Builders Settle 'Kids For Cash' Class Actions For $18M

Law360, New York (December 16, 2011, 8:20 PM ET) -- Mericle Construction Inc. and its president agreed Friday to pay about $17.8 million to settle several class actions over the notorious “kids for cash” scheme, which ended in prison sentences for judges who allegedly took $2.8 million in kickbacks to steer juvenile offenders to private detention centers.

Robert K. Mericle and his construction company, which built the prisons at the center of the scheme, will pay almost $17.8 million to juveniles and parents of juveniles who appeared before former Juvenile Court Judge Mark Ciavarella between 2003...
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Case Title

Wallace v. Powell et al

Case Number

3:09-cv-00286

Court

Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

A. Richard Caputo

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Date Filed

February 11, 2009


Case Title

H.T. et al v. Ciavarella et al

Case Number

3:09-cv-00357

Court

Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

A. Richard Caputo

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Date Filed

February 26, 2009


Case Title

Conway et al v. Conahan et al

Case Number

3:09-cv-00291

Court

Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

A. Richard Caputo

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Date Filed

February 13, 2009


Case Title

Humanik v. Ciavarella et al

Case Number

3:09-cv-00630

Court

Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

A. Richard Caputo

Date Filed

April 6, 2009

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