Case: Fish v. St. Cloud State University

6:96-cv-00155 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: June 4, 1996

Closed Date: July 9, 2002

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Case Summary

On June 4, 1996, female employees of St. Cloud State University ("SCSU")filed a lawsuit against the university in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. They alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked for $50,000 in damages, seeking back-pay and injunctive relief, because of alleged gender discrimination with respect to compensation, promotion and tenure, and terms and condi…

On June 4, 1996, female employees of St. Cloud State University ("SCSU")filed a lawsuit against the university in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. They alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked for $50,000 in damages, seeking back-pay and injunctive relief, because of alleged gender discrimination with respect to compensation, promotion and tenure, and terms and conditions of employment. It is noteworthy that a similar class action case was brought against the defendants in 1976, which resulted in a consent decree in which most class members were awarded back pay as well as adjustments in their rank and salary. Specifically in this case, the women faculty of SCSU contended that they were paid less than men for substantially similar work, and they had statistical evidence to support this contention. Further, the plaintiffs had evidence supporting that gender-based discrimination, harassment, and hostility were present in the workplace.

According to the PACER docket, on March 17, 1998 the court (Judge John R. Tunheim) granted the plaintiffs' motion to certify three classes of plaintiffs. First, a compensation class, consisting of "all female faculty of SCSU who are employed, have been employed or will be employed by SCSU and MNSCU from March 4, 1995 through the present, who receive less compensation because of their sex." Second, a promotion and/or tenure class, defined as "all female faculty of SCSU, who are employed, have been employed or will be employed by SCSU and MnSCU from March 4, 1995 through the present, who have not been promoted and/or tenured or have been promoted and/or tenured at slower rate because of their sex," and third, a terms, conditions and privileges of employment class, considered, "all female faculty of SCSU, who are employed, have been employed or will be employed by SCSU and MnSCU from March 4, 1995 through the present, who have been discriminated against in the terms, conditions and privileges of employment because of their sex."

According to documents linked to the PACER docket, on December 7, 2000 the parties entered into a settlement agreement. On March 26, 2001, the court (Judge Donovan W. Frank) issued an order for final approval of the class settlement agreement, and on June 12, 2001 the court granted the plaintiffs' motion for attorney fees. The settlement granted $660,000 in back-pay and injunctive relief, including salary adjustment, acknowledging the hostile work environment and harassment present at SCSU and granting compensation accordingly.

On July 19, 2002, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the District Court's ruling awarding $2,242,146.36 in attorney fees and costs. Fish v. St. Cloud State University, 295 F.3d 849 (2002).

Summary Authors

Emily Kuznick (4/8/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Erickson, Raymond L. (Minnesota)

Frank, Donovan W. (Minnesota)

Murphy, Diana E. (Minnesota)

Tunheim, John R. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Buhr, Dorothy J. (Texas)

Friederichs, Tammy P. (Minnesota)

Futterman, Ronald L. (Illinois)

Wardell, Laurie Arden (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cunningham, Gary R. (Minnesota)

Laine, Edward M (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Erickson, Raymond L. (Minnesota)

Frank, Donovan W. (Minnesota)

Murphy, Diana E. (Minnesota)

Tunheim, John R. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Buhr, Dorothy J. (Texas)

Friederichs, Tammy P. (Minnesota)

Futterman, Ronald L. (Illinois)

Wardell, Laurie Arden (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cunningham, Gary R. (Minnesota)

Laine, Edward M (Minnesota)

Meyer, Carey S (Minnesota)

Rowley, David A (Minnesota)

Sisam, Edwin L (Minnesota)

Sonnenberg, Patricia A (Minnesota)

Wright, Melissa L (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

6:96-cv-00155

Docket [PACER]

Fish v. St Cloud State Univ.

Sept. 9, 2002

Sept. 9, 2002

Docket
197

6:96-cv-00155

Memorandum, Opinion, and Order

Sept. 28, 1999

Sept. 28, 1999

Order/Opinion
230

6:96-cv-00155

Order for final approval of class settlement agreement

March 26, 2001

March 26, 2001

Order/Opinion
255

6:96-cv-00155

Memorandum Opinion and Order on Plaintiffs' Motion for Attorneys' Fees

June 12, 2001

June 12, 2001

Order/Opinion

01-02896

01-02926

Opinion

Fish et al. v. St. Cloud State University

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

July 9, 2002

July 9, 2002

Order/Opinion
276

6:96-cv-00155

Memorandum Opinion and Order on Plaintiffs' Motion for Supplemental Attorneys' Fees

Aug. 26, 2002

Aug. 26, 2002

Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated Aug. 30, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT - Summons issued. Assigned to Judge John R Tunheim per civil rights list and referred to Magistrate Judge Raymond L Erickson (14 pgs) (SEA) (Entered: 06/05/1996)

June 4, 1996

June 4, 1996

NOTICE SENT to out of state attorney: Ronald L Futterman (SEA) (Entered: 06/05/1996)

June 4, 1996

June 4, 1996

NOTICE SENT to out of state attorney: Laurie Wardell (SEA) (Entered: 06/05/1996)

June 4, 1996

June 4, 1996

2

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant St Cloud State Univ, defendant MN St Un Sys on 6/4/96 (2 pgs) ( (Entered: 06/12/1996)

June 6, 1996

June 6, 1996

3

COPY OF LETTER to court from defts re: defts' notice of motion to dismiss (1 pg) (SEA) (Entered: 06/27/1996)

June 27, 1996

June 27, 1996

4

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice ( Clerk Francis E. Dosal / 6/27/96 ) on behalf of plaintiff Marjorie Fish, plaintiff Kathleen Gill, plaintiff June Goemer, plaintiff Christine Jazwinski, plaintiff Lora Robinson by Laurie A Wardell (1 pg) (SEA) (Entered: 07/01/1996)

June 27, 1996

June 27, 1996

5

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice ( Clerk Francis E. Dosal / 6/27/96 ) on behalf of plaintiff Marjorie Fish, plaintiff Kathleen Gill, plaintiff June Goemer, plaintiff Christine Jazwinski, plaintiff Lora Robinson by Ronald L Futterman (1 pg) (SEA) (Entered: 07/01/1996)

June 27, 1996

June 27, 1996

6

PRETRIAL NOTICE AND ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson / 9/24/96) pretrial status conference set for 10:45 A.M. on 10/16/96 before Magistrate Judge Erickson . (cc: all counsel) (10pgs) (CJF) (Entered: 09/24/1996)

Sept. 24, 1996

Sept. 24, 1996

7

JOINT REPORT OF RULE 26(f) MEETING (5 pgs) ( (Entered: 10/15/1996)

Oct. 11, 1996

Oct. 11, 1996

8

STATEMENT OF CASE as to defendants (3 pgs) ( (Entered: 10/15/1996)

Oct. 11, 1996

Oct. 11, 1996

9

STATEMENT OF CASE as to plaintiffs (5 pgs) ( (Entered: 10/15/1996)

Oct. 15, 1996

Oct. 15, 1996

10

MOTION by defendant St Cloud State Univ, defendant MN St Un Sys to dismiss (to Maigstrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson ) , (3 pgs) (SEA) Modified on 01/23/1997 (Entered: 10/21/1996)

Oct. 18, 1996

Oct. 18, 1996

11

JOINT AMENDMENT to statement 7 (4 pgs) (SEA) (Entered: 10/22/1996)

Oct. 21, 1996

Oct. 21, 1996

12

SCHEDULING ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson / 10/28/96) ; discovery set for 9/15/97 ; non-dispositive motions set for 10/15/97 ; dispositive motions set for 1/15/98 ; ready for trial set for 5/15/98 (cc: all counsel) (5 pgs) ( (Entered: 10/29/1996)

Oct. 28, 1996

Oct. 28, 1996

15

LETTER to court from Edwin L. Sisam, Re: service of dispositive motion papers (1 pg) (DFL) (Entered: 01/02/1997)

Jan. 2, 1997

Jan. 2, 1997

16

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1]; jury demand. (20 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 01/07/1997)

Jan. 2, 1997

Jan. 2, 1997

17

REPLY MEMORANDUM by defendant to motion to dismiss ( to Judge John R. Tunheim ) [10-1] (14pgs) ( (Entered: 01/13/1997)

Jan. 13, 1997

Jan. 13, 1997

18

AFFIDAVIT of Charles T. Mottl regarding dfts motion to dismiss [10-1] (2pgs + exh.) ( (Entered: 01/13/1997)

Jan. 13, 1997

Jan. 13, 1997

19

AFFIDAVIT of Joyce Wood regarding dfts motion to dismiss [10-1] (2pgs + exh.) ( Modified on 07/26/2001 (Entered: 01/13/1997)

Jan. 13, 1997

Jan. 13, 1997

20

ANSWER by defendants. (8 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 01/14/1997)

Jan. 14, 1997

Jan. 14, 1997

21

STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER (2pgs) ( (Entered: 01/16/1997)

Jan. 15, 1997

Jan. 15, 1997

22

PROTECTIVE ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson ) (cc: all counsel) (3pgs) (proto notice mailed) ( (Entered: 01/16/1997)

Jan. 15, 1997

Jan. 15, 1997

23

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion to dismiss [10-1] (30pgs) ( (Entered: 01/16/1997)

Jan. 16, 1997

Jan. 16, 1997

24

AFFIDAVIT of Joyce Wood regarding dfts motion to dismiss [10-1] (97pgs) ( (Entered: 01/16/1997)

Jan. 16, 1997

Jan. 16, 1997

25

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to motion to dismiss, for a more definite statement and rule 19 joinder [10-1] (35pgs) ( (Entered: 01/16/1997)

Jan. 16, 1997

Jan. 16, 1997

26

ORDER OF REFERENCE (Judge John R. Tunheim / 1/22/97) that defendants' motion to dismiss is referred to Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson, who will submit proposed findings of fact and a recommendation for the disposition of the motion (cc: all counsel) (1 pg) (DFL) (Entered: 01/23/1997)

Jan. 22, 1997

Jan. 22, 1997

27

AMENDED NOTICE OF MOTION & MOTION TO DISMISS by defendant (to Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson) [10-1], rtble 2/13/97, at 9:00 (3pgs) ( (Entered: 02/07/1997)

Feb. 4, 1997

Feb. 4, 1997

28

MEMORANDUM ORDER (Magistrate Judge Raymond L Erickson / 2/18/97) that defts' motion to join the Inter Faculty Organization as a necessary party-deft 10 27 is granted; that the defts are directed to serve a copy of this Memorandum Order upon the appropriate representatives of the IFO; that the pltfs are allowed 30 days from the date of this Order to file a Second Amended Complaint against the IFO for such relief as may be warranted by the facts & law; that the defts are allowed 20 days from the filing of pltfs' Second Amended Complaint within which to file any cross-claims against the IFO as may be warranted by the facts & law. (cc: all counsel) (11 pgs) (SEA) (Entered: 02/18/1997)

Feb. 18, 1997

Feb. 18, 1997

29

LETTER to court from defendant St Cloud State Univ, defendant MN St Un Sys re: defts' motion to dismiss scheduled 3/13/97 is moot (1 pg) (SEA) (Entered: 03/13/1997) compel discovery - granted, in part & denied, in part; that pltfs are directed to identify any documents, which they produce in the future, as having been generated by a particular pltf; that the defts' request for the production of the pltfs' medical records, & for the execution of medical release authorizations, is DENIED; that the defts' request for the pltfs' past employment records & for the execution of employment releases, is DENIED; that the parties are directed to "meet & confer" on the adequacy of the pltfs' answer to the defts' interrogatory No 4 & if a dispute continues, then the parties are directed to jointly contact the Court for a resolution of any remaining dispute; that, with respect to the defts' document request no 9, the pltfs are directed to identify, or to produce copies, of the documents upon which they rely for their respective claims for damages. (cc: all counsel) (3 pgs) (SEA) (Entered: 03/18/1997)

March 13, 1997

March 13, 1997

31

AMENDED COMPLAINT [16-1], [1-1] by plaintiff Marjorie Fish, plaintiff Kathleen Gill, plaintiff June Goemer, plaintiff Christine Jazwinski, plaintiff Lora Robinson; jury demand; adding Inter Faculty Organ. (19 pgs) (SEA) (Entered: 03/19/1997)

March 18, 1997

March 18, 1997

32

TRANSCRIPT OF Motion to Discover held 3/18/97 before Magistrate Judge Raymond L Erickson in Duluth, MN (C/R Jean Arends-Reports Diversified Services) (Separate) (SEA) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 27, 1997

March 27, 1997

33

THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT 31 16 1 by plaintiff Marjorie Fish, plaintiff Kathleen Gill, plaintiff June Goemer, plaintiff Christine Jazwinski, plaintiff Lora Robinson; jury demand (20 pgs) (SEA) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 27, 1997

March 27, 1997

34

ANSWER by St Cloud State Univ and MN St Un Sys to second amended complaint. (8 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 28, 1997

March 28, 1997

35

COPY OF LETTER to court from pltfs' regarding service of class certification motion papers (1 pg) (SEA) (Entered: 04/04/1997)

April 4, 1997

April 4, 1997

36

STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER (3 pgs) (SEA) (Entered: 04/08/1997)

April 8, 1997

April 8, 1997

37

PROTECTIVE ORDER (Magistrate Judge Raymond L Erickson / 4/8/97) granting stipulation 36 (cc: all counsel) (3 pgs) (SEA) (Entered: 04/08/1997)

April 8, 1997

April 8, 1997

NOTICE re: Protective Order (cc: all counsel) (SEA) (Entered: 04/08/1997)

April 8, 1997

April 8, 1997

38

LETTER to court from defendant St Cloud State Univ, defendant MN St Un Sys re: filing of cross-claim (1 pg) (SEA) (Entered: 04/09/1997)

April 8, 1997

April 8, 1997

39

LETTER to court from pltfs re: voluntarily dismissing Court II w/o prej (1 pg) (SEA) (Entered: 04/09/1997)

April 8, 1997

April 8, 1997

40

ANSWER by defendant Inter Faculty Organ (8 pgs) (SEA) (Entered: 04/17/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

41

ORDER (Magistrate Judge Raymond L Erickson / 5/8/97) that the defts shall serve their response to the pltfs' motion for class certification by no later than 6/11/97 & any reply by the pltfs shall be served by no later than 7/11/97. (cc: all counsel) (2 pgs) (SEA) (Entered: 05/09/1997)

May 8, 1997

May 8, 1997

42

MEMORANDUM by defendant Inter Faculty Organization in opposition to pltfs motion for class certification (15pgs) ( (Entered: 06/13/1997)

June 11, 1997

June 11, 1997

44

LETTER/RESPONSE to court from dft MnSCU to motion to certify class (2pgs) ( (Entered: 06/17/1997)

June 11, 1997

June 11, 1997

45

MOTION by plaintiff to certify class action ( to Judge John R. Tunheim ) (3pgs) ( (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

46

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion for class certification [45-1] (26pgs + exh.) ( (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

47

AFFIDAVIT of Lora regarding motion to certify class action [45-1] (3pgs) ( (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

48

AFFIDAVIT of Dr. Mary Gray regarding motion to certify class action [45-1] (5pgs) ( (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

49

AFFIDAVIT of Kathleen Gill regarding motion to certify class action [45-1] (3pgs) ( (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

50

AFFIDAVIT of Marjorie Fish regarding motion to certify class action [45-1] (3pgs) ( (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

51

AFFIDAVIT of Christine Jazwinski regarding motion to certify class action [45-1] (3pgs) ( (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

52

RESPONSE by dft MNSCU to motion to certify class [45-1] (35pgs) ( (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

53

AFFIDAVIT of Gary R. Cunningham regarding motion to certify class action [45-1] (2pgs + exh./separate) ( (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

54

AFFIDAVIT of Dorothy J. Buhr regarding motion to certify class action [45-1] (2pgs + exh./separate) ( (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

55

REPLY MEMORANDUM by pltf in support of their motion for class certification [45-1] (21pgs) ( (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

56

MOTION by pltfs to compel discovery and for enlargement and modification of pretrial order. (to Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson ) ret. 8/12/97 at 2:30 p.m. (2 pages) (PJS) (Entered: 07/29/1997)

July 29, 1997

July 29, 1997

57

MEMORANDUM by pltfs in support of motion to compel discovery [56-1] and for enlargement and modification of pretrial order. [56-2] 11 pages (PJS) (Entered: 07/29/1997)

July 29, 1997

July 29, 1997

58

AFFIDAVIT of Edwin L. Sisam regarding motions to compel discovery [56-1] and for enlargement and modification of pretrial order. [56-2] 3 pages (PJS) (Entered: 07/29/1997)

July 29, 1997

July 29, 1997

59

AFFIDAVIT and EXHIBITS of Tammy P. Friederichs regarding motions to compel discovery [56-1] and for enlargement and modification of pretrial order. [56-2] 29 pages (PJS) (Entered: 07/29/1997)

July 29, 1997

July 29, 1997

60

AMENDED NOTICE OF MOTION by plaintiffs to certify class action ( to Judge John R. Tunheim ) [45-1] at 10:45 a.m. on 10/10/97 (3pgs) ( (Entered: 08/05/1997)

Aug. 1, 1997

Aug. 1, 1997

61

MEMORANDUM by state defendants in opposition to motion to compel discovery [56-1], to motion for enlargement and of pretrial order [56-2] (12 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 08/07/1997)

Aug. 5, 1997

Aug. 5, 1997

62

AFFIDAVIT of Annette R. Wilson regarding memorandum [61-1] (3 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 08/07/1997)

Aug. 5, 1997

Aug. 5, 1997

63

MEMORANDUM by Inter Faculty Organ. in opposition to motion for enlargement and modification of pretrial order [56-2] (5 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 08/07/1997)

Aug. 5, 1997

Aug. 5, 1997

64

AFFIDAVIT of Annette R. Wilson in support of State dfts opposition to pltfs motion to compel(5pgs) ( (Entered: 08/12/1997)

Aug. 11, 1997

Aug. 11, 1997

65

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson / ) taking under advisement on the motion to compel discovery [56-1] taking under advisement on the motion for enlargement and modification of pretrial order. [56-2] ( (Entered: 08/14/1997)

Aug. 12, 1997

Aug. 12, 1997

66

SUPPLEMENT re affidavit [48-1] - EXPERT'S REPORT (11 pgs) (SEA) (Entered: 10/15/1997)

Oct. 8, 1997

Oct. 8, 1997

67

MINUTES:( Judge John R. Tunheim / Karen Grufman) taking under advisement on the as to pltfs' motion to certify class action 45 (1 pg) (SEA) (Entered: 10/19/1997)

Oct. 10, 1997

Oct. 10, 1997

68

MINUTE ORDER (Magistrate Judge Raymond L Erickson / 10/31/97) re: pltf's informal motion to compel Joyce Wood (cc: all counsel) (2 pgs) (cc: all counsel) (SEA) (Entered: 10/31/1997)

Oct. 31, 1997

Oct. 31, 1997

69

MEMORANDUM ORDER: (Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson 11/10/97) granting in part pltfs' motion to compel discovery [56-1], denying pltfs' motion for enlargement and modification of pretrial order [56-2] (cc: all counsel) (12pgs) ( (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 10, 1997

Nov. 10, 1997

70

LETTER to Edwin L. Sisam, Esq. and Gary R. Cunniingham, Esq. from Inter Faculty Organization re service of motion for summary judgment (1 pg) (SJH) (Entered: 12/03/1997)

Nov. 25, 1997

Nov. 25, 1997

71

LETTER to court from defendant St Cloud State University regarding dispositive motion. (1pg) ( (Entered: 12/05/1997)

Dec. 3, 1997

Dec. 3, 1997

72

Supplemental Submission LETTER to Court from State defendant in opposition to pltfs' motion for class certification (1 pg) (SJH) (Entered: 12/17/1997)

Dec. 15, 1997

Dec. 15, 1997

73

LETTER to court from plaintiff's atty re service of dispositive motion papersi (2pgs) ( (Entered: 01/27/1998)

Jan. 27, 1998

Jan. 27, 1998

74

MOTION by defendant Inter Faculty Organ. for summary judgment (to Judge John R. Tunheim) (3pgs) ( (Entered: 02/18/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998

Feb. 13, 1998

75

MEMORANDUM by defendant Inter Faculty Organ. in support of motion for summary judgment [74-1] (24pgs) ( (Entered: 02/18/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998

Feb. 13, 1998

76

AFFIDAVIT of Carey L. Sirota regarding motion for summary judgment [74-1] (2pgs+exh) (separate) ( (Entered: 02/18/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998

Feb. 13, 1998

77

REPLY by defendant Inter Faculty Organ. in support of motion for summary judgment [74-1] (10pgs) ( (Entered: 02/18/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998

Feb. 13, 1998

79

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by defendant MN St Un Sys, defendant St Cloud State Univ for summary judgment (to Judge John R. Tunheim) (2pgs) ( (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

80

MEMORANDUM by defendant MN St Un Sys, defendant St Cloud State Univ in support of motion for summary judgment [79-1] (34pgs) ( (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

81

AFFIDAVIT of Gary R. Cunningham regarding motion for summary judgment [79-1] (4pgs+exh) (separate) ( (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

82

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in opposition to motion for summary judgment [79-1] (50pgs) ( (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

83

SUPPLEMENTAL EXPERT'S REPORT by plaintiff re memorandum [82-1] (5pgs) ( (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

84

AFFIDAVIT of Muhammad Karim regarding memorandum [82-1] (6pgs) ( (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

85

AFFIDAVIT of Carole Yozamp regarding memorandum [82-1] (3pgs) ( (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

86

AFFIDAVIT of Susan Burum regarding memorandum [82-1] (7pgs) ( (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

87

AFFIDAVIT of Dr. Christine Jazwinski regarding memorandum [82-1] (8pgs) ( (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

88

TRANSMITTAL AFFIDAVIT of Tammy P. Friederichs regarding memorandum [82-1] (separate) ( (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

89

REPLY by defendant MN St Un Sys, defendant St Cloud State Univ to memorandum [82-1] (17pgs) ( (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

90

TRANSMITTAL AFFIDAVIT of Gary R. Cunningham regarding reply [89-1] (2pgs+exh) (separate) ( (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

91

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: (Judge John R. Tunheim) granting motion to certify class action into three classes: Compensation Class, Promotion and/or Tenure Class and Terms, Conditions and Privileges of Employment Class [45-1]; the class is to be notified of the maintanance of this class action; plaintiffs shall submit a proposed notice to the court within 10 ays ofthe entry of this Order, preferbly together with a stipulation from defendants on the content of the notice. If there is no stipulation, defendants shall file a memorandum explaining any objections within seven days after the filing of the proposed notice (cc: all counsel) (20 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 03/17/1998)

March 17, 1998

March 17, 1998

92

RESPONSE by defendants to class notice (12 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 04/07/1998)

April 3, 1998

April 3, 1998

93

LETTER from Edwin L. Sisam, Re: Plaintiffs' proposed class notice (8 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 04/08/1998)

April 6, 1998

April 6, 1998

94

REPLY by plaintiffs to class notice (5 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 04/13/1998)

April 9, 1998

April 9, 1998

96

LETTER to court from plaintiffs objecting to State defts' ltr requesting oral argument on summary judgment motion [95-1] (1pg) ( (Entered: 04/13/1998)

April 9, 1998

April 9, 1998

97

MOTION by defendantx MN St Un Sys, St Cloud State Univ to amend Scheduling Order (to Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson) , to reopen discovery (to Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson) , and allowing discovery on absent class members (to Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson) ret 4/23/98 at 9:00 in Duluth (2pgs) ( (Entered: 04/13/1998)

April 9, 1998

April 9, 1998

98

MEMORANDUM by defendants MN St Un Sys, St Cloud State Univ in support of motion to amend Scheduling Order [97-1]; motion to reopen discovery [97- 2]; motion allowing discovery on absent class members [97-3] (40pgs) ( (Entered: 04/13/1998)

April 9, 1998

April 9, 1998

99

REPLY by plaintiff to class notice (9pgs) ( (Entered: 04/13/1998)

April 10, 1998

April 10, 1998

100

REPLY by plaintiffs to class notice (15 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 04/15/1998)

April 13, 1998

April 13, 1998

101

TRANSCRIPT OF hearing held 8/12/97 (Shaddix & Assoc.) (Separate) (DFL) (Entered: 04/16/1998)

April 16, 1998

April 16, 1998

102

RESPONSE by defendants to class notice (13 pgs) (DFL) (Entered: 04/17/1998)

April 16, 1998

April 16, 1998

103

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff class with exhibit in opposition to motion to to State dfts' motion to reopen discovery and to modify pretrial order 97 (10+ pgs) (SJH) Modified on 04/17/1998 (Entered: 04/17/1998)

April 16, 1998

April 16, 1998

Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 4, 1996

Closing Date: July 9, 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

3 classes of female faculty, including a compensation class; a promotion and tenure class; and a terms of employment class.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

St. Cloud State University, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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: 2,902,146.36

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Race:

Race, unspecified

Affected Gender:

Female