Case: United States v. Peterson

2:09-cv-10333 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: Jan. 29, 2009

Closed Date: 2018

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Case Summary

On January 29, 2009, the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Michigan under the Fair Housing Act against a local property owner and his property manager. At issue was the treatment of female tenants in several single-family dwellings in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The U.S. alleged that the property manager engaged in a pattern and practice of subjecting current and prospective female tenants to sexual discrimination and harassment, and t…

On January 29, 2009, the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Michigan under the Fair Housing Act against a local property owner and his property manager. At issue was the treatment of female tenants in several single-family dwellings in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The U.S. alleged that the property manager engaged in a pattern and practice of subjecting current and prospective female tenants to sexual discrimination and harassment, and that the owner knew or should have know of his behavior and took no action to stop it. The complaint (subsequently amended) sought declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief along with civil penalties.

The specific facts alleged were that the property manager demanded sexual favors from female tenants in exchange for rental and for services, subjected them to unwanted verbal sexual advances; entered the apartments of female tenants without permission or notice; granted and denied tangible housing benefits based on sex; and took adverse action against female tenants when they refused or objected to his sexual advances.

After a full trial, a jury found liability in the amount of $115,000 on August 6, 2010. On September 20, the U.S. then sought injunctive relief and penalties, which District Judge Julian Abele Cook granted on March 3, 2011. The Order imposed the maximum allowable $55,000 in civil penalties against the property manager and $27,500 against the owner. Additionally, it imposed a fairly detailed injunction:

  • It imposed a general prohibition against gender discrimination.
  • It required the owners to adopt and distribute written non-discrimination policies, identifying and giving contact information for the owner and any manger, and providing information necessary for filing a complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Defendants were required to post EHO signs and to receive and provide EHO for the owners and any current and future employees.
  • It required detailed record-keeping and reporting requirements to allow compliance monitoring.
  • It permanently prohibited the property manager, from ever having "any involvement in the management, rental, or maintenance of any dwelling, as defined by the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 802(b)."

The case terminated on May 18, 2011. The injunction period for payments to the plaintiff was later extended through the end of 2018. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Asma Husain (2/7/2016)

Maddie McFee (11/25/2019)

People

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Judge(s)

Cook, Julian Abele Jr. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Berg, Terrence George (Michigan)

Filip, Mark R. (Illinois)

King, Loretta (District of Columbia)

Levy, Judith Ellen (Michigan)

McAllister, Jennifer E. (District of Columbia)

Moran, Timothy (District of Columbia)

Murphy, Donna M. (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Ziedas, Tauras N. (Michigan)

Judge(s)

Cook, Julian Abele Jr. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Berg, Terrence George (Michigan)

Filip, Mark R. (Illinois)

King, Loretta (District of Columbia)

Levy, Judith Ellen (Michigan)

McAllister, Jennifer E. (District of Columbia)

Moran, Timothy (District of Columbia)

Murphy, Donna M. (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Ziedas, Tauras N. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Courtright, Cornelius J. (Michigan)

Ferris, Donald W. Jr. (Michigan)

Goldstein, David I. (Michigan)

Hotz, Jacqueline M. (Michigan)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Dec. 14, 2018 Docket
1

Complaint and Request for Jury Trial

Jan. 29, 2009 Complaint
45

First Amended Complaint and Request For Jury Trial

Dec. 10, 2009 Complaint
79

Judgment for Plaintiff Jury Verdict

2010 WL 3183508

Aug. 6, 2010 Order/Opinion
93

Plaintiff's Motion for Civil Penalties and Injunctive Relief

Sept. 20, 2010 Pleading / Motion / Brief
94

Defendant Peterson's Answer to Plaintiff's Motion for Civil Penalties and Injunctive Relief

Oct. 4, 2010 Pleading / Motion / Brief
99

Order Granting Motion for Civil Penalties and Injunctive Relief

March 3, 2011 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5086058/united-states-v-peterson/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 2:30 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed by United States of America against all defendants with Jury Demand. No summons requested. County of 1st Plaintiff: Wayne − County Where Action Arose: Washtenaw − County of 1st Defendant: Washtenaw. [Previously dismissed case: No] [Possible companion case(s): None] (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 01/29/2009)

