Case: Williams v. County of Los Angeles

2:97-cv-03826 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: May 22, 1997

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

On May 22, 1997, ten individuals who were allegedly over-detained in the Los Angeles County jail brought a class action lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against the County, the Sheriff and various individual supervisors charged with jail management. As the lawsuit alleged both federal and state law violations, the defendants removed the case to the federal court - the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Plaintiffs alleged that pursuant to jail policy, …

On May 22, 1997, ten individuals who were allegedly over-detained in the Los Angeles County jail brought a class action lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against the County, the Sheriff and various individual supervisors charged with jail management. As the lawsuit alleged both federal and state law violations, the defendants removed the case to the federal court - the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Plaintiffs alleged that pursuant to jail policy, they were kept in custody anywhere from 36 hours to as long as five days after they had been ordered released. Plaintiffs sought damages, injunctive relief and class certification for a class of persons routinely over-detained in the Los Angeles County jail.

This case, styled Williams v. Block, was one of a group of cases filed in federal and state courts in California beginning in 1997 that challenged various alleged policies and/or practices of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) and the operation of its jail, which included: 1) "overdetentions" (i.e., persons not released from custody from the Los Angeles County jails within a reasonable period of time after they became entitled to release); 2) strip and/or visual body cavity searches of persons who had been returned to jail from court to be processed for release; and 3) wrong warrant arrests and detentions (persons arrested on a warrant that, in fact, was for another person, and held for an unreasonable period of time before being released).

The alleged "overdetentions" in Williams v. Block stemmed from the LASD's use of the Automated Justice Information System ("AJIS"), a computerized law enforcement database used to confirm that the prisoner had no outstanding warrants. It was LASD policy that, before it would run a computer check on AJIS, all of the wants and holds that arrived on the day a prisoner was scheduled for release first had to be put into the database. Due to the high volume of wants and holds received daily, the computer inputting process took days to complete, resulting in an administrative backlog that caused prisoners to be overdetained. The Williams plaintiffs alleged that this policy caused a deprivation of liberty without due process of law, in violation of the Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and California state law.

In addition to Williams, other cases that were pending in the Central District of California, alleging some form of overdetention included: Streit v.County of Los Angeles, C.D. Cal. No. CV 98-9575WJR (proposed class of those overdetained under the County's unconstitutional detention policy and practice); Canizales v. Block, C.D. Cal. No. CV 98-2475 WJR (proposed class of those ordered released on their own recognizance, but over-detained under the County's unconstitutional detention policy and practice); Shields v. County of Los Angeles, C.D. Cal. No. 98-9695 WJR (proposed class of those acquitted at trial, but over-detained under the County's unconstitutional detention policy and practice; Fairley v. Block, C.D. Cal. No. CV 98-3187 CAS (people ordered released because they are the wrong person); Patchen v. County of Los Angeles, C.D. Cal. No. CV-98-9574 WJR (people detained after the District Attorney's Office rejected filing criminal charges against them); Cleaves v. County of Los Angeles, C. D. Cal. No. 98-9573 WJR (people sentenced to time served and not released); and Gladney v. County of Los Angeles, C.D. Cal. No. CV 99-00586 WJR (court dismisses charges).

In the Williams case, defendants responded to plaintiffs' complaint and subsequent amended complaints by moving to dismiss the case on various grounds. The District Court (Judge William J. Rea) granted in part and denied in part the defendants' motion to dismiss on October 14, 1997. Judge Rea denied plaintiffs' motion for class certification on December 5, 1997. Plaintiffs appealed.

While plaintiffs' appeal was pending on the class certification issue, the parties engaged in extensive discovery, which generated various discovery disputes. Defendants made offers of judgment to the named plaintiffs, many of which were accepted in April 1998. The terms of the offers were not apparent from the PACER docket.

Defendants moved for summary judgment on the claims of the remaining plaintiffs. The Court granted summary judgment to defendants on one of plaintiffs' state law claims and as to plaintiffs' Thirteenth Amendment claim (that inmates were subjected to involuntary servitude by way of forced labor). In all other respects, defendants' motion was denied. Williams v. Block, 1999 WL 33542996 (C.D.Cal. Aug 11, 1999). Defendants appealed, but the Ninth Circuit affirmed in a consolidated appeal. See Streit v. County of Los Angeles, 236 F.3d 552 (9th Cir. 2001).

On May 03, 2000, the Ninth Circuit reversed Judge Rea's denial of plaintiffs' motion for class certification and remanded the case so that the Court could revisit the issue. Williams v. Block, 217 F.3d 848 (9th Cir. 2000). On remand, plaintiffs refiled their motion for class certification. The Court began an evidentiary hearing on class certification on October 30, 2000, but the hearing was continued for additional testimony. The parties requested a series of further continuances while they pursued settlement negotiations.

The case was transferred to Magistrate Judge Carla M. Woehrle for further proceedings. Judge Woehrle consolidated the Williams case with other similar cases pending before the Court. Eventually, a global settlement was brokered that resolved some 14 pending cases, involving three classes of plaintiffs: 1) overdetentions; 2) strip and/or visual body cavity searches; and 3) wrong warrant arrests by the LASD. The settlement consisted of injunctive relief and a substantial monetary payment. The injunctive component was resolved and approved in the state court case, Riley v. the County of Los Angeles. [See JC-CA-56].

The monetary component was approved by Judge Woehrle on 11/27/2002, following a fairness hearing. Defendants agreed to pay an aggregate amount of $27 million. Of that sum, $13,444,809.93 was distributed to class members, after submission of claims, based on a point system whereby each strip search received 3 points (1-5 points depending on length of over-detention and 2 points for wrongful warrant detention). Each point was worth $142.07, or $426.21 for each strip search. The maximum award, regardless of the number of strip searches or the length of over-detention, was $5,000. Men and women shared the settlement equally. A total incentive bonus of $745,750 was shared by 66 named plaintiffs (each received an amount ranging from $2,000 to $31,000).

Total fees, costs and expenses amounted to 39.12% of the $27 million settlement. That amount consisted of attorneys' fees in the amount of $9.684 million, $5.5 million of which was paid for work on the injunctive relief portion. $34,743 was allocated for litigation costs and $845,380.07 for claims administration.

Of the 400,000 potential class members, 36,626 claims were approved, which constituted a participation rate of 9.15%.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (1/20/2008)

Related Cases

Streit v. County of Los Angeles, Central District of California (1998)

Riley v. Los Angeles County, California state trial court (2000)

Musso v. County of Los Angeles, California state trial court (2001)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4142923/parties/munique-williams-v-sherman-block/


Judge(s)

Ferguson, Robert W. (Washington)

Pregerson, Dean D. (California)

Rea, William J. (California)

Wardlaw, Kim McLane (California)

Woehrle, Carla M. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Axelrad, Adam J. (California)

Burton, John C. (California)

Cook, Donald W. (California)

Estuar, Paul J. (California)

Garcia, Miguel F. (California)

Judge(s)

Ferguson, Robert W. (Washington)

Pregerson, Dean D. (California)

Rea, William J. (California)

Wardlaw, Kim McLane (California)

Woehrle, Carla M. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Axelrad, Adam J. (California)

Burton, John C. (California)

Cook, Donald W. (California)

Estuar, Paul J. (California)

Garcia, Miguel F. (California)

Henley, Mary Anna (California)

Litt, Barrett S. (California)

Mann, Robert Frederick (California)

Midgley, Timothy J. (California)

Moest, Robert C. (California)

Soifer, Mary A. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Aguilar, Lou V. (California)

Beach, Paul B (California)

Brazile, Kevin C. (California)

Lawrence, David D. (California)

MacLatchie, Scott D. (California)

Pellman, Lloyd W. (California)

Riley , Martha (California)

Spencer, Chandra G. (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Norris, Donald G. (California)

Rosen, Roger M (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [related case] (PACER)

Tchakmakjian v. Los Angeles County

April 9, 2003 Docket

Docket [PACER]

