Case: United States of America v. The Sheriff of Hampshire County and the Hampshire County Commission

3:98-cv-00084 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

Filed Date: Dec. 11, 1998

Closed Date: 1999

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Case Summary

On December 11, 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Hampshire County under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. The U.S. sought injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant participated in employment discrimination on the basis of gender.

Specifically, the U.S. alleged that the Sheriff of Hampshire County, in his official capacity, systematically discriminated against women in hiring for positions as jailers.

On October 5, 1999, the district court (Judge W. Craig Broadwater) entered an order that approved the Settlement Agreement which awarded damages to the plaintiff and enforced non-discriminatory practices in future jailor hiring. Each party bore its own costs and expenses, including attorney's fees.

We have no further information on this case.

Summary Authors

Jane Wu (11/27/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Broadwater, W. Craig (West Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Altmeyer, Helen Campbell (West Virginia)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Gregory, Claire L. (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Michael W. (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Wilmoth, William D. (West Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hare, Glenn P (West Virginia)

Judge(s)

Broadwater, W. Craig (West Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Altmeyer, Helen Campbell (West Virginia)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Gregory, Claire L. (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Michael W. (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Wilmoth, William D. (West Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hare, Glenn P (West Virginia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:98-cv-00084

Docket (PACER)

United States v. Sheriff of Hampshire

Feb. 16, 2000

Feb. 16, 2000

Docket
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3:98-cv-00084

Complaint

United States of America v. The Sheriff of Hampshire County and the hampshire County Commission

Dec. 11, 1998

Dec. 11, 1998

Complaint

3:98-cv-00084

Agreement

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated June 9, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE $0. (Copy to Judge Broadwater) (sds) (Entered: 12/15/1998)

Dec. 11, 1998

Dec. 11, 1998

2

SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Hampshire County 1/13/99. Answer due on 2/2/99 for Hampshire County. (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 01/20/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999

Jan. 20, 1999

3

SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Sheriff of Hampshire 1/13/99. Answer due on 2/2/99 for Sheriff of Hampshire. (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 01/20/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999

Jan. 20, 1999

4

ANSWER to Complaint by Sheriff of Hampshire, Hampshire County. (Attorney Glenn P. Hare), (Copy to Judge Broadwater) (sds) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 1, 1999

Feb. 1, 1999

5

FIRST ORDER AND NOTICE REGARDING DISCOVERY AND SCHEDULING: Initial Planning Meeting by 3/4/99; Meeting Report and Proposed Disc Plan by 3/19/99; Scheduling Conference set for 10:30am on 4/19/99; Initial Discovery Disclosures by 4/5/99. (signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (Copies all counsel, with scheduling checklist) (sds) (Entered: 02/05/1999)

Feb. 5, 1999

Feb. 5, 1999

6

REPORT OF PARTIES PLANNING MEETING. (Copy to Judge Broadwater) (sds) (Entered: 02/26/1999)

Feb. 26, 1999

Feb. 26, 1999

7

NOTICE of attorney appearance for United States by Claire L. Gregory. (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 03/12/1999)

March 12, 1999

March 12, 1999

9

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Dft's Initial Discovery Disclosures by Sheriff of Hampshire, Hampshire County Commission on 4/5/99. (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 04/06/1999)

April 6, 1999

April 6, 1999

Scheduling conference held by telephone on 4/19/99 before Hon. W. Craig Broadwater. (sds) (Entered: 04/19/1999)

April 19, 1999

April 19, 1999

10

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Joining of parties, Intermediate Pretrial Conference 9/7/99 at 1:30pm; Mediation 6/1/99; amending of pleadings on 5/3/99; Expert Disclosure: a) with burden 7/1/99, b) without burden 7/26/99; Examination/Inspection Deadline 8/2/99; Deadline for filing of all motions 9/15/99, a)responses by 9/29/99, b)replies by 10/6/99; Discovery cutoff 9/7/99; Fed.R.26(a)(3) Disclosures by 10/18/99, a)Objections 11/1/99; Voir Dire, Jury Instructions, and Verdict Form 10/18/99, a)objections by 11/1/99; Motions in Limine: 10/18/99, a)responses by 11/1/99; Pretrial conference for 3:00pm on 11/15/99; Proposed Pretrial order to be submitted by 11/10/99; Final Settlement Conference at 3:00pm on 11/15/99; Jury Trial on 8:30am on 12/13/99, 12/14/99, 12/15/99, 12/16/99. (signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (c. to 2410, counsel of record) (sds) (Entered: 05/14/1999)

May 14, 1999

May 14, 1999

11

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Plas. Request for Production of Documents by United States on 6/2/99. (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 06/07/1999)

June 7, 1999

June 7, 1999

12

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Dfts. Response to Plas. Request for Production of Documents by Sheriff of Hampshire, Hampshire County on 7/6/99. (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 07/07/1999)

July 7, 1999

July 7, 1999

13

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of US Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) Disclosure by United States on 7/1/99. (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 07/14/1999)

July 12, 1999

July 12, 1999

Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for atty. for pla. US, Claire L. Gregory. (orig. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 07/14/1999)

July 12, 1999

July 12, 1999

Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice, Atty. for pla. USA, attorney, Michael W. Johnson. (org. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 07/14/1999)

July 12, 1999

July 12, 1999

14

ORDER granting [0-0] remark, Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice, atty. Michael W. Johnson. (signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (c. to counsel of record) (sds) (Entered: 07/19/1999)

July 16, 1999

July 16, 1999

15

Appilaction for admission Pro Hac Vice (Claire L. Gregory) Approved signed by Judge Broadwater. (c to 2410, counsel) (fce) Modified on 07/19/1999 (Entered: 07/19/1999)

July 16, 1999

July 16, 1999

16

ORDER granting [0-0] remark/Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Claire L. Gregory. (signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (c. to 2410, counsel of record) (sds) (Entered: 07/20/1999)

July 20, 1999

July 20, 1999

17

MOTION by plaintiff United States to Release Responsible Local Atty. from attendance at Non-Judicial Proceedings . (copy to Judge Broadwater with proposed Order) (sds) (Entered: 07/23/1999)

July 23, 1999

July 23, 1999

18

ORDER granting [17-1] motion to Release Responsible Local Atty. (Helen Altmeyer) from attendance at Non-Judicial Proceedings. (signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (c. to 2410, counsel of record) (sds) (Entered: 07/27/1999)

July 27, 1999

July 27, 1999

19

MOTION by defendant Sheriff of Hampshire, defendant Hampshire County to Extend Time to designate experts . (copy to Judge Broadwater with proposed Order) (sds) (Entered: 07/27/1999)

July 27, 1999

July 27, 1999

20

ORDER granting [19-1] motion to Extend Time to designate experts, (14 days). (signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (c. to 2410, counsel of record) (sds) (Entered: 07/27/1999)

July 27, 1999

July 27, 1999

21

MOTION by plaintiff United States to Extend Time for filing motion to comple . (copy to Judge Broadwater with proposed Order) (sds) (Entered: 08/04/1999)

Aug. 4, 1999

Aug. 4, 1999

22

ORDER granting [21-1] motion to Extend Time for filing motion to compel. (signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 08/05/1999)

Aug. 5, 1999

Aug. 5, 1999

23

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Dft. Interrogatories to Pla. and Requests for Production of Documents to pla. by Hampshire County on 8/4/99. (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 08/05/1999)

Aug. 5, 1999

Aug. 5, 1999

24

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of request for entry upon property by United States on 8/5/99. (c to 2410) (fce) (Entered: 08/09/1999)

Aug. 9, 1999

Aug. 9, 1999

25

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of first request for admission by United States on 8/5/99. (c to 2410) (fce) (Entered: 08/09/1999)

Aug. 9, 1999

Aug. 9, 1999

26

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of first set interrogatories by United States on 8/5/99. (c to 2410) (fce) (Entered: 08/09/1999)

Aug. 9, 1999

Aug. 9, 1999

27

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of request of documents by United States on 8/5/99. (c to 2410) (fce) (Entered: 08/09/1999)

Aug. 9, 1999

Aug. 9, 1999

28

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff United States, defendant Sheriff of Hampshire, defendant Hampshire County to Extend Time to mediate . (c. to Judge Broadwater with proposed Order) (sds) Modified on 08/26/1999 (Entered: 08/26/1999)

Aug. 25, 1999

Aug. 25, 1999

29

ORDER granting [28-1] motion to Extend Time to mediate, and resetting (mediation) Settlement Conference Deadline for 9/16/99 . (signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (c. to 2410, counsel of record) (sds) (Entered: 08/31/1999)

Aug. 31, 1999

Aug. 31, 1999

Intermediate pre-trial conference held. (fce) (Entered: 09/07/1999)

Sept. 7, 1999

Sept. 7, 1999

30

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Response to Dft. Hampshire County Commission's Interrogatories Cert. of service by United States on 9/3/99. (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 09/08/1999)

Sept. 7, 1999

Sept. 7, 1999

31

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Response to dft. request for production of documents certificate of service by United States on 9/3/99. (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 09/08/1999)

Sept. 7, 1999

Sept. 7, 1999

32

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Response to Discovery Request by Sheriff of Hampshire, Hampshire County on 9/7/99. (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 09/08/1999)

Sept. 8, 1999

Sept. 8, 1999

33

ORDER granting [19-1] motion to Extend Time to designate experts, and resetting Expert Witness List deadline to 9/22/99 , and resetting dispositive Motion Filing deadline to 10/6/99 , and Response to Motion by 10/20/99 , and Reply to Response to Motion by 10/27/99 , and setting Jury Selection for 12/13/99 thru. 12/17/99 at 8:30 and setting Jury Trial for 8:30 12/13/99 thru 12/17/99 . (signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (c. to 2410, counsel of record) (sds) (Entered: 09/08/1999)

Sept. 8, 1999

Sept. 8, 1999

34

ORDERED that letter from United States be filed and to be made part of the record. signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (c. to 2410) (sds) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

35

ORDERED that letter from United States be filed and to be made part of the record. signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (sds) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

36

MOTION by plaintiff United States, defendant Sheriff of Hampshire, defendant Hampshire County for Leave to File Settlement Agreement . (copy to Judge Broadwater) (sds) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

37

ORDER granting [36-1] motion for Leave to File Settlement Agreement. (signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (c. to 2410, counsel of record) (sds) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

38

ORDER, filing Settlement Agreement pursuant to dkt. 37 . (signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (c. to 2410, counsel of record) (sds) (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

Case closed; MSF: 99/153. (sds) (Entered: 10/05/1999)

Oct. 5, 1999

Oct. 5, 1999

Received proposed settlement agreement. (orig. to 2410) (fce) (Entered: 10/06/1999)

Oct. 6, 1999

Oct. 6, 1999

40

JOINT MOTION by United States, Sheriff of Hampshire, Hampshire County for entry of settlement agreement , with proposed order. (c to 2410 with orig. proposed order) (fce) (Entered: 10/06/1999)

Oct. 6, 1999

Oct. 6, 1999

Case closed; S.F.: 99/178. (sds) (Entered: 11/19/1999)

Oct. 6, 1999

Oct. 6, 1999

41

SECOND ORDER granting [40-1] joint motion for entry of settlement agreement. (signed by Judge W. Craig Broadwater) (c. to 2410, counsel of record) (sds) (Entered: 02/16/2000)

Feb. 16, 2000

Feb. 16, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: West Virginia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 11, 1998

Closing Date: 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. Department of Justice 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

Hampshire County (Hampshire), County

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)

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: 35,000

Order Duration: 1999 - 2001

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female