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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

In this case, Plaintiff, a waiter, sues his former employer for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  A default judgment has been entered against Defendants, an individual and his restaurant.  Defendants seek a volunteer lawyer to represent them in setting aside the default judgment and defending the FLSA action.  If interested in representing the individual Defendants in this matter, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff has appealed the Social Security Administration's decision denying her application for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits.  Plaintiff has been granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis.  Defendant was recently served with the Complaint and its Answer is due on 8/17/18. 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

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