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Case Name Robicheaux v. Caldwell PB-LA-0002
Docket / Court 2:13-cv-05090-MLCF-ALC ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Same-Sex Marriage
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Full faith and credit
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
Sexual orientatation
General
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Marriage
Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) State of Louisiana
Plaintiff Description Same-sex couples who live in Louisiana challenging the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex marriage and its choice not to recognize same-sex marriages that were performed lawfully in other states.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Declaratory Judgment
Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement Confession of Judgment
Order Duration 2015 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2015
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing PB-LA-0005 : Forum for Equality Louisiana v. Barfield (E.D. La.)
PB-OH-0003 : Obergefell v. Hodges (S.D. Ohio)
PB-NY-0017 : Windsor v. United States (S.D.N.Y.)
Docket(s)
13-cv-05090 (E.D. La.)
PB-LA-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/08/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PB-LA-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/16/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 10]
PB-LA-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/09/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons [Denying Leave to File Third Amended Complaint] [ECF# 33] (986 F.Supp.2d 749) (E.D. La.)
PB-LA-0002-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/13/2014
Source: Westlaw
Order and Reasons [ECF# 131] (2 F.Supp.3d 910) (E.D. La.)
PB-LA-0002-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/03/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [Ct. of App. ECF# 00513102305] (791 F.3d 616)
PB-LA-0002-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/02/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Feldman, Martin Leach-Cross (FISC, E.D. La.)
PB-LA-0002-0003 | PB-LA-0002-0004 | PB-LA-0002-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Spivey, Scott J. (Louisiana)
PB-LA-0002-0001 | PB-LA-0002-0002 | PB-LA-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Freel, Angelique Duhon (Louisiana)
PB-LA-0002-9000
Thornhill, Jessica M.P. (Louisiana)
PB-LA-0002-9000

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