Case: Williams v. City of Antioch

4:08-cv-02301 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: May 2, 2008

Closed Date: 2015

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On May 2, 2008, five African-American residents of Antioch, California filed this class-action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs sued the City of Antioch and its police department for allegedly engaging in a discriminatory campaign that targeted African-American households whom the city believed to be receiving Section 8 housing rent assistance. The plaintiffs claimed that the alleged campaign violated the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. § 3601…

On May 2, 2008, five African-American residents of Antioch, California filed this class-action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs sued the City of Antioch and its police department for allegedly engaging in a discriminatory campaign that targeted African-American households whom the city believed to be receiving Section 8 housing rent assistance. The plaintiffs claimed that the alleged campaign violated the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. § 3601, et seq.), 42 U.S.C. 1983, and the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, as well as a number of California statutes. Representing the plaintiffs were the Impact Fund, Public Advocates Inc., Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief.

Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that the police department (1) unlawfully searched the homes of African-American Section 8 families without their consent or a warrant; (2) threatened the families' landlords by suggesting they would be liable for the activities of their Section 8 tenants; (3) encouraged neighbors of the African-American Section 8 families to file nuisance reports against them; and (4) put pressure on the local Housing Authority in charge of the Section 8 program in order to try and terminate the voucher benefits of the tenants being targeted, seventy percent of whom were African-American.

On September 2, 2010, the Court granted the plaintiffs' motion for class certification, defining the class as "all African-Americans who have held, currently hold, or may hold Section 8 housing vouchers, and all members of their households, who reside, have resided or will reside, in the City of Antioch." 2010 WL 3632197 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 2, 2010). Also on September 2, the Court granted the defendant's motion for judgment on the pleading seeking to dismiss the plaintiffs' claims for statutory damages under California law on the ground that the plaintiffs failed to comply with the Government Tort Claims Act. 2010 WL 3632199 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 2, 2010).

On December 20, 2010, both parties filed a joint motion for approval of class action settlement. Among various other provisions, the settlement provided that (1) the City of Antioch will not publicly identify Africa-American Section 8 recipients; (2) the City will not focus on African-American Section 8 recipients on the basis of their race or Section 8 status in its policing efforts, except when using race to identify a suspect; (3) the City will pay $180,000 to be divided equally among the five named plaintiffs; (4) the City will pay $180,000 in attorney's fees and costs; and (5) class members who are not named plaintiffs release their injunctive and declaratory relief claims, but do not release any individual claims for monetary relief. The plaintiffs agreed to dismiss the suit with prejudice.

On April 6, 2012, the court (Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong) dismissed the case with prejudice. The court retained jurisdiction to enforce the settlement for three years.

Summary Authors

Jordan Rossen (6/7/2010)

Asma Husain (11/19/2015)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4174908/parties/williams-v-city-of-antioch/


Judge(s)

Armstrong, Saundra Brown (California)

Corley, Jacqueline Scott (California)

Laporte, Elizabeth D. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Capistrano, Robert P. (California)

Forster, Charles D. Jr. (California)

Fox-Davis, Kendra (California)

Gilliam, Haywood Stirling Jr. (California)

Kennamer, Frank B. (California)

Kim, Susan (California)

Larkin, Jocelyn Dion (California)

Judge(s)

Armstrong, Saundra Brown (California)

Corley, Jacqueline Scott (California)

Laporte, Elizabeth D. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Capistrano, Robert P. (California)

Forster, Charles D. Jr. (California)

Fox-Davis, Kendra (California)

Gilliam, Haywood Stirling Jr. (California)

Kennamer, Frank B. (California)

Kim, Susan (California)

Larkin, Jocelyn Dion (California)

Levin, David Matt (California)

Marcantonio, Richard A. (California)

Rodriguez, Michelle Natividad (California)

Schlosser, Alan Lawrence (California)

Segura, Andre Ivan (California)

Seligman, Brad (California)

Sellstrom, Oren M. (California)

Siegfried, Katherine Rose (California)

Slonecker, Abigail Conzatti (California)

Soria, Alvaro D. (California)

Tarricone, Jason Holland (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Beatty, Thomas G. (California)

Blechman, Noah G. (California)

Fitzgerald, James V. III. (California)

Geiger, Thomas Lawrence (California)

Kobayashi, Julie Keiko (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Civil Docket

April 6, 2012 Docket
12

First Amended Complaint

July 16, 2008 Complaint

Press Release: "Federal Class Action Against City of Antioch Documents Police Targeting of African American Tenants"

No Court

July 16, 2008 Press Release
90

Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification and Supporting Points and Authorities

Oct. 26, 2009 Pleading / Motion / Brief
203

Order Granting Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings

Williams v. Antioch

2010 WL 3632199

Sept. 2, 2010 Order/Opinion
219

Joint Motion for Approval of Class Action Settlement

Dec. 20, 2011 Pleading / Motion / Brief
234

Dismissal Order

April 3, 2012 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Williams v. City of Antioch

Public Advocates

In July 2007, in partnership with Bay Area Legal Aid, we launched an investigation to determine whether the Antioch Police Department was unlawfully targeting African-American families who receive fe… July 11, 2007 https://www.publicadvocates.org/our-work/housing-justice/affordable-housing/williams-v-city-antioch/

Williams v. City of Antioch (Racial Harassment of Poor Tenants)

ACLU Northern California

The ACLU Foundation of Northern California and co-counsel filed a class action lawsuit in federal court July 16, 2008, charging that the city of Antioch and its police department are engaged in a con… July 16, 2008 https://www.aclunc.org/our-work/legal-docket/williams-v-city-antioch-racial-harassment-poor-tenants

Section 8 Is the New N-Word: Policing Integration in the Age of Black Mobility

Norrinda Brown Hayat

This Article addresses the concept of black mobility within the context of Section 8 housing vouchers. Hayat explores the rise of racially coded language and its impact on racially discriminatory hou… Jan. 1, 2016 https://openscholarship.wustl.edu/law_journal_law_policy/vol51/iss1/10/

Policing Black Residents as Nuisances: Why Selective Nuisance Law Enforcement Violates the Fair Housing Act

Rachel Smith

Across the county, cities and suburbs especially those with increasing minority populations are passing 'crime-free' housing laws and other broad new nuisance laws that give police unprecedented disc… Jan. 1, 2018

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4174908/williams-v-city-of-antioch/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link

Case Referred to ECF

May 2, 2008 PACER
1

COMPLAINT against City of Antioch, Antioch Police Department, James Hyde, Mitch Schwitters, Steve Bias, Desmond Bittner, William Dillard, II ( Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 44611002144). Filed by Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Antioch Section 8 Families for Fair Housing, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams. (rcs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/2/2008) (tn, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/07/2008)

May 2, 2008 RECAP
2

ADR SCHEDULING ORDER: Case Management Statement due by 8/4/2008. Case Management Conference set for 8/11/2008 at 4:00 PM. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order, # 2 Standing Order for All Judges)(rcs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/2/2008) (Entered: 05/07/2008)

1 Standing Order

View on PACER

2 Standing Order for All Judges

View on PACER

May 2, 2008 RECAP
3

MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Karen Latreece Coleman. (rcs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/2/2008) (tn, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/07/2008)

May 2, 2008 RECAP
4

MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Alyce Denise Payne. (rcs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/2/2008) (tn, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/07/2008)

May 2, 2008 RECAP
5

MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Mary Ruth Scott. (rcs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/2/2008) (tn, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/07/2008)

May 2, 2008 RECAP
6

MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Santeya Danyell Williams. (rcs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/2/2008) (tn, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/07/2008)

May 2, 2008 RECAP

CASE DESIGNATED for Electronic Filing. (tn, COURT STAFF)

May 2, 2008 PACER
7

ORDER REGARDING PLAINTIFFS' IN FORMA PAUPERIS APPLICATIONS. Signed by Judge Bernard Zimmerman on 5/15/2008. (bzsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/15/2008) (Entered: 05/15/2008)

May 15, 2008 RECAP
8

CONSENT to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Antioch Section 8 Families for Fair Housing, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams.. (Levin, David) (Filed on 5/23/2008) (Entered: 05/23/2008)

May 23, 2008 RECAP
9

WITHDRAWAL of In Forma Pauperis Applications Filed by Plaintiffs Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman & Santeya Danyell Williams. (Levin, David) (Filed on 5/30/2008) (Entered: 05/30/2008)

May 30, 2008 RECAP
10

Proposed Order Substituting Counsel for Plaintiffs by Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Antioch Section 8 Families for Fair Housing, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Levin, David) (Filed on 7/11/2008) (Entered: 07/11/2008)

July 11, 2008 RECAP
11

ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO SUBSTITUTE COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFFS. Signed by Judge Bernard Zimmerman on 7/14/2008. (bzsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/14/2008) (Entered: 07/14/2008)

July 14, 2008 RECAP
12

AMENDED COMPLAINT First Amended Complaint against City of Antioch. Filed bySanteya Danyell Williams. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 7/16/2008) (Entered: 07/16/2008)

July 16, 2008 RECAP
14

SUMMONS on First Amended Complaint Issued as to Defendant City of Antioch. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/16/2008) (tn, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/21/2008)

July 16, 2008 RECAP
13

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Santeya Danyell Williams re 12 Amended Complaint Proof of Service (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 7/18/2008) (Entered: 07/18/2008)

July 18, 2008 RECAP
15

Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge by City of Antioch. (Fitzgerald, James) (Filed on 7/22/2008) (Entered: 07/22/2008)

July 22, 2008 RECAP
16

CLERK'S NOTICE of Impending Reassignment to U.S. District Judge (sv, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/23/2008) (Entered: 07/23/2008)

July 23, 2008 RECAP
17

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong for all further proceedings. Judge Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman no longer assigned to the case.. Signed by Executive Committee on 7/23/08. (as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/23/2008) (Entered: 07/23/2008)

July 23, 2008 RECAP
18

CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER FOR REASSIGNED CIVIL CASES: Case Management Statement due by 9/22/2008. Case Management Conference set for 10/2/2008 03:00 PM. VIA TELEPHONE. Signed by Judge ARMSTRONG on 8/6/08. (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/6/2008) Modified on 8/7/2008 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/06/2008)

Aug. 6, 2008 RECAP
19

ORDER denying motion to relate cases. Signed by Judge Illston on 8/21/08. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/22/2008) (Entered: 08/22/2008)

Aug. 22, 2008 RECAP
20

ANSWER to Amended Complaint byCity of Antioch. (Fitzgerald, James) (Filed on 8/28/2008) (Entered: 08/28/2008)

Aug. 28, 2008 RECAP
21

NOTICE of need for ADR Phone Conference (ADR L.R. 3-5 d), Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch, Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 9/15/2008) Modified on 9/16/2008 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 09/15/2008)

Sept. 15, 2008 PACER
22

Certificate of Interested Entities by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 9/15/2008) (Entered: 09/15/2008)

Sept. 15, 2008 PACER
23

ADR Clerks Notice Setting ADR Phone Conference on 9/29/08 at 2:00 p.m. Please take note that plaintiff's counsel initiates the call to all parties. (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/22/2008) (Entered: 09/22/2008)

Sept. 22, 2008 PACER
24

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 9/22/2008) Modified on 9/23/2008 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 09/22/2008)

Sept. 22, 2008 PACER

ADR Remark: ADR Phone Conference held by HAH on 9/29/08. (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/29/2008)

Sept. 29, 2008 PACER

ADR Phone Conference held

Sept. 29, 2008 PACER
25

NOTICE of Association of Counsel, filed by Abigail Conzatti Nichols (Nichols, Abigail) (Filed on 10/1/2008) Modified on 10/2/2008 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/01/2008)

