Case: Hollywood Synagogue v. City of Hollywood & U.S. v. City of Hollywood

0:04-cv-61212 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: Sept. 15, 2004

Closed Date: 2012

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On September 15, 2004, a Hollywood synagogue filed a lawsuit under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 ("RLUIPA"), 42 U.S.C. §1983, and the Florida Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("Florida RFRA"), against the City of Hollywood, FL. in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale division. The plaintiff, represented by private and public interest counsel, sought declaratory, injunctive, punitive, and compensatory relief, claiming that the …

On September 15, 2004, a Hollywood synagogue filed a lawsuit under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 ("RLUIPA"), 42 U.S.C. §1983, and the Florida Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("Florida RFRA"), against the City of Hollywood, FL. in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale division. The plaintiff, represented by private and public interest counsel, sought declaratory, injunctive, punitive, and compensatory relief, claiming that the City unequally and selectively applied zoning ordinances. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that defendant's treatment of plaintiff's special exception applications and defendant's action to prevent organized religious services from taking place on the plaintiff's property constituted discrimination on the basis of religion.

Plaintiff claimed that defendants treated its applications for special exemptions to local land use regulations differently because of its status as a religious institution. This alleged discrimination included, inter alia, adding unprecedented conditions to the granting of special exemptions, and seeking a permanent injunction in state court against defendants to prevent the use of the synagogue as a place of worship.

On April 26, 2005, the United States filed a complaint against Defendant City of Hollywood, requesting declaratory and injunctive relief based up on the City's alleged violation of RLUIPA.

On June 16, 2005, the Court (Judge Joan A. Lenard) consolidated both of the aforementioned cases, finding that they involved common questions of law and fact.

On May 10, 2006, the Court granted in part and denied in part defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiffs' complaint, dismissing plaintiffs' claims under Florida RFRA, along with some of the federal claims. The Court found that the City's alleged policy of harassment, selective enforcement, and retaliation was sufficient to constitute the moving force behind the plaintiff's injuries. Hollywood Community Synagogue, Inc. v. City of Hollywood, 430 F.Supp.2d 1296.

On June 26, 2006, the Court granted in part plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment, holding that the land ordinance was unconstitutional prior restraint on places of worship and that the City was liable under §1983. Hollywood Community Synagogue, Inc. v. City of Hollywood, 436 F.Supp.2d 1325.

On June 27, 2006, the Court granted in part and denied in part defendants' motions for summary judgment. The Court denied the motion in regards to all of the plaintiffs' claims, except for their Substantive Due Process claims as they relate to equitable estoppel.

On July 6, 2006, additional individuals filed a motion to intervene claiming the future Consent Decree would violate their due process and enjoyment of property rights. The motion was denied on July 7, 2006 because the court found it was untimely and the parties lacked a significant legal interest in the matter. 2006 WL 8431503.

On July 7, 2006, the court approved and entered a consent decree. The consent order barred the City from violating RLUIPA, decreed that future new procedures regarding religious land-use applications must be provided to the Department of Justice, and determined that each application will be reviewed de novo by the Developmental Review Board Hearing. The decree also ordered public and online signage declaring that the city does not discriminate against religious exercise in violation of RLUIPA. The City would also provide training to its employees on the requirements of RLUIPA. To remedy past actions in this case, the City agreed to allow the plaintiff to operate as a house of worship in perpetuity and make additional zoning concessions [PLEASE BE MORE SPECIFIC, SEE 380]. Additionally, the defendants were required to pay the plaintiffs $2,000,000 for all fees and costs. The duration of this order was 5 years after the date of its entry, or 3 years after the City's new special exception procedures take effect, whichever is later. The case was dismissed with prejudice and all pending motions were denied as moot.

On August 4, 2006, the parties' whose motion to intervene was denied appealed to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal.

On January 18, 2008, the Eleventh Circuit found the District Court was correct in finding the appellant's motion for intervention was untimely. As such their appeal was dismissed with prejudice. 254 Fed.Appx. 769.

On May 29, 2009, St. Gregorios Orthodox Church of India, Inc. filed a post judgment emergency motion to intervene. This motion was denied because of they were instructed to open a new claim against the defendants.

The injunction has now run its course and there has been no further litigation. The case is presumed closed.

