Case: FHJC v. Esplanade Venture Partnership

1:13-cv-03600 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: May 29, 2013

Closed Date: Dec. 11, 2018

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Case Summary

This case is about discriminatory housing practices in New York City.In the fall of 2012, the Fair Housing Justice Center received a complaint alleging that the Esplanade Residences refused to rent to people who use wheelchairs. As a result, the FHJC launched an investigation into the matter by sending "testers" to observe the residences' polices while posing as potential renters. Based on the findings of the investigations, on May 29, 2013, the FHJC filed a lawsuit in the United States Distric…

This case is about discriminatory housing practices in New York City.

In the fall of 2012, the Fair Housing Justice Center received a complaint alleging that the Esplanade Residences refused to rent to people who use wheelchairs. As a result, the FHJC launched an investigation into the matter by sending "testers" to observe the residences' polices while posing as potential renters. Based on the findings of the investigations, on May 29, 2013, the FHJC filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601. Represented by a private public interest firm and a non-profit legal organization, the plaintiffs alleged that the owners and managers of five independent senior living residences were discriminating on the basis of disability, religion, and race in violation of fair housing laws. Specifically, the complaint alleged three violations of the Fair Housing Act for discrimination of the bases of disability, religion, and race, as well as violations of state fair housing laws. The plaintiffs sought injunctive relief, in the form of policy change, and damages. The case was assigned to Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis and Judge Analisa Torres.

The defendants filed their answer on July 22, 2013. Following a pretrial conference on August 30, the parties agreed to a settlement conference before a magistrate judge prior to proceeding to trial. Initially, this conference was set for October 8, 2013, but was rescheduled twice.

FHJC filed an amended complaint on October 2, 2013 and added a jury demand. On November 1, the plaintiff withdrew the amended complaint, making the complaint filed on May 29 the operative complaint. On November 8, FHJC filed a motion for leave to amend their complaint in order to add Chestnut Operating Company as a defendant in light of information uncovered in discovery. On November 21, the defendants consented to the amendment of the complaint and, on December 18, they filed an answer.

The settlement conference was held on November 22, 2013 and did not settle at that time, according to a minute entry. The conference was adjourned to January 6, 2014. The parties engaged in several conferences that did not result in settlement throughout 2014, many of which were adjourned multiple times for reasons related to discovery. The case was reassigned to Judge Valerie E. Caproni.

The final conference was held on November 12, 2014. The parties reached a settlement on December 11, 2014 and a stipulation for voluntary dismissal was filed on January 8, 2015. The settlement included policy changes to conform the defendants' policies to the requirements of the Fair Housing Act. The defendants would not discriminate against residents or prospective residents on the basis of disability, religion, or race by denying housing, falsely representing unavailability of housing, advertising in a way that indicated discrimination. Specifically, the defendants would end a practice of inquiring into a prospective renters religion or disability, they would provide reasonable accommodations and a means by which to request them, include more diverse models and the phrase "Equal Opportunity Housing" in their advertising, and train their employees on these new policies. The agreement also contained certain measures particular to each housing complex. In addition to the policy changes, the settlement agreement included a monetary settlement of $297,500 for damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs. The obligations under the settlement agreement would continue for four years, through which the court would retain jurisdiction.

The case was dismissed with prejudice on January 12, 2015 with the court retaining jurisdiction only to enforce compliance with the settlement. No docket entries have been filed since 2015, and the case is presumably closed.

Summary Authors

Rachel Kreager (3/17/2021)

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Judge(s)

Ellis, Ronald L. (New York)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Cremin, Kevin M. (New York)

Horowitz, Hayley (New York)

Attorney for Defendant

Gorman, Elizabeth Rolande (New York)

Hadjicharala, Cristo Chariton (New York)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:13-cv-03600

Docket

Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. v. Esplanade Venture Partnership

Jan. 12, 2015

Jan. 12, 2015

Docket
1

1:13-cv-03600

Complaint

Fair Housing Justice Center, INC. v. Esplanade Venture Partnership

May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

Complaint
19

1:13-cv-03600

Amended Complaint

Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. v. Esplanade Venture Partnership

Oct. 2, 2013

Oct. 2, 2013

Complaint

1:13-cv-03600

Settlement Agreement

Fair Housing Justice Center, INC. v. Esplanade Venture Partnership

Nov. 25, 2014

Nov. 25, 2014

Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/13142822/fair-housing-justice-center-inc-v-esplanade-venture-partnership/

Last updated March 22, 2024, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against Esplanade Chestnut, LLC, Esplanade Staten Island, LLC, Esplanade Venture Partnership, Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership, Palisades Gardens Group, LLC. (Filing Fee $ 350.00, Receipt Number 465401068512)Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.(jd) (jd). (Entered: 05/30/2013)

May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

RECAP

SUMMONS ISSUED as to Esplanade Chestnut, LLC, Esplanade Staten Island, LLC, Esplanade Venture Partnership, Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership, Palisades Gardens Group, LLC. (jd)

May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

PACER

Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis is so designated. (jd)

May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

PACER

Case Designated ECF. (jd)

May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

PACER
2

SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED Summons and Complaint, served. Esplanade Venture Partnership served on 6/4/2013, answer due 6/25/2013. Service was accepted by Marcy Salwen. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Houk, Diane) (Entered: 06/10/2013)

June 10, 2013

June 10, 2013

PACER
3

SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED Summons and Complaint, served. Esplanade Staten Island, LLC served on 6/4/2013, answer due 6/25/2013. Service was accepted by Joan Castella, Managing Agent. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Houk, Diane) (Entered: 06/10/2013)

June 10, 2013

June 10, 2013

PACER
4

NOTICE OF INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Initial Conference set for 8/23/2013 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 15D of the United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Analisa Torres. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 6/11/2013) (mro) (Entered: 06/11/2013)

June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013

PACER
5

SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED Summons and Complaint, served. Palisades Gardens Group, LLC served on 6/6/2013, answer due 6/27/2013. Service was accepted by Millie Mollabeqire, Managing Agent. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Houk, Diane) (Entered: 06/14/2013)

June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013

PACER
6

SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED Summons and Complaint, served. Esplanade Chestnut, LLC served on 6/6/2013, answer due 6/27/2013. Service was accepted by Milama Kirschensteyn, Managing Agent. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Houk, Diane) (Entered: 06/14/2013)

June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013

PACER
7

SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED Summons and Complaint, served. Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership served on 6/11/2013, answer due 7/2/2013. Service was accepted by Arlinda Dasilva. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Houk, Diane) (Entered: 06/17/2013)

June 17, 2013

June 17, 2013

PACER
8

SCHEDULING ORDER: The initial pretrial conference scheduled at 11:00 a.m., on August 23, 2013, is adjourned to August 23, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. All other deadlines, including the deadline for the joint letter and joint Case Management Plan and Scheduling Order, remain in effect. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 7/9/2013) (rsh) (Entered: 07/09/2013)

July 9, 2013

July 9, 2013

PACER
9

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by David Todd Luntz on behalf of Esplanade Chestnut, LLC, Esplanade Staten Island, LLC, Esplanade Venture Partnership, Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership, Palisades Gardens Group, LLC. (Luntz, David) (Entered: 07/18/2013)

July 18, 2013

July 18, 2013

PACER
10

STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING TIME FOR DEFENDANTS TO APPEAR AND ANSWER, MOVE, OR OTHERWISE RESPOND TO COMPLAINT: IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED by and between the undersigned counsel for Plaintiff Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. and Defendants Esplanade Venture Partnership; Esplanade of White Plains Venture Partnership; Palisades Gardens Group, LLC; Esplanade Chestnut, LLC; and Esplanade Staten Island, LLC., (collectively, "Defendants") as follows: The time to answer the Summons and Complaint for Defendants, is extended to and including July 22, 2013; Defendants waive any defect in service of the Summons and Complaint in this action; and Facsimile or other copies of the signatures of counsel on this stipulation may be filed with the Court. Any motion must be preceded by a pre-motion conference, pursuant to Paragraph III of the Court's Individual Practices in Civil Cases. IT IS SO ORDERED. Esplanade Chestnut, LLC answer due 7/22/2013; Esplanade Staten Island, LLC answer due 7/22/2013; Esplanade Venture Partnership answer due 7/22/2013; Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership answer due 7/22/2013; Palisades Gardens Group, LLC answer due 7/22/2013. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 7/18/2013) (rsh) (Entered: 07/18/2013)

July 18, 2013

July 18, 2013

PACER
11

ANSWER to Complaint. Document filed by Esplanade Chestnut, LLC, Esplanade Staten Island, LLC, Esplanade Venture Partnership, Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership, Palisades Gardens Group, LLC.(Luntz, David) (Entered: 07/22/2013)

July 22, 2013

July 22, 2013

PACER
12

FILING ERROR - ELECTRONIC FILING OF NON-ECF DOCUMENT - INITIAL REPORT OF PARTIES BEFORE PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. and Joint Letter Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Joint Letter to Hon. Torres)(Houk, Diane) Modified on 8/20/2013 (lb). (Entered: 08/16/2013)

Aug. 16, 2013

Aug. 16, 2013

PACER

***NOTE TO ATTORNEY TO RE-FILE DOCUMENT - NON-ECF DOCUMENT ERROR. Note to Attorney Diane Lee Houk to E-MAIL Document No. 12 Proposed Case Management Plan. This document is not filed via ECF. (lb)

Aug. 20, 2013

Aug. 20, 2013

PACER
13

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Analisa Torres from David T. Luntz dated 8/20/2013 re: Counsel for defendants respectfully request for the August 23, 2013, 4 p.m. initial conference to be rescheduled. The parties are available on August 30 or September 6, 2013. ENDORSEMENT: GRANTED. The initial pretrial conference, currently scheduled for August 23, 2013, is rescheduled to 4:45 p.m. on August 30, 2013.(Initial Conference set for 8/30/2013 at 04:45 PM before Judge Analisa Torres.) (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 8/20/2013) (rsh) (Entered: 08/21/2013)

Aug. 21, 2013

Aug. 21, 2013

PACER

Minute Order Proceedings held before Judge Analisa Torres: Initial Pretrial Conference held on 8/30/2013. (mo)

Aug. 30, 2013

Aug. 30, 2013

PACER
14

ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE. Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge for Settlement. Referred to Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 8/30/2013) (rsh) (Main Document 14 replaced on 9/3/2013) (rsh). Modified on 9/3/2013 (rsh). (Entered: 09/03/2013)

