Cases & Deals

Jones Day obtains reversal and remand for civil detainee in Fourth Amendment case

Client(s) Client G

A team from Jones Day Atlanta including Rick Deane, Rob Schmoll, Garrett Bradford and Hillary Keith prevailed in the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of a civil detainee held by the State of Florida pursuant to that state's Jimmy Ryce Act. Jones Day was appointed by Eleventh Circuit Judge Charles Wilson to assist the client in his appeal of the Middle District of Florida's dismissal of the client's Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment claims arising out of an allegedly unlawful search of the client's person and papers. Just three days after oral argument, the Eleventh Circuit reversed and remanded, directing the district court to reopen the case and to permit our client to amend his complaint.

Gomez v. TST Davis, 11-11733-B, 2012 WL 6621434 (11th Cir. 2012)