Case: Trent v. Missouri Pacific

4:75-cv-00189 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

Filed Date: June 25, 1975

Closed Date: 1999

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Case Summary

On June 25, 1975, a group of African-American plaintiffs filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and 28 U.S.C. § 1343(3) against the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company and ten separate workers unions in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Arkansas. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive and declaratory relief and damages alleging that Missouri Pacific discriminated against black …

On June 25, 1975, a group of African-American plaintiffs filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and 28 U.S.C. § 1343(3) against the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company and ten separate workers unions in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Arkansas. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive and declaratory relief and damages alleging that Missouri Pacific discriminated against black employees and applicants. Specifically, the plaintiffs contented that Missouri Pacific discriminated against black persons on the basis of race with respect to hiring, job assignment, pay, promotion, discharge, demotion, lay-offs, and other terms and conditions of employment. They also alleged that Missouri Pacific maintained a system of segregated departments and job classifications.

Plaintiffs filed their initial motion for class certification on January 28, 1980. Certification was denied by the court (Judge Arnold) on February 11, 1980 without prejudice. On August 13, 1982, the court (Judge Howard) conditionally certified the lawsuit as a class action consisting of three subclasses: the mechanical class (consisting of all present and former black employees in the North Little Rock shops), the maintenance of way class (comprised of all present and former black persons employed in the maintenance-of-way department of the North Little Rock terminal or the Arkansas terminal), and the transportation class (comprised of all black persons who were employed, who sought to be employed, or who have been employed in the transportation departments of North Little Rock terminal or Arkansas Divisions).

A bench trial on liability was conducted between November 1985 and December 1989. On June 6, 1986 the parties reached a settlement for the mechanical and transportation subclasses. On September 18, 1986, the Court approved this partial settlement. The details of the settlement are not known

On July 16, 1993, the court (Judge Howard) ordered that the defendant was not liable for certain groups within the remaining subclass but was for others. The Court decertified part of the previously certified applicant class on grounds that the plaintiff had failed to support a prima facie case, but found in favor of the plaintiffs as to the maintenance-of-way subclass. On April 15, 1994, the Court (Judge Howard) entered an injunction prohibiting all discriminatory practices as defined in the opinion.

The defendant appealed this decision to the United States Court of Appeal of the 8th Circuit and on December 11, 1996 the 8th Circuit (Judges Fagg, Loken, and Wollman) vacated the injunctive order and remanded for a trial on damages.

On May 14, 1999, the District Court (Judge Howard) approved a settlement agreement providing the plaintiff class $315,000 in damages and attorney's fees of $565,000. The case was closed on July 16, 1999.

Summary Authors

Michael Perry (10/7/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Arnold, Richard Sheppard (Arkansas)

Eisele, Garnett Thomas (Arkansas)

Fagg, George Gardner (Iowa)

Howard, George Jr. (Arkansas)

Loken, James B. (Minnesota)

Roy, Elsijane Trimble (Arkansas)

Shell, Terry Lee (Arkansas)

Wollman, Roger Leland (South Dakota)

Young, H. David (Arkansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chachkin, Norman J. (New York)

Judge(s)

Arnold, Richard Sheppard (Arkansas)

Eisele, Garnett Thomas (Arkansas)

Fagg, George Gardner (Iowa)

Howard, George Jr. (Arkansas)

Loken, James B. (Minnesota)

Roy, Elsijane Trimble (Arkansas)

Shell, Terry Lee (Arkansas)

Wollman, Roger Leland (South Dakota)

Young, H. David (Arkansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chachkin, Norman J. (New York)

Palnick, Lazar M. (Arkansas)

Walker, John W. (Arkansas)

Washington, Ralph M. (Arkansas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Herbert, Douglas C. (District of Columbia)

Lavey, John T. (Arkansas)

Moore, Michael S. (Arkansas)

Paulson, Walter A. II (Louisiana)

Shively, Scotty M. (Arkansas)

Wolly, Michael (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Brown, Darrell F. (Arkansas)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Cavaneau, Jerry W. (Arkansas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:75-cv-00189

Docket

June 25, 1975

June 25, 1975

Docket

4:75-cv-00189

Order (partial class certification)

95 F.R.D. 357, 1982 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 14628

Aug. 13, 1982

Aug. 13, 1982

Order/Opinion
1149

4:75-cv-00189

Opinion (Ruling on the remaining issues in the liability phase)

Webb v. Missouri Pacific Rr Co.

826 F.Supp. 1192, 1993 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 9842

July 16, 1993

July 16, 1993

Order/Opinion

94-02305

Opinion (Vacating the injunction imposed by the district court)

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

98 F.3d 1067

Oct. 22, 1996

Oct. 22, 1996

Order/Opinion
1301

4:75-cv-00189

Opinion (Approving Settlement Agreement as to damages)

May 14, 1999

May 14, 1999

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 24, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial began before Judge Howard and continuing 11/20/85,11/21,11/22,11/25,11/26,11/27 and will resume 12/2/85 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Nov. 19, 1985

Nov. 19, 1985

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial continuing 12/2/85, 12/3, 12/5, 12/10, 12/11, 12/12, 12/16, 12/17, 12/18, 12/19, 12/23, 12/30 and will resume on 2/12/86 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Dec. 2, 1985

Dec. 2, 1985

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial resuming 2/12/86, 2/13, 2/14, 2/18, 2/19, 2/20, 2/21, 2/24, 2/25, 2/26, 2/27 and will resume 3/24/86 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Feb. 12, 1986

Feb. 12, 1986

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial resuming 3/24/86, 3/25, 3/26, 3/27, 3/28 and will resume 9/2/86 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

March 24, 1986

March 24, 1986

CLERK'S MINUTES:trial resuming 9/2/86, 9/3, 9/17, 9/18, 9/19 and will continue 12/29/86 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Sept. 2, 1986

Sept. 2, 1986

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial resumed 12/29/86, 12/30, 12/31 and will resume again on 1/13/87 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Dec. 29, 1986

Dec. 29, 1986

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial resumed 1/13/87, 1/14, 1/15, 1/20, 1/21, 1/22, 1/23 and will resume 2/2/87 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Jan. 13, 1987

Jan. 13, 1987

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial resumed on 2/2/87, 2/3, 2/4, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13 and will resume on 3/30/87 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Feb. 2, 1987

Feb. 2, 1987

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial resumed 3/30/87 and will resume on 4/2/87 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

March 30, 1987

March 30, 1987

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial resumed 4/2/87, at conclusion of pltfs evidence they rested and motions made. trial will resume 12/21/87 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

April 2, 1987

April 2, 1987

CLERK'S MINUTES: 12/21/87 arguments on motions and will resume 5/27/88 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Dec. 21, 1987

Dec. 21, 1987

CLERK'S MINUTES:arguments on motions resumed, and will continue trial 8/30/88 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

May 27, 1988

May 27, 1988

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial resumed 8/30/88, and 8/31/88, will resume again on 9/1/88 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Aug. 30, 1988

Aug. 30, 1988

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial resumed 9/1/88, 9/2, 9/6, 9/7, 9/8, 9/9 and will resume 12/5/88 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Sept. 1, 1988

Sept. 1, 1988

CLERK'S MINUTES:trial resumed 12/5/88, 12/6, 12/7, 12/8, and 12/9 and will resume 1/3/89. (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Dec. 5, 1988

Dec. 5, 1988

CLERK'S MINUTES:trial resumed 2/21/89, 2/22, 2/23, 2/28 and will resume again on 3/1/89 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Feb. 21, 1989

Feb. 21, 1989

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial resumed and will continue 11/16/89. (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

March 1, 1989

March 1, 1989

1114

Notice by defendant Missouri Pacific Railroad of filing: record of the proceedings before the Natl Transportation Safety Board regarding Amtrak derailment of 11−12−83 submitted to Judge Howard but not made part of the record. (plm) Modified on 11/02/1992 (Entered: 10/31/1989)

Oct. 31, 1989

Oct. 31, 1989

CLERK'S MINUTES:trial resumed 11/16/89, 11/17, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29 and will resume on 12/4/89 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Nov. 16, 1989

Nov. 16, 1989

CLERK'S MINUTES:trial resumed 12/4/89, 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, 12/8. (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Dec. 4, 1989

Dec. 4, 1989

Memorandum of points and authorities by defendant Missouri Pacific (plm) Modified on 11/02/1992 (Entered: 12/07/1989)

Dec. 7, 1989

Dec. 7, 1989

1116

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. deft's mot to preclude pltf's expert rebuttal testimony is granted (cc: all counsel) (plm) (Entered: 12/08/1989)

