Case: Mills v. Billington

1:04-cv-02205 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Dec. 20, 2004

Case Ongoing

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On December 20, 2004, minority employees of the Library of Congress (LOC) filed this lawsuit on behalf of themselves, minority job applicants and all past, current, and future employees of the LOC in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendant, the Librarian of Congress, engaged in discrimination against minority employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plaintiffs alleged discrimi…

On December 20, 2004, minority employees of the Library of Congress (LOC) filed this lawsuit on behalf of themselves, minority job applicants and all past, current, and future employees of the LOC in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendant, the Librarian of Congress, engaged in discrimination against minority employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plaintiffs alleged discrimination in compensation, promotions, wage classifications, job assignments, and recruitment. The plaintiffs further alleged that the defendant maintained a hostile work environment for minority employees and retaliated against minority employees who brought these discriminatory practices to the attention of management.

On June 6, 2005, the defendant filed a motion to dismiss the complaint. On May 16, 2006, the district court (Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr.) denied the defendant's motion to dismiss. 2006 WL 1371683.

On July 28, 2008, the court (Magistrate Judge Alan Kay) issued an order imposing sanctions on the plaintiffs for disobeying a discovery order.

On April 27, 2009, the district court issued an order allowing the plaintiffs to file a motion for class certification out of time. The plaintiffs were required to file their motion on or before June 22, 2009, and the court allowed them to conduct discovery related to class certification.

On January 5, 2010, Magistrate Judge Kay issued an order denying the plaintiffs' motion to direct defendant to preserve data and documents. The court denied the plaintiffs' motion without prejudice because it found that the plaintiffs had failed to comply with a local "meet and confer" rule.

Magistrate Judge Kay issued a Report and Recommendation on February 17, 2010 recommending that the court deny the plaintiffs' motion for an injunction to require the defendant to compile and publish annual Equal Employment Opportunity plans and related reports as required by Title VII. Magistrate Judge Kay did not consider the merits of the plaintiffs' motion and instead found that the defendant had not waived its immunity to suit and that the plaintiffs did not have standing to enforce the provisions of the statute because they had not shown they had suffered an "injury in fact." The court recommended that the motion be denied without prejudice with leave for the plaintiffs to file a motion to amend their complaint in order to address the issue of standing.

On April 9, 2010, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss, or alternatively motion for summary judgment. On February 28, 2011, the court denied the the plaintiffs' motion for permanent injunction. On March 12, 2013, the court denied without prejudice and with leave to renew the defendant's motion to dismiss or in the alternative motion for summary judgment as to failure to exhaust administrative remedies and res judicata.

The plaintiff filed a motion to bifurcate issues of liability and issues of individual relief on April 2, 2014 and filed a motion to certify a class on April 25, 2014.

On May 20, 2014, the defendant filed motion to dismiss, or alternatively motion for summary judgment.

On March 30, 2016, the court denied the plaintiffs' motion to certify a class and denied as moot plaintiffs' motion to bifurcate issues of liability and issues of individual relief. The court further granted the defendant's motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, for summary judgment pursuant to Local Civil Rule 7(b) because the plaintiffs did not file a memorandum of law in opposition to this motion and, therefore, the court deemed the defendant's motion conceded. The court entered judgment in favor of the defendant and closed the case.

Summary Authors

Haley Waller (6/19/2010)

Susie Choi (3/10/2017)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4201942/parties/mills-v-billington/


Judge(s)

Kay, Alan (District of Columbia)

Kennedy, Henry Harold Jr. (District of Columbia)

Scullin, Frederick James Jr. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Rose, David L. (District of Columbia)

Rosenberg, Earlene White (District of Columbia)

Rubinstein, Yuval (District of Columbia)

Snider, Michael J (Maryland)

Statman, Jacob (Maryland)

Taragin, Ari (Maryland)

Taylor, Jeffrey C (Maryland)

Judge(s)

Kay, Alan (District of Columbia)

Kennedy, Henry Harold Jr. (District of Columbia)

Scullin, Frederick James Jr. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Rose, David L. (District of Columbia)

Rosenberg, Earlene White (District of Columbia)

Rubinstein, Yuval (District of Columbia)

Snider, Michael J (Maryland)

Statman, Jacob (Maryland)

Taragin, Ari (Maryland)

Taylor, Jeffrey C (Maryland)

Weisbrot, Jason I (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cohen, Jason Todd (District of Columbia)

Contreras, Rudolph (District of Columbia)

Douds, Julia K (District of Columbia)

Machen, Ronald C (District of Columbia)

Phillips, Channing D (District of Columbia)

Russell, Beverly M (District of Columbia)

Truong, John Cuong (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:04-cv-02205

Docket (PACER)

Oct. 20, 2016

Oct. 20, 2016

Docket
9

1:04-cv-02205

Plaintiffs’ Memorandum of Law in Support of Response in Opposition to Defendant’s Motion To Dismiss

Aug. 1, 2005

Aug. 1, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief
15

1:04-cv-02205

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (Order denying motion to dismiss)

May 16, 2006

May 16, 2006

Order/Opinion
28

1:04-cv-02205

PLAINTIFFS’ SECOND AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT

April 2, 2007

April 2, 2007

Complaint
73

1:04-cv-02205

MEMORANDUM ORDER (Order imposing sanctions)

July 28, 2008

July 28, 2008

Order/Opinion
117

1:04-cv-02205

ORDER (Allowing Plaintiffs to apply for class certification out of time)

April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

Order/Opinion
128

1:04-cv-02205

ORDER (Re-referring to magistrate judge)

Aug. 28, 2009

Aug. 28, 2009

Order/Opinion
137

1:04-cv-02205

MOTION BY PLAINTIFFS FOR AN INJUNCTION TO REQUIRE DEFENDANT TO COMPILE AND PUBLISH ANNUAL EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PLANS AND RELATED REPORTS AND AS REQUIRED BY TITLE VII

Oct. 30, 2009

Oct. 30, 2009

Pleading / Motion / Brief
141

1:04-cv-02205

DEFENDANT’S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR AN INJUNCTION

Nov. 17, 2009

Nov. 17, 2009

Pleading / Motion / Brief
154

1:04-cv-02205

MEMORANDUM ORDER (Denying motion to preserve data)

Jan. 5, 2010

Jan. 5, 2010

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4201942/mills-v-billington/

Last updated Aug. 31, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

SUMMONS (3) Issued as to JAMES H. BILLINGTON, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (lc, )

Dec. 20, 2004

Dec. 20, 2004

PACER
1

COMPLAINT against JAMES H. BILLINGTON (Filing fee $ 150) filed by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, MARK A. WILSON, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, AMY BARNES, ARNICE COOK, ROBERT COOPER, MICHAEL DURRAH, II, GERALDINE DUNCAN, SABRAE HILLIARD. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(lc, ) (Entered: 12/22/2004)

1 Exhibit

View on PACER

Dec. 20, 2004

Dec. 20, 2004

RECAP
2

Order to Answer on or before May 19, 2005. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on April 25, 2005. (FL, ) (Entered: 04/25/2005)

April 25, 2005

April 25, 2005

PACER
3

NOTICE of Appearance by Julia Douds on behalf of all defendants (Douds, Julia) (Entered: 05/12/2005)

May 12, 2005

May 12, 2005

PACER
5

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on Attorney General. Date of Service Upon Attorney General 4/22/2005. (lc, ) (Entered: 05/23/2005)

May 18, 2005

May 18, 2005

PACER
4

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to JAMES H. BILLINGTON served on 4/22/2005, answer due 6/21/2005. (lc, ) (Entered: 05/23/2005)

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

PACER
6

MOTION to Dismiss by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Informal complaint# 2 Exhibit Withers Affidavit# 3 Exhibit Withers CV# 4 Exhibit Letter from Ricardo Grijalva# 5 Exhibit EEO Counselor's Report# 6 Exhibit Formal Complaint# 7 Exhibit LCR 2010-3.1# 8 Text of Proposed Order)(Douds, Julia) (Entered: 06/06/2005)

June 6, 2005

June 6, 2005

PACER
7

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 6 MOTION to Dismiss by CHRISTINE MILLS. (lc, ) (Entered: 07/05/2005)

June 30, 2005

June 30, 2005

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's Response to Dispositive Motions due by 8/1/2005. (rew, )

