Case: Sourovelis v. City of Philadelphia

2:14-cv-04687 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Aug. 11, 2014

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Case Summary

On Aug. 11, 2014, four individuals filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs sued the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, and the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged violations of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, 42 U.S.C. § 1988, and the Declaratory Judgment Act. The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on Nov. 17, 2014.T…

On Aug. 11, 2014, four individuals filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs sued the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, and the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged violations of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, 42 U.S.C. § 1988, and the Declaratory Judgment Act. The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on Nov. 17, 2014.

The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel and the Institute for Justice, alleged the defendants’ policies and practices with regard to civil forfeitures: (1) violated the plaintiffs’ rights to notice or a hearing prior to the seizure, (2) compelled the plaintiffs to give up constitutional and statutory rights, (3) prevented the plaintiffs from receiving a timely hearing, (4) required the plaintiffs to return to court multiple times by re-listing the property in question, (5) inserted an institutional and personal interest in forfeiture proceedings by allowing the defendants to retain the property’s proceeds, and (6) violated due process by allowing the defendants to run the forfeiture courtroom proceedings. The plaintiffs sought an injunction and declaratory judgment on these six claims.

Under Pennsylvania law, law enforcement can confiscate real and personal property if it is associated with a crime, even if the owner of the property is not associated with the crime. Commonly, property was seized in connection with a controlled substance violation pursuant to the Controlled Substance Forfeiture Act. Once seized, the property owner must prove the innocence of the property to get it back. Otherwise, the District Attorney’s Office (DA) keeps the property or proceeds from its sale. The plaintiffs alleged that by using forms copied from civil forfeiture petitions and courtroom proceedings run by DA prosecutors, the DA generates a substantially high volume of cases that account for almost 20% of its general budget. Moreover, after the initial hearing, prosecutors sometimes decided to re-list the case multiple times before it concluded, compelling the plaintiffs to return to court each time if they wished to contest the forfeiture. After seizing the property, the defendants required the plaintiffs to agree to particular conditions before regaining their property, including waiving the right to an innocent-owner defense should the defendants seize the property in the future or waiving the defense that the forfeiture is disproportionate to the offense.

The plaintiffs sought class certification, and the defendants sought to dismiss the case for lack of personal jurisdiction. Following Senior Judge Eduardo Robreno’s May 12, 2015, denial of the defendants’ motion to dismiss, 103 F. Supp. 3d 694, the parties entered into settlement discussions. On Nov. 4, 2015, after a fairness hearing, the Judge Robreno ordered approval of a settlement and class certification only with regard to the first two claims. 2015 WL 12806512 (E.D. Penn. Nov. 4, 2015).

Per the order, the class for the first claim of relief was “all persons holding legal title to or otherwise having a legal interest in real property against which an ex parte 'seize and seal' order is presently in effect, or will in the future be in effect.” The class for the second claim of relief was “all persons holding legal title to or otherwise having a legal interest in real or personal property against which a civil-forfeiture petition has been filed, or will in the future be filed, in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and who entered into an unsealing agreement or a settlement agreement.”

Per the settlement agreement, the defendants were prohibited from seeking ex parte “seize and seal” orders under the Controlled Substances Forfeiture Act unless the application was previously approved, there are facts to establish the existence of exigent circumstances connected to the property, and there are facts to establish that less restrictive measures would not be sufficient. Additionally, any existing ex parte “seize and seal” orders were to be removed. The settlement also provided that notice would be given to civil forfeiture respondents that entered into unsealing or settlement agreements that specific conditions of their agreements are now void.

Litigation continued regarding the outstanding claims for relief. On Sept. 7, 2016, the court denied the defendants' joint motion for reconsideration. 2016 WL 7219641.

On Aug. 1, 2016, the plaintiffs had filed a motion to join defendant state court administrators, file a second amended complaint, and sever plaintiffs' fifth claim for relief. In an order dated Sept. 14, 2016 and filed on Sept. 15, 2016, the court granted the plaintiffs' motion. 2016 WL 7203707. The plaintiffs filed a second amended complaint the same day, requesting relief on the remaining claims.

For the next several months, procedural developments continued, including the defendants filing two motions to dismiss on Sept. 19, 2016, and again on Nov. 29, 2016.

Then, on Feb. 23, 2017, the court granted in part and denied in part the plaintiffs' request for class certification as to their fifth claim. 320 F.R.D. 12. The court granted certification "with respect to Plaintiffs’ requests for (1) a declaration that the City and D.A. Defendants’ policy and practice of retaining forfeited property and its proceeds is unconstitutional, and (2) an injunction enjoining that policy and practice." It denied certification with respect to "entry of judgment requiring the return of property." A month later, on March 30, 2017, in a written memorandum, the court denied the defendants' motions to dismiss. 246 F.Supp.3d 1058.

The defendants filed a motion for a permanent injunction on July 21, 2017. They argued that, despite offering the plaintiffs "a settlement agreement whereby the Philadelphia Police Department and District Attorney’s Office would no longer receive any forfeiture proceeds" two months prior, the plaintiffs had not accepted the offer. In an effort to end the litigation, the defendants asked the court to issue an injunction against themselves.

On Aug. 4, 2017, the plaintiffs responded to the defendants' motion, alleging that the defendants were attempting to "moot" the plaintiffs' claims in order to avoid a ruling on the merits of the constitutionality of their policy of using forfeiture proceeds. The plaintiffs asked the court to defer ruling on the defendants' motion and hold it in abeyance until after the parties completed discovery and summary judgment briefing had been completed.

On Aug. 18, 2017, the court ordered the parties to submit a list of proposed facilitators to mediate settlement of the courtroom claims by Sept. 7, 2017. On Nov. 27, 2017, the court ordered that the case be suspended pending the parties' settlement negotiations and the appointment of a mediator. On May 22, 2018, the court appointed Mark A. Aronchick as a facilitator to promote settlement of all matters. His appointment was extended until November 9, 2018.

In September 2018, the parties reached an agreement and the plaintiffs filed a motion for preliminary approval of class certification and a consent decree on their fifth and sixth claims. The parties agreed to create a Restitutionary Class under Rule 23(b)(2) and Rule 23(b)(3). The class consisted of "[a]ll persons who held or hold legal title to, or otherwise had or have a legal interest in property against which a Statutory or Common Law civil-forfeiture petition (i) was pending in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County as of August 11, 2012; or (ii) was filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County on or after August 11, 2012 until the date the Court grants preliminary approval." The defendants agreed to make a payment of $3,000,000 to the Restitutionary Fund in order to compensate people whose property was wrongly confiscated.

Additionally, as part of the proposed consent decree, the defendants agreed to a set of reforms that have the goal of ending abusive civil-forfeiture practices in Philadelphia. The defendants were to be permanently enjoined from using forfeiture proceeds to fund the District Attorney’s Office, the Philadelphia Police Department, or any law enforcement purpose.

On October 16, 2018, the court held a hearing on the motion for preliminary approval of class certification and the consent decree. The court requested that parties submit a revised version, which they did on March 26, 2019. On April 30, 2019, the court granted class certification and the consent decree, scheduling a final fairness hearing on November 1, 2019. The date of this hearing was later pushed back to August 3, 2020.

Between the order approving the class certification and consent decree and the final fairness hearing, several class members filed objections, including one group that filed a motion for reconsideration.

On January 27, 2021, the court simultaneously ruled on two separate consent decrees between the parties - one governing a settlement as to the third, fourth, and seventh claims for relief and one concerning the fifth and sixth. The court granted the first consent decree and class certification and granted in part the second while still granting class certification. Broadly, the court approved of safeguards that allow individuals to more easily contest and prevent property seizure and relisting while limiting forfeiture. The court further approved a permanent injunction against the defendants' financial interest in forfeiture proceedings. However, the court rejected the settlement fund distribution proposal, noting that too high a proportion, 27%, of the settlement fund was left for the residual, cy pres purpose of a charitable donation. The court thus instructed the parties to redetermine a reasonable settlement fund distribution plan that awarded a greater amount of the settlement's $3 million to the members of the plaintiff classes.

On February 17, 2021, following an addendum by the parties that increased the amounts awarded to members of the classes, the court approved of the consent decree as to the fifth and sixth claims for relief and ordered the case closed.

