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Case: Samaha v. City of Minneapolis

0:20-cv-01715 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: Aug. 6, 2020

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Case Summary

Seven individuals who protested in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd filed this putative class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on August 6, 2020. The plaintiffs–represented by private counsel–sued the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Police Department (“MPD”), MPD Chief Medaria Arradondo, and individual police officers. They requested declaratory and injunctive relief for violations of their First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendme…

Seven individuals who protested in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd filed this putative class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on August 6, 2020. The plaintiffs–represented by private counsel–sued the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Police Department (“MPD”), MPD Chief Medaria Arradondo, and individual police officers. They requested declaratory and injunctive relief for violations of their First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs also sought to represent two putative classes: (1) all peaceful protestors subjected to excessive force by the MPD during the George Floyd protests, and (2) all persons who had ever been subjected to excessive force by the MPD.

The case was assigned to Judge Susan Richard Nelson. The defendants moved to dismiss on October 13, 2020, arguing that the complaint failed to state a claim, that the plaintiffs lacked standing, and that individual capacity claims against Chief Arradondo were not well pleaded. Judge Nelson granted the defendants’ motion in part on March 11, 2021. She concluded that the plaintiffs had not plausibly alleged that Chief Arradondo directly authorized the use of force against them, nor had they plausibly alleged facts supporting a supervisory liability claim against Chief Arradondo. Judge Nelson otherwise denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss.

The plaintiffs moved to consolidate this case with two other related cases on June 16, 2021. On August 21, 2021, Judge Nelson granted the motion with respect to one of the two cases: Armstrong v. City of Minneapolis, in which the plaintiffs sought to represent a class very similar to the putative classes in Samaha. On April 11, 2022, Robert Kroll moved to dismiss the case. Kroll was president of the Minneapolis Police Federation (MPF), a union which represents Minneapolis police officers. The plaintiffs argued that, because Kroll had already lost a motion to dismiss in the Armstrong case, the court in the now-consolidated action should deny the April 11 motion to dismiss on grounds of issue preclusion. In an order filed July 1, 2022, the court found that issue preclusion applied. Thus, the dismissal in Armstrong was binding in Samaha, and the court accordingly denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss. 2022 WL 2392528.

The plaintiffs amended their complaint on June 14, 2022, to reflect the consolidation and incorporate allegations from Armstrong. Among other charges, the amended complaint described the actions of certain Minnesota State Police and named Major Joseph Dwyer as a defendant. The amended complaint likewise described certain actions taken by the MPF and named MPF President Robert Kroll as a defendant. On August 3, 2022, Dwyer moved to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. Litigation in this case is ongoing as of October 2022, with trial currently scheduled for January 17, 2023. 

Summary Authors

Hank Minor (10/16/2022)

Related Cases

Levy Armstrong v. City of Minneapolis, District of Minnesota (2020)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
1

0:20-cv-01715

Complaint, Jury Trial Demanded

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

Complaint
33

0:20-cv-01715

Memorandum Opinion and Order

March 11, 2021

March 11, 2021

Order/Opinion
99

0:20-cv-01715

Second Amended Complaint

June 14, 2022

June 14, 2022

Complaint
105

0:20-cv-01715

Order

July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17420728/samaha-v-the-city-of-minneapolis/

Last updated Oct. 13, 2022, 5:55 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against All Defendants (filing fee $ 400, receipt number AMNDC-7947531) filed by Bonnie Brown, Jordan Meyer, Jonathan Mason, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Jamal Samaha, Mary Grace. Filer requests summons issued. (Attachments: # 1 Placeholder for Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet) (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

1 Placeholder for Exhibit A

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2 Civil Cover Sheet

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Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

Clearinghouse
2

TEXT ONLY ENTRY: CLERK'S NOTICE OF INITIAL CASE ASSIGNMENT. Case assigned to Judge Eric C. Tostrud per 3rd/4th Civil Rights list, referred to Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson. Please use case number 20-cv-1715 ECT/BRT. (kt) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

PACER
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Summons Issued as to Medaria Arradondo, City of Minneapolis, The, John Does 1-100, Jacob Frey. (kt) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

PACER
4

ORDER OF REASSIGNMENT OF RELATED CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Susan Richard Nelson and Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz for all further proceedings. Judge Eric C. Tostrud, Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson no longer assigned to case. NOTE: the new case number is 20-cv-1715 SRN/DTS. Please use this case number for all subsequent pleadings Signed by Judge Susan Richard Nelson and by Judge Eric C. Tostrud on 8/13/2020.(kt) (Entered: 08/14/2020)

