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
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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
This is a civil rights action brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and the 8th Amendment for use of excessive force. Plaintiff Charles Lawn, a Florida prisoner, contends that two correctional officers beat him while he was having a seizure, resulting in injuries that included a broken arm and a dislocated shoulder. The Court has denied the motion for summary judgment of one of the officers. A motion for summary judgment by the second officer is briefing. The Court has not yet set the case for trial. Plaintiff would benefit from the assistance of counsel. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov
Plaintiff Durell W. Sims is a prisoner at Martin Correctional Institution suing Mark Inch in his official capacity as Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Complaint alleges that eating and drinking utensils at Martin C.I. are improperly cleaned by untrained inmates, resulting in visible mold and grease on the utensils and causing health problems among inmates. The Complaint alleges that these conditions of confinement violate the Eighth Amendment, and Plaintiff seeks an injunction requiring the Department of Corrections to install mechanical dishwashers in the Departments facilities. The Complaint has proceeded past screening under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov
Plaintiff Evelyn Fernandez files her Complaint against her former employer Crystal Cruises, LLC for violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 for Defendants discriminatory treatment based on Plaintiffs national origin and age. Plaintiff also brings a claim for unpaid wages and damages under the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Defendant has filed its Answer and Affirmative Defenses. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov
The Plaintiff, Daniel Lilrod Ford, is currently incarcerated in Georgia. He has filed § 1983 claims for excessive force and failure to intervene against four officers with the Broward Sherriff's Department, alleging that they beat him in his cell while he was housed as a pretrial detainee in Broward's main jail. On January 24, 2020, the Court denied Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss/Motion for Summary Judgment, finding that Defendants were not entitled to qualified immunity. The case is set for trial on August 10, 2020. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.
This is a civil rights action brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and the 14th Amendment for use of excessive force and failure to intervene in the use of excessive force. Plaintiff Neal H. Bochners claims against sheriffs deputies and police officers arise from uses of force during his arrest following a police chase. The Court has denied the Defendants motions for summary judgment and has not yet set the case for trial. Plaintiff would benefit from the assistance of counsel. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov