Case: WRIGHT v. SOUTH CENTRAL BELL

2:93-cv-01530 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Filed Date: July 30, 1993

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

On July 30, 1993, African American employees of South Central Bell filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e and 42 U.S.C. § 1981, against their employer in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive and compensatory relief, claiming that South Central Bell had discriminated against them on the basis of their race. Specifically, Plaintiffs claimed that Defendant's use of the Tec…

On July 30, 1993, African American employees of South Central Bell filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e and 42 U.S.C. § 1981, against their employer in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive and compensatory relief, claiming that South Central Bell had discriminated against them on the basis of their race. Specifically, Plaintiffs claimed that Defendant's use of the Technical Telephone Ability Battery (T-Tab) test had an adverse impact on Defendant's African American employees, that the test was not validated, and that the test was not justified by business necessity.

The Court (Judge U.W. Clemon) certified the class on October 25, 1994. and

On March 30, 2001, the Court denied a motion by another employee to intervene in the case because it was untimely. The class was defined as "all African Americans who, at any time since September 2, 1990, have taken and failed to pass the Technical Telephone Ability Battery (T-Tab) Test administered by defendant South Central Bell."

The case was bifurcated for trial, and the Court issued its opinion regarding liability on September 10, 2002. The Court found that the T-Tab test had an adverse impact on black employees, that the test was not related to job performance, and that Defendant failed to consider alternative selection methods that would have caused a less adverse impact.

On February 7, 2003, the Court dismissed the case, without prejudice to the right of the parties to present the Court a proposed consent decree no later than March 1, 2003.

The parties filed a Joint Motion and Stipulation concerning the proposed Settlement Agreement on March 13, 2003.

The Court issued an Order preliminarily approving the proposed settlement agreement on March 17, 2003. Defendant agreed to pay $6,000,000 to Plaintiffs. The settlement fund was to be allocated among the class members. Defendant also agreed to pay Plaintiffs' attorneys' fees and costs.

The Court issued final approval of the parties' settlement agreement on June 6, 2003. The Settlement deals only with the monetary award, but the Defendants stopped using the test in 1995 during the litigation.

Summary Authors

Haley Waller (11/13/2010)

People

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Judge(s)

Clemon, U. W. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Childs, Robert F. Jr. (Alabama)

Fisher, Samuel (Alabama)

Wiggins, Robert L Jr. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Barker, W. Corey (Georgia)

Jackson, Robert L III (Illinois)

Weirich, C. Geoffrey (Georgia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

White, Mark (Texas)

Judge(s)

Clemon, U. W. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Childs, Robert F. Jr. (Alabama)

Fisher, Samuel (Alabama)

Wiggins, Robert L Jr. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Barker, W. Corey (Georgia)

Jackson, Robert L III (Illinois)

Weirich, C. Geoffrey (Georgia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

White, Mark (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:93-cv-01530

Docket

Wright v. South Central Bell

March 6, 2006

March 6, 2006

Docket
130

2:93-cv-01530

ORDER DENYING MOTION TO INTERVENE

Wright v. South Central Bell

March 30, 2001

March 30, 2001

Order/Opinion
131

2:93-cv-01530

MEMORANDUM OPINION ON LIABILITY ISSUE

Wright v. South Central Bell

Sept. 10, 2002

Sept. 10, 2002

Order/Opinion
153

2:93-cv-01530

DEFENDANT'S RENEWED MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT BASED ON MR. WRIGHT'S FAILURE TO FILE A TIMELY EEOC CHARGE AND MOTION TO DECERTIFY THE CLASS

Wright v. South Central Bell

Feb. 3, 2003

Feb. 3, 2003

Pleading / Motion / Brief
166

2:93-cv-01530

ORDER OF DISMISSAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE

Wright v. South Central Bell

Feb. 7, 2003

Feb. 7, 2003

Order/Opinion
173

2:93-cv-01530

JOINT MOTION AND STIPULATION CONCERNING PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

Wright v. South Central Bell

March 13, 2003

March 13, 2003

Pleading / Motion / Brief
174

2:93-cv-01530

ORDER PRELIMINARILY APPROVING PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

