Case: King v. City of Blakely / U.S. v. City of Blakely Housing Authority

1:00-cv-00109 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Filed Date: June 26, 2000

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

On June 26th, 2000, several housing tenants filed a lawsuit, known as King v. Blakely, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Plaintiffs sued the Blakely Housing Authority (“BHA”) under the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. §3601), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments. The plaintiffs, represented by a combination of public interest and private attorneys, sought declaratory and injunctive relief requiring the Blakely Housing Authority t…

On June 26th, 2000, several housing tenants filed a lawsuit, known as King v. Blakely, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Plaintiffs sued the Blakely Housing Authority (“BHA”) under the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. §3601), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments. The plaintiffs, represented by a combination of public interest and private attorneys, sought declaratory and injunctive relief requiring the Blakely Housing Authority to change its racially discriminatory housing policies. Plaintiffs also sought money damages as applicable.

Specifically, plaintiffs alleged that the BHA racially-segregated its housing projects, with African-American residents being placed in certain projects and white residents being placed in others. Plaintiffs further alleged that one project was reserved almost exclusively for whites since it was built, while other four projects operated by BHA are currently over 90% occupied by African Americans, with few or no white residents. Additionally, plaintiffs alleged multiple instances of misconduct by the Executive Director of BHA, including that he made statements indicating his intention to maintain racial segregation in BHA housing and that he retaliated against plaintiffs by refusing to grant them housing when they participated in a demonstration against the segregated housing at Blakely.

Immediately after filing their initial complaint, plaintiffs filed a motion to certify class. Before the motion was decided, on June 10th, 2002, the federal government filed a case against Blakely Housing Authority in United States v. Blakely. This action alleged the same misconduct that King v. Blakely alleged. After this case was filed, the court granted the motion to certify the class on September 18th, 2003. The class was certified as: “all past, present, and future African-American tenants and applicants of BHA, who were, are, or will be subjected to racial discrimination”

Eventually, the parties entered a consent decree, which was approved by the court on March 21st, 2005. The terms of the consent decree required the BHA to “create and submit for approval to the United States and HUD written Uniform and Nondiscriminatory Procedures for: (1) receiving, handling, processing, rejecting, and approving rental inquiries and applications made in-person, by telephone, or by other means; (2) assigning prospective tenants to new units; and (3) transferring existing tenants to different units.” Furthermore, the consent decree required BHA to send a certified check for $190,000 to the attorneys for private plaintiffs and another check for attorneys fees for plaintiff.

Finally, the terms of the consent decree were set for four years. The consent decree was terminated after the period elapsed in 2009. Then the case closed.

Summary Authors

Raul Noguera-McElroy (2/21/2019)

People


Judge(s)

Sands, Willie Louis (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Acosta, R. Alexander (District of Columbia)

Boyd, Ralph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Feld, Allison B. (New York)

Gaskins, Laverne Lewis (Georgia)

Gifford, William (Georgia)

Henderson, Thomas J. (District of Columbia)

Horth-Neubert, Stacy R. (New York)

Johnson, Kenneth D. (District of Columbia)

Kilson, Nancy (New York)

Judge(s)

Sands, Willie Louis (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Acosta, R. Alexander (District of Columbia)

Boyd, Ralph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Feld, Allison B. (New York)

Gaskins, Laverne Lewis (Georgia)

Gifford, William (Georgia)

Henderson, Thomas J. (District of Columbia)

Horth-Neubert, Stacy R. (New York)

Johnson, Kenneth D. (District of Columbia)

Kilson, Nancy (New York)

Koslow, Jennifer Pra (Georgia)

Lanier, Betty Walker (Georgia)

Levy, Allen W. (District of Columbia)

Magagna, Joan A. (District of Columbia)

Miller, Meredith R. (New York)

Murphy, Donna M. (District of Columbia)

Raimondi, Christopher A. (New York)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Ruisanchez, Alberto (District of Columbia)

