Case: Prewett v. Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs

2:00-cv-01674 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

Filed Date: Dec. 7, 2000

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

On December 7, 2000, current and former female employees of Alabama's Department of Veterans Affairs filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged that the state's Department of Veterans Affairs discriminated against them on the basis of sex, in violation of the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d), and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. The plaintiffs also filed the lawsuit u…

On December 7, 2000, current and former female employees of Alabama's Department of Veterans Affairs filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged that the state's Department of Veterans Affairs discriminated against them on the basis of sex, in violation of the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d), and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. The plaintiffs also filed the lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged violation of their rights guaranteed by the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. For these violations, the plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief, back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, and attorney fees.

On March 3, 2006, the court (Judge Mark E. Fuller) granted in part and denied in part the defendants' motion for summary judgment. Prewett v. State of Alabama Dep't of Veterans Affairs, 419 F. Supp. 2d 1338 (M.D. Ala. 2006) opinion vacated on reconsideration sub nom. Prewett v. Alabama Dep't of Veterans Affairs, 533 F. Supp. 2d 1160 (M.D. Ala. 2007). Then, on December 27, 2007, the court (Judge R. David Proctor) vacated its earlier decision denying in part the defendants' motion for summary judgment and granted the remainder of it. Prewett v. Alabama Dep't of Veterans Affairs, 533 F. Supp. 2d 1160 (M.D. Ala. 2007). The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Jordan Rossen (2/6/2014)

People

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Judge(s)

Fuller, Mark E. (Alabama)

Proctor, R. David (Alabama)

Walker, Susan Jane (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brownstein, Rhonda C. (Alabama)

Stein, Gregory B. (Alabama)

Thiry, Richard L. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Byrne, Alice Ann (Alabama)

Fleming, Margaret L. (Alabama)

Rouse, Scott Lee (Alabama)

Speakman, Sandra Ingram (Alabama)

Judge(s)

Fuller, Mark E. (Alabama)

Proctor, R. David (Alabama)

Walker, Susan Jane (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brownstein, Rhonda C. (Alabama)

Stein, Gregory B. (Alabama)

Thiry, Richard L. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Byrne, Alice Ann (Alabama)

Fleming, Margaret L. (Alabama)

Rouse, Scott Lee (Alabama)

Speakman, Sandra Ingram (Alabama)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Caddell, Henry H (Alabama)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:00-cv-01674

Docket [Pacer]

Prewett v. Dept. of Veterans

Feb. 6, 2008

Feb. 6, 2008

Docket
1

2:00-cv-01674

Complaint

Prewett v. State of Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

Complaint
7

2:00-cv-01674

Plaintiffs' Motion To Conditionally Certify Collective Action

Jan. 11, 2001

Jan. 11, 2001

Pleading / Motion / Brief
16

2:00-cv-01674

Plaintiffs' Renewed Motion to Conditionally Certify Collective Action

Feb. 2, 2001

Feb. 2, 2001

Pleading / Motion / Brief
78

2:00-cv-01674

Second Amended Complaint

Nov. 1, 2001

Nov. 1, 2001

Complaint
119-1

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Memorandum Opinion and Order

Prewett v. State of Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs

419 F.Supp.2d 1338

March 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

Order/Opinion
238

2:00-cv-01674

Memorandum Opinion

Prewett v. State of Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs

533 F.Supp.2d 1160

Dec. 27, 2007

Dec. 27, 2007

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5366528/prewett-v-dept-of-veterans/

Last updated July 22, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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(VACATED PURSUANT TO 239 ORDER) MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER that the defendants' 72 Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Signed by Judge Mark E. Fuller on 3/3/06. (sl, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/8/2006 (cb, ). Modified on 3/8/2006 to add corrected pdf(cb, ). Modified on 12/27/2007 (wcl, ).

March 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

RECAP
154

ORDERED that the 145 Motion to Compel is granted as further set out in order; Ordered that the 145 motion for discovery sanctions is denied at this time. Signed by Judge Susan Russ Walker on 7/7/06. (sl, )

July 7, 2006

July 7, 2006

RECAP
238

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge R. David Proctor on 12/27/2007. (wcl, )

Dec. 27, 2007

Dec. 27, 2007

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 7, 2000

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Current and former female employees of the State of Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Southern Poverty Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female