Case: Goldsmith v. Dean

2:93-cv-00383 | U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont

Filed Date: Dec. 13, 1993

Closed Date: 1998

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On December 13, 1993, the National Prison Project ("NPP") of the American Civil Liberties Union ("ACLU") brought an action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Vermont Department of Corrections in United States District Court for the District of Vermont alleging violations of First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments rights of persons confined in Vermont prisons. Plaintiffs sought injunctive and declaratory relief.Plaintiffs specifically alleged that the conditions at V…

On December 13, 1993, the National Prison Project ("NPP") of the American Civil Liberties Union ("ACLU") brought an action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Vermont Department of Corrections in United States District Court for the District of Vermont alleging violations of First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments rights of persons confined in Vermont prisons. Plaintiffs sought injunctive and declaratory relief.

Plaintiffs specifically alleged that the conditions at Vermont's prison facilities fell below contemporary standards of human decency. Plaintiffs also sought relief from the policies and practices of the defendants in connection with two programs: the Vermont Treatment Program for Sexual Aggressors and the Violent Offender Program. These programs allegedly involved unreasonable intrusions on plaintiffs' bodily integrity and mental processes, inflicted needless pain and suffering, and threaten plaintiffs' physical and mental well-being. Plaintiffs also alleged that access to physicians in Vermont's prisons was severely limited, and that the Department of Correction routinely failed to provide emergency medical services to inmates.

On March 9, 1994, the plaintiff class was certified as "persons who are now or who will in the future be confined in Vermont prisons and all persons who are now or will in the future be subject to the policies and practices of the Vermont Department of Corrections and the Vermont Parole Board with respect to the Vermont Treatment Program for Sexual Aggressors and the Violent Offender Program."

On April 4, 1996, the parties signed a Settlement Agreement which addressed the above issues and called for the appointment of several impartial experts to monitor compliance for a period of 24 months. Between April 18, 1996 and June 10, 1996 the District Court (Magistrate Judge Jerome J. Niedermeier) received objections by class members to the proposed settlement.

On June 11, 1996 the District Court approved the settlement and dismissed the case without prejudice, except for plaintiffs' claims regarding independent medical care providers, which were dismissed with prejudice. The PACER docket ends at that point and we have no further information on this case.

Summary Authors

Emilee Baker (11/3/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Murtha, John Garvan (Vermont)

Niedermeier, Jerome J. (Vermont)

Parker, Fred I. (Vermont)

Sessions, William K. III (Vermont)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Balaban, Eric G. (District of Columbia)

Davis, Christopher Lee (Vermont)

Koren, Edward I. (District of Columbia)

Pearl, Mitchell L. (Vermont)

Rifkin, Marjorie Lynn (District of Columbia)

Winter, Margaret (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Murtha, John Garvan (Vermont)

Niedermeier, Jerome J. (Vermont)

Parker, Fred I. (Vermont)

Sessions, William K. III (Vermont)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Balaban, Eric G. (District of Columbia)

Davis, Christopher Lee (Vermont)

Koren, Edward I. (District of Columbia)

Pearl, Mitchell L. (Vermont)

Rifkin, Marjorie Lynn (District of Columbia)

Winter, Margaret (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Arisman, James Stephen (Vermont)

Breed, Allen F. (California)

Markus, Renee Susan (Vermont)

Rocchio, David M. (Vermont)

Rushford, Thomas John (Vermont)

Winn, Joseph Leon (Vermont)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

June 11, 1996 Docket
1

Class Action Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Dec. 13, 1993 Complaint

Settlement Agreement

April 11, 1996 Settlement Agreement

Order

June 10, 1996 Order/Opinion

Re: Settlement Agreement

June 14, 1996 Correspondence

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT ; filing fee $ 120.00 receipt # 5510 (Summon(es)/waiver (s) Issued) (amn) (Entered: 12/14/1993)

Dec. 13, 1993
2

MOTION for Edward I.Koren, Marjorie Rifkin and Margaret Winter to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Pltfs. (amn) (Entered: 12/14/1993)

