Marion County Over-Detention Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The City of Indianapolis and the Marion County Sheriff are settling a class action alleging that they over-detained individuals by twelve hours or more after a court ordered their release or they posted bond or bail, with nothing else to justify their continued detentions. More than 15,000 such detentions have been identified, with a total of more than 175,000 compensable hours.

Docket Number:


Company: City of Indianapolis, Indiana

Filing Deadline: April 27, 2022

Class Period: June 6, 2014 to November 19, 2021

Objection Deadline: April 27, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: April 27, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: July 14, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to provide proof.


You may be eligible if you were an inmate at the Marion County Jail and you were over-detained for more than twelve hours after a court had ordered your release, and there was no other valid hold, warrant, detainer, or other legal reason to continue your detention, between June 6, 2014 and November 19, 2021.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits: $40 per hour of over-detention.

Total Settlement Amount: $4,550,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Waples & Hanger
Young & Young

Claim Form: Marion County Over-Detention Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Driver v. Marion County Sheriff, et al.

Settlement Website: Marion County Over-Detention Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Marion County IN OverDetention Class Settlement Administrator
c/o Rust Consulting, Inc – 7540
PO Box 2599
Faribault, MN 55021-9599

Tags: Corrections Prisons Jails, Over Detention