Williams v. Block

Nov. 24, 2003 Docket
230

Order Denying in Part and Granting in Part Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment

Williams v. Block

1999 WL 33542996

Aug. 11, 1999 Order/Opinion

Memorandum

Williams v. Block

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

217 F.3d 848

May 3, 2000 Order/Opinion

[Opinion]

Streit v. County of Los Angeles

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

236 F.3d 552

Jan. 12, 2001 Order/Opinion

Class Action Injunctive Relief Agreement

[Williams v. Los Angeles/Riley v. Los Angeles and others]

Sept. 1, 2001 Settlement Agreement
289

Stipulation and Order Re: Settlement of Class Action Cases

Williams v. Block

May 9, 2002 Settlement Agreement
332

Order Re Objections to Settlement

Nov. 27, 2002 Order/Opinion
96

Order Re: Settlement, Release and Dismissal of Claims in Class Action

Nov. 27, 2002 Settlement Agreement
331

Order Awarding Class Counsel Attorneys' Fees and Costs

Nov. 27, 2002 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants

Margo Schlanger

This article looks at jail strip-search litigation and its participants, to analyze its internal dynamics. Among the interesting features of these cases is that many different kinds of lawyers work … April 1, 2008 https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1466&context=lcp

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4142923/munique-williams-v-sherman-block/

Last updated May 13, 2022

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NOTICE OF REMOVAL by defendant Los Angeles County from Supr Crt LA( Case Number: BC 169770) with copy summons and complaint referred to Discovery Virginia A. Phillips . (bg) Modified on 02/01/1999 (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997 PACER
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NOTICE OF REMOVAL by defendant Los Angeles County from Supr Crt LA ( Case Number: BC 169770) with copy summons and complaint referred to Discovery Virginia A. Phillips . (bg) Modified on 02/01/1999 (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997
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NOTICE by defendant Los Angeles County of related case(s) CV97-1705 WJR (Ex), CV97-2098 WJR (Ex) (jc) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 22, 1997 PACER
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NOTICE by defendant Los Angeles County of related case(s) CV97-1705 WJR (Ex), CV97-2098 WJR (Ex) (jc) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 22, 1997
3

Proof of service of S/C and related docs executed upon Susan Porreca, Operations Asst for defendant Sherman NMI Block and for defendant Jerry Harper, and for defendant Michael Graham, and executed upon Sgt Craigo for defendant Barry King on 5/28/97 via personal delivery. (sv) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 29, 1997
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Proof of service of S/C and related docs executed upon Susan Porreca, Operations Asst for defendant Sherman NMI Block and for defendant Jerry Harper, and for defendant Michael Graham, and executed upon Sgt Craigo for defendant Barry King on 5/28/97 via personal delivery. (sv) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 29, 1997 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by defendant Los Angeles County to dismiss, for more definite statement, & to strike ; motion hearing set for 9:30 7/7/97 (pj) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

May 30, 1997 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by defendant Los Angeles County to dismiss , for more definite statement , & to strike ; motion hearing set for 9:30 7/7/97 (pj) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

May 30, 1997
5

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiffs (pj) (Entered: 06/05/1997)

June 4, 1997 PACER
5

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiffs (pj) (Entered: 06/05/1997)

June 4, 1997
7

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiffs to remand 7th cause of actn ; motion hearing set for 9:30 7/14/97 (pj) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 9, 1997
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiffs to remand 7th cause of actn ; motion hearing set for 9:30 7/14/97 (pj) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 9, 1997 PACER
6

ORDER RE TRANSF PURS TO GO 224 (REL CSE) by Judge Audrey B. Collins Case reassigned to Judge William J. Rea for all further proceedings, Case referred to Discovery Charles F. Eick [L/N CV97-1705 WJR (Ex)] (cc: ptys) (jc) (Entered: 06/10/1997)