Dec. 8, 1989

Dec. 8, 1989

1117

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. parties shall submit post−trial briefs by 5−31−90 and reply briefs are to be submitted by 7−31−90. (cc: all counsel) (plm) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Dec. 11, 1989

Dec. 11, 1989

CLERK'S MINUTES: trial ended, parties to file briefs according to Court's oral instructions, case taken under advisement (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Dec. 11, 1989

Dec. 11, 1989

Voucher #VO2337, check #50632 in the amount of $610.87 issued to Rosie Tillman and voucher #VO2338, check #50633 in the amount of $2443.49 issued to Sara Harris (Warren). (plm) (Entered: 03/14/1990)

March 14, 1990

March 14, 1990

1118

MOTION by plaintiffs to extend time to submit post trial brief (bfw) (Entered: 05/22/1990)

May 21, 1990

May 21, 1990

1119

Response by defendants to motion to extend time to submit post trial brief [1118−1] (bfw) Modified on 12/18/1992 (Entered: 05/24/1990)

May 23, 1990

May 23, 1990

1120

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. granting in part motion to extend time to submit post trial brief [1118−1]; post trial briefs due by 7/9/90; reply briefs to be submitted by 9/10/90 (cc: all counsel) (EOD 5/24/90) (bfw) (Entered: 05/24/1990)

May 24, 1990

May 24, 1990

1121

MOTION by plaintiffs to extend time to submit opening brief (former empl) (Entered: 07/06/1990)

July 5, 1990

July 5, 1990

1122

BRIEF by plaintiffs in support of motion to extend time to submit opening brief [1121−1] (former empl) (Entered: 07/06/1990)

July 5, 1990

July 5, 1990

1123

Response by defendant Missouri Pacific Rai to motion to extend time to submit opening brief [1121−1] (bfw) (Entered: 07/06/1990)

July 6, 1990

July 6, 1990

1124

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. granting motion to extend time to submit opening brief [1121−1] ; Brief ddl extended until 7/31/90 ; reply brief due by 10/1/90 (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 07/09/1990)

July 6, 1990

July 6, 1990

1125

MOTION by plaintiff SW Workers Fed, plaintiff James R Douglas, plaintiff Robert Webb, plaintiff Lawrence Barbee to extend time to file post trial brief (former empl) (Entered: 07/27/1990)

July 26, 1990

July 26, 1990

1126

Supplement by plaintiffs to motion to extend time to file post trial brief [1125−1] (former empl) (Entered: 07/27/1990)

July 27, 1990

July 27, 1990

1127

Response by defendant Missouri Pacific Rai in opposition to motion to extend time to file post trial brief [1125−1] (former empl) (Entered: 07/27/1990)

July 27, 1990

July 27, 1990

1129

RENEWED MOTION by defendant Missouri Pacific Railroad for complete or partial decertification of subclasses. (maj) Modified on 09/05/1990 (Entered: 09/05/1990)

Aug. 31, 1990

Aug. 31, 1990

1130

Memorandum by defendant Missouri Pacific Rai in support of renewed motion for complete or partial decertification of subclasses. [1129−1] (maj) (Entered: 09/05/1990)

Aug. 31, 1990

Aug. 31, 1990

1131

MOTION by plaintiffs SW Workers Fed, James R Douglas, Robert Webb and Lawrence Barbee to extend time to file reply brief (former empl) (Entered: 10/12/1990)

Oct. 12, 1990

Oct. 12, 1990

1132

Response by defendant Missouri Pacific Rai to motion to extend time to file reply brief [1131−1] (former empl) (Entered: 10/12/1990)

Oct. 12, 1990

Oct. 12, 1990

1133

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. granting motion to extend time to file reply brief [1131−1] ; Brief due 11/5/90 (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 10/15/1990)

Oct. 12, 1990

Oct. 12, 1990

1134

MOTION by plaintiff to amend complaint &to file supplemental brief (former empl) (Entered: 03/13/1992)

March 12, 1992

March 12, 1992

1135

BRIEF in support by plaintiff to motion to amend complaint &to file supplemental brief [1134−1] (former empl) Modified on 03/20/1992 (Entered: 03/13/1992)

March 12, 1992

March 12, 1992

1136

Opposition by defendant Missouri Pacific Rai to motion to amend complaint &response to motion to file supplemental brief [1134−1] (former empl) (Entered: 03/25/1992)

March 24, 1992

March 24, 1992

1137

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. denying motion to amend complaint &granting motion to file supplemental brief; parties have until 4/30/92 to submit post−trial briefs with supplemental reply briefs to be submitted by 5/15/92. [1134−1] (cc: all counsel) (plm) (Entered: 04/01/1992)

March 30, 1992

March 30, 1992

1138

NOTICE by defendant Missouri Pacific Railroad of change of address of atty Douglas C. Herbert (bmt) (Entered: 04/23/1992)

April 20, 1992

April 20, 1992

1139

Supplemental Post−trial BRIEF filed by defendant Missouri Pacific Railroad (former empl) (Entered: 05/01/1992)

April 30, 1992

April 30, 1992

1140

Supplemental post−trial BRIEF filed by plaintiffs (former empl) (Entered: 05/01/1992)

April 30, 1992

April 30, 1992

1141

REPLY by defendant Missouri Pacific to plaintiff's supplemental post−trial brief [1140−1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/18/1992)

May 15, 1992

May 15, 1992

1142

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr., directing the parties to file supplemental Briefs concerning dismissal of discipline &foreman promotion claims of the MOW within 15 days of this order (cc: all counsel) (EOD 09/01/92) (former empl) (Entered: 09/01/1992)

Sept. 1, 1992

Sept. 1, 1992

1143

MOTION by plaintiffs to extend time to submit supplemental brief pursuant to the Court's order of 09/01/92 (former empl) (Entered: 09/17/1992)

Sept. 15, 1992

Sept. 15, 1992

1144

Supplemental BRIEF filed by defendant Missouri Pacific concerning issues remaining for Court's decision (former empl) (Entered: 09/18/1992)

Sept. 16, 1992

Sept. 16, 1992

1145

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. granting motion to extend time until 09/21/92 to submit supplemental brief pursuant to the Court's order of 09/01/92 [1143−1] (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 09/18/1992)

Sept. 17, 1992

Sept. 17, 1992

1146

SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF filed by plaintiffs on remaining Title VII Issues (maj) (Entered: 09/22/1992)

Sept. 21, 1992

Sept. 21, 1992

1148

RESPONSE by defendant Missouri Pacific to Court's 12/7/92 order [1147−1] (former empl) (Entered: 12/22/1992)

Dec. 18, 1992

Dec. 18, 1992

1149

MEMORANDUM OPINION &ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. concerning remaining issues in liability stage; deft found not to discriminate against applicant subclass; deft found to discriminate against MOW subclass in job assignments &promotions; deft found to discriminate against MOW &transportation subclasses in terms &conditions of employment; deft found to discriminate against MOW subclass in discipline &discharge; rulings on individual claims of Webb, Franklin, Sykes, Deloney, Carter, Williams, Barbee, Stewart; parties are directed to advise within 10 days the court if issues remain; parties directed to meet in settlement conference within 30 days &file joint status report concerning settlement conference within 20 days thereafter (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 07/19/1993)

July 16, 1993

July 16, 1993

1150

MOTION by plaintiffs to extend time to comply with this Court's order of 7/16/93 (bmt) (Entered: 07/27/1993)

July 26, 1993

July 26, 1993

1151

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. granting motion to extend time to comply with this Court's order [1150−1]; pltfs will have 10 addl days in which to advise the Court whether it addressed all issues tendered for resolution in its order dated 7/16/93 (cc: all counsel) EOD 7/30/93 (bmt) (Entered: 07/30/1993)

July 30, 1993

July 30, 1993

1152

REPORT to court by pltfs purs to memorandum opinion &order [1149−1] (bmt) (Entered: 08/10/1993)

Aug. 9, 1993

Aug. 9, 1993

1153

RESPONSE by defendant Missouri Pacific to court's memorandum opinion &order of 7/16/93 [1149−1] (bmt) (Entered: 08/10/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

1154

MOTION by defendant Missouri Pacific to establish briefing schedule concerning proposed remedies (bmt) (Entered: 08/16/1993)

Aug. 13, 1993

Aug. 13, 1993

1155

JOINT status report by pltfs and deft Missouri Pacific in response to the court's memorandum and opinion [1149−1] (bmt) (Entered: 08/16/1993)

Aug. 13, 1993

Aug. 13, 1993

1156

MOTION by plaintiffs to establish briefing schedule concerning proposed remedies (bmt) (Entered: 08/20/1993)

Aug. 19, 1993

Aug. 19, 1993

1157

RESPONSE by defendant Missouri Pacific to motion to establish briefing schedule concerning proposed remedies [1156−1] (bmt) (Entered: 08/23/1993)

Aug. 20, 1993

Aug. 20, 1993

1158

REPLY by plaintiffs to deft Missouri Pacific Railroad's response to court's order of 7/16/93 [1153−1] (bmt) (Entered: 08/24/1993)

Aug. 23, 1993

Aug. 23, 1993

1159

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. granted in part &denied in part the motions to establish briefing schedule concerning proposed remedies [1154−1] [1156−1]; pltfs shall file their brief concerning remedial issues w/n 45 days of the date of this order; deft shall file its resp to pltfs' brief 30 days thereafter; pltfs shall file their reply 15 days thereafter (cc: all counsel) EOD 8/26/93 (bmt) (Entered: 08/26/1993)

Aug. 26, 1993

Aug. 26, 1993

1160

RESPONSE by defendant Missouri Pacific to pltfs' reply concerning unresolved issues [1158−1] (bmt) (Entered: 08/27/1993)

Aug. 27, 1993

Aug. 27, 1993

1161

MOTION by plaintiffs to extend time to submit brief concerning the remedial issues (bmt) (Entered: 10/08/1993)

Oct. 7, 1993

Oct. 7, 1993

1162

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. granting pltf's motion to extend time until 10/18/93 to submit brief concerning the remedial issues [1161−1] (EOD 10/12/93) (cc: all counsel) (bsm) (Entered: 10/12/1993)

Oct. 12, 1993

Oct. 12, 1993

1163

BRIEF filed by plaintiffs regarding class−wide remedies (bmt) (Entered: 10/19/1993)

Oct. 18, 1993

Oct. 18, 1993

1165

REPLY brief by plaintiff regarding class−wide remedies [1163−1] (bmt) (Entered: 12/03/1993)

Dec. 2, 1993

Dec. 2, 1993

1166

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. that deft Missouri−Pacific's requested relief is denied (cc: all counsel) (bmt) (Entered: 12/07/1993)

Dec. 6, 1993

Dec. 6, 1993

1167

FACTUAL Clarifications defendant Missouri concerning stage II remedy proposals [1163−1] (bmt) (Entered: 12/23/1993)

Dec. 23, 1993

Dec. 23, 1993

1168

MOTION by plaintiffs to add Lawrence Barbee, Billy Joe Collins &Barry Duran Stewart as additional class representatives to the transportation subclass (bmt) (Entered: 01/07/1994)

Jan. 5, 1994

Jan. 5, 1994

1169

Objections by defendant Missouri Pacific to motion to add Lawrence Barbee, Billy Joe Collins &Barry Duran Stewart as additional class representatives to the transportation subclass [1168−1] (former empl) (Entered: 01/20/1994)

Jan. 19, 1994

Jan. 19, 1994

1170

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. granting motion to add Lawrence Barbee, Billy Joe Collins &Barry Duran Stewart as additional class representatives to the transportation subclass [1168−1] (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 01/20/1994)

Jan. 19, 1994

Jan. 19, 1994

1171

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. allowing plaintiffs 15 days to submit a response to defendant's proposal regarding injunctive relief; parties are directed to file simultaneous Briefs due 4/15/94 &20 days thereafter to file responses and briefs regarding damage issues (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 16, 1994

March 16, 1994

1172

Agreement &opposition by plaintiffs to defendant's proposal regarding injunctive remedies [1172−1] (former empl) Modified on 04/04/1994 (Entered: 04/04/1994)

April 1, 1994

April 1, 1994

1173

REPLY by defendant Missouri Pacific to plaintiff's agreement and opposition to defendant's proposal regarding injunctive remedies [1172−1] (former empl) (Entered: 04/05/1994)

April 4, 1994

April 4, 1994

1174

ORDER &Decree by Judge George Howard Jr. enjoining defendant from any and all discriminating practices as fully defined in this order (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 04/18/1994)

April 15, 1994

April 15, 1994

1175

BRIEF filed by plaintiffs regarding procedure the Court should take in determining damages (bmt) (Entered: 04/19/1994)

April 18, 1994

April 18, 1994

1176

BRIEF filed by defendant Missouri Pacific concerning procedures for determining damages (bmt) (Entered: 04/19/1994)

April 18, 1994

April 18, 1994

1178

REPLY by defendant Missouri Pacific to plaintiffs brief regarding procedure the court should take in determining damages [1175−1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/10/1994)

