Case: Jones et al. v. City of Faribault

0:18-cv-01643 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: June 13, 2018

Case Ongoing

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On June 13, 2018, a resettlement non-profit for the Somali community and six Black apartment–renters and –seekers in Faribault, Minnesota, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The plaintiffs sued the City of Faribault under the Fair Housing Act and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU and private counsel, sought injunctive, declaratory, and monetary relief, along with attorneys’ fees, claiming violations of the Fair Housing Act and th…

On June 13, 2018, a resettlement non-profit for the Somali community and six Black apartment–renters and –seekers in Faribault, Minnesota, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The plaintiffs sued the City of Faribault under the Fair Housing Act and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU and private counsel, sought injunctive, declaratory, and monetary relief, along with attorneys’ fees, claiming violations of the Fair Housing Act and the equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Minnesota Constitution. The plaintiffs alleged that the City of Faribault adopted a discriminatory housing ordinance in order to target the growing population of Black and Somali residents. The ordinance allowed police to evict an entire household if they deemed any one member to have engaged in criminal activity, even without an arrest or prosecution. It also prohibited landlords from leasing to tenants with any criminal record and limited the number of people allowed to reside in a unit to two people per legal bedroom plus one. The plaintiffs alleged that the ordinance had the intent and effect of denying dwellings specifically to Black and Somali residents. The case was assigned to Chief Judge John R. Tunheim.

On June 29 2018, the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint, and the plaintiffs filed a second amended complaint on Dec 18, 2019.

Since the lawsuit was filed, the parties have vigorously litigated discovery, and the case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Ashton Dubey (1/4/2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7466651/parties/jones-v-faribault-city-of/


Judge(s)

Tunheim, John R. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Balthazor, O. Joseph Jr. (Minnesota)

Blakely, Brandon (Minnesota)

Bratlie, Ian (Minnesota)

Calvo-Friedman, Jennesa (New York)

Carter, Mark (New York)

Flaherty, Scott M. (Minnesota)

Goodman, Rachel E.. (New York)

Mathai, Amreeta (New York)

Nelson, Teresa J. (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Tunheim, John R. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Balthazor, O. Joseph Jr. (Minnesota)

Blakely, Brandon (Minnesota)

Bratlie, Ian (Minnesota)

Calvo-Friedman, Jennesa (New York)

Carter, Mark (New York)

Flaherty, Scott M. (Minnesota)

Goodman, Rachel E.. (New York)

Mathai, Amreeta (New York)

Nelson, Teresa J. (Minnesota)

Ortiz, Alejandro (New York)

Riegel, Joshua David (New York)

Romo, Gerardo (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Angolkar, Stephanie A. (Minnesota)

Kuboushek, Jason J. (Minnesota)

Reuvers, Paul D. (Minnesota)

Wolf, Andrew A. (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

0:18-cv-01643

Docket [PACER]

Jones v. City of Faribault

May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

Docket
1

0:18-cv-01643

Complaint

Jones v. City of Faribault

June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

Complaint
9

0:18-cv-01643

Amended Complaint

Jones v. City of Faribault

June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018

Complaint
118-2, 118-3

0:18-cv-01643

Second Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Damages (Part 2/3)

Jones v. Faribault

Dec. 18, 2019

Dec. 18, 2019

Complaint
118, 118-1

0:18-cv-01643

Second Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Damages (Part 1/3)

Jones v. City of Faribault

Dec. 18, 2019

Dec. 18, 2019

Complaint
118-4 to 118-13

0:18-cv-01643

Second Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Damages (Part 3/3)

Jones v. City of Faribault

Dec. 18, 2019

Dec. 18, 2019

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7466651/jones-v-faribault-city-of/

Last updated Aug. 3, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against All Defendants (filing fee $ 400, receipt number AMNDC-6166848) filed by David Trotter-Ford, Faisa Abdi, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Priyia Lacey, Ali Ali, Thelma Jones, Rukiya Hussein. Filer requests summons issued. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) A, # 2 Exhibit(s) B, # 3 Exhibit(s) C, # 4 Exhibit(s) D, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet) (Bratlie, Ian) (Entered: 06/13/2018)

2

View on RECAP

June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

PACER
2

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Rachel Goodman. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-6166926 filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Somali Community Resettlement Service, David Trotter-Ford. (Bratlie, Ian) (Entered: 06/13/2018)

June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

PACER
3

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Jennesa Calvo-Friedman. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-6166966 filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Somali Community Resettlement Service, David Trotter-Ford. (Bratlie, Ian) (Entered: 06/13/2018)

June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

PACER
4

TEXT ONLY ENTRY: CLERK'S NOTICE OF INITIAL CASE ASSIGNMENT. Case assigned to Chief Judge John R. Tunheim per 3rd, 4th - Civil Rights: Housing/Accomodations, ADA Other list, referred to Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer. Please use case number 18cv1643 JRT/HB. (AKL) (Entered: 06/13/2018)

June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

PACER
5

Summons Issued as to Faribault, City of. (AKL) (Entered: 06/13/2018)

June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

PACER
6

TEXT ONLY NOTICE: Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer's Practice Pointers, which have recently been revised, are available on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota's website (www.mnd.uscourts.gov). All parties are expected to be familiar with and adhere to these Practice Pointers, including any variances from the Local Rules. (JMK) (Entered: 06/13/2018)

June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

PACER
7

TEXT ONLY ENTRY: ORDER granting 2 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Rachel Goodman for Faisa Abdi,Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein,Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Somali Community Resettlement Service and David Trotter-Ford; granting 3 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Jennesa Calvo-Friedman for for Faisa Abdi,Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein,Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Somali Community Resettlement Service and David Trotter-Ford. Approved by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 6/14/2018. (AKL) (Entered: 06/14/2018)

June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018

PACER
8

NOTICE of Appearance by Paul D Reuvers on behalf of Faribault, City of. (Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 06/15/2018)

June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018

PACER
9

AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants. filed by David Trotter-Ford, Faisa Abdi, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Priyia Lacey, Ali Ali, Thelma Jones, Rukiya Hussein. No summons requested. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s), # 2 Exhibit(s), # 3 Exhibit(s), # 4 Exhibit(s)) (Goodman, Rachel) (Entered: 06/29/2018)

1 Exhibit(s)

View on PACER

2 Exhibit(s)

View on PACER

3 Exhibit(s)

View on PACER

4 Exhibit(s)

View on PACER

June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018

PACER
10

ANSWER to Amended Complaint filed by Faribault, City of. (Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 07/13/2018)

July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

RECAP
11

ORDER Setting Pretrial Scheduling Conference: Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 8/17/2018. Pretrial Conference set for 8/24/2018 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom 6B (STP) before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer. Signed by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 7/18/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form) (JMK) (Entered: 07/18/2018)

July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

PACER
12

LETTER TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford re: Rescheduling of Pretrial Conference. (Goodman, Rachel) (Entered: 07/24/2018)

July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018

PACER
13

TEXT ONLY ORDER: The Court has reviewed the letter (ECF No. 12), requesting that the Rule 16 pretrial scheduling conference be rescheduled and that certain counsel for Plaintiffs be allowed to appear by telephone. Accordingly, the Rule 16 pretrial scheduling conference will be conducted on September 5, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. CDT before the undersigned in St. Paul Courtroom 6B. Plaintiffs' counsel, Rachel Goodman and Jennesa Calvo-Friedman, shall be allowed to appear by telephone. The Rule 26(f) report shall be submitted, in the form already provided to counsel, one week prior to the conference and counsel shall include the telephone number(s) where they can be reached for the conference in the report. Chambers will initiate the call when all counsel are present and the Court is ready to begin the conference. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 7/25/2018. (JMK) (Entered: 07/25/2018)

July 25, 2018

July 25, 2018

PACER
14

AMENDED ORDER SETTING PRETRIAL SCHEDULING CONFERENCE: Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 9/4/2018. Pretrial Conference set for 9/10/2018 at 11:00 AM CDT in Courtroom 6B (STP) before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer. Signed by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 8/7/2018. (JMK) (Entered: 08/08/2018)

