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Jean Frantz Guillaume, the Plaintiff, brings this action against several agencies and officers (in their individual and official capacities), alleging that the Defendants wrongfully rejected his business’s application for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business status. The Complaint alleges both constitutional and statutory violations. The Defendants filed a motion to dismiss on November 6, 2023, and the Plaintiff filed his response in opposition on November 11, 2023. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Julio Juan Garcia, pro se prisoner, filed a civil rights action for excessive force against officers for actions taken during his arrest. Defendants have filed their Answer and Affirmative Defenses. Calendar call is set for June 14, 2024, and trial is set to begin June 17, 2024. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

In this action, Plaintiff brings claims against Defendant Mayra Quintero (“Quintero”) to quiet title and for conspiracy to defraud. Plaintiff alleges that Quintero was the notary on a fraudulently obtained quit claim deed. Quintero is proceeding pro se and seeks representation. Plaintiff brought additional claims against Defendants Elisha Atkins-McGuire, as personal representative of the Estate of Shantell Millings, Paramount Equity Mortgage, LLC, U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, all of whom are represented by counsel. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

The Plaintiff, Rayquan Burgess, has filed a civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against five defendants employed by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Burgess alleges that officials at the Palm Beach County Jail are responsible for an unconstitutional custom of allowing known violent offenders to freely intermingle in the Jail without adequate supervision—which resulted in Burgess being stabbed by another inmate. Burgess also claims that the Defendants were deliberately indifferent to his safety and medical needs by failing to protect him from these violent inmates and for unreasonably delaying medical treatment after Burgess was attacked. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Michael Rooney sued Camden Property Trust under the Truth in Lending Act on October 16, 2023. He is proceeding pro se and alleges that he was “unjustly deprived of [his] rightful beneficial interest in a coupon note valued at $4,194.82.” Mr. Rooney is currently in the process of amending his complaint, which must be filed by December 14, 2023. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, a Maryland resident, brings this suit under Section 1983 against various Florida police officers and state actors for an alleged incident that occurred in 2019. Plaintiff alleges that, during a visit to Florida, he was subjected to police mistreatment and brutality and then denied adequate medical care. Plaintiff is currently proceeding pro se and has indicated an inability to afford counsel. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Defendant, a Florida-based Limited Liability Company and local news website, is sued for copyright infringement after allegedly including Plaintiff’s photographs in online news stories without Plaintiff’s permission. Defendant has indicated an inability to afford counsel. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiffs Shonda T. Harris and David L. Harris bring numerous claims (filing false reports, invasion of privacy, harassment, libel) against Ervin McMillian. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

The Plaintiff filed suit against the Defendant for violations of the Federal Fair Housing Act. She is proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this matter. Her original complaint was dismissed without prejudice, however, based upon arguments raised in the Motion to Dismiss briefing, the court granted her leave to file an Amended Complaint, in which she intends to allege that she and her child were denied a parking accommodation despite their limited mobility status. The Amended Complaint is due by November 21, 2023. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, a Fort Pierce citizen and entrepreneur, filed a Complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, complaining of First and Fourteenth Amendment violations allegedly committed by the City of Fort Pierce Planning and Zoning Department and other state actors. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

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