Sept. 3, 2013

Sept. 3, 2013

PACER
15

CIVIL CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND SCHEDULING ORDER: All parties do not consent to conducting all further proceedings before a magistrate judge, including motions and trial. 28 U.S.C. 636(c). This case is to be tried to a jury. Counsel for the parties have discussed the use of the following alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for use in this case: Settlement conference before a Magistrate Judge after Rule 26 disclosures on September 6, 2013; Plaintiffs agree to provide settlement demand by September 6, 2013. Counsel for the parties have conferred and their present best estimate of the length of trial is: 10 days. Deposition due by 1/31/2014. Fact Discovery due by 1/31/2014. Expert Discovery due by 3/16/2014. Case Management Conference set for 2/14/2014 at 4:00 PM before Judge Analisa Torres. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 8/30/2013) (rsh) (Entered: 09/03/2013)

Sept. 3, 2013

Sept. 3, 2013

PACER
16

LETTER addressed to Judge Analisa Torres from Diane L. Houk, Kevin M. Cremin and David T. Luntz dated 8/21/2013 re: The parties for the above matter write to submit to the Court a joint letter and proposed Civil Case Management Plan and Scheduling Order, a copy of which is enclosed. The parties will appear for an initial pretrial conference, in accordance with Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, at 4:45 p.m., on August 30, 2013. Document filed by Esplanade Chestnut, LLC, Esplanade Staten Island, LLC, Esplanade Venture Partnership, Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership, Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc., Palisades Gardens Group, LLC. (rsh) Modified on 9/5/2013 (kw). (Entered: 09/03/2013)

Sept. 3, 2013

Sept. 3, 2013

PACER
17

SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER: Settlement Conference set for 10/8/2013 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 11C, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis. Plaintiff's counsel is responsible for confirming with each defendant's counsel that all necessary participants are aware of this conference. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis on 9/10/2013) (tn) (Entered: 09/10/2013)

Sept. 10, 2013

Sept. 10, 2013

PACER
19

AMENDED COMPLAINT amending 1 Complaint, against Esplanade Chestnut, LLC, Esplanade Staten Island, LLC, Esplanade Venture Partnership, Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership, Palisades Gardens Group, LLC, Chestnut Operating Company, LLC with JURY DEMAND. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.(djc) (Entered: 10/07/2013)

Oct. 2, 2013

Oct. 2, 2013

RECAP
18

LETTER MOTION for Conference addressed to Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis from David T. Luntz dated October 4, 2013. Document filed by Esplanade Chestnut, LLC, Esplanade Staten Island, LLC, Esplanade Venture Partnership, Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership, Palisades Gardens Group, LLC.(Luntz, David) (Entered: 10/04/2013)

Oct. 4, 2013

Oct. 4, 2013

PACER
20

ORDER granting 18 Letter Motion for Conference Settlement Conference set for 10/28/2013 at 02:30 PM in Courtroom 11C, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis. (HEREBY ORDERED by Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis)(Text Only Order) (Ellis, Ronald) (Entered: 10/07/2013)

Oct. 7, 2013

Oct. 7, 2013

PACER
21

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Stephen Henry Volkheimer on behalf of Chestnut Operating Company, LLC, Esplanade Chestnut, LLC. (Volkheimer, Stephen) (Entered: 10/24/2013)

Oct. 24, 2013

Oct. 24, 2013

PACER
22

LETTER MOTION for Conference addressed to Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis from David T. Luntz dated October 24, 2013. Document filed by Esplanade Chestnut, LLC, Esplanade Staten Island, LLC, Esplanade Venture Partnership, Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership, Palisades Gardens Group, LLC.(Luntz, David) (Entered: 10/24/2013)

Oct. 24, 2013

Oct. 24, 2013

PACER
23

ORDER granting 22 Letter Motion for Conference Settlement Conference set for 11/22/2013 at 02:15 PM in Courtroom 11C, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis. (HEREBY ORDERED by Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis)(Text Only Order) (Ellis, Ronald) (Entered: 10/25/2013)

Oct. 25, 2013

Oct. 25, 2013

PACER
24

CORRECTED ORDER: It is hereby ordered that: the settlement conference set for November 22, 2013 at 2:15 p.m. shall be instead for November 22, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. So Ordered (Signed by Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis on 10/28/2013) (js) (Entered: 10/28/2013)

Oct. 28, 2013

Oct. 28, 2013

PACER
25

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Hayley Horowitz on behalf of Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Horowitz, Hayley) (Entered: 10/29/2013)

Oct. 29, 2013

Oct. 29, 2013

PACER
26

DOCUMENT REFERRED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL - NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL Pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the plaintiff(s) and or their counsel(s), hereby give notice that the above-captioned action is voluntarily dismissed, against the defendant(s) Chestnut Operating Company, LLC. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Houk, Diane) Modified on 11/1/2013 (jno). (Entered: 10/31/2013)

Oct. 31, 2013

Oct. 31, 2013

PACER

***NOTE TO ATTORNEY - DOCUMENT REFERRED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL. Note to Attorney Diane Houk Document 26 Notice of Voluntary Dismissal, was referred to Judge Analisa Torres for approval. (jno)

Nov. 1, 2013

Nov. 1, 2013

PACER
27

STIPULATION AND ORDER WITHDRAWING AMENDED COMPLAINT: IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED by and between the undersigned counsel for Plaintiff Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. and Defendants Esplanade Venture Partnership; Esplanade of White Plains Venture Partnership; Palisades Gardens Group, LLC; Esplanade Chestnut, LLC; Esplanade Staten Island, LLC., (collectively, "Defendants"): On October 2, 2013, Plaintiff filed an amended complaint. On October 22,2013, during a telephone call held by all counsel to discuss pre~discovery matters, Plaintiff and Defendants concluded that leave should have been sought by October 2, 2013 to amend the complaint in accordance with the Court's July 9, 2013 scheduling order. As leave to amend was not sought by October 2, 2013, the amended complaint filed on October 2, 2013, is withdrawn, and the original complaint filed on May 29, 2013, is the operative complaint. Plaintiff presently intends to seek leave from the Court to file an amended complaint. However, in order to determine whether there arc new facts Plaintiff should consider before deciding whether to amend the complaint and add a new party, Plaintiff would first like an opportunity to confer with new counsel for Chestnut Operating Company, LLC, and Esplanade Chestnut, LLC, who filed an appearance on October 24, 2013. If Plaintiff moves to amend the complaint on or before November 8, 2013, Defendants will not oppose the motion as untimely under the July 9, 2013 scheduling order but reserve the right to oppose the motion on any other grounds. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 11/1/2013) (rsh) (Entered: 11/01/2013)

Nov. 1, 2013

Nov. 1, 2013

PACER
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NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL OF CHESTNUT OPERATING COMPANY, LLC AS DEFENDANT: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: that pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Plaintiff, by its undersigned attorneys, hereby dismisses, without prejudice, and without fees or costs, all claims against Defendant Chestnut Operating Company, LLC in the above-captioned case. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 11/1/2013) (rsh) (Entered: 11/01/2013)

Nov. 1, 2013

Nov. 1, 2013

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Amended Pleadings due by 11/8/2013. (rsh)

Nov. 1, 2013

Nov. 1, 2013

PACER
29

FIRST MOTION to Amend/Correct Complaint. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc..(Houk, Diane) (Entered: 11/08/2013)

Nov. 8, 2013

Nov. 8, 2013

PACER
30

MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 29 FIRST MOTION to Amend/Correct Complaint.. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Houk, Diane) (Entered: 11/08/2013)

Nov. 8, 2013

Nov. 8, 2013

RECAP
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DECLARATION of Diane L. Houk in Support re: 29 FIRST MOTION to Amend/Correct Complaint.. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Houk, Diane) (Entered: 11/08/2013)

Nov. 8, 2013

Nov. 8, 2013

PACER
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ORDER deferring ruling on 29 Motion to Amend/Correct: The Court has received Plaintiff's motion for leave to amend the complaint. Defendants shall file their opposition, if any, by November 19, 2013. (HEREBY ORDERED by Judge Analisa Torres)(Text Only Order) (Torres, Analisa) (Entered: 11/12/2013)

Nov. 12, 2013

Nov. 12, 2013

PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER SUBSTITUTING COUNSEL: IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED that, upon the annexed declaration of Stephen H, Volkheimer in accordance with Local Civil Rule 1.4 of the Local Rules of the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, with the approval of Defendant, Esplanade Chestnut, LLC, and subject to the approval of the Court, David Todd Luntz, Esq., Hinman Straub, P.C., 121 State Street, Albany, New York 12207, hereby withdraws as counsel for defendant Esplanade Chestnut, LLC in the above-captioned matter, and Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, 80 State Street, Albany, New York 12207, is hereby substituted in place of David Todd Luntz, Esq., Hinman Straub, P.C., as counsel of record for defendant Esplanade Chestnut, LLC in this action, effective as of the date indicated below. Attorney Stephen Henry Volkheimer for Esplanade Staten Island, LLC,Stephen Henry Volkheimer for Esplanade Venture Partnership,Stephen Henry Volkheimer for Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership,Stephen Henry Volkheimer for Palisades Gardens Group, LLC added. Attorney David Todd Luntz terminated. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 11/14/2013) (rsh) (Entered: 11/14/2013)

Nov. 14, 2013

Nov. 14, 2013

PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER PROVIDING FOR DEFENDANTS TO ANSWER THE AMENDED COMPLAINT AND EXTENDING THE TIME FOR DISCOVERY: IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED by and among the undersigned counsel for Plaintiff Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. and Defendants Esplanade Venture Partnership; Esplanade of White Plains Venture Partnership; Palisades Gardens Group, LLC; Esplanade Chestnut, LLC; Esplanade Staten Island, LLC.; and Chestnut Operating Company, LLC (collectively, "Defendants"): On November 8, 2013, Plaintiff filed a motion to amend its complaint, appended to which was a proposed amended complaint. Defendants consent to Plaintiffs filing of the proposed amended complaint. The amended complaint will be deemed to have been served on all defendants upon the ECF filing of this Stipulation and Order. Defendants will answer the amended complaint within 30 days thereafter. In light of the addition of a new defendant, the discovery schedule is amended as follows: By and through their attorney David Luntz, defendants Esplanade Venture Partnership; Esplanade of White Plains Venture Partnership; Palisades Gardens Group, LLC; and Esplanade Staten Island, LLC will serve written answers to Plaintiffs interrogatories and documents responsive to Plaintiffs document requests on or before December 6, 2013. Defendants will serve all interrogatories and document requests on Plaintiff on or before January 15, 2014. All parties will serve requests to admit on or before February 20, 2014. All fact discovery will be completed by April 1, 2014. All expert discovery will be completed by May 16, 2014. The partie's request is GRANTED. The parties shall file their pre-motion letters, if any, by May 30, 2014 and shall follow procedure set forth in Paragraph III of this Court's Individual Practices in Civil Cases. (Expert Discovery due by 5/16/2014., Fact Discovery due by 4/1/2014.) (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 11/21/2013) (rsh). Modified on 11/25/2013 (rsh). (Entered: 11/21/2013)

Nov. 21, 2013

Nov. 21, 2013

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis: Settlement Conference held on 11/22/2013. Case did not settle. Conference adjourned to 1/06/2014 @ 2:30 PM. (Brantley, Michael)

Nov. 22, 2013

Nov. 22, 2013

PACER
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ORDER: It is hereby ordered that (1) Plaintiff Fair Housing Justice Center submit to the Court a joint status report on behalf of Plaintiff and Defendants Esplanade Chestnut, LLC and Chestnut Operating Company, LLC and a separate joint status report on behalf of Plaintiff and the other Defendants on or before December 19, 2013;(2) The Parties shall appear before the Court for a subsequent settlement conference on January 6, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. ( Settlement Conference set for 1/6/2014 at 02:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis on 11/27/20113) (js) Modified on 12/2/2013 (js). (Entered: 12/02/2013)

Dec. 2, 2013

Dec. 2, 2013

PACER
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RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Chestnut Operating Company, LLC, Esplanade Chestnut, LLC.(Volkheimer, Stephen) (Entered: 12/18/2013)

Dec. 18, 2013

Dec. 18, 2013

PACER
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ANSWER to 19 Amended Complaint,. Document filed by Chestnut Operating Company, LLC, Esplanade Chestnut, LLC.(Volkheimer, Stephen) (Entered: 12/18/2013)

Dec. 18, 2013

Dec. 18, 2013

PACER
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ANSWER to 19 Amended Complaint,. Document filed by Esplanade Staten Island, LLC, Esplanade Venture Partnership, Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership, Palisades Gardens Group, LLC.(Luntz, David) (Entered: 12/19/2013)

Dec. 19, 2013

Dec. 19, 2013

PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Answer to Amended Complaint. Document filed by Esplanade Staten Island, LLC, Esplanade Venture Partnership, Esplanade of White Plains venture Partnership, Palisades Gardens Group, LLC. (Luntz, David) (Entered: 12/20/2013)

Dec. 20, 2013

Dec. 20, 2013

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis: Settlement Conference held on 1/6/2014. Settlement talks are ongoing;a subsequent conference is set for 2/6/14 @ 2:30 PM (Brantley, Michael)

Jan. 6, 2014

Jan. 6, 2014

PACER
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ORDER: Following a conference before the Court on January 6, 2014, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: The Parties shall appear before the Court for a subsequent settlement conference on February 6, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. (Settlement Conference set for 2/6/2014 at 02:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis on 1/6/2014) (rsh) (Entered: 01/07/2014)

Jan. 7, 2014

Jan. 7, 2014

PACER
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LETTER addressed to Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis from Stephen H. Volkheimer dated February 5, 2014 re: Settlement Conference on 1/6/14 wherein you requested a copy of a CD. Document filed by Chestnut Operating Company, LLC.(Volkheimer, Stephen) (Entered: 02/06/2014)

Feb. 6, 2014

Feb. 6, 2014

PACER

Minute entry proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis: Settlement Conference held on 2/6/2014 at 2:30 p.m. NO SETTLEMENT REACHED. (rsh)

Feb. 6, 2014

Feb. 6, 2014

PACER
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ORDER: The Case Management Conference scheduled for February 14, 2014, is ADJOURNED. The conference is rescheduled to April 14, 2014, at 4:45 p.m. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on February 11, 2014) (Torres, Analisa) (Entered: 02/11/2014)

Feb. 11, 2014

Feb. 11, 2014

PACER
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NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Elizabeth Rolande Gorman on behalf of Palisades Gardens Group, LLC. (Gorman, Elizabeth) (Entered: 02/24/2014)

Feb. 24, 2014

Feb. 24, 2014

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NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Christo Chariton Hadjicharala on behalf of Palisades Gardens Group, LLC. (Hadjicharala, Christo) (Entered: 02/24/2014)

Feb. 24, 2014

Feb. 24, 2014

PACER
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NOTICE of Substitution of Attorney. Old Attorney: David T. Luntz, New Attorney: Elizabeth Gorman, Address: Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden, LLP, 1000 Woodbury Road, Suite 402, Woodbury, New York, USA 11797, 516-712-4000. Document filed by Palisades Gardens Group, LLC. (Gorman, Elizabeth) (Entered: 02/25/2014)

Feb. 25, 2014

Feb. 25, 2014

PACER
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LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery addressed to Judge Analisa Torres from Diane L. Houk dated 2/26/2014. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Stipulation and Order Suspending the Discovery Schedule)(Houk, Diane) (Entered: 02/26/2014)

Feb. 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014

PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER SUSPENDING THE DISCOVERY SCHEDULE. In light of ongoing settlement discussions among the parties and the appearance of new counsel on behalf of Defendant Palisades Garden Group, LLC, the amended discovery schedule so-ordered by the Court on November 21, 2013 is suspended. The parties will file a joint status report no later than the earlier of: two weeks after learning whether Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis intends to schedule further settlement conferences or March 27, 2014. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 2/26/2014) (rjm) (Entered: 02/26/2014)

Feb. 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014

PACER
48

SECOND LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery addressed to Judge Analisa Torres from Diane L. Houk dated 3/27/2014. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Stipulation and Order Amending Scheduling Order)(Houk, Diane) (Entered: 03/27/2014)

March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014

PACER
49

STIPULATION AND ORDER AMENDING SCHEDULING ORDER: The case management conference scheduled for April 14, 2014, is ADJOURNED. The conference is rescheduled to September 12, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., ( Fact Discovery due by 8/29/2014., Expert Discovery due by 10/17/2014., Case Management Conference set for 9/12/2014 at 04:00 PM before Judge Analisa Torres.), Motions terminated: 46 LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery addressed to Judge Analisa Torres from Diane L. Houk dated 2/26/2014. filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc., 48 SECOND LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery addressed to Judge Analisa Torres from Diane L. Houk dated 3/27/2014. filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 3/27/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 03/27/2014)

March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014

PACER
50

ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Parties appear for a TELEPHONIC CONFERENCE with the Court on April 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. On the day of the conference, the Parties will jointly place a telephone call to the chambers of Judge Ronald L. Ellis, 500 Pearl Street, Room 1970, at 212-805-0563. Upon receipt of this order, if you need further information, direct inquiries to Rupa Shah, 212-805-0242. (Telephone Conference set for 4/15/2014 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis on 4/7/2014) (mro) Modified on 4/9/2014 (mro). (Entered: 04/07/2014)

April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

PACER
51

LETTER MOTION to Adjourn Conference on April 15, 2014 addressed to Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis from Stephen H. Volkheimer, Esq. dated April 9, 2014. Document filed by Chestnut Operating Company, LLC, Esplanade Chestnut, LLC. Return Date set for 4/15/2014 at 10:00 AM.(Volkheimer, Stephen) (Entered: 04/09/2014)

April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014

PACER
52

ORDER granting 51 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. The telephone conference is adjourned to April 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Telephone Conference set for 4/23/2014 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis on 4/9/2014) (mro) (Entered: 04/09/2014)

April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014

PACER

Minute entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis: Telephone Conference held on 4/23/2014 at 10:00 a.m. (rsh)

April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014

PACER
53

LETTER MOTION for Conference addressed to Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis from Elizabeth Gorman dated June 27, 2014. Document filed by Palisades Gardens Group, LLC.(Gorman, Elizabeth) (Entered: 06/27/2014)

June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014

PACER
54

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Efrem Tobias Schwalb on behalf of Chestnut Operating Company, LLC, Esplanade Chestnut, LLC. (Schwalb, Efrem) (Entered: 07/02/2014)

July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014

PACER
55

NOTICE of Substitution of Attorney. Old Attorney: Hiscock & Barclay LLP, New Attorney: Koffsky Schwalb LLC, Address: Koffsky Schwalb LLC, 349 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, USA 10016, 6465531590. Document filed by Esplanade Chestnut, LLC. (Schwalb, Efrem) (Entered: 07/02/2014)

July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014

PACER
56

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Efrem Tobias Schwalb on behalf of Chestnut Operating Company, LLC, Esplanade Chestnut, LLC. (Schwalb, Efrem) (Entered: 07/03/2014)

July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

PACER
58

STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANTS ESPLANADE CHESTNUT, LLC AND CHESTNUT OPERATING COMPANY, LLC. IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and between the undersigned counsel and pursuant to Local Civil Rule 1.4, that the law firm of Koffsky Schwalb LLC hereby is substituted in place and in the stead of the law firm Hiscock & Barclay, LLP as counsel of record for defendants Esplanade Chestnut LLC and Chestnut Operating Company LLC in the above captioned action. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that all pleadings, notices of hearing, and other filings in this matter be served upon the undersigned incoming counsel at the address set forth below. Attorney Stephen Henry Volkheimer terminated. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 7/3/2014) (rjm) (Entered: 07/07/2014)

July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

PACER
57

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Mark Ira Koffsky on behalf of Chestnut Operating Company, LLC, Esplanade Chestnut, LLC. (Koffsky, Mark) (Entered: 07/04/2014)

July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014

PACER
59

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Diane Lee Houk on behalf of Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. New Address: Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, 600 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY, USA 10020, 212-763-5000. (Houk, Diane) (Entered: 07/29/2014)

July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014

PACER
60

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Hayley Horowitz on behalf of Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. New Address: Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, 600 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY, USA 10020, 212-763-5000. (Horowitz, Hayley) (Entered: 07/29/2014)

July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014

PACER
61

STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION: Regarding procedures to be followed that shall govern the handling of confidential material. (See Order). (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 8/1/2014) (ajs) (Entered: 08/04/2014)

