Case: McReynolds v. Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc.

1:01-cv-00510 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: March 9, 2001

Closed Date: 2006

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On March 9, 2001, a group of African-American employees filed suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., and 42 U.S.C. § 1981 against Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc. in the United States District Court of the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive relief and damages alleging discrimination in promotion practices. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that Sodexho discriminated agains…

On March 9, 2001, a group of African-American employees filed suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., and 42 U.S.C. § 1981 against Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc. in the United States District Court of the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive relief and damages alleging discrimination in promotion practices. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that Sodexho discriminated against African-Americans in managerial, salaried positions, relying on both the disparate treatment and disparate impact theories.

The plaintiffs asserted that most of the managerial slots were filled without the jobs ever being posted. Further, when jobs were posted, pre-selection occurred that disadvantaged African-Americans because the decision-makers were primarily white. The plaintiffs also asserted that, when there was competition for a managerial position, these decision-makers had unfettered discretion in making their decision because they were not given job-related or objective criteria. Since there was no required documentation explaining their reasons, the decisions were un-reviewable. McReynolds v. Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc., 349 F.Supp.2d 6 (D.D.C. 2004).

On June 27, 2002, the Court (Judge Ellen S. Huvelle) granted class certification as to liability but not damages. McReynolds v. Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc., 208 F.R.D. 449 (D.D.C. 2004). The parties then engaged in almost two years of heated discovery.

On December 20, 2004, the Court handed down two orders. The first was an order denying defendant's motion for summary judgment except with respect to the plaintiffs' disparate impact claim, which the court dismissed with prejudice. According to the Court, given the inconsistencies in Sodexho's own evidence, and in light of the substantial testimony offered by plaintiffs, the Court must, for summary judgment purposes, credit plaintiffs' contention that Sodexho used a decentralized, subjective promotions process. McReynolds v. Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc., 349 F.Supp.2d 20 (D.D.C. 2004).

The Court's decision to dismiss the disparate impact claim was in part to do with the second order handed down that day: also on December 20, 2004, the Court denied the defendant's motion to strike the plaintiff's expert testimony. The plaintiffs brought on a statistics expert to compute the promoting rates of the class members, and the defense likewise hired a similar expert. The expert opinions differed concerning their analysis of the promoting rate, and the defense moved to strike the plaintiff's expert testimony. The Court did not rule which testimony was the correct one, ruling instead that both met the minimum requirements for admissible testimony. McReynolds v. Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc., 349 F.Supp.2d 34 (D.D.C. 2004).

On May 2, 2005, the two sides reached a settlement. The settlement yielded up to a potential $80 million for those who claimed class status. As part of the settlement, the company also continued its diversity programs training. After a minor battle over attorney fees, the Court approved over $21 million in attorney fees and another $2 million in costs. The case was closed on September 7, 2006.

Summary Authors

Matthew Aibel (4/20/2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Huvelle, Ellen Segal (District of Columbia)

Kay, Alan (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Becton, Nicole Jelani (District of Columbia)

Boston, Sheila S. (New York)

Bush, T. Melindah (District of Columbia)

Cousineau, David Laurent (District of Columbia)

Feldman, Larry (California)

Gasper, Julie A. Klusas (District of Columbia)

Howley, John P. (District of Columbia)

Patel, Minoti (New York)

Judge(s)

Huvelle, Ellen Segal (District of Columbia)

Kay, Alan (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Becton, Nicole Jelani (District of Columbia)

Boston, Sheila S. (New York)

Bush, T. Melindah (District of Columbia)

Cousineau, David Laurent (District of Columbia)

Feldman, Larry (California)

Gasper, Julie A. Klusas (District of Columbia)

Howley, John P. (District of Columbia)

Patel, Minoti (New York)

Robinson, Karen Rae (District of Columbia)

Scanlon, Kerry Alan (District of Columbia)

Sumer, Jacquelyn L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ashe, R. Lawrence Jr. (Georgia)

Hill, William Bradley Jr. (Georgia)

Horn, Todd J. (Maryland)

Johnson, Barbara L (District of Columbia)

Johnston, George W. (Maryland)

Marshall, Alison B. (District of Columbia)

Nager, Glen David (District of Columbia)

Racine, Karl A. (Maryland)

Rafuse, Nancy E. (Georgia)

Warner, David R. (Virginia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Sept. 7, 2006 Docket
56

Opinion and Order (granting plaintiffs' motion for class certification as to liability)

208 F.R.D. 428

June 25, 2002 Order/Opinion
190

Defendant's Motion For Summary Judgment As To Classwide Liability

April 1, 2004 Pleading / Motion / Brief
211

Plaintiffs' Opposition To Defendant's Motion For Summary Judgment As To Classwide Liability

May 4, 2004 Pleading / Motion / Brief
238

Opinion and Order Denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (except that plaintiffs' disparate impact claim is dismissed with prejudice)

349 F.Supp.2d 1

Dec. 20, 2004 Order/Opinion

Opinion and Order (denying defendant's motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiffs' statistical expert)

349 F.Supp.2d 30

Dec. 20, 2004 Order/Opinion
307-3

Settlement Agreement and Consent Decree

May 2, 2005 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/11891404/mcreynolds-v-sodexho-marriott/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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CLASS COMPLAINT filed by plaintiff CYNTHIA CARTER MCREYNOLDS, plaintiff LISA MITCHELL, plaintiff ROBERT MORRIS JR., plaintiff CHIP MOSS, plaintiff MARILYN MCNISH, plaintiff EZZIE L. HENRY, plaintiff DWAIN P. RICHARDSON, plaintiff TARSHA ANN HARDY, plaintiff GAIL L. DARLINGTON, plaintiff SAMUEL COKES; jury demand; exhibit (1) (tb) Modified on 03/13/2001 (Entered: 03/13/2001)

March 12, 2001 PACER

SUMMONS (1) issued for defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT (tb)

March 12, 2001 PACER
2

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed on 3/9/01 upon defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT (tb) (Entered: 03/13/2001)

March 12, 2001 PACER
3

MOTION filed by plaintiff CYNTHIA CARTER MCREYNOLDS, plaintiff LISA MITCHELL, plaintiff ROBERT MORRIS JR., plaintiff CHIP MOSS, plaintiff MARILYN MCNISH, plaintiff EZZIE L. HENRY, plaintiff DWAIN P. RICHARDSON, plaintiff TARSHA ANN HARDY, plaintiff GAIL L. DARLINGTON, plaintiff SAMUEL COKES to waive 90-day time limit to file motion for class certification (cas) (Entered: 03/30/2001)

March 29, 2001 PACER
4

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT [1-1] by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT. (ag) (Entered: 03/30/2001)

March 29, 2001 PACER
7

LCvR 26.1 Certificate of disclosure of corporate affiliations and financial interests by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT (ag) (Entered: 04/03/2001)

March 29, 2001 PACER
5

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle : granting motion to waive 90-day time limit to file motion for class certification [3-1] by plaintiffs (N) (gdf) (Entered: 04/02/2001)

April 2, 2001 PACER
6

SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle Meet Confer hearing set for 10:30 4/27/01 . (N) (gdf) (Entered: 04/02/2001)

April 2, 2001 PACER
8

JOINT DISCOVERY PLANNING CONFERENCE REPORT CONFERENCE REPORT by plaintiffs and defendants (bjsp) (Entered: 04/26/2001)

April 19, 2001 PACER
9

BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE CASE by plaintiffs; exhibits (2) (bjsp) (Entered: 04/27/2001)

April 25, 2001 PACER

MEET AND CONFER STATUS HEARING before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: order to be presented by counsel. Reporter: Jon Hundley, Miller Reporting (gdf)

April 27, 2001 PACER
10

SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle that joinder of additional parties and amendment of the pleading shall be done by 6/08/01;motion due 8/20/01 ; response to motion due 9/17/01 ; reply to motion due 10/1/01; (N) (see order for detail) (gdf) (Entered: 04/30/2001)

April 30, 2001 PACER
11

MOTION filed by plaintiffs to limit defendant's contact with putative class members (ag) (Entered: 05/23/2001)

May 22, 2001 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: denying both plaintiff and defendant's motions. Order to be presented. Reporter: Monica Mazzeo (gdf)

May 24, 2001 PACER
14

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: denying motion to limit plaintiffs' counsel's contact with putative class members [13-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT, denying motion to limit defendant's contact with putative class members [11-1] by plaintiffs (N) (gdf) (Entered: 05/30/2001)

May 24, 2001 PACER
12

RESPONSE by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT in opposition to motion to limit defendant's contact with putative class members [11-1] by plaintiffs. (ag) (Entered: 05/29/2001)

May 25, 2001 PACER
13

MOTION filed by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to limit plaintiffs' counsel's contact with putative class members ; Exhibits (1) (ag) (Entered: 05/29/2001)

May 25, 2001 PACER
15

MOTION filed by plaintiff to compel the production of email and other documents that discuss or refer to this lawsuit ; Exhibits (6) (ag) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

July 16, 2001 PACER
16

JOINT MOTION by plaintiffs and defendants for the Court to amend the 4/30/01 order that joinder of additional parties and amendment of the pleading shall be done by 6/08/01;motion due 8/20/01 ; response to motion due 9/17/01 ; reply to motion due 10/1/01; [10-1], order [10-2] (bjsp) (Entered: 07/27/2001)

July 26, 2001 PACER
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RESPONSE by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT in opposition to motion to compel the production of email and other documents that discuss or refer to this lawsuit [15-1] by plaintiff's; exhibit's (3) (cas) (Entered: 07/30/2001)

July 27, 2001 PACER
18

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: granting joint motion for the Court to amend the 4/30/01 order that joinder of additional parties and amendment of the pleading shall be done by 6/08/01; [10-1], order [10-2] [16-1] by defendant, plaintiff (N) (see order for detail) (gdf) (Entered: 08/01/2001)

July 31, 2001 PACER
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REPLY by plaintiff in support of motion to compel the production of email and other documents that discuss or refer to this lawsuit [15-1] by plaintiffs; Declarations (1); Exhibits (16) (ag) (Entered: 08/06/2001)

Aug. 3, 2001 PACER

MOTION HEARING before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: motion to compel granted/denied in part. Tele-conference set for 10:00 8/15/01 Reporter: Jon Hundley, Miller (gdf)

Aug. 7, 2001 PACER
20

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle : granting in part, denying in part motion to compel the production of email and other documents that discuss or refer to this lawsuit [15-1] Tele-conference set for 10:00 8/15/01 (N) (gdf) (Entered: 08/09/2001)

Aug. 8, 2001 PACER
21

TRANSCRIPT of a Motion Hearing filed for date(s) of 8/7/01. Reporter: Jon Hundley (ag) (Entered: 08/15/2001)

Aug. 14, 2001 PACER
22

STATEMENT filed by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT, regarding: estimated costs of e-mail discovery for purposes of conference call with opposing counsel and judge; exhibit (1) (cjp) (Entered: 08/15/2001)

Aug. 14, 2001 PACER
23

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: that the out of pocket cost up to $29,231.70 for discovery of e-mails relating to the motion for class certification shall be split equally between defendant and plaintiffs. Defendant shall bear the cost of attorney time for privilege review of these documents, as well as any out of pocket costs in excess of $29,231.70. This order shall be subject to reconsideration in the event that the e-mails from corporate headquarters cannot be reviewed as a result of defendant's destruction of the backup tapes (N) (gdf) (Entered: 08/17/2001)

Aug. 15, 2001 PACER
24

MOTION filed by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT for George W. Johnston to appear pro hac vice (VENABLE, BAETJER AND HOWARD, LLP, 1800 Mercantile Bank & Trust Bldg., Two Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 244-7400) (nmr) (Entered: 10/10/2001)

Oct. 9, 2001 PACER
25

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle : granting motion for George W. Johnston to appear pro hac vice (VENABLE, BAETJER AND HOWARD, LLP, 1800 Mercantile Bank & Trust Bldg., Two Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 244-7400) [24-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT (N) (gdf) (Entered: 10/12/2001)

Oct. 10, 2001 PACER
26

REQUEST by plaintiff for conference call with the court regarding defendant's failure to produce responsive emails ; attachments (3) (nmr) (Entered: 10/17/2001)

Oct. 16, 2001 PACER
27

RESPONSE (OPPOSITIONS) by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to request for conference call with the court regarding defendant's failure to produce responsive emails [26-1] by plaintiffs; exhibits (3). (nmr) (Entered: 10/18/2001)

Oct. 17, 2001 PACER
28

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: Referring all discovery to Magistrate Judge Kay (N) (gdf) (Entered: 10/23/2001)

Oct. 22, 2001 PACER
29

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: granting request for conference call with the court regarding defendant's failure to produce responsive emails [26-1] by plaintiffs; counsel shall meet before 10/31/01, to resolve any issues surrounding the use and development of the e-mail database; that defendant must produce to plaintiffs by 10/31/01, a privilege log of all documents withheld up to that date (N) (See order for detail) (gdf) (Entered: 10/23/2001)

Oct. 22, 2001 PACER

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Alan Kay for discovery dispute (mmh)

Oct. 22, 2001 PACER
30

MOTION filed by plaintiff to extend time of the cut-off for expert class discover to 11/7/01 (nmr) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 29, 2001 PACER
31

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle : granting motion to extend time of the cut-off for expert class discover to 11/7/01 [30-1] by plaintiffs; Discovery now closes 11/7/01 (N) (pob) (Entered: 10/31/2001)

Oct. 31, 2001 PACER
32

JOINT MOTION by plaintiffs, defendant for amended class certification scheduling order (nmr) (Entered: 11/08/2001)

Nov. 7, 2001 PACER
33

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle : granting joint motion for amended class certification scheduling order [32-1] by defendant, plaintiff motion for class certification due 12/7/01 ; response to motion due 1/18/02 ; reply to motion due 2/15/02 (N) (rew) (Entered: 11/09/2001)

Nov. 8, 2001 PACER

CASE referral ended as to Magistrate Judge Alan Kay. (kk)

Dec. 1, 2001 PACER
34

MOTION filed by plaintiffs for class certification ; exhibits (APPENDIX VOLUMES I AND II 1THRU96) (cas) (Entered: 12/10/2001)

Dec. 7, 2001 PACER
35

MOTION filed by plaintiff to compel production of documents withheld on asserted groundss of privilege ; exhibits (14) (cas) (Entered: 01/09/2002)

Jan. 8, 2002 PACER
36

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: referring discovery to Magistrate Judge Kay (N) (gdf) (Entered: 01/09/2002)

Jan. 9, 2002 PACER

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Alan Kay for discovery disputes (mmh)

Jan. 9, 2002 PACER
37

MOTION (CORRECTED) filed by plaintiffs to compel production of documents witheld on asserted grounds of privilege (cas) (Entered: 01/10/2002)

Jan. 9, 2002 PACER
38

MOTION filed by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to extend time to 1/29/02 to respond to motion to compel ; exhibits (3) (cas) (Entered: 01/11/2002)

Jan. 10, 2002 PACER
39

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to motion to extend time to 1/29/02 to respond to motion to compel [38-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT; exhibits (10) (cas) (Entered: 01/15/2002)

Jan. 14, 2002 PACER
40

REPLY by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to response in opposition to their motion for extension of time to respond to plaintiff's motion to compel; Exhibit (1). (ks) Modified on 01/31/2002 (Entered: 01/31/2002)

Jan. 15, 2002 PACER
41

MEMORANDUM ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alan Kay : granting motion by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to extend time to 1/29/02 to respond to motion to compel [38-1]; defendant's response to plaintiffs' motion to compel due by 1/29/02 (N) (kk) (Entered: 01/18/2002)

Jan. 18, 2002 PACER
42

RESPONSE by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT in opposition to motion for class certification [34-1] by plaintiffs; Exhibits (62). (nmr) (Entered: 01/22/2002)

Jan. 18, 2002 PACER
43

RESPONSE by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT in opposition to motion to compel production of documents witheld on grounds of privilege [37-1] by plaintiffs; Attachments (3). (nmr) (Entered: 01/30/2002)

Jan. 29, 2002 PACER
44

REPLY by plaintiff to response in opposition to motion to compel production of documents witheld on asserted grounds of privilege [37-1] by plaintiffs; Exhibits (4) (nmr) (Entered: 02/06/2002)

Feb. 5, 2002 PACER
45

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alan Kay : deferring plaintiffs' corrected motion to compel production of documents withheld on asserted grounds of privilege [37-1] until after the Court reviews the documents in camera ; directing that said documents be delivered to the Court within 7 days from the date of receipt of this order (N) (kk) (Entered: 02/08/2002)

Feb. 8, 2002 PACER
46

RESPONSE by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to the Courts 2/7/02 order for defendant to submit identified documents to the Court for an in camera review and corrected declaration of J. Victor Waye, ESQ [45-3]; exhibit (1) (bjsp) (Entered: 02/15/2002)

Feb. 14, 2002 PACER
47

REPLY by plaintiff to response in opposition to motion for class certification [34-1] by plaintiffs; Exhibits (44) (nmr) (Entered: 02/19/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002 PACER
48

MOTION filed by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT for leave to file surreply memorandum in opposition to motion for class certification ; EXHIBIT (SURREPLY) (nmr) (Entered: 03/13/2002)

March 11, 2002 PACER
49

RESPONSE by plaintiffs in opposition to motion for leave to file surreply memorandum in opposition to motion for class certification [48-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT; Exhibits (5). (nmr) (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 21, 2002 PACER
50

REPLY by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to response in opposition to motion for leave to file surreply memorandum in opposition to motion for class certification [48-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT; Attachment (1) (nmr) (Entered: 04/02/2002)

April 1, 2002 PACER
51

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle : granting motion for leave to file surreply memorandum in opposition to motion for class certification [48-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT (N) (gdf) (Entered: 04/08/2002)

April 3, 2002 PACER
54

SURREPLY by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to motion for class certification [34-1] by plaintiffs; Exhibits (4) (nmr) (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 3, 2002 PACER
52

MEMORANDUM OPINION by Magistrate Judge Alan Kay (N) (kk) (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 10, 2002 PACER
53

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alan Kay : granting in part and denying in part, plaintiffs' corrected motion to compel production of documents witheld on asserted grounds of privilege [37-1]; directing that within 10 days from the date of receipt of this order, the defendant shall produce documents numbered 1 (may redact handwritten notes), 39, 43-45, 48-51, 190, 191, 276, 277, 326, 363, 367, 376, 454-456, 493, 512, 513 (may redact handwritten notes), 519, 520, 609-611, 629, 630-633, 636-639, 643-646, 652, 658-660, 672, 673 and 689 ; directing that documents numbered 2, 155, 253-258, 263, 492, 517, 518, 544, 545, 641, 642, 650, 664-669, 674, 682, 683, 687, 688 and 690 are privileged or protected, and need not be produced (N) (kk) (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 10, 2002 PACER
55

MEMORANDUM OPINION by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle (N) (gdf) (Entered: 06/27/2002)

June 25, 2002 PACER
56

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle : granting motion for class certification [34-1] by plaintiffsssssssss status hearing set for 9:45 7/12/02 ; (N) (gdf) (Entered: 06/27/2002)

June 25, 2002 PACER
57

PROPOSED SCHEDULE plans by plaintiffs, defendant (bcs) (Entered: 07/09/2002)

July 8, 2002 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: Reporter: Jon Hundley, Miller (gdf)

July 12, 2002 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle : status hearing set for 11:00 12/2/02 ; Reporter: Ed Hawkins (jf)

Oct. 1, 2002 PACER
58

TRANSCRIPT filed of status conference before Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle for date(s) of 10/1/02. Reporter: Edward N. Hawkins (nmr) (Entered: 10/29/2002)

Oct. 28, 2002 PACER
59

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to Order dated 10/1/02 directing the filing of a proposed discovery plan. (nmr) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: Status hearing set for 9:30 a.m. on 1/9/03 ; Reporter: Santa Zizzo (gdf)

Dec. 2, 2002 PACER
60

SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle discovery closes 12/1/03; Status hearing set for 9:30 a.m. on 1/9/03 and further Status set for 12:00 p.m. on 12/15/03 ;, referring discovery diputes to Magistrate Judge Kay (N) (gdf) (Entered: 12/04/2002)

Dec. 3, 2002 PACER

CASE RE-REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Alan Kay for discovery disputes (cp)

Dec. 3, 2002 PACER
61

TRANSCRIPT filed of status conference before Judge Huvelle for date(s) of 12/2/02. Reporter: Santa Zizzo (nmr) (Entered: 12/09/2002)

Dec. 6, 2002 PACER
62

SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle discovery closes 12/1/03 ; referring discovery dispute to Magistrate Judge Kay (N) (gdf) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 18, 2002 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: Status hearing set for 2:00 p.m. on 5/16/03 Reporter: Jackie Wood, Miller Reporter (gdf)

Jan. 9, 2003 PACER
63

ORDER by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle: that salaried African-American employees who were not employed by Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc. at any time between March 27, 1998 and July 1, 2001 are members of the class certified by this Court on June 27, 2002; for the purposes of determining liability in this case, promotion decisions that occured after June 22, 2001 shall not be considered (N) (gdf) (Entered: 01/15/2003)

Jan. 14, 2003 PACER
64

TRANSCRIPT filed for status hearing date(s) of 1/9/03. Reporter: Jacqueline L. Wood, Miller Reporting Company (bcs) (Entered: 02/04/2003)

Feb. 3, 2003 PACER
65

MOTION filed by plaintiffs to quash suboenas served on third parties ; exhibits (3) (bcs) (Entered: 02/07/2003)

Feb. 6, 2003 PACER
66

RESPONSE by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT in opposition to motion to quash suboenas served on third parties [65-1] by plaintiffs; Exhibits (11). (nmr) (Entered: 02/20/2003)

Feb. 19, 2003 PACER
68

COPY of Order filed in USCA dated 02/25/03, referencing, directing the petition for leave to appeal is denied. USCA # 02-8008 (cp) (Entered: 03/06/2003)

Feb. 26, 2003 PACER
67

REPLY by plaintiffs in support of motion to quash suboenas served on third parties [65-1] by plaintiffs; Exhibits (17) (nmr) (Entered: 03/04/2003)

March 3, 2003 PACER
69

MOTION filed by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to increase the number of depositions and to permit defendant to have ex parte conversations with seven class members who were involved in decisions challenged by other class members ; Exhibits (2) (nmr) (Entered: 03/13/2003)

March 12, 2003 PACER
70

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT in support of motion to increase the number of depositions [69-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT; Attachment (1). (ks) (Entered: 03/25/2003)

March 21, 2003 PACER
71

RESPONSE by plaintiffs in opposition to motion to increase the number of depositions and to permit defendant to have ex parte conversations with seven class members who were involved in decisions challenged by other class members [69-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT; Exhibits (16). (nmr) (Entered: 03/27/2003)

March 26, 2003 PACER
72

REPLY by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to response in opposition to motion to increase the number of depositions and to permit defendant to have ex parte conversations with seven class members who were involved in decisions challenged by other class members [69-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT; Exhibits (4) (nmr) (Entered: 04/03/2003)

April 2, 2003 PACER
73

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in opposition to motion to increase the number of depositions [69-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT; Exhibits (4) (nmr) (Entered: 04/07/2003)

April 4, 2003 PACER
74

MOTION filed by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to compel answers to interrogatories and request for production of documents ; Exhibits (5) (nmr) (Entered: 04/09/2003)

April 8, 2003 PACER
75

MEMORANDUM OPINION by Magistrate Judge Alan Kay (N) (kk) (Entered: 04/11/2003)

April 11, 2003 PACER
76

REPLY by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to opposition to supplemental memorandum in support of defendant's motion to increase the number of depositions [73-1] by plaintiffs. (nmr) (Entered: 04/14/2003)

April 11, 2003 PACER
77

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alan Kay : granting in part and denying in part, motion by plaintiffs to quash subpoenas served on third parties [65-1] (N) (kk) (Entered: 04/15/2003)

April 14, 2003 PACER
78

MOTION filed by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to compel the deposition of plaintiff William Snell ; Exhibits (6) (nmr) (Entered: 04/18/2003)

April 17, 2003 PACER
79

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in opposition to motion to increase the number of depositions and to permit defendant to have ex parte conversations with seven class members who were involved in decisions challenged by other class members [69-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT; exhibits (2) (bcs) (Entered: 04/21/2003)

April 18, 2003 PACER
80

MOTION filed by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT for protective order to preclude the deposition of Pierre Bellon ; Exhibits (5) (nmr) (Entered: 04/22/2003)

April 21, 2003 PACER
81

RESPONSE by plaintiffs in opposition to motion to compel answers to interrogatories and request for production of documents [74-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT; Exhibits (24). (nmr) (Entered: 04/22/2003)

April 21, 2003 PACER
82

MOTION filed by plaintiffs for protective order to protect absent class members from depositions by defendant : Exhibits (5) (nmr) (Entered: 04/23/2003)

April 23, 2003 PACER
83

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL of motion to compel the deposition of plaintiff William Snell [78-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT (nmr) (Entered: 04/24/2003)

April 23, 2003 PACER
84

MOTION filed by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to strike supplemental memorandum in opposition to defendant's motion to increase the number of depositions [79-1] (nmr) (Entered: 04/29/2003)

April 28, 2003 PACER
85

REPLY by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to response in opposition to motion to compel answers to interrogatories and request for production of documents [74-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT (nmr) (Entered: 04/29/2003)

April 28, 2003 PACER
86

MOTION filed by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT to modify discovery order ; Exhibits (5) (nmr) (Entered: 04/29/2003)

April 28, 2003 PACER
87

MEMORANDUM (AMENDED) by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT in support of motion to modify discovery order [86-1] by SODEXHO MARRIOTT; Exhibits (5) (nmr) (Entered: 04/29/2003)

April 28, 2003 PACER
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ERRATA by defendant SODEXHO MARRIOTT amending Local Rule 7.1(m) statement regarding defendant's motion to strike plaintiffs' surreply. (nmr) (Entered: 04/30/2003)

April 29, 2003 PACER

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 9, 2001

Closing Date: 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

African-American managers who were denied promotion due to disparate treatment

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Sodexho Marriott (Gaithersburg), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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: $80 million

Order Duration: 2005 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Monitoring

Monitor/Master

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Auditing

Utilize objective job description

Retaliation Prohibition

Recordkeeping

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

Male