Class Action / Civil Rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983

Anne Pasqua, et al v. Hon. Gerald J. Council, et al
A-6875-02T3 (Superior Court,
Appellate Division)

MER-L-406-03 (Superior Court, Law Division, 2003)
316 f.3d 412 (3d Cir. 2003)  (United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2003)

Case No. 00CV-2418 (District Court, 2000)

Federal Court proceedings (May 2000 through January 2003)

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Hon. Anthony J. Scirica
Hon. John T. Noonan, Jr.
Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell

Third Circuit Decision (Jan 2003)

Transcript of Oral Argument (Apr 2002) (WPD document)
Transcript of Oral Argument (Apr 2002)
(Web page)
Reply Brief (Nov 2001) (WPD document)
Reply Brief (Nov 2001)
(Web page)
Appellate (Third Circuit) Brief (Oct 2001) (WPD document)
Appellate (Third Circuit) Brief (Oct 2001)
(Web page)

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Hon. Garrett E. Brown
District Court Decision (Mar 2001)
Motion for reconsideration & supporting brief (Mar 2001)
Transcript of oral argument (Nov 2000)
Sur-reply brief  (Sep 2000)
Cross motion and brief  (Aug 2000)
Amended complaint (Federal District Court) (Jun 2000)

NOTE: If you are an attorney (or pro se litigant) considering filing a § 1983 action, please do not rely on these pleadings.  Email me and I’ll explain why, but a lot has been learned since the filing of this action and many potential problems could be avoided by structuring the complaint differently.