Case: Black Probation Officers Association v. Los Angeles County

2:94-cv-03432 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: May 25, 1994

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

On May 25, 1994, individual black probation officers and the Black Probation Officers Association in Los Angeles filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the Los Angeles County and its probation department. The plaintiffs, represented by attorneys from the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund and private counsel, alleged that the probation department's hiring and promotion practices were discriminatory against the minority groups, in vi…

On May 25, 1994, individual black probation officers and the Black Probation Officers Association in Los Angeles filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the Los Angeles County and its probation department. The plaintiffs, represented by attorneys from the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund and private counsel, alleged that the probation department's hiring and promotion practices were discriminatory against the minority groups, in violation of Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.

On December 19, 1994, the District Court (Judge David V. Kenyon) denied the defendants' motion to dismiss the case. On July 25, 1997, the Court granted the motion of the Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Association to intervene as an intervenor plaintiff. On the same day, the Court granted the plaintiffs' class certification motion. The case was later transferred to Judge Christina A. Snyder due to retirement of Judge Kenyon.

On April 10, 2000, the parties filed a joint motion for final approval of the Court, in which they stipulated a settlement agreement. The Court (Judge Snyder) approved the settlement at the June 2, 2000 hearing, finding it fair and adequate. Several members of the plaintiff class filed objections, and Judge Snyder addressed and rejected them in her July 5, 2000 opinion.

The settlement agreement is unfortunately not available. According to the July 5, 2000 opinion, the Court noted that the settlement sought to promote structural relief. It provided the plaintiff class members with a right to get involved in developing non-discriminatory policies and standards for hiring and promotion, coupled with a dispute-resolution process, and such development had to comply with Title VI. The agreement also provided payments to those plaintiffs whose back pay claims were likely to succeed, and allocated class-wide monetary damages.

According to a news article from Los Angeles Times, "the probation department agreed not to engage in any hiring or promotion practices that have a 'disparate adverse impact' on African Americans, Latinos or other minority groups." The department would implement a new method for job-assignments for certain branches, and it would keep an outside consultant. Additionally, it agreed to spend an extra $600,000 to $1.4 million a year to hire more staff at seven inner-city offices. In terms of monetary relief, the named plaintiffs in the suit would share a $350,000 award from the County. An additional $615,000 was for employees who took certain promotional exams and were rejected, and the County was to pay $900,000 as attorneys' fees.

Summary Authors

Emma Bao (7/18/2013)

People

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Judge(s)

Snyder, Christina A. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Evans, Gregory L. (California)

Garcia, Robert (California)

Kawahara, James K. (California)

Lee, Bill Lann (California)

Munger, Molly (California)

Reed, Kevin S. (California)

Rice, Constance L. (District of Columbia)

Shaw, Theodore M. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baker, Clifton A. (California)

Judge(s)

Snyder, Christina A. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Evans, Gregory L. (California)

Garcia, Robert (California)

Kawahara, James K. (California)

Lee, Bill Lann (California)

Munger, Molly (California)

Reed, Kevin S. (California)

Rice, Constance L. (District of Columbia)

Shaw, Theodore M. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baker, Clifton A. (California)

Clinton, DeWitt W. (California)

Curtis, Sheilah Cooper (California)

Cvitan, Alexander Bernard (California)

House, Calvin R. (California)

Lizardo, Esteban D. (California)

Morris, Stephen Robert (California)

Rutkowski, James M. (California)

Varga, James G. (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Moreno, Gilberto Y. (California)

Olmos, R Thomas (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:94-cv-03432

Docket

Black Probation Officer's Association v. Los Angeles County

April 22, 2005

April 22, 2005

Docket
148

2:94-cv-03432

Findings of Fact Regarding Objections to Proposed Settlement

July 5, 2000

July 5, 2000

Order/Opinion
149

2:94-cv-03432

Order Removing Case from Active List Due to Settlement

Aug. 24, 2000

Aug. 24, 2000

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:21 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued) (referred to Discovery Stephen J. Hillman ) Demand for J/T (ca) (Entered: 05/26/1994)

May 25, 1994

May 25, 1994

PACER
2

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon extending tht dft's shall hv up to & including 7-15-94 to fi a responsive pleading to plf's cmp. (et) (Entered: 06/14/1994)

