Case: Thompson v. Cook County

1:03-cv-07172 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Oct. 9, 2003

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On October 9, 2003, plaintiff filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Cook County, the Cook County Sheriff, the Cook County Department of Corrections Director, the Cook County Department of Public Health Director, and the Cermak Health Services of Cook County Chief Operating Officer in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Plaintiff, an attorney proceeding pro se and then represented by private counsel, sought declaratory, compensatory, and injunctive re…

On October 9, 2003, plaintiff filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Cook County, the Cook County Sheriff, the Cook County Department of Corrections Director, the Cook County Department of Public Health Director, and the Cermak Health Services of Cook County Chief Operating Officer in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Plaintiff, an attorney proceeding pro se and then represented by private counsel, sought declaratory, compensatory, and injunctive relief, claiming he was the victim of an unreasonable visual cavity search and a urethral swabbing test in violation of the Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Plaintiff alleged state law violations of assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Specifically, on October 9, 2002, a judge found plaintiff in civil contempt and Sheriff's deputies took plaintiff to the Cook County Jail. Defendants claimed, but plaintiff denied, that plaintiff signed a "consent for [medical] treatment" form. Plaintiff alleged he was not informed of his right to refuse the urethral swab test and was unaware of what medical tests would be performed during intake and therefore could not consent. Plaintiff alleged that a doctor threatened the inmates, saying, "you don't want to piss-off the dick doctor," prior to the test. Then Sheriff's deputies did a visual body cavity search of plaintiff in a group of 40-50 inmates.

On August 8, 2005, the Court (U.S. District Court Judge Matthew F. Kennelly) denied summary judgment to defendants and found that plaintiff could proceed under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments, but not under the Eighth Amendment, which does not apply to pretrial detainees. The Court held: (1) There were fact issues as to whether visual cavity searches were necessary for all incoming inmates and Sheriff's deputies had no reasonable suspicion that plaintiff concealed contraband. (2) There were fact issues as to whether urethral swabbing of all inmates violated their Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights because the consent form did not state that the health screening included an invasive test. Furthermore, defendants did not provide evidence of STDs in the jail and the urethral swabbing was not conducted in private. Thompson v. County of Cook, 412 F. Supp. 2d 881 (N.D. Ill. 2005).

On January 31, 2006, jury trial began before U.S. District Court Judge Kennelly.

On February 7, 2006, the Court (U.S. District Court Judge Kennelly) dismissed the claims against Defendant Cook County as to the strip search and dismissed claims against Defendant Sheriff as to the urethral swab test. Plaintiff previously withdrew his state law claims. The jury then found for defendants on all remaining counts.

On February 21, 2006, plaintiff moved for a new trial.

On April 18, 2006, the Court (U.S. District Court Judge Kennelly) granted a new trial as to the strip search because the jury's verdict as to the body cavity search was against the weight of the evidence. The search was unreasonable because Sheriff's deputies had no reasonable suspicion that plaintiff concealed contraband. The Court affirmed the verdict for defendants as to the urethral swabbing procedure because the Court found that plaintiff had consented to the procedure. Thompson v. County of Cook, 428 F.Supp.2d 807 (N.D. Ill. 2006).

On March 29, 2007, the Court (Judge Kennelly) dismissed the case pursuant to a stipulation.

Summary Authors

Shira Gordon (5/31/2012)

People

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Judge(s)

Kennelly, Matthew F. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

DeRose, John P (Illinois)

Hill, Jessica Rae (Illinois)

Ibarra, Jonathan Alan (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Catania, Francis J. (Illinois)

Lanzito, Dominick L. (Illinois)

Ouska, John A (Illinois)

Pechous, Donald J. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Kennelly, Matthew F. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

DeRose, John P (Illinois)

Hill, Jessica Rae (Illinois)

Ibarra, Jonathan Alan (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Catania, Francis J. (Illinois)

Lanzito, Dominick L. (Illinois)

Ouska, John A (Illinois)

Pechous, Donald J. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:03-cv-07172

Docket [PACER]

