Case: United States v. Arkansas

4:95-cv-00543 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

Filed Date: Sept. 11, 1995

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

On September 11, 1995, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, et seq. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas against the Arkansas Department of Corrections. The D.O.J. alleged that the defendant discriminated against employees on the basis of sex, subjecting female employees to poor working conditions.After the plaintiff took depositions, the court (Judge G.T. Eisele) entered a consent decree on June 19, 1997…

On September 11, 1995, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, et seq. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas against the Arkansas Department of Corrections. The D.O.J. alleged that the defendant discriminated against employees on the basis of sex, subjecting female employees to poor working conditions.

After the plaintiff took depositions, the court (Judge G.T. Eisele) entered a consent decree on June 19, 1997 that stated the State shall provide monetary compensation to satisfy all back pay claims. A significant number of plaintiffs who had been treated poorly in the facility, former employees, objected to the Settlement Agreement. After the court's review, many of the plaintiffs were either denied or confirmed relief, which includes back pay, seniority, and pension credit.

On September 20, 2001, the court ordered the defendants' motion to dissolve the Decree and dismiss the case.

Summary Authors

Erin Forman (11/13/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Eisele, Garnett Thomas (Arkansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Blustein, Benjamin Jay (District of Columbia)

Dempsey, Robert N. (District of Columbia)

Gadzichowski, John M. (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Pence, Richard M. Jr. (Arkansas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kelley, Wendy L. (Arkansas)

Knight, William Fred (Arkansas)

Judge(s)

Eisele, Garnett Thomas (Arkansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Blustein, Benjamin Jay (District of Columbia)

Dempsey, Robert N. (District of Columbia)

Gadzichowski, John M. (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Pence, Richard M. Jr. (Arkansas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kelley, Wendy L. (Arkansas)

Knight, William Fred (Arkansas)

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Docket [PACER]

United States of America v. Arkansas DOC

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Docket

Last updated Sept. 1, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT, summonses issued and returned to attorney (bfw) (Entered: 09/11/1995)

Sept. 11, 1995

Sept. 11, 1995

2

MEMO to file regarding service of complaint (bfw) (Entered: 09/11/1995)

Sept. 11, 1995

Sept. 11, 1995

UTILITY EVENT: Added attorney Deval L. Patrick for USA (bfw) (Entered: 09/12/1995)

Sept. 11, 1995

Sept. 11, 1995

UTILITY EVENT: Added attorneys Gadzichowski & Dempsey for plaintiff (bfw) (Entered: 09/12/1995)

Sept. 11, 1995

Sept. 11, 1995

3

ACCEPTANCE/ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SERVICE by Arkansas, State of on 9/12/95 (bsm) (Entered: 09/20/1995)

Sept. 20, 1995

Sept. 20, 1995

4

ACCEPTANCE/ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SERVICE by Arkansas Corr Dept by serving Larry Norris on 9/12/95 (bsm) (Entered: 09/22/1995)

Sept. 21, 1995

Sept. 21, 1995

5

MOTION by defendants for extension of time in which to file answer/responsive pleading (bsm) (Entered: 09/29/1995)

Sept. 28, 1995

Sept. 28, 1995

6

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting deft's motion for extension of time until 10/23/95 in which to file answer/responsive pleading [5-1] (EOD 10/3/95) (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 10/03/1995)

Oct. 3, 1995

Oct. 3, 1995

7

ANSWER by defendants (bsm) (Entered: 10/24/1995)

Oct. 23, 1995

Oct. 23, 1995

9

MOTION by plaintiff to bifurcate for trial issues of liability and individual relief (bsm) (Entered: 10/31/1995)

Oct. 30, 1995

Oct. 30, 1995

10

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion to bifurcate for trial issues of liability and individual relief [9-1] (bsm) (Entered: 10/31/1995)

Oct. 30, 1995

Oct. 30, 1995

11

NOTICE by pltf of taking depo of A.L. Lockhart on 11/28/95 (bkp) (Entered: 11/02/1995)

Nov. 2, 1995

Nov. 2, 1995

12

RESPONSE by defendant to pltf's motion to bifurcate for trial issues of liability and individual relief [9-1] (bsm) (Entered: 11/09/1995)

Nov. 8, 1995

Nov. 8, 1995

13

MOTION by defendants for an extension of time in which to answer pltf's first set of interrogatories and requests for production of documents (bsm) (Entered: 11/20/1995)

Nov. 17, 1995

Nov. 17, 1995

14

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting deft's motion for an extension of time until 11/29/95 in which to answer pltf's first set of interrogatories and requests for production of documents [13-1] (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 11/20/1995)

Nov. 17, 1995

Nov. 17, 1995

15

REPLY by plaintiff to deft's opposition to pltf's motion to bifurcate for trial issues of liability and individual relief [9-1] (bsm) (Entered: 11/20/1995)

Nov. 17, 1995

Nov. 17, 1995

16

MOTION by defendants for extension of time in which to answer pltf's second set of interrogatories and requests for production of documents (bsm) (Entered: 11/30/1995)

Nov. 29, 1995

Nov. 29, 1995

17

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting motion for extension of time until 12/29/95 in which to answer pltf's second set of interrogatories and requests for production of documents [16-1] (EOD 11/30/95) (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 11/30/1995)

Nov. 30, 1995

Nov. 30, 1995

18

MOTION by plaintiff for extension of time in which to respond to defts' first set of interrogatories and first request for production of documents (bsm) (Entered: 12/11/1995)

Dec. 8, 1995

Dec. 8, 1995

19

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting pltf's motion for extension of time until 12/22/95 in which to respond to defts' first set of interrogatories and first request for production of documents [18-1] (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 12/12/1995)

Dec. 11, 1995

Dec. 11, 1995

20

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting motion to bifurcate for trial issues of liability and individual relief [9-1]; the issues of liability will be tried upon completion of discovery, in accordance with the scheduling order to be entered by the court; the trial on the remedial phase of this litigation will, if necessary, be tried as soon as practicable upon completion of the liability phase (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 12/22/1995)

Dec. 21, 1995

Dec. 21, 1995

21

MOTION by plaintiff to compel discovery with exhibits (bsm) (Entered: 01/24/1996)

Jan. 22, 1996

Jan. 22, 1996

22

MOTION by defendants for extension of time in which to respond to pltf's motion to compel discovery (bsm) (Entered: 02/01/1996)

Jan. 30, 1996

Jan. 30, 1996

23

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting deft's motion for extension of time until 2/13/96 in which to respond to pltf's motion to compel discovery [22-1] (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 02/01/1996)

Jan. 31, 1996

Jan. 31, 1996

24

RESPONSE by defendants to motion to compel discovery [21-1] (bsm) (Entered: 02/14/1996)

Feb. 13, 1996

Feb. 13, 1996

25

BRIEF by defendants in support of response to pltf's motion to compel discovery [24-1] (bsm) (Entered: 02/14/1996)

Feb. 13, 1996

Feb. 13, 1996

26

AMENDED BRIEF by defendants in support of response to pltf's motion to compel discovery [24-1] (bsm) (Entered: 02/16/1996)

Feb. 15, 1996

Feb. 15, 1996

27

REPLY by plaintiff to defts' response to motion to compel discovery [21-1] (bsm) (Entered: 02/26/1996)

Feb. 26, 1996

Feb. 26, 1996

28

SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSE by defendants to motion to compel [21-1] (bsm) (Entered: 03/05/1996)

March 1, 1996

March 1, 1996

29

REPLY by plaintiff to defts'supplemental response to motion to compel discovery [21-1] (former empl) (Entered: 03/12/1996)

March 11, 1996

March 11, 1996

30

MOTION by plaintiff for enlargement of time in which to respond to defts' third set of interrogatories and third request for production of documents (bsm) (Entered: 03/18/1996)

March 15, 1996

March 15, 1996

31

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting pltf's motion for enlargement of time until 4/17/96 in which to respond to defts' third set of interrogatories and third request for production of documents [30-1] (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 03/20/1996)

March 19, 1996

March 19, 1996

32

SCHEDULING ORDER:(DOC) trial set for 9:15 on 1/6/97; discovery due 11/11/96; status report due 11/11/96; pretrial info sheet due 12/16/96 (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 03/21/1996)

March 20, 1996

March 20, 1996

33

NOTICE by plaintiff of taking depo upon oral examination of H. Stewart Jr., W. Lowe, Charles Lanehart, Dale Reed, Clyde Collins, Randy Watson, Marvin Evans, Bruce Collins, Robert Perry, Ken Strickland, Ray Hobbs, Jean Cannon, Greg Harmon, Charles Perdue, David Gunther, Ronald Dobbs, Leo Inmon, Don Massey, L.E. Lagrone, R.O. Raley, Richard Rogers and Willis Sargent beginning on 4/30/96 at 8:30 a.m thru 5/22/96 on beginning on 4/30/96 (bsm) (Entered: 03/25/1996)

March 22, 1996

March 22, 1996

34

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting pltf's motion to compel discovery to those documents which relate to facts or events after 1/1/85 [21-1]; defts have thirty days from the filing date of this Order to comply with the disc requests that are issue in this motion (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 03/27/1996)

March 26, 1996

March 26, 1996

35

MOTION by plaintiff for enlargement of time in which to respond to defts' fourth set of interrogatories and fourth request for production of documents (bsm) (Entered: 05/01/1996)

April 30, 1996

April 30, 1996

36

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting motion for enlargement of time in which to respond to defts' fourth set of interrogatories and fourth request for production of documents until 5/31/96 [35-1] (cc: all counsel) EOD 5/1/96 (bkp) (Entered: 05/01/1996)

May 1, 1996

May 1, 1996

37

NOTICE by plaintiff of taking depo of Leo Inmon, Jeannie McCarroll, Don Massey & Rick Waggoner on 5/20/96, L E Lagrone, Grant Harris, Randall Morgan & R O Raley on 5/21/96, Richard Rogers, Gaylon Lay, Willis Sargent on 5/22/96, A J Hall and Floyd McHan on 5/23/96 (former empl) Modified on 05/22/1996 (Entered: 05/21/1996)

May 16, 1996

May 16, 1996

38

NOTICE by pltf to substitute attorney Benjamin Blustein in place of Charles E. Leggott (former empl) Modified on 05/22/1996 (Entered: 05/21/1996)

May 16, 1996

May 16, 1996

39

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting pltf's motion to substitute attorney Benjamin Blustein in place of Charles E. Leggott [38-1] (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 06/26/1996)

June 25, 1996

June 25, 1996

UTILITY EVENT: Add attorney Benjamin Blastin for pltf (bsm) (Entered: 06/27/1996)

June 27, 1996

June 27, 1996

40

MAIL Returned [39-1] addressed to Benjamin Blastin counsel for USA (Remailed to same address adding Employment Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division to the address) (bsm) (Entered: 07/18/1996)

July 16, 1996

July 16, 1996

41

NOTICE by plaintiff of taking depo upon oral examination of N.Courtney, R. Hart, M. Webb, D. Heard, J. Nolen, Lt. McCool, G. Gassoway, K. Murphy, C. Butler, V. Wallace, Rev. Stewart, B. Malin, Dr. Mobley, A.B. Hervey, S. McWilliams, J. Manning on beginning on 8/5/96 thru 8/8/96 (bsm) (Entered: 07/23/1996)

July 22, 1996

July 22, 1996

42

MOTION by defendants to continue trial (bmt) (Entered: 08/14/1996)

Aug. 13, 1996

Aug. 13, 1996

Docket Modification (Utility Event) finding the motion to continue trial [42-1] moot due to entry of amended scheduling order. (mah) (Entered: 10/01/1996)

Oct. 1, 1996

Oct. 1, 1996

43

NOTICE by plaintiff of taking depo of S. Frank Thompson on 10/11/96 (former empl) (Entered: 10/02/1996)

Oct. 1, 1996

Oct. 1, 1996

44

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: (DOC) trial set for 9:15 the week of 9/29/97; discovery due 8/4/97; status report due 8/4/97; pretrial info sheet due 9/8/97 (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 10/07/1996)

Oct. 7, 1996

Oct. 7, 1996

45

CLERK'S MINUTES: STATUS CONFERENCE held before Judge G. Thomas Eisele. Parties announce that settlement agreement has been entered into. Parties agree on date for fairness hearing. (Ct. Rep. -- Elaine Hinson) (mah) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

46

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff and defendants for entry of consent decree and for a fairness hearing (bmt) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

47

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff and defendants in support of joint motion for entry of consent decree [46-1] and for a fairness hearing [46-2] (bmt) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

48

EXHIBITS filed by plaintiff and defendants to the memorandum in support of the joint motion for entry of the consent decree & for a fairness hearing [47-1] (2 volumes) (bmt) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

49

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of the consent decree (bmt) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

50

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting motion for entry of consent decree [46-1] and for a fairness hearing [46-2]; fairness hearing set for 10:00 on 6/19/97 ; the State shall at least 40 days prior to the hearing, deliver a copy of this order & the notice of fairness hearing to each incumbent ADC employee in a position in the correctional officer line of progression; any objection or comment by said incumbent ADC employees may have regarding the consent decree must be served upon counsel for the USA no later than 25 days prior to the scheduled hearing date; USA shall file with the court & counsel for the state, copies of all such comments and objections w/in 5 days of receipt; may file written resp to comments or objections with the court no less than 5 days prior to the scheduled hearing date (cc: all counsel) EOD 4/14/97 (bmt) Modified on 04/15/1997 (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

51

CONSENT DECREE by Judge G. T. Eisele the State shall provide the sum of $7,200,000.00 to be used to satisfy all back pay claims to be paid under this decree in the following manner; w/in 60 days from the date of the final entry of this decree, the State shall deposit 1/2 of the Settlement Fund ($3,600,000.00) with the Clerk of the Court; the USA and the State shall file a joint motion requesting the court to order the clerk to invest the deposited portion of the Settlement Fund in US Treasury bills; by 8/30/97, the State shall deposit the remainder of the Settlement Fund ($3,600,000.00) with the clerk; the USA and the State shall file a joint motion requesting the court to order the clerk to invest the newly deposited portion of the Settlement Fund in US Treasury bills; all back pay awards shall be paid directly by the State to the claimants out of the Settlement Fund; w/in 30 days from the date of the entry of this decree, the State shall post for a period of months, copies of the Notice of Settlement & mail a copy of said notice to each Employment Security Division Office in Arkansas; the Court shall conduct a hearing for the purpose of resolving any claims for non- monetary relief that remain in dispute between the USA and the State; any objections by non-parties to the claims for relief under the Decree must be file in writing with the Court and served upon counsel for the USA and State at least 20 days before the hearing; the Court shall retain jurisdiction of the matters covered by the Decree as follows: at the end of 4 years from the date of final entry of this Decree or upon the implementation of all of the remedial relief to claimants, the State shall file & serve upon the USA a written certification that all remedial relief to claimants has been implemented (cc: all counsel) EOD 4/14/97 (bmt) Modified on 05/16/1997 (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

52

JOINT STIPULATION of fact by plaintiff and defendants [46-1] [46- 2] w/redacted appendix (6 volumes) (bmt) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

53

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff and defendants to file under seal appendices III, IV, VI, VII and VIII to the parties' joint stipulations of fact (bmt) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

54

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff and defendants in support of joint motion to file under seal appendices III, IV, VI, VII and VIII to the parties' joint stipulations of fact [53-1] (bmt) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

55

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting motion to file under seal appendices III, IV, VI, VII and VIII to the parties' joint stipulations of fact [53-1] (cc: all counsel) EOD 4/14/97 (bmt) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

56

APPENDIX filed by plaintiff and defendants to joint stipulations of fact [52-1] (Volumes, 3,4,6,7 and 8) UNDER SEAL (bmt) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

57

TRANSCRIPT (1 volume) of Status Conference before the Honorable G. Thomas Eisele for the following date: 04/14/97 (former empl) (Entered: 04/25/1997)

April 24, 1997

April 24, 1997

58

PLAINTIFF United States' first submission of comments & objections regarding the Consent Decree [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/16/1997)

May 15, 1997

May 15, 1997

59

OBJECTIONS by pltf Yvonne Hathcock to Consent order [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/16/1997)

May 15, 1997

May 15, 1997

60

OBJECTIONS by pltf Tommie Sue Beasley to Consent order [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/16/1997)

May 15, 1997

May 15, 1997

61

OBJECTIONS by pltf Judy Bever to Consent order [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/16/1997)

May 15, 1997

May 15, 1997

62

OBJECTIONS by pltf Gladys Smith to Consent order [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/16/1997)

May 15, 1997

May 15, 1997

63

OBJECTIONS by pltf Ella Mae Sellars to Consent order [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/16/1997)

May 15, 1997

May 15, 1997

64

OBJECTION to Consent Decree by Ruthie M Johnson [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/23/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

65

OBJECTION to Consent Decree by Virdia L Bland [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/23/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

66

OBJECTION to Consent Decree by Freddie Sheard [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/23/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

67

OBJECTION to Consent Decree by Dell Defir [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/23/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

68

OBJECTION to Consent Decree by William Sparkmon [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/23/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

69

OBJECTION to Consent Decree by Gerine Potter [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/23/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

70

OBJECTION to Consent Decree by Jimmy L Pendleton [51-1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/23/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

71

THIRD submission of Comments and Objections regarding the Consent Decree by plaintiff [51-1] (bsm) (Entered: 06/02/1997)

June 2, 1997

June 2, 1997

72

FOURTH Submission of Comments and Objections regarding the Consent Decree by plaintiff [51-1] (bsm) (Entered: 06/06/1997)

June 6, 1997

June 6, 1997

73

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of joint motion for entry of consent decree [46-1] (bsm) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

73

RESPONSE by plaintiff to the comments and objections regarding the Consent Decree [58-1] [59-1][60-1][61-1] [62-1][63-1][64-1][65- 1][66-1][67-1][68-1][69-1][70-1] [71-1] [72-1] (bsm) Modified on 06/13/1997 (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

75

CLERK'S MINUTES: HEARING on fairness of consent agreement held before Judge G. Thomas Eisele. Consent Decree approved by the Court. Parties to prepare order directing funds be deposited in registry of the court. Claim forms to be mailed by AG within 30 days. (Ct. Rep.--Carolyn Fant) (mah) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 19, 1997

June 19, 1997

76

CONSENT DECREE by Judge G. T. Eisele setting forth hiring /promotion practices for the ADC; the State shall provide the sum of $7,200,000.000 to satisfy all back pay claims to be paid purs to this decree: $3,600,000.00 is to be deposited with the Clerk of the Court within 60 days, parties shall file a joint motion requesting the Court to order the Clerk to invest the deposited portion of the Settlement Fund in U.S. Treasury bills; on or before 8/30/97, the State shall deposit the remainder of the Settlement Fund, $3,600,000.00 with the Clerk & again request the Clerk to invest this protion in U.S. Treasury bills; distribution of Settlement Fund shall be made by the State at the direction & in sole discretion of the United States subject only to review by the Court; this Court shall retain jurisdiction of the matters covered by this decree as follows: at the end of 4 years from entry of this Decree or upon the implementation of all remedial relief to claimants, the State shall file with the Court & serve the United States, a written certification that all remedial relief has been implemented, at the end of 90 days, the State shall be entitled to a dissolution of this Decree & a dismissal terminating case (cc: all counsel) EOD 6/19/97 (former empl) Modified on 06/19/1997 (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 19, 1997

June 19, 1997

77

DEFENDANTS' SUPPLEMENTAL submission for the fairness hearing (former empl) (Entered: 06/23/1997)

June 19, 1997

June 19, 1997

78

JOINT MOTION by parties for order directing the Clerk to invest the deposited amount, $7,200,000.00, in U.S. Treasury bills (former empl) (Entered: 07/01/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

79

ORDER by Judge James M. Moody granting motion for order directing the Clerk to invest the deposited amount, $7,200,000.00, in U.S. Treasury bills [78-1] (cc: all counsel) EOD 6/30/97 (former empl) (Entered: 07/01/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

80

JOINT MOTION by parties to extend time for filing of pltfs report on individual relief (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1997)

Dec. 12, 1997

Dec. 12, 1997

81

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting joint motion to extend time for filing of pltfs report on individual relief [80-1]; report is due 6/19/98 (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 12/16/1997)

Dec. 15, 1997

Dec. 15, 1997

83

NOTICE by plaintiff of filing attachment 2 to the report "Claimants Entitled to Hiring Relief" (former empl) (Entered: 02/05/1998)

Feb. 5, 1998

Feb. 5, 1998

84

REPORT by State of Arkansas, Arkansas Department of Correction & Larry B Norris pursuant to paragraph 30 of the consent decree [76-2] (former empl) (Entered: 04/21/1998)

April 21, 1998

April 21, 1998

85

ATTACHMENT D filed by defts to report filed pursuant to paragraph 30 of the consent decree [84-1] (UNDER SEAL) (former empl) Modified on 04/21/1998 (Entered: 04/21/1998)

April 21, 1998

April 21, 1998

86

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff & defendants to extend time for filing of the parties joint proposed disposition of claims for non-monetary relief under paragraph 33 of the consent decree (former empl) (Entered: 07/20/1998)

July 16, 1998

July 16, 1998

87

ORDER by Judge G. T. Eisele granting motion to extend time until 08/05/98 for filing of the parties joint proposed disposition claims for non-monetary relief under paragraph 33 of the consent decree [86-1] (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 07/20/1998)

July 16, 1998

July 16, 1998

88

JOINT proposed disposition by pltf U S & defts of claims for individual relief filed under the 6/19/97 consent decree [87-1] (former empl) (Entered: 08/05/1998)

Aug. 4, 1998

Aug. 4, 1998

89

JOINT MOTION to approve the joint proposed disposition of claims for relief (former empl) (Entered: 08/05/1998)

Aug. 4, 1998

Aug. 4, 1998

90

OBJECTIONS by Maxine Williams Harris to the Settlement Agreement (former empl) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 24, 1998

Aug. 24, 1998

91

OBJECTIONS by Armeatha Davis to the Settlement Agreement (former empl) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 24, 1998

Aug. 24, 1998

92

OBJECTIONS by Alisha Wilson to the Settlement Agreement (former empl) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 24, 1998

Aug. 24, 1998

93

OBJECTIONS by Estine Mallet to the Settlement Agreement (former empl) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 24, 1998

Aug. 24, 1998

94

OBJECTIONS by Loretta Page to the Settlement Agreement (former empl) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 24, 1998

Aug. 24, 1998

95

OBJECTIONS by Sheila Williams to the Settlement Agreement (former empl) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 24, 1998

Aug. 24, 1998

96

OBJECTIONS by Lisa Rene Willis to the Settlement Agreement (former empl) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 24, 1998

Aug. 24, 1998

98

OBJECTIONS by Gail Strong Walker to the Settlement Agreement (former empl) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 24, 1998

Aug. 24, 1998

99

OBJECTIONS by Inez Edwards to the Settlement Agreement (former empl) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 25, 1998

Aug. 25, 1998

Case Details

State / Territory: Arkansas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 11, 1995

Closing Date: 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States, on behalf of female Arkansas Department of Corrections employees

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

Arkansas Department of Corrections (Pine Bluff, Jefferson), State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1997 - 2001

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

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

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female