Case: Miller v. Baltimore Gas & Electric Company

1:00-cv-02808 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 20, 2000

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On September 20, 2000, a group of African-American employees filed a class action suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., 42 U.S.C. § 1981 against the Baltimore Gas & Electric Company in United States District Court of the District of Maryland. The plaintiffs represented by private counsel asked the Court for injunctive relief and compensatory relief and punitive damages alleging systemic discrimination and harassment. Specifically, the plaintiffs cont…

On September 20, 2000, a group of African-American employees filed a class action suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., 42 U.S.C. § 1981 against the Baltimore Gas & Electric Company in United States District Court of the District of Maryland. The plaintiffs represented by private counsel asked the Court for injunctive relief and compensatory relief and punitive damages alleging systemic discrimination and harassment. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that the nuclear power plant had racially motivated discrimination practices in its selection, transfer, testing, performance evaluation, compensation, and discipline policies, practices, and procedures, as well a hostile work environment. Several of the named plaintiffs also sought individual damages for retaliatory actions taken against them by the defendant.

On August 1, 2001, the Court (Judge Blake) handed down three orders. First, the Court denied the plaintiff's motion for leave to file an amended complaint. The plaintiffs originally sought class-wide compensatory and punitive damages, however, they proposed to revise this claim to seek only injunctive and declaratory relief on a class-wide basis. The Court denied this motion because without seeking compensatory and punitive damages as a class, class certification would become a highly complex issue. The Court desired that the plaintiffs attempt first to seek the original class certification and to file an amended complaint only if their motion was denied. Miller v. Baltimore Gas, 202 F.R.D. 208 (D.C.M.D. 2001).

The second order denied the defendant's motion for the plaintiffs to file an amended complaint that did not seek class certification. The Court (Judge Blake) believed there was enough evidence to possibly certify a class, and thus, the defendant's motion was denied. Miller v. Baltimore Gas, 202 F.R.D. 208 (D.C.M.D. 2001).

The third order of the day denied the defendant's motion for partial summary judgment. The Court (Judge Blake) believed the class action had merit, and wanted to let the litigation proceed. Miller v. Baltimore Gas, 202 F.R.D. 208 (D.C.M.D. 2001).

The class was never actually certified because on July 22, 2005, a consent decree was reached and was signed and ordered by the Court (Judge Blake). The settlement awarded $650,000 thousand to each of the eight named plaintiffs, $2 million in attorneys fees, and the rest was dispersed among other class members and diversity programs at the company. However, on September 18, 2006, the plaintiffs filed a motion for sanctions against the defendant for violating the consent decree. After more proceedings, a revised decree was reached. On January 31, 2007, a proposed consent decree was signed and ordered by the Court (Judge Blake). The case was closed on March 7, 2007.

Summary Authors

Matthew Aibel (4/20/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Blake, Catherine C. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Caspe, Jessica (District of Columbia)

Dixon, Charles R. (Maryland)

Fleming, Timothy B. (District of Columbia)

Kisch, Lori B. (District of Columbia)

Morris, Grant E. (District of Columbia)

Neal, Daria E. (Virginia)

Sanford, David W. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Buckler, Patrick R. (Maryland)

Cherry, Ronald M. (Maryland)

Judge(s)

Blake, Catherine C. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Caspe, Jessica (District of Columbia)

Dixon, Charles R. (Maryland)

Fleming, Timothy B. (District of Columbia)

Kisch, Lori B. (District of Columbia)

Morris, Grant E. (District of Columbia)

Neal, Daria E. (Virginia)

Sanford, David W. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Buckler, Patrick R. (Maryland)

Cherry, Ronald M. (Maryland)

Fisher, Kerry B. (Maryland)

Galambos, L. Denise (Maryland)

Kane, Richard F. (North Carolina)

Marcuss, Elena D. (Maryland)

Wood, John L. (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Sept. 20, 2000 Docket
44

Order denying plaintiff's motion to amend complaint

202 F.R.D. 195

Aug. 9, 2001 Order/Opinion
155-1

Proposed consent decree

May 17, 2005 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE $ 150 RECEIPT # 281649 (elt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/20/2000)