Thompson v. Cook County Department of Corrections

March 30, 2007

March 30, 2007

Docket
11

1:03-cv-07172

Second Amended Complaint

Lawrence E. Thompson vs. The County of Cook, et al

March 18, 2004

March 18, 2004

Complaint
66

1:03-cv-07172

Opinion

Thompson v. County of Cook

412 F.Supp.2d 881

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

Order/Opinion
138

1:03-cv-07172

Corrected Memorandum Opinion and Order

Lawrence Thompson vs. The County of Cook & Michael Sheahan

428 F.Supp.2d 807

July 6, 2006

July 6, 2006

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT and one copy; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Pro Se appearance of Lawrence E Thompson ( No summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (ar) (Entered: 10/10/2003)

Oct. 9, 2003

Oct. 9, 2003

66

MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by Judge Matthew F. Kennelly on 8/8/2005.(mjc, )

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

RECAP

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 10/9/03 in the amount of $ 150.00, receipt # 10320912. (ar) (Entered: 10/10/2003)

Oct. 9, 2003

Oct. 9, 2003

126

MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by Judge Matthew F. Kennelly on 4/18/2006.(mjc, )

April 18, 2006

April 18, 2006

RECAP

FORWARDED complete case file to Prisoner Correspondence (ar) (Entered: 10/24/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

2

MINUTE ORDER of 10/28/03 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : Plaintiff is ordered to appear at the next status hearing set for 9:30 a.m. on 11/10/03 in Judge Kennelly's courtroom, Room 2103. If plaintiff fails to appear, the case may be dismissed for want of prosecution. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 10/30/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

3

MINUTE ORDER of 11/10/03 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : The plaintiff in this case sued the Cook County Department of Corrections, a non-suable entity. See Castillo v. Cook County Dept. Mail Room, 990 F.2d 304 (7th Cir. 1993). The Court set the case for a status hearing, and ordered the plaintiff to appear in person, so that we could inquire of him regarding who can properly be named as a defendant in this case. The order setting the status hearing warned plaintiff that if he did not appear, his case might be dismissed, and it was mailed to plaintiff at the address he listed in his complaint. Plaintiff failed to appear. The case is dismissed for want of prosecution and for failure to state a claim. Terminating case. Mailed notice (ar) Modified on 11/14/2003 (Entered: 11/14/2003)

Nov. 10, 2003

Nov. 10, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 12/17/03 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : hearing set for 9:30 1/15/04 . No notice (or) (Entered: 12/29/2003)

Dec. 17, 2003

Dec. 17, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 1/15/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : hearing continued to 9:30 a.m. on 1/29/04 . No notice (or) (Entered: 01/18/2004)

Jan. 15, 2004

Jan. 15, 2004

5

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff regarding motion to reinstate; Notice [4-1] (ar) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 23, 2004

Jan. 23, 2004

6

MINUTE ORDER of 1/29/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : Plaintiff's motion to reinstate is granted [4-1]. Plaintiff's motion for leave to file amended complaint is granted in part [4-2]. Proposed second amended complaint is due 02/12/04. Status hearing set to 9:30 a.m. on 02/18/04. Case reopened. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Jan. 29, 2004

Jan. 29, 2004

7

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff regarding proposed second amended complaint; Notice. (gma) (Entered: 02/18/2004)

Feb. 17, 2004

Feb. 17, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 2/19/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : Status hearing reset to 9:30 2/23/04 . No notice (or) (Entered: 02/19/2004)

Feb. 19, 2004

Feb. 19, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 2/20/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : Status hearing reset to 9:30 2/26/04 . No notice (or) (Entered: 02/20/2004)

Feb. 20, 2004

Feb. 20, 2004

8

ERRATA RE February 12, 2004 filing by plaintiff (Attachments); Notice. (gcy) Modified on 02/25/2004 (Entered: 02/25/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

9

MINUTE ORDER of 2/26/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly: Status hearing held and continued to 5/5/04 at 9:00 a.m. Plaintiff is given leave to file second amended complaint, with summons to issue. Mailed notice (jmm) (Entered: 03/03/2004)

Feb. 26, 2004

Feb. 26, 2004

SUMMONSES, five originals and five copies issued as to County of Cook, Michael Sheahan, Callie Beard, Ruth Rothstein, and Leonard Bersly (ar) (Entered: 03/03/2004)

March 2, 2004

March 2, 2004

10

RETURNS OF SERVICE (5) of summons executed on 03/04/04 as to Leonard R Bersky, Callie Beard, Ruth Rothstein, John Stroger, and Michael Sheahan (ar) (Entered: 03/16/2004)

March 15, 2004

March 15, 2004

11

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff Lawrence E Thompson, terminating defendant Cook Co DOC; adding defendants County of Cook, Michael Sheahan, Callie Beard, Ruth Rothstein, and Leonard R Bersky (ar) (Entered: 03/23/2004)

March 18, 2004

March 18, 2004

12

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for John Stroger and defendants Cook County, Leonard R Bersky, Callie Beard, Ruth Rothstein, Michael Sheahan by Francis J. Catania, John A. Ouska (ar) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 23, 2004

March 23, 2004

13

MOTION by defendants for enlargement of time to answer or otherwise plead ; Notice (cdy) (Entered: 04/05/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

17

MOTION by plaintiff for temporary injunction (Attachments); Memorandum in support; Notice. (gma) (Entered: 04/23/2004)

April 12, 2004

April 12, 2004

15

RESPONSE by defendants to plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction; Notice. (gma) (Entered: 04/16/2004)

April 15, 2004

April 15, 2004

16

SUPPLEMENT by plaintiff to motion for temporary injunction, with reply (Attachments); Notice. (gma) (Entered: 04/21/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

16

REPLY by plaintiff to defendants' response to plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction, with supplement (Attachments); Notice. (gma) (Entered: 04/21/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

18

MINUTE ORDER of 4/20/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly: Plaintiff's motion for temporary injunction is denied for the reasons stated in open court [17-1]. Plaintiff's response to defendants' motion to dismiss is to be filed by 5/11/04; reply is to be filed by 5/21/04. Ruling on motion is set to 6/1/04 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (gma) (Entered: 04/23/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

19

RESPONSE by defendants to plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction [17-1]. (gma) (Entered: 04/23/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

20

MINUTE ORDER of 5/5/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly: Rule 16(b) conference held with pro se plaintiff and defendant's counsel appearing. All discovery ordered closed on 8/31/04. Date for filing response to motion to dismiss extended to 5/21/04; reply is to be filed by 5/28/04. Ruling date of 6/1/04 is vacated and reset to 6/8/04 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (gma) (Entered: 05/06/2004)

May 5, 2004

May 5, 2004

21

RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendants' motion to dismiss; Memorandum in support; Notice. (gma) Modified on 05/27/2004 (Entered: 05/27/2004)

May 26, 2004

May 26, 2004

22

REPLY by defendants to plaintiff's response to the motion to dismiss; Notice. (gma) (Entered: 06/01/2004)

May 28, 2004

May 28, 2004

23

MINUTE ORDER of 6/8/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : Motion to dismiss is granted as to claim for injunctive relief and the motion is otherwise denied. Status hearing held and continued to 9:30 a.m. on 09/09/04. No notice (ar) (Entered: 06/14/2004)

June 8, 2004

June 8, 2004

24

ANSWER by defendants to plaintiff's second amended complaint [11-1]; jury demand; Notice. (gma) (Entered: 06/21/2004)

June 18, 2004

June 18, 2004

25

AGREED MOTION by plaintiff to extend discovery deadline ; Notice. (gma) (Entered: 08/23/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

26

MINUTE ORDER of 8/19/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly: Agreed motion to extend discovery deadline is granted [25-1]. Discovery cut-off date is extended to 9/13/04. Status hearing of 9/9/04 is vacated and reset to 9/15/04 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (gma) (Entered: 08/23/2004)

Aug. 19, 2004

Aug. 19, 2004

27

SECOND AGREED MOTION by plaintiff to extend discovery deadline ; Notice. (gma) (Entered: 09/20/2004)

Sept. 10, 2004

Sept. 10, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 9/15/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30a.m. on 10/14/04 . Mailed notice (or) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004

