Case: JOHNSON v. STEELCASE, INC.

5:07-cv-00064 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Filed Date: Jan. 9, 2007

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

On January 9, 2007, a female African-American employee of defendant filed a suit on her own behalf against defendant Steelcase, Inc. under the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. ("Title VII") and 42 U.S.C. § 1981in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Northeastern Division. Thereafter, plaintiff filed a Motion for Leave to File a First Amended Complaint on January 24, 2008, adding class allegations. Plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the court for d…

On January 9, 2007, a female African-American employee of defendant filed a suit on her own behalf against defendant Steelcase, Inc. under the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. ("Title VII") and 42 U.S.C. § 1981in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Northeastern Division. Thereafter, plaintiff filed a Motion for Leave to File a First Amended Complaint on January 24, 2008, adding class allegations. Plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, and compensatory and punitive damages, claiming that defendant demoted her because of her race or her sex, and defendant has engaged in a pattern and practice of discriminating against African-Americans on the basis of their race with respect to promotions.

On October 6, 2008, the Court certified a class consisting of black Americans employed by defendant who, between January 5, 2005, to the present

were/are employed by Steelcase, Incorporated in Production Technician positions and who were qualified but not selected for vacancies in permanent positions of Quality Specialists and Quality Control Technicians, Zone Leaders and Temporary Supervisors, and Production Specialists.

On November 26, 2008, the parties filed a Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of a Class Action Settlement. On December 10, 2008, the Court (Judge U.W. Clemon) issued an Order approving the proposed settlement.

The Class Settlement Agreement provided declaratory and injunctive relief, implementation of a new selection process for higher level employees, monitoring, reporting. and training requirements, monetary relief for the named plaintiff and class members, a promotion for the named plaintiff, and attorney's fees and costs.

On January 28, 2009, the court dismissed the case.

Summary Authors

Kunyi Zhang (6/6/2010)

People

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Judge(s)

Clemon, U. W. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Childs, Robert F. Jr. (Alabama)

Johnson, Herman N. Jr. (Alabama)

Sherrod, Henry F. III (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bolling, Frederic A (Alabama)

Crews, Roslyn (Alabama)

Parchman, Afrika (Alabama)

Thomas, Kenneth L. (Alabama)

Judge(s)

Clemon, U. W. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Childs, Robert F. Jr. (Alabama)

Johnson, Herman N. Jr. (Alabama)

Sherrod, Henry F. III (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bolling, Frederic A (Alabama)

Crews, Roslyn (Alabama)

Parchman, Afrika (Alabama)

Thomas, Kenneth L. (Alabama)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

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Docket

Oct. 5, 2009

Oct. 5, 2009

Docket
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Complaint

Jan. 8, 2007

Jan. 8, 2007

Complaint
14

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First Amended Complaint

Feb. 19, 2008

Feb. 19, 2008

Complaint
31

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Defendant Steelcase Inc.'s Motion to Dismiss and in Opposition to Class Certification

Sept. 9, 2008

Sept. 9, 2008

Pleading / Motion / Brief
32

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Pretrial Order

Sept. 9, 2008

Sept. 9, 2008

Order/Opinion
38

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Findings of Fact and Conclusion of Law on Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification

Oct. 6, 2008

Oct. 6, 2008

Order/Opinion
39

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Class Certification Order

Oct. 6, 2008

Oct. 6, 2008

Order/Opinion
66

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Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of a Class Action Settlement

Nov. 26, 2008

Nov. 26, 2008

Pleading / Motion / Brief
67

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Order Preliminarily Approving Proposed Settlement

Dec. 10, 2008

Dec. 10, 2008

Settlement Agreement
69

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Dismissal Order

Jan. 28, 2009

Jan. 28, 2009

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5516171/johnson-v-steelcase-inc/

Last updated Aug. 2, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with Exhibits 1 and 2 attached against defendant Steelcase, Inc. (Filing Fee $350.00 Paid) , filed by plaintiff Linda Johnson. (Attachments: #(1) Civil Cover Sheet)(SRJ, ) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 9, 2007

Jan. 9, 2007

2

Request for Service by Certified Mail filed by plaintiff Linda Johnson. (SRJ, ) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 9, 2007

