Case: Patino v. City of Pasadena

4:14-cv-03241 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Nov. 12, 2014

Closed Date: June 30, 2023

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Case Summary

This is a case about voter dilution and preclearance of voting rights changes.  On November 12, 2014, registered Hispanic voters of the City of Pasadena, Texas filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Plaintiffs sued the City of Pasadena, the Mayor, and members of the Pasadena City Council under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 52 U.S.C. § 10301 (formerly 42 U.SC. § 1973). Specifically, Plaintiffs claimed that the City altered its gove…

This is a case about voter dilution and preclearance of voting rights changes. 

On November 12, 2014, registered Hispanic voters of the City of Pasadena, Texas filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Plaintiffs sued the City of Pasadena, the Mayor, and members of the Pasadena City Council under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 52 U.S.C. § 10301 (formerly 42 U.SC. § 1973). Specifically, Plaintiffs claimed that the City altered its governmental electoral structure to diminish the voting power of the growing Hispanic community by changing its districting plan from eight single-member districts to a hybrid map with six single-member districts and two at-large districts. This change effectively eliminated a Hispanic district. Represented by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Plaintiffs sought declaratory judgment that the hybrid election system for Pasadena City Council violated their civil rights under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendment and the Voting Rights Act by unlawfully diluting the voting strength of Hispanics and intentionally discriminating against them on the basis of race and national origin. Plaintiffs further sought a permanent injunction prohibiting the calling, holding, supervising, or certifying of any future Pasadena City Council elections under the hybrid election system and the creation of an election system that would not dilute the voting strength of Hispanic voters. Finally, Plaintiffs sought an order subjecting the City of Pasadena to the preclearance requirement of section 5 of the Voting Rights Act under 42 U.S.C. § 1973a(c), and attorney’s fees and costs. 

On January 9, 2015, the City field a motion to dismiss the official-capacity named defendants (i.e., the Mayor and City Council members). The City argued that because the governmental entity was named and subject to being sued directly, Plaintiffs needlessly named the government officers. Simultaneously, on January 9, 2015, the City filed its initial answer to the complaint.  

On January 22, 2015, three Council members filed their own answer to the initial complaint, having sought to appear in the litigation in a capacity that was independent of the other named defendants and to be represented by legal counsel separate from the City due to a legal conflict. Further, on January 22, 2015, those same three Council members filed a motion to strike unauthorized pleadings (specifically, the motion to dismiss and answer previously filed by the City) and a motion to show authority as to how the parties could be represented by counsel against their wishes and in the face of a possible legal conflict. 

On March 27, 2015, the court granted the City’s motion to dismiss the official-capacity defendants and denied as moot the three defendants’ motion to strike unauthorized pleadings. 

On July 6, 2015, Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint, which added and removed certain Plaintiffs from the initial complaint.

For the next year, the parties engaged in discovery and alternate dispute resolution. On July 1, 2016, the City filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that the challenged hybrid election system satisfied the requirements of the Voting Rights Act because it afforded the Hispanic voting population the opportunity to elect in a number of districts that were proportionate to the group’s share of the relevant population. On July 30, 2016, Plaintiffs filed their response in opposition to the City’s motion for summary judgment, arguing that the City’s theory of proportionality did not, as a matter of law, entitle it to summary judgment. Finally, Plaintiffs argued that the City was incorrect that proportionality foreclosed Plaintiffs’ claims of intentional discrimination under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. 

On August 11, 2016, Plaintiffs filed a motion to strike the City’s summary judgment evidence. Specifically, Plaintiffs argued that the City’s evidence in support of its summary judgment motion that included certain expert and/or lay witness testimony was inadmissible due to the City’s failure to properly disclose the witness in discovery. On August 24, 2015, the court granted Plaintiffs’ motion to strike and denied the City’s motion for summary judgment, finding that the City’s application of the proportionality analysis was at odds with the application of prior holdings by the United States Supreme Court. 

The court held a seven-day bench trial from November 17, 2016 to December 2, 2016. 

On January 6, 2017, the court entered an opinion and final judgment in favor of Plaintiffs. Specifically, the court found an intent to disproportionately and discriminatorily dilute Hispanic minority voting strength through the City’s amended hybrid election system in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Voting Rights Act. 230 F.Supp.3d 667.

On January 16, 2017, the court entered final judgment in favor of Plaintiffs and ordered a permanent injunction against the City permanently enjoining it from conducting the May 2017 City Council election or any subsequent City Council elections under the six single-member district and two at-large position redistricting map and plan adopted in 2014. The court also ordered the City to conduct the May 2017 City Council elections using the previous eight single-member district map and plan that was in effect on December 1, 2013 and that the City had used in its May 2013 elections. Further, the court entered an order under section 3(c) of the Voting Rights Act to retain jurisdiction for a period of six years (to end on June 30, 2023) to review before enforcement any change to the election map or plan that was in effect in Pasadena on December 1, 2013. The court ordered that any change to the City’s map or plan could be enforced without court review only if it had been submitted to the United States Attorney General and the Attorney General had not interposed an objection within sixty days (“preclearance”). 2017 WL 10242075.

On January 17, 2017, the City appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from the final judgment and order of injunction entered by the court. The City also moved the district court for a stay of the judgment and order of injunction pending the outcome of the appeal. On January 18, 2017, the court denied the City’s motion to stay. 229 F.Supp.3d 582.

On February 3, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied the City’s motion for a stay of the district court’s judgment and injunction pending the appeal, finding that the City had failed to meet its heavy burden to justify a stay pending appeal with respect to the district court’s holding on the discriminatory effect of the hybrid election structure. Specifically, the Fifth Circuit found that the likelihood of the City’s success on the merits was not strong enough to tip the balance in favor of staying the injunction. 677 Fed. Appx. 950.

On September 27, 2017, the City settled the lawsuit, agreeing to pay the total amount of $1,097,341.00 for Plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in the litigation, and on October 18, 2017, the City’s appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit was dismissed.

In 2022 and 2023, the City filed unopposed motions for the court to preclear or to determine that preclearance was not required as to a a variety of election changes. The court approved each motion or determined that preclearance was not necessary. Because the six-year enforcement period ended on June 30, 2023, this case is now closed.

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Ahlrich, Kathryn K (Texas)

Boss, Kathryn Kelly (Texas)

Collins, Hasmik Jasmine (Texas)

Dunn, Chad W (Texas)

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Complaint

Patino, Et Al V. City Of Pasadena, Et Al

Nov. 12, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014

Complaint
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Answer

Patino, Et Al V. City Of Pasadena, Et Al

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Motion to Dismiss

Patino, Et Al V. City Of Pasadena, Et Al

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Answer

Patino, Et Al V. City Of Pasadena, Et Al

Jan. 22, 2015

Jan. 22, 2015

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Motion to Strike

Patino, Et Al V. City Of Pasadena, Et Al

Jan. 22, 2015

Jan. 22, 2015

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Response in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Patino, Et Al V. City Of Pasadena, Et Al

Jan. 30, 2015

Jan. 30, 2015

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Response to Motion to Strike

Patino, Et Al V. City Of Pasadena, Et Al

Feb. 6, 2015

Feb. 6, 2015

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Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss

Patino, Et Al V. City Of Pasadena, Et Al

Feb. 13, 2015

Feb. 13, 2015

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Reply in Support of Motion to Strike

Patino, Et Al V. City Of Pasadena, Et Al

Feb. 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015

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Stipulation of Dismissal

Patino, Et Al V. City Of Pasadena, Et Al

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

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Docket

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COMPLAINT against Phil Cayten, City of Pasadena, Steve Cote, Don Harrison, Johnny Isbell, Bruce Leamon, Darrell Morrison, Pat Van Houte, Cody Ray Wheeler, Ornaldo Ybarra (Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0541-14038368) filed by Maria Mari, Maria Del Rosario Martinez, Alberto Patino, Rodolfo R Tenreiro, Patricia Gonzales. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 11/12/2014)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Nov. 12, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014

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MOTION for Ernest I. Herrera to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Maria Del Rosario Martinez, Alberto Patino, Rodolfo R Tenreiro, filed. Motion Docket Date 12/3/2014. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 11/12/2014)

Nov. 12, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014

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ORDER for Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference and Order to Disclose Interested Persons. Initial Conference set for 3/27/2015 at 08:45 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal (Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(lgouadi, 4) (Entered: 11/13/2014)

Nov. 13, 2014

Nov. 13, 2014

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ORDER granting 2 Motion for Ernest I. Herrera to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified. (wbostic, 4) (Entered: 11/14/2014)

Nov. 14, 2014

Nov. 14, 2014

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CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Maria Del Rosario Martinez, Alberto Patino, Rodolfo R Tenreiro, filed.(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 11/20/2014)

Nov. 20, 2014

Nov. 20, 2014

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Phil Cayten served on 11/15/2014, answer due 1/14/2015; City of Pasadena served on 11/15/2014, answer due 1/14/2015; Steve Cote served on 11/15/2014, answer due 1/14/2015; Johnny Isbell served on 11/15/2014, answer due 1/14/2015; Bruce Leamon served on 11/15/2014, answer due 1/14/2015; Darrell Morrison served on 11/15/2014, answer due 1/14/2015; Pat Van Houte served on 11/15/2014, answer due 1/14/2015, filed.(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 12/03/2014)

Dec. 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Ornaldo Ybarra served on 11/19/2014, answer due 1/20/2015, filed.(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 12/30/2014)

Dec. 30, 2014

Dec. 30, 2014

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Don Harrison served on 11/19/2014, answer due 1/20/2015, filed.(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 12/30/2014)

Dec. 30, 2014

Dec. 30, 2014

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Cody Ray Wheeler served on 11/19/2014, answer due 1/20/2015, filed.(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 12/30/2014)

Dec. 30, 2014

Dec. 30, 2014

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MOTION to Dismiss 1 Complaint, Against Official-Capacity Defendants by Phil Cayten, City of Pasadena, Steve Cote, Don Harrison, Johnny Isbell, Bruce Leamon, Darrell Morrison, Pat Van Houte, Cody Ray Wheeler, Ornaldo Ybarra, filed. Motion Docket Date 1/30/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Motion to Dismiss Official-Capacity Defendants)(Heath, Claude) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

1 Proposed Order Granting Motion to Dismiss Official-Capacity Defendants

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Jan. 9, 2015

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Phil Cayten, City of Pasadena, Steve Cote, Don Harrison, Johnny Isbell, Bruce Leamon, Darrell Morrison, Pat Van Houte, Cody Ray Wheeler, Ornaldo Ybarra, filed.(Heath, Claude) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

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CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Phil Cayten, City of Pasadena, Steve Cote, Don Harrison, Johnny Isbell, Bruce Leamon, Darrell Morrison, Pat Van Houte, Cody Ray Wheeler, Ornaldo Ybarra, filed.(Heath, Claude) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Don Harrison, Cody Ray Wheeler, Ornaldo Ybarra, filed.(Dunn, Chad) (Entered: 01/22/2015)

Jan. 22, 2015

Jan. 22, 2015

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MOTION to Strike Unauthorized Pleadings by Don Harrison, Cody Ray Wheeler, Ornaldo Ybarra, filed. Motion Docket Date 2/12/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Dunn, Chad) (Entered: 01/22/2015)

1 Proposed Order

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Jan. 22, 2015

Jan. 22, 2015

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RESPONSE in Opposition to 10 MOTION to Dismiss 1 Complaint, Against Official-Capacity Defendants, filed by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Maria Del Rosario Martinez, Alberto Patino, Rodolfo R Tenreiro. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Denying City's Motion to Dismiss)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 01/30/2015)

1 Proposed Order Denying City's Motion to Dismiss

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Jan. 30, 2015

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CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Don Harrison, Cody Ray Wheeler, Ornaldo Ybarra, filed.(Dunn, Chad) (Entered: 02/03/2015)

Feb. 3, 2015

Feb. 3, 2015

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CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Don Harrison, Cody Ray Wheeler, Ornaldo Ybarra, filed.(Dunn, Chad) (Entered: 02/03/2015)

Feb. 3, 2015

Feb. 3, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Gene L. Locke, Kathryn K. Ahlrich, Gunnar P. Seaquist on behalf of Phil Cayten, City of Pasadena, Steve Cote, Don Harrison, Johnny Isbell, Bruce Leamon, Darrell Morrison, Pat Van Houte, Cody Ray Wheeler, Ornaldo Ybarra, filed. (Heath, Claude) (Entered: 02/06/2015)

Feb. 6, 2015

Feb. 6, 2015

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RESPONSE to 14 MOTION to Strike Unauthorized Pleadings filed by Phil Cayten, City of Pasadena, Steve Cote, Don Harrison, Johnny Isbell, Bruce Leamon, Darrell Morrison, Pat Van Houte, Cody Ray Wheeler, Ornaldo Ybarra. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(Heath, Claude) (Entered: 02/06/2015)

1 Appendix

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Feb. 6, 2015

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REPLY in Support of 10 MOTION to Dismiss 1 Complaint, Against Official-Capacity Defendants, filed by Phil Cayten, City of Pasadena, Steve Cote, Don Harrison, Johnny Isbell, Bruce Leamon, Darrell Morrison, Pat Van Houte, Cody Ray Wheeler, Ornaldo Ybarra. (Heath, Claude) (Entered: 02/13/2015)

Feb. 13, 2015

Feb. 13, 2015

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REPLY to Response to 14 MOTION to Strike Unauthorized Pleadings, filed by Don Harrison, Cody Ray Wheeler, Ornaldo Ybarra. (Dunn, Chad) (Entered: 02/18/2015)

Feb. 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015

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Joint JOINT DISCOVERY/CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Maria Del Rosario Martinez, Alberto Patino, Rodolfo R Tenreiro, filed.(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 03/17/2015)

March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015

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Joint PROPOSED ORDER Proposed Scheduling and Docket Control Order, filed.(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 03/24/2015)

March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015

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SCHEDULING AND DOCKET CONTROL ORDER. Amended Pleadings due by 9/1/2015. Joinder of Parties due by 4/10/2015 Pltf Expert Report due by 9/14/2015. Deft Expert Report due by 10/12/2015. Discovery due by 1/15/2016. Mediation due by 12/11/2015. Joint Pretrial Order due by 4/22/2016. Interim Pretrial Conference set for 10/26/2015 at 08:30 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal. Interim Pretrial Conference set for 1/18/2016 at 08:30 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal.vDocket Call set for 4/29/2016 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal. (Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(amwilliams, 4) (Entered: 03/30/2015)

March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

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Minute entry for proceedings before the Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal. Initial Conference held on March 27, 2015. The court heard argument on the pending motions to dismiss the official-capacity defendants and to strike portions of the pleadings, (Docket Entry Nos. 10, 14). For the reasons stated on the record, the court granted the City's motion to dismiss the official-capacity defendants, (Docket Entry No. 10), and denied as moot the three defendants motion to strike unauthorized pleadings, (Docket Entry No. 14). The parties agreed to a schedule. A Scheduling and Docket Control Order is entered separately. Appearances: Nina Perales/Ernest Herrera for Pltfs. and Claude Heath/Gene Locke/Chad Dunn/Rick Molina for Defts.(Court Reporter: H. Alcaraz), filed.(leddins, 4) (Entered: 03/30/2015)

March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

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Per filer, this entry made in error. See corrected entry at #27 ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSCRIPT/RECORD by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Maria Del Rosario Martinez, Alberto Patino, Rodolfo R Tenreiro, filed.(Perales, Nina) Modified on 4/2/2015 (jdav, 4). (Entered: 04/02/2015)

April 2, 2015

April 2, 2015

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AO 435 TRANSCRIPT ORDER FORM by Nina Perales. This is to order a transcript of Initial Conference held on 3/27/2015 before Judge Lee H Rosenthal (Expedited/Original). Court Reporter/Transcriber: H. Alcaraz, filed. (jdav, 4) (Entered: 04/02/2015)

April 2, 2015

April 2, 2015

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Unopposed MOTION to Modify The Scheduling and Docket Control Order as to 24 Scheduling Order,, by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Maria Del Rosario Martinez, Alberto Patino, Rodolfo R Tenreiro, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/23/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 04/02/2015)

April 2, 2015

April 2, 2015

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ORDER granting 28 Motion to Modify the Scheduling and Docket Control Order. The deadline to add new parties is extended to July 1, 2015. (Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified. (wbostic, 4) (Entered: 04/06/2015)

April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015

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STIPULATION of Dismissal by Rodolfo R Tenreiro, filed.(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

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STIPULATION of Dismissal by Maria Del Rosario Martinez, filed.(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Maria Del Rosario Martinez, Alberto Patino, Rodolfo R Tenreiro, filed. Motion Docket Date 7/22/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A - First Amended Complaint Redline, # 2 Complaint Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint, # 3 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint to Add New Plaintiffs and Reflect Dismissal by Certain Plaintiffs)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

1 Exhibit Exhibit A - First Amended Complaint Redline

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2 Complaint Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint

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3 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion for Leave to File First

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July 1, 2015

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ORDER granting 32 Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint. (Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified. (wbostic, 4) (Entered: 07/06/2015)

July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015

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AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants filed by Maria Mari, Maria Del Rosario Martinez, Alberto Patino, Rodolfo R Tenreiro, Patricia Gonzales. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by Maria Mari, Rodolfo R Tenreiro, Alberto Patino, Patricia Gonzales, Maria Del Rosario Martinez. (wbostic, 4) (Entered: 07/06/2015)

July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015

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Unopposed MOTION to Modify Scheduling and Docket Control Order to Extend Deadline for Rule 26 Expert Disclosures by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Alberto Patino, filed. Motion Docket Date 9/1/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion to Modify the Scheduling and Docket Control Order to Extend Deadline for Rule 26 Expert Disclosures)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 08/11/2015)

Aug. 11, 2015

Aug. 11, 2015

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ORDER granting 35 Motion to Modify Scheduling and Docket Control Order. (Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified. (wbostic, 4) (Entered: 08/20/2015)

Aug. 20, 2015

Aug. 20, 2015

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NOTICE of Resetting. Parties notified. First Interim Pretrial Conference is reset for 10/27/2015 at 08:45 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal, filed. (leddins, 4) (Entered: 08/21/2015)

Aug. 21, 2015

Aug. 21, 2015

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NOTICE of Resetting. Parties notified. Pretrial Conference reset for 10/27/2015 at 08:30 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal, filed. NOTE: THE CHANGE IS TO TIME ONLY. (leddins, 4) (Entered: 10/26/2015)

Oct. 26, 2015

Oct. 26, 2015

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Minute entry for proceedings before the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal. The interim pretrial conference was held on October 27, 2015. After conferring with counsel, and for the reasons stated on the record, Plaintiffs Motion to Modify Scheduling and Docket Control Order, (Docket Entry No. 35), is granted. The court set deadlines that will be set out in a scheduling and docket control order. Appearances: Nina Perales/Ernest Herrera for Pltfs. and Claude Heath/Gene L Locke for Defts.(Court Reporter: M. Malone), filed.(leddins, 4) (Entered: 11/04/2015)

Oct. 27, 2015

Oct. 27, 2015

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Nov. 4, 2015

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AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER. Pltf Expert Witness List due by 11/16/2015. Deft Expert Witness List due by 12/16/2015. Discovery due by 2/15/2016. Mediation due by 1/11/2016. Joint Pretrial Order due by 3/25/2016. Interim Pretrial Conference set for 2/22/2016 at 08:30 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal. Docket Call set for 5/27/2016 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal.(Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(cfelchak, 4) (Entered: 11/10/2015)

Nov. 10, 2015

Nov. 10, 2015

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MOTION for Protective Order by Citizens to Keep Pasadena Strong, filed. Motion Docket Date 1/4/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit subpoena, # 2 Exhibit transcript)(Najvar, Jerad) (Entered: 12/14/2015)

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Dec. 14, 2015

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NOTICE of Setting as to 41 MOTION for Protective Order. Parties notified. Discovery Hearing set for 1/8/2016 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal, filed. (leddins, 4) (Entered: 12/18/2015)

Dec. 18, 2015

Dec. 18, 2015

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RESPONSE in Opposition to 41 MOTION for Protective Order, filed by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Alberto Patino. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exh. A, # 2 Exhibit Exh. B, # 3 Proposed Order Proposed Order Denying Motion to Quash Subpoena and Ordering Movant to Comply with Subpoena)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 01/04/2016)

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Jan. 4, 2016

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Amended CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of 43 Response in Opposition to Motion, by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Maria Del Rosario Martinez, Alberto Patino, Rodolfo R Tenreiro, filed.(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 01/05/2016)

Jan. 5, 2016

Jan. 5, 2016

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NOTICE of Resetting. Parties notified. Discovery Hearing reset for 1/25/2016 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal, filed. (leddins, 4) (Entered: 01/07/2016)

Jan. 7, 2016

Jan. 7, 2016

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Alternative Dispute Resolution STATUS REPORT by City of Pasadena. Have parties agreed to mediate? No. Mediation will occur n/a. Name of mediator: n/a, filed.(Locke, Gene) (Entered: 01/08/2016)

Jan. 8, 2016

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NOTICE of Resetting. Parties notified. Discovery Hearing reset for 2/2/2016 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal, filed. (leddins, 4) (Entered: 01/20/2016)

Jan. 20, 2016

Jan. 20, 2016

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Minute entry for proceedings before the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal. The court held a hearing on Citizens to Keep Pasadena Strong's motion to quash on February 2, 2016. After conferring with counsel, and for the reasons stated on the record, the court reset the motion hearing for February 8, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. The parties will submit additional documentation in the form discussed on the record. Appearances: Nina Perales/Ernest Herrera for Pltfs. and Jerad Najvar for Movant CKPS.(Court Reporter: K. Metzger), filed.(leddins, 4) (Entered: 02/05/2016)

Feb. 2, 2016

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***Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Discovery Hearing set for 2/8/2016 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal (leddins, 4)

Feb. 4, 2016

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings

Feb. 4, 2016

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Supplemental EXHIBITS re: 41 MOTION for Protective Order by Citizens to Keep Pasadena Strong, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit B, # 2 Exhibit D, # 3 Exhibit E, # 4 Exhibit F)(Najvar, Jerad) (Entered: 02/04/2016)

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Supplemental EXHIBITS re: 41 MOTION for Protective Order by Citizens to Keep Pasadena Strong, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit G-1, # 2 Exhibit G-2)(Najvar, Jerad) (Entered: 02/05/2016)

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Supplemental RESPONSE in Opposition to 41 MOTION for Protective Order, filed by Patricia Gonzales, Alberto Patino. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 02/07/2016)

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NOTICE of Setting. Parties notified. Discovery Hearing set for 2/10/2016 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal, filed. (leddins, 4) (Entered: 02/08/2016)

Feb. 8, 2016

Feb. 8, 2016

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57

Minute entry for proceedings before the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal. The initial conference was held on February 8, 2016. The court heard argument on Citizens to Keep Pasadena Strong's motion for a protective order, (Docket Entry No. 41). After conferring with counsel, and for the reasons stated on the record, the court will review in camera the documents that are the subject of the motion. Appearances: Nina Perales/Ernest Herrera for Pltfs. and Jerad Najvar for Movant.(Court Reporter: L. Wells), filed.(leddins, 4) (Entered: 02/26/2016)

Feb. 8, 2016

Feb. 8, 2016

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53

REPLY in Support of 41 MOTION for Protective Order, filed by Citizens to Keep Pasadena Strong. (Najvar, Jerad) (Entered: 02/10/2016)

Feb. 10, 2016

Feb. 10, 2016

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NOTICE of Errata/Clarification regarding Reply in support of re: 41 MOTION for Protective Order by Citizens to Keep Pasadena Strong, filed. (Najvar, Jerad) (Entered: 02/10/2016)

Feb. 10, 2016

Feb. 10, 2016

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Minute entry for proceedings before the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal. The initial conference was held on February 12, 2016. After conferring with counsel, and for the reasons stated on the record, the court denied in part and granted in part Citizens to Keep Pasadena Strong's motion for a protective order, (Docket Entry No. 41). Citizens to Keep Pasadena Strong and Citizens for Positive Change will produce documents to Patino subject to the limitations discussed on the record. The court extended all non-expired deadlines by 60 days, which will be set out in a scheduling and docket control order Appearances: Jerad Wayne Najvar, Nina Perales, Ernest I. Herrera.(Court Reporter: L. Wells), filed.(leddins, 4) (Entered: 02/26/2016)

Feb. 10, 2016

Feb. 10, 2016

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55

AMENDED SCHEDULING AND DOCKET CONTROL ORDER. Discovery due by 4/15/2016. Interim Pretrial Conference set for 4/22/2016 at 8:30 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Rosenthal. Pretrial Motion Filing due by 5/24/2016. Joint Pretrial Order and Motion in Limine due by 7/19/2016. Docket Call set for 7/26/2016 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal(Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(olindor, 4) (Entered: 02/16/2016)

Feb. 12, 2016

Feb. 12, 2016

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***Set/Reset Hearings: Interim Pretrial Conference set for 4/22/2016 at 08:30 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal (leddins, 4)

Feb. 17, 2016

Feb. 17, 2016

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Set/Reset Hearings & Other Court Settings

Feb. 17, 2016

Feb. 17, 2016

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56

AO 435 TRANSCRIPT REQUEST by Nina Perales for Transcript of 02/10/2016, Judge Lee Rosenthal. Expedited (7 days) turnaround requested. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Laura Wells, filed. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 02/24/2016)

Feb. 24, 2016

Feb. 24, 2016

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Discovery Hearing

Feb. 26, 2016

Feb. 26, 2016

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Discovery Hearing

Feb. 26, 2016

Feb. 26, 2016

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59

TRANSCRIPT re: Discovery Hearing held on February 10, 2016 before Judge Lee H Rosenthal. Court Reporter/Transcriber Laura Wells. Ordering Party Nina Perales Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/31/2016., filed. (lwells, ) (Entered: 02/28/2016)

Feb. 28, 2016

Feb. 28, 2016

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Notice of Filing of Official Transcript as to 59 Transcript. Party notified, filed. (hcarr, 4) (Entered: 02/29/2016)

Feb. 29, 2016

Feb. 29, 2016

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61

Opposed MOTION for Entry of Order re: Protective Order Regarding Political Committee and Political Consultant Documents by Patricia Gonzales, Alberto Patino, filed. Motion Docket Date 3/24/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Protective Order, # 2 Exhibit B - Transcript of Hearing, # 3 Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 03/03/2016)

1 Exhibit A - Protective Order

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2 Exhibit B - Transcript of Hearing

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3 Proposed Order Proposed Order

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March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016

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Joint MOTION for Protective Order by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Alberto Patino, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/5/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Protective Order, # 2 Exhibit B - Transcript of Hearing, # 3 Proposed Order)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 03/15/2016)

1 Exhibit A - Protective Order

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2 Exhibit B - Transcript of Hearing

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3 Proposed Order

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March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016

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ORDER granting 62 Joint MOTION for Protective Order. (Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(olindor, 4) (Entered: 03/23/2016)

March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016

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PROTECTIVE ORDER (Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) (Attachments: # 1 Acknowledgement of Confidentiality and Protective Order) Parties notified.(olindor, 4) (Entered: 03/23/2016)

1 Acknowledgement of Confidentiality and Protective Order

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March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016

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Unopposed MOTION to Modify Scheduling and Docket Control Order by Patricia Gonzales, Alberto Patino, filed. Motion Docket Date 5/3/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Motion to Modify Scheduling and Docket Control Order)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 04/12/2016)

April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016

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ORDER granting 65 Unopposed MOTION to Modify Scheduling and Docket Control Order. Discovery due by 5/31/2016. Non-Dispositive Motion Filing due by 7/22/2016. Joint Pretrial Order due by 9/16/2016. Pretrial Conference set for 6/21/2016 at 08:30 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal. Docket Call set for 9/26/2016 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal.(Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(olindor, 4) (Entered: 04/22/2016)

April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

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Unopposed MOTION to Substitute Counsel by City of Pasadena, filed. Motion Docket Date 5/16/2016. (Locke, Gene) (Entered: 04/25/2016)

April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016

Clearinghouse
68

ORDER granting 67 Motion to Substitute. Kelly Sandill is substituted for Gene Locke.(Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(jdav, 4) (Entered: 04/28/2016)

April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016

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NOTICE of Resetting. Parties notified. Pretrial Conference reset for 6/21/2016 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal, filed. NOTE: THE CHANGE IS TO TIME ONLY. (leddins, 4) (Entered: 06/09/2016)

June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

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70

Minute entry for proceedings before the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal. A pretrial conference was held on June 21, 2016. The parties are proceeding with discovery in accordance with the courts scheduling and docket control order. The court will hear oral argument on Pasadenas motion for summary judgment on August 24, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Appearances: Nina Perales/Ernest Herrera for Pltfs. and Claude Heath/Kelly Sandill for Defts.(Court Reporter: B. Slavin), filed.(leddins, 4) (Entered: 06/28/2016)

June 21, 2016

June 21, 2016

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Pretrial Conference

June 28, 2016

June 28, 2016

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71

MOTION for Summary Judgment by City of Pasadena, filed. Motion Docket Date 7/22/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix File 1 - Pages 1 to 71, # 2 Appendix File 2 - Pages 72 to 106, # 3 Appendix File 3 - Pages 107 to 212, # 4 Exhibit Brief in Support, # 5 Proposed Order)(Heath, Claude) (Entered: 07/01/2016)

1 Appendix File 1 - Pages 1 to 71

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2 Appendix File 2 - Pages 72 to 106

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3 Appendix File 3 - Pages 107 to 212

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4 Exhibit Brief in Support

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5 Proposed Order

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July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

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72

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time Response to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Alberto Patino, filed. Motion Docket Date 8/2/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Unopposed Motion)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 07/12/2016)

July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016

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ORDER Granting 72 Plaintiff's Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time Response to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment ( Plaintiff's Responses due by 7/29/2016.)(Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(jguajardo, 4) (Entered: 07/18/2016)

July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Patricia Gonzales, Maria Mari, Maria Del Rosario Martinez, Alberto Patino, filed. Motion Docket Date 8/22/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 07/30/2016)

July 30, 2016

July 30, 2016

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RESPONSE in Opposition to 71 MOTION for Summary Judgment, filed by Patricia Gonzales, Alberto Patino. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Undisputed and Disputed Facts, # 2 Affidavit Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera in Support of Plaintiffs' Response, # 3 Exhibit Exhibits 1 - 11 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera, # 4 Exhibit Exhibits 12 - 16 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera, # 5 Exhibit Exhibits 17 - 20 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera, # 6 Exhibit Exhibits 21 - 27 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera, # 7 Exhibit Exhibits 28 - 39 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera, # 8 Exhibit Exhibits 40 - 42 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera, # 9 Exhibit Exhibits 43 - 44 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera, # 10 Exhibit Exhibits 45 - 48 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera, # 11 Exhibit Exhibits 49 - 51 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera, # 12 Affidavit Affidavit of Cody Ray Wheeler, # 13 Affidavit Affidavit of Ornaldo Ybarra, # 14 Affidavit Affidavit of Don Harrison, # 15 Affidavit Expert Declaration of Andres Tijerina)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 07/30/2016)

1 Statement of Undisputed and Disputed Facts

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2 Affidavit Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera in Support of Plaintiffs' Response

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3 Exhibit Exhibits 1 - 11 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera

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4 Exhibit Exhibits 12 - 16 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera

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5 Exhibit Exhibits 17 - 20 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera

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6 Exhibit Exhibits 21 - 27 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera

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7 Exhibit Exhibits 28 - 39 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera

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8 Exhibit Exhibits 40 - 42 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera

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9 Exhibit Exhibits 43 - 44 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera

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10 Exhibit Exhibits 45 - 48 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera

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11 Exhibit Exhibits 49 - 51 to Affidavit of Ernest I. Herrera

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12 Affidavit Affidavit of Cody Ray Wheeler

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13 Affidavit Affidavit of Ornaldo Ybarra

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14 Affidavit Affidavit of Don Harrison

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15 Affidavit Expert Declaration of Andres Tijerina

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July 30, 2016

July 30, 2016

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Memorandum of Law in Response to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment by Patricia Gonzales, Alberto Patino, filed. Motion Docket Date 8/22/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 08/01/2016)

Aug. 1, 2016

Aug. 1, 2016

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ORDER granting 76 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Memorandum of Law in Response to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(olindor, 4) (Entered: 08/02/2016)

Aug. 1, 2016

Aug. 1, 2016

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78

REPLY to Response to 71 MOTION for Summary Judgment, filed by City of Pasadena. (Heath, Claude) (Entered: 08/09/2016)

Aug. 9, 2016

Aug. 9, 2016

Clearinghouse
79

OBJECTIONS to and Motion to Strike Defendant's Summary Judgment Evidence, filed by Patricia Gonzales, Alberto Patino. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Proposed Order Granting Motion to Strike)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 08/11/2016)

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4 Proposed Order Granting Motion to Strike

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Aug. 11, 2016

Aug. 11, 2016

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RESPONSE to 79 Objections, and Motion to Strike Defendant's Summary Judgment Evidence, filed by City of Pasadena. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits 1-3, # 2 Proposed Order)(Heath, Claude) (Entered: 08/18/2016)

1 Exhibit Exhibits 1-3

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2 Proposed Order

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Aug. 18, 2016

Aug. 18, 2016

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REPLY in Support of Plaintiffs' Objections to and Motion to Strike Defendant's Summary Judgment Evidence, filed by Patricia Gonzales, Alberto Patino. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Deposition Excerpt - Dr. Rives)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 08/22/2016)

1 Exhibit 1 - Deposition Excerpt - Dr. Rives

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Aug. 22, 2016

Aug. 22, 2016

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ORDER granting 74 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages.(Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(rosaldana, 4) (Entered: 08/23/2016)

Aug. 22, 2016

Aug. 22, 2016

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Minute entry for proceedings before the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal. A motion hearing was held on August 24, 2016. The court heard oral argument on the plaintiffs motion to strike, (Docket Entry No. 79), and the City's motion for summary judgment, (Docket Entry No. 71). For the reasons stated in detail on the record, the court granted the plaintiffs motion to strike and denied the Citys motion for summary judgment. The parties will file a joint pretrial order by October 21, 2016. Docket call will be held October 26, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 11-B. Trial will begin November 15, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 11-B. Appearances: Nina Perales/Ernest Herrera for Pltfs. and Kathryn Ahlrich/Claude Heath/Kelly Sandill for Defts. (Court Reporter: K. Metzger), filed.(leddins, 4) (Entered: 08/29/2016)

Aug. 24, 2016

Aug. 24, 2016

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NOTICE by City of Pasadena, filed. (Locke, Gene) (Entered: 08/26/2016)

Aug. 26, 2016

Aug. 26, 2016

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AO 435 TRANSCRIPT REQUEST by Nina Perales for Transcript of MSJ Hearing on 8/24/16 before Judge Rosenthal. Expedited (7 days) turnaround requested. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Kathy Metzger, filed. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 08/26/2016)

Aug. 26, 2016

Aug. 26, 2016

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NOTICE Certifiate of Deposition - Andy Helms by City of Pasadena, filed. (Locke, Gene) (Entered: 08/26/2016)

Aug. 26, 2016

Aug. 26, 2016

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NOTICE Certificate of Deposition - Cary Bass by City of Pasadena, filed. (Locke, Gene) (Entered: 08/26/2016)

Aug. 26, 2016

Aug. 26, 2016

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Motion Hearing

Aug. 29, 2016

Aug. 29, 2016

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88

TRANSCRIPT re: Excerpt of Motion Hearing held on 8/24/2016 before Judge Lee H Rosenthal. Court Reporter/Transcriber K. Metzger. Ordering Party Kathryn K. Ahlrich Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/28/2016. filed. (kmetzger) (Entered: 08/30/2016)

Aug. 30, 2016

Aug. 30, 2016

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TRANSCRIPT re: Motion Hearing held on 8/24/2016 before Judge Lee H Rosenthal. Court Reporter/Transcriber K. Metzger. Ordering Party Nina Perales Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/28/2016, filed. (kmetzger) (Entered: 08/30/2016)

Aug. 30, 2016

Aug. 30, 2016

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Notice of Filing of Official Transcript as to 88 Transcript, 89 Transcript. Party notified, filed. (hcarr, 4) (Entered: 08/31/2016)

Aug. 31, 2016

Aug. 31, 2016

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Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA) project

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 12, 2014

Closing Date: June 30, 2023

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Hispanic registered voters of the City of Pasadena, Texas

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

MALDEF

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of Pasadena (Pasadena), City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Voting Rights Act, section 2, 52 U.S.C. § 10301 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973)

Voting Rights Act, section 5, 52 U.S.C. § 10304 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973c)

Voting Rights Act, unspecified, 52 U.S.C. § 10301 et seq (previously 42 U.S.C § 1973 et seq.)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Equal Protection

Fifteenth Amendment

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Content of Injunction:

Redistricting

Voting Process Changes

Amount Defendant Pays: $1,097,341.00

Order Duration: 2017 - 2023

Issues

Discrimination Area:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination Basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Affected Language(s):

Spanish

Affected National Origin/Ethnicity(s):

Hispanic

Affected Race(s):

Race, unspecified

Voting:

Redistricting/district composition

Vote dilution

Voting: General & Misc.