June 10, 1994

June 10, 1994

PACER
3

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by intervenor plaintiff Esther M Lofton to intervene as plf ; motion hearing set for 9:30 7/18/94; memo of P/A in supprt. (et) (Entered: 07/06/1994)

June 28, 1994

June 28, 1994

PACER
4

Opposition by plaintiff(s) to motion to intervene as plf [3-1] (et) (Entered: 07/12/1994)

July 5, 1994

July 5, 1994

PACER
5

Proof of Service of Summos & Cmp executed upon defendant Barry J Nidorf, Chief Probation Officer by person served Carol Jacques, Civil Service representative on 5/26/94 (et) (Entered: 07/14/1994)

July 13, 1994

July 13, 1994

PACER
6

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by defendants to dismiss for failure to state clm, or in alt for more definite statement, mtn for joinder of indispensable ptys, mtn to strike improper allegations ; motion hearing set for 9:30 9/19/94 (lm) (Entered: 07/18/1994)

July 15, 1994

July 15, 1994

PACER
7

REQUEST by defendants for Judicial Ntc in supprt of dfts mtn to dism or in the al more definite stmt (lm) (Entered: 07/18/1994)

July 15, 1994

July 15, 1994

PACER
8

ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon that the motion to intervene as a right [3-1] fld by applicant Lofton purs to F.R.Civ.P. 24(a) is DEN because the interest articulated by applicant Lofton is insufficienty related to the subject matter of the underlying actn, the dispo of the actn will not impair or impede the interest articulated by applicant Lofton, & any interest that applicant Lofton asserts on behalf of poor South Central African American children has not been shown to be inadequately represented by plfs. (gk) (Entered: 08/02/1994)

July 20, 1994

July 20, 1994

PACER
9

NOTICE OF DOCUMENT DISCREPANCY AND ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon that the mot for summary jgm, prop stmt of controv, lodged 8/1/94, are not to be fld, but instead rejected, & returned to cnsl. (gk) (Entered: 08/09/1994)

Aug. 2, 1994

Aug. 2, 1994

PACER
10

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by intervenor plf Esther M. Lofton for summary judgment ; motion hearing set for 9:30 9/12/94; memo of PA in suppt thereof. (gk) (Entered: 08/11/1994)

Aug. 10, 1994

Aug. 10, 1994

PACER
11

MINUTES by Judge David V. Kenyon: Crt DEN Esther M. Lofton's motion for summary judgment [10-1] on the ground that she has no standing to bring such a claim because she was previously den lv to intervene in this case. CR: n/a. (gk) (Entered: 08/12/1994)

Aug. 10, 1994

Aug. 10, 1994

PACER
12

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plfs; adding Local 685 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Joint Council of Supervisory Deputy Probation Officers Association/Los Angeles County Employees Association, Local 660; demand for J/T. (gk) (Entered: 09/07/1994)

Sept. 1, 1994

Sept. 1, 1994

PACER
13

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon that dfts' motion to dismiss [6-1], [6-2], [6-3], [6-4] currently set for hrg on 9/19/94, is taken off cal in light of plfs' filing of a 1st A/C on 9/1/94. Dfts' time to ans, make mots w/ respect to, or otherwise resp to the 1st A/C is ext to 9/26/94. (gk) (Entered: 09/08/1994)

Sept. 2, 1994

Sept. 2, 1994

PACER
14

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by dfts County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Probation Department, & Barry J. Nidorf to dismiss for failure to state a claim, or in the alt, for a more definite statement ; motion for joinder of indispensable parties ; motion to strike improper allegations ; motion hearing set for 9:30 11/21/94; memo of PA. (gk) (Entered: 09/27/1994)

Sept. 26, 1994

Sept. 26, 1994

PACER
15

AMENDED PROOF OF SERVICE by dfts County of Los Angeles Los Angeles County Probation Department & Barry J. Nidorf of dfts' ntc of mot & mot to dism for failure to state a claim; or in the alt, for a more definite stmt; mot for joinder of indispensable parties; mot to strike improper allegations; memo of PA. (gk) (Entered: 09/28/1994)

