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GRATZ and HAMACHER v. BOLLINGER, et al.
(Undergraduate Lawsuit)

Updated January 31, 2007

Below you will find many of the important legal filings in this case. Not every legal filing is included here, and we have not included many of the attachments or exhibits to the filings. A complete copy of the court record is available at the United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC 20543.

U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Duggan's order approving settlement and notice plan, decertifying class, and dismissing case (32K .pdf*), January 31, 2007 — new

U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Duggan's opinion in plaintiffs' motion regarding (1) burden of proof; (2) legal standard; and (3) standing (48K .pdf)*, August 5, 2005 — Class Action

Plaintiffs' reply brief regarding (1) burden of proof; (2) legal standard; and (3) standing (520K .pdf)*, April 6, 2005 — Class Action

Defendants' response to plaintiffs' brief regarding (1) standing, (2) burden of proof, and (3) legal standard (1.1M .pdf)*, March 23, 2005

Plaintiffs' brief regarding (1) burden of proof; (2) legal standard; and (3) standing (856K .pdf)*, February 2, 2005 — Class Action

Plaintiffs' combined (1) reply memorandum in support of motion for partial summary judgment and motion for class certification and partial summary judgement with respect to certain nominal and incidental damages claims; and (2) memorandum in proposition to defendants' motion for a stay (860K .pdf)*, January 28, 2005 — Class Action

U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Duggan's opinion in plaintiffs' motion for an award of attorneys' fees and costs, January 27, 2005

Defendants' Response To Plaintiffs' Motion For Partial Summary Judgment On Liability And To Plaintiffs' Motion For Class Certification And Partial Summary Judgment With Respect To Certain Nominal And Incidental Damages Claims, Etc. (948K .pdf)*, January 19, 2005

Plaintiffs' motion and memorandum of law in support of motion for class certification and partial summary judgement with respect to certain nominal and incidental damages claims; and for certification of a subclass to determine compensatory damages claims (108K .pdf)*, December 8, 2004

Plaintiffs' Reply Brief In Support Of Motion To Allow Limited Discovery Related To Fees And Costs (420 .pdf)*, November 19, 2004 — Class Action

Plaintiffs' Reply Brief In Support Of Their Motion For An Interim Award Of Attorney's Fees And Costs Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. sect 1988 (1.1M .pdf)*, October 1, 2004 — Class Action

United States Supreme Court Docket, Gratz v Bollinger, et.al. (ongoing)

United States Supreme Court decision (slip opinion) in Gratz v. Bollinger (02-516) (June 23, 2003)

The "slip" opinion is the second version of an opinion. It is sent to the printer later in the day on which the "bench" opinion is released by the Court. Each slip opinion has the same elements as the bench opinion--majority or plurality opinion, concurrences or dissents, and a prefatory syllabus--but may contain corrections not appearing in the bench opinion.

Petitioner's Reply Brief (March 25, 2003)

Brief for Intervenors Patterson, et al., United States Supreme Court (3.4M .pdf)* (February 18, 2003)

Brief for Respondents (University of Michigan), United States Supreme Court (184K .pdf)* (February 18, 2003)

Brief for Petitioners, United States Supreme Court (264K .pdf)* (January 16, 2003)

University of Michigan Response to Intervenors' Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Gratz (October 29, 2002)

University of Michigan Response to Plaintiffs' Petition for Writ of Certiorari Before Judg ment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (October 29, 2002)

Intervenors' Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Gratz (October 14, 2002)

Plaintiffs' Petition for Writ of Certiorari Before Judgment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (October 1, 2002)

Transcript of Oral Argument, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals — part 1 (December 6, 2001)

Transcript of Oral Argument, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals — part 2 (December 6, 2001)

Final Brief of Defendants-Appellees (July 30, 2001)

Final Reply Brief of Appellees and Appellants (July 30, 2001)

Final Brief of Appellees and Appellants (July 30, 2001)

Amicus briefs filed in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the University of Michigan's defense of its undergraduate admissions policies (June 13, 2001 -- Revised: June 28, 2001)

Plaintiffs-Appellants'/Plaintiffs-Appellees' Brief on Appeal (May 7, 2001)

Order and Opinion of Judge Duggan granting Plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment with respect to Defendant-Intervenors' claims (February 26, 2001)

Opinion of Judge Duggan Regarding Motions for Summary Judgment (December 13, 2000)

Amicus briefs filed in District Court in support of the University of Michigan's defense of it's admissions pollicies.

Plaintiff's Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment on Liability (July 17, 2000)

Defendants' Renewed Motion and Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment as to Plaintiff's Claims for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief (July 15, 2000)

Defendants' Renewed Motion and Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment on Grounds of Qualified Immunity (June 14, 2000)

Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment (May 3, 1999)

Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment (April 8, 1999)

Opinion Granting Plaintiff's Motion For Class Certification And Bifurcation (December 23, 1998)

Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion For Class Certification And Bifurcation (December 23, 1998)

Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification and for Bifurcation (October 9, 1998)

Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification and for Bifurcation of Liability and Damages Trials (October 9, 1998)

Defendant's Motion and Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendant's Motion for Order Denying Class Certification (September 8, 1998)

Opinion of Judge Duggan Denying Motion to Intervene (July 7, 1998)

Order of Judge Duggan Denying Motion to Intervene (July 7, 1998)

Response to First Amended Motion to Intervene (February 24, 1998)

Plaintiffs' Memorandum in Opposition to Motion for Intervention (February 22, 1998)

Proposed answer of intervening defendants (February 5, 1998)

Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion to Intervene (February 5, 1998)

Motion to Intervene (February 5, 1998)

University's Answer (December 3, 1997)

Plaintiff's Complaint (October 14, 1997)


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