Case: Branch v. City of Bellwood

1:96-cv-00689 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Feb. 6, 1996

Closed Date: 1996

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Case Summary

On February 6, 1996, a woman who had been strip searched by police officers filed this case against the City of Bellwood, Illinois in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Plaintiff, represented by the People's Law Offices, sought damages.

The parties reached a settlement on October 23, 1996, with the defendant to pay damages but since the only document we have is the docket, the terms of the settlement are unknown.

Summary Authors

Denise Heberle (3/20/2012)

People


Judge(s)

Hart, William Thomas (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Susler, Janis M. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Polick, Joseph M. (Illinois)

Weiler, Thomas R. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Hart, William Thomas (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Susler, Janis M. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Polick, Joseph M. (Illinois)

Weiler, Thomas R. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:96-cv-00689

Docket [PACER]

Branch v. Hopkins

Oct. 23, 1996

Oct. 23, 1996

Docket

Docket

Last updated Aug. 29, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
2

CONTINGENCY FEE AGREEMENT (not in public case file). (fce) (Entered: 02/07/1996)

Feb. 6, 1995

Feb. 6, 1995

1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Janis M. Susler as attorney(s) for plaintiff Ilona Branch with Rule 39 affidavit ( original and one copy summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-4) (fce) (Entered: 02/07/1996)

Feb. 6, 1996

Feb. 6, 1996

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 2/6/96 in the amount of $ 120.00, receipt # 468539. (fce) (Entered: 02/07/1996)

Feb. 6, 1996

Feb. 6, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 3/27/96 by Hon. William T. Hart : Status hearing set to 9:15 4/1/96 . mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 03/27/1996)

March 27, 1996

March 27, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 4/1/96 by Hon. William T. Hart : Status hearing held and continued to 9:15 5/15/96 . no notice (fce) (Entered: 04/01/1996)

April 1, 1996

April 1, 1996

3

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant Bellwood, Cty of sent on 2/16/96. (yap) (Entered: 04/03/1996)

April 1, 1996

April 1, 1996

4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Bellwood, Cty of by Thomas R. Weiler and Joseph M. Polick. (yap) (Entered: 04/16/1996)

April 16, 1996

April 16, 1996

5

RULE 39 Affidavit of Joseph M. Polick as attorney for defendant Village of Bellwood. (yap) (Entered: 04/16/1996)

April 16, 1996

April 16, 1996

7

ANSWER by defendant Bellwood, Cty of to plaintiff's complaint; Notice of filing; jury demand (yap) (Entered: 04/16/1996)

April 16, 1996

April 16, 1996

9

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff; jury demand terminating defendant Jane Doe; adding Sherrie Hopkins and Bellwood, Cty of (yap) (Entered: 04/26/1996)

April 24, 1996

April 24, 1996

8

MINUTE ORDER of 4/25/96 by Hon. William T. Hart: Plaintiff given leave to file, instanter, amended complaint. Defendants given until 5/16/96 to answer or otherwise plead to the amended complaint. Status hearing date of 5/15/96 is reset to 5/22/96 at 9:15 a.m. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 04/26/1996)

April 25, 1996

April 25, 1996

10

RETURN OF SERVICE unexecuted - as to defendant Jane Doe (Attachment). (yap) (Entered: 05/02/1996)

May 1, 1996

May 1, 1996

11

ANSWER by defendant Bellwood, Cty of to plaintiff's amended complaint; jury demand. Notice of filing. (yap) (Entered: 05/16/1996)

May 16, 1996

May 16, 1996

ORAL MOTION by defendant Sherrie Hopkins for leave to file appearance and answer instanter (yap) (Entered: 05/22/1996)

May 22, 1996

May 22, 1996

12

MINUTE ORDER of 5/22/96 by Hon. William T. Hart : Status hearing held; continued to 9:15 a.m. on 8/19/96. Discovery is ordered closed on 8/15/96. Defendant's oral motion for leave to file appearance and answer instanter [0-1] is granted. No notice (yap) (Entered: 05/22/1996)

May 22, 1996

May 22, 1996

13

ANSWER by defendant Sherrie Hopkins to plaintiff's amended complaint; Notice of filing. (yap) (Entered: 05/22/1996)

May 22, 1996

May 22, 1996

14

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Sherrie Hopkins by Thomas R. Weiler and Joseph M. Polick with Rule 39 affidavits. (yap) (Entered: 05/22/1996)

May 22, 1996

May 22, 1996

15

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to amend complaint ; Notice of motion. (yap) (Entered: 07/17/1996)

July 11, 1996

July 11, 1996

16

MINUTE ORDER of 7/16/96 by Hon. William T. Hart: Plaintiff's motion for leave to amend complaint [15-1] is granted. Telephoned notice (yap) (Entered: 07/17/1996)

July 16, 1996

July 16, 1996

17

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT [9-1] by plaintiff; jury demand; adding Torry Palermo. (yap) (Entered: 07/17/1996)

July 16, 1996

July 16, 1996

18

MOTION by defendants Bellwood, Cty of, and Sherrie Hopkins for leave to depose treating psychologist Notice of motion. (yap) (Entered: 07/24/1996)

July 17, 1996

July 17, 1996

19

MINUTE ORDER of 7/23/96 by Hon. William T. Hart: Defendant's motion for leave to depose treating psychologist, Dr. Laurel Green [18-1] is granted. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 07/24/1996)

July 23, 1996

July 23, 1996

20

MOTION by defendants Bellwood, Cty of, and Sherrie Hopkins to extend time to answer or otherwise plead on behalf of newly named defendant and to extend discovery closing date ; Notice of motion. (yap) Modified on 08/05/1996 (Entered: 07/31/1996)

July 26, 1996

July 26, 1996

22

ANSWER by defendant Bellwood, Cty of to plaintiff's second amended complaint; jury demand; Notice of filing. (yap) (Entered: 07/31/1996)

July 30, 1996

July 30, 1996

23

ANSWER by defendant Sherrie Hopkins to plaintiff's second amended complaint; jury demand; Notice of filing. (yap) (Entered: 07/31/1996)

July 30, 1996

July 30, 1996

24

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Torry Palermo by Thomas R. Weiler and Joseph M. Polick with rule 39 affidavits; Notice of filing. (yap) (Entered: 08/14/1996)

Aug. 13, 1996

Aug. 13, 1996

25

ANSWER by defendant Torry Palermo to plaintiff's second amended complaint; jury demand (yap) (Entered: 08/14/1996)

Aug. 13, 1996

Aug. 13, 1996

26

MOTION by defendants for entry of an order to release social services records (Exhibit); Notice of motion. (yap) (Entered: 09/13/1996)

Sept. 10, 1996

Sept. 10, 1996

27

ORDER regarding motion for entry of an order to release social services records [26-1] (yap) (Entered: 09/13/1996)

Sept. 12, 1996

Sept. 12, 1996

28

MINUTE ORDER of 9/12/96 by Hon. William T. Hart: Defendants' motion for entry of an order to release social services records [26-1] is granted. Order entered. No notice (yap) (Entered: 09/13/1996)

Sept. 12, 1996

Sept. 12, 1996

29

REFERRAL ORDER of 9/16/96: Case referred to Hon. Joan H. Lefkow from Hon. Judge William T. Hart pursuant to general rule 2.41(b) to conduct hearings and enter appropriate orders on the settlement conference. (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 09/19/1996)

Sept. 18, 1996

Sept. 18, 1996

30

MOTION by defendants for plaintiff to undergo a psychological examination (Exhibits); Notice of motion (yap) (Entered: 10/04/1996)

Sept. 30, 1996

Sept. 30, 1996

31

MINUTE ORDER of 10/3/96 by Hon. William T. Hart : Status hearing date 10/24//96 is sticken. Status hearing reset to 9:15 a.m. on 11/13/96. Defendants' motion for plaintiff to undergo a psychological examination [30-1] is entered and continued. Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 10/04/1996)

Oct. 3, 1996

Oct. 3, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 10/08/96 by Hon. Joan H. Lefkow: Settlement conference set for October 23, 1996 at 11:00 a.m. Representatives of the parties with authority to bind them in settlement shall be present. Any request to deviate from this requirement shall be presented by motion at least one week before the conference. Mailed notice. (srb) Modified on 10/09/1996 (Entered: 10/09/1996)

Oct. 8, 1996

Oct. 8, 1996

32

MINUTE ORDER of 10/23/96 by Hon. William T. Hart: Case being settled, order cause dismissed with prejudice and without costs, with leave to reinstate on properly noticed motion on or before 11/26/96. Status hearing date of 11/23/96 is stricken. Any and all pending motions are denied without prejudice as being moot [30-1]. terminating case Mailed notice (yap) (Entered: 10/24/1996)

Oct. 23, 1996

Oct. 23, 1996

34

MOTION by defendant for clarification of a minute order issued 10/8/96 concerning the settlement conference set for 10/23/96 at 11:00 a.m. (Exhibit); Notice of filing (yap) (Entered: 11/01/1996)

Oct. 23, 1996

Oct. 23, 1996

35

MINUTE ORDER of 10/23/96 by Hon. Joan H. Lefkow : Defendants' motion for clarification of a minute order issued 10/8/96 concerning the settlement conference set for 10/23/96 at 11:00 a.m. [34-1] is granted. Telephoned notice (yap) (Entered: 11/01/1996)

Oct. 23, 1996

Oct. 23, 1996

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 6, 1996

Closing Date: 1996

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Female plaintiff arrested by Town of Bellwood officers and then subjected to strip search.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of Bellwood (Bellwood), City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Order Duration: 1996 - 0

Issues

General:

Search policies

Strip search policy

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run