Wright v. South Central Bell

March 17, 2003

March 17, 2003

Order/Opinion
179

2:93-cv-01530

FINAL APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL

Wright v. South Central Bell

June 6, 2003

June 6, 2003

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed, amount paid $ 120, receipt # 200 77776 (DDR) (Entered: 07/30/1993)

July 30, 1993

July 30, 1993

2

REQUEST of plaintiff for service by certified mail filed (DDR) (Entered: 07/30/1993)

July 30, 1993

July 30, 1993

SUMMONS and complaint issued mailed certified mail (DDR) (Entered: 07/30/1993)

July 30, 1993

July 30, 1993

3

SUMMONS and complaint returned executed: upon defendant So Central Bell on 8/2/93 filed (DDR) (Entered: 08/03/1993)

Aug. 3, 1993

Aug. 3, 1993

4

SUMMONS and complaint returned executed: upon defendant Richard Argo on 8/2/93 filed (DDR) (Entered: 08/05/1993)

Aug. 5, 1993

Aug. 5, 1993

5

SUMMONS and complaint returned executed: upon defendant Amila Rob on 8/2/93 filed (DDR) (Entered: 08/09/1993)

Aug. 9, 1993

Aug. 9, 1993

6

MOTION by plaintiff to amend complaint w/proposed amendment attached filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 08/24/1993)

Aug. 23, 1993

Aug. 23, 1993

6 − ORDER granting motion to amend complaint [6−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (DDR) (Entered: 08/25/1993)

Aug. 25, 1993

Aug. 25, 1993

7

AMENDED complaint filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 08/27/1993)

Aug. 27, 1993

Aug. 27, 1993

SUMMONS and amended complaint issued mailed certified mail (DDR) (Entered: 09/03/1993)

Sept. 3, 1993

Sept. 3, 1993

8

SUMMONS and amended complaint returned executed: upon defendant South Central Bell, defendant Amila Rob on 9/7/93 filed (DDR) Modified on 09/21/1993 (Entered: 09/09/1993)

Sept. 9, 1993

Sept. 9, 1993

9

SUMMONS and amended complaint returned executed: upon defendant Richard Argo on 9/7/93 filed (DDR) (Entered: 09/14/1993)

Sept. 14, 1993

Sept. 14, 1993

11

ORDER 16(b) setting certain deadlines as set out in this order by Judge U W. Clemon entered cm (DDR) (Entered: 09/23/1993)

Sept. 23, 1993

Sept. 23, 1993

12

MOTION by plaintiff to extend scheduling deadlines filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 10/01/1993)

Oct. 1, 1993

Oct. 1, 1993

12 − ORDER granting motion to extend scheduling deadlines [12−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (DDR) (Entered: 10/04/1993)

Oct. 4, 1993

Oct. 4, 1993

13

MOTION by defendant for attorney Francies B. Semmes to appear pro hac vice filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 10/05/1993)

Oct. 5, 1993

Oct. 5, 1993

PRO HAC VICE admission fee paid on 10/5/93 receipt # 200 79286 (DDR) (Entered: 10/05/1993)

Oct. 5, 1993

Oct. 5, 1993

12 − ORDER granting motion for attorney Francies B. Semmes to appear pro hac vice [13−1] ( by Judge U W. ) entered cm (DDR) (Entered: 10/06/1993)

Oct. 5, 1993

Oct. 5, 1993

14

NOTICE of appearance for plaintiff by Ann K Norton filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 10/08/1993)

Oct. 8, 1993

Oct. 8, 1993

15

MOTION by plaintiff to amend the complaint w/proposed amendment attached filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 11/23/1993)

Nov. 22, 1993

Nov. 22, 1993

15 − ORDER granting motion to amend the complaint [15−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (DDR) (Entered: 11/24/1993)

Nov. 24, 1993

Nov. 24, 1993

16

AMENDED complaint filed [1−1]; adding Bellsouth Telecomm, Comm Workers of Am filed (service held for summons) (DDR) (Entered: 11/24/1993)

Nov. 24, 1993

Nov. 24, 1993

17

ANSWER by defendant Comm Workers of Am to the amended complaint filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 01/20/1994)

Jan. 19, 1994

Jan. 19, 1994

18

NOTICE of appearance for defendant Bellsouth Telecomm by Peyton Lacy Jr, Harry L Hopkins, Thomas F Campbell filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 01/28/1994)

Jan. 28, 1994

Jan. 28, 1994

19

ANSWER by defendant Richard Argo, defendant Amila Rob, defendant Bellsouth Telecomm d/b/a South Central Bell to he second amended complaint filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 02/17/1994)

Feb. 17, 1994

Feb. 17, 1994

20

NOTICE of appearance for defendant So Central Bell by J Mark White filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 02/25/1994)

Feb. 23, 1994

Feb. 23, 1994

21

NOTICE of appearance for plaintiff by Rocco Calamusa Jr filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 03/04/1994)

March 4, 1994

March 4, 1994

22

MOTION by plaintiff to downgrade pretrial conf to status conf filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 9, 1994

March 9, 1994

23

MOTION by intervenor Felicia D Carter to intervene filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 03/14/1994)

March 11, 1994

March 11, 1994

23 − ORDER granting motion to intervene [23−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (DDR) (Entered: 03/15/1994)

March 15, 1994

March 15, 1994

24

INTERVENOR complaint by Felicia D. Carter as to dfts Bellsouth Tele and CWA only filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 03/15/1994)

March 15, 1994

March 15, 1994

22 − ORDER granting motion to downgrade pretrial conf to status conf [22−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (ABC) (Entered: 03/16/1994)

March 16, 1994

March 16, 1994

25

MOTION by defendant for reconsideration of order granting Felicia Carter's motion to intervene filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 03/25/1994)

March 25, 1994

March 25, 1994

26

MOTION (addendum) by dfts Richard Argo, Amila Rob, Bellsouth Telecomm for reconsideration of order granting intervention w/exhs att thereto filed cs (SCL)

April 11, 1994

April 11, 1994

27

MOTION by defendant Richard Argo, defendant Amila Rob, defendant So Central Bell for attorney to appear pro hac vice filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 04/18/1994)

April 18, 1994

April 18, 1994

PRO HAC VICE admission fee paid on 4/18/94 receipt # 200 83779 (DDR) (Entered: 04/18/1994)

April 18, 1994

April 18, 1994

27 − ORDER granting motion for attorney to appear pro hac vice [27−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (DDR) (Entered: 04/20/1994)

April 19, 1994

April 19, 1994

28

MOTION by defendant Richard Argo, defendant Amila Rob, defendant So Central Bell for attorney to appear pro hac vice filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 04/21/1994)

April 21, 1994

April 21, 1994

PRO HAC VICE admission fee paid on 4/21/94 receipt # 200 83917 (DDR) (Entered: 04/21/1994)

April 21, 1994

April 21, 1994

28 − ORDER granting motion for attorney to appear pro hac vice [28−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (DDR) (Entered: 04/22/1994)

April 22, 1994

April 22, 1994

29

STIPULATION of parties regarding videotape deposition of pla filed (BSH) (Entered: 05/02/1994)

April 29, 1994

April 29, 1994

30

ORDER in 2:93−cv−1338 granting motion to consolidate [35−1] in 2:93−cv−1338 as to issues raised in complaint in intervention in 2:93−cv−1530 [24−1] filed ( by Judge Robert B. Propst ) cm [complaint in intervention deemed filed in 2:93−cv−1338 5/11/94] (SCL) Modified on 05/18/1994 (Entered: 05/11/1994)

May 11, 1994

May 11, 1994

31

CONSENT ORDER protective order as to the production of confidential information and documents filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 05/20/1994)

May 20, 1994

May 20, 1994

32

MOTION by plaintiff to amend scheduling order filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 05/27/1994)

May 27, 1994

May 27, 1994

32 − ORDER granting motion to amend scheduling order [32−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (DDR) (Entered: 05/31/1994)

May 31, 1994

May 31, 1994

33

STIPULATION of pla and dfts Robb and Argo for dismissal filed (DDR) (Entered: 08/17/1994)

Aug. 17, 1994

Aug. 17, 1994

34

ORDER based on the stipulation of the parties for dismissal [33−1] that dfts Robb and Argo are dismissed w/prejudice terminating party Amila Rob, party Richard Argo filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) (DDR) (Entered: 08/24/1994)

Aug. 24, 1994

Aug. 24, 1994

35

ORDER that class certification hearing is set for 9:30 10/24/94 ; further that parties must notify Court w/in 10 days of any conflicts filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (ADF) (Entered: 08/29/1994)

Aug. 29, 1994

Aug. 29, 1994

36

MOTION by dft Bellsouth Telecomm to amend answer to pla's second amended complaint w/attachment filed cs (ADF) (Entered: 08/29/1994)

Aug. 29, 1994

Aug. 29, 1994

36 − ORDER granting motion to amend answer to pla's second amended complaint [36−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (ADF) (Entered: 08/31/1994)

Aug. 30, 1994

Aug. 30, 1994

37

AMENDED ANSWER to pla's second amended complaint by dft Bellsouth Telecomm filed cs (ADF) (Entered: 08/31/1994)

Aug. 30, 1994

Aug. 30, 1994

38

MOTION by applicant Tommy Marsh to intervene w/proposed complaint in intervention attached filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 09/07/1994)

Sept. 6, 1994

Sept. 6, 1994

39

OPPOSITION by dft Bellsouth Telecomm to Tommy Marsh's motion to intervene or, in the alternative, motion to consolidate [38−1] filed cs (ADF) (Entered: 09/14/1994)

Sept. 13, 1994

Sept. 13, 1994

DOCKET modification (utility event) Case consolidated 2:93−cv−1530 with member cases 2:94−cv−2333 (ADF) (Entered: 09/23/1994)

Sept. 23, 1994

Sept. 23, 1994

41

ORDER that within 7 days of the date of this order, pla's counsel shall provide the Court and dft's counsel with a definition of the proposed class filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (ADF) (Entered: 09/28/1994)

Sept. 28, 1994

Sept. 28, 1994

42

NOTICE of compliance by plas to court's order of 9/28/94 w/exhibit attached filed cs (ADF) (Entered: 10/18/1994)

Oct. 17, 1994

Oct. 17, 1994

43

MOTION by dft Bellsouth Telecomm in 2:93−cv−01530 for protective order filed cs (ADF) (Entered: 10/19/1994)

Oct. 18, 1994

Oct. 18, 1994

43 − ORDER denying motion for protective order [43−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (ADF) (Entered: 10/20/1994)

Oct. 20, 1994

Oct. 20, 1994

COURTROOM NOTES: CLASS CERTIFICATION HEARING (UWC) − written order to be entered by the court − (Tommy Dempsey, rptr.) (DGS) (Entered: 10/24/1994)

Oct. 24, 1994

Oct. 24, 1994

44

ORDER that plaintiff Carl Wright is CERTIFIED as representative of class consisting of that which is set out in this order filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (SCL) (Entered: 10/25/1994)

Oct. 25, 1994

Oct. 25, 1994

45

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings had before Judge U W. Clemon on Class Certification Hearing held 10/24/94 filed − Court Reporter Tommy Dempsey (ADF) (Entered: 11/03/1994)

Nov. 3, 1994

Nov. 3, 1994

46

MOTION by dft So Central Bell to compel w/exhibits attached filed cs (ADF) (Entered: 12/29/1994)

Dec. 29, 1994

Dec. 29, 1994

MOTION by dft in 2:94−cv−02333 for order regarding discovery deadline and other pretrial issues filed cs (ADF) (Entered: 01/20/1995)

Jan. 19, 1995

Jan. 19, 1995

47

MOTION (Joint) by parties to amend scheduling order filed cs (ADF) (Entered: 01/30/1995)

Jan. 27, 1995

Jan. 27, 1995

48

MOTION by dft So Central Bell for order for approval of class action notices w/exhibits attached filed cs (ADF) (Entered: 01/30/1995)

Jan. 27, 1995

Jan. 27, 1995

47 − ORDER granting motion to amend scheduling order [47−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered (ADF) (Entered: 02/01/1995)

Jan. 31, 1995

Jan. 31, 1995

49

ORDER that the Pretrial Conference is set for 10:00 on 6/1/95 ; parties to notify court of conflict within 10 days of this order filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (ADF) (Entered: 02/08/1995)

Feb. 8, 1995

Feb. 8, 1995

48 − ORDER granting motion for approval of class action notices [48−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (ADF) (Entered: 02/09/1995)

Feb. 8, 1995

Feb. 8, 1995

50

RESPONSE by plaintiff to df'ts motion to compel [46−1] filed cs (ADF) (Entered: 02/15/1995)

Feb. 14, 1995

Feb. 14, 1995

51

ORDER rescheduling Pretrial Conference for 9:30 on 6/16/95 filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (ADF) (Entered: 03/06/1995)

March 6, 1995

March 6, 1995

SUMMONS and complaint issued as to Communications Workers of America &returned to pla's attorney for service (ADF) (Entered: 03/07/1995)

March 7, 1995

March 7, 1995

SUMMONS and complaint issued as to Communications Workers of America &returned to pla's atty for service (ADF) (Entered: 03/08/1995)

March 7, 1995

March 7, 1995

104

EXHIBIT(amended) list by dft Bellsouth Telecomm filed cs (SWB) (Entered: 08/17/1995)

March 17, 1995

March 17, 1995

53

MOTION by dft Bellsouth Telecomm to dismiss class allegations , or, in the alternative, to extend pretrial deadlines filed cs (ADF) (Entered: 03/29/1995)

March 28, 1995

March 28, 1995

54

ORDER to show cause directing class counsel within 10 days of the date of this order to show cause in writing why this action should not be de−certified as a class action filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (ADF) (Entered: 03/29/1995)

March 29, 1995

March 29, 1995

55

RESPONSE by plaintiff Carl Wright to show cause order [54−1] filed w/exh att cs (SWB) (Entered: 04/13/1995)

April 12, 1995

April 12, 1995

56

RESPONSE(reply) by defendant Bellsouth Telecomm to pltff's response to this court's 3/29/95 show cause order [55−1] filed w/exh att cs (SWB) (Entered: 04/18/1995)

April 14, 1995

April 14, 1995

57

MOTION by deft So Central Bell for protective order filed w/att(s) cs (SWB) (Entered: 04/20/1995)

April 18, 1995

April 18, 1995

58

RESPONSE by plas' to motion for protective order [57−1] filed w/att(s) cs (SWB) (Entered: 04/25/1995)

April 24, 1995

April 24, 1995

59

MOTION by intervenor−plaintiffs Rita Long and Harold Humphrey to intervene filed cs (SWB) (Entered: 04/25/1995)

April 24, 1995

April 24, 1995

60

RESPONSE(reply) by dfts to plaintiffs' response to dft's motion for protective order [58−1] filed w/exh att cs (SWB) (Entered: 05/05/1995)

May 3, 1995

May 3, 1995

61

RESPONSE by dft Comm Workers of Am to motion to intervene [59−1] filed cs (SWB) (Entered: 05/05/1995)

May 3, 1995

May 3, 1995

62

OPPOSITION by dft So Central Bell to motion to intervene by Rita Long and Harold Humphrey [59−1] filed w/exhs att cs (SWB) (Entered: 05/05/1995)

May 4, 1995

May 4, 1995

63

ORDER ; Pretrial scheduling conf set for 9:30 6/15/95 filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 05/17/1995)

May 17, 1995

May 17, 1995

64

MOTION by pla Carl Wright to compel attendance at depositions filed cs (SWB) (Entered: 06/08/1995)

June 8, 1995

June 8, 1995

65

MOTION by pla Carl Wright to compel filed w/atts cs (SWB) (Entered: 06/08/1995)

June 8, 1995

June 8, 1995

66

MOTION(notice) by intervenor−pla Harold Humphrey to withdraw motion to intervene and notice of dismissal [59−1] filed cs (SWB) (Entered: 06/12/1995)

June 12, 1995

June 12, 1995

66 − ORDER granting motion to withdraw motion to intervene and notice of dismissal [59−1] [66−1] withdrawing motion to intervene [59−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (SWB) (Entered: 06/14/1995)

June 13, 1995

June 13, 1995

DOCKET modification (utility event) terminating party Harold Humphrey; see doc #66 (SWB) (Entered: 06/14/1995)

June 13, 1995

June 13, 1995

67

MOTION by intervenor−plaintiff Rita Long for withdrawal of motion to intervene and notice of dismissal [59−1] filed cs (SWB) (Entered: 06/14/1995)

June 14, 1995

June 14, 1995

67 − ORDER granting motion for withdrawal of motion to intervene and notice of dismissal [59−1] [67−1] withdrawing motion to intervene [59−1] terminating party Rita Long ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (SWB) (Entered: 08/16/1995)

June 15, 1995

June 15, 1995

57 − ORDER finding the motion for protective order [57−1] moot ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (SWB) (Entered: 06/28/1995)

June 28, 1995

June 28, 1995

64 − ORDER granting motion to compel attendance at depositions [64−1] ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) entered cm (SWB) (Entered: 06/28/1995)

June 28, 1995

June 28, 1995

68

ORDER denying, overruling and withdrawing in part motion to compel [46−1] as set out in order filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (SWB) (Entered: 06/29/1995)

June 29, 1995

June 29, 1995

69

ORDER granting and denying in part pla's motion to compel [65−1] as set out in this order filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (SWB) (Entered: 06/29/1995)

June 29, 1995

June 29, 1995

70

ORDER on pre−trial hearing pre−trial conference held 6/15/95 ; Discovery cutoff <discovery is closed > ; court trial set 8/21/95 for liability issues ; PTC held 9:30 6/16/95 filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (SWB) (Entered: 06/30/1995)

June 30, 1995

June 30, 1995

71

MOTION by dft dft Bellsouth Telecomm, d/b/a South Central Bell for clarification , and/or for protective order filed w/exhs att cs (SWB) (Entered: 07/05/1995)

July 3, 1995

July 3, 1995

72

MOTION by dft Bellsouth Telecomm for clarification , or reconsideration regarding order on pla's motion to compel filed cs (SWB) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

73

ORDER granting motions for clarification [72−1], reconsideration regarding order on pla's motion to compel [72−2], for clarification [71−1] and for protective order [71−2] as set out in this order; filed ( by Judge U W. Clemon ) cm (SWB) (Entered: 07/07/1995)

July 7, 1995

July 7, 1995

74

MOTION by dft So Central Bell for summary judgment and supporting authority filed cs (SWB) (Entered: 07/13/1995)

July 12, 1995

July 12, 1995

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 30, 1993

Closing Date: 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

African American employees of South Central Bell

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

South Central Bell, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

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: 6,000,000

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Testing

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black