Case: Briggs v. Borough of Norristown

2:13-cv-02191 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: April 24, 2013

Closed Date: Oct. 30, 2014

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Case Summary

On October 10, 2013 a female African-American victim of domestic violence filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff sued under the Federal Fair Housing Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Borough of Norristown. The plaintiff, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Women's Rights Project, and private counsel, asked the court for declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and damages…

On October 10, 2013 a female African-American victim of domestic violence filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff sued under the Federal Fair Housing Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Borough of Norristown. The plaintiff, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Women's Rights Project, and private counsel, asked the court for declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and damages for violation of the plaintiff's first, fourth, and fourteenth amendment rights. The plaintiff specifically alleged that she risked eviction from her home and bodily injury due to the enforcement of two consecutive ordinances that permitted landlords to evict tenants where tenants have required the assistance of law enforcement for repeated incidents of "disorderly behavior," including instances of domestic violence.

Between April and September 2012, the defendants enforced the Old Ordinance against the plaintiff's landlord and attempted to remove the plaintiff from her home because police were called too many times. The plaintiff was placed on a 30-day probationary period, during which she was attacked and almost killed by her former boyfriend, but did not call police for fear that she would lose her home. The defendants continued to take steps to remove the plaintiff from her home until the plaintiff's counsel interceded and demonstrated how the enforcement of the Old Ordinance violated the plaintiff's constitutional rights. The defendants proceeded to enact a nearly identical replacement ordinance (the "New Ordinance") in December 2012, with the addition of enforcement of criminal fines against the landlords.

On October 30, 2014, the parties settled. The defendant agreed to pay the plaintiff $495,000 in damages and to repeal the Ordinance. Further, in the future the defendants agreed not adopt an ordinance that would penalize a resident, tenant, or landlord as a result of requests for police or emergency assistance made by or on behalf of a victim of abuse.

Summary Authors

Anna Jones (10/4/2015)

People

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Judge(s)
Attorney for Plaintiff

Grant, M. Duncan (Delaware)

Harris, Alexander L. (Pennsylvania)

Jenkins, Timothy Stephen (Pennsylvania)

Attorney for Defendant

Didomenicis, Robert P. (Pennsylvania)

Expert/Monitor/Master/Other

BAUGHMAN, LAURIE L. (Pennsylvania)

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Docket [PACER]

March 10, 2013

March 10, 2013

Docket
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Verified Complaint

April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013

Complaint
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Amended Complaint

Oct. 3, 2013

Oct. 3, 2013

Complaint

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Release and Settlement Agreement

Sept. 18, 2014

Sept. 18, 2014

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

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Last updated April 25, 2024, 3:11 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against RUSSELL J. BONO, BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN, DAVID R. FORREST, ROBERT H. GLISSON, JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI, WILLIE G. RICHET ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 080737.), filed by LAKISHA BRIGGS. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit)(rt) (Entered: 04/24/2013)

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April 24, 2013

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Summons Issued as to RUSSELL J. BONO, BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN, DAVID R. FORREST, ROBERT H. GLISSON, JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI, WILLIE G. RICHET. Six Given To: Counsel on April 24, 2013 (rt)

April 24, 2013

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DEMAND for Trial by Jury by LAKISHA BRIGGS. (rt)

April 24, 2013

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by LAKISHA BRIGGS.Memorandum of Law in Support and Certificate of Service.(SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 04/25/2013)

April 25, 2013

April 25, 2013

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by LAKISHA BRIGGS re: Jeff Bergman served Summons and Complaint upon RUSSELL J. BONO by Personal Service by Hand. RUSSELL J. BONO served on 4/26/2013, answer due 5/17/2013. (SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 04/26/2013)

April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by LAKISHA BRIGGS re: Jeff Bergman served Summons and Complaint upon BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN by Personal Service by Hand to Mariah Anderson. BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN served on 4/26/2013, answer due 5/17/2013. (SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 04/26/2013)

April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by LAKISHA BRIGGS re: Jeff Bergman served Summons and Complaint upon ROBERT H. GLISSON by Personal Service by Hand to Mariah Anderson. ROBERT H. GLISSON served on 4/26/2013, answer due 5/17/2013. (SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 04/26/2013)

April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by LAKISHA BRIGGS re: Jeff Bergman served Summons and Complaint upon JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI by Personal Service by Hand to Mariah Anderson. JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI served on 4/26/2013, answer due 5/17/2013. (SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 04/26/2013)

