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Case Name Garrett v. City of Escondido, California IM-CA-0001
Docket / Court 06-cv-2434-JAH-NLS ( S.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Immigration
Attorney Organization MALDEF
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 ... read more >
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.

Elizabeth Daligga - 06/26/2012


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Federalism
Immigration
Constitutional rights
Undocumented immigrants - state and local regulation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1981
Defendant(s) City of Escondido
Plaintiff Description Landlord/owners of aparment buildings in Escondido, CA.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations MALDEF
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2006 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Threats to the Future of the Immigration Class Action
Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
By: Jill E. Family (Widener University School of Law)
Citation: 27 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 71 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:06-cv-02434-JAH-NLS (S.D. Cal.) 01/12/2007
IM-CA-0001-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Staff Report on Ordinance 10/04/2006
IM-CA-0001-0008 PDF | Detail
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 10/18/2006
IM-CA-0001-0002 PDF | Detail
Complaint 11/03/2006
IM-CA-0001-0001 PDF | Detail
Stipulation for Entry of Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction 11/03/2006
IM-CA-0001-0014 PDF | Detail
Order Re: Stipulated Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction 11/03/2006 (S.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0001-0015 PDF | Detail
Temporary Restraining Order Papers (Motion, Memo, Declarations, Exhibits) 11/07/2006
IM-CA-0001-0003 PDF | Detail
Amicus Brief in Support of TRO 11/15/2006
IM-CA-0001-0005 PDF | Detail
Reporter's Transcript of Motion Hearing 11/16/2006
IM-CA-0001-0013 PDF | Detail
Order Granting Plaintiffs' Application For Temporary Restraining Order 11/20/2006 (465 F.Supp.2d 1043) (S.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0001-0006 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Statement [on City's Vote to Accede to Lawsuit] 12/13/2006
IM-CA-0001-0007 PDF | Detail
Stipulation for Entry of Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction 12/14/2006
IM-CA-0001-0010 PDF | Detail
Order re: Stipulated Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction 12/15/2006
IM-CA-0001-0009 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Resolution No. 2007-16, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Escondido, California, Regarding Illegal Immigration 01/01/2007
IM-CA-0001-0011 PDF | Detail
Judges Houston, John A. (S.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
IM-CA-0001-0006 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0013 | IM-CA-0001-0015 | IM-CA-0001-9000
Stormes, Nita L. (S.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
IM-CA-0001-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brancart, Elizabeth (California)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0003 | IM-CA-0001-0014
Brancart, Christopher (California)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0003 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Brennan, Cecilia (California)
IM-CA-0001-0001
Calderon, Virginia Y. (California)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0003 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Chang, Jennifer (California)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0003 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Guttentag, Lucas (New York)
IM-CA-0001-0003
Jadwat, Omar C. (New York)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0003 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Kline, David (California)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0003 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Levinson, Michael (California)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0003 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Loy, John David (California)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0003 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0014
Mansfield, Alan McQuarrie (California)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0003 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0013 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015 | IM-CA-0001-9000
Minceberg, Elliot (District of Columbia)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0003 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Rosner, Hallen D. (California)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0003 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Tencer, Philip (California)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0003 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0013 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Valenzuela, Cynthia Ann (California)
IM-CA-0001-0001 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Defendant's Lawyers Epp, Jeffrey R. (California)
IM-CA-0001-0008 | IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Garrett, Christopher W. (California)
IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0013 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Heater, Henry E. (California)
IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Lincoln, Donald R. (California)
IM-CA-0001-0009 | IM-CA-0001-0010 | IM-CA-0001-0013 | IM-CA-0001-0014 | IM-CA-0001-0015
Other Lawyers Parrinello, James R. (California)
IM-CA-0001-0005 | IM-CA-0001-9000

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