Sept. 27, 1994

Sept. 27, 1994

PACER
16

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon resetting hearing on dfts' motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim [14-1] or in the alt for a more definite statement [14-2]; motion for joinder of indispensable parties [14-3] & motion to strike [14-4] 9:30 12/5/94. (gk) (Entered: 11/02/1994)

Oct. 28, 1994

Oct. 28, 1994

PACER
17

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon resetting hearing on motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim [14-1] 9:30 12/12/94, resetting hearing on motion for a more definite statement [14-2] 9:30 12/12/94, resetting hearing on motion for joinder of indispensable parties [14-3] 9:30 12/12/94 (dhl) (Entered: 11/28/1994)

Nov. 16, 1994

Nov. 16, 1994

PACER
18

Opp by plaintiffs to motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim [14-1], motion for a more definite statement motion for joinder of indispensable parties [14-3] (dhl) (Entered: 12/01/1994)

Nov. 28, 1994

Nov. 28, 1994

PACER
19

REPLY by defendant Los Angeles County, defendant LA County Probation, defendant Barry J Nidorf in suppt of mtn to dism [14-1] (mco) (Entered: 12/13/1994)

Dec. 5, 1994

Dec. 5, 1994

PACER
20

ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon that the Crt DEN dfts County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Probation Department and Barry J. Nidorf's motion to dismiss 1st A/C for failure to state a claim under F.R.Civ.P. 12(f) [14-1] and dfts' alternate motion for a more definite statement [14-2]; [14-3]; & motion to strike [14-4]. (gk) (Entered: 12/29/1994)

Dec. 19, 1994

Dec. 19, 1994

PACER
21

ANSWER by defendant Los Angeles County, defendant LA County Probation, defendant Barry J Nidorf to [12-1]; jury demand (yt) (Entered: 01/05/1995)

Jan. 4, 1995

Jan. 4, 1995

PACER
24

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plfs for class certification ; motion hearing set for 9:30 5/22/95; memo of PA. (gk) (Entered: 02/25/1995)

Feb. 10, 1995

Feb. 10, 1995

PACER
22

PRAECIPE: Issd sms on 1st A/C [12-1]. (gk) (Entered: 02/16/1995)

Feb. 15, 1995

Feb. 15, 1995

PACER
23

PROOF OF SERVICE of summons & 1st A/C served upon Joint Council of Supervisory Deputy Probation Officers Association/Los Angeles County Employees Association, Local 660, by personal svc on Dan Savage, Assistant General Manager, on 2/26/95; & served Local 685 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees by personal svc on Richard N. Shumsky, President, on 2/16/95. (gk) (Entered: 02/24/1995)

Feb. 22, 1995

Feb. 22, 1995

PACER
25

PROOF OF SERVICE by plfs for Ord re oral arg for mots bef the Hon. David V. Kenyon. (gk) (Entered: 03/11/1995)

March 2, 1995

March 2, 1995

PACER
26

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon that dft Joint Council of Supervisory Deputy Probation Officers Association/Los Angeles County Employees Association, Local 660's time to ans or otherwise resp to plfs' 1st A/C shall be ext to & including 4/7/95. (gk) (Entered: 03/11/1995)

March 9, 1995

March 9, 1995

PACER
27

JOINT REPORT ON EARLY MEETING OF COUNSEL Length of trial 3 weeks. (gk) (Entered: 03/11/1995)

March 9, 1995

March 9, 1995

PACER
28

MINUTES by Judge David V. Kenyon: ORD cnsl to file a joint stat rpt by 4/7/95. Crt will review the joint stat rpt & set an appropriate schedule. A copy of this schedule will be mailed to cnsl. Crt fur ORD plf's cnsl to serve a copy of this Ord on all parties. CR: n/a. (gk) (Entered: 04/09/1995)

March 17, 1995

March 17, 1995

PACER
29

PROOF OF SERVICE by plfs re req for joint stat rpt. (gk) (Entered: 04/09/1995)

March 24, 1995

March 24, 1995

PACER
32

JOINT STATUS REPORT purs to Local Rule 6.4.2. (gk) (Entered: 04/29/1995)

April 7, 1995

April 7, 1995

PACER
30

ANSWER by defendant AFSCME Local 685 to [12-1] (yt) (Entered: 04/17/1995)

April 12, 1995

April 12, 1995

PACER
33

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon that dft American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 685 will file its resp to the 1st A/C on 4/13/95. (gk) (Entered: 04/29/1995)

April 12, 1995

April 12, 1995

PACER
34

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon that dft Joint Council of Supervisory Deputy Probation Officers Association/Los Angeles County Employees Association, Local 660's time to ans or otherwise resp to plfs' 1st A/C shall be ext to & including 4/24/95. (gk) (Entered: 04/29/1995)

April 12, 1995

April 12, 1995

PACER
35

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon that plfs' motion for class certification [24-1] will be taken under submission by the Crt on 9/25/95. Dfts' opp to the mot shall be fld on or bef 9/6/95 & any reply memo shall be fld on or bef 9/18/95. (gk) (Entered: 04/29/1995)

April 20, 1995

April 20, 1995

PACER
36

MINUTES by Judge David V. Kenyon: Stat conf held off the record. Crt sets DCO 5/5/96; law & mot cut-off for 6/17/96 ; pretrial conference on 9:00 8/5/96 ; jury trial set on 8:00 9/3/96 . CR: n/a. (gk) (Entered: 05/08/1995)

April 20, 1995

April 20, 1995

PACER
31

ANSWER by dft Joint Council of Supervisory Deputy Probation Officers Association/Los Angeles County Employees Association, Local 660 to 1st A/C [12-1]. (gk) (Entered: 04/26/1995)

April 25, 1995

April 25, 1995

PACER
37

APPLICATION by amicus curiae Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Association to appear & to file brief(s) as amicus curiae in opp to plfs' mot for class certification & related issues. (gk) (Entered: 08/16/1995)

Aug. 14, 1995

Aug. 14, 1995

PACER
38

MINUTES by Judge David V. Kenyon: Crt GR the Los angeles County Chicano Employees Association's application to appear in ord to file opp to the plf's class certification motion [37-1]. Crt GR plfs' oral appl to extend the time for them to resp to the interrogs of the dft until 8/30/95. Crt fur extends the time for dft to file opp to the mot for class certification to 9/11/95. Plfs shall file their reply nlt 9/19/95. Resetting hearing on plfs' motion for class certification [24-1] 9:30 9/25/95. CR: Dorothy Babykin. (gk) (Entered: 08/28/1995)

Aug. 14, 1995

Aug. 14, 1995

PACER
43

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL by plfs of plf Common Ground Foundation as a plf in this litigation. (ENT 10/2/95). (gk) (Entered: 10/02/1995)

Sept. 5, 1995

Sept. 5, 1995

PACER
39

STATEMENT by dft American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees, Local 685 of non-opp to plfs' mot for class certification [24-1]. (gk) (Entered: 09/12/1995)

Sept. 11, 1995

Sept. 11, 1995

PACER
40

OPPOSITION by County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Probation Department, & Barry J. Nidorf to motion for class certification [24-1]. (gk) (Entered: 09/12/1995)

Sept. 11, 1995

Sept. 11, 1995

PACER
41

AMICUS CURIAE of Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Association (gk) (Entered: 09/12/1995)

Sept. 11, 1995

Sept. 11, 1995

PACER
42

joint rply to opp to by plaintiff Black Probation, plaintiff Black Managers Coal, plaintiff Floyd M Simpson, plaintiff Adelina Vonner, plaintiff Mary Ann Greene, plaintiff Lorraine Hubbard-Jones, plaintiff Winsont B Washington, plaintiff N C Johnson, plaintiff Delores Murphy-Clayton, plaintiff So Christian Lead, plaintiff Common Ground, plaintiff Holman United, plaintiff Faith United, plaintiff Mothers ROC to motion for class certification [24-1] (kr) (Entered: 09/22/1995)

Sept. 19, 1995

Sept. 19, 1995

PACER
44

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon; the stip by the ptys is adopted as an ord of this crt. The mtr shl stand subm as of 1/8/96. (jc) (Entered: 11/17/1995)

Nov. 9, 1995

Nov. 9, 1995

PACER
45

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon; the foregoing stip is adopted as an ord of this crt. (see doc) (jc) (Entered: 01/31/1996)