June 10, 1997 PACER
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ORDER RE TRANSF PURS TO GO 224 (REL CSE) by Judge Audrey B. Collins Case reassigned to Judge William J. Rea for all further proceedings , Case referred to Discovery Charles F. Eick [L/N CV97-1705 WJR (Ex)] (cc: ptys) (jc) (Entered: 06/10/1997)

June 10, 1997
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff to remand 7th cause of actn ; motion hearing set for 10:00 7/7/97 (dmjr) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 13, 1997 PACER
8

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff to remand 7th cause of actn ; motion hearing set for 10:00 7/7/97 (dmjr) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 13, 1997
9

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by defendant Sherman NMI Block, defendant Jerry Harper, defendant Michael Graham, defendant Barry King to dismiss, for more definite statement, to strike ; motion hearing set for 10:00 7/28/97 (dmjr) (Entered: 06/18/1997)

June 17, 1997 PACER
9

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by defendant Sherman NMI Block, defendant Jerry Harper, defendant Michael Graham, defendant Barry King to dismiss , for more definite statement , to strike ; motion hearing set for 10:00 7/28/97 (dmjr) (Entered: 06/18/1997)

June 17, 1997
10

MEMORANDUM by defendant in opposition to motion to remand 7th cause of actn [8-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 06/24/1997)

June 23, 1997 PACER
10

MEMORANDUM by defendant in opposition to motion to remand 7th cause of actn [8-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 06/24/1997)

June 23, 1997
11

Reply by plaintiffs to opp to motion to remand 7th cause of actn [8-1] (dhl) (Entered: 07/03/1997)

July 1, 1997
11

Reply by plaintiffs to opp to motion to remand 7th cause of actn [8-1] (dhl) (Entered: 07/03/1997)

July 1, 1997 PACER
12

Position by plaintiff re to motion to dismiss [9-1], motion for more definite statement [9-2], motion to strike [9-3], motion to dismiss [4-1], motion for more definite statement [4-2], motion to strike [4-3] (dmjr) (Entered: 07/08/1997)

July 2, 1997
12

Position by plaintiff re to motion to dismiss [9-1], motion for more definite statement [9-2], motion to strike [9-3], motion to dismiss [4-1], motion for more definite statement [4-2], motion to strike [4-3] (dmjr) (Entered: 07/08/1997)

July 2, 1997 PACER
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FIRST AMENDED Class Actn COMPLAINT; adding Eric Mitchell, Diane Ramirez, Joseph Whitner, Heather Yousif, Yolanda Corbert, Cassondra McNair, Margo V Borrup, Ronald J Borrup; jury demand. Summons not issued (el) (Entered: 07/16/1997)

July 14, 1997
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FIRST AMENDED Class Actn COMPLAINT; adding Eric Mitchell, Diane Ramirez, Joseph Whitner, Heather Yousif, Yolanda Corbert, Cassondra McNair, Margo V Borrup, Ronald J Borrup; jury demand. Summons not issued (el) (Entered: 07/16/1997)

July 14, 1997 PACER
14

NOTICE OF DISMISSAL by plaintiff pursuant to FRCP 41a(1)as to plaintiff Cassondra McNair Ent : 7/22/97 (dmjr) (Entered: 07/22/1997)

July 21, 1997 PACER
14

NOTICE OF DISMISSAL by plaintiff pursuant to FRCP 41a(1)as to plaintiff Cassondra McNair Ent : 7/22/97 (dmjr) (Entered: 07/22/1997)

July 21, 1997
15

ORDER by Judge William J. Rea vacating [9-1] motion to dismiss, vacating [9-2] motion for more definite statement, vacating [9-3] motion to strike, vacating [8-1] motion to remand 7th cause of actn, vacating [7-1] motion to remand 7th cause of actn, vacating [4-1] motion to dismiss, vacating [4-2] motion for more definite statement, vacating [4-3] motion to strike; said motions are now moot in that they are addressed to plfs' original cmp & pla has fld a 1st A/C. (dhl) (Entered: 07/23/1997)

