Case: United States of America v. Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII, SMBC, Inc.

1:09-cv-00174 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Filed Date: Feb. 17, 2009

Closed Date: March 26, 2012

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Case Summary

The U.S. Department of justice brought this fair housing case in 2009 against the Missippi Regional Housing Authority on behalf of a resident who has mobility impairments and who was denied the reasonable accommodation of being placed in a ground floor unit. The case was brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

On March 26, the parties entered a Consent Decree, approved by the Court (Judge Louis Guirola, Jr.) which provided for extensive antidiscrimination reforms. The Consent Decree expired on March 26, 2012.

Summary Authors

Denise Heberle (6/20/2012)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/14259582/parties/united-states-v-mississippi-regional-housing-authority-viii/


Judge(s)

Guirola, Louis Jr. (Mississippi)

Walker, Robert H. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Paige, Mitzi Dease (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cowart, Craig Alan (Tennessee)

Shemper, Michael Jacob (Mississippi)

Judge(s)

Guirola, Louis Jr. (Mississippi)

Walker, Robert H. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Paige, Mitzi Dease (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cowart, Craig Alan (Tennessee)

Shemper, Michael Jacob (Mississippi)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:09-cv-00174

Docket

United States of America v. Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII

June 2, 2012

June 2, 2012

Docket
58

1:09-cv-00174

Consent Decree

United States v. Misissippi Regional Housing Authority

March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/14259582/united-states-v-mississippi-regional-housing-authority-viii/

Last updated July 29, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII, SBMC, Inc., Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd., Bobby G. Marcellus, filed by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (RLW) (Entered: 02/18/2009)

Feb. 17, 2009

Feb. 17, 2009

PACER
2

Summons Issued as to Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII, SBMC, Inc., Bobby G. Marcellus. (RLW) (Entered: 02/19/2009)

Feb. 19, 2009

Feb. 19, 2009

PACER
3

Summons Issued as to Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd. (RLW) (Entered: 02/20/2009)

Feb. 20, 2009

Feb. 20, 2009

PACER
4

REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service sent to Roy Necaise on 02/25/2009 by United States of America. Waiver of Service due by 3/30/2009 (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

Feb. 25, 2009

Feb. 25, 2009

PACER
5

REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service sent to Oakridge Park Apartments & SBMC, Inc. on 02/25/2009 by United States of America. Waiver of Service due by 3/30/2009 (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

Feb. 25, 2009

Feb. 25, 2009

PACER
6

REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service sent to Bobby G. Marcellus on 02/25/2009 by United States of America. Waiver of Service due by 3/30/2009 (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

Feb. 25, 2009

Feb. 25, 2009

PACER
7

MOTION for Robert D. Meyers to Appear Pro Hac Vice by SBMC, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certification of Good Standing, # 2 Affidavit Affidavit of Robert D. Meyers)(Emmett, Elizabeth) (Entered: 03/18/2009)

March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009

PACER
8

**NOTE: Disregard. See doc #9** MOTION for Amber Isom-Thompson to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd., Bobby G. Marcellus (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certification of Good Standing, # 2 Affidavit Affidavit of Amber Isom-Thompson)(Emmett, Elizabeth) Modified on 3/18/2009 (RLW). (Entered: 03/18/2009)

March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009

PACER
9

MOTION for Amber Isom-Thompson to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd., Bobby G. Marcellus (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Affidavit of Amber Isom-Thompson)(Emmett, Elizabeth) (Entered: 03/18/2009)

March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #8. Motion terminated by Clerk. Attorney's office refiled correctly as doc #9. (RLW)

March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009

PACER
10

ORDER granting 7 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Robert D. Meyers shall be admitted pro hac vice to serve as co-counsel for the defendant SBMC, Inc. (d/b/a Sun Belt Management). Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on March 18, 2009. (Joffe, Scherry) (Entered: 03/18/2009)

March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009

PACER
11

ORDER granting 9 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Amber Isom-Thompson shall be admitted pro hac vice to serve as co-counsel for the defendants Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd. and Bobby G. Marcellus, General Partner. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on March 18, 2009. (Joffe, Scherry) (Entered: 03/18/2009)

March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009

PACER
12

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by United States of America. Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd. waiver sent on 2/25/2009, answer due 4/27/2009; Bobby G. Marcellus waiver sent on 2/25/2009, answer due 4/27/2009. (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 03/19/2009)

