Case: Gonzalez v. Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apartments, Phase 3, Inc. 4

0:06-cv-61575 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: Oct. 24, 2006

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On October 24, 2006, owners and prospective purchasers of condominiums in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, filed a lawsuit under the Fair Housing Act against Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apartments in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. The plaintiffs, represented by private and public interest attorneys, claimed that the condo association had prevented Hispanics from purchasing units in the condo building.

Following a stipulation of dismissal on October 16, 2007, the court (Marcia G. Cooke) dismissed the case on October 19, 2007. We have no further information concerning this case.

Summary Authors

Andrew Nash (6/8/2008)

People

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Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Berg, Randall Challen Jr. (Florida)

Puentes, Angela Teresa (Florida)

Siegel, Peter Michael (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Grady , Jacqueline A (Florida)

Slatoff, Robert Todd (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Berg, Randall Challen Jr. (Florida)

Puentes, Angela Teresa (Florida)

Siegel, Peter Michael (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Grady , Jacqueline A (Florida)

Slatoff, Robert Todd (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

0:06-cv-61575

Docket (PACER)

Gonzalez v. Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts.

Oct. 19, 2007

Oct. 19, 2007

Docket
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0:06-cv-61575

Complaint for Housing Discrimination on the Basis of National Origin and Jury Demand

Oct. 24, 2006

Oct. 24, 2006

Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4231940/gonzalez-v-sunrise-lakes-condominium-apts-phase-3-inc-4/

Last updated Sept. 1, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT for Housing Discrimination on the Basis of National Origin against Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4 Filing fee $ 350. Receipt#: 948365 filed by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez.(nt) (Entered: 10/24/2006)

Oct. 19, 2006

Oct. 19, 2006

PACER
2

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez. (nt) (Entered: 10/24/2006)

Oct. 19, 2006

Oct. 19, 2006

PACER
3

Summons Issued as to Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4. (nt) (Entered: 10/24/2006)

Oct. 19, 2006

Oct. 19, 2006

PACER
4

SUMMONS Returned Executed Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4 served on 10/25/2006, answer due 11/14/2006. (dm) (Entered: 10/31/2006)

Oct. 30, 2006

Oct. 30, 2006

PACER
5

Defendant's MOTION to Dismiss 1 Complaint, by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4. Responses due by 12/19/2006 (Slatoff, Robert) (Entered: 12/05/2006)

Dec. 5, 2006

Dec. 5, 2006

PACER
6

RESPONSE in Opposition re 5 Defendant's MOTION to Dismiss 1 Complaint, or For a More Definite Statement and in the alternative, Motion to Strike filed by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez. (Berg, Randall) (Entered: 12/19/2006)

Dec. 19, 2006

Dec. 19, 2006

PACER
7

REPLY to Response to Motion re 5 Defendant's MOTION to Dismiss 1 Complaint, filed by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4. (Grady, Jacqueline) (Entered: 12/27/2006)

Dec. 27, 2006

Dec. 27, 2006

PACER
8

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Jacqueline A. Grady on behalf of Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4 (Grady, Jacqueline) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007

Jan. 12, 2007

PACER
9

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Stephen T. Brown for non-dispositive pretrial matters. Signed by Judge Marcia G. Cooke on 1/19/07. (tm) (Entered: 01/19/2007)

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

PACER
10

Order Requiring Joint Scheduling Report. Signed by Judge Marcia G. Cooke on 1/19/07. (tm) (Entered: 01/19/2007)

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

PACER
11

ORDER on Discovery. Signed by Judge Stephen T. Brown on 01/23/07 (dt) (Entered: 01/23/2007)

Jan. 23, 2007

Jan. 23, 2007

PACER
12

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Pretrial Deadlines, Pretrial Conference and Trial Date# 2 Exhibit ELECTION TO JURISDICTION BY A UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE FOR FINAL DISPOSITION OF MOTIONS# 3 Text of Proposed Order JOINT PROPOSED SCHEDULING ORDER)(Berg, Randall) (Entered: 02/26/2007)

Feb. 26, 2007

Feb. 26, 2007

PACER
13

NOTICE of Filing Discovery: Rule 26 Disclosure Statement by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4.(Grady, Jacqueline) (Entered: 03/07/2007)

March 7, 2007

March 7, 2007

PACER
14

NOTICE by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4 Rule 7.1 Disclosure Statement (Grady, Jacqueline) (Entered: 03/07/2007)

March 7, 2007

March 7, 2007

PACER
15

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Mediation. 15 days to appoint mediator.,and SCHEDULING ORDER: Jury Trial set for 4/14/2008 09:30 AM in Miami Division before Judge Marcia G. Cooke. Calendar Call set for 4/9/2008 03:00 PM in Miami Division before Judge Marcia G. Cooke. Amended Pleadings due by 7/2/2007. Discovery due by 10/24/2007. Joinder of Parties due by 7/2/2007. Motions due by 11/7/2007. Pretrial Stipulation due by 3/5/2008.Signed by Judge Marcia G. Cooke on 03/20/07.(im) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007

PACER
16

NOTICE by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez re 15 Order Referring Case to Mediation, Scheduling Order,, Filing Mediation Scheduling Order (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Order Scheduling Mediation)(Berg, Randall) (Entered: 04/04/2007)

April 4, 2007

April 4, 2007

PACER
17

ORDER Scheduling Mediation Mediation Hearing 9/5/2007 @ 9:00 a.m.Signed by Judge Marcia G. Cooke on 04/09/07.(tm) (Entered: 04/09/2007)

April 9, 2007

April 9, 2007

PACER
18

NOTICE OF UNAVAILABILITY by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4 for dates of June 18 - June 23 2007 (Grady, Jacqueline) (Entered: 06/01/2007)

June 1, 2007

June 1, 2007

PACER
19

Plaintiff's MOTION for Extension of Time to File Amended Pleadings and to Add or Join Parties by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez. (Berg, Randall) Modified on 7/2/2007 (ls). [Modified to read as displayed above, by Court] (Entered: 06/29/2007)

June 29, 2007

June 29, 2007

PACER
20

Plaintiff's MOTION to Compel Documents and Incorporated Standard of Review and Memorandum of Law and Request for Sanctions by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez. Responses due by 7/16/2007 (Berg, Randall) Modified on 7/2/2007 (ls). [Modified to read as displayed above, by Court] (Entered: 06/29/2007)

June 29, 2007

June 29, 2007

PACER
21

MOTION for Sanctions by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez. [See Image at DE #20] (ls) (Entered: 07/02/2007)

June 29, 2007

June 29, 2007

PACER
22

Notice of Docket Correction: re 20 Plaintiff's MOTION to Compel Documents and Incorporated Standard of Review and Memorandum of Law and Request for Sanctions filed by Hernando Gonzalez,, Bertha Gonzalez,, Luz Elena Betancur,, Fernand Bernard, Error: Multiple reliefs filed as one relief; Correction: Re-filed the document(s) with appropriate reliefs. (ls) (Entered: 07/02/2007)

July 2, 2007

July 2, 2007

PACER
23

ENDORSED ORDER DENYING 19 Motion for Enlargement of Time to File Amended Pleadings and to Add or Join Parties. Signed by Judge Marcia G. Cooke on 7/2/2007. (lc1) (Entered: 07/02/2007)

July 2, 2007

July 2, 2007

PACER
24

RESPONSE in Opposition re 20 Plaintiff's MOTION to Compel Documents and Incorporated Standard of Review and Memorandum of Law and Request for Sanctions filed by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4. (Grady, Jacqueline) (Entered: 07/16/2007)

July 16, 2007

July 16, 2007

PACER
25

REPLY to Response to Motion re 21 MOTION for Sanctions, 20 Plaintiff's MOTION to Compel Documents and Incorporated Standard of Review and Memorandum of Law and Request for Sanctions filed by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez. (Berg, Randall) Modified on 7/27/2007 (ls). [Modified to read as displayed above, by Clerk] (Entered: 07/26/2007)

July 26, 2007

July 26, 2007

PACER
26

Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Peter M. Siegel by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez. Responses due by 8/10/2007 (Berg, Randall) (Entered: 07/27/2007)

July 27, 2007

July 27, 2007

PACER
27

Defendant's MOTION to Strike 25 Reply to Response to Motion, in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Documents and for Sanctions by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4. Responses due by 8/10/2007 (Grady, Jacqueline) (Entered: 07/27/2007)

July 27, 2007

July 27, 2007

PACER
28

ORDER granting 26 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Peter Michael Siegel terminated as plaintiffs' counselSigned by Magistrate Judge Stephen T. Brown on 8/1/07. (sl) (Entered: 08/01/2007)

Aug. 1, 2007

Aug. 1, 2007

PACER
29

RESPONSE in Opposition re 27 Defendant's MOTION to Strike 25 Reply to Response to Motion, in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Documents and for Sanctions and/or alternative Motion to File Sur-Reply filed by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez. (Berg, Randall) (Entered: 08/03/2007)

