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Case Name Vargas v. Town of Smithtown FH-NY-0008
Docket / Court 2:07-cv-05202-JS-WDW ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Housing Sales/Rental
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Housing
Racial segregation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Hispanic
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.
Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
Defendant(s) Town of Smithtown
Plaintiff Description Black and Hispanic persons seeking federally assisted housing vouchers
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2009 - 2019
Filed 12/13/2007
Case Closing Year 2019
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  The Origins of Fair Lending Litigation
Date: Dec. 4, 2008
By: Andrew Nash (Washington University in St. Louis Law Student)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:07-cv-05202-JS-WDW (E.D.N.Y.)
FH-NY-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/27/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
FH-NY-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/13/2007
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against the Town of Smithtown, New York to Halt a Discriminatory Residency Preference in its Section 8 Housing Voucher Program
FH-NY-0008-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/13/2007
STIPULATION OF SETTLEMENT AND CONSENT DECREE [ECF# 31]
FH-NY-0008-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/04/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
PRELIMINARY ORDER FQR APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION [ECF# 42] (E.D.N.Y.)
FH-NY-0008-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/01/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
ORDER AND FINAL JUDGMENT [ECF# 49] (E.D.N.Y.)
FH-NY-0008-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/29/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Seybert, Joanna (E.D.N.Y.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Birch, Nicole (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Friedman, Stacy R. (New York) show/hide docs
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Graham, Philip L. (New York) show/hide docs
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Nunn, Robin (New York) show/hide docs
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Rich, Joseph D. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Smith, Tyler J. (New York) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Arntsen, David H (New York) show/hide docs
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Dejong, Jeltje (New York) show/hide docs
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