On April 30, 2020, ECBA along with co-counsel the Cardozo Civil Rights Clinic, Alexander A. Reinert, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, filed a motion for preliminary injunction in Chunn v. Edge, 20 Civ. 1590 (E.D.N.Y.) a class action lawsuit challenging the response of the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) to the COVID-19 pandemic. The motion seeks relief for medically vulnerable people incarcerated in the MDC and improved conditions. The report submitted in support of the motion by Dr. Homer Venters, a leading expert in health services for incarcerated people, describes the failures of the MDC to appropriately respond to protect the health and safety of people confined in the MDC and staff. After Respondent moved to strike the report, U.S. Magistrate Judge Roanne Mann denied the Respondent’s motion less than 24 hours later.
To read about the denial of the Respondent’s motion to strike, click here.
To read more about Chunn et al. v. Edge, click here.
To read coverage of the lawsuit and expert report by the Intercept, click here.
To read coverage of the lawsuit and expert report by the NY Daily News, click here.
To hear WNYC’s coverage of the case, click here.