July 6, 2005

July 6, 2005

PACER

Minute order granting 7 plaintiffs' motion to extend time to respond to motion to dismiss. Plaintiffs shall have up to and including August 1, 2005, to file a response to defendants' motion to dismiss. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on July 6, 2005. (FL, )

July 6, 2005

July 6, 2005

PACER
9

Memorandum in opposition to motion re 6 to Dismiss filed by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, MARK A. WILSON, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, AMY BARNES, ARNICE COOKE, ROBERT COOPER, MICHAEL DURRAH, II, GERALDINE DUNCAN, SABRAE HILLIARD. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 to Plaintiffs' Opposition# 2 Exhibit 2 (part a) to Plaintiffs' Opposition# 3 Exhibit 2 (part b) to Plaintiffs' Opposition# 4 Exhibit 3 to Plaintiffs' Opposition# 5 Exhibit 4 to Plaintiffs' Opposition# 6 Exhibit 5 to Plaintiffs' Opposition# 7 Exhibit 6 to Plaintiffs' Opposition# 8 Cook Affidavit and Exhibits# 9 Mills Affidavit and Exhibits# 10 Rule 56 Affidavit (Snider))(Snider, Michael) Modified on 8/2/2005 (lc, ). (Entered: 08/01/2005)

Aug. 1, 2005

Aug. 1, 2005

PACER
8

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael J. Snider on behalf of all plaintiffs (Snider, Michael) (Entered: 08/01/2005)

Aug. 1, 2005

Aug. 1, 2005

PACER
13

ENTERED IN ERROR.....ERRATA Proposed Order by CHRISTINE MILLS. (Snider, Michael) Modified on 8/3/2005 (lc, ). (Entered: 08/02/2005)

Aug. 2, 2005

Aug. 2, 2005

PACER
12

ENTERED IN ERROR.....ERRATA Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law In Support of Response in Opposition To Defendant's Motion To Dismiss by CHRISTINE MILLS. (Snider, Michael) Modified on 8/3/2005 (lc, ). (Entered: 08/02/2005)

Aug. 2, 2005

Aug. 2, 2005

PACER
11

ERRATA to 9 by CHRISTINE MILLS. (Snider, Michael). Meorandum in Support and Proposed Order added on 8/3/2005 (lc, ). (Entered: 08/02/2005)

Aug. 2, 2005

Aug. 2, 2005

PACER
10

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 Memorandum in Opposition,,, by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Douds, Julia) (Entered: 08/02/2005)

Aug. 2, 2005

Aug. 2, 2005

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Reply to Plaintiff's opposition to Dispositive Motions due by 8/19/2005. (rew, )

Aug. 3, 2005

Aug. 3, 2005

PACER

Minute order granting 10 defendant's unopposed moiton for an enlargement of time to file its reply. Defendant shall have up to and including August 19, 2005, within which to reply to 9 plaintiff's opposition to defendant's motion to dismiss. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on August 3, 2005. Official paperless order (FL, )

Aug. 3, 2005

Aug. 3, 2005

PACER

NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re 12 Errata, 13 Errata was entered in error and the documents filed have been added to docket entry #11. (lc, )

Aug. 3, 2005

Aug. 3, 2005

PACER
14

REPLY to opposition to motion re 6 filed by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Supplemental Declaration of Claudia Withers)(Douds, Julia) (Entered: 08/19/2005)

Aug. 19, 2005

Aug. 19, 2005

PACER
15

Memorandum Opinion and Order. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on May 16, 2006. (FL, ) (Entered: 05/16/2006)

May 16, 2006

May 16, 2006

RECAP
16

Order For Initial Scheduling Conference. Initial scheduling conference set for August 11, 2006, at 9:45 a.m., in Courtroom 27A, before Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on May 22, 2006. (FL, ) (Entered: 05/22/2006)

May 22, 2006

May 22, 2006

PACER
17

ANSWER to 1 Complaint by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by CHRISTINE MILLS,, RUNAKO BALONDEMU,, AMY BARNES,, ARNICE COOKE,, ROBERT COOPER,, MICHAEL DURRAH, II, GERALDINE DUNCAN,, SABRAE HILLIARD,, PRISCILLA IJEOMAH,, LAWRENCE PERRY,, WILLIAM ROWLAND,, MARK A. WILSON,.(Truong, John) Modified on 5/30/2006 (lc, ). (Entered: 05/26/2006)

