Case: Elmaghraby v. Ashcroft

1:04-cv-01809 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Filed Date: May 3, 2004

Closed Date: Jan. 4, 2010

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Case Summary

This case was one of two related actions filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York by plaintiffs who were investigated for suspected terrorist ties in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and were eventually deported or left the U.S. The other case was styled Turkmen v. Ashcroft [IM-NY-7]. Both cases were assigned to District Court Judge John Gleeson.The plaintiffs were Muslim aliens from Egypt and Pakistan that were arrested and detained in the Metropolitan Detention Cent…

This case was one of two related actions filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York by plaintiffs who were investigated for suspected terrorist ties in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and were eventually deported or left the U.S. The other case was styled Turkmen v. Ashcroft [IM-NY-7]. Both cases were assigned to District Court Judge John Gleeson.

The plaintiffs were Muslim aliens from Egypt and Pakistan that were arrested and detained in the Metropolitan Detention Center ("MDC") in Brooklyn, New York after being classified as "high interest" subjects in the government's 9/11 terrorism investigation. They alleged a broad range of claims that fell into two categories: (1) that their initial detention for immigration violations was a pretext to detain them while the FBI investigated them for terrorist activity and (2) that the conditions of their confinement flagrantly violated the Constitution. They specifically alleged violations of the First, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments; international law; the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350; the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("RFRA"), 42 USC § 2000bb; the civil rights conspiracy statute, 42 U.S.C. § 1985(3); and the Federal Tort Claims Act ("FTCA"), 28 U.S.C. § 2671 et seq.

The first plaintiff was released and returned to his native Pakistan.

The government moved to dismiss the case on various grounds, including that the individually named defendants were entitled to qualified immunity. Judge Gleeson denied their motion on qualified immunity grounds. Elmaghraby v. Ashcroft, No. 04 CV 1409, 2005 WL 2375202 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 27, 2005). After Judge Gleeson's ruling on the motions to dismiss, the United States settled the second plaintiff's claims for the sum of $300,000.

Defendants pursued an interlocutory appeal as to the denial of qualified immunity for the first plaintiff's claims. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the rejection of the defense of qualified immunity by the District Court, except as to the claim of violation of procedural due process rights. Iqbal v. Hasty, 490 F.3d 143 (2nd Cir. 2007). The government filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court on December 17, 2007.

On May 18, 2009 the Supreme Court reversed the Second Circuit, holding that detainee's complaint failed to plead sufficient facts to state claim for purposeful and unlawful discrimination. The first plaintiff's case was settled effective November 11, 2009.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (1/4/2008)

Nadji Allan (10/23/2014)

Related Cases

Turkmen v. Ashcroft, Eastern District of New York (2002)

People

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Judge(s)

Cabranes, José Alberto (Connecticut)

Gleeson, John (New York)

Gold, Steven M. (New York)

Newman, Jon Ormond (New York)

Sack, Robert David (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ball, David (New York)

Bhattacharyya, Mamoni (New York)

Carrillo, Arturo (New York)

Chang, Nancy (New York)

Cole, David (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Cabranes, José Alberto (Connecticut)

Gleeson, John (New York)

Gold, Steven M. (New York)

Newman, Jon Ormond (New York)

Sack, Robert David (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ball, David (New York)

Bhattacharyya, Mamoni (New York)

Carrillo, Arturo (New York)

Chang, Nancy (New York)

Cole, David (District of Columbia)

Donoghue, Keith M. (New York)

Epstein, Harvey David (New York)

Goodman, William Harry (New York)

Green, Jennifer (New York)

Hoffman, Paul L. (California)

Kadidal, Shayana (New York)

Kalhan, Anil (New York)

Koob, Elizabeth L. (New York)

Magoolaghan, Joan (New York)

Meeropol, Rachel (New York)

Oken, Rima Jennifer (New York)

Olshansky, Barbara J. (New York)

Perry, Robert Thomas (New York)

Phillips, C William (New York)

Reinert, Alexander A. (New York)

Roth, Deborah L. (District of Columbia)

Shanker, Vijay (New York)

Slovinsky, Claudia (New York)

Soohoo, Cynthia (New York)

Stolar, Martin R. (New York)

Strugar, Matthew D. (New York)

Winger, Michael (New York)

Wishnie, Michael J. (New York)

Yoon, Haeyoung (New York)

Yu, Stephanie (New York)

Zelnick, Kimberly Helene (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Apte, Anagha S. (New York)

Avallone, Rocco G. (New York)

Bakhos, Bassel (Maryland)

Barghaan, Dennis C. (Virginia)

Bell, David E. (District of Columbia)

Bennett, Jo C (Maryland)

Bloom, Margo Giselle (Pennsylvania)

Bohorquez, Fernando A. (New York)

Boyd, Nashiba D. (District of Columbia)

Caldwell, Leslie R. (New York)

Caro, Richard Peter (Illinois)

Cash, Raymond P. (New York)

Cohen, Jennifer (New York)

Cronin, Linda (New York)

Culley, Grace B. (District of Columbia)

Curtis, Cheryl A. (District of Columbia)

D'Ambrosio, Susan M. (New York)

Driscoll, Melissa Kelly (New York)

Feldman, Cary M (District of Columbia)

Freedus, Matthew S (District of Columbia)

Garre, Gregory G. (District of Columbia)

Goldman, Robert (New York)

Graham, Robert A (District of Columbia)

Granger, Raymond (New York)

Gregg, Larry L. (Virginia)

Hammer, Scott L. (New York)

Handler, Stephen E. (District of Columbia)

Hart, Ronald Paul (New York)

Herwig, Barbara L. (District of Columbia)

Hogan, Matthew (Pennsylvania)

Justice, Tabitha (District of Columbia)

Kaizer, NIcholas Gregory (New York)

Katsas, Gregory George (District of Columbia)

Keefe, James J. (New York)

Keisler, Peter D. (District of Columbia)

Keith , Frederick Ryan (District of Columbia)

Klein, Joshua C. (New York)

Koenigsberg, David A. (New York)

Kohanim, Mehrdad (New York)

Lahlou, Shari Ross (District of Columbia)

Lasky, Barry M. (New York)

Lawler, William E. III (District of Columbia)

Lawrence, R. Craig (District of Columbia)

Leonard, Christina (New York)

Loeb, Robert Mark (District of Columbia)

Marino, Linda Marie (New York)

Martinez, Michael L. (District of Columbia)

Matthews, James F. (New York)

Mcdaniel, William Alden (Maryland)

McMillan, Bridgett (New York)

McNulty, Paul J (Virginia)

Mikkelsen, Deborah Prisinzano (Pennsylvania)

Miller, Brian D. (Virginia)

Molina, Ernesto H. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Murphy, Justin P. (District of Columbia)

Nagel, Laura L (New York)

Nagle, Mark Earl (District of Columbia)

Resnick, Lauren J. (New York)

Richman, Labe M. (New York)

Rosenstock, E. Michael (New York)

Ryan, James G. (New York)

Sandler, Hugh (New York)

Saville, John B. (New York)

Scarlato, Matthew (District of Columbia)

Shanmugam, Kannon K. (District of Columbia)

Shivers, Yvonne (New York)

Shur, Justin Vaun (New York)

Smart, Kyler (District of Columbia)

Sponseller, Richard W (Virginia)

Stern, Paul David (District of Columbia)

Sullivan, Thomas M. (District of Columbia)

Taffet, Allan N. (New York)

Teresky, Thomas Gerard (Illinois)

VanDorp, Armelle Nina (District of Columbia)

Vecchione, John Julian (District of Columbia)

Wainstein, Kenneth L. (District of Columbia)

Weinberg, Jaime H. (District of Columbia)

Wolin, Alan E. (New York)

Other Attorney(s)

Tolchin, Robert Joseph (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:04-cv-01809

Docket [PACER]

Jan. 4, 2010

Jan. 4, 2010

Docket
1-1

1:04-cv-01809

Complaint and Jury Demand

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

Complaint
109

1:02-cv-02307

Third Amended Class Action Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial [RELATED CASE]

Turkmen v. Ashcroft

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

Complaint
35

1:04-cv-01809

First Amended Complaint and Jury Demand

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

Complaint
149

1:02-cv-02307

Order [re: Motions to Dismiss] [RELATED CASE]

Turkmen v. Ashcroft

Dec. 3, 2004

Dec. 3, 2004

Order/Opinion
268

1:04-cv-01409

Memorandum and Order [re: Motions to Dismiss]

2005 WL 2375202, 2005 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 214

Sept. 27, 2005

Sept. 27, 2005

Order/Opinion
273

1:04-cv-01809

Second Amended Complaint and Jury Demand

Oct. 20, 2005

Oct. 20, 2005

Complaint
395

1:04-cv-01809

Stipulation for Compromise Settlement and Release of Federal Tort Claims Action Claims Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2677

Feb. 27, 2006

Feb. 27, 2006

Settlement Agreement
395-1

1:04-cv-01809

[Brief]

