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Case Name In re Black Farmers' Discrimination Litigation FH-DC-0007
Docket / Court 08-mc-0511 ( D.D.C. )
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State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Public Benefits / Government Services
Attorney Organization Relman, Dane & Colfax
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitor/Master
Discrimination-area
Lending
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Defendant(s) U.S. Department of Agriculture
Plaintiff Description All individuals: (1) who submitted late-filing requests under section 5(g) of the Pigford v. Glickman Consent Decree on or after October 13, 1999, and on or before June 18, 2008; but (2) who have not obtained a determination on the merits of their discrimination complaints, as defined by Section 1(h) of the Consent Decree.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Relman, Dane & Colfax
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2011 - 2012
Filing Year 2008
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing FH-DC-0006 : Pigford v. Glickman (D.D.C.)
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  The Pigford Cases: USDA Settlement of Discrimination Suits by Black Farmers
Date: Aug. 15, 2012
By: Tadlock Cowen & Jody Feder (Congressional Research Service)
Citation: (Congressional Research Service, Aug. 15, 2012)
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Docket(s)
1:08-mc-511 (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/08/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Denying Certain Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order] [ECF# 160] (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/11/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Consolidating Cases for All Purposes] [ECF# 1] (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/08/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order (587 F.Supp.2d 23) (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0015.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/07/2008
Source: Westlaw
Second Amended Complaint for Determination on the Merits and Damages Pursuant to § 14012 of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 [ECF# 24]
FH-DC-0007-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/10/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Granting Defendant's Motion for Relief] [ECF# 112] (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/12/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
In re Black Farmers' Discrimination Litigation - Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement, Certification of a Rule 23(b)(1)(B) Settlement Class, and for other purposes [Settlement Attached] [ECF# 161]
FH-DC-0007-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/30/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Class Action Complaint to Determine Merits and Damages Pursuant to § 14012 of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, as Amended [ECF# 163]
FH-DC-0007-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/01/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
In re Black Farmers' Discrimination Litigation - Notice of Amendment of Exhibits to Motion for Prelminary Approval of Settlement, Certification of a Rule 23(b)(1)(B) Settlement Class, and for Other Purposes [ECF# 170]
FH-DC-0007-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/13/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation - Settlement Agreement [ECF# 170-2]
FH-DC-0007-0018.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 05/13/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Settlement Agreement, Certifying a Rule 23(b)(1)(B) Settlement Class, and for Other Purposes [ECF# 172] (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/13/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order Regarding Fairness Hearing [ECF# 197] (806 F.Supp.2d 138) (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0008.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/26/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Opinon [ECF# 231] (820 F.Supp.2d 78) (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0016.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/27/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [ECF# 232] (856 F.Supp.2d 1) (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0023.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/27/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Unopposed Second Motion for Approval of Certain Interim Settlement Implementation Costs and Disbursal of Funds for the Payment of Such Costs and Points and Authorities in Support Thereof and Proposed Order [ECF# 234] (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0024.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/11/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order [ECF# 259] (2012 WL 8007271) (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0020.pdf | WESTLAW | External Link | Detail
Date: 01/13/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order of Reference: Appointment of Ombudsman (842 F.Supp.2d 190) (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0013.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/06/2012
Source: Westlaw
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Denying BFAA's Motion for Reconsideration] (2012 WL 440719) (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0014.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 02/10/2012
Source: Westlaw
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Denying Motion to Intervene] [ECF# 298] (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/11/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [USCA Order Granting Motion to Dismiss Consolidated Appeals] [Ct. of App. ECF# 299] (2012 WL 10236550)
FH-DC-0007-0010.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/25/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Order [ECF# 304] (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/14/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum of Law in Support of Class Counsel's Updated Motion For Award Of Attorneys’ Fees And Expenses [ECF# 306-1]
FH-DC-0007-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/24/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF# 366] (950 F.Supp.2d 196) (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0026.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/21/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinin [ECF# 370] (953 F.Supp.2d 82) (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0007-0027.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/11/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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