Case: ARMSTRONG v. FORD MOTOR COMPANY

3:01-cv-00012 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Jan. 5, 2001

Closed Date: 2002

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Case Summary

On January 5, 2001, employees filed a lawsuit under 28 U.S.C. § 1441 of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 against the Ford Motor Company in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive relief due to alleged employment discrimination. The plaintiffs sought to represent similarly situated individuals. According to the PACER docket, on June 19, 2002, prior to certifying a class, the cour…

On January 5, 2001, employees filed a lawsuit under 28 U.S.C. § 1441 of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 against the Ford Motor Company in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive relief due to alleged employment discrimination. The plaintiffs sought to represent similarly situated individuals.

According to the PACER docket, on June 19, 2002, prior to certifying a class, the court (Judge Aleta A. Trauger) produced an order stating that the parties had reached a settlement, establishing a settlement class. According to the PACER docket, on November 15, 2002 the parties proposed a settlement order to the court, and on November 20, 2002 the court (Judge Trauger) approved the settlement. Though class certification had not been granted, a settlement class was established in the agreement. With the settlement, the plaintiffs received incentive payments, attorneys' fees and expenses, a total of $60,000. Following the settlement, the defendants submitted progress reports to the court. Shedding light on the injunctive relief provided by the settlement, a monitor's revised proposal for mid-point review dated September 27, 2006, states, "The initiatives instituted by Visteon Corporation focused on the goal of promoting and fostering equal opportunity in compensation, promotion, evaluations, and career advancement for all employees in all levels and areas of the business, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin or disability, and to promote and foster an environment of inclusion, respect, and freedom from retaliation."

The defendants continued to file status reports on the settlement through May 2007. No further information is available.

Summary Authors

Emily Kuznick (4/3/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Trauger, Aleta Arthur (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mehri, Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Peyton, Suzette B. (Tennessee)

Whitted, Rhonda M. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Crenshaw, Waverly David Jr. (Tennessee)

Graham, Stanley E. (Tennessee)

Hyde, Kevin E. (Florida)

Poppell, James W. (Florida)

Ware, Dabney D. (Florida)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Trauger, Aleta Arthur (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mehri, Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Peyton, Suzette B. (Tennessee)

Whitted, Rhonda M. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Crenshaw, Waverly David Jr. (Tennessee)

Graham, Stanley E. (Tennessee)

Hyde, Kevin E. (Florida)

Poppell, James W. (Florida)

Ware, Dabney D. (Florida)

Other Attorney(s)

Alexander, Elizabeth A. (Tennessee)

Ayala, Julian (Tennessee)

Hayes, Arnold G. (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Armstrong v. Ford Motor Company

Oct. 1, 2007 Docket

Revised Proposal for Mid-Point Review

Armstrong v. Ford Motor Company

No Court

Sept. 27, 2006 Other

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

NOTICE OF REMOVAL w/attachments by defts Ford Motor Co. and Visteon Corp. from Circuit Ct of Davidson Co., TN Case Number: 00-C- 3330; Filing Fee $150; Receipt # 77685. (bj) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 5, 2001
2

NOTICE Of Filing by defts of Removal Notice in the USDC/MDTN. (attachment) (bj) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 5, 2001
3

NOTICE by defts to Attys Rhonda Whitted and Suzette Payton of removing this cause to the USDC/MDTN. (bj) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 5, 2001
4

NOTICE of Initial Case Management Conference: Case Management Conference set for 4:00 p.m. on 4/2/01 (cc: all counsel) (bj) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 5, 2001
5

MOTION by defts Ford Motor Co. and Visteon Corporation for attorneys Kevin E. Hyde and James W. Poppell to appear pro hac vice o/b/o defts Ford Motor Co. and Visteon Corp. (att'd certificates of good standing) (bj) Modified on 01/17/2001 (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001
6

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing filed from the USDC, Middle District of FL by Kevin E. Hyde as Attorney for defts Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation. (bj) (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001
7

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing filed from the USDC, Middle District of FL by James W. Poppell Attorney for defts Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation. (bj) (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001
8

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: granting motion for attorneys Kevin E. Hyde and James W. Poppell to appear pro hac vice o/b/o defts Ford Motor Co. and Visteon Corp. [5-1] (cc: all counsel) EOD 1/18/01 (bj) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 17, 2001