Dec. 13, 1993
3

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant John Ajamie on 12/20/93 (jam) (Entered: 12/29/1993)

Dec. 29, 1993
4

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant Immediate Care on 12/21/93 (jam) (Entered: 12/29/1993)

Dec. 29, 1993
5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant Jeffrey Rothfeld on 12/22/93 (jam) (Entered: 12/29/1993)

Dec. 29, 1993
6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant Ottauquechee Health on 12/18/93 (jam) (Entered: 12/29/1993)

Dec. 29, 1993
7

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant Judith Hill on 12/22/93 (jam) (Entered: 12/29/1993)

Dec. 29, 1993
8

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant Carleton Stickney on 12/17/93 (jam) (Entered: 12/29/1993)

Dec. 29, 1993
9

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SERVICE as to defendant Howard B. Dean III, defendant John Gorczyk, defendant Steven Maranville, defendant Keith Tallon, defendant Lawrence McLiverty, defendant Stewart K. Robinson, defendant Celeste M. Girrell, defendant T. Michael Coxon, defendant William D. Pithers, defendant Jack Bush, defendant Alice Hafner, defendant Ernest Torpey, defendant Arthur Silvester, defendant Lorraine Graham, defendant Elaine Charboneau in their official capacities only and defendant Vt. Dept. of Corr. 1/3/94 by J. Wallace Malley, Jr., Esq. (jam) (Entered: 01/05/1994)

Jan. 5, 1994
11

AFFIDAVIT of Margaret Winter re: [2-1] motion for Edward I.Koren, Marjorie Rifkin and Margaret Winter to Appear Pro Hac Vice (jam) (Entered: 01/13/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
12

AFFIDAVIT of Marjorie Rifkin re: [2-1] motion for Edward I.Koren, Marjorie Rifkin and Margaret Winter to Appear Pro Hac Vice (jam) (Entered: 01/13/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
13

ORDER granting [2-1] motion for Edward I.Koren, Marjorie Rifkin and Margaret Winter to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( Judge Fred I. Parker ) Cy to parties (jam) (Entered: 01/18/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994
14

ANSWER to [1-1] complaint by defendant Howard B. Dean III, defendant John Gorczyk, defendant Steven Maranville, defendant Keith Tallon, defendant Lawrence McLiverty, defendant Stewart K. Robinson, defendant Celeste M. Girrell, defendant T. Michael Coxon, defendant William D. Pithers, defendant Judith Hill, defendant Jack Bush, defendant Immediate Care, defendant Ottauquechee Health, defendant Carleton Stickney, defendant John Ajamie, defendant Jeffrey Rothfeld, defendant Alice Hafner, defendant Ernest Torpey, defendant Arthur Silvester, defendant Lorraine Graham, defendant Elaine Charboneau, defendant Vt. Dept. of Corr. (Attorney Thomas John Rushford) ; stipulated discovery schedule due 2/25/94 (jam) (Entered: 01/27/1994)

Jan. 26, 1994
15

MOTION by plaintiffs to Certify Class (gei) (Entered: 01/28/1994)

Jan. 27, 1994
16

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of [15-1] motion to Certify Class (gei) (Entered: 01/28/1994)

Jan. 27, 1994
17

ORDER granting [15-1] motion to Certify Class; a class is hereby certified in this case to consist of all persons who are now or who will in the future be confined in Vermont prisons and all persons who are now or will in the future be subject to the policies and practices of the Vermont Department of Corrections and the Vermont Parole Board with respect to the Vermont Treatment Program for Sexual Aggressors and the Violent Offender Program. ( Judge Fred I. Parker ) Cy to parties (jam) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 9, 1994
18

STIPULATED DISCOVERY ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 12/29/94 ; ( Judge Fred I. Parker ) Cy to parties (jam) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 9, 1994
19

MOTION by all pltfs to Compel Discovery (kac) (Entered: 05/03/1994)

