Case: Bryant v. Aiken Regional Med

1:00-cv-01224 | U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Filed Date: April 20, 2000

Closed Date: Feb. 11, 2004

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Case Summary

In 2000, an African-American former hospital employee brought a suit against Aiken Regional Medical Centers in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The case was assigned to District Judge Cameron M. Currie. Although the Plaintiff initially seemed to file the case as a class action lawsuit, there is no reference to this on the docket. We do not have access to many of the documents, and so we do not have more information on how this issue was resolved. Plaintiff alleged tha…

In 2000, an African-American former hospital employee brought a suit against Aiken Regional Medical Centers in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The case was assigned to District Judge Cameron M. Currie. Although the Plaintiff initially seemed to file the case as a class action lawsuit, there is no reference to this on the docket. We do not have access to many of the documents, and so we do not have more information on how this issue was resolved.

Plaintiff alleged that the hospital engaged in racially discriminatory hiring and promotional practices, and retaliation against employees who complained about the discrimination, in violation of Title VII,  42 U.S.C. § 2000, and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Plaintiff specifically alleged that ARMC had denied her a promotion on several occasions both because of her race and in retaliation for her complaints about discrimination in ARMC's hiring policies.

The case was tried before a jury on March 18, 19, and 20, 2002. The jury returned a verdict on March 20, 2002, in favor of Plaintiff on two of her three claims. The jury found that ARMC had refused to promote Plaintiff to a surgical technician position in retaliation for her complaints about racial discrimination. The jury also found that she had been denied a promotion to a registered nurse position because she was African–American. The jury found that racial discrimination was not a factor, however, in ARMC's failure to offer Plaintiff a surgical technician position. Bryant was awarded $40,000 in compensatory damages for lost wages and benefits, $50,000 for emotional distress, and $210,000 in punitive damages. The District Court treated the jury's verdict on back pay as an advisory verdict, and after independent consideration, the Court adopted the jury's verdict as the equitable award of back pay.

Prior to entering the judgement, the District Court requested that the parties brief the appropriateness of the jury's award of punitive damages. The District Court conducted a thorough review of the punitive damages award and concluded that the award was reasonable, appropriate, and fully supported by the evidence. In addition, the District Court awarded Plaintiff pre-judgment interest on the back-pay award, but denied Plaintiff's request to enhance the back-pay award to compensate her for the negative income-tax consequences of the verdict.

The District Court denied Defendant's post-trial motions for judgment as matter of law (JMOL) and a new trial on September 9, 2002. Defendant then appealed this case to the Fourth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, on September 30, 2002. Plaintiff cross-appealed with respect to the tax issue on October 9, 2002.

The appeal and cross-appeal was heard before Judges Harvie Wilkinson III, Paul V. Niemeyer, Robert B. King of the Fourth Circuit on May 8, 2003. On June 27, 2003, the Court issued its unanimous opinion. Judge Wilkinson, writing for the Court affirmed in part, and reversed in part. 333 F.3d 536 (4th Cir. 2003).

In its appeal, ARMC argued that the District Court erred in failing to grant judgment as a matter of law or a new trial, on both Plaintiff’s retaliation claim and her claim that they failed to promote her to nurse because of her race. The Court found that there was sufficient evidence to support the jury's verdict on these issues, and the district court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to grant a new trial on these scores.

ARMC also challenged the jury's award of $50,000 in compensatory damages for emotional distress. They argued that there was insufficient evidence to support such an award, and that the award was excessive. However, the Court held that the evidence presented at trial supported an award of damages for emotional distress, and that the amount was not excessive.

Lastly, ARMC challenged the award of punitive damages. The Court of Appeals found that that the trial judge erred by approving the jury's punitive damages award. The Court found that ARMC’s widespread anti-discrimination efforts (having a Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, grievance policy, and a diversity training program) precluded the award of punitive damages in this case. Citing the Supreme Court’s decision in Kolstad v. Am. Dental Assoc., 527 U.S. 526 (1999), the Court of Appeals reiterated that giving protection from punitive damages to “employers who make good-faith efforts to prevent discrimination in the workplace accomplishes Title VII's objective of motivat[ing] employers to detect and deter Title VII violations."