Feb. 27, 2006

Feb. 27, 2006

Pleading / Motion / Brief
405

1:04-cv-01809

Order of Dismissal with Prejudice

March 15, 2006

March 15, 2006

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4318769/elmaghraby-v-ashcroft/

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT Summons Issued against "John Doe", John Ashcroft, Birar, Buck, Cotton, Cush, DeFrancisco, Guss, Dennis Hasty, Hosain, Lorenzo, Mounbo, Ortiz, Perez, Robinson, Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, Shack, Linda Thomas, Torres, Michael Zenk filing fee $ 150, receipt number 293448, filed by Ehab Elmaghraby, Javaid Iqbal. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Villanueva, William) (Entered: 05/06/2004)

2 Civil Cover Sheet

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May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

RECAP
11

ORDER endorsed on letter dated 7/7/04 from Thomas Cush to Judge Gleeson, granting dft's request for an extension of time until 8/7/04 to respond to allegations. ( Signed by Judge John Gleeson)(Piper, Francine) (Entered: 08/11/2004)

July 9, 2004

July 9, 2004

PACER
2

Letter dated 7/12/04 from Steven Barrere to Judge Gleeson, requesting an extension of time to respond until 8/12/04. (DiLorenzo, Krista) (McGee, Mary Ann). (Entered: 07/13/2004)

July 12, 2004

July 12, 2004

PACER
3

Letter dated 7/12/04 from Marcial Mundo to Judge Gleeson, requesting an extension of time to respond until 8/12/04. (DiLorenzo, Krista) (McGee, Mary Ann). (Entered: 07/13/2004)

July 12, 2004

July 12, 2004

PACER
4

Letter dated 7/12/04 from Michael Zenk to Judge Gleeson, requesting an extension of time to respond until 8/12/04. (DiLorenzo, Krista) (McGee, Mary Ann). (Entered: 07/13/2004)

July 12, 2004

July 12, 2004

PACER
5

ENDORSED ORDER signed by Judge John Gleeson on 7/19/04 granting dft. Ortiz's request to extend time to respond to the allegations until 8/9/04. C/M by Chambers.(DiLorenzo, Krista) (Entered: 07/22/2004)

July 22, 2004

July 22, 2004

PACER
6

ORDER setting an initial conference for 9/7/2004 at 2:00 PM before Magistrate-Judge Joan M. Azrack. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 7/21/04. C/M by Chambers.(DiLorenzo, Krista) (Entered: 07/27/2004)

July 27, 2004

July 27, 2004

PACER
9

MOTION for Limited Admission (to admit Michael Martinez Pro hac Vice) by Dennis Hasty. (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 08/09/2004)

Aug. 2, 2004

Aug. 2, 2004

PACER
10

AFFIDAVIT of Michael L. Martinez in support of 9 MOTION for Limited Admission (to admit Michael Martinez Pro hac Vice). (Piper, Francine) (McGee, Mary Ann). (Entered: 08/09/2004)

Aug. 2, 2004

Aug. 2, 2004

PACER
7

ORDER endorsed on letter dated 7/28/04 from Dennis Hasty to Judge Gleeson, dft is granted an extension of time until 8/13/04 to respond to the complaint. ( Signed by Judge John Gleeson on 7/28/04) c/m(Piper, Francine) (McGee, Mary Ann). (Entered: 08/03/2004)

Aug. 3, 2004

Aug. 3, 2004

PACER
8

ORDER endorsed on letter dated 8/3/04 from Nicholas Kaizer to Judge Gleeson, dft Raymond Cotton granted an extension to answer. ( Signed by Judge John Gleeson on 8/5/04) (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 08/09/2004)

Aug. 9, 2004

Aug. 9, 2004

PACER

ORDER granting 9 Motion for Limited Admission. (Signed by JudgeJohn Gleeson on 8/5/04) (see document #9) (Piper, Francine)

Aug. 9, 2004

Aug. 9, 2004

PACER
12

Letter from F. Ryan Keith (Counsel for Defendant Dennis Hasty) to Judge Gleeson Regarding Extension of Time for Mr. Hasty to Respond to the Complaint. (Keith, Frederick) (Entered: 08/11/2004)

Aug. 11, 2004

Aug. 11, 2004

PACER
13

ORDER, the motion for admission of Michael L. Martinez to practice pro hac vice is granted. (Signed by Judge John Gleeson on 8/2/04) (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 08/16/2004)

Aug. 16, 2004

Aug. 16, 2004

PACER
14

ORDER endorsed on letter dated 8/11/04 from F. Ryan Keith (counsel for dft Dennis Hasty) to Judge Gleeson, application granted for an extension of time until 8/31/04 to respond to the complaint is granted. ( Signed by Judge John Gleeson) (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 08/16/2004)

