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The Plaintiffs, Otha Kenyua Johnson and Matthew Lewis, have filed a civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Florida Department of Corrections and the Warden of the South Florida Reception Center. Both of the Plaintiffs are currently being treated for their opioid-use disorder with the drug “buprenorphine.” According to the Plaintiffs, the Defendants will refuse to continue this treatment for non-medical reasons once the Plaintiffs are remanded into their custody, which the Plaintiffs claim is a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Defendant’s Answer is due November 8, 2023. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Mr. Gainsburg is a former Florida-licensed attorney. He brings a seven-count complaint against the Florida Bar, the Florida Supreme Court, Joshua E. Doyle, and Linda I. Gonzalez. He raises claims under the First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Sherman Act, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and the separation of powers doctrine. These claims stem from disciplinary actions taken against him by the Florida Bar. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Eric Horton sues his former employer, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Florida Civil Rights Act, claiming he was terminated as a result of workplace discrimination in violation of those statutes. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

The Complaint alleges that Defendant Johnny Joseph breached a Personal Guaranty by failing to pay the amount demanded by Plaintiff Jack Doheny Companies, Inc. that is owed by Drainage Partners, LLC, a defaulted co-Defendant in this action. Volunteer representation would entail representing Defendant during all pretrial proceedings, including discovery, mediation, and at trial, if necessary. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Stephen Spilker brings a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act against The District Board of Trustees for Indian River State College, Florida, arising from their alleged failure to honor pre-approved disability accommodations while he was a student at Indian River State College. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

This complaint was screened and allowed to proceed based on Plaintiff Lovely Marius’s allegations that the Defendants discriminated against her based on her race when they prevented her from opening a bank account at an Iberia Bank branch in Aventura, Florida. Marius has been granted in forma pauperis status and service on the Defendants has been ordered. 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

This is a personal injury and product liability lawsuit brought by a former Lowe’s employee in connection with injuries Plaintiff obtained while working. Plaintiff alleges he was operating a drivable power stocker when the machine’s safety gates malfunctioned, causing Plaintiff to fall out of the power stocker resulting in serious and permanent injuries. Plaintiff filed an eight-count complaint while represented by counsel but is now engaged in discovery representing himself pro se. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

This is an internet defamation case. The Defendants include a Russian journalist who operates a website that helps Russian-speaking refugees seek asylum in the United States. The Plaintiff brought a multi-count complaint against the Defendants, alleging publication of defamation on the website. The Defendants, who speak fluent English, seek volunteer counsel. The Plaintiff sought preliminary injunctive relief against the Defendants on April 19, 2023, but the Magistrate Judge issued a Report & Recommendation denying relief. The pro se Defendants have until November 13, 2023, to find counsel and respond to discovery. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff brings employment discrimination claims and seeks relief for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983, the Fourteenth Amendment, the Family Medical Leave Act, and HIPPA. She received a Right to Sue letter from the EEOC. VLP is seeking an attorney for Plaintiff who can assist in discovery, motion practice and trial. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

This is an action for declaratory judgment. Plaintiff insurance company seeks a declaration that its policy does not provide coverage for an underlying tort action filed by Defendant against Plaintiff’s insured in Florida state court. Defendant is unrepresented in this declaratory judgment action. The underlying state court tort action arises from an assault of Defendant while on Plaintiff’s insured’s property. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

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