Case: Jobe v. TRW Automotive U.S.

3:03-cv-00477 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: May 23, 2003

Closed Date: 2006

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Case Summary

On May 23, 2003, an employee of TRW Automotive U.S. ("TRW") filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., against TRW in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the court for both declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging harassment, discriminatory and/or unlawful employment practices based on race.

The court (Judge John T. Nixon) preliminarily approved a class action settlement agreement on August 7, 2003. On October 17, 2003, the plaintiffs proposed a final class action settlement that was approved by the court (Judge Nixon) on October 21, 2003. The only document available was the PACER docket, so no further information is available.

Summary Authors

Nathaniel Koslof (4/26/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Griffin, Juliet E. (Tennessee)

Nixon, John Trice (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Estes, Morris Reid Jr. (Tennessee)

Sanford, David W. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Mester, Mark S. (Illinois)

Ozier, William N. (Tennessee)

Paton, Brian A. (Michigan)

Sullivan, Marguerite M. (Virginia)

Judge(s)

Griffin, Juliet E. (Tennessee)

Nixon, John Trice (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Estes, Morris Reid Jr. (Tennessee)

Sanford, David W. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Mester, Mark S. (Illinois)

Ozier, William N. (Tennessee)

Paton, Brian A. (Michigan)

Sullivan, Marguerite M. (Virginia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:03-cv-00477

Docket [PACER]

June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007

Docket

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (No Summons issued) Filing fee paid in the amount of: 150.00 Receipt # 92131 (ot) (Entered: 05/28/2003)

May 23, 2003

May 23, 2003

2

NOTICE of Initial Case Management Conference: ICMC set for 9:00 a.m. on 7/21/03 , Case referred to Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin (ot) (Entered: 05/28/2003)

May 23, 2003

May 23, 2003

3

MOTION by pltfs for attorney David W. Sanford to appear pro hac vice (w/attached copy of certificate of good standing and proposed order) (km) (Entered: 05/28/2003)

May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

4

MOTION by pltfs to set preliminary approval hearing and notice of filing settlement agreement and attached exhibits 1 A-E (km) (Entered: 05/28/2003)

May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

5

NOTICE by pltfs of filing certificate of good standing from the Court of Appeal of Maryland for atty David Sanford re DE #3 (km) (Entered: 06/02/2003)

May 30, 2003

May 30, 2003

6

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin granting motion for attorney David W. Sanford to appear pro hac vice [3-1] by pltfs. Clerk is directed to forward the file to the Honorable John T. Nixon for his consideration of the pltf's motion; terminating case referral to Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin. Case Management Conference set for 07/21/03 is cancelled. Similarly, unless otherwise directed by the Court or upon motion of the parties, there will be no further proceedings before the Magistrate Judge in this case. EOD 06/05/03 (cc: all counsel, Mark Mester and Maggy Sullivan at Latham & Watkins 233 South Wacker Drive, Ste. 5800, Chicago, IL 60606) (ot) (Entered: 06/05/2003)

June 4, 2003

June 4, 2003

7

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT by Judge John T. Nixon: This agreement is intended to and does effectuate a full, final and complete resolution of all allegations of harassment and/or discriminatory and/or unlawful employment practices based on race and of all claims that have been or could have been raised by pltfs and/or complainants from the beginning of time to the preliminary approval date (SEE ORDER FOR DETAILS). (EOD 8/7/03) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 08/07/2003)

Aug. 7, 2003

Aug. 7, 2003

8

LETTER from Clerk to deft's counsel, Brian Paton, re: compliance with Local Rule 1 (km) (Entered: 08/11/2003)

Aug. 11, 2003

Aug. 11, 2003

9

LETTER from Clerk to deft's counsel, Mark Mester, re: compliance with Local Rule 1 c (km) (Entered: 08/11/2003)

Aug. 11, 2003

Aug. 11, 2003

10

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for deft TRW Automotive U.S. by William N. Ozier (km) (Entered: 08/22/2003)

Aug. 21, 2003

Aug. 21, 2003

11

MOTION by deft TRW Automotive U.S. for attorney Brian A. Paton to appear pro hac vice (km) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003

Aug. 25, 2003

12

CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by deft TRW Automotive U.S. (km) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003

Aug. 26, 2003

13

MOTION by deft TRW Automotive U.S. for attorney Mark S. Mester to appear pro hac vice and for attorney Marguerite M. Sullivan to appear pro hac vice (w/attached certificates of good standing) (km) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003

Aug. 26, 2003

14

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing for Mark Steven Mester from USDC ND/IL filed by deft (km) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003

Aug. 26, 2003

15

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing for Marguerite M. Sullivan from USDC ND/IL filed by deft (km) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003

Aug. 26, 2003

16

ORDER by Judge John T. Nixon granting motion for attorney Brian A. Paton to appear pro hac vice [11-1] by deft TRW Automotive U.S. (EOD 8/29/03) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 08/29/2003)

Aug. 28, 2003

Aug. 28, 2003

17

ORDER by Judge John T. Nixon granting motion for attorney Mark S. Mester [13-1] and Marguerite M. Sullivan [13-2] to appear pro hac vice by deft TRW Automotive U.S. (EOD 8/29/03) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 08/29/2003)

Aug. 28, 2003

Aug. 28, 2003

18

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing for Brian A. Paton from USDC ED/MI filed by deft TRW Automotive U.S. (km) (Entered: 09/10/2003)

Sept. 10, 2003

Sept. 10, 2003

19

MOTION by deft to compel compliance with settlement agreement (w/attached exhibits 1-8) (km) (Entered: 09/24/2003)

Sept. 24, 2003

Sept. 24, 2003

20

CONSENT MOTION by pltfs for leave to file their opposition to deft's motion to compel compliance with settlement agreement outside the initial deadline (w/attached opposition and exhibits 1-3) (km) (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 14, 2003

Oct. 14, 2003

21

NOTICE by pltfs of filing of 102 class claim forms (w/attachments) *** claim forms stricken and returned to pltfs' counsel per Order #23*** (km) Modified on 10/22/2003 (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 14, 2003

Oct. 14, 2003

PROPOSED Order granting class action settlement and that all claim forms filed by pltfs counsel with the Court shall be immediately stricken from the record and returned to pltfs' counsel (km) (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Oct. 17, 2003

Oct. 17, 2003

23

ORDER by Judge John T. Nixon that final approval of the class action settlement in this case is granted and that all claim forms filed by pltfs' counsel with the Court shall be immediately stricken from the record and returned to pltfs' counsel. terminating case. (EOD 10/22/03) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 10/22/2003)

Oct. 21, 2003

Oct. 21, 2003

24

MOTION by deft for leave to file reply memorandum to response to mtn to compel (w/attached reply) (gi) (Entered: 10/24/2003)

Oct. 24, 2003

Oct. 24, 2003

25

ORDER by Judge John T. Nixon granting motion for leave to file reply memorandum to response to mtn to compel [24-1]. (EOD 10/28/03) (cc: all counsel) (km) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

26

REPLY by deft TRW Automotive U.S. to response to motion to compel compliance with settlement agreement [19-1] (km) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

27

REPLY by deft TRW Automotive U.S. to response to motion to compel compliance with settlement agreement [19-1] (km) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 29, 2003

Oct. 29, 2003

28

NOTICE by David W. Sanford, counsel for pltfs of change of firm and address to Sanford, Wittels & Heisler, LLP, 2121 K. Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037 (xc: Ann F.) (km) (Entered: 02/06/2004)

Feb. 5, 2004

Feb. 5, 2004

29

STIPULATED NOTICE by deft TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, and pltfs Larry Jobe, et al. of withdrawal of deft's motion to compel compliance with the settlement and related filings. (km, ) (Entered: 01/23/2006)

Jan. 23, 2006

Jan. 23, 2006

30

STIPULATION of Dismissal by Robert Huddleston, Vernon Dockins, Jeffery Bussell, Larry Jobe, Brent Kelly, William Johnson, Gerald Prowell, Keria Dye, Bernice Davis, Linda Shannon, Mary White, Cordell Smith. (Sanford, David) (Entered: 04/27/2007)

April 27, 2007

April 27, 2007

Note to Filer re DE #30: Pursuant to Clerk's Office procedure, Certificates of Service should include the names and full addresses for all persons served, whether electronically or by other means. This document does not need to be re-filed unless otherwise directed by the Court. (km, ) (Entered: 04/30/2007)

April 30, 2007

April 30, 2007

31

STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL ORDER: Signed by Judge John T. Nixon on 6/26/07. (km, ) (Entered: 06/26/2007)

June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 23, 2003

Closing Date: 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

African-American employees of TRW Automotive U.S.

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

TRW Automotive U.S., Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Transportation

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:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

Male