Case: United States v. Langston University, The Board of Regents for the Oklahoma State University and Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges

5:06-cv-00185 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

Filed Date: Feb. 22, 2006

Closed Date: May 7, 2008

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Case Summary

On February 22nd, 2006, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., against Langston University in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The DOJ sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant violating Title VII by discriminating against a white female professor on the basis of her race. The DOJ alleged that the discrimination against the employee took the form of paying her lower wages than …

On February 22nd, 2006, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., against Langston University in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The DOJ sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant violating Title VII by discriminating against a white female professor on the basis of her race.

The DOJ alleged that the discrimination against the employee took the form of paying her lower wages than other similarly situated African and African-American employees and failing or refusing to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of the discriminatory treatment.

On February 27th, 2006, the Court (Judge David L. Russell) entered a Consent Decree, which ordered general injunctive relief, such as the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race and retaliation, as well as specific injunctive relief including an increase in salary, and a fair, objective, non-retaliatory and nondiscriminatory consideration for positions. The Court retained jurisdiction of the matters covered by the Consent Decree for two years. The decree would expire within one year of its entry without further order of the Court.

It appears, however, that the intervenor found the terms of the Consent Decree inadequate. On the same day of the entry of the decree, the action was terminated without prejudice.

Having then been granted the motion to intervene, the complainant filed her own complaint on April 14, 2006, which recapitulates in further detail the alleged discrimination. These grievances include the defendant's failure to advertise the position of Chair of the Department of English, the appointment of a lesser qualified African-American to Chair from outside the English Department, requesting the intervenor to perform the majority of the Chair's duties and responsibilities, retaliating against the intervenor by removing her from the office space she had occupied for fourteen years, the withholding, without justification or good cause, of the intervenor's compensation earned for summer teaching responsibilities, and lower compensation in comparison to African-Americans. The intervenor complaint also states that the plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer emotional and mental distress, harm to professional reputation, humiliation, embarrassment, economic loss, and loss of enjoyment of life.

On April 16th, 2007, an amended complaint alleged all of the above, and additionally, detailed another charge of retaliation. The complaint stated that the intervenor was continually discriminated against as a result of filing a Charge of Discrimination, i.e. objectionable and offensive treatment by the President, Vice-Presidents, and the Office of Human Resources, a prolonged and bureaucratic delay in obtaining the approval of the donation of medical leave to her husband, and the omission of her salary and salary schedules from the budget for fiscal years 2003-2007.

On August 9th, 2007, the court ordered a settlement conference set for September 11, 2007, at which an apparent settlement was reached. The settlement agreement resulting from the conference is unavailable. However, the action was administratively terminated without prejudice to the rights of the parties to reopen for entry of any stipulation or order, and terminated with prejudice if not reopened within 45 days.

On October 25, 2007, the intervenor filed a motion to clarify and/or strike the settlement agreement, and further moved the court to extend the time of the administrative closing order. In the motion, the intervenor states that she had received incorrect information about the unused leave she had accumulated throughout her tenure at Langston University, which she relied upon in settling the matter. On December 26, 2007, the court (Judge David L. Russell) granted the motion for extension of administrative closing order.

The parties reached a settlement agreement in which the plaintiff was to receive $183,240.00 in lump sum payments, of which $69,376.36 would go the plaintiff's attorneys. She would continue to work for 2007-08 academic year with the same pay as before, and then provided with a paid sabbatical. Her unusued sick leave would be exhausted, but she still could use up to five, and possibly five more, sick leaves for 2007-08 year. The university also agreed to pay short-term disability payments to the plaintiff's husband, also employed at the university.

