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Los Angeles County Sheriff ICE Hold Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

The Country of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department will be paying $14 million to settle a class action that alleged that it improperly detained people when their criminal cases were finished, and that it would not accept bail from people with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds.

Docket Number:

CV 12-09012 (FFMx)

Company: County of Los Angeles

Filing Deadline: October 10, 2021

Class Period: October 19, 2010 to June 14, 2014

Objection Deadline: October 10, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: October 10, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: November 19, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

Presumably Sherriff’s Department records will be used for verification.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you belong to one of the following three groups:

- Detained on ICE holds: You had an ICE hold and you were detained at a Los Angeles County jail after your criminal case was fully resolved (for example, after a judge said for you to be released or after you had served your time), between October 19, 2010 and June 14, 2014. You are not eligible if you had a prior removal (deportation) order or who were already in removal proceedings when ICE placed the hold.
- Booking Arrestees Who Should Have Been Released Due to Low Bail: You had an ICE hold and you were jailed, between October 19, 2010 and June 14, 2014, even though the total amount of your bail was less than $25,000. Some exceptions apply.
- Refusing to Accept Bail: The Sheriff’s Department refused to allow you to post bail, between October 19, 2010 and June 14, 2014, because you had an ICE hold.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Detention: Up to $1,000 per day spent detained solely on an immigrant detainer, up to a maximum of $25,000. Refusal of bail: $250 (applies only those who were arrested and incarcerated before October 19, 2012 and who would otherwise have been eligible to post bail. Final amounts depend on how many valid claims are received.

Total Settlement Amount: $14 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firms:
American Civil Liberties Union
McLane Bednarski & Litt
National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Claim Form: Los Angeles County Sheriff ICE Hold Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Roy v. County of Los Angeles

Settlement Website: Los Angeles County Sheriff ICE Hold Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Heffler Claims Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Roy v. County of Los Angeles
c/o Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 529
Warminster, PA 18974-0529
1-833-537-1192

Tags: Bail, Immigration and Customs, Incarceration