NY (Columbia Univ.) Doe v. Columbia University


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U.S. District Court
Southern District of New York (Foley Square)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:24-cv-02870-JMF

Doe v. Columbia University
Assigned to: Judge Jesse M. Furman
Cause: 42:2000d Federally Assisted Programs

Date Filed: 04/16/2024
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 448 Civil Rights: Education
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
John Doerepresented byJeffrey Harris Lichtman
Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman
441 Lexington Avenue
Suite 504
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212-581-4999
Email: jl@jeffreylichtman.com

Kristen Mohr
Nesenoff & Miltenberg LLP
363 7th Ave
Ste 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Email: kmohr@nmllplaw.com

Stuart Bernstein
Nesenoff & Miltenberg, LLP
363 Seventh Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 736-4500
Fax: (212) 736-2260
Email: sbernstein@nmllplaw.com

Andrew Todd Miltenberg
Nesenoff & Miltenberg, L.L.P.
363 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
(212) 736-4500
Fax: (212)736-2260
Email: amiltenberg@nmllplaw.com

Columbia University
Date Filed#Docket Text
04/16/20241 COMPLAINT against Columbia University. (Filing Fee $ 405.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-29226087)Document filed by John Doe..(Miltenberg, Andrew) (Entered: 04/16/2024)
04/16/20242 REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Columbia University, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by John Doe..(Miltenberg, Andrew) (Entered: 04/16/2024)
04/16/20243 CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Miltenberg, Andrew) (Entered: 04/16/2024)
04/16/20244 MOTION Proceed under Pseudonym and to Issue a Protective Order . Document filed by John Doe..(Miltenberg, Andrew) (Entered: 04/16/2024)
04/16/20245 MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 4 MOTION Proceed under Pseudonym and to Issue a Protective Order . . Document filed by John Doe..(Miltenberg, Andrew) (Entered: 04/16/2024)
04/16/20246 PROPOSED ORDER. Document filed by John Doe. Related Document Number: 4 ..(Miltenberg, Andrew) Proposed Order to be reviewed by Clerk’s Office staff. (Entered: 04/16/2024)
04/16/20247 NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Stuart Bernstein on behalf of John Doe..(Bernstein, Stuart) (Entered: 04/16/2024)
04/16/20248 NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Kristen Mohr on behalf of John Doe..(Mohr, Kristen) (Entered: 04/16/2024)
04/17/2024 CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Jesse M. Furman. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at https://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/district-judges. Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at https://nysd.uscourts.gov/rules/ecf-related-instructions..(pc) (Entered: 04/17/2024)
04/17/2024 Magistrate Judge Valerie Figueredo is designated to handle matters that may be referred in this case. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: https://nysd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/2018-06/AO-3.pdf. (pc) (Entered: 04/17/2024)
04/17/2024 Case Designated ECF. (pc) (Entered: 04/17/2024)
04/17/2024 ***NOTICE TO COURT REGARDING PROPOSED ORDER. Document No. 6 Proposed Order was reviewed and approved as to form. (tp) (Entered: 04/17/2024)
04/17/20249 NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Jeffrey Harris Lichtman on behalf of John Doe..(Lichtman, Jeffrey) (Entered: 04/17/2024)
04/22/202410 NOTICE OF INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: The conference will be held remotely by telephone in accordance with Paragraph 3.B of the Court’s Individual Rules and Practices in Civil Cases. The parties should join the conference by calling the Court’s dedicated conference line at (888) 363-4749 and using access code 542-1540, followed by the pound (#) key. (And as further set forth herein.) SO ORDERED. Initial Conference set for 6/27/2024 at 09:00 AM before Judge Jesse M. Furman. (Signed by Judge Jesse M. Furman on 4/22/2024) (jca) (Entered: 04/22/2024)
04/22/202411 ORDER granting in part and denying in part 4 Motion re: 4 MOTION Proceed under Pseudonym and to Issue a Protective Order . On April 16, 2024, Plaintiff in this case filed a motion seeking an order (1) authorizing him to file the Complaint, summons, and civil cover sheet in this action using the pseudonym John Doe, and to file all other papers in this action under the name John Doe, and to identify other non-parties by pseudonym; and (2) prohibiting Defendants from publicly identifying Plaintiff, in court filings or otherwise. That motion is DENIED as to non-parties, albeit without prejudice to a future application in the event that either party believes that there is a need or basis to prevent disclosure of the identity of any specific non-party. The motion is otherwise GRANTED, but only temporarily. Defendant and any non-party who seeks, and is granted, leave to intervene for purposes of being heard on the issue shall file any opposition to the motion within two weeks of Defendants entering a notice of appearance; any reply shall be filed within one week of any opposition. In the meantime, the Court reserves judgment on whether to grant the motion on a more permanent basis. Finally, to ensure that the Court has no conflicts that would require recusal, Plaintiff shall promptly file, under seal, a declaration disclosing his identity to the Court. The Clerk of Court is directed to issue a summons and to terminate ECF No. 4. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Jesse M. Furman on 4/22/2024) (jca) (Entered: 04/22/2024)
04/22/2024 Transmission to Finance Unit (Cashiers). Transmitted re: 11 Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief, to the Finance Unit (Cashiers) for case processing. (jca) (Entered: 04/22/2024)
04/23/202412 ***SELECTED PARTIES***DECLARATION re: 11 Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief,,,,,, . Document filed by John Doe, Columbia University. Motion or Order to File Under Seal: 11 .(Miltenberg, Andrew) Modified on 4/23/2024 (kgo). (Entered: 04/23/2024)
04/23/202413 ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Columbia University..(jgo) (Entered: 04/23/2024)
04/29/202414 NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Roberta Ann Kaplan on behalf of Columbia University..(Kaplan, Roberta) (Entered: 04/29/2024)
04/29/202415 NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Gabrielle Tenzer on behalf of Columbia University..(Tenzer, Gabrielle) (Entered: 04/29/2024)
04/29/202416 LETTER addressed to Judge Jesse M. Furman from Roberta A. Kaplan dated April 29, 2024 re: Related Cases. Document filed by Columbia University. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 – 2/23/24 Kaplan Letter Re Related Cases, # 2 Exhibit 2 – 2/26/24 Kasowitz Letter Re Relatedness.pdf, # 3 Exhibit 3 – 2/26/24 Kaplan Letter Reply Re Relatedness, # 4 Exhibit 4 – 2/28/24 Garnett Order Denying Request to Designate Cases as Related, # 5 Exhibit 5 – 2/28/24 Broderick Order Denying Request to Designate Cases as Related).(Kaplan, Roberta) (Entered: 04/29/2024)
04/30/202417 WAIVER OF SERVICE RETURNED EXECUTED. Columbia University waiver sent on 4/17/2024, answer due 6/17/2024. Document filed by John Doe..(Bernstein, Stuart) (Entered: 04/30/2024)