Case: Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. City of LaGrange

3:17-cv-00067 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: May 18, 2017

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Case Summary

On May 18, 2017, the Georgia State Conference of the Georgia NAACP, the Troup County Chapter of the NAACP, Project South, and a small number of named and unnamed plaintiffs filed this lawsuit against the City of LaGrange, Georgia in the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiffs sued the city on one federal claim – violation of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §3604(b) – and two state claims: tortious interference with utility service and unconscionability. They sought injunctive relief, decla…

On May 18, 2017, the Georgia State Conference of the Georgia NAACP, the Troup County Chapter of the NAACP, Project South, and a small number of named and unnamed plaintiffs filed this lawsuit against the City of LaGrange, Georgia in the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiffs sued the city on one federal claim – violation of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §3604(b) – and two state claims: tortious interference with utility service and unconscionability. They sought injunctive relief, declaratory relief, compensatory damages, and attorneys’ costs.

The plaintiffs objected to two policies regarding the provision of municipal utilities in the City of LaGrange. The first policy required an individual to pay any outstanding court debt prior to receiving utility service from the City. The plaintiffs argued that this policy had a disproportionate impact on African-Americans, was the only policy of its kind nationwide, and was not justified by any legitimate purpose. The second policy required an individual to provide a valid social security number and government-issued photo identification in order to receive utilities. The plaintiffs argued that this policy had a disproportionate impact on Latinos and was not justified by any legitimate purpose.

On July 21, the City of LaGrange moved to dismiss the case for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. The City argued that disparate impact theory did not apply to cases brought under 42 U.S.C. §3604(b). It further argued that the Eleventh Circuit interpreted the Fair Housing Act as not applying to post-acquisition conduct; that is, it did not apply to conduct that occurred after a housing sale or rental transaction, and that the conduct at issue fell into that category. Finally, the City claimed their policies were reasonable, and not arbitrary, artificial, or unnecessary.

Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. granted the City of LaGrange’s motion to dismiss on December 7, 2017, ruling that the defendants were correct in their interpretation of the Eleventh Circuit’s narrow reading of the FHA. Judge Batten found that the plaintiffs did not present cognizable claims under the Fair Housing Act because all but one plaintiff alleged violations that occurred post-acquisition of housing, and that the plaintiff’s injury was not sufficiently concrete to have standing. Having dismissed the federal claim, Judge Batten did not address the two state claims.

The plaintiffs appealed to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on January 4, 2018. The Court of Appeals (Circuit Judges Wilson and Branch, and District Judge Vinson, sitting by designation) issued an opinion on October 10, 2019, vacating the District Court’s decision and remanding the case for further proceedings. The Appellate Court ruled that §3604(b) encompasses some post-acquisition conduct and the basic utility services in question fell within the scope of services covered by §3604(b). It directed the District Court to determine anew whether the plaintiffs’ disparate impact allegations stated a claim upon which relief could be granted. This opinion was made a judgment of the District Court on November 25.

On December 23, 2019, the parties filed an amended joint preliminary report and discovery plan and Judge Batten ordered that discovery end on August 18, 2020. The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Alexandra Gilewicz (1/25/2018)

Sichun Liu (1/20/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Batten, Timothy C. Sr. (Georgia)

Branch, Elizabeth Lee None (South Carolina)

Wilson, Charles R. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Colfax, Reed N. (District of Columbia)

Cox, Justin Bryan (Georgia)

Crook, Jamie L. (District of Columbia)

Geraghty, Sarah E. (Georgia)

Goldfaden, Robin Lisa (California)

Herrera, Kevin L. (Illinois)

Hollie, Atteeyah Eshe (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Batten, Timothy C. Sr. (Georgia)

Branch, Elizabeth Lee None (South Carolina)

Wilson, Charles R. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Colfax, Reed N. (District of Columbia)

Cox, Justin Bryan (Georgia)

Crook, Jamie L. (District of Columbia)

Geraghty, Sarah E. (Georgia)

Goldfaden, Robin Lisa (California)

Herrera, Kevin L. (Illinois)

Hollie, Atteeyah Eshe (Georgia)

Joachin, Mayra B. (California)

Keaney, Melissa S. (California)

Milton, Alexa (District of Columbia)

Todd, Jeffrey Marshall (Georgia)

Tumlin, Karen C. (California)

Wardenski, Joseph J (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fitzgerald, Patrick J. (Georgia)

Jones, Kenneth Drew (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:17-cv-00067

Docket [PACER]

Jan. 3, 2020

Jan. 3, 2020

Docket
1

3:17-cv-00067

Complaint for Declaratory & Injunctive Relief and For Damages

May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

Complaint
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3:17-cv-00067

Order

Dec. 7, 2017

Dec. 7, 2017

Order/Opinion
70

3:17-cv-00067

18-10053

Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

940 F.3d 627

Oct. 10, 2019

Oct. 10, 2019

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6063333/georgia-state-conference-of-the-naacp-v-city-of-lagrange-georgia/

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

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COMPLAINT with Jury Demand filed by Pamela Williams, April Walton, Project South, Calvin Moreland, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, Charles Brewer, Troup County NAACP. Filing fee $400 receipt number 113E-7153979. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (rsh) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 05/18/2017)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

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Electronic Summons Issued as to City of LaGrange, Georgia. (rsh) (Entered: 05/18/2017)

May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

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MOTION to Proceed Under Pseudonyms with Brief In Support by John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Decl. of John Doe #1, # 2 Affidavit Decl. of John Doe #2, # 3 Affidavit Decl. of John Doe #3, # 4 Exhibit A through C, # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Cox, Justin) (Entered: 05/18/2017)

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2 Affidavit Decl. of John Doe #2

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3 Affidavit Decl. of John Doe #3

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4 Exhibit A through C

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5 Text of Proposed Order

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May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

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NOTICE Of Filing Corrected Summons by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams re 2 Electronic Summons Issued (Hollie, Atteeyah) (Entered: 05/18/2017)

May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

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APPLICATION for Admission of Karen C. Tumlin Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7157443)by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Cox, Justin) (Entered: 05/19/2017)

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

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APPLICATION for Admission of Melissa S. Keaney Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7157488)by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Cox, Justin) (Entered: 05/19/2017)

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

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APPLICATION for Admission of Mayra B. Joachin Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7157512)by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Cox, Justin) (Entered: 05/19/2017)

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

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8

APPLICATION for Admission of Alexa Milton Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7158906)by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Hollie, Atteeyah) (Entered: 05/19/2017)

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

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9

APPLICATION for Admission of Jamie Crook Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7158936)by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Hollie, Atteeyah) (Entered: 05/19/2017)

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

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10

Certificate of Interested Persons by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Hollie, Atteeyah) (Entered: 05/19/2017)

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

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APPLICATION for Admission of Joseph Wardenski Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7160168)by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Hollie, Atteeyah) (Entered: 05/22/2017)

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

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12

Electronic Summons Reissued as to City of LaGrange, Georgia (with Pla's counsel properly listed) (rsh) (Entered: 05/22/2017)

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

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13

APPLICATION for Admission of Reed Colfax Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7170317)by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Hollie, Atteeyah) (Entered: 05/25/2017)

May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

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Clerks Notation for LOA/CIP

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

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Clerks Notation re 10 Certificate of Interested Persons: reviewed and approved by Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. (se)

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Pamela Williams, April Walton, Project South, Calvin Moreland, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #2, Charles Brewer, John Doe #1, John Doe #3, Troup County NAACP. All Defendants. (Hollie, Atteeyah) (Entered: 06/01/2017)

June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017

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Submission to District Judge

June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017

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Submission of 3 MOTION to Proceed Under Pseudonyms, submitted to District Judge Timothy C. Batten. (jlm)

June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 5 APPLICATION for Admission of Karen C. Tumlin Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7157443). Attorney Karen C. Tumlin added appearing on behalf of Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams (pmb)

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 6 APPLICATION for Admission of Melissa S. Keaney Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7157488). Attorney Melissa S. Keaney added appearing on behalf of Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams (pmb)

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 7 APPLICATION for Admission of Mayra B. Joachin Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7157512). Attorney Mayra B. Joachin added appearing on behalf of Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams (pmb)

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 8 APPLICATION for Admission of Alexa Milton Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7158906). Attorney Alexa Milton added appearing on behalf of Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams (pmb)

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

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Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 9 APPLICATION for Admission of Jamie Crook Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7158936). Attorney Jaime L. Crook added appearing on behalf of Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams (pmb)

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

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Order on Application for Admission PHV

June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER granting 5 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Karen C. Tumlin; granting 6 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Melissa S. Keaney; granting 7 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Mayra B. Joachin; granting 8 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Alexa Milton; granting 9 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Jamie Crook. Entered by CRD at the direction of Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. on 6/12/17. (se)

June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017

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Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 11 APPLICATION for Admission of Joseph Wardenski Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7160168). Attorney Joseph Wardenski added appearing on behalf of Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams (pmb)

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

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ORDER granting 3 Plas' Motion for Leave to Proceed Under Pseudonyms. John Doe #1, John Doe #2, and John Doe #3 are GRANTED leave to proceed in this action using pseudonyms. Signed by Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr on 6/14/17. (rsh) (Entered: 06/14/2017)

June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017

PACER

Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 13 APPLICATION for Admission of Reed Colfax Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number 113E-7170317). Attorney Reed N. Colfax added appearing on behalf of Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams (pmb)

June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

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Order on Application for Admission PHV

June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER granting 11 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Joseph Wardenski; granting 13 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Reed Colfax. Entered by CRD at the direction of Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. on 6/29/17. (se)

June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017

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16

MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM with Brief In Support by City of LaGrange, Georgia. (Todd, Jeffrey) (Entered: 07/21/2017)

July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

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Instructions to Parties and Counsel. Signed by Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr on 7/21/17. (rsh) (Entered: 07/21/2017)

July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to Motion to Dismiss re: 16 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Crook, Jaime) (Entered: 07/28/2017)

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July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017

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ORDER granting 18 Pla's Motion for Extension of Time through 8/9/17 to respond to Dft City of LaGrange's Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr on 7/31/17. (rsh) (Entered: 07/31/2017)

July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

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NOTICE of Change of Address for Justin Bryan Cox, counsel for Georgia State Conference of the NAACP (Cox, Justin) (Entered: 08/07/2017)

Aug. 7, 2017

Aug. 7, 2017

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21

RESPONSE in Opposition re 16 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Crook, Jamie) (Entered: 08/09/2017)

Aug. 9, 2017

Aug. 9, 2017

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Submission to District Judge

Aug. 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 16 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by City of LaGrange, Georgia. (Todd, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/23/2017)

Aug. 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017

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Submission of 16 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM, submitted to District Judge Timothy C. Batten. (jlm)

Aug. 23, 2017

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NOTICE of Appearance by Kenneth Drew Jones on behalf of City of LaGrange, Georgia (Jones, Kenneth) (Entered: 10/16/2017)

Oct. 16, 2017

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JOINT PRELIMINARY REPORT AND DISCOVERY PLAN filed by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Crook, Jamie) (Entered: 10/26/2017)

Oct. 26, 2017

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Initial Disclosures by City of LaGrange, Georgia.(Todd, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/27/2017)

Oct. 27, 2017

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams (Crook, Jamie) (Entered: 10/30/2017)

Oct. 30, 2017

Oct. 30, 2017

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NOTICE of Hearing: Scheduling Conference set for 12/19/2017 at 02:00 PM in NEWN 3rd Floor Courtroom before Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr.(se)

Dec. 4, 2017

Dec. 4, 2017

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Notice of Hearing

Dec. 4, 2017

Dec. 4, 2017

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NOTICE RESETTING Hearing: CHANGE IN TIME ONLY: Scheduling Conference reset for 12/19/2017 at 09:45 AM in NEWN 3rd Floor Courtroom before Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr.(se)

Dec. 4, 2017

Dec. 4, 2017

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Terminated Case

Dec. 7, 2017

Dec. 7, 2017

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27

ORDER GRANTING Defendant's 16 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim. Plaintiffs' Fair Housing Act claim is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE and its state law claims are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Signed by Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr on 12/7/17. (jlm) (Entered: 12/07/2017)

Dec. 7, 2017

Dec. 7, 2017

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CLERK'S JUDGMENT entered DISMISSING action. Plaintiff's Fair Housing Act Claim is DISMISSED with prejudice and Plaintiff's state law claims are DISMISSED without prejudice. (jlm)--Please refer to http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov to obtain an appeals jurisdiction checklist-- (Entered: 12/07/2017)

Dec. 7, 2017

Dec. 7, 2017

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Civil Case Terminated. (jlm)

Dec. 7, 2017

Dec. 7, 2017

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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 28 Clerk's Judgment, by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number 113E-7603096. Transcript Order Form due on 1/18/2018 (Crook, Jamie) (Entered: 01/04/2018)

Jan. 4, 2018

Jan. 4, 2018

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Transmission of Certified Copy of Notice of Appeal, Judgment, Order and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals re 29 Notice of Appeal, (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Appeal, # 2 Order, # 3 Judgment)(jlm) (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/4/2018: # 4 Docket Sheet) (jlm). (Entered: 01/04/2018)

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Jan. 4, 2018

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USCA Acknowledgment of 29 Notice of Appeal filed by Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, Project South, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Troup County NAACP, John Doe #1, Calvin Moreland, Charles Brewer, April Walton, Pamela Williams. Case Appealed to USCA - 11th Circuit. USCA Case Number 18-10053-AA(kac) (Entered: 01/16/2018)

Jan. 9, 2018

Jan. 9, 2018

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Set/Reset Appeal Deadlines

Jan. 18, 2018

Jan. 18, 2018

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TRANSCRIPT ORDER FORM re 29 Notice of Appeal,. (Crook, Jamie) (Entered: 01/18/2018)

Jan. 18, 2018

Jan. 18, 2018

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Set Electronic Certification of the Record on Appeal due deadline re: 32 Transcript Order Form. Electronic Certification due on 2/1/2018. (No hearing.)(kac)

Jan. 18, 2018

Jan. 18, 2018

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Appeal Record Certified

March 6, 2018

March 6, 2018

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Pursuant to F.R.A.P.11(c), the Clerk certifies that the record is complete for purposes of this appeal re: 29 Notice of Appeal. Case Appealed to USCA - 11th Circuit. USCA Case Number 18-10053-AA. The entire record on appeal is available electronically. (kac)

March 6, 2018

March 6, 2018

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NOTICE by City of LaGrange, Georgia Withdrawal of Counsel (Daniel, Jeffrey) (Entered: 03/29/2019)

March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

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MOTION to Withdraw Jamie L. Crook as Attorneyby Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Crook, Jamie) (Entered: 09/04/2019)

Sept. 4, 2019

Sept. 4, 2019

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USCA Opinion received (VACATING JUDGMENT AND REMANDING case for further proceedings re: 29 Notice of Appeal filed by Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, Project South, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Troup County NAACP, John Doe #1, Calvin Moreland, Charles Brewer, April Walton, Pamela Williams. In accordance with FRAP 41(b), the USCA mandate will issue at a later date. Case Appealed to USCA 11th Circuit Case Number 18-10053-AA. (rsh) (Entered: 11/21/2019)

Oct. 10, 2019

Oct. 10, 2019

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Submission to District Judge

Nov. 5, 2019

Nov. 5, 2019

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Submission of 34 MOTION to Withdraw Jamie L. Crook as Attorney, to District Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr. (usw)

Nov. 5, 2019

Nov. 5, 2019

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JUDGMENT of USCA (Certified copy) REMANDING to the District Court for further action re: 29 Notice of Appeal, filed by Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, Project South, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Troup County NAACP, John Doe #1, Calvin Moreland, Charles Brewer, April Walton, Pamela Williams Case Appealed to USCA 11th Circuit Case Number 18-10053-AA. (rsh) (Entered: 11/21/2019)

Nov. 8, 2019

Nov. 8, 2019

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APPLICATION for Admission of Kevin Herrera Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-9076572). Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse.by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice)(Hollie, Atteeyah) (Entered: 11/11/2019)

Nov. 11, 2019

Nov. 11, 2019

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APPLICATION for Admission of Robin Lisa Goldfaden Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-9076590). Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse.by Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice)(Hollie, Atteeyah) (Entered: 11/11/2019)

Nov. 11, 2019

Nov. 11, 2019

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 35 APPLICATION for Admission of Kevin Herrera Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-9076572). Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse.. Attorney Kevin Herrera added appearing on behalf of Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams (pmb)

Nov. 15, 2019

Nov. 15, 2019

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Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Nov. 15, 2019

Nov. 15, 2019

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 36 APPLICATION for Admission of Robin Lisa Goldfaden Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-9076590). Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse.. Attorney Robin Lisa Goldfaden added appearing on behalf of Charles Brewer, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Calvin Moreland, Project South, Troup County NAACP, April Walton, Pamela Williams (pmb)

Nov. 15, 2019

Nov. 15, 2019

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ANSWER to 1 COMPLAINT with Jury Demand by City of LaGrange, Georgia. Discovery ends on 4/20/2020.(Jones, Kenneth) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov to obtain Pretrial Instructions. (Entered: 11/21/2019)

Nov. 21, 2019

Nov. 21, 2019

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NOTICE by City of LaGrange, Georgia of Suggestion of Death (Jones, Kenneth) (Entered: 11/21/2019)

Nov. 21, 2019

Nov. 21, 2019

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NOTICE by City of LaGrange, Georgia of Suggestion of Death (Attachments: # 1 Attachment)(Jones, Kenneth) (Entered: 11/21/2019)

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Nov. 21, 2019

Nov. 21, 2019

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Order on Application for Admission PHV

Nov. 25, 2019

Nov. 25, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER granting 35 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Kevin Herrera; granting 36 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Robin LIsa Goldfaden. Entered by CRD at the direction of Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. on 11/25/19. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(se)

Nov. 25, 2019

Nov. 25, 2019

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ORDER making the USCA mandate the judgment of this Court re 29 Notice of Appeal. Case Appealed to USCA 11th Circuit Case Number 18-10053-AA. Signed by Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. on 11/25/19. (rsh) (Entered: 11/25/2019)

Nov. 25, 2019

Nov. 25, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by Patrick J Fitzgerald on behalf of City of LaGrange, Georgia (Fitzgerald, Patrick) (Entered: 12/03/2019)

Dec. 3, 2019

Dec. 3, 2019

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Joint Preliminary Report and Discovery Plan

Dec. 23, 2019

Dec. 23, 2019

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Scheduling Order

Jan. 3, 2020

Jan. 3, 2020

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Notice of Appearance

Jan. 31, 2020

Jan. 31, 2020

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Certificate of Service

Jan. 31, 2020

Jan. 31, 2020

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Motion for Leave to File

1 Exhibit Proposed First Amended Complaint

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2 Exhibit Proposed Order

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Feb. 3, 2020

Feb. 3, 2020

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Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Feb. 5, 2020

Feb. 5, 2020

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Notice of Filing

Feb. 6, 2020

Feb. 6, 2020

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Submission to District Judge

Feb. 7, 2020

Feb. 7, 2020

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Order on Motion for Leave to File

Feb. 7, 2020

Feb. 7, 2020

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Amended Complaint

Feb. 7, 2020

Feb. 7, 2020

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Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

Feb. 10, 2020

Feb. 10, 2020

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Return of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Feb. 12, 2020

Feb. 12, 2020

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Certificate of Service

Feb. 13, 2020

Feb. 13, 2020

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Motion to Substitute Party

1 Exhibit A - Death Certificate

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2 Exhibit B - Letters of Administration

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Feb. 18, 2020

Feb. 18, 2020

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Answer to Complaint

Feb. 19, 2020

Feb. 19, 2020

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Notification of Docket Correction

Feb. 20, 2020

Feb. 20, 2020

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Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

March 3, 2020

March 3, 2020

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Return of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020

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Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020

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Leave of Absence

March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

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Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

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Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 18, 2017

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The Georgia State Conference of the National Association of Colored People (Georgia NAACP), the Troup County Chapter of the NAACP, Project South, and a small number of named and unnamed plaintiffs filed this lawsuit.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR)

National Immigration Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of LaGrange (City of LaGrange, Troup), City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Drivers Licenses

Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond

Housing

Poverty/homelessness

Discrimination-basis:

Immigration status

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic