Case: Doe v. Pasadena Unified School District

2:16-cv-00984 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: Feb. 11, 2016

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Case Summary

On February 11, 2016, six students with behavior-related disabilities residing in Pasadena brought this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs, though their guardians, sued the Pasadena Unified School District for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.) and state disability statutes. The plaintiffs, represented by Mental Health Advocacy Services, the Judge L. Bazelon Center for Mental …

On February 11, 2016, six students with behavior-related disabilities residing in Pasadena brought this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs, though their guardians, sued the Pasadena Unified School District for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.) and state disability statutes. The plaintiffs, represented by Mental Health Advocacy Services, the Judge L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and private counsel, sought injunctive and declaratory relief and attorney's fee. The plaintiffs claimed that the Pasadena Unified School District was systematically segregating students with behavioral issues in an alternative "therapeutic environment" in which students were subjected to arrests, forced isolations, suspension threats, and an inferior education overall. They sought a behavioral-service program within neighborhood schools to provide students with disabilities an equal education.

For the several years, the parties engaged in discovery and settlement negotiations. On October 27, 2017, the case was transferred from Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell to Judge Virginia A. Phillips.

On October 31, 2019, the court approved a settlement agreement and consent decree. The parties agreed to the appointment of neutral expert to evaluate the District's capacity, resources, and needs in several areas, including the transition of students with behavioral and mental disabilities out of segregated settings to general education campuses and the implementation of early response programs and academic support to identify and prevent behavioral problems. After the evaluation of the expert, the parties would agree on a Strategic Plan subject to a dispute resolution mechanism included within the settlement agreement. Once the parties agreed on the Strategic Plan, the neutral expert would oversee its implementation for five years, during which time the District Court would retain jurisdiction.

Additionally, the District agreed to pay each plaintiff $8,500 in compensatory damages and plaintiff's counsel $425,000 in attorney's fees.

The consent decree remains in force.

Summary Authors

Nili Blanck (2/6/2018)

Jonah Feitelson (4/17/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

O'Connell, Beverly Reid (California)

Phillips, Virginia A. (California)

Standish, Gail J. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bird, Melinda R. (California)

Bossing, Lewis (District of Columbia)

Bowles, Candis R. (California)

Burnim, Ira Abraham (District of Columbia)

Harel, Maya (California)

Ingram, Maya L. (California)

Kurukulasuriya, Nishanthi Amitha (California)

Judge(s)

O'Connell, Beverly Reid (California)

Phillips, Virginia A. (California)

Standish, Gail J. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bird, Melinda R. (California)

Bossing, Lewis (District of Columbia)

Bowles, Candis R. (California)

Burnim, Ira Abraham (District of Columbia)

Harel, Maya (California)

Ingram, Maya L. (California)

Kurukulasuriya, Nishanthi Amitha (California)

Murata, Tritia M. (California)

Preis, James Joseph (California)

Stern, Robert Steven (California)

Stricker, Kelsey Marie (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Myers, Kristin M. (California)

Wadlington, Marlon C (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket [PACER]

Feb. 26, 2020 Docket
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Class Action Complaint

Feb. 11, 2016 Complaint
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Order of Dismissal and Retaining Jurisdiction

Oct. 31, 2019 Order/Opinion

Resources

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Doe v. Pasadena Unified School District

The Bazelon Center

On February 11, 2016, the Bazelon Center and its co-counsel filed a class action complaint in federal district court in Los Angeles on behalf of students with mental health needs who are denied an eq… Jan. 1, 2017 http://www.bazelon.org/doe-v-pasadena-unified-school-district/

Docket

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Last updated May 20, 2022, 4:35 a.m.

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Status Report

1 Declaration ISO Status Report

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2 Exhibit A

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3 Exhibit B

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4 Exhibit C

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5 Exhibit D

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6 Exhibit E

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7 Exhibit F

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May 21, 2018 PACER
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COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973−17275510 − Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiffs Evan Doe, Sam Doe, Eric Doe, Tanya Doe, Deborah Doe, Walter Doe. (Attorney Robert S Stern added to party Deborah Doe(pty:pla), Attorney Robert S Stern added to party Eric Doe(pty:pla), Attorney Robert S Stern added to party Evan Doe(pty:pla), Attorney Robert S Stern added to party Sam Doe(pty:pla), Attorney Robert S Stern added to party Tanya Doe(pty:pla), Attorney Robert S Stern added to party Walter Doe(pty:pla))(Stern, Robert) (Entered: 02/11/2016)

Feb. 11, 2016
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CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiffs Deborah Doe, Eric Doe, Evan Doe, Sam Doe, Tanya Doe, Walter Doe. (Stern, Robert) (Entered: 02/11/2016)

Feb. 11, 2016
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Minutes of In Chambers Order/Directive - no proceeding held

June 15, 2018 PACER
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EX PARTE APPLICATION for Leave to file Documents Under Seal and Declaration in Support Thereof filed by Plaintiffs Deborah Doe, Eric Doe, Evan Doe, Sam Doe, Tanya Doe, Walter Doe. (Stern, Robert) (Entered: 02/11/2016)

Feb. 11, 2016
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Response By Court to Notice of Deficiencies (G-112B) - optional html form

June 27, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE OF LODGING filed re EX PARTE APPLICATION for Leave to file Documents Under Seal and Declaration in Support Thereof 3 (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Stern, Robert) (Entered: 02/12/2016)

Feb. 12, 2016
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Status Conference - optional html form

July 2, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Beverly Reid OConnell and Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish. (ghap) (Entered: 02/12/2016)

Feb. 12, 2016
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Telephone Conference

July 12, 2018 PACER
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Settlement Conference

July 25, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT−DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (ghap) (Entered: 02/12/2016)

Feb. 12, 2016

Text Only Scheduling Notice

Aug. 6, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE OF FILING FEE DUE on Pro Hac Vice Application mailed to attorney Lewis Bossing for Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. Pro Hac Vice application has not been received by the court. Please return your completed Application of Non−Resident Attorney to Appear in a Specific Case, form G−64, or a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing of your application and the $325.00 fee and this notice immediately. Out−of−state federal government attorneys who are not employed by the U.S. Department of Justice are required to file a Pro Hac Vice application;no filing fee is required. You have been removed as counsel of record from this case for failure to submit this filing fee. (ghap) (Entered: 02/12/2016)

Feb. 12, 2016
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Status Report

Aug. 12, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE OF DEFICIENCIES in Attorney Case Opening RE: Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 . The following error(s) was found: No Notice of Interested Parties has been filed. A Notice of Interested Parties must be filed with every partys first appearance. See Local Rule 7.1−1. Counsel must file a Notice of Interested Parties immediately. Failure to do so may be addressed by judicial action, including sanctions. See Local Rule 83−7. (ghap) (Entered: 02/12/2016)

Feb. 12, 2016
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Miscellaneous Document

1 Declaration Candis Bowles

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2 Exhibit A

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3 Declaration Evan Doe

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4 Declaration Tanya Doe

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5 Declaration Deborah Doe

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6 Declaration Eric Doe

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7 Proposed Order

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STANDING ORDER REGARDING NEWLY ASSIGNED CASES upon filing of the complaint by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell. (rfi) (Entered: 02/12/2016)

Feb. 12, 2016
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NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D., (Stern, Robert) (Entered: 02/12/2016)

Feb. 12, 2016
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Order

Aug. 19, 2019 PACER
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APPLICATION for attorney Ira A. Burnim to Appear Pro Hac Vice (PHV Fee of $325 receipt number 0973−17289125 paid.) filed by plaintiff D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. Application set for hearing on 2/22/2016 at 01:30 PM before Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Bowles, Candis) (Entered: 02/16/2016)

Feb. 16, 2016

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ORDER ON APPLICATION OF NON−RESIDENT ATTORNEY TO APPEAR IN A SPECIFIC CASE PRO HAC VICE by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell: granting 12 APPLICATION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Ira A. Burnim on behalf of Plaintiffs, designating Candis Watson Bowles as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 02/17/2016)

