Case: Lane v. District of Columbia

1:14-cv-01316 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Aug. 4, 2014

Closed Date: 2017

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Case Summary

On August 4, 2014, a 71-year old grandmother living in Washington, DC filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the District of Columbia. The plaintiff, represented by the non-profit organization Equal Justice Under Law, sought compensatory damages, punitive damages, costs, and reasonable attorneys' fees, claiming that her constitutional rights were violated. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that the police verbally and ph…

On August 4, 2014, a 71-year old grandmother living in Washington, DC filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the District of Columbia. The plaintiff, represented by the non-profit organization Equal Justice Under Law, sought compensatory damages, punitive damages, costs, and reasonable attorneys' fees, claiming that her constitutional rights were violated. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that the police verbally and physically abused her during a search of her home that was conducted despite the fact that she was under no suspicion of any wrongdoing.

The incident happened on October 27, 2012 when two officers were on patrol and passed the plaintiff's home and saw three men near her property "outside the fence line." One of the men was the plaintiff's grandson. After conversing with the men, the three were arrested for possession of an open container of alcohol and possession of synthetic marijuana. A handgun was also found. One of the other men admitted that all of the illicit items belonged to him and no charges were pressed against the plaintiff's grandson.

Even though no charges were pressed against the plaintiff's grandson, the police sought to search the plaintiff's home on the basis that there might have been evidence related to illegal firearms in the home. According to the plaintiff's complaint, the search warrant application was vague and did not specify any specific reason for searching the home. Furthermore, the complaint alleges that the basis given for the warrant was inadequate.

Both before and after obtaining the warrant, the plaintiff alleged that she was kept from entering her home and treated abusively by the police. After the search did not turn up anything illegal, the plaintiff claims that she reentered her home to find that it had been torn apart by the police.

On September 16, 2014, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss. They argued that the officers' conduct was lawful, that the officers conduct was protected by qualified immunity, and that plaintiff failed to allege a Monell claim against the Metropolitan Police Department.

The plaintiff filed an amended complaint on September 25, 2015, which added several officer defendants to the action.

On September 30, 2016, Judge Randolph D. Moss ruled on the defendants' motion to dismiss, granting in part and denying in part. 211 F. Supp. 3d 150 (D.D.C. 2016). Specifically, the Court found that the officers had failed to establish the following: (1) that the firearm found gave them probable cause to conduct a warrantless arrest; (2) that the protective sweep of the home was lawful; and (3) that the application for the warrant for the subsequent search was supported by probable cause. The Court did find, however, that all defendants who executed the search except for one acted lawfully. Finally, the Court found that the plaintiff's complaint adequately alleged that the purportedly unconstitutional search of the home was the result of the District's "pattern policy, and practice" of an affiant officer falsely claiming that his training and experience led him to believe that evidence of a crime would be present.

On May 1, 2017, the parties stipulated to a dismissal of the case pursuant to a private settlement agreement. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Brian Dressel (2/5/2015)

Eva Richardson (1/30/2019)

People

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Judge(s)

Moss, Randolph Daniel (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hubbard, Katherine (District of Columbia)

Karakatsanis, Alec (District of Columbia)

Telfeyan, Phil (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Finkhousen, Aaron J. (District of Columbia)

Gonzalez, Joseph A. (District of Columbia)

Nathan, Irvin B (District of Columbia)

Pittman, Jonathan H. (District of Columbia)

Valentine, George C. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Moss, Randolph Daniel (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hubbard, Katherine (District of Columbia)

Karakatsanis, Alec (District of Columbia)

Telfeyan, Phil (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Finkhousen, Aaron J. (District of Columbia)

Gonzalez, Joseph A. (District of Columbia)

Nathan, Irvin B (District of Columbia)

Pittman, Jonathan H. (District of Columbia)

Valentine, George C. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

May 1, 2017 Docket
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Complaint

Aug. 4, 2014 Complaint
9

Defendant's Motion to Dismiss

Sept. 16, 2014 Pleading / Motion / Brief
25

Amended Complaint

Sept. 25, 2015 Complaint
33

Order Granting in part Defendants' Motion to Dismiss

211 F.Supp.3d 150, 2016 WL 5929949

Sept. 30, 2016 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4212927/lane-v-district-of-columbia/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT against All Defendants with Jury Demand ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-3798422) filed by ELLA LANE, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ADRIAN CROSSLAND. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 08/04/2014)

1 Exhibit Exhibit 1

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2 Civil Cover Sheet

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3 Summons

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4 Summons

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Aug. 4, 2014 RECAP

Case Assigned to Judge Reggie B. Walton. (sth, )

Aug. 4, 2014 PACER
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SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to JOHN WRIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(sth, ) (Entered: 08/04/2014)

Aug. 4, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE of Filing by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE (Attachments: # 1 Summons 1, # 2 Summons 2)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 08/04/2014)

Aug. 4, 2014 PACER
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SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to District of Columbia Attorney General, and the District of Columbia Mayor. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(sth, ) (Entered: 08/05/2014)

Aug. 5, 2014 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the District of Columbia Attorney General. Date of Service Upon District of Columbia Attorney General 8/5/2014. ( Answer due for ALL D.C. DEFENDANTS by 8/26/2014.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA served on 8/5/2014, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on the Mayor of the District of Columbia. Date of Service Upon the Mayor for the District of Columbia on 08/05/2014. (Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 08/06/2014)

Aug. 6, 2014 PACER
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Gonzalez, Joseph) (Entered: 08/26/2014)

Aug. 26, 2014 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 6 the District's Consent Motion for Enlargement of Time to Respond to [the] Plaintiff[s'] Complaint. For good cause shown, and in light of the parties' consent, it is hereby ORDERED that the District's Consent Motion for Enlargement of Time to Respond to the Plaintiff[s'] Complaint is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that the District of Columbia shall respond to the plaintiffs' complaint on or before September 9, 2014. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on August 27, 2014. (lcrbw2)

Aug. 27, 2014 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer or respond to complaint by 9/9/2014, (mpt, )

Aug. 28, 2014 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE by ELLA LANE, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ADRIAN CROSSLAND. JOHN WRIGHT waiver sent on 8/4/2014, answer due 10/3/2014. (Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 09/02/2014)

Sept. 2, 2014 PACER
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Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 09/05/2014)

Sept. 5, 2014 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, JOHN DOE 1-10, JOHN WRIGHT (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 09/16/2014)

Sept. 16, 2014 RECAP
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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE (Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014 PACER
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Memorandum in opposition to re 9 MOTION to Dismiss filed by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE. (Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014 PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 9 MOTION to Dismiss filed by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, JOHN DOE 1-10, JOHN WRIGHT. (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 10/23/2014)

Oct. 23, 2014 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1: Sur-Reply)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 10/27/2014)

Oct. 27, 2014 PACER
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Memorandum in opposition to re 13 MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply filed by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, JOHN DOE 1-10, JOHN WRIGHT. (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 11/13/2014)

Nov. 13, 2014 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 8 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Upon consideration of the District's Motion for Enlargement of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Complaint, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED nunc pro tunc to September 5, 2014. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on November 18, 2014. (lcrbw2)

Nov. 18, 2014 PACER

ORDER granting 10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. Upon consideration of the Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Respond, and in light of the parties' consent, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is granted nunc pro tunc to September 22, 2014. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on November 18, 2014. (lcrbw2)

Nov. 18, 2014 PACER

Case randomly reassigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. Judge Reggie B. Walton no longer assigned to the case. (ztnr, )

Jan. 7, 2015 PACER
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MOTION to Compel by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 01/27/2015)

1 Exhibit Exhibit 1

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2 Exhibit Exhibit 2

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3 Exhibit Exhibit 3

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Jan. 27, 2015 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendants shall respond to the Motion to Compel on or before February 10, 2015. Plaintiffs shall file a reply on or before February 17, 2015. The parties shall appear for a status conference on February 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 21. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 1/27/2015. (lcrdm2, )

Jan. 27, 2015 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearing: The Defendants shall respond to the Motion to Compel on or before 2/10/2015; Plaintiffs shall file a reply on or before 2/17/2015. Status Conference set for 2/20/2015, at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 21 before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt)

Jan. 28, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Phil Telfeyan on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Telfeyan, Phil) (Entered: 02/04/2015)

Feb. 4, 2015 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 15 MOTION to Compel by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Gonzalez, Joseph) (Entered: 02/10/2015)

Feb. 10, 2015 PACER
18

RESPONSE re 17 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 15 MOTION to Compel filed by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE. (Telfeyan, Phil) (Entered: 02/11/2015)

Feb. 11, 2015 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply 17 and Plaintiffs' Response 18, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. Defendants shall respond to Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel 15 on or before February 13, 2015. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 2/11/2015. (lcrdm2, )

Feb. 11, 2015 PACER

Set/Reset Deadline: Defendants shall respond to Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel 15 on or before 2/13/2015. (kt)

Feb. 12, 2015 PACER
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RESPONSE re 15 MOTION to Compel filed by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Gonzalez, Joseph) (Entered: 02/13/2015)

Feb. 13, 2015 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall be prepared to discuss the pending motion to compel and whether limited discovery should be authorized at this time at the February 20, 2015 status conference. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on February 16, 2015. (lcrdm3, )

Feb. 16, 2015 PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 15 MOTION to Compel filed by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE. (Telfeyan, Phil) (Entered: 02/16/2015)

Feb. 16, 2015 PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randolph D. Moss: Status Conference held on 2/20/2015. Order forthcoming. (Court Reporter Lisa Foradori) (kt)

Feb. 20, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, JOHN DOE 1-10, JOHN WRIGHT. Attorney Aaron Josiah Finkhousen terminated. (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 02/20/2015)

Feb. 20, 2015 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: As discussed at today's status conference, the Court shall construe Plaintiff's Motion to Compel 15 as a Motion for Expedited Discovery. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendants may file any supplemental opposition to the motion on or before March 6, 2015. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 2/20/2015. (lcrdm2, )

Feb. 20, 2015 PACER

Set/Reset Deadline: The Defendants may file any supplemental opposition to the motion on or before 3/6/2015. (kt)

Feb. 23, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE regarding consent to expedited discovery by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Gonzalez, Joseph) (Entered: 03/11/2015)

March 11, 2015 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of Defendant's Notice Regarding Consent to Expedited Discovery 22, it is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel 15 is DENIED without prejudice as moot. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on March 20, 2015. (lcrdm3, )

March 20, 2015 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1: First Amended Complaint)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File Sur-Reply 13 and Defendant's Opposition 14, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. The proposed sur-reply [13-1] is deemed FILED. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 9/25/2015. (lcrdm2, )

Sept. 25, 2015 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint 23, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. The Amended Complaint [23-1] is deemed FILED. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 9/25/2015. (lcrdm2, )

Sept. 25, 2015 PACER
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SURREPLY to re 9 MOTION to Dismiss filed by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE. (zrdj) (Entered: 09/28/2015)

Sept. 25, 2015 PACER
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First AMENDED COMPLAINT against DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, JOHN DOE 1-10, TIMOTHY HASELDON, SARAH HOFFMAN, KATHERINE SKALUBA, DAVID WILDEY, JOHN WRIGHT, SYDNEY WRIGHT with Jury Demand filed by TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ADRIAN CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE.(zrdj) (Entered: 09/28/2015)

Sept. 25, 2015 PACER
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ENTERED IN ERROR.....NOTICE by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE re 25 Amended Complaint (Karakatsanis, Alec) Modified on 9/29/2015 Counsel will Refile (zrdj). (Entered: 09/29/2015)

Sept. 29, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Summons by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE re 25 Amended Complaint (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 09/29/2015)

Sept. 29, 2015 PACER
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SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to TIMOTHY HASELDON, SARAH HOFFMAN, KATHERINE SKALUBA, DAVID WILDEY, SYDNEY WRIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(zrdj) (Entered: 09/29/2015)

Sept. 29, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE re 25 Amended Complaint (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Search Warrant Application)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 09/29/2015)

Sept. 29, 2015 PACER
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 25 Amended Complaint by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Gonzalez, Joseph) (Entered: 10/13/2015)

Oct. 13, 2015 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Defendants' Consent Motion for Extension of Time 30 is hereby GRANTED. Defendants shall respond to Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint 25 on or before October 23, 2015. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 10/14/2015. (lcrdm2, )

Oct. 14, 2015 PACER

Set/Reset Deadline: Defendants shall respond to Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint 25 on or before 10/23/2015. (kt)

Oct. 14, 2015 PACER
31

Joint MOTION for Order permitting the Parties to incorporate previous Motion to Dismiss briefing by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Gonzalez, Joseph) (Entered: 10/23/2015)

Oct. 23, 2015 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The parties' Joint Motion to Incorporate Prior Briefing 31 is hereby GRANTED. The motion to dismiss 9, opposition 10, reply 12, and sur-reply 24 are hereby deemed applicable to the Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 10/28/2015. (lcrdm2, )

Oct. 28, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Acceptance of Service by TIMOTHY HASELDON, SARAH HOFFMAN, KATHERINE SKALUBA, DAVID WILDEY re 25 Amended Complaint (Gonzalez, Joseph) (Entered: 12/04/2015)

Dec. 4, 2015 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: Defendants' motion to dismiss 9 is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. See attached document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 9/30/2016. (lcrdm1, ) (Entered: 09/30/2016)

Sept. 30, 2016 RECAP

MINUTE ORDER: In light of the Court's ruling on Defendants' motion to dismiss 33, the parties are hereby ORDERED to appear for a status conference on October 28, 2016, at 2 p.m., to discuss the next phase of the litigation. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 10/18/2016. (lcrdm3, )

Oct. 18, 2016 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: A Status Conference is set for 10/28/2016, at 2:00 PM, in Courtroom 21 before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt)

Oct. 18, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Katherine Hubbard on behalf of ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE (Hubbard, Katherine) (Entered: 10/19/2016)

Oct. 19, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Aaron Josiah Finkhousen on behalf of DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, TIMOTHY HASELDON, SARAH HOFFMAN, KATHERINE SKALUBA, DAVID WILDEY, JOHN WRIGHT, SYDNEY WRIGHT Substituting for attorney Joseph A. Gonzalez (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 10/27/2016)

Oct. 27, 2016 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Continue October 28, 2016 Status Conference by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, TIMOTHY HASELDON, SARAH HOFFMAN, KATHERINE SKALUBA, DAVID WILDEY, JOHN WRIGHT, SYDNEY WRIGHT (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 10/27/2016)

Oct. 27, 2016 RECAP

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the joint Motion to Continue Status Conference 36, the motion is hereby GRANTED. The status conference originally scheduled for October 28, 2016, is hereby VACATED and RESCHEDULED for December 9, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 10/27/2016. (lcrdm3, )

Oct. 27, 2016 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: The Status Conference set for 10/28/2016 is VACATED and RESCHEDULED to 12/9/2016, at 9:00 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt)

Oct. 27, 2016 PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randolph D. Moss: Status Conference held on 12/9/2016. Order forthcoming. (Court Reporter: Jeff Hook). (kt)

Dec. 9, 2016 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' representation that they have agreed to stay this case in order to focus on settlement efforts, it is hereby ORDERED that this case be STAYED pending further notice. The parties shall notify the Court if at any time they wish to employ alternative dispute resolution or mediation before a magistrate judge. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report on or before January 9, 2017, regarding the status of the settlement talks. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 12/9/2016. (lcrdm3, )

Dec. 9, 2016 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: The parties shall file a joint status report on or before 1/9/2017. (kt)

Dec. 9, 2016 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE. (Hubbard, Katherine) (Entered: 01/09/2017)

Jan. 9, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: As the parties requested in their Joint Status Report 37, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further joint status report on or before February 8, 2017, unless the parties have filed a stipulation of dismissal by that date. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 1/9/2017. (lcrdm3, )

Jan. 9, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: The parties shall file a further joint status report on or before 2/8/2017. (kt)

Jan. 10, 2017 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by ADRIAN CROSSLAND, TERRENCE CROSSLAND, ELLA LANE. (Hubbard, Katherine) (Entered: 02/08/2017)

Feb. 8, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' Joint Status Report 38, it is hereby ORDERED that, on or before February 22, 2017, unless the parties have filed a stipulation of dismissal by that date, the parties shall file a further joint status report. The status report shall (1) advise the Court as to the status of the settlement negotiations and (2) state both parties' views as to whether mediation before a magistrate judge or in the Circuit Executive's Office would further the negotiation process. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 2/8/2017. (lcrdm3, )

Feb. 8, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 2/22/2017. (dot)

Feb. 8, 2017 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, TIMOTHY HASELDON, SARAH HOFFMAN, KATHERINE SKALUBA, DAVID WILDEY, JOHN WRIGHT, SYDNEY WRIGHT. (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 02/22/2017)

Feb. 22, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to file a further status report regarding settlement efforts on or before April 24, 2017. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 4/6/2017. (lcrdm3, )

April 6, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 4/24/2017. (kt)

April 6, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Per the Court's previous Minute Order, the parties were to submit a further joint status report on or before April 24, 2017. They have not done so. It is accordingly ORDERED that the parties submit the contemplated status report on or before May 1, 2017, or, if they are unable to do so, appear for a status conference at 11:00 a.m. on May 4, 2017, to show cause for their failure to comply with the Court's order. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 4/27/2017. (lcrdm3, )

April 27, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due on or before 5/1/2017. Status Conference set for 5/4/2017, at 11:00 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt)

April 27, 2017 PACER
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STIPULATION of Dismissal by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, TIMOTHY HASELDON, SARAH HOFFMAN, KATHERINE SKALUBA, DAVID WILDEY, JOHN WRIGHT, SYDNEY WRIGHT. (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 05/01/2017)

May 1, 2017 RECAP
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STIPULATION of Dismissal by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 05/01/2017)

May 1, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' stipulation of dismissal, this action is hereby DISMISSED with prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1)(A)(ii). The Clerk is directed to close the case. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 5/1/2017. (lcrdm3, )

May 1, 2017 PACER

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Policing

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 4, 2014

Closing Date: 2017

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

71-year-old private citizen and grandmother whose home was allegedly searched illegally and without cause.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Equal Justice Under Law

Civil Rights Corps

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

The District of Columbia (Washington, DC, District of Columbia), City

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Issues

General:

Aggressive behavior

Assault/abuse by staff

Confinement/isolation

Over/Unlawful Detention

Racial profiling

Search policies

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

Male