Case: Premi v. City of New York

1:09-cv-02348 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Filed Date: June 2, 2009

Closed Date: 2010

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Case Summary

On June 2, 2009, a high school student of the Sikh faith filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York under the Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C § 1983). The action was brought against the city of New York and the New York Department of Education. The Plaintiff was represented by The Sikh Coalition. Little information can be found on this case due to the August 21, 2009 order granted by the District Court (Magistrate Viktor V. Pohorelsky), which sealed most of the docum…

On June 2, 2009, a high school student of the Sikh faith filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York under the Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C § 1983). The action was brought against the city of New York and the New York Department of Education. The Plaintiff was represented by The Sikh Coalition. Little information can be found on this case due to the August 21, 2009 order granted by the District Court (Magistrate Viktor V. Pohorelsky), which sealed most of the documents including the original complaint.

Information found on The Sikh Coalition's website describes how the plaintiff alleges that he was the victim of constant bullying at his high school on the basis of his faith. Specifically, the Coalition describes an instance where the plaintiff was punched in the face by a student who also attempted to remove the plaintiff's turban. A teacher was apparently in the room when this occurred.

On March 17, 2010, the District Court (Senior Judge Frederic Block) dismissed the case based on a settlement reached between the two parties. The settlement resulted in injunctive relief where the school district agreed to: develop lesson plans to discuss bias generally and against Sikhs specifically; discuss the school system's legal obligation to stop discrimination with school staff and security; and designate an individual at the high school to whom bias and harassment can be reported. More information about the settlement can be found on the Sikh Coalition's website and in the bullying verdicts section of the website publicjustice.net.

Summary Authors

Patrick Branson (10/2/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Block, Frederic (New York)

Pohorelsky, Viktor V. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bhalla, Amardeep Singh (New York)

Grewal, Gurbir (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cardozo, Michael A. (New York)

Weber, Steven Douglas (New York)

Judge(s)

Block, Frederic (New York)

Pohorelsky, Viktor V. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bhalla, Amardeep Singh (New York)

Grewal, Gurbir (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cardozo, Michael A. (New York)

Weber, Steven Douglas (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:09-cv-02348

Docket [PACER]

Premi v. The City of New York

March 17, 2010

March 17, 2010

Docket
29

1:09-cv-02348

Stipulation and Order of Settlement and Discontinuance

2010 WL 1707744

March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against The City of New York, The New York City Department of Education, Richmond Hill High School, Michael R. Bloomberg, Joel I. Klein, A.A. $ 350 Disclosure Statement on Civil Cover Sheet completed −Yes,, filed by Jagmohan Singh Premi. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (Davis, Kimberly) Modified on 6/9/2009 (Davis, Kimberly). Modified on 8/21/2009 (Marziliano, August). (Entered: 06/04/2009)

June 2, 2009

June 2, 2009

Summons Issued as to The City of New York, The New York City Department of Education, Richmond Hill High School, Michael R. Bloomberg, Joel I. Klein, A.A.. (Davis, Kimberly) Modified on 6/9/2009 (Davis, Kimberly). Modified on 8/25/2009 (Marziliano, August). (Entered: 06/04/2009)

June 3, 2009

June 3, 2009

2

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jagmohan Singh Premi. Michael R. Bloomberg served on 6/4/2009, answer due 6/24/2009. (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

June 5, 2009

June 5, 2009

3

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jagmohan Singh Premi. Joel I. Klein served on 6/4/2009, answer due 6/24/2009. (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

June 5, 2009

June 5, 2009

4

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jagmohan Singh Premi. The New York City Department of Education served on 6/4/2009, answer due 6/24/2009. (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

June 5, 2009

June 5, 2009

5

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jagmohan Singh Premi. The City of New York served on 6/4/2009, answer due 6/24/2009. (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

June 5, 2009

June 5, 2009

6

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jagmohan Singh Premi. Richmond Hill High School served on 6/5/2009, answer due 6/25/2009. (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

June 5, 2009

June 5, 2009

7

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jagmohan Singh Premi. A.A. served on 6/4/2009, answer due 6/24/2009. (Grewal, Gurbir) Modified on 8/21/2009 (Marziliano, August). (Entered: 06/09/2009)

June 9, 2009

June 9, 2009

8

Supplemental Summons Issued as to A.A. The City of New York, The New York City Department of Education, Richmond Hill High School, Michael R. Bloomberg, Joel I. Klein. (Lagana, Michael) Modified on 8/21/2009 (Marziliano, August). (Entered: 06/10/2009)

June 10, 2009

June 10, 2009

9

First MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to the Complaint by The City of New York, The New York City Department of Education, Richmond Hill High School, Michael R. Bloomberg, Joel I. Klein. (Weber, Steven) (Entered: 06/16/2009)

June 16, 2009

June 16, 2009

ORDER, by electronic endorsement, granting 9 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. Responses due by 7/23/2009. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky on 6/18/2009. (Newton, Joan) (Entered: 06/18/2009)

June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009

10

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jagmohan Singh Premi. A.A. served on 6/10/2009, answer due 6/30/2009. (Grewal, Gurbir) Modified on 8/21/2009

July 1, 2009

July 1, 2009

12

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jagmohan Singh Premi. The City of New York served on 6/10/2009, answer due 6/30/2009. (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 07/01/2009)

July 1, 2009

July 1, 2009

13

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jagmohan Singh Premi. The New York City Department of Education served on 6/10/2009, answer due 6/30/2009. (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 07/01/2009)

July 1, 2009

July 1, 2009

14

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jagmohan Singh Premi. Michael R. Bloomberg served on 6/10/2009, answer due 6/30/2009. (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 07/01/2009)

July 1, 2009

July 1, 2009

15

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Michael R. Bloomberg, Joel I. Klein, Richmond Hill High School, The City of New York, The New York City Department of Education. (Weber, Steven) (Entered: 07/23/2009)

July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009

16

SCHEDULING ORDER entered setting dates for initial conference and deadline for automatic disclosures. (Attachment) Ordered by Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky on 8/20/2009. (Newton, Joan) (Entered: 08/20/2009)

Aug. 20, 2009

Aug. 20, 2009

17

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 08/20/2009)

Aug. 20, 2009

Aug. 20, 2009

18

Letter MOTION to Seal Document 3 Summons Returned Executed, 11 Summons Returned Executed, 7 Summons Returned Executed, 15 Answer to Complaint, 14 Summons Returned Executed, 6 Summons Returned Executed, 4 Summons Returned Executed, 10 Summons Returned Executed, 1 Complaint, 17 Report of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting, 5 Summons Returned Executed, 2 Summons Returned Executed, 12 Summons Returned Executed, 16 Scheduling Order, 13 Summons Returned Executed by Jagmohan Singh Premi. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N, # 15 Exhibit O, # 16 Certificate of Service) (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 08/20/2009)

Aug. 20, 2009

Aug. 20, 2009

19

ORDER granting 18 Motion to Seal. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky on 8/21/2009. (Toritto, Jim) (Entered: 08/21/2009)

Aug. 21, 2009

Aug. 21, 2009

20

Letter to Court Identifying Issue for September 18, 2009 Conference by Jagmohan Singh Premi (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service) (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 09/17/2009)

Sept. 17, 2009

Sept. 17, 2009

21

MINUTE ENTRY for initial scheduling conference held on 9/18/09 before Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky. See annexed conference calendar for details. (Newton, Joan) (Entered: 09/21/2009)

Sept. 21, 2009

Sept. 21, 2009

22

MOTION to Adjourn Conference (Status Conference, Currently Set for December 17, 2009) by Jagmohan Singh Premi. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service) (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 11/23/2009)

Nov. 23, 2009

Nov. 23, 2009

ORDER, by electronic endorsement, denying 22 motion to adjourn. The December 17, 2009 Status Conference will proceed as scheduled. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky on 11/25/2009. (Toritto, Jim) (Entered: 11/25/2009)

Nov. 25, 2009

Nov. 25, 2009

23

Letter by Michael R. Bloomberg, Joel I. Klein, Richmond Hill High School, The City of New York, The New York City Department of Education (Weber, Steven) (Entered: 12/14/2009)

Dec. 14, 2009

Dec. 14, 2009

24

NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by Jagmohan Singh Premi of Defendant A.A. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A) (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service) (Grewal, Gurbir) (Entered: 12/15/2009)

Dec. 15, 2009

Dec. 15, 2009

ELECTRONIC Order Dismissing: Defendant A.A., only. See entry 24 . There will be no formal order mailed to counsel. Ordered by Senior Judge Frederic Block on 12/16/2009. (Innelli, Michael) (Entered: 12/16/2009)

Dec. 16, 2009

Dec. 16, 2009

26

MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky: Status Conference held on 12/17/2009. See annexed conference minutes for details. (Newton, Joan) (Entered: 12/17/2009)

Dec. 17, 2009

Dec. 17, 2009

27

Letter Settlement by Michael R. Bloomberg, Joel I. Klein, Richmond Hill High School, The City of New York, The New York City Department of Education (Weber, Steven) (Entered: 02/03/2010)

Feb. 3, 2010

Feb. 3, 2010

28

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Michael R. Bloomberg, Joel I. Klein, Richmond Hill High School, The City of New York, The New York City Department of Education. (Weber, Steven) (Entered: 02/04/2010)

Feb. 4, 2010

Feb. 4, 2010

ORDER, by electronic endorsement, granting 28 motion for an extension of time to complete discovery, and adopting the proposed scheduling order extensions. The 3/10/09 conference is adjourned until Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. The conference will be automatically cancelled if a stipulation of settlement or discontinuance has been filed by the close of business on Friday, March 26, 2010. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky on 2/5/2010. (Toritto, Jim) (Entered: 02/05/2010)

Feb. 5, 2010

Feb. 5, 2010

29

STIPULATION and Order of Settlement and Discontinuance by Michael R. Bloomberg, Joel I. Klein, Richmond Hill High School, The City of New York, The New York City Department of Education (Weber, Steven) (Entered: 03/17/2010)

March 17, 2010

March 17, 2010

ELECTRONIC ORDER DISMISSING CASE: See entry 29 . There will be no formal order mailed to counsel. Ordered by Senior Judge Frederic Block on 3/17/2010. (Innelli, Michael) (Entered: 03/17/2010)

March 17, 2010

March 17, 2010

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Education

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 2, 2009

Closing Date: 2010

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Sikh high school student.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of New York, State

New York Department of Education, State

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Free Exercise Clause

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Issues

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male