May 2, 1994
20

AFFIDAVIT of Marjorie Rifkin re: [19-1] motion to Compel Discovery (kac) (Entered: 05/03/1994)

May 2, 1994
21

MEMORANDUM by all pltfs in support of [19-1] motion to Compel Discovery with proposed order (kac) (Entered: 05/03/1994)

May 2, 1994
23

NOTICE OF ADDRESS CHANGE by plaintiff Richard Stempel (jam) (Entered: 06/01/1994)

June 1, 1994
24

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of [22-1] motion for expedited discovery conference, [22-2] motion to Compel (gei) (Entered: 06/02/1994)

June 2, 1994
25

AFFIRMATION of Marjorie Rifkin re: [24-1] support memorandum (gei) (Entered: 06/02/1994)

June 2, 1994
26

ORDER case referred to Magistrate Judge Jerome J. Niedermeier ; pursuant to 28 USC 636(b)(1)(A) & (B) (Judge Fred I. Parker) Cy to parties (kac) (Entered: 06/09/1994)

June 9, 1994
27

ORDER granting [19-1] motion to Compel Discovery, and granting [22- 2] motion to Compel ( Magistrate Judge Jerome J. Niedermeier ) Cy to parties (epr) (Entered: 06/10/1994)

June 10, 1994
28

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants by Joseph Leon Winn (gei) (Entered: 06/14/1994)

June 14, 1994
29

DISCOVERY CERTIFICATE: answer to interrogatories filed by defendant Vt. Dept. of Corr. (epr) (Entered: 06/17/1994)

June 17, 1994
30

MOTION by defendants for Relief from the Court's Order granting pltf's Motions to Compel and for Expedited Discovery (gei) (Entered: 06/24/1994)

June 24, 1994
31

AFFIDAVIT of Tom Rushford for defendants re: [30-1] motion for Relief from the Court's Order granting pltf's Motions to Compel and for Expedited Discovery (gei) (Entered: 06/24/1994)

June 24, 1994
32

MOTION by plaintiff Robert B Goldsmith, plaintiff Earl Lawrence Squires, plaintiff Richard Stempel, plaintiff Roger Blackburn, plaintiff Stormy Wright, plaintiff Jeff Stratton, plaintiff Edward Bennett, plaintiff Robert Gokey, plaintiff Don Paydon, plaintiff David McKeen, plaintiff Robert Lawton, plaintiff William Verrinder III, plaintiff Charles Conway, plaintiff Randy Blodgett, plaintiff Fred Ashworth for Contempt ,and for Sanctions (jjj) (Entered: 06/27/1994)

June 27, 1994
33

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Robert B Goldsmith, plaintiff Earl Lawrence Squires, plaintiff Richard Stempel, plaintiff Roger Blackburn, plaintiff Stormy Wright, plaintiff Jeff Stratton, plaintiff Edward Bennett, plaintiff Robert Gokey, plaintiff Don Paydon, plaintiff David McKeen, plaintiff Robert Lawton, plaintiff William Verrinder III, plaintiff Charles Conway, plaintiff Randy Blodgett, plaintiff Fred Ashworth in support of [32-1] motion for Contempt, [32-2] motion for Sanctions (jjj) (Entered: 06/27/1994)

June 27, 1994
34

DISCOVERY CERTIFICATE: first supplemental response to interrogatories and first set of requests for production filed by defendant Vt. Dept. of Corr. (epr) (Entered: 06/28/1994)

June 28, 1994
35

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to [30-1] motion for Relief from the Court's Order granting pltf's Motions Compel and for Expedited Discovery (gei) (Entered: 07/06/1994)

July 6, 1994
36

AFFIDAVITS of Marjorie Rifkin and Margaret Winter re: [35-1] motion response (gei) (Entered: 07/06/1994)

July 6, 1994
37

MEMORANDUM by defendants in opposition to [32-1] motion for Contempt (gei) (Entered: 07/07/1994)