Aug. 16, 2004

Aug. 16, 2004

PACER
15

STIPULATION, the time for dft Steven Barrere s/h/a Lieutenant Birar, to answer the complaint is extended to 8/19/04. (Signed by Judge John Gleeson)(Piper, Francine) (Entered: 08/16/2004)

Aug. 16, 2004

Aug. 16, 2004

PACER
16

Letter dtd July 30, 2004 to Robert C. Heinemann from F. Ryan Keith, enclosing Motion to Admit Counsel Pro Hac Vice of Michael L. Martinez. (Schillat, Louise) (McGee, Mary Ann). (Entered: 08/17/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

PACER
17

ORDER endorsed on letter dated 7/8/04 from Raymond Cotton to Judge Gleeson, granting dft an extension until 8/8/04 to respond to allegations. (Signed by Judge John Gleeson)(Piper, Francine) (Entered: 08/18/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

PACER
18

ORDER endorsed on letter dated 8/12/04 from William Beck, Marcial Mundo, Eugene Perez and Arcelio Torres, granting dfts until 9/12/04 to respond to allegations. (Signed by Judge John Gleeson)(Piper, Francine) (Entered: 08/18/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

PACER
19

ORDER endorsed on letter dated 8/13/04 from Melissa Robinson to Judge Gleeson, granting dft an extension until 9/12/04 to answer the allegations. (Signed by Judge John Gleeson) (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 08/18/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

PACER
20

ORDER dated 8/2/04 admitting F. Ryan Keith pro hace vice. . Signed by Judge John Gleeson on 8/2/04. (Glenn, Marilyn) (Entered: 08/18/2004)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

PACER

Email Test - DO NOT REPLY. (Glenn, Marilyn)

Aug. 18, 2004

Aug. 18, 2004

PACER
21

ANSWER to Complaint by Birar. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Service)(Ryan, James) (Entered: 08/25/2004)

2 Affidavit of Service

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Aug. 25, 2004

Aug. 25, 2004

PACER
22

Letter from F. Ryan Keith (Counsel for Defendant Dennis Hasty) to Judge Gleeson Regarding Premotion Conference Request. (Keith, Frederick) (Entered: 08/27/2004)

Aug. 27, 2004

Aug. 27, 2004

PACER
23

Letter from Alexander A. Reinert to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding Request for enlargement of time to serve complaint. (Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 30, 2004

Aug. 30, 2004

PACER
24

Letter from F. Ryan Keith (Counsel for Defendant Dennis Hasty) to Magistrate Judge Azrack Regarding Scheduling of Initial Conference. (Keith, Frederick) (Entered: 09/01/2004)

Sept. 1, 2004

Sept. 1, 2004

PACER
25

Letter from Alexander A. Reinert to The Honorable Joan M. Azrack Regarding Initial Conference. (Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 09/01/2004)

Sept. 1, 2004

Sept. 1, 2004

PACER
26

Letter from Alexander A. Reinert to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding Premotion Conference Request by Defendant Dennis Hasty. (Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 09/02/2004)

Sept. 2, 2004

Sept. 2, 2004

PACER
27

STIPULATION Setting Answer Date for Defendant Ashcroft by Ehab Elmaghraby, Javaid Iqbal. (Attachments: # 1 Letter to Judge Gleeson)(Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 09/03/2004)

2 Letter to Judge Gleeson

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Sept. 3, 2004

Sept. 3, 2004

PACER
28

NOTICE of Appearance by Raymond Granger on behalf of Torres (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 09/07/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

PACER
29

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Joan M. Azrack : Status Conference held on 9/7/2004. Status Conference 11/18/04 at 3:00. Continuation to answer until 11/8. Pro Hac Vice granted. (Piper, Francine) (McGee, Mary Ann). (Entered: 09/10/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

PACER
30

MOTION for Limited Admission (for Mark E. Nagle to be admitted pro hac vice) by Kathleen Hawk Sawyer. (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 09/13/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

PACER
31

ORDER granting 30 Motion for Limited Admission. (Signed by JudgeJohn Gleeson on 9/7/04) C/M. (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 09/13/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

PACER
32

NOTICE of Appearance by Richard W Sponseller, Brian D Miller, Larry L Gregg on behalf of John Ashcroft (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 09/16/2004)

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

PACER
33

STIPULATION AND ORDER, the time for dft Ashcroft to answer is extended to 11/8/04.(Signed by Judge John Gleeson on 9/13/04) (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 09/20/2004)

