Case: Pitts v. District of Columbia

1:14-cv-01319 | 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 57-year-old disabled African-American woman and her 37-year-old son who lives with her filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs sued the District of Columbia under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented by Equal Justice Under the Law, asked the court for compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorney's fees. The plaintiffs claimed that they were subjected to a baseless, illegal and embarrassing home raid c…

On August 4, 2014, a 57-year-old disabled African-American woman and her 37-year-old son who lives with her filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs sued the District of Columbia under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented by Equal Justice Under the Law, asked the court for compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorney's fees. The plaintiffs claimed that they were subjected to a baseless, illegal and embarrassing home raid conducted by Metropolitan Police Department ("MPD") officers. Specifically, the plaintiffs claimed that the police obtained a warrant to search their home based only on the fact that another family member had been found with an illegal gun, yet there was no evidence connecting them or their home to any illegal activity. The plaintiffs further alleged that the raid was a violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

The raid happened on March 26, 2013. That day, the plaintiffs were at home when, without warning, at least ten heavily armed officers from the MPD broke down the front door. The officers forcibly handcuffed the female plaintiff, who had difficulty moving around without her cane, and stripped searched her son in front of his family. No guns, ammunition, or other contraband were found during the defendants' violent home invasion of the plaintiffs' residence.

On September 16, 2014 the District of Columbia moved to dismiss the complaint claiming that the plaintiffs had failed to state a claim for which they could receive relief from the court.

On January 27, 2015, the plaintiffs filed a motion to compel, which was denied the next day, without prejudice, because it was unclear whether the plaintiffs complied with a rule requiring that they confer with opposing counsel.

On April 28, 2015, the plaintiffs filed a motion for leave to file an amended complaint, and on May 24, 2015 filled an amended complaint, naming the individual police officers involved in the violent raid.

On March 31, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan issued an order granting the defendant's motion to dismiss in part, and on April 5, 2016, Judge Chutkan ordered the defendant to respond to the plaintiffs' amended complaint. Judge Chutkan found, however, that if the complaint's allegations were true the search warrant application did not make out probable cause to search the plaintiff's home. Judge Chutkan noted that the District's contention that officers could search whoever they found in any home search at any time and without any evidence about the person "ludicrous on its face." 177 F.Supp.3d 347

The parties were then ordered to conduct discovery, which was to end on December 23, 2016, however, there was a joint motion filed in September 2016 to stay discovery; this motion was granted by the Court.

In a November 21, 2016 status report, the parties indicated that they were still in negotiations, and asked the Court to continue the stay for 30 more days.

On February 21, 2017 the parties submitted a joint status report indicating the parties agreed to settle the case. Subsequently, on April 24, 2017 the parties submitted a joint stipulation of dismissal having reached a private settlement agreement. On April 25, 2017 the Court dismissed the case with prejudice, and the case is presumably closed.

Summary Authors

Brian Dressel (2/15/2015)

Saeeda Joseph-Charles (12/22/2016)

Will McCartney (3/25/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Chutkan, Tanya Sue (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)

Judge(s)

Chutkan, Tanya Sue (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)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:14-cv-01319

Docket [PACER]

April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017

Docket
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1:14-cv-01319

Complaint

Aug. 4, 2014

Aug. 4, 2014

Complaint
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1:14-cv-01319

Order [Granting Defendants' Motion to Dismiss in Part]

March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016

Order/Opinion
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1:14-cv-01319

Memorandum Opinion [Granting Defendants' Motion to Dismiss in Part]

177 F.Supp.3d 347, 2016 WL 1301046, 2016 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 43460

March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4212929/pitts-v-district-of-columbia/

Last updated Aug. 8, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Case Assigned/Reassigned

Aug. 4, 2014

Aug. 4, 2014

PACER
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COMPLAINT against All Defendants with Jury Demand ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-3798611) filed by PATRICE PITTS, MICHAEL PITTS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 08/04/2014)

