Case: United States of America v. Florida Department of Corrections

9:98-cv-08087 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: Feb. 12, 1998

Closed Date: June 19, 1998

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Case Summary

On February 12, 1998, the United States filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The United States, along with the individual plaintiff, sought injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII, by discriminating and retaliating against a female employee on the basis of gender.The plaintiff alleged that the female prison teacher was su…

On February 12, 1998, the United States filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The United States, along with the individual plaintiff, sought injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII, by discriminating and retaliating against a female employee on the basis of gender.

The plaintiff alleged that the female prison teacher was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment in the following ways: (1) conditioning the terms, conditions, and privileges of her employment upon the submission to unwelcome sexual advances of her immediate supervisor; (2) threatening to alter the terms, conditions, and privileges of her employment unless she assented to such unwelcome sexual advances; and (3) taking adverse action against her because of her opposition to those unwelcome sexual advances.

After the complaint was filed, the defendants moved to dismiss. However, before the court ruled on that motion, the parties stipulated to the dismissal of the case on June 16, 1998. The reason for that dismissal or the terms of any settlement agreement are not clear from the public docket.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Jane Wu (12/19/2007)

Jonah Hudson-Erdman (8/25/2021)

People


Judge(s)

Moore, Kevin Michael (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Carmona, Lisa A. (Florida)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Hauser, Helen A. (Florida)

Johnson, Michael W. (District of Columbia)

Libman, Robert S (District of Columbia)

Scott, Thomas Emerson Jr. (Florida)

Judge(s)

Moore, Kevin Michael (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Carmona, Lisa A. (Florida)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Hauser, Helen A. (Florida)

Johnson, Michael W. (District of Columbia)

Libman, Robert S (District of Columbia)

Scott, Thomas Emerson Jr. (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

United States v. Corrections

July 1, 1998 Docket

Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial

Feb. 12, 1998 Complaint

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT/DEMAND for Jury Trial filed; FILING FEE WAIVED; A-7, TEB (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/18/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998

Magistrate identification: Magistrate Judge Ted E. Bandstra (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/18/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998
2

Civil Action Certification, by United States Attorney. (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/18/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998
3

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Florida Dept Of Corrections (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/18/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998
4

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by Carnell Robinson (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 24, 1998
5

MOTION by Carnell Robinson to intervene as plaintiff (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 24, 1998
6

MEMORANDUM by Carnell Robinson in support of [5-1] motion to intervene as plaintiff (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 24, 1998
7

ORDER granting [5-1] motion to intervene as plaintiff ( signed by Judge K. M. Moore on 3.2.98) CCAP (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/05/1998)

March 2, 1998
8

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for Dept. of Corrections on 2/19/98 Answer due on 3/11/98 for Dept. of Corrections (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/05/1998)

March 4, 1998
9

Answer and affirmative defenses by Dept. of Corrections (Attorney Helen Ann Hauser), (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/13/1998)

March 10, 1998
10

NOTICE of service of all orders on plaintiff by United States (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/17/1998)

March 13, 1998
11

ORDER directing all parties to meet before 4/7/98 and setting Scheduling meeting report due for 4/21/98 signed by Judge K. M. Moore on 3.18.98) CCAP (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/20/1998)

March 18, 1998
12

MOTION by Dept. of Corrections for Hearing of its motion to dismiss complaint (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/30/1998)

March 26, 1998
14

MEMORANDUM by United States in opposition to department of correction's motion to dismiss (not yet granted/filed) (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/15/1998)

April 9, 1998
15

MOTION with memorandum in support by Carnell Robinson for leave to file amended complaint (pleading in docketing) (Former Deputy Clerk) Modified on 04/15/1998 (Entered: 04/15/1998)

April 10, 1998
16

MOTION with memorandum in support by Carnell Robinson to amend [7-1] order nunc pro tunc (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/15/1998)

April 10, 1998
17

MEMORANDUM in RESPONSE by Carnell Robinson to dismiss (not yet docketed) (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/15/1998)

April 10, 1998
18

ORDER granting [13-1] motion for leave to file motion to dismiss complaint in intervention filed by Carnell Robinson. ( signed by Judge K. M. Moore on 4.15.98) CCAP (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/20/1998)

April 15, 1998
19

MOTION with memorandum in support by Dept. of Corrections to dismiss complaint in intervention filed by Carnell Robinson (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/20/1998)

April 15, 1998
20

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Dept. of Corrections to response to [19-1] motion to dismiss complaint in intervention filed by Carnell Robinson (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/22/1998)

April 17, 1998
21

Scheduling Report of Scheduling Meeting by United States, Dept. of Corrections, Carnell Robinson 4/21/98 (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/22/1998)

April 20, 1998
22

Notice of compliance: by Carnell Robinson with [11-2] order (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/22/1998)

April 20, 1998
23

ORDER REFERRING DISCOVERY MATTERS to Magistrate Judge Bandstra ( Signed by Judge K. M. Moore on 4.21.98) CCAP (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/28/1998)

April 21, 1998
24

ORDER referring case to mediation. 15 days to appoint mediator ( signed by Judge K. M. Moore on 4.21.98) CCAP (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/28/1998)

April 21, 1998
25

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Calendar call set for 1:30 3/11/99 Jury trial set for 9:00 3/15/99 Pretrial conference for 9:00 3/1/99 ; ( signed by Judge K. M. Moore on 4.21.98) CCAP (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/28/1998)

April 21, 1998
26

PRELIMINARY Witness list by Carnell Robinson (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/28/1998)

April 23, 1998
27

ORDER granting [15-1] motion for leave to file amended complaint ( signed by Judge K. M. Moore on 5/8/98) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/13/1998)

May 8, 1998
28

AMENDED COMPLAINT by United States , (Answer due 5/18/98 for Dept. of Corrections ) amending [4-1] intervenor complaint (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/13/1998)

May 8, 1998
29

MOTION with memorandum in support by Dept. of Corrections to dismiss amended complaint in intervention filed by Carnell Robinson (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
30

NOTICE by Dept. of Corrections to take deposition duces tecum of Record Custodian of the School District of Palm Beach County on 6/12/98 (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
31

NOTICE by Dept. of Corrections to take deposition of Registrar, Florida Atlantic University on 6/12/98 (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
32

NOTICE by Dept. of Corrections to take deposition duces tecum of Record Custodian - Weiser Security Services, Inc. on 6/12/98 (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
33

NOTICE by Dept. of Corrections to take deposition of Record Custodian, Florida Department of Labor & Employment Securities Division on 6/12/98 (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
34

NOTICE by Dept. of Corrections to take deposition duces tecum of Registrar, Palm Beach Community College on 6/12/98 (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
35

NOTICE by Dept. of Corrections to take deposition duces tecum of Registrar, Western Palm Beach Co. Mental Health Clinic on 6/12/98 (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
36

NOTICE by Dept. of Corrections to take deposition duces tecum of Record Custodian, Palm Beach County Private Industry council on 6/12/98 (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
37

NOTICE by Dept. of Corrections to take deposition duces tecum of Record Custodian-Glen Ross Caddy, PH.D on 6/12/98 (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
39

NOTICE by Dept. of Corrections to take deposition duces tecum of Record Custodian Southern Management Corporation on 6/12/98 (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
40

NOTICE by Dept. of Corrections to take deposition duces tecum of Records Custodian Ashton Management on 6/12/98 (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 18, 1998
41

NOTICE of supplemental authority by Dept. of Corrections (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/22/1998)

May 20, 1998
42

MOTION by United States to extend time to file responsive pleadings to defendant's motion to dismiss amended complaint in intervention filed by Carnell Robinson (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/29/1998)

May 26, 1998
43

RESPONSE by United States to [29-1] motion to dismiss amended complaint in intervention filed by Carnell Robinson (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/04/1998)

May 29, 1998
44

ORDER granting [42-1] motion to extend time to file responsive pleadings to defendant's motion to dismiss amended complaint in intervention filed by Carnell Robinson ( signed by Judge K. M. Moore on 5/29/98) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/05/1998)

June 1, 1998
45

NOTICE of selection of Joseph R. Greco as Mediator (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/05/1998)

June 1, 1998
46

NOTICE of service of answers to United States' first set of interrogatories by Dept. of Corrections (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

June 9, 1998
47

STIPULATION of dismissal by Carnell Robinson, Dept. of Corrections (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/23/1998)

June 16, 1998
48

ORDER upon [47-1] dismiss/dismissal stipulation dismissing the case with prejdice (signed by Judge K. M. Moore on 6/19/98) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/25/1998)

June 19, 1998

Case closed (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/20/1998)

July 1, 1998

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 12, 1998

Closing Date: June 19, 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States on behalf of a female employee

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

Florida Department of Corrections, State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female