M.D.N.C. 1:16-cv-00236 Case History

Carcaño v. Cooper 
Formerly Carcaño v. McCrory
No. 1:16-cv-00236, Docket 

Court: Middle District North Carolina
Assigned to: Judge Thomas D. Schroeder
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Joi Elizabeth Peake

Associated Cases:
Carcaño v. Cooper (previously Carcaño v. McCrory), No. 16-1989, Docket (4th Cir.) 
United States v. North Carolina, No. 1:16-cv-00425, Docket
Berger v. DOJ, No. 1:16-cv-00844, Docket (voluntarily dismissed July 28, 2016)
North Carolinians for Privacy v. DOJ, No. 1:16-cv-00845, Docket (voluntarily dismissed August 31, 2016)
McCrory v. United States, No. 5:16-cv-00238, Docket (E.D.N.C.) (voluntarily dismissed September 16, 2016)

First Amended Complaint
Second Amended Complaint


TRIAL SET FOR NOVEMBER 14, 2016 Trial rescheduled to May, 2017 (specific date TBD) 


PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION [Granted in part, denied in part, deferred in part]

McCrory motion for Discovery to more fully respond; Memo in support (06/09/20)
Responses to Motion for Discovery
– Plaintiffs in Opposition (06/30/2016)
– UNC Defendants (07/01/2016)
see Magistrate ORDER, pp 6-7, (07/25/2016) motion now moot

  • OPINION and ORDER – Granting in part and denying in part (08/26/2016)
    • UNC enjoined from enforcing Part 1 of HB 2 against individual transgender plaintiffs
    • Plaintiffs’ equal protection claim denied without prejudice, pending final merits determination
    • Court reserves ruling on due process claims pending additional briefing

Plaintiffs’ Notice of Appeal to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (08/29/2016)
– Docketed as case number 16-1989

Due Process Claim


Defendants’ Motion for Protective Order
Plaintiffs’ Motion for Protective Order


Motion to Stay Proceedings in light of G.G. v. Gloucester School Board [Granted in part]
  • Plaintiffs’ Conditional Withdrawal of Opposition (08/29/2016)
    • Agree to stay most of proceedings, including vacating November 4 trial date, pending 4th Circuit appeal of partial denial of preliminary injunction
  • Defense and Intervenors Berger/Moore’s Response (09/01/2016)
  • ORDER (Magistrate Judge Peake) Granting in part and Denying in part (09/06/2016)
    • Trial moved from Nov, 2016 to May, 2017
    • Discovery to proceed under ordinary schedule set out by local rules (new schedule tbd)
    • To the extend UNC Defendants request separate stay of discovery, request denied
UNC Defendants’ Motion to Stay Proceedings Against Them [Withdrawn]




MOTION TO INTERVENE as Defendants [Granted]


  • June 16, 2016: Telephone Conference held before Judge Schroeder; Transcript
  • July 1, 2016: Telephone Conference held before Judge Schroeder; Minute Entry
  • July 13, 2016: Telephone Conference held before Judge Schroeder; Minute EntryTranscript
    • ORDER (07/14/2016)
      • Hearing on Carcaño plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction and UNC’s motion to stay set for Aug 1
      • United States (not a party in this case) may participate in hearing
      • United States’ motion for preliminary injunction to be consolidated with trial on merits
      • Trial in all four HB2 cases set for late Oct or early Nov
      • Magistrate Judge to set discovery schedule
      • Parties to file short joint notice identifying agreements/explaining respective positions
  • ORDER – Magistrate Judge Peake (07/15/2016)
  • Status Conferences before Magistrate Peake as set out in July 25 Order
    •  August 19, 2016 [Cancelled]
    • September 2, 2016 (in person): Status Conference held before Magistrate Judge Peake; Minute EntryTRANSCRIPT
      • Parties’ Joint Notice  ahead of conference (8/31/2016)
      • Order (09/06/2016)
        • Defendants’ Motion to Stay granted in part and denied in part
        • September 16 conference will be in person; deadlines set for notices/reports
        • Sets Deadlines for supplemental briefing on  Plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction Due Process Claim
    • September 16 (by phone): Supplemental Pretrial Conference and Status Conference; Minute Entry; TRANSCRIPT
      • Joint Rule 26(f) Report proposing new discover schedule for May trial (09/12/2016)
      • Joint Motion Confidentiality Agreement/Protective Order (09/12/2016)
      • Parties Joint Notice of issues for status conference (09/13/2016)
      • ORDER (09/20/2016)
        • Expert depositions to be complete by Feb 1, 2016
        • Court adopts briefing schedule set out in Joint Report with some modifications
        •  Status conference set for September 30, with joint notice due by September 28
        • Hearing set for October 28 to address pending discovery issues
        • Plaintiffs’ motion to file 2nd amended complaint granted
    • September 30 (by phone): Status Conference held before Magistrate Judge Peake; Minute Entry: Parties are to file a joint written proposal regarding deposition limits by the end of today; TRANSCRIPT
  • July 22, 2016: Initial Pretrial Conference held before Magistrate Judge Peake; Minute EntryTRANSCRIPT
    • ORDER (07/25/2016)
      • Court adopts Joint Rule 26(f) Report and discovery schedule set out within
      • Telephone Status Conferences set for 8/19/2016, 9/2/2016, 9/16/2016 and 9/30/2016, with joint status reports to be filed each prior Wednesday
  • Hearing set for October 28, 2016 November 11, 2016 (rescheduled) to address pending discovery issues, including legislative privilege and Plaintiffs’ or other witnesses’ medical records (for deadlines, see Orders from Sept 20 and Oct 11)
  • Parties’ E-Discovery Stipulation (09/21/2016)
  • Parties’ Submission ahead of November 11 hearing to request telephone conference to discuss whether proceedings should be stayed until U.S. Supreme Court issues ruling in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., cert. granted in part, on Oct. 28, 2016 (11/10/2016)
  • November 14, 2016: Telephone Conference (per parties’ request); Minute Entry; TRANSCRIPT
      • All discovery stayed for 90 days
      • Trial continued for 90 days (will be rescheduled for an available date to be determined by the Clerk of Court)
      • All deadlines extended 90 days
      • All discovery and pretrial motions stayed (Docs. #89, #153, #167, #168, and #172)
      • On or before February 13, 2017, Parties to file status updates and position statements


Current through Docket #176/part 177, 11/15/2016