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4 Summons

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Aug. 4, 2014

Aug. 4, 2014

RECAP

Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (kb)

Aug. 4, 2014

Aug. 4, 2014

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 08/04/2014)

Aug. 4, 2014

Aug. 4, 2014

PACER
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SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to MARK PUGH, District of Columbia Attorney General, and the District of Columbia Mayor. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth, ) (Entered: 08/05/2014)

Aug. 5, 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

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

Aug. 26, 2014

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Granting 5 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to Answer by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ; Set/Reset Deadlines:District of Columbia Answer due by 9/9/2014. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/27/14. (DJS)

Aug. 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

Aug. 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 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

Sept. 5, 2014

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Granting 6 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, provided that the District provides to Plaintiffs by September 11 (if the District has not already done so) certain factual information in its possession regarding the identities of the John Doe officers that the District had indicated to Plaintiffs counsel it would seek to produce prior to Plaintiffs counsel consenting to the previous two-week extension; Set/Reset Deadlines:Answer due by 9/16/2014. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 09/11/2014. (lctsc2)

Sept. 11, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

Sept. 11, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014

PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, JOHN DOE OFFICERS 1-10, MARK PUGH (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 09/16/2014)

Sept. 16, 2014

Sept. 16, 2014

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WAIVER OF SERVICE by PATRICE PITTS, MICHAEL PITTS. MARK PUGH waiver sent on 8/5/2014, answer due 10/4/2014. (Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014

PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS (Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Granting 9 Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. The Plaintiffs shall file any opposition to the Defendants' Motion to Dismiss 7 on or before October 17, 2014. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 9/23/14. (DJS)

Sept. 23, 2014

Sept. 23, 2014

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply

Sept. 23, 2014

Sept. 23, 2014

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Opposition to Motion to Dismiss due by 10/17/2014. (sm)

Sept. 23, 2014

Sept. 23, 2014

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Sept. 23, 2014

Sept. 23, 2014

PACER
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Memorandum in opposition to re 7 MOTION to Dismiss filed by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS. (Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014

RECAP
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 7 MOTION to Dismiss filed by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, JOHN DOE OFFICERS 1-10, MARK PUGH. (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 10/23/2014)

Oct. 23, 2014

Oct. 23, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1: Sur-Reply)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 10/27/2014)

1 Exhibit Exhibit 1: Sur-Reply

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Oct. 27, 2014

Oct. 27, 2014

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Memorandum in opposition to re 12 MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply filed by DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, JOHN DOE OFFICERS 1-10, MARK PUGH. (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 11/13/2014)

Nov. 13, 2014

Nov. 13, 2014

PACER
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MOTION to Compel by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 01/27/2015)

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3 Exhibit Exhibit 3

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Jan. 27, 2015

Jan. 27, 2015

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Denying without prejudice 14 Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel. It is unclear from Plaintiffs' motion whether they have complied with Local Civil Rule 7(m), which requires that movants CONFER WITH OPPOSING COUNSEL ABOUT IMPENDING nondispositive motions and include in their motions "a statement that the REQUIRED DISCUSSION OCCURRED, and a statement as to whether the motion is opposed." To the extent this discovery matter is not resolved and Plaintiffs believe court relief is still necessary, the parties shall contact chambers to arrange for a telephone conference with the Court and must jointly submit, via email to chambers, a clear, concise description of the issues in dispute. Once a telephone conference is scheduled, counsel shall JOINTLY call chambers at 202-354-3390 five minutes before the conference is set to begin. Counsel shall not file any further discovery-related motions without a prior joint telephone conference with the Court and opposing counsel. Counsel are hereby notified that a party who does not prevail in a discovery dispute may be ordered to pay the costs involved, including reasonable attorneys fees. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 1/28/15. (DJS)

Jan. 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015

PACER

Order on Motion to Compel

Jan. 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Phil Telfeyan on behalf of MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS (znmw, ) (Entered: 02/05/2015)

Feb. 4, 2015

Feb. 4, 2015

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

Feb. 20, 2015

Feb. 20, 2015

PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Pitts First Amended Complaint)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 04/28/2015)

1 Exhibit Pitts First Amended Complaint

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April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Granting 17 Plaintiffs' Motion to Amend the Complaint as conceded. See Local Civil Rule 7(b). Not later than 5/27/15, Plaintiffs shall refile the amended complaint, along with a redlined version as an attachment. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 5/28/15. (DJS )

May 23, 2015

May 23, 2015

PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to File

May 23, 2015

May 23, 2015

PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants with Jury Demand filed by PATRICE PITTS, MICHAEL PITTS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1: Search Warrant, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2: Redlined Version, # 3 Summons Tutt Summons, # 4 Summons Covington Summons, # 5 Summons Catlett Summons, # 6 Summons Anderson Summons, # 7 Summons Rollins Summons, # 8 Summons Stevens Summons, # 9 Summons Little Summons, # 10 Summons Plumley Summons, # 11 Summons Togans Summons, # 12 Summons Hodges Summons, # 13 Summons Chasanet Summons)(Karakatsanis, Alec) (Entered: 05/24/2015)

1 Exhibit Exhibit 1: Search Warrant

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2 Exhibit Exhibit 2: Redlined Version

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3 Summons Tutt Summons

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4 Summons Covington Summons

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5 Summons Catlett Summons

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6 Summons Anderson Summons

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7 Summons Rollins Summons

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8 Summons Stevens Summons

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9 Summons Little Summons

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10 Summons Plumley Summons

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11 Summons Togans Summons

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12 Summons Hodges Summons

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13 Summons Chasanet Summons

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May 24, 2015

May 24, 2015

RECAP

Set/Reset Deadlines: Amended Pleadings due by 5/17/2015. (zsm)

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

PACER
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SUMMONS (11) Issued Electronically for Amended Complaint as to Seth Anderson, Sydney Catlett, James Chastanet, Tony Covington, Sean Hodges, James Little, Kristopher Plumley, Leroy Rollins, Marcus Stevens, Kim Togans, Ursula Tutt. (td, ) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

PACER
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NOTICE of Acceptance of Service by SETH ANDERSON, SYDNEY CATLETT, JAMES CHASTANET, TONY COVINGTON, SEAN HODGES, JAMES LITTLE, KRISTOPHER PLUMLEY, LEROY ROLLINS, MARCUS STEVENS, KIM TOGANS, URSULA TUTT (Gonzalez, Joseph) (Entered: 07/31/2015)

July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015

PACER

VACATED PER MINUTE ORDER DATED 8/3/15.....MINUTE ORDER: Finding as moot 7 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the complaint, in light of the amended complaint filed by the Plaintiff 18 . See Barnes v. District of Columbia, 42 F. Supp.3d 111, 117 (D.D.C. 2014) ("When a plaintiff files an amended complaint as of right within 21 days after the filing of the motion to dismiss under Rule 12(b), (e), or (f), the amended complaint becomes the operative pleading... and any pending motion to dismiss becomes moot.") (citations omitted); 6 Charles Allen Wright & Arthur R. Miller, Federal Practice and Procedure ยง 1476 (3d ed. 2010) (explaining that an amended pleading under Rule 15(a) supersedes the pleading it modifies and remains in effect throughout the action unless it subsequently is modified). Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/2/15. (DJS) Modified on 8/3/2015 (zsm).

Aug. 2, 2015

Aug. 2, 2015

PACER

Order on Motion to Dismiss

Aug. 2, 2015

Aug. 2, 2015

PACER

Motions terminated: 12 MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply filed by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS. See 8/2/15 Minute Order Finding Motion to Dismiss 7 moot. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/2/15. (DJS)

Aug. 2, 2015

Aug. 2, 2015

PACER

Terminate Motions

Aug. 2, 2015

Aug. 2, 2015

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the Notice of Acceptance of Service filed by the Defendants 20, the court's 8/2/15 Minute Order is hereby VACATED. The Clerk of the Court shall reinstate the motions 7 12 filed by the Defendants. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/3/15. (DJS)

Aug. 3, 2015

Aug. 3, 2015

PACER

Order

Aug. 3, 2015

Aug. 3, 2015

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Dec. 3, 2015

Dec. 3, 2015

PACER
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ORDER directing the filing of supplemental briefs. Plaintiffs' supplemental brief due by December 17, 2015. Defendants' response due by January 6, 2016. See Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 12/3/15. (lctsc2) (Entered: 12/03/2015)

Dec. 3, 2015

Dec. 3, 2015

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Brief due by 12/17/2015. Response due by 1/6/2016 (zsm)

Dec. 3, 2015

Dec. 3, 2015

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Katherine Hubbard on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Hubbard, Katherine) (Entered: 12/15/2015)

Dec. 15, 2015

Dec. 15, 2015

PACER
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RESPONSE TO ORDER OF THE COURT re 21 Order filed by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS. (Hubbard, Katherine) (Entered: 12/16/2015)

Dec. 16, 2015

Dec. 16, 2015

RECAP
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Plaintiffs' Response at ECF No. 23 by SETH ANDERSON, SYDNEY CATLETT, JAMES CHASTANET, TONY COVINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, SEAN HODGES, JAMES LITTLE, CHRISTOPHER PLUMLEY, MARK PUGH, LEROY ROLLINS, MARCUS STEVENS, KIM TOGANS, URSULA TUTT (Gonzalez, Joseph) (Entered: 01/06/2016)

Jan. 6, 2016

Jan. 6, 2016

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Granting 24 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. Defendants' response due January 8, 2016. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 1/7/16. (DJS)

Jan. 7, 2016

Jan. 7, 2016

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply

Jan. 7, 2016

Jan. 7, 2016

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Response due by 1/8/2016 (tth)

Jan. 7, 2016

Jan. 7, 2016

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Jan. 7, 2016

Jan. 7, 2016

PACER
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RESPONSE to Plaintiffs' Response 23 to the Court's Order filed by SETH ANDERSON, SYDNEY CATLETT, JAMES CHASTANET, TONY COVINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, SEAN HODGES, JAMES LITTLE, CHRISTOPHER PLUMLEY, MARK PUGH, LEROY ROLLINS, MARCUS STEVENS, KIM TOGANS, URSULA TUTT. (Gonzalez, Joseph) Modified on 1/11/2016 to add linkage (zd). (Entered: 01/08/2016)

Jan. 8, 2016

Jan. 8, 2016

PACER

VACATED PURSUANT TO MINUTE ORDER DATED 2/16/16.....NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 7 MOTION to Dismiss: Motion Hearing set for 2/17/2016 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 2 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zsm) Modified on 2/17/2016 (zsm).

Jan. 20, 2016

Jan. 20, 2016

PACER

Notice of Hearing on Motion

Jan. 20, 2016

Jan. 20, 2016

PACER

MINUTE ORDER. The Motion Hearing set for 2/17/2016 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 2 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan is hereby VACATED. The court will issue an opinion on the Motion to Dismiss 7 in due course. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 2/16/16. (lctsc2)

Feb. 16, 2016

Feb. 16, 2016

PACER

Order

Feb. 16, 2016

Feb. 16, 2016

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting Motion for Leave to File Sur-Reply 12 . Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 3/31/16. (lctsc2)

March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016

PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to File

March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016

PACER
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MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 3/31/16. (lctsc2) (Entered: 03/31/2016)

March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016

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ORDER granting in part and denying in part Defendants' Motion to Dismiss 7 . See Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 3/31/16.(lctsc2) (Entered: 03/31/2016)

March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016

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SURREPLY to re 7 MOTION to Dismiss filed by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS. (td) (Entered: 04/01/2016)

March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Not later than 4/14/16 Defendant shall file an answer to Plaintiff's Amended Complaint 18 . A Scheduling Conference is hereby set for 4/22/16 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 2. No later than noon on 4/21/16 the parties shall file their Report of the Parties' Planning Meeting, pursuant to Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Civil Rule 16.3. Prior to filing their report, the parties shall review the sample Scheduling Order found on Judge Chutkan's court webpage. When proposing deadlines, the parties shall avoid proposing a schedule that contains submission of simultaneous dispositive cross-motions. In addition to the requirements under the Federal and Local Rules, the parties' report shall contain a succinct summary of the case and the statutory basis for all causes of action and defenses which survive the court's March 31, 2016 Memorandum Opinion and Order. Counsel who attend the Scheduling Conference must be sufficiently familiar with the case to answer any questions which arise and hold the authority to make stipulations and admissions about all matters that can reasonably be anticipated for discussion. Parties are encouraged to attend. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 4/5/16. (DJS)

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016

PACER

Order

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Answer due by 4/14/2016, Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 4/21/2016. Scheduling Conference set for 4/22/2016 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 2 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zsm)

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016

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ANSWER to 18 Amended Complaint,, by SETH ANDERSON, SYDNEY CATLETT, JAMES CHASTANET, TONY COVINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, SEAN HODGES, JAMES LITTLE, CHRISTOPHER PLUMLEY, MARK PUGH, LEROY ROLLINS, MARCUS STEVENS, KIM TOGANS, URSULA TUTT. Related document: 18 Amended Complaint,, filed by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS.(Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 04/14/2016)

April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016

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Consent MOTION to Continue Scheduling Conference by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hubbard, Katherine) (Entered: 04/20/2016)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 30 Motion to Continue. The Scheduling Conference previously set for April 22, 2016 is hereby RESCHEDULED to May 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 2 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 4/21/16. (zsm)

April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

PACER

Order on Motion to Continue

April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Scheduling Conference set for 5/2/2016 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 2 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zsm)

April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings

April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

PACER
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MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Hubbard, Katherine) (Entered: 04/21/2016)

April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

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MOTION to Bifurcate Discovery by SETH ANDERSON, SYDNEY CATLETT, JAMES CHASTANET, TONY COVINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, SEAN HODGES, JAMES LITTLE, CHRISTOPHER PLUMLEY, MARK PUGH, LEROY ROLLINS, MARCUS STEVENS, KIM TOGANS, URSULA TUTT (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 04/25/2016)

April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016

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RESPONSE re 32 MOTION to Bifurcate Discovery filed by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS. (Hubbard, Katherine) (Entered: 05/01/2016)

May 1, 2016

May 1, 2016

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan: Scheduling Conference held on 5/2/2016. 32 MOTION to Bifurcate Discovery is DENIED. Initial Disclosure due by 6/6/2016. Plaintiff Rule 26(a)(1) due by 6/6/2016. Amended Pleadings due by 6/13/2016. Plaintiff Rule 26(a)(2) due by 9/30/2016. Defendant Rule 26(a)(2) due by 11/18/2016. Discovery due by 12/23/2016. Dispositive Motions due by 1/27/2017. Response to Dispositive Motions due by 2/10/2017. Reply to Dispositive Motions due by 2/24/2017. Reply due by 3/10/2017. (Court Reporter Bryan Wayne.) (zsm)

May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

PACER

Scheduling Conference

May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

PACER
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SCHEDULING ORDER: End of Discovery 12/23/2016. Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment due 1/27/2017. Plaintiffs' Response and, if necessary, Combined Cross-Motion due 2/10/2017. Defendants' Reply and, if necessary, Combined Response due 2/24/2017. Plaintiffs Reply, if necessary, due 3/10/2017. (See order for further details including the parties' obligation to meet, confer and present jointly any discovery disputes prior to filing a motion). Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 5/4/16. (DJS) (Entered: 05/04/2016)

May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016

PACER
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Joint MOTION to Stay Discovery by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hubbard, Katherine) (Entered: 09/22/2016)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Sept. 22, 2016

