Case: Mahoney v. Holder

2:14-cv-00794 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: May 28, 2014

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Case Summary

On May 28, 2014, approximately 125 police officers from the Seattle Police Department (SPD) brought this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The case was assigned to Judge Marsha J. Pechman. The plaintiffs each individually sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the City of Seattle, including the SPD and the Seattle Police Monitor Team, under 42 U.S.C. §1983 for their roles in implementing Seattle’s new use of force policy (UF policy). The new UF policy l…

On May 28, 2014, approximately 125 police officers from the Seattle Police Department (SPD) brought this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The case was assigned to Judge Marsha J. Pechman. The plaintiffs each individually sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the City of Seattle, including the SPD and the Seattle Police Monitor Team, under 42 U.S.C. §1983 for their roles in implementing Seattle’s new use of force policy (UF policy). The new UF policy limited police officers’ ability to use force against civilians without repercussions, and the plaintiffs argued that this policy violated their constitutional rights under the Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Specifically, they alleged that the policy violated their constitutional right to self-defense, as well as Due Process and Equal Protection. Initially representing themselves pro se, the plaintiffs sought declaratory relief, injunctive relief, damages, and attorneys’ fees and costs.

On August 21, 2014, the City of Seattle moved to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim. It alleged that the plaintiffs had misunderstood both what their constitutional rights were and what the new UF policy did, as the officers’ claims were not supported by the U.S. Constitution or by case law. On the same day, the Seattle Police Monitor Team filed a motion to dismiss the case because the members of the monitor team had quasi-judicial immunity. The monitors were appointed by the court as part of a consent decree from an earlier settlement in United States v. City of Seattle regarding the SPD’s excessive use of force. So, the monitors argued, they could not be considered part of the city the way that the SPD could.

Six days after the motions were filed, the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint that added new factual allegations about the policy and removed those plaintiffs that no longer wished to litigate. The amended complaint emphasized the idea of constitutional self-defense as a right embedded in several amendments rather than stated outright. In September 2014, the defendants filed two motions to dismiss offering arguments similar to those found in the motions to dismiss the original complaint. On October 9, the court held oral arguments on the issue. The plaintiffs also obtained private counsel during this month.

On October 17, 2014, the court granted both motions to dismiss. Because the complaint had already been amended once and amending it further would be “futile,” Judge Pechman dismissed the case with prejudice. 62 F.Supp.3d 1215. The court held that the monitor team had quasi-judicial immunity and, even without it, the plaintiffs’ claims betrayed their misunderstanding regarding what their constitutional rights were, and the constitutional right to self-defense did not exist; the plaintiffs had failed to allege that any of the defendants had violated their rights.

On November 14, 2014, the plaintiffs appealed the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s decision nearly three years later, on September 19, 2017, finding that neither the case law nor the constitution entitled the plaintiffs to self-defense. 871 F.3d 873.

On December 28, 2017, the plaintiffs petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear this case. On April 2, 2018, their petition was denied. The plaintiffs exhausted their options for appealing this case, and it is now closed.

Summary Authors

Rebecca Strauss (6/1/2018)

Related Cases

United States v. City of Seattle, Western District of Washington (2012)

People

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Judge(s)

Pechman, Marsha J. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Tramountanas, Athan E (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Keller, Bradley S (Washington)

Narver, Gregory Colin (Washington)

Ryan-Lang, Nicholas (Washington)

Judge(s)

Pechman, Marsha J. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Tramountanas, Athan E (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Keller, Bradley S (Washington)

Narver, Gregory Colin (Washington)

Ryan-Lang, Nicholas (Washington)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:14-cv-00794

Docket

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

Docket
1

2:14-cv-00794

Civil Rights Complaint

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

Complaint
13

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First Amended Complaint Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 And 28 U.S.C. § 1331

Aug. 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014

Complaint
73

2:14-cv-00794

Order on Motion to Dismiss

62 F.Supp.3d 1215

Oct. 17, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014

Order/Opinion
79

2:14-cv-00794

14-35970

Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

871 F.3d 873

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4411412/mahoney-v-holder/

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

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CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT against defendants (3 Summons(es) issued) (Receipt # SEA 64041), filed by plaintiffs Robert Mahoney, et al. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(PM) (Entered: 05/28/2014)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Gregory Colin Narver on behalf of Defendant City of Seattle. (Narver, Gregory) (Entered: 06/17/2014)

June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014

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NOTICE of Related Case(s) 12-01282, by Defendant City of Seattle. (Narver, Gregory) (Entered: 06/18/2014)

June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014

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MOTION to remove and to add names from the list of plaintiffs by Plaintiff Sjon Stevens. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(MD) (Entered: 06/20/2014)

1 Proposed Order

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June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Sjon C Stevens has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) Modified on 6/24/2014 -mailed copy of this notice to all pltfs(MD). (Entered: 06/23/2014)

June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

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MINUTE ORDER striking 4 Plaintiffs' Motion to remove and add names from the list of plaintiffs, by Judge Marsha J. Pechman.(MD, cc to all pltfs) (Entered: 06/23/2014)

