Case: Caldwell v. FEDEX Corporation

3:03-cv-02878 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: June 19, 2003

Closed Date: 2011

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On June 19, 2003, an individual employee filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, against the FedEx Corporation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. On November 13, 2003, the case was consolidated with a case of the same nature, Satchell v. FedEx Express, which had been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Cal…

On June 19, 2003, an individual employee filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, against the FedEx Corporation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. On November 13, 2003, the case was consolidated with a case of the same nature, Satchell v. FedEx Express, which had been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in 2003. The plaintiffs, who were represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory relief, injunctive relief, rightful place relief, back pay, front pay, compensatory and punitive damages, and attorney fees. The plaintiffs alleged disparate impact and disparate treatment concerning minority employees and minority lower-level managers with regards to promotions, training, job assignments, compensation, and discipline. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that FedEx disproportionately assigned minority employees to part-time and casual positions, provided them with fewer promotions than non-minority employees, granted less compensation for minority employees than similarly situated non-minorities, and disciplined minority employees more harshly.

On September 11, 2004 the plaintiffs filed a motion for class certification and on September 28, 2005, the court (Judge Susan Illston) granted the plaintiff's motion for class certification. Two classes were certified: a Minority Employee Class and an African-American Lower-Level Manager Class, both incorporating all employees meeting these standards since October 17, 1999 and working in FedEx's Western Region. The court also bifurcated the litigation into two phases, one to address liability and relief applicable to the class and the second to address individual compensatory and equitable relief. On December 5, 2006, the court (Judge Illston) dismissed the class claims certified under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act in accordance with the plaintiffs' amended complaint.

On April 13, 2007, the court (Judge Illston) granted preliminary approval of the consent decree, which provided for an award of $15 million in attorneys' fees and reimbursement. Caldwell v. FedEx, 2007 WL 1114010 (N.D. Cal. 2007). The court (Judge Illston) also granted the plaintiffs' motion for attorneys' fees and reimbursement of costs and expenses. Caldwell v. FedEx, 2007 WL 2343904 (N.D. Cal. 2007). The court (Judge Illston) then signed the consent decree. The provisions of the settlement agreement included monetary relief, attorneys' fees, and injunctive relief, consisting of the new guidelines for granting positions, training, job assignments, compensation, and discipline within the FedEx Corporation. Judge Illston entered the final judgment dismissing the case with prejudice, in accordance with the terms of the Consent Decree on August 14, 2007.

The parties continued to litigate such issues as attorneys' fees through January 2008, but they ultimately reached an agreement regarding those issues. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Emily Kuznick (4/3/2008)

Daniele de Oliveira Nunes (4/21/2019)

Related Cases

Satchell v. Federal Express Corp., Northern District of California (2003)

People

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Judge(s)

Illston, Susan Yvonne (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barenbaum, Daniel E. (California)

Burris, John L. (California)

Cervantez, Eve Hedy (California)

Curran, Felicia C. (California)

Davis, Michael S. (California)

Dermody, Kelly M. (California)

Evenson, Rebekah B. (California)

Finberg, James M. (California)

Goldstein, Barry L (California)

Judge(s)

Illston, Susan Yvonne (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barenbaum, Daniel E. (California)

Burris, John L. (California)

Cervantez, Eve Hedy (California)

Curran, Felicia C. (California)

Davis, Michael S. (California)

Dermody, Kelly M. (California)

Evenson, Rebekah B. (California)

Finberg, James M. (California)

Goldstein, Barry L (California)

Harris, Sheryl Ivonne (California)

Hazam, Lexi Joy (California)

Keitner, Chimene I (California)

Konecky, Joshua Geoffrey (California)

Kramer, Karin A. (California)

Laird, Elisa P. (California)

Lee, Bill Lann (California)

Leonard, Danielle E. (California)

McCoy, Waukeen Quandrico (California)

Parker, Kay McKenzie (California)

Prestel, Claire (District of Columbia)

Schneider, Todd Michael (California)

Sekhon, Nirej S. (California)

Wallace, Guy B. (California)

Williams, Barbra Lynne (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Babcock, Barak J. (Tennessee)

Becker, Evelyn L. (District of Columbia)

Billions, David Andrew (Tennessee)

Collins, Cynthia J. (Tennessee)

Dawson, Kamili Williams (California)

Diekmann, Gilmore F. Jr. (California)

Douglas, Frederick L. (Tennessee)

Isom, Sandra Colene (Tennessee)

Jerman, Tom A (California)

Littrell, Jeana M. (Tennessee)

Ortman, Francis J III (California)

Reed, Terrence O'Neal (Tennessee)

Reis, David James (California)

Riley, George A. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
61

3:03-cv-02878

03-02659

Motion to certify class

Sept. 11, 2004

Sept. 11, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
91

3:03-cv-02878

Amended Complaint

CALDWELL ET AL v. FEDEX CORPORATION ET AL

2005 WL 3142958

Oct. 12, 2005

Oct. 12, 2005

Complaint
528

3:03-cv-02878

03-02659

Order dismissing class claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act

Caldwell et al v. FedEx Corporation et al

Dec. 5, 2006

Dec. 5, 2006

Order/Opinion

3:03-cv-02878

03-02659

[PROPOSED] ORDER (1) PRELIMINARILY APPROVING CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, (2) PROVISIONALLY CERTIFYING SETTLEMENT CLASSES, (3) DIRECTING DISTRIBUTION OF NOTICE OF THE SETTLEMENT, AND (4) SETTING A SCHEDULE FOR THE FINAL SETTLEMENT APPROVAL PROCESS

Caldwell v. FedEx Corp.

2007 WL 1114010

April 13, 2007

April 13, 2007

Order/Opinion

3:03-cv-02878

03-02659

Motion for Final Approval of Settlement

Caldwell et al v. FedEx et al

June 22, 2007

June 22, 2007

Pleading / Motion / Brief

3:03-cv-02878

03-02659

Application for Attorney Fees and Reimbursement of Costs and Expenses

Caldwell et al v. FedEx Company et al

Aug. 9, 2007

Aug. 9, 2007

Pleading / Motion / Brief

3:03-cv-02878

03-02659

Opinion

CALDWELL ET AL v. FEDEX CORP.

2007 WL 2343904

Aug. 14, 2007

Aug. 14, 2007

Order/Opinion

3:03-cv-02878

03-02659

Consent Decree

Caldwell et al v. FedEx Company et al

Aug. 15, 2007

Aug. 15, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5730042/caldwell-v-fedex-corporation/

Last updated Aug. 2, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
86

ORDER re: extension of time (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/16/2005)

Sept. 16, 2005

Sept. 16, 2005

RECAP
1

COMPLAINT Summons Issued against Feddex Ground Package System, Inc., Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express (Filing fee $150 receipt number 3348711). Filed by Patricia Caldwell, John Conwell, Rick Gonzales, Cynthia Guerrero, Rachel Hutchins, Mariel Lawson Janice Lewis, Ken Stevenson. (ci, ) Modified on 10/30/2008 (rcs, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/25/2003)

June 19, 2003

June 19, 2003

CASE DESIGNATED for Electronic Filing. (ci, ) (Entered: 06/25/2003)

June 19, 2003

June 19, 2003

87

ORDER re: plaintiffs' motion for class certification by Judge Illston (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/28/2005)

Sept. 28, 2005

Sept. 28, 2005

RECAP
88

ORDER denying defendant's motions for summary judgment without prejudice to renewal after production of discovery. Signed by Judge Illston on 9/28/05. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/28/2005)

Sept. 28, 2005

Sept. 28, 2005

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NOTICE of Related Case C 03−2659 SI by Patricia Caldwell, John Conwell, Rick Gonzales, Cynthia Guerrero, Rachel Hutchins, Mariel Lawson Janice Lewis, Ken Stevenson. (ci, ) (Entered: 06/25/2003)

June 19, 2003

June 19, 2003

90

ORDER amended class certification order to appoint additional class counsel. Signed by Judge Illston on 10/7/05. (tsS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/7/2005)

Oct. 7, 2005

Oct. 7, 2005

RECAP

Summons Issued as to Feddex Ground Package System, Inc. ; Fedex Corporation ; Fedex Express (ci, ) (Entered: 06/25/2003)

June 19, 2003

June 19, 2003

4

First AMENDED COMPLAINT against Fedex Services, Fedex Ground, Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express. Filed by Ken Stevenson, Rachel Hutchins, Cynthia Guerrero, Rick Gonzales, Kimelia Wooten, Xsiomara Willis, Darnell Williams, Shelia Tyler, Shirley K. Steward, Kelvin Smith Sr., Mari Shaffer, Darryl Payton, Peter Paris, Ernestine Owens, Rosa N. Olmos, Mike O. Odigie, Lavaedra Newton, Yvonne Murray, Rodney Morton, Shirley McCray, Emory McClendon, Cynthia Jackson, David Hernandez, Janet Haynes, Bradford Hall, Glenda Gray, Lawrence Estrada, Melanie Dennis, Desmond Carter, Kevyn Cameron, Alvin Buckman, Willie Bryant III, Charles Anderson, Derrick Satchell, Janice Lewis, Marial Lawson, Patricia Caldwell, John Conwell. (Wallace, Guy) (Entered: 06/25/2003)

June 25, 2003

June 25, 2003

94

ORDER advancing motion to 11/18/05 @ 2:30 p.m.. Signed by Judge Illston on 10/31/05. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/31/2005)

Oct. 31, 2005

Oct. 31, 2005

RECAP
99

ORDER RE: DISCOVERY: re 97 Letter filed by Charles Anderson,, Patricia Caldwell,, John Conwell,, Willie Bryant III,, Alvin Buckman,, Kevyn Cameron,, Melanie Dennis,, Lawrence Estrada,, 98 Letter filed by Derrick Satchell,. Signed by Judge Susan Illston on 11/19/2005. (tl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/21/2005)

Nov. 21, 2005

Nov. 21, 2005

RECAP
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OBJECTIONS to re 3 NOTICE OF RELATED CASES by Feddex Ground Package System, Inc., Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Diekmann, Gilmore) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003

Aug. 25, 2003

100

ORDER denying motion to stay pending disposition of Rule 23(f) motion. Signed by Judge Illston on 11/18/05. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/23/2005)

Nov. 23, 2005

Nov. 23, 2005

RECAP
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed, by Charles Anderson, Willie Bryant III, Alvin Buckman, Patricia Caldwell, Kevyn Cameron, Desmond Carter, John Conwell, Melanie Dennis, Lawrence Estrada, Rick Gonzales, Glenda Gray, Cynthia Guerrero, Bradford Hall, Janet Haynes, David Hernandez, Rachel Hutchins, Cynthia Jackson, Marial Lawson, Janice Lewis, Emory McClendon, Shirley McCray, Rodney Morton, Yvonne Murray, Lavaedra Newton, Mike O. Odigie, Rosa N. Olmos, Ernestine Owens, Peter Paris, Darryl Payton, Derrick Satchell, Mari Shaffer, Kelvin Smith Sr., Ken Stevenson, Shirley K. Steward, Shelia Tyler, Darnell Williams, Xsiomara Willis, Kimelia Wooten. Feddex Ground Package System, Inc. waiver sent on 7/29/2003, answer due 9/29/2003; Fedex Corporation waiver sent on 7/29/2003, answer due 9/29/2003; Fedex Express waiver sent on 7/29/2003, answer due 9/29/2003; Fedex Ground waiver sent on 7/29/2003, answer due 9/29/2003; Fedex Services waiver sent on 7/29/2003, answer due 9/29/2003 (Harris, Sheryl) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003

Aug. 25, 2003

101

ORDER re: class notice. Signed by Judge Illston on 11/18/05. (Attachments: # 1)(ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

RECAP
7

MOTION to Dismiss Pursuant to Rule 12(B)(3) filed by Feddex Ground Package System, Inc., Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. Motion Hearing set for 10/2/2003 08:00 AM. (Diekmann, Gilmore) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003

Aug. 25, 2003

102

ORDER w/amended attachment. Signed by Judge Illston on 11/18/05. (Attachments: # 1)(ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/29/2005)

Nov. 29, 2005

Nov. 29, 2005

RECAP
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DECLARATION in Support re 7 Motion to Dismiss By Kamili A. Williams filed by Feddex Ground Package System, Inc., Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Related document(s) 7 ) (Diekmann, Gilmore) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003

Aug. 25, 2003

9

DECLARATION in Support re 7 Motion to Dismiss By Thanh Anderson filed by Feddex Ground Package System, Inc., Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Related document(s) 7 ) (Diekmann, Gilmore) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003

Aug. 25, 2003

104

PRETRIAL ORDER. Signed by Judge Illston on 11/28/05. (Attachments: # 1)(ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/29/2005)

Nov. 29, 2005

Nov. 29, 2005

RECAP
110

ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO INTERVENE AND GRANTING MOTIONS TO QUASH SUBPOENA. Signed by Judge Illston on 12/23/05. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/23/2005)

Dec. 23, 2005

Dec. 23, 2005

RECAP
10

DECLARATION in Support re 7 Motion to Dismiss By Robin Marsh filed by Feddex Ground Package System, Inc., Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Related document(s) 7 ) (Diekmann, Gilmore) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003

Aug. 25, 2003

111

Order:stipulation re: mailing notice. Signed by Judge Illston on 12/23/05. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/23/2005)

Dec. 23, 2005

Dec. 23, 2005

RECAP
11

Proposed Order re 7 Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to Rule 12(B)(3) by Feddex Ground Package System, Inc., Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Diekmann, Gilmore) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003

Aug. 25, 2003

116

ORDER re: production of computer-readable data. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/23/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/24/2006)

Jan. 24, 2006

Jan. 24, 2006

RECAP
12

DECLARATION in Support re 7 of Kamili A. Williams re Motion to Dismiss filed by Feddex Ground Package System, Inc., Fedex Corporation, Fedex Services. (Related document(s) 7 ) (ci, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003

Aug. 25, 2003

117

ORDER re: discovery. Signed by Judge Illston on 3/13/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/14/2006)

March 14, 2006

March 14, 2006

RECAP
14

OBJECTIONS to Notice of Related Cases by Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (ci, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003

Aug. 25, 2003

15

CLERK'S NOTICE re: Failure to E−File and/or Failure to Register as an E−Filer (ci, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003

Aug. 26, 2003

118

ORDER granting withdrawal of counsel. Signed by Judge Illston on 4/10/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

RECAP
119

ORDER setting hearing on motion to bifurcate on 7/21/06. Signed by Judge Illston on 6/8/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/8/2006)

June 8, 2006

June 8, 2006

RECAP
16

Notice of Motion and Motion and Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion to Drop Misjoined Parrties, or Alternatively to Sever Plaintiff's Claims filed by Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. Motion Hearing set for 10/2/2003 08:00 AM. (Williams, Kamili) Modified on 9/2/2003 (ci, COURT STAFF). Additional attachment(s) added on 9/11/2003 (br, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 28, 2003

Aug. 28, 2003

17

DECLARATION in Support re 16 Declaration of Kamili A. Williams In Support of Defendants' Motion to Drop Misjoined Parties or to Sever Plaintiffs' Claims filed by Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Related document(s) 16 ) (Williams, Kamili) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/11/2003 (br, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 28, 2003

Aug. 28, 2003

122

ORDER granting petition for admission pro hac vice. Signed by Judge Illston on 7/19/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/20/2006)

July 20, 2006

July 20, 2006

RECAP
130

ORDER extending deadlines. Signed by Judge Illston on 8/16/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/16/2006)

Aug. 16, 2006

Aug. 16, 2006

RECAP
18

DECLARATION in Support re 16 Declaration of William J. Cahill in Support of Dedendants' Motion to Drop Misjoined Parties or to Sever filed by Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Related document(s) 16 ) (Williams, Kamili) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/11/2003 (br, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 28, 2003

Aug. 28, 2003

132

ORDER re: extension for motions to compel. Signed by Judge Illston on 8/22/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/23/2006) Modified on 8/24/2006 (ys, COURT STAFF).

Aug. 23, 2006

Aug. 23, 2006

RECAP
19

NOTICE re 16 Notice Regarding Exhibit Attachments In Support of Defendants' Motion to Drop Misjoined Parties or to Sever by Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Williams, Kamili) (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 28, 2003

Aug. 28, 2003

140

sealing ORDER. Signed by Judge Illston on 8/30/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006

Aug. 31, 2006

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Proposed Order re 16 [Proposed] Order Granting Defendants' Motion to Drop Misjoined Parties by Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Williams, Kamili) (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 28, 2003

Aug. 28, 2003

141

***ERRONEOUS ENTRY***ORDER re: extension to file opposition to discovery motions. Signed by Judge Illston on 8/30/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/31/2006) Modified on 9/1/2006 (ys, COURT STAFF).

Aug. 31, 2006

Aug. 31, 2006

RECAP
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EXHIBITS re 17 A Attachment to Declaration of Kamili A. Williams in Support of Defendants' Motion to Drop Misjoined Parties Or, Alternatively, to Sever Plaintiffs' Claims filed by Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Related document(s) 17 ) (ci, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/04/2003)

Aug. 28, 2003

Aug. 28, 2003

22

NOTICE of need of ADR Phone Conference /ADR Certification (Wallace, Guy) (Entered: 09/05/2003)

Sept. 5, 2003

Sept. 5, 2003

146

ORDER extending date to exchange expert rebuttal witnesses. Signed by Judge Illston on 9/6/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/7/2006)

Sept. 7, 2006

Sept. 7, 2006

RECAP
154

ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART PLAINTIFFS? MOTIONS TO COMPEL; GRANTING PLAINTIFFS? MOTION FOR SANCTIONS (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/10/2006)

Oct. 10, 2006

Oct. 10, 2006

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CLERK'S NOTICE: ADR Phone Conference scheduled for 9/23/03 at 2:00 p.m. Please take note that plaintiff's counsel initiates the call to all parties. (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/08/2003)

Sept. 8, 2003

Sept. 8, 2003

24

RESPONSE in Support re 16 Motion to Sever filed by Patricia Caldwell. (Attachments: # 1 P's Response to D's Motion to Sever# 2 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations) Decl. of GBW in Response# 3 Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Wallace, Guy) (Entered: 09/11/2003)

Sept. 11, 2003

Sept. 11, 2003

155

ORDER re: Various Discovery Matters. Signed by Judge Illston on 10/23/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/24/2006)

Oct. 24, 2006

Oct. 24, 2006

RECAP
157

ORDER re: discovery (stipulation).. Signed by Judge Illston on 10/25/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/25/2006)

Oct. 25, 2006

Oct. 25, 2006

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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Patricia Caldwell. (Wallace, Guy) (Entered: 09/11/2003)

Sept. 11, 2003

Sept. 11, 2003

159

ORDER granting extension of time. Signed by Judge Illston on 10/27/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/30/2006)

Oct. 30, 2006

Oct. 30, 2006

RECAP
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Reply Memorandum to Motion re 7 , 16 In Support of Motions to Dismiss for Improper Venue (FRCP 12(b)(3)) and to Drop Misjoined Parties (FRCP 21) filed by Feddex Ground Package System, Inc., Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Diekmann, Gilmore) (Entered: 09/18/2003)

Sept. 18, 2003

Sept. 18, 2003

27

EXHIBITS re 26 In Support of Motions to Dismiss for Improper Venue (FRCP 12(b)(3)) and to Drop Misjoined Parties (FRCP 21) filed by Feddex Ground Package System, Inc., Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Related document(s) 26 ) (Diekmann, Gilmore) (Entered: 09/18/2003)

Sept. 18, 2003

Sept. 18, 2003

162

ORDER regarding deposition & doc. produced by Greenwald. Signed by Judge Illston on 11/9/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/13/2006).

Nov. 13, 2006

Nov. 13, 2006

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ORDER by Judge Illston granting 153 Motion for Leave to File (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/14/2006)

Nov. 14, 2006

Nov. 14, 2006

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ADR Phone Conference by HAH (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/24/2003)

Sept. 23, 2003

Sept. 23, 2003

165

ORDER granting extension re: filing of statement. Signed by Judge Illston on 11/20/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/21/2006)

Nov. 21, 2006

Nov. 21, 2006

RECAP
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ORDER RELATING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Susan Illston for all further proceedings. Judge William H. Alsup no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Illston on 9/25/03. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 09/25/2003)

Sept. 25, 2003

Sept. 25, 2003

183

ORDER modifying schedule re: pretrial motions directed at lay witnesses. Signed by Judge Illston on 12/21/06. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/22/2006)

Dec. 22, 2006

Dec. 22, 2006

RECAP
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Amend/Correct 7 Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to Rule 12(B)(3) filed by Feddex Ground Package System, Inc., Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. Motion Hearing set for 10/24/2003 09:00 AM. (Diekmann, Gilmore) Modified on 10/2/2003 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/01/2003)

Oct. 1, 2003

Oct. 1, 2003

192

ORDER adjusting briefing schedule. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/8/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/9/2007)

Jan. 9, 2007

Jan. 9, 2007

RECAP
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Amend/Correct 16 Notice of Motion to Drop Misjoined Parties or Alernatively Sever Plaintiffs' Claims filed by Feddex Ground Package System, Inc., Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. Motion Hearing set for 10/24/2003 09:00 AM. (Diekmann, Gilmore) Modified on 10/2/2003 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/01/2003)

Oct. 1, 2003

Oct. 1, 2003

193

ORDER continuing pretrial conference. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/8/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/9/2007)

Jan. 9, 2007

Jan. 9, 2007

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CLERK'S NOTICE SETTING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE TO OCCUR ON 12/19/03 @ 2:00 P.M. (Attachments: # 1) (ts, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 10/01/2003)

Oct. 1, 2003

Oct. 1, 2003

194

***DUPLICATE OF #193***ORDER continuing pretrial conference. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/8/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/9/2007) Modified on 1/10/2007 (ys, COURT STAFF).

Jan. 9, 2007

Jan. 9, 2007

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Set/Reset Hearings: Initial Case Management Conference set for 12/19/2003 at 02:00 PM. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 10/02/2003)

Oct. 1, 2003

Oct. 1, 2003

196

ORDER granting motion to compel. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/11/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/11/2007)

Jan. 11, 2007

Jan. 11, 2007

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NOTICE of Appearance of attorneys James M. Finberg, Bill Lan Lee, Lexi J. Hazam, and the law firm of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP by Charles Anderson, Willie Bryant III, Alvin Buckman, Patricia Caldwell, Kevyn Cameron, John Conwell, Melanie Dennis, Lawrence Estrada, Rick Gonzales, Glenda Gray, Cynthia Guerrero, Bradford Hall, Janet Haynes, David Hernandez, Rachel Hutchins, Cynthia Jackson, Marial Lawson, Janice Lewis, Mariel Lawson Janice Lewis, Emory McClendon, Shirley McCray, Rodney Morton, Yvonne Murray, Lavaedra Newton, Mike O. Odigie, Rosa N. Olmos, Ernestine Owens, Peter Paris, Darryl Payton, Derrick Satchell, Mari Shaffer, Kelvin Smith Sr., Ken Stevenson, Shirley K. Steward, Shelia Tyler, Darnell Williams, Xsiomara Willis, Kimelia Wooten. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 10/09/2003)

Oct. 8, 2003

Oct. 8, 2003

201

Order Dismissing Class Claims Under The California Fair Employment and Housing Act by Fedex Express.. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/16/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2007)

Jan. 17, 2007

Jan. 17, 2007

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CERTIFICATE/PROOF OF SERVICE by Charles Anderson, Willie Bryant III, Alvin Buckman, Patricia Caldwell, Kevyn Cameron, John Conwell, Melanie Dennis, Lawrence Estrada, Fedex Corporation, Rick Gonzales, Glenda Gray, Cynthia Guerrero, Bradford Hall, Janet Haynes, David Hernandez, Rachel Hutchins, Cynthia Jackson, Marial Lawson, Janice Lewis, Mariel Lawson Janice Lewis, Emory McClendon, Shirley McCray, Rodney Morton, Yvonne Murray, Lavaedra Newton, Mike O. Odigie, Rosa N. Olmos, Ernestine Owens, Peter Paris, Darryl Payton, Derrick Satchell, Mari Shaffer, Kelvin Smith Sr., Ken Stevenson, Shirley K. Steward, Shelia Tyler, Darnell Williams, Xsiomara Willis, Kimelia Wooten re 33 (ys, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 10/09/2003)

Oct. 8, 2003

Oct. 8, 2003

35

CLERK'S NOTICE re: Failure to E−File Notice of Appearance and Proof of Service by U.S.Mail and/or Failure to Register as an E−Filer (ys, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 10/09/2003)

Oct. 9, 2003

Oct. 9, 2003

204

PRETRIAL ORDER. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/16/07. (Attachments: # 1)(ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2007)

Jan. 17, 2007

Jan. 17, 2007

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ORDER denying related case notice as to C−03−2660 SBA. Signed by Judge Illston on 10/16/03. (ts, COURT STAFF) Modified on 10/16/2003 (ts, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/16/2003)

Oct. 16, 2003

Oct. 16, 2003

206

ORDER granting leave to seal reply in support of motion finding Snyder Depo to be admissable. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/16/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2007)

Jan. 17, 2007

Jan. 17, 2007

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NOTICE of Appearance Attorney Kay McKenzie Parker by Charles Anderson, Willie Bryant III, Alvin Buckman, Patricia Caldwell, Kevyn Cameron, John Conwell, Melanie Dennis, Lawrence Estrada, Rick Gonzales, Glenda Gray, Cynthia Guerrero, Bradford Hall, Janet Haynes, David Hernandez, Rachel Hutchins, Cynthia Jackson, Marial Lawson, Janice Lewis, Mariel Lawson Janice Lewis, Emory McClendon, Shirley McCray, Rodney Morton, Yvonne Murray, Lavaedra Newton, Mike O. Odigie, Rosa N. Olmos, Ernestine Owens, Peter Paris, Darryl Payton, Derrick Satchell, Mari Shaffer, Kelvin Smith Sr., Ken Stevenson, Shirley K. Steward, Shelia Tyler, Darnell Williams, Xsiomara Willis, Kimelia Wooten. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Proof of

Oct. 16, 2003

Oct. 16, 2003

251

ORDER granting leave to seal re: oppo. to motion in limine No. 8.. Signed by Judge Illston on 2/5/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/6/2007)

Feb. 6, 2007

Feb. 6, 2007

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NOTICE of Appearance Notice of Association of Counsel by Fedex Corporation, Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Services. (Reis, David) (Entered: 10/23/2003)

Oct. 23, 2003

Oct. 23, 2003

266

ORDER granting leave to file in excess of page limit. Signed by Judge Illston on 2/14/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/15/2007)

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

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269

ORDER setting hearing date re: verdict disputes. Signed by Judge Illston on 2/21/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/22/2007)

Feb. 22, 2007

Feb. 22, 2007

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Minute Entry: Motion Hearing held on 10/24/2003 before Illston. (Court Reporter J. Gonzales.) (ts, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 10/27/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

41

STIPULATION by Derrick Satchell. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 PROOF OF SERVICE BY ELECTRONIC FILING)(Hazam, Lexi) (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 6, 2003

Nov. 6, 2003

272

ORDER setting hearing on disputes re: verdict forms. Signed by Judge Illston on 3/2/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/6/2007)

March 6, 2007

March 6, 2007

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NOTICE of Appearance by Patricia Caldwell. (Burris, John) (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 6, 2003

Nov. 6, 2003

274

ORDER by Judge Illston granting 178 Motion granting request to designate Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain as class counsel. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/22/2007)

March 22, 2007

March 22, 2007

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276

ORDER continuing 4/6/07 motions in limine to 4/13/07. Signed by Judge Illston on 4/3/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/4/2007) Modified on 4/5/2007 (ys, COURT STAFF).

April 4, 2007

April 4, 2007

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AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR VIOLATIONS OF TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964; 42 U.S.C. SECTION 1981; CALIFORNIA FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING ACT against Fedex Express. Filed by Derrick Satchell. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits A − I# 2 PROOF OF SERVICE BY ELECTRONIC FILING)(Hazam, Lexi) (Entered: 11/12/2003)

Nov. 12, 2003

Nov. 12, 2003

44

ORDER consolidating case to C−03−2659 SI. Signed by Judge Illston on 11/12/03. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 11/13/2003)

Nov. 13, 2003

Nov. 13, 2003

285

ORDER by Judge Illston granting 277 Motion for Settlement ; FINAL APPROVAL HEARING 8/9/07 @ 3:30 p.m. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4) (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/13/2007)

April 13, 2007

April 13, 2007

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REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Hazam, Lexi) (Filed on 12/2/2003) (Entered: 12/02/2003)

Dec. 2, 2003

Dec. 2, 2003

287

ORDER re: notice in spanish. Signed by Judge Illston on 4/24/07. (Attachments: # 1)(ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/25/2007)

April 25, 2007

April 25, 2007

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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Derrick Satchell. (Attachments: # 1 [PROPOSED] CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER# 2 PROOF OF SERVICE BY ELECTRONIC FILING)(Hazam, Lexi) (Filed on 12/10/2003) (Entered: 12/10/2003)

Dec. 10, 2003

Dec. 10, 2003

289

ORDER approving revised notice and claim form. Signed by Judge Illston on 5/14/07. (Attachments: # 1 # 2)(ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/14/2007)

May 14, 2007

May 14, 2007

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STIPULATION AND ORDER re: Interpretation of Section XXII.A.1 of the Consent Decree. Signed by Judge Susan Illston on 06/19/07. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/20/2007)

June 20, 2007

June 20, 2007

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Minute Entry: Initial Case Management Conference held on 12/19/2003 before Illston (Date Filed: 12/23/2003). Case continued to 2/4/05 @ @:30 p.m. for Further Case Management ConferenceCase continued to 1/14/05 @ 9:00 a.m. for Class Certification Motion() (ts, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 12/23/2003) (Entered: 12/23/2003)

Dec. 23, 2003

Dec. 23, 2003

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Further Case Management Conference set for 2/4/2005 02:30 PM. Motion Hearing for Class Certification set for 1/14/2005 09:00 AM. (ys, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/23/2003) (Entered: 12/24/2003)

Dec. 23, 2003

Dec. 23, 2003

323

Final JUDGMENT: Dismissed with prejudice, in accrodance with the terms of the Consent Decree. Signed by Judge Illston on 8/14/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/15/2007)

Aug. 15, 2007

Aug. 15, 2007

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ORDER extending time to respond to initial discovery demands. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/8/04. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/8/2004) (Entered: 01/08/2004)

Jan. 8, 2004

Jan. 8, 2004

324

ORDER /consent decree. Signed by Judge Illston on 8/15/07. (Attachments: # 1)(ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/15/2007)

Aug. 15, 2007

Aug. 15, 2007

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CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/8/04. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/9/2004) (Entered: 01/09/2004)

Jan. 9, 2004

Jan. 9, 2004

326

ORDER re: untimely claims. Signed by Judge Illston on 10/11/07. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/12/2007)

Oct. 12, 2007

Oct. 12, 2007

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 19, 2003

Closing Date: 2011

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Minority employees and minority lower-level managers

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

FedEx Corp., Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Transportation

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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: 38.5 million plus

Order Duration: 2007 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Recordkeeping

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitoring

Monitor/Master

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Discrimination Prohibition

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discipline

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

American Indian/Alaskan Native

Asian/Pacific Islander

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

Male