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Case Name Vitolo v. Guzman PB-TN-0009
Docket / Court 3:21-cv-00176 ( E.D. Tenn )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Challenges to minority benefits in Biden Administration American Rescue Plan
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Benefit Source
American Rescue Plan (ARP)
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Due Process: Substantive Due Process
Equal Protection
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
General
Classification / placement
Disparate Treatment
Funding
Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)
National Origin/Ethnicity
Other
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Private Plaintiff
Race
White
Causes of Action Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)
Ex Parte Young (Federal) or Bivens
Defendant(s) Small Business Administration
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs are white male restaurant or small business owners who applied for emergency COVID-19-relief funding under the ARPA and whose applications were classified as non-priority due to the fact they were neither women nor racial minorities.
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 05/12/2021
Case Ongoing Yes
Court Docket(s)
E.D. Tenn
07/26/2021
3:21-cv-00176-TRM-DCP
PB-TN-0009-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
E.D. Tenn
05/12/2021
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PB-TN-0009-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Tenn
05/17/2021
Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Temporary Restraining Order [ECF# 18]
PB-TN-0009-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Tenn
05/19/2021
Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 24] (2021 WL 2003552)
PB-TN-0009-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Tenn
05/21/2021
Defendant's Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 30]
PB-TN-0009-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
U.S. Court of Appeals
05/27/2021
Opinion [Ct. of App. ECF# 22-1 & 22-2] (2021 WL 2172181)
PB-TN-0009-0001.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Tenn
06/01/2021
Amended Complaint [ECF# 34]
PB-TN-0009-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Tenn
06/03/2021
Defendant's Response to Plaintiffs' Second Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 41]
PB-TN-0009-0007.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Tenn
06/10/2021
Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 44]
PB-TN-0009-0008.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Donald, Bernice Bouie (W.D. Tenn., Sixth Circuit) show/hide docs
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McDonough, Travis Randall (E.D. Tenn) show/hide docs
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Norris, William Albert (Ninth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Thapar, Amul Roger (E.D. Ky., Sixth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Berg, Luke N. (Wisconsin) show/hide docs
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Esenberg, Richard M. (Wisconsin) show/hide docs
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Lennington, Daniel P (Wisconsin) show/hide docs
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McClanahan, Matthew Janson (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Boynton, Brian M (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Farby, Lesley (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Saslaw, Alexandra Rachel (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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