Aug. 14, 2020

Aug. 14, 2020

RECAP
5

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed filed by City of Minneapolis, The. City of Minneapolis, The waiver sent on 8/12/2020, answer due 10/13/2020. (Sarff, Kristin) (Entered: 08/18/2020)

Aug. 18, 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed filed by Medaria Arradondo. Medaria Arradondo waiver sent on 8/12/2020, answer due 10/13/2020. (Sarff, Kristin) (Entered: 08/18/2020)

Aug. 18, 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

PACER
7

NOTICE of Appearance by Kristin R. Sarff on behalf of Medaria Arradondo, City of Minneapolis, The. (Sarff, Kristin) (Entered: 08/18/2020)

Aug. 18, 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

PACER
8

NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by All Plaintiffs of Defendant Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (Rissman, Joshua) Modified text on 9/8/2020 (SMD). (Entered: 09/08/2020)

Sept. 8, 2020

Sept. 8, 2020

PACER
9

ORDER DISMISSING Jacob Frey (Minneapolis Mayor, in his official and individual capacities). Signed by Judge Susan Richard Nelson on 9/8/2020.(SMD) (Entered: 09/08/2020)

Sept. 8, 2020

Sept. 8, 2020

RECAP
10

LETTER to Request Permission to Exceed Word/Line Limits . (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 10/12/2020)

Oct. 12, 2020

Oct. 12, 2020

PACER
11

(Text-Only) ORDER GRANTING 10 Defendants' Letter Request to expand the word limit by 1,000 words for their opening and reply briefs in support of their Motion to Dismiss. Plaintiffs shall similarly have a total of 13,000 words in opposition to the motion. Ordered by Judge Susan Richard Nelson on 10/13/2020. (SMD) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER
12

MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Medaria Arradondo, City of Minneapolis, The. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER
13

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 12 MOTION to Dismiss/General : Motion Hearing set for 12/15/2020 at 02:00 PM in Video Conference (no courtroom) before Judge Susan Richard Nelson. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER
14

MEMORANDUM in Support re 12 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Medaria Arradondo, City of Minneapolis, The. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER
15

MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 12 Motion to Dismiss/General filed by Medaria Arradondo, City of Minneapolis, The.(Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER
16

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 12 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Medaria Arradondo, City of Minneapolis, The.(Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER

Order in Response to Letter/Request/E-mail

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER
17

STIPULATION for Extension of Time to Respond to Motion to Dismiss by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha. Jointly Signed by City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo. (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 10/30/2020)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER
18

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 17 Stipulation,. (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 10/30/2020)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER
19

ORDER on 17 Stipulated Briefing Schedule re: 12 MOTION to Dismiss/General. Response due by 11/5/2020. Reply due by 11/23/2020. Signed by Judge Susan Richard Nelson on 11/2/2020. (SMD) (Entered: 11/02/2020)

Nov. 2, 2020

Nov. 2, 2020

PACER
20

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 12 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 11/05/2020)

Nov. 5, 2020

Nov. 5, 2020

PACER
21

Reply to Response to Motion re 12 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Medaria Arradondo, City of Minneapolis, The. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 11/23/2020)

Nov. 23, 2020

Nov. 23, 2020

PACER
22

ORDER/NOTICE FOR PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Parties are directed to Meet and Confer by 1/5/2021. Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 1/5/2021. Pretrial Conference set for 1/12/2021 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 11/25/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)Notice to Public: Please visit our website at https://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/court-schedules for audio connection information for this hearing. Note that hearings may not appear on the kiosk until one week before the hearing date.(TJB) Modified text on 11/25/2020 (TJB). (Entered: 11/25/2020)

Nov. 25, 2020

Nov. 25, 2020

PACER
23

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Susan Richard Nelson: Motion Hearing held on 12/15/2020 re 12 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by the City of Minneapolis, Medaria Arradondo. The motion was submitted, argued, and taken under advisement. (Court Reporter Carla Bebault) (SMD) (Entered: 12/15/2020)

Dec. 15, 2020

Dec. 15, 2020

PACER
24

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. Filed by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha. Jointly Signed by The City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo.(Gustafson, Daniel) (Entered: 01/05/2021)

Jan. 5, 2021

Jan. 5, 2021

PACER
25

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz: Initial Pretrial Conference held on 1/12/2021. (TJB) (Entered: 01/25/2021)

Jan. 12, 2021

Jan. 12, 2021

PACER
26

SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 12/15/2021. Fact Discovery due by 12/1/2021. Motions (non-disp) due 2/1/2022. Motions (disp) due by 4/15/2022. Ready for trial due by 8/15/2022. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 1/26/2021.(TJB) (Entered: 01/26/2021)

Jan. 26, 2021

Jan. 26, 2021

PACER
27

FILED IN ERROR - AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 12/15/2021. Fact Discovery due by 12/1/2021. Motions (non-disp) due 2/1/2022. Motions (disp) due by 4/15/2022. Ready for trial due by 8/15/2022. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 1/27/2021.(TJB) Modified text on 1/28/2021 (KDS). Modified text on 1/28/2021 (KDS). (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021

Jan. 27, 2021

PACER
28

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 12/15/2021. Fact Discovery due by 12/1/2021. Motions (non-disp) due 2/1/2022. Motions (disp) due by 4/15/2022. Ready for trial due by 8/15/2022. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 1/27/2021.(TJB) (Entered: 01/28/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021

Jan. 27, 2021

PACER
29

STIPULATION for a Protective Order by Medaria Arradondo, City of Minneapolis, The. Jointly Signed by Jamal Samaha, Lauren Coleman, Jordan Meyer, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Bonnie Brown, and Jonathan Mason. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 02/04/2021)

Feb. 4, 2021

Feb. 4, 2021

PACER
30

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 29 Stipulation. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 02/04/2021)

Feb. 4, 2021

Feb. 4, 2021

PACER
31

PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 2/4/2021.(TJB) (Entered: 02/04/2021)

Feb. 4, 2021

Feb. 4, 2021

PACER
32

LETTER TO DISTRICT JUDGE by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha re Supplemental Authority. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1)(Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 02/23/2021)

Feb. 23, 2021

Feb. 23, 2021

PACER
33

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 12 Motion to Dismiss/General (Written Opinion). Signed by Judge Susan Richard Nelson on 3/11/2021. (avt) (Entered: 03/11/2021)

March 11, 2021

March 11, 2021

Clearinghouse
34

ANSWER to Complaint filed by Medaria Arradondo, City of Minneapolis, The. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 03/25/2021)

March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

PACER
35

STIPULATION for Extension of Time to Submit Disputes Regarding a Protocol for Electronic Discovery by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha. Jointly Signed by City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo. (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 04/12/2021)

April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

PACER
36

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 35 Stipulation,. (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 04/12/2021)

April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

PACER
37

MOTION to Consolidate Cases filed by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha. (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 06/16/2021)

June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

PACER
38

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 37 MOTION to Consolidate Cases : Motion Hearing set for 7/8/2021 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 9E (MPLS) before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz. (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 06/16/2021)

June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

PACER
39

MEMORANDUM in Support re 37 MOTION to Consolidate Cases filed by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 06/16/2021)

June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

PACER
40

MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 37 Motion to Consolidate Cases filed by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha.(Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 06/16/2021)

June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

PACER
41

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 37 MOTION to Consolidate Cases filed by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha.(Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 06/16/2021)

June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

PACER
42

TEXT-ONLY ORDER: Plaintiffs in 20-1715 moved to consolidate their case with cases 20-1645 and 20-1302. The moving party must serve their motion and supporting documents on all counsel in all the three lawsuits. All parties affected by the motion may be heard at the hearing set for: July 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM (CT) in Courtroom 9E (MPLS). Ordered by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 6/18/2021. (TJB) (Entered: 06/18/2021)

June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021

PACER

Order/Notice to Attorney

June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021

PACER
43

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha re 37 MOTION to Consolidate Cases (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 06/21/2021)

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

PACER
44

STIPULATION to extend time to respond to motion to consolidate by Medaria Arradondo, City of Minneapolis, The. Jointly Signed by Jamal Samaha, Lauren Coleman, Jordan Meyer, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Bonnie Brown, and Jonathan Mason. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 06/22/2021)

June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

PACER
45

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 44 Stipulation,. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 06/22/2021)

June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

PACER
46

ORDER on 44 Stipulation. Defendants' answer due 6/28/2021. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 6/23/2021. (AJP) (Entered: 06/23/2021)

June 23, 2021

June 23, 2021

PACER
47

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 37 MOTION to Consolidate Cases filed by Medaria Arradondo, City of Minneapolis, The. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 06/28/2021)

