Case: Defy Ventures v. Small Business Administration

1:20-cv-01838 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: June 16, 2020

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Case Summary

COVID-19 Summary: This is a case challenging the legality of the Small Business Administration's decision to exclude small business owners from parts of the CARES Act, passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 21, the court granted a preliminary injunction extending the deadline to apply for a loan for the named plaintiffs. In response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act, which created, among other things, the “Paycheck Protec…

COVID-19 Summary: This is a case challenging the legality of the Small Business Administration's decision to exclude small business owners from parts of the CARES Act, passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 21, the court granted a preliminary injunction extending the deadline to apply for a loan for the named plaintiffs.


In response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act, which created, among other things, the “Paycheck Protection Program.” Under this program, small business owners could apply for a loan from the Small Business Administration; if they later certified that all of the loan funds had been used for qualifying expenses, the loan would be forgiven. The Act authorized the SBA to use a streamlined rulemaking process, in order to distribute the $669 billion fund as quickly as possible. The SBA’s Interim Final Rules rendered many small business owners with criminal records ineligible; the Interim Final Rules were changed several times between April and June 2020.

On June 16, 2020, three organizations and two individual plaintiffs filed this lawsuit challenging the legality of the SBA’s decision to exclude small business owners based on their criminal histories. Represented by the ACLU, the Public Interest Law Center, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and private counsel, they sued the Small Business Administration in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Their complaint alleged that the SBA had no statutory authority under the CARES Act to add the criminal record exclusions; that the exclusions were arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act; that the exclusions had a disparate impact on communities of color; and that the multiple changes to the Interim Final Rules had made it impossible for some qualifying small business owners to apply before the June 30 application deadline. The case was assigned to Judge Catherine C. Blake.

The plaintiffs sought a judgment declaring unlawful and setting aside the SBA’s rulemaking action. They also sought an injunction that would:

  1. bar the SBA from denying Paycheck Protection Program funds to applicants because of their criminal records,
  2. compel the SBA to extend the application deadline three weeks (to July 21, 2020) in all of the states where the plaintiffs operated (Maryland, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, and Washington), and
  3. reserve sufficient funds ($31,500) to fill the plaintiffs’ loan requests.
They also sought attorneys’ fees and costs.

The SBA issued a new set of rules on June 24, which made all of the plaintiffs eligible to apply for loans. However, in a June 29, 2020 ruling, the court declined to dismiss the plaintiffs’ claims as moot. The SBA had not demonstrated that the plaintiffs would not again be excluded from loan consideration; additionally, the SBA had not granted the requested deadline extension. In that decision, the court found that the June 24 Interim Final Rule was a permissible interpretation of SBA’s statutory authority under the CARES Act. The plaintiffs were thus unlikely to prevail on their claims that the June 24 Interim Final Rule was arbitrary and capricious or contrary to law. The court found, however, that the plaintiffs were likely to succeed on their arbitrary-and-capricious claims regarding the earlier incarnations of the Interim Final Rule; for that reason, the court granted a preliminary injunction ordering the deadline extended to July 21 for the named plaintiffs, but declined to issue any other requested relief.

On July 4, 2020, President Trump signed follow-up legislation that gave all business owners eligible under the June 24 Interim Final Rule until August 8, 2020 to apply.

As of July 29, 2020, further developments in the litigation are pending.

Summary Authors

Gregory Marsh (8/5/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Blake, Catherine C. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alderdice, Jacob (New York)

Bracey, Kali (District of Columbia)

Calvo-Friedman, Jennesa (New York)

De Palma, Claudia (Pennsylvania)

Deutsch, Elizabeth (District of Columbia)

Lieberman, Hannah E. M. (District of Columbia)

Moore, ReNika C (New York)

Morris, Lauren (District of Columbia)

Niles-Weed, Robert (New York)

Judge(s)

Blake, Catherine C. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alderdice, Jacob (New York)

Bracey, Kali (District of Columbia)

Calvo-Friedman, Jennesa (New York)

De Palma, Claudia (Pennsylvania)

Deutsch, Elizabeth (District of Columbia)

Lieberman, Hannah E. M. (District of Columbia)

Moore, ReNika C (New York)

Morris, Lauren (District of Columbia)

Niles-Weed, Robert (New York)

Ortiz, Alejandro (New York)

Tripp, Zachary D. (District of Columbia)

Wasik, Joanna K. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gilligan, James J (District of Columbia)

Griffiths, John R. (District of Columbia)

Hunt, Joseph H. (District of Columbia)

Morrell, David Michael (District of Columbia)

Sur, Indraneel (District of Columbia)

Womack, Eric R. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket [PACER]

Defy Ventures, Inc. v. United States Small Business Administration

June 29, 2020 Docket
1 (incl. 1-1 to 1-27)

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Defy Ventures v. United States Small Business Administration

June 16, 2020 Complaint
2, 2-1, 2-2

Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Defy Ventures, Inc v. U.S. Small Business Administration

June 16, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
29, 29-1, 29-2

Defendants' Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motions for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunctions

Carmen's Corner Store v. United States Small Business Administration

June 24, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
32

Defendants' Notice of Supplemental Authority in Support of their Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motions for Temporary Restraining Orders on Preliminary Injunctions

Carmen's Corner Store v. United States Small Business Administration

June 25, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
34 (incl. 34-1 to 34-15)

Reply Memorandum in Support of Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Defy Ventures, Inc. v. U.S. Small Business Administration

June 25, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Defendants' Second Notice of Supplemental Authority in Support of their Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motions for Temporary Restraining Orders or Preliminary Injunctions

Carmen's Corner Store v. United States Small Business Administration

June 26, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Defendants' Notice of Filing

Carmen's Corner Store v. United States Small Business Administration

June 27, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
38 (& 38-1)

Update in Response to Court's Request for Clarification at June 29, 2020 Conference Call

Defy Ventures, Inc. v. U.S. Small Business Administration

June 29, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
39, 40

Memorandum

Defy Ventures, Inc v. U.S. Small Business Administration

469 F.Supp.3d 459, 2020 WL 3546873

June 29, 2020 Order/Opinion

Resources

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Defy Ventures, Inc. v. Small Business Administration

American Civil Liberties Union

This case challenges the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) and Department of the Treasury’s unlawful and irrational decision to categorically deny access to the Paycheck Protection Program (the… June 18, 2020 https://www.aclu.org/...

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Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17252669/defy-ventures-inc-v-united-states-small-business-administration/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT against Jovita Carranza, Steven Mnuchin, United States Department of the Treasury, United States Small Business Administration ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0416-8704711.), filed by Sekwan Merritt, John D. Garland, Defy Ventures, Inc., Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc., Prop Prep Properties, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Index of Exhibits, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit B-1, # 6 Exhibit B-2, # 7 Exhibit B-3, # 8 Exhibit C, # 9 Exhibit D, # 10 Exhibit D-1, # 11 Exhibit E, # 12 Exhibit F, # 13 Exhibit G, # 14 Exhibit H, # 15 Exhibit I, # 16 Exhibit J, # 17 Exhibit K, # 18 Exhibit L, # 19 Exhibit M, # 20 Exhibit N, # 21 Exhibit O, # 22 Summons, # 23 Summons, # 24 Summons, # 25 Summons, # 26 Summons, # 27 Summons)(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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22 Summons

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June 16, 2020 RECAP
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Emergency MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Order)(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

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June 16, 2020 PACER
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Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure Statement by Defy Ventures, Inc. identifying Other Affiliate Defy Ventures Colorado, Inc., Other Affiliate Defy Ventures Washington, Inc. for Defy Ventures, Inc..(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

June 16, 2020 PACER
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Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure Statement by Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc. identifying Corporate Parent Clic Clix Media Group, LLC for Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc..(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

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Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure Statement by Prop Prep Properties, LLC (Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

June 16, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for ReNika C. Moore (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8704960.) by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc.(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

June 16, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Alejandro A. Ortiz (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8704990.) by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc.(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Claudia De Palma (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8705016.) by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc.(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Elizabeth B. Deutsch (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8705025.) by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc.(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Jacob D. Alderdice (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8705039.) by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc.(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

June 16, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Robert B. Niles-Wee (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8705049.) by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc.(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Zachary D. Tripp (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8705064.) by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc.(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Jennesa Calvo-Friedman (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8705073.) by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc.(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

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Summons Issued 60 days as to Jovita Carranza, Steven Mnuchin, United States Department of the Treasury, United States Small Business Administration, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General(ds3, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

June 16, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Expedite Briefing Schedule on Emergency Motion for a Preliminary Injunction by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

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NOTICE by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc. re 1 Complaint,,, / Exhibit C-1 to Complaint (Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/17/2020)

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Telephone Conference

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 15 MOTION to Expedite Briefing Schedule on Emergency Motion for a Preliminary Injunction filed by Jovita Carranza, Steven Mnuchin, United States Department of the Treasury, United States Small Business Administration.(Lazerow, Alan) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

June 18, 2020 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 6 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of ReNika Moore. Directing attorney ReNika Moore to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 6/18/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 7 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Alejandro A Ortiz. Directing attorney Alejandro A Ortiz to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 6/18/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 8 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Claudia De Palma. Directing attorney Claudia De Palma to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 6/18/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 9 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Elizabeth Deutsch. Directing attorney Elizabeth Deutsch to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 6/18/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 10 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Jacob Alderdice. Directing attorney Jacob Alderdice to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 6/18/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 11 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Robert Niles-Weed. Directing attorney Robert Niles-Weed to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 6/18/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 12 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Zachary D Tripp. Directing attorney Zachary D Tripp to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 6/18/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 13 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Jennesa Calvo Friedman. Directing attorney Jennesa Calvo Friedman to use the attorney's existing CM/ECF login and password previously issued in this Court. The account password can be reset at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-password-reset. Signed by Clerk on 6/18/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

June 18, 2020 PACER

Telephone Conference held on 6/18/2020 before Judge Catherine C. Blake. (kams, Deputy Clerk)

June 18, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Lauren E. Morris (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8711569.) by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc.(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/19/2020)

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ORDER confirming the results of the conference call held on 6/18/2020; granting 15 Motion to Expedite Briefing Schedule, to the extent that the defendants' response to the motions for preliminary injunction is due 6/24/2020. Signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake on 6/19/2020. (krs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/19/2020)

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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 26 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Lauren Morris. Directing attorney Lauren Morris to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 6/23/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 2 Emergency MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motions for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunctions) filed by Jovita Carranza, Steven Mnuchin, United States Department of the Treasury, United States Small Business Administration. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit (Declaration of John A. Miller), # 2 Affidavit (Declaration of James J. Gilligan))(Gilligan, James) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

1 Affidavit (Declaration of John A. Miller)

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2 Affidavit (Declaration of James J. Gilligan)

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June 24, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages (Defendants Motion For Leave To File Excess Pages In Opposition To Plaintiffs Motions For Temporary Restraining Orders Or Preliminary Injunctions) by Jovita Carranza, Steven Mnuchin, United States Department of the Treasury, United States Small Business Administration(Gilligan, James) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Indraneel Sur on behalf of All Defendants Associated Cases: 1:20-cv-01838-CCB, 1:20-cv-01736-CCB(Sur, Indraneel) (Entered: 06/25/2020)

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NOTICE by Small Business Administration re (29 in 1:20-cv-01838-CCB) Response in Opposition to Motion, (10 in 1:20-cv-01736-CCB) Response in Opposition to Motion, of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Decision in Civil Action ELH-20-1324)Associated Cases: 1:20-cv-01838-CCB, 1:20-cv-01736-CCB(Sur, Indraneel) (Entered: 06/25/2020)

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NOTICE by Small Business Administration re (29 in 1:20-cv-01838-CCB) Response in Opposition to Motion, (10 in 1:20-cv-01736-CCB) Response in Opposition to Motion, of Errata with Corrected Brief (Attachments: # 1 Errata SBA Redline Corr. Opp.)Associated Cases: 1:20-cv-01838-CCB, 1:20-cv-01736-CCB(Sur, Indraneel) (Entered: 06/25/2020)

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June 25, 2020 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 2 Emergency MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Plaintiffs' Reply Memorandum in Support of Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Afraz Khan, # 2 Exhibit 1 to Khan Declaration, # 3 Exhibit 2 to Khan Declaration, # 4 Exhibit 3 to Khan Declaration, # 5 Exhibit 4 to Khan Declaration, # 6 Exhibit 5 to Khan Declaration, # 7 Exhibit 6 to Khan Declaration, # 8 Supplemental Declaration of Andrew Glazier, # 9 Exhibit 1 to Glazier Supp. Declaration, # 10 Supplemental Declaration of Sekwan Merritt, # 11 Exhibit 1 to Merritt Supp. Declaration, # 12 Supplemental Declaration of John D. Garland, # 13 Exhibit 1 to Garland Supp. Declaration, # 14 Exhibit 2 to Garland Supp. Declaration, # 15 Exhibit 3 to Garland Supp. Declaration)(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/25/2020)

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10 Supplemental Declaration of Sekwan Merritt

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NOTICE of Appearance by Joanna Karolina Wasik on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Wasik, Joanna) (Entered: 06/26/2020)

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NOTICE by Small Business Administration re (29 in 1:20-cv-01838-CCB) Response in Opposition to Motion, (10 in 1:20-cv-01736-CCB) Response in Opposition to Motion, of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Decision in WDNY No. 20cv665)Associated Cases: 1:20-cv-01838-CCB, 1:20-cv-01736-CCB(Sur, Indraneel) (Entered: 06/26/2020)

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NOTICE by Jovita Carranza, Steven Mnuchin, Small Business Administration, The United States of America, Jovita Carranza, Steven Mnuchin, United States Department of the Treasury, United States Small Business Administration re (34 in 1:20-cv-01838-CCB) Reply to Response to Motion,,, (15 in 1:20-cv-01736-CCB) Reply to Response to Motion (Defendants' Notice of Filing) Associated Cases: 1:20-cv-01736-CCB, 1:20-cv-01838-CCB(Gilligan, James) (Entered: 06/27/2020)

June 27, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE by Defy Ventures, Inc., John D. Garland, Sekwan Merritt, Prop Prep Properties, LLC, Sign Me Up Bethpage, Inc. / Update in Response to Court's Request for Clarification at June 29, 2020 Conference Call (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Bracey, Kali) (Entered: 06/29/2020)

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MEMORANDUM. Signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake on 6/29/2020. (krs, Deputy Clerk)

June 29, 2020 RECAP
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 2 Motion for Preliminary Injunction; extending the application deadline until 7/21/2020; denying the additional injunctive relief requested by the plaintiffs; granting 30 Defendant's motion for leave to file excess pages. Signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake on 6/29/2020. (krs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

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State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Criminal Justice (Other)

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 16, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Small business owners with prior criminal convictions, seeking to qualify for Paycheck Protection Program loans during the COVID pandemic.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

Washington Lawyers' Committee

Public Interest Law Center (PILCOP)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

United States Small Business Administration, Federal

United States Department of the Treasury, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Funding

Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)

COVID-19:

Mitigation Requested