'Kids For Cash' Plaintiffs Dispute Class Numbers In Cert. Bid

Law360, Philadelphia (March 22, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT) -- As part of their continued push for class certification, plaintiffs seeking compensation over Pennsylvania’s notorious “kids for cash” judge kickback scheme argued Thursday that they have at least 700 more members than alleged by the defense.

The putative class of juveniles who were allegedly harmed by the plot struck back at claims made by three private juvenile detention centers — which allegedly paid kickbacks to judges for sentencing the youths to the facilities — that the class was too small for certification. The plaintiffs also denied...
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Case Information

Case Title

Wallace v. Powell et al

Case Number



Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


A. Richard Caputo

Date Filed

February 12, 2009

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