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NYCLU Posts Notice of Raza and Handschu Settlements

UPDATE: U.S. District Judge Charles S. Haight, Jr. has extended the comment period on the proposed Settlement Agreement amending the Modified Handschu Guidelines to 11:59 P.M. on May 26, 2016. He has also added a final in-court hearing date on June 1, 2016. All class members who wish to comment in support or opposition to the proposed Settlement may register to present comments in person on June 1, or may submit written comments without appearing, but must do so by 11:59 P.M. on May 26, 2016. Requests to speak or submission of comments may be done via email to or by writing to the Clerk of the Court at the address: Handschu Settlement, c/o Clerk’s Office, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007.

The June 1 fairness hearing will be held at 10 A.M. in the United States District Court, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007.

Download Judge Haight’s order extending the comment period and adding the additional June 1 fairness hearing session.

February 12, 2016 –The New York Civil Liberties Union today posted notice of a proposed settlement in two class action lawsuits, Raza v. City of New York and Handschu v. Special Services Division.

Please see the notice below for information on the settlement:
Notice of Fairness Hearing

The following documents contain additional information about the settlements:
Motion for Approval
Raza Stipulation

Declaration in Support of the Motion
Memo of Law
Guideline Modifications

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