U.S. District Judge Rachel Kovner of the Eastern District of New York on Tuesday denied a motion for preliminary injunction that would have released medically vulnerable inmates from Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, finding that the available evidence gives reason for “cautious optimism” about the MDC’s response to COVID-19 so far.

Attorneys from Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Civil Rights Clinic filed a proposed class action lawsuit in late March against MDC Warden Derek Edge. The lawyers represented a group of MDC inmates, several of whom have since been released, and they argued that the court needed to intervene immediately because of severe flaws in the facility’s response to the pandemic.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]