Case: Stone v. First Union Corp.

0:94-cv-06932 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: Sept. 23, 1994

Closed Date: 2006

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Case Summary

On September 23, 1994, employees of First Union Corp. filed a lawsuit against their employer in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The plaintiffs alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C. § 621. Specifically, they contended that their employer had instituted a plan to demote, terminate, and otherwise adversely affect employees over the age of forty. On September 4, 2001, the court (Judge Alan S. …

On September 23, 1994, employees of First Union Corp. filed a lawsuit against their employer in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The plaintiffs alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C. § 621. Specifically, they contended that their employer had instituted a plan to demote, terminate, and otherwise adversely affect employees over the age of forty.

On September 4, 2001, the court (Judge Alan S. Gold) approved the defendant's motion to decertify the class that had been preliminarily approved in 1998, holding that the class members have brought numerous different types of claims that relate to several different issues. Stone v. First Union, 203 F.R.D 532 (S.D. Fla. 2001). The decertified class moved to intervene, and upon being denied by the district court, appealed. On June 3, 2004, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch) overturned the district court's ruling and allowed the plaintiffs to intervene. Stone v. First Union, 371 F.3d 1305 (11th Cir. 2004). The case was dismissed with prejudice in 2006 and was closed. It is not clear whether Plaintiffs received any relief.

Summary Authors

Andrew Kline (11/22/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Birch, Stanley F. Jr. (Georgia)

Gold, Alan Stephen (Florida)

Kravitch, Phyllis A. (Georgia)

Oakes, James Lowell (Vermont)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Carter, Brenda J. (Florida)

Sales, David Joseph (Florida)

Scarola, John (Florida)

Weese-Bennett, Melanie Marie (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bledsoe, C. Adair Jr. (Georgia)

Clifton, K. Nicole (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Birch, Stanley F. Jr. (Georgia)

Gold, Alan Stephen (Florida)

Kravitch, Phyllis A. (Georgia)

Oakes, James Lowell (Vermont)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Carter, Brenda J. (Florida)

Sales, David Joseph (Florida)

Scarola, John (Florida)

Weese-Bennett, Melanie Marie (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bledsoe, C. Adair Jr. (Georgia)

Clifton, K. Nicole (Georgia)

Flax, Jessica P. (Georgia)

Kilpatrick, J. Thomas (Georgia)

Kofman, Robert T. (Florida)

MacIver, Christine M. (Georgia)

Mulliken, Suzanne J. (Georgia)

Rissman, Glenn Michael (Florida)

Woulfe, Richard Thomas (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

April 5, 2006 Docket
1

COMPLAINT

Stone v. First Union Corporation

Sept. 23, 1994 Complaint
10

ANSWER TO PLAINTIFF’S COMPLAINT

Stone v. First Union Corporation

Jan. 27, 1995 Pleading / Motion / Brief
957

Opinion

203 F.R.D. 532

Sept. 4, 2001 Order/Opinion
1219

PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Stone v. First Union Corporation

Jan. 31, 2003 Pleading / Motion / Brief
1229

DEFENDANTS’ MOTION AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Stone v. First Union Corporation

Feb. 27, 2003 Pleading / Motion / Brief
1276

Opinion

216 F.R.D. 540

July 1, 2003 Order/Opinion

APPELLANTS' INITIAL BRIEF

Stone v. First Union Corporation

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Aug. 19, 2003 Pleading / Motion / Brief

BRIEF OF APPELLEES

Stone v. First Union Corporation

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Sept. 22, 2003 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

371 F.3d 1305

June 3, 2004 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 23, 1994

Closing Date: 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

employees of First Union Corporation

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

First Union Corp., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Male