Summary Authors

Timothy Shoffner (5/31/2012)

Rachel June-Graber (2/15/2016)

Taylor Brook (3/8/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Barkett, Rosemary (Florida)

Cox, Emmett Ripley (Alabama)

Erba, Andrew F. (Pennsylvania)

Klein, Theodore (Florida)

Lenard, Joan A. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Acosta, R. Alexander (District of Columbia)

Gonzales, Alberto (District of Columbia)

Gordon, Jason (Florida)

Hagler, Tamar (District of Columbia)

Jimenez, Marcos Daniel (Florida)

Judge(s)

Barkett, Rosemary (Florida)

Cox, Emmett Ripley (Alabama)

Erba, Andrew F. (Pennsylvania)

Klein, Theodore (Florida)

Lenard, Joan A. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Acosta, R. Alexander (District of Columbia)

Gonzales, Alberto (District of Columbia)

Gordon, Jason (Florida)

Hagler, Tamar (District of Columbia)

Jimenez, Marcos Daniel (Florida)

Keveney, Sean R. (District of Columbia)

Lindsey, Marilynn Koonce (Florida)

Maurer, Michael S. (District of Columbia)

Piccolo, Nannette (Florida)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Zemel, Franklin L. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Boyd, William T. (Florida)

Garcia, Joseph Ashley (Florida)

Hess, Chad Brandon (Florida)

Krevans, Scott Darryl (Florida)

Lyons, Tracy Ann (Florida)

McCausland, Thomas Jeffrey (Florida)

Mustelier, Carlos E Jr (Florida)

Oldershaw, Robert Matthew (Florida)

Yarbrough, Alexis Marie (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

0:05-cv-60687

Docket [PACER]

United States of America v. City of Hollywood

June 26, 2006

June 26, 2006

Docket

0:04-cv-61212

Docket (Consolidated Case-Lead) (PACER)

Hollywood Synagogue v. City of Hollywood, et al

July 7, 2009

July 7, 2009

Docket
1

0:05-cv-60687

Complaint

United States of America v. City of Hollywood

April 27, 2005

April 27, 2005

Complaint
272

0:04-cv-61212

0:05-cv-60687

Omnibus Order

Hollywood Community Synagogue, Inc. vs. City of Hollywood, Florida and Sal Oliveri/ United States of America vs. City of Hollywood

430 F.Supp.2d 1296

May 10, 2006

May 10, 2006

Order/Opinion
370

0:04-cv-61212

0:05-cv-60687

Order Granting Plaintiff Hollywood Community Synagogue's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

Hollywood Community Synagogue, Inc vs. City of Hollywood, Florida and Sal Oliveri/ United States of America vs. City of Hollywood

436 F.Supp.2d 1325

June 26, 2006

June 26, 2006

Order/Opinion
372

0:04-cv-61212

0:05-cv-60687

Omnibus Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendant City of Hollywood's Motion for Summary Judgment

Hollywood Community Synagogue, Inc vs. City of Hollywood, Florida and Sal Oliveri/ United States of America vs. City of Hollywood

June 27, 2006

June 27, 2006

Order/Opinion
380

0:04-cv-61212

Plaintiff's Notice [of filing the stipulation for entry of consent decree]

Hollywood Synagogue v. City of Hollywood

July 6, 2006

July 6, 2006

Notice Letter
385

0:04-cv-61212

0:05-cv-60687

Consent Order

United States vs. City of Hollywood/ Hollywood Community Synagogue, Inc. vs. City of Hollywood, et al

July 7, 2006

July 7, 2006

Settlement Agreement
399

06-14343

USCA Mandate

Hollywood Community Synagogue, Inc. v. City of Hollywood, FL

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

254 Fed.Appx. 769

Jan. 15, 2008

Jan. 15, 2008

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4231667/hollywood-synagogue-v-city-of-hollywood/

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE $150.00 RECEIPT # 907575 ; Magistrate Judge Andrea M. Simonton (ct, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/16/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004

Sept. 15, 2004

PACER
2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for City of Hollywood (ct, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/16/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004

Sept. 15, 2004

PACER
3

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Sal Oliveri (ct, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/16/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004

Sept. 15, 2004

PACER
4

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for City of Hollywood on 10/1/04 Answer due on 10/21/04 for City of Hollywood (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/14/2004)

Oct. 13, 2004

Oct. 13, 2004

PACER
5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for Sal Oliveri on 10/1/04 Answer due on 10/21/04 for Sal Oliveri (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/14/2004)

Oct. 13, 2004

Oct. 13, 2004

PACER
6

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Sal Oliveri by Alexis Marie Yarbrough (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/21/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

PACER
7

MOTION with memorandum in support by Sal Oliveri to dismiss this action (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/21/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

PACER
8

MOTION with memorandum in support by City of Hollywood (Attorney Robert Matthew Oldershaw) to dismiss complaint, and to strike punitive damages (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/27/2004)

Oct. 26, 2004

Oct. 26, 2004

PACER
9

UNOPPOSED MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue to extend time to serve responses to defendant, City of Hollywood's motion to dismiss and strike and defendnat Sal Oliveri's motion to dismiss (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/04/2004)

Nov. 3, 2004

Nov. 3, 2004

PACER
10

ORDER granting [9-1] motion to extend time to serve responses to defendant, City of Hollywood's motion to dismiss and strike and defendant Sal Oliveri's motion to dismiss Response to motion reset to 11/15/04 for [8-1] motion to dismiss complaint, reset to 11/15/04 for [8-2] motion to strike punitive damages, reset to 11/15/04 for [7-1] motion to dismiss this action ( Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 11/04/04) [EOD Date: 11/5/04] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/05/2004)

Nov. 4, 2004

Nov. 4, 2004

PACER
11

MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue to extend time to serve amended complaint (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/15/2004)

Nov. 12, 2004

Nov. 12, 2004

PACER
12

RESPONSE by Sal Oliveri to [11-1] motion to extend time to serve amended complaint (dg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

PACER
13

NOTICE of filing Amended Complaint by Hollywood Synagogue (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/29/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

PACER
14

AMENDED COMPLAINT by Hollywood Synagogue, (Answer due 12/6/04 for Sal Oliveri, for City of Hollywood) amending [1-1] complaint (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/29/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

PACER
15

ORDER REFERRING PRETRIAL DISCOVERY MOTIONS to Magistrate Judge Andrea M. Simonton, and directing parties to file Certificate of Interested Parties and Joint Scheduling Report and requiring completion of form consenting to jurisdiction by United States Magistrate Judge for final disposition (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 11/29/04) CCAP [EOD Date: 11/30/04] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/30/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

PACER
16

OMNIBUS ORDER granting [11-1] motion to extend time to serve amended complaint denying [8-1] motion to dismiss complaint, [8-2] motion to strike punitive damages, denying [7-1] motion to dismiss this action (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 12/01/04) [EOD Date: 12/6/04] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/06/2004)

Dec. 1, 2004

Dec. 1, 2004

PACER
17

MOTION with memorandum in support by Sal Oliveri to dismiss amended complaint or in the alternative to strike nimerous allegation in the amended complaint (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/09/2004)

Dec. 9, 2004

Dec. 9, 2004

PACER
18

CONSENT to Jurisdiction by a Magistrate Judge for final disposition on Motions concerning discovery, motions for costs, motion for sanctions and all other Pretrial motions by Hollywood Synagogue (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 13, 2004

Dec. 13, 2004

PACER
19

MOTION with memorandum in support by City of Hollywood to dismiss amended complaint, and/or to strike its prayer for compensatory damages and pre-judgment interest (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 13, 2004

Dec. 13, 2004

PACER
20

Certificate of Interested parties and corporate disclosure statement by Sal Oliveri (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 13, 2004

Dec. 13, 2004

PACER
21

CONSENT to Jurisdiction by a Magistrate Judge for final disposition on Motions concerning discovery only by Sal Oliveri (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 13, 2004

Dec. 13, 2004

PACER
22

Certificate of Interested persons and corporate disclosure statement by Hollywood Synagogue (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

PACER
23

ORDER denying [12-1] motion to compel compliance with FRCP 5 (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 12/14/04) [EOD Date: 12/15/04] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/15/2004)

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

PACER
24

CONSENT to Jurisdiction by a Magistrate Judge for final disposition on Motions concerning discovery, motions for costs, motions for attorney's fees and all other Pretrial motions by Hollywood Synagogue (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/16/2004)

Dec. 16, 2004

Dec. 16, 2004

PACER
25

ORDER OF REFERENCE to Magistrate, Referring Motions concerning discovery only (signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 12/17/04) [EOD Date: 12/20/04] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/20/2004)

