cl (kf) (Entered: 10/12/2000)

Oct. 12, 2000

Oct. 12, 2000

PACER
18

Judge Robert E. Keeton. Protective Order entered. "...Approved subject to the conditions stated in a separate order of this date, October 12, 2000." [EOD Date 10/12/00] cc/cl (kf) (Entered: 10/12/2000)

Oct. 12, 2000

Oct. 12, 2000

PACER

Case management conference held . (kf)

Nov. 28, 2000

Nov. 28, 2000

PACER
19

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Clerk's Notes: re: case management conference. Colloquy re: schedule. Court Reporter: Lee Marzilli (kf) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 28, 2000

Nov. 28, 2000

PACER
20

Motion by Kimberly Connor to compel discovery from the defendant Town of Rockland and memorandum in support of the motion, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 01/19/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001

Jan. 16, 2001

PACER
21

Affidavit of Howard Friedman, re: [20-1] motion to compel discovery from the defendant Town of Rockland, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 01/19/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001

Jan. 16, 2001

PACER
22

Motion by Kimberly Connor to compel discovery from the defendant Town of Hanover and memorandum in support of the motion, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 01/19/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001

Jan. 16, 2001

PACER
23

Affidavit of Howard Friedman, re: [22-1] motion to compel discovery from the defendant Town of Hanover, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 01/19/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001

Jan. 16, 2001

PACER
24

Notice of appearance of attorney for Town of Hanover, Town of Rockland by Thomas F. Healy, Thomas E. Sartini III, filed. (sat) (Entered: 01/23/2001)

Jan. 17, 2001

Jan. 17, 2001

PACER
25

Notice of withdrawal of counsel by attorney Leonard H. Kesten for Town of Rockland, attorney Leonard H. Kesten for Town of Hanover filed; c/s. (sat) (Entered: 01/25/2001)

Jan. 23, 2001

Jan. 23, 2001

PACER
26

Motion by Town of Hanover, Town of Rockland for leave to respond to discovery, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 02/06/2001)

Jan. 30, 2001

Jan. 30, 2001

PACER
27

Assente to Motion by Kimberly Connor to extend time to June 1, 2001 for discovery and all other matters, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 02/21/2001)

Feb. 15, 2001

Feb. 15, 2001

PACER
28

Affidavit of Howard Friedman, re: [27-1] motion to extend time to June 1, 2001 for discovery and all other matters, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 02/21/2001)

Feb. 15, 2001

Feb. 15, 2001

PACER
29

Consent to trial by Magistrate by Kimberly Connor, Plymouth County, Town of Marshfield, Jane Doe, Jane Roe, Town of Hanover, Town of Rockland, filed. (kf) (Entered: 03/09/2001)

Feb. 28, 2001

Feb. 28, 2001

PACER

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Endorsed Order entered granting [27-1] motion to extend time to June 1, 2001 for discovery and all other matters. [EOD Date 3/14/01] Notice sent to counsel. (kf)

March 13, 2001

March 13, 2001

PACER

Case reassigned from Judge Keeton to Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings for all purposes, including trial and entry of final judgment. Notice sent to counsel. (kf)

March 21, 2001

March 21, 2001

PACER
30

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings. Order entered. Since no opposition has been filed to the Town of Hanover and Town of Rockland's Motion for Leave to Respond to Discovery (#26), I propose to allow the motion and deny the pltfs' motion to compel (##20 and 22) without prejuduce unless pltfs file and serve, on or before the close of business on Monday, April 9, 2001, an objection to my doing so. [EOD Date 4/2/01] (ktb) (Entered: 04/02/2001)

April 2, 2001

April 2, 2001

PACER
31

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Notice of Hearing/conference: set case management conference for 10:30 6/11/01 . cc/cl (kf) (Entered: 04/04/2001)

April 2, 2001

April 2, 2001

PACER
32

Response by Kimberly Connor in opposition to [26-1] motion for leave to respond to discovery, filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 04/06/2001)

April 3, 2001

April 3, 2001

PACER
33

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Order entered granting [22-1] motion to compel discovery from the defendant Town of Hanover. [EOD Date 4/11/01] (ktb) (Entered: 04/11/2001)

April 11, 2001

April 11, 2001

PACER

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Endorsed Order entered denying [26-1] motion for leave to respond to discovery . [EOD Date 4/20/01] Notice sent to counsel. (kf)

April 11, 2001

April 11, 2001

PACER

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings. Endorsement re: motion to compel. "See order, entered this date." (kf)

April 11, 2001

April 11, 2001

PACER
36

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Notice of Hearing/conference: reset case management conference for 3:00 6/11/01 . cc/cl (kf) (Entered: 06/15/2001)

May 31, 2001

May 31, 2001

PACER
34

Motion by Kimberly Connor to amend [1-1] complaint, filed. c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 06/13/2001)

June 11, 2001

June 11, 2001

PACER

Scheduling conference held . (ktb)

June 11, 2001

June 11, 2001

PACER
35

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Clerk's Notes: re: 16B Conference, set a further scheduling conference for 11/5/01 Court Reporter: Tape (ktb) (Entered: 06/13/2001)

June 11, 2001

June 11, 2001

PACER

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Endorsed Order entered granting [34-1] motion to amend [1-1] complaint. [EOD Date 7/3/01] (ktb)

July 2, 2001

July 2, 2001

PACER
37

Amended complaint by Kimberly Connor filed. (Answer due 7/12/01 for Town of Rockland, for Town of Hanover, for Jane Roe, for Jane Doe, for Town of Marshfield, for Peter Forman, for Plymouth County ) . Amended complaint amends [1-1] complaint ; adding Debra Morrison, Linda Tilley, Robin Bell, Diane Gosselin, Diane Goulette, Marie Clark, Wendy Cope-Allen, Jeane Lincoln, Sally Clark, Karen Madden, Deborah Valler, Elaine Boidi, Sally Robertson, Linda Felix, Tammy Dellorusso, Amy Sheppard . (ktb) (Entered: 07/03/2001)

July 2, 2001

July 2, 2001

PACER
38

Motion by Kimberly Connor, Carol A. MacDonald, Anne Paulino, Christal Campbell for class certification, filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 07/06/2001)

July 6, 2001

July 6, 2001

PACER
39

Attachments/Exhibits by Kimberly Connor, Carol A. MacDonald, Anne Paulino, Christal Campbell [38-1] motion for class certification, FILED, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 07/06/2001)

July 6, 2001

July 6, 2001

PACER
40

Answer by Town of Hanover to amended complaint, filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 07/26/2001)

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

PACER
41

Answer by Town of Rockland to amended complaint, filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 07/26/2001)

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

PACER

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Endorsed Order entered denying [20-1] motion to compel discovery from the Town of Rockland. [EOD Date 8/7/01] Notice sent to counsel. (kf)

Aug. 6, 2001

Aug. 6, 2001

PACER
42

Answer by Town of Marshfield to amended complaint, filed.; jury demand. c/s (kf) (Entered: 08/09/2001)

Aug. 8, 2001

Aug. 8, 2001

PACER
43

Letter by Howard Friedman dated: 8/8/01 to Judge Collins requesting that the court rule on the pending motion for class certification, FILED, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 08/10/2001)

Aug. 9, 2001

Aug. 9, 2001

PACER
44

Motion by Plymouth County, Peter Forman, Town of Marshfield, Debra Morrison, Linda Tilley, Robin Bell, Diane Gosselin, Diane Goulette, Marie Clark, Wendy Cope-Allen, Jeane Lincoln, Sally Clark, Karen Madden, Deborah Valler, Elaine Boidi, Sally Robertson, Linda Felix, Tammy Dellorusso, Amy Sheppard to extend time to September 21, 2001 to respond to motion for class certification, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 08/21/2001)

Aug. 16, 2001

Aug. 16, 2001

PACER
45

Response by Kimberly Connor in opposition to [44-1] motion to extend time to September 21, 2001 to respond to motion for class certification, filed. (fmr) (Entered: 08/23/2001)

Aug. 22, 2001

Aug. 22, 2001

PACER
46

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Notice of Hearing/conference: Motion hearing set for 3:15 9/11/01 for [38-1] motion for class certification (ktb) (Entered: 08/28/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