Summary Authors

Virginia Weeks (9/12/2017)

Elizabeth Greiter (3/20/2018)

Eva Richardson (10/26/2018)

Alex Moody (5/19/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Robreno, Eduardo C. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alban, Dan (Virginia)

Bullock, Scott G. (Virginia)

Emam, Milad (Virginia)

Frommer, Robert P. (Virginia)

Mellor, William H. (Virginia)

Peccola, Robert A. (Virginia)

Rudovsky, David (Pennsylvania)

Sheth, Darpana M. (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Albaugh, Branden James (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Robreno, Eduardo C. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alban, Dan (Virginia)

Bullock, Scott G. (Virginia)

Emam, Milad (Virginia)

Frommer, Robert P. (Virginia)

Mellor, William H. (Virginia)

Peccola, Robert A. (Virginia)

Rudovsky, David (Pennsylvania)

Sheth, Darpana M. (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Albaugh, Branden James (Pennsylvania)

Carr, Peter (Pennsylvania)

Cortes, Diana P. (Pennsylvania)

Coval, Andrew J. (Alaska)

Daley, Michael P (Pennsylvania)

Dhillon, Simran (Pennsylvania)

Hughes, Bryan C. (Pennsylvania)

Jackal, Benjamin T (Pennsylvania)

Kiefer, Catherine Banner (Pennsylvania)

Krasner, Lawrence S. (Pennsylvania)

Maguire, Mark (Pennsylvania)

Mavroudis, Dimitrios (Pennsylvania)

Miller, Michael R. (Pennsylvania)

Rubin, Elizabeth J (Pennsylvania)

Smith, Shelley R. (Pennsylvania)

Taylor, Anne B (Pennsylvania)

Weck, Douglas (Pennsylvania)

Winkelman, Nancy (Pennsylvania)

Other Attorney(s)

Canty, Crystal R (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

March 29, 2021 Docket
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Complaint- Class Action

Aug. 11, 2014 Complaint
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First Amended Complaint- Class Action

Nov. 17, 2014 Complaint
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Memorandum

103 F.Supp.3d 694, 2015 WL 2215060

May 12, 2015 Order/Opinion
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Proposed Settlement Agreement for Plaintiffs' First and Second Claims for Relief

July 29, 2015 Settlement Agreement
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Order Granting Unopposed Motion to Certify Settlement Clauses and Grant Final Approval of Settlement of Plaintiffs' First and Second Claims without Prejudice

Nov. 4, 2015 Order/Opinion
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Second Amended Class-Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Sept. 15, 2016 Complaint
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Memorandum

Feb. 23, 2017 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Order

96 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1382

Feb. 23, 2017 Order/Opinion
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Memorandum

246 F.Supp.3d 1058

March 30, 2017 Order/Opinion

Resources

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Philadelphia Forfeiture

Institute for Justice

This website maintained by counsel for the plaintiffs contains detailed information and documents regarding the background and progress of the case. <br /> <br />Property owners who have their cash,… Aug. 11, 2014

Docket

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

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COMPLAINT against CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLES H. RAMSEY, SETH R. WILLIAMS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number PPE105806.), filed by DOILA WELCH, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, NORYS HERNANDEZ. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Designation Form, # 3 Case Management Track Form)(jmv, ) (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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Summons Issued as to CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLES H. RAMSEY, SETH R. WILLIAMS. Forwarded To: 5 Origs given to counsel on 8/11/14 (jmv, )

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Disclosure Statement Form pursuant to FRCP 7.1 by NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH.(jmv, ) (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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MOTION TO CERTIFY A RULE 23(B)(2) CLASS FILED BY NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(jmv, ) (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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Memorandum of Law In Support of 3 MOTION to Certify Class filed by NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (jmv, ) (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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NOTICE OF CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION FILED BY NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH (jmv, ) (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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APPLICATION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE OF WILLIAM H. MELLOR, ESQ. by NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 ECF Appl, # 2 Validation)(jmv, ) (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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APPLICATION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE OF SCOTT G. BULLOCK, ESQ. NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 ECF Appl, # 2 Validation)(jmv, ) (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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APPLICATION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE FILED BY NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 ECF Appl, # 2 Validation)(jmv, ) (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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APPLICATION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE OF NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 ECF Appl, # 2 Validation)(jmv, ) (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by michael doyle re: served complaint upon Charles Ramsey by hand delivery on August 11, 2014; answer due 9/2/14. (RUDOVSKY, DAVID) Modified on 8/12/2014 (fb). (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by mike doyle re: served complaint upon city of philadelphia by hand delivery on august 11, 2014; answer due 9/2/14. (RUDOVSKY, DAVID) Modified on 8/12/2014 (fb). (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by mike doyle re: served complaint upon Mayor Michael Nutter by hand delivery on august 11, 2014; answer due 9/2/14. (RUDOVSKY, DAVID) Modified on 8/12/2014 (fb). (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by mike doyle re: served complaint upon Office of District Attorney by hand on august 11, 2014; answer due 9/2/14. (RUDOVSKY, DAVID) Modified on 8/12/2014 (fb). (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by mike doyle re: served complaint upon R. Seth Williams by hand on august 11, 2014; answer due 9/2/14. (RUDOVSKY, DAVID) Modified on 8/12/2014 (fb). (Entered: 08/11/2014)