June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

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Notice of Docket Text Modification

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

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RESPONSE, by Plaintiff Sjon C Stevens, to 4 MOTION to remove and to add names from the list of plaintiffs. (Stevens, Sjon) Re: 3 NOTICE of Related Case(s) 12-01282, by Defendant City of Seattle. (Narver, Gregory) Presiding Judge: Pechman, Marsha J. Modified on 6/26/2014- Plaintiff Stevens called and will re-file/link to proper document (MD). Modified on 6/26/2014 (VB). (Entered: 06/26/2014)

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

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NOTICE of Docket Text Modification re 7 Response to Motion, : Per Filer, Response filed relates to 3 NOTICE of Related Case(s) 12-01282, by Defendant City of Seattle. (Narver, Gregory) (VB)

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

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Notice of Docket Text Modification

Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

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Set/Reset Motion Noting Date

Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

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DISREGARD THIS FILING. FILED IN ERROR. CORRECTLY FILED AS 9 MOTION to Dismiss by Defendant City of Seattle. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 9/19/2014, (Narver, Gregory) (PS). (Entered: 08/21/2014)

1 Proposed Order

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Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

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MOTION to Dismiss by Defendant City of Seattle. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service) Noting Date 9/19/2014, (Narver, Gregory) (Entered: 08/21/2014)

1 Proposed Order

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2 Certificate of Service

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Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Bradley S Keller on behalf of Defendants Matthew Barge, Merrick Bobb, Peter Ehrlichman, Ronald Ward. (Keller, Bradley) (Entered: 08/21/2014)

Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss by Defendants Matthew Barge, Merrick Bobb, Peter Ehrlichman, Ronald Ward. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 9/12/2014, (Keller, Bradley) (Entered: 08/21/2014)

1 Proposed Order

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Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

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NOTICE of Docket Text Modification re 8 MOTION to Dismiss : Docket Entry stricken due to corrupted PDF document attachment. Refiled as Document #9 (PS)

Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

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DECLARATION of Ryan-Lang ISO Mot. to Dismiss filed by Defendants Matthew Barge, Merrick Bobb, Peter Ehrlichman, Ronald Ward re 11 MOTION to Dismiss (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2-8)(Keller, Bradley) (Entered: 08/21/2014)

1 Exhibit 1

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2 Exhibit 2-8

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Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

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Noting Date Set/Reset re 9 MOTION to Dismiss : Noting Date 9/12/2014, (AW)

Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

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AMENDED COMPLAINT against defendant(s) All Defendants, filed by Sjon C Stevens.(Stevens, Sjon) (Entered: 08/27/2014)

Aug. 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Athan E Tramountanas on behalf of Plaintiffs Robert Mahoney, Sjon C Stevens. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 09/03/2014)

Sept. 3, 2014

Sept. 3, 2014

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NOTICE to Withdraw Pending Motion re 11 MOTION to Dismiss ; by Defendant Merrick Bobb. (Keller, Bradley) (Entered: 09/04/2014)

Sept. 4, 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Bradley S Keller on behalf of Defendant Merrick Bobb. (Keller, Bradley) (Entered: 09/04/2014)

Sept. 4, 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

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MOTION Concerning FRCP 5 Service Requirements by Defendant Merrick Bobb. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 9/19/2014, (Keller, Bradley) (Entered: 09/04/2014)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 4, 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

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DECLARATION of Nicholas Ryan-Lang ISO Mot. Concerning Service Requirements filed by Defendant Merrick Bobb re 17 MOTION Concerning FRCP 5 Service Requirements (Keller, Bradley) (Entered: 09/04/2014)

Sept. 4, 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss the Amended Complaint by Defendant Merrick Bobb. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 9/26/2014, (Keller, Bradley) (Entered: 09/04/2014)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 4, 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Defendant Merrick Bobb re 18 Declaration, 19 MOTION to Dismiss the Amended Complaint, 16 Notice of Appearance, 15 Notice to Withdraw Pending Motion, 17 MOTION Concerning FRCP 5 Service Requirements (Keller, Bradley) (Entered: 09/04/2014)

Sept. 4, 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Christopher Myers has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

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22

NOTICE to Withdraw Pending Motion re 9 MOTION to Dismiss ; by Defendant City of Seattle. (Narver, Gregory) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

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23

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Gregory Colin Narver on behalf of Defendant City of Seattle. (Narver, Gregory) (Entered: 09/10/2014)

Sept. 10, 2014

Sept. 10, 2014

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24

Stipulated MOTION Concerning Service of Plaintiffs by Defendant Merrick Bobb. Noting Date 9/10/2014, (Ryan-Lang, Nicholas) (Entered: 09/10/2014)

Sept. 10, 2014

Sept. 10, 2014

PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss CITY DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by Defendants City of Seattle, Peter Holmes, Ed Murray. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 10/3/2014, (Narver, Gregory) (Entered: 09/11/2014)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 11, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014

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ACCEPTANCE OF SERVICE of summons and complaint by counsel ACCEPTANCE OF SERVICE OF THE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT on behalf of Defendants City of Seattle, Peter Holmes, Ed Murray on 09/11/2014. (Narver, Gregory) (Entered: 09/11/2014)

Sept. 11, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014

PACER
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ORDER - On FRCP 5 Service and Partially Stipulated Motion. All pro se Plaintiffs must sign up for service via CM/ECF within 14 days of this Order. Failure to register may result in the dismissal of your case. RE: 24 Stipulated MOTION Concerning Service of Plaintiffs filed by Merrick Bobb, 17 MOTION Concerning FRCP 5 Service Requirements filed by Merrick Bobb, by Judge Marsha J. Pechman. (MD, Copy of Order mailed to ALL PLAINTIFFS) (Entered: 09/12/2014)

Sept. 12, 2014

Sept. 12, 2014

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Summons Issued as to defendant(s) Robert Mahoney. (TM) (Entered: 09/15/2014)

Sept. 12, 2014

Sept. 12, 2014

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29

NOTICE: Plaintiff Joshua Goodwin has registered to receive electronic service. The party WILL NOT be e-filing. (VB) (Entered: 09/15/2014)

Sept. 15, 2014

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30

NOTICE: Plaintiff Nathan Lemberg has registered to receive electronic service. The party WILL NOT be e-filing. (VB) (Entered: 09/19/2014)

Sept. 19, 2014

Sept. 19, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Alan Richards has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/19/2014)

Sept. 19, 2014

Sept. 19, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Shannon Waldorf has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/19/2014)

Sept. 19, 2014

Sept. 19, 2014

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NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal as to party(s) Leon J Towne, filed by Plaintiff Leon J Towne pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.Proc.41(a)(1). (LMK) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 19, 2014

Sept. 19, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Tabitha Sexton has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014

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35

NOTICE: Plaintiff Robert Stevenson has registered to receive electronic service. The party WILL NOT be e-filing. (VB) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014

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36

RESPONSE, by Plaintiffs Robert Mahoney, Sjon C Stevens, to 19 MOTION to Dismiss the Amended Complaint. Oral Argument Requested. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014

PACER
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NOTICE: Plaintiff Jonard A Legaspi has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Aaron Stoltz has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Steven Stone has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Nina M Jones has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Leroy Outlaw has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/23/2014)

Sept. 23, 2014

Sept. 23, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Theresa Emerick has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/23/2014)

Sept. 23, 2014

Sept. 23, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Jon Emerick has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/23/2014)

Sept. 23, 2014

Sept. 23, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Michael Spaulding has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/23/2014)

Sept. 23, 2014

Sept. 23, 2014

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45

NOTICE: Plaintiff Tyler Getts has registered to receive electronic service. The party WILL NOT be e-filing. (VB) (Entered: 09/23/2014)

Sept. 23, 2014

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46

NOTICE: Plaintiff Curt E Wilson has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/24/2014)

Sept. 24, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Michael A Larned has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/24/2014)

Sept. 24, 2014

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48

NOTICE: Plaintiff Donald L Waters has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/25/2014)

Sept. 25, 2014

Sept. 25, 2014

PACER
49

MOTION for Extension of Time for Plaintiffs to Register for Service via CM/ECF by Plaintiffs Robert Mahoney, Sjon C Stevens. Noting Date 10/3/2014, (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 09/25/2014)

Sept. 25, 2014

Sept. 25, 2014

PACER
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PRAECIPE to attach document - Proposed Order re 49 MOTION for Extension of Time for Plaintiffs to Register for Service via CM/ECF by Plaintiffs Robert Mahoney, Sjon C Stevens (Tramountanas, Athan) Modified text on 9/26/2014 (MD). (Entered: 09/25/2014)

Sept. 25, 2014

Sept. 25, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Alfred RI Warner has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/25/2014)

Sept. 25, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Richard W Pruitt has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/25/2014)

Sept. 25, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Derek B Norton has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (VB) (Entered: 09/25/2014)

Sept. 25, 2014

Sept. 25, 2014

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REPLY, filed by Defendant Merrick Bobb, TO RESPONSE to 19 MOTION to Dismiss the Amended Complaint (Ryan-Lang, Nicholas) (Entered: 09/26/2014)

Sept. 26, 2014

Sept. 26, 2014

PACER
55

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Athan E Tramountanas on behalf of Plaintiffs Christopher J Anderson, Lance Basney, Adam Beatty, Steven L Berg, Cliff Borjeson, Louis Chan, Clarke D Chase, Steve Clark, Jason Dewey, Adam Elias, John L Farrar, Henry Feldman, Curtis Gerry, Tyler Getts, Michael Gonzalez, Joshua Goodwin, Ernest T Hall, Sean Hamlin, David M Harrington, Bridget Hillan, Gretchen Hughes, Erik Johnson, Nina M Jones, Timothy Jones, Vernon Kelley, Jonard A Legaspi, Nathan Lemberg, Ron Martin, Richard A McAuliffe, Gilles Montaron, Christopher Myers, Todd M Nelson, Derek B Norton, Leroy Outlaw, Tim Owens, Suzanne M Parton, Paul Pendergrass, Karen G Pio, Richard W Pruitt, Anthony J Reynolds, Alan Richards, Shelly San Miguel, TJ San Miguel, Tabitha Sexton, Michael Spaulding, Joseph Stankovich, Robert Stevenson, Steven Stone, Tomas Trykar, Ariel Vela, David White, Eric F Whitehead, Ron Willis, Curt E Wilson. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 09/26/2014)

Sept. 26, 2014

Sept. 26, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Jack Bailey has registered to receive electronic service. The party WILL NOT be e-filing. (VB) (Entered: 09/29/2014)

Sept. 29, 2014

Sept. 29, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Audi A Acuesta has registered to receive electronic service. The party WILL NOT be e-filing. (VB) (Entered: 09/29/2014)

Sept. 29, 2014

Sept. 29, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Athan E Tramountanas on behalf of Plaintiff Liliya A Nesteruk. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 09/29/2014)

Sept. 29, 2014

Sept. 29, 2014

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RESPONSE, by Plaintiffs Christopher J Anderson, Lance Basney, Adam Beatty, Steven L Berg, Cliff Borjeson, Louis Chan, Clarke D Chase, Steve Clark, Jason Dewey, Adam Elias, John L Farrar, Henry Feldman, Curtis Gerry, Tyler Getts, Michael Gonzalez, Joshua Goodwin, Ernest T Hall, Sean Hamlin, David M Harrington, Bridget Hillan, Gretchen Hughes, Erik Johnson, Nina M Jones, Timothy Jones, Vernon Kelley, Jonard A Legaspi, Nathan Lemberg, Robert Mahoney, Ron Martin, Richard A McAuliffe, Gilles Montaron, Christopher Myers, Todd M Nelson, Liliya A Nesteruk, Derek B Norton, Leroy Outlaw, Tim Owens, Suzanne M Parton, Paul Pendergrass, Karen G Pio, Richard W Pruitt, Anthony Jones Reynolds, Alan Richards, Shelly San Miguel, TJ San Miguel, Tabitha Sexton, Michael Spaulding, Joseph Stankovich, Sjon C Stevens, Robert Stevenson, Steven Stone, Tomas Trykar, Ariel Vela, David White, Eric F Whitehead, Ron Willis, Curt E Wilson, to 25 MOTION to Dismiss CITY DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT. Oral Argument Requested. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 09/29/2014)

Sept. 29, 2014

Sept. 29, 2014

PACER
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NOTICE: Plaintiff Eugene Schubeck has registered to receive electronic service. The party WILL NOT be e-filing. (VB) (Entered: 09/30/2014)

Sept. 30, 2014

Sept. 30, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Athan E Tramountanas on behalf of Plaintiffs George Baseley, Jeffrey C Page. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 10/01/2014)

Oct. 1, 2014

Oct. 1, 2014

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REPLY, filed by Defendants City of Seattle, Peter Holmes, Ed Murray, TO RESPONSE to 25 MOTION to Dismiss CITY DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT (Narver, Gregory) (Entered: 10/03/2014)

Oct. 3, 2014

Oct. 3, 2014

PACER
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ORDER granting 49 Plaintiffs' Motion for a 14 day Extension of Time. The new deadline for pro se Plaintiffs to sign up for CM/ECF is October 10, 2014. The clerk is ordered to provide copies of this order to all counsel and Plaintiffs via CM/ECF, by Judge Marsha J. Pechman.(MD) (Entered: 10/06/2014)

Oct. 6, 2014

Oct. 6, 2014

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NOTICE of Hearing 25 MOTION to Dismiss CITY DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT, 19 MOTION to Dismiss the Amended Complaint : ORAL ARGUMENT/Motion Hearing set for 10/9/2014 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 14206 before Judge Marsha J. Pechman. (RM) (Entered: 10/07/2014)

Oct. 7, 2014

Oct. 7, 2014

PACER
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MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Judge Marsha J. Pechman- Dep Clerk: Rhonda Miller; Pla Counsel: Athan Tramountanas; Def Counsel: Gregory Narver, Jean Boler, Peter Holmes, Nicholas Ryan-Lang; CR: Debbie Zurn; ORAL ARGUMENT/Motion Hearing held on 10/9/2014 19 MOTION to Dismiss the Amended Complaint filed by Merrick Bobb, 25 MOTION to Dismiss CITY DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT filed by Peter Holmes, City of Seattle, Ed Murray. Oral argument. Court will issue written opinion within fourteen days. (RM) Copy mailed to all Plaintiffs. (Entered: 10/09/2014)

Oct. 9, 2014

Oct. 9, 2014

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NOTICE: Plaintiff Brett Willet has registered to receive electronic service. The party WILL NOT be e-filing. (VB) (Entered: 10/10/2014)

Oct. 10, 2014

Oct. 10, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Athan E Tramountanas on behalf of Plaintiffs Lori K Aagard, Audi A Acuesta, Christopher J Anderson, Jack Bailey, Kieran Barton, George Baseley, Lance Basney, Adam Beatty, Ryan Beck, Steven L Berg, Donald D Bolton, Cliff Borjeson, Weldon C Boyland, Robert B Brown, Robert Burk, Ted Cablayan, Ronald J Campbell, William K Campbell, Louis Chan, Clarke D Chase, Steve Clark, Christopher Coles, Austin Davis, Jason Dewey, Salvatore DiTusa, Adam Elias, Randy R Ellis, Ryan Ellis, Jon Emerick, Theresa Emerick, Brien Escalante, John L Farrar, Henry Feldman, Oscar Gardea, Curtis Gerry, Tyler Getts, Michael Gonzalez, Joshua Goodwin, Ernest T Hall, Sean Hamlin, Brian Hanson, David M Harrington, Richard Heintz, Thomas Heller, Randall Higa, Bridget Hillan, Jason Hoppers, Gretchen Hughes, Erik Johnson, Jeffery Johnson, Nina M Jones, Timothy Jones, Ryan Kannard, Vernon Kelley, Bryan Kennedy, Steve Kim, Brian Kokesh, Michael A Larned, Jonard A Legaspi, Nathan Lemberg, Rusty L Leslie, Joseph Mahar, Robert Mahoney, AJ Marks, Ron Martin, Richard A McAuliffe, William McCowan, Jeff Mitchell, Gilles Montaron, Christopher Myers, Todd M Nelson, Liliya A Nesteruk, Derek B Norton, Leroy Outlaw, Tim Owens, Jeffrey C Page, Suzanne M Parton, Paul Pendergrass, Karen G Pio, Steven E Pomper, Richard W Pruitt, Jonathan Reese, Anthony J Reynolds, Anthony Jones Reynolds, Alan Richards, Ennis Roberson, Shelly San Miguel, TJ San Miguel, Trent Schroeder, Eugene Schubeck, Michael Severance, Tabitha Sexton, A Sheheen, Jose Silva, John D Smith, Michael Spaulding, Tyler P Speer, Joseph Stankovich, Sjon C Stevens, Robert Stevenson, Aaron Stoltz, Steven Stone, Jeffrey Swenson, Jessica Taylor, James G Thomsen, Adolph Torrescano, Leon J Towne, Tomas Trykar, Dale W Umpleby, Ariel Vela, Theodore G. Visaya, Shannon Waldorf, Alfred RI Warner, Michael R Washington, Donald L Waters, Timothy J Wear, Terry Whalen, Brian Whicker, David White, Eric F Whitehead, Cynthia Whitlatch, Brett Willet, Ron Willis, Curt E Wilson. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 10/10/2014)

Oct. 10, 2014

Oct. 10, 2014

PACER
68

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Athan E Tramountanas on behalf of Plaintiffs Lori K Aagard, Audi A Acuesta, Christopher J Anderson, Jack Bailey, Kieran Barton, George Baseley, Lance Basney, Adam Beatty, Ryan Beck, Steven L Berg, Donald D Bolton, Cliff Borjeson, Weldon C Boyland, Robert B Brown, Robert Burk, Ted Cablayan, Ronald J Campbell, William K Campbell, Louis Chan, Clarke D Chase, Steve Clark, Christopher Coles, Austin Davis, Jason Dewey, Salvatore DiTusa, Adam Elias, Randy R Ellis, Ryan Ellis, Jon Emerick, Theresa Emerick, Brien Escalante, John L Farrar, Henry Feldman, Oscar Gardea, Curtis Gerry, Tyler Getts, Michael Gonzalez, Joshua Goodwin, Ernest T Hall, Sean Hamlin, Brian Hanson, David M Harrington, Richard Heintz, Thomas Heller, Randall Higa, Bridget Hillan, Jason Hoppers, Gretchen Hughes, Erik Johnson, Jeffery Johnson, Nina M Jones, Timothy Jones, Ryan Kannard, Vernon Kelley, Bryan Kennedy, Steve Kim, Brian Kokesh, Michael A Larned, Jonard A Legaspi, Nathan Lemberg, Rusty L Leslie, Joseph Mahar, Robert Mahoney, AJ Marks, Ron Martin, Richard A McAuliffe, William McCowan, Jeff Mitchell, Gilles Montaron, Christopher Myers, Todd M Nelson, Liliya A Nesteruk, Derek B Norton, Leroy Outlaw, Tim Owens, Jeffrey C Page, Suzanne M Parton, Paul Pendergrass, Karen G Pio, Steven E Pomper, Richard W Pruitt, Jonathan Reese, Anthony J Reynolds, Anthony Jones Reynolds, Alan Richards, Ennis Roberson, Shelly San Miguel, TJ San Miguel, Trent Schroeder, Eugene Schubeck, Michael Severance, Tabitha Sexton, A Sheheen, Jose Silva, John D Smith, Michael Spaulding, Tyler P Speer, Joseph Stankovich, Sjon C Stevens, Robert Stevenson, Aaron Stoltz, Steven Stone, Jeffrey Swenson, Jessica Taylor, James G Thomsen, Adolph Torrescano, Leon J Towne, Tomas Trykar, Dale W Umpleby, Ariel Vela, Theodore G. Visaya, Shannon Waldorf, Alfred RI Warner, Michael R Washington, Donald L Waters, Timothy J Wear, Terry Whalen, Brian Whicker, David White, Eric F Whitehead, Cynthia Whitlatch, Brett Willet, Ron Willis, Curt E Wilson. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 10/10/2014)

Oct. 10, 2014

Oct. 10, 2014

PACER
69

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Athan E Tramountanas on behalf of Plaintiffs Jon Emerick, Theresa Emerick. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014

PACER
70

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Athan E Tramountanas on behalf of Plaintiff A Sheheen. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 10/14/2014)

Oct. 14, 2014

Oct. 14, 2014

PACER
71

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Athan E Tramountanas on behalf of Plaintiffs Ryan Ellis, Rusty L Leslie, AJ Marks, Anthony Jones Reynolds. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 10/16/2014)

Oct. 16, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014

PACER
72

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Athan E Tramountanas on behalf of Plaintiffs Brien Escalante, Richard Heintz, Adolph Torrescano. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 10/17/2014)

Oct. 17, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014

PACER
73

ORDER granting 19 25 Motion to Dismiss. The case is therefore DISMISSED for failure to state a claim under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). Because the Complaint has already been amended once and further amendment would be futile, the dismissal is with prejudice, by Judge Marsha J. Pechman.(MD) (Entered: 10/20/2014)

Oct. 17, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014

RECAP
74

JUDGMENT BY COURT - THE COURT HAS ORDERED THAT the claims against Defendant Merrick Bobb be dismissed on the ground of quasi-judicial immunity and that the case is dismissed with prejudice for failure to state a claim. (MD) (Entered: 10/20/2014)

Oct. 20, 2014

Oct. 20, 2014

RECAP
75

NOTICE OF APPEAL (14-35970) to Ninth Circuit re 73 Order on Motion to Dismiss,,, 74 Judgment by Court by Plaintiffs Christopher J Anderson, Jack Bailey, Kieran Barton, George Baseley, Lance Basney, Adam Beatty, Steven L Berg, Cliff Borjeson, Weldon C Boyland, Robert B Brown, Robert Burk, Louis Chan, Clarke D Chase, Steve Clark, Jason Dewey, Salvatore DiTusa, Adam Elias, Ryan Ellis, Jon Emerick, Theresa Emerick, Brien Escalante, John L Farrar, Henry Feldman, Curtis Gerry, Tyler Getts, Michael Gonzalez, Ernest T Hall, Sean Hamlin, David M Harrington, Richard Heintz, Randall Higa, Bridget Hillan, Gretchen Hughes, Erik Johnson, Nina M Jones, Timothy Jones, Ryan Kannard, Vernon Kelley, Steve Kim, Michael A Larned, Jonard A Legaspi, Nathan Lemberg, Rusty L Leslie, Robert Mahoney, AJ Marks, Ron Martin, Jeff Mitchell, Gilles Montaron, Christopher Myers, Todd M Nelson, Liliya A Nesteruk, Derek B Norton, Leroy Outlaw, Tim Owens, Jeffrey C Page, Suzanne M Parton, Paul Pendergrass, Karen G Pio, Richard W Pruitt, Jonathan Reese, Anthony J Reynolds, Alan Richards, Ennis Roberson, Shelly San Miguel, TJ San Miguel, Trent Schroeder, Eugene Schubeck, Tabitha Sexton, A Sheheen, Michael Spaulding, Joseph Stankovich, Sjon C Stevens, Robert Stevenson, Steven Stone, Jeffrey Swenson, James G Thomsen, Adolph Torrescano, Tomas Trykar, Dale W Umpleby, Ariel Vela, Shannon Waldorf, Alfred RI Warner, Michael R Washington, Donald L Waters, David White, Eric F Whitehead, Ron Willis, Curt E Wilson. Filing Fee $505, Receipt number 0981-3810096. (Tramountanas, Athan) Modified on 12/3/2014 to add CCA#. (RE) (Entered: 11/14/2014)

Nov. 14, 2014

Nov. 14, 2014

PACER
76

REPRESENTATION STATEMENT, by Plaintiffs Audi A Acuesta, Christopher J Anderson, Jack Bailey, Kieran Barton, George Baseley, Lance Basney, Adam Beatty, Steven L Berg, Cliff Borjeson, Weldon C Boyland, Robert B Brown, Robert Burk, Louis Chan, Clarke D Chase, Steve Clark, Jason Dewey, Salvatore DiTusa, Adam Elias, Ryan Ellis, Jon Emerick, Theresa Emerick, Brien Escalante, John L Farrar, Henry Feldman, Curtis Gerry, Tyler Getts, Michael Gonzalez, Ernest T Hall, Sean Hamlin, David M Harrington, Richard Heintz, Randall Higa, Bridget Hillan, Gretchen Hughes, Erik Johnson, Nina M Jones, Timothy Jones, Ryan Kannard, Vernon Kelley, Steve Kim, Michael A Larned, Jonard A Legaspi, Nathan Lemberg, Rusty L Leslie, Robert Mahoney, AJ Marks, Ron Martin, Jeff Mitchell, Gilles Montaron, Christopher Myers, Todd M Nelson, Liliya A Nesteruk, Derek B Norton, Leroy Outlaw, Tim Owens, Jeffrey C Page, Suzanne M Parton, Paul Pendergrass, Karen G Pio, Richard W Pruitt, Jonathan Reese, Anthony J Reynolds, Alan Richards, Ennis Roberson, Shelly San Miguel, TJ San Miguel, Trent Schroeder, Eugene Schubeck, Tabitha Sexton, A Sheheen, Michael Spaulding, Joseph Stankovich, Sjon C Stevens, Robert Stevenson, Steven Stone, Jeffrey Swenson, James G Thomsen, Adolph Torrescano, Tomas Trykar, Dale W Umpleby, Ariel Vela, Shannon Waldorf, Alfred RI Warner, Michael R Washington, Donald L Waters, David White, Eric F Whitehead, Ron Willis, Curt E Wilson, (re: 75 Notice of Appeal,,,,,,.) (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 11/14/2014)

