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Federal _Serpico_lawsuit (Initial Plaintiff Filing)

Federal _Serpico_lawsuit (Initial Plaintiff Filing)

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JS44(Rev.09/11)
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TheJS44civilcoversheetandtheinformationcontainedhereinneitherreplacenorsupplementthefilingandserviceof_pleadingsorotherpapersasrequiredbylaw,exceptasprovidedbylocalrulesofcourt.This
form,
approvedbytheJudicialConferenceoftheUnited
States
inSeptember
1974,
is
required
fortheuse
of
theClerkofCourtforthepurposeof
initiating
thecivildocketsheet.
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Attorneys
(FirmName,Address,andTelephoneNumber)
J.
ChristopherAlexander,Sr.,Esq.,3751GovernmentSt.,Ste.A,
DEFENDANTS
LafayetteCity-ParishConsolidatedGovernment,LafayettePoliceDepartment,LesterJoseph"Joey"Durel;Jr.,DeeEdwardStanley,JamesP.Craft,andGeorge"Jackie"Alfred
CountyofResidenceofFirstListedDefendant_~~~_
(INU.S.PLAINTIFFCASESONLy)
NOTE:
IN
LANDCONDEMNATIONCASES,USETHELOCATIONOF
THE
TRACTOFLANDINVOLVED.
I.
(a)
PLAINTIFFS
KaneMarceaux,GregCormier,ScottPoiencot,GabrielThompson,NorbertMyers,NoveyStelly,Ule!omP.Hewitt,ReginaBriscoe,andAleetaM.Harding
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JUDGEDOCKETNUMBER
DATESIGNATUREOF
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June5,2012
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ONLY
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JohnChristopherAlexander,Sr.,Esg.(La.BarRollNo.26,591)
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JS44Reverse(Rev.09/11)
INSTRUCTIONSFORATTORNEYSCOMPLETINGCIVILCOVERSHEETFORMJS44
AuthorityForCivilCoverSheet
TheJS44civilcoversheetandtheinformationcontainedhereinneitherreplacesnorsupplementsthefilingsandserviceofpleadingorotherpapersasrequiredbylaw,exceptasprovidedbylocalrulesofcourt.Thisform,approvedbytheJudicialConferenceoftheUnitedStatesinSeptember1974,isrequiredfortheuseoftheClerkofCourtforthepurposeofinitiatingthecivildocketsheet.Consequently,acivilcoversheetissubmittedtotheClerkofCourtforeachcivilcomplaintfiled.Theattorneyfilingacaseshouldcompletetheformasfollows:I.(a)Plaiutltfs-Defendants,Enternames(last,first,middleinitial)ofplaintiffanddefendant.Iftheplaintiffordefendantisagovernmentagency,useonlythefullnameorstandardabbreviations.Iftheplaintiffordefendantisanofficialwithinagovernmentagency,identityfirsttheagencyandthentheofficial,givingbothnameandtitle.(b)CountyofResidence.Foreachcivilcasefiled,exceptU.S.plaintiffcases,enterthenameofthecountywherethefirstlistedplaintiffresidesatthetimeoffiling.InU.S.plaintiffcases,enterthenameofthecountyinwhichthe
first
listeddefendantresidesatthetimeoffiling.(NOTE:Inlandcondemnationcases,thecountyofresidenceofthe"defendant"isthelocationofthetractoflandinvolved.)(c)Attorneys.Enterthefinnname,address,telephonenumber,andattorneyofrecord.Ifthereareseveralattorneys,listthemonanattachment,notinginthissection"(seeattachment)".II.Jurisdiction.ThebasisofjurisdictionissetforthunderRule8(a),F.R.C.P.,whichrequiresthatjurisdictionsbeshowninpleadings.Placean"X"inoneoftheboxes.Ifthereismorethanonebasisofjurisdiction,precedenceisgivenintheordershownbelow.UnitedStatesplaintiff.(1)Jurisdictionbasedon28U.S.c.1345and1348.SuitsbyagenciesandofficersoftheUnitedStatesareincludedhere.UnitedStatesdefendant.(2)WhentheplaintiffissuingtheUnitedStates,itsofficersoragencies,placean"X"inthisbox.Federalquestion.(3)Thisreferstosuitsunder28U.S.c.1331,wherejurisdictionarisesundertheConstitutionoftheUnitedStates,anamendmenttotheConstitution,anactofCongressoratreatyoftheUnitedStates.IncaseswheretheU.S.isaparty,theUS.plaintiffordefendantcodetakesprecedence,andbox1or2shouldbemarked.Diversityofcitizenship.(4)Thisreferstosuitsunder28US.C.1332,wherepartiesarecitizensofdifferentstates.WhenBox4ischecked,thecitizenshipofthedifferentpartiesmustbechecked.(SeeSectionIIIbelow;federalquestionactionstakeprecedenceoverdiversitycases.)III.Residence(citizenship)ofPrincipalParties.ThissectionoftheJS44istobecompletedifdiversityofcitizenshipwasindicatedabove.Markthissectionforeachprincipalparty.IV.NatureofSnit.Placean"X"intheappropriatebox.Ifthenatureofsuitcannotbedetermined,besurethecauseofaction,inSectionVIbelow,issufficienttoenablethedeputyclerkorthestatisticalclerksintheAdministrativeOfficetodeterminethenatureofsuit.Ifthecausefitsmorethanonenatureofsuit,selectthemostdefinitive.V.Origin.Placean"X"inoneofthesevenboxes.OriginalProceedings.
(I)
CaseswhichoriginateintheUnitedStatesdistrictcourts.RemovedfromStateCourt.(2)ProceedingsinitiatedinstatecourtsmayberemovedtothedistrictcourtsunderTitle28U.S
.C.
Section1441.Whenthepetitionforremovalisgranted,checkthisbox.RemandedfromAppellateCourt.(3)Checkthisboxforcasesremandedtothedistrictcourtforfurtheraction.Usethedateofremandasthefilingdate.ReinstatedorReopened.(4)Checkthisboxforcasesreinstatedorreopenedinthedistrictcourt.Usethereopeningdateasthefilingdate.
Transferred
fromAnotherDistrict.(5)ForcasestransferredLInderTitle28U.S.C.Section1404{a).DonotLIsethisforwithindistricttransfersormultidistrietlitigationtransfers.MultidistrictLitigation.(6)CheckthisboxwhenamultidistrictcaseistransferredintothedistrictunderauthorityofTitle28US.C.Section1407.Whenthisboxischecked,donotcheck(5)above.AppealtoDistrictJudgefromMagistrateJudgment.(7)Checkthisboxforanappealfromamagistratejudge'sdecision.VI.CauseofAction.Reportthecivilstatutedirectlyrelatedtothecauseofactionandgiveabriefdescriptionofthecause,Donotcitejurisdictionalstatutesunlessdiversity.Example:U.S.CivilStatute:47USC553BriefDescription:UnauthorizedreceptionofcableserviceVII.RequestedinComplaiut.ClassAction.Placean
"X"
inthisboxifyouarefilingaclassactionunderRule23,F.R.Cv.P.Demand.Inthisspaceenterthedollaramount(inthousandsofdollars)beingdemandedorindicateotherdemandsuchasapreliminaryinjunction.JuryDemand.Checktheappropriateboxtoindicatewhetherornotajuryisbeingdemanded.VIII.RelatedCases.ThissectionoftheJS44isnsedtoreferencerelatedpendingcasesifany.Iftherearerelatedpendingcases,insertthedocketnumbersandthecorrespondingjudgenamesforsuchcases.DateandAttorneySignature.Dateandsignthecivilcoversheet.
 
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UNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURTWESTERNDISTRICTOFLOUISIANALAFAYETTEDIVISIONKANEMARCEAUX;GREGCORMIER;SCOTTCIVILACTIONNo.:
----------------
POIENCOT;NORBERTMYERS;GABETHOMPSON;NOVEYSTELLY;ULETOMP.HEWITT;REGINABRISCOE;AND,ALEETAM.HARDING
Plaintiffs
VERSUSLAFAYETTECITy-PARISHCONSOLIDATEDGOVERNMENT;LAFAYETTEPOLICEDEPARTMENTTHROUGHTHELAFAYETTECITy-PARISHCONSOLIDATEDGOVERNMENT;LESTERJOSEPH"JOEY"DUREL,JR.INIDSCAPACITYASPRESIDENTOFTHELAFAYETTECITY-PARISHCONSOLIDATEDGOVERNMENT,DEEEDWARDSTANLEY,INDIVIDUALLYANDINHISCAPACITYASCHIEFADMINISTRATIVEOFFICEROFTHELAFAYETTECITy-PARISHCONSOLIDATEDGOVERNMENT;JAMESP."JIM"CRAFT,INDIVIDUALLYANDINHISCAPACITYASCHIEFOFTHELAFAYETTEPOLICEDEPARTMENT;AND,GEORGE"JACKIE"ALFRED,INDIVIDUALLYANDINHISCAPACITYASPATROLDIVISIONCOMMANDEROFTHELAFAYETTEPOLICEDEPARTMENT
Defendants
COMPLAINT
1.
Thisisanactionformoneydamagesbroughtpursuantto42U.S.C.§§1983and1988,andtheFirst,Fourth,Fifth,andFourteenthAmendmentstotheUnitedStatesConstitution,andunderthelawsoftheStateofLouisiana,againstLafayetteCity-ParishConsolidatedGovernment,LafayettePoliceDepartmentthroughtheLafayetteCity-ParishConsolidatedGovernment,LesterJoseph"Joey"Durel,Jr.inhiscapacityasPresidentoftheLafayetteCity-ParishConsolidatedGovernment,DeeEdwardStanley,individuallyandinhis
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