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Case 1:14-cv-02627-ELH Document 202 Filed 09/18/17 Page 1 of 3

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT


FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

TAWANDA JONES, et al. *

Plaintiff *

-v- *
Civil Action No.: 1:14-cv-02627-ELH
OFFICER NICHOLAS DAVID CHAPMAN,
et al.
*
Defendants
*
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PLAINTIFFS MOTION TO REOPEN

Now Comes plaintiffs, by and through their attorneys, A. Dwight Pettit, Latoya Francis-

Williams, and the Law Office of A. Dwight Pettit, P.A., and Allan B. Rabineau, and pursuant to

Local Rule 111 states:

1. On August 14, 2017, after this Court was advised by the parties that the above

action had been settled as to all claims, issued a Settlement Order pursuant to

Local Rule 111. See Exhibit A

2. The entry of the Order was without prejudice, preserving the right of each party to

move to reopen this action if settlement is not consummated within 45 days.

3. As of today, September 18, 2017, Morgan State University Defendants have not

made payment to Plaintiffs consummating the parties settlement agreement

although requests have been made.

4. Accordingly, Plaintiffs now move to reopen this action against Defendant Morgan

State University, Defendant Morgan State University Campus Police Officer

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David Lewis and Defendant Morgan State University Campus Police Chief Lance

Hatcher pursuant to Local Rule 111 and this Courts August 14, 2017 Order.

WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs request that this Honorable Court:

A. Reopen this action as to Defendants Morgan State University Police Officer David

Lewis, Morgan State University Chief Lance Hatcher and Morgan State University; and,

B. Grant such other and further relief as justice requires.

/s/

A. Dwight Pettit, Bar ID 01697


Latoya Francis-Williams, Bar ID 29957
Law Offices of A. Dwight Pettit, P.A.
3606 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 542-5400
adpettit@adwightpettit.com
latoya.f.williams@gmail.com

/s/
Allan B. Rabineau, Bar ID 01636
401 East Pratt Street, Suite 2252
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-9150
allanbra@verizon.net

Attorneys for Plaintiffs

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I HEREBY CERTIFY that on the 18th day of September, 2017, a copy of the foregoing
PLAINTIFFS MOTION TO REOPEN was served via the Electronic Filing System of the
United States District Court for the District of Maryland on the following persons:

Michael Marshall, Esq.


Chaz R. Ball, Esq.
Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A.
300 East Lombard Street, Suite 1100
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 685-2022
mmarshall@sbwlaw.com
cball@sbwlaw.com
Attorney for BPD Officers

Thomas Faulk, Esq.


Office of the Attorney General
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 576-6550
tfaulk@oag.state.md.us
Attorney for MSU Defendants

/s/
Latoya Francis-Williams, Bar ID 29957

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT


FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

TAWANDA JONES, et al. *


Plaintiffs
*
vs. Civil Action No. ELH-14-2627
*
OFFICER NICHOLAS DAVID CHAPMAN,
et al. *
Defendants
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SETTLEMENT ORDER
(LOCAL RULE 111)

This Court has been advised by the parties that the above action has been settled,

including all counterclaims, cross-claims and third-party claims, if any. Accordingly, pursuant to

Local Rule 111 it is ORDERED that:

This action is hereby dismissed and each party is to bear its own costs unless otherwise

agreed, in which event the costs shall be adjusted between the parties in accordance with their

agreement. The entry of this Order is without prejudice to the right of a party to move for good

cause within 45 days to reopen this action if settlement is not consummated. If no party moves

to reopen, the dismissal shall be with prejudice.

Date: August 14, 2017 /s/


Ellen L. Hollander
United States District Judge
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR


THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

TAWANDA JONES, et al. *

Plaintiff *

-v- *
Civil Action No.: 1:14-cv-02627-ELH
OFFICER NICHOLAS DAVID CHAPMAN,
et al.
*
Defendants
*
************
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS MOTION TO REOPEN

Upon consideration of Plaintiffs Motion to Re-open this Action Pursuant to this Courts

August 14, 2017 Order and Local Rule 111, it is this ____________________ day of

_________________, 2017, ORDERED:

1. That the Motion be and is hereby GRANTED; and it is further ORDERED

2. That this action be reopened as to Morgan State University Defendants only.

_______________________________
Honorable Ellen L. Hollander, Judge
United States District Court for the
Northern District of Maryland