Case: Barrietos v. City of Farmers Branch

3:07-cv-00061 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Jan. 11, 2007

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

This case is one of four lawsuits filed against the City of Farmers Branch, Texas, to challenge the City's anti-immigrant housing law, Ordinance 2892. See IM-TX-0001, IM-TX-0003 and IM-TX-0004. This case and two others filed in federal court, Vazquez v. City of Farmers Branch (IM-TX-0001) and Villas at Parkside Partners v. City of Farmers Branch (IM-TX-0003), were assigned to District Court Judge Sam A. Lindsay, and on April 18, 2007, were consolidated under lead case Villas at Parkside Partn…

This case is one of four lawsuits filed against the City of Farmers Branch, Texas, to challenge the City's anti-immigrant housing law, Ordinance 2892. See IM-TX-0001, IM-TX-0003 and IM-TX-0004. This case and two others filed in federal court, Vazquez v. City of Farmers Branch (IM-TX-0001) and Villas at Parkside Partners v. City of Farmers Branch (IM-TX-0003), were assigned to District Court Judge Sam A. Lindsay, and on April 18, 2007, were consolidated under lead case Villas at Parkside Partners (IM-TX-0003).

Note that during the course of the litigation for the consolidated action, Farmers Branch moved to dismiss the claims of the Barrientos plaintiffs. On June 1, 2007, the District Court (Judge Lindsay) granted Farmers Branch's motion and dismissed the Barrientos plaintiffs' complaint for lack of standing. The Court reasoned that since the Barrientos plaintiffs operated retail businesses in Farmers Branch and were not tenants or property owners, the Ordinance didn't have any direct effect on them. As such, they had no standing to challenge the Ordinance. Villas at Parkside Partners v. City of Farmers Branch, 245 F.R.D. 551 (N.D. Tex. 2007).

Litigation on the claims of the other plaintiffs continued, and on August 29, 2008, the Court issued a permanent injunction enjoining enforcement of Ordinance 2903, the law's second iteration.

See IM-TX-0003 for a more detailed accounting of developments following the consolidation.

As of November 2018, nothing further has happened in this docket and this case is presumably closed.

Summary Authors

Christopher Schad (6/6/2012)

Veronica Portillo Heap (11/11/2018)

Related Cases

Ramos v. City of Farmers Branch, Texas state trial court (2006)

Villas at Parkside Partners v. City of Farmers Branch, Northern District of Texas (2006)

Vazquez v. City of Farmers Branch, Northern District of Texas (2006)

People


Judge(s)

Lindsay, Sam A. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barr, John Holman (Texas)

Nelson, Forest (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Boyle, John (Texas)

Flora, Elizabeth Ruth (Texas)

Noga, Darrell G-M (Texas)

Judge(s)

Lindsay, Sam A. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barr, John Holman (Texas)

Nelson, Forest (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Boyle, John (Texas)

Flora, Elizabeth Ruth (Texas)

Noga, Darrell G-M (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

April 18, 2007 Docket
4

Plaintiffs' Application for a Temporary Restraining Order

Jan. 11, 2007 Pleading / Motion / Brief
1

Complaint

Jan. 11, 2007 Complaint
41

Order of Consolidation

Villas at Parkside Partners v. City of Farmers Branch

April 18, 2007 Order/Opinion

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against City of Farmers Branch filed by Dung Tran, Maria C Perales, Eusebio Eduardo Egusquiza, Aslan Rafizadeh, Adela Reyes, Felipa Zamora, Ana R Montoya, Elizabeth Barrietos, Otto Barrera, Ramon Pacheco, Rafael Garcia, Magdalene Rangel, Sandra Trejo, Juan Sanchez, Oscar Garcia, Tanveer Yousuf, Su You, Belen Ortiz, Raymundo Foertes, Alicia Alvarado, Reyna Figueroa, Ana Cecilia Castro, Victorino Calexes, Elva Rodriguez, Martha A Gonzalez, Giovary Garcia, Marta Castillo, Guillermo Gil, Douglas Maldonado, Monica V Barrientos, Patricia Gonzalez, Jane Does 1−25, John Does 1−25. (Filing fee $350; Receipt number 7671) (skt) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 11, 2007

***Magistrate Judge Stickney chosen by random selection to handle matters that may be referred in this case. (skt) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 11, 2007
2

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS by Dung Tran, Maria C Perales, Eusebio Eduardo Egusquiza, Aslan Rafizadeh, Adela Reyes, Felipa Zamora, Ana R Montoya, Elizabeth Barrietos, Otto Barrera, Ramon Pacheco, Rafael Garcia, Magdalene Rangel, Sandra Trejo, Juan Sanchez, Oscar Garcia, Tanveer Yousuf, Su You, Belen Ortiz, Raymundo Foertes, Alicia Alvarado, Reyna Figueroa, Ana Cecilia Castro, Victorino Calexes, Elva Rodriguez, Martha A Gonzalez, Giovary Garcia, Marta Castillo, Guillermo Gil, Douglas Maldonado, Monica V Barrientos, Patricia Gonzalez, Jane Does 1−25, John Does 1−25. (skt) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 11, 2007
3

Summons Issued as to City of Farmers Branch. (skt) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 11, 2007
4

Application for Temporary Restraining Order by Dung Tran, Maria C Perales, Eusebio Eduardo Egusquiza, Aslan Rafizadeh, Adela Reyes, Felipa Zamora, Ana R Montoya, Elizabeth Barrietos, Otto Barrera, Ramon Pacheco, Rafael Garcia, Magdalene Rangel, Sandra Trejo, Juan Sanchez, Oscar Garcia, Tanveer Yousuf, Su You, Belen Ortiz, Raymundo Foertes, Alicia Alvarado, Reyna Figueroa, Ana Cecilia Castro, Victorino Calexes, Elva Rodriguez, Martha A Gonzalez, Giovary Garcia, Marta Castillo, Guillermo Gil, Douglas Maldonado, Monica V Barrientos, Patricia Gonzalez, Jane Does 1−25, John Does 1−25 (skt) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 11, 2007
5

Standing Order Designating Case for ECF − see order for specifics. (Signed by Judge A. Joe Fish on 1/12/2007) (skt) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007
6

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Sam A Lindsay for all further proceedings. Judge A. Joe Fish no longer assigned to case. All future pleadings shall subsequently be filed under case No. 3:07−CV−0061−L. (Signed by Judge A. Joe Fish on 1/12/07) (cxb) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007
8

Vacation Letter as to M. Forest Nelson for dates 2/16/07; 3/12/07−3/16/07; 5/25/07−5/29/07; 11/19/07−11/23/07. (Nelson, M) (Entered: 01/25/2007)

Jan. 25, 2007
9

Vacation Letter by City of Farmers Branch. (Boyle, Matthew) Modified on 1/30/2007 (cxb). (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 29, 2007
10

Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer by City of Farmers Branch (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Order Granting Unopposed Motion to Extend Time for Defendant The City of Farmers Branch to File Responsive Pleading to Plaintiffs' Complaint) (Flora, Elizabeth) (Entered: 02/06/2007)

Feb. 6, 2007
11

ORDER granting 10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer to 1 Complaint. City of Farmers Branch answer due 3/8/2007. (Signed by Judge Sam A Lindsay on 2/7/07) (cxb) (Entered: 02/07/2007)

Feb. 7, 2007
12

MOTION to Dismiss (Rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6)) by City of Farmers Branch with Incorporated Brief in Support. (Noga, Darrell) (Entered: 03/08/2007)

March 8, 2007
13

*** DISREGARD, see doc. 14. *** MOTION to Dismiss Response to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss by Dung Tran, Maria C Perales, Eusebio Eduardo Egusquiza, Aslan Rafizadeh, Adela Reyes, Felipa Zamora, Ana R Montoya, Elizabeth Barrietos, Otto Barrera, Ramon Pacheco, Rafael Garcia, Magdalene Rangel, Sandra Trejo, Juan Sanchez, Oscar Garcia, Tanveer Yousuf, Su You, Belen Ortiz, Raymundo Foertes, Alicia Alvarado, Reyna Figueroa, Ana Cecilia Castro, Victorino Calexes, Elva Rodriguez, Martha A Gonzalez, Giovary Garcia, Marta Castillo, Guillermo Gil, Douglas Maldonado, Monica V Barrientos, Patricia Gonzalez, Jane Does 1−25, John Does 1−25 with With Brief. (Nelson, M) Modified on 3/29/2007 (cxb). (Entered: 03/28/2007)

March 28, 2007
14

RESPONSE filed by Dung Tran, Maria C Perales, Eusebio Eduardo Egusquiza, Aslan Rafizadeh, Adela Reyes, Felipa Zamora, Ana R Montoya, Elizabeth Barrietos, Otto Barrera, Ramon Pacheco, Rafael Garcia, Magdalene Rangel, Sandra Trejo, Juan Sanchez, Oscar Garcia, Tanveer Yousuf, Su You, Belen Ortiz, Raymundo Foertes, Alicia Alvarado, Reyna Figueroa, Ana Cecilia Castro, Victorino Calexes, Elva Rodriguez, Martha A Gonzalez, Giovary Garcia, Marta Castillo, Guillermo Gil, Douglas Maldonado, Monica V Barrientos, Patricia Gonzalez, Jane Does 1−25, John Does 1−25 re 12 MOTION to Dismiss (Rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6)) . (Attachments: # 1 Original NEF)(Nelson, M) (cxb) (Entered: 03/29/2007)

March 28, 2007
15

Vacation Letter filed by City of Farmers Branch. (Boyle, Matthew) Modified on 4/11/2007 (cxb). (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 10, 2007
16

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 14 Response to Motion,, by City of Farmers Branch (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (Flora, Elizabeth) (Entered: 04/11/2007)

April 11, 2007
17

ORDER granting 16 Defendant's Unopposed Motion to Extend Time to File Reply. Replies due by 4/19/2007. (Signed by Judge Sam A Lindsay on 4/13/07) (cxb) (Entered: 04/13/2007)

April 13, 2007
18

ORDER CONSOLIDATING CASES: the court directs the clerk of the court to administratively close Civil Action No. 3:06−CV−2376−L and Civil Action No. 3:07−CV−0061−L for statistical purposes. Case consolidated with 3:06−CV−2371−L. (Signed by Judge Sam A Lindsay on 4/18/07) (cxb) (Entered: 04/19/2007)

April 18, 2007

Cases associated: Create association to 3:06−CV−02371−L. (cxb) (Entered: 04/19/2007)

April 18, 2007

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 11, 2007

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Group of business owners in Farmers Branch, TX.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of Farmers Branch, TX (Farmers Branch), City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

42 U.S.C. § 1981

Constitutional Clause(s):

Federalism (including 10th Amendment)

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

Immigration/Border:

Constitutional rights

Undocumented immigrants - state and local regulation