Case: Rolando v. Fox

4:14-cv-00040 | U.S. District Court for the District of Montana

Filed Date: May 21, 2014

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

On May 21, 2014, four same-sex couples -- three female couples and one male couple -- filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, under Section 1983 and the Fourteenth Amendment, against the Attorney General of Montana, the Director of the Montana Department of Revenue, and the Clerk of Court of Cascade County. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU and private attorneys, sought declaratory and injunctive relief. Their complaint challenged the validity of Art. XIII, Sect…

On May 21, 2014, four same-sex couples -- three female couples and one male couple -- filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, under Section 1983 and the Fourteenth Amendment, against the Attorney General of Montana, the Director of the Montana Department of Revenue, and the Clerk of Court of Cascade County. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU and private attorneys, sought declaratory and injunctive relief. Their complaint challenged the validity of Art. XIII, Section 7 of the Montana Constitution and related statutory provisions that bar marriage between same-sex couples or preclude recognition of same-sex marriages validly entered into in another state. Art. XIII, Section 7 provides that "[o]nly a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state." The plaintiffs also challenged all Montana statutes that refer to marriage as a relationship between the opposite sexes, to the extent that those provisions operate as a ban on same-sex marriage.

On November 19, 2014, District Judge Brian Morris granted the plaintiff's motion for summary judgment. 23 F. Supp. 3d 1227 (D. Mont. 2014). The order also declared that Montana's ban on same-sex marriage violated plaintiffs' rights under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Judge Morris permanently enjoined the state from enforcing Article XIII, Section 7 of the Montana Constitution and related statutory provisions, to the extent that they prohibit same-sex marriage and do not recognize same-sex marriages validly contracted outside of Montana. The injunction took effect immediately.

On November 20, 2014, the defendants filed for appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Following the Supreme Court's 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S.Ct. 2584 (2015), (PB-OH-0003 in this Clearinghouse), which held that the 14th Amendment requires all states to grant same-sex marriages and recognize same-sex marriages granted in other states, the Ninth Circuit granted the defendants' motion for voluntary dismissal. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Priyah Kaul (12/1/2014)

Eva Richardson (1/7/2019)

People

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Judge(s)

Morris, Brian Matthew (Montana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alke, Benjamin J (Montana)

Borenstein, Ruth N. (California)

Gill, Elizabeth O. (California)

Goetz, James H (Montana)

Plunkett, Stuart Christopher (California)

Regier, Emily Friesen (California)

Ruiz, Ariel F (New York)

Taylor, Jim (Montana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bennion, Jonathan W. (Montana)

Judge(s)

Morris, Brian Matthew (Montana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alke, Benjamin J (Montana)

Borenstein, Ruth N. (California)

Gill, Elizabeth O. (California)

Goetz, James H (Montana)

Plunkett, Stuart Christopher (California)

Regier, Emily Friesen (California)

Ruiz, Ariel F (New York)

Taylor, Jim (Montana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bennion, Jonathan W. (Montana)

Mattioli, Mark W. (Montana)

Schowengerdt, Dale (Arizona)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:14-cv-00040

Docket

Oct. 28, 2015

Oct. 28, 2015

Docket
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4:14-cv-00040

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

Complaint
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4:14-cv-00040

Order

23 F.Supp.3d 1227, 2014 WL 6476196, 2014 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 164112

Nov. 19, 2014

Nov. 19, 2014

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/14423545/rolando-v-fox/

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

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COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against All Defendants, filed by All Plaintiffs. ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0977-1411655.) (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Blank Summons - AG, # 3 Blank Summons - McWilliams, # 4 Blank Summons - DOR) (SLR, ) (Entered: 05/21/2014)

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May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

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Summons Issued as to All Defendants. Original issued Summonses mailed to Counsel Alke. (SLR, ) (Entered: 05/21/2014)

May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

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NOTICE by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 05/21/2014)

May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Adel Johnson, Chase Weinhandl, Shauna Goubeaux, Tonya Rolando, Nicole Goubeaux, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Susan Hawthorne. Faye McWilliams served on 5/28/2014, answer due 6/18/2014. (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 06/03/2014)

June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Adel Johnson, Chase Weinhandl, Shauna Goubeaux, Tonya Rolando, Nicole Goubeaux, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Susan Hawthorne. Tim Fox served on 5/28/2014, answer due 6/18/2014. (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 06/09/2014)

June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Adel Johnson, Chase Weinhandl, Shauna Goubeaux, Tonya Rolando, Nicole Goubeaux, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Susan Hawthorne. Michael Kadas served on 5/28/2014, answer due 6/18/2014. (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 06/09/2014)

June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014

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First MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer Mark W. Mattioli appearing for Defendants Tim Fox, Michael Kadas, Faye McWilliams (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order) (Mattioli, Mark) (Entered: 06/17/2014)

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June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014

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ORDER granting 7 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. IT IS ORDERED that Defendants shall have up to and including July 17, 2014, to respond to Plaintiffs' Verified Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (Doc. No. 1). Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 6/17/2014. (SLL, ) (Entered: 06/17/2014)

June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014

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Defendants' ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Tim Fox, Michael Kadas, Faye McWilliams. (Mattioli, Mark) (Entered: 07/17/2014)

July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014

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Letter from Tyler P. Gilman, Clerk of Court, to Counsel Jonathan W. Bennion re CM/ECF registration. Letter mailed to Counsel Bennion. (SLR, ) (Entered: 07/18/2014)

July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

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PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL CONFERENCE ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: The Preliminary Pretrial Statement is due by 8/13/2014. Joint Discovery Plan is due by 8/13/2014. Statement of Stipulated Facts is due by 8/13/2014. Pretrial Conference set for 8/20/2014 at 01:30 PM in Great Falls, MT before Judge Brian Morris. Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 7/22/2014. (SLL, ) (Entered: 07/22/2014)

July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014

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MOTION Ariel Ruiz to Appear Pro Hac Vice Unopposed Motion for Admission of Ariel Ruiz Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442009.) Benjamin Joseph Alke appearing for Plaintiffs Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A) (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 07/24/2014)

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July 24, 2014

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MOTION Elizabeth Gill to Appear Pro Hac Vice Unopposed Motion for Admission of Elizabeth Gill ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442015.) Benjamin Joseph Alke appearing for Plaintiffs Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A) (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 07/24/2014)

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July 24, 2014

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MOTION Emily Regier to Appear Pro Hac Vice Unopposed Motion for Admission of Emily Regier Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442020.) Benjamin Joseph Alke appearing for Plaintiffs Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A) (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 07/24/2014)

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July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014

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MOTION Ruth Borenstein to Appear Pro Hac Vice Unopposed Motion for Admission of Ruth Borenstein Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442023.), MOTION to Appoint Counsel Benjamin Joseph Alke appearing for Plaintiffs Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A) (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 07/24/2014)

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July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014

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MOTION Stuart Plunkett to Appear Pro Hac Vice Unopposed Motion for Admission of Stuart Plunkett Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442028.) Benjamin Joseph Alke appearing for Plaintiffs Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A) (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 07/24/2014)

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July 24, 2014

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WITHDRAWAL of Motion re 13 MOTION Elizabeth Gill to Appear Pro Hac Vice Unopposed Motion for Admission of Elizabeth Gill ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442015.) filed by Tonya Rolando, Angela Rolando, Susan Hawthorne, Shauna Goubeaux, Chase Weinhandl, Benjamin Milano, Nicole Goubeaux, Adel Johnson, 15 MOTION Ruth Borenstein to Appear Pro Hac Vice Unopposed Motion for Admission of Ruth Borenstein Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442023.) MOTION to Appoint Counsel filed by Tonya Rolando, Angela Rolando, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Chase Weinhandl, Nicole Goubeaux, Benjamin Milano, Adel Johnson, 12 MOTION Ariel Ruiz to Appear Pro Hac Vice Unopposed Motion for Admission of Ariel Ruiz Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442009.) filed by Tonya Rolando, Angela Rolando, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Chase Weinhandl, Nicole Goubeaux, Benjamin Milano, Adel Johnson, 14 MOTION Emily Regier to Appear Pro Hac Vice Unopposed Motion for Admission of Emily Regier Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442020.) filed by Tonya Rolando, Angela Rolando, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Chase Weinhandl, Nicole Goubeaux, Benjamin Milano, Adel Johnson, 16 MOTION Stuart Plunkett to Appear Pro Hac Vice Unopposed Motion for Admission of Stuart Plunkett Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442028.) filed by Tonya Rolando, Angela Rolando, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Chase Weinhandl, Nicole Goubeaux, Benjamin Milano, Adel Johnson . (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 08/01/2014)

Aug. 1, 2014

Aug. 1, 2014

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UNOPPOSED MOTION Ruth Borenstein to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442023.) Benjamin Joseph Alke appearing for Plaintiffs Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order) (Alke, Benjamin) Modified on 8/13/2014 to add word "unopposed". (SLR, ). (Entered: 08/12/2014)

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Aug. 12, 2014

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UNOPPOSED MOTION Elizabeth Gill to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442015.) Benjamin Joseph Alke appearing for Plaintiffs Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order) (Alke, Benjamin) Modified on 8/13/2014 to add word "unopposed". (SLR, ). (Entered: 08/12/2014)

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Aug. 12, 2014

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UNOPPOSED MOTION Stuart Plunkett to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442028.) Benjamin Joseph Alke appearing for Plaintiffs Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order) (Alke, Benjamin) Modified on 8/13/2014 to add word "unopposed". (SLR, ). (Entered: 08/12/2014)

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Aug. 12, 2014

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UNOPPOSED MOTION Emily Regier to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1442020.) Benjamin Joseph Alke appearing for Plaintiffs Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order) (Alke, Benjamin) Modified on 8/13/2014 to add word "unopposed". (SLR, ). (Entered: 08/12/2014)

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Aug. 12, 2014

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UNOPPOSED MOTION Ariel Ruiz to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-14420009.) Benjamin Joseph Alke appearing for Plaintiffs Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order) (Alke, Benjamin) Modified on 8/13/2014 to add word "unopposed". (SLR, ). (Entered: 08/12/2014)

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Aug. 12, 2014

Aug. 12, 2014

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JOINT DISCOVERY PLAN by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl. (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 08/13/2014)

Aug. 13, 2014

Aug. 13, 2014

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STATEMENT OF STIPULATED FACTS by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl. (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 08/13/2014)

Aug. 13, 2014

Aug. 13, 2014

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PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL STATEMENT by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl. (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 08/13/2014)

Aug. 13, 2014

Aug. 13, 2014

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STATEMENT Preliminary Pretrial Statement by Tim Fox, Michael Kadas, Faye McWilliams. (Mattioli, Mark) (Entered: 08/13/2014)

Aug. 13, 2014

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Brian Morris: Preliminary Pretrial Conference held on 8/20/2014. (SLL, ) (Entered: 08/20/2014)

Aug. 20, 2014

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SCHEDULING ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: A Status Conference set for 6/29/2015 at 01:30 PM in Great Falls, MT before Judge Brian Morris. Amended Pleadings due by 10/31/2014. Discovery due by 2/27/2015. Joinder of Parties due by 10/31/2014. Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 8/21/2014. (SLL, ) (Entered: 08/21/2014)

Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

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ORDER granting 18 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice - Ruth Borenstein; granting 19 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice - Elizabeth Gill; granting 20 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice - Stuart Plunkett; granting 21 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice - Emily Regier; and, granting 22 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice - Ariel Ruiz. Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 8/21/2014. (SLL, ) Modified on 9/4/2014 to clean up text. (SLR, ). (Entered: 08/21/2014)

Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

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NOTICE of Acknowledgment of Pro Hac Vice Order by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Plunkett, Stuart) (Entered: 09/05/2014)

Sept. 5, 2014

Sept. 5, 2014

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NOTICE of Acknowledgment of Pro Hac Vice Order by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Borenstein, Ruth) (Entered: 09/05/2014)

Sept. 5, 2014

Sept. 5, 2014

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NOTICE of Acknowledgment of Pro Hac Vice Order by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Ruiz, Ariel) (Entered: 09/05/2014)

Sept. 5, 2014

Sept. 5, 2014

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NOTICE of Acknowledgment of Pro Hac Vice Order by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Regier, Emily) (Entered: 09/05/2014)

Sept. 5, 2014

Sept. 5, 2014

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NOTICE of Acknowledgment of Pro Hac Vice Order by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Gill, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/09/2014)

Sept. 9, 2014

Sept. 9, 2014

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MOTION for Summary Judgment Benjamin Joseph Alke appearing for Plaintiffs Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

Oct. 15, 2014

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Statement of Undisputed Fact re: 35 MOTION for Summary Judgment . (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

Oct. 15, 2014

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Brief/Memorandum in Support re 35 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D) (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

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Brief/Memorandum in Support re 35 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D) (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

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Oct. 15, 2014

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Text ORDER Setting Hearing on Motion 35 MOTION for Summary Judgment : Motion Hearing set for 11/20/2014 at 01:30 PM in Great Falls, MT before Judge Brian Morris. Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 10/20/2014. (SLL, ) (Entered: 10/20/2014)

Oct. 20, 2014

Oct. 20, 2014

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RESPONSE to Motion re 35 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Tim Fox, Michael Kadas, Faye McWilliams. (Mattioli, Mark) (Entered: 11/05/2014)

Nov. 5, 2014

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Brief/Memorandum in Support re 35 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl. (Borenstein, Ruth) (Entered: 11/06/2014)

Nov. 6, 2014

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NOTICE by Tim Fox, Michael Kadas, Faye McWilliams re 40 Response to Motion NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 6th Cir DeBoer Opinion) (Mattioli, Mark) (Entered: 11/07/2014)

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TEXT ORDER Vacating Hearing on Motion 35 MOTION for Summary Judgment : Motion Hearing set for 11/20/2014 at 01:30 PM is Vacated. Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 11/13/2014. (SLL, ) (Entered: 2014-11-13) (Entered: 11/13/2014)

Nov. 13, 2014

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ORDER granting 35 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 11/19/2014. (SLL, ) (Entered: 11/19/2014)

Nov. 19, 2014

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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 44 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment by Tim Fox, Michael Kadas, Faye McWilliams. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number 0977-1498662. (Mattioli, Mark) (Entered: 11/19/2014)

Nov. 19, 2014

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CLERK'S JUDGMENT in favor of Adel Johnson, Angela Rolando, Benjamin Milano, Chase Weinhandl, Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Tonya Rolando against Faye McWilliams, Michael Kadas, Tim Fox. (MMS, ) (Entered: 11/20/2014)

Nov. 20, 2014

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USCA Case Number 14-35987 and Time Schedule Order for 45 Notice of Appeal filed by Faye McWilliams, Michael Kadas, Tim Fox. (SLR, ) (Entered: 11/20/2014)

Nov. 20, 2014

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STIPULATION REGARDING SCHEDULE FOR RULE 54 FILINGS by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl. (Borenstein, Ruth) (Entered: 12/01/2014)

Dec. 1, 2014

Dec. 1, 2014

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ORDER of USCA as to 45 Notice of Appeal filed by Faye McWilliams, Michael Kadas, Tim Fox. The appellants' unopposed motion to stay appellate proceedings pending the United States Supreme Court's decision in DeBoer v. Snyder, is granted. This appeal is stayed until August 28, 2015. (MMS, ) (Entered: 02/09/2015)

Feb. 9, 2015

Feb. 9, 2015

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ORDER of USCA as to 45 Notice of Appeal filed by Faye McWilliams, Michael Kadas, Tim Fox. The Appellants' motion for voluntary dismissal is granted. This appeal is dismissed. Fed.R.App.P. 42(b). A copy of this Order sent to the District Court shall act as and for the Mandate of this Court. (SLR, ) (Entered: 08/31/2015)

Aug. 31, 2015

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Notice of Undeliverable Electronic Notice: re 50 USCA Order,. Name of attorney whose NEF was undeliverable: Regier. (Cuthbert, Michael) (Entered: 09/08/2015)

Sept. 8, 2015

Sept. 8, 2015

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Notice of Undeliverable Electronic Notice: re 51 Notice of Undeliverable Electronic Notice, 50 USCA Order,. Name of attorney whose NEF was undeliverable: Regier. (Cuthbert, Michael) (Entered: 09/08/2015)

Sept. 8, 2015

Sept. 8, 2015

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NOTICE of Withdrawal of Counsel: Emily F. Regier withdrawing from the case, filed by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 09/09/2015)

Sept. 9, 2015

Sept. 9, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Dale M. Schowengerdt on behalf of All Defendants (Schowengerdt, Dale) (Entered: 09/23/2015)

Sept. 23, 2015

Sept. 23, 2015

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STIPULATION Regarding Schedule of Rule 54 Filings by Nicole Goubeaux, Shauna Goubeaux, Susan Hawthorne, Adel Johnson, Benjamin Milano, Angela Rolando, Tonya Rolando, Chase Weinhandl. (Attachments: # 1 Order) (Alke, Benjamin) Modified on 9/25/2015 to change event to "stipulated motion". (SLR, ). (Entered: 09/24/2015)

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Sept. 24, 2015

Sept. 24, 2015

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ORDER granting 55 Stipulated Motion. The deadline for parties to either provide notice to the Court that a written settlement agreement has been executed on the issue of fees and costs, or for the Plaintiffs to file a bill of costs and a motion for fees under Rule 54, is delayed until October 28, 2015. Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 9/28/2015. (SLL, ) Modified on 9/28/2015 to add text (MMS, ). (Entered: 09/28/2015)

Sept. 28, 2015

Sept. 28, 2015

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Brief in Response to Order 56 due by 10/28/2015. (MMS, )

Sept. 28, 2015

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NOTICE by Chase Weinhandl Joint Notice Regarding Rule 54 Motion (Alke, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/28/2015)

Oct. 28, 2015

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Case Details

State / Territory: Montana

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 21, 2014

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Four same-sex couples living in Montana.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of Montana, State

State of Montana, State

Cascade County, County

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2014 - None

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Marriage

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Sexual orientatation

Affected Gender:

Female

Male