Cases

This a short selection of LatinoJustice PRLDEF's recent litigation. Visit regularly to learn more about our expanded litigation docket. For information about cases not listed here, contact legal@latinojustice.org
Name: JOAQUIN ORELLANA CASTANEDA, and GERMAN HERANDEZ ARGUETA v. COUNTY of SUFFOLK, and SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE; et al.

Immigrants’ rights case challenging Suffolk County’s Sheriff’s department on unconstitutional detainer practices, a key component of the federal administration’s attempts to dismantle basic constitutional rights.SEE MORE >>

Name: EDUARDO VALENCIA & ALEJANDRO RAMIREZ on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. IDEAL SNACKS

Worker’s rights class action suit defending more than 200 immigrant workers summarily discharged without advance written notice in violation of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) Act.SEE MORE >>

Name: COMMON CAUSE NEW YORK et al v. BOARD OF ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, et al.

Voting rights suit on behalf of voters who were unlawfully purged from the voter rolls in NYC on the eve of the 2016 national election led to a court order requiring NYC poll workers to provide affidavit ballots to any individual who believed they had been registered to vote but whose name did not appear on the registration rolls.SEE MORE >>

Name: J/J DOE PLAINTIFFS #1-21, individually and o/b/o all others

Civil rights suit involving more than 20 Latinx immigrant plaintiffs who were systematically racially profiled, stopped and robbed by uniformed Suffolk County police for more than a decade.SEE MORE >>
Name: CENTRO DE LA COMMUNIDAD HISPANA DE LOCUST VALLEY; and THE WORKPLACE PROJECT v. TOWN OF OYSTER BAY; JOHN VENDITTO, TOWN SUPERVISOR.

Immigrants’ rights case challenging anti-immigrant ordinances designed to target Latinx day laborers’ right to congregate in a public thoroughfare for work.SEE MORE >>

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