Current Developments
Last Updated: 09/09/2013
 
September 9, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference, and the Court appointed a Monitor.

September 3, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference. The Court dismissed without prejudice the motion to appoint a receiver.

August 23, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference. At the parties’ request, the Court continued the September 30, 2013 hearing.

August 20, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference. At the parties’ request, the Court continued the September 30, 2013 hearing. A new hearing date will be determined at a September 3 status conference.

August 20, 2013

On this date, the parties submitted a letter relative to the September 30, 2013 hearing.

August 19, 2013

On this date, the Court issued an Order extending the deadline for the selection of a Monitor.

July 29, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference relative to the August 5, 2013 hearing.

July 25, 2013

On this date, the Court completed the funding hearing that began on June 24, 2013.

July 24, 2013

On this date, the Court resumed the funding hearing that began on June 24, 2013.

July 12, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference relative to the July 11 letter.

July 11, 2013

On this date, the Sheriff of Orleans Parish provided the Court with a letter relative to the construction of the new jail.

July 2, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference relative to the July 24 and August 5 hearings.

June 24, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference. At the subsequent funding hearing, it came to light that certain documents had not been produced by the Sheriff of Orleans Parish. The Court scheduled a supplementary hearing to commence on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

June 20, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference relative to the June 24 funding hearing, which is expected to last no longer than two days.

June 14, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference relative to the June 24 funding hearing.

June 11, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference. The Court advised the parties that it requires further briefing on the streams of revenue that the Sheriff is legally obligated to use for OPP.

June 10, 2013

On this date, the Court continued the funding hearing to Monday, June 24, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

June 6, 2013

On this date, the Court granted the motion for approval of the consent judgment and the motion for certification of a settlement class. The Court entered the Consent Judgment as an order of the Court.

June 3, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference. The Court informed counsel of a deadline for the correction of grammatical or typographical errors in the proposed consent judgment.

May 13, 2013

On this date, the Court granted the unopposed motion to continue the May 28 hearing, rescheduling the hearing for June 10, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

May 6, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference, and the Court granted the parties’ joint request to continue the July 1 hearing to August 5, 2013, at 8: 30 a.m.

April 23, 2013

On this date, the Sheriff filed an opposition to the motion for appointment of a receiver.

April 16, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a status conference relative to the funding hearings.

April 4, 2013

On this date, the fairness hearing concluded, and the Court issued an Order setting post-hearing deadlines.

April 3, 2013

On this date, the fairness hearing continued.

April 2, 2013

On this date, the fairness hearing continued.

April 1, 2013

On this date, the fairness hearing commenced.

March 28, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a pre-hearing status conference and the Court issued an Order addressing evidentiary issues.

March 22, 2013

On this date, the Court entered the parties’ Stipulated Order.

March 20, 2013

On this date, the Court issued an Order preliminarily approving the Amended Proposed Consent Judgment.

March 18, 2013

On this date, the proposed plaintiff class, the United States of America, and the Orleans Parish Sheriff filed a Joint Statement amending the Proposed Consent Judgment.

March 13, 2013

On this date, the parties participated in a settlement conference. Also on this date, the parties participated in a brief status conference.

March 11, 2013

On this date, the Court issued an Order setting deadlines for pre-trial submissions.

March 5, 2013

On this date, a conference was held to discuss issues related to the April 1 and May 28 hearings. The Court issued an Order scheduling a settlement conference and setting deadlines for the April 1 hearing.

February 20, 2013

On this date, the Court entered an Order  to file under seal three letters from putative class members that contain comments on the proposed settlement and details related to alleged sexual assaults.

February 19, 2013

On this date, the named Plaintiffs moved for certification of a proposed settlement class. The Court entered an Order dismissing without prejudice their prior motion for class certification. Also on this date, the Court issued an Order granting the United States’ unopposed motion to file under seal certain exhibits in support of Plaintiffs’ Joint Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.

January 21, 2013

On this date, the Court issued an Order granting preliminary approval of the Proposed Consent Judgment and scheduling a fairness hearing for Monday, April 1, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. to consider final approval. The Court approved the revised publication Notice, which includes information on how class members and other members of the public may comment on the Proposed Consent Judgment. The Court noted typographical errors that will be corrected if and when the Proposed Consent Judgment becomes final.

December 12, 2012

On this date, the Plaintiffs, the United States of America, and the Sheriff of Orleans Parish jointly moved for preliminary and final approval of the Proposed Consent Judgment.

October 1, 2012

On this date, the Sheriff of Orleans Parish filed a Third-Party Complaint against the City of New Orleans.

September 25, 2012

On this date, the United States of America filed a Complaint in Intervention against the Sheriff of Orleans Parish. To view the U.S. Department of Justice 2012 report on its investigation of Orleans Parish Prison, click here. To view the U.S. Department of Justice 2009 report on its investigation of Orleans Parish Prison, click here.

April 2, 2012

On this date, Plaintiffs filed a Complaint against the Sheriff of Orleans Parish and moved for certification of a class consisting of all current and future OPP inmates.