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Plaintiff, Eliseo Gonzalez Saldana, is a prisoner proceeding in this matter in forma pauperis and is currently incarcerated at Columbia Correctional Institution, in Lake City, Florida. Plaintiff’s Complaint has been authorized to proceed in part after the Court’s screening of the Complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915.

In Plaintiff’s Complaint, his sole surviving claim alleges that his constitutional rights were violated while he was incarcerated at Dade Correctional Institution. The one remaining defendant is a prison official named J. Mendez, who is sued in his individual capacity, and who Plaintiff claims was deliberately indifferent to a serious risk of harm to Plaintiff.

In short, Plaintiff alleges that after being attacked by other inmates multiple at other prisons, he was transferred to Dade C.I. There, Plaintiff allegedly informed Defendant Mendez of the ongoing threats against him. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant Mendez ignored Plaintiff’s concerns and placed Plaintiff in open general population, resulting in Plaintiff being stabbed by another inmate.

Defendant Mendez has not yet been served and this case is at a very early stage. 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

On May 1, 2020, the Plaintiff, Rony Y Jean Baptiste (“Baptiste”), filed this insurance coverage action against Securian Financial Group, Inc. (“Securian”). Baptiste seeks to recover on his deceased brother’s life insurance policy and alleges that Securian denied coverage on the basis of (among other things) a policy exclusion for losses caused by intoxication or narcotics. The case is still in its infancy. Volunteering to represent Baptiste now would entail participating in the entirety of this litigation. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Blaize Conte sued Defendant Tri-County Cleaning Services, Inc. to recover unpaid wages under the FLSA. At the Court’s order, Plaintiff has been directed to perfect service of the summons and complaint on Defendant pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m). If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

This is a declaratory judgment action to determine Evanston's coverage obligations, if any, to Defendants Kroytor and AntiAgeRx under which Evanston owes any duty to defend and indemnify Defendant AntiAgeRx in the suit styled Karen Anne Olson v. Carillon Hotel, LLC, and AntiAgeRx, LLC, Case No. 19-011844-CA-01, which is pending in the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County. At the status conference held on May 20, 2020, Defendant Kroytor appeared pro se on behalf of herself and her company AntiAgeRX.

Kroytor is seeking representation for herself and/or AntiAgeRX. Phase I is limited to initial coverage issue. Dispositive motions are due in 60 days. The case is currently set for non-jury trial for the two-week period beginning on November 9, 2020.

AntiAgeRx, LLC did not appear in related case 19-cv-24543-DLG. The Court entered Default Judgment on 5-11-2020. [D.E. 44]. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiffs Biel Semexant and Mitsouka Semexant bring this suit pro se against several Defendants, including HSBC Bank USA, Bank of America N.A., and Nationstar Mortgage LLC, alleging wrongful foreclosure. On May 10, 2020, the Court ordered all Defendants to respond to the Plaintiffs’ Complaint within the time remaining for the last-served Defendant to respond. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Margarette Revol brings this suit against her former employers, Defendant Wellington Regional Medical Center and Wellington Regional Medical Center Inc., for employment discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12112–12117. On March 16, 2020, the Court granted in part and denied in part Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss. The case is currently set for trial for the two-week period beginning on November 9, 2020. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Cleon Edward Major sues a Monroe County Sherriff's Department deputy under 28 U.S.C. § 1983 for failure to protect and for negligence under Florida state law. While an inmate at Monroe County Detention Center, Major alleges that the Defendant placed him in a common area with an extremely violent and dangerous homophobic prisoner. Major further alleges that he was left unsupervised with the dangerous prisoner and then stabbed repeatedly in the head with a handful of pencils by that prisoner. Major claims that the Defendant's abandonment of his post violated Major's constitutional and common law rights, and resulted in serious physical and psychological harm to him. The record in this case includes, inter alia, an incident report that suggests that the attack was recorded on video. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Plaintiff brings this claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and several Florida statutes. Plaintiff, who was born in 1975, alleges unlawful termination from his employment based on his age, along with retaliation regarding complaints about the discrimination. Plaintiff brings this action against Borinquen Medical Center and various medical professionals. Plaintiff requests injunctive relief and damages in the amount of $700,000. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

This is a civil rights action brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and the 8th Amendment for use of excessive force.  Plaintiff Charles Lawn, a Florida prisoner, contends that two correctional officers beat him while he was having a seizure, resulting in injuries that included a broken arm and a dislocated shoulder.  The Court has denied the motion for summary judgment of one of the officers.  A motion for summary judgment by the second officer is briefing.  The Court has not yet set the case for trial.  Plaintiff would benefit from the assistance of counsel. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Durell W. Sims is a prisoner at Martin Correctional Institution suing Mark Inch in his official capacity as Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Complaint alleges that eating and drinking utensils at Martin C.I. are improperly cleaned by untrained inmates, resulting in visible mold and grease on the utensils and causing health problems among inmates. The Complaint alleges that these conditions of confinement violate the Eighth Amendment, and Plaintiff seeks an injunction requiring the Department of Corrections to install mechanical dishwashers in the Departments facilities. The Complaint has proceeded past screening under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

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