Case: United States of America v. City of Ville Platte, Louisiana

6:07-cv-00769 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Filed Date: May 1, 2007

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On May 1, 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against the City of Ville Platte in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The D.O.J., alleging that the defendant discriminated against a pregnant employee on the basis of her gender, sought injunctive and monetary relief.

The DOJ specifically alleged that although the female employee requested full-time employment, the defendant only offered her a part-time position due to her pregnancy.

On June 11, 2007, the district court (Judge Tucker L. Melancon) entered a consent decree, which stated that the defendant would create and make public a policy regarding discrimination on the basis of sex and pregnancy. The defendant also agreed to pay the employee damages.

This case is closed.

Summary Authors

Janani Iyengar (11/21/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Hill, C. Michael (Louisiana)

Melancon, Tucker L. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

King, Karen J. (Louisiana)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Tunnage, D W (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

LaFleur, K. Eric (Louisiana)

Judge(s)

Hill, C. Michael (Louisiana)

Melancon, Tucker L. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

King, Karen J. (Louisiana)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Tunnage, D W (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

LaFleur, K. Eric (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

6:07-cv-00769

Docket (PACER)

June 11, 2007

June 11, 2007

Docket
1

6:07-cv-00769

Complaint

May 1, 2007

May 1, 2007

Complaint
6

6:07-cv-00769

Consent Decree

June 11, 2007

June 11, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against City of Ville Platte, filed by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Civil cover sheet)(crt,Dean, S) (Entered: 05/01/2007)

May 1, 2007

May 1, 2007

2

SUMMONS ISSUED as to City of Ville Platte. (crt,Dean, S) (Entered: 05/01/2007)

May 1, 2007

May 1, 2007

3

PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE by USA, City of Ville Platte. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix A - Notice Letter; # 2 Appendix B - Release)(crt,Dean, S) (Entered: 05/01/2007)

May 1, 2007

May 1, 2007

4

ORDER Setting an on the record Hearing on Proposed Consent Decree; Motion day set for 6/11/2007 10:30 AM before Judge Tucker L Melancon. Signed by Judge Tucker L Melancon on May 4, 2007. (crt,Dean, S) (Entered: 05/07/2007)

May 7, 2007

May 7, 2007

5

MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Tucker L Melancon : HEARING held on 6/11/2007. (Court Reporter LaRae Bourque.) (crt,Jordan, P) (Entered: 06/12/2007)

June 11, 2007

June 11, 2007

6

CONSENT DECREE signed by Judge Tucker L Melancon. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix A - Notice Letter)(crt,Williams, L) (Entered: 06/15/2007)

June 11, 2007

June 11, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 1, 2007

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

USA on behalf Latonya Rideau

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 Ville Platte Police Department (Ville Platte), 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)

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

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female