March 19, 2009

March 19, 2009

PACER
13

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by United States of America. SBMC, Inc. waiver sent on 2/25/2009, answer due 4/27/2009. (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 03/19/2009)

March 19, 2009

March 19, 2009

PACER

Pro Hac Vice fee paid by Amber Ison-Thompson $100.00, receipt number B029565. (RLW)

March 23, 2009

March 23, 2009

PACER

Pro Hac Vice fee paid by Robert D. Meyers $100.00, receipt number B029566. (RLW)

March 23, 2009

March 23, 2009

PACER
14

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by United States of America. Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII waiver sent on 2/25/2009, answer due 4/27/2009. (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 03/25/2009)

March 25, 2009

March 25, 2009

PACER
15

ANSWER to 1 Complaint by SBMC, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - January 30, 2006 letter from Plaintiff's attorney, # 2 Exhibit B - February 24, 2006 letter from Plaintiff's attorney, # 3 Exhibit C - SBMCs letter to MRHA)(Emmett, Elizabeth) (Entered: 04/24/2009)

April 24, 2009

April 24, 2009

PACER
16

ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd., Bobby G. Marcellus. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - January 30, 2006 letter from Plaintiff's attorney, # 2 Exhibit B - February 24, 2006 letter from Plaintiff's attorney, # 3 Exhibit C - SBMC's letter to MRHA)(Emmett, Elizabeth) (Entered: 04/24/2009)

April 24, 2009

April 24, 2009

PACER
17

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

PACER
18

Joint MOTION to Substitute Attorney by SBMC, Inc. (Emmett, Elizabeth) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

PACER
19

Joint MOTION to Substitute Attorney by Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd., Bobby G. Marcellus (Emmett, Elizabeth) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER granting 18 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Added attorney Craig Alan Cowart for SBMC, Inc.. Attorney Elizabeth Harper Emmett terminated. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER WILL ISSUE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on April 27, 2009. (Joffe, Scherry)

April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER granting 19 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Added attorney Craig Alan Cowart for Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd. and Bobby G. Marcellus. Attorney Elizabeth Harper Emmett terminated. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER WILL ISSUE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on April 27, 2009. (Joffe, Scherry)

April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER granting 17 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII answer due 5/22/2009. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER WILL ISSUE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on April 27, 2009. (Joffe, Scherry)

April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

PACER
20

Rule 16.1(A) Initial Order Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 5/26/2009 03:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker. See order for complete instructions. (JR) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009

PACER
21

MOTION for William Scarth Clark to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B-Cert. of Good Standing)(Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 05/12/2009)

May 12, 2009

May 12, 2009

PACER
22

ORDER granting 21 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. William Scarth Clark shall be admitted pro hac vice to serve as co-counsel for the defendant Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on May 13, 2009. (Joffe, Scherry) (Entered: 05/13/2009)

May 13, 2009

May 13, 2009

PACER

Pro Hac Vice fee paid by William Scarth Clark $100.00, receipt number B029775 (cc:ka) (RLW)

May 14, 2009

May 14, 2009

PACER
23

ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.(Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 05/22/2009)

May 22, 2009

May 22, 2009

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker: Telephonic Case Management Conference held on 5/26/2009 (JR)

May 26, 2009

May 26, 2009

PACER
24

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: CJRA Track : Standard. Amended Pleadings due by 7/1/2009, Joinder of Parties due by 7/1/2009, Designate Experts Plaintiff Deadline due by 9/1/2009, Designate Experts for Defendant Deadline due by 10/1/2009, Discovery due by 2/1/2010, Motions due by 2/16/2010, Settlement Conference set for 5/11/2010 01:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker, Final Pretrial Conference set for 8/11-13/2010 before District Judge Louis Guirola Jr., Jury Trial set for 9/13/2010 trial calendar before District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ETT: 3 days. No conflicts. Parties do NOT consent. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on May 26, 2009 (JR) (Entered: 05/26/2009)

May 26, 2009

May 26, 2009

PACER
25

First NOTICE of Service of Interrogatories by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Best - PHV, Laurence) (Entered: 07/27/2009)

July 27, 2009

July 27, 2009

PACER
26

First NOTICE of Service of Request for Production by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Best - PHV, Laurence) (Entered: 07/27/2009)

July 27, 2009

July 27, 2009

PACER
27

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 25 Notice of Service of Interrogatories by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 08/06/2009)

Aug. 6, 2009

Aug. 6, 2009

PACER
28

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 27 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 25 Notice of Service of Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 08/06/2009)

Aug. 6, 2009

Aug. 6, 2009

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER finding as moot 28 Motion for Extension of Time to serve discovery responses; granting 27 Plaintiff's unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to serve responses to Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII's first set of interrogatories and requests for production. Plaintiff's discovery responses shall be served by 9/14/2009. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER WILL ISSUE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on August 7, 2009. (Joffe, Scherry)

Aug. 7, 2009

Aug. 7, 2009

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #27. The event code "Extension of Time to Complete Discovery" should have been used. Attorney not required to refile. (RLW)

Aug. 9, 2009

Aug. 9, 2009

PACER
29

NOTICE of Service of Pre-Discovery Disclosure by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 09/14/2009)

Sept. 14, 2009

Sept. 14, 2009

PACER
30

NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 09/14/2009)

Sept. 14, 2009

Sept. 14, 2009

PACER
31

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Production by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 09/14/2009)

Sept. 14, 2009

Sept. 14, 2009

PACER
32

NOTICE of Service of Supplement to Pre-Discovery Disclosure by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 10/02/2009)

Oct. 2, 2009

Oct. 2, 2009

PACER
33

NOTICE of Service of Correction to Disclosure by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 10/22/2009)

Oct. 22, 2009

Oct. 22, 2009

PACER
34

NOTICE of Service of Initial Disclosure by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 12/17/2009)

Dec. 17, 2009

Dec. 17, 2009

PACER
35

NOTICE of Service of Interrogatories by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 12/30/2009)

Dec. 30, 2009

Dec. 30, 2009

PACER
36

NOTICE of Service of Interrogatories by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 12/30/2009)

Dec. 30, 2009

Dec. 30, 2009

PACER
37

NOTICE of Service of First Request for Production by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 12/30/2009)

Dec. 30, 2009

Dec. 30, 2009

PACER
38

NOTICE of Service of First Request for Production by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 12/30/2009)

Dec. 30, 2009

Dec. 30, 2009

PACER
39

NOTICE of Service of First Request for Admissions by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 12/30/2009)

Dec. 30, 2009

Dec. 30, 2009

PACER
40

NOTICE of Service of First Request for Admissions by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 12/30/2009)

Dec. 30, 2009

Dec. 30, 2009

PACER
41

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Admissions by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 01/13/2010)

Jan. 13, 2010

Jan. 13, 2010

PACER
42

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by SBMC, Inc., Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd., Bobby G. Marcellus (Isom-Thompson - PHV, Amber) (Entered: 02/01/2010)

Feb. 1, 2010

Feb. 1, 2010

PACER
43

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery Memorandum in Support of Motion by SBMC, Inc., Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd., Bobby G. Marcellus (Isom-Thompson - PHV, Amber) (Entered: 02/01/2010)

Feb. 1, 2010

Feb. 1, 2010

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER granting as agreed 42 Motion for Extension of Time to respond to Discovery; terminating 43 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery, as it is actually a memorandum in support of 42 rather than a motion. Defendants SBMC, Inc., Oakridge part Apartments, Ltd. and Bobby G. Marcellus are granted until 2/28/2010 to serve responses to Plaintiff's discovery. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER WILL ISSUE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on February 2, 2010. (Joffe, Scherry)

Feb. 2, 2010

Feb. 2, 2010

PACER
44

MEMORANDUM in Support re 42 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery filed by SBMC, Inc., Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd., Bobby G. Marcellus (Isom-Thompson - PHV, Amber) (Entered: 02/02/2010)

Feb. 2, 2010

Feb. 2, 2010

PACER
45

MOTION for Summary Judgment by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 02/15/2010)

Feb. 15, 2010

Feb. 15, 2010

PACER
46

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 45 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 02/15/2010)

Feb. 15, 2010

Feb. 15, 2010

PACER
47

NOTICE of Filing of Statement of Uncontested Material Facts by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII re 46 Memorandum in Support, 45 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Uncontested Material Facts)(Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 02/16/2010)

Feb. 16, 2010

Feb. 16, 2010

PACER
48

Joint MOTION to Stay Discovery by SBMC, Inc., Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd. (Meyers - PHV, Robert) (Entered: 02/26/2010)

Feb. 26, 2010

Feb. 26, 2010

PACER
49

MEMORANDUM in Support re 48 Joint MOTION to Stay Discovery filed by SBMC, Inc., Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd. (Meyers - PHV, Robert) (Entered: 02/26/2010)

Feb. 26, 2010

Feb. 26, 2010

PACER
50

ORDER granting 48 Motion to Stay Discovery. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on February 26, 2010 (King, Steve) (Entered: 02/26/2010)

Feb. 26, 2010

Feb. 26, 2010

PACER
51

NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 03/04/2010)

March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

PACER
52

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 37 Notice of Service of Request for Production Propounded to MRHA by USA by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 03/04/2010)

March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

PACER
53

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 45 MOTION for Summary Judgment by United States of America (Paige, Mitzi) (Entered: 03/04/2010)

March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

PACER

NOTICE of Calendar Setting REMINDER of the settlement conference previously set for Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Counsel are instructed to submit to Judge Walker, on or before one week prior to the conference, a memorandum (3 page maximum in PDF format) setting forth a brief explanation of the case, and a candid appraisal of the respective positions, including possible settlement figures. This document is NOT to be exchanged and will be viewed only by the Court. The settlement memoranda should be sent to Judge Walker via e-mail. PARTIES AND/OR COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES ARE TO BE PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE. (JR)

March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER granting 52 unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to serve responses to Plaintiff's Requests for Production. Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII is granted until 3/12/2010 to serve responses to Plaintiff's Requests for Production. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on March 4, 2010. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER WILL ISSUE. (Joffe, Scherry)

March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

PACER
54

ORDER granting United States of America's 53 Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII's 45 MOTION for Summary Judgment. The Response is due by 3/22/2010. Signed by District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., on March 5, 2010. (RH) (Entered: 03/05/2010)

March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #51. Incorrect PDF document attached. Attorney advised to refile the Notice of Service. The Notice should state that it's for Responses to Interrogatories. Also, DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #52. The event code "Extension of Time to Complete Discovery" should have been used. Attorney is not required to refile. (RLW)

March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #51. A docket annotation was entered on 3/5/10 advising attorney to refile Notice of Service. The Notice has not been refiled. (RLW)

March 8, 2010

March 8, 2010

PACER
55

NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 03/09/2010)

March 9, 2010

March 9, 2010

PACER
56

NOTICE of Service of Response to Interrogatories by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 03/15/2010)

March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010

PACER
57

NOTICE of Service of Response to Request for Production by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (Shemper, Michael) (Entered: 03/15/2010)

March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #56 and #57. Attorney's office is advised that in the future, the Notice should reflect the discovery being responded to. (RLW)

March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010

PACER
58

CONSENT DECREE Between Plantiff United States of America and Defendants SBMC, Inc. (d/b/a Sun Belt Management), Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd., and Bobby G. Marcellus, General Partner. Signed by District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., on 3/26/2010 (CG) (Entered: 03/26/2010)

March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010

Clearinghouse
59

ORDER DISMISSING CASE: Ordered that this case is dismissed without prejudice. Signed by District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr on 3/26/10. (JCH) (Entered: 03/26/2010)

March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010

PACER
60

ORDER: Ordered that this action is dismissed with prejudice, subject to the right of the United States to petition the Court to reopen the matter should any of the Defendants fail to abide by the terms set out in the Consent Decree. Signed by District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr on 3/26/10. (JCH) (Entered: 03/26/2010)

March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010

PACER

Joint Ore Tenus MOTION to Attach/Include Exhibits B and C to 58 Consent Decree Entered on March 26, 2010 by United States of America, Bobby G. Marcellus, Oakridge Park Apartments, Ltd., and SBMC, Inc. (RH)

June 2, 2010

June 2, 2010

PACER
61

ORDER granting Joint Ore Tenus [] Motion to Attach/Include Exhibits B and C to Consent Decree 58 . Signed by District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., on June 2, 2010. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit B, # 2 Exhibit C). (RH) (Entered: 06/02/2010)

June 2, 2010

June 2, 2010

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Mississippi

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 17, 2009

Closing Date: March 26, 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States on behalf of public housing resident with mobility impairments denied ground floor apartment.

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

Missippi Regional Housing Authority, Regional

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

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 10,000

Order Duration: 2010 - 2012

Content of Injunction:

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Issues

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

Mobility impairment