Case: Massachusetts Fair Housing Center v. HUD

3:20-cv-11765 | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 2020

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On September 28, 2020, the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (“MFHC”) and Housing Works, Inc. (“Housing Works”) filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) and the Secretary of HUD (“Secretary”) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs sued the defendants under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 702-703, alleging that a new HUD rule (“the 2020 Rule”) limiting disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing …

On September 28, 2020, the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (“MFHC”) and Housing Works, Inc. (“Housing Works”) filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) and the Secretary of HUD (“Secretary”) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs sued the defendants under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 702-703, alleging that a new HUD rule (“the 2020 Rule”) limiting disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) was contrary to law and arbitrary and capricious. The plaintiffs argued that the 2020 Rule contravened the language and intent of the FHA, as well as longstanding practice, by introducing new pleading and proof requirements and new defenses that would make it harder for victims to bring disparate impact claims and easier for violators to evade liability. The plaintiffs sought to enjoin the defendants from implementing the 2020 Rule until after this case was resolved. The case was assigned to Judge Mark G. Mastroianni.

The plaintiffs filed a motion for a preliminary injunction on October 6, 2020. The court granted the plaintiffs’ motion on October 25, 2020, finding that the defendant's purported justifications for the new rule appeared "inadequately justified." 2020 WL 6390143. Accordingly, the court enjoined the defendants from implementing the 2020 Rule until this case was resolved.

As of December 21, the case remains ongoing.

Summary Authors

Becca Rogers (12/20/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Mastroianni, Mark Gerald (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Lee, Annie (Massachusetts)

Lewis, Scott P. (Massachusetts)

Makarious, Mina S. (Massachusetts)

Sampson, Lauren (Massachusetts)

Sellstrom, Oren M (Massachusetts)

Williams, Renee M. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Andrapalliyal, Vinita (District of Columbia)

Todd, James D. (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Mastroianni, Mark Gerald (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Lee, Annie (Massachusetts)

Lewis, Scott P. (Massachusetts)

Makarious, Mina S. (Massachusetts)

Sampson, Lauren (Massachusetts)

Sellstrom, Oren M (Massachusetts)

Williams, Renee M. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Andrapalliyal, Vinita (District of Columbia)

Todd, James D. (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Daniels, Joshua M. (Massachusetts)

Pasley, Clayton (Illinois)

Rossman, Stuart T. (Massachusetts)

Sirota, Eric (Illinois)

Tran-Leung, Marie Claire (Illinois)

Walz, Katherine Elizabeth (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket [PACER]

Nov. 23, 2020 Docket
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Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Massachusetts Fair Housing Center v. United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Sept. 28, 2020 Complaint
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Memorandum and Order Regarding Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction Under 5 U.S.C. § 705 to Postpone the Effective Data of HUD's Unlawful New Rule

Massachusetts Fair Housing Center v. United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Oct. 25, 2020 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18483920/massachusetts-fair-housing-center-v-united-states-department-of-housing/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT against United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson Filing fee: $ 400, receipt number 0101-8437693 (Fee Status: Filing Fee paid), filed by Housing Works, Inc., Massachusetts Fair Housing Center. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Category Sheet, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Exhibit A to Complaint, # 4 Exhibit B to Complaint)(Makarious, Mina) Modified docket text on 9/28/2020 (Pacho, Arnold). (Entered: 09/28/2020)

1 Civil Category Sheet

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2 Civil Cover Sheet

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3 Exhibit A to Complaint

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4 Exhibit B to Comoplaint

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Sept. 28, 2020 RECAP
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Case transferred to Western Division (Springfield). (Pacho, Arnold) (Entered: 09/28/2020)

Sept. 28, 2020 PACER
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ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge Mark G. Mastroianni assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson. (Healy, Bethaney) (Entered: 09/28/2020)

Sept. 28, 2020 PACER
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Summons Issued as to All Defendants. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should download this summons, complete one for each defendant and serve it in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s) not receiving notice electronically for completion of service. (Healy, Bethaney) (Entered: 09/28/2020)

Sept. 28, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Scott P. Lewis on behalf of Housing Works, Inc., Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (Lewis, Scott) (Entered: 09/29/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Annie Lee on behalf of Housing Works, Inc., Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (Lee, Annie) (Entered: 09/29/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Lauren A. Sampson on behalf of Housing Works, Inc., Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (Sampson, Lauren) (Entered: 09/29/2020)

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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Massachusetts Fair Housing Center. (Makarious, Mina) (Entered: 09/29/2020)

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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Housing Works, Inc.. (Makarious, Mina) (Entered: 09/29/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Oren M. Sellstrom on behalf of Housing Works, Inc., Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (Sellstrom, Oren) (Entered: 09/29/2020)

Sept. 29, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Under 5 U.S.C. Sec. 705 to Postpone Effective Date of HUD's Unlawful New Rule by Housing Works, Inc., Massachusetts Fair Housing Center.(Makarious, Mina) (Entered: 10/06/2020)

Oct. 6, 2020 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support re 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Under 5 U.S.C. Sec. 705 to Postpone Effective Date of HUD's Unlawful New Rule filed by Housing Works, Inc., Massachusetts Fair Housing Center. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of Meris Bergquist, # 2 Exhibit Declaration of Armen Merjian, # 3 Exhibit Declaration of Jo-Ann Barbour, # 4 Exhibit Declaration of William Berman, # 5 Exhibit Declaration of Andrew DeFranza, # 6 Exhibit Declaration of Jane Edmonstone, # 7 Exhibit Declaration of Lewis Finfer, # 8 Exhibit Declaration of Lisa Guisbond, # 9 Exhibit Declaration of Joseph Michalakes, # 10 Exhibit Declaration of Lisa Owens, # 11 Exhibit Declaration of Dinanyili Paulino, # 12 Exhibit Declaration of Brenda Torpy, # 13 Exhibit Declaration of Dwaign Tyndal, # 14 Exhibit Declaration of Ted Wimpey, # 15 Exhibit Declaration of John Woods)(Makarious, Mina) (Attachment 9 replaced on 10/6/2020)PDF Attachment for Exhibit 9 had an error upon uploading Modified on 10/6/2020 (Zamorski, Michael). (Entered: 10/06/2020)

1 Exhibit Declaration of Meris Bergquist

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2 Exhibit Declaration of Armen Merjian

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3 Exhibit Declaration of Jo-Ann Barbour

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4 Exhibit Declaration of William Berman

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5 Exhibit Declaration of Andrew DeFranza

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6 Exhibit Declaration of Jane Edmonstone

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7 Exhibit Declaration of Lewis Finfer

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8 Exhibit Declaration of Lisa Guisbond

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9 Exhibit Declaration of Joseph Michalakes

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10 Exhibit Declaration of Lisa Owens

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11 Exhibit Declaration of Dinanyili Paulino

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12 Exhibit Declaration of Brenda Torpy

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13 Exhibit Declaration of Dwaign Tyndal

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14 Exhibit Declaration of Ted Wimpey

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15 Exhibit Declaration of John Woods

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Oct. 6, 2020 RECAP
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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered re: 11 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Defendant shall file any opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction by October 14, 2020. The court intends to hold a hearing on October 16, 2020; notice of the hearing will issue separately. Plaintiff shall serve Defendant with this order as soon as possible. (Figueroa, Tamara) (Entered: 10/06/2020)

Oct. 6, 2020 PACER
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ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Motion Hearing.This hearing will be conducted by video conference. Counsel of record will receive a video conference invite at the email registered in CM/ECF. If you have technical or compatibility issues with the technology, please notify the session's courtroom deputy as soon as possible.Access to the hearing will be made available to the media and public. In order to gain access to the hearing, you must sign up at the following address: https://forms.mad.uscourts.gov/courtlist.html. For questions regarding access to hearings, you may refer to the Court's general orders and public notices available on www.mad.uscourts.gov or contact media@mad.uscourts.gov.Motion Hearing set for 10/16/2020 at 10:15 AM in Remote Proceeding : Springfield before Judge Mark G. Mastroianni. (Figueroa, Tamara) (Entered: 10/06/2020)

Oct. 6, 2020 PACER

Order

Oct. 6, 2020 PACER

Notice of Hearing

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NOTICE of Appearance by James D. Todd, Jr on behalf of Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (Todd, James) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020 PACER
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Consent MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages for Defendants' Brief in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction and a Stay Under 5 U.S.C. 705 by Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Todd, James) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Vinita B. Andrapalliyal on behalf of Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (Andrapalliyal, Vinita) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua M. Daniels on behalf of National Housing Law Project, Shriver Center on Poverty Law, Kansas Appleseed, Nebraska Appleseed, Public Justice Center (Daniels, Joshua) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020 RECAP
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Eric Sirota, Marie Claire Tran-Leung, Clayton Pasley, Katherine Walz, Renee M. Williams Filing fee: $ 500, receipt number 0101-8460921 by National Housing Law Project, Shriver Center on Poverty Law. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A - Declarations of Eric Sirota, Marie Claire Tran-Leung, Clayton Pasley, Katherine Walz, and Renee M. Williams in Support of Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice)(Daniels, Joshua) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

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Assented to MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief in Support of Plaintiffs by Kansas Appleseed, National Housing Law Project, Nebraska Appleseed, Public Justice Center, Shriver Center on Poverty Law. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Brief of Amicus Curiae)(Daniels, Joshua) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Stuart T. Rossman on behalf of National Consumer Law Center (Rossman, Stuart) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

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Assented to MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by National Consumer Law Center. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Attachment A Proposed Amicus Brief)(Rossman, Stuart) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

1 Exhibit Attachment A Proposed Amicus Brief

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Oct. 13, 2020 PACER
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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 16 Consent Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages, 20 Assented to Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief in Support of Plaintiffs, and 22 Assented to Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief. In addition, the parties will be limited to 25 minutes each for oral argument. (Lindsay, Maurice) (Entered: 10/14/2020)

Oct. 14, 2020 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Under 5 U.S.C. Sec. 705 to Postpone Effective Date of HUD's Unlawful New Rule filed by Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A: Plaintiff Mass. Fair Hous. Ctr.'s 2018 Comment, # 2 Exhibit B: Plaintiff Mass. Fair Hous. Ctr.'s 2019 Comment)(Todd, James) (Entered: 10/14/2020)

1 Exhibit A: Plaintiff Mass. Fair Hous. Ctr.'s 2018 Comment

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2 Exhibit B: Plaintiff Mass. Fair Hous. Ctr.'s 2019 Comment

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Oct. 14, 2020 RECAP

Order on Motion for Leave to File Document AND Order on Motion for Leave to File Document AND Order on Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages

Oct. 14, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to File Document AND Order on Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages AND Order on Motion for Leave to File Document

Oct. 14, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Reply Brief and Supplemental Declarations in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion Under 5 U.S.C. Section705 to Postpone the Effective Date of HUD's Unlawful New Rule by Housing Works, Inc., Massachusetts Fair Housing Center. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C)(Makarious, Mina) (Entered: 10/15/2020)

1 Exhibit Exhibit A

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2 Exhibit Exhibit B

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3 Exhibit Exhibit C

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Oct. 15, 2020 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 25 MOTION for Leave to File Reply Brief and Supplemental Declarations in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion Under 5 U.S.C. Section705 to Postpone the Effective Date of HUD's Unlawful New Rule filed by Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Andrapalliyal, Vinita) (Entered: 10/15/2020)

Oct. 15, 2020 RECAP
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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting in part and denying in part 25 Motion for Leave to File Reply Brief and Supplemental Declarations. The court allows Plaintiffs' motion to the extent it seeks leave to file a reply brief, but denies the motion as to the request to file supplemental declarations. As the government argues, the supplemental declarations come too late for purposes of the preliminary injunction, especially given that the factual assertions could have been raised in Plaintiffs' original filings in support of the injunction request. The court will, however, consider the legal arguments raised in the reply brief. (Figueroa, Tamara) (Entered: 10/16/2020)

Oct. 16, 2020 PACER
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Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: Counsel appear for Motion Hearing held on 10/16/2020 re 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Under 5 U.S.C. Sec. 705 to Postpone Effective Date of HUD's Unlawful New Rule filed by Housing Works, Inc., Massachusetts Fair Housing Center. Arguments heard. Matter taken under advisement. (Court Reporter: Alice Moran alice.moran@verizon.net.)(Attorneys present: Lewis, Makarious, Lee, Sampton, Todd) (Healy, Bethaney) (Entered: 10/16/2020)

Oct. 16, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to File Document

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Motion Hearing

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ORDER entered: PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. For the reasons stated in Memorandum and Order, the court ALLOWS Plaintiffs Motion for a Preliminary Injunction Under 5 U.S.C. ยง 705 to Postpone the Effective Date of HUDs Unlawful New Rule (Dkt. No. 11). It is so Ordered. See attached Memorandum and Order. (Rivera, Christina) (Main Document 29 replaced on 10/27/2020) (Lindsay, Maurice). (Entered: 10/25/2020)

Oct. 25, 2020 RECAP
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Todd, James) (Entered: 11/20/2020)

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Nov. 20, 2020 RECAP
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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 30 Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to 30 days for defendant HUD to File Answer to plaintiff's 1 Complaint. (Lindsay, Maurice) (Entered: 11/23/2020)

Nov. 23, 2020 PACER
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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 19 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. ALLOWED. Added Clayton Pasley, Katherine Walz, Renee M. Williams, Marie Claire Tran-Leung, and Eric Sirota. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Lindsay, Maurice) (Entered: 11/23/2020)

Nov. 23, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

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Order on Motion for Leave to Appear

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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 29 Preliminary Injunction, by Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Fee Status: US Government. NOTICE TO COUNSEL: A Transcript Report/Order Form, which can be downloaded from the First Circuit Court of Appeals web site at http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov MUST be completed and submitted to the Court of Appeals. Counsel shall register for a First Circuit CM/ECF Appellate Filer Account at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/cmecf. Counsel shall also review the First Circuit requirements for electronic filing by visiting the CM/ECF Information section at http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/cmecf. US District Court Clerk to deliver official record to Court of Appeals by 1/12/2021. (Todd, James) (Entered: 12/23/2020)

Dec. 23, 2020 RECAP
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to January 15, 2021 to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Todd, James) (Entered: 12/23/2020)

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Certified and Transmitted Abbreviated Electronic Record on Appeal to US Court of Appeals re 33 Notice of Appeal. (Paine, Matthew) (Entered: 12/23/2020)

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 34 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer Ben Carson answer due 1/15/2021. (Zamorski, Michael) (Entered: 12/23/2020)

Dec. 23, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to February 16, 2021 to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Todd, James) (Entered: 01/12/2021)

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Jan. 12, 2021 RECAP
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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 37 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint, All Defendants. (Zamorski, Michael) (Entered: 01/14/2021)

Jan. 14, 2021 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

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MOTION to Stay (Unopposed) by Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Andrapalliyal, Vinita) (Entered: 02/11/2021)

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Feb. 11, 2021 RECAP
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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 39 Defendant's Unopposed Motion to Stay Proceedings. The parties shall confer at least once every thirty days regarding Defendant's administrative review. In addition, Defendant shall file a written status report either within fourteen days of completion of the initial stage of HUD's administrative review process or by June 11, 2021, whichever is earlier. Plaintiffs may move to lift the stay at any time. (Lindsay, Maurice) (Entered: 02/12/2021)

Feb. 12, 2021 PACER
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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 6/11/2021 (Lindsay, Maurice) (Entered: 02/12/2021)

Feb. 12, 2021 PACER

Order on Motion to Stay

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USCA Judgment as to 33 Notice of Appeal, filed by United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson (Paine, Matthew) (Entered: 02/19/2021)

Feb. 18, 2021 RECAP
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MANDATE of USCA as to 33 Notice of Appeal, filed by United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson. Appeal 33 Terminated (Paine, Matthew) (Entered: 02/19/2021)

Feb. 18, 2021 RECAP
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STATUS REPORT by Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Todd, James) (Entered: 06/11/2021)

June 11, 2021 RECAP
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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: Electronic order entered re: 44 Joint Status Report. As requested by the parties in their Joint Status Report, the stay in this matter is extended and the parties shall file another joint status report by August 10, 2021.(Zamorski, Michael) (Entered: 06/14/2021)

June 14, 2021 PACER

Order

June 14, 2021 PACER
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STATUS REPORT by Housing Works, Inc., Massachusetts Fair Housing Center. (Sampson, Lauren) (Entered: 09/27/2021)

Sept. 27, 2021 PACER
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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: Electronic order entered re: 46 Joint Status Report. As requested by the parties in their Joint Status Report, the stay in this matter is extended and the parties shall file another joint status report by November 30, 2021.(Zamorski, Michael) (Entered: 09/28/2021)

Sept. 28, 2021 PACER

Order

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NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by Renee M. Williams as counsel for amicus curiae National Housing Law Project (Williams, Renee) (Entered: 10/14/2021)

Oct. 14, 2021 PACER
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STATUS REPORT of the Parties by Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Todd, James) (Entered: 12/01/2021)

Dec. 1, 2021 PACER
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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER regarding 49 Joint Status Report. The court grants the parties request for continued stay. The parties are ordered to file a further status report with the court by January 31, 2022. So ordered. (Healy, Bethaney) (Entered: 12/16/2021)

Dec. 16, 2021 PACER
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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 1/31/2022 (Healy, Bethaney) (Entered: 12/16/2021)

Dec. 16, 2021 PACER

Order

Dec. 16, 2021 PACER
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STATUS REPORT, Joint by Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Todd, James) (Entered: 01/31/2022)

Jan. 31, 2022 PACER
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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER regarding 52 Joint Status Report. The court grants the parties request for continued stay. The parties are ordered to file a further status report with the court by April 1, 2022. So ordered.(Zamorski, Michael) (Entered: 02/01/2022)

Feb. 1, 2022 PACER

Order

Feb. 1, 2022 PACER
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STATUS REPORT, Joint by Ben Carson, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Todd, James) (Entered: 04/01/2022)

April 1, 2022 PACER
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Electronic order entered regarding 54 Joint Status Report. The court grants the parties' request to continue the stay of this action. The parties are ordered to file another joint status report by June 30, 2022. (Figueroa, Tamara) (Entered: 04/06/2022)

April 5, 2022 PACER

Order

April 6, 2022 PACER

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Fair housing organizations

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal

Secretary, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2020 - None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Housing

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Lending