Case: United States of America v. Village of Woodmere, Ohio

1:07-cv-01541 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Filed Date: May 25, 2007

Closed Date: Aug. 13, 2011

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Case Summary

On May 25, 2007 the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against the Village of Woodmere, Ohio in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to enforce Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §2000e, et seq. The D.O.J. asked the court for injunctive and compensatory relief, alleging the defendant had violated Title VII by discriminating against two employees in the defendant's police department on the basis of their race, white. The court granted motions of two separ…

On May 25, 2007 the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against the Village of Woodmere, Ohio in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to enforce Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §2000e, et seq. The D.O.J. asked the court for injunctive and compensatory relief, alleging the defendant had violated Title VII by discriminating against two employees in the defendant's police department on the basis of their race, white.

The court granted motions of two separate plaintiffs, both white police officers, to intervene in the case. Both interveners alleged: (1) termination against the plaintiffs was disproportionate and racially discriminatory; (2) gross and discriminatory conduct by the Village of Woodmere police chief; (3) defendants, acting in their official capacities, furthered the village's plan of racial preference by terminating the plaintiff and terminating another white officer while being aware that black officers are not disciplined for actions significantly more serious that those of the plaintiff and by another white officer.

The DOJ complaint alleges that the Village of Woodmere, Ohio violated Title VII by: (1) failing or refusing to confirm the one officer from probationary to regular status as a police officer approximately one year after she began employment as a probationary officer; (2) failure to provide said officer with any pre-disciplinary/termination hearing; (3) terminating both officers' employment; (4) failing or refusing to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of it's discrimination against either of the officers.

The DOJ sought to remedy the effects of the discrimination by requiring the defendant to: (1) provide sufficient remedial relief to make the officers whole again as the result of losses suffered by the allegations in the complaint; (2) take other appropriate non-discriminatory measures to overcome the effect of the discrimination; (3) award compensatory damages to both officers to compensate for injuries resulting from defendant's discrimination.

The parties reached a settlement agreement and filed a joint motion for entry of consent decree on August 11, 2008. The decree was entered by the Court (Judge Donald C. Nugent) on August 13, 2008. Under the agreement, the parties sought to ensure that the defendant did not discriminate against employees on the basis of race. For that purpose, the defendant agreed to maintain clear and well-publicized policies, provide adequate nondiscrimination training, appoint an equal opportunities officer (EEO) to administer its policies and procedures. The decree contained two general injunctions: 1) prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race; 2) prohibition of retaliation. The defendant agreed to the amend its policies to implement the following: 1) description of complaints procedures, written or verbal; 2) identification of persons responsible for handling race discrimination complaints; 3) prompt and objective investigation of complaints, with results no later than 30 days after filing of a complaint; 4) maintaining confidentiality of complainants to the maximum extent possible. One individual in the case received $125,000.00. The other individual was also to receive a monetary award, but the amount is unknown. One of the individuals was reinstated with retroactive seniority. Both of their records were expunged from negative references and both of them were to receive neutral references in the future. The defendant agreed to keep records pertinent to the implementation of the decree. The United States reserved a right to monitor compliance. The Court retained jurisdiction over the decree for its duration.

Summary Authors

James Floyd (11/1/2007)

Zhandos Kuderin (7/17/2014)

People


Judge(s)

McHargh, Kenneth S (Ohio)

Nugent, Donald C. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bouvier, Jaime M. (Ohio)

Chandra, Subodh (Ohio)

Danis, Jodi B (District of Columbia)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Galbreath, Robert Lee (District of Columbia)

Hammond, Kristofor J (District of Columbia)

Hranitzky, Rachel R. (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Marcia W (Ohio)

Judge(s)

McHargh, Kenneth S (Ohio)

Nugent, Donald C. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bouvier, Jaime M. (Ohio)

Chandra, Subodh (Ohio)

Danis, Jodi B (District of Columbia)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Galbreath, Robert Lee (District of Columbia)

Hammond, Kristofor J (District of Columbia)

Hranitzky, Rachel R. (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Marcia W (Ohio)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

White, Gregory A. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Latchney, John D (Ohio)

Other Attorney(s)

Friedman, Avery S. (Ohio)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:07-cv-01541

Docket [PACER]

Aug. 14, 2008

Aug. 14, 2008

Docket
1

1:07-cv-01541

Complaint

May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007

Complaint
5

1:07-cv-01541

Defendent Village of Woodmere's Answer to Complaint

United States v. Village of Woodmere, Ohio

June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007

Pleading / Motion / Brief
6

1:07-cv-01541

Complaint of Intervener-Plaintiff

July 5, 2007

July 5, 2007

Complaint

1:07-cv-01541

Complaint of Intervener-Plaintiff

July 5, 2007

July 5, 2007

Complaint
14

1:07-cv-01541

Answer of Defendents to Complaint of Amy Mengay

United States v. Village of Woodmere, Ohio

Sept. 10, 2007

Sept. 10, 2007

Pleading / Motion / Brief
13

1:07-cv-01541

Answer of Defendents to Complaint of Timothy J. Ellis

United States v. Village of Woodmere, Ohio

Sept. 10, 2007

Sept. 10, 2007

Pleading / Motion / Brief
71-2

1:07-cv-01541

Consent Decree [Resolving Case]

United States v. Village of Woodmere, Ohio

Aug. 13, 2008

Aug. 13, 2008

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 14, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Complaint against Village of Woodmere, Ohio. Filed by United States of America. No summons issued. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(C,BA) (Entered: 05/25/2007)

May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007

Random Assignment of Magistrate Judge pursuant to Local Rule 3.1. In the event of a referral, case will be assigned to Magistrate Judge McHargh. (C,BA) (Entered: 05/25/2007)

May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007

Service by Clerk by certified mail. Summons and Complaint addressed to Village of Woodmere, Ohio placed in U.S. Mail. (C,BA) (Entered: 06/05/2007)

June 5, 2007

June 5, 2007

2

Praecipe for the issuance of summons and Clerk certified mail service on Village of Woodmere, Ohio filed by United States of America. (Certified mail envelope mailed by Clerk on 6/5/07) (C,B) (Entered: 06/05/2007)

June 5, 2007

June 5, 2007

3

Attorney Appearance and Designation of Lead Counsel by Kristofor J. Hammond filed by on behalf of United States of America. (Hammond, Kristofor) (Entered: 06/06/2007)

June 6, 2007

June 6, 2007

4

Return of Service Executed upon Yolanda Broadie, Mayor by certified mail sent by Clerk's Office on 6/6/07 served for the United States of America (C,B) (Entered: 06/08/2007)

June 8, 2007

June 8, 2007

5

Answer to Complaint with Jury Demand (Related Doc # 1 ) filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 06/26/2007)

June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007

6

Motion to intervene as a party filed by Amy Mengay. Related document(s) 1 . (Attachments: # 1 Complaint)(Friedman, Avery) (Entered: 07/05/2007)

July 5, 2007

July 5, 2007

7

Motion to intervene as a party filed by Timothy J Ellis. Related document(s) 1 . (Attachments: # 1 Complaint)(Friedman, Avery) (Entered: 07/09/2007)

July 9, 2007

July 9, 2007

8

Case Management Conference Scheduling Notice/Order with case management conference to be held on 8/22/2007 at 10:00 AM in Chambers 15A before Judge Hon. Donald C. Nugent. Signed by Judge Donald C. Nugent on 7/9/07.(C,B) (Entered: 07/09/2007)

July 9, 2007

July 9, 2007

9

Joint Report of Parties' Planning Meeting held on July 24, 2007 . Parties do not consent to this case being assigned to the magistrate judge. Filed by Amy Mengay, United States of America, Timothy J Ellis, Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Hammond, Kristofor) (Entered: 07/25/2007)

July 25, 2007

July 25, 2007

10

Minutes of proceedings of Case Management Conference held before Judge Donald C. Nugent. The case is assigned to the Standard track. Discovery cut off date is February 1, 2008 and motion cut off date to be determined. Judge Donald C. Nugent (R,JM) (Entered: 08/23/2007)

Aug. 23, 2007

Aug. 23, 2007

11

Marginal Order granting Motion to intervene as a party. (Related Doc # 6 ). Signed by Judge Donald C. Nugent(R,JM) (Entered: 08/24/2007)

Aug. 24, 2007

Aug. 24, 2007

12

Marginal Order granting Motion to intervene as a party. (Related Doc # 7 ) Signed by Judge Donald C. Nugent(R,JM) (Entered: 08/24/2007)

Aug. 24, 2007

Aug. 24, 2007

13

Answer to Complaint of Timothy J. Ellis filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. Related document(s) 7 . (Latchney, John) (Entered: 09/10/2007)

Sept. 10, 2007

Sept. 10, 2007

14

Answer to Complaint of Amy Mengay filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. Related document(s) 6 . (Latchney, John) (Entered: 09/10/2007)

Sept. 10, 2007

Sept. 10, 2007

Notice (Non−document) of Status Conference set for 11/12/2007 09:00 AM in Chambers 15A before Hon. Donald C. Nugent. (R,JM) (Entered: 09/20/2007)

Sept. 20, 2007

Sept. 20, 2007

Notice of RE−SCHEDULED Status Conference set for 11/13/2007 09:00 AM in Chambers 15A before Hon. Donald C. Nugent. (R,JM) (Entered: 09/20/2007)

Sept. 20, 2007

Sept. 20, 2007

15

Attorney Appearance by Robert L. Galbreath filed by on behalf of United States of America. (Galbreath, Robert) (Entered: 10/10/2007)

Oct. 10, 2007

Oct. 10, 2007

17

Motion to compel discovery filed by Plaintiff United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Brief in Support Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit Exhibits A−K)(Hammond, Kristofor) (Entered: 11/30/2007)

Nov. 30, 2007

Nov. 30, 2007

18

Opposition to 17 Motion to compel discovery filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 12/17/2007)

Dec. 17, 2007

Dec. 17, 2007

19

Notice of Service of Documents in Response to Plaintiff United States' Requests for Production of Documents filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 12/18/2007)

Dec. 18, 2007

Dec. 18, 2007

20

Notice of Service of Documents in Response to Plaintiff United States' Requests for Production of Documents Nos 15 and 29 filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 12/19/2007)

Dec. 19, 2007

Dec. 19, 2007

21

Notice of Service of Supplemental Response to Request for Production No. 29 (Resumes) filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 12/20/2007)

Dec. 20, 2007

Dec. 20, 2007

22

Joint Motion for extension of February 1, 2008 Discovery Completion until April 1, 2008 filed by Amy Mengay, Timothy J Ellis, Plaintiff United States of America, Defendant Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Attachments: # 1 Brief in Support Memorandum in Support of Joint Motion to Extend Time for Discovery)(Hammond, Kristofor) (Entered: 12/28/2007)

Dec. 28, 2007

Dec. 28, 2007

23

Marginal Entry Order granting United States of America's Motion to compel production of documents. The Court is aware that Defendant has already complied with certain requests contained in this motion and that Defendant will make a diligent effort to fully respond as it is able. (Related Doc # 17 ). Signed by Judge Donald C. Nugent on 12/14/2007.(B,B) (Entered: 01/03/2008)

Jan. 2, 2008

Jan. 2, 2008

24

Marginal Entry Order granting the Joint Motion to Extend time for discovery. Discovery is extended to 4/1/2008. Signed by Judge Donald C. Nugent on 12/31/2007.(Related doc 22 )(B,B) (Entered: 01/03/2008)

Jan. 2, 2008

Jan. 2, 2008

25

Minutes of proceedings . Status Conference held on 1/31/08, Discovery due by 4/1/2008; Dispositive Motions due by 4/15/2008 and response is due 5/15/08; reply, if any, due 5/25/08. There is a final status conference set for 5/28/2008 at 9:00 AM in Chambers 15A before Judge Donald C. Nugent. (C,B) Modified docket text on 2/1/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 01/31/2008)

Jan. 31, 2008

Jan. 31, 2008

26

Notice of Service of Plaintiff Amy Mengay's First Request for Production of Documents to Defendants The Village of Woodmere, Yolanda Broadie, Gerald Carrier, Joyce Holbert, James Jordan, Carolyn Patrick and Shelley Ross filed by Amy Mengay. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Service to Broadie, # 2 Notice of Service to Carrier, # 3 Notice of Service to Holbert, # 4 Notice of Service to Jordan, # 5 Notice of Service to Patrick, # 6 Notice of Service to Ross)(Friedman, Avery) (Entered: 02/29/2008)

Feb. 29, 2008

Feb. 29, 2008

27

Response to Motion to Consolidate filed by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − Kollin Complaint, # 2 Exhibit B − Motion to Consolidate, # 3 Exhibit C − Kollin Memorandum in Support of Motion to Consolidate)(Hammond, Kristofor) Modified docket text on 3/3/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 02/29/2008)

Feb. 29, 2008

Feb. 29, 2008

28

Joint Motion for an Increase in the Number of Depositions, with attached memorandum in support, filed by Amy Mengay, Timothy J Ellis, Plaintiff United States of America. (Hammond, Kristofor) Modified docket text on 3/5/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 03/03/2008)

March 3, 2008

March 3, 2008

29

Attorney Appearance and Substitution by Jodi B. Danis filed by on behalf of United States of America. (Danis, Jodi) (Entered: 03/04/2008)

March 4, 2008

March 4, 2008

31

Motion for protective order filed by Defendant Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A & B)(Latchney, John) (Entered: 03/10/2008)

March 10, 2008

March 10, 2008

Order (non−document) denying Plaintiff's Motion for protective order (Related Doc # 30 ) Entered on behalf of Judge Donald C. Nugent on 3/10/08 (R,JM) Modified docket text on 3/11/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 03/10/2008)

March 10, 2008

March 10, 2008

32

Minutes of proceedings .Discovery Hearing held on 3/10/08 before Judge Donald C. Nugent (Court Reporter Kim Giel.) (C,B) (Entered: 03/10/2008)

March 10, 2008

March 10, 2008

33

Motion for extension of time until Friday, April 4, 2008 to respond or otherwise object to Plaintiff United States of America's First Set of Requests for Admission, Second Set of Interrogatories, and Fourth Set of Requests for Production of Documents filed by Defendant Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 03/28/2008)

March 28, 2008

March 28, 2008

34

Response to 33 Motion for extension of time until Friday, April 4, 2008 to respond or otherwise object to Plaintiff United States of America's First Set of Requests for Admission, Second Set of Interrogatories, and Fourth Set of Requests for Production of filed by United States of America. (Galbreath, Robert) (Entered: 03/28/2008)

March 28, 2008

March 28, 2008

35

Reply to response to 33 Motion for extension of time until Friday, April 4, 2008 to respond or otherwise object to Plaintiff United States of America's First Set of Requests for Admission, Second Set of Interrogatories, and Fourth Set of Requests for Production of filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix RFAs, # 2 Appendix RFPDs, # 3 Appendix 2d Set of Interrogs)(Latchney, John) (Entered: 03/28/2008)

March 28, 2008

March 28, 2008

36

Notice of Service of Responses and Objections to Plaintiff Mengay's First Request for Production of Documents filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix, # 2 Appendix, # 3 Appendix, # 4 Appendix, # 5 Appendix, # 6 Appendix)(Latchney, John) (Entered: 03/31/2008)

March 31, 2008

March 31, 2008

37

Notice of Service of Responses and Objections to Plaintiff Mengay's First Request for Production of Documents filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(Latchney, John) (Entered: 03/31/2008)

March 31, 2008

March 31, 2008

Minutes of proceedings [non−document]. The parties contacted Magistrate Judge McHargh's chambers regarding a dispute that arrose at depositions that were being held on 4/1/08. In attendance were: Attorney Jodi Danis for the United States; Attorney Subodh Chandra for Lamont Lockart; Attorney John Latchney for Village of Woodmere and Attorney Avery Friedman for plaintiffs' Amy Mengay and Tim Ellis. Prior to the Magistrate meeting with the parties, the parties worked out their differences. Time: 15 minutes (Court Reporter None.) Associated Cases: 1:07−cv−01541−DCN, 1:07−cv−02417−DDD, 1:08−cv−00437−DCN(R,N) (Entered: 04/02/2008)

April 1, 2008

April 1, 2008

38

Notice of Service of answers and objections to 2nd set of interrogatories and responses and objections to 4th requests for production of documents filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix, # 2 Appendix)(Latchney, John) Modified docket text on 4/10/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 04/04/2008)

April 4, 2008

April 4, 2008

39

Notice of Service of Responses and Objections to Plaintiff United States Requests for Admission filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(Latchney, John) (Entered: 04/05/2008)

April 5, 2008

April 5, 2008

Order (non−document) granting 33 Motion for Extension of Time 33 until Friday, April 4, 2008 to respond or otherwise object to Plaintiff United States of America's First Set of Requests for Admission, Second Set of Interrogatories, and Fourth Set of Requests for Production. Entered on behalf of Judge Donald C. Nugent on 4/8/08 (R,JM) Modified docket text on 4/10/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 04/08/2008)

April 8, 2008

April 8, 2008

40

Attorney Appearance by Rachel R. Hranitzky filed by on behalf of United States of America. (Hranitzky, Rachel) (Entered: 04/18/2008)

April 18, 2008

April 18, 2008

42

Notice to take Deposition of Plaintiff−Intervenor Amy Mengay on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 04/21/2008)

April 21, 2008

April 21, 2008

43

Notice to take Deposition of Plaintiff−Intervenor Timothy Ellis on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 04/21/2008)

April 21, 2008

April 21, 2008

44

Notice to take Deposition of Lamont Lockhart on Tuesday, May 13 through Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 04/21/2008)

April 21, 2008

April 21, 2008

45

Motion to compel discovery and for other relief filed by Plaintiff/Intervenor Amy Mengay. Related document(s) 37 , 26 , 36 . (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3)(Friedman, Avery) (Entered: 04/23/2008)

April 23, 2008

April 23, 2008

46

Amended Notice to take Deposition of Plaintiff−Intervenor Timothy Ellis on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 04/29/2008)

April 29, 2008

April 29, 2008

47

Amended Notice to take Deposition of Plaintiff−Intervenor Amy Mengay on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 04/29/2008)

April 29, 2008

April 29, 2008

48

Notice of Service of Amended Responses and Objections to Plaintiff Amy Mengay's First Request for Production of Documents to Defendants Gerald Carrier, James Jordan, and Carolyn Patrick filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Carrier Amended Responses and Objections to Mengay's First RFPDs, # 2 Appendix Jordan Amended Responses and Objections to Mengay's First RFPDs, # 3 Appendix Patrick Amended Responses and Objections to Mengay's First RFPDs, # 4 Appendix List of Interview Questions in Response to RFPD No. 21 to Patrick)(Latchney, John) (Entered: 04/30/2008)

April 30, 2008

April 30, 2008

49

Opposition to 41 Motion to compel discovery including psychological evaluations and extend time for oral discovery and Motion for Protective Order filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 05/06/2008)

May 6, 2008

May 6, 2008

50

Joint Motion for extension of Oral Discovery until June 30, 2008 filed by all parties. (Hranitzky, Rachel) Modified party filers on 5/14/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 05/12/2008)

May 12, 2008

May 12, 2008

51

Opposition to 45 Motion to compel discovery and for other relief filed by all defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Carrier Amended Responses to RPFDs, # 2 Appendix Jordan Amended Responses to RFPDs, # 3 Appendix Patrick Amended Responses to RFPDs)(Latchney, John) (Entered: 05/12/2008)

May 12, 2008

May 12, 2008

52

Second Amended Notice to take Deposition of Plaintiff−Intervenor Timothy Ellis on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) Modified docket text on 5/14/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 05/13/2008)

May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008

53

Second Amended Notice to take Deposition of Plaintiff−Intervenor Amy Mengay on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) Modified docket text on 5/14/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 05/13/2008)

May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008

54

Reply to response to 41 Motion to compel discovery including psychological evaluations and extend time for oral discovery and Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Protective Order filed by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − E)(Hammond, Kristofor) (Entered: 05/14/2008)

May 14, 2008

May 14, 2008

55

Notice of Service of Answers and Objections to Plaintiff USA's 2d Set of Requests for Admission to Defendant Village of Woodmere filed by all defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Responses and Objections to Plaintiff USA's 2d Set of Requests for Admission)(Latchney, John) (Entered: 05/14/2008)

May 14, 2008

May 14, 2008

Order [non−document] granting 50 the Joint Motion to Extend Time for Oral Discovery until June 30, 2008. Entered on behalf of Judge Donald C. Nugent on 5/27/08 (R,JM) Modified docket text on 5/29/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 05/27/2008)

May 27, 2008

May 27, 2008

57

Minutes of proceedings before Judge Donald C. Nugent. Status Conference held on 5/28/2008. Court has extended discovery to 6/30/2008. Responses to motions to compel are due within 7 calendar days of filing, written discovery to be disclosed to plaintiff by 6/5/2008, dispositive motions are due by 7/31/2008, responses are due by 8/30/2008, replies are due by 9/10/2008, trial is set for 8:30 a.m. on 11/17/2008 in Courtroom 15A before Judge Donald C. Nugent, trial order to issue, status conference set for 10:00 a.m. on 7/9/2008, all plaintiffs are required to submit confidential settlement proposals to defendant by 6/10/2008, defendants to respond in writing by 6/20/2008 −− all confidentially. (Court Reporter None) (B,B) Modified text on 5/28/2008 (B,B). (Entered: 05/28/2008)

May 28, 2008

May 28, 2008

58

Motion to compel discovery , Proposed Order and Certificate of Mailing filed by Plaintiff United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Brief in Support, # 2 Exhibits 1 to 17)(Hranitzky, Rachel) Modified docket text and document descriptions on 5/30/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 05/29/2008)

May 29, 2008

May 29, 2008

63

Marginal Entry Order denying as moot Motion to compel discovery (Related Doc # 45 ); At status Defendant claims to have complied, as it is able under the law; Court to continue monitoring. Judge Donald C. Nugent on 6/4/08.(C,B) (Entered: 06/06/2008)

June 4, 2008

June 4, 2008

59

Order granting Motion to compel production of documents (Related Doc # 41 ); information contained in medical and psychological records, to be kepted strictly confidential. Judge Donald C. Nugent on 6/4/08.(C,B) (Entered: 06/05/2008)

June 5, 2008

June 5, 2008

60

Notice of Service filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Amended Responses and Objections to Plaintiff Amy Mengay's First Request for Production of Documents to Defendant Village of Woodmere, # 2 Appendix Invoices (Response to RFPD No. 19), # 3 Appendix Ad (Response to RFPD No. 20))(Latchney, John) (Entered: 06/06/2008)

June 6, 2008

June 6, 2008

61

Notice of Service filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Amended Responses and Objections to Plaintiff Amy Mengay's First Request for Production of Documents to Defendant Joyce Holbert)(Latchney, John) (Entered: 06/06/2008)

June 6, 2008

June 6, 2008

62

Notice of Service filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Answer to Plaintiff United States of America's Third Set of Interrogatories to Defendant)(Latchney, John) (Entered: 06/06/2008)

June 6, 2008

June 6, 2008

64

Notice to take Deposition of Plaintiff Lamont Lockhart on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. filed by all defendants. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 06/12/2008)

June 12, 2008

June 12, 2008

Order [non−document] granting Motion to compel entry and inspection of premises (Related Doc # 58 ). Signed by Judge Donald C. Nugent on 6/20/08 (R,JM) Modified docket text on 6/24/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 06/19/2008)

June 19, 2008

June 19, 2008

65

Notice to take Deposition of Plaintiff−Intervenor Amy Mengay on Friday, June 27, 2008 at 9:15 a.m. filed by Village of Woodmere, Ohio. (Latchney, John) (Entered: 06/25/2008)

June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008

66

Notice of Withdrawal of Counsel filed by United States of America. (Hammond, Kristofor) (Entered: 07/07/2008)

July 7, 2008

July 7, 2008

67

Civil Jury Trial Order with Jury Trial set for 11/17/2008 at 8:30 AM in Courtroom 15A before Judge Donald C. Nugent. (R,JM) Modified docket text on 7/10/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 07/08/2008)

July 8, 2008

July 8, 2008

69

Minutes of proceedings before Judge Donald C. Nugent of Status Conference held and all counsel participating. Council meets 8/6/08 and Mayor to sign Consent Decree for Court approval. A Status Conference set for 8/7/2008 11:00 AM in to be held telephonically before Judge Donald C. Nugent. Court to sign Consent Decree. (R,JM) (Entered: 07/24/2008)

July 24, 2008

July 24, 2008

70

Minutes of proceedings before Judge Donald C. Nugent.Status Conference held on 8/7/08 ( Status Conference set for 8/13/2008 at 09:00 AM to be held telephonically before Judge Donald C. Nugent.) Related document(s) 69 . (C,B) (Entered: 08/11/2008)

Aug. 7, 2008

Aug. 7, 2008

71

Joint Motion for Entry of Consent Decree filed by all parties. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Consent Decree)(Hranitzky, Rachel) Modified party filers on 8/13/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 08/12/2008)

Aug. 12, 2008

Aug. 12, 2008

72

Marginal Entry Order granting Joint Motion to Enter Consent Decree (Related Doc # 71 )Judge Donald C. Nugent(R,JM) (Entered: 08/13/2008)

Aug. 13, 2008

Aug. 13, 2008

73

Consent Decree resolving case without an adjudication or finding on the merits, parties to bear their own costs, with the Court retaining jurisdiction over the Decree for their purpose resolving disputes or entering any orders that may be necessary to implement the relief provided in the Decree; at the end of 3 years from the date of the entry of this decree, this decree shall be dissolved and this action shall be dismissed without further order of the Court. Related documents # 71 , 72 . Signed by Judge Donald C. Nugent on 8/13/08. (C,B) Modified docket text on 8/18/2008 (R,N). (Entered: 08/14/2008)

Aug. 14, 2008

Aug. 14, 2008

Case Details

State / Territory: Ohio

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 25, 2007

Closing Date: Aug. 13, 2011

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States of America on behalf of two white police officers

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

Village of Woodmere, Ohio, 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)

Monetary Relief

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

Amount Defendant Pays: 125,000.00

Order Duration: 2008 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitoring

Neutral/Positive Reference

Position Restored

Reinstatement

Reporting

Retaliation Prohibition

Retroactive Seniority

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Promotion

Seniority

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

White