Dec. 17, 2004

Dec. 17, 2004

PACER
26

Certificate of Interested parties and corporate disclosure statement by City of Hollywood (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/21/2004)

Dec. 20, 2004

Dec. 20, 2004

PACER
27

MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue to extend time to file its responses to motion to dismiss amended complaint (ra, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 12/22/2004 (Entered: 12/21/2004)

Dec. 21, 2004

Dec. 21, 2004

PACER
28

OPPOSITION by Sal Oliveri to [27-1] motion to extend time to file its response to motion to dismiss amended complaint (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/22/2004)

Dec. 22, 2004

Dec. 22, 2004

PACER
29

MOTION with memorandum in support by Sal Oliveri for protective order staying discovery pending resolution of his qualified immunity denfense (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/22/2004)

Dec. 22, 2004

Dec. 22, 2004

PACER
30

Joint Scheduling Report pursuant to Local Rule 16.1B32M by Hollyood Synagogue, City of Hollywood, Sal Oliveri (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/28/2004)

Dec. 27, 2004

Dec. 27, 2004

PACER
31

REPLY by Hollywood Synagogue to response to [27-1] motion to extend time to file its responses to motion to dismiss amended complaint (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/30/2004)

Dec. 30, 2004

Dec. 30, 2004

PACER
32

ORDER granting [27-1] motion to extend time to file its responses to motion to dismiss amended complaint Response to motion reset to 4:00 1/6/05 for [19-1] motion to dismiss amended complaint, reset to 4:00 1/6/05 for [17-2] motion to strike nimerous allegation in the amended complaint (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 12/30/04) [EOD Date: 1/3/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/03/2005)

Dec. 30, 2004

Dec. 30, 2004

PACER
33

REVISED JOINT REPORT AND SCHEDULING REPORT by Hollywood Synagogue, City of Hollywood, Sal Oliveri (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/03/2005)

Jan. 3, 2005

Jan. 3, 2005

PACER
34

RESPONSE by Hollywood Synagogue to [17-1] motion to dismiss amended complaint, [17-2] motion to strike nimerous allegation in the amended complaint (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/06/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

PACER
35

RESPONSE by Hollywood Synagogue to [19-1] motion to dismiss amended complaint, [19-2] motion to strike its prayer for compensatory damages and pre-judgment interest (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/06/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

PACER
36

RESPONSE by Hollywood Synagogue to [29-1] motion for protective order staying discovery pending resolution of his qualified immunity denfense (ct, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 7, 2005

Jan. 7, 2005

PACER
37

ORDER ADOPTING JOINT SCHEDULING REPORT, SETTING PRETRIAL CONFERENCE AND TRIAL, ESTABLISHING PRETRIAL AND TRIAL PROCEDURES AND ESTABLISHING PRETRIAL DEADLINES Set Jury trial for 9:00 2/6/06 before Judge Joan A. Lenard, Reset calendar call for 2:30 2/1/06 before Judge Joan A. Lenard, Reset pretrial conference for 3:00 1/25/06 before Judge Joan A. Lenard, Setting all fact and expert discovery deadline for 9/15/05, Set motion filing deadline for 10/3/05, Set pretrial stipulation due for 12/28/05 (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 01/10/05) [EOD Date: 1/11/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/11/2005)

Jan. 10, 2005

Jan. 10, 2005

PACER
38

ORDER referring case to mediation. 15 days to appoint mediator (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 01/10/05) [EOD Date: 1/11/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/11/2005)

Jan. 10, 2005

Jan. 10, 2005

PACER
41

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Sal Oliveri in support of [17-1] motion to dismiss amended complaint, [17-2] motion to strike nimerous allegation in the amended complaint (dg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/14/2005)

Jan. 13, 2005

Jan. 13, 2005

PACER
39

STIPULATION by Sal Oliveri In Re: substitution of Todd Boyd instead of Alexis Yarbrough as counsel (sk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/14/2005)

Jan. 14, 2005

Jan. 14, 2005

PACER
42

NOTICE of filing order granting substitution of counsel by Sal Oliveri (dg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/14/2005)

Jan. 14, 2005

Jan. 14, 2005

PACER
40

MOTION by Sal Oliveri (Attorney ) to extend time to comply with Rule 26 disclosures (sk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/14/2005)

Jan. 14, 2005

Jan. 14, 2005

PACER
43

MOTION by Sal Oliveri to strike [36-1] motion response to [29-1] motion for protective order staying discovery pending resolution of his qualified immunity denfense (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/18/2005)