Aug. 7, 2018

Aug. 7, 2018

PACER
15

LETTER TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc. Regarding September 10 Scheduling Conference. (Goodman, Rachel) (Entered: 08/09/2018)

Aug. 9, 2018

Aug. 9, 2018

PACER
16

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. Filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Attachment A - Plaintiffs' Proposed ESI Protocol, # 2 Exhibit(s) Attachment B - Defendant's Proposed ESI Protocol, ATTACHMENT FILED IN ERROR - WILL REFILE - # 3 Exhibit(s) Attachment C - Stipulated Protective Order)(Goodman, Rachel) Modified text on 9/5/2018 (MMP). (Entered: 09/04/2018)

1 Exhibit(s) Attachment A - Plaintiffs' Proposed ESI Protocol

View on PACER

2 Exhibit(s) Attachment B - Defendant's Proposed ESI Protocol

View on PACER

3 Exhibit(s) Attachment C - Stipulated Protective Order

View on PACER

Sept. 4, 2018

Sept. 4, 2018

PACER
17

PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 9/5/2018. (JMK) (Entered: 09/05/2018)

Sept. 5, 2018

Sept. 5, 2018

RECAP
18

Minute Entry for Initial Pretrial Scheduling Conference held before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 9/10/2018. Discussion of pretrial deadlines and early settlement the parties are continuing to meet and confer regarding an ESI protocol, based on guidance provided by the Court during the conference. They will submit a joint update letter on or before September 18, 2018. A Pretrial Scheduling Order will be issued. (JMK) (Entered: 09/13/2018)

Sept. 10, 2018

Sept. 10, 2018

RECAP
19

NOTICE of Withdrawal as Attorney for Jennesa Calvo-Friedman (Goodman, Rachel) (Entered: 09/18/2018)

Sept. 18, 2018

Sept. 18, 2018

PACER
20

LETTER TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Faribault, City of . (Attachments: # 1 Protocol for ESI)(Wolf, Andrew) (Entered: 09/18/2018)

1 Protocol for ESI

View on PACER

Sept. 18, 2018

Sept. 18, 2018

PACER
21

PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 11/26/2018. Discovery due by 6/19/2019. Motions (non-disp) due 7/3/2019. Motions (disp) due by 10/1/2019. Ready for trial due by 1/2/2020. See the order for additional deadlines. Signed by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 9/25/2018. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit: Protocol for Preservation & Discovery of Electronic Stored Information ("ESI"))(JMK) Modified date on 9/26/2018 (lmb). (Entered: 09/25/2018)

1 Exhibit(s) ESI Protocol

View on RECAP

Sept. 25, 2018

Sept. 25, 2018

RECAP
22

NOTICE of Appearance by Terence Swihart on behalf of Rice County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. (Swihart, Terence) (Entered: 12/12/2018)

Dec. 12, 2018

Dec. 12, 2018

PACER
23

RESPONSE to Discovery Request by Rice County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.(Swihart, Terence) (Entered: 12/12/2018)

Dec. 12, 2018

Dec. 12, 2018

RECAP
24

Minute Entry for telephone Status Conference held before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 12/12/2018. The Court will hold another status conference by telephone with counsel at 8:30 a.m. CST on March 27, 2019. Counsel must meet and confer in advance of the call and submit a joint letter on or before March 25, 2019, updating the Court on the parties progress in discovery and when they might be ready for a settlement conference. (JMK) (Entered: 12/12/2018)

Dec. 12, 2018

Dec. 12, 2018

RECAP
25

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Alejandro Agustin Ortiz. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-6550897 filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. (Bratlie, Ian) (Entered: 12/14/2018)

Dec. 14, 2018

Dec. 14, 2018

PACER
26

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Joshua David Riegel. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-6550918 filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. (Bratlie, Ian) (Entered: 12/14/2018)