Regarding Plaintiff’s cross-appeal, the Court of Appeals held that the District Court did not abuse its discretion in denying her motion to enhance her backpay to compensate her for the negative income-tax consequences of the lump-sum nature of the verdict’s award.

The Plaintiff appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the tax issue and the Court of Appeal’s reversal of the punitive damages award. On January 12, 2004, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case. 540 U.S. 1106.

The case is closed.

Summary Authors

Michael Beech (2/26/2019)

People


Judge(s)

Currie, Cameron McGowan (South Carolina)

King, Robert Bruce (South Carolina)

Niemeyer, Paul Victor (Maryland)

Wilkinson, J. Harvie III (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Rothstein, David E (South Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Belcher, Reginald W. (South Carolina)

Morgan, Richard J. (South Carolina)

Judge(s)

Currie, Cameron McGowan (South Carolina)

King, Robert Bruce (South Carolina)

Niemeyer, Paul Victor (Maryland)

Wilkinson, J. Harvie III (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Rothstein, David E (South Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Belcher, Reginald W. (South Carolina)

Morgan, Richard J. (South Carolina)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:00-cv-01224

Docket [PACER]

BRYANT v. AIKEN REGIONAL MED

Feb. 11, 2004

Feb. 11, 2004

Docket

1:00-cv-01224

Opinion Revising Punitive Damage Payments

Bryant v. Aiken Regional Medical Centers Inc.

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

333 F.3d 536

June 27, 2003

June 27, 2003

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; FILING FEE $ 150.00 RECEIPT # 300−32441 Scheduling order due by 7/31/00 Service due by 8/18/00 for Aiken Regional Med (former empl) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 20, 2000

April 20, 2000

2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for defendant Aiken Regional Med (former empl) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 20, 2000

April 20, 2000

3

Answers to 16B Interrogatories by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant; jury demand (former empl) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 20, 2000

April 20, 2000

4

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of summons and complaint executed as to defendant Aiken Regional Med 4/21/00 Answer due on 5/11/00 for Aiken Regional Med executed by mailing summons and complaint to registered agent: CT Corp Systems (ttil) (Entered: 04/28/2000)

April 27, 2000

April 27, 2000

6

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Plaintiff's ID of Experts set for 7/12/00 ; Defendant's ID of Experts set for 7/12/00 ; Joining of parties,amending of pleadings on 6/12/00 ; Deadline for filing of all motions 11/13/00 ; Discovery cutoff 10/12/00 ; ( signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey ) (ttil) (Entered: 05/15/2000)

May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000

7

Answers to 26.06 Interrogatories by defendant Aiken Regional Medical Centers (ttil) (Entered: 06/08/2000)

June 7, 2000

June 7, 2000

8

CONSENTED AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER setting Defendant's ID of Experts set for 8/11/00 ; Plaintiff's ID of Experts set for 8/11/00 (signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey) mld (former empl) Modified on 07/13/2000 (Entered: 07/13/2000)

July 12, 2000

July 12, 2000

9

Plaintiff's ID of Experts by Wanda M Bryant (ttil) (Entered: 08/10/2000)

Aug. 10, 2000

Aug. 10, 2000

10

Defendant's ID of Experts by Aiken Regional Med (former empl) (Entered: 08/14/2000)

Aug. 11, 2000

Aug. 11, 2000

11

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Deadline for filing of all motions 3/12/01 ; Discovery cutoff 2/9/01 ; ( signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey ) (jada) (Entered: 10/05/2000)

Oct. 4, 2000

Oct. 4, 2000

12

ORDER that the case should be forwarded to the assigned to the USDJ for trial ( signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey ) (ttil) (Entered: 03/26/2001)

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001

13

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant, defendant Aiken Regional Med to amend [11−1] Scheduling order (ttil) (Entered: 04/11/2001)