Sept. 15, 2004

28

MINUTE ORDER of 9/15/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly: Agreed motion to extend discovery deadline is granted to 10/8/04 [27-1]. Mailed notice (gma) (Entered: 09/20/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004

Sept. 15, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 10/14/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly: Status hearing held and continued to 10/26/04 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice by judge's staff. (srb) (Entered: 10/14/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 10/26/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : Status hearing held and continued to 9:30a.m. on 12/16/04 . Motion for summary judgment is due 12/14/04 . Mailed notice (or) (Entered: 10/27/2004)

Oct. 26, 2004

Oct. 26, 2004

29

MINUTE ORDER of 11/15/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : The Court has reviewed the personnel files of J. Gray, C. Bullard, and A. Volpe which were submitted for in camera review. As to Mr. Gray, nothing in his file is properly discoverable. As to Mr. Bullard, the court cannot make a determination without first obtaining particulars regarding the disciplinary allegation referenced in the 5/22/02 letter by L. Wisniewski. As to Mr. Volpe, the court cannot make a determination without particulars regarding the disciplinary allegation of 6/5/99 that resulted in a verbal warning (see list "previous disciplinary action" in the file, and regarding the allegation referenced in the 9/15/00 letter to Mr. Volpe.) Defendants are requested to provide this information for in camera review by 11/24/04. Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 15, 2004

Nov. 15, 2004

30

MINUTE ORDER of 11/24/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly: The court has reviewed the additional materials provided by defendants for in camera review pursuant to the order of 11/15/04. The court finds that certain of the documents, listed on the reverse side of this order, are within the proper scope of discovery and must be produced within 3 business days of this order. The court reserves ruling on whether the matters disclosed in these documents will be admissible in evidence. The remainder of the materials reviewed in camera are outside the proper scope of discovery and need not be poduced. Defendants' counsel is directed to preserve a set of the materials submitted for in camera review for submission in the event of an appeal in this case. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (gma) (Entered: 11/29/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 12/8/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : Status hearing of 12/16/04 is vacated and reset to 9:30a.m. on 12/15/04 . No notice (or) (Entered: 12/08/2004)

Dec. 8, 2004

Dec. 8, 2004

31

MOTION by defendants for enlargement of time to file dispositive motions ; Notice. (gma) Modified on 12/23/2004 (Entered: 12/17/2004)

Dec. 13, 2004

Dec. 13, 2004

32

MINUTE ORDER of 12/16/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly: Defendant's motion for enlargement of time to file dispositive motions is granted [31-1]. Dispositive motion cut off date is extended to 1/14/05. Status hearing of 12/15/04 is vacated and reset to 1/18/05 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (gma) (Entered: 12/23/2004)

Dec. 16, 2004

Dec. 16, 2004

33

MOTION by plaintiff to compel discovery (Attachments); Notice (ar) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 7, 2005

Jan. 7, 2005

34

MOTION by defendants for summary judgment ; Memorandum in support ; Notice (las) (Entered: 01/13/2005)

Jan. 13, 2005

Jan. 13, 2005

35

STATEMENT by defendants County of Cook, Michael Sheahan, Callie Beard, Ruth Rothstein, Leonard R Bersky of material uncontested facts pursuant to F.R.C.P. 56(e) and Local Rule 56.1(a)(3) (Attachments); Notice. (gma) (Entered: 01/13/2005)

Jan. 13, 2005

Jan. 13, 2005

36

NOTICE by defendants to pro se litigant opposing motion for summary judgment. (gma, ) (Entered: 01/20/2005)

Jan. 18, 2005

Jan. 18, 2005

37

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : Status hearing held. Plaintiff's motion to compel 33 is entered and continued to 1/31/05 at 9:30 a.m. Plaintiff's response to the motion for summary judgment34 is due 3/1/05. Reply is due 3/18/05. For further detail see attached order. No notices, advised in open court. (gma, ) (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 18, 2005

Jan. 18, 2005

38

PROTECTIVE Order Signed by Judge Matthew F. Kennelly on 1/18/2005: (gma, ) (Entered: 01/21/2005)

Jan. 18, 2005

Jan. 18, 2005

39

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly :Hearing on motion to compel held and continued to 2/14/2005 at 9:30 a.m. No notice. (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Jan. 31, 2005

Jan. 31, 2005

40

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : Motion hearing vacated. Plaintiff fails to appear. Motion to compel 33 is terminated as moot. Mailed notice (ntf, ) (Entered: 02/17/2005)

Feb. 14, 2005

Feb. 14, 2005

41

MOTION by Plaintiff Lawrence E Thompson for expansion of time to file response to motion for summary judgment. (rbf, ) (Entered: 03/04/2005)

March 3, 2005

March 3, 2005

42

NOTICE of Motion by Lawrence E Thompson for presentment of motion for expansion of time to file response to motion for summary judgment 41 before Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly on 3/15/2005 at 09:30 AM. (rbf, ) (Entered: 03/04/2005)

March 3, 2005

March 3, 2005

43

RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendants' motion for summary judgment 34: Notice. (lcw, Lakisha) (Entered: 03/07/2005)

March 3, 2005

March 3, 2005

44

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in Support of response to motion for summary judgment 43. (lcw, Lakisha) (Entered: 03/07/2005)

March 3, 2005

March 3, 2005

45

OPPOSITION by plaintiff to defendant's statement of facts in support of response to motion for summary judgment 43. (lcw, Lakisha) (Entered: 03/07/2005)

March 3, 2005

March 3, 2005

46

OPPOSING STATEMENT by plainitff of facts and affidavit in support of response to motion for summary judgment 43. (lcw, Lakisha) (Entered: 03/07/2005)

March 3, 2005

March 3, 2005

47

NOTICE of filing by Lawrence E Thompson re opposition to defendants' statement of facts in support of respose to motion for summary judgment, and plaintiff's opposing statement of facts and affidavit in support of response to motion for summary judgment 45, 46 (vmj, ) (Entered: 03/14/2005)

March 10, 2005

March 10, 2005

48

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : Plaintiff's motion for expansion of time is granted 41. Defendant reply brief is to be filed by 3/21/2005. Mailed notice (vmj, ) (Entered: 03/18/2005)

March 15, 2005

March 15, 2005

49

MOTION by Defendants for leave to file late reply memorandum and supporting documents(gma, ) (Entered: 03/22/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

50

NOTICE of Motion by Francis J. Catania for presentment of MOTION by Defendants for leave to file late reply memorandum and supporting documents 49 before Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly on 4/5/2005 at 09:30 AM. (gma, ) (Entered: 03/22/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

51

REPLY by defendants' to plaintiff's response to defendants' motion for summary judgment34 with memorandum and Rule 56.1 reply to plaintiff's statement of additional facts (las, ) (Entered: 03/24/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

52

LOCAL RULE 56.1 reply to "plaintiff's opposing statement of fact and affidavit in support of response to motion for summary judgment" (las, ) (Entered: 03/24/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

53

MOTION by Plaintiff Lawrence E Thompson for leave to file supplemental affidavit and statement of facts in support of response to motion for summary judgment (Attachments: # 1 Supplemental Statement of Facts# 2 Supplemental Affidavit)(gma, ) (Entered: 04/01/2005)

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

54

NOTICE of Motion by Lawrence E Thompson for presentment of MOTION by Plaintiff Lawrence E Thompson for leave to file supplemental affidavit and statement of facts in support of response to motion for summary judgment 53 before Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly on 4/5/2005 at 09:30 AM. (gma, ) (Entered: 04/01/2005)

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

55

RESPONSE by plaintiff Lawrence E Thompson to defendants' motion for leave to file late reply 49 ; Notice. (mjc). (Entered: 04/04/2005)

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

56

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : Motion for leave to file 49 is granted, Motion for leave to file 53 is granted. Set deadlines/hearing as to motion for summary judgment34 : Reply due by 4/26/2005. No notice (or, ) (Entered: 04/10/2005)

April 5, 2005

April 5, 2005

57

MOTION by Plaintiff Lawrence E Thompson to compel defendants to comply with discovery and disclosure obligations (gma, ) (Entered: 04/11/2005)

April 11, 2005

April 11, 2005

58

NOTICE of Motion by Lawrence E Thompson for presentment of MOTION by Plaintiff Lawrence E Thompson to compel defendants to comply with discovery and disclosure obligations 57 before Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly on 4/14/2005 at 09:30 AM. (gma, ) (Entered: 04/11/2005)

April 11, 2005

April 11, 2005

59

REPLY by defendants to plaintiff's motion to compel57 and motion for additional time to respond to new discovery requests ; Notice. (mjc, ) Modified on 11/14/2006 (mjc, ). (Entered: 04/14/2005)

April 12, 2005

April 12, 2005

61

SUPPLEMENTAL REPLY by defendants to plaintiff's motion to compel 57 ; Notice. (mjc, ) (Entered: 04/25/2005)

April 21, 2005

April 21, 2005

63

REPLY by defendants to plaintiff's response to defendant's motion for summary judgment - memorandum and Rule 56.1 reply to plaintiff's statement of additionals facts ; Notice. (mjc, ) (Entered: 04/27/2005)

April 25, 2005

April 25, 2005

64

REPLY by plaintiff Lawrence E Thompson to defendants' response to motion to compel 57 ; Notice. (mjc, ) (Entered: 04/29/2005)

April 26, 2005

April 26, 2005

62

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : Motion to compel 57 is entered and continued generally. No notice (or, ) (Entered: 04/27/2005)

April 27, 2005

April 27, 2005

65

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : For the reasons set forth on the attached memorandum opinion and order, the Court denies defendants motion for summary judgment 34. The case is set for status hearing on 8/16/05 at 9:30 a.m. for the purpose of setting a trial date and discussing the possibility of settlement. Mailed notice (mjc, ) (Entered: 08/15/2005)

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

67

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : Status hearing held on 8/16/2005 and continued to 8/29/2005 at 09:00 AM. No notice (or, ) (Entered: 08/19/2005)

Aug. 16, 2005

Aug. 16, 2005

68

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : Status hearing pursuant to Rule 16(b) held with pro se plaintiff and attorny for defendants. The case is set for jury trial on 1/30/2006 at 9:45 a.m. The case is referred to Magistrate Judge Mason to conduct a settlement conference. The Court will rule by mail in plaintiff's outstanding motion to compel. Mailed notice (or, ) (Entered: 08/31/2005)

Aug. 29, 2005

Aug. 29, 2005

69

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : Plaintiff's motion to compel 57 is granted in part and denied in part as stated below. Mailed notice (mjc, ) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Aug. 30, 2005

Aug. 30, 2005

70

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER:Case referred to Magistrate Judge Michael T. Mason to conduct settlement conference. Signed by Executive Committee on 08/30/05. (lcw, ) (Entered: 09/02/2005)

Aug. 30, 2005

Aug. 30, 2005

71

MINUTE entry before Judge Michael T. Mason : Settlement Conference set for 9/15/2005 at 09:30 AM in courtroom 2214. Parties are to strictly abide by this Court's Standing Order for Settlement Conference. Defendant's counsel to submit copies of both plaintiff's settlement demand letter AND defendant's response letter to the courtroom deputy, room 2220, by 9/12/05. Judicial staff mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 09/06/2005)

Sept. 6, 2005

Sept. 6, 2005

72

MINUTE entry before Judge Michael T. Mason : Settlement conference held on 9/15/2005. Parties were not able to reach an agreement to settle the case at this time. All matters relating to the referral of this case having been resolved, the referral is closed and the case is returned to the assigned judge. Judge Michael T. Mason no longer referred to the case. Judicial staff mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 09/15/2005)

Sept. 15, 2005

Sept. 15, 2005

73

MOTION by Plaintiff Lawrence E Thompson for leave to file appearance of counsel (Attachments: # 1 Attorney Appearance)(gma, ) (Entered: 10/07/2005)

Oct. 7, 2005

Oct. 7, 2005

74

NOTICE of Motion by Lawrence E Thompson for presentment of MOTION by Plaintiff Lawrence E Thompson for leave to file appearance of counsel 73 before Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly on 10/13/2005 at 09:30 AM. (gma, ) (Entered: 10/07/2005)

Oct. 7, 2005

Oct. 7, 2005

75

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : Motion for leave to file appearance 73 is granted. Attorney John P DeRose and Jessica Rae Hill for Lawrence E Thompson added. Mailed notice (mjc, ) (Entered: 10/20/2005)

Oct. 13, 2005

Oct. 13, 2005

76

ATTORNEY Appearance for plaintiff Lawrence E Thompson by John P DeRose, Jessica Rae Hill. (mjc, ) (Entered: 10/25/2005)

Oct. 13, 2005

Oct. 13, 2005

77

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : Status hearing held. Pretrial Order due by 12/20/2005. Final Pretrial Conference set for 1/19/2006 at 04:00 PM. No notice (or, ) (Entered: 10/31/2005)

Oct. 26, 2005

Oct. 26, 2005

78

MOTION by Defendants County of Cook, The, Michael Sheahan, Callie Beard, Ruth Rothstein, Leonard R Bersky for protective order (Attachments: # 1)(Catania, Francis) (Entered: 11/09/2005)

Nov. 9, 2005

Nov. 9, 2005

79

Agreed NOTICE of Motion by Francis J. Catania for presentment of motion for protective order78 before Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly on 11/17/2005 at 09:30 AM. (Catania, Francis) (Entered: 11/09/2005)

Nov. 9, 2005

Nov. 9, 2005

80

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : Nun pro tunc 11/17/05: Motion for protective order 78 is granted. Enter protective order as approved by the Court. Mailed notice (mjc, ) (Entered: 12/08/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

81

AGREED PROTECTIVE Order Signed by Judge Matthew F. Kennelly on 12/5/2005.(mjc, ) (Entered: 12/08/2005)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

82

PRETRIAL Memorandum by Lawrence E Thompson (DeRose, John) (Entered: 12/20/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005

Dec. 20, 2005

83

NOTICE by Lawrence E Thompson Pretrial Memorandum (DeRose, John) (Entered: 12/20/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005

Dec. 20, 2005

84

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Cook County Department of Corrections, County of Cook, The, Michael Sheahan, Callie Beard, Ruth Rothstein, Leonard R Bersky by Donald J. Pechous (Pechous, Donald) (Entered: 12/20/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005

Dec. 20, 2005

85

MOTION by Defendants County of Cook, The, Michael Sheahan, Callie Beard, Ruth Rothstein, Leonard R Bersky to strike Final Pretrial Order (Pechous, Donald) (Entered: 12/20/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005

Dec. 20, 2005

86

NOTICE of Motion by Donald J. Pechous for presentment of motion to strike85 before Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly on 1/3/2006 at 09:30 AM. (Pechous, Donald) (Entered: 12/20/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005

Dec. 20, 2005

88

NOTICE of Motion by John P DeRose for presentment of motion in limine87 before Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly on 1/3/2006 at 09:00 AM. (DeRose, John) (Entered: 12/21/2005)

Dec. 21, 2005

Dec. 21, 2005

89

RESPONSE by Lawrence E Thompson to MOTION by Defendants County of Cook, The, Michael Sheahan, Callie Beard, Ruth Rothstein, Leonard R Bersky to strike Final Pretrial Order 85 (DeRose, John) (Entered: 12/22/2005)

Dec. 22, 2005

Dec. 22, 2005

90

NOTICE by Lawrence E Thompson Response to Defendant's Motion to Strike Pretrial Order (DeRose, John) (Entered: 12/22/2005)

Dec. 22, 2005

Dec. 22, 2005

91

MINUTE entry before Judge Matthew F. Kennelly : Motion to strike final pretrial order 85 is granted. Deadline for submitting amended pretrial order is set to 1/17/2006. Mailed notice (mjc, ) (Entered: 01/04/2006)

Jan. 3, 2006

Jan. 3, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 9, 2003

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A male patent attorney who on October 8, 2002 was required to sign a document and upon refusing was charged with contempt and arrested. Before admittance to jail he was subjected to a strip search and urethral swabbing.

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Cook County Department of Corrections (Cook), County

The County of Cook (Cook), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Strip search policy

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run