Jan. 29, 2009
76

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 54 Motion in Limine; granting in part and denying in part 55 Motion in Limine; denying 56 Motion in Limine; granting 57 Motion in Limine; granting 64 Motion to Strike and Peterson's request for a bifurcated trial (docket entry no. 71) is denied. Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa)

July 27, 2010 RECAP
99

ORDER granting 93 Motion. Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa)

March 3, 2011 RECAP
2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Donald W. Ferris, Jr appearing on behalf of Ronald D Peterson (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 02/05/2009)

Feb. 5, 2009
3

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand and Affidavit of Service by Ronald D Peterson. (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 02/05/2009)

Feb. 5, 2009
4

AFFIDAVIT of Donald W. Ferris, Jr. re 2 Attorney Appearance, 3 Answer to Complaint Service by Ronald D Peterson (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 02/05/2009)

Feb. 5, 2009

REQUEST for SUMMONS for Glen E Johnson. (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 02/06/2009)

Feb. 6, 2009
5

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand First Amended Answer To Complaint by Ronald D Peterson. (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 02/06/2009)

Feb. 6, 2009
6

AFFIDAVIT of Don Ferris re 5 Answer to Complaint First Amended Answer To Complaint Affidavit Of Service by Ronald D Peterson (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 02/06/2009)

Feb. 6, 2009
8

AFFIDAVIT of Don Ferris re 7 Answer to Complaint Affirmative Defenses Affidavit of Service by Ronald D Peterson (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 02/06/2009)

Feb. 6, 2009
9

SUMMONS Issued for *Glen E Johnson* (DHam) (Entered: 02/09/2009)

Feb. 9, 2009
10

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed. Ronald D Peterson waiver sent on 1/29/2009, answer due 3/30/2009. (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 02/19/2009)

Feb. 19, 2009
11

ANSWER to Complaint with Affirmative Defenses with Jury Demand by Glen E Johnson. (Goldstein, David) (Entered: 02/19/2009)

Feb. 19, 2009
12

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Scheduling Conference set for 3/23/2009 02:30 PM before District Judge Julian Abele Cook (See image for important information) (KDoa) (Entered: 02/20/2009)

Feb. 20, 2009
13

Return of Service executed on 2/10/09 as to Glen E Johnson. (JCre) (Entered: 03/04/2009)

March 3, 2009
14

NOTICE of Appearance by Jennifer E. McAllister on behalf of United States of America. (McAllister, Jennifer) (Entered: 03/05/2009)

March 5, 2009

Minute Entry −SCHEDULING CONFERENCE set for March 23, 2009 ADJOURNED. Scheduling Conference ADJOURNED to 3/30/2009 10:30 AM before District Judge Julian Abele Cook (KDoa) (Entered: 03/18/2009)

March 18, 2009
15

DISCOVERY plan jointly filed pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(f) (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 04/22/2009)

April 22, 2009
16

DISCOVERY plan jointly filed pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(f) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Service) (Goldstein, David) (Entered: 04/30/2009)

April 30, 2009
17

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

June 5, 2009
18

[STRICKEN] CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Glen E Johnson (Goldstein, David) Modified on 6/15/2009 (DEld). (Entered: 06/08/2009)

June 8, 2009
19

[STRICKEN] CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Glen E Johnson (Goldstein, David) Modified on 6/15/2009 (DEld). (Entered: 06/08/2009)

June 8, 2009
20

[STRICKEN] NOTICE by Ronald D Peterson Deposition of Barbara Scott with Certificate of Service (Ferris, Donald) Modified on 6/15/2009 (DEld). (Entered: 06/09/2009)

June 9, 2009
21

[STRICKEN]NOTICE by Ronald D Peterson Deposition of Julena Mills with Certificate of Service (Ferris, Donald) Modified on 6/15/2009 (DEld). (Entered: 06/09/2009)

June 9, 2009
22

[STRICKEN] NOTICE by Ronald D Peterson Deposition of Monique Richardson with Certificate of Service (Ferris, Donald) Modified on 6/15/2009 (DEld). (Entered: 06/09/2009)

June 9, 2009
23

[STRICKEN] NOTICE by Ronald D Peterson Deposition of Shennel McFarlin with Certificate of Service (Ferris, Donald) Modified on 6/15/2009 (DEld). (Entered: 06/09/2009)