May 26, 2006

May 26, 2006

PACER
18

MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Truong, John) (Entered: 08/01/2006)

Aug. 1, 2006

Aug. 1, 2006

RECAP
19

ENTERED IN ERROR.....MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Taylor, Jeffery) Modified on 8/9/2006 (lc, ). (Entered: 08/08/2006)

Aug. 8, 2006

Aug. 8, 2006

PACER
21

STATUS REPORT Defendant's Statement of the Case by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. (Truong, John) (Entered: 08/09/2006)

Aug. 9, 2006

Aug. 9, 2006

PACER
20

STATUS REPORT STATEMENT OF THE CASE by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, MARK A. WILSON, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, AMY BARNES, ARNICE COOKE, ROBERT COOPER, MICHAEL DURRAH, II, GERALDINE DUNCAN, SABRAE HILLIARD. (Taylor, Jeffery) (Entered: 08/09/2006)

Aug. 9, 2006

Aug. 9, 2006

PACER

NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re 19 Meet and Confer Statement was entered in error and counsel was instructed to refile said pleading as a Status Report. (lc, )

Aug. 9, 2006

Aug. 9, 2006

PACER
22

NOTICE of Appearance by Ari Taragin on behalf of all plaintiffs (Taragin, Ari) (Entered: 08/10/2006)

Aug. 10, 2006

Aug. 10, 2006

PACER

Minute Entry Initial cheduling Conference held on 8/11/2006 before Judge Henry H. Kennedy : Amended Pleading due by 12/11/2006. Status Conference set for 11/16/2007 09:45 AM in Courtroom 27A before Judge Henry H. Kennedy. (Court Reporter Annie Shaw) (tb)

Aug. 11, 2006

Aug. 11, 2006

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Status Conference set for 11/16/2006 09:45 AM in Courtroom 27A before Judge Henry H. Kennedy. (adc)

Aug. 14, 2006

Aug. 14, 2006

PACER
23

Scheduling Order: Status conference set for November 16, 2006, at 9:45 a.m., in Courtroom 27A, before Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on August 14, 2006. (FL, ) (Entered: 08/14/2006)

Aug. 14, 2006

Aug. 14, 2006

PACER
126

MOTION to Certify Class by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN (tr)(See Docket Entry 124 to view document. Counsel is reminded to docket all parts of the motion in future filings.) Modified on 9/8/2009 (jeb, ). (Entered: 08/26/2009)

Aug. 25, 2006

Aug. 25, 2006

PACER

Reset Hearings: Status Conference currently scheduled for 11/16/06 is OFF and rescheduled for 5/8/2007 @ 10:00 AM in Courtroom 27A before Judge Henry H. Kennedy. (ztj )

Nov. 9, 2006

Nov. 9, 2006

PACER
24

FIRST AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT against JAMES H. BILLINGTON filed by DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, MARK A. WILSON, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, AMY BARNES, ARNICE COOKE, ROBERT COOPER, MICHAEL DURRAH, II, GERALDINE DUNCAN, SABRAE HILLIARD.(nmw, ) (Entered: 12/12/2006)

Dec. 11, 2006

Dec. 11, 2006

PACER

Reset Deadlines: Defendant's deadline to respond to plaintiff's first amended complaint by is extended to 1/31/2007. (tj, )

Dec. 22, 2006

Dec. 22, 2006

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 25 Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint. (Kennedy, Henry)

Dec. 22, 2006

Dec. 22, 2006

PACER
25

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to First Amended Complaint by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. (Truong, John) (Entered: 12/22/2006)

Dec. 22, 2006

Dec. 22, 2006

PACER
26

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. Related document: 24 Amended Complaint, filed by CHRISTINE MILLS,, RUNAKO BALONDEMU,, AMY BARNES,, ARNICE COOKE,, ROBERT COOPER,, MICHAEL DURRAH, II, GERALDINE DUNCAN,, SABRAE HILLIARD,, PRISCILLA IJEOMAH,, LAWRENCE PERRY,, WILLIAM ROWLAND,, MARK A. WILSON,, SHARON TAYLOR,, DAVID HUBBARD,, CLIFTON KNIGHT,.(Truong, John) (Entered: 01/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

