The lawsuit alleges that the Hecht attorneys told the plaintiffs that they would represent them in applying for a green card or other immigration status through a legal mechanism that does not exist, and instead applied for asylum on their client's behalf without their client's consent, which put all plaintiffs into the pipeline for deportation.
April 17, 2018 - Broadly, which is a part of VICE media, reports on LeslieAnn Manning, an inmate at Sullivan Correctional Facility in New York who says she was raped by another inmate in 2013. In February, she was awarded $100,000 in damages in a settlement with the state's Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Cardozo's Civil Rights Clinic litigated the case, along with Brooklyn Law School's LGBT Advocacy Clinic.
“All the defendants were responsible for security in the sublevel, and all the defendants knew Ms. Manning was a transgender woman based on her file and letters that had been written advocating for her,” said Paige Maier, a second-year law student at Cardozo Law School who worked on the suit.