June 9, 2009
24

[STRICKEN] NOTICE by Ronald D Peterson Deposition of Tameka Williams with Certificate of Service (Ferris, Donald) Modified on 6/15/2009 (DEld). (Entered: 06/09/2009)

June 9, 2009
26

NOTICE of Error re 19 Certificate of Service, 18 Certificate of Service. (DEld) (Entered: 06/11/2009)

June 10, 2009
27

NOTICE of Error re 21 Notice (Other), 20 Notice (Other), 23 Notice (Other), 24 Notice (Other), 22 Notice (Other). (DEld) (Entered: 06/11/2009)

June 10, 2009
28

SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 9/30/2009 Dispositive Motion Cut−off set for 10/30/2009 Final Pretrial Conference set for 1/25/2010 03:00 PM before District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jury Trial set for 2/2/2010 08:30 AM before District Judge Julian Abele Cook Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (Refer to image for additional dates) (KDoa) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

July 10, 2009
29

ORDER OF COURTROOM DECORUM. Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

July 10, 2009
30

ORDER REFERRING OTHER MATTERS to Magistrate Judge *SCHEER*: *Expedited Status Conference regarding discovery dispute*. Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa) (Entered: 08/03/2009)

Aug. 3, 2009
31

MOTION to Quash SUBPOENAS AND IN THE ALTERNATIVE , MOTION for Protective Order AND FOR AN EXPEDITED HEARING AND MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit A − 7−22−09 Correspondence with attachments from Donald Ferris, # 3 Exhibit B − 7−27−09 Correspondence to Mr. Ferris and Mr. Goldstein, # 4 Exhibit C − 7−8−09 Correspondence from Donald Ferris) (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 08/03/2009)

Aug. 3, 2009
32

RESPONSE to 31 MOTION to Quash SUBPOENAS AND IN THE ALTERNATIVE MOTION for Protective Order AND FOR AN EXPEDITED HEARING AND MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT filed by Ronald D Peterson. (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 08/04/2009)

Aug. 4, 2009

Minute Entry −Telephone Status Conference held on 8/4/2009, re 31 MOTION to Quash SUBPOENAS AND IN THE ALTERNATIVE for Protective Order filed by United States of America before Magistrate Judge Donald A Scheer. (Not placed on record) Disposition: Motion Granted (MLan) (Entered: 08/04/2009)

Aug. 4, 2009
33

ORDER REFERRING MOTION to Magistrate Judge Donald A Scheer: 31 MOTION to Quash SUBPOENAS AND IN THE ALTERNATIVE MOTION for Protective Order AND FOR AN EXPEDITED HEARING AND MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT filed by United States of America. Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa) (Entered: 08/10/2009)

Aug. 10, 2009
34

MOTION for Leave to File TO FILE AN AMENDED COMPLAINT AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 − First Amended Complaint and Request For Jury Trial, # 3 Exhibit 2 − 6−11−09 letter to Judith E. Levy from Don Ferris, # 4 Exhibit 3 − Filing Endorsement, # 5 Exhibit 4 − Quit Claim Deed) (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 08/20/2009)

Aug. 20, 2009
35

ORDER granting 31 Motion to Quash and for Protective Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald A Scheer. (MLan) (Entered: 08/21/2009)

Aug. 21, 2009
36

WITNESS LIST by United States of America (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 09/16/2009)

Sept. 16, 2009
37

[STRICKEN] NOTICE by Ronald D Peterson To Take Deposition of Louise Fitzgerald Duces Tecum (Ferris, Donald) Modified on 9/24/2009 (DWor). (Entered: 09/23/2009)

Sept. 23, 2009
38

[STRICKEN] NOTICE by Ronald D Peterson To Take Deposition of Rodney Crawford Duces Tecum (Ferris, Donald) Modified on 9/24/2009 (DWor). (Entered: 09/23/2009)

Sept. 23, 2009
39

[STRICKEN] NOTICE by Ronald D Peterson To Take Deposition of Louise Fitzgerald Duces Tecum (Ferris, Donald) Modified on 9/24/2009 (DWor). (Entered: 09/23/2009)

