Case: Thomas v. Baker

1:86-cv-02850 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Oct. 17, 1986

Closed Date: June 20, 2001

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On October 17, 1986 two African-American Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) filed suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000 et seq. against then Secretary of the Department of State, James Baker, in United States District Court in the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive relief and damages, alleging that the State Department discriminated against African-Americans who served as FSOs. Specifi…

On October 17, 1986 two African-American Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) filed suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000 et seq. against then Secretary of the Department of State, James Baker, in United States District Court in the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive relief and damages, alleging that the State Department discriminated against African-Americans who served as FSOs. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that the State Department discriminated with respect to assignments, performance appraisals, promotions, tenure, and selection out and furthermore had retaliated against African-American FSOs for objecting to these unlawful employment practices. Thomas v. Baker, 169 F.R.D. 229 (D.C.D.C. 1996).

The plaintiffs filed their first motion to certify the lawsuit as a class action on January 15, 1987, prior to taking any discovery. The motion was denied by the Court (Judge Revercomb) on July 20, 1987. Thomas v. Baker, 169 F.R.D. 229 (D.C.D.C. 1996).

On April 28, 1988, the Court (Judge Revercomb) denied the plaintiff's motion to reconsider class certification, but granted Plaintiffs' motion to file an amended complaint thereby allowing 30 additional individuals to intervene in order to assert claims of discriminatory employment practices and retaliatory behavior against the Department. Thomas v. Baker, 169 F.R.D. 229 (D.C.D.C. 1996).

From 1988 to 1994, a lengthy and contentious discovery took place. The plaintiffs brought in a research firm to do statistical analysis to find significant evidence of discrimination in the FSO. Thomas v. Baker, 169 F.R.D. 229 (D.C.D.C. 1996).

On December 6, 1991, after the Congressional enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the plaintiffs moved to file a second amended complaint to demonstrate that their claims against the Department were based on a disparate impact as well as a disparate treatment theory of liability and to request a jury trial, compensatory damages, prejudgment interest, and expert fees, which were not available to Plaintiffs prior to the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Thomas v. Baker, 169 F.R.D. 229-230 (D.C.D.C. 1996).

After the complaint was filed, the Court (Judge Revercomb) set a deadline for a renewed motion of class certification. In the meantime, the Court suspended discovery and permitted the parties to pursue settlement negotiations. After deadlines were extended, and the talks flatlined, the plaintiffs filed a third amended complaint and soon after motioned for class certification. Thomas v. Baker, 169 F.R.D. 230 (D.C.D.C. 1996).

On June 15, 1994, the plaintiffs filed their motion for class certification. However, settlement negotiations under the supervision of Magistrate Judge Alan Kay, were ongoing, and the class certification hearing was scheduled and postponed several times. Thomas v. Baker, 169 F.R.D. 230 (D.C.D.C. 1996).

In February of 1995, the two sides came to an agreement in principle, and while various plaintiffs continued to oppose elements of the agreement, and negotiations continued. Ultimately the parties signed a consent decree on January 31, 1996. The Court granted preliminary approval on March 22, 1996. Thomas v. Baker, 169 F.R.D. 230 (D.C.D.C. 1996).

The consent decree provided an injunction, effective for four years, prohibiting the State Department from discriminating on the basis of race in promotions, awards, censuring, terminations, performance evaluations, selection out, post and duty assignments, conal assignments, or training. The injunction also barred the State Department from retaliating against any class member for participation in equal employment opportunity activities. The decree further provided for a senior level Council for Equality in the Workplace to monitor and advance equal employment opportunities in the Department. And also, the decree provided for revision and expansion of the State Department's Diversity Awareness training for FSOs and FSO supervisors. Thomas v. Baker, 169 F.R.D. 232 (D.C.D.C. 1996).

The agreement provided for the class to receive a total award of $3.8 million in satisfaction of all class claims for monetary relief. $125,000 was distributed to the 30 named Plaintiffs, including $40,000 to Walter J. Thomas, the lead plaintiff, and $85,000 among the 29 other named Plaintiffs. $2.9 million was distributed to class members who did not receive promotions or whose promotions were delayed. Thomas v. Baker, 169 F.R.D. 234 (D.C.D.C. 1996). And the settlement provided for $2.1 million in attorney's fees. Thomas v. Baker, 169 F.R.D. 235 (D.C.D.C. 1996).

Many members of the proposed class who were dissatisfied with the settlement sued the class counsel for malpractice in County Court in the District of Columbia.

On December 8, 1999, the District Court (Judge Sporkin) ruled against former members of the class who had brought malpractice lawsuits against class counsel in state court, upholding a previous order enjoining the clients from pursuing malpractice suits. Thomas v. Baker, 77 F.Supp.2d 114 (D.D.C. 1999).

The case was closed on June 20, 2001.

Summary Authors

Matthew Aibel (4/7/2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Attridge, Patrick J. (District of Columbia)

Buckley, Frank (District of Columbia)

Edwards, Harry Thomas (District of Columbia)

Facciola, John M. (District of Columbia)

Ginsburg, Douglas Howard (District of Columbia)

Kay, Alan (District of Columbia)

Randolph, Arthur Raymond (District of Columbia)

Revercomb, George Hughes (District of Columbia)

Robertson, James (District of Columbia)

Sentelle, David Bryan (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Attridge, Patrick J. (District of Columbia)

Buckley, Frank (District of Columbia)

Edwards, Harry Thomas (District of Columbia)

Facciola, John M. (District of Columbia)

Ginsburg, Douglas Howard (District of Columbia)

Kay, Alan (District of Columbia)

Randolph, Arthur Raymond (District of Columbia)

Revercomb, George Hughes (District of Columbia)

Robertson, James (District of Columbia)

Sentelle, David Bryan (District of Columbia)

Sporkin, Stanley (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Carl E. (Ohio)

Chuzi, George Michael (District of Columbia)

Connelly, Warren Eugene (District of Columbia)

Hutchinson, Barbara B. (Maryland)

Kalijarvi, June Dorothy (District of Columbia)

Robbins, G. Arthur (Maryland)

Warren, Charles Lindsay (District of Columbia)

Whitworth, David Gregg Jr. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bates, John D. (District of Columbia)

Birch, John Oliver (District of Columbia)

Lawrence, R. Craig (District of Columbia)

Leary, Mary Lou (District of Columbia)

Manning, Meredith (District of Columbia)

Reback, Richard Neal (District of Columbia)

Schnedar, Cynthia Ann (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Buchanan, Avis E. (District of Columbia)

Race, Dennis Michael (District of Columbia)

Schlegel, Richard (District of Columbia)

Sellers, Joseph Marc (District of Columbia)

Sutton, S. Robert (District of Columbia)

Turner, Leslie Marie (District of Columbia)

Watson, Theresa Grace Lawhorn (District of Columbia)

Zeiler, Jay Dean (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

June 20, 2001 Docket

Order [Denying Plaintiffs' Motion For Class Certification]

Thomas v. Schultz [Baker]

1987 WL 14980

July 20, 1987 Order/Opinion
307

Memorandum Opinion [Approving Consent Decree And Stating Consent Decree]

Thomas v. Christopher [Baker]

169 F.R.D. 224

Nov. 7, 1996 Order/Opinion

[Opinion And Order Upholding District Court's Certification Of Class And Approval Of Consent Decree For Fairness]

Thomas v. Albright [Baker]

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

139 F.3d 227

March 27, 1998 Order/Opinion
371

Memorandum Opinion [And Order Granting Injunctive Relief To Class Counsel Against Opt-Out Members Of The Settlement]

Thomas v. Albright [Baker]

77 F.Supp.2d 114

Dec. 8, 1999 Order/Opinion

[Opinion And Order Upholding District Court's Holding That The Anti-Injunction Act Bars Plaintiffs From Pursuing An Action In The D.C. Superior Court]

Thomas v. Powell [Baker]

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

247 F.3d 260

April 27, 2001 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/10291100/thomas-v-baker/

Last updated May 13, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed summons issued (dot) (Entered: 10/20/1986)

Oct. 17, 1986 PACER

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Patrick J. Attridge for discovery; discovery related Motions and settlement, (kbh)

Feb. 9, 1987 PACER

ALL DOCKET ENTRIES PRIOR TO 6/1/89 WILL BE FOUND ON THE PAPER DOCKET (gld)

June 1, 1989 PACER
46

ANSWER by intervenor-plaintiff TUSHINDE COOPER, intervenor-plaintiff CONSTANCE E. HUGGINS, intervenor-plaintiff ERIC JAMES, intervenor-plaintiff MARY MILLER, intervenor-plaintiff MARY CYNTHIA SMOOT, intervenor-plaintiff ROBERT WATKINS to interrogatories and request for production of documents by defendant (gld) (Entered: 06/22/1989)

June 21, 1989 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge George H. Revercomb : status hearing set for 9:00 8/3/89 ; reporter: NOT REPORTED (jwd)

July 6, 1989 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge George H. Revercomb : status hearing set for 9:15 10/10/89 ; reporter: Not Reported (jwd)

Aug. 3, 1989 PACER
47

ANSWER by plaintiff WALTER J. THOMAS, intervenor-plaintiff ISAIAH M. ALDRIDGE, intervenor-plaintiff E. LLOYD DAVIS, intervenor-plaintiff CASSIE GHEE, intervenor-plaintiff ALAN B.C. LATIMER, intervenor-plaintiff LISA LAYNE, intervenor-plaintiff WARD D. MORROW to interrogatories and request for production of documents by defendant SCHULTZ (gld) (Entered: 08/04/1989)

Aug. 3, 1989 PACER
48

ANSWER by intervenor-plaintiff ALFRED NEAL to interrogatories and request for production of documents by defendant (gld) (Entered: 08/21/1989)

Aug. 18, 1989 PACER
49

RESPONSE by defendant GEORGE P. SCHULTZ to request for production of documents (cjp) (Entered: 10/06/1989)

Oct. 5, 1989 PACER

SCHEDULING NOTICE: status hearing set for 9:00 11/13/89 ; (jwd)

Oct. 6, 1989 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge George H. Revercomb : status hearing set for 9:00 1/23/90 ; reporter: Not Reported (jwd)

Nov. 13, 1989 PACER
50

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by plaintiff BERNARD JOHNS, plaintiff WALTER J. THOMAS of a person designated by the U.S. Department of State on 12/21/89 (clv) (Entered: 12/12/1989)

Dec. 11, 1989 PACER
51

RESPONSE by plaintiff BERNARD JOHNS to request for production of documents (cjp) (Entered: 12/15/1989)

Dec. 14, 1989 PACER
52

ANSWER by intervenor-plaintiff HERMAN O. BAILEY to interrogatories and response to request for production of documents; attachments (cjp) (Entered: 12/15/1989)

Dec. 14, 1989 PACER
53

ANSWER by intervenor-plaintiff MELVIN T. SPENCE to interrogatories and response to request for production of documents (cjp) (Entered: 12/15/1989)

Dec. 14, 1989 PACER
54

ANSWER by intervenor-plaintiff CHARLOTTE - WILLIAMS to interrogatories and response to request for production of documents (cjp) (Entered: 12/15/1989)

Dec. 14, 1989 PACER
55

ANSWER by intervenor-plaintiff JUDITH D. TONOHOU to interrogatories and response to request for production of documents (cjp) (Entered: 12/15/1989)

Dec. 14, 1989 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge George H. Revercomb : status hearing set for 9:00 3/26/90 ; reporter: Not Reported (jwd)

Jan. 23, 1990 PACER
56

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff JOHNEY BROOKS, plaintiff ERIC JAMES, plaintiff JUDITH D. TONOHOU, plaintiff AUBREY VERDUN, plaintiff CHARLOTTE - WILLIAMS by Michael J. Madigan, Dennis M. Race, and Leslie M. Turner (cjp) (Entered: 03/05/1990)

March 5, 1990 PACER
57

ANSWER by intervenor-plaintiff DOROTHY WATSON to defendant's interrogatories and response to request for production of documents (cjp) (Entered: 03/08/1990)

March 7, 1990 PACER
58

ANSWER by intervenor-plaintiff JOHNEY BROOKS to defendant's interrogatories and response to request for production of documents (cjp) (Entered: 03/08/1990)

March 7, 1990 PACER
59

ANSWER by intervenor-plaintiff RAYMOND G. ROBINSON to defendant's interrogatories and response to request for production of documents (cjp) (Entered: 03/08/1990)

March 7, 1990 PACER
60

ANSWER by intervenor-plaintiff ODIE FIELDS to defendant's interrogatories and response to request for production of documents (cjp) (Entered: 03/08/1990)

March 7, 1990 PACER
61

ANSWER by intervenor-plaintiff ALPHONSO G. MARQUIS to defendant's interrogatories and response to request for production of documents (cjp) (Entered: 03/08/1990)

March 7, 1990 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge George H. Revercomb : status hearing set for 9:00 7/5/90 ; reporter: N/R (jwd)

March 26, 1990 PACER
62

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by plaintiffs of the person or persons designated by the U.S. Department of State on 5/31/90 (clv) (Entered: 05/02/1990)

May 1, 1990 PACER
63

REQUEST by plaintiffs for the appropriate agents of officers of the U.S. Department of State to produce documents (clv) (Entered: 05/10/1990)

May 9, 1990 PACER
64

NOTICE OF FILING by defendant GEORGE P. SCHULTZ of change of telephone number for Richard Reback; (202) 514-7133; CD/N (clv) (Entered: 05/30/1990)

May 29, 1990 PACER
65

MOTION by defendant GEORGE P. SCHULTZ to extend time to 6/26/90 to respond to second request for production of documents (clv) (Entered: 06/12/1990)

June 11, 1990 PACER
66

ORDER by Judge George H. Revercomb : granting motion to extend time to 6/26/90 to respond to second request for production of documents [65-1] by GEORGE P. SCHULTZ (N) (jwd) (Entered: 06/12/1990)

June 12, 1990 PACER
67

RESPONSE by defendant GEORGE P. SCHULTZ to request (second) for production of documents (cjp) (Entered: 06/27/1990)

June 26, 1990 PACER

SCHEDULING NOTICE: status hearing set for 10:00 7/10/90 ; (jwd)

June 27, 1990 PACER
68

OBJECTIONS AND RESPONSE by defendant GEORGE P. SCHULTZ to notice of deposition upon oral examination [62-1] by plaintiffs (cjp) (Entered: 07/02/1990)

June 29, 1990 PACER
69

SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSE by GEORGE P. SCHULTZ to second [67-1] request of Walter J. Thomas, et al for production of documents from inspection and copying (cjp) (Entered: 07/02/1990)

June 29, 1990 PACER
70

REQUEST (second supplemental) by defendant GEORGE P. SCHULTZ to plaintiff BERNARD JOHNS, plaintiff WALTER J. THOMAS for production of documents (fiat) REVERCOMB, J. (cjp) (Entered: 07/09/1990)

July 9, 1990 PACER
71

NOTICE OF FILING by defendant GEORGE P. SCHULTZ of revision to designation of rule 30(b)(6) deponents (clv) (Entered: 07/10/1990)

July 9, 1990 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge George H. Revercomb : status hearing set for 9:00 9/26/90 ; reporter: Not Reported (jwd)

July 10, 1990 PACER
72

ORDER by Judge George H. Revercomb : status hearing set for 9:00 9/26/90 ; (N) (jwd) (Entered: 07/10/1990)

July 10, 1990 PACER
73

RESPONSE (second supplemental) by defendant GEORGE P. SCHULTZ to request for production of documents (cjp) (Entered: 07/23/1990)

July 20, 1990 PACER
74

NOTICE (supplemental) TO TAKE DEPOSITION by plaintiff BERNARD JOHNS, plaintiff WALTER J. THOMAS of defendant GEORGE P. SCHULTZ upon oral examination (cjp) (Entered: 08/03/1990)

Aug. 3, 1990 PACER
75

RESPONSE (supplemental) by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III to second request for production of documents (clv) (Entered: 08/09/1990)

Aug. 8, 1990 PACER
76

REQUEST (addenbum) by plaintiff to defendant JAMES A. BAKER III for production of documents (fiat) REVERCOMB, J. (cjp) (Entered: 08/13/1990)

Aug. 13, 1990 PACER
77

RESPONSE (supplemental second) by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III to request for production of documents (fiat) REVERCOMB, J. (cjp) (Entered: 08/13/1990)

Aug. 13, 1990 PACER
78

INTERROGATORIES and third request to produce documents filed by plaintiffs to defendant JAMES A. BAKER III; exhibit (clv) (Entered: 08/20/1990)

Aug. 16, 1990 PACER
79

DEPOSITION of Lynwood Eaton taken for plaintiff BERNARD JOHNS, plaintiff WALTER J. THOMAS on 7/11/90 (clv) (Entered: 08/28/1990)

Aug. 27, 1990 PACER
80

DEPOSITION of Lynwood Eaton taken for plaintiff BERNARD JOHNS, plaintiff WALTER J. THOMAS on 7/12/90 (clv) (Entered: 08/28/1990)

Aug. 27, 1990 PACER
81

SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSE by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III to plaintiffs' 2d request for production of documents. (fiat, REVERCOMB, J.) (ajr) (Entered: 08/30/1990)

Aug. 29, 1990 PACER
82

DEPOSITION of Clint A. Lauderdale taken for plaintiffs on 7/26/90 (clv) (Entered: 09/14/1990)

Sept. 14, 1990 PACER
83

DEPOSITION of Clint A. Lauderdale taken for plaintiffs on 7/27/90 (clv) (Entered: 09/14/1990)

Sept. 14, 1990 PACER
84

DEPOSITION of Clint A. Lauderdale taken for plaintiffs on 7/30/90 (clv) (Entered: 09/14/1990)

Sept. 14, 1990 PACER
85

MOTION by defendant GEORGE P. SCHULTZ to extend time to 10/12/90 to respond to interrogatories and third request for documents (clv) (Entered: 09/18/1990)

Sept. 17, 1990 PACER
86

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to motion to extend time to 10/12/90 to respond to interrogatories and third request for documents [85-1] by GEORGE P. SCHULTZ (clv) (Entered: 09/20/1990)

Sept. 19, 1990 PACER
87

NOTICE OF FILING by Miller Reporting Co., Inc. of original signature page and errata sheet to the deposition of Lynwood Eaton (clv) (Entered: 09/25/1990)

Sept. 25, 1990 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge George H. Revercomb : plaintiff will have sixty days upon completion of phase one discovery to file again motion for class certification status hearing set for 9:00 12/12/90 ; reporter: N/R (jwd)

Sept. 26, 1990 PACER
88

ORDER by Judge George H. Revercomb : confirming status hearing of 09/26/90 (N) (jwd) (Entered: 09/26/1990)

Sept. 26, 1990 PACER
89

ANSWER by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III to interrogatories and response to request (third) for production of documents [78-1] (cjp) (Entered: 10/15/1990)

Oct. 12, 1990 PACER
90

DEPOSITION of Paul Canney taken 9/12/90 (clv) (Entered: 10/25/1990)

Oct. 24, 1990 PACER
91

DEPOSITION of Paul Canney taken for plaintiff BERNARD JOHNS, plaintiff WALTER J. THOMAS on 9/13/90 (clv) (Entered: 10/25/1990)

Oct. 24, 1990 PACER
92

STATUS REPORT by plaintiffs concernling phase one discovery; attachments (13) (clv) (Entered: 12/12/1990)

Dec. 11, 1990 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge George H. Revercomb : status hearing set for 9:00 2/26/91 ; reporter: Not Reported (jwd)

Dec. 12, 1990 PACER

CASE referral ended Magistrate Patrick J. Attridge (mbd)

Jan. 8, 1991 PACER
93

DEPOSITION of Barbara Brown Prather taken for plaintiffs on 11/19/90; exhibits (15) (clv) (Entered: 01/16/1991)

Jan. 15, 1991 PACER
94

DEPOSITION of Barbara B. Prather taken for plaintiffs on 11/21/90 (clv) (Entered: 01/16/1991)

Jan. 15, 1991 PACER
95

DEPOSITION of Barbara B. Prather taken for plaintiffs on 12/5/90; exhibits (3) (clv) (Entered: 01/16/1991)

Jan. 15, 1991 PACER
96

DEPOSITION of Barbara B. Prather taken for plaintiffs on 12/10/90; exhibits (6) (clv) (Entered: 01/16/1991)

Jan. 15, 1991 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge George H. Revercomb : status hearing set for 9:30 5/31/91 ; (clv) Modified on 02/26/1991

Feb. 26, 1991 PACER
97

ORDER by Judge George H. Revercomb : status hearing set for 9:30 5/31/91 ; (N) (jwd) Modified on 02/26/1991 (Entered: 02/26/1991)

Feb. 26, 1991 PACER
98

STATUS REPORT by plaintiffs concerning phase one discovery; attachments (8) (clv) (Entered: 05/31/1991)

May 30, 1991 PACER
99

REQUEST by plaintiffs for order setting the completion dates for certain discovery matters ; attachments (8) (clv) (Entered: 05/31/1991)

May 30, 1991 PACER
100

STATUS REPORT by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III (clv) (Entered: 05/31/1991)

May 30, 1991 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge George H. Revercomb : status hearing set for 9:45 7/29/91 ; reporter: N/R (jwd)

May 31, 1991 PACER
101

ANSWER (supplemental) by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III to interrogatories (clv) (Entered: 06/25/1991)

June 24, 1991 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge George H. Revercomb : setting a further status hearing set for 9:00 11/8/91 ; reporter: Vernell Marshall (cjp)

July 29, 1991 PACER
102

ORDER by Judge George H. Revercomb : setting a further status hearing set for 9:00 11/8/91; directing that the defendant will have produce a "stipulated database" to the plaintiffs and the plaintiffs will have completed their Rule 30(B)(6) depositions (N) (cjp) (Entered: 07/29/1991)

July 29, 1991 PACER
103

REQUEST by plaintiff CHARLOTTE - WILLIAMS, plaintiff AUBREY VERDUN, plaintiff JUDITH D. TONOHOU, plaintiff ERIC JAMES, plaintiff JOHNEY BROOKS to defendant JAMES A. BAKER III for production of documents; exhibits (8) (cjp) (Entered: 08/12/1991)

Aug. 9, 1991 PACER
104

RESPONSE by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III to status report [100-1] by JAMES A. BAKER III; exhibit (1) (cjp) (Entered: 08/23/1991)

Aug. 22, 1991 PACER
105

INTERIM STATUS REPORT by plaintiff CHARLOTTE - WILLIAMS, plaintiff AUBREY VERDUN, plaintiff JUDITH D. TONOHOU, plaintiff ERIC JAMES, plaintiff JOHNEY BROOKS concerning the progress of certain outstanding discovery items; attachment (1) (cjp) (Entered: 08/23/1991)

Aug. 22, 1991 PACER
106

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM to status report [105-1] by JOHNEY BROOKS, ERIC JAMES, JUDITH D. TONOHOU, AUBREY VERDUN, CHARLOTTE - WILLIAMS (clv) (Entered: 08/28/1991)

Aug. 27, 1991 PACER

SCHEDULING NOTICE: status hearing set for 9:00 11/20/91 ; (jwd)

Sept. 17, 1991 PACER
107

RESPONSE by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III to first request of plaintiff for production of raw computer data (clv) (Entered: 09/19/1991)

Sept. 18, 1991 PACER
108

MOTION by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III for protective order governing the access and use of sensitive information and documents ; attachment (clv) (Entered: 11/06/1991)

Nov. 5, 1991 PACER
109

STATUS REPORT by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III (clv) (Entered: 11/08/1991)

Nov. 7, 1991 PACER
110

RESPONSE by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III to plaintiff's request for production of documents (clv) (Entered: 11/18/1991)

Nov. 15, 1991 PACER
111

RESPONSE (supplemental) by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III to second request for production of documents (clv) (Entered: 11/18/1991)

Nov. 15, 1991 PACER
112

RESPONSE (OPPOSITIONS) by plaintiffs to status report [109-1] by JAMES A. BAKER III; attachments (2) (clv) (Entered: 11/22/1991)

Nov. 21, 1991 PACER
113

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs' to status report [109-1] by JAMES A. BAKER III; affidavit (1) (cjp) (Entered: 11/27/1991)

Nov. 27, 1991 PACER
114

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiffs from the law firm of Akin, Gump, Hauer & Feld has changed to the following: Akin, Gump, Hauer & Feld, 1333 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 887-4000 (cjp) (Entered: 11/27/1991)

Nov. 27, 1991 PACER
115

MOTION by plaintiff CHARLOTTE - WILLIAMS, plaintiff AUBREY VERDUN, plaintiff JUDITH D. TONOHOU, plaintiff ERIC JAMES, plaintiff JOHNEY BROOKS for leave to file a second amended complaint EXHIBIT (second amended complaint) (cjp) (Entered: 12/09/1991)

Dec. 6, 1991 PACER
116

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM to response to request [110-1] by JAMES A. BAKER III (clv) (Entered: 12/10/1991)

Dec. 9, 1991 PACER
117

RESPONSE (supplemental) by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III to third request for production of documents (clv) (Entered: 12/10/1991)

Dec. 9, 1991 PACER
118

MOTION by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III to extend time to 12/24/91 to file response to motion to file a second amended complaint (clv) (Entered: 12/18/1991)

Dec. 17, 1991 PACER
119

STATUS REPORT by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III (clv) (Entered: 12/18/1991)

Dec. 17, 1991 PACER

STATUS HEARING before Judge George H. Revercomb : status hearing set for 9:30 2/25/92 ; reporter: Not Reported (jwd)

Dec. 18, 1991 PACER
120

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge George H. Revercomb setting forth procedures for handling confidential material; allowing designated material to be filed under seal (N) (jwd) (Entered: 12/18/1991)

Dec. 18, 1991 PACER
121

STATUS REPORT by plaintiffs ; request for an order setting a schedule for discovery matters (clv) (Entered: 12/19/1991)

Dec. 18, 1991 PACER
122

JOINT MOTION by parties for briefing and discovery schedule (clv) (Entered: 12/27/1991)

Dec. 26, 1991 PACER
124

RESPONSE by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III in opposition to motion for leave to file a second amended complaint [115-1] by JOHNEY BROOKS, ERIC JAMES, JUDITH D. TONOHOU, AUBREY VERDUN, CHARLOTTE - WILLIAMS; exhibits (4) (kmk) (Entered: 01/13/1992)

Jan. 10, 1992 PACER
123

ORDER by Judge George H. Revercomb : on or before 1/10/92, defednant shall file and serve its opposition to plaintiffs' motion for leave to file a second amended complaint; plaintiffs shall file and serve their reply to defendant's opposition to plaintiff's motion to file a second amended complaint before 1/31/92; on or before 1/10/92, plaintiffs shall serve by hand on defendant a list identifying any documents or any interrogatory responses pertaining to defendant's policies, practices and procedures that plaintiffs believe they need to file their motion for class certification and that they believe remain outstanding from plaintiffs' first request for the production of documents for inspection and copying, second request for the production of documents for inspection and copying and addendum thereto, third request for prodiction of documents, plaintiffs first request for the production of Raw Computer Data, and plaintiffs' first set of interrogatories; on or before 2/7/92, defendant shall respond by hand delivery to any outstanding items designated by plaintiff in item #3 by producing the requested document(s) or providing the necessary interrogatory responses, claiming a privilege pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures or stating that it believes it has no other information or documents responsive to the discovery request; on or before 3/1/92, plaintiff shall serv by hand on defendant a list identifying any documents or any interrogatory responses specific to any of the plaintiffs or intervenor-plaintiffs that plaintiffs believe they need to file their motion for class certification and thatthey believe remain outstanding from plaintiffs' first request for the production of documents for inspection and copying, second reqeust for the production of documents for inspection and copying and addendum thereto, Third Request for Production of Documents, plaintiffs First Request for the Production of Raw Computer Data, and Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories; on or before 4/15/92, deft shall respond by hand delivery to any outstanding item designated by plaintiffs in item 5; on or before 1/15/92, plaintiff shall serve by hand on the defendant a list of questions, as complete as possible regarding the computer database provided to plaintiffs' counsel 11/8/91, pursuant to the Court's Order of 7/29/91; or or before 2/19/92, the parties will make a good faith effort to resolve all questions identified in item 7; on or before 1/31/92, plaintiffs shall serve by hand on defendant a comprehensive list of questions from previously conducted Rule 30(b)(6) depositions for which plaintiffs will accept written responses in lieu of deposition testimony; by 3/15/92, defendant shall respond to all questions identified in item 9; by /15/92, all previously noticed rule 30(b)(6) despositions shall be completed; by 4/30/92, plaintiffs shall identify in writing the date by which they will file their motion for class certification; status hearing set for 9:30 2/25/92 ; (N) (jwd) (Entered: 01/13/1992)

Jan. 13, 1992 PACER
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REPLY by plaintiff(s) in support of motion for leave to file a second amended complaint [115-1] by JOHNEY BROOKS, ERIC JAMES, JUDITH D. TONOHOU, AUBREY VERDUN, CHARLOTTE - WILLIAMS; attachments (4) (kmk) (Entered: 02/03/1992)

Jan. 31, 1992 PACER
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MOTION filed by defendant JAMES A. BAKER III to extend time to 2/12/92 to complete responses to the list of outstanding discovery items, set forth in paragraph 4 of the Court's order of 1/13/92 (clv) (Entered: 02/10/1992)

Feb. 7, 1992 PACER

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 17, 1986

Closing Date: June 20, 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

two African-American Foreign Service Officers filing on behalf of themselves and similarly situated individuals. later joined by 30 additional black employees of the Department of State.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

James Baker (Washington, District of Columbia), Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 3.8 million

Order Duration: 1996 - 2000

Content of Injunction:

Promotion

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Utilize objective job description

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Provide antidiscrimination training

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

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

Promotion

Seniority

Testing

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

Male