PROPOSED Agreed Order extending answer ddl to 2/9/01. (bj) (Entered: 01/26/2001)

Jan. 25, 2001
10

ANSWER by defts Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation to Complaint [1-1]; jury demand. (bj) (Entered: 02/09/2001)

Feb. 8, 2001

PROPOSED Case Mgmt Order. (bj) (Entered: 03/29/2001)

March 28, 2001
11

CLERK'S RESUME; Initial Case Management Conference held 4/2/01 ; mediation report due 5/2/01 (vh) (Entered: 04/03/2001)

April 2, 2001
12

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: a joint mediation report shall be filed by 5/2/01 that designates the agreed-upon mediator and sets the date for mediation. (cc: all counsel) EOD 4/4/01 (bj) (Entered: 04/04/2001)

April 3, 2001
13

JOINT Mediation Report filed in compliance with Order [12-1] (bj) (Entered: 05/03/2001)

May 2, 2001
14

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: with regards to the Joint Mediation Report [13-1], the ddl for selecting a mediator is 6/4/01. (cc: all counsel) EOD 5/8/01 (bj) (Entered: 05/08/2001)

May 7, 2001
15

MEDIATION REPORT filed by defts in compliance with Order, D.E. No. 14. (bj) (Entered: 06/06/2001)

June 4, 2001
16

SECOND Joint Mediation Report by parties, seeking an extension. (bj) (Entered: 06/06/2001)

June 4, 2001
17

MEDIATION REPORT by pltfs. (att'd exhibits A-J) (bj) (Entered: 06/07/2001)

June 6, 2001
18

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: with regard to an extension sought by the parties in the Second Joint Mediation Report [16-1], the new ddl for selecting a mediator is 7/5/01. (cc: all counsel) EOD 6/7/01 (bj) (Entered: 06/07/2001)

June 6, 2001
19

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: W/in 5 days of the entry of this Order, the parties shall make their initial disclosures. Court is willing to entertain the selection of a mediator for this case who is not on the court's approved list. EOD 6/11/01 (cc: all counsel) (dlt) (Entered: 06/11/2001)

June 8, 2001
20

SECOND Joint Mediation Report filed in compliance with Order [18-1] (bj) (Entered: 07/06/2001)

July 5, 2001
21

MEDIATION REPORT by defts Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation. (bj) (Entered: 08/28/2001)

Aug. 27, 2001

PROPOSED Agreed Protective Order. (bj) (Entered: 09/06/2001)

Sept. 5, 2001
22

AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: the parties have scheduled a mediation of their disputes with Robert Brandt and Robert Belton for Oct. 10, 11 and 12, 2001. (cc: all counsel) EOD 9/7/01 (bj) (Entered: 09/07/2001)

Sept. 6, 2001
24

MEMORANDUM Of Law by pltfs in support of motion to expedite pursuant to Local Rules of Court 8(b)(8) [23-1] (bj) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001
25

MOTION by pltfs for referral to agreed and court-ordered mediation (att'd Memo, prop order) (bj) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001
26

MEMORANDUM Of Law by pltfs in support of motion for referral to agreed and court-ordered mediation [25-1] (bj) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001

PROPOSED Agreed Order re mediation. (bj) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001
27

AFFIDAVIT of Charles Armstrong in support of Motion for referral [25-1] (bj) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001
28

AFFIDAVIT of Dwayne Brown in support of pltfs' Motion for referral [25-1] (bj) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001
29

AFFIDAVIT of Laverne Elliott in support of pltfs' Motion for Referral [25-1] (bj) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001
30

AFFIDAVIT of Onie M. Moore in support of pltfs' Motion for referral [25-1] (bj) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001
31

AFFIDAVIT of Charles Williamson in support of pltfs' Motion for referral [25-1] (bj) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001
32

AFFIDAVIT of Arnold Yeargin in support of pltfs' Motion for referral [25-1] (bj) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001
33

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: defts shall respond to pltfs' motion for referral to agreed and court-ordered mediation [25-1] and motion to expedite pursuant to Local Rules of Court 8(b)(8) [23-1] by the close of business on 10/31/01, with a courtesy copy delivered to chambers. (cc: all counsel) EOD 10/30/01 (bj) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 29, 2001
34

MOTION by defts for extension of time to respond to pltfs' motion to expedite and for referral (bj) (Entered: 11/01/2001)

Oct. 31, 2001
35

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: granting motion for extension of time to respond to pltfs' motion to expedite and for referral [34-1]; new ddl to respond is 2:00 p.m. on 11/2/01 for the motion for referral to agreed and court-ordered mediation [25-1]; new ddl to respond is 2:00 p.m. on 11/2/01 for the motion to expedite pursuant to Local Rules of Court 8(b)(8) [23-1] (cc: all counsel) EOD 11/2/01 (bj) (Entered: 11/02/2001)

Nov. 1, 2001
36

MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION/RESPONSE by defts Ford Motor Company & Visteon Corporation to pltfs' motion for referral to agreed and court-ordered mediation [25-1] and motion to expedite pursuant to Local Rules of Court 8(b)(8) [23-1] (attachment) (bj) (Entered: 11/05/2001)

Nov. 2, 2001
38

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: granting motion to expedite pursuant to Local Rules of Court 8(b)(8) [23-1] (cc: all counsel) EOD 11/5/01 (bj) (Entered: 11/05/2001)

Nov. 2, 2001
39

LETTER rec'd from Mediator - Robert S. Brandt, stating this case has not settled. (bj) (Entered: 11/13/2001)

Nov. 9, 2001
40

NOTICE Of Change Of Address by Suzette Peyton, Atty for pltfs. (xc: AF) (bj) (Entered: 11/27/2001)

Nov. 26, 2001
41

LETTER rec'd from mediator Robert S. Brandt advising that pltfs Dwayne Brown, Laverne Elliott and Bernard Bowden have settled their cases. (bj) (Entered: 11/30/2001)

Nov. 29, 2001
42

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: stipulations of dismissal or other settlement documents shall be filed w/in 20 days by Dwayne Brown, Laverne Elliott and Bernard Bowden. (cc: all counsel) EOD 12/5/01 (bj) (Entered: 12/05/2001)

Dec. 5, 2001
43

MOTION by defts Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation to schedule status conf (bj) (Entered: 12/11/2001)

Dec. 10, 2001
44

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: denying w/out prejudice motion to schedule status conf [43-1]; the parties shall submit a joint revised prop case mgmt order that proposes ddls for expert disclosures, disp mtns and discovery. (cc: all counsel) EOD 12/13/01 (bj) (Entered: 12/13/2001)

Dec. 12, 2001
45

NOTICE of suggestion of death upon the record under Rule 25(a)(1) by ChuQuitta and Xaviera Simone Sweat for pltf Amos Sweat (mk) (Entered: 01/14/2002)

Jan. 11, 2002
46

MOTION by pltf Amos Sweat for leave to substitute parties with attachment (mk) (Entered: 01/14/2002)

Jan. 11, 2002
47

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: On 12/5/01, court issued order [42-1] directing stipulations of dismissal or other settlement document w/ relation to pltfs Brown, Elliott & Bowden be submitted w/in 20 days. On 12/13/01, court issued order directing parties to confer & submit joint revised proposed CM order, after which court would set case for trial [44-1]. Both orders have not been complied with. Ordered that within 5 days of entry of this order, parties to comply with 2 orders referenced herein. If submission are not timely made, this court will set show-cause hearing at which it will decide which party and/or their counsel will be held in contempt of this court's orders. EOD 1/18/02 (cc: all counsel) (mk) (Entered: 01/18/2002)

Jan. 17, 2002

PROPOSED Order of Dismissal (mk) (Entered: 01/25/2002)

Jan. 24, 2002

PROPOSED Revised Case Management Order (gi) (Entered: 01/25/2002)

Jan. 25, 2002
49

REVISED CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger ; Discovery is not stayed during dipositive motions, unless otherwise ordered by Court. All depositions are to be completed by 10/4/02. All dispositive motions shall be filed not later than 120 days prior to the pretrial conference. EOD 1/29/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) Modified on 01/29/2002 (Entered: 01/29/2002)

Jan. 28, 2002
50

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: If pltfs are interested in class action status, they are to file their motion seeking class certification by 02/22/02 and the defendants shall respond by 03/08/02 EOD 1/29/02(cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 01/29/2002)

Jan. 28, 2002
51

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger ; Jury trial set for 9:00 on 9/9/03; pretrial conference set 1:30 8/15/03; joint propsed pretrial order to be submitted by 8/12/03 as well as witness/exhibit lists, stipulations and expert witness statments. EOD 1/29/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 01/29/2002)

Jan. 28, 2002
52

RESPONSE by defts Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation to motion for leave to substitute parties (ot) Modified on 02/01/2002 (Entered: 02/01/2002)

Jan. 31, 2002
53

MOTION by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, Amos Sweat, William Thornton, Charles Williamson and Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin for extension of time to file motion for class certification (w/attached Exhibit 1) (ot) Modified on 02/15/2002 (Entered: 02/15/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002
54

MOTION by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, Amos Sweat, William Thornton, Charles Williamson and Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin to expedite pursuant to Local Rules of Court re mtn for extension of time to file mtn for class certification (ot) Modified on 02/19/2002 (Entered: 02/15/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002
55

MOTION by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, Amos Sweat, William Thornton, Charles Williamson and Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin for determination that action may be maintained as a class; jury demand. (ot) (Entered: 02/25/2002)

Feb. 22, 2002
56

MEMORANDUM by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, Amos Sweat, William Thornton,Charles Williamson and Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin in support of motion for determination that action may be maintained as a class; jury demand [55-1]. (w/attached Exhibits A-K) (ot) Modified on 02/25/2002 (Entered: 02/25/2002)

Feb. 22, 2002
57

MOTION by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, Amos Sweat, William Thornton, Charles Williamson, and Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin for oral argument on motion for determination that action may be maintained as a class action. (ot) Modified on 02/25/2002 (Entered: 02/25/2002)

Feb. 22, 2002
58

REPLY by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, Amos Sweat, William Thornton, Charles Williamson and Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin to response to motion for extension of time to file motion for class certification [53-1]. (ot) (Entered: 02/26/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002
59

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger granting motion to expedite pursuant to Local Rules of Court re mtn for extension of time to file mtn for class certification; extending ddl for pltfs to seek class certification to within 30 days following deft's responsive pleading to any first amended complaint allowed by Court. EOD 02/27/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 02/27/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002
60

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger finding the motion for extension of time to file motion for class certification denied as moot [53-1]; granting motion for oral argument on motion for determination that action may be maintained as a class action [57-1]; defts shall respond to the motion for class certification by 03/19/02; pltfs shall hand deliver or send by facsimile copy to the defts their amended complaint by 03/15/02; the pltfs shall file a reply to the defts' response by 03/26/02 and oral argument on the motion for class certification shall be held on 03/28/02 at 10:00 a.m.. EOD 02/27/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 02/27/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002
61

MOTION by defts Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation for extension of time to respond to pltf's request for class certification and to reset the 03/28/02 hearing on pltf's motion. (ot) Modified on 03/14/2002 (Entered: 03/14/2002)

March 14, 2002
62

NOTICE by deft Visteon Corporation of filing of correspondence designated as Exhibit A to the deft's motion for extension of time to respond to pltf's request for class certification. (w/attached Exhibit A) (ot) Modified on 03/14/2002 (Entered: 03/14/2002)

March 14, 2002
63

MOTION by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, Amos Sweat, William Thornton, Charles Williamson and Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin to amend Complaint. (w/attached amended complaint) (ot) Modified on 03/18/2002 (Entered: 03/18/2002)

March 15, 2002
64

RESPONSE by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, Amos Sweat, William Thornton, Charles Williamson and Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin to motion for extension of time to respond to pltf's request for class certification and to reset the 03/28/02 hearing on pltf's motion [61-1]. (w/attached Exhibit A) (ot) Modified on 03/18/2002 (Entered: 03/18/2002)

March 18, 2002
65

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger granting motion to amend Complaint. The Clerk shall file First Amended Complaint [63-1]. EOD 03/20/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 03/20/2002)

March 18, 2002
66

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger granting motion for extension of time to respond to pltf's request for class certification and to reset the 03/28/02 hearing on pltf's motion [61-1]; granting motion for extension of time to file motion for class certification [53-1]; vacating in part [60-1]. The oral argument on the motion for class certification, presently scheduled for 03/28/02 is postponed. It is hereby ORDERED that new ddls shall pertain in this case and prior orders, to the extent that they are inconsistent with this Order, are superceded. The defts shall respond to first Amended Complaint by 04/12/02; order denying motion for determination that action may be maintained as a class is denied as moot [55-1]; pltfs shall file a new motion for class certification by 05/20/02 and defts shall respond to the motion by 05/20/02; the court shall reschedule the motion for class certification for oral argument at a later time. It is therefore ORDERED that the defts shall file the original of this document within 5 days of the entry of this Order. EOD 03/20/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) Modified on 04/30/2002 (Entered: 03/20/2002)

March 19, 2002
67

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, Chuquitta and Xavier Sweatt, Administrators of the Estate of Amos Sweat, William Thornton, Charles Williamson and Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin; jury demand. (w/attached Exhibits A-I) (ot) Modified on 03/20/2002 (Entered: 03/20/2002)

March 20, 2002
68

RESPONSE by defts Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation to [53- 1]. (ot) (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 21, 2002
69

MEMORANDUM & ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: For the reasons stated herein, the defts' arguments opposing the substitution of parties are unpersuasive. Granting pltfs' motion for leave to substitute parties [46-1]. Clerk is directed to substitute Chuquitta Sweat and Zaviera Simone Sweat, on behalf of the Estate of Amos Eldridge Sweat, for Amos Eldridge Sweat as parties to this action; terminating Amos Sweat . EOD 3/22/02 (cc: all counsel) (dlt) Modified on 03/22/2002 (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 22, 2002
70

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger: it appears that the first amended complaint improperly identifies pltfs "Chuquitta and Xavier Sweatt, Administrators of the Estate of Amos Sweatt" (DE #67). The Court finds that the actual names fo these individuals are Chuquitta and Xavier Sweat, Adminstrators of the Estate of Amos Sweat. The Clerk of the Court is directed to correct the docket to reflect the proper spelling of these names. (cc: all counsel) EOD 3/22/02 (vh) (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 22, 2002
71

MOTION with supporting memorandum of law by deft Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation to strike portions of first amended complaint. (ot) Modified on 04/15/2002 (Entered: 04/15/2002)

April 12, 2002
72

ANSWER AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES by defts Ford Motor Company and deft Visteon Corporation to [67-1]; jury demand. (ot) (Entered: 04/15/2002)

April 12, 2002
73

AGREED ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger; by agreement of the parties, the ddl for pltf's response to defts' motion to strike [71-1] shall be extended to 05/03/02. EOD 04/22/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 04/22/2002)

April 22, 2002
74

MOTION by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, William Thornton, Charles Williamson, Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin, Chuquitta Sweat and Xavier Sweat for attorney Cyrus Mehri to appear pro hac vice (w/attached Certificate of Good Standing for Cyrus Mehri from District of Columbia Court of Appeals) (ot) Modified on 04/24/2002 (Entered: 04/24/2002)

April 23, 2002
75

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing from USDC, District of Columbia filed by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, William Thornton, Charles Williamson, Arnold "Rudy" Chuquitta Sweat and Xavier Sweat for Cyrus Mehri. (ot) (Entered: 04/26/2002)

April 23, 2002
82

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger granting motion for attorney Cyrus Mehri to appear pro hac vice [74-1] by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, William Thornton, Charles Williamson, Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin, Chuquitta Sweat and Xavier Sweat. EOD 05/08/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) Modified on 05/08/2002 (Entered: 05/08/2002)

April 26, 2002
76

RENEWED MOTION by pltfs for determination that action may be maintained as a class action and for oral argument (ot) Modified on 04/30/2002 (Entered: 04/30/2002)

April 29, 2002
77

MEMORANDUM of points and authorities by pltfs in support of renewed motion for determination that action may be maintained as a class action [76- 1] and for oral argument [76-2]. (w/attached Exhibits A-O) (ot) Modified on 04/30/2002 (Entered: 04/30/2002)