Sept. 23, 2009
40

WITNESS LIST by Ronald D Peterson (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 09/23/2009)

Sept. 23, 2009
41

NOTICE of Error re 37 Notice (Other). (DWor) (Entered: 09/24/2009)

Sept. 24, 2009
42

NOTICE of Error re 38 Notice (Other). (DWor) (Entered: 09/24/2009)

Sept. 24, 2009
44

ORDER granting 34 Motion for Leave to File. Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa) (Entered: 12/07/2009)

Dec. 7, 2009
45

AMENDED COMPLAINT with Jury Demand filed by United States of America against First Pitch Properties LLC, Ronald D Peterson, Glen E Johnson. (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 12/10/2009)

Dec. 10, 2009
46

ANSWER to Amended Complaint and Affidavit of Service by Ronald D Peterson. (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 01/14/2010)

Jan. 14, 2010
47

ANSWER to Amended Complaint and Affidavit of Service by First Pitch Properties LLC. (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 01/14/2010)

Jan. 14, 2010

Minute Entry − JOINT PRETRIAL ORDER, PRETRIAL CONFERENCE AND TRIAL DATES ARE CANCELLED. Dates will be rescheduled by the Court at a later date. (KDoa) (Entered: 01/15/2010)

Jan. 15, 2010

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Scheduling Conference set for 3/17/2010 04:00 PM before District Judge Julian Abele Cook (KDoa) (Entered: 03/11/2010)

March 11, 2010
48

MOTION for Withdrawal of Attorney David I. Goldstein by Glen E Johnson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Service) (Goldstein, David) (Entered: 03/25/2010)

March 25, 2010
49

ORDER granting 48 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney David I. Goldstein terminated. Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa) (Entered: 04/27/2010)

April 27, 2010
50

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Pretrial Conference set for 7/19/2010 01:00 PM before District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jury Trial set for 7/27/2010 08:30 AM before District Judge Julian Abele Cook (KDoa) (Entered: 04/27/2010)

April 27, 2010
51

AMENDED NOTICE TO APPEAR: Joint Proposed Pretrial Order and Motions in Limine due 7/12/10; Final Pretrial Conference set for 7/19/2010 01:00 PM before District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jury Selection set for 7/27/10; Jury Trial set for 7/28/2010 08:30 AM before District Judge Julian Abele Cook (KDoa) (Entered: 06/09/2010)

June 9, 2010
52

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference set for 6/17/2010 09:15 AM before District Judge Julian Abele Cook (KDoa) (Entered: 06/09/2010)

June 9, 2010
53

NOTICE of Appearance by Cornelius J. Courtright on behalf of Glen E Johnson. (Courtright, Cornelius) (Entered: 06/25/2010)

June 25, 2010
54

MOTION in Limine REGARDING DEFENDANT PETERSON'S TRIAL WITNESSES AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE REGARDING DEFENDANT PETERSON'S WITNESS LIST by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 − Ronald Peterson's Witness List, # 3 Exhibit 2 − 9−24−09 e−mail Correspondence to Don Ferris from Judith Levy, # 4 Exhibit 3 − 6−23−10 Letter to Don Ferris) (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 07/09/2010)

July 9, 2010
55

MOTION in Limine AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE by United States of America. (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 07/12/2010)

July 12, 2010
56

MOTION in Limine AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 − Deposition Transcript of Barbara Denise Scott, # 3 Exhibit 2 − Complaint of Non−Payment of Rent, # 4 Exhibit Declaration Of Elizabeth Kiyo Wharton, # 5 Exhibit 4 − Barbara Denise Scott's Answer, # 6 Exhibit 5 − Fair Housing Discrimination Intake Form, # 7 Exhibit 6 − Barbara Denise Scott's Motion To dismiss Complaint and For Summary Disposition, # 8 Exhibit 7 − Brief for The Appellant/Oral Argument Requested, # 9 Exhibit 8 − Order of Dismissal of Defendant's Motion For Reconsideration of Motion To Dismiss Complaint and for Summary Disposition, # 10 Exhibit 9 − Claim of Appeal, # 11 Exhibit 10 − Consent Order To Dismiss Defendant/Appellant's Appeal and Plaintiff/Appellee's Complaint & Settlement Agreement, # 12 Exhibit 11 − Order To Release Escrow form, # 13 Exhibit 12 − Order of 1/15/2009 of the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida) (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 07/12/2010)

July 12, 2010
57

MOTION in Limine REGARDING DEFENDANT JOHNSON'S TRIAL WITNESSES AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE REGARDING DEFENDANT JOHNSON'S WITNESS LIST by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 − Final Pretrial Order, # 3 Exhibit 2 − 6−23−10 Letter to Jay Courtright) (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 07/12/2010)

July 12, 2010
58

ORDER re 54 MOTION in Limine REGARDING DEFENDANT PETERSON'S TRIAL WITNESSES AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE REGARDING DEFENDANT PETERSON'S WITNESS LIST , 56 MOTION in Limine AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE , 55 MOTION in Limine AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE , 57 MOTION in Limine REGARDING DEFENDANT JOHNSON'S TRIAL WITNESSES AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE REGARDING DEFENDANT JOHNSON'S WITNESS LIST :( Responses due by 7/19/2010 , Replies due by 7/21/2010 ) Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa) (Entered: 07/13/2010)

July 13, 2010
59

CONSENT TO JURY SELECTION PROCEEDINGS BEING CONDUCTED BY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE. (DWor) (Entered: 07/16/2010)

July 14, 2010
60

RESPONSE to 57 MOTION in Limine REGARDING DEFENDANT JOHNSON'S TRIAL WITNESSES AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE REGARDING DEFENDANT JOHNSON'S WITNESS LIST filed by Ronald D Peterson. (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 07/19/2010)

July 19, 2010
61

RESPONSE to 56 MOTION in Limine AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE filed by Ronald D Peterson. (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 07/19/2010)

July 19, 2010

Minute Entry − Final Pretrial Conference held on 7/19/2010 before District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa) (Entered: 08/06/2010)

July 19, 2010
62

RESPONSE to 56 MOTION in Limine AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE filed by Ronald D Peterson. (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 07/20/2010)

July 20, 2010
63

NOTICE by United States of America of Intent to Refer to Defendant Johnson's Criminal Conviction (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 07/20/2010)

July 20, 2010
64

MOTION to Strike 62 Response to Motion by United States of America. (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 07/20/2010)

July 20, 2010
65

MOTION for Withdrawal of Attorney Jay Courtright by All Parties. (Courtright, Cornelius) (Entered: 07/20/2010)

July 20, 2010
66

REPLY to 55 MOTION in Limine AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit A − Expert Report by Dr. Louise Fitzgerald, # 3 Exhibit B − McClendon Deposition Excerpts ( Pages 19, 20, 100, 101) (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 07/21/2010)

July 21, 2010
67

REPLY to 54 MOTION in Limine REGARDING DEFENDANT PETERSON'S TRIAL WITNESSES AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE REGARDING DEFENDANT PETERSON'S WITNESS LIST by United States of America. (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 07/21/2010)

July 21, 2010
68

REPLY to 56 MOTION in Limine AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES' MOTION IN LIMINE by United States of America. (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 07/21/2010)

July 21, 2010
69

NOTICE by United States of America re 40 Witness List OF DEFENDANT PETERSON (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 07/22/2010)

July 22, 2010
71

MEMORANDUM in support of Bifurcated Trial on the Issue of Punitive Damages by Ronald D Peterson (Ferris, Donald) (Entered: 07/23/2010)

July 23, 2010
72

RESPONSE to 65 MOTION for Withdrawal of Attorney Jay Courtright filed by United States of America. (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 07/23/2010)

July 23, 2010
73

JOINT FINAL PRETRIAL ORDER Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa) (Entered: 07/26/2010)

July 26, 2010
74

NOTICE of hearing on 65 MOTION for Withdrawal of Attorney Jay Courtright. Motion Hearing set for 7/27/2010 08:30 AM before District Judge Julian Abele Cook . (KDoa) (Entered: 07/26/2010)

July 26, 2010

Minute Entry − JURY SELECTION scheduled for 7/27/10 before Magistrate Judge Whalen ADJOURNED. Jury Selection adjourned to 7/28/2010 09:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Whalen. Jury trial with Judge Cook will start immediately after the jury selection. (KDoa) (Entered: 07/26/2010)

