Case: Schaffer v. Alameda County

3:06-cv-00310 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Jan. 17, 2006

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Case Summary

On January 17, 2006, Plaintiff, represented by private counsel, filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging Alameda County's policies and practices concerning strip searches in Alameda County jails. Specifically, Plaintiff alleged that he was subjected to a group strip search prior to arraignment and in the absence of any reasonable suspicion of contraband or weapons. Plaintiff alleged that such a practice violat…

On January 17, 2006, Plaintiff, represented by private counsel, filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging Alameda County's policies and practices concerning strip searches in Alameda County jails. Specifically, Plaintiff alleged that he was subjected to a group strip search prior to arraignment and in the absence of any reasonable suspicion of contraband or weapons. Plaintiff alleged that such a practice violated the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution as well as California state law. To remedy the alleged violations, Plaintiff sought declaratory and injunctive relief, monetary damages, and class certification.

The District Court (Judge Maxine M. Chesney) held an initial scheduling conference and submitted the case to the Court's alternative dispute resolution program. Mediation was held on November 28, 2006, but did not produce a settlement. Through subsequent negotiations, the parties eventually settled.

Following a November 16, 2007 fairness hearing, the District Court approved the class action settlement. Under the settlement, two separate classes of claimants were created: (1) those booked into the Santa Rita Jail from 1/17/04 to 12/31/06 who were strip searched in groups; and (2) those booked into Santa Rita Jail or Glenn Dyer Jail from 1/17/04 to 12/31/06 on charges not involving violence, drugs, or weapons who were strip searched, except for those who were required to submit to such searches as a condition of parole or probation. Defendants agreed to pay a maximum of $6.15 million to settle all claims of both classes. Of that sum, $1.175 million went to class counsel Mark Merin for attorneys' fees. Up to $275,000 was allocated for the costs of claims administration. Finally, a total of $4.7 million would be used to pay individual claims, based on an agreed distribution formula.

Summary Authors

Timothy Shoffner (6/12/2012)

People

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Judge(s)

Chesney, Maxine M. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Merin, Mark E. (California)

Rockwell, Gregory James (California)

Schwarzschild, Jeffrey I. (California)

Judge(s)

Chesney, Maxine M. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Merin, Mark E. (California)

Rockwell, Gregory James (California)

Schwarzschild, Jeffrey I. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Schaffer v. County of Alameda

June 20, 2007 Docket
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Class Action Complaint

Jan. 17, 2006 Complaint
39

Amended Stipulation of Settlement

Schaeffer v. County of Alameda

June 18, 2007 Settlement Agreement
44

Order for Preliminary Approval of Settlement of Class Action

Schaeffer v. County of Alameda

June 20, 2007 Order/Opinion
43

Protective Order for Disclosure of Records and Information

Schaeffer v. County of Alameda

June 20, 2007 Order/Opinion
73

Order and Judgment of Dismissal

Schaffer v. County of Alameda

Nov. 16, 2007 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

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Summons Issued as to County of Alameda, Charles C. Plummer. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 1/17/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006 PACER

CASE DESIGNATED for Electronic Filing. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 1/17/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006 PACER
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CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT: DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL against County of Alameda, Charles C. Plummer, Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies ( Filing fee $ 250.00, receipt number 3380515.). Filed byDaniel Schaffer. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 1/17/2006) Additional attachment(s) added on 1/30/2006 (aaa, Court Staff).

Jan. 17, 2006 RECAP
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ADR SCHEDULING ORDER: Case Management Statement due by 4/14/2006. Case Management Conference set for 4/21/2006 10:30 AM. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on 01/17/06. (Attachments: # (1) Standing Order)(aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 1/17/2006)

1 Standing Order

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Jan. 17, 2006 PACER
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CLERK'S NOTICE to Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s) by e-mail re: Failure to E-File/E-Mail Complaint and/or Failure to Register as an E-Filer (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 1/30/2006)

Jan. 30, 2006 PACER
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ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand byCounty of Alameda. (Rockwell, Gregory) (Filed on 3/8/2006)

March 8, 2006 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Daniel Schaffer. County of Alameda served on 2/9/2006, answer due 3/1/2006; Charles C. Plummer served on 2/9/2006, answer due 3/1/2006. (Schwarzschild, Jeffrey) (Filed on 3/29/2006)

March 29, 2006 PACER
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ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5b) of discussion of ADR options for defendant COUNTY OF ALAMEDA (Rockwell, Gregory) (Filed on 3/30/2006)