April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by LAKISHA BRIGGS re: Jeff Bergman served Summons and Complaint upon WILLIE G. RICHET by Personal Service by Hand to Mariah Anderson. WILLIE G. RICHET served on 4/26/2013, answer due 5/17/2013. (SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 04/26/2013)

April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

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NOTICE of Appearance by WITOLD J. WALCZAK on behalf of LAKISHA BRIGGS (WALCZAK, WITOLD) (Entered: 04/29/2013)

April 29, 2013

April 29, 2013

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VERIFIED FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against RUSSELL J. BONO, BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN, DAVID R. FORREST, ROBERT H. GLISSON, JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI, WILLIE G. RICHET filed by LAKISHA BRIGGS, EXHIBITS, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit)(rf, ) (Entered: 04/29/2013)

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April 29, 2013

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6 Summons Issued as to RUSSELL J. BONO, BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN, DAVID R. FORREST, ROBERT H. GLISSON, JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI, WILLIE G. RICHET forwarded to Plaintiffs Counsel on 4/29/13. (rf, )

April 29, 2013

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by LAKISHA BRIGGS re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 04/30/2013)

April 30, 2013

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Letter to Attorney Sandra S. Park re: L.R. 83.5 and 83.5.2. (lisad, ) (Entered: 04/30/2013)

April 30, 2013

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Letter to Attorney Sara J. Rose re: L.R. 83.5 and 83.5.2. (lisad, ) (Entered: 04/30/2013)

April 30, 2013

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NOTICE of Appearance by M. DUNCAN GRANT on behalf of LAKISHA BRIGGS with Certificate of Service(GRANT, M.) (Entered: 04/30/2013)

April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013

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NOTICE of Appearance by TIMOTHY STEPHEN JENKINS on behalf of LAKISHA BRIGGS with Certificate of Service(JENKINS, TIMOTHY) (Entered: 04/30/2013)

April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013

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NOTICE of Appearance by ROBERT P. DIDOMENICIS on behalf of RUSSELL J. BONO, BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN, DAVID R. FORREST, ROBERT H. GLISSON, JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI, WILLIE G. RICHET with Cert of Svc and Jury Demand(DIDOMENICIS, ROBERT) (Entered: 04/30/2013)

April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by Gary M Devaney re: served Summons and Verified Complaint upon David R Forrest by Personal Service on 04/26/2013 (SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 05/02/2013)

May 2, 2013

May 2, 2013

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MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Admission of Sara Rose filed by LAKISHA BRIGGS.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(WALCZAK, WITOLD) (Entered: 05/09/2013)

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May 9, 2013

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MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Admission of Sandra Park filed by LAKISHA BRIGGS.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(WALCZAK, WITOLD) (Entered: 05/09/2013)

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May 9, 2013

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MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Admission of Lenora Lapidus filed by LAKISHA BRIGGS.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(WALCZAK, WITOLD) (Entered: 05/09/2013)

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May 9, 2013

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ORDER THAT APPLICATION OF SANDRA PARK ESQ TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT (DOC. 18) IS DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 5/10/13. 5/10/13 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 05/10/2013)

May 10, 2013

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ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF LENORA LAPIDUS, ESQ TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT (DOC. 19) IS DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 5/10/13. 5/10/13 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 05/10/2013)

May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

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ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF SARA J. ROSE, ESQ TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT (DOC. 17) IS DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 5/10/13. 5/10/13 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 05/10/2013)

May 10, 2013

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APPLICATION FOR PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION OF SARA J. ROSE, SPONSORS STATEMENT, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by LAKISHA BRIGGS. (PPE081727-$40) (rf, ) (Entered: 05/13/2013)

May 10, 2013

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APPLICATION FOR PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION OF SANDRA PARK, SPONSORS STATEMENT, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by LAKISHA BRIGGS. (PPE081727-$40) (rf, ) (Entered: 05/13/2013)

May 10, 2013

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APPLICATION FOR PRO HACE VICE ADMISSION OF LENORA LAPIDUS, SPONSORS STATEMENT, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by LAKISHA BRIGGS. (PPE081727-$40) (rf, ) (Entered: 05/13/2013)