May 9, 1994

May 9, 1994

1177

REPLY by plaintiffs to defendant's brief concerning procedures for determining damages [1176−1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/10/1994)

May 9, 1994

May 9, 1994

1179

NOTICE of appeal by defendant Missouri Pacific from District Court decision [1174−1] (appeal fees paid) (2 certified copies to Clerk 8USCA), (cc: counsel) (dac) (Entered: 05/18/1994)

May 18, 1994

May 18, 1994

1180

TRANSCRIPT PURCHASE ORDER by defendant Missouri Pacific (dac) (Entered: 06/01/1994)

May 27, 1994

May 27, 1994

DOCKETING LETTER: 8 USCA Number 94−2305; counsel to proceed on appendix (dac) (Entered: 05/31/1994)

May 31, 1994

May 31, 1994

1181

NOTICE by defendant Missouri Pacific of implementation of selection procedures ordered by the Court (former empl) (Entered: 10/19/1994)

Oct. 18, 1994

Oct. 18, 1994

1183

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to motion for modification of injunctive decree [1182−1] (bmt) (Entered: 01/26/1995)

Jan. 24, 1995

Jan. 24, 1995

1184

REPLY by defendant Missouri Pacific to response to motion for modification of injunctive decree [1182−1] (bmt) (Entered: 01/26/1995)

Jan. 24, 1995

Jan. 24, 1995

1185

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. granting motion for modification of injunctive decree [1182−1]; a separate order will be entered with the specific modifications (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 02/15/1995)

Feb. 14, 1995

Feb. 14, 1995

1186

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. setting forth specific modifications of the Court's Order and Decree of 04/18/94 dealing with injunctive measures (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 02/15/1995)

Feb. 14, 1995

Feb. 14, 1995

1187

ORDER by Judge George Howard Jr. proceedings are stayed pending appeal. Clerk is directed to administratively remove this action from the Court's active docket terminating case (cc: all counsel) (dac) (Entered: 03/10/1995)

March 9, 1995

March 9, 1995

1188

ORDER (8 USCA) court reporter is directed to show within 15 days of the date of this order why she should not be held in contempt of court (dac) (Entered: 05/11/1995)

May 11, 1995

May 11, 1995

1189

ORDER (8 USCA) due to mailing difficulties the court reporters copy of the 5/8/95 show cause order was returned to this office. Therefore, the court reporter now has 15 days from the date (5/15/95) of this order to respond (dac) (Entered: 05/18/1995)

May 18, 1995

May 18, 1995

1190

ORDER (8 USCA); court has considered the court reporter's response to the show cause order. Court reporter is granted to 8/7/95 to file transcripts (dac) Modified on 06/13/1995 (Entered: 06/13/1995)

June 12, 1995

June 12, 1995

1191

ORDER (8 USCA) Pegge Mrekel−Court Reporter is ordered to show cause within 15 days of the date of this order, why she should not be held in contempt of this court's 6/6/95 order, and fined $100.00 for every day beyond 8/21/95 that the transcript has not been completed (dac) (Entered: 08/31/1995)

Aug. 30, 1995

Aug. 30, 1995

1192

TRANSCRIPT ( 6 volumes) (vols 1 − 4B) of court trial proceedings for the following dates: 11/19−22/85 ( [1179−1] (dac) (Entered: 09/18/1995)

Sept. 18, 1995

Sept. 18, 1995

1193

TRANSCRIPT ( 5 volumes) (vols 5A−7) of court trial proceedings for the following dates: 11/25−27/85 ( [1179−1] (dac) (Entered: 09/18/1995)

Sept. 18, 1995

Sept. 18, 1995

1194

TRANSCRIPT ( 4 volumes) (vols 8 −10) of court trial proceedings for the following dates: 12/2,3,5/85 ( [1179−1] ) (dac) (Entered: 09/18/1995)

Sept. 18, 1995

Sept. 18, 1995

1195

TRANSCRIPT ( 3 volumes) (vols 11−13) of court trial proceedings for the following date(s): 12/10−12/85 [1179−1] (dac) (Entered: 09/18/1995)

Sept. 18, 1995

Sept. 18, 1995

Case Details

State / Territory: Arkansas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 25, 1975

Closing Date: 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All present and former black employees, who were part of either a mechanical transportation or maintenance-of-way subclass.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company (St. Louis), 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

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $880,000

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Hiring

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

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black