July 26, 2010

Minute Entry − Motion Hearing held on 7/27/2010 re 65 MOTION for Withdrawal of Attorney Jay Courtright filed by First Pitch Properties LLC, Glen E Johnson, Ronald D Peterson, United States of America before District Judge Julian Abele Cook. Motion denied. (Court Reporter LAWRENCE PRZYBYSZ) (KDoa) (Entered: 07/27/2010)

July 27, 2010
75

ORDER denying 65 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney.. Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa) (Entered: 07/27/2010)

July 27, 2010
77

TRIAL BRIEF ON AGENCY AND VICARIOUS LIABILITY by United States of America (Levy, Judith) (Entered: 07/28/2010)

July 28, 2010

Minute Entry − Voir Dire begun and concluded on 7/28/2010 before Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen. (Court Reporter Lawrence Przybysz) (FMos) (Entered: 07/28/2010)

July 28, 2010

Minute Entry − Jury Impaneled before Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen. (Court Reporter Lawrence Przybysz) (FMos) (Entered: 07/28/2010)

July 28, 2010

Minute Entry − Jury Trial begun on 7/28/2010 before District Judge Julian Abele Cook and continued to 7/29/10. (Court Reporter LAWRENCE PRZYRYSZ) (KDoa) (Entered: 07/29/2010)

July 28, 2010

Minute Entry − Jury Trial held on 7/29/2010 before District Judge Julian Abele Cook and continued to 7/30/10. (Court Reporter LAWRENCE PRZYRYSZ) (KDoa) (Entered: 07/29/2010)

July 29, 2010

Minute Entry − Jury Trial held on 7/30/2010 and continued to 8/2/10 before District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (Court Reporter LAWRENCE PRZYBYSZ) (KDoa) (Entered: 08/03/2010)

July 30, 2010
78

Proposed Jury Instructions by Glen E Johnson (Courtright, Cornelius) (Entered: 08/01/2010)

Aug. 1, 2010

Minute Entry − Jury Trial held on 8/2/2010 and continued to 8/3/10 before District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (Court Reporter JOAN MORGAN) (KDoa) (Entered: 08/03/2010)

Aug. 2, 2010

Minute Entry − Jury Trial held on 8/3/2010 and continued to 8/4/10 before District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (Court Reporter JODI MATTHEWS) (KDoa) (Entered: 08/05/2010)

Aug. 3, 2010

Minute Entry − Jury Trial held and Jury Deliberation began on 8/4/2010 before District Judge Julian Abele Cook. Oral Motion for Directed Verdict by Plaintiff and Defendant, DENIED. (Court Reporter JODI MATTHEWS) (KDoa) Modified on

Aug. 4, 2010

Minute Entry − Jury Deliberation Concluded. (KDoa) (Entered: 08/06/2010)

Aug. 6, 2010

Minute Entry − JURY VERDICT before District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (Court Reporter JODI MATTHEWS) (KDoa) (Entered: 08/06/2010)

Aug. 6, 2010

Minute Entry − Jury Trial completed on 8/6/2010 before District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (Court Reporter JODI MATTHEWS) (KDoa) (Entered: 08/06/2010)

Aug. 6, 2010
79

JUDGMENT in favor of Plaintiff against Defendants. Judgment in the amount of $ *115,000.00*. Signed by District Judge Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa) (KDoa). (Entered: 08/06/2010)

Aug. 6, 2010
80

Jury Verdict Form (PPau) (Entered: 08/10/2010)

Aug. 6, 2010
82

COURT EXHIBITS 1−3 (PPau) (Entered: 08/10/2010)

Aug. 6, 2010
83

Jury Instructions (PPau) (Entered: 08/10/2010)

Aug. 6, 2010
84

Return of Service of Trial Subpoena as to Shenel McFarlin executed on 7/22/10 (PPau) (Entered: 08/12/2010)

Aug. 12, 2010
85

Return of Service of Trial Subpoena as to Lesia K. Watkins executed on 7/21/10 (PPau) (Entered: 08/12/2010)

Aug. 12, 2010

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 29, 2009

Closing Date: 2018

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

First Pitch Properties, LLC (Ypsilanti), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Single family housing provider

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)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 197500

Order Duration: 2009 - 2018

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitoring

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Housing

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female