March 30, 2006 PACER
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ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand byCharles C. Plummer. (Rockwell, Gregory) (Filed on 3/30/2006)

March 30, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of need for ADR Phone Conference (ADR L.R. 3-5 d) (Rockwell, Gregory) (Filed on 3/31/2006)

March 31, 2006 PACER
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ADR Clerks Notice Setting ADR Phone Conference on 4/18/06 at 9:30 a.m. Please take note that plaintiff's counsel initiates the call to all parties. (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/6/2006)

April 6, 2006 PACER
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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Daniel Schaffer. (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 4/14/2006)

April 14, 2006 PACER

ADR Remark: ADR Phone Conference conducted on 4/18/06 by RWS. (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/18/2006)

April 18, 2006 PACER
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STIPULATION FOR PARTIES TO APPEAR BY TELEPHONE AT CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE; [PROPOSED] ORDER by Daniel Schaffer. (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 4/18/2006)

April 18, 2006 PACER
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ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION TO APPEAR BY TELEPHONE AT CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. The April 21, 2006 conference will be telephonic; the Court will initiate the call. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on April 19, 2006. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF)

April 19, 2006 RECAP
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Minute Entry: Initial Case Management Conference held on 4/21/2006 before Maxine M. Chesney (Date Filed: 4/21/2006), Case referred to mediation. Mediation to be completed by 12/1/2006. Case Management Statement due by 4/20/2007. Class Certification Motion due by 2/2/2007. Further Case Management Conference set for 4/27/2007 10:30 AM. Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification Hearing set for 3/9/2007 09:00 AM in Courtroom 7, 19th Floor, San Francisco. (Court Reporter Not Reported.) (tl, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 4/21/2006)

April 21, 2006 PACER
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ADR Clerk's Notice Appointing Michael W. Bien as Mediator. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/9/2006)

May 9, 2006 PACER

Mediator's office will initiate the Pre MED phone conference on 6/1/2006 at 4:00 p.m. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/10/2006)

May 10, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE by County of Alameda, Charles C. Plummer of Unavailability of Gregory J. Rockwell (Rockwell, Gregory) (Filed on 10/19/2006)

Oct. 19, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Change In Counsel by Mark E. Merin, Esq (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 11/15/2006)

Nov. 15, 2006 PACER
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ORDER GRANTING SHERIFF CHARLES PLUMMER'S REQUEST TO BE EXCUSED AT MEDIATION. Signed by Magistrate Judge Wayne D. Brazil on 11/15/06. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 11/15/2006)

Nov. 15, 2006 RECAP
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CERTIFICATION OF MEDIATION Session dated 11/28/2006 by mediator, Michael W. Bien; Mediation session held 11/28/2006; Case did not settle; Mediation process is complete. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/1/2006)

Dec. 1, 2006 PACER
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STIPULATION Stipulated Request to Reset Hearing on Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification; [Proposed] Order by Daniel Schaffer. (Attachments: # (1) Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations))(Merin, Mark) (Filed on 1/22/2007)

1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations)

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Jan. 22, 2007 PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Motions deadline due by 5/4/2007. Re 20 Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 1/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines as to Motion Hearing Continued for 6/8/2007 09:00 AM. Re 20 Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 1/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007 PACER
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ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED REQUEST TO RESET HEARING ON PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION. The deadline for plaintiff to file his motion for class certification is continued from February 2, 2007 to May 4, 2007; the hearing on the motion is continued from March 9, 2007 to June 8, 2007. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on January 31, 2007. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF)

Jan. 31, 2007 RECAP
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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by County of Alameda, Charles C. Plummer. (Rockwell, Gregory) (Filed on 4/17/2007)

April 17, 2007 PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings: A Joint Case Management Statement due by 6/1/2007. Case Management Conference Continued for 6/8/2007 10:30 AM. Re 22 Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 4/23/2007)

April 23, 2007 PACER
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ORDER CONTINUING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. The case management conference is continued from April 27, 2007 to June 8, 2007. A joint case management statement shall be filed no later than June 1, 2007. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on April 23, 2007. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/23/2007)

April 23, 2007 RECAP
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Letter dated 4/27/07: from Clerk requesting copy fees. Request form for copies sent to requestor Demetrius Chafford. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 4/27/2007) Additional attachment(s) added on 4/30/2007 (aaa, Court Staff).