April 10, 2001

April 10, 2001

14

ORDER granting [13−1] joint motion to amend [11−1] Scheduling order set discovery due for 6/11/01 , set motion filing deadline for 7/12/01 ( signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey ) (ttil) (Entered: 04/12/2001)

April 10, 2001

April 10, 2001

15

MOTION by defendant Aiken Regional Med to compel responses to defendant's interrogatory number 1 and 20 and for sanctions (cqui) (Entered: 04/30/2001)

April 27, 2001

April 27, 2001

16

ORDER granting [15−1] motion to compel responses to defendant's interrogatory number 1 and 20; plaintiff shall respond on or before 7/2/01; Defendant's motion for sanctions is denied ( signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey ) (former empl) (Entered: 06/20/2001)

June 19, 2001

June 19, 2001

17

MOTION by defendant Aiken Regional Med for summary judgment and exception to Local Rule 7.05(B)(1) (cqui) (Entered: 07/13/2001)

July 12, 2001

July 12, 2001

18

MEMORANDUM by defendant Aiken Regional Med in support of [17−1] motion for summary judgment and exception to Local Rule 7.05(B)(1) with exhibits A−T and nine attachments (cqui) (Entered: 07/13/2001)

July 12, 2001

July 12, 2001

19

AFFIDAVIT of Thomas Kelly by defendant Aiken Regional Med Re: [18−1] support memorandum (cqui) (Entered: 07/13/2001)

July 12, 2001

July 12, 2001

20

AFFIDAVIT of Tina Martin by defendant Aiken Regional Med Re: [18−1] support memorandum (cqui) (Entered: 07/13/2001)

July 12, 2001

July 12, 2001

21

DEPOSITION of Wanda Bryant with attachments (cqui) (Entered: 07/13/2001)

July 12, 2001

July 12, 2001

22

CONSENT ORDER extending time , Response to motion reset to 8/6/01 for [17−1] motion for summary judgment and exception to Local Rule 7.05(B)(1) ( signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey ) (ttil) (Entered: 07/25/2001)

July 25, 2001

July 25, 2001

23

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant in opposition to [17−1] motion for summary judgment and exception to Local Rule 7.05(B)(1) (ttil) (Entered: 08/07/2001)

Aug. 6, 2001

Aug. 6, 2001

24

DEPOSITION of Sandy Garcia (ttil) (Entered: 08/07/2001)

Aug. 6, 2001

Aug. 6, 2001

26

REPLY by defendant Aiken Regional Med to [23−1] opposition memorandum (former empl) (Entered: 08/15/2001)

Aug. 14, 2001

Aug. 14, 2001

27

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS of Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey recommending that defendants motion for summary judgment be granted as to plaintiff's breach of contract and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing claims, and as to any class action claims; and that defendant's motion for summary judgment be denied as to plaintiffs Title VII and 1981 failure to promote and retaliation claims. Case no longer referred to Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey Objections to R and R due by 11/26/01 (ttil) (Entered: 11/09/2001)

Nov. 9, 2001

Nov. 9, 2001

28

ROSTER NOTICE FOR JANUARY, 2002 (former empl) (Entered: 11/14/2001)

Nov. 14, 2001

Nov. 14, 2001

29

REPLY by defendant Aiken Regional Med to [28−1] roster notice re: schedule (former empl) (Entered: 11/21/2001)

Nov. 20, 2001

Nov. 20, 2001

30

REPLY by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant to [28−1] roster notice (former empl) (Entered: 11/23/2001)

Nov. 20, 2001

Nov. 20, 2001

31

NOTICE of Hearing set status conference and scheduling for 11:30 12/5/01 before Judge Cameron M. Currie (former empl) (Entered: 11/26/2001)

Nov. 26, 2001

Nov. 26, 2001

32

OBJECTION by defendant Aiken Regional Med to [27−1] report and recommendations (former empl) (Entered: 11/27/2001)

Nov. 26, 2001

Nov. 26, 2001

33

TELEPHONE CONFERENCE held before Judge Cameron M. Currie ORAL ORDER continuing case beyond January 2002 term of Court and excusing parties from mediation requirment reset Jury trial for 3/5/02 before Judge Cameron M. Currie Court Reporter: Debra Jernigan. (former empl) (Entered: 12/06/2001)

Dec. 5, 2001

Dec. 5, 2001

34

ORDER extending time for plaintiff to respond to defendant's objections to RRuntil 12/18/01 ( signed by Judge Cameron M. Currie (former empl) (Entered: 12/17/2001)

Dec. 17, 2001

Dec. 17, 2001

35

MEMORANDUM OF LAW by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant in opposition to [32−1] objection to Magistrate's Report and Recommendation (former empl) (Entered: 12/19/2001)

Dec. 18, 2001

Dec. 18, 2001

36

REPLY by defendant Aiken Regional Med to [35−1] opposition memorandum (former empl) Modified on 01/09/2002 (Entered: 01/09/2002)

Jan. 8, 2002

Jan. 8, 2002

37

MOTION by defendant Aiken Regional Med to extend time to reply to plaintiff's response to defendant's objections to Magistate Judge McCrorey's Report and Recommendation (former empl) (Entered: 01/09/2002)

Jan. 8, 2002

Jan. 8, 2002

38

ORDER granting [37−1] motion to extend time to reply to plaintiff's response to defendant's objections to Magistate Judge McCrorey's Report and Recommendation ( signed by Judge Cameron M. Currie ) (former empl) (Entered: 01/09/2002)

Jan. 8, 2002

Jan. 8, 2002

39

NOTICE of JURY ROSTER set jury selection for 10:30 3/5/02 before Judge Cameron M. Currie (former empl) (Entered: 01/31/2002)

Jan. 31, 2002

Jan. 31, 2002

40

LETTER of Richard J. Morgan Re: [39−1] notice hearing set jury selection for 10:30 3/5/02 before Judge Cameron M. Currie (former empl) (Entered: 02/12/2002)

Feb. 11, 2002

Feb. 11, 2002

41

ORDER granting in part, denying in part [17−1] motion for summary judgment; plaintiff's state law claims are dismissed; plaintiff barred from pursuing any Title VII claims based on allegations of improper actions predating 5/27/98; as to remainder of claims under Title VII and Section 1981 claims, plaintiff has made adequate showing to survive summary judgment to the extent her claims relate to denials of promotion to surgical tech or nursing position ( signed by Judge Cameron M. Currie ) EOD 2−12−02 (former empl) (Entered: 02/12/2002)

Feb. 12, 2002

Feb. 12, 2002

42

NOTICE of Hearing set Jury trial for 10:00 3/18/02 before Judge Cameron M. Currie (former empl) (Entered: 02/21/2002)

Feb. 21, 2002

Feb. 21, 2002

44

MOTION by defendant Aiken Regional Med in limine to exclude the plaintiff from adducing, referencing and/or introducing any and all evidence of every kind regarding RN positions set forth in postings prior to her purported December, 1998 Associate Transfer/Change of Status Request for an RN position and after her resignation from ARMC effective February 22, 1999 (former empl) (Entered: 02/27/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002

Feb. 26, 2002

45

MEMORANDUM by defendant Aiken Regional Med in support of [44−1] motion in limine to exclude the plaintiff from adducing, referencing and/or introducing any and all evidence of every kind regarding RN positions set forth in postings prior to her purported December, 1998 Associate Transfer/Change of Status Request for an RN position and after her resignation from ARMC effective February 22, 1999 (former empl) (Entered: 02/27/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002

Feb. 26, 2002

46

Voir dire questions by defendant Aiken Regional Med (former empl) Modified on 02/27/2002 (Entered: 02/27/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002

Feb. 26, 2002

47

Exhibit list by defendant Aiken Regional Med (former empl) Modified on 02/27/2002 (Entered: 02/27/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002