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ORDER THAT THE MOTION TO ADMIT WILLIAM H. MELLOR PRO HAC VICE FOR PLAINTIFFS IS GRANTED; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 8/12/14. 8/12/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED, MAILED TO UNREPS.(jl, ) (Entered: 08/12/2014)

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ORDER THAT THE MOTION TO ADMIT SCOTT G. BULLOCK PRO HAC VICE FOR PLAINTIFFS IS GRANTED; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 8/12/14. 8/12/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED, MAILED TO UNREPS.(jl, ) (Entered: 08/12/2014)

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ORDER THAT THE MOTION TO ADMIT ROBERT P. FROMMER PRO HAC VICE FOR PLAINTIFFS IS GRANTED; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 8/12/14. 8/12/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED, MAILED TO UNREPS.(jl, ) (Entered: 08/12/2014)

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ORDER THAT THE MOTION TO ADMIT DARPANA SHETH PRO HAC VICE FOR PLAINTIFFS IS GRANTED; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 8/12/14. 8/12/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED, MAILED TO UNREPS.(jl, ) (Entered: 08/12/2014)

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Set/Reset Deadlines as to 3 MOTION to Certify Class. RESPONSES DUE BY 10/2/2014. (jl, )

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STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT ALL DEFENDANTS WILL HAVE UNTIL 10/2/14 TO SUBMIT RESPONSES TO PLAINTIFFS COMPLAINT AND PLAINTIFFS MOTION TO CERTIFIED A RULE 23 (b)(2); ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 8/20/14. 8/20/14 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 08/20/2014)

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Motion for Preliminary Injunction on Plaintiffs' First Claim for Relief filed by NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(SHETH, DARPANA) Modified on 9/10/2014 (fb). (Entered: 09/08/2014)

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Memorandum re 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (SHETH, DARPANA) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

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Declaration re 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction of Darpana Sheth by NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 Ex. 1_Sheth Declaration, # 2 Ex.2_Sheth Declaration, # 3 Ex.3_Sheth Declaration, # 4 Ex.4_Sheth Declaration, # 5 Ex.5_Sheth Declaration, # 6 Ex.6_Sheth Declaration, # 7 Ex.7_Sheth Declaration, # 8 Certificate of Service_Sheth Declaration)(SHETH, DARPANA) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

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Declaration re 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction of Markela Sourovelis by NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 Ex.1_Sourovelis Declaration, # 2 Ex.2_Sourovelis Declaration, # 3 Ex.3_Sourovelis Declaration, # 4 Ex.4_Sourovelis Declaration, # 5 Ex.5_Sourovelis Declaration, # 6 Ex.6_Sourovelis Declaration, # 7 Ex.7_Sourovelis Declaration, # 8 Ex.8_Sourovelis Declaration, # 9 Ex.9_Sourovelis Declaration, # 10 Certificate of Service_Sourovelis Declaration)(SHETH, DARPANA) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File a Response to the Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SETH R. WILLIAMS.Memorandum, Certificate of Service.(RUBIN, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 09/15/2014)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 24 MOTION for Extension of Time to File a Response to the Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(SHETH, DARPANA) (Entered: 09/16/2014)

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ORDER THAT THE MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE IS GRANTED. DEFENDANTS R. SETH WILLIAMS AND THE PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE MAY FILE A RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ON OR BEFORE 10/2/2014. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 9/15/2014.9/16/2014 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(kp, ) (Entered: 09/16/2014)

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Set/Reset Deadlines as to 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction . RESPONSES DUE BY 10/2/2014. (kp, )

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MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM, MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SETH R. WILLIAMS.Memorandum, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service)(HUGHES, BRYAN) (Entered: 10/02/2014)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SETH R. WILLIAMS. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Exhibit Declaration of Daren Waite, # 3 Exhibit Declaration of Steven Agami, # 4 Exhibit Declaration of James Dellafiora, # 5 Text of Proposed Order, # 6 Certificate of Service)(HUGHES, BRYAN) (Entered: 10/02/2014)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 3 MOTION to Certify Class filed by PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SETH R. WILLIAMS. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Exhibit Declaration of Beth Grossman, # 3 Text of Proposed Order, # 4 Certificate of Service)(HUGHES, BRYAN) (Entered: 10/02/2014)

