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Mark Stinson sued Wayne Haddix, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., and Shelby County Board of Education, on December 13, 2023. He is proceeding pro se and alleges, among other things, that the Defendants violated the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act by failing to help him find solutions to grow his business and failed to represent Mr. Stinson’s fiduciary interests as his financial and investment advisor. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Defendant Castillo Roblero is representing herself pro se in a case brought under the International Child Abduction Remedies Act. Plaintiff seeks return of the couple’s two daughters to Mexico. The Court held a hearing on January 11, 2024, which was continued to allow Defendant time to obtain counsel. A status conference is set for February 12, 2024. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Jean-Philippe Schneider seeks representation in his fraud and intentional infliction of emotional distress suit brought against two Miami-based attorneys and their law firm. Plaintiff is an indigent French national currently residing in France. Defendants are attorneys Paul McKenna and Andrew Braaksma as well as the law firm of Paul McKenna & Associates. There is currently a motion to dismiss pending with a response deadline in mid-February. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, Diane Tirado, seeks representation in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action filed against Defendant, St. Lucie Public Schools, a Florida Governmental Entity, based on allegations of retaliatory conduct by Defendant in response to Plaintiff’s protected speech as an educator, in violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Defendant Karen Lynn Interior Design LLC (“KLID”) seeks representation in a lawsuit filed against KLID and Karen Lynn Poulos alleging: (1) breach of a maritime repair contract; (2) maritime conversion; (3) fraud in the inducement; (4) breach of the implied warranty of workmanlike performance; and (5) common law conversion. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

This is a case brought under the Hague Convention for the return of a child to his home in Israel. The father has been granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis. He is seeking an attorney to help him pursue this matter. A show cause order has already been entered, and an evidentiary hearing is currently scheduled for January 24, 2024. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

The Complaint alleges that Plaintiff contracted with Defendant Pridestaff whereby Plaintiff was to coordinate staffing for this Defendant to satisfy a different contract with Defendant Memphis Light Gas & Water which included an agreement to use the services of a “certification Agency certified minority” business. Plaintiff further alleges that Defendant Pridestaff entered the contract with Plaintiff solely to gain use of Plaintiff’s Certification of Minority Business Enterprise to maintain and secure contracts for itself. Once it obtained use of Plaintiff’s Certification, Plaintiff alleges that Defendant Pridestaff breached its contract with Plaintiff. Plaintiff seeks both monetary damages and specific performance of the contracts requiring its services.
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

Mark Stinson sued Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, on December 14, 2023. He is proceeding pro se and alleges, among other things, that the Defendant “fraudulently” foreclosed on his mortgage and “illegally” sold his Tennessee home in 2018. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Jackie J. Hines filed a complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 asserting Eighth Amendment claims for deliberate indifference to a serious medical need, and state medical malpractice claims, in relation to medical treatment he received while incarcerated in state custody. Plaintiff has since been released from prison. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed the entry of summary judgment as to Plaintiff’s claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The case has been remanded with respect to Plaintiff’s state law medical malpractice claims, with instructions “to determine whether Hines conducted a reasonable investigation and had ‘grounds for a good faith belief that there ha[d] been negligence in [his] care or treatment,’ Fla. Stat. § 766.104(1).” Plaintiff has sought representation in that respect. A briefing schedule has been set with respect to the issue on remand. A hearing has been set for February 26, 2024. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiffs Shonda T. Harris and David L. Harris bring numerous claims (false arrest, unlawful detention, harassment) against various state employees. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

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