Case: United States v. Lumberton Municipal Utility District

1:00-cv-00243 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Filed Date: April 7, 2000

Closed Date: April 17, 2000

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Case Summary

On April 7th, 2000, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq., against the Lumberton Municipal Utility District in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The DOJ sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII by discriminating against female employees because of sex. Lumberton Municipal Utility District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas created pursuant to …

On April 7th, 2000, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq., against the Lumberton Municipal Utility District in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The DOJ sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII by discriminating against female employees because of sex.

Lumberton Municipal Utility District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas created pursuant to Texas law. The DOJ alleged that the discrimination against female employees took the form of sexual harassment that adversely affected the terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, and failing or refusing to take appropriate action to correct the effects of the discrimination.

On April 17th, 2000, the District Court (Judge Joe J. Fisher) entered a Consent Decree. The Decree ordered specific monetary relief as well as general injunctive relief, including mandatory complaint and investigation procedures, the issuance and distribution of policy prohibiting sexual harassment, and sexual harassment training. The Court retained jurisdiction one year pursuant to the terms of the decree.

Summary Authors

Jennifer Hau (10/21/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Fisher, Joseph Jefferson (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bradford, John Michael (Texas)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Henry, Dawn (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Yang, Jenny R. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Coco, Christopher Todd (Texas)

Judge(s)

Fisher, Joseph Jefferson (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bradford, John Michael (Texas)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Henry, Dawn (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Yang, Jenny R. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Coco, Christopher Todd (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

United States v. Lumberton MUD

Dec. 2, 2002 Docket
1

Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial

April 7, 2000 Complaint
3

Consent Decree

April 17, 2000 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

Original Complaint with jury demand filed. Cause: 42:2000 Job Discrimination (Sex) (mrp) (Entered: 04/10/2000)

April 7, 2000
2

In compliance with section b of Local Rule CV-26 and after a review of the pleadings, this action has been assigned to track 3 for case management purposes. (mrp) (Entered: 04/10/2000)

April 10, 2000

Magistrate consent forms mailed to attys for United States, Lumberton MUD. (mrp) (Entered: 04/10/2000)

April 10, 2000
3

Consent judgment for United States against Lumberton MUD . ( signed by Judge Joe J. Fisher ) cc: attys 4/18/00 (fbc) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 17, 2000

Case closed (fbc) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 17, 2000

Shipped to FRC on 11/04/02 Accession number: 021-03-0018, Location B3001573 Box 27 of 29 (bca) (Entered: 12/02/2002)

Dec. 2, 2002

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 7, 2000

Closing Date: April 17, 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States, on behalf of female employees

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

Lumberton Municipal Utility District (Lumberton, Hardin), Regional

Defendant Type(s):

Sanitation/Public Works

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

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2000 - 2001

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female