Case: Reynolds v. City of Valley Park, Missouri

4:06-cv-01487 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Filed Date: Sept. 22, 2006

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

On September 22, 2006, landlords and employers in Valley Park Missouri and the non-profit Equal Housing Opportunity Council brought suit as plaintiffs in state court against the City of Valley Park. Represented by a large group of lawyers from advocacy organizations (including the ACLU), law school clinics, and several St. Louis law firms, the plaintiffs sought a declaration that the City of Valley Park's Ordinance 1708 was unlawful, under both state and federal law, and a temporary, preliminar…

On September 22, 2006, landlords and employers in Valley Park Missouri and the non-profit Equal Housing Opportunity Council brought suit as plaintiffs in state court against the City of Valley Park. Represented by a large group of lawyers from advocacy organizations (including the ACLU), law school clinics, and several St. Louis law firms, the plaintiffs sought a declaration that the City of Valley Park's Ordinance 1708 was unlawful, under both state and federal law, and a temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunction against its enforcement. The Ordinance made it illegal to employ or house an "illegal alien" (the term was undefined).

The Court (Judge Barbara Wallace) granted a temporary restraining order on September 25, 2006, at the plaintiffs' request. Valley Park immediately amended the ordinance, substituting Ordinance 1715. After a hearing, Judge Wallace promptly enjoined its operation as well. The parties began discovery.

In October 2006, Valley Park removed the case to federal court, where it proceeded before Judge Richard Webber of the Eastern District of Missouri. Once the parties agreed to the continued suspension of the Ordinance's implementation until a later hearing on its merits, discovery proceeded while the plaintiffs sought remand to state court and attorneys' fees. On October 26, 2006, the defendants moved to dismiss certain individual defendants.

On November 15, 2006, the District Court (Judge Webber) remanded the case to state court, on plaintiffs' motion. The court denied the plaintiffs' request for attorneys' fees and denied the defendants' pending motion to dismiss as moot. 2006 WL 3331082.

On February 20, 2007, the plaintiffs moved for judgment on the pleadings. The defendants subsequently moved to dismiss for failure to state a claim. Just before the scheduled trial, the city again amended the ordinance, passing two replacements. One had to do with housing, the other with employment. On March 7, 2007, the state court (Judge Wallace) held that the new ordinances did not moot the case and were void in their entirety. The court granted the plaintiff's motion for judgment and entered permanent injunctions against operation of Ordinances 1708 and 1715. The court held the Ordinances went beyond Valley Park's authority as a 4th Class municipality, and found that the housing provisions conflicted with state landlord-tenant law. The trial court also declined to award the plaintiffs attorneys' fees. 2007 WL 857320.

Both parties appealed the order. On June 3, 2008, the appellate court dismissed the appeal for mootness because the ordinances in issue were validly repealed. The plaintiff was not awarded attorneys' fees. 254 SW 3d 264.

Meanwhile, after the trial court's order was issued, the City Council tried to repeal the new versions of the housing ordinance. The vote to do so was vetoed by the Mayor, however, and an override was unsuccessful. The status of the employment ordinance was less clear; its effective date language stated that it would not come into effect until the preliminary injunction in this case was lifted, but that injunction had been made permanent by the court's decision.

On April 4, 2007, many of the plaintiffs in the case filed a new case challenging the replacement housing ordinances passed by the city (Reynolds II: docket no. 07CC-001420). They requested a temporary restraining order, preliminary, and permanent injunction, as well as attorneys' fees and a declaratory judgment. The plaintiffs argued that the ordinance had the same intent to target immigrants, and merely shifted the burden from landlord's to the city to prove that the prospective tenant was not lawfully in the U.S. The court in that case (Judge Whittington) promptly granted a temporary restraining order, on April 5, 2007. By the parties' agreement on April 25, that restraining order was extended until briefing and resolution of dispositive motions.

At about the same time, one of the plaintiffs in Reynolds I filed her own challenge, Gray v. City of Valley Park. When she moved for a preliminary injunction, the City removed that case to federal district court. Details are available at IM-MO-0002/a>.

The plaintiffs moved for summary judgment on May 31, 2007. Next, in July 2007, the City amended the housing ordinance to eliminate the provisions referring to immigration status. The city then filed a motion to dismiss this case as moot, which Judge Barbara Ann Crancer granted on August 4, 2007.

In August 2007, the City amended the employment ordinance to make it effective even without the lifting of the injunction in the first state court case. The plaintiffs filed a motion for contempt on August 16, 2007, arguing that this violated the court order in the first state-court case. Judge Wallace denied that motion on October 16, 2007 without comment.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Daligga (7/16/2012)

Chelsea Rinnig (1/12/2020)

Related Cases

Gray v. City of Valley Park, Eastern District of Missouri (2007)

People

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Judge(s)

Cohen, Patricia L. (Missouri)

Crancer, Barbara Ann (Missouri)

Draper, George W. III (Missouri)

Wallace, Barbara W. (Missouri)

Webber, E. Richard (Missouri)

Whittington, Carolyn (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ammann, John J. (Missouri)

Bagenstos, Samuel R. (Missouri)

Bermudez, Fernando (Missouri)

Carver, Elizabeth C. (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Cohen, Patricia L. (Missouri)

Crancer, Barbara Ann (Missouri)

Draper, George W. III (Missouri)

Wallace, Barbara W. (Missouri)

Webber, E. Richard (Missouri)

Whittington, Carolyn (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ammann, John J. (Missouri)

Bagenstos, Samuel R. (Missouri)

Bermudez, Fernando (Missouri)

Carver, Elizabeth C. (Missouri)

Chang, Jennifer (California)

Ferrick, Elizabeth (Missouri)

Fuentes, Gabriel A. (Illinois)

Gelernt, Lee (New York)

Hurtado, Daniel J. (Illinois)

Ituarte, Jesus (Missouri)

Jadwat, Omar C. (New York)

Kenyon, Marie A. (Missouri)

Martinez, Linda (Missouri)

McGraugh, Susan (Missouri)

Meza, Ricardo (Illinois)

Nagda, Jennifer (Illinois)

Ramirez, Anthony B. (Missouri)

Rothert, Anthony [Tony] E. (Missouri)

Schlanger, Margo (Missouri)

Sharp, Rhiana (Missouri)

Tokarz, Karen (Missouri)

Wisniewski, Kathy A. (Missouri)

Young, John F. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kobach, Kris W. (Missouri)

Leonatti, Louis J. (Missouri)

Martin, Eric M. (Missouri)

Other Attorney(s)

Baker, Alan (Missouri)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (Circuit Court)

Reynolds v. Valley Park

Missouri state trial court

Oct. 10, 2006 Docket

Docket (PACER)

Reynolds v. Valley Park

Oct. 12, 2006 Docket

Valley Park Ordinance 1708

Reynolds v. City of Valley Park

No Court

July 17, 2006 Statute/Ordinance/Regulation

Prosecuting Attorney Form Letter

Reynolds v. City of Valley Park

Sept. 14, 2006 Correspondence

Petition for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Reynolds v. City of Valley Park

Missouri state trial court

Sept. 22, 2006 Complaint

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order

Reynolds v. City of Valley Park

Missouri state trial court

Sept. 22, 2006 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Temporary Restraining Order

Reynolds v. City of Valley Park

Missouri state trial court

Sept. 25, 2006 Order/Opinion

Valley Park Ordinance 1715 (substituting for Ordinance 1708)

Reynolds v. City of Valley Park

Missouri state trial court

Sept. 26, 2006 Statute/Ordinance/Regulation

Motion for Amended Temporary Restraining Order

Reynolds v. City of Valley Park

Missouri state trial court

Sept. 27, 2006 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Amended Temporary Restraining Order

Reynolds v. City of Valley Park

Missouri state trial court

Sept. 27, 2006 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Reynolds v. City of Valley Park, Missouri

ACLU

Passed in July 2006 by the Board of Alderman of the City of Valley Park, Mo., the town’s “Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance” seeks to punish landlords who rent to and business owners and emplo… Oct. 10, 2012 https://www.aclu.org/cases/reynolds-v-city-valley-park-missouri#:~:text=Passed%20in%20July%202006%20by,official%20language%20of%20the%20city.

Reynolds, et al., v. Valley Park

ACLU Missouri

The ACLU of Missouri represented Jacqueline Gray in the City of Valley Park’s appeal from the state court injunction entered in March. Gray and other plaintiffs successfully argued that the City’s at… Jan. 23, 2017 https://www.aclu-mo.org/en/node/156

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5511925/reynolds-v-valley-park-mo-city-of/

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

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TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER . Signed by St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge Barbara W. Wallace on 9/25/06. (Document is attached to Notice of Removal as Exhibit-State Court File (1))(KLK)

Sept. 25, 2006 PACER

AMENDED TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER . Signed by St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Wallace on 9/27/06. (Document is attached to Notice of Removal Exhibit-State Court File (1))(KLK)

Sept. 27, 2006 PACER

FIRST AMENDED PETITION FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF filed by Stephanie Reynolds, Florence Streeter, Jacqueline Gray, and Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council. (Document is attached to Notice of Removal Exhibit-State Court File (2))(KLK)

Sept. 27, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE OF REMOVAL from St. Louis County Circuit Court, case number 06CC-3802, Filing fee $ 350.00 with receipt number S2007-232. Non-Jury Demand filed by John Brust, Daniel Adams, Randy Helton, Don Carroll, Michael Pennise, Ed Walker, Steve Drake, Mike White, Valley Park, MO, City of, and Jeffery Whitteaker. (Attachments: #(1) Civil Cover Sheet #(2) Original Filing Form #(3) State Court File (1) #(4) State Court File (2) #(5) State Court File (3))(KLK) (Entered: 10/12/2006)

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NOTICE OF FILING NOTICE OF REMOVAL filed by Defendants John Brust, Daniel Adams, Randy Helton, Don Carroll, Michael Pennise, Ed Walker, Steve Drake, Mike White, Valley Park, MO, City of, and Jeffery Whitteaker Sent To: Pltffs Atty. (KLK) (Entered: 10/12/2006)

Oct. 10, 2006 PACER
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DISCLOSURE OF CORPORATION INTERESTS CERTIFICATE by Defendant City of Valley Park, MO. (KLK) (Entered: 10/12/2006)

Oct. 10, 2006 PACER

Receipt # S2007-000232 in the amount of $350.00 for CIVIL FILING FEE, CIVIL FILING FEE-PART 2, CIVIL FILING FEE-PART 3 on behalf of CITY OF VALLEY PARK. (CSW,)

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NOTICE OF FILING NOTICE OF REMOVAL filed by Defendants John Brust, Daniel Adams, Randy Helton, Don Carroll, Michael Pennise, Ed Walker, Steve Drake, Mike White, City of Valley Park, MO and Jeffery Whitteaker. Sent To: St. Louis County Circuit Court and Executed by State Court Clerk. (CDD, ) (Entered: 10/13/2006)

Oct. 11, 2006 PACER
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Emergency MOTION to Compel And Memorandum In Support by Plaintiffs Stephanie Reynolds, Florence Streeter, Jacqueline Gray, Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D)(Wisniewski, Kathy) (Entered: 10/12/2006)

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Oct. 12, 2006 PACER
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Letter to attorney Samuel R. Bagenstos from Clerk re: application for admission to practice law. (KLK) (Entered: 10/17/2006)

Oct. 12, 2006 PACER
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Letter to attorney Jesus Itauarte from Clerk re: application for admission to practice law. (KLK) (Entered: 10/17/2006)

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Letter to attorney Marie A. Kenyon from Clerk re: application for admission to practice law. (KLK) (Entered: 10/17/2006)

Oct. 12, 2006 PACER
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Letter to attorney Linda Martinez from Clerk re: application for admission to practice law. (KLK) (Entered: 10/17/2006)

Oct. 12, 2006 PACER
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Letter to attorney Karen Tokarz from Clerk re: application for admission to practice law. (KLK) (Entered: 10/17/2006)

Oct. 12, 2006 PACER

Docket Text ORDER: Emergency Motion to Compel [doc. #4] will be heard before this Court on this date at 10:00 a.m. So Ordered by Judge E. Richard Webber. (BAB) Modified on 10/13/2006 - sent by regular mail with ECF registration forms to: Samuel R. Bagenstos WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW CIVIL JUSTICE CLINIC One Brookings Drive Campus Box 1120 St. Louis, MO 63130 Jesse Itauarte ITUARTE AND SCHULTE, LLC 2200 Pestalozzi Street St. Louis, MO 63118 Marie Kenyon CATHOLIC LEGAL ASSISTANCE MINISTRY 321 N. Spring Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108 Linda Martinez BRYAN CAVE LLP 211 N. Broadway Suite 3600 St. Louis, MO 63102-2750 Karen Tokarz WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW CIVIL JUSTICE CLINIC One Brookings Drive Campus Box 1120 St. Louis, MO 63130. (BDC).

Oct. 13, 2006 PACER
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ENTRY of Appearance by Louis J. Leonatti for Defendants John Brust, Daniel Adams, Randy Helton, Don Carroll, Michael Pennise, Ed Walker, Steve Drake, Mike White, Valley Park, MO, City of, Jeffery Whitteaker. (Leonatti, Louis) (Entered: 10/13/2006)

Oct. 13, 2006 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge E. Richard Webber: In Court Hearing held on 10/13/2006. Oral Stipulations were made on the record in open court. (Court Reporter: D. Kriegshauser.) (FTR Gold yes or no: no.) (proceedings started: 11:05 a.m.) (proceedings ended: 11:35 a.m.) (BDC) (Entered: 10/13/2006)

Oct. 13, 2006 PACER

Docket Text ORDER: Pursuant to the agreement of the parties discussed at the October 13, 2006 Hearing before this Court, Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion to Compel [doc. #4] is DENIED, as moot. So Ordered by Judge E. Richard Webber. (BAB) Notification sent to Samuel Bagenstos, Jesse Itauarte, Marie Kenyon, Linda Martinez, Karen Tokarz and Louis Leonatti on 10/16/2006 (MCB).

Oct. 16, 2006 PACER

ORDER RECEIPT: (see receipt) Mon Oct 16 09:09:21 CDT 2006 (MCB, )

Oct. 16, 2006 PACER
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MOTION to Remand Case to State Court and For an Award of Attorneys' Fees by Plaintiffs Stephanie Reynolds, Florence Streeter, Jacqueline Gray, Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council. (Wisniewski, Kathy) (Entered: 10/16/2006)

Oct. 16, 2006 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 8 MOTION to Remand Case to State Court and For an Award of Attorneys' Fees filed by Plaintiffs Stephanie Reynolds, Florence Streeter, Jacqueline Gray, Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D)(Wisniewski, Kathy) (Entered: 10/16/2006)

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Oct. 16, 2006 PACER
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MOTION to Expedite Briefing and Decision on Motion to Remand by Plaintiffs Stephanie Reynolds, Florence Streeter, Jacqueline Gray, Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council. (Wisniewski, Kathy) (Entered: 10/16/2006)

Oct. 16, 2006 PACER

Docket Text ORDER: By agreement of all parties and this Court, Motion to Expedite Briefing [doc. #10] is GRANTED. Defendants' Response in Opposition to Motion to Remand [doc. #8] shall be filed no later than October 20, 2006. Any Reply by Plaintiffs shall be filed no later than October 23, 2006. So Ordered by Judge E. Richard Webber. (BAB)

Oct. 16, 2006 PACER

ORDER RECEIPT: (see receipt) Tue Oct 17 09:26:11 CDT 2006 (MCB, )

Oct. 17, 2006 PACER

ORDER RECEIPT: (see receipt) Tue Oct 17 11:21:56 CDT 2006 (KLK) (Application for Admission letters sent)

Oct. 17, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Kris W. Kobach by Defendants John Brust, Daniel Adams, Randy Helton, Don Carroll, Michael Pennise, Ed Walker, Steve Drake, Mike White, Valley Park, MO, City of, Jeffery Whitteaker. (BAK, ) (Entered: 10/18/2006)

Oct. 18, 2006 PACER

Receipt # S2007-000453 in the amount of $100.00 for ATTORNEY ADM. FEE - PHV on behalf of KOBACH, KRIS. (CSW,)

Oct. 18, 2006 PACER

Docket Text ORDER: Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice [doc. #16] is GRANTED. Kris W. Kobach shall be admitted pro hac vice for the purpose of representing Defendants in this matter. So Ordered by Judge E. Richard Webber. (BAB) Notification sent to non-registered attorneys on 10/19/2006 (BAK, ).

