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Lewis et al v. Cain et al (3:15-cv-00318-SDD-RLB)

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

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  • RULING denying (Document 603) Motion for Reconsideration or, in the Alternative, to Certify Ruling for Interlocutory Appeal and granting (Document 605) Motion for Status Conference to discuss the remedy phase in this matter. A status conference is set for 12/15/2021 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 3. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 10/08/2021. (NLT)

  • OPINION: For the reasons stated, the Court holds that the Defendants, in their official capacities, are violating the Eighth Amendment rights of the Plaintiff Class and the ADA and RA rights of the Plaintiff Subclass. Based on the overwhelming evid ence presented at trial, judgment shall be entered in favor of Plaintiffs following the remedy phase. The Court shall order injunctive relief as stated herein. By separate notice, the Court will set a State Conference to discuss proceeding to the remedy phase of this matter. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 3/31/2021. (SWE)

  • RULING granting (Document 581) Motion for Expedited Hearing on (Document 580) Emergency Motion to Re-Open Discovery Regarding COVID-19. Plaintiffs' (Document 580) Emergency Motion to Re-Open Discovery Regarding COVID-19 and (Document 582) Emergency Motion to Restrain Defendants from Transferring COVID-19 Carriers to Louisiana State Penitentiary are DENIED. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 4/2/2020. (SWE)

  • ORDER: The (Document 403) Motion for Reconsideration of (Document 193) First MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment on Plaintiffs' ADA Claims, (Document 194) Second MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment Plaintiffs' Eighth Amendment Claim is DENIED except as to exhaustion of administrative remedies. Plaintiff's Re-Urged (Document 288) Motion to Strike is DENIED as moot. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 9/12/2018. (LLH)

  • ORDER: Plaintiff's (Document 417) MOTION to Exclude Evidence of Post-DiscoveryConditions is hereby GRANTED, and the (Document 417) MOTION to Compel Additional Discovery is hereby DENIED. A bench trial on liability only, limited to evidence of the conditions as they existed on or before 9/30/2016 will go forward commencing on 10/9/2018. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 6/20/2018. (LLH)

  • RULING granting (Document 133) Motion for Class Certification. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 2/26/2018. (SGO)

  • RULING granting (Document 376) Motion for Evidentiary Sanctions. The Court will exclude any evidence or documents not produced in discovery unless such documents were attached to pleadings filed into the record prior to the class certification hearing. The Court declines to award any monetary sanctions. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 1/12/2018. (SGO)

  • RULING granting in part and denying in part Defendant's (Document 248) Motion in Limine. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 10/25/2017. (LLH)

  • RULING : The (Document 246) Motion in Limine is DENIED with full reservation of rights to urge objections at the time of trial. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 10/24/2017. (LLH)

  • RULING granting (Document 326) MOTION for Clarification of and Relief From (Document 322) Ruling on (Document 192) Motion to Exclude Testimony of David Thomas. The Courts' Prior (Document 322) RULING is vacated in part . Plaintiff' s (Document 192) Motion in Limine to exclude Dr. D avid Thomas' opinion testimony as relating to legal and security issues is GRANTED; the motion to exclude standard of care opinion testimony is DENIED, and all objections to admissibility are reserved. Defendants' request to vacate and amend the Scheduling Order and for leave to name a substitute expert is DENIED, as moot. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 10/23/2017. (LLH)

  • RULING granting (Document 192) MOTION to Exclude Testimony of David Thomas. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 9/29/2017. (SGO)

  • RULING denying (Document 191) Motion to Exclude Testimony of Jacqueline Moore. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 9/27/2017. (LLH)

  • ORDER: Because the class certification issue must be decided before dispositive motions, and the Court believes that resolution of this issue may (or may not) alter the facts and /or analysis regarding the dispositive motions filed in this case, the Court will deny the (Document 193) Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on Plaintiffs ADA Claims, (Document 194) Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on Plaintiffs Eighth Amendment Claims, and the Defendants (Document 261) Motion for Summary Judgment without preju dice. Following the class certification hearing, the Parties are granted leave of Court to re-urge these motions by reference to record document numbers, without the necessity of re-filing same. Should supplemental briefing be required based on the class certification determination, such leave is granted to file supplemental briefs not to exceed 15 pages without leave of Court. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 9/21/2017. (LLH)

  • ORDER granting (Document 223) Motion to Disqualify Judge. Signed by Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson on 4/20/2017. (EDC)

  • ORDER granting (Document 176) MOTION for Relief From Order Denying Joint Motion to Clarify Order. The Court's Order Denying as Moot the Joint Motion to Clarify Order on Second Joint Motion to Extend Deadlines for Submission of Opposing and Supplemental M emorandum in Regards to Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification (Document 175) is VACATED. The deadline for Plaintiff's submission of any supplemental memorandum in support of their Motion for Class Certification is extended to 12/19/2016. Signed by Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson on 12/15/2016. (EDC)

  • ORDER granting (Document 152) Motion to Compel Production of Documents. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 12/7/2016. (LLH)

  • ORDER: Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel is DENIED to the extent it seeks an award for costs pursuant to Rule 37(a)(5). In all other respects, the Motion to Compel is denied as moot. Because the Motion to Compel was granted in part and denied in part , and because the Court finds that Defendants' failure to meet the parties agreed upon deadlines was substantially justified and that awarding expenses under the circumstances would be unjust, each party shall bear its own costs. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 08/31/2016. (NLT)

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Lewis et al v. Cain et al (3:15-cv-00318-SDD-RLB)

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

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