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Plaintiff filed an action against Equifax, Inc. alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Florida law for failing to correct false information about her upon request.  Plaintiff filed her complaint on April 2, 2018 in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida, and Defendant removed the case on May 10, 2018.  The case is in the early stages of discovery, and a Rule 26(f) Joint Discovery Plan was submitted on June 11, 2018.  A settlement conference has been scheduled before United States Magistrate Dave Lee Brannon on June 28, 2018 in West Palm Beach.  Plaintiff requests counsel to represent her in this case. 

If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, Recondall L. Wiggins, has filed claims under 28 U.S.C. section 1983 against Defendants, Warden Claude Maye and Sgt. Albert of the South Bay Correctional Facility, alleging violations of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments.  Specifically, Mr. Wiggins alleges deliberate indifference in Defendants’ failure to provide proper, reasonable, and adequate care of inmates at the South Bay Correctional Facility, resulting in Mr. Wiggins being attacked by a cell mate wielding a razor blade, resulting in 25 staples to close an incision to Plaintiff’s wound.  
This case has been set for trial on the two-week calendar commencing July 23, 2018.  Calendar call and a pre-trial conference will be held starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. 

If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff filed claims against My Personal Business Coach LLC and Sharyn Mitchell for overtime and wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Plaintiff Carrie Masson has requested the assistance of a volunteer attorney in the prosecution of her case. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff filed claims for malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, and civil rights violations arising out of alleged false statements made by police officers that resulted in his criminal conviction. According to the Amended Complaint, Plaintiff alleges that his convictions were vacated in the years 2012 and 2017 after he served 17 years in a federal prison. This case was recently filed and is in the early stages of discovery. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Mr. Alonso is seeking an attorney to represent him in his suit against his apartment complex and its manager, alleging retaliation under the Fair Housing Act for, among other things, allegedly denying Plaintiff the right to renew his tenancy, threatening to tow his car, denying him reasonable accommodations for his disabled son, and commencing an eviction proceeding in Miami-Dade County Court (case number 2018-000236-CC-21). Plaintiff has also filed with the Florida Commission on Human Rights with reference number N # 201804642. The amended complaint was filed on March 28, 2018. The Defendants have not yet been served, but are due to be served May 28, 2018. The docket is available here. The volunteer representation would entail representing Mr. Alonso at trial (not yet scheduled), and the duties in preparation for trial (pretrial stipulation, motions in limine, etc.). If interested, please contact Kathryn Harlan by email (kathryn_harlan@flsd.uscourts.gov) or phone (305-523-5555).

Plaintiff filed claims against four defendants for discrimination based on disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Defendant Las Brisas Cafe Inc. has requested the assistance of a volunteer attorney in its defense.  This case was recently filed and still in the early stages of discovery.  The Complaint was filed on February 19, 2018, Defendant filed its request for referral to the Volunteer Attorney Program on May 1, 2018, and the Court granted Defendant’s request on May 21, 2018.  If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Mr. Naranjo, a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, brings a claim against the United States pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act, alleging he was misdiagnosed and mistreated by the Miami VA Healthcare System and the VA Boston Healthcare System.  Mr. Naranjo alleges his mistreatment at the VA hospitals caused him permanent nerve damage and PTSD.  The Government has yet to be served.  Mr. Naranjo has requested counsel to represent him in this case. If interested, please contact: altonaga@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Plaintiff, a pro se prisoner at Dade Correctional Institution, filed a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. section 1983 alleging abuse by a number of employees of the institutions in which he has been incarcerated.  Plaintiff’s current complaint, which may require amendment, alleges three claims: a claim of deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs, a claim Defendants violated the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment, and a claim Defendants violated his Fourteenth Amendment right to due process.   Plaintiff states he suffers from a number of mental illnesses for which he was denied treatment.  Because of Plaintiff's self-reported mental illness, he seeks a volunteer lawyer to represent him in his case. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Mr. Tarantino is an employee of the United States Postal Service and a member of Broward County Area Local-1201 of the American Postal Workers Union. He brings claims under Section 501(a) of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, 29 U.S.C. § 501, et seq., against the General President and Vice President of Local-1201. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants improperly received hourly compensation from the national union while simultaneously collecting an annual salary from Local-1201 without taking leave status as required by union policies. The Court denied Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the Second Amended Complaint and the case is proceeding to discovery. The docket is available at https://ecf.flsd.circ11.dcn/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?103580414702049-L_1_0-1. If interested, please contact:
bloom@flsd.uscourts.gov

Ms. Cave is suing the Broward County Sheriff's Office, the Wilton Manors Police Department, and the Broward County State Attorney's Office in connection with an arrest of hers that took place in January 3 or 4, 2018. Plaintiff alleges that the arrest violated her civil rights because she was not presented with any eviction papers or warrant, and because there was no probable cause for the arrest. The amended complaint was filed on April 24, 2018. The Defendants have not yet been served. The docket is available at: https://ecf.flsd.circ11.dcn/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?244086282503492-L_1_0-1.  If interested, please contact:
bloom@flsd.uscourts.gov.

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