July 23, 1997
15

ORDER by Judge William J. Rea vacating [9-1] motion to dismiss, vacating [9-2] motion for more definite statement, vacating [9-3] motion to strike, vacating [8-1] motion to remand 7th cause of actn, vacating [7-1] motion to remand 7th cause of actn, vacating [4-1] motion to dismiss, vacating [4-2] motion for more definite statement, vacating [4-3] motion to strike; said motions are now moot in that they are addressed to plfs' original cmp & pla has fld a 1st A/C. (dhl) (Entered: 07/23/1997)

July 23, 1997 PACER
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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL by defendants of their motions to dism currently sched for 7/28/97 (dhl) (Entered: 07/24/1997)

July 23, 1997 PACER
16

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL by defendants of their motions to dism currently sched for 7/28/97 (dhl) (Entered: 07/24/1997)

July 23, 1997
17

NOTICE by plaintiff of association of Miguel Garcia as cnsl (dmjr) (Entered: 08/19/1997)

Aug. 18, 1997 PACER
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NOTICE by plaintiff of association of Miguel Garcia as cnsl (dmjr) (Entered: 08/19/1997)

Aug. 18, 1997
18

2nd AMENDED COMPLAINT [13-1] by plaintiff Munique Williams, plaintiff Michael E White, plaintiff April Marie Courie, plaintiff Johnny Ray Tolbert, plaintiff Kevin Baxter, plaintiff Eric Mitchell, plaintiff Diane Ramirez, plaintiff Joseph Whitner, plaintiff Heather Yousif, plaintiff Yolanda Corbert, plaintiff Cassondra McNair, plaintiff Margo V Borrup, plaintiff Ronald J Borrup; adding Quinton Cooper, Kirk Douglass, Julian Valdez, Frank Lopez, Joe Sanchez Jr, Moises Carranza, Hamid Shahian, Ruby Sellars, Herman Wyche, Duc Huu Pham, Regina Lanell Reed, Roy Lee Wimberly, Gregory White, Edward Allen Palmer; jury demand. Summons not issued (dmjr) (Entered: 08/27/1997)

Aug. 25, 1997 PACER
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2nd AMENDED COMPLAINT [13-1] by plaintiff Munique Williams, plaintiff Michael E White, plaintiff April Marie Courie, plaintiff Johnny Ray Tolbert, plaintiff Kevin Baxter, plaintiff Eric Mitchell, plaintiff Diane Ramirez, plaintiff Joseph Whitner, plaintiff Heather Yousif, plaintiff Yolanda Corbert, plaintiff Cassondra McNair, plaintiff Margo V Borrup, plaintiff Ronald J Borrup; adding Quinton Cooper, Kirk Douglass, Julian Valdez, Frank Lopez, Joe Sanchez Jr, Moises Carranza, Hamid Shahian, Ruby Sellars, Herman Wyche, Duc Huu Pham, Regina Lanell Reed, Roy Lee Wimberly, Gregory White, Edward Allen Palmer; jury demand. Summons not issued (dmjr) (Entered: 08/27/1997)

Aug. 25, 1997
99

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge William J. Rea 2nd A/C fi forthwith, resp to complt w/in 30 days of date of crt ord, class cert DCO 9/25/97, mot for class cert by 10/15/97 (dmjr) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

Aug. 25, 1997
99

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge William J. Rea 2nd A/C fi forthwith, resp to complt w/in 30 days of date of crt ord, class cert DCO 9/25/97, mot for class cert by 10/15/97 (dmjr) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

Aug. 25, 1997 PACER
97

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge William J. Rea the depo of pltf Joseph Whitner be allowed to proceed (dmjr) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

Sept. 6, 1997
97

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge William J. Rea the depo of pltf Joseph Whitner be allowed to proceed (dmjr) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

Sept. 6, 1997 PACER
98

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge William J. Rea the depo of pltf Herman Wyche be allowed to proceed (dmjr) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

Sept. 9, 1997
98

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge William J. Rea the depo of pltf Herman Wyche be allowed to proceed (dmjr) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

