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Plaintiff asserts claims of employment discrimination and retaliation against Defendant, his former employer, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He alleges that he was subjected to systemic racial discrimination and harassment by his former manager and was denied growth opportunities by the company.  Plaintiff claims that he made several complaints to the Human Resources Department about his former manager, but that no corrective action was taken.  He also alleges that he was terminated six days after making a complaint to the Human Resources Department about his former manager, and that Defendant provided no explanation for the termination.  If interested, please email otazo-reyes@flsd.uscourts.gov

Pro se Plaintiff, William L. Weaver, filed this action against Miami-Dade Police Department and several of its officers. The complaint was filed on May 11, 2018 and alleges excessive force under the Fourth Amendment. In counts 2 and 3, Plaintiff alleges that Defendants violated the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Defendants moved to dismiss Plaintiff's complaint on August 30, 2018. Plaintiff did not file a response in opposition, but sought leave to file an amended complaint on September 4, 2018. The Court granted Plaintiff's motion and an amended complaint is due on or before October 1, 2018.  If interested, please email torres@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, Mr. 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.  This case has not been set for trial.  If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff alleges that she was denied her benefits even though she presented sufficient medical evidence by multiple doctors that she is disabled and cannot work any job. Plaintiff also alleges that she was discriminated against by the administrative law judge, who demonstrated bias as a result of the religious questions she asked Plaintiff. If interested, 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 filed claims against four defendants for discrimination based on disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Defendant Las Brisas Cafe Inc. has requested the assistance of a volunteer attorney in its defense.  This case was recently filed and still in the early stages of discovery.  The Complaint was filed on February 19, 2018, Defendant filed its request for referral to the Volunteer Attorney Program on May 1, 2018, and the Court granted Defendant’s request on May 21, 2018.  If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Mr. Naranjo, a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, brings a claim against the United States pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act, alleging he was misdiagnosed and mistreated by the Miami VA Healthcare System and the VA Boston Healthcare System.  Mr. Naranjo alleges his mistreatment at the VA hospitals caused him permanent nerve damage and PTSD.  The Government has yet to be served.  Mr. Naranjo has requested counsel to represent him in this case. If interested, please contact: altonaga@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Plaintiff, a pro se prisoner at Dade Correctional Institution, filed a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. section 1983 alleging abuse by a number of employees of the institutions in which he has been incarcerated.  Plaintiff’s current complaint, which may require amendment, alleges three claims: a claim of deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs, a claim Defendants violated the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment, and a claim Defendants violated his Fourteenth Amendment right to due process.   Plaintiff states he suffers from a number of mental illnesses for which he was denied treatment.  Because of Plaintiff's self-reported mental illness, he seeks a volunteer lawyer to represent him in his case. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

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