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1 P.J.E.S v. Wolf
1:20-cv-02245 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0087
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This putative class action case challenges the government’s use of an emergency public health order issued under 42 U.S.C. § 265 to restrict immigration of unaccompanied minors. Pursuant to the emergency public order, the government has expelled unaccompanied children without following usual immigration laws, saying the ... [view]
2 Hunters Capital v. Seattle
2:20-cv-00983 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 06/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Seattle
Seattle
Policing
PN-WA-0007
Seattle
Coding Complete
This putative class-action lawsuit was filed on June 24, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Represented by private counsel, plaintiffs were residents, tenants, property owners, and business owners in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, and they brought suit against the City of Seattle. Background This ... [view]
3 Ruiz v. City of Sacramento
2:20-cv-01229 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/18/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Sacramento
Sacramento
Policing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PN-CA-0045
Sacramento
Coding Complete
This class action lawsuit was filed on June 18, 2020 in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of California. The suit came after police in Sacramento, California allegedly used illegal tactics in an effort to disrupt protests that occurred after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, ... [view]
4 Anti Police-Terror Project v. Oakland
3:20-cv-03866 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/11/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Oakland
Oakland
Policing
PN-CA-0043
Oakland
Coding Complete
This class action lawsuit was filed on June 11, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Plaintiffs were the Anti-Police Terror Project, Community Ready Corps, and several individuals. Defendants were the City of Oakland, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) Police Chief, an OPD Sergeant, and two OPD officers. The ... [view]
5 Williams v. Minneapolis
0:20-cv-1303 (D. Minn.)
Filed 06/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Policing
PN-MN-0006
Hennepin County
Coding Complete
This class-action lawsuit was brought on June 2, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The suit arose out of the protests that engulfed the nation following the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020. Defendants in this case are the City of Minneapolis and John Does 1-100, one of whom was a police officer who ... [view]
6 Goyette v. Minneapolis
0:20-cv-01302-WMW-DTS (D. Minn.)
Filed 06/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Policing
PN-MN-0005
Hennepin County
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on June 2, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The case arose out of the 2020 protests that began after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd. The plaintiffs in this case alleged that Minneapolis police targeted journalists covering the protests in violation of the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth ... [view]
7 Martinez-Brooks v. Easter
3:20-cv-00569 (D. Conn.)
Filed 04/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of Federal Correctional Institution at Danbury
Federal Correctional Institution at Danbury
Prison Conditions
PC-CT-0021
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 27, 2020, four individuals held at the Federal Correctional Center (FCI) brought this emergency putative class action requesting the immediate release or home confinement of medically vulnerable individuals and implementation of safety measures to lower the risk of COVID-19. On April 30, the petitioners requested an ... [view]
8 McPherson v. Lamont
3:20-cv-00534 (D. Conn.)
Filed 04/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Connecticut
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
PC-CT-0022
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
9 Missouri NAACP v. Missouri
20AC-CC00169 (State Court)
Filed 04/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
State of Missouri
Missouri
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MO-0062
Coding Complete
This putative class-action lawsuit was filed on April 17, 2020 in the state court of Missouri for the Circuit Court of Cole County by the Missouri NAACP, the League of Women Voters of Missouri, and three individual plaintiffs. Represented by lawyers from the ACLU Foundation of Missouri, ACLU National, and the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, ... [view]
10 Augusto v. Moniz
1:20-cv-10685 (D. Mass.)
Filed 04/07/2020 - Case Ongoing
Plymouth County Correctional Facility
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MA-0024
Plymouth County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: In this case filed April 7, 2020, after the COVID-19 outbreak, 65 civil immigration detainees at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility requested habeas and injunctive relief in the form of immediate interim release from detention. A class was certified on June 8. No outcome yet.
On April 7, 2020, 65 individuals detained ... [view]
11 Barnes v. Jeffreys
1:20-cv-02137 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/05/2020 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Corrections
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-IL-0015
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a putative class action filed by individuals who completed prison sentences for sex offenses, but were prevented from being released under an Illinois statute. The plaintiffs filed the lawsuit after the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread to an Illinois correctional facility. In April 2020, the court held the statute ... [view]
12 Malam v. Adducci
5:20-cv-10829 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MI-0006
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: In this case filed March 30, 2020, by a particularly vulnerable immigration detainee, the Court granted release on April 5, holding that ongoing detention was unlawfully punitive given the grave threat posed by detention during the coronavirus pandemic. Additional detainees intervened, and the Court has granted additional ... [view]
13 Savino v. Hodgson
1:20-cv-10617 (D. Mass.)
Filed 03/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
Bristol County House of Corrections
Jail Conditions
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MA-0019
Bristol County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: A class action for emergency release by noncitizens in civil immigration detention in the Bristol County House of Corrections. Judge William Young provisionally certified five sub-classes, reviewed dozens of bail applications, and released several individuals. Then on May 12, he banned further admissions to the facility and ... [view]
14 Washington v. City of New York
1:18-cv-12306 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 12/28/2018 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
Department of Correction
Jail Conditions
JC-NY-0073
Queens County
Coding Complete
On December 28, 2018, four pre-trial detainees filed this putative class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs sued the New York City Department of Corrections (DOC), the Albany County Correctional Facility, and the Albany County Sheriff's Office under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, ... [view]
15 Sigma-Beta-XI v. Riverside
5:18-cv-01399 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/01/2018 - Case Ongoing
Riverside County
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-CA-0021
Riverside County
Coding Complete
On July 1 2018, Sigma Beta Xi (a non-profit organization) and three children filed this class action in the Central District of California. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU, National Center for Youth Law, and private counsel, sued the County of Riverside under state law and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations under the First, Fourth, and ... [view]
16 Johnson v. Jessup
1:18-cv-00467 (M.D. N.C.)
Filed 05/30/2018 - Case Ongoing
Commissioner
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-NC-0008
Coding Complete
On May 30, 2018, two low-income citizens facing permanent license revocation filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The case was assigned to Chief Judge Thomas D. Schroeder. The plaintiffs sued the commissioner of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) under §1983 for alleged ... [view]
17 Garland v. Gonzalez (Aleman Gonzalez v. Sessions)
3:18-cv-01869-JSC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/27/2018 - Case Ongoing
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0120
San Francisco
Coding Complete
On March 27, 2018, immigrant detainees who had been held for more than six months without a bond hearing during the pendency of their removal proceedings petitioned the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for a writ of habeas corpus; they also sought declaratory and injunctive relief. Represented by Centro Legal de la Raza, ... [view]
18 Trinh v. Homan
8:18-cv-00316 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/22/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0115
Coding Complete
On February 22, 2018, four Vietnamese refugees filed this habeas petition and class action lawsuit challenging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for allegedly arbitrarily and unlawfully detaining them. In January 2008, the United States and Vietnam entered an agreement governing the repatriation of Vietnamese nationals facing final ... [view]
19 Calderon Jimenez v. Nielsen
1:18-cv-10225-MLW (D. Mass.)
Filed 02/05/2018 - Case Ongoing
United States of America
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MA-0015
Coding Complete
COVID 19 Summary: A member of a class of immigrants and their spouses suing ICE over its removal policies was ordered released on March 25, 2020. On March 24 the plaintiffs filed a motion for immediate release of that class member because he was detained in a facility where an employee tested positive for COVID-19. On April 16, the parties filed a ... [view]
20 Cisneros v. Elder
2018CV030549 (State Court)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
El Paso County Sheriff
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CO-0012
Colorado Springs
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
21 Diaz v. Hott
1:17-cv-1405 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 12/07/2017 - Closed 2021
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-VA-0010
DC
Coding Complete
This class action relates to an immigration detainee's access to bond hearings under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)(8 U.S.C. Ch. 12) when that person has been placed in withholding-only proceedings, which happen when an Immigration Judge (IJ) or asylum officer determines that the petitioner has a reasonable fear of persecution/torture ... [view]
22 Murray v. Santa Barbara
2:17-cv-08805 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 12/06/2017 - Case Ongoing
County of Santa Barbara
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0129
Santa Barbara County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This was a preexisting lawsuit addressing conditions of confinement in the Santa Barbara County Jail. On March 18, 2020, class counsel wrote the county to urge significant responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter urged population reductions, and a variety of other steps (increasing education, access to cleaning supplies, ... [view]
23 Hardeman v. Curran
1:17-CV-08729 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 12/04/2017 - Case Ongoing
County of Lake
Office of the Lake County Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-IL-0052
Lake County
Coding Complete
On December 4, 2017, several pretrial detainees representing the class of affected detainees in Lake County Adult Correctional Facility filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs sued the County of Lake, its sheriff, the Chief of Corrections at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and other ... [view]
24 Chhoeun v. Marin
8:17-cv-01898 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 10/27/2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0108
Coding Complete
Two refugees whose families fled Cambodia in the 1970s filed this class action lawsuit, challenging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for arbitrarily and unlawfully detaining them. The plaintiffs represented other Cambodian refugees living in the U.S. since escaping the violence of the Khmer Rouge regime. The plaintiffs argued that ... [view]
25 Ahmad v. City of St. Louis
4:17-cv-02455 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 09/22/2017 - Case Ongoing
City of St. Louis
Policing
PN-MO-0008
Coding Complete
This case was litigated by the ACLU of Missouri’s against the City of St. Louis for declaratory and injunctive relief arising from the police response to protests from September 15 to September 17, 2017, against the acquittal of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) officer Jason Stockley. There was also a separate ... [view]
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