May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

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RESPONSE to Motion re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Memorandum of Law and Exhibits filed by RUSSELL J. BONO, BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN, DAVID R. FORREST, ROBERT H. GLISSON, JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI, WILLIE G. RICHET. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits D-1A thru D3, # 2 Exhibit D4 thru D9)(DIDOMENICIS, ROBERT) (Entered: 05/13/2013)

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May 13, 2013

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ORDER THAT UPON CONSIDERATION OF THE APPLIACTION OF ADMIT LENORA LAPIDUS, AS COUNSEL PRO HAC VICE FOR PLAINTIFF, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT PLAINTIFF'S MOTION IS GRANTED AND LENORA LAPIDUS IS ADMITTED IN THIS CASE AS COUNSEL PRO HAC VICE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 5/13/2013. 5/14/2013 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(jmf, ) (Entered: 05/14/2013)

May 14, 2013

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ORDER THAT UPON CONSIDERATION OF THE APPLIACTION OF ADMIT SANDRA PARK, AS COUNSEL PRO HAC VICE FOR PLAINTIFF, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT PLAINTIFF'S MOTION IS GRANTED AND SANDRA PARK IS ADMITTED IN THIS CASE AS COUNSEL PRO HAC VICE.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 5/13/2013. 5/14/2013 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(jmf, ) (Entered: 05/14/2013)

May 14, 2013

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ORDER THAT UPON CONSIDERATION OF THE APPLIACTION OF ADMIT SARA J. ROSE, AS COUNSEL PRO HAC VICE FOR PLAINTIFF, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT PLAINTIFF'S MOTION IS GRANTED AND SARA J. ROSE IS ADMITTED IN THIS CASE AS COUNSEL PRO HAC VICE.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 5/13/2013. 5/14/2013 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(jmf, ) (Entered: 05/14/2013)

May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013

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MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM /First Amended Complaint filed by RUSSELL J. BONO, BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN, DAVID R. FORREST, ROBERT H. GLISSON, JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI, WILLIE G. RICHET.Memorandum of Law, Certificate of Service.(DIDOMENICIS, ROBERT) (Entered: 05/17/2013)

May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

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MOTION for Leave to File Reply Brief in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by LAKISHA BRIGGS.Certificate of Service.(SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 05/22/2013)

May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

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Notice: A Pretrial Conference will be held on August 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 15A before the HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO.(nds) (Entered: 05/23/2013)

May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

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First MOTION to File Amicus Brief filed by PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.Certificate of Service, Brief. (Attachments: # 1 Brief Amicus Curiae, # 2 Appendix A - Amici Statements of Interest)(BAUGHMAN, LAURIE) (Entered: 05/31/2013)

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May 31, 2013

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ORDER THAT MOTION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF AMICUS CURIAE IS GRANTED. FURHTER ORDERED THAT CLERK OF COURT DOCKET THE PROPOSED BRIEF ATTACHED TO THE PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCES MOTION FOR LEAVE AND THE APPENDICES AFFIXED THERETO.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 5/31/13. 6/3/13 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 06/03/2013)

June 3, 2013

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BRIEF AMICUS CURIAE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ET AL., IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION by PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE., APPENDIX (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit) (rf, ) (Entered: 06/03/2013)

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June 3, 2013

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 30 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM /First Amended Complaint filed by LAKISHA BRIGGS. (SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 06/03/2013)

June 3, 2013

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ORDER THAT ORAL ARGUMENT SHALL MOTION HEARING SET FOR 8/15/2013 02:00 PM SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 6/19/13. 6/20/13 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED(rf, ) (Entered: 06/20/2013)

June 20, 2013

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Amended Notice: The Pretrial Conference previously scheduled for August 15, 2013 is hereby rescheduled to September 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 15A before the HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO.(nds) (Entered: 07/23/2013)

July 23, 2013

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ORDER THAT PRETRIAL CONFERENCE AND HEARING ON PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (ECF#: 2) PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 IS HEREBY RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 AT 9:00 A.M. BEFORE THE HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO IN COURTROOM 15A, U.S. COURTHOUSE, 601 MARKET STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 8/1/13. 8/1/13 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(er, ) (Entered: 08/01/2013)

Aug. 1, 2013

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STATUS REPORT Joint 26(f) Status Report by LAKISHA BRIGGS. (SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 09/16/2013)

Sept. 16, 2013

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Report Of Rule 26(f) Conference by LAKISHA BRIGGS. (SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 09/16/2013)

Sept. 16, 2013

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NOTICE of Hearing: SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SET FOR 11/18/2013 10:00 AM BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER.(rf, ) (Entered: 09/20/2013)

Sept. 19, 2013

Sept. 19, 2013

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO: Motion Hearing held on 9/19/13 re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by LAKISHA BRIGGS, 30 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM /First Amended Complaint filed by JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI, RUSSELL J. BONO, BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN, DAVID R. FORREST, WILLIE G. RICHET, ROBERT H. GLISSON Court Reporter: J. LUCINI. (rf, ) (Entered: 09/20/2013)

Sept. 19, 2013

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ORDER THAT PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE REPLY BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (DOC. 31) IS DENIED AS MOOT.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 9/20/13. 9/20/13 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 09/20/2013)

Sept. 20, 2013

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ORDER THAT PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (DOC. 2) IS DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. PURSUANT WITH FRCP 65(a), THIS COURT WILL ADVANCE THE TRIAL ON THE MERITS OF THIS CASE AND CONSOLIDATE IT WITH THE HEARING PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. FURTHER ORDERED THAT DEFENDANTS MOTIONS TO DISMISS (DOC. 30) IS DENIED.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 9/19/13. 9/20/13 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 09/20/2013)

Sept. 20, 2013

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ORDER THAT DISCOVERY DUE BY 3/18/2014., MOTIONS DUE BY 9/30/2013., MOTION IN LIMINE DUE BY 12/19/2014., MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT DUE BY 7/16/2014., PLAINTIFF PRETRIAL MEMO DUE BY 12/19/2014., DEFENDANT PRETRIAL MEMO DUE BY 12/19/2014., TRIAL POOL SET FOR 12/29/2014. CROSS MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT DUE BY 8/15/2014.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 9/19/13. 9/20/13 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 09/20/2013)

Sept. 20, 2013

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NOTICE of Appearance by ALEXANDER L. HARRIS on behalf of LAKISHA BRIGGS with Certificate of Service(HARRIS, ALEXANDER) (Entered: 09/24/2013)

Sept. 24, 2013

Sept. 24, 2013

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NOTICE of Hearing: SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SET FOR 1/21/2014 10:00 AM BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER.(rf, ) (Entered: 09/25/2013)

Sept. 25, 2013

Sept. 25, 2013

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STIPULATION To File Second Amended Complaint ( Related Document No. 9 ) by LAKISHA BRIGGS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 Signed Verified Second Amended Complaint, # 2 Exhibit 2 Black Line Comparison of First Amended Complaint)(SMITH, PETER) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTORNEY; COPY FORWARDED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL) Modified on 9/30/2013 (nd). (Entered: 09/30/2013)

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Sept. 30, 2013

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STIPULTION AND ORDER TO FILE SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 10/3/13. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit) 10/3/13 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 10/03/2013)

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SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT against RUSSELL J. BONO, BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN, DAVID R. FORREST, JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI, WILLIE G. RICHET, CRANDALL O JONES, filed by LAKISHA BRIGGS., VERIFICATION, EXHIBITS, JURY TRIAL DEMAND, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE(rf, ) (Entered: 10/03/2013)

Oct. 3, 2013

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1 Summons Issued as to CRANDALL O JONES forwarded to Plaintiffs Counsel. (rf, )

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AFFIDAVIT of Robert H. Glisson by ROBERT H. GLISSON. (DIDOMENICIS, ROBERT) (Entered: 10/04/2013)

Oct. 4, 2013

Oct. 4, 2013

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ANSWER to 51 Amended Complaint (Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint) with Affirmative Defenses by RUSSELL J. BONO, BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN, DAVID R. FORREST, JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI, CRANDALL O JONES, WILLIE G. RICHET. Certificate of Service.(DIDOMENICIS, ROBERT) Modified on 10/16/2013 (ahf, ). (Entered: 10/15/2013)

Oct. 15, 2013

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PRAECIPE FOR NEW ALIAS SUMMONS FOR DEFENDANT CRANDALL O. JONES, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by LAKISHA BRIGGS. (rf, ) (Entered: 10/21/2013)

Oct. 21, 2013

Oct. 21, 2013

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1 Summons Issued as to CRANDALL O JONES forwarded to Plaintiffs Counsel (rf, )

Oct. 21, 2013

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by LAKISHA BRIGGS re: Peter M. Smith served Summons and Complaint upon CRANDALL O JONES by on Defendants' counsel, Robert P. DiDomenicis,per agreement of counsel. CRANDALL O JONES served on 10/21/2013, answer due 11/12/2013. (SMITH, PETER) (Entered: 10/22/2013)

Oct. 22, 2013

Oct. 22, 2013

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TRANSCRIPT of Motions Hearing held on 9/19/2013, before Judge EDUARDO C. ROBRENO. Court Reporter/Transcriber JEFF LUCINI. 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 12/9/2013. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 12/19/2013. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 2/16/2014. (ems) (Entered: 11/18/2013)

Nov. 18, 2013

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Notice of Filing of Official Transcript with Certificate of Service re 56 Transcript - PDF, 11/18/2013 Entered and Copies Emailed. (ems) (Entered: 11/18/2013)

Nov. 18, 2013

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER: Settlement Conference held on 2/12/14. (rf, ) (Entered: 02/12/2014)

Feb. 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014

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ORDER THAT A SECOND SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SET FOR 3/10/2014 10:00 AM.. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER ON 2/12/14. 2/12/14 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 02/12/2014)

Feb. 12, 2014

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ORDER THAT THE SCHEDULED DEADLINES WITHIN THE FIRST SCHEDULING ORDER (ECF NO. 46) ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT. THE COURT SHALL HOLD A STATUS AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE WITH THE PARTIES ON 4/22/2014 04:30 PM IN COURTROOM BEFORE HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO. PLAINTIFF'S COUNSEL SHALL ADVISE THE COURT PROMPTLY OF SETTLEMENT OF THE CASE.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 2/19/14. 2/20/14 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(dp, ) (Entered: 02/20/2014)

Feb. 20, 2014

Feb. 20, 2014

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NOTICE of Hearing: SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SET FOR 3/10/2014 09:15 AM BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER.(rf, ) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014

Feb. 27, 2014

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER: Settlement Conference held on 3/10/14. (rf, ) (Entered: 03/11/2014)

March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014

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ORDER THAT THE STATUS AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR 4/22/2014 AT 4:30 P.M. IS CONTINUED AND THE CASE SHALL BE PLACED IN SUSPENSE UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT. PLAINTIFF'S COUNSEL SHALL ADVISE THE COURT PROMPTLY OF SETTLEMENT OF THE CASE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 4/11/2014. 4/14/2014 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(jmg, ) (Entered: 04/14/2014)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

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64

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by PETER M. SMITH on behalf of LAKISHA BRIGGS, Certificate of Service.(SMITH, PETER) Modified on 6/9/2014 (md). (Entered: 06/06/2014)

June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014

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TRANSCRIPT of Settlement Conference held on 3/10/14 before Judge Rueter. Court Reporter: Diana Doman Transcribing. (fdc) (Entered: 08/19/2014)

Aug. 18, 2014

Aug. 18, 2014

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ORDER THAT TELEPHONE CONFERENCE SET FOR 10/30/2014 02:00 PM AS OUTLINED HEREIN.SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 10/24/14. 10/27/14 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 10/27/2014)

Oct. 24, 2014

Oct. 24, 2014

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ORDER THAT INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS DAVID R. FORREST, RUSSELL J. BONO, WILLIE G. RICHET, JOSEPH E. JANUZELLI AND CRANDALL O. JONES ARE DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 10/30/14. 10/30/14 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 10/30/2014)

Oct. 30, 2014

Oct. 30, 2014

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ORDER THAT ISSUES BETWEEN THE PARTIES HAVE BEEN SETTLED, THE BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN IS DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE, WITHOUT COSTS, PURSUANT TO THE AGREEMENT OF COUNSEL. FURTHER, COURT RETAINS JURISDICTION OVER THIS MATTER FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THIS ORDER AS TO THE BOROUGH OF NORRISTOWN ONLY.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 10/30/14. 10/30/14 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 10/30/2014)

Oct. 30, 2014

Oct. 30, 2014

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Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 24, 2013

Closing Date: Oct. 30, 2014

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Female African-American victim of repeated domestic violence who faced potential eviction from a rental property.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Borough of Norristown (Borough of Norristown, Montgomery), City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: $495,000

Issues

General/Misc.:

Housing

Discrimination Area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination Basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Sex/Gender(s):

Female