Feb. 16, 2016
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Dismiss (cause or other)

1 Proposed Order

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Dismiss

Oct. 31, 2019 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell: RE 3 EX PARTE APPLICATION. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Petitions for Guardian Ad Litem for Plaintiffs Sam Doe, Deborah Doe, Tanya Doe, Eric Doe, Walter Doe and Evan Doe; the Ex Parte Application to Proceed under Fictitious Names; and the Notice of Interested Parties be filed under seal in order to protect the identities of the minor Plaintiffs in this matter (rfi) (Entered: 02/17/2016)

Feb. 17, 2016
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SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION to Proceed Under Fictitious Names re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Stern, Robert) (Entered: 02/17/2016)

Feb. 17, 2016
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SEALED DOCUMENT re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 , Certificate/Notice of Interested Parties 11 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D..(Stern, Robert) (Entered: 02/17/2016)

Feb. 17, 2016
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SEALED DOCUMENT re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D..(Stern, Robert) (Entered: 02/17/2016)

Feb. 17, 2016
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SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Stern, Robert) Modified on 2/18/2016 (ec). Modified on 2/19/2016 (ec). (Entered: 02/17/2016)

Feb. 17, 2016
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SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Stern, Robert) Modified on 2/18/2016 (ec). Modified on 2/19/2016 (ec). (Entered: 02/17/2016)

Feb. 17, 2016
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SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Stern, Robert) Modified on 2/18/2016 (ec). Modified on 2/19/2016 (ec). (Entered: 02/17/2016)

Feb. 17, 2016
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SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Stern, Robert) Modified on 2/18/2016 (ec). Modified on 2/19/2016 (ec). (Entered: 02/17/2016)

Feb. 17, 2016
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SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Stern, Robert) Modified on 2/18/2016 (ec). Modified on 2/19/2016 (ec). (Entered: 02/17/2016)

Feb. 17, 2016
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NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 19 , SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 21 , SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 23 , SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 18 , SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 22 , SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 20 . The following error(s) was found: Other error(s) with document(s) are specified below: The Sealed Ex Parte Applications do not comply with this Court's procedures in Under Seal Documents, Section 11. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (ec) (Entered: 02/18/2016)

Feb. 18, 2016
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RESPONSE BY THE COURT TO NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES IN ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENTS RE: SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 19 , SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 21 , SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 23 , SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 18 , SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 22 , SEALED EX PARTE APPLICATION for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document, 13 20 by Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish. The documents are stricken and counsel is ordered to refile the applications for appointment of guardian ad litem that comply with this Court's procedures in the Under Seal Documents, Section 11. (ec) (Entered: 02/18/2016)

Feb. 18, 2016
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ORDER by Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish vacating Order striking Sealed Ex Parte Applications for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem 25 . (ec) (Entered: 02/19/2016)

Feb. 19, 2016
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SEALED DOCUMENT − ORDER GRANTING Plaintiffs' Ex Parte Application to Proceed Unde rFictitious Names. UNDER SEAL. (jp) (Entered: 02/19/2016)

Feb. 19, 2016
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SEALED DOCUMENT−ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT AS GUARDIAN AD LITEM (pj) (Entered:

Feb. 19, 2016
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SEALED DOCUMENT−ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM (pj) (Entered: 02/22/2016)

Feb. 19, 2016
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SEALED DOCUMENT−ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM (pj) (Entered: 02/22/2016)

Feb. 19, 2016
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SEALED DOCUMENT−ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM (pj) (Entered: 02/22/2016)

Feb. 19, 2016
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SEALED DOCUMENT−ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM (pj) (Entered: 02/22/2016)

Feb. 19, 2016
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Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),, 1 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Stern, Robert) (Entered: 02/25/2016)

Feb. 25, 2016
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21 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 as to defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District. (jp) (Entered: 02/26/2016)

Feb. 26, 2016
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(Stern, Robert) (Entered: 03/02/2016)

March 2, 2016
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PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff E D., S. D., E. D., T. D., D. D., W. D., upon Defendant Pasadena Unified School District served on 2/29/2016, answer due 3/21/2016. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Denis McElroy, Executive Secretary Authorized to Accept Service in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by personal service.Original Summons NOT returned. (Stern, Robert) (Entered: 03/03/2016)

March 3, 2016
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PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff E D., S. D., E. D., T. D., D. D., W. D., upon Defendant Brian McDonald served on 2/29/2016, answer due 3/21/2016. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Brian McDonald, in his official capacity as Superintendent of Pasadena Unified School District in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by personal service.Original Summons NOT returned. (Stern, Robert) (Entered: 03/03/2016)

March 3, 2016
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Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Marlon C Wadlington counsel for Defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District. Adding Marlon C. Wadlington as counsel of record for Pasadena Unified School District and Brian McDonald for the reason indicated in the G−123 Notice. Filed by Defendant Pasadena USD and Brian McDonald. (Attorney Marlon C Wadlington added to party Brian McDonald(pty:dft), Attorney Marlon C Wadlington added to party Pasadena Unified School District(pty:dft))(Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 03/14/2016)

March 14, 2016
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STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint as to Brian McDonald answer now due 4/1/2016; Pasadena Unified School District answer now due 4/1/2016, re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),, 1 filed by Defendants Brian McDonald; Pasadena Unified School District.(Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 03/18/2016)

March 18, 2016
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ANSWER to Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),, 1 filed by Defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District.(Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 04/01/2016)

April 1, 2016
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NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District, (Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 04/01/2016)

April 1, 2016
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NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Maya Harel on behalf of Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D. (Attorney Maya Harel added to party D. D.(pty:pla), Attorney Maya Harel added to party E D.(pty:pla), Attorney Maya Harel added to party E. D.(pty:pla), Attorney Maya Harel added to party S. D.(pty:pla), Attorney Maya Harel added to party T. D.(pty:pla), Attorney Maya Harel added to party W. D.(pty:pla))(Harel, Maya) (Entered: 05/06/2016)

May 6, 2016
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NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Tritia M Murata on behalf of Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D. (Attorney Tritia M Murata added to party D. D.(pty:pla), Attorney Tritia M Murata added to party E D.(pty:pla), Attorney Tritia M Murata added to party E. D.(pty:pla), Attorney Tritia M Murata added to party S. D.(pty:pla), Attorney Tritia M Murata added to party T. D.(pty:pla), Attorney Tritia M Murata added to party W. D.(pty:pla))(Murata, Tritia) (Entered: 05/06/2016)

May 6, 2016
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STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File Class Certification Motion filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Tritia M. Murata, # 2 Proposed Order)(Murata, Tritia) (Entered: 05/06/2016)

May 6, 2016
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STIPULATION for Discovery as to Regarding Discovery Before The Rule 26(F) Conference Pursuant to Rule 26(D)(1) filed by plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Murata, Tritia) (Entered: 05/09/2016)

May 9, 2016
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ORDER by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell, re Stipulation for Extension of Time 46 The current class certification deadline provided by Local Rule 23−3 ishereby vacated, and the Court shall set a new deadline at the June 27, 2016Scheduling Conference in this case. (rfi) (Entered: 05/10/2016)

May 10, 2016
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ORDER GRANTING STIPULATION REGARDING DISCOVERY BEFORE THE RULE 26(F) CONFERENCE PURSUANT TO RULE 26(D)(1) by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell, re Stipulation for Discovery 47 The parties may commence discovery on May 9, 2016. (rfi) (Entered: 05/10/2016)

May 10, 2016
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PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D., served on 05/19/2016. (Harel, Maya) (Entered: 05/19/2016)

May 19, 2016
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STATUS REPORT JOINT RULE 26(f) filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Harel, Maya) (Entered: 06/08/2016)

