Case: Comer v. Cisneros

1:89-cv-01556 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Filed Date: Dec. 4, 1989

Closed Date: 1996

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Case Summary

Low-income minority residents brought class action on behalf of former, current, and future minority residents of city public housing projects and applicants for federal housing assistance in suburbs. The United States District Court for the Western District of New York, John T. Curtin, J., 824 F.Supp. 1113, dismissed complaint for lack of standing, and dismissed other claims as moot. Appeal was taken. The Court of Appeals, Oakes, Senior Circuit Judge, held that: (1) residents had standing to maintain statutory and constitutional claims of discrimination; (2) class certification was warranted; and (3) claims were not moot.

People


Judge(s)

Curtin, John Thomas (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brown, Alice L. (New York)

Detine, Linda J (New York)

Hanley, Michael L. (New York)

Kavanaugh, Barbra A. (New York)

Kelemen, Joseph (New York)

McGrath, Dennis (New York)

Morrisey, James W. (New York)

Porcellio, Sharon M. (New York)

Yacknin, Ellen M. (New York)

Judge(s)

Curtin, John Thomas (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brown, Alice L. (New York)

Detine, Linda J (New York)

Hanley, Michael L. (New York)

Kavanaugh, Barbra A. (New York)

Kelemen, Joseph (New York)

McGrath, Dennis (New York)

Morrisey, James W. (New York)

Porcellio, Sharon M. (New York)

Yacknin, Ellen M. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Battle, Michael A. (New York)

Brylinski, James C. (New York)

Campana, Paul J. (New York)

Devlin, Diane Y. (New York)

Diaz, Nelson A (District of Columbia)

Flagg, Patricia Sharin (District of Columbia)

Hayes, David R. Sr. (New York)

Heckman, Carol E. (New York)

Hernandez, Judy Sagar (New York)

Jones, E. Thomas (New York)

Kohane, Dan D. (New York)

Lane, John P. (New York)

Licht, Stuart A. (District of Columbia)

Manzano, Sara (District of Columbia)

Melnitsky, Sheldon (New York)

Mennen, Sally S. (New York)

Miller, Bryan E. (New York)

Morrow, R. Peter III (New York)

Mugel, Jonathan A. (New York)

Peace, Edward D (New York)

Risman, Micheal B (New York)

Schmeltzer, Howard M. (District of Columbia)

Schmit, James N. (New York)

Smirlock, Daniel (New York)

Swanekamp, Charles C. (New York)

Thielman, Phillip A (New York)

Troutman, Shirley (New York)

Walling, Mark R. (New York)

Wilson, Carole W. (District of Columbia)

Wolfe, Jane B. (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:89-cv-01556

Docket

Comer v. Kemp

Nov. 24, 2006

Nov. 24, 2006

Docket

1:89-cv-01556

Class Action Complaint

Comer v. Kemp

Dec. 4, 1989

Dec. 4, 1989

Complaint

1:89-cv-01556

Opinion

Comer v. Kemp

824 F.Supp. 1113

May 2, 1993

May 2, 1993

Order/Opinion
372

1:89-cv-01556

Belmont and Rac Consent Decree

Aug. 13, 1996

Aug. 13, 1996

Settlement Agreement

Comer Clippings

No Court

Aug. 14, 1996

Aug. 14, 1996

Other
541

1:89-cv-01556

Stipulation and Order

Comer v. Jackson

Dec. 9, 2005

Dec. 9, 2005

Order/Opinion
547

1:89-cv-01556

Amended Order

Comer v. Jackson

Nov. 24, 2006

Nov. 24, 2006

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Public Housing

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 4, 1989

Closing Date: 1996

Case Ongoing: No

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion