Case: Doe v. Anoka-Hennepin School District

0:11-cv-01999 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: July 21, 2011

Closed Date: March 6, 2017

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Case Summary

On July 21, 2011, current and former students represented by private counsel, and two non-profit public interest firms, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (Judge Joan N. Ericksen, Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau) against their school district. The plaintiffs asked the Court for injunctive relief, attorneys' fees, and damages, claiming denial of equal protection on the basis of sexual orie…

On July 21, 2011, current and former students represented by private counsel, and two non-profit public interest firms, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (Judge Joan N. Ericksen, Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau) against their school district. The plaintiffs asked the Court for injunctive relief, attorneys' fees, and damages, claiming denial of equal protection on the basis of sexual orientation under the Fourteenth Amendment, discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title IX, and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

Specifically, the plaintiffs claimed that they experienced physical and emotional harms due to unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation and sex-based stereotypes that the defendant perpetuated and enforced through its policies and practices. The defendant's allegedly discriminatory policies were first instated in the mid-1990s, with a health curriculum policy prohibiting teachers from teaching that homosexuality was "normal" or valid. In 2009, the defendant created the "Sexual Orientation Curriculum Policy," which disallowed the teaching of sexual orientation as part of the school district's curriculum, and suggested that these matters were better addressed outside of the school. The plaintiffs claimed that this policy prevented school officials from responding adequately to anti-LGBT bullying and led to differential treatment of LGBT students.

Between August 23, 2011 and March 1, 2012, the parties engaged in several settlement conferences before Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau. On March 1, 2012, the Court (Judge Ericksen) granted the parties' joint motion to consolidate this case with another case concerning similar questions of law and fact (E.R. v. Anoka-Hennepin Sch. Dist. No. 11, 11-CV-2282) for pretrial proceedings. On March 6, 2012, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's Office filed an intervenor complaint on behalf of the plaintiffs.

On March 6, 2012, the Court (Judge Ericksen) entered a consent decree negotiated by the plaintiffs, the defendant, and the United States. The five-year decree required the school district to revise its policies and appropriately respond to student harassment in accordance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and the United States' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidance. As per the decree, the school must provide, among other things: annual harassment and diversity training for students and employees, a mental health professional meeting certain requirements at all times, an anti-bullying survey, more active monitoring of potential harassment "hot spots," and a better platform for student input. The school district's insurance carrier also paid $270,000 to the plaintiffs as settlement.

On May 6, 2013, the Court denied the plaintiffs' motion to seal certain pleadings. Doe v. Anoka-Hennepin Sch. Dist. No. 11, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64126, at *1 (D. Minn.).

The decree term ran its course in March 2017 and no further litigation has ensued.

The case appears closed.

Summary Authors

Stella Cernak (3/17/2014)

Elizabeth Greiter (10/25/2017)

People

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Judge(s)

Ericksen [Lancaster], Joan N. (Minnesota)

Rau, Steven E. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bauer, Mary C. (Virginia)

Chester, Martin S. (Minnesota)

Culberth, Celeste E. (Minnesota)

Dolan, Christopher H. (Minnesota)

Lienemann, Leslie L. (Minnesota)

Long, Colton D. (Minnesota)

Ponto, Michael A. (Minnesota)

Stephenson, Zachary L. (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Ericksen [Lancaster], Joan N. (Minnesota)

Rau, Steven E. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bauer, Mary C. (Virginia)

Chester, Martin S. (Minnesota)

Culberth, Celeste E. (Minnesota)

Dolan, Christopher H. (Minnesota)

Lienemann, Leslie L. (Minnesota)

Long, Colton D. (Minnesota)

Ponto, Michael A. (Minnesota)

Stephenson, Zachary L. (Minnesota)

Stoll, Christopher (California)

Sun, Christine P. (Alabama)

Turner, Ilona Margaret (California)

Wolfe, Samuel (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baker, John M. (Minnesota)

Bazis, Jeanette M. (Minnesota)

Cady, Paul (Minnesota)

Dunlop, Sybil L. (Minnesota)

Johnson, Mark L. (Minnesota)

Statler, Kathleen K. (Minnesota)

Other Attorney(s)

Bhargava, Anurima (District of Columbia)

Brooker, Gregory G (Minnesota)

Cummings, Torey B. (District of Columbia)

Daniel, Tamica (District of Columbia)

Jones, Todd (Minnesota)

Perez, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

0:11-cv-01999

Docket [PACER]

Doe v. Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11

July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013

Docket

0:11-cv-02282

Docket [PACER]

Doe v. Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11

July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013

Docket
1

0:11-cv-01999

Complaint [PACER]

Jane Doe v. Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11

July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

Complaint
78

0:11-cv-01999

Intervenor Complaint

Jane Doe v. Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11

March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

Complaint
79

0:11-cv-01999

Consent Decree

Jane Doe v. Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11

March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4514068/doe-v-anoka-hennepin-school-district-no-11/

Last updated Aug. 30, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, Dennis Carlson, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, Jerri McGonigal ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 40056960.) assigned to Judge Joan N. Ericksen per Civil Rights List and referred to Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau, filed by K.R., D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, B.G.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (kt) (Entered: 07/21/2011)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

Clearinghouse

Summons Issued as to Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, Dennis Carlson, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, Jerri McGonigal. (kt)

July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

PACER
2

MOTION for leave to proceed under a pseudonym by Jane Doe. (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 07/21/2011)

July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

PACER
3

MEMORANDUM in Support re 2 MOTION for leave to proceed under a pseudonym filed by Jane Doe. (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 07/21/2011)

July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

PACER
4

Declaration of Jane Doe (Pseudonym) in Support of 2 MOTION for leave to proceed under a pseudonym, 3 Memorandum in Support of Motion filed by Jane Doe. (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 07/21/2011)

July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

PACER
5

Declaration of Christopher H. Dolan in Support of 2 MOTION for leave to proceed under a pseudonym, 3 Memorandum in Support of Motion filed by Jane Doe. (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 07/21/2011)

July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

PACER
6

LR7.1 WORD COUNT COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE by Jane Doe re 3 Memorandum in Support of Motion filed by Jane Doe. (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 07/21/2011)

July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

PACER
7

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 2 MOTION for leave to proceed under a pseudonym : Motion Hearing set for 9/1/2011 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3C (STP) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 07/21/2011)

July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

PACER
8

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Christine Sun by B.G., D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, K.R. (Ponto, Michael) Modified on 7/27/2011 (MMC). (Entered: 07/26/2011)

July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011

PACER
9

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Mary Bauer by B.G., D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, K.R. (Ponto, Michael) Modified on 7/27/2011 (MMC). (Entered: 07/26/2011)

July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011

PACER
10

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Sam Wolfe by B.G., D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, K.R. (Ponto, Michael) Modified on 7/27/2011 (MMC). (Entered: 07/26/2011)

July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011

PACER
11

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Ilona M. Turner by B.G., D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, K.R.. (Ponto, Michael) (Entered: 07/26/2011)

July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011

PACER
12

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Christopher F. Stoll by B.G., D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, K.R.. (Ponto, Michael) (Entered: 07/26/2011)

July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011

PACER

TEXT ONLY ENTRY - ORDER granting 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Motions for Admission Pro Hac Vice of attorneys Christine Sun, Mary Bauer, Samuel Wolfe, Ilona M. Turner and Christopher F. Stoll for plaintiffs. Fees paid; receipt number 4-057139. Approved by Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau on 7/26/11. (MMC)

July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011

PACER
13

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE ON PROPOSED ORDER by B.G., D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, K.R. re 2 MOTION for leave to proceed under a pseudonym (Ponto, Michael) (Entered: 07/27/2011)

July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011

PACER
14

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE ON PROPOSED ORDER by B.G., D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, K.R. re 2 MOTION for leave to proceed under a pseudonym AMENDED (Ponto, Michael) (Entered: 07/27/2011)