Oct. 1, 2008 PACER
26

Minute Entry: Initial Case Management Conference held on 10/2/2008 before JUDGE ARMSTRONG (Date Filed: 10/2/2008). Further Case Management Conference set for 10/27/2009 01:00 PM. Motion Hearing set for 10/27/2009 01:00 PM. () (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 10/2/2008) (Entered: 10/03/2008)

Oct. 2, 2008 PACER
27

Letter from James V. Fitzgerald, III and Brad Seligman. (Fitzgerald, James) (Filed on 10/10/2008) (Entered: 10/10/2008)

Oct. 10, 2008 PACER
28

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge James Larson for Settlement. Signed by Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong, on 10/14/08. (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/14/2008) Modified on 2/24/2011 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/14/2008)

Oct. 14, 2008 PACER
29

ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options, filed by Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch, Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 10/15/2008) Modified on 10/15/2008 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/15/2008)

Oct. 15, 2008 PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Oct. 21, 2008 PACER
30

NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE AND SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER. Signed by Judge James Larson on 10/21/08. (jlsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/21/2008) (Entered: 10/21/2008)

Oct. 21, 2008 RECAP

Set Deadlines/Hearings: re 30 Settlement Conference set for 1/13/2009 10:00 AM. (jlm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/21/2008)

Oct. 21, 2008 PACER
31

STIPULATION and Proposed Order Continuing Settlement Conference Before Chief Magistrate Judge Larson, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 10/30/2008) Modified on 10/31/2008 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/30/2008)

Oct. 30, 2008 PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Nov. 14, 2008 PACER
32

ORDER CONTINUING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE TO MARCH 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. re 31 Stipulation, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Santeya Danyell Williams. Signed by Judge James Larson on 11/14/08. (jlsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/14/2008) (Entered: 11/14/2008)

Nov. 14, 2008 RECAP

Set Deadlines/Hearings: re 32 Settlement Conference set for 3/24/2009 10:00 AM. (jlm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/14/2008)

Nov. 14, 2008 PACER
33

STIPULATION and Proposed Protective Order, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 12/4/2008) Modified on 12/5/2008 (jlm, COURT STAFF). Modified on 12/5/2008 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 12/04/2008)

Dec. 4, 2008 PACER

Case Referred to Magistrate Judge for Discovery

Dec. 8, 2008 PACER
34

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge for ALL Discovery purposes. Signed by Judge ARMSTRONG on 12/8/08. (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/8/2008) (Entered: 12/08/2008)

Dec. 8, 2008 PACER

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte for Discovery (cmw, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/8/2008)

Dec. 8, 2008 PACER
35

STIPULATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte on 12/10/2008. (hlk, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/10/2008) Modified on 12/11/2008 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 12/10/2008)

Dec. 10, 2008 RECAP
36

ORDER RE DISCOVERY PROCEDURES. Signed by Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte on 12/10/08. (lmh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/10/2008) (Entered: 12/10/2008)

Dec. 10, 2008 RECAP
37

STIPULATION and Proposed Order re Document Retention, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch. (Nichols, Abigail) (Filed on 1/5/2009) Modified on 1/6/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/05/2009)

Jan. 5, 2009 PACER
38

STIPULATION AND ORDER re Document Retention. Signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte on 1/6/2009. (hlk, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/6/2009) Modified on 1/7/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/06/2009)

Jan. 6, 2009 RECAP
39

NOTICE of Payment of Deposition Costs from the Transcript Reimbursement Fund, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 1/8/2009) Modified on 1/9/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/08/2009)

Jan. 8, 2009 PACER
40

MOTION to Compel Production of Documents (HACCC), filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams. Motion Hearing set for 3/3/2009 09:00 AM in Courtroom E, 15th Floor, San Francisco. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 1/26/2009) Modified on 1/27/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/26/2009)

Jan. 26, 2009 PACER
41

Declaration of Brad Seligman in Support of 40 Motion to Compel Production of Documents (HACCC) filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Subpoena to HACCC, # 2 Exhibit Oct. 8, 2008 Letter re Production, # 3 Exhibit Protective Order, # 4 Exhibit E-mail Correspondence with K. Kobayashi)(Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 1/26/2009) Modified on 1/27/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/26/2009)

1 Exhibit Subpoena to HACCC

View on PACER

2 Exhibit Oct. 8, 2008 Letter re Production

View on PACER

3 Exhibit Protective Order

View on PACER

4 Exhibit E-mail Correspondence with K. Kobayashi

View on PACER

Jan. 26, 2009 PACER
42

Proposed Order re 40 Granting Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Documents (HACCC) filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 1/26/2009) Modified on 1/27/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/26/2009)

Jan. 26, 2009 PACER
43

Memorandum in Opposition re 40 Motion to Compel filed by Housing Authority of Contra Costa County. (Geiger, Thomas) (Filed on 2/9/2009) Modified on 2/10/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/09/2009)

Feb. 9, 2009 PACER
44

DECLARATION of Keiko Kobayashi in Support of 43 Memorandum in Opposition filed by Housing Authority of Contra Costa County. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Related document(s) 43 ) (Geiger, Thomas) (Filed on 2/9/2009) Modified on 2/10/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). Modified on 2/10/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/09/2009)

1 Exhibit A

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B

View on PACER

Feb. 9, 2009 PACER
45

Proposed Order re 40 Motion to Compel by Housing Authority of Contra Costa County. (Geiger, Thomas) (Filed on 2/9/2009) Modified on 2/10/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/09/2009)

Feb. 9, 2009 PACER
46

Reply Memorandum re 40 Motion to Compel filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 2/17/2009) Modified on 2/18/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/17/2009)

Feb. 17, 2009 PACER
47

STIPULATION and Proposed Protective Order re Confidential Information, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 2/20/2009) Modified on 2/23/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/20/2009)

Feb. 20, 2009 PACER
48

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE OF COUNSEL, filed by Housing Authority of Contra Costa County. (Kobayashi, Julie) (Filed on 2/26/2009) Modified on 2/27/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/26/2009)

Feb. 26, 2009 PACER
49

AMENDED STIPULATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER: Signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte, on 2/26/09. (fj, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/26/2009) Modified on 2/27/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/26/2009)

Feb. 26, 2009 RECAP
50

Minute Entry: Hearing held on 3/3/2009 before Elizabeth D. Laporte re Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Documents (HACCC) 40 . (Court Reporter Connie Kuhl) (lmh, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 3/3/2009) (Entered: 03/03/2009)

March 3, 2009 PACER
51

Letter to Chief Magistrate Judge James Larson re Request to Continue Settlement Conference, from Brad Seligman, dated 03/04/09. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 3/9/2009) Modified on 3/10/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/09/2009)

March 9, 2009 PACER
52

STIPULATION and Proposed Order Modifying Discovery Dates, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 3/9/2009) Modified on 3/10/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/09/2009)

March 9, 2009 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings

March 10, 2009 PACER
53

ORDER CONTINUING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE to 06/12/09 at 10:00 AM. Signed by Magistrate Judge James Larson on 3/10/09. (jlsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/10/2009) Modified on 3/11/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/10/2009)

March 10, 2009 RECAP
54

Proposed Order re 40 Granting Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Documents (HACCC) filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 3/10/2009) Modified on 3/11/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/10/2009)

March 10, 2009 PACER
55

STIPULATION AND ORDER MODIFYING Discovery Dates. Signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte, on 3/10/09. (lmh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/10/2009) Modified on 3/11/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/10/2009)

March 10, 2009 RECAP
56

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte, GRANTING 40 Motion to Compel Production of Documents. (lmh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/10/2009) Modified on 3/11/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/10/2009)

March 10, 2009 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: re 53 Settlement Conference set for 6/12/2009 10:00 AM. (jlm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/10/2009)

March 10, 2009 PACER
57

NOTICE of Payment of Deposition Costs from the Transcript Reimbursement Fund, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 5/7/2009) Modified on 5/8/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/07/2009)

May 7, 2009 PACER
58

STIPULATION and Proposed Order Modifying Discovery and Class Certification Dates, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 5/11/2009) Modified on 5/12/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/11/2009)

May 11, 2009 PACER
59

STIPULATION AND ORDER: Modifying Motion Hearing date to 1/12/2010 01:00 PM. Signed by Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong, on 5/20/09. (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/21/2009) Modified on 5/22/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/21/2009)

May 21, 2009 RECAP
60

*** FILED IN ERROR. NO NEW DOCUMENT. *** Declaration of Dr. Mia White in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification filed byPriscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 5/26/2009) Modified on 5/26/2009 (ewn, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/26/2009)

May 26, 2009 PACER
61

Letter to Chief Magistrate Judge James Larson re Request to Continue Settlement Conference, from Brad Seligman, dated 05/26/09 (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 5/26/2009) Modified on 5/27/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/26/2009)

May 26, 2009 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings

May 27, 2009 PACER
62

ORDER CONTINUING FURTHER SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE to 08/18/09 at 10:00 AM. Signed by Chief Magistrate Judge James Larson on 5/27/09. (jlsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/27/2009) Modified on 5/28/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/27/2009)

May 27, 2009 RECAP

Set/Reset Hearings: re 62 Settlement Conference set for 8/18/2009 10:00 AM. (jlm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/27/2009)

May 27, 2009 PACER
63

ASSOCIATION of Counsel of Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr., filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Alyce Denise Payne, Karen Latreece Coleman, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Gilliam, Haywood) (Filed on 6/5/2009) Modified on 6/8/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/05/2009)

June 5, 2009 PACER
64

STIPULATION AND PROPOSED PROTECTIVE ORDER, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch. (Sellstrom, Oren) (Filed on 6/9/2009) Modified on 6/10/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/09/2009)

June 9, 2009 PACER
65

MOTION to Compel Production of Documents and Accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams. Motion Hearing set for 8/4/2009 09:00 AM in Courtroom E, 15th Floor, San Francisco. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 7/15/2009) Modified on 7/16/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/15/2009)

July 15, 2009 PACER
66

Declaration of Brad Seligman in Support of 65 Motion to Compel Production of Documents and Accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities filed by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiffs' Second Request for Production of Documents, # 2 Exhibit Defendant's Responses to Second Request for Production of Documents, # 3 Exhibit 06.04.09 Seligman Meet & Confer Letter, # 4 Exhibit 06.25.09 Beatty Meet & Confer Response, # 5 Exhibit 06.30.09 Seligman E-mail, # 6 Exhibit 07.06.09 Larkin E-mail, # 7 Exhibit 07.07.09 Petersen Meet & Confer Response, # 8 Exhibit 07.09.09 Petersen Meet & Confer Response, # 9 Exhibit 07.10.09 Larkin E-mail, # 10 Exhibit 07.10.09 Petersen E-mail, # 11 Exhibit 07.13.09 Beatty Meet & Confer Response, # 12 Exhibit Defendant's Amended Responses to Second Request for Production of Documents, # 13 Exhibit Order Granting Amended Stipulation re Confidential Information, # 14 Exhibit Excerpt of Deposition of Mitch Schwitters, # 15 Exhibit 09.22.08 Joint Case Management Conference Statement)(Related document(s) 65 ) (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 7/15/2009) Modified on 7/16/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/15/2009)

1 Exhibit Plaintiffs' Second Request for Production of Documents

View on PACER

2 Exhibit Defendant's Responses to Second Request for Production of Documents

View on PACER

3 Exhibit 06.04.09 Seligman Meet & Confer Letter

View on PACER

4 Exhibit 06.25.09 Beatty Meet & Confer Response

View on PACER

5 Exhibit 06.30.09 Seligman E-mail

View on PACER

6 Exhibit 07.06.09 Larkin E-mail

View on PACER

7 Exhibit 07.07.09 Petersen Meet & Confer Response

View on PACER

8 Exhibit 07.09.09 Petersen Meet & Confer Response

View on PACER

9 Exhibit 07.10.09 Larkin E-mail

View on PACER

10 Exhibit 07.10.09 Petersen E-mail

View on PACER

11 Exhibit 07.13.09 Beatty Meet & Confer Response

View on PACER

12 Exhibit Defendant's Amended Responses to Second Request for Production of D

View on PACER

13 Exhibit Order Granting Amended Stipulation re Confidential Information

View on PACER

14 Exhibit Excerpt of Deposition of Mitch Schwitters

View on PACER

15 Exhibit 09.22.08 Joint Case Management Conference Statement

View on PACER

July 15, 2009 PACER
67

*** FILED IN ERROR. PLEASE SEE DOCKET # 68 . *** STIPULATION re 65 MOTION to Compel Production of Documents and Accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities Requesting Shortened Time by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 7/15/2009) Modified on 7/16/2009 (ewn, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/15/2009)

July 15, 2009 PACER
68

STIPULATION and Proposed Order Shortening Time re 65 Motion to Compel Production of Documents and Accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities CORRECTION OF DOCKET # 67 filed by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 7/15/2009) Modified on 7/16/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/15/2009)

July 15, 2009 PACER
69

Declaration of Jocelyn D. Larkin in Support of 68 Stipulation and Proposed Order Requesting Shortened Time filed by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Related document(s) 68 ) (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 7/15/2009) Modified on 7/16/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/15/2009)

July 15, 2009 PACER
70

STIPULATION AND ORDER [AS MODIFIED] To Shorten Time re Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel. Plaintiff's Opening Brief due 07/15/09; Defendant's Opposition due 07/22/09; Plaintiff's Reply due 07/28/09 at 12:00 PM; Proposed Hearing date 08/04/09; Discovery cut-off 08/21/09. Signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte, on 7/17/09. (lmh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/17/2009) Modified on 7/20/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/17/2009)

July 17, 2009 RECAP
71

WITHDRAWAL OF STIPULATION re Confidential Information, Personnel and Complaint Documents, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Sellstrom, Oren) (Filed on 7/17/2009) Modified on 7/20/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/17/2009)

July 17, 2009 PACER
72

STIPULATION and Proposed Protective Order, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch. (Sellstrom, Oren) (Filed on 7/17/2009) Modified on 7/20/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/17/2009)

July 17, 2009 PACER
73

Memorandum in Opposition re 65 Motion to Compel Production of Documents filed by City of Antioch. (Attachments: # 1 Thomas G. Beatty Declaration, # 2 McConnell Declaration, # 3 Johnson Declaration)(Beatty, Thomas) (Filed on 7/22/2009) Modified on 7/23/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/22/2009)

1 Thomas G. Beatty Declaration

View on PACER

2 McConnell Declaration

View on PACER

3 Johnson Declaration

View on PACER

July 22, 2009 PACER
74

STIPULATION and Proposed Protective Order, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch. (Sellstrom, Oren) (Filed on 7/23/2009) Modified on 7/24/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/23/2009)

July 23, 2009 PACER
75

Reply Memorandum re 65 Motion to Compel Production of Documents and Accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities filed by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 7/28/2009) Modified on 7/29/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/28/2009)

July 28, 2009 PACER
76

Declaration of Jason Tarricone in Support of 65 Motion to Compel Production of Documents and Accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities filed by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit First Amended Complaint, # 2 Exhibit 10.30.06 E-mail from Dillard to APD, # 3 Exhibit 12.16.07 E-mail from Kint to Schwitters, # 4 Exhibit 1.25.07 E-mail from Schwitters to APD, # 5 Exhibit Excerpt of Deposition of M. Schwitters, Vol. II, # 6 Exhibit CAT Highlights, October 2006, # 7 Exhibit Excerpt of Deposition of M. Schwitters, Vol. I)(Related document(s) 65 ) (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 7/28/2009) Modified on 7/29/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/28/2009)

1 Exhibit First Amended Complaint

View on PACER

2 Exhibit 10.30.06 E-mail from Dillard to APD

View on PACER

3 Exhibit 12.16.07 E-mail from Kint to Schwitters

View on PACER

4 Exhibit 1.25.07 E-mail from Schwitters to APD

View on PACER

5 Exhibit Excerpt of Deposition of M. Schwitters, Vol. II

View on PACER

6 Exhibit CAT Highlights, October 2006

View on PACER

7 Exhibit Excerpt of Deposition of M. Schwitters, Vol. I

View on PACER

July 28, 2009 PACER
77

Declaration of Tony Dang in Support of 65 Motion to Compel Production of Documents and Accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities filed by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Defendant's Amended Responses to First Set of Interrogatories, # 2 Exhibit CAT Locations and Owner Description, Bates Nos. D0024644-D0024650)(Related document(s) 65 ) (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 7/28/2009) Modified on 7/29/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/28/2009)

1 Exhibit Defendant's Amended Responses to First Set of Interrogatories

View on PACER

2 Exhibit CAT Locations and Owner Description, Bates Nos. D0024644-D0024650

View on PACER

July 28, 2009 PACER
78

STIPULATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte GRANTING 74 Stipulation Regarding Confidential Information, Personnel And Complaint Documents. Signed by Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte, on 7/28/09. (fj, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/28/2009) Modified on 7/29/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/28/2009)

July 28, 2009 RECAP
79

Minute Entry: Hearing held on 8/4/2009 before Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte GRANTING IN PART 65 Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Documents. (Court Reporter: Debra Pas) (lmh, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 8/4/2009) Modified on 8/5/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/04/2009)

Aug. 4, 2009 PACER
80

ORDER by Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART 65 Motion to Compel (edllc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/5/2009) Modified on 8/6/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/05/2009)

Aug. 5, 2009 RECAP
81

Letter from Brad Seligman Requesting Approval of Meet & Confer Agreements. (Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 8/6/2009) (Entered: 08/06/2009)

Aug. 6, 2009 PACER
82

ORDER APPROVING AGREEMENTS re 81 Letter filed by Priscilla Bunton, Mary Ruth Scott, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Santeya Danyell Williams. Signed by Judge James Larson on 8/7/09. (jlsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/7/2009) (Entered: 08/07/2009)

Aug. 7, 2009 RECAP
83

***DOCUMENT HAS BEEN REMOVED BY ORDER OF THE COURT, PLEASE SEE DOCUMENT 87 *** (Filed on 8/11/2009) Modified on 8/11/2009 (feriab, COURT STAFF). (jlm, COURT STAFF). Modified on 8/13/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). Modified on 8/13/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). Modified on 8/13/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/11/2009)

Aug. 11, 2009 PACER
84

STIPULATION and Proposed Order to remove incorrectly filed Document No. 83, filed by City of Antioch, Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams. (Fitzgerald, James) (Filed on 8/11/2009) Modified on 8/12/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/11/2009)

Aug. 11, 2009 PACER
85

MOTION to Remove Incorrectly Filed Document No. 83 filed by City of Antioch. (Fitzgerald, James) (Filed on 8/11/2009) (Entered: 08/11/2009)

Aug. 11, 2009 PACER
86

STIPULATION and Proposed Order Modifying Expert Disclosure Dates, filed by Priscilla Bunton, Karen Latreece Coleman, Alyce Denise Payne, Mary Ruth Scott, Santeya Danyell Williams, City of Antioch. (Attachments: # 1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations))(Seligman, Brad) (Filed on 8/12/2009) Modified on 8/13/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/12/2009)

1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations)

View on PACER

Aug. 12, 2009 PACER

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 2, 2008

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Five African-American residents of Antioch, California on behalf of all African-American households whom the city believed to be receiving Section 8 housing rent assistance.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Impact Fund

ACLU Affiliates (any)

ACLU of Northern California

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

City of Antioch, City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 360,000

Order Duration: 2012 - 2015

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Required disclosure

Issues

General:

Housing

Racial segregation

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black