UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA Frank J. Steinhauer, III; Mark E. Meysembourg; and Kelly G. Brisson, Plaintiffs, v. Randy Kelly individually and as Mayor of City of St. Paul; Andy Dawkins individually and as Director of City of St. Paul’s Department of Neighborhood Housing and Property Improvement; Lisa Martin individually and as a code enforcement officer of City of St. Paul’s Department of Neighborhood Housing and Property Improvement; Steve Magner individually and as a supervisor of City of St. Paul’s Department of Neighborhood and Property Improvement; Dean Koehnen individually and as law enforcement officer of City of St. Paul; John Doe and Jane Doe, individually and in their official capacities as code enforcement officers of City of St. Paul’s Department of Neighborhood Housing Property Improvement, law enforcement officers or other officials or employees of the City of St. Paul; individually, jointly and severally; and City of St. Paul, a municipal corporation, Defendants. Civil File No. 04-02632 (JNE/SRN) NOTICE OF APPEARANCE CASE 0:04-cv-02632-MJD-SER Document 308 Filed 07/27/12 Page 1 of 2 2 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the undersigned hereby notifies the Court and counsel that Skip Durocher, Glenn M. Salvo, Sarabeth Ackerman, Meghan Lind, and Kristin K. Zinsmaster of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, hereby appear as counsel of record for the Defendants. Dated: July 27, 2011 DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP By /s/ Skip Durocher Skip Durocher (#0208966)firstname.lastname@example.org Glenn M. Salvo (#0349008)email@example.com Sarabeth Ackerman (#0389608)firstname.lastname@example.org Meghan Lind (#0389034)email@example.com Kristin K. Zinsmaster (#0391299)firstname.lastname@example.org Suite 1500, 50 South Sixth Street Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498 Telephone: (612) 340-2600 Attorneys for Defendants CASE 0:04-cv-02632-MJD-SER Document 308 Filed 07/27/12 Page 2 of 2
We the People wonder if these lawmakers know that St. Paul also received free legal services from Dorsey & Whitney as part of this dirty dealing? That's right............Dorsey & Whitney put 5 lawyers on the case and told the judge they were representing St Paul for free! Can you believe it?
The inquiry surrounds the lawsuit Magner vs. Gallagher. Filed by 11 St. Paul landlords, it accused the city of going to excessive lengths to condemn their properties -- a "code to the max" strategy they say reduced the number of affordable housing units available to minorities. They claimed the result was a violation of, or had "disparate impact" under, the federal Fair Housing Act. The city appealed a legal decision to the nation's highest court, and many civil rights advocates worried that the city would win and that the result could create exceptions to the Fair Housing Act and other civil rights legislation. Instead, the case is now being heard in U.S. District Court in St. Paul. An hearing scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26, recently was http://citystpaul-ponzi-principal.blogspot.com/2012/01/ussc10-1032-citystpaulmagnervslandlords.html
Disclaimer: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. serves as counsel to the respondents in this case. Issue: (1) Whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act; and, if so (2) what test should be used to analyze them. Plain English Issue: (1) Whether a lawsuit can be brought for a violation of the Fair Housing Act based on a practice that is not discriminatory on its own, but has a discriminatory effect; and, if so, (2) how should courts determine whether a practice has a discriminatory effect and violates the Act?