Sept. 20, 2004

Sept. 20, 2004

PACER
34

Letter from Mark E. Nagle to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding Elmaghraby, et al. v. Ashcroft, et al., Civil Action No. 04-1809 (JG)(JMA). (Nagle, Mark) (Entered: 09/27/2004)

Sept. 27, 2004

Sept. 27, 2004

PACER
35

AMENDED COMPLAINT First Amended Complaint and Jury Demand against Richard Diaz, Jon Osteen, United States of America, Scott Roseberry, Dexter Moore, Jai Jaikisson, James Clardy, Sydney Chase, Reynaldo Alamo, Joseph Cuciti, Lindsey Bledsoe, Salvatore LoPresti, Sherman, Michael Cooksey, David Rardin, Kenneth Maxwell, Michael Rolince, Robert Muller, "John Doe", John Ashcroft, Birar, Buck, Cotton, Cush, DeFrancisco, Guss, Dennis Hasty, Lorenzo, Mounbo, Ortiz, Perez, Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, Shack, Linda Thomas, Torres, Michael Zenk, filed by all plaintiffs.(Yoon, Haeyoung) (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

RECAP
36

Letter from Plaintiffs' counsel to Judge Gleeson Regarding First Amended Complaint. (Yoon, Haeyoung) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

PACER
37

Letter from F. Ryan Keith (Counsel for Defendant Dennis Hasty) to Judge Gleeson Regarding Renewal of Premotion Conference Request, as to First Amended Complaint. (Keith, Frederick) (Entered: 10/04/2004)

Oct. 4, 2004

Oct. 4, 2004

PACER
38

Letter from Alexander A. Reinert to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding Defendant Hawk Sawyer's Request for a Pre-Motion Conference. (Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 10/04/2004)

Oct. 4, 2004

Oct. 4, 2004

PACER

ENDORSED ORDER: Plaintiff's request for an additional 45 days to serve defts granted. Endorsed on document #23. Signed by Judge John Gleeson on 10/6/04. (Chee, Alvin)

Oct. 6, 2004

Oct. 6, 2004

PACER
39

Consent MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Kathleen Hawk Sawyer. (Nagle, Mark) (Entered: 10/07/2004)

Oct. 7, 2004

Oct. 7, 2004

PACER
40

Letter from Mark E. Nagle to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding briefing schedule. (Nagle, Mark) (Entered: 10/08/2004)

Oct. 8, 2004

Oct. 8, 2004

PACER
41

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Clemett Shacks.(Lasky, Barry) (Entered: 10/15/2004)

Oct. 15, 2004

Oct. 15, 2004

PACER
42

Letter from Alexander A. Reinert to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding Extension of Time to Serve Defendants Lorenzo, DeFrancisco, and Cush. (Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 10/15/2004)

Oct. 15, 2004

Oct. 15, 2004

PACER
43

STIPULATION AND ORDER that time answer the complaint is extended to 11/8/04. Signed by Judge John Gleeson on 10/6/04. (Greene, Donna) (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 19, 2004

Oct. 19, 2004

PACER
48

ORDER granting 39 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by JudgeJohn Gleeson on 10/6/04. (Greene, Donna) (Entered: 11/01/2004)

Oct. 19, 2004

Oct. 19, 2004

PACER
44

Letter from Allan Taffet, Esq. to The Honorable Judge Gleeson Regarding request for permission to submit an enlarged brief in support of defendant Warden Michael Zenk's motion to dismiss (dated 10/25/04). (Taffet, Allan) (Entered: 10/28/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

PACER
45

Letter from Allan Taffet, Esq. to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding Premotion Conference Request by Defendant Warden Michael Zenk (dated 10/28/04). (Taffet, Allan) (Entered: 10/28/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

PACER
46

Letter from Mark E. Nagle to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding Defendant Sawyer's Motion to Dismiss and Memorandum in Support of her Motion to Dismiss. (Nagle, Mark) (Entered: 10/29/2004)

Oct. 29, 2004

Oct. 29, 2004

PACER
47

Letter from F. Ryan Keith (Counsel for Defendant Dennis Hasty) to Judges Gleeson and Azrack Regarding Service of Defendant Dennis Hasty's Notice of Motion to Dismiss and Memorandum of Law in Support thereof. (Keith, Frederick) (Entered: 10/29/2004)

Oct. 29, 2004

Oct. 29, 2004

PACER
49

ORDER that Jaime H.Weinberg be admitted t appear and participate in the case as co-counselfor deft. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer. Signed by Judge John Gleeson on 10/8/04. (Greene, Donna) (Entered: 11/02/2004)

Nov. 2, 2004

Nov. 2, 2004

PACER
50

Letter from Alexander A. Reinert to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding Defendant Zenk's Request for Premotion Conference. (Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 11/04/2004)

Nov. 4, 2004

Nov. 4, 2004

PACER
51

Letter from Alexander A. Reinert to Clerk of Court Regarding Correction of Docket. (Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 11/05/2004)

Nov. 5, 2004

Nov. 5, 2004

PACER
52

ORDER, endorsed on letter dated 10/28/04 from Allan Taffert to Judge Gleeson, Pre-motion conference set for 11/4/04 at 10:00. (Signed by Judge John Gleeson undated) (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 11/05/2004)

Nov. 5, 2004

Nov. 5, 2004

PACER
53

Letter from Brian D. Miller and Dennis C. Barghaan, Jr., Attorneys for Defendant Attorney General John Ashcroft to The Honorable John Gleeson, U.S. District Judge Regarding Motion to Dismiss Defendant Attorney General John Ashcroft. (Sponseller, Richard) (Entered: 11/05/2004)

Nov. 5, 2004

Nov. 5, 2004

PACER
54

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Steven Barrere. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Service)(Ryan, James) (Entered: 11/05/2004)

2 Affidavit of Service

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Nov. 5, 2004

Nov. 5, 2004

PACER
55

NOTICE of Appearance by Richard W Sponseller on behalf of John Ashcroft (Sponseller, Richard) (Entered: 11/05/2004)

Nov. 5, 2004

Nov. 5, 2004

PACER
56

ANSWER to Complaint by Marcial Mundo.(Matthews, James) (Entered: 11/08/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

PACER
57

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Raymond Cotton.(Kaizer, Nicholas) (Entered: 11/08/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

PACER
74

Minute Entry for proceedings held before John Gleeson : Status Conference held on 11/9/2004. (Court Reporter Marsha Diamond.) PMC Conference held. (Greene, Donna) (McGee, Mary Ann). (Entered: 12/06/2004)

Nov. 9, 2004

Nov. 9, 2004

PACER
60

ANSWER to Complaint by William Beck.(Piper, Francine) (Entered: 11/15/2004)

Nov. 10, 2004

Nov. 10, 2004

PACER
58

NOTICE of Appearance by Allan Noel Taffet on behalf of Michael Zenk (Taffet, Allan) (Entered: 11/11/2004)

Nov. 11, 2004

Nov. 11, 2004

PACER

Per the e'mail from MJ Pollak's chambers that this case is related to 02-cv-2307, and with the consent of JG and JMA: Mag. Judge Cheryl L. Pollak added. Mag. Judge Joan M. Azrack no longer assigned to case. Chambers advised by e'mail. (Vaughn, Terry)

Nov. 12, 2004

Nov. 12, 2004

PACER
59

ORDER setting briefing schedule for motions to dismiss for all defendants whose time to move or answer expires on or before January 28, 2005; the motions to dismiss by Michael Zenk and John Ashcroft shall be fully briefed and filed by January 28, 2005; oral argument of all motions to dismiss will be held on March 11, 2005 at 10:00 am.Plaintiffs' request for a 15 day extension of time in which to serve defendants is granted. Signed by Judge John Gleeson on November 12, 2004.(Gleeson, John) (Entered: 11/12/2004)

Nov. 12, 2004

Nov. 12, 2004

PACER
61

Letter from Alexander A. Reinert to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding Request to File Consolidated Brief in Opposition to Motions to Dismiss. (Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 11/15/2004)

Nov. 15, 2004

Nov. 15, 2004

PACER
62

ORDER setting discovery schedule. Signed by Judge Cheryl L. Pollak on 11/17/04. (Caggiano, Diana) (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 17, 2004

Nov. 17, 2004

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63

ORDER, endorsed on letter dated 11/15/04 from Alexander Reinert to Judge Gleeson, granting the request for permission to file a consolidated brief in opposition to dft's motions, of a length not to exceed 50 pages. (Signed by Judge John Gleeson on 11/15/04) (Piper, Francine) (Entered: 11/18/2004)

Nov. 18, 2004

Nov. 18, 2004

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64

Letter dated 11/4/04 from Allan Taffet to Alexander Reinert, advising that Judge Gleeson has scheduled a pre-motion conference for 11/9/04 to discuss dft Zenk's request for permission to file a motion to dismiss. (Piper, Francine) (McGee, Mary Ann). (Entered: 11/18/2004)

