Case: United State v. Calcasieu Parish School Board

2:00-cv-02178 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Sept. 25, 2000

Closed Date: 2002

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Case Summary

On September 25, 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit against the Calcasieu Parish School District under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII by discriminating on the basis of sex against a female job applicant for the position of assistant principal.The parties apparently completed their negotiations prior to the lawsuit's…

On September 25, 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit against the Calcasieu Parish School District under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII by discriminating on the basis of sex against a female job applicant for the position of assistant principal.

The parties apparently completed their negotiations prior to the lawsuit's filing, because just a few days later, on September 28, 2000, the court (Judge James T. Trimble) entered a consent decree in which defendant agreed to train its employees who make hiring decisions on its policies against employment discrimination. The defendant also agreed to keep records on any employment discrimination complaints during the existence of the consent decree, which the parties agreed to keep in place for three years, and to provide the D.O.J. with compliance reports every six months. Finally, in exchange for the applicant executing a release of liability, the defendant agreed to pay the applicant monetary damages.

The case is closed and we have no further information.

Summary Authors

Janani Iyengar (11/5/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Trimble, James Travis Jr. (Louisiana)

Wilson, Alonzo P. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Curran, Stephen J. (District of Columbia)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Flanagan, William J. (Louisiana)

Hebert, Janice E. (Louisiana)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Vincent, Katherine (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Spruel, James Jr. (Louisiana)

Judge(s)

Trimble, James Travis Jr. (Louisiana)

Wilson, Alonzo P. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Curran, Stephen J. (District of Columbia)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Flanagan, William J. (Louisiana)

Hebert, Janice E. (Louisiana)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Vincent, Katherine (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Spruel, James Jr. (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

United States v. Calcasieu Parish School Board

June 6, 2002 Docket
1

Complaint

United States v. Calcasieu Parish School Board

Sept. 25, 2000 Complaint
3

Consent Decree

United States v. Calcasieu Parish School Board

Sept. 28, 2000 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link

USA Plaintiff; Amount of fee $0. (Roaix, G) (Entered: 09/25/2000)

Sept. 25, 2000

CASE ASSIGNED to Magistrate Judge Alonzo P Wilson for Discovery (Dean, S) (Entered: 09/26/2000)

Sept. 25, 2000
1

COMPLAINT filed; jury demand (Dean, S) (Entered: 09/26/2000)

Sept. 25, 2000
2

MOTION by U S A, School Board of Calcasieu Parish for entry of consent decree with Proposed Order referred to Judge James T Trimble Jr (Dean, S) (Entered: 09/26/2000)

Sept. 25, 2000
3

CONSENT DECREE w/ Notice Letter and Release granting [2-1] motion for entry of consent decree. This Consent Decree resolves all issues raised in the complaint, and is final and binding between the parties as to the issues raised in the complaint. No waiver, modification or amendment of any provision of this consent decree shall be effective unless agreed to in writing by parties and approved by the Court or ordered by the Court. This Consent Decree does not constitute an adjudication or finding on the merits of the case, nor is it an admission the School Board or a finding of any wrongdoing or of any applicable federal or state law or regulation. The Court will retain jurisdiction over the United States' complaint for a period of three years from the date the decree is entered. As required by the decree, the parties will attempt in good faith to resolve any dispute that may occur regarding the decree before moving the Court for resolution. (signed by Judge James T Trimble Jr) NOE by: tsb/dmn (former employee) Modified on 10/03/2000 (Entered: 10/03/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000
4

LETTER by Stephen J Curran to Clerk of Court regarding a change of address for Washington D C based counsel for the United States (copy sent to Stephanie Alvarez) (Thigpen, M) (Entered: 12/03/2001)

Dec. 3, 2001
5

MOTION by U S A to substitute attorney Katherine W Vincent for Janice E Hebert as counsel of record for U S A with Proposed Order referred to Magistrate Judge Alonzo P Wilson (former employee) (Entered: 06/05/2002)

June 4, 2002
6

ORDER granting [5-1] motion to substitute attorney Katherine W Vincent for Janice E Hebert as counsel of record for U S A (added Katherine W Vincent) (signed by Magistrate Judge Alonzo P Wilson) NOE by: dmn (former employee) (Entered: 06/07/2002)

June 6, 2002

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 25, 2000

Closing Date: 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a female applicant

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Calcasieu Parish (Calcasieu Parish), City

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2000 - 2003

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female