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97-1629 - BLACKMAN, et al v. DC, et al


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97-1629 - BLACKMAN, et al v. DC, et al
January 3, 2005
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER striking 1648 from the docket of this Court the motion for preliminary injunction filed by attorney George M. Gates IV, on behalf of Lajuan Brown Clark, mother and next friend of the minor Francisco Beltran. This matter shall be referred to the District of Columbia Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on January 3, 2005. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(ma)
June 22, 2005
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER that the special master's report and recommendation re claim of Helen Barksdale, parent and next friend of R.B., is adopted in part and rejected in part; the motion for preliminary injunction filed by Helen Barksdale 1567 is denied in part and granted in part. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on June 22, 2005. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(MA)
August 11, 2005
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OPINION Adopting Report & Recommendation of Special Master and granting plaintiff S.J.'s motion for preliminary injunction. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on August 10, 2005. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF (lcplf1)
August 12, 2005
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ORDER granting 1696 Plaintiff S.J.'s Motion for Preliminary Injunction, granting 1706 Motion to adopt Special Master's Report & Recommendation. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on August 10, 2005. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF (lcplf1) (MA)
September 29, 2005
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting 1107 plaintiff's motion for an award of attorney's fees with respect to the claim of Michael Edmonds. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on September 29, 2005. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(MA)
September 30, 2005
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ORDER re rights of the plaintiff class members under IDEA. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on September 30, 2005. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(MA)
October 28, 2005
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ORDER AND OPINION setting forth amount of attorney fees to be awarded to plaintiffs Marianna Ohe, Fonda Allen, and Kevin Saunders pursuant to 1538 the Court's Order of March 30, 2004. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 10/28/2005. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF (lcplf1)
November 23, 2005
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ORDER re Revised Proposed Consent Decree. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on November 23, 2005. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(MA)
December 20, 2005
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ORDER granting 1762 join motion for preliminary approval of consent decree. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on December 20, 2005. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(MA) Additional attachment(s) added on 12/20/2005 (bm). Modified on 12/20/2005 (bm).
December 22, 2005
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REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SPECIAL MASTER (Attachments: # (1) Text of Proposed Order)Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(Baach, Elise)
February 28, 2006
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ORDER establishing schedule for Fairness Hearing on Proposed Consent Decree. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 2/28/2006. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF (lcplf1)
March 17, 2006
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER re proposed Consent Decree. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on March 17, 2006. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(MA)
April 14, 2006
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ORDER granting 1827 District of Columbia's Motion to Waive the Procurement Laws for Implementation of the Blackman/Jones Consent Decree. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 4/14/06. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(lcplf2)
June 16, 2006
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ORDER that any revised proposed Consent Decree shall be filed with the Court on or before June 30, 2006. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on June 16, 2006. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(MA)
July 3, 2006
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ORDER vacating trial date currently set for 7/11/2006. The pretrial conference scheduled for 7/7/2006 at 10:00 a.m. shall be converted to a status conference. The fairness hearing adjourned on 3/10/2006 will resume on 7/17/2006 at 1:30 p.m. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 7/3/2006. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF (lcplf1)
July 12, 2006
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ORDER granting 1851 joint motion for briefing schedule. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on July 12, 2006. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(MA)
August 24, 2006
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MEMORANDUM AND OPINION AND ORDER: Ordered that the parties' 1846 joint motion for final approval of the consent decree is granted. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 8/24/06. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(mm)
August 24, 2006
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VACATED PER ORDER 2504 IN 97-CV-1629.....CONSENT DECREE Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 8/24/2006. (Attachments: # (1) # (2) # (3) # (4) # (5))Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(mm) Modified on 12/24/2014 (zmm, ).
August 24, 2006
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ORDER OF REFERENCE appointing Amy Totenberg as monitor. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 8/24/2006. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF(mm)
August 31, 2006
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 1728 Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Paula Simmons. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 8/31/06. Associated Cases: 1:97-cv-01629-PLF,1:97-cv-02402-PLF-JMF (lcplf1)
March 17, 2007
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REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS of the SPECIAL MASTER (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit)(Baach, Elise)
February 1, 2008
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER denying 2035 claimant Hazel Hawkins' Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on February 1, 2008. (MA)
March 11, 2008
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OPINION concluding that the statutory cap on attorneys' fees applies per plaintiff class member, and therefore does not preclude defendants from paying plaintiffs' attorneys' fees in accordance with the Order issued on October 12, 2007. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 3/11/08. (lcplf1)
March 11, 2008
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ORDER directing defendants to pay the balance of plaintiffs' attorneys' fees awarded in the Order issued on October 12, 2007. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 3/11/08. (lcplf1)
October 6, 2008
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER re compliance and accountability. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on October 6, 2008. (MA)
January 4, 2010
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 2155 plaintiffs' petition for attorneys' fees. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on January 4, 2010. (MA)
January 4, 2010
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OPINION granting plaintiffs' petition for attorneys' fees in part and denying it in part. An order consistent with this opinion will issue this same day. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on January 4, 2010. (MA)
July 29, 2011
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MEMORANDUM AND OPINION AND ORDER granting 2262 Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time. The defendants shall file their comments regarding Judge Richard A. Levie's report and recommendation 2260 by 8/11/2011. Further ordered that the plaintiffs and the Monitor shall respond to the defendants' comments by 8/18/2011. No further extensions of the defendants' 8/11/2011 deadline shall be granted without the plaintiffs' consent. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 7/29/2011. (zmm, )
November 22, 2011
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER approving the agreement of the parties regarding Jones compliance [2268-1], and that the agreement is binding upon the parties and is as enforceable as any provision of the Consent Decree. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on November 22, 2011. (MA)
August 23, 2013
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 2348 plaintiff LaShawn Smith's motion, which the court converts to a motion for preliminary injunction. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on August 23, 2013. (MA)
January 30, 2014
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OPINION granting in part and denying in part the motion of Gregory Masucci and Maya Weschler for preliminary injunction; granting in part and denying in part the motion of Gregory Masucci and Maya Weschler to adopt in part the Report and Recommendations of the Special Master. An appropriate order accompanies this opinion. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on January 30, 2014. (MA)
February 18, 2014
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER denying 2436 the District's emergency motion to stay the December 13, 2013 Hearing Officer Decision and Order during pendency of appeal and request for expedited briefing schedule, without prejudice to the motion being refiled in the appropriate civil action. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on February 18, 2014. (lcplf1)
June 27, 2014
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part 2404 plaintiffs' motion for attorney's fees. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on June 27, 2014. (MA)
July 17, 2014
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OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part 2352 plaintiff's motion for attorneys' fees. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on July 17, 2014.(MA)
August 29, 2014
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OPINION AND ORDER that plaintiff's motion for attorneys' fees [#2407] and her supplemental motion for attorneys' fees [#2433] are granted in part and denied in part. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on August 29, 2014. (MA)
October 8, 2014
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting plaintiffs' motion for an extension of time to respond to the defendants' motion to terminate the consent decree and dismiss this case. Plaintiffs' response shall be filed on or before ten business days after the Court Monitor files his report for the 2013-2014 school year with the Court. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on October 8, 2014. (MA)
November 4, 2014
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER denying as moot 2468 petitioner Jayshawn Douglas' motion for a preliminary injunction; the Special Master's Report and Recommendation 2479 is adopted in part and rejected in part; and petitioner's objections to the Special Master's Report and Recommendation 2483 are overruled in part and sustained in part. The defendant shall show cause in writing on or before November 28, 2014 why sanctions, in the form of attorneys' fees and costs and appropriate sanctions with respect to Daniel McCall, should not be imposed. The plaintiff shall file a response on or before December 12, 2014; the defendant shall file a reply, if any, on or before December 19, 2014. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on November 4, 2014. (MA)
December 18, 2014
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ORDER granting 2500 the parties' joint motion to dismiss the Jones portion of this case pursuant to Paragraph 149 of the Consent Decree; pursuant to Paragraph 150 of the Consent Decree, the Consent Decree in this case 1873 is vacated and Blackman v. DC, Civil Action No. 97-1629, and Jones v. DC, Civil Action No. 97-2402, are both dismissed with prejudice, except that the Court will retain jurisdiction over the two remaining disputes that are pending before the Special Master or the Court. The Court will also retain jurisdiction to consider and award any fees or costs related to the Monitor's or Special Mastria's work to date. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on December 18, 2014. (MA)
January 14, 2016
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER that the parties shall meet and confer and file a joint status report on or before January 29, 2016, proposing available dates for the evidentiary hearing no earlier than April 20, 2016, and a schedule for depositions and the filing of memoranda referenced in the Court's Order of August 18, 2015; no further continuances of the evidentiary hearing will be granted absent extraordinary circumstances. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on January 14, 2016. (MA)
May 19, 2016
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER denying 2534 petitioner's motion to continue the evidentiary hearing; and denying as moot 2535 petitioner's motion to expedite consideration of petitioner's motion to continue the evidentiary hearing. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on May 19, 2016. (MA)
March 6, 2017
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting 2538 plaintiffs' motion for revival; the period of enforceability for the decree for the payment of money in the Court's August 5, 2004 Opinion and Order shall be extended for an additional period of 12 years from the date of this Order. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on March 6, 2017. (MA)