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
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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.
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
Plaintiff Evelyn Fernandez files her Complaint against her former employer Crystal Cruises, LLC for violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 for Defendants discriminatory treatment based on Plaintiffs national origin and age. Plaintiff also brings a claim for unpaid wages and damages under the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Defendant has filed its Answer and Affirmative Defenses. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov
The Plaintiff is appealing the denial of her application for Social Security disability benefits. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.
The Government has filed a lawsuit against Anita Harris (in rem only) and Jose Santiago to foreclose on a mortgage on real estate located in Broward County, Florida. The Government alleges that Defendants have defaulted on a promissory note. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.
Defendant Arturo Vargas is the owner and operator of Arlican Wood Design, a Florida corporation that sells custom-made wood furniture. Vargas and his corporation have been sued for overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as state law breach of contract. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.
On December 11, 2019, Plaintiff Malvin Garnett filed his Complaint against Defendants, Transport Workers Union of America AFL-CIO and Transport Workers Union Local 555, for allegedly engaging in employment discrimination and retaliation. Plaintiff also asserts a claim for breach of contract.
Plaintiff was a member of the defendant labor organizations when he alleges he was subject to workplace discrimination and retaliation. When Plaintiff was terminated from his position, the Defendants filed a grievance on his behalf. Plaintiff, however, claims that following a variety of inappropriate comments from the Defendants’ Local 555 Manager, Plaintiff’s grievance was withdrawn in retaliation for his raising concerns about discrimination. Plaintiff seeks compensatory and injunctive relief.
The case is in its infancy. Proof of service has not been filed and the case is currently referred to Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow for appropriate disposition. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov
Plaintiff filed suit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security alleging disability discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation. This is Plaintiff's third attempt to file suit before the Court. Plaintiff has revised his Complaint each time in an effort to satisfy pleading requirements. Plaintiff's most recent Complaint claims he was employed by the Defendant as a Transportation Security Officer at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida. Plaintiff alleges he notified his supervisors of his disability, specifically ADHD, and requested an accommodation after he experienced adverse symptoms when utilizing a new procedural technique. Plaintiff claims he made several requests for accommodation and notified several supervisors of the issue. Plaintiff maintains he was not accommodated and rather was given a "Letter of Counseling." Plaintiff claims several members of management intentionally humiliated him when he was attempting to comply with the new policy, and as a result, Plaintiff alleges he was working in hostile work environment. Plaintiff maintains that he was constructively terminated as a result of his disability and request for an accommodation.
Plaintiff's Complaint is not lacking in factual allegations; however, the Complaint is oddly drafted, repetitive, and confusing. Plaintiff paid the filing fee in full and is in the process of attempting to serve Defendant. However, Defendant has not been served with process to date. Plaintiff must serve Defendant by January 8, 2020.
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