Case: Garrett v. City of Escondido, California

3:06-cv-02434 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Filed Date: Nov. 3, 2006

Closed Date: Dec. 15, 2006

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Case Summary

This is another case, like those in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (IM-PA-1), Valley Park, Missouri (IM-MO-1), and Riverside, New Jersey (IM-NJ-1, and IM-NJ-2) about a city's efforts to bar undocumented immigrants from its jurisdiction. In this case, the City of Escondido passed an ordinance preventing landlords from renting or "harboring" illegal aliens in their property and imposing other related restrictions on rental and eviction proceedings. On November 3, 2006, a consortium of public interest …

This is another case, like those in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (IM-PA-1), Valley Park, Missouri (IM-MO-1), and Riverside, New Jersey (IM-NJ-1, and IM-NJ-2) about a city's efforts to bar undocumented immigrants from its jurisdiction. In this case, the City of Escondido passed an ordinance preventing landlords from renting or "harboring" illegal aliens in their property and imposing other related restrictions on rental and eviction proceedings.

On November 3, 2006, a consortium of public interest organizations and lawyers and some firm lawyers filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, seeking a declaration of the Ordinance's unconstitutionality. On November 7, they sought a TRO, which the Court (Judge John A. Houston) granted on November 20. Garrett v. City of Escondido, 465 F.Supp.2d 1043 (S.D.Cal. 2006).

A Preliminary Injunction hearing was scheduled for March, but in December, the City acceded to the lawsuit, agreeing to entry of a permanent injunction against enforcement of the ordinance, and paying plaintiffs' counsel $90,000 in attorneys fees. The injunction was entered on December 15, 2006.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Daligga (6/26/2012)

People

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Judge(s)

Houston, John A. (California)

Stormes, Nita L. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brancart, Christopher (California)

Brennan, Cecilia (California)

Calderon, Virginia Y. (California)

Chang, Jennifer (California)

Guttentag, Lucas (New York)

Jadwat, Omar C. (New York)

Kline, David (California)

Levinson, Michael (California)

Judge(s)

Houston, John A. (California)

Stormes, Nita L. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brancart, Christopher (California)

Brennan, Cecilia (California)

Calderon, Virginia Y. (California)

Chang, Jennifer (California)

Guttentag, Lucas (New York)

Jadwat, Omar C. (New York)

Kline, David (California)

Levinson, Michael (California)

Loy, John David (California)

Mansfield, Alan McQuarrie (California)

Minceberg, Elliot (District of Columbia)

Rivas, Claudia Beatrice Valenzuela (Illinois)

Rosner, Hallen D. (California)

Tencer, Philip (California)

Valenzuela, Cynthia Ann (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Epp, Jeffrey R. (California)

Garrett, Christopher W. (California)

Heater, Henry E. (California)

Lincoln, Donald R. (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Parrinello, James R. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Garrett v. City of Escondido

Jan. 12, 2007 Docket

Staff Report on Ordinance

Garrett v. City of Escondido

Oct. 4, 2006 Press Release

Ordinance No. 2006-38 R: An Ordinance of the City of Escondido, California Establishing Penalties for the Harboring of Illegal Aliens in the City of Escondido

Garrett v. Escondido

No Court

Oct. 18, 2006 Statute/Ordinance/Regulation
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Stipulation for Entry of Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction

Garrett v. City of Escondido

Nov. 3, 2006 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Complaint

Garrett v. City of Escondido

Nov. 3, 2006 Complaint
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Temporary Restraining Order Papers (Motion, Memo, Declarations, Exhibits)

Garrett v. City of Escondido

Nov. 7, 2006 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Amicus Brief in Support of TRO

Garrett v. City of Escondido

Nov. 15, 2006 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Reporter's Transcript of Motion Hearing

Garrett v. City of Escondido, CA

Nov. 16, 2006 Transcript
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Order Granting Plaintiffs' Application For Temporary Restraining Order

Garrett v. City of Escondido

465 F.Supp.2d 1043

Nov. 20, 2006 Order/Opinion

Statement [on City's Vote to Accede to Lawsuit]

Garrett v. City of Escondido

Dec. 13, 2006 Press Release

Resources

Title Description External URL

A Community Under Siege: The Impact of Anti-Immigrant Hysteria on Latinos

Virginia Martinez, Jazmin Garcia, and Jasmine Vasquez

In April 2006, a 16 year-old Mexican-American boy named David Ritcheson was savagely beaten, sodomized with a patio umbrella pole and burned repeatedly with a cigarette. One of the attackers, a skin… Sept. 1, 2008

Decline to Sign: The Impact of Local Bureaucratic Discretion on Immigrant Victims' Equal Access to the Law

Katherine Grant Collins

In a time of increasingly restrictive U.S. immigration policy, a small category of individuals has been allowed a rare opportunity for inclusion: victims of violent crime. Characterized as a humanita… Jan. 1, 2014 https://escholarship.org/content/qt7dc4m4n3/qt7dc4m4n3.pdf

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4183720/garrett-v-city-of-escondido/

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

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COMPLAINT against all defendants. Demand for Jury Trial (Filing fee $ 350.), filed by Roy Garrett, Mary Garrett, Escondido Human Rights Committee.(jpp, ) (Entered: 11/06/2006)

Nov. 3, 2006 PACER
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Summons Issued as to City of Escondido. (jpp, ) (Entered: 11/06/2006)

Nov. 3, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by Roy Garrett, Mary Garrett, Escondido Human Rights Committee, Jane Doe, Jane Doe. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration # 2 Declaration # 3 Declaration # 4 Declaration # 5 Declaration # 6 Declaration # 7 Declaration # 8 Exhibit # 9 Exhibit Exs. 5-8# 10 Exhibit Exs. 8-10# 11 Proof of Service # 12 Memo of Points and Authorities)(Mansfield, Alan) (Entered: 11/07/2006)

1 Declaration

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9 Exhibit Exs. 5-8

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10 Exhibit Exs. 8-10

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11 Proof of Service

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12 Memo of Points and Authorities

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Nov. 7, 2006 PACER
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PRO HAC VICE APPOINTED: Omar C Jadwat, appearing for Plaintiffs Roy Garrett, Mary Garrett, Escondido Human Rights Committee, Jane Doe, Jane Doe (jpp, ) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 7, 2006 PACER
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SCHEDULING ORDER re 3 Plaintiff's MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order. Defendant shall file and personally serve a responsive pleading to Plaintiffs application no later than 11/13/06 at 12:00pm. The pleading shall include any documents relevant to the determination of the issues raised in this application. No reply will be permitted by Plaintiffs. Motion hearing set for 11/16/06 at 3:00pm in Courtroom 11 before Judge John A. Houston. Signed by Judge John A. Houston on 11/08/06. (jpp, ) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE by Roy Garrett, Mary Garrett, Escondido Human Rights Committee, Jane Doe, Jane Doe re 4 Order,, re Scheduling Order (Mansfield, Alan) (Entered: 11/09/2006)

Nov. 9, 2006 PACER
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DECLARATION re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order Estela De Los Rios Declaration in Support of Application for Temporary Restraining Order by Plaintiffs Roy Garrett, Mary Garrett, Escondido Human Rights Committee, Jane Doe, Jane Doe. (Mansfield, Alan) (Entered: 11/09/2006)

Nov. 9, 2006 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by City of Escondido. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Clay Phillips and Ex A# 2 Declaration Exhibit B and B-1 thru p4 to Decl of Clay Phillips# 3 Declaration Ex B-1 pp A-1 thru H-1# 4 Declaration Ex C to Declara to Clay Phillips)(Lincoln, Donald) (Entered: 11/13/2006)

1 Declaration Declaration of Clay Phillips and Ex A

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2 Declaration Exhibit B and B-1 thru p4 to Decl of Clay Phillips

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3 Declaration Ex B-1 pp A-1 thru H-1

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4 Declaration Ex C to Declara to Clay Phillips

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Nov. 13, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Plaintiffs' Application for Temporary Restraining Order by California Apartment Association, National Apartment Association, San Diego County Apartment Association. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Parrinello, James) (Entered: 11/14/2006)

1 Proof of Service

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Nov. 14, 2006 PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by City of Escondido re 8 Response in Opposition to Motion, E-File Proof of Service (Lincoln, Donald) (Entered: 11/14/2006)

Nov. 14, 2006 PACER
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ORDER granting 9 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief. Clerk of Court is hereby ordered to file the document "Amicus Brief in Support of Plaintiffs' Application for Temporary Restraining Order" attached to the Apartment Association application. Signed by Judge John A. Houston on 11/14/06. (jpp, ) (Entered: 11/15/2006)

Nov. 15, 2006 PACER
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Amicus Brief entered by California Apartment Association, National Apartment Association, San Diego County Apartment Association in support of Plaintiffs' application for Temporary Restraining Order. (jpp, ) (Entered: 11/15/2006)

Nov. 15, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order Request for Judicial Notice in Support of by Roy Garrett, Mary Garrett, Escondido Human Rights Committee, Jane Doe, Jane Doe. (Mansfield, Alan) (Entered: 11/15/2006)

Nov. 15, 2006 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John A. Houston : Motion Hearing held on 11/16/2006 re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by Jane Doe,, Roy Garrett,, Jane Doe,, Mary Garrett,, Escondido Human Rights Committee: granted. Court to issue written order. (Court Reporter Cameron Kircher).(Plaintiff Attorney Alan McQuarrie Mansfield, Philip Tencer).(Defendant Attorney Christopher Garrett, Donald R. Lincoln). (lwm, ) (Entered: 11/21/2006)

Nov. 16, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Christopher A Brancart on behalf of all plaintiffs (Brancart, Christopher) (Entered: 11/17/2006)

Nov. 17, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by John David Blair-Loy on behalf of Roy Garrett, Mary Garrett, Escondido Human Rights Committee, Jane Doe, Jane Doe (Blair-Loy, John) (Entered: 11/20/2006)

Nov. 20, 2006 PACER
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ORDER granting 3 Plaintiff's Motion for TRO. Plaintiff's request for judicial notice 13 is granted. This order shall be effective upon the posting of a bond of $100.00 by Plaintiffs pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 65(c) on or before 4:00pm on 11/22/06. Plaintiffs shall file and serve their preliminary injunction brief with this Court on or before 01/12/07. Defendant shall file and serve their opposition brief on or before 02/02/07. Plaintiff may file and serve their reply brief on or bofore 02/16/07. The preliminary injunction hearing shall be heard on 03/08/07 at 2:00pm. Signed by Judge John A. Houston on 11/20/06.(jpp, ) (Entered: 11/20/2006)

Nov. 20, 2006 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by City of Escondido. (Lincoln, Donald) (Entered: 11/21/2006)

Nov. 21, 2006 PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by City of Escondido to Stipulation for Extension of Time To File Response to Complaint (Lincoln, Donald) (Entered: 11/21/2006)

Nov. 21, 2006 PACER
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ORDER granting 17 Joint Motion for Extension of Time for Defendant City of Escondido to file its response to Plaintiff's Complaint up to and including 12/15/06 . Signed by Judge John A. Houston on 11/21/06. (jpp, ) (Entered: 11/21/2006)

Nov. 21, 2006 PACER
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AMENDED ORDER; Defendant City of Escondido shall have up to and including 12/29/06, to file its REsponse to Plaintiff's Complaint. Signed by Judge John A. Houston on 11/22/06. (jpp, ) (Entered: 11/22/2006)

Nov. 22, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE by Roy Garrett, Mary Garrett, Escondido Human Rights Committee, Jane Doe, Jane Doe re 16 Order on Motion for TRO,,,,, of Posting Bond (Mansfield, Alan) (Entered: 11/22/2006)

Nov. 22, 2006 PACER
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PRO HAC VICE APPOINTED: Elliott Mincberg appearing for Plaintiffs Roy Garrett, Mary Garrett, Escondido Human Rights Committee (jpp, ) (Entered: 12/05/2006)

Dec. 4, 2006 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Permanent Injunction and stipulated final judgment by City of Escondido. (Godfrey, Laura) (Entered: 12/14/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006 RECAP
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ORDER granting 24 Stipulated Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction. Signed by Judge John A. Houston on 12/15/06. (jpp, ) (Entered: 12/15/2006)

Dec. 15, 2006 PACER
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CLERK'S JUDGMENT; The stipulated final judgment and permanent injunction is granted.(jpp, ) (Entered: 12/15/2006)

Dec. 15, 2006 PACER
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ORDER to disburse funds. Court hereby orders, pursuant to Local Rule 67.1 that the funds in the amount of $100.00 that were deposited in the registry of the Court on 11/22/06 in this action shall be disbursed to Rosner & Mansfield, LLP. Signed by Judge John A. Houston on 01/11/07. (jpp, ) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007 PACER

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 3, 2006

Closing Date: Dec. 15, 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Landlord/owners of aparment buildings in Escondido, CA.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

MALDEF

ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of Escondido (Escondido, San Diego), City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

Constitutional Clause(s):

Federalism (including 10th Amendment)

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2006 - None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

Immigration/Border:

Constitutional rights

Undocumented immigrants - state and local regulation