Case: United States v. City of Hayti Heights, Missouri

1:07-cv-00026 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Filed Date: Feb. 16, 2007

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

On February 16, 2007, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against City of Hayti Heights, Missouri. The DOJ asked the court for injunctive and compensatory relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII by discriminating against a "patrolman" on the basis of sex.The complaint alleges that the defendant discriminated on the basis of sex by: (1) termina…

On February 16, 2007, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against City of Hayti Heights, Missouri. The DOJ asked the court for injunctive and compensatory relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII by discriminating against a "patrolman" on the basis of sex.

The complaint alleges that the defendant discriminated on the basis of sex by: (1) terminating the plaintiff's employment with the City on the basis of her sex and (2) failing or refusing to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of the discriminatory treatment of the plaintiff.

Afterwards, the parties went into alternative dispute resolution processes. They reached a settlement, and filed a joint motion to approve consent judgment on October 25, 2007. The Court (Judge Rodney W. Sippel) issued a consent judgment on October 30, 2007.

Under the consent decree, the parties were not making any admissions. The decree included following general injunctions: 1) prohibition against gender discrimination; 2) prohibition against retaliation or any acts adversely affecting the conditions of employment. Subject to the approval of the United States, the City agreed to modify its policies and procedures prohibiting gender discrimination in the following ways: 1) prohibition of discrimination in any conditions of employment, including hiring and termination; 2) implementing procedures for complaints and redress; 3) notice of new policies through posting in public places, including Internet; 4) providing antidiscrimination training; 5) designating a special person to monitor compliance with the decree; 6) retaining records pertinent to new policies. The individual and the City agreed to her reinstatement with the seniority date of July 9, 2004 and requirement of at least a 32 hours work week. The individual also receive $1,000.00 in backpay. The Court retained jurisdiction over the implementation of the decree. The decree was to dissolve within two years of its entry.

On December 27, 2007, the Court granted the defendant's motion to withdraw.

Summary Authors

Erin Forman (10/25/2007)

Zhandos Kuderin (7/17/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Sippel, Rodney W. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alexis, Michael J. (District of Columbia)

Blutter, Sarah C (District of Columbia)

Comisac, Rena J. (District of Columbia)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Hanaway, Catherine L. (Missouri)

Harris, Ondray (District of Columbia)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Price, Michael A. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Glynias , Josef S. (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Sippel, Rodney W. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alexis, Michael J. (District of Columbia)

Blutter, Sarah C (District of Columbia)

Comisac, Rena J. (District of Columbia)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Hanaway, Catherine L. (Missouri)

Harris, Ondray (District of Columbia)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Price, Michael A. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Glynias , Josef S. (Missouri)

Mathis , Kimberley Joy Smith (Missouri)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

United States v. City of Hayti Heights

Dec. 27, 2007 Docket
1-1

Complaint

Feb. 16, 2007 Complaint
27

Consent Decree

Oct. 30, 2007 Order/Opinion

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against defendant Hayti Heights, City of 1 Summons(es) issued, Consents issued 2, Jury Demand, filed by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet # 2)(MRS, ) (Entered: 02/20/2007)

Feb. 16, 2007
2

CJRA ORDER (jgw) pursuant to District Judge Option filed. Judge Frederick R Buckles termed. Case reassigned to Judge Rodney W. Sippel for all further proceedings. (CSG, ) (Entered: 03/08/2007)

March 6, 2007
3

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by Defendant Hayti Heights, City of. (CSG, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)

March 27, 2007
5

SUMMONS Returned Executed filed by US Marshal. Hayti Heights, City of served on 3/7/2007, answer due 3/27/2007. (NCL) (Entered: 03/29/2007)

March 28, 2007
4

ORDER granting 3 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer; answer due by 4/13/2007. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 3/29/2007. (NCL) (Entered: 03/29/2007)

March 29, 2007

ORDER RECEIPT: (see receipt) Thu Mar 29 16:17:49 CDT 2007 (NCL, ) (Entered: 03/29/2007)

March 29, 2007
6

ENTRY of Appearance by Kimberley Joy Smith Mathis for Defendant Hayti Heights, City of. (Mathis, Kimberley) (Entered: 04/12/2007)

April 12, 2007
7

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by Defendant Hayti Heights, City of. (Mathis, Kimberley) (Entered: 04/12/2007)

April 12, 2007
8

ENTRY of Appearance by Josef S. Glynias for Defendant Hayti Heights, City of. (Glynias, Josef) (Entered: 04/12/2007)

April 12, 2007
9

ENTRY of Appearance by Sarah C. Blutter for Plaintiff United States of America. (Blutter, Sarah) (Entered: 04/13/2007)

April 13, 2007
10

STIPULATION re 7 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by Defendant Hayti Heights, City of. (Glynias, Josef) (Entered: 04/13/2007)

April 13, 2007

Docket Text ORDER: Re: 7 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by Defendant Hayti Heights, City of. (Mathis, Kimberley) filed by Hayti Heights, City of, ; ORDERED GRANTED. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 4/16/07. (LGK, ) (Entered: 04/16/2007)

April 16, 2007
11

ANSWER to Complaint by Hayti Heights, City of.(Mathis, Kimberley) (Entered: 05/14/2007)

May 14, 2007
12

RULE 16 ORDER This case is assigned to Track: 2 (Standard) Joint Scheduling Plan due by 6/18/2007. Rule 16 Conference set for 6/25/2007 03:00 PM in Southeast Division − Cape Girardeau before Honorable Rodney W. Sippel.Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 5/15/07. (NCL) (Entered: 05/15/2007)

May 15, 2007
13

JOINT SCHEDULING PLAN by Plaintiff United States of America, Defendant Hayti Heights, City of.. (Blutter, Sarah) (Entered: 06/07/2007)

June 7, 2007
14

Joint MOTION for Hearing by Telephone by Defendant Hayti Heights, City of. (Glynias, Josef) (Entered: 06/18/2007)

June 18, 2007
16

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER This case is assigned to Track: 2, Standard Motion to Join Parties due by 9/14/2007. Discovery Completion due by 1/15/2008. ADR Future Reference 8/1/2007. Dispositive Motions due by 2/15/2008. Jury Trial set for 6/23/2008 09:00 AM in Southeast Division − Cape Girardeau before Honorable Rodney W. Sippel. Pretrial Compliance due by 6/3/2008. Motion in Limine due by 6/13/2008.. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 6/29/07. (MRS, ) (Entered: 06/29/2007)

June 29, 2007
17

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Alternative Dispute Resolution. This case is referred to: mediation. Designation of Lead Counsel: Michael A. Price. ADR Completion Deadline due by 10/1/2007. Designation of Neutral due by 8/21/2007. ADR Conference Schedule due by 8/21/2007. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 8/1/07. (CSG, ) (Entered: 08/02/2007)

Aug. 1, 2007
18

MOTION for Protective Order by Defendant Hayti Heights, City of. (Attachments: # 1 Stipulated Protective Order)(Glynias, Josef) (Entered: 08/20/2007)

Aug. 20, 2007
19

Designation of Neutral by parties and ADR Conference Report by Plaintiff United States of America, Defendant Hayti Heights, City of Neutral: Stanley A. Grimm Date of Conference: September 24, 2007 time: 10:00 a.m. Location: U.S. Courthouse, 339 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701(Price, Michael) (Entered: 08/21/2007)

Aug. 21, 2007
20

NOTICE of Appointment of Neutral Neutral name: Stanley A. Grimm Neutral selected by parties.(CSG, ) (Entered: 08/21/2007)

Aug. 21, 2007
21

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER re: 18 MOTION for Protective Order filed by Hayti Heights, City of, motion is GRANTED. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 8/21/07. (CSG, ) Modified on 8/24/2007 (CSG, ). (Entered: 08/23/2007)

Aug. 21, 2007
22

SUBPOENA Returned by U. S. Marshal, Executed as to Vernis Farmer on 8/16/07. (CSG, ) (Entered: 08/30/2007)

Aug. 28, 2007
23

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Mediation by Plaintiff United States of America. (Alexis, Michael) (Entered: 09/10/2007)

Sept. 10, 2007
24

ORDER granting 23 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Mediation. ADR Completion Deadline due by 10/31/2007. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 9/11/07. (CSG, ) (Entered: 09/12/2007)

Sept. 11, 2007
25

ORDER: The Court having been advised by counsel that this action has been settled, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the June 23, 2008 Jury Trial setting isvacated and all pending motions are denied without prejudice. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that counsel shall file, within thirty (30) days of the date of this order, Dismissal Paper(s), due by 11/23/2007. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 10/23/07. (CSG, ) (Entered: 10/23/2007)

Oct. 23, 2007
26

Joint MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment by Plaintiff United States of America, Defendant Hayti Heights, City of. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Decree)(Blutter, Sarah) (Entered: 10/25/2007)

Oct. 25, 2007

Docket Text ORDER: Re: 26 Joint MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment by Plaintiff United States of America, Defendant Hayti Heights, City of. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Decree)(Blutter, Sarah) filed by United States of America, Hayti Heights, City of; ORDERED GRANTED. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 10/30/07. (CSG, ) (Entered: 10/31/2007)

Oct. 30, 2007
27

CONSENT JUDGMENT: This Decree shall dissolve and this cause of action shall be dismissed, without any further order of this Court, at the end of two (2) years from the date of its approval and entry by this Court. (see Consent Decree for details) . Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 10/30/07. (CSG, ) (Entered: 10/31/2007)

Oct. 30, 2007

Docket Text ORDER: Re: 28 MOTION to Withdraw by Defendant Hayti Heights, City of. (Glynias, Josef) filed by Hayti Heights, City of ; SO ORDERED. Signed by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel on 12/27/07. (MRS) (Entered: 12/28/2007)

Dec. 27, 2007

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 16, 2007

Closing Date: 2009

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States, on behalf of a female patrolman

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

City of Hayti Heights, Missouri (Hayti Heights, Pemiscot), City

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 1,000.00

Order Duration: 2007 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitoring

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reinstatement

Retaliation Prohibition

Retroactive Seniority

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female