Sept. 9, 1997 PACER
19

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by defendant Sherman NMI Block, defendant Los Angeles County, defendant Jerry Harper, defendant Michael Graham, defendant Barry King to dismiss, and for more definite statement ; motion hearing set for 10:00 10/6/97 (dmjr) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 15, 1997 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by defendant Sherman NMI Block, defendant Los Angeles County, defendant Jerry Harper, defendant Michael Graham, defendant Barry King to dismiss , and for more definite statement ; motion hearing set for 10:00 10/6/97 (dmjr) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 15, 1997
20

EX PARTE APPLICATION filed by plaintiff to continue hrg on mot to dism 1 week (dmjr) (Entered: 09/23/1997)

Sept. 22, 1997
20

EX PARTE APPLICATION filed by plaintiff to continue hrg on mot to dism 1 week (dmjr) (Entered: 09/23/1997)

Sept. 22, 1997 PACER

LODGED/PROPOSED ORDER submitted for exparte motion to continue hrg on mot to dism 1 week [20-1] .(FWD TO CRD) (dmjr) (Entered: 09/23/1997)

Sept. 22, 1997
21

OBJECTIONS by defendant to [20-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 09/25/1997)

Sept. 24, 1997 PACER
21

OBJECTIONS by defendant to [20-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 09/25/1997)

Sept. 24, 1997
22

OPPOSITION by plaintiff motion to dismiss [19-1], motion for more definite statement [19-2] (dmjr) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Sept. 29, 1997 PACER
22

OPPOSITION by plaintiff motion to dismiss [19-1], motion for more definite statement [19-2] (dmjr) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Sept. 29, 1997
23

Corrected OPPOSITION by plaintiff motion to dismiss [19-1], motion for more definite statement [19-2] (dmjr) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Sept. 30, 1997 PACER
23

Corrected OPPOSITION by plaintiff motion to dismiss [19-1], motion for more definite statement [19-2] (dmjr) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Sept. 30, 1997
24

ERRATA by plaintiff to [22-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Sept. 30, 1997 PACER
24

ERRATA by plaintiff to [22-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Sept. 30, 1997
25

DECLARATION of Donald W Cook by plaintiff re [23-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Sept. 30, 1997 PACER
25

DECLARATION of Donald W Cook by plaintiff re [23-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Sept. 30, 1997
27

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge William J. Rea ext ti tofi class cert to 10/22/97 (dmjr) (Entered: 10/07/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997 PACER
27

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge William J. Rea ext ti tofi class cert to 10/22/97 (dmjr) (Entered: 10/07/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997
28

REQUEST by plaintiff for permission for late filing of opp to mot to dism, decl (dmjr) (Entered: 10/07/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997 PACER
26

STIPULATION dismissing party Gregory White, party Edward Allen Palmer (ENT 10/7/97) (dmjr) (Entered: 10/07/1997)

Oct. 3, 1997 PACER
28

REQUEST by plaintiff for permission for late filing of opp to mot to dism, decl (dmjr) (Entered: 10/07/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997
29

REPLY by defendant to response to motion to dismiss [19-1], motion for more definite statement [19-2] (dmjr) (Entered: 10/08/1997)

Oct. 3, 1997 PACER
26

STIPULATION dismissing party Gregory White, party Edward Allen Palmer (ENT 10/7/97) (dmjr) (Entered: 10/07/1997)

Oct. 3, 1997
29

REPLY by defendant to response to motion to dismiss [19-1], motion for more definite statement [19-2] (dmjr) (Entered: 10/08/1997)

Oct. 3, 1997
31

MINUTES: GRANT in part DENY in part motion to dismiss [19-1] Pltf s/fi 3rd A/C nlt 10/22/97 by Judge William J. Rea CR: W Ledge (dmjr) (Entered: 10/23/1997)

Oct. 6, 1997 PACER

LODGED/PROPOSED ORDER submitted by defendants for motion to dismiss [19- 1] .(FWD TO CRD) (el) (Entered: 10/09/1997)

