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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

Plaintiff, Melissa Antoinette Betterson, has filed claims under 28 U.S.C. section 1983 against Defendants, the Town of Cutler Bay, Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade County Director Stephanie V. Daniels, Major Leonard Ricelli, Officer C. Castillo, Officer C. Romero-Arredondo, and Rafael G. Casals, alleging violations of the Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Specifically, Ms. Betterson alleges she was falsely arrested and wrongfully detained in a psychiatric ward. She also alleges she was denied medical attention despite requesting it and despite having been the victim in the domestic violence incident that led to her arrest.

Plaintiff is currently in the process of serving Defendants via the United States Marshal. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

The Plaintiff has filed a § 1983 claim against eight individual police officers, alleging Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment constitutional violations. The Plaintiff states that he called the police seeking intervention in a domestic violence dispute with his ex-wife in the presence of his minor child. He alleges that his wife repeatedly struck him with and without a weapon, which he claims to have footage of and claims to have shown the Defendant officers. The Plaintiff claims that he told the Defendants that he wanted to press charges, but they repeatedly denied his request. He states that one Defendant “maliciously threatened that if he did not [leave his home], they would ‘fabricate evidence and make it to a point’ to support a false arrest or Domestic Violence [claim] against the plaintiff” and that the Defendants told his ex-wife they would help her file a restraining order against him. The Plaintiff also alleges the Defendants threatened to take his daughter away from him. Finally, the Plaintiff alleges that the Defendants “wrote a false police report to cover up their actions and assist in a false Domestic Violence conviction.” The Plaintiff alleges that he was served with a TRO, was required to leave his home, and was separated from his minor child for six months. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

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

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

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