July 7, 1994
38

REPLY by plaintiffs to response to [32-1] motion for Contempt, [32-2] motion for Sanctions (jjj) (Entered: 07/18/1994)

July 18, 1994
39

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William D. Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau and the Vt. Dept. of Corr. by David M. Rocchio (epr) (Entered: 07/20/1994)

July 20, 1994
40

REPLY by defendants to [32-2] motion for Sanctions (jjj) Modified on 07/27/1994 (Entered: 07/26/1994)

July 25, 1994
41

AFFIDAVIT of Mary E. Dunster re: [40-1] reply (jjj) Modified on 07/27/1994 (Entered: 07/26/1994)

July 25, 1994
44

ORDER denying [30-1] motion for Relief from the Court's Order granting pltf's Motions to Compel and for Expedited Discovery; withdrawing [32-1] motion for Contempt and granting [32-2] motion for Sanctions ( Magistrate Judge Jerome J. Niedermeier ) Cy to parties (epr) (Entered: 07/29/1994)

July 28, 1994
45

MOTION (assented to) by defendants to Amend [18-1] Scheduling order (gei) (Entered: 08/05/1994)

Aug. 4, 1994
46

MOTION by plaintiff Robert B Goldsmith to Extend Time to 9/30/94 to submit documentation re: monetary sanctions (jjj) (Entered: 08/08/1994)

Aug. 4, 1994
47

RESPONSE by defendants Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William D. Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau, and Vt. Dept. of Corr. to [46-1] motion to Extend Time to 9/30/94 to submit documentation re: monetary sanctions (epr) (Entered: 08/10/1994)

Aug. 10, 1994
48

DISCOVERY CERTIFICATE: First set interrogatories and requests to produce propounded by defendants to plaintiffs (pjd) (Entered: 08/15/1994)

Aug. 15, 1994
50

DISCOVERY CERTIFICATE: 1st set of expert interrogatories and requests to produce propounded by defendants to plaintiffs (pjd) (Entered: 08/22/1994)

Aug. 22, 1994
51

STIPULATED DISCOVERY ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 12/22/94 ; Deadline for filing of all motions 3/15/95 ; ( Magistrate Judge Jerome J. Niedermeier ) Cy to parties (epr) (Entered: 09/02/1994)

Sept. 2, 1994
52

DISCOVERY CERTIFICATE: notice of deposition by defendants to Mitchell L. Pearl; ACLU, National Prison Project (gei) (Entered: 09/06/1994)

Sept. 2, 1994
53

ORDER granting [46-1] motion to Extend Time to 9/30/94 to submit documentation re: monetary sanctions ( Magistrate Judge Jerome J. Niedermeier ) Cy to parties (jam) (Entered: 09/12/1994)

Sept. 9, 1994
54

MEMORANDUM AND DOCUMENTATION REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF MONETARY SANCTIONS TO BE AWARDED by plaintiffs in support of [44-1] order (pjd) (Entered: 09/28/1994)

Sept. 28, 1994
55

DISCOVERY CERTIFICATE: second set of interrogatories and requests to produce propounded by defendants to plaintiffs (pjd) (Entered: 10/03/1994)

Sept. 30, 1994
56

MEMORANDUM by defts in opposition to pltfs' [32-2] motion for Sanctions (kac) (Entered: 10/11/1994)

Oct. 7, 1994
57

AFFIDAVIT of David M. Rocchio re: [56-1] opposition memorandum (kac) (Entered: 10/11/1994)

Oct. 7, 1994
58

AFFIDAVIT of Mark J. Di Stefano re: [56-1] opposition memorandum (kac) (Entered: 10/11/1994)

Oct. 7, 1994
59

DISCOVERY CERTIFICATE response to second set of interrogatories and requests for production of documents by plts Robert B Goldsmith, Earl Lawrence Squires, Richard Stempel, Roger Blackburn, Stormy Wright, Jeff Stratton, Edward Bennett, Robert Gokey, Don Paydon, David McKeen, Robert Lawton, William Verrinder III, Charles Conway, Randy Blodgett, Fred Ashworth, Jerome Clement, George Negron (law) (Entered: 11/01/1994)

Nov. 1, 1994
60

STIPULATION AND ORDER re: [32-2] motion for Sanctions ( Magistrate Judge Jerome J. Niedermeier ) Cy to parties (law) (Entered: 11/03/1994)

Nov. 2, 1994
61

DISCOVERY CERTIFICATE supplemental response to first set of interrogatories and request to produce by defendants Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William D. Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau, Vt. Dept. of Corr. (law) (Entered: 11/23/1994)

Nov. 23, 1994
62

MOTION by dfts Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William D. Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau, Vt. Dept. of Corr. for leave to amend the discovery schedule (law) (Entered: 11/29/1994)

Nov. 29, 1994
63

MOTION by dfts Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William D. Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau, and Vt. Dept. of Corr. to Compel Answers to certain Interrogatories , and to Compel The Production of Certain Documents From the Plaintiffs (law) (Entered: 11/30/1994)

Nov. 30, 1994
64

MEMORANDUM by defendant Howard B. Dean III, defendant John Gorczyk, defendant Steven Maranville, defendant Keith Tallon, defendant Lawrence McLiverty, defendant Stewart K. Robinson, defendant Celeste M. Girrell, defendant T. Michael Coxon, defendant William D. Pithers, defendant Judith Hill, defendant Jack Bush, defendant Immediate Care, defendant Ottauquechee Health, defendant Carleton Stickney, defendant John Ajamie, defendant Jeffrey Rothfeld, defendant Alice Hafner, defendant Ernest Torpey, defendant Arthur Silvester, defendant Lorraine Graham, defendant Elaine Charboneau, defendant Vt. Dept. of Corr. in support of [63-1] motion to Compel Answers to certain Interrogatories, [63-2] motion to Compel The Production of Certain Documents From the Plaintiffs (law) (Entered: 11/30/1994)

Nov. 30, 1994
65

AFFIDAVIT of David M. Rocchio, Esq. by defendants Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau, Vt. Dept. of Corr. re: [64-1] support memorandum (law) (Entered: 11/30/1994)

Nov. 30, 1994
66

AFFIDAVIT of Joseph L. Winn, Asst Atty Gen'l by Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau, and Vt. Dept. of Corr. re: [64-1] support memorandum (law) (Entered: 11/30/1994)

Nov. 30, 1994
68

MOTION by plaintiff Robert B Goldsmith to Extend Time to resp. to defts' m.to compel (jjj) (Entered: 12/19/1994)

Dec. 19, 1994

ENDORSED ORDER: granting [68-1] motion to Extend Time to resp. to defts' [63-1] motion to Compel Answers to certain Interrogatories, [63-2] motion to Compel The Production of Certain Documents From the Plaintiffs. New deadline set for 1/4/95 (pjd) (Entered: 12/21/1994)

Dec. 19, 1994
69

MOTION by defendants Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William D. Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau, and Vt. Dept. of Corr. to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (law) (Entered: 12/21/1994)

Dec. 21, 1994
70

MEMORANDUM by defendants Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William D. Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau, and Vt. Dept. of Corr. in support of [69-1] motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (law) (Entered: 12/21/1994)

Dec. 21, 1994
71

MOTION by plaintiffs to Extend Time to respond to defts' motion to dismiss (pjd) (Entered: 12/22/1994)

Dec. 22, 1994
72

MOTION by all defts for Protective Order (kac) (Entered: 12/27/1994)

Dec. 23, 1994
73

AFFIDAVIT of Joseph L. Winn by all dfts re: [72-1] motion for Protective Order (kac) (Entered: 12/27/1994)

Dec. 23, 1994
74

RESPONSE with memo in support by all pltfs to defts' [63-1] motion Compel Answers to certain Interrogatories & [63-2] motion to Compel The Production of Certain Documents From the Pltfs (kac) (Entered: 12/28/1994)

Dec. 28, 1994
75

MOTION by plaintiff Robert B Goldsmith to Extend Time to resp. to defts' m.to dismiss (jjj) (Entered: 01/04/1995)

Jan. 4, 1995
76

ORDER granting [75-1] motion to Extend Time to resp. to defts' [72-1] motion for Protective Order, response due 1/20/95 ( Magistrate Judge Jerome J. Niedermeier ) Cy to parties (pjd) Modified on 01/06/1995 (Entered: 01/04/1995)

Jan. 4, 1995
77

STIPULATED DISCOVERY ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 4/17/95 ; Deadline for filing of all motions reset to 6/15/95 ; ( Magistrate Judge Jerome J. Niedermeier ) Cy to parties (law) (Entered: 01/10/1995)

Jan. 10, 1995
78

REPLY by all defendants to memorandum in support of response to [63- 1] motion to Compel Answers to certain Interrogatories, [63-2] motion to Compel The Production of Certain Documents From the Plaintiffs (pjd) (Entered: 01/12/1995)

Jan. 12, 1995

MINUTE ENTRY:TELELPHONE CONFERENCE conducted before Magistrate Judge Niedermeier. Margaret Winter, Esq. for pltfs; Joseph Winn, Esq. for defts. Stmts by counsel re: deposition of Ms. Fairfeild. ORDERED: Depo to be conducted 1/23/96; preliminary injunction hrg to resume 1/24/96 at 9:30 a.m.. (jjj) (Entered: 01/18/1996)

Jan. 16, 1995
79

MEMORANDUM IN RESPONSE by plaintiffs to [69-1] motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (pjd) (Entered: 01/17/1995)

Jan. 17, 1995
80

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to [72-1] motion for Protective Order (pjd) (Entered: 01/20/1995)

Jan. 20, 1995
81

REPLY by all defendants to response to [69-1] motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (pjd) (Entered: 02/01/1995)

Feb. 1, 1995
82

REPLY by defendants Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William D. Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau and Vt. Dept. of Corr. to response to [72-1] motion for Protective Order (law) (Entered: 02/06/1995)

Feb. 3, 1995
84

AFFIDAVIT of David M. Rocchio, Esq. by defendants Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William D. Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau, and Vt. Dept. of Corr. re: [82-1] motion reply (law) (Entered: 02/06/1995)

Feb. 3, 1995
87

AFFIDAVIT of Thomas A. Powell, Phd. by defendants Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William D. Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau and Vt. Dept. of Corr. re: [82-1] motion reply (law) (Entered: 02/06/1995)

Feb. 3, 1995
85

AFFIDAVIT of Joseph L. Winn by defendants Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William D. Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau and Vt. Dept. of Corr. re: [82-1] motion reply (law) (Entered: 02/06/1995)

Feb. 6, 1995
86

AFFIDAVIT of Renee S. Markus by defendants Howard B. Dean III, John Gorczyk, Steven Maranville, Keith Tallon, Lawrence McLiverty, Stewart K. Robinson, Celeste M. Girrell, T. Michael Coxon, William D. Pithers, Judith Hill, Jack Bush, Immediate Care, Ottauquechee Health, Carleton Stickney, John Ajamie, Jeffrey Rothfeld, Alice Hafner, Ernest Torpey, Arthur Silvester, Lorraine Graham, Elaine Charboneau and Vt. Dept. of Corr. re: [82-1] motion reply (law) (Entered: 02/06/1995)

Feb. 6, 1995
88

ORDER granting [71-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to defts' motion to dismiss [69-1] motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction. Nunc pro tunc. ( Magistrate Judge Jerome J. Niedermeier ) Cy to parties (law) Modified on 02/09/1995 (Entered: 02/09/1995)

Feb. 9, 1995
89

MOTION by plaintiffs for further Sanctions for failure to comply with the Court's 6/10/94 Order (pjd) (Entered: 02/13/1995)

Feb. 13, 1995
90

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of [89-1] motion for further Sanctions for failure to comply with the Court's 6/10/94 Order (pjd) (Entered: 02/13/1995)

Feb. 13, 1995
91

MEMORANDUM by defendant Howard B. Dean III in opposition to [89-1] motion for further Sanctions for failure to comply with the Court's 6/10/94 Order (jjj) (Entered: 02/23/1995)

Feb. 23, 1995
92

AFFIDAVIT of Joseph Winn, Esq. by defendant Howard B. Dean III, et al re: [91-1] opposition memorandum (jjj) (Entered: 02/23/1995)

Feb. 23, 1995
93

AFFIDAVIT of David Rocchio, Esq. by defendant Howard B. Dean III, et al re: [91-1] opposition memorandum (jjj) (Entered: 02/23/1995)

Feb. 23, 1995

MINUTE ENTRY:In court before Magistrate Judge Niedermeier. Margaret Winter, Esq. and Marjorie Rifkin, Esq. for pltfs; Joseph Win, Esq. and david Rocchio, Esq. for defts (taped). Stmts by counsel re: settlement/discovery. ORDERED: denying motion for further Sanctions for failure to comply with the Court's 6/10/94 Order [89-1], denying motion for Protective Order [72-1], denying motion to Compel Answers to certain Interrogatories [63-1], denying motion to Compel The Production of Certain Documents From the Plaintiffs [63-2], denying motion for leave to amend the discovery schedule [62-1] w/leave to re- file. All discovery stayed until 5/1/94 w/the exception of document inspection scheduled for 3/6/95. (jjj) (Entered: 02/24/1995)

Feb. 24, 1995
94

ORDER OF REASSIGNMENT case reassigned to Judge J. G. Murtha ( Judge Fred I. Parker ) Cy to parties (law) (Entered: 06/21/1995)

June 19, 1995

File sent to Burlington (law) (Entered: 06/21/1995)

June 19, 1995
95

LETTER by plaintiff Richard Stempel of change of address (pjd) (Entered: 07/25/1995)

July 25, 1995
96

MOTION by plaintiffs for Preliminary Injunction (pjd) (Entered: 08/25/1995)

Aug. 25, 1995
97

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of [96-1] motion for Preliminary Injunction (pjd) (Entered: 08/25/1995)

Aug. 25, 1995
98

MOTION by defendants to Extend Time to 9/20/95 to oppose pltfs' motion for preliminary injunction and expedited discovery (pjd) (Entered: 08/29/1995)

Aug. 29, 1995

ENDORSED ORDER: granting defts' [98-1] motion to Extend Time to 9/20/95 to oppose pltfs' motion for preliminary injunction and expedited discovery; cy parties (kac) (Entered: 08/31/1995)

Aug. 31, 1995
99

LETTER by plaintiffs in response to [98-1] motion to Extend Time to 9/20/95 to oppose pltfs' motion for preliminary injunction and expedited discovery, stating no opposition (pjd) (Entered: 09/05/1995)

Sept. 1, 1995
100

RETURN OF SERVICE of subpoena to Anita Schlank served 8/30/95 (pjd) (Entered: 09/05/1995)

Sept. 5, 1995
101

MOTION by defts to Quash Subpoena issued by pltfs to Anita Schlank (kac) (Entered: 09/08/1995)

Sept. 7, 1995
102

ORDER, case reassigned to Judge William K. Sessions III ( Chief Judge J. G. Murtha ) Cy to parties (epr) (Entered: 09/11/1995)

Sept. 8, 1995

State / Territory: Vermont

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 13, 1993

Closing Date: 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Persons who are or will be confined in VT prisons and persons who are or will be subject to the policies/practices of the VT Dept of Corrections and Parole Board with respect to the VT Treatment Program for Sexual Aggressors and Violent Offenders Program

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU National Prison Project

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Vermont Department of Corrections, State

Vermont Parole Board, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Freedom of speech/association

Self-incrimination

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1996 - 1998

Issues

General:

Bathing and hygiene

Disciplinary procedures

Fire safety

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Recreation / Exercise

Rehabilitation

Sanitation / living conditions

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run