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Pro se Plaintiff, Allen Bruce Gottlieb, filed this action to seek relief based on FRCP 60(d)(1), that is to obtain relief from a judgment by order or independent action. The judgment from which Plaintiff seeks relief is a EDNY order granting summary judgment in favor of the SEC, which Plaintiff alleges was obtained by fraud.
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Pro Se Plaintiff, Adem Albra seeks a volunteer lawyer to represent him in a case he brings to review a social security disability or supplemental security income decision by the Commissioner of Social Security. Mr. Albra alleges the decision was not supported by substantial evidence in the record and/or was based on legal error. The complaint was filed in late March and the case is in its early stages.
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The plaintiff filed this action against the Commissioner of Social Security seeking review of the Commissioner's decision to deny the plaintiff's social security benefits. The complaint was filed on October 28, 2016, and the plaintiff has been granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis.
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Plaintiffs brings this action against the City of Miami-Dade County and its arresting officers on the basis that Defendants violated Plaintiffs' constitutional rights.
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The Plaintiff, who resides at the Franklin Correctional Institution in Carrabelle, Florida, has filed a Section 1983 civil rights complaint with regards to incidents that allegedly occurred at the Okechobee County Detention Center. He claims that he is disabled and confined to a wheelchair due to a spinal cord injury. He claims that the OCDC head nurse was deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs, exposed him to unconstitutional conditions of confinement, and retaliated against him by withholding pain medications, depriving him of adult diapers, and housing him with a mentally ill inmate. He further claims that an OCDC administrator failed to stop these actions. The case has passed initial screening and service on the two Defendants is underway.
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Plaintiff, a Jamaican resident, brings a Section 1983 against officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department stemming from an arrest at the Miami International Airport. Plaintiff contests his previous deportation and later airport arrest as unlawful and false.
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The plaintiff is suing six police officers for excessive use of force durin. his arrest, the remaining 28 defendants have been dismissed in the screening report and recommendation and the order adopting same. The plaintiff alleges that after leading the police on a vehicle chase, he was severely beaten after he was handcuffed and in the control of the police. He alleges that he was surrounded by police cars. Multiple officers had him held at gunpoint. He contends that he complied with their orders but was nevertheless pulled from his vehicle and beaten to unconsciousness He claims he was hospitalized as a result of the beating.

The case is in the preliminary stages and service of process is just being ordered.
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The Court is seeking an attorney to assist Defendant, proceeding pro se, in defending against claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act to recover unpaid overtime compensation.
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Plaintiff asserts various negligence claims against Carnival Corporation and individual medical Defendants. Plaintiff was a passenger on a Carnival vessel in 2013. As alleged in the complaint, Plaintiff was presented to the medical facility onboard the vessel with complaints of dizziness, headaches, shortness of breath, etc., and was misdiagnosed by the medical defendants and told it was safe to fly on an airplane. As a result, Plaintiff suffered a stroke and now suffers from permanent brain injury. The complaint was drafted and filed by Plaintiff's former counsel. Defendant Carnival has answered the complaint. The individual medical Defendants, all foreign citizens, have waived service but contest personal jurisdiction. Plaintiff needs an attorney to represent her, conduct jurisdictional discovery, and pursue her claims. The case is administratively closed so Plaintiff can obtain counsel. The case will be reopened upon Plaintiff's counsel filing a notice of appearance and motion to reopen.
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