June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021

PACER
48

DECLARATION of Heather Robertson in Opposition to 37 MOTION to Consolidate Cases filed by Medaria Arradondo, City of Minneapolis, The. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) A)(Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 06/28/2021)

June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021

PACER
49

(Text only) Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz: Motion Hearing held on 7/8/2021 re 37 Plaintiffs' MOTION to Consolidate Cases. Appearances: Joshua J. Rissman for Plaintiffs; Heather Passe Robertson for Defendants. The motion is taken under advisement and the Court will issue an order. (Time in court: 1 hour 16 minutes) (Court Reporter Deb Beauvais) (AJP) (Entered: 07/08/2021)

July 8, 2021

July 8, 2021

PACER
50

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST for an Expedited Hourly Transcript (within 2 hours) of 49 Motion Hearing to Court Reporter Debra Beauvais. (NAH) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

Aug. 30, 2021

Aug. 30, 2021

PACER
51

TRANSCRIPT of Motions Hearing held on 7/8/2021 before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz. (48 pages). Court Reporter: Debra Beauvais. For a copy of the transcript, please file a Transcript Request under Other Filings/Other Documents.Parties have 7 days to file a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction. In accordance with Judicial Conference policy and Local Rule 80.1, the transcript may be released and made remotely electronically available to the public in 90 days. For further information on redaction procedures, please review Local Rule 5.5 and Case Information >Transcripts, Court Reporters and Digital Audio Recordings. Notice Intent/No Intent to Request Redactions due 9/7/2021. Redaction Request due 9/20/2021. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/30/2021. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/29/2021. (DKB) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

Aug. 30, 2021

Aug. 30, 2021

PACER
52

ORDER in case 0:20-cv-01645-SRN-DTS; granting in part and denying in part (37) Motion to Consolidate Cases in case 0:20-cv-01715-SRN-DTS. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 8/31/2021. Associated Cases: 0:20-cv-01715-SRN-DTS, 0:20-cv-01645-SRN-DTS (TJB) (Entered: 08/31/2021)

Aug. 31, 2021

Aug. 31, 2021

RECAP
53

(Text-Only) NOTICE: Status conference set for 9/24/21 at 2pm (CT) by video conference before Mag. Judge David Schultz. Notice to Public: Please visit our website at https://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/court-schedules for audio connection information for this hearing. Note that hearings might not appear on the court schedule or courthouse kiosk until one week before the hearing date. (TJB) (Entered: 09/15/2021)

Sept. 15, 2021

Sept. 15, 2021

PACER
54

NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE/SUBSTITUTION for Robert Kroll. (Duren, Rebecca) (Entered: 09/22/2021)

Sept. 22, 2021

Sept. 22, 2021

PACER
55

TEXT-ONLY Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz: Status Conference held on 9/24/2021. Appearances: Joshua Rissman for Samaha Plaintiffs; Excylyn Hardin-Smith, Veena Tripathi, Teresa Nelson, and Isabella Nascimento for Armstrong Plaintiffs; Heather Robertson, Kristin Sarff, and Sharda Enslin for City Defendants; Rebecca Duren for Defendant Kroll. Time in Court: 1 hour 7 minutes. (no Court Reporter) (NEM) (Entered: 09/27/2021)

Sept. 24, 2021

Sept. 24, 2021

PACER
56

AMENDED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 9/27/2021.Associated Cases: 0:20-cv-01715-SRN-DTS, 0:20-cv-01645-SRN-DTS (TJB) (Entered: 09/27/2021)

Sept. 27, 2021

Sept. 27, 2021

PACER
57

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney William T. "Tommy" Jacks. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-9051353 filed by Marques Armstrong, Nekima Levy Armstrong, Rachel Clark, Max Fraden, Terry Hempfling. (Florey, Michael) (Entered: 09/29/2021)

Sept. 29, 2021

Sept. 29, 2021

PACER
58

TEXT ONLY ENTRY: ORDER granting 57 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Tommy Jacks for Marques Armstrong, Nekima Levy Armstrong, Rachel Clark, Max Fraden, and for Terry Hempfling. Approved by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 10/5/2021. (NAH) (Entered: 10/05/2021)

Oct. 5, 2021

Oct. 5, 2021

PACER

Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Oct. 5, 2021

Oct. 5, 2021

PACER
59

SECOND AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 3/15/2022. Fact Discovery due by 6/30/2022. Motions (non-disp) due 8/1/2022. Motions (disp) due by 8/15/2022. Ready for trial due by 12/19/2022. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 10/8/2021. Associated Cases: 0:20-cv-01715-SRN-DTS, 0:20-cv-01645-SRN-DTS(TJB) (Entered: 10/08/2021)

Oct. 8, 2021

Oct. 8, 2021

RECAP
60

NOTICE of Appearance by Anthony Stauber on behalf of Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha. (Stauber, Anthony) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

PACER
61

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz: Discovery Status Conference held on 10/26/2021. (TJB) (Entered: 11/02/2021)

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

PACER
62

Amended Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz: Discovery Status Conference held on 10/26/2021. (TJB) (Entered: 11/15/2021)

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

PACER
64

STIPULATION REGARDING PROTOCOL FOR PRODUCTION FORMAT OF ELECTRONICALLY STORED INFORMATION AND HARDCOPY DOCUMENTS by Marques Armstrong, Nekima Levy Armstrong, Rachel Clark, Max Fraden, Terry Hempfling. Jointly Signed by Plaintiffs Samaha, Coleman, Meyer, Delany, Grace, Brown, and Mason, Defendants City of Minneapolis and Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo, and Defendant Minneapolis Police Lieutenant Robert Kroll. (Hardin-Smith, Excylyn) (Entered: 01/05/2022)

Jan. 5, 2022

Jan. 5, 2022

PACER
65

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 64 Stipulation,. (Hardin-Smith, Excylyn) (Entered: 01/05/2022)

Jan. 5, 2022

Jan. 5, 2022

PACER
66

ORDER on (64 in 0:20-cv-01715-KMM-DTS) Stipulation. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 1/6/2022. Associated Cases: 0:20-cv-01715-KMM-DTS, 0:20-cv-01645-SRN-DTS. (NEM) (Entered: 01/06/2022)

Jan. 6, 2022

Jan. 6, 2022

PACER
67

NOTICE of Withdrawal as Attorney (Salomao Nascimento, Isabella) (Entered: 01/14/2022)

Jan. 14, 2022

Jan. 14, 2022

PACER
68

STIPULATION Granting Plaintiffs Leave to File Amended Complaint by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha. Jointly Signed by City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo. (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 01/28/2022)

Jan. 28, 2022

Jan. 28, 2022

PACER
69

DECLARATION of Joshua J. Rissman re 68 Stipulation, by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) A, # 2 Exhibit(s) B)(Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 01/28/2022)

Jan. 28, 2022

Jan. 28, 2022

PACER
70

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 68 Stipulation,. (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 01/28/2022)

Jan. 28, 2022

Jan. 28, 2022

PACER
71

ORDER on 68 Stipulation. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 2/1/2022. (TJB) (Entered: 02/01/2022)

Feb. 1, 2022

Feb. 1, 2022

PACER
72

AMENDED COMPLAINT against City of Minneapolis, The, Robert Kroll, Samantha Belcourt, George Peltz, Sergio Villegas, Toua Yang. filed by Jonathan Mason, Lauren Coleman, Jamal Samaha, Bonnie Brown, Jordan Meyer, Andy Delany, Mary Grace. Filer requests summons issued. (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 02/01/2022)

Feb. 1, 2022

Feb. 1, 2022

RECAP
73

EXHIBIT A Placeholder re 72 Amended Complaint, filed by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha. (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 02/02/2022)

Feb. 2, 2022

Feb. 2, 2022

PACER
74

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz: Discovery Conference held on 2/2/2022. See minutes for details. (TJB) (Entered: 02/02/2022)

Feb. 2, 2022

Feb. 2, 2022

PACER
75

Summons Issued as to Samantha Belcourt, City of Minneapolis, The, John Does(1-100, in their official capacity and individual capacities), Robert Kroll, George Peltz, Sergio Villegas, Toua Yang. (KDS) (Entered: 02/07/2022)

Feb. 7, 2022

Feb. 7, 2022

PACER
76

NOTICE of Withdrawal as Attorney (Brittany Resch) (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 02/07/2022)

Feb. 7, 2022

Feb. 7, 2022

PACER
77

NOTICE of Appearance by Frances Ivy Mahoney-Mosedale on behalf of Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha. (Mahoney-Mosedale, Frances) (Entered: 02/11/2022)

Feb. 11, 2022

Feb. 11, 2022

PACER
78

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed filed by Jonathan Mason, Lauren Coleman, Jamal Samaha, Bonnie Brown, Jordan Meyer, Andy Delany, Mary Grace. Samantha Belcourt waiver sent on 2/10/2022, answer due 4/11/2022; Robert Kroll waiver sent on 2/10/2022, answer due 4/11/2022; George Peltz waiver sent on 2/10/2022, answer due 4/11/2022; Sergio Villegas waiver sent on 2/10/2022, answer due 4/11/2022; Toua Yang waiver sent on 2/10/2022, answer due 4/11/2022. (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 02/11/2022)

Feb. 11, 2022

Feb. 11, 2022

PACER
79

STIPULATION by City of Minneapolis, The. Jointly Signed by Jamal Samaha, Lauren Coleman, Jordan Meyer, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Bonnie Brown, and Jonathan Mason. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 02/14/2022)

Feb. 14, 2022

Feb. 14, 2022

PACER
80

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 79 Stipulation. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 02/14/2022)

Feb. 14, 2022

Feb. 14, 2022

PACER
81

ORDER on 79 Stipulation. City of Minneapolis, The answer due 4/11/2022. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 2/16/2022. (TJB) (Entered: 02/16/2022)

Feb. 16, 2022

Feb. 16, 2022

PACER
82

STIPULATION re 59 Scheduling Order, by Marques Armstrong, Nekima Levy Armstrong, Bonnie Brown, Rachel Clark, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Max Fraden, Mary Grace, Terry Hempfling, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha. Jointly Signed by City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo, and Robert Kroll. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) A)(Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 03/10/2022)

March 10, 2022

March 10, 2022

PACER
83

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 82 Stipulation,. (Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 03/10/2022)

March 10, 2022

March 10, 2022

PACER
84

THIRD AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 6/15/2022. Fact Discovery due by 9/30/2022. Motions (non-disp) due 11/1/2022. Motions (disp) due by 11/15/2022. Ready for trial due by 1/17/2023. Signed by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 3/15/2022. Associated Cases: 0:20-cv-01715-KMM-DTS, 0:20-cv-01645-KMM-DTS(TJB) (Entered: 03/15/2022)

March 15, 2022

March 15, 2022

PACER
85

First MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Robert Kroll. (Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 04/11/2022)

April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

PACER
86

MEMORANDUM in Support re 85 First MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Robert Kroll. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 04/11/2022)

April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

PACER
87

AFFIDAVIT of Joseph A. Kelly in SUPPORT OF 85 First MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Robert Kroll. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1)(Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 04/11/2022)

April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

PACER
88

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 85 First MOTION to Dismiss/General : Motion Hearing set for 6/16/2022 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 3A (STP) before Judge Katherine M. Menendez. (Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 04/11/2022)

April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

PACER
89

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re Motion to Dismiss 85 Motion to Dismiss/General. (Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 04/11/2022)

April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

PACER
90

MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 85 Motion to Dismiss/General filed by Robert Kroll.(Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 04/11/2022)

April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

PACER
91

ANSWER to 72 Amended Complaint filed by City of Minneapolis, The. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 04/11/2022)

April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

PACER
92

ANSWER to 72 Amended Complaint filed by Samantha Belcourt. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 04/11/2022)

April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

PACER
93

ANSWER to 72 Amended Complaint filed by George Peltz. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 04/11/2022)

April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

PACER
94

ANSWER to 72 Amended Complaint filed by Sergio Villegas. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 04/11/2022)

April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

PACER
95

ANSWER to 72 Amended Complaint filed by Toua Yang. (Robertson, Heather) (Entered: 04/11/2022)

April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

PACER
96

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 85 First MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Bonnie Brown, Lauren Coleman, Andy Delany, Mary Grace, Jonathan Mason, Jordan Meyer, Jamal Samaha. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Rissman, Joshua) (Entered: 05/02/2022)

May 2, 2022

May 2, 2022

PACER
97

AMENDED NOTICE of Hearing on Motion: 85 First MOTION to Dismiss/General : Motion Hearing set for 6/30/2022 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 3A (STP) before Judge Katherine M. Menendez. (Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 05/16/2022)

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

PACER
98

REPLY re 85 First MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Robert Kroll. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 05/16/2022)

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Policing

Policing

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Police Violence Protests

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 6, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are protestors who took part in protests in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd. They sought to represent two putative classes: (1) all peaceful protestors subjected to excessive force by the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) during the George Floyd protests, and (2) all persons who had ever been subjected to excessive force by the MPD.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

Minneapolis State Police (Minneapolis, Hennepin), City

City of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, Hennepin), City

Minneapolis Police Federation (Minneapolis, Hennepin), Union

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Unreasonable search and seizure

Freedom of speech/association

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Excessive force