Vincent Smith and several other current and former Cook County pretrial detainees sued Cook County claiming the denial of timely and adequate treatment for dental pain. The plaintiffs moved for class certification, but the court denied the motion.
The plaintiffs’ claim lacked commonality and typicality, the court held. Each of the plaintiffs’ claims was fact dependent, the court explained. “[W]hile some issues would be common, many would not and no case would be typical,” the court held. See: Smith v. Sheriff of Cook County, 2008 U.S. Dist. Lexis 36884.
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Smith v. Sheriff of Cook County
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