Jan. 14, 2005

Jan. 14, 2005

PACER
44

REPLY by City of Hollywood to response to [19-1] motion to dismiss amended complaint, [19-2] motion to strike its prayer for compensatory damages and pre-judgment interest (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/19/2005)

Jan. 18, 2005

Jan. 18, 2005

PACER
45

ORDER granting [40-1] motion to extend time to comply with Rule 26 disclosures ( Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 01/19/05) [EOD Date: 1/20/05] (bb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/20/2005)

Jan. 19, 2005

Jan. 19, 2005

PACER
46

MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue to extend time to comply with order of referral to mediation and directing plaintiff's counsel o submit within 15 days proposed order scheduling mediation (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/25/2005)

Jan. 25, 2005

Jan. 25, 2005

PACER
47

RESPONSE by Hollywood Synagogue to [43-1] motion to strike [36-1] motion response to [29-1] motion for protective order staying discovery pending resolution of his qualified immunity denfense (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/25/2005)

Jan. 25, 2005

Jan. 25, 2005

PACER
48

ORDER granting [46-1] motion to extend time to comply with order of referral to mediation and directing plaintiff's counsel o submit within 15 days proposed order scheduling mediation ( Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 01/26/05) [EOD Date: 1/27/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/2005)

Jan. 26, 2005

Jan. 26, 2005

PACER
49

NOTICE of attorney appearance for City of Hollywood by Thomas Jeffrey McCausland (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

PACER
50

Rule 26 Initial Disclosures/Witness list by City of Hollywood (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

PACER
51

Rule 26 Initial Disclosures/Witness list by City of Hollywood (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

PACER
52

Notice of compliance: by Hollywood Synagogue with [48-1] order (ct, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/04/2005)

Feb. 4, 2005

Feb. 4, 2005

PACER
53

ORDER SCHEDULING MEDIATION before Mediator: Gerald Wetherington for 11/19/05 at 10:00 ( Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 02/07/05) [EOD Date: 2/8/05] (nt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/08/2005)

Feb. 7, 2005

Feb. 7, 2005

PACER
54

MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue to Correct order scheduling mediation (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/10/2005)

Feb. 10, 2005

Feb. 10, 2005

PACER
55

ORDER SCHEDULING MEDIATION before Mediator: Gerald Wetherington for 11/09/05 at 10:00 ( Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 02/10/05) [EOD Date: 2/11/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/11/2005)

Feb. 10, 2005

Feb. 10, 2005

PACER
56

STIPULATION by Sal Oliveri In Re: Substitution of Counsel (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/11/2005)

March 10, 2005

March 10, 2005

PACER
57

ORDER allowing [56-1] substitution of counsel (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 03/15/05) [EOD Date: 3/16/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/16/2005)

March 15, 2005

March 15, 2005

PACER
58

OMNIBUS ORDER granting in part, denying in part [17-1] motion to dismiss amended complaint, denying [17-2] motion to strike nimerous allegation in the amended complaint denying [29-1] motion for protective order staying discovery pending resolution of his qualified immunity denfense, denying [43-1] motion to strike [36-1] motion response to [29-1] motion for protective order staying discovery pending resolution of his qualified immunity denfense (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 03/18/05) [EOD Date: 3/21/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/21/2005)

March 18, 2005

March 18, 2005

PACER
59

MOTION by Sal Oliveri for clarification of [57-1] order allowing [56-1] substitution of counsel (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/24/2005)

March 24, 2005

March 24, 2005

PACER
60

ORDER CERTIFICATION REGARDING REFERRED CASE/ORDER pursuant to Administrative Order 2005-9 (Signed by Magistrate Judge Andrea M. Simonton on 04/01/05) [EOD Date: 4/4/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/04/2005)

April 1, 2005

April 1, 2005

PACER
62

ORDER granting [59-1] motion for clarification of [57-1] order allowing [56-1] substitution of counsel, AMENDING [57-1] order Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 04/01/05) [EOD Date: 4/5/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/05/2005)

April 1, 2005

April 1, 2005

PACER
61

NOTICE of Mediation Hearing on 11/09/05 at 10:00 Gerald Wetherington added as mediator (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/04/2005)

April 4, 2005

April 4, 2005

PACER
63

CERTIFICATION REGARDING REFERRED CASE/ORDER pursuant to Administrative Order 2005-9 and all orders of reference entered in the case remain full force and effect except that hereafter Magistrate Judge Theodore Klein shall be responsible for acting pursuant to such order (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 04/04/05) [EOD Date: 4/5/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/05/2005)

April 4, 2005

April 4, 2005

PACER
64

ANSWER by Sal Oliveri to amended complaint; jury demand (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/13/2005)

April 11, 2005

April 11, 2005

PACER
65

NOTICE of Unavailability by Sal Oliveri for dates of: 06/22/05 to 06/24/05 (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/19/2005)

April 18, 2005

April 18, 2005

PACER
66

NOTICE of Unavailability by Sal Oliveri for dates of: 07/11/05 to 07/15/05 (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/27/2005)

April 26, 2005

April 26, 2005

PACER
67

OPPOSED MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue for enlargement of time to join additional parties (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/27/2005)

April 26, 2005

April 26, 2005

PACER
68

MEMORANDUM by City of Hollywood in opposition to [67-1] motion for enlargement of time to join additional parties (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/24/2005)

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

PACER
69

ORDER denying [67-1] motion for enlargement of time to join additional parties ( Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 05/24/05) [EOD Date: 5/25/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/25/2005)

May 24, 2005

May 24, 2005

PACER
70

UNOPPOSED MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue to extend time to serve plaintiff's response and objections to defendnat City of Hollywood's frst request for production of documents and first set of interrogatories (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/25/2005)

May 25, 2005

May 25, 2005

PACER
225

MOTION by City of Hollywood to dismiss complaint (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/11/2006)

May 28, 2005

May 28, 2005

PACER
71

ORDER granting [70-1] motion to extend time to serve plaintiff's response and objections to defendnat City of Hollywood's frst request for production of documents and first set of interrogatories ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Patrick A. White on 06/01/05) [EOD Date: 6/2/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/02/2005)

June 1, 2005

June 1, 2005

PACER
226

RESPONSE by United States to [225-1] motion to dismiss complaint (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/11/2006)

June 3, 2005

June 3, 2005

PACER
72

MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue for reconsideration of [69-1] order denying [67-1] motion for enlargement of time to join additional parties (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/09/2005)

June 8, 2005

June 8, 2005

PACER
73

MEMORANDUM by City of Hollywood in opposition to [72-1] motion for reconsideration of [69-1] order denying [67-1] motion for enlargement of time to join additional parties (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/13/2005)

June 13, 2005

June 13, 2005

PACER
227

REPLY by City of Hollywood to response to [225-1] motion to dismiss complaint (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/11/2006)

June 15, 2005

June 15, 2005

PACER
74

NOTICE and Correction of Scrivener's Error by City of Hollywood (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/16/2005)

June 16, 2005

June 16, 2005

PACER
75

ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION consolidating case No. 04-61212-CV-JAL and 05-60687-CV-JAL (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 06/16/05) [EOD Date: 6/17/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/17/2005)

June 16, 2005

June 16, 2005

PACER
76

REPLY by Hollywood Synagogue to memorandum in opposition to [72-1] motion for reconsideration of [69-1] order denying [67-1] motion for enlargement of time to join additional parties (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/23/2005)

June 23, 2005

June 23, 2005

PACER
77

MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue (Attorney ) for a pre-trial conference on [75-2] order (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/29/2005)

June 29, 2005

June 29, 2005

PACER
78

NOTICE of Unavailability by Sal Oliveri for dates of: 10/24/05 to 10/31/05 (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/12/2005)

July 8, 2005

July 8, 2005

PACER
79

ORDER denying [77-1] motion for a pre-trial conference on [75-2] order and directing parties to file joint scheding report for consolidated action. ( Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 7/12/05) [EOD Date: 7/14/05] (ct, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/14/2005)

July 12, 2005

July 12, 2005

PACER
80

MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue (Attorney ) to extend time to serve Plaintiff's response and objections to Defendant Sal Oliveri's first set of interrogatories (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/15/2005)

July 14, 2005

July 14, 2005

PACER
81

MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue (Attorney ) for clarification of [79-1] order (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/15/2005)

July 14, 2005

July 14, 2005

PACER
82

SUPPLEMENT by Hollywood Synagogue to: [72-1] motion for reconsideration of [69-1] order denying [67-1] motion for enlargement of time to join additional parties (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/20/2005)