PACER
27

Consent MOTION to Amend/Correct 24 Amended Complaint, 1 Complaint, by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Second amended complaint# 2 Supplement Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint)(Taylor, Jeffery) (Entered: 03/30/2007)

March 30, 2007

March 30, 2007

PACER
28

SECOND AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT against JAMES H. BILLINGTON filed by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN, CHARLES MWALIMU .(zlc, ) Modified on 4/3/2007 (zlc, ). (Entered: 04/03/2007)

April 2, 2007

April 2, 2007

RECAP

Minute order granting 27 plaintiffs' consent motion for leave of court to amend complaint. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on April 2, 2007. Official paperless order (FL, )

April 2, 2007

April 2, 2007

PACER
29

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. Related document: 28 Amended Complaint, filed by LAWRENCE PERRY, CLIFTON KNIGHT, GERALDINE DUNCAN, WILLIAM ROWLAND, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, DAVID HUBBARD.(Truong, John) (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 10, 2007

April 10, 2007

RECAP
30

Consent MOTION Modification of Scheduling Order, Dkt 23 re 23 Scheduling Order by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Consent Motion to Modify Scheduling Order)(Taylor, Jeffery) (Entered: 04/12/2007)

April 12, 2007

April 12, 2007

PACER

Set Deadlines: Close of discovery 8/13/2007; plaintiffs rebuttal expert disclosures due by January 11, 2008; Plaintiff Rule 26a2 due by 9/17/2007 and defendant Rule 26a2 due by 11/12/2007. (tj )

April 13, 2007

April 13, 2007

PACER

Modified Scheduling Order [30}: Close of class discovery August 13, 2007; plaintiffs R. 26(a)(2) expert disclosures September 17, 2007; (depositions of plaintiffs experts) defendants R. 26(a)(2) expert disclosures November 12, 2007; (depositions of defendants experts); plaintiffs rebuttal expert disclosures January 11, 2008; and status and briefing scheduling conference scheduled for February 10, 2008. (FL, )

April 13, 2007

April 13, 2007

PACER

Minute order granting 30 plaintiffs' consent motion to modify scheduling order for class certification discovery. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on April 13, 2007. Official paperless order (FL, )

April 13, 2007

April 13, 2007

PACER

Reset Hearings: Status Conference currently set for February 10, 2008 is rescheduled for Monday, February 11, 2008 @ 09:45 AM in Courtroom 27A before Judge Henry H. Kennedy. (tj )

April 27, 2007

April 27, 2007

PACER
31

NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by all plaintiffs. Case related to Case No. 06cv1734. (Taylor, Jeffery) (Entered: 05/08/2007)

May 8, 2007

May 8, 2007

PACER
32

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery and all deadlines in the Scheduling Order to be extended by sixty days by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Granting extension of all deadlines in Dkt 30 by sixty days)(Taylor, Jeffery) (Entered: 07/12/2007)

July 12, 2007

July 12, 2007

PACER
33

RESPONSE to 32 Plaintiffs' Motion for Extension of Discovery in Scheduling Order (Dkt. No. 32) filed by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. (Truong, John) Modified on 7/24/2007 (lc, ). (Entered: 07/23/2007)

July 23, 2007

July 23, 2007

PACER
34

REPLY re: 32 filed by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN. (Taylor, Jeffery) Modified on 7/25/2007 (lc, ). (Entered: 07/24/2007)

July 24, 2007

July 24, 2007

PACER

Minute order granting 32 plaintiffs' motion for extension of discovery in scheduling order. All discovery and current deadlines in the court's modified scheduling order re: 23 docketed April 13, 2007, shall be extended by sixty days. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on July 25, 2007. Official paperless order(FL, ) Modified on 7/25/2007 (FL, ).