Thabault, Isabelle M (District of Columbia)

Wood, Frank Maxwell (Georgia)

Ziegler, Cheryl Lynn (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hosmer, Michael T (North Carolina)

Langstaff, Robert B. Jr. (Georgia)

Mathis, Benton J. (Georgia)

Parker, Christopher E. (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:02-cv-00087

Docket [PACER]

United States v. City of Blakely

March 21, 2005

March 21, 2005

Docket

1:00-cv-00109

Docket [PACER]

King v. City of Blakely

June 13, 2005

June 13, 2005

Docket
1

1:00-cv-00109

Complaint for Declaratory, Injunctive, and Monetary Relief

King v. City of Blakely

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

Complaint
1

1:02-cv-00087

Complaint

United States of America v. City of Blakely Housing Authority

June 10, 2002

June 10, 2002

Complaint
190-1

1:00-cv-00109

1:02-cv-00087

Order

King v. City of Blakely Housing Authority

March 21, 2005

March 21, 2005

Order/Opinion
25

1:00-cv-00109

1:02-cv-00087

Consent Order

King v. City of Blakely

None

None

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 8, 2022, 3:23 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE $ 150 RECEIPT # 700176 Service of Complaint due by 10/24/00 for Dan Cooper, for City of Blakely, for City of Blakely (bjl) (Entered: 06/28/2000)

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

Clearinghouse

SUMMONS(ES) issued for City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper (bjl) Modified on 06/28/2000 (Entered: 06/28/2000)

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

2

ANSWER to Mandatory Interrogatories filed by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens (bjl) (Entered: 06/28/2000)

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

1

MOTION by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens to Certify Class (bjl) (Entered: 07/28/2000)

June 26, 2000

June 26, 2000

Clearinghouse

Case referred to ARBITRATION (trh) (Entered: 07/03/2000)

July 3, 2000

July 3, 2000

4

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to City of Blakely Housing on 7/7/00. Answer due on 7/27/00 for City of Blakely (bjl) (Entered: 07/12/2000)

July 10, 2000

July 10, 2000

5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to City of Blakely on 7/7/00. Answer due on 7/27/00 for City of Blakely (bjl) (Entered: 07/12/2000)

July 10, 2000

July 10, 2000

3

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Dan Cooper on 7/7/00. Answer due on 7/27/00 for Dan Cooper (bjl) (Entered: 07/12/2000)

July 12, 2000

July 12, 2000

6

PRE−ANSWER MOTION by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper to Dismiss . Response due by 8/21/00, Reply to Response due by 9/5/00 for [6−1] motion (bjl) (Entered: 07/27/2000)

July 27, 2000

July 27, 2000

7

MEMORANDUM by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper in support of [6−1] motion to Dismiss (bjl) (Entered: 07/27/2000)

July 27, 2000

July 27, 2000

8

RESPONSE by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper in opposition to Plaintiff's Request for Class Certification. (bjl) (Entered: 07/27/2000)

July 27, 2000

July 27, 2000

DEADLINE updated; set Answers to Mandatory Interrogatories deadline to 8/28/00 for Dan Cooper, for City of Blakely, for City of Blakely (bjl) (Entered: 07/28/2000)

July 28, 2000

July 28, 2000

SUMMONS(ES) issued for City of Blakely (bjl) (Entered: 08/21/2000)

Aug. 18, 2000

Aug. 18, 2000

DEADLINE updated; Response to Motion reset to 9/5/00 for [6−1] motion to Dismiss per request from Alison Feld (jbk) (Entered: 08/21/2000)

Aug. 21, 2000

Aug. 21, 2000

9

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to City of Blakely 8/21/00 .Answer due on 9/11/00 for City of Blakely Answer to mandatory interrogatories due 10/13/00 for City of Blakely .(jbk) Modified on 08/22/2000 (Entered: 08/22/2000)

Aug. 21, 2000

Aug. 21, 2000

11

REPLY by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays to response to [1−1] motion to Certify Class (bjl) (Entered: 09/28/2000)

Aug. 21, 2000

Aug. 21, 2000

DEADLINE updated; Reply to Response to Motion reset to 9/14/00 for [6−1] motion to Dismiss per request from Pat with Bob Langstaff's office. (kme) (Entered: 08/23/2000)

Aug. 23, 2000

Aug. 23, 2000

12

MOTION by City of Blakely Housing, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper to Extend Time to Reply to Motion to Dismiss (bjl) (Entered: 09/08/2000)

Sept. 7, 2000

Sept. 7, 2000

MOTION(S) submitted: submitted [12−1] motion to Extend Time to Reply to Motion to Dismiss; Original case file and motion sent to Judge W. Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 09/08/2000)

Sept. 8, 2000

Sept. 8, 2000

13

ORDER granting [12−1] motion to Extend Time to Reply to Motion to Dismiss, Reply to Response to Motion reset to 9/29/00 for [6−1] motion to Dismiss, reset to 9/29/00 for [1−1] motion to Certify Class ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) [EOD Date 9/11/00] (bjl) (Entered: 09/11/2000)

Sept. 11, 2000

Sept. 11, 2000

14

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE why the motion to dismiss should not be dismissed for failure to file answers to mandatory interrogatories. Answer to mandatory interrogatories due 9/28/00 for Dan Cooper, for City of Blakely, for City of Blakely. (bjl) (Entered: 09/11/2000)

Sept. 11, 2000

Sept. 11, 2000

15

RESPONSE by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper in opposition to [14−1] show cause order re: answers to mandatory interrogatories (bjl) (Entered: 09/18/2000)

Sept. 18, 2000

Sept. 18, 2000

16

REPLY by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper to response to [6−1] motion to Dismiss (bjl) (Entered: 09/28/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

17

RESPONSE by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper to [1−1] motion to Certify Class (bjl) (Entered: 09/28/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

MOTION(S) submitted: submitted [6−1] motion to Dismiss ; Original case file and motion sent to Judge W. Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 09/28/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

MOTION(S) submitted: submitted [1−1] motion to Certify Class; Original case file and motion sent to Judge W. Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 13, 2000

Oct. 13, 2000

18

ORDER denying [1−1] motion to Certify Class without prejudice. ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) [EOD Date 3/30/01] (bjl) (Entered: 03/30/2001)

March 30, 2001

March 30, 2001

19

ORDER granting in part, denying in part [6−1] motion to Dismiss; (granting motion and dismissing plaintiffs' state law claims against City of Blakely) (denying motion as to statute of limitations without prejudice) (denying without prejudice as to defendant Cooper's protection under official and qualified immunity) (denying motion as to improper service of process) (denying motion as to Early C9o., GA's standing in this case) (denying motion for failure to state claims for which relief may be granted) (denying motion that plaintiffs are still subjected to defendants' alleged discriminatory housing practices and policies) denying motion as to plaintiffs' 1983 claim); defendants are ordered to answer mandatory interrogatories within 10 days of service of this order. ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) [EOD Date 3/30/01] (bjl) (Entered: 03/30/2001)

March 30, 2001

March 30, 2001

DEADLINE updated; reset Answers to Mandatory Interrogatories deadline to 4/12/01 for Dan Cooper, for City of Blakely, for City of Blakely (bjl) (Entered: 03/30/2001)

March 30, 2001

March 30, 2001

20

ANSWER to Complaint by City of Blakely (bjl) (Entered: 04/17/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

21

ANSWER to Mandatory Interrogatories filed by City of Blakely (bjl) (Entered: 04/17/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

22

ANSWER to Complaint by City of Blakely, Dan Cooper (bjl) (Entered: 04/17/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

23

ANSWER to Mandatory Interrogatories filed by City of Blakely, Dan Cooper (bjl) (Entered: 04/17/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

25

CONSENT to proceed before Magistrate Judge by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper (bjl) (Entered: 05/02/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

Clearinghouse

ARBITRATION LETTER mailed. Parties to opt−out of arbitration by 6/4/01 (trh) (Entered: 05/07/2001)

May 7, 2001

May 7, 2001

Case no longer referred to ARBITRATION. (trh) (Entered: 05/21/2001)

May 21, 2001

May 21, 2001

PROPOSED SCHEDULING/DISCOVERY order received (bjl) (Entered: 06/07/2001)

June 7, 2001

June 7, 2001

26

ORDER setting discovery conference on 7/17/01 at 3:30 in Albany. set Discovery Hearing for 3:30 7/17/01 ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) [EOD Date 6/8/01] (bjl) (Entered: 06/08/2001)

June 8, 2001

June 8, 2001

27

MINUTE ENTRY of discovery conference held before Judge Sands; Court Reporter: Darlene Pino (bjl) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

July 17, 2001

July 17, 2001

28

SCHEDULING/DISCOVERY ORDER executed. Discovery shall continue until 10/16/01 and at completion of initial discovery period, the court will make a preliminary determination as to class certification. Parties to file proposed agreement as to discovery by 8/17/01. ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (bjl) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 2, 2001

Aug. 2, 2001

29

NOTICE of Discovery Agreement by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens, City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper per court's order (bjl) (Entered: 08/20/2001)

Aug. 17, 2001

Aug. 17, 2001

29

AMENDMENT to [28−1] Scheduling order filed by plaintiff Queen King, plaintiff Sharon Johnson, plaintiff Evelyn Reed, plaintiff Bonita Mays, plaintiff Concerned Citizens, defendant City of Blakely, defendant City of Blakely, defendant Dan Cooper (bjl) (Entered: 08/20/2001)

Aug. 17, 2001

Aug. 17, 2001

30

STIPULATION AND ORDER for the Protection of Confidential Information. ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) [EOD Date 8/22/01] (bjl) (Entered: 08/22/2001)

Aug. 22, 2001

Aug. 22, 2001

31

AMENDMENT to [28−1] Scheduling order filed by plaintiff Queen King, plaintiff Sharon Johnson, plaintiff Evelyn Reed, plaintiff Bonita Mays, plaintiff Concerned Citizens, defendant City of Blakely, defendant City of Blakely, defendant Dan Cooper that motion for class certification shall be filed by 12/3/01. Signed by W.Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 30, 2001

Aug. 30, 2001

29

AMENDED SCHEDULING/DISCOVERY ORDER executed. Dispositive Motions to be filed by 2/28/02; Discovery to be complete by 12/31/01. ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (bjl) (Entered: 10/05/2001)

Oct. 5, 2001

Oct. 5, 2001

32

AMENDMENT to [29−1] Scheduling order filed by plaintiff Queen King, plaintiff Sharon Johnson, plaintiff Evelyn Reed, plaintiff Bonita Mays, plaintiff Concerned Citizens, defendant City of Blakely, defendant City of Blakely, defendant Dan Cooper that discovery shall conclude on 6/7/02, dispositive motions shall be filed by 6/28/02, any motions for class certification shall be filed by 4/5/02, all motions to dismiss any party or claim to be filed by 6/28/02 and all disclosures regarding expert witnesses to be filed by 4/30/02. Signed by W. Louis Sands. (kme) (Entered: 12/03/2001)

Dec. 3, 2001

Dec. 3, 2001

DEADLINE updated; Reset Motion Filing deadline to 6/28/02 , Reset Discovery completion deadline to 6/7/02 (kme) (Entered: 12/03/2001)

Dec. 3, 2001

Dec. 3, 2001

33

AMENDMENT to [29−1] Scheduling order filed by plaintiff Queen King, plaintiff Sharon Johnson, plaintiff Evelyn Reed, plaintiff Bonita Mays, plaintiff Concerned Citizens, defendant City of Blakely, defendant City of Blakely, defendant Dan Cooper; discovery ends 11/22/02; motion for class certification to be filed by 10/4/02; dispositive motions by 12/13/02. (Signed by W. Louis Sands, USCDJ) (bjl) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

DEADLINE updated; reset Discovery completion deadline to 11/22/02 , reset Motion Filing deadline to 12/13/02 (bjl) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

35

MOTION by Laverne Lewis−Gaskins to Withdraw as Attorney (bjl) (Entered: 06/24/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

MOTION(S) submitted: submitted [35−1] motion to Withdraw as Attorney; Original case file and motion sent to Judge W. Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 06/24/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

35

ORDER granting [35−1] motion to Withdraw as Attorney (signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) [EOD Date 7/3/02] (kme) (Entered: 07/03/2002)

July 3, 2002

July 3, 2002

36

CERTIFICATION of Need to File Discovery by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens in support of [33−1] Order. (bjl) (Entered: 09/27/2002)

Sept. 27, 2002

Sept. 27, 2002

37

EXPERT REPORT of Dr. Christopher Silver filed by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens (bjl) (Entered: 09/27/2002)

Sept. 27, 2002

Sept. 27, 2002

38

MOTION by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens to Certify Class Response due by 10/28/02 Reply to Response due by 11/13/02 for [38−1] motion (bjl) (Entered: 10/04/2002)

Oct. 4, 2002

Oct. 4, 2002

39

MEMORANDUM by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens in support of [38−1] motion to Certify Class (bjl) (Entered: 10/04/2002)

Oct. 4, 2002

Oct. 4, 2002

40

NOTICE of Declaration of John R. Braatz by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens (bjl) (Entered: 10/04/2002)

Oct. 4, 2002

Oct. 4, 2002

DEADLINE updated; Response to Motion reset to 11/12/02 for [38−1] motion to Certify Class ; per request Mr. Langstaff's office; to forward confirmation letter to all counsel (jbk) (Entered: 10/07/2002)

Oct. 7, 2002

Oct. 7, 2002

DEADLINE updated; Reply to Response to Motion reset to 11/25/02 for [38−1] motion to Certify Class (bjl) (Entered: 10/08/2002)

Oct. 8, 2002

Oct. 8, 2002

41

MOTION by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper to Extend Time to respond to Motion to Certify Class until 11/27/02 (bjl) (Entered: 10/10/2002)

Oct. 9, 2002

Oct. 9, 2002

MOTION(S) submitted: submitted [41−1] motion to Extend Time to respond to Motion to Certify Class until 11/27/02; Original case file and motion sent to Judge W. Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 10/10/2002)

Oct. 10, 2002

Oct. 10, 2002

42

ORDER granting [41−1] motion to Extend Time to respond to Motion to Certify Class until 11/27/02 Response to Motion reset to 11/27/02 for [38−1] motion to Certify Class , Reply to Response to Motion reset to 12/11/02 for [38−1] motion to Certify Class ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (bjl) (Entered: 10/11/2002)

Oct. 11, 2002

Oct. 11, 2002

43

ORDER that currently pending in USA Vs. City of Blakely Housing Authority, et al., 1:02−CV−87−3(WLS), is a motion to consolidate the USA's case with this case. As the Court will be hearing oral arguments on 10/29/02, the Court orders that all discovery in this case be extended 30 days; discovery be suspended in this case until 10/29/02 and defendants are granted 30 days from the original deadline to name a rebuttal expert witness. reset Discovery completion deadline to 12/23/02 ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (bjl) (Entered: 10/25/2002)

Oct. 24, 2002

Oct. 24, 2002

44

ORDER granting motion to consolidate case with 1:02−cv−87−3 as to discovery, denying motion to consolidate case as to trial. Motion filed in case no. 1:02−cv−87−3. ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (kme) (Entered: 11/15/2002)

Nov. 14, 2002

Nov. 14, 2002

45

SCHEDULING/DISCOVERY ORDER executed. Jury Trial set for 10/6/03. Dispositive Motions to be filed by 5/29/03. Discovery to be completed by 4/14/03. Motion to consolidate as to discovery was granted in case no. 1:02−cv−87−3. ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (kme) (Entered: 11/15/2002)

Nov. 14, 2002

Nov. 14, 2002

46

NOTICE of attorney appearance for City of Blakely by Benton J. Mathis Jr., Christopher E. Parker (kme) (Entered: 11/27/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

MOTION(S) submitted: submitted [47−1] motion to Withdraw as Attorney; Original case file and motion sent to Judge W. Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 12/03/2002)

Dec. 3, 2002

Dec. 3, 2002

48

ORDER granting [47−1] motion to Withdraw as Attorney by Robert B. Langstaff for defendant City of Blakely( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (bjl) (Entered: 12/05/2002)

Dec. 4, 2002

Dec. 4, 2002

MOTION(S) submitted: submitted [38−1] motion to Certify Class; Original case file and motion sent to Judge W. Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 12/05/2002)

Dec. 5, 2002

Dec. 5, 2002

49

NOTICE of attorney appearance for City of Blakely by Michael Towle Hosmer (bjl) (Entered: 03/10/2003)

March 10, 2003

March 10, 2003

50

NOTICE by City of Blakely OF SUBPOENA to non−party, Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity Fair Housing division for taking of deposition. (kme) (Entered: 03/12/2003)

March 10, 2003

March 10, 2003

51

CERTIFICATION of Need to File Discovery by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens pursuant to Judge's order (bjl) (Entered: 03/14/2003)

March 14, 2003

March 14, 2003

52

EXPERT REPORT of Dr. Christopher Silver filed by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens (bjl) (Entered: 03/14/2003)

March 14, 2003

March 14, 2003

53

JOINT MOTION by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens, City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper to Extend Time for discovery and dispositive motions deadlines for 60 days (bjl) (Entered: 03/19/2003)

March 14, 2003

March 14, 2003

53

ORDER granting [53−1] joint motion to Extend Time for discovery and dispositive motions deadlines for 60 days reset Discovery completion deadline to 6/16/03 , reset Motion Filing deadline to 7/29/03 ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (bjl) Modified on 03/19/2003 (Entered: 03/19/2003)

March 19, 2003

March 19, 2003

54

NOTICE OF SUBPOENA to Tim Cleveland c/o Blakely Housing Autority by non−party, USA, for production of documents and things. (bjl) (Entered: 03/20/2003)

March 20, 2003

March 20, 2003

55

MOTION with memorandum in support by City of Blakely, City of Blakely to Extend Time to Depose Queen King by 4 hrs (bjl) (Entered: 03/21/2003)

March 21, 2003

March 21, 2003

MOTION(S) submitted: submitted [55−1] motion to Extend Time to Depose Queen King by 4 hrs; Original case file and motion sent to Judge W. Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 03/21/2003)

March 21, 2003

March 21, 2003

DEADLINE updated; Response to Motion reset to 4/7/03 for [55−1] motion to Extend Time to Depose Queen King by 4 hrs per Judge Sands (bjl) (Entered: 03/25/2003)

March 25, 2003

March 25, 2003

58

UNOPPOSED MOTION by USA to Extend Time to File Motion to Compel Until 4/30/03 Re: City of Blakely Housing Authority (bjl) Modified on 04/02/2003 (Entered: 04/02/2003)

March 31, 2003

March 31, 2003

59

UNOPPOSED MOTION to Extend Time to File Motion Compel Until 4/24/03 re: City of Blakely (bjl) (Entered: 04/02/2003)

March 31, 2003

March 31, 2003

56

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper of [55−1] motion to Extend Time to Depose Queen King by 4 hrs as parties have settled the issue. (bjl) (Entered: 04/01/2003)

April 1, 2003

April 1, 2003

57

MOTION by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper to Extend Time to Serve Defendants' Expert Disclosures (bjl) (Entered: 04/01/2003)

April 1, 2003

April 1, 2003

MOTION(S) submitted: submitted [57−1] motion to Extend Time to Serve Defendants' Expert Disclosures; Original case file and motion sent to Judge W. Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 04/01/2003)

April 1, 2003

April 1, 2003

MOTION(S) submitted: submitted [59−1] motion to Extend Time to File Motion Compel Until 4/24/03, submitted [58−1] motion to Extend Time to File Motion to Compel Until 4/30/03; Original case file and motion sent to Judge W. Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 04/02/2003)

April 2, 2003

April 2, 2003

61

ORDER granting [59−1] motion to Extend Time for USA to File Motion Compel Until 4/24/03 ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (bjl) (Entered: 04/07/2003)

April 7, 2003

April 7, 2003

62

NOTICE by City of Blakely OF SUBPOENA to non−party, Kay Johnson, for deposition (bjl) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

63

NOTICE by City of Blakely OF SUBPOENA to non−party, Evonne Pugh, for deposition (bjl) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

64

NOTICE by City of Blakely OF SUBPOENA to non−party, Bertha Pugh, for deposition (bjl) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

65

RULE 26(a)(2) DISCLOSURES filed by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper (bjl) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

65

UNOPPOSED MOTION with memorandum in support by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper to Extend Time to Serve Defendants' Expert Disclosures (bjl) Modified on 05/07/2003 (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

66

UNOPPOSED MOTION with memorandum in support by City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper to Extend Discovery Period (bjl) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

MOTION(S) submitted: submitted [66−1] motion to Extend Discovery Period, submitted [65−1] motion to Extend Time to Serve Defendants' Expert Disclosures; Original case file and motion sent to Judge W. Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 05/05/2003)

May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003

67

ORDER granting [65−1] motion to Extend Time to Serve Defendants' Expert Disclosures, granting [65−1] Rule 26(a)(2) disclosure ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (bjl) (Entered: 05/07/2003)

May 7, 2003

May 7, 2003

68

ORDER granting [66−1] motion to Extend Discovery Period reset Discovery completion deadline to 8/12/03 ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (bjl) (Entered: 05/07/2003)

May 7, 2003

May 7, 2003

69

ORDER granting [57−1] motion to Extend Time to Serve Defendants' Expert Disclosures until 5/4/03. ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (bjl) (Entered: 06/04/2003)

June 4, 2003

June 4, 2003

70

REBUTTAL EXPERT REPORT of Dr. Christopher Silver filed by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens (bjl) (Entered: 07/08/2003)

July 8, 2003

July 8, 2003

71

JOINT MOTION by Queen King, Sharon Johnson, Evelyn Reed, Bonita Mays, Concerned Citizens, City of Blakely, City of Blakely, Dan Cooper to Amend Scheduling Order (bjl) (Entered: 08/20/2003)

Aug. 19, 2003

Aug. 19, 2003

MOTION(S) submitted: submitted [71−1] joint motion to Amend Scheduling Order; Original case file and motion sent to Judge W. Louis Sands (bjl) (Entered: 08/20/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003

Aug. 20, 2003

72

ORDER granting [71−1] joint motion to Amend Scheduling Order reset Discovery completion deadline to 8/29/03 , reset Motion Filing deadline to 11/3/03 ( signed by Judge W. L. Sands ) (bjl) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003

Aug. 25, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Public Housing

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 26, 2000

Closing Date: 2009

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

African-American tenants at a segregated housing authority.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Dan Cooper, Executive Director, State

Defendant Type(s):

Housing Authority

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.

State law

42 U.S.C. § 1982

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

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

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 252500

Order Duration: 2005 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Required disclosure

Issues

General:

Housing

Racial segregation

Wait lists

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Type of Facility:

Non-government non-profit