Case: United States of America v. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety

1:00-cv-01656 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

Filed Date: Nov. 22, 2000

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

On November 22, 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Department of Public Safety under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The D.O.J., alleged that the defendant subjected one of its employees to sexual harassment and subsequently refused to take appropriate actions to remedy the problem. Plaintiff sought injunctive and monetary relief.

On October 16, 2001, the district court (Judge James A. Parker) approved a consent decree agreed to by the parties and dismissed the case. The defendant agreed to take measures to the prevent harassment of its employees in the future. The defendant also agreed to implement a training program to train its employees on its sexual harassment policy.

We have no further information at this time.

Summary Authors

Janani Iyengar (11/5/2007)

People

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Judge(s)

Parker, James Aubrey (New Mexico)

Puglisi, Richard L. (New Mexico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bay, Norman C. (New Mexico)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Gregory, Claire L. (District of Columbia)

Hamilton, Raymond (New Mexico)

Lee, Bill Lann (California)

Mitchell, Jan Elizabeth (New Mexico)

Ward, Larry G. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Casey, Ellen S. (New Mexico)

Judge(s)

Parker, James Aubrey (New Mexico)

Puglisi, Richard L. (New Mexico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bay, Norman C. (New Mexico)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Gregory, Claire L. (District of Columbia)

Hamilton, Raymond (New Mexico)

Lee, Bill Lann (California)

Mitchell, Jan Elizabeth (New Mexico)

Ward, Larry G. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Casey, Ellen S. (New Mexico)

Other Attorney(s)

Hardwick, Jack N. (New Mexico)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

United States v. New Mexico Department of Public Safety

Oct. 17, 2001 Docket
1

Complaint

Nov. 22, 2000 Complaint
4

Answer

United States v. New Mexico Department of Public Safety

Jan. 25, 2001 Pleading / Motion / Brief
8

Provisional Discovery Plan

United States v. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety

March 5, 2001 Discovery Material/FOIA Release
14

Unopposed Motion to Intervene and Complaint in Intervention

United States v. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety

March 29, 2001 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Consent Decree Between the United States of America and The New Mexico Department of Public Safety

Oct. 16, 2001 Settlement Agreement
36

Notice of Withdrawal of Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement Filed Under Seal

United States v. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety

Oct. 17, 2001 Notice Letter

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7185076/united-states-v-public-safety-nm-dpt/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT - civil rights with jury demand ( 1 Summons(es) issued) (referred to Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi ) (vv) (Entered: 11/24/2000)

Nov. 22, 2000 RECAP
2

WAIVER OF SERVICE of s/c upon defendant Public Safety NM Dept on 12/18/00 (dmw) (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 17, 2001 PACER
3

MOTION by deft for order to allow electronic filing (mjr) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 18, 2001 PACER
4

ANSWER by deft [1-1] (mjr) (Entered: 01/25/2001)

Jan. 25, 2001 PACER
5

INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi Rule 16 scheduling conference set on 3/14/01 @ 11:00 am; provisional discovery plan & IPTR due 3/5/01 (cc: all counsel*) (dmw) (Entered: 01/29/2001)

Jan. 29, 2001 PACER
6

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi granting deft's motion for order to allow electronic filing [3-1] (cc: all counsel*) (dmw) (Entered: 01/29/2001)

Jan. 29, 2001 PACER
7

RESPONSE to motion to initial electronic filing by plaintiff (dmw) (Entered: 02/05/2001)

Feb. 5, 2001 PACER
8

PROVISIONAL DISCOVERY PLAN by the parties (kd) (Entered: 03/06/2001)

March 5, 2001 PACER
9

CLERK'S MINUTES: before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi Rule 16 scheduling conference held (dmw) (Entered: 03/14/2001)

March 14, 2001 PACER
10

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Robert J. DeGiacomo setting settlement conference on 5/29/01 @ 10:00 am (cc: all counsel by ks) (dmw) Modified on 03/22/2001 (Entered: 03/21/2001)

March 20, 2001 PACER
11

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi setting settlement conference on 9/4/01 @ 1:00 pm (cc: all counsel*) (dmw) (Entered: 03/21/2001)

March 21, 2001 PACER
12

CERTIFICATE of service by deft's of first set of interrogatories and deft's first request for production to opposing counsel on 3/22/01 (former employee) (Entered: 03/26/2001)

March 23, 2001 PACER
13

INITIAL PRE-TRIAL REPORT by Chief Judge James A. Parker and Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi; Discovery set for 9/10/01; mtn filing ddl set for 11/26/01; proposed pretrial order due 12/13/01; pretrial conference set for 9:30 am on 1/3/02; jury trial set for 8:30 am on 2/4/02; Estimated # of Trial Days: 5-7; Chances of Settlement: fair (cc: all counsel) (dmw) Modified on 04/10/2001 (Entered: 03/27/2001)

March 27, 2001 PACER
14

MOTION by Crystel Menefee to intervene (dmw) (Entered: 03/30/2001)

March 29, 2001 PACER
15

CERTIFICATE of service by pltf of initial disclosures to counsel on 2/28/01 (vv) (Entered: 04/03/2001)

April 2, 2001 PACER
16

ORDER by Chief Judge James A. Parker granting motion to intervene by Crystel Menefee [14-1] (cc: all counsel) (dmw) (Entered: 04/04/2001)

April 4, 2001 PACER
17

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by Crystel Menefee (msm) (Entered: 04/06/2001)

April 6, 2001 PACER
18

SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL: terminating attorney Raymond Hamilton for USA and substituting attorney Jan E. Mitchell (dmw) (Entered: 04/18/2001)

April 18, 2001 PACER
19

CERTIFICATE of service by deft of first set of interrogs and first request for production to counsel on 4/18/01 (mjr) (Entered: 04/18/2001)

April 18, 2001 PACER
20

CERTIFICATE of service by pltf of 1st set of interrogatories, 1st requests for production of documents, 1st request for admission to counsel on 4/20/01 (vv) (Entered: 04/25/2001)

April 24, 2001 PACER
21

ANSWER to complaint in intervention by defendant [17-1] (dmw) (Entered: 04/30/2001)

April 27, 2001 PACER
22

CERTIFICATE of service by pltf of responses to 1st set of interrogatories, responses to 1st request for production of documents to counsel on 4/24/01 (vv) (Entered: 05/01/2001)

April 30, 2001 PACER
23

CERTIFICATE of service by pltf of supplemental responses to 1st request for production of documents to counsel on 5/8/01 (vv) (Entered: 05/14/2001)

May 14, 2001 PACER
24

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant to extend time until 6/5/01 within which to file a motion to compel (msm) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 14, 2001 PACER
25

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi granting deft's motion to extend time until 6/5/01 within which to file a motion to compel [24-1] (cc: all counsel) (dmw) (Entered: 05/21/2001)

May 21, 2001 PACER
26

CERTIFICATE of service by pltf-intervenor of 1st interrogatories, 1st request for production of documents to counsel on 5/17/01 (vv) (Entered: 05/21/2001)

May 21, 2001 PACER
27

CERTIFICATE of service by intervenor Crystel Menefee of responses to 1st request for production, answers to 1st set of interrogatories to counsel on 5/16/01 (vv) (Entered: 05/21/2001)

May 21, 2001 PACER
28

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendant of mailing a copy of this certificate and answers and objections to pltfs first set of interrogatories to counsel on 5/25/01 (msm) (Entered: 05/29/2001)

May 25, 2001 PACER

SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE held before Magistrate Judge DeGiacomo (kd)

May 29, 2001 PACER
29

MOTION by intervenor Crystel Menefee for order to allow filing of motion to enforce settlement agreement under seal (dmw) (Entered: 09/26/2001)

Sept. 25, 2001 PACER
30

ORDER by Chief Judge James A. Parker granting intervenor's motion for order to allow filing of motion to enforce settlement agreement & memorandum in support under seal [29-1] (cc: all counsel) (dmw) (Entered: 10/02/2001)

Oct. 2, 2001 PACER
31

MOTION for Extension by defendant to respond to intervenor's motion to enforce settlement agreement until 10/19/01 (dmw) (Entered: 10/10/2001)

Oct. 10, 2001 PACER
32

MOTION by defendant to allow filing of motion for extension to file response to motion to enforce settlement agreement under seal (dmw) (Entered: 10/10/2001)

Oct. 10, 2001 PACER
33

ORDER by Chief Judge James A. Parker granting deft's motion to allow filing of motion for extension to file response to motion to enforce settlement agreement under seal [32-1] (cc: all counsel) (dmw) (Entered: 10/12/2001)

Oct. 11, 2001 PACER
34

ORDER by Chief Judge James A. Parker granting deft until 10/19/01 to file response to motion to enforce settlement agreement [31-1] (cc: all counsel) (dmw) (Entered: 10/12/2001)

Oct. 11, 2001 PACER
35

ORDER by Chief Judge James A. Parker of consent decree between the USA and the New Mexico Department of Public Safety dismissing case (cc: all counsel) (sl) (Entered: 10/16/2001)

Oct. 16, 2001 RECAP
36

NOTICE by pltf-intervenor Crystel Menefee of withdrawal of mtn to enforce settlement agreement that was served upon opposing counsel on 6/22/01 but not filed w/this court (mjr) Modified on 10/18/2001 (Entered: 10/18/2001)

Oct. 17, 2001 PACER

State / Territory: New Mexico

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 22, 2000

Closing Date: 2001

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

State of New Mexico, State

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

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Race:

Race, unspecified

Affected Gender:

Female