July 25, 2007

July 25, 2007

PACER
35

MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses by JAMES H. BILLINGTON (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 2 Exhibit # 3 Exhibit # 4 Exhibit # 5 Exhibit # 6 Exhibit # 7 Exhibit # 8 Exhibit # 9 Exhibit # 10 Exhibit # 11 Exhibit # 12 Exhibit # 13 Exhibit # 14 Exhibit # 15 Exhibit # 16 Exhibit # 17 Exhibit # 18 Exhibit)(Truong, John) (Entered: 08/13/2007)

Aug. 13, 2007

Aug. 13, 2007

PACER
37

Memorandum in opposition to re 35 MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses with Proposed Order and Exhibits 1 -3 filed by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order DENYING Defendant's Motion to Compel Discovery# 2 Exhibit ONE - Appendix B of the Local Rules# 3 Exhibit Two - Plaintiff's Initial Discovery Responses# 4 Exhibit THREE - Plaintiffs' Second Discovery Responses)(Taylor, Jeffery) (Entered: 08/19/2007)

Aug. 19, 2007

Aug. 19, 2007

PACER
36

MOTION to Consolidate Cases 06cv1734 and 04cv2205 by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Consolidating cases by paperless order)(Taylor, Jeffery) (Entered: 08/19/2007)

Aug. 19, 2007

Aug. 19, 2007

PACER
38

REPLY to opposition to motion re 35 MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses filed by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Truong, John) (Entered: 08/27/2007)

Aug. 27, 2007

Aug. 27, 2007

PACER

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Alan Kay for resolution of motions relating to discovery and motion to compel 35 and motion to consolidate 36 . (jeb, )

Sept. 4, 2007

Sept. 4, 2007

PACER
40

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 36 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 06cv1734 and 04cv2205 by JAMES H. BILLINGTON (Truong, John) (Entered: 09/04/2007)

Sept. 4, 2007

Sept. 4, 2007

PACER
39

Order of Referral 35 and 36 to United States Magistrate Judge Alan Kay. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on September 4, 2007. (FL, ) (Entered: 09/04/2007)

Sept. 4, 2007

Sept. 4, 2007

PACER
41

Memorandum in opposition to re 36 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 06cv1734 and 04cv2205 filed by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. (Truong, John) (Entered: 09/06/2007)

Sept. 6, 2007

Sept. 6, 2007

PACER

ORDER granting 40 unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply, until September 6, 2007. Signed by Magistrate Judge Alan Kay on 09/06/07, nunc pro tunc September 4, 2007. (DM)

Sept. 6, 2007

Sept. 6, 2007

PACER
42

REPLY to opposition to motion re 36 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 06cv1734 and 04cv2205 filed by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN. (Taylor, Jeffery) (Entered: 09/07/2007)

Sept. 7, 2007

Sept. 7, 2007

PACER
43

MEMORANDUM ORDER denying 36 Plaintiffs' Motion to Consolidate Cases. Signed by Magistrate Judge Alan Kay on 9/14/07.(lcak1) (Entered: 09/14/2007)

Sept. 14, 2007

Sept. 14, 2007

PACER
44

MEMORANDUM ORDER granting 35 Defendant's Motion to Compel Discovery Responses. Signed by Magistrate Judge Alan Kay on 9/27/07. (lcak1) (Entered: 09/27/2007)

Sept. 27, 2007

Sept. 27, 2007

PACER
45

MOTION for Extension of Time to Modiy Scheduling Order 23 by an additional sixty days with proposed order by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN (Taylor, Jeffery) (Entered: 10/15/2007)

Oct. 15, 2007

Oct. 15, 2007

PACER
47

REPLY to opposition to motion re 45 MOTION for Extension of Time to Modiy Scheduling Order 23 by an additional sixty days with proposed order MOTION for Extension of Time to Modiy Scheduling Order 23 by an additional sixty days with proposed order and Exhibit One filed by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit ONE - RETURNED MAIL (Taylor and Perry) from US Postal Service)(Taylor, Jeffery) (Entered: 10/25/2007)

Oct. 25, 2007

Oct. 25, 2007

PACER
46

Memorandum in opposition to re 45 MOTION for Extension of Time to Modiy Scheduling Order 23 by an additional sixty days with proposed order MOTION for Extension of Time to Modiy Scheduling Order 23 by an additional sixty days with proposed order filed by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. (Truong, John) (Entered: 10/25/2007)

Oct. 25, 2007

Oct. 25, 2007

PACER
48

ERRATA by Plaintiffs RE 47 REPLY to opposition to motion by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN 47 Reply to opposition to Motion,, filed by LAWRENCE PERRY, CLIFTON KNIGHT, GERALDINE DUNCAN, WILLIAM ROWLAND, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, DAVID HUBBARD. (Taylor, Jeffery) Modified on 10/31/2007 (lc, ). (Entered: 10/30/2007)