July 19, 2005

July 19, 2005

PACER
83

ORDER denying [81-1] motion for clarification of [79-1] order (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 07/20/05) [EOD Date: 7/21/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/21/2005)

July 20, 2005

July 20, 2005

PACER
84

ORDER granting [80-1] motion to extend time to serve Plaintiff's response and objections to Defendant Sal Oliveri's first set of interrogatories ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Theodore Klein on 07/21/05) [EOD Date: 7/22/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/22/2005)

July 21, 2005

July 21, 2005

PACER
85

Joint Scheduling Report of Scheduling Meeting by United States (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/05/2005)

Aug. 5, 2005

Aug. 5, 2005

PACER
86

MOTION by City of Hollywood (Attorney ) to compel discovery from Plaintiff (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/08/2005)

Aug. 5, 2005

Aug. 5, 2005

PACER
87

Report of Results of Rule 26(f) Conference by United States, City of Hollywood (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/15/2005)

Aug. 15, 2005

Aug. 15, 2005

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88

AMENDED ORDER ADOPTING JOINT SCHEDULING REPORT, SETTING PRETRIAL CONFERENCE AND TRIAL, ESTABLISHING PRETRIAL AND TRIAL PROCEDURES AND ESTABLISHING PRETRIAL DEADLINES Reset Jury trial for 9:00 6/26/06 before Judge Joan A. Lenard, Reset calendar call for 2:30 6/21/06 before Judge Joan A. Lenard, Reset pretrial conference for 3:30 6/9/06 before Judge Joan A. Lenard, Resetting all fact discovery deadline for 1/15/06, Resetting all expert discovery deadline for 1/15/06, Resetting motion filing deadline for 2/1/06, Reset pretrial stipulation due for 5/12/06 (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 08/16/05) [EOD Date: 8/17/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/17/2005)

Aug. 16, 2005

Aug. 16, 2005

PACER
89

ORDER granting [72-1] motion for reconsideration of [69-1] order denying [67-1] motion for enlargement of time to join additional parties ( Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 08/16/05) [EOD Date: 8/17/05] (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/17/2005)

Aug. 16, 2005

Aug. 16, 2005

PACER
90

RESPONSE by Hollywood Synagogue to [86-1] motion to compel discovery from Plaintiff (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/23/2005)

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

PACER
91

MEMORANDUM IN REPLY by City of Hollywood to response to [86-1] motion to compel discovery from Plaintiff (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/31/2005)

Aug. 29, 2005

Aug. 29, 2005

PACER
92

ORDER Motion hearing before Magistrate Judge Theodore Klein set for 10:00 9/15/05 for [86-1] motion to compel discovery from Plaintiff (Signed by Judge Joan A. Lenard on 9/6/05) [EOD Date: 9/7/05] (mh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/07/2005)

Sept. 6, 2005

Sept. 6, 2005

PACER
93

MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue (Attorney ) to compel better answers to its first set of interrogatories from Defendant, City of Hollywood (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/07/2005)

Sept. 6, 2005

Sept. 6, 2005

PACER
94

MOTION by Hollywood Synagogue (Attorney ) to compel better answers to its first set of interrogatories from Defendant, City of Hollywood (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/07/2005)

Sept. 6, 2005

Sept. 6, 2005

PACER
95

NOTICE of Change of Address of Attorney by Sal Oliveri (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/14/2005)

Sept. 13, 2005

Sept. 13, 2005

PACER
96

Minutes of Motion Hearing held before Magistrate Judge Theodore Klein on 09/15/05; Tape #: 05I-52-1867 (bs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/16/2005)

Sept. 15, 2005

Sept. 15, 2005

PACER
97

MEMORANDUM by City of Hollywood in opposition to [94-1] motion to compel better answers to its first set of interrogatories from Defendant, City of Hollywood, [93-1] motion to compel better answers to its first set of interrogatories from Defendant, City of Hollywood (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/22/2005)

Sept. 21, 2005

Sept. 21, 2005

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Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 15, 2004

Closing Date: 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The United States Department of Justice Housing and Civil Enforcement Section on behalf of the Hollywood Community Synagogue, and the Hollywood Community Synagogue.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of Hollywood, Forida (Hollywood), City

Case Details

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

Amount Defendant Pays: 2,000,000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2012

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Preliminary relief granted

Training

Issues

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination