Case: Johnson v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department

2:82-cv-00717 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

Filed Date: Oct. 12, 1982

Closed Date: 1994

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Case Summary

On October 12, 1982, female employees of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e against their employer in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. The Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive, declaratory, and compensatory relief, claiming that their employer had discriminated against them because of their gender. Specifically, Plaintiffs claimed that they had been denied promotions and h…

On October 12, 1982, female employees of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e against their employer in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. The Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive, declaratory, and compensatory relief, claiming that their employer had discriminated against them because of their gender. Specifically, Plaintiffs claimed that they had been denied promotions and had been discriminated against regarding their work assignments.

On September 12, 1983, the Court (Judge Myron H. Thompson) certified a class of all past, present, and future female employee's of the county sheriff's department and all present and future female applicants for positions in the department. Johnson v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, 99 F.R.D. 562 (M.D. Ala. 1983).

The Court approved a settlement between the parties on January 8, 1985. Johnson v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, 604 F.Supp. 1246 (M.D. Ala. 1985). The settlement provides for new hiring policies, new promotion policies, and detailed safeguards for equal treatment of women in job and shift assignments and transfers. The settlement also provided individual compensation to all class members.

In November 1990, the Court permitted a group of white male deputy sheriffs (the Dodson intervenors) to intervene in this litigation. The Dodson intervenors claimed that Defendant, acting under the consent decree entered in this case, discriminated against white males in its hiring and promotion practices.

On June 6, 1991, after a bench trial, the Court issued an opinion holding that Plaintiffs were due appropriate individual and class-wide relief as a result of Defendant's violation of the consent decree. Johnson v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, 766 F.Supp. 1052 (M.D. Ala. 1991).

The Dodson intervenors filed for class certification twice. On May 18, 1992, the Court granted the Dodson intervors' second motion for class certification for the purpose of challenging promotion procedures within the Sheriff's Department. Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, 1992 WL 714818 (M.D. Ala. May 18, 1992)

On December 29, 1994, the Court granted Defendant's motion for summary judgment against the Dodson intervenors. Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, 873 F. Supp. 585 (M.D. Ala. 1994). The Court found no Equal Protection violation because Defendant showed both that there was a compelling governmental interest for the promotions and that the promotions were narrowly tailored to meet the compelling government interest.

On May 19, 1995, the Court held that because the proposed settlement agreement provided that, in addition to the two white employees selected for promotion, the Defendant would select two African Americans from the top scoring band of the most qualified candidates, it was sufficiently narrowly tailored to meet a compelling government interest for the purposes of equal protection strict scrutiny analysis. Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, 887 F. Supp. 1479 (M.D. Ala. 1995).

The Court issued an opinion regarding Plaintiffs' and Defendant's proposed permanent promotion plan. Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, 890 F. Supp. 1520 (M.D. Ala. 1995). Specifically, the Court held that (1) notice of proposed plan was adequate; (2) plan was adequate and reasonable; (3) intervenors' objection that plan would have adverse impact on white males was premature; (4) Court would approve the plan; (5) plan's requirement that department consider adverse impact data in making selections did not violate equal protection; (6) use of 4/5s rule to measure adverse impact was acceptable; (7) due process objections from intervenors were beyond the scope of their motion; and, (8) even though the plan did not contain a sunset provision, the Court would approve it.

On July 2, 1996, the Court granted Defendant's motion to modify the consent decree because of an unforeseen change in facts. Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, 934 F. Supp. 1314 (M.D. Ala. 1996).

The Court granted Defendant's proposal to modify the consent decree on August 10, 1999. Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, 1999 WL 638202 (M.D. Ala. Aug. 10, 1999). Because Plaintiffs had agreed to part of the proposed plan, the Court treated the proposal as a partial class-action settlement; further, the Court adopted the Defendant's proposed modification to the consent decree to select promotes from a randomly ranked list of promotion candidates.

On June 20, 2000, the Court granted Defendant's motion for termination of the gender discrimination suit brought by female deputies. Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, 99 F. Supp 1330 (M.D. Ala. 2000). The Court held that Defendant had complied with prior orders in the case and granted termination despite two pending discrimination claims.

The Court denied Plaintiffs' motion for attorneys' fees and costs with leave to renew on August 15, 2000. This was the final action in the case, and the case has been closed.

Summary Authors

Haley Waller (11/5/2010)

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2:82-cv-00717

Docket

Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department

Aug. 15, 2000

Aug. 15, 2000

Docket

2:82-cv-00717

Opinion

99 F.R.D. 562

Sept. 12, 1983

Sept. 12, 1983

Order/Opinion

2:82-cv-00717

ORDER

604 F.Supp. 1346

Jan. 8, 1985

Jan. 8, 1985

Order/Opinion

2:82-cv-00717

MEMORANDUM OPINION

766 F.Supp. 1052

Nov. 27, 1990

Nov. 27, 1990

Order/Opinion

2:82-cv-00717

ORDER

Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department

1992 WL 714818

May 18, 1992

May 18, 1992

Order/Opinion

2:82-cv-00717

MEMORANDUM OPINION

Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department

873 F.Supp. 585

Dec. 29, 1994

Dec. 29, 1994

Order/Opinion
75

2:82-cv-00717

MEMORANDUM OPINION

Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department

887 F.Supp. 1479

May 19, 1995

May 19, 1995

Order/Opinion
100

2:82-cv-00717

MEMORANDUM OPINION

Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department

890 F.Supp. 1520

July 3, 1995

July 3, 1995

Order/Opinion
160

2:82-cv-00717

MEMORANDUM OPINION

Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department

934 F.Supp. 1314

July 2, 1996

July 2, 1996

Order/Opinion
329

2:82-cv-00717

OPINION

Williams v. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department

1999 WL 638202

Aug. 10, 1999

Aug. 10, 1999

Order/Opinion

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Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

DOCKET ENTRY NOS. BEGIN 1/3/95 (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Oct. 12, 1982

Oct. 12, 1982

COMPLAINT (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Oct. 12, 1982

Oct. 12, 1982

ANSWER to Complaint by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Nov. 10, 1982

Nov. 10, 1982

AMENDMENT TO COMPLAINT by Sallie Williams, Johnie Love amending [0−1] complaint (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

March 16, 1983

March 16, 1983

ORDER, JUDGMENT AND DECREE (1) that plaintiff's request for class certification be and it is hereby granted; (2) that a class be and it is hereby certified as consisting of all past, present and future female employees of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and all present and future female applicants for positions in the Montgomery County Sheriff's Dept., all to be represented by the named plaintiff Lois Johnson; further ordered that the scheduling order entered this date be and is hereby applicable to the trial of this case on the merits (copies mailed to counsel) (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Sept. 12, 1983

Sept. 12, 1983

Pre−Trial Conference held before Judge Myron H. Thompson on 7/10/84 (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

July 10, 1984

July 10, 1984

ORDER overruling objection to proposed settlement and approving proposed settlement; copies mailed to counsel. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 8, 1985

Jan. 8, 1985

ORDER granting plaintiff's motion for leave to add a party defendant; directing the USM to personally serve plaintiffs 4/4/86 motion for additional relief on members of the Montgomery Co. Commission and David Stockman; setting plaintiff's motion for additional relief for hearing on 6/4/86; allowing parties until 5/16/86 to complete discovery and exchange lists of witnesses and exhibits; setting a status conference for 5/21/86; copies mailed to counsel; delivered to USM for service. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

April 8, 1986

April 8, 1986

SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT ORDER AND DECREE setting out promotions; payment of attorney's fees to plaintiff's counsel agreed upon by parties; copies mailed to counsel. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

July 24, 1986

July 24, 1986

Case reopened (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Oct. 14, 1988

Oct. 14, 1988

Pre−Trial Conference held before Judge Myron H. Thompson on 1/25/89 (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 25, 1989

Jan. 25, 1989

Non−jury trial held before Judge Myron H. Thompson on 2/6−2/9/89; 2/15−17/89; 2/22−24/89; 3/2−3/3/89; 3/27−3/28/89 3/30−3/31/89; 4/27/89 (3708−N and 82−717−N) (dmk) Modified on 02/01/1999 (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Feb. 6, 1989

Feb. 6, 1989

ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION that defendant Montgomery County Sheriff's Department is preliminarily enjoined and restrained from continuing its policy of requiring only female correctional officers to serve on all shifts and at all times in the 2 North section of the Montgomery County Detention Facility (CA Nos. 2708−N and 82−717−N) ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed to counsel. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Feb. 9, 1989

Feb. 9, 1989

ORDER granting defendant's 2/2/89 motion for leave to add Montgomery City−County Personnel Board as a defendant ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed to counsel. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Feb. 14, 1989

Feb. 14, 1989

MEMORANDUM OPINION (3708−N and 82−717−N) ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ), copies mailed (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Nov. 27, 1990

Nov. 27, 1990

JUDGMENT AND INJUNCTION (3708−N and 82−717−N) granting the Johnson class's second motion to compel with compliance with consent decree; that judgment is entered in favor of the Johnson class; that the defendants,the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept., etc. are ENJOINED AND RESTRAINED as further set out in the Judgment and Injunction; that said defendants shall submit to the court within 60 days a temporary plan to redress sexual harassment in the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.; that said defendants shall submit to the court within 12 months a permanent plan to redress sexual harassment in the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.; that the Johnson class members Sallie Williams and Johnie Love have not been victims of retaliation as claimed; that the Johnson class is allowed 21 days from the date of this order to file its request for reasonable attorney's fees and expenses; that judgment is entered in favor of the Scott class, and named plaintiff−intervenors W. T. Scott, Melvin Turner, Addie Berry and Cinda Brown; that the defendants the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept., etc. are ENJOINED AND RESTRAINED as further set out in the Judgment and Injunction; that said defendants shall submit to the court within 12 months a permanent plan to redress racial harassment in the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.; that said defendants shall submit to the court within 6 months new, nondiscriminatory procedures regarding promotions, discipline, transfers and job assignments in the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept; that the Scott class is allowed 21 days from the date of this order to file its request for reasonable attorney's fees and expenses; that the court retains jurisdiction of these 2 causes of action; that the clerk of the court issue a writ of injunction; that the USM serve a copy of the memorandum opinion and judgment and injunction entered by the court today on defendants the Sheriff, the Chief Deputy, the Asst. Chief Deputy, the Jail Administrator for the Mntgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept. ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Nov. 27, 1990

Nov. 27, 1990

Intervenor's COMPLAINT (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Nov. 27, 1990

Nov. 27, 1990

Case reopened (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

May 16, 1991

May 16, 1991

ORDER granting 12/17/90 motion of plaintiff Lois Johnson to substitute class representative; that Lois Johnson is dismissed as plaintiff; that Sallie Williams and Johnie Love are added as plaintiffs and are substituted for Johnson as plaintiff class representatives ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

May 20, 1991

May 20, 1991

ANSWER by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. to first amendment to [0−1] intervenor complaint (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

June 13, 1991

June 13, 1991

NOTICE OF APPEAL from orders entered 11/27/90, 6/5/91 and 6/12/91 by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman . FILING FEE $ 105.00 RECEIPT # 40981 (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

July 3, 1991

July 3, 1991

ORDER and INJUNCTION that defendants motion for approval of manual of policies and procedures for the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept. is granted in that (1) the defendants, the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept., its Sheriff, its Chief Deputy, its Asst. Chief Deputy and its Jail Administrator and their officers, agents, servants, employees and those persons in active concert or participation with them who receive actual notice of this order by personal service or otherwise be and they are each hereby ENJOINED AND RESTRAINED from failing to implement forthwith the manual of policies and procedures for the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept. submitted by the defts.; (2) the approval by the court is with leave to any party to file a challenge to the manual within one (1) year from the date of this order; (3) the approval by the court is also subject to further negotiation by the parties and review by the court within 90 days with regard to matters as set forth in items (a. thru e.) in order; (4) setting status conference re: creation of "Human Resource Counsel" for 9/26/91 ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

July 25, 1991

July 25, 1991

ORDER denying as resolved and moot the Scott intervenors' motion to enforce judgments; denying as resolved and moot said intervenors' motion for additional relief; denying as resolved and moot said intervenors' motion for approval of a county personnel board; overruling as moot the defendant Montgomery City−County Personnel Board's objection ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

July 25, 1991

July 25, 1991

ORDER and INJUNCTION that the motion for approval of education program on sexual harassment issues is hereby granted; that the defendants Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept., its Sheriff, its Chief Deputy, its Asst. Chief Deputy, and its Jail Administrator, and their officers, agents, servants, employees, and those persons in active concert or participation with them who receive actual noticeof this order by personal service or otherwise be and they are each hereby ENJOINED and RESTRAINED from failing to implement said education program immediately ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

July 25, 1991

July 25, 1991

ORDER and INJUNCTION granting the motion for approval of training program to eliminate racial harassment, filed by Scott intervenors on 6/21/91 and amended on 7/31/91; that defendants and those persons in active concert or participation with them who receive actual notice of this order are ENJOINED AND RESTRAINED from failing to implement said training program immediately (3708−N and 82−717−N) ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

July 31, 1991

July 31, 1991

ORDER AND INJUNCTION (3708−N and 82−717−N) that partie's joint petition for approval of interim plan for compliance with outstanding court orders on hiring and promotions is granted; that the interim plan submitted by the parties is approved; that defts. Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept., the Montgomery Co. Commission and the Montgomery City−County Personnel Bd. are ENJOINED AND RESTRAINED from failing to adopt and comply with the interim plan ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 13, 1992

Jan. 13, 1992

Pre−Trial Conference held before Judge Myron H. Thompson on 2/20/92 (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Feb. 20, 1992

Feb. 20, 1992

Non−jury trial held before Judge Myron H. Thompson on 3/16−3/20/92 on individual claims of Scott Intervenors (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

March 16, 1992

March 16, 1992

ORDER (3708−N and 82−717−N) adopting recommendation of U. S. Magistrate Judge acting as Special Master, entered on 3/5/91; that the motion for summary judgment filed by defendants on 2/24/92 is granted; that the individual claim filed by Tyrone Jenkins is dismissed with prejudice ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

April 6, 1992

April 6, 1992

ORDER granting Dodson intervenors' second motion for class certification filed 6/14/91; certifying a class of defendant−intervenors as consisting of all those past, present, and future white male officers of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Dept.; that said class be represented by intervenors Albert B. Dodson, Steven R. Parker, Jon M. Highland, Mark C. Thompson, Wm. H. Mills, Travis A. Parker, Gregory D. Beidleman, Robert L. Ingram and Robert A. Stone ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

May 18, 1992

May 18, 1992

ORDER denying defendants motions for summary judgment on individual claims filed 3/2/92 on Alvah W. Reid, Sr., Marcus Davis, Minnie Gadson, Willie Holdren, Addie Berry, Willie Dejarnette, and Charles Marlow; denying cross−motion for summary judgment on individual claims of Wm. Howell and Terence Crawford ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

May 20, 1992

May 20, 1992

Pre−Trial Conference held before Judge Myron H. Thompson on 10/16/92 (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Oct. 16, 1992

Oct. 16, 1992

CONSENT DECREE that pursuant to paragraph (2)(c−d) of the 11/27/92 1990 judgment and injunction of this court, defendants shall implement and enforce relief for Lieutenant W. T. Scott as further set out in consent decree; that pursuant to paragraphs (2)(e−f) of the 11/27/92 judgment and injunction, defendant shall implement and enforce relief for Captain Melvin Turner as further set out in consent decree (3708−N and 82−717−N) ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Nov. 20, 1992

Nov. 20, 1992

CONSENT DECREE enjoining and constraining the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept., its agents, officers and employees and all persons in active concert or participation from discriminating on the basis of race against any class member referenced herein and from failing to implement and comply with its provisions of this decree as further set out; that defendants agree to remove and purge from the personnel files of Derinda Hinton, Norman Pettis, Michael Williams, Stoney Davis the items as further set out; that within 30 days from this date, defendants agree to pay Marcus Davis $1,353.59 as damages; that within 30 days from this date, the defendants agree to pay Robert Means $2,001.73 as damages; that within 30 days from this date, each of the class members referenced herein shall execute a release exonerating the defendants, their agents, officer or employees of any further liability as further st out ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Dec. 4, 1992

Dec. 4, 1992

ORDER granting joint petition for approval of interim plan for selection of identification officer; approving the interim plan ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Dec. 10, 1992

Dec. 10, 1992

Pre−Trial Conference held before Judge Myron H. Thompson on 5/27/94 (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

May 27, 1994

May 27, 1994

JUDGMENT overruling the objections filed by claimants William Howell, Terence Crawford and Minnie Gadson; adopting the recommendation of the U. S. Magistrate Judge entered on 7/11/94; entering judgment in favor of defendants and against claimant Gadson, with claimant Gadson taking nothing by her claim; entering judgment in favor of claimants Crawford and Howell and against defendants; that claimants Crawford and Howell have and recover from defendants nominal damages of $1.00 each; allowing the claimants Crawford and Howell until 1/6/95 to file any request for attorney's fees and taxing costs against defendants for which execution may issue ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed.(dmk) Modified on 02/01/1999 (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Dec. 22, 1994

Dec. 22, 1994

JUDGMENT overruling the objections filed by defendants on 6/8/94; overruling the objections filed by claimants Addie Berry, Willie Holdren, Willie DeJarnette, and Charles Marlow on 6/9/94; adopting the recommendation of the U. S. Magistrate Judge entered on 5/27/94; entering judgment in favor of defendants and against claimants Berry, Holdren, DeJarnette, and Marlow on their claims, with said claimants taking nothing by their claims; taxing costs against claimants Berry, Holdren, DeJarnette, and Marlow, for which execution may issue. ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) Modified on 02/01/1999 (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Dec. 22, 1994

Dec. 22, 1994

Case closed (dmk) Modified on 02/01/1999 (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Dec. 22, 1994

Dec. 22, 1994

MEMORANDUM OPINION ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ), copies mailed (dmk) Modified on 02/01/1999 (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Dec. 29, 1994

Dec. 29, 1994

JUDGMENT granting defendants' motions for summary judgment, etc. filed on 10/26/92 and 2/2/93; denying Dodson Intervenors' motions for summary judgment filed 1/6/93 and 1/11/93 and motion for reconsideration, etc. filed 10/19/92; entering judgment in favor of Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. against Albert Dodson, Steven R. Parker, Jon M. Highland, Mark C. Thompson, William H. Mills, Travis A. Parker, Gregory D. Beidleman, Robert L. Ingram, Robert A. Stone with said intervenors to take nothing by their complaint in intervention; taxing costs against Dodson Intervenors for which execution may issue ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ), copies mailed. PLRA Notice mailed. (dmk) Modified on 02/01/1999 (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Dec. 29, 1994

Dec. 29, 1994

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MOTION by Scott Intervenors' for Reconsideration of [0−1] order denying individual promotions claims for Deputies Berry, Hildren, DeJarnette, and Marlow ; referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 3, 1995

Jan. 3, 1995

2

ORDER setting status hearing on 1/19/95 at 8:45 a.m. re: motion for clarification motion for supplemental relief and motion for payment of attorneys' fees. ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 5, 1995

Jan. 5, 1995

3

ORDER setting motion to reconsider, etc. filed by claimants Addie Berry, Willie Holdren, Willie DeJarnette, and Charles Marlow on 1/3/95 for submission without oral argument on 1/18/95 with all briefs due by said date ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 6, 1995

Jan. 6, 1995

4

MOTION by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. to Extend Time for filing bill of costs referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 6, 1995

Jan. 6, 1995

5

MOTION by claimant Sylvester Hardy for court to set hearing date on individual claim for Sylvester Hardy referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 10, 1995

Jan. 10, 1995

6

ORDER granting [4−1] motion to Extend Time for filing bill of costs ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 11, 1995

Jan. 11, 1995

7

Bill of costs received in the amount of $ 2,871.75 entered by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. to be taxed against Dodson Intervenors per judgment entered 12/29/94 (dmk) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 11, 1995

Jan. 11, 1995

8

Bill of costs received in the amount of $ 2,782.82 entered by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. to be taxed against Addie Berry, Willie Holden, Willie De Jarnette, Charles Marlow and Minnie Gadson per Judgment entered 12/22/94 (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 12, 1995

Jan. 12, 1995

10

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE in writing by 1/25/95 why Dodson intervenors' motion for reconsideration, etc. filed 1/12/95 should not be granted; directing clerk of the court to notify counsel by telephone : ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed to counsel; counsel notified by telephone. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 17, 1995

Jan. 17, 1995

11

MEMORANDUM in support of [1−1] motion for Reconsideration of [0−1] order denying individual promotions claims for Deputies Berry, Hildren, DeJarnette, and Marlow by Scott Intervenors (3708−N); referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 18, 1995

Jan. 18, 1995

12

MOTION by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. to Extend Time to file brief in opposition to Scott intervenors' motion tor econsider judgment ; referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 18, 1995

Jan. 18, 1995

13

ORDER granting [12−1] motion to Extend Time to file brief in opposition to Scott intervenors' motion tor econsider judgment ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 19, 1995

Jan. 19, 1995

Status Conference held before Judge Myron H. Thompson on 1/19/95 (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 19, 1995

Jan. 19, 1995

14

ORDER setting (a) motion for clarification filed by defendants on 12/20/94 (b) motion for supplemental relief filed by the William class on 12/22/94, and (c) motion for payment of attorneys' fees and supplemental relief filed by the Sims plaintiffs and the Scott intervenors on 12/28/94 for trial on 6/12/95 at 1:30 p.m. in second floor courtroom inMontgomery, AL; setting pretrial on these matters for 5/12/95 at 8:30 am. in Montgomery, AL; that the parties are jointly to prepare and submit to the court a proposed pretrial order by 5/9/95; that the parties are to exchange lists of witnesses and exhibits by 4/21/95; that the parties are to complete discovery by 5/9/95; that by 5/22/95, the parties are jointly to develop and submit to the court a record of the evidence they intend that the court rely upon; that the parties are to file their pretrial briefs by 6/7/95 ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 19, 1995

Jan. 19, 1995

15

BRIEF by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman in support of motion for clarification of Sims/Scott counsel entitlement to attorney's fees ( REF: 3708−N); referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 19, 1995

Jan. 19, 1995

15

RESPONSE by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman to motion of Sims/ Scott class for payment of attorney's fees (REF: 3708−N); referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 19, 1995

Jan. 19, 1995

Costs in the amount of $ 2,871.75 taxed for Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. against Dodson intervenors per bill of costs received 1/11/95 (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 23, 1995

Jan. 23, 1995

Costs in the amount of $ 2,782.82 taxed for Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. against Addie Berry, Willie Holden, Willie DeJarnette, Charles Marlow and Minnie Gadson per bill of costs received 1/12/95 (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 24, 1995

Jan. 24, 1995

16

First Supplement to MOTION for payment of Attorney Fees and supplement relief by Scott intervenors (REF: 3708−N); referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 25, 1995

Jan. 25, 1995

18

Scott Intervenors' OBJECTION to bill of costs [8−1] by defendants, [7−1] by bill of costs defendants; referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) Modified on 02/02/1999 (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 25, 1995

Jan. 25, 1995

19

RESPONSE by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. in opposition to Scott intervenors' [1−1] motion for Reconsideration of [0−1] order denying individual promotions claims for Deputies Berry, Hildren, DeJarnette, and Marlow referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 25, 1995

Jan. 25, 1995

20

RESPONSE by Sallie Williams, Johnie Love to [9−1] motion for Reconsideration of [0−1] judgment order by intervenor−plaintiffs [9−2] motion to Amend [0−1] judgment order by intervenor−plaintiffs, [9−3] motion to Vacate [0−1] judgment order by intervenor−plaintiffs referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 27, 1995

Jan. 27, 1995

Received payment of Judgment entered 12/22/94 in the amount of $2.00; receipt #54473 (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 30, 1995

Jan. 30, 1995

21

MOTION by Albert Dodson, Steven R. Parker, Jon M. Highland, Mark C. Thompson, William H. Mills, Travis A. Parker, Gregory D. Beidleman, Robert L. Ingram, Robert A. Stone to retax costs ; referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 30, 1995

Jan. 30, 1995

22

RESPONSE by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. in opposition to [9−1] motion for Reconsideration of [0−1] judgment order by intervenor−plaintiffs, [9−2] motion to Amend [0−1] judgment order by intervenor−plaintiffs [9−3] motion to Vacate [0−1] judgment order by intervenor−plaintiffs ; referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 30, 1995

Jan. 30, 1995

23

ORDER denying [1−1] motion for Reconsideration of [0−1] order denying individual promotions claims for Deputies Berry, Hildren, DeJarnette, and Marlow ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 31, 1995

Jan. 31, 1995

24

ORDER setting for submission 2/13/95 , without oral argument, the Dodson intervenors' motion to retax costs filed 1/30/95; that parties file briefs by 2/13/95 ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 31, 1995

Jan. 31, 1995

25

ORDER setting for consideration and trial the objection to bill of costs, filed by the Scott intervenors on 1/25/95 in accordance with the scheduling order entered 1/19/95 re: other pending motions ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 31, 1995

Jan. 31, 1995

26

ORDER denying [9−1] motion for Reconsideration of [0−1] judgment order, denying [9−2] motion to Amend [0−1] judgment order, denying [9−3] motion to Vacate [0−1] judgment order ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 1, 1995

Feb. 1, 1995

27

RESPONSE by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. in opposition to [21−1] motion to retax costs by intervenor−plaintiffs (Exhibits A−H attached); referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson(dmk) Modified on 02/02/1999 (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 13, 1995

Feb. 13, 1995

28

BRIEF by Albert Dodson, Steven R. Parker, Jon M. Highland, Mark C. Thompson, William H. Mills, Travis A. Parker, Gregory D. Beidleman, Robert L. Ingram, Robert A. Stone in support of [21−1] motion to retax costs referred to Judge Myron

Feb. 13, 1995

Feb. 13, 1995

30

NOTICE OF APPEAL by Scott Plaintiff Intervenors to the U. S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit from the Judgment against promotions claimants entered in this action on 12/22/94 and 1/31/95 (Copies mailed to Delores R. Boud w/appeal information sheet and civil docketing statement; Tyrone Means, Mark Englehart, Thomas Gallion, Robert Segall and certified copy to USCA, 11th Circuit w/copies of orders appealed from and docket entries . FILING FEE $ 105.00 RECEIPT # 54818 (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 28, 1995

Feb. 28, 1995

Notice of Appeal and certified copy of docket to USCA: [30−1] appeal filed by Scott Plaintiff Intervenors (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 28, 1995

Feb. 28, 1995

31

Scott Plaintiff Intervenors' Partial Satisfaction of Judgment for Costs ($737.20; Receipt #54817); referred to Judge Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 28, 1995

Feb. 28, 1995

32

ORDER that bill of costs funds in amount of $737.20 deposited in Court's deposit fund be withdrawn and transferred to interest bearing account; directing clerk to effect transfer ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 2, 1995

March 2, 1995

33

ORDER directing clerk to transfer judgment in amount of $2.00 from Court's registry checking fund to interest bearing account ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 2, 1995

March 2, 1995

34

ORDER setting status conference on 3/15/95 at 4:00 p.m. with respect to the pending motions for relief by Alvah W. Reed, Sr. in chambers ( signed by Mag. Judge Charles S. Coody ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 3, 1995

March 3, 1995

35

ORDER setting status conference on 3/15/95 at 4:30 p.m. with respect to pending motions for relief by Sylvester Reid, in chambers ( signed by Mag. Judge Charles S. Coody ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 3, 1995

March 3, 1995

36

ORDER denying [21−1] motion to retax costs ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 6, 1995

March 6, 1995

37

ORDER setting all pending motions for relief filed by Sylvester Reid and is hereby corrected to state that all pending motions for relief filed by Sylvester Hardy be and are herby set for status conference on 3/15/95 at 4:30 p.m. in chambers ( signed by Mag. Judge Charles S. Coody ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 6, 1995

March 6, 1995

38

Scott Intervenors' letter re: court order of 3/2/95 transferring $737.20 to interest bearing account; referred to Judge Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 6, 1995

March 6, 1995

39

Scott Intervenors' letter re: court order of 3/2/95 transferring $2.00 to interest bearing account; referred to Judge Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 6, 1995

March 6, 1995

40

Defendants' notice of tender of fees, waiver of costs and statement of position concerning attorney's fees; referred to Judge Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 9, 1995

March 9, 1995

USCA Case No. 95−6157; Re: 2/28/95 appeal by Scott Plaintiff Intervenors (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 13, 1995

March 13, 1995

Received designation of record on appeal by Scott Plaintiff Intervenors (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 14, 1995

March 14, 1995

41

MOTION by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. to Strike [29−1] reinstatement, clarification and correction of relief pending judgment of this court by plaintiff pro se Alvah W. Reid, Sr. ; referred to Mag. Judge Charles S. Coody (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 15, 1995

March 15, 1995

42

MOTION by individual claimant Alvah W. Reid, Sr. for additional punitive damages concerning affidavits submitted by defendants ; referred to Mag. Judge

March 16, 1995

March 16, 1995

44

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE why Alvah Reid, Sr. claims should not be dismissed with prejudice for his failure to prosecute those claims: ( signed by Mag. Judge Charles S. Coody ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 16, 1995

March 16, 1995

45

MOTION by Montgomery Cty Comm for Protective Order referred to Mag. Judge Charles S. Coody (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 16, 1995

March 16, 1995

46

MOTION by individual claimant Sylvester Hardy to Compel defendants ; referred to Mag. Judge Charles S. Coody (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 21, 1995

March 21, 1995

47

Sims Plaintiffs and Scott Intervenors' MOTION for order directing clerk to refund costs and response to defendants' notice of tender of fees, waiver of costs and statement of position concerning attorney's fees; referred to Judge Myron H. Thompson (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 21, 1995

March 21, 1995

48

MOTION by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. to Strike [42−1] motion for additional punitive damages concerning affidavits submitted by defendants referred to Mag. Judge Charles S. Coody (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 21, 1995

March 21, 1995

49

MOTION by Mtg. Cty Sheriff Dep, Dan Jones, Calvin Huggins, Willie McKitt Jr., R. E. Singleton, Montgomery Cty Comm, David Stockman, City−Cty Person. Bd. to Strike [29−1] reinstatement, clarification and correction of relief pending judgment of the court by plaintiff Alvah Reid, Sr. ; referred to Mag. Judge Charles S. Coody (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 22, 1995

March 22, 1995

Received copy of Memorandum to Counsel (dated 3/24/95) from the USCA, 11th Circuit, advising parties of Jurisdictional Question(s) in No. 95−6157 (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 28, 1995

March 28, 1995

50

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE by the parties (other than plaintiffs and Scott intervenors) why the motion for order directing clerk to refund costs contained in plaintiffs and Scott intervenors' response filed 3/21/95 should not be granted: ( signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson ) , copies mailed. (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 30, 1995

March 30, 1995

51

REQUEST by individual claimant Alvah W. Reid, Sr. to dele te and remove petitions of 2/22/95 and 3/16/95 ; referred to Mag. Judge Charles S. Coody (dmk) Modified on 02/02/1999 (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 30, 1995

March 30, 1995

52

Individual claimant Alvah W. Reid cause shown to continue claims as ordered by the Court; referred to Mag. Judge Coody (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

March 30, 1995

March 30, 1995

53

Individual claimant Sylvester Hardy's Witness list requesting the court to subpoena individuals to testify in court on 4/18/95 before Mag. Judge Coody; referred to Mag. Judge Coody (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

April 6, 1995

April 6, 1995

54

Individual Alvah W. Reid, Sr.'s concerning petitions to the Court dated 3/30/95 titled "Request to Delete and Remove Petitions" dated 2/22/95 and 3/16/95; referred to Mag Judge Coody (dmk) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

April 7, 1995

April 7, 1995

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 12, 1982

Closing Date: 1994

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Female employees of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, County

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

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

Order Duration: 1982 - 1994

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Hiring

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

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female