Oct. 30, 2007

Oct. 30, 2007

PACER
49

Consent MOTION for Hearing To Reschedule Nov. 16, 2007 Hearing by JAMES H. BILLINGTON (Truong, John) (Entered: 11/05/2007)

Nov. 5, 2007

Nov. 5, 2007

PACER
50

Order denying 45 . Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on November 7, 2007. (FL, ) (Entered: 11/07/2007)

Nov. 7, 2007

Nov. 7, 2007

PACER

Reset Hearings: Status Conference is rescheduled for 11/30/2007 @ 11:45 AM in Courtroom 27A before Judge Henry H. Kennedy. (tj)

Nov. 9, 2007

Nov. 9, 2007

PACER

Minute order granting 49 defendant's consent motion to reschedule November 16, 2007 status hearing. The status hearing scheduled for November 16, 2007 is vacated and is rescheduled to November 30, 2007 at 11:45 a.m. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on November 9, 2007. Official paperless order (FL, )

Nov. 9, 2007

Nov. 9, 2007

PACER

NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Rescheduling of status conference for 2/15/08 @ 12:00 was entered in error and the status conference in this action remains scheduled for 11/30/07 @ 11:45am(tj )

Nov. 29, 2007

Nov. 29, 2007

PACER

Reset Hearings: Status Conference is reset set for 2/15/2008 @ 12:00 PM in Courtroom 27A before Judge Henry H. Kennedy. (tj )

Nov. 29, 2007

Nov. 29, 2007

PACER

Minute Entry for Proceedings held before Judge Henry H. Kennedy : Status Conference held on 11/30/2007. Next status conference is set for 2/11/2008 @ 09:45 AM in Courtroom 27A before Judge Henry H. Kennedy. (Court Reporter Annie Shaw.) (tj )

Nov. 30, 2007

Nov. 30, 2007

PACER
51

STIPULATION Consent Protective Order by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. (Truong, John) (Entered: 12/04/2007)

Dec. 4, 2007

Dec. 4, 2007

PACER
52

CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER setting forth procedures for handling confidential material; allowing designated material to be filed under seal(Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy on 12/6/07)(tj ) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

Dec. 6, 2007

Dec. 6, 2007

PACER
53

Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney and Firm by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, MARK A. WILSON, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, AMY BARNES, ARNICE COOKE, ROBERT COOPER, MICHAEL DURRAH, II, GERALDINE DUNCAN, SABRAE HILLIARD (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Letter to Plaintiffs)(Taragin, Ari) (Entered: 02/05/2008)

Feb. 5, 2008

Feb. 5, 2008

PACER
54

Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Jeffery C Taylor, Esq. by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN (Taylor, Jeffery) (Entered: 02/06/2008)

Feb. 6, 2008

Feb. 6, 2008

PACER

ORDER granting 54 Unopposed Motion for Withdrawal of Counsel by Jeffrey C. Taylor. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. on February 7, 2008. (NP)

Feb. 7, 2008

Feb. 7, 2008

PACER
57

RESPONSE re 53 Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney and Firm filed by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN. (See Docket Entry 56 to view document) (lc, ) (Entered: 02/11/2008)

Feb. 8, 2008

Feb. 8, 2008

PACER
56

MOTION to Appoint Counsel by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN (lc, ) (Entered: 02/11/2008)

Feb. 8, 2008

Feb. 8, 2008

PACER
55

NOTICE re: Plaintiff's notice to clarify Defendant's position by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN re 53 Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney and Firm (Taragin, Ari) (Entered: 02/08/2008)

Feb. 8, 2008

Feb. 8, 2008

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Henry H. Kennedy: Status Conference held on 2/11/2008. Motion for plaintiffs counsel to withdraw appearance is granted. Plaintiffs are granted additional time to retain new counsel. If new counsel is not retained, plaintiffs shall proceed pro se at the next status conference is set for 4/1/2008 @ 09:45 AM in Courtroom 27A before Judge Henry H. Kennedy. (Court Reporter Annie Shaw.) (tj, )

