Case: Iskander v. Village of Forest Park

1:79-cv-01192 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: March 26, 1979

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Case Summary

This strip search case was brought in 1979 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against a Zayre Department store and the Village of Forest Park. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, claimed she was unlawfully detained, arrested and strip searched for alleged shoplifting.After Plainitff's pendent state claims were dismissed, a jury returned a verdict including $40,000 in damages against Zayre and $10,000 against the City. Both Defendants appealed th…

This strip search case was brought in 1979 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against a Zayre Department store and the Village of Forest Park. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, claimed she was unlawfully detained, arrested and strip searched for alleged shoplifting.

After Plainitff's pendent state claims were dismissed, a jury returned a verdict including $40,000 in damages against Zayre and $10,000 against the City. Both Defendants appealed the district court (Judge Stanley J. Roszkowski) denials of their motions for j.n.o.v. the the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. On October 5, 1982, the appellate court reversed the jury verdict and remanded for a new trial on plaintiff's strip search claim, and her other claims were dismissed. Because the Seventh Circuit Opinion, Iskander v. Village of Forest Park, 690 F. 2d 126 (7th Cir. 1982) is the only document we have for this case, the disposition on remand is unknown.

Summary Authors

Denise Heberle (3/22/2012)

People


Judge(s)

Eschbach, Jesse Ernest (Indiana)

Fairchild, Thomas Edward (Wisconsin)

Pell, Wilbur Frank Jr. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

DeRose, John P (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Quan, John J. (Illinois)

Temple, Frederick W. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Eschbach, Jesse Ernest (Indiana)

Fairchild, Thomas Edward (Wisconsin)

Pell, Wilbur Frank Jr. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

DeRose, John P (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Quan, John J. (Illinois)

Temple, Frederick W. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

81-02089

81-02112

Opinion [USCA]

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

690 F.2d 126

Oct. 5, 1982

Oct. 5, 1982

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 26, 1979

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiff arrested for shoplifting, detained and then strip searched.

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Village of Forest Park, Illinois, City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Strip search policy

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run