June 8, 2016
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MINUTES OF SCHEDULING CONFERENCE held before Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell. Counsel inform the Court that their selection for a settlement procedure pursuant to Local Rule 16−14 is Private Mediation. The parties are ORDERED to file no later than August 1, 2016, their respective position, not to exceed 5 pages as to phased discovery in this matter. The parties are further ORDERED to meet and confer and include in their position papers a realistic schedule, including any briefing for the class certification motion. Civil Jury Trial Order will be issued after the court reviews the briefs. IT IS SO ORDERED Court Reporter: Myra Ponce. (rfi) (Entered: 06/27/2016)

June 27, 2016
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Defendants' Position Memorandum Per Court's June 27, 2016 Order filed by Defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District re: Scheduling Conference,, 52 (Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 08/01/2016)

Aug. 1, 2016
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Plaintiffs' Position Memorandum Per Court's June 27, 2016 Order re: Scheduling Conference,, 52 (Stern, Robert) (Entered: 08/01/2016)

Aug. 1, 2016
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REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE in Support of the District's Position Memorandum Ordered by the Court filed by Defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 08/04/2016)

Aug. 4, 2016
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NOTICE by Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish scheduling a Pre−Discovery Motion Telephone Conference for 8/16/2016 1:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish. The Court will initiate the call with counsel. Counsel shall notify the Court Clerk via email at earlene_carson@cacd.uscourts.gov of the name and contact telephone number for each counsel appearing on the call.THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (ec) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 08/08/2016)

Aug. 8, 2016
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MINUTES OF Pre−Discovery Motion Telephone Conference held before Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish regarding the Parties' August 5, 2016 Email. The Court confers with counsel regarding their e−mail of August 5, 2016 concerning the production of educational records of Focus Point putative class members or non−party students. The Court orders the following briefing schedule: Plaintiffs motion to compel is due by August 18, 2016; the opposition is due by September 7, 2016; and the reply, if any is due by September 9, 2016. Upon completion of the briefing, the Court will determine if a hearing is necessary, atwhich time counsel will be notified. Court Recorder: N/A. (ec) (Entered: 08/19/2016)

Aug. 16, 2016
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Compel Responses to Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents filed by plaintiff D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Memorandum of Points and Authorities ISO Motion to Compel Responses to Reqeusts for Production and Interrogatories, # 3 Declaration of Mary Jo Dare)(Bird, Melinda) (Entered: 08/18/2016)

Aug. 18, 2016
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OPPOSITION to MOTION to Compel Responses to Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents 57 filed by Defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Jerell Hill, # 2 Declaration Sundee M. Johnson, # 3 Declaration Kristin M. Myers)(Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016
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APPLICATION to file document under seal filed by Defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016
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SEALED DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION to file document under seal 60 filed by Defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District.(Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016
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REPLY in support MOTION to Compel Responses to Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents 57 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Candis Bowles ISO Plaintiffs Reply Re Motion to Compel, # 2 Exhibit A to Candis Bowles Declaration, # 3 Exhibit B to Candis Bowles Declaration, # 4 Exhibit C to Candis Bowles Declaration, # 5 Exhibit D to Candis Bowles Declaration, # 6 Exhibit Eto Candis Bowles Declaration, # 7 Exhibit F to Candis Bowles Declaration)(Bird, Melinda) (Entered: 09/09/2016)

Sept. 9, 2016
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NOTICE by Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish scheduling a hearing on Plaintiff's Motion to Compel for 9/22/2016 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish, located at the United States District Court, 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA in Courtroom 23, 3rd Floor.THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (ec) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 09/14/2016)

Sept. 14, 2016
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MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell: Currently pending before the Court is Defendants Request for Phased Discovery. (Dkt. No. 53 (hereinafter, Request).) After considering the papers, the Court finds thatDefendants' basis for phased discovery is inadequate; the issues of class certification discovery and merits discovery are intertwined. Accordingly, the Court finds that phased discovery is inappropriate. (rfi) (Entered: 09/15/2016)

Sept. 15, 2016
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REQUEST for Protective Order for discovery filed by plaintiff D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Bird, Melinda) (Entered: 09/22/2016)

Sept. 22, 2016
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NOTICE OF LODGING filed re MOTION to Compel Responses to Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents 57 (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Re Motion to Compel)(Bird, Melinda) (Entered: 09/22/2016)

Sept. 22, 2016
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MINUTES OF Discovery Hearing held before Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish regarding Plaintiffs' Motion To Compel 57 . The Court confers with counsel regarding Plaintiffs' Motion and rules as follows: 1. Application to Seal Document 60 is granted; 2. Request for Protective Order is denied 65 . (See order for details). Court Recorder:

Sept. 22, 2016
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Amended APPLICATION to for Leave to File Preliminary Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District. Application set for hearing on 10/17/2016 at 01:30 PM before Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, Compilation of OAH Cases, # 2 Declaration Marlon C. Wadlington, # 3 Proposed Order) (Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 10/03/2016)

Oct. 3, 2016
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STATUS REPORT Re Production of Documents Pursuant to Magistrate Judge Gail Standish's Civil Minutes filed by Defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District. (Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 10/06/2016)

Oct. 6, 2016
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NOTICE by Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish scheduling a Telephonic Discovery Status Conference for 10/13/2016 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish. The Court will initiate the call with counsel. Counsel shall notify the Court Clerk via email at earlene_carson@cacd.uscourts.gov of the name and contact telephone number for each counsel appearing on the call THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (ec) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 10/07/2016)

Oct. 7, 2016
72

MEMORANDUM in Opposition to Amended APPLICATION to for Leave to File Preliminary Motion for Summary Judgment 69 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Candis Bowles, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G)(Stern, Robert) (Entered: 10/07/2016)

Oct. 7, 2016
73

APPLICATION to file document under seal filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Maya Harel, # 2 Proposed Order)(Stern, Robert) (Entered: 10/07/2016)

Oct. 7, 2016
74

SEALED DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION to file document under seal 73 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D..(Stern, Robert) (Entered: 10/07/2016)

Oct. 7, 2016
75

ORDER by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell: granting 73 APPLICATION to Seal Document. Re: Sealed Declaration in Support Declaration 74 (rfi) (Entered: 10/12/2016)

Oct. 12, 2016
76

RESPONSE filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.to Status Report 70 Plaintiffs' Response to Defendants' Status Report Re Production of Documents (Bowles, Candis) (Entered: 10/12/2016)

Oct. 12, 2016
77

REPLY In Support of Amended APPLICATION to for Leave to File Preliminary Motion for Summary Judgment 69 filed by Defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District. (Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 10/12/2016)

Oct. 12, 2016
78

ORDER by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell: the Court HEREBY orders that Defendants Request is granted. Defendants' Motion shall be filed by 11/21/2016; Plaintiffs' Opposition shall be filed by 12/19/2016; Defendants' Reply shall be filed by 12/26/2016; and, Oral Argument on the Motion will be heard on 1/9/2017 at 1:30 pm. 68 69 (rfi) (Entered: 10/13/2016)

Oct. 13, 2016
81

MINUTES OF Telephone Discovery Status Conference held before Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish. The Court confers with counsel regarding the burden of redacting identifying information from students educational records as discussed on the record, and directs counsel to meet and confer to discuss a potential proposal to accomplish this task. Counsel shall submit a joint proposal to the Court via its chambers email account. Court Recorder: CS. (ec) (Entered: 10/14/2016)

Oct. 13, 2016
79

SEALED DOCUMENT Declaration of Candis Bowles in Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendants Pasadena Unified School District and Brian McDonald's Application for Leave to File Preliminary Motion for Summary Judgment re Order on Motion for Leave to File Document Under Seal 75 filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit B, # 2 Exhibit C, # 3 Exhibit D)(Stern, Robert) (Entered: 10/14/2016)

Oct. 14, 2016
80

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D., re Sealed Document, 79 served on October 14, 2016. (Stern, Robert) (Entered: 10/14/2016)

Oct. 14, 2016
82

NOTICE TO PARTIES by District Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell. Effective October 31, 2016, Judge O'Connell will be located at the 1st Street Courthouse, COURTROOM 7C on the 7th floor, located at 350 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles, California 90012. All Court appearances shall be made in Courtroom 7C of the 1st Street Courthouse, and all mandatory chambers copies shall be hand delivered to the judge's mail box outside the Clerk's Office on the 4th floor of the 1st Street Courthouse. The location for filing civil documents in paper format exempted from electronic filing and for viewing case files and other records services remains at the United States Courthouse, 312 North Spring Street, Room G−8, Los Angeles, California 90012. The location for filing criminal documents in paper format exempted from electronic filing remains at Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 255 East Temple Street, Room 178, Los Angeles, California 90012. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (rrp) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 10/24/2016)

Oct. 24, 2016
83

DECLARATION of Candis Watson Bowles Re Status of Discovery filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F)(Bowles, Candis) (Entered: 10/25/2016)

Oct. 25, 2016
84

NOTICE by Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish scheduling a Telephonic Discovery Status Conference for 11/15/2016 3:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish. The Court will initiate the call with counsel. Counsel shall notify the Court Clerk via email at earlene_carson@cacd.uscourts.gov of the name and contact telephone number for each counsel appearing on the call.THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (ec) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 11/10/2016)

Nov. 10, 2016
86

MINUTES OF Telephonic Discovery Status Conference held before Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish regarding Plaintiffs' Motion To Compel 57 as it pertains to Defendants' production of student educational records at issue in this action. The Court directs counsel to continue to meet and confer regarding this production, and a protective order. Court Recorder: N/A. (ec) (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 15, 2016
85

STIPULATION to Continue Defendants' Oral Argument and Briefing Schedule on its Preliminary Motion for Summary Judgment from January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017 filed by Defendants Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 17, 2016
87

ORDER RE STIPULATION TO CONTINUE THE PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTAND BRIAN MCDONALD'S PRELIMINARY MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell, re Stipulation to Continue, 85 The Court orders the following briefing and hearing schedule: Defendants' Motion shall be filed by January 20, 2017. (rfi) (Entered: 11/18/2016)

Nov. 18, 2016
88

STIPULATION to Amend the Briefing Schedule for Pasadena Unified School District and Brian McDonald's Preliminary Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Plaintiffs D. D., E D., E. D., S. D., T. D., W. D.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Harel, Maya) (Entered: 11/29/2016)

Nov. 29, 2016
89

ORDER by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell, re Stipulation 88 The Court, having considered the Stipulation and good cause appearing, hereby GRANTS the Stipulation (rfi) (Entered: 12/01/2016)

Dec. 1, 2016
90

STIPULATION to Continue Hearing on Preliminary Motion for Summary Judgement from January 20, 2017 to March 2, 2017 filed by Defendant Pasadena Unified School District.(Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 01/19/2017)

Jan. 19, 2017
92

NOTICE OF LODGING filed re Stipulation to Continue 90 (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 01/20/2017)

Jan. 20, 2017
93

STIPULATION to Stay Case pending Brief Stay of Discovery filed by Defendant Brian McDonald, Pasadena Unified School District. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wadlington, Marlon) (Entered: 01/20/2017)

Jan. 20, 2017

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Education

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 11, 2016

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Pasadena Unified School District students who were placed in an alternative public school for alleged behavioral issues.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Bazelon Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Mooted before ruling

Defendants

Pasadena Unified School District (Los Angeles), School District

Superintendent (Los Angeles), School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

State law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

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: 476,000

Order Duration: 2019 - None

Content of Injunction:

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitoring

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Student assignment

Training

Issues

General:

Aggressive behavior

Assault/abuse by staff

Classification / placement

Education

Juveniles

Reasonable Modifications

School/University policies

Special education

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

disability, unspecified

Hearing impairment

Mental impairment

Mobility impairment

Visual impairment

Mental Disability:

Depression

Learning disability

Medical/Mental Health:

Intellectual/Developmental Disability

Intellectual disability/mental illness dual diagnosis

Type of Facility:

Government-run