Case: Webster v. Fulton County, GA

1:96-cv-02399 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: Sept. 9, 1996

Closed Date: Feb. 24, 2005

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Case Summary

On September 9, 1996 plaintiffs, business owners and a business seeking landscaping contract work from Fulton County, filed suit against Fulton County, GA in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. They alleged discrimination based on race and sex in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, state law, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Specifically they alleged that Fulton County operated an illegal Minority and Female Business Enterp…

On September 9, 1996 plaintiffs, business owners and a business seeking landscaping contract work from Fulton County, filed suit against Fulton County, GA in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. They alleged discrimination based on race and sex in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, state law, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Specifically they alleged that Fulton County operated an illegal Minority and Female Business Enterprise program that discriminated against whites and males because it established a pattern or practice of engaging in disparate treatment of businesses owned by whites and/or males even when these businesses submitted lower bids and performed superior work. They sought declaratory and injunctive relief, monetary damages, and fees and costs.

After extensive discover, on February 12, 1999 the district court (Judge Thomas Thrash) denied the plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment and granted in part and denied in part the defendant's motion for summary judgment. On March 1, 1999 the district court (Judge Thrash) denied the plaintiffs' motion for class certification. The case proceeded to a bench trial. On June 11, 1999 the district court (Judge Thrash) ruled in favor of the plaintiffs on the basis of a violation of the Equal Protection Clause. Plaintiffs were granted declaratory and injunctive relief such that the program was declared unconstitutional and Fulton County was enjoined from using racial, ethnic or gender participation goals in accepting or rejecting bids, determining whether bidders are responsive and responsible bidders and in the awarding of Fulton County contracts.

Defendant appealed but on July 19, 2000 the Eleventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals (Judge Anderson, Judge Dubina, and Judge Hill) affirmed. In the meantime a jury trial concerning any monetary damages was conducted and on February 24, 2000 the plaintiffs were awarded $8,750.00 plus costs of $4,399.83. On September 18, 2000 the district court (Judge Thrash) awarded plaintiffs additional fees and costs totaling $1,105,608.09. The Supreme Court declined to issue a writ of certiorari on March 29, 2001. On June 22, 2001 and April 10, 2003 plaintiffs were awarded supplemental fees totaling $110,791.37 for work on various unsuccessful appeals.

During discovery the plaintiffs added a retaliation claim alleging that the defendant had ceased to notify them or award them contracts after they had filed suit. The district court (Judge Thrash) had dismissed this claim on February 12, 1999. After the trial plaintiffs appealed this ruling to the Eleventh Circuit. On February 28, 2002 the Eleventh Circuit (Judge Edmondson, Judge Wilson, and Judge Paul) reversed the district court. On March 11, 2004, however, the district court (Judge Thrash) granted defendant summary judgment on this claim. On February 24, 2005 the Eleventh Circuit affirmed without opinion and the case came to a close.

Summary Authors

Michael Perry (8/25/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Edmondson, James Larry (Georgia)

Paul, Maurice Mitchell (Florida)

Thrash, Thomas W. Jr. (Georgia)

Wilson, Charles R. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barge, Richmond Mason (Georgia)

McKee, Patrick W. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Brantley, Overtis Hicks (Georgia)

Carr, J. Scott (Georgia)

Chandler, Patricia A. (Florida)

Floyd, Deborah McIver (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Edmondson, James Larry (Georgia)

Paul, Maurice Mitchell (Florida)

Thrash, Thomas W. Jr. (Georgia)

Wilson, Charles R. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barge, Richmond Mason (Georgia)

McKee, Patrick W. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Brantley, Overtis Hicks (Georgia)

Carr, J. Scott (Georgia)

Chandler, Patricia A. (Florida)

Floyd, Deborah McIver (Georgia)

Green, June D. (Georgia)

Hicks, Charles George (Georgia)

Kirkley, Dorothy Yates (Georgia)

Lovett, William Jake Jr. (Georgia)

Martin, Robert L. (Georgia)

Payne, Elizabeth Penn (Georgia)

Verrilli, Donald B. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Walker, Linda T. (Georgia)

Wiener, Keith Mark (Georgia)

Woodward, Brenda King (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Webster v. Fulton Count, GA

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

June 22, 2001 Docket

Docket

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

June 6, 2003 Docket

Docket

April 28, 2009 Docket
136

Order (Denying plaintiff's motion for summary judgment and granting in part and denying in part defendant's motion for summary judgment)

44 F.Supp.2d 1359

Feb. 12, 1999 Order/Opinion
176

Order (Ruling for the plaintiff after a bench trial)

51 F.Supp.2d 1354

June 11, 1999 Order/Opinion

Brief of Appellants

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

May 30, 2000 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Initial Brief: Appellee-Respondent

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

July 3, 2000 Pleading / Motion / Brief
350

Order (Awarding fees and costs)

112 F.Supp.2d 1339

Sept. 18, 2000 Order/Opinion

Opinion (Reversing the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's retaliation claims)

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

283 F.3d 1254

Feb. 28, 2002 Order/Opinion

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed summons issued. Consent form to proceed before U.S. magistrate and pretrial instructions given to attorney.; jury demand FILING FEE $ 120.00 RECEIPT # 238368 (rag) (Entered: 09/20/1996)

Sept. 17, 1996
2

ANSWERS TO MANDATORY INTERROGATORIES by plas. (rag) (Entered: 09/20/1996)

Sept. 17, 1996
3

CONSENT ORDER extending time for dfts to Answer to original complaint due 11/15/96 for dfts approved by dp. clk. cc (rag) (Entered: 10/10/1996)

Oct. 8, 1996

Add attorneys Keith Mark Wiener &J. Scott Carr as counsel for dfts. (rag) (Entered: 10/10/1996)

Oct. 8, 1996
4

ANSWER of dfts to complaint [1−1]. (rag) (Entered: 11/21/1996)

Nov. 15, 1996
5

ANSWERS TO MANDATORY DISCLOSURES by dfts (rag) (Entered: 12/03/1996)

Dec. 2, 1996
6

Certificate of interested persons. (to judge) (rag) (Entered: 12/03/1996)

Dec. 2, 1996
7

AMENDED ANSWER to [1−1] complaint by dfts (rag) (Entered: 12/10/1996)

Dec. 5, 1996
8

Joint Preliminary Statement and Scheduling Order. (to judge) (rag) (Entered: 12/30/1996)

Dec. 19, 1996
9

Notice of joint proposed discovery &motions schedule by plas &dfts. (to WCO) (rag) (Entered: 01/09/1997)

Jan. 6, 1997

Proposed DISMISSAL of Frank Bockman by parties. (to WCO) (rag) (Entered: 01/09/1997)

Jan. 6, 1997
10

MOTION by pla to amend complaint with brief in support. (rag) (Entered: 01/09/1997)

Jan. 6, 1997
11

Stipulation of dismissal without prejudice, Frank Bockman, from the case. cc (rag) (Entered: 01/15/1997)

Jan. 6, 1997
12

Joint Preliminary Statement &Scheduling Order. (to judge) (rag) (Entered: 01/17/1997)

Jan. 16, 1997

SUBMITTED to Judge William C. O'Kelley on [10−1] motion to amend complaint (rag) (Entered: 01/22/1997)

Jan. 22, 1997
13

NOTICE Rule 16 conference set for 11:30 a.m., 1/30/97 in the chambers of Judge William C. O'Kelley, Room 1942 (cc) (rag) (Entered: 01/23/1997)

Jan. 22, 1997
14

Memorandum by dfts in opposition to [10−1] motion to amend complaint (rag) (Entered: 01/27/1997)

Jan. 24, 1997
15

ORDER by Judge William C. O'Kelley GRANTING [10−1] motion to amend complaint (cc) (rag) (Entered: 01/29/1997)

Jan. 29, 1997

PRE−TRIAL CONFERENCE HELD before Judge William C. O'Kelley. Parties are requesting extension of dicovery. Court suggested case proceeds with preliminary discovery, then a conference may be necessary to determine if further discovery is necessary. Preliminary planning report appvd. (rag) (Entered: 01/31/1997)

Jan. 30, 1997

ENDORSED ORDER by Judge William C. O'Kelley APPROVING [12−1] joint preliminary statement &scheduling order. (cc) (rag) (Entered: 01/31/1997)

Jan. 30, 1997
16

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by plas adding Wille F. Hill, Kelly Goff, Marjorie Simpson &Minority Distributing Corp., as plas; Andrew Jenkins as dft; jury demand. (rag) (Entered: 02/03/1997)

Jan. 30, 1997
17

ANSWER to first amended class action complaint [16−1] by dfts (rag) (Entered: 02/14/1997)

Feb. 13, 1997

Case reassigned to Judge Thomas W. Thrash . Calendar sheets forwarded and notice mailed to counsel. (oug) (Entered: 08/20/1997)

Aug. 20, 1997
18

Second Joint Preliminary Statement and Scheduling Order signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash. (cc by Ct. Dep.) (rh) Modified on 10/02/1997 (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Oct. 1, 1997
19

PETITION by Linda Walker for leave of absence w/proposed order (to TWT) (rh) (Entered: 10/03/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997
20

ORDER by Judge Thomas W. Thrash GRANTING [19−1] petition for leave of absence beginning 11/3/97 and extending through 2/15/98 for Linda T. Walker (cc) (rh) (Entered: 10/06/1997)

Oct. 6, 1997
22

RULE 16 CONFERENCE HELD before Judge Thomas W. Thrash. Discovery extended to 3/31/98 with no further extensions. Counsel to contact Ct. Dep. in 30 days to schedule further phone conference. Order to be filed. (rh) (Entered: 10/14/1997)

Oct. 9, 1997
21

ORDER by Judge Thomas W. Thrash extending Discovery deadline to 3/31/98 w/no further extensions (cc) (rh) (Entered: 10/10/1997)

Oct. 10, 1997
23

DISCOVERY STATUS TELE−CONFERENCE HELD before Judge Thomas W. Thrash. Counsel reported on their progress. (rh) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 7, 1997
24

SECOND MOTION by plaintiffs to amend [1−1] complaint with brief in support &proposed amended complaint. (rh) (Entered: 11/20/1997)

Nov. 19, 1997
25

Memorandum by defendants in opposition to [24−1] motion to amend [1−1] complaint (rh) (Entered: 12/10/1997)

Dec. 8, 1997

Steno notes of proceedings held 10/9/97 before Judge Thomas W. Thrash , by Court Reporter Nancy Smith−Wells. (pa) (Entered: 12/18/1997)

Dec. 18, 1997

Steno notes of proceedings held 11/7/97 before Judge Thomas W. Thrash , by Court Reporter Linda W. Baggett. (pa) (Entered: 12/18/1997)

Dec. 18, 1997
27

MOTION by plaintiffs to contact prospective class members with brief in support. (rh) (Entered: 12/29/1997)

Dec. 19, 1997
28

REPLY by plaintiffs in support of [24−1] motion to amend [1−1] complaint (rh) (Entered: 01/02/1998)

Dec. 31, 1997

SUBMITTED to Judge Thomas W. Thrash on [24−1] motion to amend [1−1] complaint (rh) (Entered: 01/02/1998)

Jan. 2, 1998
29

Memo by defendant in opposition and objections to [27−1] motion to contact prospective class members (oug) (Entered: 01/06/1998)

Jan. 5, 1998

SUBMITTED to Judge Thomas W. Thrash on [27−1] motion to contact prospective class members (rh) (Entered: 01/06/1998)

Jan. 6, 1998
30

REPLY BRIEF by plaintiffs in support of [27−1] motion to contact prospective class members. (rh) (Entered: 01/28/1998)

Jan. 22, 1998
31

OPPOSITION by defendants to consideration of affidavits submitted w/[28−1] reply. (rh) (Entered: 01/28/1998)

Jan. 26, 1998
32

ORDER by Judge Thomas W. Thrash DENYING [27−1] motion to contact prospective class members by plaintiff. (cc) (rh) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 28, 1998
33

ORDER by Judge Thomas W. Thrash GRANTING [24−1] motion to amend [1−1] complaint. (cc) (rh) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 28, 1998
34

ORDER by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, directing pla's to file motion to certify the class no later than 3/2/98 , [34−1] order to be submitted on 3/2/98 (cc) (fmm) (Entered: 01/30/1998)

Jan. 30, 1998
35

SECOND AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT by plaintiffs; jury demand. (rh) (Entered: 02/05/1998)

Feb. 4, 1998
36

Notices to take deposition of M. Skandalakis, M. Hightower, N. Boxill, E. Darnell, G. Joyner, T. Lowe, R. Fulton, Fulton County by plaintiff. (rh) (Entered: 02/05/1998)

Feb. 4, 1998
37

MOTION by plaintiffs to compel discovery w/brief in support. (rh) (Entered: 02/06/1998)

Feb. 5, 1998
38

Notices to take deposition of A. Jenkins, T. Moore, B. McFarland, R. Ball, F. Artis, L. Lambert, B. Mowrey, S. Pierce, M. Cooper by plaintiffs. (rh) (Entered: 02/06/1998)

Feb. 5, 1998
39

MOTION (filed as consent motion) by plas and dft Fulton County, Ga to extend time for dft Fulton Cty to respond to [37−1] motion to compel discovery (fmr emp) (Entered: 02/17/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Proposed consent order by parties to extend time for dft Fulton County to respond to plas' motion to compel discovery thru 2/26/98 (to TWT). (fmr emp) (Entered: 02/17/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998
40

CONSENT ORDER by Judge Thomas W. Thrash GRANTING [39−1] motion to extend time thru 2/26/98 for dft Fulton Cty to respond to [37−1] motion to compel discovery, [37−1] motion to discovery to be submitted on 2/27/98 (cc) (fmr emp) (Entered: 02/20/1998)

Feb. 20, 1998
41

ANSWER by dfts to second amended complaint [35−1]; jury demand (fmr emp) (Entered: 02/20/1998)

Feb. 20, 1998
42

SECOND MOTION (filed as consent motion) by plas and dft Fulton County, Ga to extend time for dft Fulton Cty to respond [37−1] motion to compel discovery (fmr emp) (Entered: 02/26/1998)

Feb. 26, 1998
44

DISCOVERY/STATUS HEARING HELD before Judge Thomas W. Thrash: extending time for discovery , Discovery ends 5/31/98 , extending time thru 4/2/98 for dft to respond to pla's motion for class certification , extending time thru 4/15/98 for pla to designate expert witness , extending time thru 5/1/98 for dfts to designate expert ; any rebuttal experts, must be designated ASAP w/in discovery period (fmr emp) (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 26, 1998
45

CONSENT ORDER by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, extending time thru 3/30/98 for Fulton County to respond to [37−1] motion to compel discovery , [37−1] motion to compel discovery to be submitted on 3/31/98 (cc by Ct Dep at conf.) (fmr emp) (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 26, 1998
46

MOTION by pla to certify class action with brief &exhibits in support. (fmr emp) (Entered: 03/03/1998)

March 2, 1998
47

Notice of filing by pla of original deposition. (fmr emp) (Entered: 03/03/1998)

March 2, 1998

Deposition of SHEILA PIERCE taken for plaintiff (fmr emp) (Entered: 03/03/1998)

March 2, 1998

Steno notes of proceedings held 2/26/98 before Judge Thomas W. Thrash , by Court Reporter Linda Baggett. (fmr emp) (Entered: 03/19/1998)

March 19, 1998

SUBMITTED to Judge Thomas W. Thrash on [42−1] motion to extend time for dft Fulton Cty to respond [37−1] motion to compel discovery (fmr emp) (Entered: 03/20/1998)

March 20, 1998

SUBMITTED to Judge Thomas W. Thrash on [46−1] motion to certify class action (fmr emp) (Entered: 03/23/1998)

March 23, 1998
48

EMERGENCY MOTION by dfts to file excess pages limitation on its response to plas' motion for class certification with proposed order (to TWT). (fmr emp) (Entered: 03/25/1998)

March 25, 1998
49

Response by pla in opposition to [48−1] emergency motion to file excess pages limitation on its response to plas' motion for class certification (fmr emp) (Entered: 03/25/1998)

March 25, 1998
50

ORDER by Judge Thomas W. Thrash GRANTING [48−1] motion to file excess pages up to 30 pages in length on its response to plas' motion for class certification (cc) (fmr emp) (Entered: 03/27/1998)

March 26, 1998
51

Memorandum by dft Fulton County, Ga in opposition to [37−1] motion to compel discovery (fmr emp) (Entered: 03/31/1998)

March 30, 1998
52

Amended MOTION by plas amending [46−1] motion to certify class action (fmr emp) (Entered: 04/01/1998)

March 31, 1998
53

MOTION by plas to substitute real party in interest with brief in support. (fmr emp) (Entered: 04/02/1998)

April 1, 1998
54

REQUEST by plas for dfts to file original discovery (fmr emp) (Entered: 04/02/1998)

April 1, 1998
55

Memorandum w/affidavits by dfts in opposition to [46−1] motion to certify class action (fmr emp) (Entered: 04/02/1998)

April 1, 1998
56

Notice of filing by dfts of copies of portions of depo transcripts in connection w/its opposition to plas' motion for class certification. (fmr emp) (Entered: 04/02/1998)

April 1, 1998
57

Notice of filing by dfts of original depos . (fmr emp) (Entered: 04/02/1998)

April 1, 1998

Deposition of DANIEL WEBSTER, PEGGY WEBSTER, KELLY GOFF taken for dfts in connection w/its opposition to plas' motion for class certification (fmr emp) (Entered: 04/02/1998)

April 1, 1998
58

MOTION by pla Marjorie Simpson to dismiss claims (fmr emp) (Entered: 04/13/1998)

April 10, 1998
59

MOTION by dft Fulton County, Ga for protective order with brief &affidavit in support. (fmr emp) (Entered: 04/13/1998)

April 10, 1998
60

Reply memorandum by plaintiffs' in support of [37−1] first motion to compel discovery (jaw) (Entered: 04/14/1998)

April 13, 1998
61

ORDER by Judge Thomas W. Thrash GRANTING [42−1] motion to extend time for dft Fulton Cty to respond [37−1] motion to compel discovery (cc) (jaw) (Entered: 04/14/1998)

April 14, 1998
64

Notice of motion hearing set for [37−1] motion to compel discovery at 9:00 on 4/23/98 (bsm) (Entered: 04/17/1998)

April 14, 1998
62

MOTION by plas to extend time thru 5/1/98 to file reply in support of [46−1] motion to certify class action with brief in support. (pa) (Entered: 04/17/1998)

April 15, 1998
63

MOTION to withdraw by Patrick W. McKee, Richmond Mason Barge as attorney for Wille F. Hill, Minority Distribut with brief in support. (pa) (Entered: 04/17/1998)

April 15, 1998
65

MOTION by plaintiffs' to compel discovery , or in the partial alternative motion to serve interrogatories in excess of Local Rule 33.1 with certificate of conference and memorandum in support. (jaw) (Entered: 04/17/1998)

April 16, 1998
66

MOTION by plaintiffs' for expedited consideration , and request to reschedule hearing . (jaw) (Entered: 04/17/1998)

April 16, 1998
67

Response by defendants' to [53−1] motion to substitute real party in interest (jaw) (Entered: 04/21/1998)

April 20, 1998
68

Notice of filing copies of portions of deposition transcripts attached hereto by defendants' (jaw) (Entered: 04/21/1998)

April 20, 1998
69

Notice of filing of original discovery by defendants' (jaw) (Entered: 04/21/1998)

April 20, 1998

Deposition of ALEX MARCHETTI taken for defendants' (jaw) (Entered: 04/21/1998)

April 20, 1998
70

SECOND SUPPLEMENT TO ANSWERS TO MANDATORY DISCLOSURES by plaintiffs. (pa) (Entered: 04/24/1998)

April 23, 1998
71

Memorandum by pla in opposition to [59−1] motion for protective order (fmr emp) (Entered: 04/28/1998)

April 28, 1998

SUBMITTED to Judge Thomas W. Thrash on [59−1] motion for protective order (fmr emp) (Entered: 04/28/1998)

April 28, 1998

SUBMITTED to Judge Thomas W. Thrash on [53−1] motion to substitute real party in interest (fmr emp) (Entered: 04/28/1998)

April 28, 1998
72

Response by defendant Fulton County, Ga to [65−1] motion to compel discovery and [65−2] motion in the partial alternative motion to serve interrogatories in excess of Local Rule 33.1 (bsm) (Entered: 05/04/1998)

April 30, 1998

SUBMITTED to Judge Thomas W. Thrash on [58−1] motion to dismiss claims (fmr emp) (Entered: 05/01/1998)

May 1, 1998
73

Reply memo to [46−1] motion to certify class action . (bsm) (Entered: 05/04/1998)

May 1, 1998

SUBMITTED to Judge Thomas W. Thrash on [62−1] motion to extend time thru 5/1/98 to file reply in support of [46−1] motion to certify class action, [63−1] motion to withdraw by Patrick W. McKee, Richmond Mason Barge as attorney for Wille F. Hill, Minority Distribut, [65−2] motion in the partial alternative motion to serve interrogatories in excess of Local Rule 33.1, [65−1] motion to compel discovery, [66−2] motion request to reschedule hearing, [66−1] motion for

May 4, 1998
75

Supplement (3 vols of identification of expert witnesses) to [5−1] answers to mandatory interrogs by dfts (fmr emp) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 4, 1998
76

Reply brief by plas in support of [53−1] motion to substitute real party in interest. (fmr emp) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 7, 1998
77

MOTIONS HEARING HELD before Judge Thomas W. Thrash: GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART [37−1] motion to compel discovery by pla, GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART [65−1] motion to compel discovery by Webster Green Thumb, Peggy Webster, Daniel Webster, GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART [65−2] motion in the partial alternative motion to serve interrogatories in excess of Local Rule 33.1 &TOOK UNDER ADVISEMENT in part as to 4th set of pla's interrogs by Webster Green Thumb, Peggy Webster, Daniel Webster (fmr emp) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 7, 1998

Steno notes of proceedings held 5/7/98 before Judge Thomas W. Thrash , by Court Reporter Martha Frutchey. (fmr emp) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 8, 1998

Terminated submissions. (fmr emp) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 8, 1998

Proposed voluntary dismissal of Andrew Jenkins by plas. (See alternative motion) (fmr emp) (Entered: 05/11/1998)

May 8, 1998
78

ALTERNATIVE MOTION by pla (to proposed voluntary dismissal) to dismiss dft Andrew Jenkins with brief in support. (fmr emp) (Entered: 05/11/1998)

May 8, 1998
79

Reply brief w/affidavit of Roger Ball by dft Fulton Cty, GA in support of its [59−1] motion for protective order (fmr emp) (Entered: 05/15/1998)

May 14, 1998

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 9, 1996

Closing Date: Feb. 24, 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

White and/or male owners of contracting businesses in Fulton County and those businesses.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Fulton County, GA (Atlanta, Fulton), County

Defendant Type(s):

Sanitation/Public Works

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

42 U.S.C. § 1981

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: $1,291,595.14

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

White

Affected Gender:

Male