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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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Plaintiff Thomas Cook has filed claims against Defendants Julie L. Jones, H. Matos, and Daniel L. Conn alleging violations of certain constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Specifically, Mr. Cook alleges that he was denied adequate care after he was diagnosed with Hepatitis-C. On September 9, 2019, the Court entered a scheduling order setting the case for trial on February 8, 2021, with all discovery to be completed by September 30, 2020, and all motions due by October 5, 2020. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, a pretrial detainee, brings a Section 1983 action against corrections officials in Miami-Dade County, alleging that the officials have committed various constitutional violations against him, including deprivation of his right to due process, retaliation, and deliberate indifference. Presently, the Defendants have filed a motion to dismiss for failure to exhaust administrative remedies. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

The Plaintiff, Chantel Mapp-Leslie, seeks an attorney to assist in prosecuting an ADA accommodations suit. She alleges that, while riding on an Amtrak train with her service animals, the conductor of the train entered her cabin and demanded she show him what her animals did for her. The Plaintiff, who is 63 years old, attempted to show the conductor her disability documents, but the conductor refused to look at them and forcibly removed her and her animals from the train. As a result of the assault, both service animals lost their lives, and the Plaintiff suffered significant physical injuries. She seeks all damages available under law. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

In this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action, the pro se Plaintiff alleges that Defendants, a sheriff's Office and some of its officers, violated his civil rights by lying to him, obstructing justice, and refusing to force a hospice facility to allow him entry to see his parents. The case is still in an early stage of litigation. The Defendants recently filed a motion to dismiss, which is now pending. If you are interested in representing the Plaintiff, please e-mail altman@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Plaintiff Reginald Eugene Grimes (“Mr. Grimes”) seeks an attorney to assist in prosecuting a civil rights Bivens action . Mr. Grimes alleges Defendants Officer Richard Rott, five unknown federal agents, and the Drug Enforcement Agency violated his constitutional rights when they assaulted him, unlawfully searched his vehicle, and seized his property. The plaintiff seeks compensatory and punitive damages. The case is currently at the summary judgment stage and is set for trial beginning on January 21, 2020. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Wesley Lionel Davidson (“Mr. Davidson”) seeks an attorney to assist in prosecuting an Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") case against Palm Beach State College ("College"). The Amended Complaint claims that the College failed to accommodate Mr. Davidson's mental disability with a flexible schedule, resulting in damages to Mr. Davidson. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Pro se Plaintiff brings this cause of action against "Miami Dade Housing." Plaintiff alleges that she had previously received public housing through the Miami-Dade Housing Choice Voucher Program (the "Program"). However, due to a purported fraud, Plaintiff's Housing Choice Voucher was transferred to her older daughter. As a result, Plaintiff is no longer able to secure housing and is essentially homeless. Plaintiff is seeking evidence of the purported fraud and to be reinstated to the Program. The case is in its infancy, Plaintiff's Complaint was filed on September 30, 2019. A summons has not yet been issued. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Valentin Spataru has filed claims against Sheriff Rick Ramsay of the Sheriff Department of Monroe County, several deputies of the Sheriff Department of Monroe County, and other government officials. Spataru alleges violations of certain constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and certain statutory rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act following his allegedly unconstitutional arrest and detainment in August of 2015. This case has been referred to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Becerra for trial. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Pro se Plaintiff, Elvis Chavers, filed this action seeking review of an unfavorable decision on his disability insurance benefits claim by the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. The complaint was filed August 9, 2019, and Plaintiff has been granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis. Defendant has not yet filed a response to the Complaint. If interested, please email reinhart@flsd.uscourts.gov.

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