Oct. 6, 1997
30

ORDER by Judge William J. Rea GRANT in part DENY in part motion to dismiss [19-1] GRANTED as to the 2nd cause of actn under the 4th amd; GRANTED as to the 3rd cause of actn under the 8th amd w/leave to allow plfs to plead wh/c ptys were allegedly deprived of 8th amd rights foll conviction; DENIED as to the 4th cause of actn under the 13th amd, but plfs are Ord to amd the clm to enumerate the specific plfs "compelled" to work during alleged overdetention; GRANTED as to 5th cause of actn under Cal Civil Code sec 51.7 w/lv to amd but denied as to the clm under CA Civil Code sec 52.1; Dfts dfns of discretionary immu as it relates to the 5th cause of actn for wrongful deten & the 7th caue of actn for negligence is rejected & the mot to dism those causes is denied; Crt refrains frm addressing mot to dism class allegations until after the mot for class cert is fld on or bfr 10/22/97; and Plfs shl fi & srv a 3rd A/C on or bfr 10/22/97. (ENT 10/14/97) mld cpy & ntc (el) (Entered: 10/16/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997 PACER
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MINUTES: GRANT in part DENY in part motion to dismiss [19-1] Pltf s/fi 3rd A/C nlt 10/22/97 by Judge William J. Rea CR: W Ledge (dmjr) (Entered: 10/23/1997)

Oct. 6, 1997
32

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff for certification of class action ; motion hearing set for 10:00 11/17/97 (twdb) (Entered: 10/29/1997)

Oct. 22, 1997 PACER
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ORDER by Judge William J. Rea GRANT in part DENY in part motion to dismiss [19-1] GRANTED as to the 2nd cause of actn under the 4th amd; GRANTED as to the 3rd cause of actn under the 8th amd w/leave to allow plfs to plead wh/c ptys were allegedly deprived of 8th amd rights foll conviction; DENIED as to the 4th cause of actn under the 13th amd, but plfs are Ord to amd the clm to enumerate the specific plfs "compelled" to work during alleged overdetention; GRANTED as to 5th cause of actn under Cal Civil Code sec 51.7 w/lv to amd but denied as to the clm under CA Civil Code sec 52.1; Dfts dfns of discretionary immu as it relates to the 5th cause of actn for wrongful deten & the 7th caue of actn for negligence is rejected & the mot to dism those causes is denied; Crt refrains frm addressing mot to dism class allegations until after the mot for class cert is fld on or bfr 10/22/97; and Plfs shl fi & srv a 3rd A/C on or bfr 10/22/97. (ENT 10/14/97) mld cpy & ntc (el) (Entered: 10/16/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997
33

MEMORANDUM of PA by plaintiff in support of motion for certification of class action [32-1] (twdb) (Entered: 10/29/1997)

Oct. 22, 1997 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff for certification of class action ; motion hearing set for 10:00 11/17/97 (twdb) (Entered: 10/29/1997)

Oct. 22, 1997
34

DECLARATION of Timothy J. Midgley by plaintiff in suppt of plfs mot for cert of class actn [32-1] (twdb) (Entered: 10/29/1997)

Oct. 23, 1997 PACER
35

OBJECTIONS by defendant to evid subm in suppt of mot for certification of class actn (dmjr) (Entered: 11/05/1997)

Nov. 3, 1997 PACER
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MEMORANDUM of PA by plaintiff in support of motion for certification of class action [32-1] (twdb) (Entered: 10/29/1997)

Oct. 22, 1997
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MEMORANDUM by defendant in opposition to motion for certification of class action [32-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 11/05/1997)

Nov. 3, 1997 PACER
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DECLARATION of Timothy J. Midgley by plaintiff in suppt of plfs mot for cert of class actn [32-1] (twdb) (Entered: 10/29/1997)

Oct. 23, 1997
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RESPONSE by plaintiff to obj to evid subm in suppt of mot for class certification (dmjr) (Entered: 11/12/1997)

Nov. 10, 1997 PACER
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OBJECTIONS by defendant to evid subm in suppt of mot for certification of class actn (dmjr) (Entered: 11/05/1997)

Nov. 3, 1997
38

REPLY by plaintiff to response to motion for certification of class action [32-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 11/13/1997)

Nov. 10, 1997 PACER
36

MEMORANDUM by defendant in opposition to motion for certification of class action [32-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 11/05/1997)

Nov. 3, 1997
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MINUTES: denying motion for certification of class action [32-1] by Judge William J. Rea CR: C E Lee (dmjr) (Entered: 11/20/1997)

Nov. 17, 1997 PACER
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RESPONSE by plaintiff to obj to evid subm in suppt of mot for class certification (dmjr) (Entered: 11/12/1997)

Nov. 10, 1997
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THIRD AMENDED CLASS ACTN COMPLAINT [18-1] by plaintiffs; jury demand. Summons not issued (el) (Entered: 12/03/1997)

Dec. 2, 1997 PACER
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REPLY by plaintiff to response to motion for certification of class action [32-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 11/13/1997)

Nov. 10, 1997
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ORDER by Judge William J. Rea denying plf's motion for certification of class action [32-1]. Plfs are unable to satisfy the typicality requirement of FRCP, Rule 23(a). (ENT 12/11/97) mld cpy & ntc. (el) (Entered: 12/11/1997)

Dec. 5, 1997 PACER
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MINUTES: denying motion for certification of class action [32-1] by Judge William J. Rea CR: C E Lee (dmjr) (Entered: 11/20/1997)

Nov. 17, 1997
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EX PARTE APPLICATION filed by plaintiff for order certing for appeal ord denying class certification (dmjr) (Entered: 12/10/1997)

Dec. 8, 1997 PACER
40

THIRD AMENDED CLASS ACTN COMPLAINT [18-1] by plaintiffs; jury demand. Summons not issued (el) (Entered: 12/03/1997)

Dec. 2, 1997
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ORDER by Judge William J. Rea crt ord made on 11/17/97 denying pltfs mot for class certification, is hereby certified for interlocutory appeal purs to 28 USC 1292(b) (dmjr) (Entered: 12/19/1997)

Dec. 9, 1997 PACER
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ORDER by Judge William J. Rea denying plf's motion for certification of class action [32-1]. Plfs are unable to satisfy the typicality requirement of FRCP, Rule 23 (a). (ENT 12/11/97) mld cpy & ntc. (el) (Entered: 12/11/1997)

Dec. 5, 1997
43

OBJECTIONS by defendant to [41-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 12/16/1997)

Dec. 15, 1997 PACER
41

EX PARTE APPLICATION filed by plaintiff for order certing for appeal ord denying class certification (dmjr) (Entered: 12/10/1997)

Dec. 8, 1997
45

ANSWER filed by defendant Barry King to complaint [40-1]; jury demand (dmjr) (Entered: 12/29/1997)

Dec. 24, 1997 PACER
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ORDER by Judge William J. Rea crt ord made on 11/17/97 denying pltfs mot for class certification, is hereby certified for interlocutory appeal purs to 28 USC 1292 (b) (dmjr) (Entered: 12/19/1997)

Dec. 9, 1997
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OBJECTIONS by defendant to [41-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 12/16/1997)

Dec. 15, 1997
46

ANSWER filed by defendant Los Angeles County to complaint [40-1]; jury demand (dmjr) (Entered: 12/29/1997)

Dec. 24, 1997 PACER
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ANSWER filed by defendant Barry King to complaint [40-1]; jury demand (dmjr) (Entered: 12/29/1997)

Dec. 24, 1997
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ANSWER filed by defendant Jerry Harper to complaint [40-1]; jury demand (dmjr) (Entered: 12/29/1997)

Dec. 24, 1997 PACER

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 22, 1997

Closing Date: 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Persons who: were not released from L.A. County Jail within a reasonable amount of time; and/or were unlawfully strip searched at the jail; and/or were held unlawfully on someone else's warrant.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. (Los Angeles), County

Los Angeles County (Los Angeles), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Grievance Procedures

Over/Unlawful Detention

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run