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Plaintiff, who is incarcerated, obtained a default judgment against Defendant on his claim for deliberate indifference to a serious medical need, and is attempting to collect on the judgment. If interested, please email bloom@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 1973, alleges unlawful termination from her employment based on her 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. The complaint was filed on November 22, 2019. It appears that the defendants were served on November 27, 2019, but none of the defendants have entered an appearance in the case or filed a responsive pleading as of December 5, 2019.
If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov (link sends e-mail)

Plaintiff filed suit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security alleging disability discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation. This is Plaintiff's third attempt to file suit before the Court.  Plaintiff has revised his Complaint each time in an effort to satisfy pleading requirements.  Plaintiff's most recent Complaint claims he was employed by the Defendant as a Transportation Security Officer at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Plaintiff alleges he notified his supervisors of his disability, specifically ADHD, and requested an accommodation after he experienced adverse symptoms when utilizing a new procedural technique.  Plaintiff claims he made several requests for accommodation and notified several supervisors of the issue.  Plaintiff maintains he was not accommodated and rather was given a "Letter of Counseling." Plaintiff claims several members of management intentionally humiliated him when he was attempting to comply with the new policy, and as a result, Plaintiff alleges he was working in hostile work environment.  Plaintiff maintains that he was constructively terminated as a result of his disability and request for an accommodation. 

Plaintiff's Complaint is not lacking in factual allegations; however, the Complaint is oddly drafted, repetitive, and confusing.  Plaintiff paid the filing fee in full and is in the process of attempting to serve Defendant.  However, Defendant has not been served with process to date.  Plaintiff must serve Defendant by January 8, 2020.

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Pro se Plaintiff, Tatyana Meshchaninova, filed this action seeking review of an unfavorable decision on her disability insurance benefits claim by the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Plaintiff contends that her disability benefits should not have been discontinued because her medical conditions are chronic. The complaint was filed November 26, 2019, and Defendant has not yet filed a response.
If interested, please email mcaliley@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff  asserts  claims  against  the  Miami-Dade  County  Value  Adjustment Board for increasing the assessment on his property to keep him from getting his 2020 senior citizen benefits. As a result, Plaintiff requests punitive damages. If interested, please email bloom@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, Bobby Minnis, has filed an action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging various violations of his constitutional rights. The allegations stem from an alleged sexual assault and use of excessive force against him by Florida prison guards, and prison officials failure to provide adequate medical treatment thereafter. The case is currently at the summary judgment stage. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Plaintiff Thomas Cook has filed claims against Defendants Julie L. Jones, H. Matos, and Daniel L. Conn alleging violations of certain constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Specifically, Mr. Cook alleges that he was denied adequate care after he was diagnosed with Hepatitis-C. On September 9, 2019, the Court entered a scheduling order setting the case for trial on February 8, 2021, with all discovery to be completed by September 30, 2020, and all motions due by October 5, 2020. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

The Plaintiff, Newton Enrique Canga Cortes, seeks an attorney to assist with his copyright infringement case against the authors of the song Despacito. Plaintiff seeks songwriter credits for his work and alleges that he has a 20% ownership share in the song. Plaintiff alleges that, in 2009, while he was participating in a music talent contest in Atlanta, he provided the music producer Juan Jose Rodriguez with a copy of a compilation of songs written by Plaintiff that included the song Despacito. Plaintiff contends that he never transferred, sold, or licensed any rights to his song to Mr. Rodriguez or any other record label or publisher. Defendants have not yet been served. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Plaintiff, a pretrial detainee, brings a Section 1983 action against corrections officials in Miami-Dade County, alleging that the officials have committed various constitutional violations against him, including deprivation of his right to due process, retaliation, and deliberate indifference. Presently, the Defendants have filed a motion to dismiss for failure to exhaust administrative remedies. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

The Plaintiff, Chantel Mapp-Leslie, seeks an attorney to assist in prosecuting an ADA accommodations suit. She alleges that, while riding on an Amtrak train with her service animals, the conductor of the train entered her cabin and demanded she show him what her animals did for her. The Plaintiff, who is 63 years old, attempted to show the conductor her disability documents, but the conductor refused to look at them and forcibly removed her and her animals from the train. As a result of the assault, both service animals lost their lives, and the Plaintiff suffered significant physical injuries. She seeks all damages available under law. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

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