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MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM, MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, CHARLES H. RAMSEY.. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service)(MAVROUDIS, DIMITRIOS) (Entered: 10/02/2014)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, CHARLES H. RAMSEY. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service)(MAVROUDIS, DIMITRIOS) (Entered: 10/02/2014)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 3 MOTION to Certify Class filed by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, CHARLES H. RAMSEY. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service)(MAVROUDIS, DIMITRIOS) (Entered: 10/02/2014)

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STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT PLAINTIFFS WILL HAVE UNTIL 11/17/14 TO EITHER RESPOND TO DEFENDANTS MOTION TO DISMISS OR FILE AN AMENDED COMPLAINT; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JEFFREY L. SCHMEHL ON 10/17/14. 10/17/14 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 10/17/2014)

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Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines: AMENDED PLEADINGS DUE BY 11/17/2014. (jl, )

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NOTICE: A Pretrial Conference will be held on November 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 15A before the HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO.(nds) (Entered: 10/22/2014)

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MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH.Memorandum. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction, # 2 Declaration Supplemental Declaration of Darpana M. Sheth, # 3 Declaration Declaration of Doila Welch)(SHETH, DARPANA) (Additional attachment(s) added on 12/2/2014 with Chambers permission: # 4 Text of Proposed Order) (nd, ). Modified on 12/2/2014 (nd, ). (Entered: 10/24/2014)

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STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report by NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 Judge Robreno's Rule 26(f) Joint Status Report Form)(SHETH, DARPANA) (Entered: 11/10/2014)

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NOTICE: The pretrial conference previously scheduled for November 13, 2014 is hereby RESCHEDULED until December 5, 2014 a 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom 15A before the HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO.(nds) (Entered: 11/10/2014)

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Motion for Leave to File a Surreply Memorandum in Further Opposition re 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SETH R. WILLIAMS. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum Surreply Memorandum in Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injunction, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit A -- IJ Article, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit B -- Hernandez Answer, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit C -- Declaration of Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Kralle, # 5 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order, # 6 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(HUGHES, BRYAN) Modified on 11/12/2014 (fb). (Entered: 11/10/2014)

1 Memorandum Surreply Memorandum in Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injunctio

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2 Exhibit Exhibit A -- IJ Article

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3 Exhibit Exhibit B -- Hernandez Answer

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4 Exhibit Exhibit C -- Declaration of Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Kralle

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5 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order

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6 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service

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Nov. 10, 2014 PACER
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PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SETH R. WILLIAMS SURREPLY MEMORANDUM IN FURTHER OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (jl, ) (Entered: 11/12/2014)

Nov. 12, 2014 PACER
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FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLES H. RAMSEY, SETH R. WILLIAMS, filed by DOILA WELCH, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, NASSIR GEIGER, NORYS HERNANDEZ, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE.(jl, ) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

Nov. 17, 2014 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Reply in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to Certify a Rule 23(b)(2) Class filed by NASSIR GEIGER, NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH.Memorandum. (Attachments: # 1 Exh A - Reply Rememorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to Certify a Rule 23(b)(2) Class, # 2 Exh B - Hardy v. DC - Complaint, # 3 Exh C_Geiger Docket No. CP-51-MD-0004622-2014, # 4 Exh D_Geiger Docket No. CP-51-MD-0000896-2014, # 5 Exh E_Geiger Docket No. CP-51-MD-0003396-2014, # 6 Proposed Order)(SHETH, DARPANA) (Entered: 11/19/2014)

1 Exh A - Reply Rememorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to Certify a R

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2 Exh B - Hardy v. DC - Complaint

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3 Exh C_Geiger Docket No. CP-51-MD-0004622-2014

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4 Exh D_Geiger Docket No. CP-51-MD-0000896-2014

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5 Exh E_Geiger Docket No. CP-51-MD-0003396-2014

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6 Proposed Order

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Nov. 19, 2014 PACER
42

Revised Joint Status Report by NASSIR GEIGER, NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 Judge Robreno's Rule 26(f) Joint Status Report Form - Revised)(SHETH, DARPANA) Modified on 12/3/2014 (fb). (Entered: 12/02/2014)

1 Judge Robreno's Rule 26(f) Joint Status Report Form - Revised

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Dec. 2, 2014 PACER
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ORDER THAT A STATUS CONFERENCE AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE IS SET FOR 1/15/2015 04:00 PM IN COURTROOM 15A, US COURTHOUSE, 601 MARKET STREET, ETC. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 12/8/14. 12/8/14 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED. (va, ) (Entered: 12/08/2014)

Dec. 8, 2014 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO Status and Scheduling Conference held on 12/5/14 Court Reporter: Jeff Lucini. (va, ) (Entered: 12/08/2014)

Dec. 8, 2014 PACER
45

MOTION for Leave to File Surreply Memorandum filed by PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SETH R. WILLIAMS.Memorandum, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service)(WECK, DOUGLAS) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

1 Memorandum

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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3 Certificate of Service

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Jan. 9, 2015 PACER
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MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM, MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SETH R. WILLIAMS.Memorandum, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Text of Proposed Order, # 6 Certificate of Service)(HUGHES, BRYAN) (Entered: 01/12/2015)

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4 Exhibit C

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5 Text of Proposed Order

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6 Certificate of Service

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Jan. 12, 2015 PACER
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MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM, MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, CHARLES H. RAMSEY.. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service)(MAVROUDIS, DIMITRIOS) (Entered: 01/13/2015)

1 Memorandum

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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3 Certificate of Service

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Jan. 13, 2015 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO STATUS AND Scheduling Conference held on 1/15/15. Court Reporter: ESR. (jl, ) (Entered: 01/16/2015)

Jan. 16, 2015 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings

Jan. 16, 2015 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: SCHEDULING CONFERENCE SET FOR 3/2/2015 10:00 AM BEFORE HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO. STATUS CONFERENCE SET FOR 3/2/2015 10:00 AM BEFORE HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO. (jl, )

Jan. 16, 2015 PACER
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ORDER THAT THE MOTIONS LISTED WILL BE DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. ALL DISCOVERY IN THE CASE AND ANY FILING DEADLINES ARE STAYED UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT. A STATUS AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON 3/2/15 AT 10:00 A.M.; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 1/16/15. 1/16/15 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 01/16/2015)

Jan. 16, 2015 PACER
50

Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO Status Conference held on 3/2/15. (jl, ) (Entered: 03/02/2015)

March 2, 2015 PACER

Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines:, Set/Reset Deadlines as to ( MOTION HEARING SET FOR 5/4/2015 02:00 PM BEFORE HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO.) MOTION TO DISMISS DUE BY 3/16/2015. (jl, )

March 3, 2015 PACER

Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines

March 3, 2015 PACER
51

ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS WILL HAVE UNTIL 3/16/15 TO FILE ANY MOTIONS TO DISMISS. A HEARING REGARDING DEFENDANTS MOTION TO DISMISS WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR 5/4/15 AT 2:00 P.M.; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 3/2/15. 3/3/15 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 03/03/2015)

March 3, 2015 PACER
52

Joint MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, Joint MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLES H. RAMSEY, SETH R. WILLIAMS.Memorandum, Declaration, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Text of Proposed Order, # 6 Certificate of Service)(HUGHES, BRYAN) (Entered: 03/16/2015)

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5 Text of Proposed Order

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March 16, 2015 PACER
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply Brief to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss filed by NASSIR GEIGER, NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(SHETH, DARPANA) (Entered: 03/19/2015)

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March 19, 2015 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines as to 52 Joint MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction Joint MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM . RESPONSES DUE BY 4/3/2015. REPLIES DUE BY 4/13/2015. (jl, )

March 20, 2015 PACER

Set Motion and R&R Deadlines/Hearings

March 20, 2015 PACER
54

ORDER THAT THE MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME IS GRANTED. PLAINTIFFS MUST FILE A RESPONSE TO DEFENDANTS JOINT MOTION TO DISMISS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT ON OR BEFORE 4/3/15. DEFENDANTS MAY FILE A REPLY IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS JOINT MOTION TO DISMISS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT ON OR BEFORE 4/13/15; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 3/20/15. 3/23/15 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 03/23/2015)

March 20, 2015 PACER
55

RESPONSE in Opposition re 52 Joint MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction Joint MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by NASSIR GEIGER, NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Scott Bullock, # 2 Exhibit A_Bullock, # 3 Exhibit B_Bullock, # 4 Exhibit C_Bullock, # 5 Exhibit D_Bullock, # 6 Exhibit E_Bullock, # 7 Declaration of Briana Elzey, # 8 Text of Proposed Order)(SHETH, DARPANA) (Entered: 04/03/2015)

1 Declaration of Scott Bullock

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3 Exhibit B_Bullock

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4 Exhibit C_Bullock

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5 Exhibit D_Bullock

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6 Exhibit E_Bullock

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7 Declaration of Briana Elzey

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8 Text of Proposed Order

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April 3, 2015 RECAP
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Joint MOTION for Leave to File REPLY MEMORANDUM filed by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLES H. RAMSEY, SETH R. WILLIAMS.Memorandum, Declaration, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Text of Proposed Order, # 4 Certificate of Service)(HUGHES, BRYAN) (Entered: 04/13/2015)

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3 Text of Proposed Order

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4 Certificate of Service

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April 13, 2015 PACER
57

TRANSCRIPT of held on 12/5/14, before Judge ROBRENO. Court Reporter/Transcriber ESR. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER.. Redaction Request due 5/13/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 5/26/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 7/21/2015. STATUS AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE HEARING(jl, ) (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015 PACER
58

TRANSCRIPT of held on 1/15/15, before Judge ROBRENO. Court Reporter/Transcriber ESR. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER.. Redaction Request due 5/13/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 5/26/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 7/21/2015. STATUS AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE HEARING(jl, ) (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015 PACER
59

TRANSCRIPT of held on 3/2/15, before Judge ROBRENO. Court Reporter/Transcriber ESR. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER.. Redaction Request due 5/13/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 5/26/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 7/21/2015. STATUS AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE HEARING(jl, ) (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015 PACER
60

Notice of Filing of Official Transcript with Certificate of Service re 58 Transcript - PDF, 59 Transcript - PDF, 57 Transcript - PDF, 4/22/15 Entered and Copies Emailed. (jl, ) (Entered: 04/22/2015)

April 22, 2015 PACER
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STATUS REPORT Second Revised Joint Status Report by NASSIR GEIGER, NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 Judge Robreno's Rule 26(f) Joint Status Report Form - Second Revised)(SHETH, DARPANA) (Entered: 05/01/2015)

1 Judge Robreno's Rule 26(f) Joint Status Report Form - Second Revised

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May 1, 2015 RECAP
62

Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO Motion Hearing held on 5/4/15 re 52 Joint MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction Joint MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by CHARLES H. RAMSEY, CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, SETH R. WILLIAMS, PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MICHAEL A. NUTTER Court Reporter: ESR. (jl, ) (Entered: 05/06/2015)

May 6, 2015 PACER
63

NOTICE of Appearance by MICHAEL R. MILLER on behalf of CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, CHARLES H. RAMSEY with Certificate of Service(MILLER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 05/08/2015)

May 8, 2015 PACER
64

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by DIMITRIOS MAVROUDIS on behalf of CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, CHARLES H. RAMSEY(MAVROUDIS, DIMITRIOS) (Entered: 05/11/2015)

May 11, 2015 PACER
65

DEFENDANTS REPLY MEMORANDUM IN FURTHER SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT(jl, ) (Entered: 05/12/2015)

May 12, 2015 PACER
66

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER THAT DEFENDANT MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT IS DENIED; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 5/12/15. 5/12/15 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 05/12/2015)

May 12, 2015 RECAP
67

ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS JOINT MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A REPLY MEMORANDUM IS GRANTED. DEFENDANTS JOINT MOTION TO DISMISS IS DENIED; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 5/12/15. 5/12/15 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 05/12/2015)

May 12, 2015 RECAP
68

ORDER THAT A PRETRIAL CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR 5/28/15 AT 9:00 A.M.; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 5/12/15. 5/12/15 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 05/12/2015)

May 12, 2015 PACER
69

ORDER THAT THE PRETRIAL CONFERENCE PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR 5/28/15 IS HEREBY RESCHEDULED TO 6/15/15 AT 10:00 A.M.; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO. 5/15/15 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015 PACER
70

TRANSCRIPT of held on 5/4/15, before Judge ROBRENO. Court Reporter/Transcriber ESR. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER.. Redaction Request due 6/9/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/19/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/17/2015. MOTION TO DISMISS HEARING(jl, ) (Entered: 05/19/2015)

May 19, 2015 PACER
71

Notice of Filing of Official Transcript with Certificate of Service re 70 Transcript - PDF, 5/19/15 Entered and Copies Emailed. (jl, ) (Entered: 05/19/2015)

May 19, 2015 PACER
72

ANSWER to 40 Amended Complaint, by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, CHARLES H. RAMSEY.(MILLER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 05/20/2015)

May 20, 2015 PACER
73

MOTION for Reconsideration re 67 Order (Memorandum and/or Opinion), 66 Memorandum and/or Opinion filed by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, MICHAEL A. NUTTER, PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLES H. RAMSEY, SETH R. WILLIAMS.Memorandum, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service)(WECK, DOUGLAS) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

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May 26, 2015 PACER
74

ANSWER to 40 Amended Complaint, by PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SETH R. WILLIAMS.(HUGHES, BRYAN) (Main Document 74 replaced on 5/27/2015) (fb). Modified on 5/27/2015 (fb). (Entered: 05/26/2015)

May 26, 2015 PACER
75

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 73 MOTION for Reconsideration re 67 Order (Memorandum and/or Opinion), 66 Memorandum and/or Opinion filed by NASSIR GEIGER, NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(FROMMER, ROBERT) (Entered: 05/28/2015)

1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order

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May 28, 2015 PACER
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ORDER THAT THE MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME IS GRANTED. PLAINTIFFS MUST FILE A RESPONSE TO DEFENDANTS JOINT MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION ON OR BEFORE 6/23/15; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 6/3/15. 6/3/15 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 06/03/2015)

June 3, 2015 PACER
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STATUS REPORT Third Revised Joint Status Report by NASSIR GEIGER, NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (Attachments: # 1 Judge Robreno's Rule 26(f) Joint Status Report Form - Third Revised)(SHETH, DARPANA) (Entered: 06/12/2015)

1 Judge Robreno's Rule 26(f) Joint Status Report Form - Third Revised

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June 12, 2015 RECAP
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STATUS REPORT by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SETH R. WILLIAMS. (FILED IN ERROR; SEE PAPER # 77 ). (MILLER, MICHAEL) Modified on 6/15/2015 (fb). Modified on 6/16/2015 (jl, ). (DOCUMENT REMOVED PURSUANT TO COURT ORDER #81) (Main Document 78 replaced on 6/16/2015) (jl, ). (Entered: 06/15/2015)

June 15, 2015 RECAP
79

Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO Pretrial Conference held on 6/15/15. Court Reporter: ESR. (jl, ) (Entered: 06/15/2015)

June 15, 2015 PACER
80

ORDER THAT THE PRETRIAL CONFERENCE HELD ON 6/15/15 IS CONTINUED UNTIL 6/26/15 AT 9:30 A.M.; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 6/15/15. 6/16/15 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 06/16/2015)

June 15, 2015 PACER
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ORDER THAT THE CLERK OF THE COURT SHALL REMOVE DEFENDANTS STATUS REPORT (ECF NO.78) FROM THE DOCKET, AS IT WAS PREMATURELY; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 6/16/15. 6/16/15 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 06/16/2015)

June 16, 2015 PACER
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ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION IS DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 6/17/15.6/17/15 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 06/17/2015)

June 17, 2015 RECAP
83

Joint MOTION to Certify Settlement Classes and Preliminarily Approve Settlement of Plaintiffs' First and Second Claims for Relief filed by NASSIR GEIGER, NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Settlement Agreement for Plaintiffs' First and Second Claims for Relief, # 2 Proposed Order)(SHETH, DARPANA) (Entered: 06/22/2015)

1 Proposed Settlement Agreement for Plaintiffs' First and Second Claims for

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June 22, 2015 RECAP
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Memorandum In Opposition re 73 MOTION for Reconsideration re 67 Order (Memorandum and/or Opinion), 66 Memorandum and/or Opinion filed by NASSIR GEIGER, NORYS HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOS SOUROVELIS, DOILA WELCH. (SHETH, DARPANA) (Entered: 06/23/2015)

June 23, 2015 RECAP
85

Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO Initial Pretrial Conference held on 6/26/15 Court Reporter: ESR. (jl, ) (Entered: 06/26/2015)

June 26, 2015 PACER

Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines

June 26, 2015 PACER

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Criminal Justice (Other)

Special Collection(s):

Post-WalMart decisions on class certification

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 11, 2014

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Philadelphia residents who have had or will have their real or personal property seized due to civil forfeiture policies.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg, LLP

Institute for Justice

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Philadelphia District Attorney's Office (Philadelphia, Philadelphia), City

City of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Philadelphia), City

Commissioner of Philadelphia Police Department (Philadelphia, Philadelphia), City

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 5630000

Order Duration: 2021 - None

Issues

General:

Conflict of interest

Courts

Forfeiture

Funding