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Pigford v. Vilsack

United States District Court, D. Columbia

November 23, 2015

TIMOTHY PIGFORD et al., Plaintiffs,
v.
TOM VILSACK, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture, Defendant. CECIL BREWINGTON et al., Plaintiffs,
v.
TOM VILSACK, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture, Defendant

          For Cecil Brewington, Plaintiff (1:98cv1693): Charles Jerome Ware, LEAD ATTORNEY, CHARLES JEROME WARE, P.A., Columbia, MD, USA; Phillip L. Fraas, LEAD ATTORNEY, STINSON LEONARD STREET, LLP, Washington, DC, USA.

         For Jerry Cooper, Arthur Griffin, Charlie H Harris, William Lampley, Henry Simmons, Willie Frank Wheeler, Paul Wingard, Roy G. Wood, Arthur Amos, Ransom Arnold, Clarence Polk, Hubert Brown, Carol Jean Brown, Willie Head, Jr., Clem Jones, Aaron Mobley, Theodore F.B. Bates, Wilbert Walker, John M. Decoudreaux, Roy H. Adams, Larry Alexander, Herbert C. Allen, Jr., James C. Bacon, Stanley Bacon, W. E. Brandon, Joseph Brown, Leon E. Brown, Willie J. Burnes, Jospeh Carthan, Michael v. Chatman, Ronald Clarke, Albert J. Cooper, Andrew L. Cooper, Elijah Cole, Jr., Houston Coleman, Robert Coleman, Jimmy L. Curry, Alfort Davis, Adell Davis, Sr., Harold L. Davis, Onzie Glen, Marquis Grant, William Hamklin, Thetis Hardy, George Henderson, Cary Holmes, Mark A. Houston, Lee Andrew Howard, Ollie Hudson, Tobias Jenkins, Garrett Johnson, Sammy Johnson, Willie Johnson, Colonel Freddie Jones, Willie E. Lane, James Madlock, Andre Mathews, Kenzie Mcginnis, Curtis Miller, Ted Miller, Jessie Moore, Rogers B. Morris, Carl Perry, James W. Piggs, Eddie Reed, James Sander, Mattie Sanders, Willie E. Sias, Oliver Short, Edward Smith, Vernon Smith, W. C. Spencer, Jr., Mcarthur Straughter, Johnnie Thomas, Harry P. Thurmond, William Watkins, Bobby Wells, Michael A. White, Carl Whittington, Cleotha Williams, Herbert Williams, John A. Williams, Jr., Robert Williams, Susie L. Croft, Raphael L. Williams, Sanders Williams, Freddie L. Winters, Perry Woods, Willie Richardson, Grethel Richardson, Eric Richardson, Dionysia Richardson-Smith, Garon Trawick, Phillip R. Barker, Chenay Coston, Percy Davis, Sheila W. Harvey, Edison Lamont Smith, Jr., Larry R. Whitt, Lawrence L. Breckenridge, George C. Roberts, Jr., Enoch Edwards, Jr., Hezekiah Gibson, Walter Gore, Theodore Hough, Andrew B. Johnson, Charlie C/O Sandra Mack Kelly, Walter C/O Lucy Ibemere, David E. Boyd, Tom Gary Ewell, Robert H. Taylor, Jack Tyus, James Jenkins, Kirk A. Benoit, Aberra Bulbulla, Carl Christopher, Dennis Connell, Benjamin Jacobs-El, Vannico Hanney, Alphonso L. James, Samuel Moore, Joan Nelson, Delroy A. Peterson, Martin Reynolds, Wayne M. Smith, Leona Watson, Curneall Watson, Gail Chiang, James B. Beverly, Jr., Macio Hill, Mashelia Grandison-Kizzie, West Bones, Jr., Alice Davis ALICE DAVIS FOR HENRY DAVIS (DECEASED), Clinton F. Johnson, Jr., Plaintiffs (1:98cv1693): Phillip L. Fraas, LEAD ATTORNEY, STINSON LEONARD STREET, LLP, Washington, DC, USA.

         For All Plaintiffs, Plaintiff (1:98cv1693): Phillip L. Fraas, LEAD ATTORNEY, STINSON LEONARD STREET, LLP, Washington, DC, USA; Rose M. Sanders, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Selma, AL, USA; Jesse L. Kearney, Pine Bluff, AR, USA; Othello C. Cross, CROSS, KEARNEY & MCKISSIC, Pine Bluff, AR, USA.

         For Cross & Kearney Pllc, Plaintiff (1:98cv1693): David U. Fierst, LEAD ATTORNEY, STEIN, MITCHELL, MUSE & CIPOLLONE LLP, Washington, DC, USA.

         For Maurice Mcginnis, Defendant (1:98cv1693): John M. Shoreman, LEAD ATTORNEY, MCFADDEN & SHOREMAN, LLC, Washington, DC, USA.

         For Thomas J. Vilsack Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture, Defendant (1:98cv1693): Tamra Tyree Moore, LEAD ATTORNEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, DC, USA; Andrea Iris Newmark, Andrew Marshall Bernie, Megan Anne Crowley, Stephen McCoy Elliott, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, DC, USA.

         For Leon Mathews Claimant (1:98cv1693): Joshua A Doan, LEAD ATTORNEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, DC, USA.

         For Estate of Charlie Knott, Claimant (1:98cv1693): David N. Fagan, LEAD ATTORNEY, COVINGTON & BURLING, Washington, DC, USA.

         For Maurice Mcginnis, Claimant (1:98cv1693): John M. Shoreman, LEAD ATTORNEY, MCFADDEN & SHOREMAN, LLC, Washington, DC, USA.

         For Timothy C. Pigford, Lloyd Shafer, Plaintiff (1:97cv1978): Anthony Herman, LEAD ATTORNEY, COVINGTON & BURLING LLP, Washington, DC, USA; Charles Jerome Ware, LEAD ATTORNEY, CHARLES JEROME WARE, P.A., Columbia, MD, USA; David A. Branch, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICE OF DAVID BRANCH, Washington, DC, USA; Faya R. Toure, LEAD ATTORNEY, Selma, AL, USA; Jacob A. Stein, LEAD ATTORNEY, STEIN, MITCHELL & MUSE, L.L.P., Washington, DC, USA; Richard Talbot Seymour, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD T. SEYMOUR, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC, USA; Barbara Kim Kagan, STEPTOE & JOHNSON, LLP, Washington, DC, USA; Joshua A Doan, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, DC, USA; Richard Talbot Seymour, LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD T. SEYMOUR, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC, USA.

         For George Hall On Behalf of Themselves and All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff (1:97cv1978): Anthony Herman, LEAD ATTORNEY, COVINGTON & BURLING LLP, Washington, DC, USA; Caroline Lewis Wolverton, LEAD ATTORNEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, DC, USA; David A. Branch, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICE OF DAVID BRANCH, Washington, DC, USA; Jacob A. Stein, LEAD ATTORNEY, STEIN, MITCHELL & MUSE, L.L.P., Washington, DC, USA; Richard Talbot Seymour, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD T. SEYMOUR, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC, USA.

         For Leonard Cooper, Plaintiff (1:97cv1978): Anthony Herman, LEAD ATTORNEY, COVINGTON & BURLING LLP, Washington, DC, USA; David A. Branch, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICE OF DAVID BRANCH, Washington, DC, USA; Jacob A. Stein, LEAD ATTORNEY, STEIN, MITCHELL & MUSE, L.L.P., Washington, DC, USA; Stephon J. Bowens, LEAD ATTORNEY, BLANCHARD, JENKINS, MILLER, LEWIS AND STYERS, P.A., Raleigh, NC, USA; Marcus B. Jimison, NCCU SCHOOL OF LAW, Land Loss Prevention Project, Durham, NC, USA.

         For Abraham Carpenter, Plaintiff (1:97cv1978): Anthony Herman, LEAD ATTORNEY, COVINGTON & BURLING LLP, Washington, DC, USA; David A. Branch, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICE OF DAVID BRANCH. Washington, DC, USA; Phillip L. Fraas, LEAD ATTORNEY, STINSON LEONARD STREET, LLP, Washington, DC, USA.

         For Leonard Hunter, Plaintiff (1:97cv1978): Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., LEAD ATTORNEY, CHARLES J. OGLETREE CONSULTING, Cambridge, MA, USA.

         For All Plaintiffs, Plaintiff (1:97cv1978): Anurag Varma, David U. Fierst, LEAD ATTORNEY, AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP, Washington, DC, USA; David A. Branch, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICE OF DAVID BRANCH, Washington, DC, USA; David Joseph Frantz, LEAD ATTORNEY, CONLON, FRANTZ & PHELAN, LLP, Washington, DC, USA; Faya R. Toure, LEAD ATTORNEY, Selma, AL, USA; Jesse L. Kearney, LEAD ATTORNEY, Pine Bluff, AR, USA; Othello C. Cross, LEAD ATTORNEY, CROSS, KEARNEY & MCKISSIC, Pine Bluff, AR, USA; Phillip L. Fraas, LEAD ATTORNEY, STINSON LEONARD STREET, LLP, Washington, DC, USA; Rose M. Sanders, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Selma, AL, USA.

         For Cross & Kearney Pllc, Plaintiff (1:97cv1978): David U. Fierst, LEAD ATTORNEY, STEIN, MITCHELL, MUSE & CIPOLLONE LLP, Washington, DC, USA.

         For Houston Blakeney, Reatha Blakeney, Leroy Robinson, Bobbi Newton, Pearlie Peterson, Naomi Knockett, Ilenthe Porter, James Davis, Petitioner (1:97cv1978): Stephon J. Bowens, LEAD ATTORNEY, BLANCHARD, JENKINS, MILLER, EWIS AND STYERS, P.A., Raleigh, NC, USA.

         For Ann M. Veneman Secretary of Agriculture, Defendant (1:97cv1978): Andrea Iris Newmark, Daniel Edward Bensing, Elizabeth Goitein, Herbert E. Forrest, Julie Straus, Tamra Tyree Moore, Terry Marcus Henry, LEAD ATTORNEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, DC, USA; Matthew Josephson, LEAD ATTORNEY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, DC, USA; Andrew Marshall Bernie, Joel L. McElvain, Stephen McCoy Elliott, Marsha Stelson Edney, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, DC, USA; Elbert Lin, OFFICE OF THE WEST VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL, Charleston, WV, USA.

         For Tom Vilsack Secretary, United States Department of Agriculgure, Defendant (1:97cv1978): Matthew Josephson, Megan Anne Crowley, LEAD ATTORNEY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, DC, USA; Andrew Marshall Bernie, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, DC, USA.

         For Ernest Banks, Ruth Banks, George Roberts, Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, Interested Party (1:97cv1978): David Joseph Frantz, CONLON, FRANTZ & PHELAN, LLP, Washington, DC, USA.

         For Sheila Johnson, Interested Party (1:97cv1978): Robert Elijah Jordan, III, LEAD ATTORNEY, STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP, Washington, DC, USA.

         Angela Dozier-Carter, Interested Party (1:97cv1978), Pro se, Franklinton, NC, USA.

         Theodore F.B. Bates, Interested Party (1:97cv1978), Pro se, Hill City, KS, USA.

         For Phillip L. Fraas, Interested Party (1:97cv1978): Phillip L. Fraas, LEAD ATTORNEY, STINSON LEONARD STREET, LLP, Washington, DC, USA.

         For Thomas Burrell, Claimant (1:97cv1978): John W. Davis, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICES OF ...


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