April 29, 2002
78

MOTION by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, William Thornton, Charles Williamson, Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin, Chuquitta Sweat and Xavier Sweat for extension of time through 05/17/02 to respond to defts' motion to strike (ot) (Entered: 05/02/2002)

May 2, 2002
79

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger granting motion for extension of time [78-1] through 05/17/02 to respond to defts' motion to strike [71-1]. EOD 05/06/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 05/06/2002)

May 3, 2002
80

MOTION by defts for attorney Dabney D. Ware to appear pro hac vice (ot) Modified on 05/08/2002 (Entered: 05/08/2002)

May 7, 2002
81

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing from USDC, MD/FL filed by defts Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation for Dabney D. Ware. (ot) (Entered: 05/08/2002)

May 7, 2002
84

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger granting motion for attorney Dabney D. Ware to appear pro hac vice [80-1] by defts Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation. EOD 05/09/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 05/09/2002)

May 8, 2002
85

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defts Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation to extend ddl through 05/31/02 for its response to pltf's motion for class certification (ot) (Entered: 05/09/2002)

May 9, 2002
86

NOTICE of hearing: Hearing on motion for determination that action may be maintained as a class action [76-1] is reset for 11:00 a.m. on 6/27/02. (dlt) (Entered: 05/13/2002)

May 10, 2002
87

UNOPPOSED MOTION by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, William Thornton, Charles Williamson, Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin, Chuquitta Sweat and Xavier Sweat for additional extension of time through 05/24/02 to respond to deft's motion to strike (ot) Modified on 05/15/2002 (Entered: 05/15/2002)

May 15, 2002
88

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger granting motion to extend ddl through 05/31/02 for its response to pltf's motion for class certification [85-1]. EOD 05/17/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 05/17/2002)

May 16, 2002
89

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger granting motion for additional extension of time [87-1] through 05/24/02 to respond to deft's motion to strike portions of first amended complaint [71-1]. EOD 05/20/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) Modified on 05/21/2002 (Entered: 05/20/2002)

May 20, 2002
90

RESPONSE by pltfs to motion to strike portions of first amended complaint [71-1] (w/attached exhibits A-F) (gi) (Entered: 05/28/2002)

May 24, 2002
91

RETURN OF SERVICE-Subpoena served on Arnold Hayes on 5/3/02 for deposition to be taken on 5/13/02 (ot) Modified on 05/30/2002 (Entered: 05/29/2002)

May 28, 2002
92

JOINT MOTION by parties to extend ddls through 06/12/02 for defts' response to motion for class certification and related ddls (ot) (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 31, 2002
93

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger granting motion to extend ddls through 06/19/02 [92-1] for defts' response to motion for class certification and related ddls [76-1]. EOD 06/04/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 06/04/2002)

June 4, 2002
94

SECOND JOINT MOTION by parties to extend ddl through 06/26/02 for defts' response to pltfs' motion for class certification (ot) (Entered: 06/12/2002)

June 11, 2002
96

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger; parties have notified court personnel that this case has settled. A stipulation of dismissal or other settlement document shall be filed within 20 days of the entry of this Order. EOD 06/20/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 06/20/2002)

June 19, 2002
97

JOINT MOTION to extend ddl for filing settlement documents. (dlt) Modified on 07/16/2002 (Entered: 07/10/2002)

July 9, 2002
98

JOINT MOTION by pltfs Charles Armstrong, Marcus Frazier, Jimmy Johnson, Onie Moore, Darla N. Smith, William Thornton, Charles Williamson, Arnold "Rudy" Yeargin, Chuquitta Sweat, Xavier Sweat and defts Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation to extend ddl through 07/23/02 for filing settlement documents (ot) (Entered: 07/11/2002)

July 10, 2002
99

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger denying as moot (duplicate) motion to extend ddl for filing settlement documents [97-1]. EOD 07/12/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 07/12/2002)

July 12, 2002
100

ORDER by Judge Aleta A. Trauger granting motion to extend ddl through 07/23/02 for filing settlement documents [98-1]. EOD 07/12/02 (cc: all counsel) (ot) (Entered: 07/12/2002)

July 12, 2002

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 5, 2001

Closing Date: 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Unknown.

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Ford Motor Company, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Transportation

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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