Sept. 20, 2000
2

SUMMONS(ES) (20 days) issued for BGConstellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs (elt, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 09/21/2000 (Entered: 09/20/2000)

Sept. 20, 2000
3

CONSENT MOTION by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEto Extend Time to Answer Complaint (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/08/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000
4

ORDER granting [3−1] motion to Extend Time to Answer Complaint reset Answer deadline to 12/8/00 for BGfor Calvert Cliffs, for Constellation, for Constellation Energy (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 11/8/00) (c/i 11/8/00 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/08/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000
5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Constellation Energy 10/30/00 Answer due on 12/8/00 for Constellation Energy (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/20/2000)

Nov. 20, 2000
6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Constellation 10/30/00 Answer due on 12/8/00 for Constellation (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/20/2000)

Nov. 20, 2000
7

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to BGE10/30/00 Answer due on 12/8/00 for BGE(mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/20/2000)

Nov. 20, 2000
8

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Calvert Cliffs 11/6/00 Answer due on 12/8/00 for BGfor Calvert Cliffs, for Constellation, for Constellation Energy (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000
9

ANSWER to Complaint by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGE(c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000
10

MOTION with memorandum in support by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEfor an Order Determining that Plaintiffs May not Maintain this Class Action and Requiring Plaintiffs to File an Amended Complaint that Eliminates all Class Action Claims (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000
11

Local Rule 103.3 − Disclosure by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGE(c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000
12

MOTION with memorandum in support by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams to Extend Time to File Opposition to Motion of Defendants to Dismiss (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/26/2000)

Dec. 26, 2000
13

SUPPLEMENTAL to their [12−1] motion to Extend Time to File Opposition to Motion of Defendants to Dismiss by plaintiffs Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/27/2000)

Dec. 27, 2000
14

MOTION with memorandum in support by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams to Extend Time to File Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/27/2000)

Dec. 27, 2000
15

ORDER granting [14−1] motion of Plaintiffs to Extend Time to File Opposition to Motion of Defendants to Dismiss ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 12/27/00) (c/m 12/27/00 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/27/2000)

Dec. 27, 2000
16

RESPONSE by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams in opposition to [10−1] Motion of Defendants for an Order Determining that Plaintiffs May not Maintain this Class Action and Requiring Plaintiffs to File an Amended Complaint that Eliminates all Class Action Claims by BGCalvert Cliffs, Constellation, Constellation Energy with Exhibits 1−4 (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/04/2001)

Jan. 4, 2001
17

MOTION with memorandum in support by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams for Leave to File Amended Complaint and Proposed Amended Complaint (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/04/2001)

Jan. 4, 2001
18

MOTION by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams for Grant Morris to Appear Pro Hac Vice (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/16/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001
18

ORDER granting [18−1] Motion of Plaintiffs for Grant Morris to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 1/16/01) (c/i 1/16/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/16/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001
19

MOTION by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams for Timothy B. Fleming to Appear Pro Hac Vice (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/16/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001
19

ORDER granting [19−1] Motion of Plaintiffs for Timothy B. Fleming to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Fee paid. (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 1/16/01) (c/i 1/16/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/16/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001
20

MOTION by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams for Daria E. Neal to Appear Pro Hac Vice (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/16/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001
20

ORDER granting [20−1] Motion of Plaintiffs for Daria E. Neal to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Fee paid. (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 1/16/01) (c/i 1/16/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/16/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001
21

LETTER/MOTION by Polly A. Miller, Constellation Energy to Extend Time to Submit Joint Proposed Scheduling Order (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 17, 2001
21

MARGINAL ORDER granting [21−1] Joint Letter/Motion to Extend Time to Submit Joint Proposed Scheduling Order ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 1/17/01) (c/faxed 1/17/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 17, 2001
22

MEMORANDUM by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEin Opposition to [17−1] Motion of Plaintiffs for Leave to File Amended Complaint with Exhibits 1−9 and Request for Hearing (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 18, 2001
23

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEin support of [10−1] motion for an Order Determining that Plaintiffs May not Maintain this Class Action and Requiring Plaintiffs to File an Amended Complaint that Eliminates all Class Action Claims with Exhibit 1 (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 18, 2001
24

MOTION with memorandum in support by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEfor Partial Summary Judgment as to Elbertino Dennis' Title VII Claims and Class−Wide Claims of Title VII Discrimination with Request for Hearing and Exhibits 1−9 (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/25/2001)

Jan. 25, 2001
25

MOTION by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEfor Richard F. Kane to Appear Pro Hac Vice (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/26/2001)

Jan. 25, 2001
25

ORDER granting [25−1] Motion for Richard F. Kane to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Defendants. (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 1/25/01) (c/i 1/26/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/26/2001)

Jan. 26, 2001
27

ORDER granting [26−1] Motion of Plaintiffs for Leave to File Surreply in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Eliminate Class Claims, granting [26−2] Motion of Plaintiffs to Extend Time for Filing Reply in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint, granting [26−3] Motion of Plaintiffs to Extend Time for Filing Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 2/5/01) (c/i 2/5/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/05/2001)

Feb. 5, 2001
28

ORDER APPROVING Plaintiffs' approach regarding schedule of case and DIRECTING written discovery should begin immediately, on issues arising from allegations of the 8 individual plaintiffs. Once motions are fully briefed and resolved, a further scheduling conference may be helpful. ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 2/12/01) (c/m 2/12/01 chambers) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/13/2001)

Feb. 12, 2001
29

REPLY by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, et al to Defendant's Opposition to their [17−1] motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint. (c/s) (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/21/2001)

Feb. 20, 2001
29

SURREPLY by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, et al to [10−1] motion for an Order Determining that Plaintiffs May not Maintain this Class Action and Requiring Plaintiffs to File an Amended Complaint that Eliminates all Class Action by BGCalvert Cliffs, Constellation, Constellation Energy. (c/s)1 (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/21/2001)

Feb. 20, 2001
30

RESPONSE by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, et al in opposition to [24−1] motion for Partial Summary Judgment as to Elbertino Dennis' Title VII Claims and Class−Wide Claims of Title VII Discrimination by BGCalvert Cliffs, Constellation, Constellation Energy and Exhibits 1−6. (c/s) (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/21/2001)

Feb. 20, 2001
31

MOTION by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEto Extend Time to File Their Reply Memorandum in Support of their Motion for Partial Summary Judgment as to Elbertino Dennis' Title VII Claims and Class−Wide Claims of Title VII Discrimination (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/01/2001)

March 1, 2001
32

ORDER granting [31−1] motion of Defendants to Extend Time to File Their Reply Memorandum in Support of their Motion for Partial Summary Judgment as to Elbertino Dennis' Title VII Claims and Class−Wide Claims of Title VII Discrimination ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 3/1/01 ) (c/i 3/2/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/01/2001)

March 1, 2001
33

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEin support of [24−1] their Motion for Partial Summary Judgment as to Elbertino Dennis' Title VII Claims and Class−Wide Claims of Title VII Discrimination by BGCalvert Cliffs, Constellation, Constellation Energy with Exhibits 1−3 (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/19/2001)

March 19, 2001
34

MOTION with memorandum in support by Polly A. Miller for Leave to File Surreply in Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment as to Elbertino Dennis' Title VII Claims and Class−wide Claims of Title VII Discrimination (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/23/2001)

March 23, 2001
35

RESPONSE by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEin opposition to [34−1] Motion of Plaintiffs' for Leave to File Surreply in Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment as to Elbertino Dennis' Title VII Claims and Class−Wide Claims of Title VII Discrimination (c/s) Claims and Class−wide Claims of Title VII Discrimination by Polly A.

March 30, 2001
37

MOTION with memorandum in support by Polly A. Miller, et al. to Quash Subpoena with Exhibits 1−6 (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/02/2001)

April 2, 2001
37

Proposed pre−trial order submitted by Polly A. Miller, et al. and Exhibits 1−6 (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/02/2001)

April 2, 2001
38

MOTION with memorandum in support by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams for Protective Order/Confidentiality with Certificate of Compliance and proposed Protective Order (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/09/2001)

April 9, 2001
39

MEMORANDUM by Constellation Energy, Constellation, et al in opposition to [37−1] motion to Quash Subpoena by Polly A. Miller, [38−1] motion for Protective Order/Confidentiality by plaintiffs. (c/s) (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/16/2001)

April 13, 2001
40

RESPONSE by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEin opposition to [38−1] Motion of Plaintiffs for Protective Order/Confidentiality (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 23, 2001
41

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Polly A. Miller, et al. in support of [37−1] their Motion to Quash Subpoena (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/27/2001)

April 27, 2001
42

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams in support of [38−1] motion for Protective Order/Confidentiality (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/08/2001)

May 7, 2001
43

MOTION by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams for Daria E. Neal to Withdraw as Attorney (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/30/2001)

July 30, 2001
43

ORDER granting [43−1] motion for Daria E. Neal to Withdraw as Attorney (Terminated attorney Daria E Neal for Danny Adams, attorney Daria E Neal for Michelle Patton, attorney Daria E Neal for Angela R. Washington−Sewell, attorney Daria E Neal for Phillip Sutton, attorney Daria E Neal for Elbertino C. Dennis, attorney Daria E Neal for Dante O. King (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 7/30/01) (c/m 7/31/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/30/2001)

July 30, 2001
44

MEMORANDUM OPINION ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 8/9/01) (c/m 8/9/01 vl) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/2001)

Aug. 9, 2001
45

ORDER granting in part as to all other respects, denying in part without prejudice as to all changes relating to compensatory and punitive damages, [34−1] motion for Leave to File Surreply in Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment as to Elbertino Dennis' Title VII Claims and Class−wide Claims of Title VII Discrimination, denying [24−1] motion of Defendants for Partial Summary Judgment as to Elbertino Dennis' Title VII Claims and Class−Wide Claims of Title VII Discrimination, denying [10−1] motion of Defendants for an Order Determining that Plaintiffs May not Maintain this Class Action and Requiring Plaintiffs to File an Amended Complaint that Eliminates all Class Action Claims ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 8/9/01) (c/m 8/9/01 vl) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/2001)

Aug. 9, 2001
46

ORDER SETTING date for Scheduling Conference. (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 9/12/01) (c/m 9/12/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/12/2001)

Sept. 12, 2001
47

REVISED JOINT SCHEDULING ORDER ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 9/26/01) (c/i 9/26/01) (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/26/2001)

Sept. 26, 2001
48

ORDER CONFIRMING results of conference call ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 9/28/01) (c/m 9/28/01 bc) (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 28, 2001
49

UNOPPOSED MOTION with memorandum in support by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams to Exceed Page Limit (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/29/2001)

Oct. 26, 2001
50

ORDER granting [49−1] Unopposed Motion of Plaintiffs to Exceed Page Limit (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 10/30/01) (c/i 10/30/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 30, 2001
51

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEby Elena D. Marcuss (c/s) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/07/2001)

Nov. 7, 2001
52

MOTION by Polly A. Miller for Jessica Caspe to Appear Pro Hac Vice (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/08/2001)

Nov. 8, 2001
52

ORDER granting [52−1] motion for Jessica Caspe to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Fee paid. (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 11/8/01) (c/i 11/8/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/08/2001)

Nov. 8, 2001
53

ORDER granting in part, denying in part [38−1] motion of Plaintiff for Protective Order/Confidentiality, granting in part, denying in part [37−1] motion of Plaintiff to Quash Subpoena ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 12/10/01) (c/m 12/10/01 bc) (mms, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 12/10/2001 (Entered: 12/10/2001)

Dec. 10, 2001
54

MOTION with memorandum in support by Polly A. Miller for Preliminary Injunction with Exhibits 1−7 (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/14/2001)

Dec. 14, 2001
55

MOTION with memorandum in support by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams for Temporary Restraining Order , and for Preliminary Injunction with Exhibits A − F (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/19/2001)

Dec. 19, 2001
56

MOTION by Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEto Extend Time to File their Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunctive Relief (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/27/2001)

Dec. 27, 2001
57

ORDER granting [56−1] Motion of Defendants to Extend Time to File their Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunctive Relief ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 12/27/01) (c/i 12/27/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/27/2001)

Dec. 27, 2001
58

MOTION with memorandum in support by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams to Compel Defendants to Answer and Produce all Non−Privileged Responsive Discovery Outstanding with Defendants' Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Compel; Plaintiffs' Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Compel and Certificate of Compliance with LR 104.7 with Exhibits 1 − 6 and A − C (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/09/2002)

Jan. 9, 2002
59

MEMORANDUM by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEin opposition to [55−2] motion for Preliminary Injunction by plaintiffs, [54−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction by Polly A. Miller with Exhibits 1−6 (c/s) (2/27/02−Supplemental Affidavits of Steven R. Sanders, Affidavit of Benjamin Dansberger and Excerpts from the Deposition of Vincent R. Johnson, Affidavit of Kaye Johnson and Stacey Briscoe filed subsequent to original submission) (mms, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 02/27/2002 (Entered: 01/14/2002)

Jan. 11, 2002
60

UNOPPOSED MOTION by Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams to Extend Time to File Their Reply in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunctive Relief (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 23, 2002
62

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Plaintiffs' Polly A. Miller, et al. in support of their [55−2] Motion for Preliminary Injunction with Exhibits A − D (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/04/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002
63

SUPPLEMENTAL to [62−1] Reply Memorandum in Support of Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Polly A. Miller with Exhibit 1 (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/07/2002)

Feb. 7, 2002
64

ORDER SCHEDULING date for Hearing on Pending Preliminary Injunction Motion. (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 2/11/02) (c/m 2/12/02 bc) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/12/2002)

Feb. 12, 2002
65

ORDER RESCHEDULING Hearing on Pending Preliminary Injunction Motion to 3/6/02. (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 2/15/02) (c/m 2/15/02 bc) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/15/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002

Motion hearing held before (Blake, J) re: [55−2] motion for Preliminary Injunction, [54−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction ( Reporter: L. Bankins) (bma, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/06/2002)

March 6, 2002

Opening statements of counsel (bma, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/06/2002)

March 6, 2002

Not concluded − Court to schedule argument (bma, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/06/2002)

March 6, 2002
66

Preliminary Hearing Exhibit list of Plaintiff (exhibits filed separately) (bma, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 6, 2002
67

Preliminary Hearing Exhibit list of defendants. (exhibits filed separately) (bma, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 6, 2002
68

Transcript of Preliminary Injunction Hearing held before the Court on March 6, 2002 (FILED SEPARATELY) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/20/2002)

March 20, 2002

Tele−conference held before Blake, J (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/26/2002)

March 25, 2002
69

ORDER CONFIRMING results of telephone conference ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 3/26/02) (c/m 3/26/02) (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/26/2002)

March 26, 2002

Motion hearing re: [58−1] motion to Compel Defendants to Answer and Produce all Non−Privileged Responsive Discovery Outstanding (Court Reporter/ER: L. Bankins) − argued − held sub−curia. Counsel to complete production of Discovery by Friday, May 10, 2002. (ats, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/04/2002)

April 4, 2002

Motion hearing re: [55−2] motion for Preliminary Injunction, [54−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction (Court Reporter/ER: L. Bankins) − argued − "DENIED" for reasons as stated in open court. The Court will issue an Order. (ats, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/04/2002)

April 4, 2002
70

STIPULATION AND ORDER Regarding Confidentiality of Discovery Material. (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 4/12/02) (c/i 4/12/02 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/12/2002)

April 12, 2002
71

REVISED PROPOSED JOINT SCHEDULING ORDER (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 4/18/02) (c/i 4/19/02 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/19/2002)

April 18, 2002
72

ORDER denying [55−2] motion for Preliminary Injunction, denying [54−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 4/18/02) (c/i 4/19/02 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/19/2002)

April 18, 2002
74

MOTION by Constellation Energy, Constellation, Calvert Cliffs, BGEfor Ronald M. Cherry to Withdraw as Attorney (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 31, 2002
74

ORDER granting [74−1] Motion of Defendants for Ronald M. Cherry to Withdraw as Attorney (Terminated attorney Ronald M. Cherry for BGattorney Ronald M. Cherry for Calvert Cliffs, attorney Ronald M. Cherry for Constellation, attorney M. Cherry for Constellation Energy. Counsel Fisher, Wood, Kane, Buckler and Marcuss will continue as counsel for Defendants. (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 5/31/02) (c/i &Microfilmed 5/31/02 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 05/31/2002 (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 31, 2002
75

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Polly A. Miller, Beverly L. Pickett, Dante O. King, Elbertino C. Dennis, Phillip Sutton, Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Michelle Patton, Danny Adams by Charles R Dixon (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/01/2002)

July 1, 2002

Hearing held in open court on Discovery issues. Defense counsel to submit summary of issues discussed and/or resolved to plaintiffs' counsel and to the court. The court will then issue an order. (ats, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/02/2002)

July 2, 2002
76

ORDER DIRECTING Defendants to Supplement their Responses to Plaintiffs' First Request for Production of Documents; Supplement their Production of Electronic Data to include the entire workforce of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant; Produce all documents identified as Outside Temporal Scope of Discovery; Submit for in camera inspection the complete personnel file of Raphael A. Wyvill; Plaintiffs may proceed immediately with issuing notices of deposition; Provide Defendants with a list of individuals who have committed to providing an affidavit in support for Motion for Class Certification and as more fully set forth. (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 7/22/02) (c/i 7/22/02 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/22/2002)

July 22, 2002
77

JOINT MOTION by Polly A. Miller, et al. and Constellation Energy, et al. to Extend Time for Certain Expert Discovery Deadlines and Class Certification Briefing Deadlines as set forth in the Revised Proposed Joint Scheduling Order with Exhibits A &B (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/18/2002)

Nov. 18, 2002
78

ORDER granting [77−1] Joint Motion to Extend Time for Certain Expert Discovery Deadlines and Class Certification Briefing Deadlines as set forth in the Revised Proposed Joint Scheduling Order and APPROVING Second Revised Proposed Joint Scheduling Order. (signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake, 11/18/02) (c/i 11/18/02 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/18/2002)

Nov. 18, 2002
79

JOINT MOTION by Polly A. Miller, Constellation Energy to Extend Time for Certain Expert Discovery Deadlines as Set Forth in the Second Revised Proposed Joint Scheduling Order (c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/21/2003)

Jan. 17, 2003
80

THIRD REVISED PROPOSED JOINT SCHEDULING ORDER ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 1/17/03) (c/i 1/21/03 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/21/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003
81

MOTION with memorandum in support by Danny Adams, Angela R. Washington−Sewell for Temporary Restraining Order , and for Preliminary Injunction , and for Sanctions and Attachments 1−15 (c/s) (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/25/2003)

Feb. 25, 2003
82

ORDER MEMORIALIZING Results of Telephone Conference. ( signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake 2/27/03) (c/i 2/27/03 ms ) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/27/2003)

Feb. 27, 2003
84

RESPONSE in Opposition re 81 Motion for TROMotion for Preliminary InjunctionMotion for Sanctions filed by Baltimore Gas &Electric Company, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Inc., Constellation Energy Group, Constellation Nuclear, L.L.P.. Replies due by 3/20/2003. (Buckler, Patrick) (Entered: 03/06/2003)

March 6, 2003
85

Correspondence re: Severance Plan Agreement Language (Buckler, Patrick) (Entered: 03/06/2003)

March 6, 2003
86

Correspondence re: proposals in 3/3/03 and 3/6/03 letters from defendants' counsel (blc, Chambers) (Entered: 03/07/2003)

March 7, 2003
87

MEMORANDUM IN REPLY OF PLAINTIFF TO RESPONSE OF Defendants' in Support of 81 Motion for TROMotion for Preliminary InjunctionMotion for Sanctions filed by Danny Adams. Replies due by 3/24/2003. (Kisch, Lori) Modified on 3/11/2003 (mms, Deputy Clerk). Modified on 3/11/2003 (mms, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 03/10/2003)

March 10, 2003

Motion Hearing held in open court re 81 Motion for TRO,and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Motion for Sanctions filed by Angela R. Washington−Sewell, Danny Adams held before Judge Catherine C. Blake. (Court Reporter: Jackie Sovich.) (mdw, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/21/2003)

March 11, 2003

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 20, 2000

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

8 black employees of Baltimore Gas & Electric Company employed at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant and similarly situated individuals

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2005 - 0

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Promotion

Testing

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

Male