Oct. 19, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Protective Order Individual Defendants Motion for a Protective Order Limiting the Scope of Inquiry on Depositions of the Individual Defendants by Defendant Valley Park, MO, City of. (Leonatti, Louis) (Entered: 10/20/2006)

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MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 17 MOTION for Protective Order Individual Defendants Motion for a Protective Order Limiting the Scope of Inquiry on Depositions of the Individual Defendants Defendants' Memorandum in Support of Their Motion for Protective Order Concerning the Depositions of the Individual Defendents filed by Defendant Valley Park, MO, City of. (Leonatti, Louis) (Entered: 10/20/2006)

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MOTION for Leave to Exceed Page Limit for Memoranda by Defendants John Brust, Daniel Adams, Randy Helton, Don Carroll, Michael Pennise, Ed Walker, Steve Drake, Mike White, Valley Park, MO, City of, Jeffery Whitteaker. (Kobach, Kris) (Entered: 10/20/2006)

Oct. 20, 2006 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 8 MOTION to Remand Case to State Court and For an Award of Attorneys' Fees filed by Defendants John Brust, Daniel Adams, Randy Helton, Don Carroll, Michael Pennise, Ed Walker, Steve Drake, Mike White, Valley Park, MO, City of, Jeffery Whitteaker. (Kobach, Kris) (Entered: 10/20/2006)

Oct. 20, 2006 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 8 MOTION to Remand Case to State Court and For an Award of Attorneys' Fees filed by Plaintiffs Stephanie Reynolds, Florence Streeter, Jacqueline Gray, Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council. (Wisniewski, Kathy) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006 PACER

Docket Text ORDER: Motion for Leave to Exceed Page Limit [doc. #19] is GRANTED. Defendants' Response in Opposition [doc. #20] to Plaintiffs' Motion to Remand consisting of nineteen (19) pages is accepted for filing by this Court. So Ordered by Judge E. Richard Webber. (BAB) Notification sent to non-registered attorneys on 10/25/2006 (BAK, ).

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MOTION to Dismiss Party John Brust, Daniel Adams, Randy Helton, Don Carroll, Michael Pennise, Ed Walker, Steve Drake and Jay Michael White by Defendant Valley Park, MO, City of. (Leonatti, Louis) (Entered: 10/25/2006)

Oct. 25, 2006 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 22 MOTION to Dismiss Party John Brust, Daniel Adams, Randy Helton, Don Carroll, Michael Pennise, Ed Walker, Steve Drake and Jay Michael White filed by Defendant Valley Park, MO, City of. (Leonatti, Louis) (Entered: 10/25/2006)

Oct. 25, 2006 PACER
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Defendants' ANSWER to Complaint Plaintiffs' First Amended Petition by Valley Park, MO, City of.(Leonatti, Louis) (Entered: 10/27/2006)

Oct. 27, 2006 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 17 MOTION for Protective Order Individual Defendants Motion for a Protective Order Limiting the Scope of Inquiry on Depositions of the Individual Defendants filed by Plaintiff Stephanie Reynolds. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4)(Wisniewski, Kathy) (Entered: 10/30/2006)

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Oct. 30, 2006 PACER

Docket Text ORDER: A Telephone Motion Hearing will be held TODAY at 2:00 P.M. on Defendants' Motion for Protective Order [doc. #17]. Counsel shall contact chambers as soon as possible to advise the Court of the names of counsel to participate in this telephone conference. So Ordered by Judge E. Richard Webber. (BAB)

Nov. 1, 2006 PACER

Docket Text ORDER: Counsel for all parties shall appear before this Court for an in-court Hearing on Plaintiffs' Motion to Remand [doc. #8] on November 3, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 12 South of the U.S. District Court. So Ordered by Judge E. Richard Webber. (BAB)

Nov. 1, 2006 PACER

ORDER RECEIPT: (see receipt) Wed Nov 1 08:51:49 CST 2006 (MCB, )

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge E. Richard Webber : Motion Hearing held on 11/1/2006 re 17 MOTION for Protective Order Individual Defendants Motion for a Protective Order Limiting the Scope of Inquiry on Depositions of the Individual Defendants filed by Valley Park, MO, City of,. Parties present (by phone) for motion hearing. Arguments heard from both sides. Order to follow. (Court Reporter or FTR Gold Operator initials: D. Kriegshauser) (FTR Gold yes or no: no) (proceedings started: 2:02 p.m.) (proceedings ended: 2:53 p.m.) (JMW) (Entered: 11/02/2006)

Nov. 1, 2006 PACER
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part 17 Motion for Protective Order Signed by Judge E. Richard Webber on 11/2/06. (BAK, ) (Entered: 11/02/2006)

Nov. 2, 2006 PACER

ORDER RECEIPT: (see receipt) Thu Nov 2 17:30:54 CST 2006 (BAK, )

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MOTION for Reconsideration Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Reconsideration of Order of 11/02/06 Regarding Defendants' Motion for a Protective Order by Plaintiff Stephanie Reynolds. (Wisniewski, Kathy) (Entered: 11/03/2006)

Nov. 3, 2006 PACER

Docket Text ORDER: Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Reconsideration [doc. #28] has been considered by the Court and is DENIED. So Ordered by Judge E. Richard Webber. (BAB)

Nov. 3, 2006 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge E. Richard Webber : In Court Hearing held on 11/3/2006 re: Plaintiffs' Motion to Remand Case to State Court [#8]. Counsel heard. Matter taken under submission. (Court Reporter or FTR Gold Operator initials:D. Kriegshauser.) (proceedings started: 1:30 p.m..) (proceedings ended: 3:20 p.m.) (MCB) (Entered: 11/03/2006)

Nov. 3, 2006 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 22 MOTION to Dismiss Party John Brust, Daniel Adams, Randy Helton, Don Carroll, Michael Pennise, Ed Walker, Steve Drake and Jay Michael White Plaintiffs' Opposition to Aldermen Defendants' Motion to Dismiss filed by Plaintiff Stephanie Reynolds. (Wisniewski, Kathy) (Entered: 11/06/2006)

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 22 MOTION to Dismiss Party John Brust, Daniel Adams, Randy Helton, Don Carroll, Michael Pennise, Ed Walker, Steve Drake and Jay Michael White filed by Defendants John Brust, Daniel Adams, Randy Helton, Don Carroll, Michael Pennise, Ed Walker, Steve Drake, Mike White, Valley Park, MO, City of, Jeffery Whitteaker. (Kobach, Kris) (Entered: 11/14/2006)

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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion to Remand [doc. #8] isGRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiffs' Motion for an Award of Attorneys' Fees[doc. #8] is DENIED.IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendants Burst, Adams, Helton, Carroll, Pennise,Walker, Drake, and White's Motion to Dismiss is DENIED as moot. Signed by Judge E. Richard Webber on November 15, 2006. (certified copy sent to Joan M. Gilmer, Clerk, Circuit Court of the County of St. Louis, State of Missouri, 7900 Carondelet, St. Louis, MO 63105 this date.)(MCB) (Entered: 11/15/2006)

Nov. 15, 2006 RECAP

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 22, 2006

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Landlord/owners of rental properties in Valley Park, Missouri. and fair housing agency.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

MALDEF

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Valley Park (Valley Park, St. Louis), City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Federalism (including 10th Amendment)

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2006 - None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief request withdrawn/mooted

Issues

General:

Housing

Discrimination-area:

Contracting

Housing Sales/Rental

Immigration/Border:

Constitutional rights

Employer sanctions

Employment

Undocumented immigrants - state and local regulation