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TransCor America, LLC v. Schilling

Close Date: 01/24/2011
Date Of Involvement: 12/20/2010
Docket: 10-468

Description:

This case presented the following questions:

1. Must all (approximately 16,000) putative class members – who are subject to the Prison Litigation Reform Act (“PLRA”) – prove that they suffered a physical injury to recover emotional and mental damages, or are the class members exempt from the PLRA’s physical injury requirement as long as the named class representative has suffered a physical injury?

2. Can a prisoner conditions of confinement case be certified as a class action under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(b)(3), if the complaint alleges various constitutional violations based on multiple confinement policies, and each alleged violation can only be determined on a case-by-case basis?