PACER
47

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Order entered denying [44-1] motion to extend time to September 21, 2001 to respond to motion for class certification . [EOD Date 8/28/01] (ktb) (Entered: 08/28/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

Aug. 27, 2001

PACER
48

Memorandum of law by Plymouth County, Peter Forman, Debra Morrison, Linda Tilley, Robin Bell, Diane Gosselin, Diane Goulette, Marie Clark, Wendy Cope-Allen, Jeane Lincoln, Sally Clark, Karen Madden, Deborah Valler, Elaine Boidi, Sally Robertson, Linda Felix, Tammy Dellorusso, Amy Sheppard re: class certification filed. (kf) (Entered: 09/20/2001)

Sept. 19, 2001

Sept. 19, 2001

PACER
49

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings. Order entered granting [38-1] motion for class certification. [EOD Date 10/1/01] (ktb) (Entered: 10/01/2001)

Sept. 21, 2001

Sept. 21, 2001

PACER
50

Answer by Plymouth County, Peter Forman, Debra Morrison, Linda Tilley, Robin Bell, Diane Gosselin, Diane Goulette, Marie Clark, Wendy Cope-Allen, Jeane Lincoln, Sally Clark, Karen Madden, Deborah Valler, Elaine Boidi, Sally Robertson, Linda Felix, Tammy Dellorusso, Amy Sheppard to complaint; jury demand, filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 10/05/2001)

Oct. 1, 2001

Oct. 1, 2001

PACER
51

Motion by Kimberly Connor for notice to the class, filed. (eaf) (Entered: 11/02/2001)

Oct. 31, 2001

Oct. 31, 2001

PACER

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Endorsed Order entered granting [51-1] motion for notice to the class . [EOD Date 11/9/01] (ktb)

Nov. 5, 2001

Nov. 5, 2001

PACER

Further Scheduling conference held. (ktb)

Nov. 5, 2001

Nov. 5, 2001

PACER
55

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings. Clerk's Notes: Defts have no objection to notice to class, #51 ALLOWED. Defts may obtaini facts re any strip searches of those who respond to the notice by sending ints to pltf's counsel. Discovery continues. Further Conference: 2/14/02 at 10:30 a.m. set scheduling conference for 10:30 2/14/02 (ktb) (Entered: 11/15/2001)

Nov. 5, 2001

Nov. 5, 2001

PACER
52

Stipulation of dismissal by Kimberly Connor, Plymouth County, Peter Forman, Town of Marshfield, Town of Hanover, Town of Rockland, Debra Morrison, Linda Tilley, Robin Bell, Diane Gosselin, Diane Goulette, Marie Clark, Wendy Cope-Allen, Jeane Lincoln, Sally Clark, Karen Madden, Deborah Valler, Elaine Boidi, Sally Robertson, Linda Felix, Tammy Dellorusso, Amy Sheppard, Carol A. MacDonald, Anne Paulino, Christal Campbell with prejudice, as to Defts Town of Hanover and Town of Rockland, filed, c/s. without costs (ktb) (Entered: 11/06/2001)

Nov. 6, 2001

Nov. 6, 2001

PACER

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Endorsement re: [52-1] dismiss/dismissal stipulation. "Approved." (ktb)

Nov. 8, 2001

Nov. 8, 2001

PACER
53

Motion by Town of Rockland for separate and final judgment, filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 11/09/2001)

Nov. 8, 2001

Nov. 8, 2001

PACER
54

Motion by Town of Hanover for separate and final judgment, filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 11/09/2001)

Nov. 8, 2001

Nov. 8, 2001

PACER
56

Letter to MJ Collings from Atty Leonard Kesten confirming that the scheduling conference has been rescheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on 1/14/02, filed. (ktb) (Entered: 02/20/2002)

Feb. 14, 2002

Feb. 14, 2002

PACER

Scheduling conference held . (ktb)

Feb. 14, 2002

Feb. 14, 2002

PACER
57

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Clerk's Notes:, set a further scheduling conference for 10:30 5/21/02 Court Reporter: Tape (ktb) (Entered: 02/20/2002)

Feb. 14, 2002

Feb. 14, 2002

PACER
59

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Order of reference entered for Alternative Dispute Resolution. Referred to: Mazzone, D.J. for: Mediation (ktb) (Entered: 06/06/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

PACER

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Endorsed Order entered granting [53-1] motion for separate and final judgment . [EOD Date 5/20/02] (ktb)

May 20, 2002

May 20, 2002

PACER

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Endorsed Order entered granting [54-1] motion for separate and final judgment . [EOD Date 5/20/02] (ktb)

May 20, 2002

May 20, 2002

PACER
58

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings. Separate and Final Judgment On Claims against Defts, Town of Hanover and Town of Rockland - Rule 54(b), Fed. R. Civ. P. entered against Town of Marshfield, Town of Hanover. [EOD Date 5/20/02] (ktb) (Entered: 05/20/2002)

May 20, 2002

May 20, 2002

PACER

Scheduling conference held . (ktb)

May 31, 2002

May 31, 2002

PACER
60

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Clerk's Notes: re: Further 16B Conf. Counsel agee to have case go to ADR. Order of Reference to be entered. Court Reporter: Tape X (ktb) (Entered: 06/07/2002)

May 31, 2002

May 31, 2002

PACER
61

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Notice of Hearing/conference: set ADR Conference for 10:30 9/23/02 (ktb) (Entered: 07/12/2002)

June 28, 2002

June 28, 2002

PACER
62

Motion by Town of Marshfield to de-certify class, filed. c/s (kf) (Entered: 08/15/2002)

Aug. 14, 2002

Aug. 14, 2002

PACER
63

Response by Kimberly Connor in opposition to [62-1] motion to de-certify class, filed, c/s. (received for docketing on 9/5/02) (ktb) Modified on 09/05/2002 (Entered: 09/05/2002)

Aug. 23, 2002

Aug. 23, 2002

PACER
64

Affidavit of Howard Friedman, filed, c/s. (received for docketing on 9/5/02) (ktb) Modified on 09/05/2002 (Entered: 09/05/2002)

Aug. 23, 2002

Aug. 23, 2002

PACER
65

Judge A. D. Mazzone . Notice of Hearing/conference: set ADR Conference for 10:30 10/24/02 before Judge Mazzone, Courtrrom 17 on the fith floor cc/cl. (ktb) (Entered: 09/16/2002)

Sept. 11, 2002

Sept. 11, 2002

PACER

Mag. Judge Robert B. Collings . Endorsed Order entered denying [62-1] motion to de-certify class . [EOD Date 3/7/03] Notice sent to counsel. (kf)

March 5, 2003

March 5, 2003

PACER
66

NOTICE of Hearing Re: Approval of Settlement set for 10/23/2003 12:00 PM in Courtroom 14 before Robert B. Collings. (Dolan, Kathleen) (Entered: 10/09/2003)

Oct. 6, 2003

Oct. 6, 2003

PACER
67

REPORT of Alternate Dispute Resolution. Case is settled. Parties will request a hearing on settlement. (Affsa, Gina) (Entered: 10/10/2003)

Oct. 6, 2003

Oct. 6, 2003

PACER
68

Letter from Howard Friedman to Ms. Apsa confirming that the hearing for preliminary approval of the settlement in this case is set for 10/31/03 at 2:00 p.m., FILED. (Boyce, Kathy) (Entered: 10/21/2003)

Oct. 14, 2003

Oct. 14, 2003

PACER
70

Assented MOTION for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement and Proposed Notice to Class Members, by Christal Campbell, Kimberly Connor, Carol A. MacDonald, Anne Paulino, FILED, c/s.(Boyce, Kathy) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

PACER
71

MEMORANDUM in Support re 70 MOTION for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement and Proposed Notice to Class Members filed by Christal Campbell, Kimberly Connor, Carol A. MacDonald, Anne Paulino, FILED, c/s. (Boyce, Kathy) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

PACER
72

Assented To MOTION to Appoint a Claims Administrator by Christal Campbell, Kimberly Connor, Carol A. MacDonald, Anne Paulino, FILED, c/s.(Boyce, Kathy) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

PACER
73

Assented to MOTION to appoint a special master by Christal Campbell, Kimberly Connor, Carol A. MacDonald, Anne Paulino, FILED, cs.(Boyce, Kathy) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

PACER
74

Proposed Document(s) submitted by Christal Campbell, Kimberly Connor, Carol A. MacDonald, Anne Paulino received for filing. (Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Settlement). (Boyce, Kathy) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

PACER
69

NOTICE of Appearance by J. Lizette Richards on behalf of Christal Campbell, Kimberly Connor, Carol A. MacDonald, Anne Paulino (Affsa, Gina) (Entered: 10/31/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003

Oct. 31, 2003

PACER

ELECTRONIC Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge Robert B. Collings: Hearing re: Preliminary Approval of Settlement held on 10/31/2003. Court hears counsel on various motions which although filed, have not been docketed. After motions have been docketed and received by Judge Collings, he will rule on all pending matters. Counsel: Friedman, Joun, Richards (plaintiff); Louison (Plymouth defendants); Kesten (Marshfield defendants). (Tape #2003.)

Oct. 31, 2003

Oct. 31, 2003

PACER

Judge Robert B. Collings : Electronic ORDER entered granting 70 Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement. (Affsa, Gina)

Nov. 10, 2003

Nov. 10, 2003

PACER
75

Judge Robert B. Collings : ORDER GRANTING PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT entered re 74 Proposed Document(s) received filed by Carol A. MacDonald, Kimberly Connor, Anne Paulino, Christal Campbell(Affsa, Gina) (Entered: 11/14/2003)

Nov. 10, 2003

Nov. 10, 2003

PACER

Judge Robert B. Collings : ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 72 Assented To Motion To Appoint a Claims Administrator. (Dolan, Kathleen)

Nov. 10, 2003

Nov. 10, 2003

PACER

Judge Robert B. Collings : ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 73 Assented To Motion to Appoint a Special Master. (Dolan, Kathleen)

Nov. 10, 2003

Nov. 10, 2003

PACER
76

MOTION to Amend the Class Definitions by Christal Campbell, Kimberly Connor, Carol A. MacDonald, Anne Paulino. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Notice of Amended Class Definitions# 2 Text of Proposed Order Amending the Class Definitions and Approving Notice of Amendment)(Friedman, Howard) (Entered: 02/24/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

PACER
77

MOTION for Settlement Final Approval of Class Settlement by Christal Campbell, Kimberly Connor, Carol A. MacDonald, Anne Paulino.(Friedman, Howard) (Entered: 02/24/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

PACER
78

MEMORANDUM OF LAW by Christal Campbell, Kimberly Connor, Carol A. MacDonald, Anne Paulino to 77 MOTION for Settlement Final Approval of Class Settlement. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex. 1: Settlement Agreement# 2 Exhibit Ex. 2: Affidavit of Howard Friedman# 3 Exhibit Ex. 3: Claims Administrator's Interim Report# 4 Exhibit Ex. 4: Affidavit of Myong J. Joun# 5 Exhibit Ex. 5: Affidavit of Attorney Gregory A. Belzley# 6 Exhibit Ex. 6: Affidavit of Attorney Daniel Duckett# 7 Exhibit Ex. 7: Notice of Claim Denial - Late# 8 Exhibit Ex. 8: Notice of Claim Approval# 9 Exhibit Ex. 9: Notice of Denial - no record# 10 Exhibit Ex. 10: Notice of Denial - ID not confirmed# 11 Exhibit Ex. 11: Notice of Denial - outside class period# 12 Exhibit Ex. 12: Notice of Denial - insufficient docs)(Friedman, Howard) (Entered: 02/24/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 1, 2000

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

(1) women strip-searched without reasonable suspicion in the Marshfield Police Station between 05-20-97 and 01-30-00; or (2) women strip-searched without reasonable suspicion in the Plymouth County Correctional Facility between 02-23-98 and 10-1-99

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Town of Marshfield (Town of Marshfield), City

Plymouth County (Plymouth), County

Town of Marshfield (Town of Marshfield), City

Town of Hanover (Town of Hanover), City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Search policies

Strip search policy

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run