Aug. 3, 2007

Aug. 3, 2007

PACER
30

NOTICE by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4 re 27 Defendant's MOTION to Strike 25 Reply to Response to Motion, in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Documents and for Sanctions Notice of Withdrawing Motion to Strike (Grady, Jacqueline) (Entered: 08/07/2007)

Aug. 7, 2007

Aug. 7, 2007

PACER
31

WITHDRAWAL of Motion by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4 re 27 Defendant's MOTION to Strike 25 Reply to Response to Motion, in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Documents and for Sanctions filed by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4,. [See Image at DE #30](ls) (Entered: 08/07/2007)

Aug. 7, 2007

Aug. 7, 2007

PACER
32

Notice of Docket Correction: re 30 Notice (Other), Notice (Other) filed by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4, Error: Wrong Event Selected; Correction: Re-docketed as a Withdrawal of Motion by the Clerk. (ls) (Entered: 08/07/2007)

Aug. 7, 2007

Aug. 7, 2007

PACER
33

Defendant's MOTION to Compel Response to Second Request for Production by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4. Responses due by 8/23/2007 (Grady, Jacqueline) (Entered: 08/09/2007)

Aug. 9, 2007

Aug. 9, 2007

PACER
34

RESPONSE to Motion re 33 Defendant's MOTION to Compel Response to Second Request for Production filed by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez. Replies due by 8/17/2007. (Berg, Randall) (Entered: 08/10/2007)

Aug. 10, 2007

Aug. 10, 2007

PACER
35

ORDER Denying 5 Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and Requiring Additional briefing regarding Betancur's and Bernard's standing in this matter. Supplemental briefs must be filed on or before September 7, 2007.Signed by Judge Marcia G. Cooke on 8/14/2007. (lc1) (Entered: 08/14/2007)

Aug. 14, 2007

Aug. 14, 2007

RECAP
36

NOTICE OF UNAVAILABILITY by all plaintiffs for dates of 9/19/07 - 10/02/07 (Puentes, Angela) (Entered: 08/21/2007)

Aug. 21, 2007

Aug. 21, 2007

PACER
37

ANSWER to Complaint by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4.(Grady, Jacqueline) (Entered: 08/28/2007)

Aug. 28, 2007

Aug. 28, 2007

PACER
38

Joint MOTION to Vacate 17 ORDER Scheduling Mediation AND TO ALLOW THE PARTIES TO RESCHEDULE MEDIATION by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez. Responses due by 9/17/2007 (Berg, Randall) (Entered: 08/31/2007)

Aug. 31, 2007

Aug. 31, 2007

PACER
39

ENDORSED ORDER Denying 38 Motion to Vacate Mediation Order. Signed by Judge Marcia G. Cooke on 8/31/2007. (lc1) (Entered: 08/31/2007)

Aug. 31, 2007

Aug. 31, 2007

PACER
40

BRIEF on the Standing of plaintiffs Betancur and Bernard under the Fair Housing Act re 35 Order on Motion to Dismiss, filed by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Hernando Gonzalez, Bertha Gonzalez. (Berg, Randall) Modified on 9/10/2007 (ls). [Modified to read as displayed above, by Clerk] (Entered: 09/07/2007)

Sept. 7, 2007

Sept. 7, 2007

PACER
41

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM in Support re 5 Defendant's MOTION to Dismiss 1 Complaint,, 35 Order on Motion to Dismiss filed by Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4. (Grady, Jacqueline) Modified on 9/10/2007 (ls). (Entered: 09/07/2007)

Sept. 7, 2007

Sept. 7, 2007

PACER
42

ORDER denying without prejudice 33 Motion to Compel Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen T. Brown on 9/10/07. (sl) (Entered: 09/10/2007)

Sept. 10, 2007

Sept. 10, 2007

PACER
43

REPORT of Mediation Disposition: Impasse(Chaplin, James) (Entered: 09/25/2007)

Sept. 25, 2007

Sept. 25, 2007

PACER
44

STIPULATION of Dismissal by Luz Elena Betancur, Fernand Bernard, Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apts., Phase 3, Inc., 4, Hernando Gonzalez, Carol Soret Cope, Bertha Gonzalez. (Berg, Randall) (Entered: 10/16/2007)

Oct. 16, 2007

Oct. 16, 2007

PACER
45

ORDER DISMISSING CASESigned by Judge Marcia G. Cooke on 10/19/07.(tm) (Entered: 10/19/2007)

Oct. 19, 2007

Oct. 19, 2007

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 24, 2006

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Hispanic owners and prospective purchasers of condominiums in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apartments, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Housing

Racial segregation

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic