Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Antonio Lopez-Aguilar v. Marion County Sheriff's Department
Case No.: 18-1050
Officials: FLAUM, RIPPLE, and BARRETT, Circuit Judges.
Focus: Injunctive Relief
Antonio Lopez-Aguilar brought this action against the Marion County Sheriff's Department ("the Sheriff's Department"), Sheriff John R. Layton, in both his official capacity and his individual capacity, and a sergeant of the Sheriff's Department, in his individual capacity (together, "the defendants"). His complaint set forth one claim under 42 U.S.C. 1983. He alleged that when the defendants detained him for transfer into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE"), they violated his Fourth Amendment rights. Mr. Lopez-Aguilar also brought supplemental claims, based on Indiana law, for false arrest and false imprisonment. His complaint sought damages and a declaration that the defendants had violated his rights by detaining him. He did not seek injunctive relief.
The parties later proposed, and the district court subsequently entered, a Stipulated Final Judgment and Order for Permanent Injunction ("the Stipulated Judgment"), which granted declaratory and prospective injunctive relief but dismissed with prejudice Mr. Lopez-Aguilar's damages claims. Following the entry of final judgment, but within the time for appeal, the State of Indiana ("the State" or "Indiana") moved to intervene for...