Feb. 26, 2002

48

NOTICE of Jury Charge by defendant Aiken Regional Med (former empl) Modified on 02/27/2002 (Entered: 02/27/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002

Feb. 26, 2002

49

NOTICE of Special Verdict Forms by defendant Aiken Regional Med (former empl) (Entered: 02/27/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002

Feb. 26, 2002

50

PRE−TRIAL BRIEF by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant (former empl) (Entered: 02/27/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002

Feb. 26, 2002

51

Voir dire questions by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant (former empl) (Entered: 02/27/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002

Feb. 26, 2002

52

JURY SELECTION held before Judge Cameron M. Currie; 12 jurors impaneled (see attached list), Panel Sworn: No, Jury trial for 10:00 3/18/02 before Judge Cameron M. Currie Court reporter: LaVon McNaughton. (former empl) (Entered: 03/06/2002)

March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

53

MOTION by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant in limine to exclude any evidence relating to her discharge from the employment of Wackenhut Security (former empl) (Entered: 03/12/2002)

March 11, 2002

March 11, 2002

54

DEPOSITION Designations of Wanda M. Bryant (former empl) (Entered: 03/12/2002)

March 11, 2002

March 11, 2002

55

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant in support of [53−1] motion in limine to exclude any evidence relating to her discharge from the employment of Wackenhut Security (former empl) (Entered: 03/12/2002)

March 11, 2002

March 11, 2002

56

Defendant, Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Inc., DEPOSITION DESIGNATIONS of Richard Lowe (former empl) (Entered: 03/14/2002)

March 13, 2002

March 13, 2002

57

OBJECTION by defendant Aiken Regional Med to [54−1] plaintiff's deposition designations (former empl) (Entered: 03/14/2002)

March 13, 2002

March 13, 2002

58

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant in opposition to [53−1] motion in limine to exclude any evidence relating to her discharge from the employment of Wackenhut Security (former empl) (Entered: 03/15/2002)

March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

59

AMENDED NOTICE OF DEPOSITION DESIGNATIONS of by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant (former empl) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

60

JURY TRIAL held before Judge Cameron M. Currie as to plaintiff Wanda M Bryant, defendant Aiken Regional Med; ORAL ORDER granting in part, denying in part [53−1] motion in limine to exclude any evidence relating to her discharge from the employment of Wackenhut Security, granting in part, denying in part [44−1] motion in limine to exclude the plaintiff from adducing, referencing and/or introducing any and all evidence of every kind regarding RN positions set forth in postings prior to her purported December, 1998 Associate Transfer/Change of Status Request for an RN position and after her resignation from ARMC effective February 22, 1999; Panel Sworn: Yes; Witnesses/Exhibits Court reporter: Debra Jernigan . (former empl) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

JURY TRIAL CONTINUED held before Judge Cameron M. Currie as to plaintiff Wanda M Bryant, defendant Aiken Regional Med ; plaintiff rests; defendant rests; closing arguments; Court reporter: Debra Jernigan . (former empl) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 19, 2002

March 19, 2002

61

Jury charge (former empl) (Entered: 03/20/2002)

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

JURY TRIAL CONTINUED held before Judge Cameron M. Currie as to plaintiff Wanda M Bryant, defendant Aiken Regional Med; jury charge/deliberations Court reporter: Debra Jernigan . (former empl) (Entered: 03/20/2002)

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

62

Jury notes filed (former empl) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

63

JURY VERDICT for plaintiff Wanda M Bryant (former empl) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

64

JURY VERDICT/ANSWER TO SEPARATE QUESTION (former empl) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

65

ORDER directing the Clerk of court to return all exhibits to the parties introducing them. It is further ordered that the parties are to maintain the exhibits intact as returned until the time of filing an Appeal has expired. ( signed by Judge Cameron M. Currie ) (former empl) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

66

Receipt for return of exhibit by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant, defendant Aiken Regional Med (former empl) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

68

MOTION by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant for pre−judgment interest and for enhancement of back pay award to account for tax consequences of lump sum payment (cbru) (Entered: 04/04/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

69

MEMORANDUM with exhibits attached by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant in support of [68−1] motion for pre−judgment interest and for enhancement of back pay award to account for tax consequences of lump sum payment (cbru) Modified on 04/04/2002 (Entered: 04/04/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

70

AFFIDAVIT of James R Jones II by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant Re: [68−1] motion for pre−judgment interest and for enhancement of back pay award to account for tax consequences of lump sum payment (attached as exhibit to memorandum in support) (cbru) (Entered: 04/04/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

67

MEMORANDUM by defendant Aiken Regional Med re: Position on damamges (former empl) (Entered: 04/04/2002)

April 4, 2002

April 4, 2002

71

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant in opposition to [67−1] memorandum (former empl) (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 9, 2002

April 9, 2002

72

MOTION by defendant Aiken Regional Med to dismiss , and/or to strike and/or exclude [70−1] affidavit in support of enhancement of back pay award to account for tax consequences of lump sum payment (former empl) (Entered: 04/12/2002)

April 11, 2002

April 11, 2002

73

RESPONSE by defendant Aiken Regional Med to [68−1] motion for pre−judgment interest and for enhancement of back pay award to account for tax consequences of lump sum payment (former empl) (Entered: 04/12/2002)

April 11, 2002

April 11, 2002

73

MEMORANDUM by defendant Aiken Regional Med in support of [72−1] motion to dismiss, [72−2] motion to strike and/or exclude [70−1] affidavit in support of enhancement of back pay award to account for tax consequences of lump sum payment (former empl) (Entered: 04/12/2002)

April 11, 2002

April 11, 2002

74

REPLY by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant to [69−1] support memorandum (former empl) (Entered: 04/15/2002)

April 15, 2002

April 15, 2002

76

ORDER mooting [72−1] motion to dismiss, mooting [72−2] motion to strike and/or exclude [70−1] affidavit in support of enhancement of back pay award to account for tax consequences of lump sum payment, granting in part, denying in part [68−1] motion for pre−judgment interest and for enhancement of back pay award to account for tax consequences of lump sum payment; Court confirms initial award of back pay in the amount of $40,000, with prejudgment interest thereon in the amount of $7,710.05 through 6/4/02, plus $9.62 per day to the date of judgment; Court finds that jury awards well supported; Judgment shall be entered accordingly ( signed by Judge Cameron M. Currie ) EOD 6−6−02 (former empl) (Entered: 06/06/2002)

June 6, 2002

June 6, 2002

77

JUDGMENT ( signed by the Clerk and approved by Judge Cameron M. Currie ) EOD 6−10−02 (former empl) (Entered: 06/10/2002)

June 10, 2002

June 10, 2002

Case closed (former empl) (Entered: 06/10/2002)

June 10, 2002

June 10, 2002

78

MOTION with attached original affadivits of David E Rothstein, M Malissa Burnette and Victoria L Eslinger by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant for attorney fees and costs (asni) (Entered: 06/25/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

79

MOTIONS by defendant Aiken Regional Med for new trial (asni) (Entered: 06/25/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

80

MEMORANDUM by defendant Aiken Regional Med in support of [79−1] motion for new trial (asni) (Entered: 06/25/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

81

MEMORANDUM with attachments by defendant Aiken Regional Med in opposition to [78−1] motion for attorney fees and costs (asni) (Entered: 07/11/2002)

July 10, 2002

July 10, 2002

82

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant in opposition to [79−1] motion for new trial (mflo) (Entered: 07/12/2002)

July 11, 2002

July 11, 2002

83

MEMORANDUM with attached original affidavits of David E Rothstein and Carl L Solomon by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant in support of [78−1] motion for attorney fees and costs (asni) (Entered: 07/25/2002)

July 24, 2002

July 24, 2002

84

ORDER denying [79−1] motion for new trial granting in part, denying in part [78−1] motion for attorney fees and costs; plaintiff is entitled to attorneys' fees in the amount of $94,340.75, and expenses and costs in the amount of $4,967.17 ( signed by Judge Cameron M. Currie ) EOD 9/9/02 (asni) (Entered: 09/09/2002)

Sept. 9, 2002

Sept. 9, 2002

87

JUDGMENT for plaintiff Wanda M Bryant against defendant Aiken Regional Med Interest (post−judgment): 1.70 Expenses and Costs: $4,967.17 Attorney Fees: $94,340.75 (asni) (Entered: 10/17/2002)

Sept. 9, 2002

Sept. 9, 2002

85

NOTICE OF APPEAL by defendant Aiken Regional Med Re: [84−1] order Fee Status: paid Receipt # 300 46176 (former empl) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

Notice of appeal and certified copy of docket to USCA: [85−1] appeal by Aiken Regional Med (former empl) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Oct. 1, 2002

Oct. 1, 2002

NOTICE of Docketing ROA from USCA Re: [85−1] appeal by Aiken Regional Med USCA NUMBER: 02−2147 Tony Webb (former empl) (Entered: 10/09/2002)

Oct. 9, 2002

Oct. 9, 2002

86

NOTICE OF CROSS−APPEAL by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant on order entered June 6,2002, paid $105 filing fee, receipt #300 46321 (former empl) (Entered: 10/10/2002)

Oct. 9, 2002

Oct. 9, 2002

Notice of cross appeal and certified copy of docket to USCA: [86−1] cross appeal by Wanda M Bryant (former empl) (Entered: 10/10/2002)

Oct. 10, 2002

Oct. 10, 2002

88

Certificate that the Record on Appeal is Complete for [85−1] appeal by Aiken Regional Med (former empl) (Entered: 10/21/2002)

Oct. 21, 2002

Oct. 21, 2002

WRIT of Execution issued for judgments entered June 10, 2002 and September 9, 2002. (former empl) (Entered: 11/12/2002)

Nov. 8, 2002

Nov. 8, 2002

90

NOTICE of Writ of Execution on judgments entered June 10, 2002 and September 9, 2002 (former empl) (Entered: 11/12/2002)

Nov. 12, 2002

Nov. 12, 2002

91

SUPERSEDEAS BOND $ 508,844.61 entered by defendant Aiken Regional Med (former empl) (Entered: 01/10/2003)

Jan. 9, 2003

Jan. 9, 2003

92

Opinion of the 4th Circuit re: [86−1] cross appeal by Wanda M Bryant, [85−1] appeal by Aiken Regional Med affirming in part and reversing in part the decision of the District Court (asni) (Entered: 06/30/2003)

June 30, 2003

June 30, 2003

93

FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS ORDER denying a petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc (asni) (Entered: 07/25/2003)

July 25, 2003

July 25, 2003

94

JUDGMENT OF USCA (certified copy) affirming in part and reversing in par the judgment of the USDC. This case is remanded to the USDC for further proceedings consistent with the Court's opinion Re: [86−1] cross appeal by Wanda M Bryant, [85−1] appeal by Aiken Regional Med (asni) (Entered: 08/01/2003)

Aug. 1, 2003

Aug. 1, 2003

Case reopened; per 4cca mandate affirmed inpart and reversed in part the judgment of the USDC (asni) (Entered: 08/04/2003)

Aug. 1, 2003

Aug. 1, 2003

95

SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION by plaintiff Wanda M Bryant for attorney fees and costs relating to appeal (kbos) (Entered: 08/05/2003)

Aug. 5, 2003

Aug. 5, 2003

96

MEMORANDUM by defendant Aiken Regional Med in opposition to [95−1] motion for attorney fees and costs relating to appeal (kbos) (Entered: 08/21/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003

Aug. 20, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: South Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 20, 2000

Closing Date: Feb. 11, 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A former hospital employee who was denied a promotion on several occasions both because of her race and in retaliation for her complaints about discrimination in the hospital's hiring policies.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Inc. (Aiken, Aiken), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Hospital/Health Department

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Availably Documents:

Monetary Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 90,000

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits