S.D. Ohio 2:16-cv-00524 Case History

Board of Education of the Highland Local School District v. U.S. Dept. of Education
No. 2:16-cv-00524, Docket 

Court: Southern District of Ohio
Assigned to: Judge Algenon L. Marbley
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson

Associated Cases:
Board of Ed Highland Local School District v. U.S. Dept. of Ed (6th Cir. No. 16-4107), Docket
Board of Ed Highland Local School District v. Jane Doe (6th Cir. No. 16-4117), Docket



MOTION TO STAY PROCEEDINGS (Stay granted, per stipulation)



September 20, 2016: Hearing held on Motions for Preliminary Injunction; Minute Entry; release of transcript online set for 12/27/2016

Highland School District, Plaintiff (Denied)

Amicus Briefs in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction
–  State of Ohio (08/15/2016)
       Motion to file, with proposed brief attached (07/18/2016); Granted 
–  Texas, et al. (09/27/2016)
       Motion to file, with proposed brief attached (08/31/2016); Granted, see fn1 

  • OPINION and ORDER  Denying the School District’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction [and granting Jane Doe’s motion for preliminary injunction](09/26/2016)

School District’s Notice of Appeal to 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (09/26/2016)
– Docketed as case number 16-4107


Jane Doe, Intervenor/3rd Party Plaintiff (Granted)

Amicus Brief in Support of Jane Doe’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction
– School Administrators from California, et al. (09/27/2016)
       Motion to file, with proposed brief attached, corrected (09/15/2016; Granted, see fn1

  • September 7, 2016: Telephonic status conference held to discuss whether hearing on preliminary injunction should be changed to an evidentiary hearing on Jane Does’ motion; TRANSCRIPT   [ORDER setting briefing schedule]
  • OPINION and ORDER  Granting Jane Doe’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction [and denying School District’s motion for preliminary injunction] (09/26/2016)
    • School District officials to treat Jane Doe as the girl she is, including referring to her by female pronouns and her female name and allowing her to use the girls’ restroom at Highland Elementary School

3rd Party Defendants’ Notice of Appeal to 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (09/26/2016)
– Docketed as case number 16-4117




  • July 19, 2016: Telephone Status Conference held before Judge Marbley; release of transcript online set for 1/4/2017
  • Preliminary Pretrial conference set for September 22, 2016 (08/29/2016)
    • Jane Doe’s Motion to adjourn/continue conference (08/31/2016)
    • ORDER – Granting adjournment (09/01/2016)
      • Rescheduled to 35 days after ruling on motions for preliminary injunction
    • ORDER (10/28/2016) Granting parties stipulation for continuance
      • Conference rescheduled to twelve days from Court’s ruling on Highland Defendants’ Motion for Stay of Proceedings
      • Rule 26(f) Report due five business days after the Court’s ruling on motion



Current through Docket # 129, 12/29/2016