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Pro se Plaintiff, William L. Weaver, filed this action against Miami-Dade Police Department and several of its officers. The complaint was filed on May 11, 2018 and alleges excessive force under the Fourth Amendment. In counts 2 and 3, Plaintiff alleges that Defendants violated the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Defendants moved to dismiss Plaintiff's complaint on August 30, 2018. Plaintiff did not file a response in opposition, but sought leave to file an amended complaint on September 4, 2018. The Court granted Plaintiff's motion and an amended complaint is due on or before October 1, 2018.  If interested, please email torres@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiffs allege that Defendants violated their civil rights in relation to a murder investigation of an individual with whom  Plaintiffs were previously involved in contentious litigation. Plaintiffs also assert claims for defamation related to publication of information regarding the individual’s death and related investigation. If interested, please email bloom@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, Mr. Thomas Cook has filed claims against Defendants Julie L. Jones, H. Matos, and Daniel L. Conn  alleging violations of certain constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. 1983.  Specifically, Mr. Cook alleges that he was denied adequate care after he was diagnosed with Hepatitis-C.  This case has not been set for trial.  If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff alleges that she was denied her benefits even though she presented sufficient medical evidence by multiple doctors that she is disabled and cannot work any job. Plaintiff also alleges that she was discriminated against by the administrative law judge, who demonstrated bias as a result of the religious questions she asked Plaintiff. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff raises various claims against employees of Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, in Miami, Florida.

Plaintiff claims use of excessive force against Defendant Miyares for assaulted because, apparently, Plaintiff did not sign his paperwork as quickly as Miyares would have liked. Plaintiff alleges Miyares struck him multiple times with a large metal key on his hand, arm, and shoulder while Plaintiff was screaming for Miyares to stop and attempting to defend himself.

Plaintiff raises claims for failure to intervene against Defendants Guerra and Erazo because they stood by watching and failed to take any steps to stop Miyares from assaulting Plaintiff. Plaintiff also alleges Erazo actually encouraged Miyares to go into Plaintiff’s cell after Miyares threatened Plaintiff with physical violence and only told Miyares to stop when he became concerned other inmates were becoming disruptive as a result.

Plaintiff raises a claim against Defendant Brown, a nurse at the prison, for deliberate indifference to serious medical needs, despite his severe pain and visible puncture wounds, Brown did not provide Plaintiff with any medical treatment whatsoever and his wounds became infected as a result. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Alton Lamont Keels, Plaintiff pro se, brings this excessive force action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Keels alleges that he suffered extensive injuries at the hands a correctional officer while incarcerated at the South Bay Correctional Facility. Specifically, Plaintiff alleges that a correctional officer sprayed him in the face with a chemical agent and punched him using a pair of handcuffs, as a result of which several bones around Plaintiff's eye were broken. Several of Plaintiff's claims in this case have already been adjudicated, but Plaintiff's remaining excessive force claim, which has survived Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, is tentatively scheduled for a jury trial. The Court is permitted to award attorneys' fees to prevailing plaintiffs in § 1983 actions.  If interested in representing the individual Plaintiff in this matter, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff filed this action for fraudulent inducement, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, unjust enrichment, and conspiracy. The complaint was filed on July 20, 2018, and Plaintiff has been granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis. Defendants moved to dismiss on August 8, 2018 and Plaintiff filed an amended complaint on August 20, 2018.  If interested, please email torres@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Mr. Cuciak, who is currently incarcerated, is suing four doctors under 42 USC 1983, alleging that they displayed a deliberate indifference to his medical needs in violation of the Eighth Amendment. Mr. Cuciak alleges that he received inadequate treatment from the doctors following surgery he received, which has resulted in an infection and abscess in his pelvic/inner thigh area that remains untreated.  If interested, please email bloom@flsd.uscourts.gov

Pro se Plaintiff, Kolneikra Williams, filed this action seeking review of an unfavorable decision on her child's disability insurance benefits claim by the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration.  The complaint was filed July 23, 2018, and Plaintiff has been granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis. Defendant has not yet filed a response to the Complaint.  If interested, please email torres@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Plaintiff, Francis Greiser Jr., is suing his sister, Joanne L. Drinkard, and her husband, for tortious interference with a contract between Plaintiff and his parents; wrongful conveyance and conversion; unjust enrichment; fraudulent concealment and misrepresentation; tortious interference with an expectancy; defamation; and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  Each of the claims centers on the purchase, renovation, use, and sale of apartments in Lauderdale By-The-Sea.  Plaintiff seeks declaratory judgment, nominal damages, compensatory damages, special damages, punitive damages, interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.
If interested in representing the individual Plaintiff in this matter, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

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