Dec. 14, 2018

Dec. 14, 2018

PACER
27

TEXT ONLY ENTRY: ORDER granting 25 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Alejandro Ortiz for Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc. and for David Trotter-Ford.; granting 26 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Joshua David Riegel for Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc. and for David Trotter-Ford. Approved by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 12/17/2018. (JGK) Modified text on 12/18/2018 (JGK). (Entered: 12/17/2018)

Dec. 17, 2018

Dec. 17, 2018

PACER

Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Dec. 17, 2018

Dec. 17, 2018

PACER
28

LETTER TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Faribault, City of Joint Update Letter. (Kuboushek, Jason) (Entered: 03/25/2019)

March 25, 2019

March 25, 2019

RECAP
29

Minute Entry for telephone Status Conference held before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 3/27/2019. (JMK) (Entered: 03/27/2019)

March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019

RECAP
30

FILED IN ERROR - MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Jennesa Calvo-Friedman. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-6785229 filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. (Bratlie, Ian) Modified text on 4/5/2019 (NAH). (Entered: 04/04/2019)

April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019

PACER
31

MOTION to Compel filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. (Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 04/10/2019)

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019

RECAP
32

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 31 MOTION to Compel : Motion Hearing set for 4/25/2019 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 6B (STP) before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer. (Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 04/10/2019)

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019

PACER
33

MEMORANDUM in Support re 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, David Trotter-Ford. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 04/10/2019)

1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate

View on PACER

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019

RECAP
34

AFFIDAVIT of Alejandro Ortiz in SUPPORT OF 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, David Trotter-Ford. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) A, # 2 Exhibit(s) B, # 3 Exhibit(s) C, # 4 Exhibit(s) D, # 5 Exhibit(s) E)(Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 04/10/2019)

1 Exhibit(s) A

View on RECAP

2 Exhibit(s) B

View on RECAP

3 Exhibit(s) C

View on RECAP

4 Exhibit(s) D

View on RECAP

5 Exhibit(s) E

View on RECAP

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019

RECAP
35

MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 31 Motion to Compel filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, David Trotter-Ford.(Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 04/10/2019)

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019

RECAP
36

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, David Trotter-Ford.(Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 04/10/2019)

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019

RECAP
37

NOTICE of Appearance by Alejandro Ortiz on behalf of Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. (Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 04/12/2019)

April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

PACER
38

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Amreeta Susy Mathai. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-6809132 filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. (Bratlie, Ian) (Entered: 04/15/2019)

April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

PACER

Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

PACER
39

TEXT ONLY ENTRY: ORDER granting 38 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Amreeta Mathai for Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., and for David Trotter-Ford. Approved by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 4/15/2019. (NAH) (Entered: 04/15/2019)

April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

PACER
40

NOTICE of Appearance by Scott M Flaherty on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Flaherty, Scott) (Entered: 04/17/2019)

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

PACER
41

FILED IN ERROR - MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Mark Joseph Carter. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-6814648 filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. (Bratlie, Ian) Modified text on 4/17/2019 (NAH). (Entered: 04/17/2019)

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

PACER
42

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Faribault, City of. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 04/17/2019)

1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate

View on PACER

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

RECAP
43

DECLARATION of Andrew Wolf in Opposition to 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Faribault, City of. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1, # 2 Exhibit(s) 2)(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 04/17/2019)

1 Exhibit(s) 1

View on PACER

2 Exhibit(s) 2

View on PACER

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

PACER
44

AFFIDAVIT of Deanna Kuennen in OPPOSITION TO 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Faribault, City of.(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 04/17/2019)

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

RECAP
45

NOTICE of Appearance by O. Joseph Balthazor, Jr on behalf of Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. (Balthazor, O.) (Entered: 04/23/2019)

April 23, 2019

April 23, 2019

PACER
46

NOTICE of Appearance by Brandon Blakely on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Blakely, Brandon) (Entered: 04/25/2019)

April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

PACER
48

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer: Motion Hearing held on 4/25/2019 re 31 MOTION to Compel filed by David Trotter-Ford, Thelma Jones, Lucia Porras, Faisa Abdi, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., Rukiya Hussein, Priyia Lacey, Ali Ali. Motion GRANTED in part, DENIED in part, and HELD IN ABEYANCE in part. See minute entry for details. (Court Reporter Erin Drost) (BDB) (Entered: 04/26/2019)

April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

RECAP
47

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Mark Joseph Carter. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-6836042 filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, David Trotter-Ford. (Bratlie, Ian) (Entered: 04/26/2019)

April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

PACER

Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

PACER
49

TEXT ONLY ENTRY: ORDER granting 47 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Mark Carter for Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., and for David Trotter-Ford. Approved by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 4/26/2019. (NAH) (Entered: 04/26/2019)

April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

PACER
50

ORDER ESTABLISHING BRIEFING SCHEDULE AND PROTOCOL FOR IN CAMERA REVIEW OF DOCUMENTS WITHHELD BASED ON ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE OR WORK-PRODUCT DOCTRINE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 4/29/2019. (JMK) (Entered: 04/29/2019)

April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019

PACER
51

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST for a COPY OF TRANSCRIPT 48 Motion Hearing, to Court Reporter Erin Drost. (Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 05/06/2019)

May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

PACER
52

LETTER TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford re in camera review. (Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 05/06/2019)

May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

RECAP
53

BRIEF re 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 05/10/2019)

1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate

View on PACER

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

RECAP
54

Second AFFIDAVIT of Alejandro Ortiz in SUPPORT OF 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s), # 2 Exhibit(s), # 3 Exhibit(s), # 4 Exhibit(s), # 5 Exhibit(s))(Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 05/10/2019)

1 Exhibit(s)

View on PACER

2 Exhibit(s)

View on PACER

3 Exhibit(s)

View on PACER

4 Exhibit(s)

View on PACER

5 Exhibit(s)

View on PACER

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

PACER
55

NOTICE of Filing of Official Transcript. This filing has 1 transcript(s) associated with it. (EDD) (Entered: 05/13/2019)

May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

PACER
56

TRANSCRIPT of Motions Hearing held on 4-25-19 before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer. (75 pages). Court Reporter: Erin Drost. For a copy of the transcript, please file a Transcript Request under Other Filings/Other Documents.For information on redaction procedures, please review Local Rule 5.5. Redaction Request due 6/3/2019. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/13/2019. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/12/2019. (EDD) (Entered: 05/13/2019)

May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

RECAP
57

SEALED MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Defendant City of Faribault. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 05/17/2019)

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

PACER
58

Redacted Document for 57 Sealed Supplemental Response Brief in Opposition to Motion to Compel filed by Faribault, City of. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 05/17/2019)

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

PACER
59

AFFIDAVIT of Andrew Wolf in OPPOSITION TO 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Faribault, City of. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 3, # 2 Exhibit(s) 4, # 3 Exhibit(s) 5, # 4 Exhibit(s) 6)(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 05/17/2019)

1 Exhibit(s) 3

View on PACER

2 Exhibit(s) 4

View on PACER

3 Exhibit(s) 5

View on PACER

4 Exhibit(s) 6

View on PACER

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

PACER
60

SEALED DECLARATION of Robert Alsop in Opposition to 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Defendant City of Faribault.(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 05/17/2019)

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

PACER
61

Redacted Document for 60 Sealed Declaration of Robert Alsop filed by Faribault, City of.(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 05/17/2019)

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

RECAP
62

SEALED DECLARATION of Scott Riggs in Opposition to 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Defendant City of Faribault.(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 05/17/2019)

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

PACER
63

Redacted Document for 62 Sealed Declaration of Scott Riggs filed by Faribault, City of.(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 05/17/2019)

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

RECAP
64

SEALED AFFIDAVIT of Melissa Manderschied in OPPOSITION TO 31 MOTION to Compel filed by Defendant City of Faribault.(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 05/17/2019)

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

PACER
65

Redacted Document for 64 Sealed Affidavit of Melissa Manderschied filed by Faribault, City of.(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 05/17/2019)

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

RECAP
66

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 31 Motion to Compel. See the order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 6/4/2019. (JMK) (Entered: 06/04/2019)

June 4, 2019

June 4, 2019

RECAP
67

STIPULATION by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. Jointly Signed by Jennesa Calvo-Friedman, Mark Carter, Joshua Riegel, Teresa Nelson, Ian Bratlie, Scott Flaherty, Brandon Blakely, O. Joseph Balthazor, Paul D. Reuvers, and Jason J. Kuboushek. (Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 06/05/2019)

June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019

RECAP
68

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 67 Stipulation,. (Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 06/05/2019)

June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019

PACER
69

ORDER on 67 Joint Stipulation to Extend Discovery Deadline. Fact Discovery due by 6/28/2019. Signed by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 6/6/2019. (JMK) (Entered: 06/06/2019)

June 6, 2019

June 6, 2019

RECAP
70

First NOTICE of Withdrawal as Attorney Rachel Goodman (Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 06/24/2019)

June 24, 2019

June 24, 2019

PACER
71

First NOTICE of Withdrawal as Attorney Mark Carter (Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 06/24/2019)

June 24, 2019

June 24, 2019

PACER
72

STIPULATION by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. Jointly Signed by Jennesa Calvo-Friedman, Joshua Riegel, Teresa Nelson, Ian Bratlie, Scott Flaherty, Brandon Blakely, O. Joseph Balthazor, Paul D. Reuvers, Jason J. Kuboushek, and Andrew Wolf. (Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 06/28/2019)

June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019

RECAP
73

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 72 Stipulation,. (Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 06/28/2019)

June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019

PACER
74

ORDER on second 72 Joint Stipulation to Extend Discovery Deadline. Fact Discovery due by 8/2/2019. Motions (non-disp) due 8/2/2019. See the order for additional deadlines. Signed by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 7/1/2019. (JMK) (Entered: 07/01/2019)

July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

RECAP
75

STIPULATION Regarding the Authenticity of Documents by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. Jointly Signed by Thelma Jones et al. and City of Faribault. (Riegel, Joshua) (Entered: 08/01/2019)

Aug. 1, 2019

Aug. 1, 2019

RECAP
76

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 75 Stipulation,. (Riegel, Joshua) (Entered: 08/01/2019)

Aug. 1, 2019

Aug. 1, 2019

PACER
77

NOTICE of Withdrawal as Attorney Joshua David Riegel (Riegel, Joshua) (Entered: 08/02/2019)

Aug. 2, 2019

Aug. 2, 2019

PACER
78

ORDER on 75 Stipulation. Signed by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 8/9/2019. (KLL) (Entered: 08/09/2019)

Aug. 9, 2019

Aug. 9, 2019

RECAP
79

TEXT ONLY ORDER: Defendant's counsel has provided the Court and Plaintiffs' counsel with a copy of a Restricted Order issued in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Because the order is identified as restricted, Defendant designated it Attorneys' Eyes Only pursuant to the Protective Order in this case. Plaintiffs and Defendant have indicated their intention to approach the court in Puerto Rico to seek a modification of the order. The making of such a request will not be deemed a violation of the Protective Order in this case provided that in filing that request they comply with all restrictions relating to the Restricted Order imposed by the issuing court in Puerto Rico, and that in all other respects they continue to treat the Restricted Order as Attorneys' Eyes Only under the Protective Order in this case. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 8/13/2019. (JMK) (Entered: 08/13/2019)

Aug. 13, 2019

Aug. 13, 2019

PACER

Order/Notice to Attorney

Aug. 13, 2019

Aug. 13, 2019

PACER
81

Minute Entry for Telephone Conference held before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 8/13/2019. The Court and counsel discussed the implications for the completion of expert discovery and dispositive motion practice under the scheduling order in view of a recent order from the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. (JMK) (Entered: 08/15/2019)

Aug. 13, 2019

Aug. 13, 2019

RECAP
80

First NOTICE of Withdrawal as Attorney Amreeta Mathai (Ortiz, Alejandro) (Entered: 08/14/2019)

Aug. 14, 2019

Aug. 14, 2019

PACER
82

Minute Entry for Telephone Conference held before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 8/15/2019. The Court and counsel discussed recent developments regarding Defendant's expert and implications for upcoming expert depositions and the scheduling order. (JMK) Modified text on 8/16/2019 (kt). (Entered: 08/16/2019)

Aug. 16, 2019

Aug. 16, 2019

RECAP
83

NOTICE of Appearance by Stephanie A Angolkar on behalf of Faribault, City of. (Angolkar, Stephanie) (Entered: 08/16/2019)

Aug. 16, 2019

Aug. 16, 2019

PACER
98

Minute Entry for Status Conference held before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 8/16/2019. The Court and counsel discussed recent developments regarding Defendant's expert and implications for upcoming depositions and the scheduling order. (JMK) (Entered: 09/16/2019)

Aug. 16, 2019

Aug. 16, 2019

PACER
84

TEXT ONLY ORDER: The conference call with counsel, scheduled for August 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., regarding expert discovery and dispositive motion practice, is CANCELLED. Signed by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 8/19/2019. (JMK) (Entered: 08/19/2019)

Aug. 19, 2019

Aug. 19, 2019

PACER

Order Cancelling Deadline

Aug. 19, 2019

Aug. 19, 2019

PACER
85

MOTION for Extension of Time (Modify Pretrial Scheduling Order) filed by Faribault, City of. (Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 09/06/2019)

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

PACER
86

MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 85 Motion for Extension of Time (General) filed by Faribault, City of.(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 09/06/2019)

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

PACER
87

MEMORANDUM in Support re 85 MOTION for Extension of Time (Modify Pretrial Scheduling Order) filed by Faribault, City of. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 09/06/2019)

1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate

View on PACER

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

RECAP
88

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 85 MOTION for Extension of Time (Modify Pretrial Scheduling Order) filed by Faribault, City of.(Reuvers, Paul) (Entered: 09/06/2019)

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

PACER

(Text-Only) NOTICE - Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer's Practice Pointers, which have been recently revised, are available on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota's website. All parties are expected to be familiar with and adhere to these Practice Pointers, including any variances from Local Rules. (JMK)

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

PACER
89

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 85 MOTION for Extension of Time (Modify Pretrial Scheduling Order) filed by Faribault, City of.(Angolkar, Stephanie) (Entered: 09/09/2019)

Sept. 9, 2019

Sept. 9, 2019

PACER
90

ORDER granting 85 Motion to Modify Scheduling Order. Expert discovery, including depositions, shall be completed by 1/17/2020. Non-dispositive motion deadline related to experts filed and served by 1/31/2020. All dispositive motions and supporting documentation (notice of motion, motion, exhibits, affidavits, memorandum of law, and proposed order) shall be served and filed by the moving party on or before 3/2/2020. Ready for jury trial on 7/2/2020. Signed by Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer on 9/9/2019. (JMK) (Entered: 09/09/2019)

Sept. 9, 2019

Sept. 9, 2019

PACER
91

MOTION to Unseal Pleading/Motion/Other Document De-Designate Restricted Order filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford. (Balthazor, O.) (Entered: 09/09/2019)

Sept. 9, 2019

Sept. 9, 2019

PACER
92

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 91 MOTION to Unseal Pleading/Motion/Other Document De-Designate Restricted Order : Motion Hearing set for 9/25/2019 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 6B (STP) before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer. (Balthazor, O.) (Entered: 09/09/2019)

Sept. 9, 2019

Sept. 9, 2019

PACER
93

MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 91 Motion to Unseal Pleading/Motion/Other Document, filed by Faisa Abdi, Ali Ali, Rukiya Hussein, Thelma Jones, Priyia Lacey, Lucia Porras, Somali Community Resettlement Service, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Inc., David Trotter-Ford.(Balthazor, O.) (Entered: 09/09/2019)

Sept. 9, 2019

Sept. 9, 2019

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 13, 2018

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A resettlement organization for the Somali community and six Black apartment-renters and -seekers in Faribault, Minnesota

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Faribault (City of Faribault), City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Housing

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Other