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Richardson v. Director Federal Bureau of Prisons, 15-2876

In a class action brought by a former inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Lewisburg seeking both individual monetary damages for alleged violations of his constitutional rights at USP Lewisburg and class-wide injunctive relief to prevent future constitutional violations at the penitentiary, the District Court's order dismissing the class claims is vacated where plaintiff's class claims are not moot, because when individual claims for relief are acutely susceptible to mootness, a would-be class representative may, in some circumstances, continue to seek class certification after losing his personal stake in the case.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/07/15

Judges

  • SMITH

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

Counsel

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