Case: United States v. Steubenville

2:95-cv-00506 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Filed Date: May 19, 1995

Closed Date: Oct. 13, 1998

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Case Summary

On May 19, 1995 the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against the Steubenville City Board of Education. The D.O.J. asked the court for injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII by discriminating on the basis of sex against employees through a disparity in pay and denying equal opportunity to certain positions. The complaint…

On May 19, 1995 the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against the Steubenville City Board of Education. The D.O.J. asked the court for injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII by discriminating on the basis of sex against employees through a disparity in pay and denying equal opportunity to certain positions.

The complaint alleges that the defendant: (1) paid female employees less than males employees for similar jobs and (2) adopted and maintained gender-segregated job classifications for janitorial positions in the Steubenville School District.

On May 19, 1995, Joint Stipulations of Fact were entered that stated: (1) the defendant maintains two separate classifications for its janitorial employees: Custodian Class I (males) and Custodian Class II (females) and (2) two females were offered Custodian Class II positions that scored lower on a service examination than a specific male plaintiff.

A proposed Consent Decree was entered by the court (Judge James L. Graham) on August 28, 1995 that stated: (1) the defendant shall not discriminate against any employee, applicant, or potential applicant or retaliate because an individual opposed discriminatory practices; (2) the defendant shall no longer maintain separate janitorial job classifications based on sex and compensate men and women for positions on the same basis; (3) the named plaintiff will receive compensatory relief.

On October 13, 1998, the judge dismissed the case.

Summary Authors

Erin Forman (10/14/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Abel, Mark R. (Ohio)

Graham, James L. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chen, David Y (California)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Gregory, Claire L. (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Rattan, James Evan (Ohio)

Sargus, Edmund A. Jr. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Campbell, Drew H. (Ohio)

Judge(s)

Abel, Mark R. (Ohio)

Graham, James L. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chen, David Y (California)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Gregory, Claire L. (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Rattan, James Evan (Ohio)

Sargus, Edmund A. Jr. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Campbell, Drew H. (Ohio)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:95-cv-00506

Docket [PACER]

USA v. Steubenville Board of Education

Oct. 13, 1998

Oct. 13, 1998

Docket
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Complaint

United States v. Steubenville Board of Education

May 19, 1995

May 19, 1995

Complaint
7

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Order to Amend Order For Entry Of Consent Decree

United States v. Steubenville Board of Education

June 21, 1995

June 21, 1995

Order/Opinion
12

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Report and Recommendation

United States v Steubenville Board of Education

Aug. 3, 1995

Aug. 3, 1995

Magistrate Report/Recommendation
13

2:95-cv-00506

Order

United States v. Steubenville Board of Education

Aug. 23, 1995

Aug. 23, 1995

Order/Opinion

2:95-cv-00506

Joint Motion for Entry of Consent Decree and to Schedule a Fairness Hearing

United States v. Steubenville Board of Education

Jan. 1, 1996

Jan. 1, 1996

Pleading / Motion / Brief

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Joint Stipulations of Fact

United States v. Steubenville Board of Education

Jan. 1, 1996

Jan. 1, 1996

Pleading / Motion / Brief
14

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Joint Motion for Dismissal

United States v. Steubenville Board of Education

Oct. 6, 1998

Oct. 6, 1998

Pleading / Motion / Brief
15

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Order

United States v. Steubenville Board of Education

Oct. 13, 1998

Oct. 13, 1998

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 17, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

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MOTION by plaintiff & defendant for entry of a consent decree and to schedule a fairness hearing () (bw) Modified on 05/24/1995 (Entered: 05/24/1995)

May 19, 1995

May 19, 1995

4

ORDER by Judge James L. Graham granting motion for entry of a consent decree and to schedule a fairness hearing [3-1] . Matter is referred to Mag Abel to conduct a fairness hearing and for a report and recommendation. (cc: all counsel) () (bw) (Entered: 06/01/1995)

June 1, 1995

June 1, 1995

5

ORDER for Entry of Consent Decree by Judge James L. Graham (cc: all counsel) () (bw) (Entered: 06/01/1995)

June 1, 1995

June 1, 1995

6

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff& defendant to amend order for entry of consent decree () (bw) (Entered: 06/21/1995)

June 21, 1995

June 21, 1995

7

ORDER and Amendment of consent decree by Judge James L. Graham granting motion to amend order for entry of consent decree [6-1] (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 1) (bw) (Entered: 06/21/1995)

June 21, 1995

June 21, 1995

8

LETTER to court from Alice Herring () (bw) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 3, 1995

July 3, 1995

9

LETTER to court from Mattie Patterson () (bw) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 3, 1995

July 3, 1995

10

LETTER to court from Sandra Rowley () (bw) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 10, 1995

July 10, 1995

11

LETTER to court from Anna Kennedy () (bw) (Entered: 07/17/1995)

July 17, 1995

July 17, 1995

12

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION by Mag. Judge Mark R. Abel that the proposed consent decree be approved and entered by the Court. NOTICE: Parties have 10 days to file objections (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 2) (bw) (Entered: 08/04/1995)

Aug. 3, 1995

Aug. 3, 1995

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ORDER by Judge James L. Graham Adopting the REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION [12-1] entering the Proposed Consent Decree and terminating case (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 1) (bw) (Entered: 08/28/1995)

Aug. 28, 1995

Aug. 28, 1995

14

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff & defendant to dismiss case () (bw) (Entered: 10/07/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998

Oct. 6, 1998

15

ORDER by Judge James L. Graham granting joint motion to

Oct. 13, 1998

Oct. 13, 1998

Case Details

State / Territory: Ohio

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 19, 1995

Closing Date: Oct. 13, 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice, on behalf of a male school district 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

Steubenville Board of Education (Steubenville, Jefferson), City

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)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

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: 1995 - None

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Male