Jan. 30, 1996

Jan. 30, 1996

PACER
46

JOINT STATUS REPORT by plaintiff Black Probation, plaintiff Black Managers Coal, plaintiff Floyd M Simpson, plaintiff Adelina Vonner, plaintiff Lorraine Hubbard-Jones, plaintiff Delores Murphy-Clayton, plaintiff Faith United, plaintiff Mary Ann Greene, plaintiff Winsont B Washington, plaintiff N C Johnson, plaintiff So Christian Lead, plaintiff Holman United, plaintiff Mothers ROC (ab) (Entered: 02/27/1996)

Feb. 16, 1996

Feb. 16, 1996

PACER
47

NOTICE OF DISCREPANCY AND ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon on jnt stat rpt; rec'd 3-19-96; the doc is not to be fld but instead rejected and rtn to cnsl. (ab) (Entered: 04/09/1996)

March 21, 1996

March 21, 1996

PACER
48

JOINT STATUS REPORT by plaintiff Black Probation, plaintiff Black Managers Coal, plaintiff Floyd M Simpson, plaintiff Adelina Vonner, plaintiff Lorraine Hubbard-Jones, plaintiff Delores Murphy-Clayton, plaintiff Faith United, plaintiff Mary Ann Greene, plaintiff Winsont B Washington (ab) (Entered: 04/09/1996)

March 28, 1996

March 28, 1996

PACER
49

THIRD JOINT STATUS REPORT (jag) (Entered: 04/19/1996)

April 17, 1996

April 17, 1996

PACER
50

NOTICE OF DISCREPANCY AND ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon that fourth jnt stat rpt rcvd 5/15/96 is not to be fld, but rej & rtnd to cnsl. (mm) (Entered: 05/22/1996)

May 17, 1996

May 17, 1996

PACER
51

FOURTH JOINT STATUS REPORT (mm) (Entered: 05/29/1996)

May 28, 1996

May 28, 1996

PACER
52

5TH JNT STATUS REPORT by defendants Count of LA, LA County Probation, Barry J Nidorf (jc) (Entered: 06/18/1996)

June 17, 1996

June 17, 1996

PACER
53

SIXTH JOINT STATUS REPORT (dhl) (Entered: 07/17/1996)

July 16, 1996

July 16, 1996

PACER
54

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon ; mandatory status conference set on 9/12/96 (jc) (Entered: 08/23/1996)

Aug. 21, 1996

Aug. 21, 1996

PACER
55

JNT STATUS CONF REPORT by plaintiffs (jc) (Entered: 09/12/1996)

Sept. 11, 1996

Sept. 11, 1996

PACER
56

MINUTES: Crt sets the disc cut-off and law and mtn hrg cut off for 3/31/97; the pre-trial conf for 4/28/97 ; trial set on 10:00 6/10/97 by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: Buford James (np) (Entered: 10/03/1996)

Sept. 16, 1996

Sept. 16, 1996

PACER
57

MINUTES: by Judge David V. Kenyon, The crt extends th stay on ruling on plf sclass certification mot until 10/31/96. CR: na (yc) (Entered: 10/24/1996)

Oct. 17, 1996

Oct. 17, 1996

PACER
58

Jnt applic & ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon deferring ruling on class certification to 11/14/96 (dmjr) (Entered: 11/14/1996)

Nov. 4, 1996

Nov. 4, 1996

PACER
59

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to intervene ; motion hearing set for 9:30 12/2/96 (dmjr) (Entered: 11/19/1996)

Nov. 8, 1996

Nov. 8, 1996

PACER
60

MEMORANDUM by intervenor plaintiff in support of motion to intervene [59-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 11/19/1996)

Nov. 8, 1996

Nov. 8, 1996

PACER
61

Unopposed APPLICATION by plaintiff for ext to fi resp to mot to intervene & prop ord (dmjr) (Entered: 11/19/1996)

Nov. 15, 1996

Nov. 15, 1996

PACER
62

Statement by defendant Los Angeles County, defendant LA County Probation, defendant Barry J Nidorf to motion to intervene [59-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 12/03/1996)

Nov. 27, 1996

Nov. 27, 1996

PACER
63

OPPOSITION by plaintiff motion to intervene [59-1] (dmjr) (Entered: 12/03/1996)

Nov. 27, 1996

Nov. 27, 1996

PACER
64

REPLY by intervenor plaintiff L A Cnty Chicano Emp to the opp to mot to intervene [63-1] (el) (Entered: 12/10/1996)

Dec. 6, 1996

Dec. 6, 1996

PACER
65

STIPULATION and ORDER ext cut-off dt for discovery & resched trial; For a good cause shown, the stip is approved by Judge David V. Kenyon (twdb) (Entered: 02/27/1997)

Feb. 26, 1997

Feb. 26, 1997

PACER
66

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file a suppl cmp ; motion hearing set for 9:30 5/5/97 (twdb) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 27, 1997

March 27, 1997

PACER
67

DECLARATION of Virginia Kirby by plaintiffs re [67-1] (twdb) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 27, 1997

March 27, 1997

PACER
68

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file a supplemental complaint ; motion hearing set for 9:30 5/5/97 (shb) (Entered: 03/31/1997)

March 28, 1997

March 28, 1997

PACER
69

NOTICE by defendant Los Angeles County, defendant LA County Probation, defendant Barry J Nidorf of association of Gutierrez & Preciado as cnsl for the cnty dfts. (twdb) (Entered: 04/03/1997)

April 1, 1997

April 1, 1997

PACER
70

MINUTES: Telephonic conference re case status. Crt and Cnsl confer. Position and statement papers due by 5/1/97. ; settlement conference 9:00 5/13/97 by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: N/A (shb) (Entered: 04/15/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

PACER
71

NOTICE by defendant Los Angeles County, defendant LA County Probation, defendant Barry J Nidorf of non-opp to plfs' mot for lv to file a suppl cmp (twdb) (Entered: 04/18/1997)

April 17, 1997

April 17, 1997

PACER
72

STATEMENT of non-opposition by defendant AFSCME Local 685 to plaintiffs motion for leave to file suppl cmp [68-1] (shb) (Entered: 04/22/1997)

April 18, 1997

April 18, 1997

PACER
73

MINUTES: ; settlement conference held ; further settlement conference reset on 9:00 5/15/97 by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: N/A (shb) (Entered: 05/21/1997)

May 13, 1997

May 13, 1997

PACER
74

MINUTES: ; settlement conference held ; further settlement conference 9:00 5/22/97 No settlement reached at this time. by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: N/A (shb) (Entered: 05/21/1997)

May 15, 1997

May 15, 1997

PACER
75

MINUTES: The crt & cnsl confer off the record ; settlement conference reset 9:00 5/29/97 by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: n/a (twdb) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

PACER
76

MINUTES: ; settlement conference held ; settlement conference 10:00 6/6/97 by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: N/A (shb) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

PACER
77

MINUTES: ; settlement conference held ; Cnsl for pltf to file proposed plan re settlement NLT 6/30/97. by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: N/A (shb) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 6, 1997

June 6, 1997

PACER
78

MINUTES: Settlement conference held ; further settlement conference 9:00 6/13/97 by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: N/A (shb) (Entered: 06/13/1997)

June 6, 1997

June 6, 1997

PACER
79

MINUTES: ; further settlement conference set for 9:00 6/25/97 by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: N/A (shb) (Entered: 06/16/1997)

June 13, 1997

June 13, 1997

PACER
80

MINUTES: ; settlement conference held ;further settlement conference 9:00 6/26/97 Case does not settle at this time. by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: Deborah Parker (shb) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 25, 1997

June 25, 1997

PACER
81

MINUTES: ; further settlement conference 9:00 6/27/97 ; further settlement conference held by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: Deborah Parker (shb) (Entered: 07/01/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

PACER
82

MINUTES: ; further settlement conference 1:30 7/1/97 further settlement conferenc held by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: Deborah Parker (shb) (Entered: 07/01/1997)

June 27, 1997

June 27, 1997

PACER
83

MINUTES: ; further settlement conference held ; further settlement conference 1:30 7/2/97 by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: Deborah Parker (shb) (Entered: 07/07/1997)

July 1, 1997

July 1, 1997

PACER
84

MINUTES: ; further settlement conference held ; further settlement conference 10:00 7/10/97 by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: Deborah Parker (shb) (Entered: 07/07/1997)

July 2, 1997

July 2, 1997

PACER
85

MINUTES: ; further settlement conference held Court and counsel confer in chambers and off the record. Case doesnot settle at this time. Crt instructs cnsl to notify the court ASAP if a further settlement conf wil be needed by the ptys. by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: Irene Nakamura (shb) (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 10, 1997

July 10, 1997

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86

MINUTES: Fur sttlmnt conf. Case does not sttl at this time. Crt continues this to 7/23/97 at 3:00 by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: n/a (twdb) (Entered: 07/23/1997)

July 18, 1997

July 18, 1997

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91

MINUTES: ; settlement conference continued to 3:00 7/23/97 by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: N/A (shb) (Entered: 07/28/1997)

July 18, 1997

July 18, 1997

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92

MINUTES: ; settlement conference held Parties have settled. Stip and Ord to follow. by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: N/A (shb) (Entered: 07/28/1997)

July 23, 1997

July 23, 1997

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87

ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon granting motion to intervene [59-1] (ENT: 7/28/97) mld cpys & ntc. (shb) (Entered: 07/28/1997)

July 25, 1997

July 25, 1997

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93

ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon granting motion for leave to file a supplemental complaint [68-1] (shb) (Entered: 07/28/1997)

July 25, 1997

July 25, 1997

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88

ORDER by Judge David V. Kenyon granting motion for class certification [24-1] (ENT 7/28/97), mld cpys & ntcs. (twdb) (Entered: 07/28/1997)

July 25, 1997

July 25, 1997

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89

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenor plaintiff L A Cnty Chicano Emp (twdb) (Entered: 07/28/1997)

July 25, 1997

July 25, 1997

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90

SUPPL COMPLAINT,demand for jury trial (twdb) (Entered: 07/28/1997)

July 25, 1997

July 25, 1997

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94

ORDER OF THE CHIEF JUDGE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED by Judge Wm. M. Byrne, w/concurrence of the Case Management & Assignment Committee tht the Case be reassigned from the calendar of Judge David V. Kenyon to the calendar of Judge James M. Ideman for all further proceedings . Case will now read CV94-3432 JMI (SHx) (cc: cnsl) (jc) (Entered: 07/29/1997)

July 28, 1997

July 28, 1997

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95

MINUTES: Due to Judge Kenyon's retirement, as of 7/31/97, the above referenced actn has now been transferred to the cal of Judge Ideman. Please change the case number & judge's initials on all future flgs to reflect & read CV 94-3432 JMI (SHx). by Judge David V. Kenyon CR: n/a (dhl) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 5, 1997

Aug. 5, 1997

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96

MINUTES: Cnsl are notified that this action has been transferrd to this court. by Judge James M. Ideman CR: N/A (shb) (Entered: 08/08/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

PACER
97

MINUTES: ; mandatory status conference set on 10:00 9/8/97 A Joint Status Report shall be filed NLT 10 days prior to the conf. by Judge James M. Ideman CR: N/A (shb) (Entered: 08/08/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

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98

Joint STATUS REPORT (shb) (Entered: 09/02/1997)

Aug. 28, 1997

Aug. 28, 1997

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99

MINUTES: ; mandatory status conference held; DCO: 4/10/98; Compliance 5/15/98; Last Mot Hrg Date: 7/13/98 ; pretrial conference on 10:00 9/11/98 ; jury trial set on 9:30 9/22/98 by Judge James M. Ideman CR: Deborah Gackle (shb) (Entered: 10/21/1997)

Sept. 8, 1997

Sept. 8, 1997

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117

MINUTES: ; status conference held cnsl were adv to notify atty A Dotson if any pty wanted crt to recuset itself because of her relationship to crt admin asst; cnsl infrm crt Retired Judge Kenyon will assist ptys re settlmt discussions by Judge Christina A. Snyder CR: Carmelita Lee (lc) (Entered: 01/07/1999)

Jan. 7, 1998

Jan. 7, 1998

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 25, 1994

Closing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Individual black probation officers, the Black Probation Officers Association and the Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Association on behalf of African American and Latino employees at the probation department.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Los Angeles County (Los Angeles), County

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $1,865,000

Order Duration: 2000 - None

Content of Injunction:

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Hire

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic