Case: United States of America v. State of North Carolina

5:93-cv-00763 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Filed Date: Dec. 7, 1993

Closed Date: 1999

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Case Summary

On December 7, 1993, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the Justice Department filed a complaint alleging a pattern and practice of discrimination against female employees and applicants by the North Carolina Department of Corrections in male prisons in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complaint sought broad injunctive relief including job offers, back pay, retroactive seniority and other benefits to those who had been disc…

On December 7, 1993, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the Justice Department filed a complaint alleging a pattern and practice of discrimination against female employees and applicants by the North Carolina Department of Corrections in male prisons in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complaint sought broad injunctive relief including job offers, back pay, retroactive seniority and other benefits to those who had been discriminated based on gender.

On February 8, 1996, Judge Terrence W. Boyle of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina approved a partial settlement requiring defendants to pay a total of $6.8 million with $1.3 million going to a new organizational structure for the prison system and the remaining $5.5 million for the class of women who applied for jobs or were employed between December 31, 1983 and December 31, 1992.

On September 10, 1999, Judge Boyle approved an injunctive consent decree with a three year duration. The monetary relief of the previous settlement remained unchanged. Additionally, the state agreed to create a sexual harassment prevention program, to comply with equal employment practices and to apply priority hiring and promotion for females in the form of 464 new hires and 35 promotions.

Summary Authors

David Miller (8/3/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Boyle, Terrence William (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cole, Janice McKenzie (North Carolina)

Demeo, Marisa J. (District of Columbia)

Dempsey, Robert N. (District of Columbia)

Gadzichowski, John M. (District of Columbia)

Jones, Clarence C. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Renfer, R. A. Jr. (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bateman, Valerie L (North Carolina)

Easley, Michael F. (North Carolina)

Judge(s)

Boyle, Terrence William (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cole, Janice McKenzie (North Carolina)

Demeo, Marisa J. (District of Columbia)

Dempsey, Robert N. (District of Columbia)

Gadzichowski, John M. (District of Columbia)

Jones, Clarence C. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Renfer, R. A. Jr. (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bateman, Valerie L (North Carolina)

Easley, Michael F. (North Carolina)

Smith, James Peeler (North Carolina)

Talbert, W. Dale (North Carolina)

Thibaut, Sylvia (North Carolina)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

United States of America v. State of North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Correction; North Carolina Division of Prisons

March 25, 2003 Docket
103

Opinion and Order

United States of America v. State of North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Correction

914 F.Supp. 1257

Feb. 8, 1996 Order/Opinion
151

Agreement

United States of America v. State of North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Correction

Sept. 10, 1999 Settlement Agreement
170

ORDER APPROVING THE FINAL DISPOSITION OF CLAIMS UNDER THE AGREEMENT ENTERED ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1999

United States of America v. State of North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Prisons

March 12, 2002 Order/Opinion

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

Complaint filed, alleges employment discrimination, seeks injunctive relief. (fdc) (Entered: 01/04/1994)

Dec. 7, 1993

Summonses issued for State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips (fdc) (Entered: 01/04/1994)

Dec. 7, 1993
2

Motion by State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman to extend time to answer until 1/18/94 (fdc) (Entered: 01/04/1994)

Dec. 14, 1993
3

Order granting [2−1] motion to extend time to answer until 1/18/94 signed by C. Wells, Dep. Clerk. Cnsl svg. (fdc) (Entered: 01/04/1994)

Dec. 14, 1993
4

Answer to Complaint by NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips; request for costs and fees (bb) (Entered: 01/20/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994
5

Request for Discovery Plan: Discovery Plan due by 3/10/94 (bb) (Entered: 02/02/1994)

Jan. 28, 1994
6

Answer to Complaint by State of NC; request for costs and fees (bb) (Entered: 03/15/1994)

March 10, 1994
7

Joint Motion by USA, State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips to bifurcate for trial issues of liability and individual relief (bb) (Entered: 03/15/1994)

March 10, 1994
9

Stipulation by USA, State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips stipulating that plaintiff will name local counsel on each document it files with the Court, but Plaintiff will not be required to secure the signature of local counsel on each document it files with the Court; copy to USMJ McCotter for consideration (bb) (Entered: 03/15/1994)

March 10, 1994
10

Report of Planning Meeting; case file submitted to USMJ McCotter for order on scheduling (bb) (Entered: 03/15/1994)

March 10, 1994
11

Order on Scheduling by Magistrate McCotter setting Discovery cutoff 3/14/95 Deadline for filing of all motions 4/14/95 Expert Witness List due on 4/28/95 Bench Trial scheduled for first session after 7/1/95 , No of Interrogatories: unlimited, and No of Depositions: unlimited, Place of Trial: Raleigh Trial Judge: Boyle; cc to counsel &operations manager; consent to USMJ form to counsel. (bb) (Entered: 03/17/1994)

March 17, 1994

Motion(s) submitted: [7−1] motion to bifurcate for trial issues of liability and individual relief submitted to Judge Boyle (bb) (Entered: 03/18/1994)

March 18, 1994
12

Order granting [7−1] motion to bifurcate for trial issues of liability and individual relief signed by Judge Boyle. OB Ref: 128, p. 23; served; cy to operations manager (bb) (Entered: 03/23/1994)

March 23, 1994
13

Return of service executed as to State of NC 2/28/94; return receipt attached; Answer due on 3/21/94 for State of NC (bb) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 24, 1994
14

Motion by USA, State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips to amend [11−1] Scheduling order (bb) (Entered: 10/04/1994)

Oct. 3, 1994

Motion(s) submitted: [14−1] motion to amend [11−1] Scheduling order submitted to USMJ McCotter (bb) (Entered: 10/04/1994)

Oct. 4, 1994
15

Order on Scheduling by Magistrate Judge McCotter setting Discovery cutoff 5/16/95 Deadline for filing of all motions 4/14/95 Expert Witness List due on 6/30/95 Bench Trial scheduled for 7/11/95, : before Judge: Boyle Place of Hrg/Trl: Raleigh. Parties have 14 days after service of witnesses &exhibits lists to file objections. Cy. to counsel &Scheduling Clerk. (fdc) (Entered: 10/07/1994)

Oct. 7, 1994
16

Notice of attorney appearance for State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips by W. Dale Talbert (bb) (Entered: 02/23/1995)

Feb. 15, 1995
17

Motion by USA with memorandum in support for protective order concerning certain discovery requests (bb) (Entered: 03/01/1995)

Feb. 24, 1995
18

Motion by USA to shorten time and expedite disposition of motion for protective order (bb) (Entered: 03/01/1995)

Feb. 24, 1995
19

Order granting [17−1] motion for protective order; in addition, the court hereby orders that the parties are to submit to the court for approval the requests for depositions and further discovery so that the court is informed of the extent of discovery in this case. If necessary the court will have a discovery conference at an appropriate time in order to control discovery. The court heard argument (via telephone conference) from counsel on this motion and rules accordingly; signed by Judge Boyle. OB Ref: BO−1, p. 150; served (bb) (Entered: 03/01/1995)

Feb. 24, 1995
21

Affidavit of Joseph Hamilton Re: [20−1] motion for protective order (bb) (Entered: 03/22/1995)

March 20, 1995
22

Memorandum by State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips in support of [20−1] motion for protective order; copy to Judge Boyle by defts. (bb) (Entered: 03/22/1995)

March 20, 1995
23

Motion by USA with memorandum in support to compel production of Joseph Hamilton for deposition , to extend discovery for the USA from May 14, 1995 to a date as determined by the Court, and for defts. to pay costs of deposition reporter's fee on March 20, 1995 ; w/attached proposed order and government exhibits; copy fed−ex'd to Judge Boyle by gov't counsel (bb) (Entered: 03/22/1995)

March 21, 1995

Issued Notice of Hearing: Motion hearing before Judge Terrence W. Boyle set for 2:00 3/31/95 for [23−1] motion to compel production of Joseph Hamilton for deposition, set for 2:00 3/31/95 for [23−2] motion to extend discovery for the USA from May 14, 1995, set for 2:00 3/31/95 for [23−3] motion for defts. to pay costs of deposition reporter's fee on March 20, 1995, set for 2:00 3/31/95 for [20−1] motion for protective order, set for 2:00 3/31/95 for [18−1] motion to shorten time and expedite disposition of motion for protective order at Elizabeth City; copy to counsel; Judge Boyle; court reporter; courtroom deputy; operations manager (bb) (Entered: 03/23/1995)

March 23, 1995
24

Amended by State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips [20−1] motion for protective order for protective order (bb) (Entered: 03/28/1995)

March 23, 1995
25

Response by State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips to [23−1] motion to compel production of Joseph Hamilton for deposition (bb) (Entered: 03/28/1995)

March 23, 1995
25

Memorandum by State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips in support of [24−1] amended motion for protective order (bb) (Entered: 03/28/1995)

March 23, 1995
26

Affidavit by Franklin Freeman Re: [24−1] amended motion for protective order (bb) (Entered: 03/28/1995)

March 23, 1995

Case submitted to: Judge Boyle for Motion hearing before Judge Terrence W. Boyle set for 2:00 for [23−1] motion to compel production of Joseph Hamilton for deposition, set for 2:00 3/31/95 for [23−2] motion to extend discovery for the USA from May 14, 1995, set for 3/31/95 for [23−3] motion for defts. to pay costs of deposition reporter's fee on March 20, 1995, set for 2:00 3/31/95 for [20−1] motion for protective order, set for 3/31/95 for [18−1] motion to shorten time and expedite disposition of motion for protective order submitted (bb) (Entered: 03/28/1995)

March 28, 1995
27

Order mooting [24−1] amended motion for protective order, mooting [23−1] motion to compel production of Joseph Hamilton for deposition, mooting [23−2] motion to extend discovery for the USA from May 14, 1995, denying [23−3] motion for defts. to pay costs of deposition reporter's fee on March 20, 1995, mooting [20−1] motion for protective order, mooting [18−1] motion to shorten time and expedite disposition of motion for protective order, mooting [14−1] motion to amend [11−1] Scheduling order: the court had a hearing w/parties present through counsel on Mar. 31, 1995. As a result of the court's hearing, the State of North Carolina agreed to produce the witness Hamilton for deposition on April 3, 1995. The court extended discovery for an additional 30 days until May 1, 1995. Costs for the hearing and previously scheduled depositions are denied. The parties have agreed to and the court will permit, the deposition testimony for discovery and use of the eight Area Commanders identified as Managers by the State within the Dept. of Corrections. These Commanders are to produce all relevant documents in the possession of the Dept. of Corrections having to do with the discovery requests of the plaintiff identified at the hearing from Jan. 1984, through the present. The court will retain jurisdiction over the discovery proceedings in this case for further orders as may be necessary; signed by Judge Boyle. OB Ref: BO−1, p. 206; served (bb) (Entered: 04/04/1995)

April 4, 1995

Transcript Filed − regarding hearing on Mar. 31 at E. City before Judge Boyle Court Reporter − S. Graham (bb) (Entered: 04/10/1995)

April 7, 1995
28

Order, reset discovery due for 6/30/95 signed by Judge Boyle; served. (bb) (Entered: 04/10/1995)

April 10, 1995
29

Document filed by defendant State of NC, defendant NC Dept. of Corr., defendant Franklin Freeman, defendant Lynn Phillips titled: Amended Rule 30(b)(6) designations (bb) (Entered: 04/12/1995)

April 10, 1995
30

Document filed by defendant State of NC, defendant NC Dept. of Corr., defendant Franklin Freeman, defendant Lynn Phillips titled: Defendants' Second Amended Rule 30(b)(6) Designations (bb) (Entered: 04/24/1995)

April 21, 1995

Pre−trial conference set at 10:00 6/26/95 before USMJ Wallace W. Dixon, 6th Floor Courtroom, @ Raleigh (bb) (Entered: 05/02/1995)

May 1, 1995

Bench trial set at 10:00 7/10/95 before Judge Terrence W. Boyle, Courtroom No. 1, @ Raleigh (bb) (Entered: 05/02/1995)

May 1, 1995
31

Motion by USA, State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips to stay pending voluntary resolution of this matter (bb) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 3, 1995
32

Order granting [31−1] motion to stay of new, formal discovery and the adjournemtn of remaining USA depositions of 45 days, from May 2, 1995 to June 26, 1995, and a concomitant 45−day extension of all subsequent court−ordered deadlines related to this case, pending voluntary resolution of this matter signed by Judge Boyle; served. (bb) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

May 4, 1995
33

Motion by USA for preclusion of evidence , or, alternatively to compel (bb) (Entered: 06/05/1995)

May 25, 1995
34

Motion by USA for leave to file memorandum exceeding page limit w/proposed memorandum and Exhibits 1 − 11 (bb) (Entered: 06/05/1995)

May 25, 1995
35

Motion by State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips to extend time to respond to gov't motion to preclude evidence/or compel (bb) (Entered: 06/05/1995)

May 26, 1995
36

Response by USA in opposition to [35−1] motion to extend time to respond to gov't motion to preclude evidence/or compel (bb) (Entered: 06/05/1995)

June 1, 1995

Stipulated protective order submitted to Judge Boyle for his consideration (bb) (Entered: 06/06/1995)

June 6, 1995
37

Stipulated Protective Order regarding disclosure of certain discovery in this matter; signed by all counsel; approved by Judge Boyle. (bb) (Entered: 06/15/1995)

June 14, 1995
38

Order granting [35−1] motion to extend time to respond to gov't motion to preclude evidence/or compel, Response to motion reset to 6/26/95 for [33−1] motion for preclusion of evidence, reset to 6/26/95 for [33−2] motion to compel signed by Judge Boyle; served. (bb) (Entered:

June 14, 1995

Motion(s) submitted: [39−1] motion to stay submitted to Judge Boyle w/prop. order (bb) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 20, 1995
40

Order granting [34−1] motion for leave to file memorandum exceeding page limit signed by J. Boyle. Served. (fdc) (Entered: 06/21/1995)

June 20, 1995
41

Memorandum by USA in support of [33−1] motion for preclusion of evidence, [33−2] motion to compel − w/SEPARATE BINDER of Exh. 1−11. (fdc) (Entered: 06/21/1995)

June 20, 1995
43

Response by State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman to [33−1] motion for preclusion of evidence, [33−2] motion to compel − opposing &asking for costs. Exh. A &B. (fdc) Modified on 06/29/1995 (Entered: 06/29/1995)

June 26, 1995
44

Motion by State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips to amend [4−1] answer , &to preclude plff. from asserting discrimination based on gender to only a subgroup of female employees in the Dept. of Correction (fdc) (Entered: 06/29/1995)

June 26, 1995
45

Memorandum by State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips in support of [44−1] motion to amend [4−1] answer, [44−2] motion to preclude plff. from asserting discrimination based on gender to only a subgroup of female employees in the Dept. of Correction − w/Exh. A−L. (fdc) (Entered: 06/29/1995)

June 26, 1995
42

Order granting [39−1] motion to stay of new, formal discovery and the adjournment of the remaining US scheduled depositons of 24 days from June 16, 1995 to July 10, 1995 and a concomitant 24−day extension of all subsequent court−ordered deadlines related to this case, subject ot para. 2,6,7 of the May 2, 1995 letter of understanding between counsel for the parties which accompanied their Joint Motion and which is incorporated herein as reference; terminated deadlines signed by Judge Boyle; served. (bb) (Entered: 06/28/1995)

June 27, 1995
46

Agreed Order: the parties' joint motion is granted and there shall be a stay of all discovery and the adjournment of the remaining United Staes' scheduled Rule 30(b)(6) depositions of 22 days from July 10, 1995, to August 1, 1995, and a concomitant 22−day extension of all subsequent Court−ordered deadlines related to this case; and the court will hold in abeyance the parties' pending motions before the court until August 1, 1995, w/o prejudice to either party thereafter to file memoranda responsive to the other party's motion; signed by all counsel and Judge Boyle; served. (bb) (Entered: 07/19/1995)

July 14, 1995
47

Joint Motion by USA, State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips to stay these proceedings pending settlement ; copy to Judge Boyle w/proposed order (bb) (Entered: 08/11/1995)

Aug. 11, 1995
48

Agreed Order granting [47−1] motion to stay these proceedings pending settlement signed by Judge Boyle; served (bb) (Entered: 08/30/1995)

Aug. 18, 1995
49

Joint Motion by USA, State of NC, NC Dept. of Corr., Franklin Freeman, Lynn Phillips for entry of agreement and implementing order and for a fairness hearing (bb) Modified on 08/30/1995 (Entered: 08/28/1995)

Aug. 25, 1995
51

Defendants' memorandum in support of provisional approval of agreement w/attached copy of proposed agreement (bb) Modified on 08/30/1995 (Entered: 08/28/1995)

Aug. 25, 1995

Case submitted to: Judge Boyle for consideration of proposed settlement agreement (bb) (Entered: 08/28/1995)

Aug. 28, 1995
52

Order granting [49−1] motion for implementing agreement and order between the parties; signed by Judge Boyle; served. (bb) (Entered: 08/30/1995)

Aug. 30, 1995
53

Order: ORDER that the Joint Motion for Entry of Agreement and Implementing Order is entered provisionally this 29th day of August, 1995, subject to final approval and entry by this Court after a fairness hearing to be held on December 4, 1995, at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 1 of USDC, Raleigh, NC; FURTHER ORDERED that the States shall (a) at least 40 days prior to the scheduled hearing, mail a copy ofthis Order and the attached Notice of Fairness Hearing to each incumbent NCDOC employee in a position in the correctional officer line of progression; (b) post a copy of this Order, the Agreement and the Implementing Order − commencing within 5 days from the date of entry of this order and continuing for a period of time of three successive weeks in a prominent location on all bulletin boards for NCDOC personnel employed in positions in the correctional officer line of progression, in all NCDOC correctional institutions, area, regional and central NCDOC offices; and (c) provide incumbent NCDOC employees in positions in the correctional officer line of progression w/access to a copy of the Agreement and Implementing Order; FURTHER ORDERED that any comment or objections any incumbent NCDOC employee in a position in the correctional officer line of progression may have regarding the Agreement or Implementing Order must be served upon counsel for the US no later than 25 days prior to the scheduled hearing date; and that counsel for the US will file with the court, and will serve upon counsel for the State, copies of all such comments and objections w/in 5 days of receipt thereof; FURTHER ORDERED that the parties tothis action may file written responses to any such cmments orobjections w/the court, if they sochoose, not less than 5 days prior to the scheduled date of the fairness hearing; signed by Judge Boyle; served. (bb) (Entered: 08/30/1995)

Aug. 30, 1995
54

Objection to proposed consent decree by Edwin Sattiewhite (bb) (Entered: 10/11/1995)

Oct. 6, 1995
55

Objection by Linwood W. Bryant to proposed consent decree (bb) (Entered: 10/25/1995)

Oct. 16, 1995
56

Objection by Gregory S. Riley to proposed consent decree (bb) (Entered: 10/25/1995)

Oct. 16, 1995
57

Objection by Paul A. Thorade, Jr., to proposed consent decree (bb) (Entered: 10/25/1995)

Oct. 16, 1995
58

Request to be included in proposed consent decree by Claudia Adams, P. O. Box 1073, Biscoe, NC 27209 (bb) (Entered: 10/25/1995)

Oct. 20, 1995
59

Objection by Regina Herring Draughon to proposed consent decree (bb) (Entered: 10/25/1995)

Oct. 23, 1995
60

Objection by Harold Kovolenko to proposed consent decree (bb) (Entered: 10/25/1995)

Oct. 23, 1995
62

Objection by Jose Luis Fernandez to proposed consent decree (bb) (Entered: 10/25/1995)

Oct. 23, 1995
63

Objection by Deborah A. Griffin to proposed consent decree (bb) (Entered: 10/25/1995)

Oct. 23, 1995
64

Objection by Kenneth L. Hickman to proposed consent decree (bb) (Entered: 10/25/1995)

Oct. 23, 1995
65

Objection to Settlement agreement and order by James A. King (bb) (Entered: 11/03/1995)

Nov. 1, 1995
66

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Shirley Ann Bennett (bb) (Entered: 11/03/1995)

Nov. 1, 1995
67

Objection to Settlement Agreement and order by Steve Matthews (bb) (Entered: 11/03/1995)

Nov. 3, 1995
68

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by James E. Kelly, III (bb) (Entered: 11/08/1995)

Nov. 8, 1995
69

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Evelyn E. Munn (bb) (Entered: 11/08/1995)

Nov. 8, 1995
70

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Betsy K. Raynor (bb) (Entered: 11/08/1995)

Nov. 8, 1995
71

Letter requesting to join in settlement agreement by Patricia A. Thomas (bb) Modified on 11/27/1995 (Entered: 11/09/1995)

Nov. 9, 1995
72

Objection to proposed settlement agreement by Eric Alston (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
73

Objection to Settlement agreement and order by Gwendolyn Baptist (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
74

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Charmaine Stokes Beecham (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
75

Objection to Settlement Agreement and order by Catherine Louise Bottoms (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
76

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Evelyn J. Harris (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
77

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Cathy D. Faison−Henry (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
78

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Luby D. Hester, Jr. (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
79

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Susan W. Hester (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
80

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Anne Hughes High (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
81

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Bedelia N. Jackson (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
82

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Joan J. Jenkins (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
83

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Ruth Marie Kearney (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
84

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Melissa K. Littlejohn (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
86

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Daniel R. Miller (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
87

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Barry Lewis Pruett (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
88

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Audrey Smith−Cunningham (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
89

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Beatrice B. Tomadakis (bb) (Entered: 11/16/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
90

Objection to proposed consent decree by Ann R. Williams (bb) Modified on 11/28/1995 (Entered: 11/27/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995
91

Objection to settlement agreement and order by Effie Conchetta Dawkins (bb) Modified on 11/28/1995 (Entered: 11/27/1995)

Nov. 22, 1995
92

Objection to settlement agreement and order by Soniece Morgan (bb) (Entered: 11/27/1995)

Nov. 22, 1995
93

Objection to settlement agreement and order by Linda Skinner (bb) (Entered: 11/27/1995)

Nov. 22, 1995
94

Objection to Settlement Agreement and Order by Constance Alice Taub (bb) (Entered: 11/27/1995)

Nov. 22, 1995

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 7, 1993

Closing Date: 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States of America on behalf of female current/prospective employees of the North Carolina DOC from 12/31/1983 through 12/31/1992

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 North Carolina, State

State of North Carolina Department of Corrections, State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

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

Amount Defendant Pays: $6.8 million

Order Duration: 1999 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Hire

Promotion

Retroactive Seniority

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Seniority

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female