On April 22, 2008, the defendant filed a motion to enforce the settlement agreement but the parties reached a private settlement before the motion was argued. This case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Jennifer Hau (10/29/2007)

Zhandos Kuderin (7/17/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Glass, Woodrow K (Oklahoma)

Russell, David Lynn (Oklahoma)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Leggott, Charles E. (District of Columbia)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Roth, Christine M. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fern, Michael Scott (Oklahoma)

Gooch, Ambre C (Oklahoma)

Lee, David W (Oklahoma)

Other Attorney(s)

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Active

Judge(s)

Glass, Woodrow K (Oklahoma)

Russell, David Lynn (Oklahoma)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Leggott, Charles E. (District of Columbia)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Roth, Christine M. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fern, Michael Scott (Oklahoma)

Gooch, Ambre C (Oklahoma)

Lee, David W (Oklahoma)

Other Attorney(s)

Brockman, Scott F (Oklahoma)

Thomas, Scott K. (Oklahoma)

Tomlin, A. Craig (Oklahoma)

Ward, Stanley M (Oklahoma)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket [PACER]

United States v. Langston University

May 7, 2008

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Complaint

United States v. Langston University, The Board of Reegents for the Oklahoma State University

Feb. 22, 2006

Feb. 22, 2006

Complaint
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Consent Decree

United States v. Langston University, The Board of Reegents for the Oklahoma State University

Feb. 27, 2006

Feb. 27, 2006

Settlement Agreement
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Intervenor Complaint

United States v. Langston University

2007 WL 1995568

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

Complaint
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Intervenor Amended Complaint

United States v. Langston University

April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

Complaint
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Motion to Clarify and/or Modify Settlement Agreement

US v. Langston University

Oct. 25, 2007

Oct. 25, 2007

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Defendant's Motion and Brief to Enforce Settlement and Request for a Hearing Before the Court

United States v. Langston University

April 22, 2008

April 22, 2008

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Intervening Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's Motion and Brief to Enforce Settlement and Request for Hearing

United States v. Langston University

April 29, 2008

April 29, 2008

Pleading / Motion / Brief

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Docket

Last updated July 21, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Langston University, filed by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(kw, ) (Entered: 02/23/2006)

Feb. 22, 2006

Feb. 22, 2006

2

GENERAL ORDER 04−02 (April 15, 2004) Mandatory Electronic Case Filing (kw, ) (Entered: 02/23/2006)

Feb. 23, 2006

Feb. 23, 2006

3

JOINT MOTION for Settlement and Entry of Consent Decree by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Consent Decree between the United States and Langston University)(Leggott, Charles) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

5

ORDER − Consent Decree (more fully set out) . Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 2/27/06. (ns, ) (Entered: 02/27/2006)

Feb. 27, 2006

Feb. 27, 2006

6

ADMINISTRATIVE CLOSING ORDER: This action is administratively terminated without prejudice to the rights of the parties to reopen for entry of any stipulation or order. If not reopened within 2 years to obtain final determination, action is deemed dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 2/27/06. (ns, ) (Entered: 02/27/2006)

Feb. 27, 2006

Feb. 27, 2006

7

FIRST MOTION to Intervene by Barbara J. Craig. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Complaint# 2 Exhibit 1 −− Charge of Discrimination)(Ward, Stanley) (Entered: 03/23/2006)

March 23, 2006

March 23, 2006

8

ORDER granting 7 Motion to Intervene. Complaint should be filed w/i 10 days . Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 4/10/06. (ns, ) (Entered: 04/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

9

FIRST INTERVENOR COMPLAINT, filed by Barbara J Craig. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 − Charge of Discrimination)(Ward, Stanley) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

10

ENTRY of Appearance by Stanley M Ward on behalf of Barbara J Craig (Ward, Stanley) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

11

ENTRY of Appearance by Woodrow K Glass on behalf of Barbara J Craig (Glass, Woodrow) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

12

ENTRY of Appearance by Scott F Brockman on behalf of Barbara J Craig (Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

13

ENTRY of Appearance by A Craig Tomlin on behalf of Barbara J Craig (Tomlin, A) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

14

AFFIDAVIT of Service for Intervenor's Complaint served on Michael Scott Fern, Attorney for Langston on April 17, 2006, filed by Intervenor Plaintiff Barbara J Craig. (Ward, Stanley) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

15

ENTRY of Appearance by David W Lee on behalf of Langston University (Lee, David) (Entered: 05/04/2006)

May 4, 2006

May 4, 2006

16

ENTRY of Appearance by Ambre C Gooch on behalf of Langston University (Gooch, Ambre) (Entered: 05/04/2006)

May 4, 2006

May 4, 2006

17

Answer to Plaintiff's Intervenor's Complaint by Langston University.(Gooch, Ambre) (Entered: 05/04/2006)

May 4, 2006

May 4, 2006

18

NOTICE of Hearing:Status/Scheduling Conference set for 7/14/2006 at 10:00 AM in Chambers before Honorable David L. Russell. (ns, ) (Entered: 05/15/2006)

May 15, 2006

May 15, 2006

19

JOINT STATUS REPORT AND DISCOVERY PLAN by Intervenor Plaintiff Barbara J Craig, Plaintiff United States of America, Defendant Langston University. (Tomlin, A) (Entered: 07/13/2006)

July 13, 2006

July 13, 2006

20

SCHEDULING ORDER: Pla witness list due 2/1/07; Pla exhibit list due 2/1/07; Dft witness list due 10 days t/a; Dft exhibit list due 10 days t/a; Motions in limine due 4/1/07; Jury instructions due 4/1/07; Voir dire requests due 4/1/07; Trial briefs due 4/1/07; Discovery due by 3/15/2007. Jury Trial set for 4/9/2007 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom #302 before Honorable David L. Russell. Motions due by 2/1/2007. Pretrial Report due by 4/1/2007.. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 7/14/06. (ns, ) (Entered: 07/14/2006)

July 14, 2006

July 14, 2006

21

MOTION for Discovery to Serve Add'l Requests for Admissions to Defendant Langston with Brief in Support by Barbara J Craig. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, Barbara Craig's Requests for Admissions to Defendant Langston University)(Tomlin, A) (Entered: 09/06/2006)

Sept. 6, 2006

Sept. 6, 2006

22

RESPONSE to Motion re 21 MOTION for Discovery to Serve Add'l Requests for Admissions to Defendant Langston with Brief in Support filed by Langston University. (Gooch, Ambre) (Entered: 09/25/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

24

UNOPPOSED MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Dispositive Motion by Langston University. (Gooch, Ambre) (Entered: 01/24/2007)

Jan. 24, 2007

Jan. 24, 2007

25

ORDER granting 24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Dispositive Motion until 2/12/07. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 1/24/07. (ns, ) (Entered: 01/24/2007)

Jan. 24, 2007

Jan. 24, 2007

26

JOINT MOTION for Extension of Time of All Remaining Deadlines by Langston University. (Gooch, Ambre) (Entered: 02/01/2007)

Feb. 1, 2007

Feb. 1, 2007

27

Exhibit List of Expert by Intervenor Plaintiff Barbara J Craig. (Glass, Woodrow) (Entered: 02/01/2007)

Feb. 1, 2007

Feb. 1, 2007

28

NOTICE (other) by United States of America Notice of Withdrawal of Appearance (Roth, Christine) (Entered: 02/02/2007)

Feb. 2, 2007

Feb. 2, 2007

29

ORDER granting 26 Motion for Extension of Time of All Deadlines. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 2/2/07. (kw, ) (Entered: 02/02/2007)

Feb. 2, 2007

Feb. 2, 2007

Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines: Discovery due by 4/29/2007.Motions due by 3/18/2007.Jury Trial set for 7/9/2007 09:30 AM in Courtroom #302 before Honorable David L. Russell.Pretrial Report due by 5/16/2007. Pretrial filings due 5/16/07. Plaintiff witness/exhibit lists and reports due 3/18/07. Defendant witness/exhibit lists and reports due 10 days thereafter. (kw, ) (Entered: 02/02/2007)

Feb. 2, 2007

Feb. 2, 2007

30

UNOPPOSED MOTION for Extension of Time for Parties to Submit Dispositive Motions by Langston University. (Gooch, Ambre) (Entered: 03/16/2007)

March 16, 2007

March 16, 2007

31

ORDER granting 30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Dispositive Motions by April 17, 2007. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 3/16/07. (kw, ) (Entered: 03/16/2007)

March 16, 2007

March 16, 2007

Set/Reset Deadlines: Motions due by 4/17/2007. (kw, ) (Entered: 03/16/2007)

March 16, 2007

March 16, 2007

32

Witness List by Intervenor Plaintiff Barbara J Craig. (Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 03/19/2007)

March 19, 2007

March 19, 2007

33

Exhibit List by Intervenor Plaintiff Barbara J Craig. (Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 03/19/2007)

March 19, 2007

March 19, 2007

34

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Barbara J Craig. (Tomlin, A) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007

35

ORDER granting 34 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney A Craig Tomlin terminated. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 3/21/07. (ns, ) (Entered: 03/21/2007)

March 21, 2007

March 21, 2007

36

Witness List of Expert Witness by Intervenor Plaintiff Barbara J Craig. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, Expert Report)(Glass, Woodrow) (Entered: 03/29/2007)

March 29, 2007

March 29, 2007

37

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT − RULE 26 by Barbara J Craig. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, Expert Report# 2 Exhibit 2, Expert's CV)(Glass, Woodrow) (Entered: 03/29/2007)

March 29, 2007

March 29, 2007

38

Witness List − Final by Defendant Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 04/02/2007)

April 2, 2007

April 2, 2007

39

Exhibit List − Final by Defendant Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 04/02/2007)

April 2, 2007

April 2, 2007

40

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Plaintiff by Langston University. (Gooch, Ambre) (Entered: 04/03/2007)

April 3, 2007

April 3, 2007

41

UNOPPOSED MOTION to Amend/Correct 9 Intervenor Complaint and for New Scheduling Order by Barbara J Craig. (Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 04/09/2007)

April 9, 2007

April 9, 2007

Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines: Discovery due by 7/28/2007.,Motions due by 6/16/2007.,Jury Trial set for 10/9/2007 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom #302 before Honorable David L. Russell.,Pretrial Report due by 8/14/2007. (ns, ) (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 10, 2007

April 10, 2007

43

AMENDED COMPLAINT against Langston University, filed by Barbara J Craig. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, Charge of Discrimination# 2 Exhibit 2, Charge of Discrimination)(Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 04/16/2007)

April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

44

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Langston University.(Lee, David) (Entered: 04/23/2007)

April 23, 2007

April 23, 2007

45

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Plaintiff Barbara J. Craig by Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 06/05/2007)

June 5, 2007

June 5, 2007

46

UNOPPOSED MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Dispositive Motions by Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 06/12/2007)

June 12, 2007

June 12, 2007

47

ORDER granting 46 Motion. Accordingly, dispositive motions shall be filed by June 25, 2007. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 6/14/07. (fp, ) (Entered: 06/14/2007)

June 14, 2007

June 14, 2007

48

Exhibit List Amended by Intervenor Plaintiff Barbara J Craig. (Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 06/18/2007)

June 18, 2007

June 18, 2007

49

MOTION for Summary Judgment by Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 06/25/2007)

June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007

50

BRIEF IN SUPPORT re 49 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Langston University. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment A − Affidavit of Jean Bell Manning, Ed.D.# 2 Exhibit 1 to Attach. A − Sections 723.00, 724.00, and 800.00 of the Faculty Handbook# 3 Exhibit 2 to Attach. A − Position Announcement for the Job of Associate/Full Professor &Chairperson−Department of English and Foreign Languages# 4 Exhibit 3 to Attach. A − Dr. Clarks Curriculum Vitae# 5 Attachment B − Affidavit of JoAnn Richardson−Clark# 6 Exhibit 1 to Attach. B − Dr. Clarks Curriculum Vitae# 7 Attachment C − EEOC Charge of Discrimination filed by Plaintiff# 8 Attachment D − Other EEOC documents relating to that Charge# 9 Attachment E − Selected pages of Plaintiffs deposition)(Lee, David) (Entered: 06/25/2007)

June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007

51

Witness List − Amended Final Witness List by Defendant Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 06/26/2007)

June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007

52

Exhibit List − Amended Final Exhibit List by Defendant Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 06/26/2007)

June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007

53

UNOPPOSED MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment by Barbara J Craig. (Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 07/13/2007)

July 13, 2007

July 13, 2007

54

ORDER granting 53 Motion for Extension of Time to File response to Dft's mtn for SJ by 7/31/07. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 7/16/07. (ns, ) (Entered: 07/16/2007)

July 16, 2007

July 16, 2007

55

RESPONSE in Opposition re 49 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Barbara J Craig. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, Manning Deposition# 2 Exhibit 2, Montgomery Deposition# 3 Exhibit 3, Craig Deposition# 4 Exhibit 4, Request for Salary Payroll Action Form# 5 Exhibit 5, Request for Salary Payroll Action Form# 6 Exhibit 6, English Salary Tables# 7 Exhibit 7, Full Time Faculty Salary Tables# 8 Exhibit 8, Pay Plan FY 2003−2004# 9 Exhibit 9, Pay Plan FY 2004−2005# 10 Exhibit 10, Grievance Committee Final Report# 11 Exhibit 11, Letter to# 12 Exhibit 12, Position Announcement dated April 10, 2002# 13 Exhibit 13, Faculty Performance Appraisal# 14 Exhibit 14, Letter to Dr. Holloway from Rosemary Harkins−Carter dated 2/98# 15 Exhibit 15, Charge of Discrimination dated April 2004# 16 Exhibit 16, Affidavit of Craig# 17 Exhibit 17, Memo to Craig from Holloway dated 7/13/2004# 18 Exhibit 18, Charge of Discrimination dated March

July 31, 2007

July 31, 2007

57

ORDER Setting Hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment.Motion Hearing set for 8/22/2007 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom #401 before Honorable David L. Russell.. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 8/8/07. (ns, ) (Entered: 08/08/2007)

Aug. 8, 2007

Aug. 8, 2007

58

ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCESettlement Conference set for 9/11/2007 09:00 AM in Chambers before Magistrate Judge Doyle W. Argo. Statements due by noon 9/6/07. Signed by Judge Doyle W. Argo on 8/9/07. (sr, ) (Entered: 08/09/2007)

Aug. 9, 2007

Aug. 9, 2007

59

JOINT MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Pretrial Filings by Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 08/13/2007)

Aug. 13, 2007

Aug. 13, 2007

60

ORDER granting 59 Motion for Extension of Time to File Pretrial filings. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 8/13/07. (ns, ) (Entered: 08/13/2007)

Aug. 13, 2007

Aug. 13, 2007

61

UNOPPOSED MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 55 Response in Opposition to Motion,,, of One Day by Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 08/13/2007)

Aug. 13, 2007

Aug. 13, 2007

62

ORDER granting 61 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 49 MOTION for Summary Judgment Responses due by 8/14/2007. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 8/14/07. (kw, ) (Entered: 08/14/2007)

Aug. 14, 2007

Aug. 14, 2007

63

MOTION to Strike 55 Response in Opposition to Motion,,, Inadmissible Evidence by Langston University. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment F − Selected deposition testimony of Kathryn B. Corbett and Exhibit 1 to deposition# 2 Attachment G − Selected deposition testimony of Joanna Howard)(Lee, David) (Entered: 08/14/2007)

Aug. 14, 2007

Aug. 14, 2007

64

REPLY by Defendant Langston University re 55 Response in Opposition to Motion,,, filed by Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 08/14/2007)

Aug. 14, 2007

Aug. 14, 2007

65

NOTICE (other) by Langston University Pursuant to Court's Order of August 8, 2007 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 − Affidavit of Dr. Clyde Montgomery)(Lee, David) (Entered: 08/21/2007)

Aug. 21, 2007

Aug. 21, 2007

66

RESPONSE to Motion re 63 MOTION to Strike 55 Response in Opposition to Motion,,, Inadmissible Evidence MOTION to Strike 55 Response in Opposition to Motion,,, Inadmissible Evidence filed by Barbara J Craig. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 − Depo of Joanna Howard)(Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 08/21/2007)

Aug. 21, 2007

Aug. 21, 2007

67

SUPPLEMENT re 55 Response in Opposition to Motion,,, in accordance with Court's August 8, 2007 Order by Barbara J Craig. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 19 − Letter to Dallas EEOC from Craig)(Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 08/21/2007)

Aug. 21, 2007

Aug. 21, 2007

68

Courtroom Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge David L. Russell : Motion Hearing held on 8/22/2007 re 49 on Defendant's MOTION for Summary Judgment. Oral arguments heard and considered. Matter taken under advisement. (Court Reporter Alana LaGrow.) (ns, ) (Entered: 08/22/2007)

Aug. 22, 2007

Aug. 22, 2007

69

MOTION for Order for Relief From Local Rule 16.2 and Notice of Conflict by Barbara J Craig. (Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 09/06/2007)

Sept. 6, 2007

Sept. 6, 2007

70

ORDER Plaintiff is granted relief from the requirements of LCvR 16.2, in that counsel who is not lead counsel, but who is familiar with the case and can fully participate in the settlement conference, is allowed to attend the settlement conference in place of lead counsel.granting 69 Motion for Order. Signed by Judge Doyle W. Argo on 9/6/07. (sr, ) (Entered: 09/06/2007)

Sept. 6, 2007

Sept. 6, 2007

71

ORDER denying 49 Motion for Summary Judgment; denying 63 Motion to Strike (more fully set out). Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 9/10/07. (ns, ) (Entered: 09/10/2007)

Sept. 10, 2007

Sept. 10, 2007

73

ENTER ORDER The settlement conference was held on September 11, 2007, before Magistrate Judge Doyle Argo. Woody Glass appeared as lead trial counsel for Plaintiff and David Lee appeared as lead trial counsel for Defendant.The case settled. re 58 Order Setting Settlement Conference. Signed by Judge Doyle W. Argo on 9/12/07. (sr, ) (Entered: 09/12/2007)

Sept. 12, 2007

Sept. 12, 2007

74

MOTION to Clarify and/or Modify Settlement Agreement by Barbara J Craig. (Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 10/25/2007)

Oct. 25, 2007

Oct. 25, 2007

75

MOTION for Extension of Time to Extend Administrative Closing Order by Barbara J Craig. (Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 10/25/2007)

Oct. 25, 2007

Oct. 25, 2007

76

ORDER granting 75 Motion for Extension of Adminstrative Closing Order. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 10/26/07. (ns, ) (Entered: 10/26/2007)

Oct. 26, 2007

Oct. 26, 2007

77

UNOPPOSED MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 74 MOTION to Clarify and/or Modify Settlement Agreement and Brief in Support by Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 11/13/2007)

Nov. 13, 2007

Nov. 13, 2007

78

ORDER granting 77 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to Mtn to Clarify. Response due by 11/28/2007. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 11/13/07. (ns, ) (Entered: 11/13/2007)

Nov. 13, 2007

Nov. 13, 2007

79

MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Intervening Plaintiffs Motion to Clarify and/or Strike Settlement Agreement and Motion for Extension of Administrative Closing Order by Langston University. (Gooch, Ambre) (Entered: 11/28/2007)

Nov. 28, 2007

Nov. 28, 2007

80

ORDER granting 79 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to Intervenig Plaintiffs Mtn to clarify. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 11/29/07. (ns, ) (Entered: 11/29/2007)

Nov. 29, 2007

Nov. 29, 2007

81

RESPONSE to Motion re 74 MOTION to Clarify and/or Modify Settlement Agreement filed by Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 12/05/2007)

Dec. 5, 2007

Dec. 5, 2007

82

ORDER holding in abeyance ruling on 74 Motion to Clarify and grants Intervening Plaintiff's motion for an extension of administrataive closing order until January 31, 2008. Parties may file an application to set case for a settlement conference if they feel it would be of assistance. Signed by Judge David L. Russell on 12/6/07. (ns, ) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

Dec. 6, 2007

Dec. 6, 2007

83

MOTION for Order for Application to Set Matter for Settlement Conference by Barbara J Craig. (Ward, Stanley) (Entered: 12/26/2007)

Dec. 26, 2007

Dec. 26, 2007

84

RESPONSE re 83 MOTION for Order for Application to Set Matter for Settlement Conference filed by Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 01/15/2008)

Jan. 15, 2008

Jan. 15, 2008

85

ORDER granting 83 Motion to set matter for a settlement conference. Signed by Honorable David L. Russell on 1/16/08. (ns, ) (Entered: 01/16/2008)

Jan. 16, 2008

Jan. 16, 2008

86

ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE Settlement Conference set for 2/26/2008 09:00 AM in Chambers before Magistrate Judge Doyle W. Argo. Statements due by noon 2/21/08. Signed by Magistrate Judge Doyle W. Argo on 1/17/08. (sr, ) (Entered: 01/17/2008)

Jan. 17, 2008

Jan. 17, 2008

87

SECOND MOTION for Extension of Time of the Administrative Closing Order by Barbara J Craig. (Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 01/31/2008)

Jan. 31, 2008

Jan. 31, 2008

88

ORDER granting 87 Motion for Extension of Administrative Closing. Signed by Honorable David L. Russell on 2/1/08. (ns, ) (Entered: 02/01/2008)

Feb. 1, 2008

Feb. 1, 2008

89

ENTER ORDER A settlement conference was held on February 26, 2008, before Magistrate Judge Doyle Argo. Stan Ward appeared as lead trial counsel for Plaintiff and David Lee appeared as lead trial counsel for Defendant.The case settled. re 86 Order Setting Settlement Conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Doyle W. Argo on 2/29/08. (sr, ) (Entered: 02/29/2008)

Feb. 29, 2008

Feb. 29, 2008

90

THIRD MOTION for Extension of Time Of Administrative Closing Order by Barbara J Craig. (Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 04/01/2008)

April 1, 2008

April 1, 2008

91

ORDER granting 90 Motion for Extension of Administrative Closing Order. Signed by Honorable David L. Russell on 4/2/08. (ns, ) (Entered: 04/02/2008)

April 2, 2008

April 2, 2008

92

UNOPPOSED MOTION for Extension of Time (Fourth Joint) to Extend Administrative Closing Order by Langston University. (Lee, David) (Entered: 04/15/2008)

April 15, 2008

April 15, 2008

93

ORDER granting 92 Motion for Extension of Administrative Closing Order. Signed by Honorable David L. Russell on 4/16/08. (ns, ) (Entered: 04/16/2008)

April 16, 2008

April 16, 2008

94

MOTION to Enforce Settlement Agreement and Request for a Hearing Before the Court and Brief in Support by Langston University. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment A − Enter Order (Doc. 89) dated February 29, 2008, # 2 Attachment B − Declaration of Michael Scott Fern, # 3 Exhibit 1 to Attach. B − Handwritten notes of Michael Scott Fern dated February 26, 2008, # 4 Exhibit 2 to Attach. B − Letter to Michael Scott Fern from Stanley M. Ward dated March 14, 2008, # 5 Exhibit 3 to Attach. B − Letter to Stanley M. Ward from Michael Scott Fern dated March 25, 2008 with enclosure, # 6 Exhibit 4 to Attach. B − Warrant No. 103633005 to Ward &Glass, LLP, # 7 Exhibit 5 to Attach. B − Warrant No. 103631818 to Barbara Craig, # 8 Exhibit 6 to Attach. B − Warrant No. 080553985 to Barbara J. Craig)(Lee, David) (Entered: 04/22/2008)

April 22, 2008

April 22, 2008

95

RESPONSE to Motion re 94 MOTION to Enforce Settlement Agreement and Request for a Hearing Before the Court and Brief in Support filed by Barbara J Craig. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, Craig's Counsel's notes on settlement, # 2 Exhibit 2, Settlement Agreement Proposed by Defendant, # 3 Exhibit 3, Letter from Ward to Fern, dated 3/20/08, # 4 Exhibit 4, Letter from Fern to Ward, dated 3/25/08, # 5 Exhibit 5, Letter from Ward to Stan, dated 4/3/08 with revised Settlement Agreement)(Brockman, Scott) (Entered: 04/29/2008)

April 29, 2008

April 29, 2008

96

ORDER Setting Hearing on Motion. Hearing set for 5/7/2008 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom #501 on Defendant's motion to enforce settlement before Honorable David L. Russell.. Signed by Honorable David L. Russell on 4/30/08. (ns, ) (Entered: 04/30/2008)

April 30, 2008

April 30, 2008

97

Courtroom Minute Entry for proceedings held before Honorable David L. Russell: Motion Hearing held on 5/7/2008 re 94 MOTION to Enforce Settlement Agreement filed by Langston University. After hearing arguments the parties were able to agree on settlement making motion moot. (Court Reporter Alana LaGrow.) (ns, ) (Entered: 05/07/2008)

May 7, 2008

May 7, 2008

Case Details

State / Territory: Oklahoma

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 22, 2006

Closing Date: May 7, 2008

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States, on behalf of white female professor.

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

The Board of Regents for the Oklahoma State University and Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges (Oklahoma City), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

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:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: 183,240.00

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Reasonable Accommodation

Retaliation Prohibition

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

White