Case: Hollman v. Cisneros

4:92-cv-00712 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: July 27, 1992

Closed Date: 2004

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Case Summary

On July 27, 1992, fourteen minority families and the NAACP filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq., against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, the Minneapolis Community Development Agency, and the city of Minneapolis.The plaintiffs, represented by the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, sought injunctive relief, claiming that the defen…

On July 27, 1992, fourteen minority families and the NAACP filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq., against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, the Minneapolis Community Development Agency, and the city of Minneapolis.

The plaintiffs, represented by the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, sought injunctive relief, claiming that the defendants' administration of Minneapolis public housing programs created and perpetuated racial segregation. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that public housing in Minneapolis was located, built, and operated under a longstanding policy of de jure racial segregation dating back to the 1930s, and that the defendants failed to remedy this segregation. For a detailed account of the origins of this suit and the history of Minneapolis public housing policy, see: Timothy L. Thompson, Promoting Mobility and Equal Opportunity: Hollman v. Cisneros, 5-SPG J. Affordable Housing & Community Dev. L. 237 (1996).

On July 5, 1994, the District Court (Judge James M. Rosenbaum) certified a class of all minority households participating in or on the wait list for public housing and section 8 voucher programs.

Three years into this case, and after two years of negotiations and extensive public hearings, the parties settled the lawsuit by signing a consent decree. The decree's terms are encompassed in an order, entered by the District Court (Judge Rosenbaum) on April 20, 1995. The agreement's stated purpose was:

[T]o set out a series of actions to be taken by Defendants which will promote equal housing opportunity, expand and maximize geographic choice in assisted housing, and encourage racial integration, by (1) deconcentrating racially concentrated public housing projects, (2) improving living conditions in remaining family public housing units, (3) relocating public housing units to areas outside of minority concentrations, (4) improving administration of the Section 8 Existing Housing program so as to remove barriers to effective choice, (5) expanding access to application opportunities for assisted housing, (6) developing means to encourage expansion of low-income housing opportunities in suburban cities in the metropolitan area, and (7) ensuring Defendants remain committed to preserving and expanding location choice and the goals of fair housing.
The consent decree contemplated a term of seven years to accomplish these goals, during which the District Court retained jurisdiction to resolve disputes between the parties. For a discussion of the implementation of the consent decree and the resultant social and political tensions, see: Ciara Carolyn Torres, Housing in the Heartland: An Examination of the Hollman v. Cisneros Consent Decree, the Politics of Racial Concentration and the Possibilities Offered by Democratic Experimentalism, 17 Nat'l Black L.J. 98 (2003).

For several years, the parties operated under the terms of the decree with little involvement by the court. During this time, the defendants began to demolish the 770 public housing units and relocate the 770 families at the center of the lawsuit. They also provided class members with an additional 900 section 8 vouchers, and began construction of the replacement housing.

In the late 1990s, there was a rental housing shortage in Minneapolis. This unforeseen occurrence prompted the NAACP, in its capacity as individual plaintiff, to move for a preliminary injunction and a modification of the consent decree. Specifically, the NAACP asked the District Court (Judge Rosenbaum) to enjoin the defendants from continuing demolition of the remaining public housing units, and to order the defendants instead to rehabilitate the old units, thereby better serving the immediate housing needs of the class members. The District Court denied the motion, reasoning that such an injunction and modification was beyond the scope of its dispute resolution power contemplated by the parties when signing the consent decree. Shortly thereafter, the defendants demolished the remaining units.

As work under the consent decree continued, it became apparent that the defendants would need more than seven years to fulfill their obligations. Accordingly, in July 2002, the parties extended the term of the decree and the jurisdiction of the District Court until November 1, 2004. In March 2004, the parties reaffirmed this extension, and the court ordered the case to be closed on November 1, 2004, allowing petitions to reopen the case until October 1, 2006.

Summary Authors

Robert Lake (6/29/2015)

People


Judge(s)

Noel, Franklin L. (Minnesota)

Rosenbaum, James Michael (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cooperstein, Eric T (Minnesota)

Dorsey, James E (Minnesota)

Hayes, Dennis Courtland (Maryland)

Magavern, Samuel D II (Minnesota)

Moyer, Cynthia A (Minnesota)

Rones, Stephanie (Maryland)

Thompson, Timothy L (Minnesota)

Vecsey, Corrina (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Noel, Franklin L. (Minnesota)

Rosenbaum, James Michael (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cooperstein, Eric T (Minnesota)

Dorsey, James E (Minnesota)

Hayes, Dennis Courtland (Maryland)

Magavern, Samuel D II (Minnesota)

Moyer, Cynthia A (Minnesota)

Rones, Stephanie (Maryland)

Thompson, Timothy L (Minnesota)

Vecsey, Corrina (Minnesota)

White, Thomas J (Minnesota)

Wider, Dorinda L (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Booth, Waverly Eby (Minnesota)

Burstein, Fred (Minnesota)

Cann, John D (Minnesota)

Carlson, Mary Ellen (Minnesota)

Diaz, Nelson A (District of Columbia)

Gengler, William A. (Minnesota)

Ginder, Peter W (Minnesota)

Humes, Joan D. (Minnesota)

Hunger, Frank W. (District of Columbia)

Lansing, Carol E (Minnesota)

Leitner, Patricia (District of Columbia)

Lewis, Donald M (Minnesota)

Lillehaug, David L (Minnesota)

Lindgren, Jay R (Minnesota)

McFarland, Dylan J (Minnesota)

Nauen, Charles N. (Minnesota)

Newman, Niki M (Minnesota)

Norton, Michael T (Minnesota)

Schroeder, Tami L (California)

Seitel, Andrew H (Minnesota)

Small, Robert M (Minnesota)

Smith, Louis N (Minnesota)

Staunton, Kevin P (Minnesota)

Theisen, David D (Minnesota)

Weismann, Anne L (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Kushner, Jordan S. (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:92-cv-00712

Docket [PACER]

Hollman v. Cuomo

Feb. 11, 2005

Feb. 11, 2005

Docket

4:92-cv-00712

Consent Decree

March 8, 1995

March 8, 1995

Settlement Agreement
182

4:92-cv-00712

Order

Hollman v. Cuomo

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

Order/Opinion
222

4:92-cv-00712

Order

Hollman v. Martinez

July 12, 2002

July 12, 2002

Order/Opinion
229

4:92-cv-00712

Stipulation and Order Regarding Production of Remaining Replacement Public Housing Units and Utilization of Remaining Vouchers

Hollman v. Martinez

Jan. 7, 2003

Jan. 7, 2003

Order/Opinion
274

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Stipulation and Amended Consent Decree

Hollman v. Martinez

Dec. 15, 2003

Dec. 15, 2003

Order/Opinion
278

4:92-cv-00712

Stipulation and Order

Hollman v. Martinez

March 30, 2004

March 30, 2004

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT − Summons issued. Assigned to Judge James M. Rosenbaum per Civil Rights list and referred to Magistrate Judge J. Earl Cudd 52 pgs (VEM) (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 27, 1992

July 27, 1992

2

NOTICE by Eric T. Cooperstein, counsel for plaintiffs, that he is one of the attorneys of record (SJH) (Entered: 08/04/1992)

July 31, 1992

July 31, 1992

3

STIPULATION for extension of time to answer complaint [1−1] (2 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 08/20/1992)

Aug. 17, 1992

Aug. 17, 1992

4

STIPULATION AND ORDER (Magistrate Judge J. Earl Cudd) to extend filing of answer on or before 10/26/92 from deft. Mpls. Public Housing Authority (c: attys.) (3 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 08/21/1992)

Aug. 21, 1992

Aug. 21, 1992

5

ORDER (Judge James M. Rosenbaum / 8/19/92) that pursuant to the stipulation by and between pltfs' and deft., MCDA parties may have an extension of time up to and including 10/26/92 in which to answer or otherwise respond to the class action complaint (c: attys.) (2 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 08/24/1992)

Aug. 24, 1992

Aug. 24, 1992

6

RETURN OF SERVICE (Summons) executed upon defendant Cora McCorvey on 8/25/92 (JMR) (Entered: 09/01/1992)

Aug. 27, 1992

Aug. 27, 1992

6

RETURN OF SERVICE (Summons) executed upon defendant Mpls Public Housing on 8/25/92 (JMR) (Entered: 09/01/1992)