Aug. 4, 2014

Aug. 4, 2014

PACER
62

LETTER MOTION for Conference addressed to Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis from Elizabeth Gorman dated August 22, 2014. Document filed by Palisades Gardens Group, LLC.(Gorman, Elizabeth) (Entered: 08/22/2014)

Aug. 22, 2014

Aug. 22, 2014

PACER
63

LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery addressed to Judge Analisa Torres from Hayley Horowitz dated 8/22/2014. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Stipulation and Order Amending Scheduling Order)(Horowitz, Hayley) (Entered: 08/22/2014)

Aug. 22, 2014

Aug. 22, 2014

PACER
64

LETTER MOTION for Conference re: Discovery Disputes addressed to Judge Analisa Torres from Hayley Horowitz dated 8/22/2014. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc..(Horowitz, Hayley) (Entered: 08/22/2014)

Aug. 22, 2014

Aug. 22, 2014

PACER

NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to Judge Valerie E. Caproni. Judge Analisa Torres is no longer assigned to the case. (sjo)

Aug. 25, 2014

Aug. 25, 2014

PACER
65

ORDER granting 63 Letter Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery; granting 64 Letter Motion for Conference. It is hereby, ORDERED that counsel review and comply with the Court's Individual Rules and Procedures. Counsel are further directed to appear for a status conference on September 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom 443 of the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, New York. The parties should be prepared to discuss the discovery disputes raised in their August 22, 2014, letter at the status conference. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the parties' joint request to adjourn the deadlines for discovery is GRANTED. All fact discovery shall be completed no later than October 28, 2014, and all expert discovery shall be completed by December 16, 2014. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate Docket Entry 63 and Docket Entry 64. (Status Conference set for 9/12/2014 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 443 of the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Valerie E. Caproni.) (Signed by Judge Valerie E. Caproni on 9/8/2014) (kgo) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Expert Discovery due by 12/16/2014. Fact Discovery due by 10/28/2014. (kgo)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

PACER
66

FIRST LETTER MOTION to Adjourn Conference scheduled for September 12, 2014 addressed to Judge Valerie E. Caproni from ELIZABETH R. GORMAN dated September 10, 2014. Document filed by Palisades Gardens Group, LLC.(Hadjicharala, Christo) (Entered: 09/10/2014)

Sept. 10, 2014

Sept. 10, 2014

PACER
67

SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER: This action has been referred to Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis for SETTLEMENT. A CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN THIS CASE BY THE JUDGE ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, AT 2:30 P.M. IN COURTROOM 11C, 500 PEARL STREET. All counsel must be present. Plaintiff's counsel is responsible for confirming with each defendant's counsel that all necessary participants are aware of this conference. (Settlement Conference set for 9/16/2014 at 02:30 PM in Courtroom 11C, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis on 9/11/2014) (djc) (Entered: 09/11/2014)

Sept. 11, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014

PACER
68

ORDER granting 66 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. The parties request to adjourn the conference scheduled for September 12, 2014, is GRANTED. The conference shall be held on October 2, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 443 of the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, New York, 10007; as further set forth herein. Any request for an extension or adjournment shall be made by letter as provided in Individual Rules 1C and must be received at least 48 hours before the deadline or conference. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate Docket Entry 66. Status Conference set for 10/2/2014 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 443, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Valerie E. Caproni. (Signed by Judge Valerie E. Caproni on 9/11/2014) (mro) (Entered: 09/12/2014)

Sept. 11, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014

PACER

Minute entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis: Settlement Conference held on 9/16/2014 at 2:30 pm. No Settlement Reached. (rsh)

Sept. 16, 2014

Sept. 16, 2014

PACER
69

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Nahid Sorooshyari on behalf of Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Sorooshyari, Nahid) (Entered: 09/17/2014)

Sept. 17, 2014

Sept. 17, 2014

PACER
70

LETTER MOTION to Adjourn Conference and a Stay of Discovery until October 29, 2014 addressed to Judge Valerie E. Caproni from Diane L. Houk dated 9/22/2014. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc..(Houk, Diane) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014

PACER
71

ORDER granting 70 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. Request GRANTED. Discovery is stayed until October 29, 2014. The conference scheduled for October 2, 2014, is ADJOURNED to October 31, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. if no settlement is filed with the Court before that date. SO ORDERED. Status Conference set for 10/31/2014 at 10:00 AM before Judge Valerie E. Caproni. (Signed by Judge Valerie E. Caproni on 9/24/2014) (mro) (Entered: 09/24/2014)

Sept. 24, 2014

Sept. 24, 2014

PACER
72

SECOND LETTER MOTION to Adjourn Conference and a Stay of Discovery until November 7, 2014 addressed to Judge Valerie E. Caproni from Diane L. Houk dated 10/28/2014. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc..(Houk, Diane) (Entered: 10/29/2014)

Oct. 29, 2014

Oct. 29, 2014

PACER
73

ORDER granting 72 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. Request GRANTED. The conference scheduled for October 31, 2014, is ADJOURNED to November 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. SO ORDERED. Status Conference set for 11/7/2014 at 10:00 AM before Judge Valerie E. Caproni. (Signed by Judge Valerie E. Caproni on 10/30/2014) (mro) (Entered: 10/30/2014)