Nov. 18, 2004

Nov. 18, 2004

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65

Letter dated 11/12/04 from Dimple Gupta to Mag. Pollak, the govt requests that the court suspend the deadline for the govt's initial disclosures until the govt has been properly served. (Piper, Francine) (McGee, Mary Ann). (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

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66

Letter dated 11/12/04 from Haeyuoung Yoon to Mag. Pollak, pltff's do not object to the govt's request for the suspension of the three week deadline on the initial disclosures until they received the amended complaint. (Piper, Francine) (McGee, Mary Ann). (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

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67

Letter dated 10/25/04 from Allan Taffet to Judge Gleeson, requesting permission to submit an enlarged brief in support of dft Zenk's motion to dismiss. (Piper, Francine) (McGee, Mary Ann). (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

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68

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Ehab Elmaghraby, Javaid Iqbal. Richard Diaz served on 10/13/2004, answer due 11/2/2004; Scott Roseberry served on 10/13/2004, answer due 11/2/2004; Jai Jaikisson served on 10/13/2004, answer due 11/2/2004; Lindsey Bledsoe served on 10/13/2004, answer due 11/2/2004; Elizabeth Torres served on 10/13/2004, answer due 11/2/2004. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4)(Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 11/24/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Ehab Elmaghraby, Javaid Iqbal. Thomas Cush served on 10/14/2004, answer due 11/3/2004. (Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 11/24/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

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70

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Ehab Elmaghraby, Javaid Iqbal. Linda Thomas served on 10/14/2004, answer due 11/3/2004; Michael Defrancisco served on 10/19/2004, answer due 11/8/2004; Nora Lorenzo served on 11/13/2004, answer due 12/3/2004. (Attachments: # 1 # 2)(Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 11/24/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Ehab Elmaghraby, Javaid Iqbal. Thomas Cush served on 11/27/2004, answer due 12/17/2004. (Attachments: # 1)(Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 11/29/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

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72

Letter from Dennis C. Barghaan, Jr. to U.S. Magistrate Judge Pollak Regarding Seeking Clarification of Discovery Orders dated November 17 and 19, 2004. (Sponseller, Richard) (Entered: 11/30/2004)

Nov. 30, 2004

Nov. 30, 2004

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73

Letter from Mark E. Nagle to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding Request on behalf of defendants Kathleen Hawk Sawyer and Dennis Hasty, for an extension of two business days, of the time to reply to plaintiffs' opposition to Ms. Hawk Sawyer's and Mr. Hasty's motions to dismiss. (Nagle, Mark) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Dec. 1, 2004

Dec. 1, 2004

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ORDER granting defendants Kathleen Hawk Sawyer and Dennis Hasty's request for extension of time to reply to plaintiffs' opposition to motions to dismiss. Per letter of December 1, 2004 from Mark Nagle, time to file extended to December 7, 2004. Signed by Judge John Gleeson on December 2, 2004. (Gleeson, John)

Dec. 2, 2004

Dec. 2, 2004

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75

Notice of MOTION to Dismiss and Memorandum of Law in Support Thereof by Dennis Hasty. (Attachments: # 1 Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendants Hasty and Hawk Sawyer's Motions to Dismiss# 2 Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendant Dennis Hasty's Motion to Dismiss)(Keith, Frederick) (Entered: 12/07/2004)

2 Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendants Hasty and Hawk Sawyer's Motions

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3 Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendant Dennis Hasty's Motion to D

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Dec. 7, 2004

Dec. 7, 2004

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76

Letter from Mark Nagle to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding Kathleen Hawk Sawyer's Motion to Dismiss and attaching related Memoranda of Law. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4)(Nagle, Mark) (Entered: 12/07/2004)

Dec. 7, 2004

Dec. 7, 2004

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85

Letter / MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to the allegations in the above-referenced lawsuit; filed by Senior Officer Specialist Richard Diaz on behalf of himself, Scott Roseberry, Jai Jaikisson, James Clardy, Sydney Chase, Reynaldo Alamo, Lindsey Bledsoe, Salvatore LoPresti, Michael DeFrancisco, dtd 12/6/2004. *Fwd to Judge Gleeson. (Latka-Mucha, Wieslawa) (Entered: 12/15/2004)

Dec. 9, 2004

Dec. 9, 2004

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77

SCHEDULING ORDER: A conference is scheduled for DECEMBER 17, 2004 at 9:00 A.M., before the Honorable Cheryl L. Pollak, United States Magistrate Judge. Signed by Judge Cheryl L. Pollak on 12/10/04. (Caggiano, Diana) (Entered: 12/10/2004)

Dec. 10, 2004

Dec. 10, 2004

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78

ANSWER to Amended Complaint, CROSSCLAIM against United States of America by Elizabeth Torres.(Avallone, Rocco) (Entered: 12/10/2004)

Dec. 10, 2004

Dec. 10, 2004

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79

NOTICE of Appearance by Linda Marie Marino on behalf of Linda Thomas (Marino, Linda) (Entered: 12/10/2004)

Dec. 10, 2004

Dec. 10, 2004

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80

Letter from William R. DeCoste to The Honorable John Gleeson Regarding Extension of Defendant Linda Thomas' Time to Answer or Move. (Decoste, William) (Entered: 12/13/2004)

Dec. 13, 2004

Dec. 13, 2004

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ORDER granting defendant Linda Thomas's request for an extension of time to answer or move to January 28, 2005, as requested in a letter from William R. DeCoste to me dated December 13, 2004. Signed by Judge John Gleeson on December 14, 2004.(Gleeson, John)

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Ehab Elmaghraby, Javaid Iqbal. James Clardy waiver sent on 11/8/2004, answer due 1/7/2005; Reynaldo Alamo waiver sent on 11/8/2004, answer due 1/7/2005; David Rardin waiver sent on 11/8/2004, answer due 1/7/2005; Kenneth Maxwell waiver sent on 11/8/2004, answer due 1/7/2005; Michael Rolince waiver sent on 11/8/2004, answer due 1/7/2005; Howard Gussak waiver sent on 11/8/2004, answer due 1/7/2005. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 # 5)(Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Ehab Elmaghraby, Javaid Iqbal. Michael Rolince served on 11/28/2004, answer due 1/7/2005; Robert Mueller served on 11/29/2004, answer due 12/20/2004. (Attachments: # 1)(Reinert, Alexander) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

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Letter from Joshua Klein to Judge Gleeson Regarding Service of Defendant Michael Zenk's Notice of Motion to Dismiss and Memorandum of Law in Support thereof. (Taffet, Allan) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

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Letter from Dennis C. Barghaan, Jr. - AUSA Eastern District of Virginia to Honorable John Gleeson, United States District Judge Regarding Notice of Service of Motion to Dismiss and Memorandum of Law in Support Thereof for Defendant Attorney General John Ashcroft. (Sponseller, Richard) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

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86

ANSWER to Amended Complaint, CROSSCLAIM against United States of America by Thomas Cush.(Piper, Francine) (Entered: 12/22/2004)

Dec. 17, 2004

Dec. 17, 2004

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87

DISCLOSURE of Interested Parties by Raymond Cotton.(Kaizer, Nicholas) (Entered: 01/03/2005)

Jan. 3, 2005

Jan. 3, 2005

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88

Letter from Alan E. Wolin, Esq, to Magistrate Judge Pollak Regarding Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Move on behalf of defendants S. Chase, M. DeFrancisco, R. Diaz and S. Rosebery. (Wolin, Alan) (Entered: 01/05/2005)

Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

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89

DISCLOSURE of Interested Parties by Steven Barrere.(Ryan, James) (Entered: 01/06/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

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90

Letter from Ronald P. Hart, Esq. to Hon. John Gleason Regarding extension to serve & file an Answer. (Hammer, Scott) (Entered: 01/06/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

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91

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Jai Jaikisson.(Hammer, Scott) (Entered: 01/06/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

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AFFIDAVIT of Service for Answer served on Attorneys for Plainitiffs, Attorneys for Co-Defendants on January 6, 2005, filed by Jai Jaikisson. (Hammer, Scott) (Entered: 01/06/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

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93

DISCLOSURE of Interested Parties by Marcial Mundo.(Matthews, James) (Entered: 01/06/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

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ENDORSED ORDER re 88 Letter. REQUEST GRANTED. Signed by Judge Cheryl L. Pollak on 1/7/05. (Caggiano, Diana) (Entered: 01/07/2005)

Jan. 7, 2005

Jan. 7, 2005

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Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 3, 2004

Closing Date: Jan. 4, 2010

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Muslim men detained at Metropolitan Detention Center for immigration violations and investigation of terrorist ties in the wake of 9/11

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Federal Bureau of Investigation (New York), Federal

Federal Bureau of Prisons (Washington), Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)

Ex Parte Young (Federal) or Bivens

42 U.S.C. § 1985

Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. § 2674

Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA), 28 U.S.C. §§ 1350

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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:

Conditions of confinement

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues

Immigration/Border:

Constitutional rights

Detention - conditions

Detention - criteria

Detention - procedures