April 27, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL Request for Photocopies form informing Demetrius Chafford that the total cost for his request will be $2.50. Re 23 request (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 5/3/2007)

May 3, 2007 PACER
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REQUEST for Civil Docket Sheet re [23] Letter. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 5/3/2007)

May 3, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Settlement -- Notice of Stipulated Motion for Preliminary Approval of Provisional Settlement Class and Settlement of Class Action filed by Daniel Schaffer. Motion Hearing set for 6/15/2007 09:00 AM in Courtroom 7, 19th Floor, San Francisco. (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 5/11/2007)

May 11, 2007 PACER
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Brief re [25] MOTION for Settlement -- Notice of Stipulated Motion for Preliminary Approval of Provisional Settlement Class and Settlement of Class Action filed byDaniel Schaffer. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit 1# (2) Exhibit 2# (3) Exhibit 3)(Related document(s)[25]) (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 5/11/2007)

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3 Exhibit 3

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May 11, 2007 PACER
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Proposed Order re [25] MOTION for Settlement -- Notice of Stipulated Motion for Preliminary Approval of Provisional Settlement Class and Settlement of Class Action by Daniel Schaffer. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A# (2) Exhibit B)(Merin, Mark) (Filed on 5/11/2007)

1 Exhibit A

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May 11, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 5/17/07: from Michael Tuggle re request for copies. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 5/21/2007)

May 21, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 5/22/07: from Nancy E. Manuel re request for information to join the class action suit. Re [29] Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 5/25/2007)

May 25, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL a copy of 30 letter to Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s). re 29 Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 5/29/2007)

May 29, 2007 PACER
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DIRECTIONS TO CLERK. The Clerk is directed to file a letter dated May 22, 2007 from Nancy E. Manuel and send a copy to counsel for plaintiff. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on May 29, 2007. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/29/2007)

May 29, 2007 RECAP
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STIPULATION : Stipulated Request to Continue Case Management Conference to the Same Date as the Hearing on the Stipulated Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement; [Proposed] Order by Daniel Schaffer. (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 5/30/2007)

May 30, 2007 PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Case Management Conference Continued for 6/15/2007 09:00 AM. Re 32 Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 5/31/2007)

May 31, 2007 PACER
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ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED REQUEST TO CONTINUE CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. The conference is continued from June 8, 2007 to June 15, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on May 31, 2007. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/31/2007)

May 31, 2007 RECAP
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DIRECTIONS TO CLERK. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on June 1, 2007. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/1/2007)

June 1, 2007 RECAP

Sent by U.S. MAIL a copy of the 35 Letter to Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s). Re 33 Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 6/6/2007)

June 6, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 05/24/07: from Kent Charles re requesting information on the Strip Search Law Suit. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 6/6/2007)

June 6, 2007 PACER
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Letter Dated 05/22/07: from Shawndra Star Boode re request information on the Class Action Case. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 6/6/2007)

June 6, 2007 PACER
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MOTION to Amend/Correct ; Amendment to Stipulated Motion for Preliminary Approval of Provisional Settlement Class and Settlement of Class Action filed by Daniel Schaffer. Motion Hearing set for 6/15/2007 09:00 AM in Courtroom 7, 19th Floor, San Francisco. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A)(Merin, Mark) (Filed on 6/12/2007)

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June 12, 2007 PACER
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Minute Entry: Motion Hearing held on 6/15/2007 before Maxine M.Chesney (Date Filed: 6/15/2007) re [25] MOTION for Settlement -- Notice of Stipulated Motion for Preliminary Approval of Provisional Settlement Class and Settlement of Class Action filed by Daniel Schaffer. Fairness Hearing set for 11/16/2007 09:00 AM in Courtroom 7, 19th Floor, San Francisco. (Court Reporter Belle Ball.) (tl, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 6/15/2007)

June 15, 2007 PACER
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Letter from Mark E. Merin re: corrections and clarifications to settlement documents. (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 6/18/2007)

June 18, 2007 PACER
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STIPULATION : Amended Stipulation of Settlement by Daniel Schaffer. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit Amended Exhibit 2# (2) Exhibit Amended Exhibit 3)(Merin, Mark) (Filed on 6/18/2007)

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2 Exhibit Amended Exhibit 3

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June 18, 2007 PACER
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Proposed Order : Protective Order for Disclosure of Records and Information by Daniel Schaffer. (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 6/18/2007)

June 18, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL a copy of 46 Letter to Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s) re 33 Order. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 6/20/2007)

June 20, 2007 PACER
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*** DISREGARD - FILED IN ERROR IN THIS CASE *** ORDER AFFORDING PLAINTIFF OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPLEMENT MOTION TO FILE DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on June 20, 2007. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/20/2007) Modified on 6/20/2007 (mmclc1, COURT STAFF).

June 20, 2007 RECAP
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ERRATA re [39] Stipulation of Settlement -- Second Amended Exhibit 3 by Daniel Schaffer. (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 6/20/2007)

June 20, 2007 PACER
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PROTECTIVE ORDER FOR DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS AND INFORMATION. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on June 20, 2007. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/20/2007)

June 20, 2007 RECAP
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ORDER FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on June 20, 2007. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A# (2) Exhibit B) (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/20/2007)

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June 20, 2007 RECAP
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Letter dated 06-20-07: from Patrick W. Ford re Unlawful Strip Search Lawsuit. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 6/20/2007)

June 20, 2007 PACER
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AMENDED STIPULATION OF SETTLEMENT by County of Alameda, Charles C. Plummer. Filed Manually per oral order of June 15, 2007 as per chambers (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 6/21/2007)

June 21, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL a copy re 47 letter to Plaintiff(s) Attorney. Re 33 Order. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 7/13/2007)

July 13, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 6/27/07: from Colette Trotten re request for information regarding class action lawsuit. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 7/13/2007) Additional attachment(s) added on 7/16/2007 (aaa, Court Staff).

July 13, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL copy of 48 Letter from Mark T. Fretwell to Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s). Re 33 Order. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 7/20/2007)

July 20, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 07/05/07: from Mark T. Fretwell re request for information on class action suit. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 7/20/2007)

July 20, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL a copy of 49 Letter to Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s). Re 33 Order. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 7/26/2007)

July 26, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 07/19/07: from Larry Estep re Strip Search Lawsuit. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 7/26/2007)

July 26, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL a copy of 50 Letter to Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s). Re 33 Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 7/27/2007)

July 27, 2007 PACER
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Letter Post dated 7/26/07: from Michael A. Lumford re Illegal Stripsearch Lawsuit. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 7/27/2007)

July 27, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL a copy of 51 letter to Plaintiff(s) Counsel. Re 33 Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 8/3/2007)

Aug. 3, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 07/31/07: from Mark Johnson re request for strip search claim forms. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 8/3/2007)

Aug. 3, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S MAIL a copy of 52 Letter to Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s). Re 33 Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 8/15/2007)

Aug. 15, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 08/11/07: from Michael Simmons re Strip Search Lawsuit. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 8/15/2007)

Aug. 15, 2007 PACER

Copy of 53 Letter sent via U.S. Mail to plaintiffs' counsel. (slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/23/2007)

Aug. 23, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 8/19/07 from Michael Anthony Harris re request for information on class action. (slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/23/2007)

Aug. 23, 2007 PACER

Copy of 54 Claim Form sent via U.S. Mail to plaintiffs' counsel. (slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/24/2007)

Aug. 24, 2007 PACER
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Claim Form against Alameda County filed by Perry Sheppard. (slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/24/2007)

Aug. 24, 2007 PACER

Copy of 55 Letter sent via U.S. Mail to plaintiffs' counsel. (slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/29/2007)

Aug. 29, 2007 PACER
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Letter from Sammie L. Page re objections to the settlement. (slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/29/2007)

Aug. 29, 2007 PACER

Copy of 56 Letter sent via U.S. Mail to plaintiffs' counsel. (slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/30/2007)

Aug. 30, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 8/22/07 from Ronald Edward Smith re objection to proposed settlement. (slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/30/2007)

Aug. 30, 2007 PACER
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OBJECTIONS to Settlement by Lee Albert Samprath [filed by plaintiffs' counsel at the written request of Mr. Samprath] by Daniel Schaffer. (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 9/18/2007)

Sept. 18, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL a copy of 58 letter to plaintiffs' counsel re 33 Order. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 9/24/2007)

Sept. 24, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 9/21/07: from Mark Reed re request for strip search claim form. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 9/24/2007)

Sept. 24, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL a copy of 59 letter to plaintiff(s) Attorney(s) re 33 Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 9/27/2007)

Sept. 27, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 09/27/07: from Stanley M. Jackson re request for forms to participate in class action. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 9/27/2007)

Sept. 27, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL a copy of 60 letter along with the original Class Action Forms from Kevin D. West to Plaintiffs' Attorneys. Re 33 Order. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 10/5/2007)

Oct. 5, 2007 PACER
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Letter Dated 10/5/07: from Kevin D. West re Strip & Search Lawsuit. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 10/5/2007)

Oct. 5, 2007 PACER
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OBJECTIONS to Settlement by Michael DeWayne Sawyer [filed by plaintiffs' counsel at the written request of Mr. Sawyer] by Daniel Schaffer. (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 10/9/2007)

Oct. 9, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL the CLASS ACTION CLAIM FORM submitted to the court by Gino Torrez to Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s) re civil case 06-310 MMC. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 10/10/2007)

Oct. 10, 2007 PACER
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STATEMENT OF OBJECTIONS TO PROPOSED CLASS ACTION. By Erskine Murphy (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 10/11/2007)

Oct. 11, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPEAR AT FAIR HEARING ON NOVEMBER 16, 2007. By Erskine Murphy (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 10/11/2007)

Oct. 11, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL a copy of 64 Letter from Timothy L. Shroyer to Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s). Re 33Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 10/12/2007)

Oct. 12, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 10/7/07: from Timothy L. Shroyer re Strip Search Class Action Suite. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 10/12/2007)

Oct. 12, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL re 67 Letter to Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s). Re 33 Order (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 10/31/2007)

Oct. 31, 2007 PACER
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Letter dated 10/31/07: from Willie Tolliver Hill re Strip Search Lawsuit. (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 10/31/2007)

Oct. 31, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Attorney Fees : Class Counsels' Application for Approval of Stipulated Attorney's Fees and Reimbursement of Costs filed by Daniel Schaffer. Motion Hearing set for 11/16/2007 09:00 AM in Courtroom 7, 19th Floor, San Francisco. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit 1# (2) Exhibit 2)(Merin, Mark) (Filed on 11/2/2007)

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Nov. 2, 2007 PACER
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Declaration of Mark E. Merin in Support of [65] MOTION for Attorney Fees : Class Counsels' Application for Approval of Stipulated Attorney's Fees and Reimbursement of Costs filed byDaniel Schaffer. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A# (2) Exhibit B# (3) Exhibit C)(Related document(s)[65]) (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 11/2/2007)

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Nov. 2, 2007 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Settlement : The Parties Joint Submission in Support of Final Approval of Stipulated Settlement filed by Daniel Schaffer. Motion Hearing set for 11/16/2007 09:00 AM in Courtroom 7, 19th Floor, San Francisco. (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 11/5/2007)

Nov. 5, 2007 PACER
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Declaration of Ryanne Fitzgerald in Support of [68] Joint MOTION for Settlement : The Parties Joint Submission in Support of Final Approval of Stipulated Settlement filed byDaniel Schaffer. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A# (2) Exhibit B)(Related document(s)[68]) (Merin, Mark) (Filed on 11/5/2007)

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Nov. 5, 2007 PACER

Sent by U.S. MAIL the CLASS ACTION CLAIM FORM submitted to the court by Jason Brandon to Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s) re civil case 06-310 MMC (aaa, Court Staff) (Filed on 11/6/2007)

Nov. 6, 2007 PACER
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Proposed Order and Judgment of Dismissal by Daniel Schaffer. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A)(Merin, Mark) (Filed on 11/8/2007)

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Nov. 8, 2007 PACER
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Minute Entry: Fairness Hearing held on 11/16/2007 before Maxine M. Chesney (Date Filed: 11/16/2007), Motion Hearing held on 11/16/2007 before Maxine M. Chesney (Date Filed: 11/16/2007) re [68] Joint MOTION for Settlement : The Parties Joint Submission in Support of Final Approval of Stipulated Settlement filed by Daniel Schaffer, [65] MOTION for Attorney Fees : Class Counsels' Application for Approval of Stipulated Attorney's Fees and Reimbursement of Costs filed by Daniel Schaffer, ***Motions terminated: [65] MOTION for Attorney Fees : Class Counsels' Application for Approval of Stipulated Attorney's Fees and Reimbursement of Costs filed by Daniel Schaffer, [68] Joint MOTION for Settlement : The Parties Joint Submission in Support of Final Approval of Stipulated Settlement filed by Daniel Schaffer.. (Court Reporter Lydia Zinn.) (tl, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 11/16/2007)

Nov. 16, 2007 PACER

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 17, 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Class 1: Arrestees booked into Santa Rita Jail during 1/17/04-12/31/06 who underwent a GROUP SEARCH prior to arraignment. Class 2: Arrestees booked into Santa Rita or Glenn Dyer Jails during 1/17/04-8/31/06 on a non-VDW Felony or Misdemeanor Offense who underwent an ILLEGAL SEARCH prior to arraignment, except those who had been arrested in the 5 years prior on a VDW Felony or Misdemeanor Offense, or who were required to submit to a search of their person as a condition of parole/probation.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

County of Alameda (Alameda), County

Alameda County Sheriff's Department (Alameda), County

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

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

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run