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Plaintiff, Eliseo Gonzalez Saldana, is a prisoner proceeding in this matter in forma pauperis and is currently incarcerated at Columbia Correctional Institution, in Lake City, Florida. Plaintiff’s Complaint has been authorized to proceed in part after the Court’s screening of the Complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915.

In Plaintiff’s Complaint, his sole surviving claim alleges that his constitutional rights were violated while he was incarcerated at Dade Correctional Institution. The one remaining defendant is a prison official named J. Mendez, who is sued in his individual capacity, and who Plaintiff claims was deliberately indifferent to a serious risk of harm to Plaintiff.

In short, Plaintiff alleges that after being attacked by other inmates multiple at other prisons, he was transferred to Dade C.I. There, Plaintiff allegedly informed Defendant Mendez of the ongoing threats against him. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant Mendez ignored Plaintiff’s concerns and placed Plaintiff in open general population, resulting in Plaintiff being stabbed by another inmate.

Defendant Mendez has not yet been served and this case is at a very early stage. 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

On May 1, 2020, the Plaintiff, Rony Y Jean Baptiste (“Baptiste”), filed this insurance coverage action against Securian Financial Group, Inc. (“Securian”). Baptiste seeks to recover on his deceased brother’s life insurance policy and alleges that Securian denied coverage on the basis of (among other things) a policy exclusion for losses caused by intoxication or narcotics. The case is still in its infancy. Volunteering to represent Baptiste now would entail participating in the entirety of this litigation. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Blaize Conte sued Defendant Tri-County Cleaning Services, Inc. to recover unpaid wages under the FLSA. At the Court’s order, Plaintiff has been directed to perfect service of the summons and complaint on Defendant pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m). If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

This is a declaratory judgment action to determine Evanston's coverage obligations, if any, to Defendants Kroytor and AntiAgeRx under which Evanston owes any duty to defend and indemnify Defendant AntiAgeRx in the suit styled Karen Anne Olson v. Carillon Hotel, LLC, and AntiAgeRx, LLC, Case No. 19-011844-CA-01, which is pending in the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County. At the status conference held on May 20, 2020, Defendant Kroytor appeared pro se on behalf of herself and her company AntiAgeRX.

Kroytor is seeking representation for herself and/or AntiAgeRX. Phase I is limited to initial coverage issue. Dispositive motions are due in 60 days. The case is currently set for non-jury trial for the two-week period beginning on November 9, 2020.

AntiAgeRx, LLC did not appear in related case 19-cv-24543-DLG. The Court entered Default Judgment on 5-11-2020. [D.E. 44]. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

While incarcerated at Dade Correctional Institution, the Plaintiff, Mr. Diaz, filed a pro se 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against four medical professionals and other state prison officials. Mr. Diaz alleges that that upon his transfer to the Dade CI in November 2018, his glaucoma was left untreated for 5½ months despite his up-to-date prescriptions, numerous doctor appointments, optometrist consultations, medical emergencies, and administrative grievances. He seeks compensatory and punitive damages and declaratory relief given the irreversible damage to the optic nerve in both eyes, lost vision, and extreme pain.

Upon initial screening, on May 19, 2020, the Court ordered that the case proceed against (1) Dr. Delgato, primary care physician; (2) Dr. F. Papillon, chief health officer; (3) L. Re. Molina, P.A., physician’s assistant; (4) Mr. Lafont, pharmacist; (5) Mr. M. Corrales, Assistant Warden; and (6) Mark S. Inch, Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections, in their individual capacities for compensatory and punitive damages. The Defendants have not yet been served.

The volunteer representation would entail representing Mr. Diaz by filing an amended complaint, representing him during discovery and mediation, at trial, and the duties in preparation for trial. Please contact Kathryn Harlan, courtroom deputy to U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro by email (Ungaro@flsd.uscourts.gov), if you are interested in representing Mr. Diaz.

Plaintiffs Biel Semexant and Mitsouka Semexant bring this suit pro se against several Defendants, including HSBC Bank USA, Bank of America N.A., and Nationstar Mortgage LLC, alleging wrongful foreclosure. On May 10, 2020, the Court ordered all Defendants to respond to the Plaintiffs’ Complaint within the time remaining for the last-served Defendant to respond. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Margarette Revol brings this suit against her former employers, Defendant Wellington Regional Medical Center and Wellington Regional Medical Center Inc., for employment discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12112–12117. On March 16, 2020, the Court granted in part and denied in part Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss. The case is currently set for trial for the two-week period beginning on November 9, 2020. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Cleon Edward Major sues a Monroe County Sherriff's Department deputy under 28 U.S.C. § 1983 for failure to protect and for negligence under Florida state law. While an inmate at Monroe County Detention Center, Major alleges that the Defendant placed him in a common area with an extremely violent and dangerous homophobic prisoner. Major further alleges that he was left unsupervised with the dangerous prisoner and then stabbed repeatedly in the head with a handful of pencils by that prisoner. Major claims that the Defendant's abandonment of his post violated Major's constitutional and common law rights, and resulted in serious physical and psychological harm to him. The record in this case includes, inter alia, an incident report that suggests that the attack was recorded on video. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Plaintiff brings this claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and several Florida statutes. Plaintiff, who was born in 1975, alleges unlawful termination from his employment based on his age, along with retaliation regarding complaints about the discrimination. Plaintiff brings this action against Borinquen Medical Center and various medical professionals. Plaintiff requests injunctive relief and damages in the amount of $700,000. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Plaintiff Nancy Andreus sued Defendant Global Resorts Group, Corp, doing business as El Paraiso Motel, to recover unpaid wages under the FLSA. At a Court ordered mediation, the parties initially reached a settlement agreement. Immediately thereafter, however, El Paraiso sought to set the settlement aside, claiming Andreus had engaged in fraud, by, allegedly, doctoring bank statements which prompted El Paraiso to agree to settle the case. (ECF No. 38.) Based on these same allegations, El Parasio has also filed a motion for sanctions against Andreus. (ECF No. 47.) The Court referred these motions to United States Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres who has afforded Andreus until April 6, 2020, to retain substitute counsel and to file responses to El Paraisos motionsregardless of whether she obtains counsel. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

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