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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

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

Defendant, Sanjay Singh, seeks representation in a Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) action against Singh and his company, Royal Bengal Logistics. The SEC alleges that Defendants operated a Ponzi Scheme wherein they offered high-yield investment programs to individuals throughout South Florida. The SEC is seeking, inter alia, injunctive relief and penalties against Defendants.

Singh faces a Motion to Compel compliance with the Court-appointed Receiver’s subpoena. The subpoena requests information regarding Singh’s company, North America Aerospace L.L.C (“NAA”), for which Singh appears to be the sole officer or director. Singh has invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination and requests assistance for this and all related matters in the instant proceeding. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Movant, a recently released federal prisoner, filed a pro se Motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255, challenging her criminal conviction on grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel. Volunteer representation would entail representing Movant during all postconviction proceedings regarding Movant’s pro se Motion. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

The Complaint alleges that Defendant Maximus Federal, Plaintiff’s former employer, and Defendant Nathalie M. Ohanian, a former supervisor, wrongfully terminated Plaintiff and subjected her to harassment and retaliation for taking FMLA leave. Plaintiff needs assistance in drafting a complaint that complies with federal pleading standards.

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 FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Defendant Roberto Pulido, a/k/a Berto Delvanicci, seeks representation in a lawsuit filed by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) against him and an entity, alleging violations of the Commodity Exchange Act. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

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