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Case Name Evenson-Childs v. Ravalli County Sheriff's Office CJ-MT-0004
Docket / Court 9:21-cv-00089 ( D. Mont. )
State/Territory Montana
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Special Collection Fines/Fees/Bail Reform (Criminalization of poverty)
Attorney Organization Equal Justice Under Law
Case Summary
This putative class action lawsuit challenging Ravalli County, Montana's bail and pre-trial release scheme was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Montana by a woman facing criminal charges in that county. The complaint, filed on August, 9, 2021, alleged that the county violated the ... read more >
This putative class action lawsuit challenging Ravalli County, Montana's bail and pre-trial release scheme was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Montana by a woman facing criminal charges in that county. The complaint, filed on August, 9, 2021, alleged that the county violated the plaintiff's Fourteenth Amendment rights in several ways, including by assigning bail and pre-trial fees without due process and discriminating based on wealth and social condition. The plaintiff was represented by Equal Justice Under Law and Upper Seven Law.

Jonah Hudson-Erdman - 09/12/2021


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Ravalli County Sheriff's Office
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Equal Justice Under Law
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status outcome Pending
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Filed 08/09/2021
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Evenson-Childs v. Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Aug. 9, 2021
By: Equal Justice Under Law
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General Documents
D. Mont.
08/09/2021
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
CJ-MT-0004-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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