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Roy and Blanche Dixon bring this action against four Florida state court judges under 1983 for violating their due process rights in a 2013 foreclosure action – specifically by denying them the ability to present an expert witness and in designating him as a vexatious litigant. They also sue Palm Beach County, a state court judge, two mortgage companies, and two defense attorneys for fraud committed in the state court case. Finally, they sue a mortgage company and two attorneys for civil theft, and the two attorneys for tortious interference with a business relationship. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Petitioner Arlister S. Rush filed this habeas petition on August 3, 2020, a Report and Recommendation was issued on August 25, 2020. Rush has indicated he plans to file objections and would appreciate any assistance from an attorney. Objections are currently due on October 17, 2020. The Magistrate Judge recommended that the petition be dismissed unless the Petitioner can establish that equitable tolling of the one-year limitations period is warranted. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Annette Cave brings this suit pro se against several Defendants, including Florida State Court Judges Barry Stone, Jack Tuter, Jill Levy, and Michael Lynch, under 42 U.S.C. 1983.
The deadline for service is December 25, 2020. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

On June 15, 2020, the Plaintiff, Bruce E. Wiggins, filed this action seeking review of an unfavorable decision on his disability insurance benefits claim by the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. The Commissioners answer is forthcoming. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Lee Shapiro was a branch manager at one of Defendants banks. Plaintiff brings various discrimination claims under various statutes against Defendant for what he claims was a forced retirement. The case is still in its infancy.  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

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 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 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.

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