Shelby County, Tennessee Jail Longer Detentions 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:

Shelby County, Tennessee is settling a class action alleging it detained certain people for longer than permitted by law. The complaint alleged that the excessive detentions were due to a computer system installed in November 2016 and violated state and federal laws.

Docket Number:


Company: Shelby County, Tennessee

Filing Deadline: December 31, 2021

Class Period: November 1, 2016 to March 21, 2021

Objection Deadline: October 11, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: September 10, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: November 10, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

You need to provide a copy of your driver’s license, voter registration card, or other form of identification, such as a Social Security card or work identification card. Presumably jail records will be used to verify claims.


You may be eligible if, between November 1, 2016 and March 21, 2021, you were arrested and then detained in the Shelby County Jail for longer than legally authorized.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Final amount paid to class members will depend on the amount of time each was detained, and will not be determined until all claims have been received and calculated.

Total Settlement Amount: $4,900,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to up to $140,000 in total

Law Firms:
Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, PC
Donati Law, PLLC
Watson Burns PLLC

Claim Form: Shelby County, Tennessee Jail Longer Detentions Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Turnage, et al. v. Oldham, et al.

Settlement Website: Shelby County, Tennessee Jail Longer Detentions Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
CMM Settlement Solutions

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

CMM Settlement Solutions,
P.O Box 341316,
Bartlett TN. 38184-1316

Tags: Corrections Prisons Jails, Wrongful Detention