Case: Gary v. Sheahan

1:96-cv-07294 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Nov. 7, 1996

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

On November 7, 1996, on behalf of two named plaintiffs, Chicago attorney Thomas G. Morrissey filed a civil rights lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, challenging the Cook County Sheriff's policy of strip searching female pretrial detainees upon returning to the Cook County Jail from court after there had been a judicial determination that there was no longer a basis for their detention, other than to be processed for re…

On November 7, 1996, on behalf of two named plaintiffs, Chicago attorney Thomas G. Morrissey filed a civil rights lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, challenging the Cook County Sheriff's policy of strip searching female pretrial detainees upon returning to the Cook County Jail from court after there had been a judicial determination that there was no longer a basis for their detention, other than to be processed for release. Plaintiffs alleged that the searches violated their rights under the Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and Illinois state law. They sought monetary damages, injunctive relief and class certification.

On March 17, 1997, the District Court (District Judge David H. Coar) entered a preliminary injunction, prohibiting the Sheriff's alleged strip search practice. The case was certified as a class action on April 10, 1997, with the class defined as: "All female inmates who have been or will be subjected to a strip search at the Cook County Department of Corrections (Jail) upon returning to the Jail from court after there is a judicial determination that there is no longer a basis for their detention, other than to be processed for release."

Litigation in the case continued over the next 5 years, with the District Court issuing a number of mostly electronically-published opinions. These include Gary v. Sheahan, 1997 WL 201590 (N.D. Ill. Apr 18, 1997) (granting the Sheriff's motion to dismiss in part as to plaintiffs' claims under the Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Amendment); Gary v. Sheahan, 1998 WL 245875 (N.D. Ill. May 04, 1998) (NO. 96 C 7294) (denying plaintiffs' motion to show cause to hold the Sheriff in contempt for violating the preliminary injunction); Gary v. Sheahan, 1998 WL 249225 (N.D. Ill. May 04, 1998) (denying motion to bar plaintiffs from taking Sheriff Sheahan's deposition); Gary v. Sheahan, 1998 WL 547116 (N.D. Ill. Aug 20, 1998) (granting summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs on their Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection claim and Fourth Amendment search and seizure claim); Gary v. Sheahan, 1999 WL 703628 (N.D. Ill. Aug 26, 1999) (awarding plaintiffs interim attorneys' fees in the amount of $367,539.08 and costs of $56,434.80); Gary v. Sheahan, 1999 WL 281347 (N.D. Ill. Mar 31, 1999) (denying the Sheriff's motion to decertify the class) (the Sheriff's appeal of this denial was dismissed as untimely in Gary v. Sheahan, 188 F.3d 891 (7th Cir. 1999) (Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook)); Gary v. Sheahan, 1999 WL 1021040 (N.D. Ill. Nov 03, 1999) (entering permanent injunction prohibiting the Sheriff from strip searching female inmate court returnees who have been judicially discharged from the Cook County Department of Corrections); Gary v. Sheahan, 2000 WL 889785 (N.D. Ill. Jun 26, 2000) (granting plaintiffs interim attorneys' fees in the amount of $257,786 .60 and costs of $26,412.05); Gary v. Sheahan, 2001 WL 1155087 (N.D. Ill. Sep 27, 2001) (award of $183,372.43 in interim fees and $64,462.97 in interim costs); and Gary v. Sheahan, 2001 WL 1543514 (N.D. Ill. Nov 30, 2001) (awarding plaintiffs' attorneys fees in the amount of three million dollars and an award of costs in the amount of $45,398.81 for work in the cases Gary v. Sheahan, 96 C 7294; Wilkes v. Sheahan, 01 C 1592; Wells v. Sheahan, 95 C 5918; and Quarrels v. Sheahan, 96 C 1215, less the credit due defendant of $875,337.35 for prior payments of interim attorneys' fees)

The case was ultimately settled in 2001 for $6.8825 million. Of that amount, 6 class representative were to receive incentive payments of $25,000 each. Cook County agreed to pay plaintiffs' attorneys fees as ordered by the Court, in addition to the $6.8825 million.

The Court preliminarily approved the settlement on July 18, 2001 and issued an order of final judgment after a fairness hearing on September 18, 2001. Settlement disbursement continued through the end of 2002. We have no information about further activity in the case.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (3/3/2008)

Related Cases

Wilkes v. Sheahan, Northern District of Illinois (2001)

People

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Judge(s)

Coar, David H. (Illinois)

Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Illinois)

Evans, Jill E. (Illinois)

Guzman, Ronald A. (Illinois)

Wood, Diane Pamela (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burnham, Thomas M. (Illinois)

Farley, Robert Hugh Jr. (Illinois)

Morrissey, Thomas Gerard (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Castiglione, Paul Anthony (Illinois)

Devine, Richard Arthur (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Coar, David H. (Illinois)

Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Illinois)

Evans, Jill E. (Illinois)

Guzman, Ronald A. (Illinois)

Wood, Diane Pamela (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burnham, Thomas M. (Illinois)

Farley, Robert Hugh Jr. (Illinois)

Morrissey, Thomas Gerard (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Castiglione, Paul Anthony (Illinois)

Devine, Richard Arthur (Illinois)

Driscoll, Patrick T. Jr. (Illinois)

Jacobs, Michael David (Illinois)

Kennedy, John Francis (Illinois)

McDonald, Terry L. (Illinois)

Meyerson, David S. (Illinois)

Moser, Patricia M. (Illinois)

Quinlan, William R. (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

O'Connell, James C. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

97-01802

Docket [USCA]

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

June 15, 1998

June 15, 1998

Docket

98-02244

Docket [USCA]

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

March 1, 1999

March 1, 1999

Docket

99-03443

Docket [USCA]

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

June 16, 2000

June 16, 2000

Docket

00-03600

Docket [USCA]

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

June 28, 2001

June 28, 2001

Docket

99-04039

Docket [USCA]

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

Docket

1:96-cv-07294

Docket [PACER]

April 13, 2005

April 13, 2005

Docket
55

1:96-cv-07294

Memorandum Opinion and Order

1997 WL 201590, 1997 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 5270

April 17, 1997

April 17, 1997

Order/Opinion
163

1:96-cv-07294

Memorandum Opinion and Order

1998 WL 245875, 1998 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 7179

May 1, 1998

May 1, 1998

Order/Opinion
166

1:96-cv-07294

Memorandum Opinion and Order

1998 WL 249225, 1998 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 7295

May 4, 1998

May 4, 1998

Order/Opinion
214

1:96-cv-07294

Memorandum Opinion and Order

1998 WL 547116, 1998 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 13378

Aug. 20, 1998

Aug. 20, 1998

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Thomas Gerard Morrissey as attorney(s) for plaintiff with Rule 39 Affidavits ( Original and one copy summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-4) (eav) (Entered: 11/08/1996)

Nov. 7, 1996

Nov. 7, 1996

PACER
3

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave of Court for for Robert H. Farley, Jr., to file an additional appearance (Temporarily unavailable for docketing) (eav) (Entered: 11/22/1996)

Nov. 12, 1996

Nov. 12, 1996

PACER
4

MOTION by plaintiffs to certify a class ; Notice of motion (Temporarily unavailable for docketing) (eav) (Entered: 11/22/1996)

Nov. 12, 1996

Nov. 12, 1996

PACER
5

MOTION by plaintiffs for temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction ; Notice of motion (Temporarily unavailable for docketing) (eav) (Entered: 11/22/1996)

Nov. 13, 1996

Nov. 13, 1996

PACER
6

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of application for temporary restraining order [5-1] and/or preliminary injunction [5-2] (Exhibits) (Temporarily unavailable for docketing) (eav) (Entered: 11/22/1996)

Nov. 13, 1996

Nov. 13, 1996

PACER
7

AGREED ORDER regarding motion for temporary restraining order [5-1] (eav) (Entered: 11/22/1996)

Nov. 13, 1996

Nov. 13, 1996

PACER
8

MINUTE ORDER of 11/13/96 by Hon. David H. Coar : Plaintiffs' motion for temporary restraining order [5-1] and/or preliminary injunction is resolved by entry of agreed order. Kenya Gary will not be subjected to a strip search upon her return from Court on 11/18/96 (or any subsequent Court date. If criminal case is continued, she will be subjected to the CCDOC's customary policies and procedures concerning inmate searches. Kenya Gary does not waive right to demonstrate the constitutionality CCDOC's policies and procedures regarding inmate searches at a later time. Enter agreed order. [5-2] No notice (eav) (Entered: 11/22/1996)

Nov. 13, 1996

Nov. 13, 1996

PACER
2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Michael Sheahan by Michael David Jacobs, Terry L. McDonald, David S. Meyerson, Cook County ASA. (tlm) (Entered: 11/15/1996)

Nov. 14, 1996

Nov. 14, 1996

PACER
9

MINUTE ORDER of 11/19/96 by Hon. David H. Coar : Plaintiffs' motion to certify a class certification. Answer brief to motion due 11/25/96. [4-1] Reply to answer brief due 12/04/96. Parties given leave to conduct expedited discovery on the class issue. Motion to certify a class is entered and continued to 12/10/96 at 9:30 a.m. 9:30 12/10/96. Motion for leave to file additional appearance is granted. Leave granted Robert H. Farley, Jr. to file additional appearance on behalf of the plaintiffs. [3-1] Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 11/22/1996)

Nov. 19, 1996

Nov. 19, 1996

PACER
10

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs by Robert Hugh Farley Jr. with Rule 39 Affidavits (eav) (Entered: 11/22/1996)

Nov. 21, 1996

Nov. 21, 1996

PACER
11

MOTION by defendant for leave to file memorandum in excess of fifteen pages ; Notice of motion and filing (eav) (Entered: 12/03/1996)

Nov. 25, 1996

Nov. 25, 1996

PACER
12

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiff's motion for class certification [4-1] (eav) (Entered: 12/03/1996)

Dec. 2, 1996

Dec. 2, 1996

PACER
15

MOTION by defendant to enlarge the time period in which to answer plaintiff's complaint ; Notice of motion (Temporarily unavailable for docketing) (eav) (Entered: 12/12/1996)

Dec. 2, 1996

Dec. 2, 1996

PACER
13

MINUTE ORDER of 12/2/96 by Hon. David H. Coar : Defendant's motion for leave to file memorandum in excess of fifteen pages is granted. [11-1] No notice (eav) (Entered: 12/03/1996)

Dec. 2, 1996

Dec. 2, 1996

PACER
14

REPLY by plaintiffs to defendant Sheriff Michael Sheahan's response in opposition to motion to certify (Exhibits); Notice of filing [12-1] (eav) (Entered: 12/05/1996)

Dec. 4, 1996

Dec. 4, 1996

PACER
16

MOTION by plaintiffs to compel discovery (Attachments); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 12/12/1996)

Dec. 6, 1996

Dec. 6, 1996

PACER
17

MINUTE ORDER of 12/10/96 by Hon. David H. Coar : Defendant's motion for an enlargement of time to answer or otherwise plead is granted, [15-1] answer or plead within ten (10) days. Plaintiff's [16-1] motion to compel is continued to 12/12/96 at 9:30 a.m. No notice (eav) (Entered: 12/12/1996)

Dec. 10, 1996

Dec. 10, 1996

PACER
18

MINUTE ORDER of 12/12/96 by Hon. David H. Coar : For the reasons stated on the record, Doc. # [16-1], the plaintiff's motion to compel discovery is denied as moot. No notice (eav) (Entered: 12/16/1996)

Dec. 12, 1996

Dec. 12, 1996

PACER
19

MOTION by defendant to dismiss the plaintiffs' complaint ; Notice of motion (Temporarily unavailable for docketing) (eav) (Entered: 01/10/1997)

Dec. 20, 1996

Dec. 20, 1996

PACER
20

MEMORANDUM by defendant of law in support of motion to dismiss the plaintiffs' complaint [19-1] (Temporarily unavailable for docketing) (eav) (Entered: 01/10/1997)

Dec. 20, 1996

Dec. 20, 1996

PACER
21

AMENDED NOTICE by defendant of motion to dismiss the plaintiffs' complaint [19-1] (eav) (Entered: 01/10/1997)

Jan. 3, 1997

Jan. 3, 1997

PACER
115

MOTION by defendant for leave to file additional appearance on behalf of Michael Sheahan, Sheriff of Cook County, in his individual capacity ; Notice of motion. (tlm) (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Jan. 7, 1997

Jan. 7, 1997

PACER
22

MINUTE ORDER of 1/9/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Defendant's motion to dismiss the plaintiffs' complaint. Answer brief to motion due 02/10/97. [19-1] Reply to answer brief due 03/03/97. Defendant is given leave to file an amended motion to dismiss, and the motion to dismiss is taken under advisement - ruling to issue by mail. [19-1] Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 01/10/1997)

Jan. 9, 1997

Jan. 9, 1997

PACER
23

AMENDED by defendant to motion to dismiss the plaintiffs' complaint [19-1]; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 01/15/1997)

Jan. 14, 1997

Jan. 14, 1997

PACER
24

RESPONSE by plaintiff and memorandum of law to defendant Sheriff Michael Sheahan's motion and memorandum of law to dismiss the plaintiffs' complaint [19-1] (Exhibit); Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 02/11/1997)

Feb. 10, 1997

Feb. 10, 1997

PACER
26

MOTION by plaintiffs to set a date for a hearing on motion for a preliminary injunction ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 02/21/1997)

Feb. 13, 1997

Feb. 13, 1997

PACER
25

RESPONSE by defendant to the plaintiffs' motion to schedule a hearing on a preliminary injunction (Exhibit); Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 02/20/1997)

Feb. 19, 1997

Feb. 19, 1997

PACER
27

MINUTE ORDER of 2/20/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Plaintiff's motion to set a date for a hearing on plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction is denied for the reasons stated on the record. [26-1] No notice (eav) (Entered: 02/21/1997)

Feb. 20, 1997

Feb. 20, 1997

PACER
29

MOTION by plaintiff for preliminary injunction ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 02/25/1997)

Feb. 20, 1997

Feb. 20, 1997

PACER
28

RESPONSE by defendant to the plaintiffs' motion to schedule a hearing on a preliminary injunction; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 02/24/1997)

Feb. 21, 1997

Feb. 21, 1997

PACER
30

MINUTE ORDER of 2/24/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Plaintiff's [29-1] motion for a Preliminary Injunction is continued to 03/04/97 at 9:30 a.m. for hearing. The defendants shall file a amended answer by 02/27/97. No notice (eav) (Entered: 02/25/1997)

Feb. 24, 1997

Feb. 24, 1997

PACER
31

RESPONSE by defendant to the plaintiffs' motion to schedule a hearing on a preliminary injunction [29-1]; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 02/28/1997)

Feb. 27, 1997

Feb. 27, 1997

PACER
32

REPLY by defendant to the plaintiffs' response to the motion to dismiss the plaintiffs' complaint [19-1] (Exhibit); Notice of filing (fce) (Entered: 03/03/1997)

Feb. 28, 1997

Feb. 28, 1997

PACER
33

MINUTE ORDER of 3/4/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Status hearing set for 03/10/97 at 9:30 a.m. Preliminary Injunction hearing was not held Doc #[29-1] Plaintiff's motion for Preliminary Injunction continued to 03/10/97 at 9:30 a.m. for status. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 03/05/1997)

March 4, 1997

March 4, 1997

PACER
34

MEMORANDUM of law and argument by plaintiffs in support of motion for preliminary injunction [29-1]; Notice of filing (fce) (Entered: 03/10/1997)

March 7, 1997

March 7, 1997

PACER
35

MINUTE ORDER of 3/10/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Status hearing held. Hearing on the plaintiff's Doc. [29-1] motion for Preliminary Injunction is set for 03/13/97 at 1:45 a.m. All trial subpoenas are continued to 03/13/97. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 03/11/1997)

March 10, 1997

March 10, 1997

PACER
36

ORDER regarding motion for preliminary injunction [29-1] (eav) (Entered: 03/19/1997)

March 17, 1997

March 17, 1997

PACER
37

MINUTE ORDER of 3/17/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : The defendant, Michael Sheahan, Sheriff of Cook County, individually and in his official capacity and his employees are enjoined from strip searching female inmate court returns with a mittimus indicating that as to their court case they should be discharged, unless after their return a computer check of their record indicates there are other reasons for holding the inmate or unless the female court return ants to return to her living quarters to recover her personal items. Enter order. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 03/19/1997)

March 17, 1997

March 17, 1997

PACER
39

MOTION by defendant for reconsideration pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 59(e) (Exhibits); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 25, 1997

March 25, 1997

PACER
40

MOTION by plaintiffs for summary judgment ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 25, 1997

March 25, 1997

PACER
41

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs of law in support of motion for summary judgment [40-1] (eav) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 25, 1997

March 25, 1997

PACER
42

STATEMENT of uncontested facts pursuant to Rule 12(M) by plaintiffs (eav) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 25, 1997

March 25, 1997

PACER
43

EXHIBITS by plaintiffs in support of motion for summary judgment (eav) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 25, 1997

March 25, 1997

PACER
38

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to defendant's motion for reconsideration (Attachment); Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 03/27/1997)

March 26, 1997

March 26, 1997

PACER
44

MINUTE ORDER of 3/27/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : For the reasons stated on the record, defendant's motion for reconsideration is denied. [39-1] Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 27, 1997

March 27, 1997

PACER
45

MINUTE ORDER of 3/27/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Plaintiffs motion for summary judgment. Answer brief to motion due 04/18/97. [40-1] Reply to answer brief due 05/02/97. Motion for summary judgment [40-1] is taken under advisement - ruling to issue by mail. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 27, 1997

March 27, 1997

PACER
46

NOTICE OF APPEAL by defendant from motion minute order [37-1], from motion order [36-1] ( $105.00 PAID) (fce) (Entered: 04/04/1997)

April 3, 1997

April 3, 1997

PACER
47

LETTER regarding docketing statement acknowledged by defendant. (fce) (Entered: 04/04/1997)

April 3, 1997

April 3, 1997

PACER
48

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 12/10/96, 3/4/97, 3/27/97 Before Honorable David H. Coar (3 Vols.: 48-1, 48-2, 48-3) (eav) (Entered: 04/07/1997)

April 4, 1997

April 4, 1997

PACER
49

DESIGNATION by Michael Sheahan of appeal record. (fce) (Entered: 04/10/1997)

April 9, 1997

April 9, 1997

PACER
57

AGREED MOTION by defendant to enlarge the time period in which to respond to the plaintiffs' summary judgment motion ; Notice of motion (Temporarily unavailable for docketing) (eav) (Entered: 04/22/1997)

April 9, 1997

April 9, 1997

PACER
50

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of receipt of short record on appeal USCA 97-1802 (Attachment) (eav) (Entered: 04/10/1997)

April 9, 1997

April 9, 1997

PACER
51

SEVENTH CIRCUIT transcript information sheet by defendant (eav) (Entered: 04/10/1997)

April 9, 1997

April 9, 1997

PACER
52

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 03/13/97 Before Honorable David H. Coar (eav) (Entered: 04/10/1997)

April 9, 1997

April 9, 1997

PACER
53

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER (eav) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 10, 1997

April 10, 1997

PACER
54

MINUTE ORDER of 4/10/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum Opinion and Order, plaintiffs' motion for class certification Doc. #[4-1] is granted. Pursuant to Fed.R. Civ. pro. 23(c)(2), plaintiffs are directed to file a proposed notice to the class as defined in the attached memorandum opinion by 04/30/97. Written objections to the proposed notice are to be filed by 05/20/97. A hearing on objections to the proposed notice shall be held on 05/28/97 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 10, 1997

April 10, 1997

PACER
58

MINUTE ORDER of 4/14/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Status hearing reset for 06/04/97 at 9:30 a.m. Defendant's agreed motion for enlargement of time to respond to plaintiffs summary judgment is granted. [57-1] Time for the defendant to answer plaintiff's motion Doc. #[40-1] for summary judgement is extended to 05/02/97; plaintiff to file a reply by 05/20/97. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 04/22/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

PACER
55

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER (eav) (Entered: 04/18/1997)

April 17, 1997

April 17, 1997

PACER
56

MINUTE ORDER of 4/17/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : For the reasons set forth in the attached memorandum opinion and order, defendant's motion to dismiss Doc. #[19-1] is granted in part. Plaintiffs' Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Amendment claims under section 1983 against defendant in both his individual and official capacities are dismissed with prejudice. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 04/18/1997)

April 17, 1997

April 17, 1997

PACER
59

CERTIFIED copy of Order from the 7th Circuit. (97-1802) (eav) (Entered: 04/23/1997)

April 22, 1997

April 22, 1997

PACER
60

MOTION by plaintiffs to define class period (Exhibits); Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 04/30/1997)

April 25, 1997

April 25, 1997

PACER
61

MINUTE ORDER of 4/29/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Plaintiffs' motion to define class period. Answer brief to motion due 05/14/97. [60-1] Reply to answer brief due 05/21/97. Ruling on define class set for 06/04/97 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 04/30/1997)

April 29, 1997

April 29, 1997

PACER
62

RESPONSE by defendant to the plaintiffs' statement of uncontested facts pursuant to Local General Rule 12(N)(3)(A) and (B) (Exhibits); Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 05/05/1997)

May 2, 1997

May 2, 1997

PACER
63

MEMORANDUM by defendant of law in support of opposition to the plaintiffs' summary judgment motion; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 05/05/1997)

May 2, 1997

May 2, 1997

PACER
64

COMBINED RESPONSE by defendant Michael Sheahan to the plaintiffs' motion to define the class period and objection to class description (Exhibits); Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 05/15/1997)

May 14, 1997

May 14, 1997

PACER
65

REPLY by plaintiffs to defendant's response to plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment (Exhibit); Notic eof filing. [40-1] (tlm) (Entered: 05/22/1997)

May 16, 1997

May 16, 1997

PACER
66

RESPONSE to Defendant's objection to class description by plaintiffs and combined reply (Exhibit); Notice of filing. [66-1] (tlm) (Entered: 05/23/1997)

May 20, 1997

May 20, 1997

PACER
67

MOTION by defendant to supplement the statement of additional material facts submitted prusuant to Local General Rule 12(N)(3)(b) [67-1] ; Notice motion. (tlm) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

PACER
68

AFFIDAVIT of Eddie Davis regarding motion to supplement [67-1] (tlm) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

PACER
69

MINUTE ORDER of 5/28/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Answer brief to defendant's motion to supplement the statement of additional material facts submitted pursuant to Local General Rule 12(N)(3)(b) due 06/05/97. [67-1] Discovery is open for this motion . Motion to supplement continued to [67-1] 06/11/97 at 9:30 a.m. (parties need not appear on 06/02/97 as indicated in the notice of motion.) Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 28, 1997

May 28, 1997

PACER
70

MINUTE ORDER of 5/28/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Hearing on any objections to proposed notice to class members is reset to 06/11/97 at 9:30 a.m. Ruling date of 06/04/97 on the plaintiff's motion to define class period [60-1] is reset to 06/11/97 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 28, 1997

May 28, 1997

PACER
71

MINUTE ORDER of 5/28/97 by Hon. David H. Coar: Answer brief to defendant's motion to supplement the statement of additional material facts submitted pursuant to Local General Rule 12(N)(3)(b) [67-1] due 6/5/97. Discovery is open for this motion. Motion to supplement continued to 6/11/97 at 9:30 a.m. (parties need not appear on 6/2/97 as indicated in the notice of motion) Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 06/02/1997)

May 28, 1997

May 28, 1997

PACER
72

RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendant's motion to supplement his statement of additional material facts submitted prusuant to Local Rule 12(N)(3)(b); Notice of filing. [67-1] (tlm) (Entered: 06/05/1997)

June 2, 1997

June 2, 1997

PACER
73

MOTION by plaintiff for rule to show cause for failure of defendant to comply with preliminary injunction order ; Notice of motion. (tlm) (Entered: 06/10/1997)

June 4, 1997

June 4, 1997

PACER
74

AFFIDAVIT of Cynthia Taylor regarding plaintiff's motion for rule to show cause . [73-1] (tlm) (Entered: 06/10/1997)

June 4, 1997

June 4, 1997

PACER
75

AFFIDAVIT of Donna Reed regarding plaintiff's motion for rule to show cause [73-1] (tlm) (Entered: 06/10/1997)

June 4, 1997

June 4, 1997

PACER
76

AFFIDAVIT of Michelle Dudzik regarding plaintiff's motion for rule to show cause. [73-1] (tlm) (Entered: 06/10/1997)

June 4, 1997

June 4, 1997

PACER
77

AFFIDAVIT of Gina Goines regarding plaintiff's motion for rule to show cause [73-1] (tlm) (Entered: 06/10/1997)

June 4, 1997

June 4, 1997

PACER
78

MINUTE ORDER of 6/6/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Plaintiff's petition for rule to show cause is granted . [73-1] Issue Rule returnable for 06/17/97 at 10:00 a.m. for hearing on the Rule. Discovery is open and to proceed on an expedited basis. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 06/10/1997)

June 6, 1997

June 6, 1997

PACER
79

MINUTE ORDER of 6/11/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Parties to brief the tolling issue (whether Watson tolled the statue of limitation), defendant's brief due 06/27/97; plaintiffs' reply brief due 07/09/97. Plaintiffs' motion to define class and the hearing regrading any objections to proposed notice to class [60-1] continued to 9:30 a.m. on 07/17/97. Defendant's motion to supplement 12(n) statement is [67-1] granted. PLaitniff to file supplemental response by 07/09/97. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 11, 1997

June 11, 1997

PACER
83

MOTION by plaintiffx for witness to testify out of order (Exhibits); Notice of motion. (tlm) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

PACER
87

MOTION by defendant to stay the preliminary injunction pending appeal of the matter (Attachment); Notice of motion. (tlm) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

PACER
80

MOTION by plaintiff for an order of habeas corpus or other appropriate order to bring Donna Reed before this court for the hearing on 06/17/97 . (tlm) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 13, 1997

June 13, 1997

PACER
84

MEMORANDUM of law by plaintiff as to civil contempt; Notice of filing. (tlm) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 13, 1997

June 13, 1997

PACER
81

ORDER regarding plaintiff's motion for an order of habeas corpus or other appropriate order to bring Donna Reed before this court for the hearing on 06/17/97 [80-1] (tlm) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 13, 1997

June 13, 1997

PACER
85

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 06/06/97 & 06/11/97 Before Honorable David H. Coar (2 vols. Nos. 85-I and 85-II). (tlm) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 13, 1997

June 13, 1997

PACER
82

MINUTE ORDER of 6/13/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Plaintiff's motion for an order of habeas corpus or other appropriate order to bring Donna Reed before this court for the hearing on 06/17/97 is granted. [80-1] Enter Order. This order shall remain in full force and effect until discharged by the Court. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 13, 1997

June 13, 1997

PACER
86

MINUTE ORDER of 6/13/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Plaintiff's motion for witness to testify out of order is granted. [83-1] Ms. Reed to testify on Tuesday, 06/17/97 and Ms. Strong to testify on Wednesday, 06/18/97. No notice (tlm) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 13, 1997

June 13, 1997

PACER
88

MINUTE ORDER of 6/17/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Defendant Sheahan's motion to stay the preliminary injunction pending appeal of the matter is denied. [87-1] No notice (tlm) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 17, 1997

June 17, 1997

PACER
89

RESPONSE by defendant Michael Sheahan to plaintiff's memorandum of law; Notice of filing. [84-1] (tlm) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 17, 1997

June 17, 1997

PACER
90

MOTION by defendant to quash subpoena ; Notice of emergency motion. (tlm) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 17, 1997

June 17, 1997

PACER
91

MINUTE ORDER of 6/17/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Defendant's motion to quash subpoena is denied [90-1] . Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 17, 1997

June 17, 1997

PACER
92

MOTION by plaintiff to appoint a special master ; Notice of motion. (tlm) (Entered: 06/25/1997)

June 20, 1997

June 20, 1997

PACER
93

PROPOSAL for compliance with Order of 03/17/97 by defendant; Notice of filing. (tlm) (Entered: 06/25/1997)

June 23, 1997

June 23, 1997

PACER
94

MINUTE ORDER of 6/24/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Order to show cause status hearing held. The Court will issue a ruling regarding the issues contained in the Rule to Show Cause. The plaintiff's motion to appoint a special [92-1] is taken under advisement. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 06/25/1997)

June 24, 1997

June 24, 1997

PACER
95

RESPONSE by defendant to the plaintiffs' argument in favor of tolling the statute of limitations; Notice of filing (mjc) (Entered: 07/02/1997)

June 27, 1997

June 27, 1997

PACER
96

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 06/17/97 Before Honorable David H. Coar. (tlm) (Entered: 07/03/1997)

July 2, 1997

July 2, 1997

PACER
97

REPLY by plaintiffs in support of tolling the statute of limitations (Attachment); Notice of filing. (tlm) (Entered: 07/16/1997)

July 9, 1997

July 9, 1997

PACER
98

MINUTE ORDER of 7/15/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Hearing regarding any objections to proposed notice of class and Plaintiff's motion to define are both reset to 07/22/97 [60-1] at 9:30 a.m. Telephoned notice (tlm) (Entered: 07/17/1997)

July 15, 1997

July 15, 1997

PACER
99

MINUTE ORDER of 7/22/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Motion to define class and hearing regarding any objections to proposed notice to class are both reset to 07/28/97 at 9:30 a.m. [Doc #60-1] Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 07/28/1997)

July 22, 1997

July 22, 1997

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 7, 1996

Closing Date: 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All female inmates who have been or will be subjected to a strip search at the Cook County Department of Corrections (Jail) upon returning to the Jail from court after there is a judicial determinationthat there is no longer a basis for their detention.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Cook County Department of Corrections (Cook), County

Cook County Sheriff's Dept. (Cook), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Equal Protection

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1997 - 0

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Strip search policy

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run