Aug. 27, 1992

Aug. 27, 1992

6

RETURN OF SERVICE (Summons) executed upon defendant Mpls Community Development Agency on 7/27/92 (JMR) (Entered: 09/01/1992)

Aug. 27, 1992

Aug. 27, 1992

6

RETURN OF SERVICE (Summons) executed upon defendant the City of Mpls. on 7/27/92 (JMR) (Entered: 09/01/1992)

Aug. 27, 1992

Aug. 27, 1992

7

RETURN OF SERVICE (Summons − 60 days) executed upon defendant Jack Kemp on 8/10/92; U. S. Atty. 7/27/92; Atty. General 7/30/92 (JMR) Modified on 10/30/1992 (Entered: 09/03/1992)

Aug. 27, 1992

Aug. 27, 1992

7

RETURN OF SERVICE (Summons − 60 days) executed upon defendant US Dept of Housing on 7/28/92 (JMR) (Entered: 09/03/1992)

Aug. 27, 1992

Aug. 27, 1992

8

ORDER (Judge James M. Rosenbaum / 9/8/92) that: 1. Pltfs shall amend their complaint to comply with Rule 8(a), and shall file and serve the amended complaint on or before 9/15/92. 2. The defts shall file and serve their answers to the amended complaint on or before 10/26/92. The filing and service of an answer shall not constitute a waiver of any party's right to assert a defense or to file a motion to dismiss under Rule 12. 3. Parties shall exchange one set of interrogatories and one set of requests for production of documents, and shall serve such written discovery requests on or before 11/6/92. This Court shall conduct a hearing on 12/18/92 to consider any objections or motions by any party regarding written discovery requests. 5. The parties shall serve answers and responses to written discovery requests on/before 1/15/93. 6. A second Rule 16 pretrial conference shall be held on 1/29/93. 7. This court shall conduct a hearing on pltfs' motion to certify the class on 3/19/93. Prior to the filing of their motion, the pltfs shall be permitted to substitute named pltfs as class representatives, without consent of the defts or leave of court, by further amendment to their complaint. (3 pgs) (c: attys.) (cc: all counsel) (JMR) (Entered: 09/14/1992)

Sept. 11, 1992

Sept. 11, 1992

9

AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT [1−1] by plaintiffs ( (Entered: 09/18/1992)

Sept. 15, 1992

Sept. 15, 1992

Attorney information update forms forwarded to Mpls. admissions clerk re: pro hac vices for Dennis Hayes and Stephanie Rones. ( (Entered: 09/18/1992)

Sept. 15, 1992

Sept. 15, 1992

11

Corrected AMENDED class action COMPLAINT [9−1] by plaintiffs' (32 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 10/29/1992)

Oct. 23, 1992

Oct. 23, 1992

10

ANSWER by defendant Cora McCorvey, defendant Mpls Public Housing (26 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 10/27/1992)

Oct. 26, 1992

Oct. 26, 1992

Referred Louis N. Smith to admissions clerk to be admitted to practice in federal court (DFL) (Entered: 10/27/1992)

Oct. 26, 1992

Oct. 26, 1992

12

ANSWER by defendant the City of Mpls to pltfs' corrected amended class action complaint [11−1] (15 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 10/29/1992)

Oct. 26, 1992

Oct. 26, 1992

13

ANSWER by defendant Jack Kemp, defendant Thomas T Feeney, defendant US Dept of Housing to the corrected amended complaint (14 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 10/29/1992)

Oct. 27, 1992

Oct. 27, 1992

Routed admission request to admission's clerk on behalf of government attys Patricia Leitner and Harold J. Rennett (JMR) (Entered: 10/29/1992)

Oct. 27, 1992

Oct. 27, 1992

14

ANSWER by defendant Mpls Community Development Agency to amended class action complaint (11 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 10/29/1992)

Oct. 27, 1992

Oct. 27, 1992

15

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice of Dennis C. Hayes on behalf of plaintiff NAACP − approved by Francis E. Dosal, Clerk of Court, on 10/26/92 (1 pg) (JMR) (Entered: 10/30/1992)

Oct. 28, 1992

Oct. 28, 1992

16

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice of Stephanie Rones on behalf of plaintiff NAACP − approved by Francis E. Dosal, Clerk of Court, on 10/26/92 (1 pg) (JMR) (Entered: 10/30/1992)

Oct. 28, 1992

Oct. 28, 1992

17

STIPULATION AND ORDER (Magistrate Judge J. Earl Cudd) Regarding Discovery of Addresses of Subsidized Tenants (cc: all counsel) (5 pgs) (SJH) (Entered: 12/07/1992)

Dec. 7, 1992

Dec. 7, 1992

FOLDER II beginning with item #17 (SJH) (Entered: 12/10/1992)

Dec. 7, 1992

Dec. 7, 1992

18

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice ( Clerk Francis E. Dosal ) on behalf of defendant US Dept of by Patricia Leitner (1pg) (VEM) (Entered: 12/11/1992)

Dec. 11, 1992

Dec. 11, 1992

19

STIPULATION AND ORDER (Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel) extending the time to serve discovery no later than 1/25/93. (c: attys.) (2 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 01/21/1993)

Jan. 20, 1993

Jan. 20, 1993

20

NOTICE that Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel replaces Magistrate Judge J. Earl Cudd for pretrial purposes in this action. (cc: all counsel) (lpg) (CJF) (Entered: 01/22/1993)

Jan. 22, 1993

Jan. 22, 1993

21

LETTER to court from Paul Clabo re: no longer counsel of record for pltfs. ( (Entered: 02/03/1993)

Feb. 3, 1993

Feb. 3, 1993

22

ORDER (Judge James M. Rosenbaum / 1/8/93) that: the hearing on pltfs' class certification motion is stayed until further order of the Court. (c: attys.) (1 pg) (JMR) (Entered: 02/08/1993)

Feb. 8, 1993

Feb. 8, 1993

23

Statement of case as to plaintiffs' (JMR) (Entered: 04/26/1993)

April 23, 1993

April 23, 1993

25

MINUTES:( Judge James M. Rosenbaum / ) re: PRETRIAL CONFERENCE (PAK) (Entered: 06/03/1993)

April 30, 1993

April 30, 1993

26

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel / 5/11/93) discovery in this action, except by agreement of all parties or further order of this court, is stayed until 10/1/93; A Rule 16 pretrial status conference shall be held on 10/8/93 at 9:30am (cc: all counsel) 2pgs (PAK) (Entered: 06/03/1993)

May 28, 1993

May 28, 1993

27

STIPULATION AND ORDER (Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel / 6/15/93) re: confidentiality of materials produced (4 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 06/17/1993)

June 17, 1993

June 17, 1993

28

MOTION by dfts Jack Kemp, Thomas T Feeney, and HUD to extend time to continue settlement discussions ( to Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel ) (no date/time) (4 pgs) (SJH) (Entered: 10/13/1993)

Oct. 8, 1993

Oct. 8, 1993

29

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel / ) re: PRETRIAL CONFERENCE ( (Entered: 10/13/1993)

Oct. 8, 1993

Oct. 8, 1993

30

ORDER (Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel / 10/20/93) denying Federal Defts' motion to extend time to continue settlement discussions [28−1] (cc: all counsel) (2 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 12/13/1993)

Dec. 10, 1993

Dec. 10, 1993

31

Pretrial SCHEDULING ORDER (Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel / 10/20/93) ; all motions which seek to amend the pleadings or add parties must be filed and the hearing completed on/before 2/1/94; if pltfs intend to represent a class, their motion for class certification shall be filed and the hearing theron completed on/before 7/1/94; on/before 12/1/93, if the Federal defts have an interest in settling the case without a trial, they shall submit to the parties a substantive settlement proposal, and identify to all parties the policymakers at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice who have authority for formulating the policies which they think are instrumental to the settlement of the issues raised by this litigation; a further pretrial conference pursuant to Rule 16, will be held after the court's ruling upon pltfs' class certification motion. At that pretrial conference, the court will adopt a schedule for the completion of any outstanding discovery that needs to be done, and adopt a date by which the case will be ready for trial. (c: attys.) (2 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 12/13/1993)

Dec. 10, 1993

Dec. 10, 1993

32

STIPULATION AND ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel / 1/28/94 ) that paragraph one of the pretrial schedule filed on 10/21/93 is modified; all motions which seek to amend the pleadings or add parties must be filed and heard on or before 3/7/94 (cc: all counsel) (3 pgs) (SJH) (Entered: 02/01/1994)

Jan. 31, 1994

Jan. 31, 1994

33

MOTION by plaintiffs to amend complaint ( to Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel ) Ret. 3/7/94 at 10:00 a.m. (3 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 02/23/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994

Feb. 22, 1994

34

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of motion to amend complaint [33−1] (JMR) (Entered: 02/23/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994

Feb. 22, 1994

Second amended complaint loose in file − to be filed when motion is ruled on (JMR) (Entered: 02/23/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994

Feb. 22, 1994

35

MOTION by defts. Mpls Public Housing, Cora McCorvey, Mpls Cmnty Dev Agcy &Minneapolis, City of for order to add certain defts. &to amend answers ( to Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel ) ret. 3/7/94 at 10:30 A.M. (3pgs) (CJF) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994

Feb. 22, 1994

36

MEMORANDUM by Mpls Public Housing, Cora McCorvey, Mpls Cmnty Dev Agcy &Minneapolis, City of in support of motion for order to add certain defts. [35−1] &to amend answers [35−2]. (36pgs) (CJF) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994

Feb. 22, 1994

Referred Jack Cann to atty admissions clerk for admission. (CJF) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 24, 1994

Feb. 24, 1994

37

STIPULATION AND ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel / 3/4/94 ) [33−1] granting pltfs' motion to amend complaint; [35−1] granting dfts' motion for order to add certain dfts; [35−2] granting dfts' motion to amend answers (cc: all counsel) (4 pgs) (SJH) (Entered: 03/07/1994)

March 7, 1994

March 7, 1994

Amended SUMMONS issued and mailed by Julie (SJH) (Entered: 03/16/1994)

March 11, 1994

March 11, 1994

39

MOTION by plaintiff to certify class action ( to Judge James M. Rosenbaum ) Ret. 6/10/094 at 9:10 a.m (2 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 03/22/1994)

March 21, 1994

March 21, 1994

40

Summons − RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Metropolitan Council on 3/15/94 (JMR) (Entered: 03/22/1994)

March 21, 1994

March 21, 1994

41

ANSWER by defendant Metropolitan Council to second amended class action complaint (29 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 04/06/1994)

April 6, 1994

April 6, 1994

42

ANSWER to complaint [38−1] and CROSSCLAIM ; by defendant City of Minneapolis against federal defendants and metro defendants (46 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 04/11/1994)

April 8, 1994

April 8, 1994

43

Amended ANSWER of defts Cora McCorvey and Mpls Public Housing Authority to complaint [38−1] and CROSSCLAIM against Federal Defts and Metro defts (50 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 04/11/1994)

April 8, 1994

April 8, 1994

Cross−Claim SUMMONS issued (SJH) (Entered: 04/11/1994)

April 11, 1994

April 11, 1994

47

Amended ANSWER to complaint [38−1] and CROSSCLAIM ; by defendant Mpls Cmnty Dev Agcy against defendant Jack Kemp, defendant Thomas T Feeney, defendant HUD, US Dept of (43 pgs) (JMR) Modified on 04/20/1994 (Entered: 04/20/1994)

April 11, 1994

April 11, 1994

47

CROSSCLAIM ; by defendant Mpls Cmnty Dev Agcy against cross−defendant Dorothy Rietow, cross−defendant Metropolitan Housing, cross−defendant Thomas McElven (JMR) (Entered: 04/20/1994)

April 11, 1994

April 11, 1994

44

Cross−claims summons − RETURN OF SERVICE executed on Thomas McElveen 4/12/94 (4 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 04/15/1994)

April 14, 1994

April 14, 1994

45

Cross−Claims summons − RETURN OF SERVICE executed on Dorothy Rietow 4/12/94 (4 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 04/15/1994)

April 14, 1994

April 14, 1994

46

Cross−Claims summons − RETURN OF SERVICE executed on Metropolitan Housing and Redevelopment Authority 4/12/94 (4 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 04/15/1994)

April 14, 1994

April 14, 1994

48

ANSWER by cross−defendant Metropolitan Council to Crossclaims of Minneapolis Community Development Agency (20 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 05/04/1994)

May 4, 1994

May 4, 1994

49

ANSWER by cross−defendant Metropolitan Council to Crossclaim [43−1] of Cora McCorvey and Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (19 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 05/04/1994)

May 4, 1994

May 4, 1994

50

ANSWER by cross−defendant Metropolitan Council to Crossclaim [42−1] of City of Minneapolis (20 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 05/04/1994)

May 4, 1994

May 4, 1994

51

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Metropolitan Council by attys. Nauen and Gengler (4 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 06/07/1994)

June 6, 1994

June 6, 1994

52

STIPULATION AND ORDER (Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel 6/14/94) that Federal defts be permitted an additional seven days, to 6/16/94 to respond to the cross−claims and the second amended complaint (c: attys.) (6 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 06/17/1994)

June 15, 1994

June 15, 1994

53

AMENDED ANSWER [38−1] by federal defendants to second amended class action complaint (14 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 06/20/1994)

June 16, 1994

June 16, 1994

54

ANSWER by Thomas T Feeney, HUD, US Dept of, Henry Cisneros to Crossclaim [43−1] (10 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 06/20/1994)

June 16, 1994

June 16, 1994

55

MOTION by plaintiffs for class certification ( to Judge James M. Rosenbaum ) (2 pgs) (JMR) Modified on 06/28/1994 (Entered: 06/28/1994)

June 28, 1994

June 28, 1994

57

RESPONSE by Federal defendants to pltfs' motion and memorandum in support of class certification [55−1] [39−1] (JMR) (Entered: 06/30/1994)

June 30, 1994

June 30, 1994

58

STIPULATION for certification of class (3 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 07/06/1994)

July 5, 1994

July 5, 1994

59

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of class certification (15 pgs) [58−1] (JMR) (Entered: 07/06/1994)

July 5, 1994

July 5, 1994

60

ORDER ( Judge James M. Rosenbaum / 7/5/94) for class certification [55−1] [39−1] (cc: all counsel) (2 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 07/06/1994)

July 5, 1994

July 5, 1994

61

NOTICE of pretrial conference (Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel Ret. 8/30/94 at 9:15 a.m. before Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel at the U. S. Courthouse in St. Paul, MN (6 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 08/08/1994)

Aug. 5, 1994

Aug. 5, 1994

62

REPORT OF RULE 26(f) MEETING by plaintiffs and defendants (19 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 09/13/1994)

Sept. 12, 1994

Sept. 12, 1994

63

MINUTES: (Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel) re: PRETRIAL CONFERENCE (4 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 09/16/1994)

Sept. 13, 1994

Sept. 13, 1994

64

Pretrial SCHEDULING ORDER (Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel / 9/14/94) ; discovery set for 2/1/96 ; non−dispositive motions set for 2/1/96 ; dispositive motions set for 4/1/96 ; ready for trial set for 7/1/96. (c: attys.) (4 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 09/16/1994)

Sept. 16, 1994

Sept. 16, 1994

65

Deft., Mpls Public Housing Authority Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures to the Metropolitan Council (5 pgs) (JMR) Modified on 12/16/1994 (Entered: 12/16/1994)

Dec. 15, 1994

Dec. 15, 1994

66

Deft., Mpls Public Housing Authority Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures to pltfs (7 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 12/16/1994)

Dec. 15, 1994

Dec. 15, 1994

67

Deft., Mpls Public Housing Authority Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures to Department of Housing and Urban Development (9 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 12/16/1994)

Dec. 15, 1994

Dec. 15, 1994

68

Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures of deft., Mpls Community Development Agency (7 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 12/16/1994)

Dec. 15, 1994

Dec. 15, 1994

69

Deft., Metropolitan Council's Rule 26(a)(1) initial disclosure statement (8 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 12/16/1994)

Dec. 15, 1994

Dec. 15, 1994

70

Federal defts' Rule 26(A) disclosures (11 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 12/16/1994)

Dec. 16, 1994

Dec. 16, 1994

71

REPORT OF RULE 26 initial disclosures (7 pgs + appendix) (JMR) (Entered: 12/19/1994)

Dec. 19, 1994

Dec. 19, 1994

72

Disclosures of deft., City of Mpls pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P26(a) (5 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 12/22/1994)

Dec. 21, 1994

Dec. 21, 1994

73

MOTION by plaintiffs for preliminary approval of settlement ( to Judge James M. Rosenbaum ) Ret. 3/10/95 at 9:30 a.m. (3pgs) ( (Entered: 03/09/1995)

March 9, 1995

March 9, 1995

74

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of motion for preliminary approval of settlement. [73−1] (21pgs) ( (Entered: 03/09/1995)

March 9, 1995

March 9, 1995

75

APPENDIX by pltfs regarding motion for preliminary approval of settlement. [73−1] (1pg + exh. A−E) ( (Entered: 03/09/1995)

March 9, 1995

March 9, 1995

76

MINUTES: (Judge James M. Rosenbaum / Colleen Sichko) granting pltf's motion for preliminary approval of settlement [73−1]. Hearing to approve settlement class scheduled for Thursday, 4/20/95 at 2:00 p.m. (1 pg) (JMR) (Entered: 03/13/1995)

March 10, 1995

March 10, 1995

77

NOTICE (Judge James M. Rosenbaum / 3/15/95) of pending class action, proposed settlement, and hearing ret. 4/10/95 at 11:00 a.m. before Judge James M. Rosenbaum (cc: all counsel) (8 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 03/15/1995)

March 15, 1995

March 15, 1995

78

ORDER (Judge James M. Rosenbaum / 3/15/95) that: 1. Preliminary approval of the proposed Consent Decree is granted subject to a final determination by the Court following the fairness hearing set out below; 2. The parties proposed Class Notices are approved and deft. MPHA is authorized to distribute the Notices as set out in the proposed Consent Decree as soon as possible; 3. This matter will be scheduled before the Court on 4/10/95 at 11:00 a.m., at which time class members may appear and state their objections, and following which, the Court will make a final determination as to whether to approve the proposed Consent Decree. (2 pgs) (copies picked up in chambers) (JMR) (Entered: 03/17/1995)

March 16, 1995

March 16, 1995

79

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT by parties (6 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 03/21/1995)

March 17, 1995

March 17, 1995

82

OBJECTION by Mary Alexander to proposed settlement agreement [79−1] (1 pg) (JMR) (Entered: 04/24/1995)

April 19, 1995

April 19, 1995

80

MINUTES ( Judge James M. Rosenbaum / Dawn Sampson) Final Approval of Class Settlement − approved (1 pg) (SJH) (Entered: 04/21/1995)

April 20, 1995

April 20, 1995

81

CONSENT DECREE Judge James M. Rosenbaum (4/20/95) (cc: all counsel) (55 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 04/24/1995)

April 21, 1995

April 21, 1995

83

NOTICE of filing of Federal defts' first report re: implementation of consent decree (8 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 07/21/1995)

July 21, 1995

July 21, 1995

84

Monitoring report of deft., City of Mpls (9 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 07/21/1995)

July 21, 1995

July 21, 1995

85

First Quarterly Report of Mpls Community Development Agency (2 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 07/24/1995)

July 21, 1995

July 21, 1995

86

First quarterly report of deft. Mpls Public Housing Authority (8 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 07/25/1995)

July 24, 1995

July 24, 1995

87

Sumner Field demolition and interim management plan submitted by Mpls Public Housing Authority with quarterly report (3 pgs) [86−1] (JMR) (Entered: 07/25/1995)

July 24, 1995

July 24, 1995

88

EXHIBIT 1 re first quarterly report of deft. Mpls Public Housing Authority (14 pgs) [86−1] [87−1] (JMR) (Entered: 07/25/1995)

July 24, 1995

July 24, 1995

89

REPORT NO. 1 (dated July 21, 1995) by Metropolitan Council pursuant to para. 103 of the Consent Decree. (7pgs) ( (Entered: 07/26/1995)

July 24, 1995

July 24, 1995

90

Second quarterly report of Mpls. Community Development Agency (4 pgs) (JMR) (Entered: 10/23/1995)

Oct. 20, 1995

Oct. 20, 1995

Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Public Housing

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 27, 1992

Closing Date: 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Fourteen minority families residing in public housing and the Minnesota NAACP, individually and on behalf of a class of minority households participating in or on the wait list for public housing and section 8 voucher programs in Minneapolis.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Legal Services/Legal Aid

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA), City

Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA), City

City of Minneapolis, City

Defendant Type(s):

Housing Authority

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

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1995 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

General:

Housing

Housing assistance

Pattern or Practice

Poverty/homelessness

Public assistance grants

Racial segregation

Sanitation / living conditions

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Asian/Pacific Islander

Black

Type of Facility:

Government-run