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In this section 1983 case, Plaintiff Jimmie Evans alleges that in 2018, while he was a pretrial detainee at Turner Gilford Knight, two officers with the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department beat him in a holding cell, unprompted, following a verbal altercation. Plaintiff alleges that the beating caused him to defecate on himself and left him with swelling in the face. Defendants deny that the beating took place. The Court denied qualified immunity on summary judgment. Trial is set for December 16, 2024. Plaintiff’s motion to compel video footage of the incident is set for a hearing before Magistrate Judge Goodman on August 14, 2024. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Jane Doe has filed a lawsuit against the Miami-Dade County School Board and others, alleging discrimination in violation of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act based on the alleged sexual assault of her minor daughter while on a Miami-Dade County school bus. The Complaint was dismissed without prejudice as Ms. Doe cannot represent her minor child pro se. The Court has granted Ms. Doe until September 5, 2024, to obtain representation and file an amended complaint. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff filed a pro se Complaint for Declaratory and Mandamus Relief under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 701, et seq., and the Mandamus Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1361, based on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s failure to timely adjudicate his Form N-400 Application for Naturalization. Volunteer representation would entail representing Plaintiff during all pretrial proceedings, including trial, if necessary. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Pro se Plaintiff White seeks to recover unpaid pension benefits under ERISA. Defendant has not appeared. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Andrew Franzone has appealed both in his individual capacity and derivatively on behalf of the FF Fund Liquidating Trust and F5 Liquidating Trust the Bankruptcy Court’s “Order Denying Emergency Motion to Reverse Transactions Related to Coreweave, Inc.” His initial brief is due on June 17, 2024. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, an inmate at West Detention Center in Belle Glade, Florida, filed a Complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, complaining of Fourth Amendment violations committed by police officers at the West Palm Beach Police Department. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, Kimberly Marasco, filed suit against Defendant Taylor Swift Productions Inc., alleging that Defendant infringed upon certain copyrights in violation of the Copyright Act. 28 U.S.C. § 1338. This action was filed by Plaintiff in State Court and Removed to Federal Court on May 15, 2024. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, Joseph Marks, filed a pro se Complaint alleging claims for “fraudulent reporting to the IRS” and negligence against Bank of America for inaccurately reporting a charged off credit account, and seeking compensatory and punitive damages. Plaintiff submitted relevant documents as an attachment to the Complaint and is in need of an attorney to assist with determining the appropriate cause(s) of action. This case is at a very early stage, and volunteer representation would entail representing Plaintiff during all pretrial proceedings, including discovery, mediation, and at trial, if necessary. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

In this post-judgment discovery dispute that commenced in July 2022, Petitioner Wendy Lee Sulda seeks the deposition testimony of Third-Party Orit Tal Galapo in an effort to collect on the outstanding judgment in Wendy Lee Sulda v. Winston Dan Vogel et. al, Case No. 17-CV-2350 (N.D. Ill.) (Jan. 29, 2018) (the “Underlying Case”). In the Underlying Case, the District Judge entered default judgment in Petitioner’s favor against Defendants Shippingquest.com, LLC, Price Break Shipping USA, LLC, Winston Dan Vogel, Albert Abramov, and Javier Sajnovsky in the amount of $100,000, including $50,000 in punitive damages, plus attorneys’ fees and costs. In the instant post-judgment matter, Ms. Galapo was initially represented by counsel, who withdrew from the case in February 2024. Presently, Ms. Galapo seeks the assistance of volunteer counsel in connection with an existing order of contempt against her, resulting from her failure to comply with a Rule 45 subpoena for her deposition. To date, Ms. Galapo has accrued more than $100,000 in daily contempt fines. A Show Cause Hearing on Petitioner’s motion to find Ms. Galapo in continued contempt is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2024. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Samuel Lee Smith seeks representation to assist in his wrongful detention and violation of civil rights lawsuit against the City of Miami and City of Miami Police Officer Eric Marti. In his Second Amended Complaint, Plaintiff asserts he was unlawfully detained at gunpoint by Officer Marti while driving home outside of the City of Miami. Officer Marti was off-duty at the time of the alleged incident. Plaintiff captured a portion of encounter by video. The case is set to commence trial during the two-week period beginning February 24, 2025. Defendants have filed a Joint Motion to Dismiss, the briefing of which is temporarily stayed pending further Order from the Court. The case has been referred to Magistrate Judge Eduardo I. Sanchez for a settlement conference. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

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