July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011

PACER
15

SUMMONS Returned Executed by K.R., D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, B.G.. Anoka-Hennepin School Board served on 7/27/2011, answer due 8/17/2011; Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11 served on 7/27/2011, answer due 8/17/2011; Dennis Carlson served on 7/27/2011, answer due 8/17/2011; Michael Farley served on 7/25/2011, answer due 8/15/2011; Tom Hagerty served on 7/25/2011, answer due 8/15/2011; Jerri McGonigal served on 7/25/2011, answer due 8/15/2011. (Ponto, Michael) (Entered: 07/27/2011)

July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011

PACER
16

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Status Conference held on 8/3/2011. A telephone conference was held regarding case management. (kt) (Entered: 08/03/2011)

Aug. 3, 2011

Aug. 3, 2011

PACER
17

STIPULATION EXTENDING DEFENDANTS' TIME IN WHICH TO ANSWER by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Johnson, Mark) (Entered: 08/08/2011)

Aug. 8, 2011

Aug. 8, 2011

PACER
18

ORDER that Defendants shall have until September 16, 2011, to answer or otherwise respond to the PlaintiffsComplaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau on 8/9/11. (kt) (Entered: 08/09/2011)

Aug. 9, 2011

Aug. 9, 2011

PACER
19

NOTICE of Settlement Conference set for 8/23/2011 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3C (STP) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. Signed by Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau on 8/12/11. (kt) (Entered: 08/12/2011)

Aug. 12, 2011

Aug. 12, 2011

PACER
20

ORDER OF DIRECTION TO THE CLERK OF COURT FOR REASSIGNMENT OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE that 11cv2282 is reassigned to Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau. Signed by Judge Joan N. Ericksen on 8/12/2011. (JME) (Entered: 08/12/2011)

Aug. 12, 2011

Aug. 12, 2011

PACER
21

STIPULATION Regarding Plaintiff Jane Doe's Motion for Leave to Proceed Under a Pseudonym by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal. (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 08/16/2011)

Aug. 16, 2011

Aug. 16, 2011

PACER
22

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal re 21 Stipulation, (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 08/16/2011)

Aug. 16, 2011

Aug. 16, 2011

PACER
23

ORDER That Plaintiff Jane Does Motion for Leave to Proceed Under a Pseudonym [Doc. No. 2 ] is GRANTED. Signed by Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau on 08/16/2011. (jz) (Entered: 08/16/2011)

Aug. 16, 2011

Aug. 16, 2011

PACER
24

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Status Conference held on 8/22/2011. Discussion regarding upcoming Settlement Conference. (haz) (Entered: 08/23/2011)

Aug. 22, 2011

Aug. 22, 2011

PACER
25

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Status Conference held on 8/22/2011. Discussion regarding upcoming Settlement Conference. (haz) (Entered: 08/23/2011)

Aug. 22, 2011

Aug. 22, 2011

PACER
28

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Status Conference held on 8/22/2011. Discussion regarding upcoming Settlement Conference. (haz) Text modified on 8/24/2011 (Arent-Zachary, Heather). (Entered: 08/24/2011)

Aug. 22, 2011

Aug. 22, 2011

PACER
29

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Settlement Conference held on 8/23/2011. No settlement reached. (kt) (Entered: 08/25/2011)

Aug. 23, 2011

Aug. 23, 2011

PACER
26

STIPULATION for Protective Order by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) A)(Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 08/24/2011)

Aug. 24, 2011

Aug. 24, 2011

PACER
27

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE ON PROPOSED ORDER by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal re 26 Stipulation, for Protective Order (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 08/24/2011)

Aug. 24, 2011

Aug. 24, 2011

PACER
30

PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau on 8/25/11. (kt) (Entered: 08/25/2011)

Aug. 25, 2011

Aug. 25, 2011

PACER
31

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Status Conference held on 8/31/2011. A telephone conference was held regarding discovery dispute. (kt) (Entered: 09/01/2011)

Aug. 31, 2011

Aug. 31, 2011

PACER
32

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Status Conference held on 9/1/2011. (kt) (Entered: 09/02/2011)

Sept. 1, 2011

Sept. 1, 2011

PACER
33

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Telephone Conference held on 9/14/2011. (LPH) (Entered: 09/16/2011)

Sept. 14, 2011

Sept. 14, 2011

PACER
34

STIPULATION extending Defendants' time in which to answer by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal. (Bazis, Jeanette) (Entered: 09/16/2011)

Sept. 16, 2011

Sept. 16, 2011

PACER
35

ORDER re 34 Stipulation; Defendants shall have until seven (7) days after Plaintiffs provide Defendants with written notice that settlement discussions are at an impasse. Defendants may, however, file their answer or other response to the Complaint at any time before there is an impasse in settlement discussions or before it receives notice of an impasse. Signed by Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau on 9/16/11. (LPH) (Entered: 09/16/2011)

Sept. 16, 2011

Sept. 16, 2011

PACER
36

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Status Conference held on 9/20/2011. (kt) (Entered: 09/21/2011)

Sept. 20, 2011

Sept. 20, 2011

PACER
37

NOTICE of Continued Settlement Conference set for 10/5/2011 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3C (STP) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. Signed by Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau on 9/26/11. (kt) (Entered: 09/27/2011)

Sept. 26, 2011

Sept. 26, 2011

PACER
38

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Telephone Status Conference held on 9/28/2011. (kt) (Entered: 09/29/2011)

Sept. 28, 2011

Sept. 28, 2011

PACER
42

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Continued Settlement Conference held on 10/5/2011. No settlement reached. (kt) (Entered: 10/06/2011)

Oct. 5, 2011

Oct. 5, 2011

PACER
39

*TEXT ONLY ENTRY* NOTICE of Setting Hearing: Continued Settlement Conference set for 10/6/2011 09:00 AM in Courtroom 8E (MPLS) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. (ME) (Entered: 10/06/2011)

Oct. 6, 2011

Oct. 6, 2011

PACER
40

*TEXT ONLY ENTRY* NOTICE of Setting Hearing: Continued Settlement Conference set for 10/13/2011 10:00 AM in Courtroom 3C (STP) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. (ME) (Entered: 10/06/2011)

Oct. 6, 2011

Oct. 6, 2011

PACER
41

*TEXT ONLY ENTRY* NOTICE of Setting Hearing: Continued Settlement Conference set for 10/14/2011 08:00 AM in Courtroom 3C (STP) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. (ME) (Entered: 10/06/2011)

Oct. 6, 2011

Oct. 6, 2011

PACER
43

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Continued Settlement Conference held on 10/6/2011. No settlement reached. (kt) (Entered: 10/06/2011)

Oct. 6, 2011

Oct. 6, 2011

PACER
44

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Continued Settlement Conference held on 10/13/2011. No settlement reached. (kt) (Entered: 10/14/2011)

Oct. 13, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

PACER
46

DOCUMENT FILED IN ERROR: DUPLICATE ENTRY. Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Settlement Conference held on 10/13/2011. A continued Settlement Conference was held before Steven E. Rau, United States Magistrate Judge, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. No settlement was reached. (kt) Modified on 10/14/2011 (kt). (Entered: 10/14/2011)

Oct. 13, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

PACER
45

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Settlement Conference held on 10/14/2011. A continued Settlement Conference was held before Steven E. Rau, United States Magistrate Judge, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. No settlement was reached. (kt) (Entered: 10/14/2011)

Oct. 14, 2011

Oct. 14, 2011

PACER
47

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Settlement Conference held on 10/17/2011. No settlement reached. (kt) (Entered: 10/17/2011)

Oct. 17, 2011

Oct. 17, 2011

PACER
48

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Status Conference held on 10/19/2011. Continued settlement discussions. (kt) (Entered: 10/20/2011)

Oct. 19, 2011

Oct. 19, 2011

PACER
49

*TEXT ONLY ENTRY* NOTICE of Setting Hearing: Settlement Conference set for 11/4/2011 11:00 AM in Courtroom 3C (STP) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. Settlement Conference set for 11/14/2011 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3C (STP) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. Settlement Conference set for 11/18/2011 10:00 AM in Courtroom 3C (STP) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. (ME) (Entered: 11/02/2011)

Nov. 2, 2011

Nov. 2, 2011

PACER
50

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Settlement Conference held on 11/4/2011. No settlement reached. (kt) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 4, 2011

Nov. 4, 2011

PACER
51

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Continued Settlement Conference held on 11/14/2011. No settlement reached. (kt) (Entered: 11/23/2011)

Nov. 14, 2011

Nov. 14, 2011

PACER
52

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Continued Settlement Conference held on 11/18/2011. No settlement reached. (kt) (Entered: 11/23/2011)

Nov. 18, 2011

Nov. 18, 2011

PACER
53

*TEXT ONLY ENTRY* NOTICE of Setting Hearing: Settlement Conference set for 12/15/2011 09:00 AM and 1/18/2012 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3C (STP) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. (ME) (Entered: 12/01/2011)

Dec. 1, 2011

Dec. 1, 2011

PACER
54

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Continued Settlement Conference held on 12/15/2011. No settlement reached. (kt) (Entered: 12/19/2011)

Dec. 15, 2011

Dec. 15, 2011

PACER
55

NOTICE of Withdrawal as Attorney (Turner, Ilona) (Entered: 12/29/2011)

Dec. 29, 2011

Dec. 29, 2011

PACER
56

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Status Conference held on 1/6/2012. Continued settlement discussions. (kt) (Entered: 01/09/2012)

Jan. 6, 2012

Jan. 6, 2012

PACER
57

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Continued Settlement Conference held on 1/18/2012. No settlement reached. (kt) (Entered: 01/20/2012)

Jan. 18, 2012

Jan. 18, 2012

PACER
58

*TEXT ONLY ENTRY* NOTICE of Setting Hearing:Settlement Conference set for 3/1/2012 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3C (STP) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. Settlement Conference set for 3/2/2012 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3C (STP) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. (ME) (Entered: 01/27/2012)

Jan. 27, 2012

Jan. 27, 2012

PACER
59

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Status Conference via Telephone held on 2/14/2012. Continued settlement discussions. (jz) (Entered: 02/15/2012)

Feb. 14, 2012

Feb. 14, 2012

PACER
60

Joint MOTION to Consolidate Cases for Pretrial Proceedings by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal. (Johnson, Mark) (Entered: 02/24/2012)

Feb. 24, 2012

Feb. 24, 2012

PACER
61

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 60 Joint MOTION to Consolidate Cases for Pretrial Proceedings : Motion Hearing set for 3/1/2012 10:00 AM in Courtroom 3C (STP) before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau. (Johnson, Mark) (Entered: 02/24/2012)

Feb. 24, 2012

Feb. 24, 2012

PACER
62

MEMORANDUM in Support re 60 Joint MOTION to Consolidate Cases for Pretrial Proceedings filed by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Johnson, Mark) (Entered: 02/24/2012)

Feb. 24, 2012

Feb. 24, 2012

PACER
63

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE ON PROPOSED ORDER by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal re 60 Joint MOTION to Consolidate Cases for Pretrial Proceedings (Johnson, Mark) (Entered: 02/24/2012)

Feb. 24, 2012

Feb. 24, 2012

PACER
64

AMENDED NOTICE of Hearing on Motion: At a date and time to be set by the Court, or on the written submissions if the Court so prefers, the plaintiffs and defendants will jointly move the Court for an order consolidating these cases for pretrial proceedings, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 42, without prejudice to future motions by any party to separate claims for trial. The parties have no objection if the Court wishes to consider this motion without a hearing. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service). (Johnson, Mark) Modified text on 2/29/2012 (lmb). (Entered: 02/29/2012)

Feb. 29, 2012

Feb. 29, 2012

PACER
65

ORDER granting 60 Motion to Consolidate Cases. Signed by Judge Joan N. Ericksen on March 1, 2012. (slf) (Entered: 03/02/2012)

March 1, 2012

March 1, 2012

PACER
66

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau: Continued Settlement Conference held on 3/1/2012. (kt) (Entered: 03/02/2012)

March 1, 2012

March 1, 2012

PACER
67

STIPULATION by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal, United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Intervenor Complaint of the United States, # 2 Attorney General Certification)(Brooker, Gregory) (Entered: 03/05/2012)

March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

PACER
68

JOINT MOTION TO APPROVE PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal, United States of America. (Brooker, Gregory) Modified docket text on 3/6/2012 (TSS). (Entered: 03/05/2012)

March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

RECAP
69

MEMORANDUM in Support re 68 JOINT MOTION TO APPROVE PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE filed by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal, United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Brooker, Gregory) Modified docket text on 3/6/2012 (TSS). (Entered: 03/05/2012)

1 LR7.1 Word Count Compliance Certificate

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March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

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NOTICE of Lodging of Consent Decree by Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., D.M.-B., Jane Doe, Michael Farley, Tom Hagerty, K.R., Jerri McGonigal, United States of America (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F)(Brooker, Gregory) Modified docket text on 3/6/2012 (TSS). (Entered: 03/05/2012)

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March 5, 2012

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MOTION to Seal Pleading/Motion/Other Document by B.G., D.F., D.M.-B., K.R.. (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 03/05/2012)

March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

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DOCUMENT FILED IN ERORR (Duplicate Entry): MOTION to Approve Consent Decree. Modified docket text on 3/6/2012 (TSS). (Entered: 03/05/2012)

March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

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73

MOTION for Pro Hac Vice of U.S. Government Attorney for Torey Cummings by United States of America. (Brooker, Gregory) Modified on 3/6/2012 (TSS). (Entered: 03/05/2012)

March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

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MOTION for Pro Hac Vice of U.S. Government Attorney for Thomas Perez by United States of America. (Brooker, Gregory) Modified text on 3/6/2012 (TSS). (Entered: 03/05/2012)

March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

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DOCUMENT FILED IN ERROR: MOTION for Non-Resident Pro Hac Vice Admission for Tamica Daniel by United States of America. (Brooker, Gregory) Modified on 3/6/2012 (TSS). (Entered: 03/05/2012)

March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

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TEXT ONLY ENTRY-ORDER granting 73 74 Motions for Admission of U.S. Government Attorneys Torey B Cummings,Thomas E Perez for United States of America. Fees waived. Approved by Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau on 03/06/2012. (MAP)

March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE ON PROPOSED ORDER by B.G., D.F., D.M.-B., K.R. re 71 MOTION to Seal Pleading/Motion/Other Document (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 03/06/2012)

March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

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ORDER re 67 Stipulation, filed by D.M.-B., Jerri McGonigal, K.R., Jane Doe, Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, United States of America, Tom Hagerty, B.G., Dennis Carlson, D.F., Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Michael Farley. Signed by Judge Joan N. Ericksen on March 6, 2012. (slf) (Entered: 03/06/2012)

March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

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Intervenor COMPLAINT, filed by United States of America. (Brooker, Gregory) (Entered: 03/06/2012)

March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

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CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge Joan N. Ericksen on March 6, 2012. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix, # 2 Exhibit(s), # 3 Exhibit(s), # 4 Exhibit(s), # 5 Exhibit(s), # 6 Exhibit(s), # 7 Exhibit(s)(slf) (Entered: 03/06/2012)

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March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

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ORDER granting 71 Motion to Seal Document. Signed by Judge Joan N. Ericksen on March 7, 2012. (slf) (Entered: 03/07/2012)

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

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PETITION for Approval of Minor Settlement by B.G.. SEALED DOCUMENT RECEIVED IN CLERKS OFFICE ON 3/8/12. (Dolan, Christopher) Modified on 3/12/2012 (akl). (Entered: 03/07/2012)

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

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PETITION for Approval of Minor Settlement by D.F.. SEALED DOCUMENT RECEIVED IN CLERKS OFFICE ON 3/8/12. (Dolan, Christopher) Modified on 3/12/2012 (akl). (Entered: 03/07/2012)

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

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PETITION for Approval of Minor Settlement by D.M.-B.. SEALED DOCUMENT RECEIVED IN CLERKS OFFICE ON 3/8/12. (Dolan, Christopher) Modified on 3/12/2012 (akl). (Entered: 03/07/2012)

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

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PETITION for Approval of Minor Settlement by K.R.. SEALED DOCUMENT RECEIVED IN CLERKS OFFICE ON 3/8/12. (Dolan, Christopher) Modified on 3/12/2012 (akl). (Entered: 03/07/2012)

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

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MOTION for Non-Resident Pro Hac Vice Admission for Tamica Daniel by United States of America. (Brooker, Gregory) (Entered: 03/08/2012)

March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012

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TEXT ONLY ENTRY-ORDER granting 85 Motion for Admission of U.S. Government Attorney Tamica Daniel for United States of America. Fee waived. Approved by Magistrate Judge Steven E Rau on 03/09/2012. (MAP)

March 9, 2012

March 9, 2012

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by B.G., D.F., D.M.-B., K.R. re 82 PETITION for Approval of Minor Settlement, 84 PETITION for Approval of Minor Settlement, 81 PETITION for Approval of Minor Settlement, 83 PETITION for Approval of Minor Settlement (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 03/09/2012)

March 9, 2012

March 9, 2012

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by B.G., D.F., D.M.-B., K.R. re 82 PETITION for Approval of Minor Settlement, 84 PETITION for Approval of Minor Settlement, 81 PETITION for Approval of Minor Settlement, 83 PETITION for Approval of Minor Settlement (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 03/09/2012)

March 9, 2012

March 9, 2012

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by B.G., D.F., D.M.-B., K.R. of the Proposed Order - Petition K.R., Proposed Order - Petition B.G.; Proposed Order - Petition D.F., Proposed Order - Petition D.M. (Dolan, Christopher) (Entered: 03/09/2012)

March 9, 2012

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ORDER approving 81 Petition to Approve Minor Settlement. Signed by Judge Joan N. Ericksen on March 20, 2012. (slf) (Entered: 03/20/2012)

March 20, 2012

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ORDER approving 82 Petition to Approve Minor Settlement. Signed by Judge Joan N. Ericksen on March 20, 2012. (slf) (Entered: 03/20/2012)

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ORDER approving 83 Petition to Approve Minor Settlement. Signed by Judge Joan N. Ericksen on March 20, 2012. (slf) (Entered: 03/20/2012)

March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012

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ORDER approving 84 Petition to Approve Minor Settlement. Signed by Judge Joan N. Ericksen on March 20, 2012. (slf) (Entered: 03/20/2012)

March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012

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MOTION to Seal Pleading/Motion/Other Document - forthcoming Modification Petition (Unopposed Motion) by K.R.. (Long, Colton) (Entered: 04/30/2013)

April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE ON PROPOSED ORDER by K.R. re 93 MOTION to Seal Pleading/Motion/Other Document - forthcoming Modification Petition (Unopposed Motion) (Long, Colton) (Entered: 04/30/2013)

April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013

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ORDER denying 93 MOTION to Seal Pleading/Motion/Other Document - forthcoming Modification Petition (Unopposed Motion) (Written Opinion). Signed by Judge Joan N. Ericksen on May 6, 2013. (CBC) (Entered: 05/06/2013)

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MOTION to Withdraw/Disburse/Release Funds Release of Minor Settlement Funds From the Settlement Account of Minor Plaintiff K.R. by K.R.. (Long, Colton) (Entered: 05/16/2013)

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May 16, 2013

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Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Education

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 21, 2011

Closing Date: March 6, 2017

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Five current and former students of Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, who were unlawfully discriminated against based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation, through school policies.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

Southern Poverty Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11, School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 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

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 270,000

Order Duration: 2012 - 2017

Content of Injunction:

Auditing

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Hire

Monitor/Master

Monitoring

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Issues

General:

Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students

Failure to discipline

Failure to train

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Discrimination-basis:

Sexual orientatation

Type of Facility:

Government-run