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Article • April 26, 2017
BOP Settles Prisoner Retaliation Claim for $7,350 by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Bureau of Prisons settled a claim of retaliation brought by prisoner Kevin L. Shehee for $7,350.00 in December 2000. Shehee was serving a 262-month sentence at Federal Correctional Institution Manchester, Kentucky when he filed his 42 ...
$94,000 Settlement over New York Jail Discriminating Against Pregnant Guard by A U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit brought against Niagara County, New York, over employment discrimination against a pregnant county jail guard drove the county's litigation expenses to a new record high in 2015. In addition to paying the ...
$5,000 Settlement for Prison Interfering with California Prisoner's Mail by In November 2015, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DORC) settled for $5,000 a federal civil rights action brought by DORC prisoner Sherman Manning alleging interference with Manning's mail and retaliation for his publication of books critical of the ...
New York: Nearly $10 Million in Settlements Over Denial of Medical Care at Rikers Island by On November 13, 2015, the City of New York entered into a $3.8 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by the estate of a Rikers Island prisoner who swallowed caustic chemicals and died due ...
California County Settles Class-action Lawsuit Over Jail Medical and Mental Health Care by Matthew Clarke In November 2015, Riverside County, California agreed to settle a federal class-action civil rights suit brought by current and former county jail prisoners who alleged violations of their constitutional right to adequate medical and mental ...
Exonerated Ohio Prisoner’s Claim for Improperly Released Medical Record to Proceed by An Ohio Court of Appeals held a trial court improperly granted summary judgment to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) in a lawsuit claiming invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The suit was ...
Reforms at New Orleans Jail Slow to Materialize; Death Reporting Problematic by David Reutter Federal monitors overseeing implementation of a consent decree concerning conditions at the Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) in New Orleans said they were “very concerned” about the lack of progress in implementing the agreement’s provisions. Forty-nine prisoners ...
$500,000 in Settlements after Utah Prisoner Dies when Medical Technician Doesn’t Show up for Work by Christopher Zoukis On April 5, 2015, Ramon C. Estrada, 62, incarcerated since 2005, died at the Utah State Prison due to an apparent heart attack related to renal failure. His death was preceded by ...
Article • December 7, 2016 • from PLN December, 2016
Filed under: Settlements
New Mexico County Officials Settle Jail Prisoner’s Suit for $750,000 by A man who was incarcerated in a New Mexico jail for 18 days settled his lawsuit against county commissioners and jail officials for $750,000 in December 2015. Michael Faziani, who lives in Tennessee, moved temporarily to Truth or Consequences, ...
Article • November 8, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Settlement Comprehensively Overhauls Solitary Confinement in New York Prisons by Matthew Clarke On December 16, 2015, the State of New York and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) announced a final settlement agreement that will change many aspects of the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision’s use ...
NY: Prisoner's Abuse Claim Survives Motion to Dismiss by Lonnie Burton On December 2, 2014, a federal judge denied New York City's attempt to dismiss a suit filed by a Riker's Island prisoner who claimed he was attacked and beaten by a jail guard without provocation or justification. The excessive ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
Settlement Terms Limiting a Lawyer’s Use of Information, ABA Formal Opinions, 2000 ABA Formal Opinions The following formal opinions are issued by the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. They appear here in full text and are copyrighted by the ABA. Formal Opinion 00-417 April 7, 2000 Settlement ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Settlement and $325,000 Attorney Fee Award in Suit over Jail Conditions at Passaic County Jail by Matthew Clarke On February 23, 2012, the American Civil liberties Union (ACLU) and Seton Ha].] University School of Law's Center for Social Justice (CSJ) announced the preliminary settlement of a federal class-action civil-rights lawsuit ...
New Wrongful Death Trial Prompts Potential $600,000 Settlement; Judge Gave Faulty Jury Instructions, Finds Excessive Force by On December 5, 1999, 29 year-old Damon Lowery’s life came to a tragic and, in police custody.  Now, more than five years later, the new trial looming, Portland, Oregon, officials are considering paying ...
$1,000,000 Settlement in Vermont Child Abuse Case by A $1,000,000 settlement was awarded in a case against school officials for failing to report the abuse of a student.             The negligence suit was filed in 2009, years after the abuse had occurred. The suit was based on a rare law ...
Brief • July 25, 2016
Brooks v. WDOC, WA, Order dismissing case due to settlement, PLRA, 2003 , ~. '. lICK 13:1U FAX' 12/15/03 ~ . 1 ·1-·~:3::~\· 2 3 , 4 . lf1i1S'Nr~~&em:fT~ ---- , 1 'Iha HBS1O&'8b1e ROBBRT J. BRYAN 8 . 9 10 . 11 1JNlTBD STATES DI8TIlIC1'COYlR.T WESrBRNDJ8nu;crOJlWASBINGTON AT TACOMA. . ...
Brief • July 14, 2016
Filed under: Settlements
Bynum v. District of Columbia, DA, Order, Settlement, 2006 Case 1:02-cv-00956-RCL Document 138 Filed 01/25/2006 Page 1 of 26 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA _____________________________ MARCUS BYNUM, et. al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) Civil Action No. 02-956 (RCL) ) DISTRICT OF ...
Rasho et al v. Walker et al, IL, Comments - Patterson, expert review of medical and segregation units, 2016 1:07-cv-01298-MMM # 695 Page 1 of 9 E-FILED Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 02:40:46 PM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD 1:07-cv-01298-MMM # 695 Page 2 of 9 1:07-cv-01298-MMM # 695 Page 3 ...
Brief • July 12, 2016
Filed under: Settlements
Hall v. Martin et al, MI, Order, case settled, 2015
Publication • July 12, 2016
Filed under: Settlements, Juveniles
Rules for Settlement of Claims by Infants and Impaired Persons, Victor, 2006 Paul A. Victor Justice Supreme Court State of New York County of Bronx RULES FOR SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS BY INFANTS AND IMPAIRED PERSONS TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE NO. A. COMPLIANCE WITH RULES AND STATUTES 1 B. A WORKSHEET/CHECKLIST ...
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