Nov. 14, 2014

Nov. 14, 2014

PACER
77

TIME SCHEDULE ORDER (14-35970) as to 75 Notice of Appeal, filed by Robert Stevenson, Dale W Umpleby, Adolph Torrescano, Richard W Pruitt, Clarke D Chase, Todd M Nelson, Lance Basney, David White, Tomas Trykar, Adam Beatty, Nina M Jones, Timothy Jones, Christopher J Anderson, Anthony J Reynolds, Weldon C Boyland, David M Harrington, James G Thomsen, Jack Bailey, Sjon C Stevens, Ron Willis, TJ San Miguel, Steve Kim, Ennis Roberson, Vernon Kelley, Ariel Vela, Christopher Myers, Rusty L Leslie, John L Farrar, Richard Heintz, Leroy Outlaw, Suzanne M Parton, Ryan Kannard, Sean Hamlin, Jeffrey C Page, Shannon Waldorf, Steven L Berg, Gilles Montaron, Bridget Hillan, Robert B Brown, Karen G Pio, Eric F Whitehead, Derek B Norton, A Sheheen, Louis Chan, AJ Marks, Liliya A Nesteruk, Alfred RI Warner, Adam Elias, Henry Feldman, Jeffrey Swenson, Theresa Emerick, Donald L Waters, Jon Emerick, Curtis Gerry, Tyler Getts, Brien Escalante, Kieran Barton, Trent Schroeder, Ryan Ellis, Tim Owens, Joseph Stankovich, Randall Higa, Jonathan Reese, Michael A Larned, Michael Gonzalez, Michael R Washington, Jonard A Legaspi, Curt E Wilson, Eugene Schubeck, Gretchen Hughes, Robert Burk, Steve Clark, George Baseley, Shelly San Miguel, Ernest T Hall, Jeff Mitchell, Steven Stone, Cliff Borjeson, Salvatore DiTusa, Erik Johnson, Nathan Lemberg, Paul Pendergrass, Tabitha Sexton, Alan Richards, Jason Dewey, Robert Mahoney, Ron Martin, Michael Spaulding: Mediation Questionnaire due 11/24/2014; Transcript designation due by 12/15/2014; Transcript by court reporter due by 1/13/2015; Appellants opening brief due by 2/23/2015; Appellees response brief due by 3/24/2015; Appellants optional reply brief due within 14 days of service of the response brief. (RE) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

Nov. 17, 2014

Nov. 17, 2014

PACER
78

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST by Plaintiffs Audi A Acuesta, Christopher J Anderson, Jack Bailey, Kieran Barton, George Baseley, Lance Basney, Adam Beatty, Steven L Berg, Cliff Borjeson, Weldon C Boyland, Robert B Brown, Robert Burk, Louis Chan, Clarke D Chase, Steve Clark, Jason Dewey, Salvatore DiTusa, Adam Elias, Ryan Ellis, Jon Emerick, Theresa Emerick, Brien Escalante, John L Farrar, Henry Feldman, Curtis Gerry, Tyler Getts, Michael Gonzalez, Ernest T Hall, Sean Hamlin, David M Harrington, Richard Heintz, Randall Higa, Bridget Hillan, Gretchen Hughes, Erik Johnson, Nina M Jones, Timothy Jones, Ryan Kannard, Vernon Kelley, Steve Kim, Michael A Larned, Jonard A Legaspi, Nathan Lemberg, Rusty L Leslie, Robert Mahoney, AJ Marks, Ron Martin, Jeff Mitchell, Gilles Montaron, Christopher Myers, Todd M Nelson, Liliya A Nesteruk, Derek B Norton, Leroy Outlaw, Tim Owens, Jeffrey C Page, Suzanne M Parton, Paul Pendergrass, Karen G Pio, Richard W Pruitt, Jonathan Reese, Anthony J Reynolds, Alan Richards, Ennis Roberson, Shelly San Miguel, TJ San Miguel, Trent Schroeder, Eugene Schubeck, Tabitha Sexton, A Sheheen, Michael Spaulding, Joseph Stankovich, Sjon C Stevens, Robert Stevenson, Steven Stone, Jeffrey Swenson, James G Thomsen, Adolph Torrescano, Tomas Trykar, Dale W Umpleby, Ariel Vela, Shannon Waldorf, Alfred RI Warner, Michael R Washington, Donald L Waters, David White, Eric F Whitehead, Ron Willis, Curt E Wilson Requesting Attorney: Athan E Tramountanas. (Tramountanas, Athan) (Entered: 12/15/2014)

Dec. 15, 2014

Dec. 15, 2014

PACER
79

OPINION of USCA (NOT THE MANDATE 14-35970) as to 75 Notice of Appeal, filed by Robert Stevenson, Dale W Umpleby, Adolph Torrescano, Richard W Pruitt, Clarke D Chase, Todd M Nelson, Lance Basney, David White, Tomas Trykar, Adam Beatty, Nina M Jones, Timothy Jones, Christopher J Anderson, Anthony J Reynolds, Weldon C Boyland, David M Harrington, James G Thomsen, Jack Bailey, Sjon C Stevens, Ron Willis, TJ San Miguel, Steve Kim, Ennis Roberson, Vernon Kelley, Ariel Vela, Christopher Myers, Rusty L Leslie, John L Farrar, Richard Heintz, Leroy Outlaw, Suzanne M Parton, Ryan Kannard, Sean Hamlin, Jeffrey C Page, Shannon Waldorf, Steven L Berg, Gilles Montaron, Bridget Hillan, Robert B Brown, Karen G Pio, Eric F Whitehead, Derek B Norton, A Sheheen, Louis Chan, AJ Marks, Liliya A Nesteruk, Alfred RI Warner, Adam Elias, Henry Feldman, Jeffrey Swenson, Theresa Emerick, Donald L Waters, Jon Emerick, Curtis Gerry, Tyler Getts, Brien Escalante, Kieran Barton, Trent Schroeder, Ryan Ellis, Tim Owens, Joseph Stankovich, Randall Higa, Jonathan Reese, Michael A Larned, Michael Gonzalez, Michael R Washington, Jonard A Legaspi, Curt E Wilson, Eugene Schubeck, Gretchen Hughes, Robert Burk, Steve Clark, George Baseley, Shelly San Miguel, Ernest T Hall, Jeff Mitchell, Steven Stone, Cliff Borjeson, Salvatore DiTusa, Erik Johnson, Nathan Lemberg, Paul Pendergrass, Tabitha Sexton, Alan Richards, Jason Dewey, Robert Mahoney, Ron Martin, Michael Spaulding. AFFIRMED. (RE) (Entered: 09/20/2017)

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

PACER
80

MANDATE of USCA (14-35970) as to 75 Notice of Appeal, filed by Robert Stevenson, Dale W Umpleby, Adolph Torrescano, Richard W Pruitt, Clarke D Chase, Todd M Nelson, Lance Basney, David White, Tomas Trykar, Adam Beatty, Nina M Jones, Timothy Jones, Christopher J Anderson, Anthony J Reynolds, Weldon C Boyland, David M Harrington, James G Thomsen, Jack Bailey, Sjon C Stevens, Ron Willis, TJ San Miguel, Steve Kim, Ennis Roberson, Vernon Kelley, Ariel Vela, Christopher Myers, Rusty L Leslie, John L Farrar, Richard Heintz, Leroy Outlaw, Suzanne M Parton, Ryan Kannard, Sean Hamlin, Jeffrey C Page, Shannon Waldorf, Steven L Berg, Gilles Montaron, Bridget Hillan, Robert B Brown, Karen G Pio, Eric F Whitehead, Derek B Norton, A Sheheen, Louis Chan, AJ Marks, Liliya A Nesteruk, Alfred RI Warner, Adam Elias, Henry Feldman, Jeffrey Swenson, Theresa Emerick, Donald L Waters, Jon Emerick, Curtis Gerry, Tyler Getts, Brien Escalante, Kieran Barton, Trent Schroeder, Ryan Ellis, Tim Owens, Joseph Stankovich, Randall Higa, Jonathan Reese, Michael A Larned, Michael Gonzalez, Michael R Washington, Jonard A Legaspi, Curt E Wilson, Eugene Schubeck, Gretchen Hughes, Robert Burk, Steve Clark, George Baseley, Shelly San Miguel, Ernest T Hall, Jeff Mitchell, Steven Stone, Cliff Borjeson, Salvatore DiTusa, Erik Johnson, Nathan Lemberg, Paul Pendergrass, Tabitha Sexton, Alan Richards, Jason Dewey, Robert Mahoney, Ron Martin, Michael Spaulding. The judgment of this Court, entered September 19, 2017, takes effect this date. This constitutes the formal mandate of this Court issued pursuant to Rule 41(a) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. AFFIRMED (CDA) (Entered: 10/12/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Policing

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 28, 2014

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Approximately 125 named police officers from the Seattle Police Department

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

The City of Seattle (King), City

United States of America, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Aggressive behavior

Excessive force

Pattern or Practice

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Search policies