Jan. 9, 2007

Summons Issued by Certified Mail as to defendant Steelcase, Inc., (SRJ, ) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007

Jan. 12, 2007

SUMMONS Returned Executed upon dft Steelcase, Inc., served on 1/16/2007, answer due 2/5/2007. (SRJ, ) (Entered: 01/25/2007)

Jan. 18, 2007

Jan. 18, 2007

3

ANSWER to Complaint by Steelcase, Inc..(Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 02/05/2007)

Feb. 5, 2007

Feb. 5, 2007

4

UNIFORM INITIAL ORDER governing all further proceedings − with appendices attached. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on February 6, 2007. (SRJ, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)

Feb. 6, 2007

Feb. 6, 2007

5

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 10, 2007

April 10, 2007

6

SCHEDULING ORDER the dates AGREED to by the parties in their Planning Meeting are hereby ADOPTED; Except the following deadlines, Discovery due by 11/23/2007 and Dispositive Motions due by 12/21/2007.. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on April 11, 2007. (SRJ, ) (Entered: 04/11/2007)

April 11, 2007

April 11, 2007

7

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time by Linda Johnson. (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 11/20/2007)

Nov. 20, 2007

Nov. 20, 2007

8

ORDER granting 7 Motion for Extension of Time to complete discovery. Discovery due by FEBRUARY 21, 2008. Dispositive motions by MARCH 20, 2008. [THIS IS A TEXT ONLY DOCKET ENTRY − NO ATTACHED ORDER]. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 11/26/07. (DJS, ) (Entered: 11/26/2007)

Nov. 26, 2007

Nov. 26, 2007

9

NOTICE of Appearance by Robert F Childs, Jr on behalf of Linda Johnson (Childs, Robert) (Entered: 01/24/2008)

Jan. 24, 2008

Jan. 24, 2008

10

NOTICE of Appearance by Herman N Johnson, Jr on behalf of Linda Johnson (Johnson, Herman) (Entered: 01/24/2008)

Jan. 24, 2008

Jan. 24, 2008

11

MOTION for Leave to File first amended complaint by Linda Johnson. (Attachments: # 1)(Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 01/24/2008)

Jan. 24, 2008

Jan. 24, 2008

13

ORDER that plaintiff's 11 Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint is hereby GRANTED; Plaintiff SHALL FILE an Amended Complaint within Three (3) days. A Scheduling Conference will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008 @ 2:30 pm at US Federal Courthouse in Birmingham, AL. Discovery is STAYED until Amended Scheduling Order is entered. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on February 19, 2008. (SRJ, ) (Entered: 02/19/2008)

Feb. 19, 2008

Feb. 19, 2008

Scheduling Conference SET for 2/28/2008 02:30 PM before Judge U W Clemon. (SRJ, ) (Entered: 02/19/2008)

Feb. 19, 2008

Feb. 19, 2008

14

AMENDED COMPLAINT against all defendants, filed by Linda Johnson.(Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 02/19/2008)

Feb. 19, 2008

Feb. 19, 2008

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge U W Clemon: Scheduling Conference held on 2/28/2008. (KLL, ) (Entered: 02/28/2008)

Feb. 28, 2008

Feb. 28, 2008

15

SCHEDULING ORDER:. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 02/28/08. (Clemon, U) (Entered: 02/28/2008)

Feb. 28, 2008

Feb. 28, 2008

16

ORDER Correcting Feb 28, 2008, Scheduling Order: The Class Certification Hearing is hereby scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday July 7, 2008, at the Decatur Courthouse.[THIS IS A TEXT ONLY DOCKET ENTRY − NO ATTACHED ORDER]. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 2/29/08. (DJS, ) (Entered: 02/29/2008)

Feb. 29, 2008

Feb. 29, 2008

17

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Steelcase, Inc..(Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 03/04/2008)

March 4, 2008

March 4, 2008

18

MOTION for Protective Order by Steelcase, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1)(Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 04/17/2008)

April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008

19

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 18 Def.'s Motion for Protective Order. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 4/22/08. (DJS, ) (Entered: 04/22/2008)

April 22, 2008

April 22, 2008

20

ORDER − Setting conference call for Tuesday June 10, 2008, at 2:00 pm on parties request for extension of discovery deadlines. [THIS IS A TEXT ONLY DOCKET ENTRY − NO ATTACHED ORDER]. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 6/9/08. (DJS, ) (Entered: 06/09/2008)

June 9, 2008

June 9, 2008

21

ORDER − extending discovery deadlines for thirty days. The Court will issue an order re−setting the class certification hearing and pre−trial conference. [THIS IS A TEXT ONLY DOCKET ENTRY − NO ATTACHED ORDER]. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 6/10/08. (DJS, ) (Entered: 06/10/2008)

June 10, 2008

June 10, 2008

22

ORDER Re−Setting CLASS CERTIFICATION Hearing for Monday September 8, 2008 @ 10:30 a.m., in Huntsville. [THIS IS A TEXT ONLY DOCKET ENTRY − NO ATTACHED ORDER]. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 6/25/08. (DJS, ) . (Entered: 06/25/2008)

June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008

23

ORDER SETTING PRE−TRIAL CONFERENCE. Plaintiff's counsel SHALL SUBMIT a proposed pre−trial order AS SET OUT in this Order. Pretrial Conference SET for 9/8/2008 @ 1:00 PM before Judge U W Clemon the Federal Courthouse, Huntsville, AL.. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on July 21, 2008. (SRJ, ) (Entered: 07/21/2008)

July 21, 2008

July 21, 2008

24

MOTION for Leave to File by Linda Johnson. (Attachments: # 1 second amended complaint, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 07/28/2008)

July 28, 2008

July 28, 2008

25

ORDER denying 24 Motion for Leave to File. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 07/31/08. (Clemon, U) (Entered: 07/31/2008)

July 31, 2008

July 31, 2008

26

NOTICE of Appearance by Kenneth L Thomas on behalf of Steelcase, Inc. (Thomas, Kenneth) (Entered: 08/01/2008)

Aug. 1, 2008

Aug. 1, 2008

27

NOTICE OF LOCATION CHANGE OF HEARINGS: The class certification hearing and pretrial conference, currently scheduled for September 8, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., respectively, will be held in Decatur, Alabama before

Aug. 20, 2008

Aug. 20, 2008

29

NOTICE of Appearance by Afrika C Parchman on behalf of Steelcase, Inc. (Parchman, Afrika) (Entered: 09/05/2008)

Sept. 5, 2008

Sept. 5, 2008

30

NOTICE by Steelcase, Inc. Notice of Appearance for Frederic Bolling (Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 09/05/2008)

Sept. 5, 2008

Sept. 5, 2008

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge U W Clemon: Class Certification Hearing held on 9/8/2008. Testimony of plaintiff; plaintiff rests. Court in recess until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2008. (Court Reporter Chanetta Sinkfield.) (KLL, ) (Entered: 09/09/2008)

Sept. 8, 2008

Sept. 8, 2008

31

MOTION to Dismiss and in Opposition to Class Certification by Steelcase, Inc.. (Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 09/09/2008)

Sept. 9, 2008

Sept. 9, 2008

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge U W Clemon: Class Certification Hearing held on 9/9/2008. Testimony by dft; dft rests. Oral argument by parties. The Court will enter a separate order. (Court Reporter Chanetta Sinkfield.) (KLL, ) (Entered: 09/09/2008)

Sept. 9, 2008

Sept. 9, 2008

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge U W Clemon: Final Pretrial Conference held on 9/9/2008. (KLL, ) (Entered: 09/09/2008)

Sept. 9, 2008

Sept. 9, 2008

32

PRETRIAL ORDER. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 09/09/08. (Clemon, U) (Entered: 09/09/2008)

Sept. 9, 2008

Sept. 9, 2008

33

Evidentiary Material re: 31 MOTION to Dismiss and in Opposition to Class Certification . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit)(Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 09/10/2008)

Sept. 10, 2008

Sept. 10, 2008

Set Hearings: Jury Trial set for 11/10/2008 at 09:00 AM in Decatur, Alabama before Judge U W Clemon. (KLL, ) (Entered: 09/12/2008)

Sept. 12, 2008

Sept. 12, 2008

34

MOTION to Modify Pretrial Order by Steelcase, Inc.. (Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 09/12/2008)

Sept. 12, 2008

Sept. 12, 2008

35

DAMAGE list of Linda Johnson filed.. (Johnson, Herman) (Entered: 09/26/2008)

Sept. 26, 2008

Sept. 26, 2008

36

MOTION to Compel Defendant To Provide Current Addresses and Telephone Numbers of Class Members to Plaintiffs' Counsel by Linda Johnson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D)(Childs, Robert) (Entered: 10/02/2008)

Oct. 2, 2008

Oct. 2, 2008

37

ORDER granting 36 Motion to Compel Def to disclose contact information for certain prospective class members. [THIS IS A TEXT ONLY DOCKET ENTRY − NO ATTACHED ORDER]. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 10/6/08. (DJS, ) (Entered: 10/06/2008)

Oct. 6, 2008

Oct. 6, 2008

39

ORDER certifying class.. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 10/6/08. (DJS, ) (Entered: 10/06/2008)

Oct. 6, 2008

Oct. 6, 2008

40

ORDER denying 31 Motion to Dismiss − consistent with Docs. 38/39. [THIS IS A TEXT ONLY DOCKET ENTRY − NO ATTACHED ORDER]. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 10/6/08. (DJS, ) (Entered: 10/06/2008)

Oct. 6, 2008

Oct. 6, 2008

41

ORDER denying 34 Motion. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 10/06/08. (Clemon, U) (Entered: 10/06/2008)

Oct. 6, 2008

Oct. 6, 2008

43

ORDER granting 42 Motion to Stay. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 10/15/08. (Clemon, U) (Entered: 10/15/2008)

Oct. 15, 2008

Oct. 15, 2008

44

First MOTION to Stay Motion To Modify The Order Granting Stay by Linda Johnson. (Childs, Robert) (Entered: 10/16/2008)

Oct. 16, 2008

Oct. 16, 2008

45

RESPONSE to Motion re 42 MOTION to Stay, 44 First MOTION to Stay Motion To Modify The Order Granting Stay Corrected Motion to Modify the Order Granting Stay filed by Linda Johnson. (Childs, Robert) (Entered: 10/16/2008)

Oct. 16, 2008

Oct. 16, 2008

46

RESPONSE in Opposition re 44 First MOTION to Stay Motion To Modify The Order Granting Stay filed by Steelcase, Inc.. (Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 10/16/2008)

Oct. 16, 2008

Oct. 16, 2008

47

ORDER rescinding 44 Motion to Stay. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 10/19/08. (Clemon, U) (Entered: 10/19/2008)

Oct. 19, 2008

Oct. 19, 2008

48

Transcript of CLASS CERTIFICATION HEARING Proceedings (Volumes I and II) held on 9/8/2008 and 9/9/2008, before Judge U.W. Clemon. Court Reporter/Transcriber Chanetta Sinkfield, Telephone number 205 278−2067. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. NOTICE: The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the Court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript will be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. (See Transcript Redaction Policy) Redaction Request due 11/12/2008. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 11/21/2008. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 1/19/2009. (Attachments: # 1 Transcript continued 9/9/2008, # 2 Signature page 1, # 3 Signature Certificate Page 2) (SRJ, ) (Entered: 10/21/2008)

Oct. 21, 2008

Oct. 21, 2008

49

MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Expert Report by Steelcase, Inc.. (Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 10/21/2008)

Oct. 21, 2008

Oct. 21, 2008

50

Opposition to Motion For Extension Of Time To Submit Expert Report filed by Linda Johnson. (Childs, Robert) (Entered: 10/22/2008)

Oct. 22, 2008

Oct. 22, 2008

51

ORDER granting 49 Motion for Extension of Time. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 10/24/08. (Clemon, U) (Entered: 10/24/2008)

Oct. 24, 2008

Oct. 24, 2008

52

ORDER. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 10/24/08. (Clemon, U) (Entered: 10/24/2008)

Oct. 24, 2008

Oct. 24, 2008

53

Evidentiary Material DEFENDANTS EXPERT REPORT . (Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 10/27/2008)

Oct. 27, 2008

Oct. 27, 2008

54

Witness List Supplement by Linda Johnson. (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

Nov. 3, 2008

Nov. 3, 2008

55

Exhibit List for Trial of Nov. 10, 2008 by Linda Johnson.. (Childs, Robert) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

Nov. 3, 2008

Nov. 3, 2008

56

Witness List For Trial of Nov. 10, 2008 by Linda Johnson. (Childs, Robert) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

Nov. 3, 2008

Nov. 3, 2008

57

Exhibit List by Steelcase, Inc... (Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

Nov. 3, 2008

Nov. 3, 2008

58

Witness List by Steelcase, Inc.. (Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

Nov. 3, 2008

Nov. 3, 2008

59

Exhibit List Plaintiffs' Amended Exhibit List for Trial by Linda Johnson.. (Childs, Robert) (Entered: 11/04/2008)

Nov. 4, 2008

Nov. 4, 2008

60

Exhibit List Plaintiffs' Second Amended Exhibit List by Linda Johnson.. (Childs, Robert) (Entered: 11/04/2008)

Nov. 4, 2008

Nov. 4, 2008

61

Exhibit List Amended and Supplemented by Steelcase, Inc... (Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 11/05/2008)

Nov. 5, 2008

Nov. 5, 2008

63

Exhibit List Defendant's Corrected Amended and Supplemented by Steelcase, Inc... (Crews, Roslyn) (Entered: 11/06/2008)

Nov. 6, 2008

Nov. 6, 2008

64

APPEAL ORDER that the Petition to Appeal from the USDC−ND of AL is DENIED; Petitioner's Motion to Stay US District Court's proceedings pending US Court of Appeals' review of petition is DENIED AS MOOT Issued before USCA Circuit Judges DUBINA, CARNES and PRYOR. (SRJ, ) (Entered: 11/06/2008)

Nov. 6, 2008

Nov. 6, 2008

65

ORDER. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 11/19/08. (Clemon, U) (Entered: 11/19/2008)

Nov. 19, 2008

Nov. 19, 2008

66

Joint MOTION for Preliminary Approval of a Class Action Settlement by Linda Johnson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − Settlement Agreement, # 2 Exhibit B − Preliminary Approval Order, # 3 Exhibit C − Court Ordered Notice, # 4 Exhibit D − Claim Form)(Johnson, Herman) (Entered: 11/26/2008)

Nov. 26, 2008

Nov. 26, 2008

67

ORDER granting 66 Motion. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 12/10/08. (Clemon, U) (Entered: 12/10/2008)

Dec. 10, 2008

Dec. 10, 2008

68

AFFIDAVIT Declaration of Brian Collis with Attached Exhibit No. 1 by Linda Johnson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit No. 1)(Childs, Robert) (Entered: 01/20/2009)

Jan. 20, 2009

Jan. 20, 2009

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge U W Clemon: Fairness Hearing held on 1/28/2009. Separate order to be entered by the Court. (Court Reporter Sabrina Lewis.) (KLL, ) (Entered: 01/28/2009)

Jan. 28, 2009

Jan. 28, 2009

69

ORDER DISMISSING CASE based upon evidence presented at the Class Action Fairness Hearing held on 1/28/2009, the Court finds that the Settlement is fair, adequate, and reasonable. Each party shall comply with the terms of the Settlement Agreement. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on January 28, 2009. (SRJ, ) (Entered: 01/28/2009)

Jan. 28, 2009

Jan. 28, 2009

Remark − Plaintiff's attorney will pickup Class Certificatin Hearing Depositions w/Exhibits contained in a box on 10/6/2009 per telephone converstion w/Ms Mary L. Blackwelder in attorney Robert Childs' office. (SRJ, ) (Entered: 10/05/2009)

Oct. 5, 2009

Oct. 5, 2009

38

MEMORANDUM OPINION -Certifying class.. Signed by Judge U W Clemon on 10/6/08. (DJS, )

Oct. 6, 2008

Oct. 6, 2008

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 9, 2007

Closing Date: 2009

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All black Americans who, between January 5, 2005, to the present were/are employed by Steelcase, Inc. who were qualified but not selected for vacancies in permanent positions.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Steelcase, Inc., 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

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

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

Amount Defendant Pays: 620,500

Order Duration: 2009 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Monitoring

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Discrimination Prohibition

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Promotion

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits