Case: United States of America v. The New Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, Its Chief Executive Officer, and the Baltimore City Public School System

1:98-cv-02621 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Aug. 4, 1998

Closed Date: 1998

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Case Summary

On August 4, 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the New Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners and the Baltimore City Public School System under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The U.S. sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII, by discriminating against a qualified individual on the basis of race.

The plaintiff alleged that said qualified candidate for the position of middle school assistant principal in the Baltimore City Public Schools was declined largely due to his being white. They requested injunctive relief for future hiring practices and that their client be "made whole" for the discriminatory treatment he received.

On August 10, 1998 the District Court (Judge Andre M. Davis) entered a consent decree order agreed upon by both parties.

We have no further information on this case.

Summary Authors

Jane Wu (10/30/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Davis, Andre Maurice (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Battaglia, Lynne A. (Maryland)

Gregory, Claire L. (District of Columbia)

Martin, Marybeth (District of Columbia)

Sekus, Perry F. (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Davis, Andre Maurice (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Battaglia, Lynne A. (Maryland)

Gregory, Claire L. (District of Columbia)

Martin, Marybeth (District of Columbia)

Sekus, Perry F. (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

United States v. Baltimore City Board

Aug. 10, 1998 Docket
1

Complaint

Aug. 4, 1998 Complaint

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
2

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff, United States and defendants, Baltimore City Board Commissioners and Baltimore City School for Entry of Consent Decree (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/05/1998)

Aug. 4, 1998
3

ORDER granting [2-1] joint motion for Entry of Consent Decree ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 8/10/98) (c/m & microfilmed 8/10/98) (slf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 10, 1998

Case closed (slf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 10, 1998
4

CONSENT DECREE ORDER ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 8/10/98) (c/m 8/10/98 ba) (slf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 10, 1998

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 4, 1998

Closing Date: 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a white 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

City of Baltimore (Baltimore), School District

City of Baltimore (Baltimore), School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1998 - 0

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

White