Oct. 30, 2014

Oct. 30, 2014

PACER
74

NOTICE of Consent to Proceed Before US Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. (Sorooshyari, Nahid) (Entered: 11/06/2014)

Nov. 6, 2014

Nov. 6, 2014

PACER
75

FIRST LETTER addressed to Judge Valerie E. Caproni from Nahid Sorooshyari dated 11/6/2014 re: Proceed Before Magistrate Judge and Cancel Conference. Document filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc..(Sorooshyari, Nahid) (Entered: 11/06/2014)

Nov. 6, 2014

Nov. 6, 2014

PACER
76

MEMO ENDORSEMENT on re: 75 Letter filed by Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.. ENDORSEMENT: Request GRANTED. The conference scheduled for November 7, 2014, is ADJOURNED sine die. (Signed by Judge Valerie E. Caproni on 11/6/2014) (kgo) (Entered: 11/06/2014)

Nov. 6, 2014

Nov. 6, 2014

PACER
77

NOTICE, CONSENT, AND REFERENCE OF A CIVIL ACTION TO A MAGISTRATE JUDGE: IT IS ORDERED: This case is referred to a United States magistrate judge to conduct all proceedings and order the entry of a final judgment in accordance with 28 U.S.C. ยง 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73. (Case No Longer Referred to Magistrate Judge) CASE ASSIGNED to Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis. (Signed by Judge Valerie E. Caproni on 11/6/2014) (kgo) (Entered: 11/06/2014)

Nov. 6, 2014

Nov. 6, 2014

PACER
78

ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Parties are scheduled for a TELEPHONIC CONFERENCE with the Court on November 12, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. On the day of the conference, the Parties will jointly place a telephone call to the chambers of Judge Ronald L. Ellis, at 212-805-0563. Upon receipt of this order, if you need further information, direct inquiries to Rupa Shah, 212-805-0242. SO ORDERED. ( Telephone Conference set for 11/12/2014 at 02:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis on 11/07/2014) (ama) (Entered: 11/07/2014)

Nov. 7, 2014

Nov. 7, 2014

PACER

Minute entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis: Telephone Conference held on 11/12/2014 at 2:30 p.m. (rsh)

Nov. 12, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014

PACER
79

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT: NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby stipulated and agreed, by and among the Parties, that all claims shall be comprised, settled, released, and dismissed upon and subject to the terms of this Agreement, as follows, and as set further set forth herein. 2. All obligations under this Agreement, unless otherwise specified. shall commence within thirty (30) days from the date that this Agreement is so-ordered by the Court and shall continue for a period of four (4) years from that date. 7. Defendants shall pay Plaintiff and its attorneys, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP ("ECBA")and MFY Legal Services, Inc., the total sum of Two-Hundred-Ninety-Seven Thousand and Five Hundred Dollars ($297,500) in full and final settlement of all of Plaintiff's claims in this Action, including but not limited to damages, attorneys' fees, and costs (the "Settlement Amount"), and as further set forth herein. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis on 12/10/2014) (djc) (Entered: 12/11/2014)

Dec. 11, 2014

Dec. 11, 2014

PACER
80

DOCUMENT REFERRED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL - STIPULATION OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL It is hereby stipulated and agreed by and between the parties and/or their respective counsel(s) that the above-captioned action is voluntarily dismissed, with prejudice against the defendant(s) All Parties pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Document filed by Esplanade Chestnut, LLC.(Schwalb, Efrem) Modified on 1/9/2015 (km). (Entered: 01/08/2015)

Jan. 8, 2015

Jan. 8, 2015

PACER

***NOTE TO ATTORNEY - DOCUMENT REFERRED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL. Note to Attorney Efrem Schwalb Document 80 Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal was referred to Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis for approval. (km)

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

PACER
81

STIPULATION AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL: This action is hereby dismissed with prejudice, pursuant to the terms of the Settlement Agreement and Order signed by the Court on December 11, 2014. 2. The Court shall retain jurisdiction over this action for the sole purpose of enforcing compliance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement and Order. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis on 1/12/2015) (djc) (Entered: 01/12/2015)

Jan. 12, 2015

Jan. 12, 2015

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 29, 2013

Closing Date: Dec. 11, 2018

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A nonprofit civil rights organization focused on housing discrimination and fair housing

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Esplanade of White Plains Venture Partnership, Private Entity/Person

Esplanade Venture Partnership, Private Entity/Person

Palisades Gardens Group, LLC, Private Entity/Person

Esplanade Chestnut, LLC, Private Entity/Person

Chestnut Operating Company, LLC, Private Entity/Person

Esplanade Staten Island, LLC, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Multi-family housing provider

Facility Type(s):

Non-government for-profit

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Voluntary Dismissal

Content of Injunction:

Reasonable Accommodation

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Provide antidiscrimination training

Training

Amount Defendant Pays: $297,500

Order Duration: 2014 - 2018

Issues

General/Misc.:

Housing

Disability and Disability Rights:

disability, unspecified

Mental Illness, Unspecified

Mental impairment

Mobility impairment

Reasonable Accommodations

Discrimination Basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Race discrimination

Religion discrimination

Discrimination Area:

Disparate Treatment

Housing Sales/Rental

Affected Race(s):

Race, unspecified