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Case Name McPherson v. Lamont PC-CT-0022
Docket / Court 3:20-cv-00534 ( D. Conn. )
State/Territory Connecticut
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Prison Conditions
Special Collection COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Post-WalMart decisions on class certification
Attorney Organization ACLU Affiliates (any)
ACLU National Prison Project
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Due Process: Substantive Due Process
Content of Injunction
Monitoring
COVID-19
CDC Guidance ordered implemented
COVID reporting ordered
COVID testing ordered/modified
Independent monitor/inspector imposed/assisted
Inspection ordered/regulated
Mitigation Denied
Mitigation Granted
Mitigation Requested
Population reduction/cap
PPE-ordered provided to prisoners for free
PPE-ordered worn by staff
Quarantine/isolation ordered
Release Denied
Release Requested
Release-process created/modified
Sanitizer/Handsoap ordered made available/used
Wellness/temperature checks ordered
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Defendant-type
Corrections
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Bathing and hygiene
Conditions of confinement
Sanitation / living conditions
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Special Case Type
Habeas
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255
Defendant(s) Connecticut Department of Correction Commissioner
Governor of Connecticut
Plaintiff Description Five inmates at the Connecticut Department of Correction, on behalf of a class of all individuals within the department and subclasses of medically vulnerable individuals, seeking mitigation efforts and release from detention due to the risks to their health in light of the virus.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Affiliates (any)
ACLU National Prison Project
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status outcome Granted
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2020 - 2020
Filed 04/20/2020
Case Ongoing Yes
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  McPherson et al v. Lamont et al
Date: Apr. 20, 2020
(American Civil Liberties Union)
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Court Docket(s)
D. Conn.
03/16/2021
3:20-cv-00534
PC-CT-0022-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
D. Conn.
04/20/2020
Class Action Complaint For Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Petition For Writs Of Habeas Corpus [ECF# 1]
PC-CT-0022-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
04/27/2020
Plaintiffs-Petitioners' Motion For Temporary Restraining Order [ECF# 15]
PC-CT-0022-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/01/2020
Respondents' Motion To Dismiss [ECF# 26]
PC-CT-0022-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/01/2020
Respondents' Motion To Dismiss Exhibits A - D [ECF# 26]
PC-CT-0022-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/01/2020
Respondents' Motion To Dismiss Exhibit E [ECF# 26]
PC-CT-0022-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/01/2020
Respondents' Motion To Dismiss Exhibits F - I [ECF# 26]
PC-CT-0022-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/01/2020
Respondents' Motion To Dismiss Exhibits J - P [ECF# 26]
PC-CT-0022-0007.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/03/2020
Memorandum of Law In Support Of Plaintiffs-Petitioners' Opposition To Respondents' Motion To Dismiss [ECF# 34]
PC-CT-0022-0008.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/03/2020
Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Plaintiffs-Petitioners’ Opposition To Respondents’ Motion To Dismiss Exhibits 1-6 [ECF# 34]
PC-CT-0022-0009.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/03/2020
Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Plaintiffs-Petitioners’ Opposition To Respondents’ Motion To Dismiss Exhibit 7 [ECF# 34]
PC-CT-0022-0010.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/03/2020
Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Plaintiffs-Petitioners’ Opposition To Respondents’ Motion To Dismiss Exhibit 8A [ECF# 34]
PC-CT-0022-0011.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/03/2020
Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Plaintiffs-Petitioners’ Opposition To Respondents’ Motion To Dismiss Exhibit 8b [ECF# 34]
PC-CT-0022-0012.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/03/2020
Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Plaintiffs-Petitioners’ Opposition To Respondents’ Motion To Dismiss Exhibits 9-15 [ECF# 34]
PC-CT-0022-0013.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/06/2020
Ruling Denying Defendants' Motion To Dismiss [ECF# 37] (457 F.Supp.3d 67)
PC-CT-0022-0014.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/10/2020
Plaintiffs-Petitioners’ Motion For Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 43]
PC-CT-0022-0015.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/18/2020
Respondents' Memorandum in Opposition to Petitioners' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 59 (& 59-1 to 59-25)]
PC-CT-0022-0017.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/20/2020
Plaintiff-Petitioners' Reply in Further Support of Their Motion for a Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 66, 66-1]
PC-CT-0022-0016.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
06/11/2020
Joint Motion for Class Certification [ECF# 104 & 104-1]
PC-CT-0022-0018.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
06/17/2020
Motion to Intersect and Intervene [ECF# 127]
PC-CT-0022-0021.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
06/26/2020
Modified Settlement Agreement and General Release [ECF# 119-1]
PC-CT-0022-0019.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
06/26/2020
Joint Notice of Modified Settlement Agreement and General Release [ECF# 119 (& 119-1)]
PC-CT-0022-0020.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
07/07/2020
Objection to Class of Settlement Agreement and Class Action F.R.C.P. 23 (e)(5) "My" Objection to Proposed "Settlement Agreement" [ECF# 128 & 132]
PC-CT-0022-0024.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
07/07/2020
Class Action F.R.C.P.23(e)(5) "My Objection" to Proposed "Settlement Agreement" [ECF# 132-1 & 132-2]
PC-CT-0022-0025.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
07/07/2020
Class Action F.R.C.P. 23 (e)(5) "My" Objection to Proposed "Settlement Agreement" [ECF# 132-3]
PC-CT-0022-0026.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
07/07/2020
Class Action F.R.C.P. 23 (e)(5) "My" Objection to Proposed "Settlement Agreement" [ECF# 132-4, 132-5, & 132-6]
PC-CT-0022-0027.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
07/07/2020
Class Action F.R.C.P. 23 (e)(5) "My" Objection to Proposed "Settlement Agreement" [ECF# 132-7, 132-8, & 132-9]
PC-CT-0022-0028.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
07/07/2020
Class Action F.R.C.P. 23 (e)(5) "My" Objection to Proposed "Settlement Agreement" [ECF# 132-10 & 132-11]
PC-CT-0022-0029.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
07/07/2020
Class Action F.R.C.P. 23 (e)(5) "My" Objection to Proposed "Settlement Agreement" [ECF# 132-12]
PC-CT-0022-0030.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
07/10/2020
Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 155]
PC-CT-0022-0023.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
07/13/2020
Motion to Intervene [ECF# 152, 152-1]
PC-CT-0022-0022.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
07/17/2020
Motion to Approve Settlement Agreement [ECF# 169, 169-1, 169-2]
PC-CT-0022-0031.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
07/20/2020
Order Denying Post-Notice Opt-Out and Intervenor Motions [ECF# 172] (2020 WL 4198749)
PC-CT-0022-0032.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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