Feb. 11, 2008

Feb. 11, 2008

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 53 Unopposed Motion for Leave of Court to Withdraw from Representation of Plaintiffs. Attorneys Michael J. Snider and Ari Taragin terminated. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. on February 12, 2008. (NP)

Feb. 12, 2008

Feb. 12, 2008

PACER

MINUTE ORDER denying without prejudice 56 plaintiff's "Motion to Agree." To the extent that plaintiff's filing captioned "Motion to Agree" 56 seeks the appointment of counsel, the motion is denied without prejudice to renewal in accordance with the directives of the court set forth in open court on February 11, 2008. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. on February 12, 2008. (NP)

Feb. 12, 2008

Feb. 12, 2008

PACER

"Leave to file denied" by Judge Kennedy of the document titled "Discrimination Complaints and Additional Evidence" from plaintiff Christine Mills. The document will be mailed back to the filer. (lc, ) (lc, )

March 3, 2008

March 3, 2008

PACER
59

MOTION to Amend Designation by CHARLES MWALIMU. (jf, ) (Entered: 03/04/2008)

March 3, 2008

March 3, 2008

PACER
58

MOTION to Appoint Counsel by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, ARNICE COOKE, GERALDINE DUNCAN (jf, ) (Entered: 03/04/2008)

March 3, 2008

March 3, 2008

PACER
61

MOTION for Leave to File Discrimination complaints and additional evidence by CHRISTINE MILLS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amended Complaint)(jf, ) (Entered: 03/17/2008)

March 13, 2008

March 13, 2008

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 60 Defendant's Motion to Reschedule the April 1, 2008 Status Hearing. The clerk of the court shall reschedule the status hearing on a date and at a time, after April 21, 2008, when the business of the court permits. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. on March 14, 2008. (NP)

March 14, 2008

March 14, 2008

PACER
60

MOTION to Vacate and Reschedule the April 1, 2008 Status Hearing by JAMES H. BILLINGTON (Truong, John) (Entered: 03/14/2008)

March 14, 2008

March 14, 2008

PACER

Reset Hearings: Status Conference currently scheduled for 4/1/08 is VACATED and rescheduled for 4/28/2008 @ 11:30 AM in Courtroom 27A before Judge Henry H. Kennedy. (tj )

March 17, 2008

March 17, 2008

PACER
63

Memorandum in opposition to re 58 MOTION to Appoint Counsel filed by JAMES H. BILLINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Gov. Exh. A)(Truong, John) (Entered: 03/19/2008)

March 19, 2008

March 19, 2008

PACER
62

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 58 MOTION to Appoint Counsel by JAMES H. BILLINGTON (Truong, John) (Entered: 03/19/2008)

March 19, 2008

March 19, 2008

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 62 Defendant's Motion to File Out of Time Its Response to Plaintiff's Motion to Appoint Pro Bono Counsel. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. on March 20, 2008. (NP)

March 20, 2008

March 20, 2008

PACER
64

RESPONSE re 60 MOTION to Vacate and Reschedule the April 1, 2008 Status Hearing filed by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN. (jf, ) (Entered: 03/31/2008)

March 28, 2008

March 28, 2008

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 60 Motion to Vacate and Reschedule the April 1, 2008 Status Hearing. The clerk of the court shall reschedule the status hearing to take place after April 21, 2008,when the buisiness of the court permits. (Kennedy, Henry)

March 31, 2008

March 31, 2008

PACER
65

MOTION for Extension of Time to respond to defendant's motion to appoint counsel by PRISCILLA IJEOMAH, LAWRENCE PERRY, WILLIAM ROWLAND, DAVID HUBBARD, CLIFTON KNIGHT, SHARON TAYLOR, CHARLES MWALIMU, CHRISTINE MILLS, RUNAKO BALONDEMU, GERALDINE DUNCAN (jf, ) (Entered: 04/02/2008)

April 1, 2008

April 1, 2008

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 20, 2004

Closing Date: 2016

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are individuals who have been employed by, or sought employment with, the Library of Congress (“LOC”) from approximately January 1, 2003, to December 20, 2004 and assert claims based on race and national origin.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

JAMES H. BILLINGTON (Washington, D.C.), Federal

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)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Hiring

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

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black