Sept. 22, 2016

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Granting 35 Joint Motion to Stay. This action is hereby STAYED until further order of the court. No later than November 21, 2016 the parties shall file a Joint Stipulation of Dismissal or a Joint Status Report, along with a proposed order for moving forward with this case. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 9/23/16. (DJS)

Sept. 23, 2016

Sept. 23, 2016

PACER

Order on Motion to Stay

Sept. 23, 2016

Sept. 23, 2016

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 11/21/2016 (zsm)

Sept. 26, 2016

Sept. 26, 2016

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Sept. 26, 2016

Sept. 26, 2016

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Joint STATUS REPORT Regarding The Court's Stay by SETH ANDERSON, SYDNEY CATLETT, JAMES CHASTANET, TONY COVINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, SEAN HODGES, JAMES LITTLE, METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT, CHRISTOPHER PLUMLEY, MARK PUGH, LEROY ROLLINS, MARCUS STEVENS, KIM TOGANS, URSULA TUTT. (Finkhousen, Aaron) (Entered: 11/21/2016)

Nov. 21, 2016

Nov. 21, 2016

RECAP

MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' Joint Status Report 36, it is hereby ordered that the STAY in this case remains. No later than 1/9/17, the parties shall file a joint stipulation of dismissal or a proposed schedule ALONG WITH A PROPOSED ORDER for moving forward with this case. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 11/22/16. (DJS)

Nov. 22, 2016

Nov. 22, 2016

PACER

Order

Nov. 22, 2016

Nov. 22, 2016

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint stipulation of dismissal or a proposed schedule due by 1/9/2017. (gdf)

Nov. 22, 2016

Nov. 22, 2016

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Nov. 22, 2016

Nov. 22, 2016

PACER

Order

Jan. 9, 2017

Jan. 9, 2017

PACER
37

Joint STATUS REPORT by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hubbard, Katherine) (Entered: 01/09/2017)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Jan. 9, 2017

Jan. 9, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the Status Report 37 filed by the parties, it is hereby ordered that this action remains STAYED. No later than February 7, 2017, the parties shall file a Joint Stipulation of Dismissal or a Joint Status Report and proposed order. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 1/9/17. (DJS)

Jan. 9, 2017

Jan. 9, 2017

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Stipulation of Dismissal or a Joint Status Report due by 2/7/2017. (tb)

Jan. 12, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Jan. 12, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017

PACER
38

Joint STATUS REPORT by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hubbard, Katherine) (Entered: 02/07/2017)

Feb. 7, 2017

Feb. 7, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the Status Report 38 filed by the parties, it is hereby ordered that this action remains STAYED. No later than February 21, 2017, the parties shall file a Joint Stipulation of Dismissal or a Joint Status Report and proposed order. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 2/8/17. (DJS)

Feb. 8, 2017

Feb. 8, 2017

PACER

Order

Feb. 8, 2017

Feb. 8, 2017

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Stipulation of Dismissal or Joint Status Report due by 2/21/2017. (tb)

Feb. 11, 2017

Feb. 11, 2017

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Feb. 11, 2017

Feb. 11, 2017

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39

Joint STATUS REPORT by MICHAEL PITTS, PATRICE PITTS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hubbard, Katherine) (Entered: 02/21/2017)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Feb. 21, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the Joint Status Report 39 filed by the parties, it is hereby ordered that the parties shall submit a joint stipulation of dismissal by noon on April 24, 2017. In the absence of a timely stipulation of dismissal, the parties shall appear for a status conference on April 25, 2017 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 2. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 2/22/17. (DJS)

Feb. 22, 2017

Feb. 22, 2017

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Policing

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 4, 2014

Closing Date: 2017

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

56-year-old disabled African-American woman living in DC and her son, a 37-year-old man, who lives with her.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Equal Justice Under Law

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):

Jurisdiction-wide

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Issues

General:

Aggressive behavior

Assault/abuse by staff

Excessive force

Incident/accident reporting & investigations

Pattern or Practice

Racial profiling

Search policies

Strip search policy

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Disability:

Mobility impairment