Case: Thornton v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)

1:98-cv-00890 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: April 8, 1998

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

On April 8, 1998, employees and applicants filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 2000d, § 2000e, and § 1981, against National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) in the United States District Court, District of Columbia. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive relief.On June 24, 1998, the Court (Judge Emmet G. Sullivan) granted in part and denied in part Defendant's motion for summary judgment. The Court held that Plaintiff could not bring suit under Tit…

On April 8, 1998, employees and applicants filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 2000d, § 2000e, and § 1981, against National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) in the United States District Court, District of Columbia. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive relief.

On June 24, 1998, the Court (Judge Emmet G. Sullivan) granted in part and denied in part Defendant's motion for summary judgment. The Court held that Plaintiff could not bring suit under Title VI, but that their Title VII claim could proceed. Thornton v. National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak), 16 F. Supp. 2d 5 (D. D.C. 1998).

A consent decree was filed and approved by the Court on June 21, 2000. The original expiration date of the consent decree was June 30, 2004.

On January 5, 2001, the Court issued an administrative order governing the administration of the settlement fund.

On July 2, 2004, the Court extended the consent decree until July 31, 2004, as a result of a stipulation between the parties.

On March 17, 2005, the Court again extended the Section V of the consent decree until July 31, 2008, as a result a stipulation between the parties.

Pursuant to a stipulation and order filed by the parties, the Court ordered that the Consent Decree was terminated and that the case was dismissed on February 7, 2008. There has been no further action in the case.

Summary Authors

Haley Waller (7/3/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Sullivan, Emmet G. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Sullivan, Emmet G. (District of Columbia)

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OPINION & ORDER (Dismissing Title VI claims and denying motion to dismiss Title VII claims)

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June 24, 1998

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ORDER APPROVING THE ADMINISTRATORS' PROPOSED POINT SYSTEM FOR ALLOCATING THE SETTLEMENT FUND AND RECOMMENDED DISTRIBUTIONS FROM THE FUND

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ORDER (Denying Motion to Approve a Point System for Allocating the Settlement Fund)

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STIPULATION AND ORDER (Extending consent decree until July 31, 2004)

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STIPULATION AND ORDER (Extending section V of consent decree until July 31, 2008)

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COMPLAINT filed by plaintiff JAMES THORNTON, plaintiff HAKIM N. ABDULLAH, plaintiff SHEILA BUCHANAN, plaintiff HENRY CRAWFORD, plaintiff ALEXANDER FITZGERALD, plaintiff JAMES W. FLETCHER, plaintiff OTIS HARGROVE, plaintiff JAMES − JACKSON, plaintiff DENNIS MORGAN, plaintiff JEFFREY PLUMMER, plaintiff PA FEDERATION; jury demand (tth) (Entered: 04/10/1998)

April 8, 1998

April 8, 1998

SUMMONS (1) issued for defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. (tth) (Entered: 04/10/1998)

April 8, 1998

April 8, 1998

2

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed on 4/10/98 upon defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. (bjsp) (Entered: 04/16/1998)

April 15, 1998

April 15, 1998

3

MOTION filed by defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. to dismiss complaint [1−1] , and for more definite statement (tth) (Entered: 04/30/1998)

April 29, 1998

April 29, 1998

4

RESPONSE by plaintiff JAMES THORNTON, plaintiff HAKIM N. ABDULLAH, plaintiff SHEILA BUCHANAN, plaintiff HENRY CRAWFORD, plaintiff ALEXANDER FITZGERALD, plaintiff JAMES W. FLETCHER, plaintiff OTIS HARGROVE, plaintiff JAMES − JACKSON, plaintiff DENNIS MORGAN, plaintiff JEFFREY PLUMMER, plaintiff PA FEDERATION in opposition to motion to dismiss complaint [1−1] [3−1] by NATL. RAILROAD PASS., motion for more definite statement [3−2] by NATL. RAILROAD PASS. . ; exhibits (1) (bjsp) (Entered: 05/14/1998)

May 13, 1998

May 13, 1998

5

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : Initial Status Conference set for 10:00 6/10/98 . Meet Confer Statement due 6/1/98 . (N) (clv) (Entered: 05/18/1998)

May 18, 1998

May 18, 1998

6

REPLY by defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. in support of AMTRAK's motion to dismiss complaint [1−1] [3−1] by NATL. RAILROAD PASS., motion for more definite statement [3−2] by NATL. RAILROAD PASS. (bjsp) (Entered: 05/21/1998)

May 20, 1998

May 20, 1998

10

MOTION filed by plaintiff JAMES THORNTON, plaintiff HAKIM N. ABDULLAH, plaintiff SHEILA BUCHANAN, plaintiff HENRY CRAWFORD, plaintiff ALEXANDER FITZGERALD, plaintiff JAMES W. FLETCHER, plaintiff OTIS HARGROVE, plaintiff JAMES JACKSON, plaintiff DENNIS MORGAN, plaintiff JEFFREY PLUMMER for leave to file surreply EXHIBIT Surreply (bjsp) (Entered: 06/02/1998)

May 27, 1998

May 27, 1998

7

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan :granting plaintiff's oral motion to file surreply to the motion to dismiss and motion for a more definite statement; (N) (clv) (Entered: 06/01/1998)

May 29, 1998

May 29, 1998

8

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : motion hearing set for 10:00 6/10/98 ; (N) (clv) (Entered: 06/01/1998)

May 29, 1998

May 29, 1998

11

SURREPLY by plaintiff JAMES THORNTON, plaintiff HAKIM N. ABDULLAH, plaintiff SHEILA BUCHANAN, plaintiff HENRY CRAWFORD, plaintiff ALEXANDER FITZGERALD, plaintiff JAMES W. FLETCHER, plaintiff OTIS HARGROVE, plaintiff JAMES JACKSON, plaintiff DENNIS MORGAN, plaintiff JEFFREY PLUMMER to motion to dismiss complaint [1−1] [3−1] by NATL. RAILROAD PASS., motion for more definite statement [3−2] by NATL. RAILROAD PASS. (bjsp) (Entered: 06/02/1998)

May 29, 1998

May 29, 1998

12

RESPONSE (OPPOSITIONS) by defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. to motion for leave to file surreply [10−1] by plaintiff (bjsp) (Entered: 06/02/1998)

May 29, 1998

May 29, 1998

9

MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT/REPORT PURSUANT TO L.R. 206(d) (JOINT) filed by plaintiff JAMES THORNTON, plaintiff HAKIM N. ABDULLAH, plaintiff SHEILA BUCHANAN, plaintiff HENRY CRAWFORD, plaintiff ALEXANDER FITZGERALD, plaintiff JAMES W. FLETCHER, plaintiff OTIS HARGROVE, plaintiff JAMES JACKSON, plaintiff DENNIS MORGAN, plaintiff JEFFREY PLUMMER, plaintiff PA FEDERATION, defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. . (bjsp) (Entered: 06/02/1998)

June 1, 1998

June 1, 1998

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan: status hearing set for 10:00 7/31/98; Oral motion for leave to file amended complaint was heard and granted, amended complaint due date 6/24/98, Reporter: Frank Rangus (lpp) (Entered: 06/10/1998)

June 10, 1998

June 10, 1998

13

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : plaintiff's are granted leave to file amended complaint by 6/24/98; denying motion for more definite statement [3−2] by NATL. RAILROAD PASS.; plaintiff's are granted to serve their first request for production of ducuments on defendant by 6/29/98; defendant's answer due by 7/14/98; status hearing set for 10:00 7/31/98 ; Tele−conference set for 10:00 6/29/98 (N) (clv) (Entered: 06/15/1998)

June 15, 1998

June 15, 1998

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OPINION AND ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : granting motion of deft. to dismiss pltfs' claims under Title VI; dismissing with prejudice claims of pltf. under Title VI; denying motion of deft. to dismiss pltf's claims under Title VII [1−1] [3−1] (N) (jaw) (Entered: 06/24/1998)

June 24, 1998

June 24, 1998

15

AMENDED COMPLAINT by plaintiff JAMES THORNTON, plaintiff HAKIM N. ABDULLAH, plaintiff SHEILA BUCHANAN, plaintiff HENRY CRAWFORD, plaintiff ALEXANDER FITZGERALD, plaintiff JAMES W. FLETCHER, plaintiff OTIS HARGROVE, plaintiff JAMES JACKSON, plaintiff DENNIS MORGAN, plaintiff JEFFREY PLUMMER, plaintiff PA FEDERATION adding , and amending complaint [1−1] .; jury demand (lkn) (Entered: 06/25/1998)

June 24, 1998

June 24, 1998

SUMMONS NOT ISSUED. (lkn) (Entered: 06/25/1998)

June 24, 1998

June 24, 1998

TELECONFERENCE in chambers before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : Reporter: Not Reported (jaw) (Entered: 06/29/1998)

June 29, 1998

June 29, 1998

16

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs by Timothy Brian Fleming (st) (Entered: 07/09/1998)

July 8, 1998

July 8, 1998

17

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : dismissing with prejudice plaintiff's Title VI claim; (N) (clv) (Entered: 07/14/1998)

July 14, 1998

July 14, 1998

18

STIPULATION filed and fiated by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan regarding extension of time to 7/21/98 for deft AMTRAK to answer or otherwise respond to the complaint. (N) (jaw) (Entered: 07/17/1998)

July 16, 1998

July 16, 1998

19

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : extending time to 7/21/98 to answer first amended complaint complaint [15−1] by deft NATL. RAILROAD PASS. (N) (jaw) (Entered: 07/17/1998)

July 16, 1998

July 16, 1998

20

MOTION filed by defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. to dismiss claims of plaintiffs ABDULLAH, HARGROVE, PLUMMER, SELBY and JOHNSON ; attachments (3) (tw) (Entered: 07/22/1998)

July 21, 1998

July 21, 1998

21

ANSWER TO AMENDED COMPLAINT [15−1] by defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. (tw) (Entered: 07/22/1998)

July 21, 1998

July 21, 1998

22

MOTION filed by defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. to extend time to respond to plaintiff's first set of requests to defendant for production of documents ; exhibit (1) (tw) (Entered: 08/04/1998)

July 30, 1998

July 30, 1998

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : parties to submit a report to Court by 8/6/98, noon; the case will be referred to Magistrate Judge Kay for mediation/settlement discussion; further status hearings are set for 10:00 am on 9/2/98, 10/1/98, 11/4/98 and 12/2/98; the parties are directed to report to Magistrate Judge Kay at 3:00 pm on 8/21/98. Reporter: Frank Rangus (mon) (Entered: 07/31/1998)

July 31, 1998

July 31, 1998

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Alan Kay for mediation and settlement discussions (ldc) (Entered: 08/05/1998)

July 31, 1998

July 31, 1998

23

MOTION filed by plaintiff for leave to file second amended complaint ; EXHIBIT (amended complaint) (tw) (Entered: 08/05/1998)

Aug. 4, 1998

Aug. 4, 1998

24

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in opposition to defendant's motion to dismiss claims of plaintiffs ABDULLAH, HARGROVE, SELBY and JOHNSON [20−1] by NATL. RAILROAD PASS. (tw) Modified on 08/05/1998 (Entered: 08/05/1998)

Aug. 4, 1998

Aug. 4, 1998

25

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in support of motion for leave to file second amended complaint [23−1] by plaintiff (tw) (Entered: 08/05/1998)

Aug. 4, 1998

Aug. 4, 1998

26

RESPONSE by plaintiffs in opposition to defendant's motion to extend time [22−1]; attachments (10) (tw) (Entered: 08/06/1998)

Aug. 5, 1998

Aug. 5, 1998

28

SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan with instruction to counsel regarding discovery, hearing before Magistrate Judge Kay is scheduled for 8/21/98 at 3:00 p.m.; status hearing scheduled for 9/2/98 10:00; October 1, 1998 at 10:00, November 4, 1998 at 10:00; December 2, 1998 at 10:00; (N) (clv) (Entered: 08/12/1998)

Aug. 12, 1998

Aug. 12, 1998

29

RESPONSE by defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. to motion for leave to file second amended complaint [23−1] by plaintiff (st) (Entered: 08/13/1998)

Aug. 12, 1998

Aug. 12, 1998

30

REPLY by defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. to response to motion to dismiss claims of plaintiffs ABDULLAH, HARGROVE, PLUMMER, SELBY and JOHNSON [20−1] by NATL. RAILROAD PASS. (st) (Entered: 08/13/1998)

Aug. 12, 1998

Aug. 12, 1998

31

REPLY by defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. to response to motion to extend time to respond to plaintiff's first set of requests to defendant for production of documents [22−1] by NATL. RAILROAD PASS. (st) (Entered: 08/13/1998)

Aug. 12, 1998

Aug. 12, 1998

32

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : granting motion to extend time to respond to plaintiff's first set of requests to defendant for production of documents [22−1] by NATL. RAILROAD PASS. (N) (clv) (Entered: 08/16/1998)

Aug. 14, 1998

Aug. 14, 1998

33

RESPONSE by defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. to plaintiffs' first set of requests to defendant for production of documents (JMF) (Entered: 08/24/1998)

Aug. 21, 1998

Aug. 21, 1998

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan: next status hearing remains set for 10:00 10/1/98. Reporter: Vernell Marshall (mlp) (Entered: 09/02/1998)

Sept. 2, 1998

Sept. 2, 1998

34

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : granting motion for leave to file second amended complaint [23−1] by plaintiff (N) (jaw) (Entered: 09/02/1998)

Sept. 2, 1998

Sept. 2, 1998

35

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : granting motion for leave to file second amended complaint; granting motion to dismiss as to the Title VII claims of plaintiffs ABDULLAH, HARGROVE, PLUMMER, SELBY and JOHNSON [20−1] by NATL. RAILROAD PASS. (N) (jaw) (Entered: 09/02/1998)

Sept. 2, 1998

Sept. 2, 1998

36

AMENDED COMPLAINT by plaintiff JAMES THORNTON, plaintiff HAKIM N. ABDULLAH, plaintiff SHEILA BUCHANAN, plaintiff HENRY CRAWFORD, plaintiff ALEXANDER FITZGERALD, plaintiff JAMES W. FLETCHER, plaintiff OTIS HARGROVE, plaintiff JAMES JACKSON, plaintiff DENNIS MORGAN, plaintiff JEFFREY PLUMMER, plaintiff PA FEDERATION adding plaintiff CORNELL THOMAS, THOMAS REED JOHNSON, MICHAEL D. SELBY, and amending complaint [1−1] .; jury demand (tw) (Entered: 09/03/1998)

Sept. 2, 1998

Sept. 2, 1998

37

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. by Carol Ann Buckley (mlp) (Entered: 09/08/1998)

Sept. 2, 1998

Sept. 2, 1998

38

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs by Warren Kadish Kaplan (mlp) (Entered: 09/08/1998)

Sept. 2, 1998

Sept. 2, 1998

48

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiffs by Jay Ashton Stewart (mlp) (Entered: 03/25/1999)

Sept. 2, 1998

Sept. 2, 1998

39

ANSWER TO AMENDED COMPLAINT [36−1] by defendant NATL. RAILROAD PASS. (lkn) (Entered: 09/25/1998)

Sept. 23, 1998

Sept. 23, 1998

SCHEDULING NOTICE: status hearing set for 10:00 11/20/98 ; before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan . (clv) (Entered: 09/30/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : status hearing set for 10:00 11/4/98 ; counsel to submit names of possible mediators by 10/8/98; status hearing could turn into a telephone conference; OTBP; Reporter: Frank Rangus (clv) (Entered: 10/01/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998

Oct. 1, 1998

40

MOTION filed by plaintiff for Maia R. Caplan to appear pro hac vice ( SPRENGER &LANG DC, PLLC 1614 Twentieth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009−1001, (202) 265−8010) (tw) (Entered: 10/02/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998

Oct. 1, 1998

42

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : granting motion for Maia R. Caplan to appear pro hac vice ( SPRENGER &LANG DC, PLLC 1614 Twentieth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009−1001, (202) 265−8010) [40−1] by plaintiff (N) (clv) (Entered: 10/06/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998

Oct. 6, 1998

CASE referral ended Magistrate Judge Alan Kay (lpp) (Entered: 11/19/1998)

Oct. 9, 1998

Oct. 9, 1998

43

RESPONSE by plaintiff to order dated 10/06/98 [41−1] (JMF) (Entered: 10/14/1998)

Oct. 13, 1998

Oct. 13, 1998

44

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : with instruction to counsel; (N) (clv) (Entered: 10/22/1998)

Oct. 22, 1998

Oct. 22, 1998

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : status hearing set for 9:30 12/4/98 ; Reporter: Frank Rangus (clv) (Entered: 11/04/1998)

Nov. 4, 1998

Nov. 4, 1998

45

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan :providing instruction to counsel; (N) (clv) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 9, 1998

Nov. 9, 1998

46

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ; setting forth procedures for handling confidential material; allowing designated material to be filed under seal. (N) (clv) (Entered: 11/25/1998)

Nov. 25, 1998

Nov. 25, 1998

47

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : status hearing set for 10:00 1/6/99 ; (N) (clv) (Entered: 12/09/1998)

Dec. 9, 1998

Dec. 9, 1998

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan :counsel to submit order; Reporter: Frank Rangus (clv) (Entered: 01/06/1999)

Jan. 6, 1999

Jan. 6, 1999

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : status hearing set for 10:00 4/7/99 ; Reporter: Frank Rangus (clv) (Entered: 03/03/1999)

March 3, 1999

March 3, 1999

51

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Avis E Buchanan representing plaintiff JAMES THORNTON, plaintiff HAKIM N. ABDULLAH, plaintiff SHEILA BUCHANAN, plaintiff HENRY CRAWFORD, plaintiff ALEXANDER FITZGERALD, plaintiff JAMES W. FLETCHER, plaintiff OTIS HARGROVE, plaintiff JAMES JACKSON, plaintiff DENNIS MORGAN, plaintiff JEFFREY PLUMMER, plaintiff PA FEDERATION, plaintiff CORNELL THOMAS, plaintiff THOMAS REED JOHNSON, plaintiff MICHAEL D. SELBY . New address: WASHINGTON LAWYERS COMMITTE, 11 DUPONT CIRCLE, NW SUITE 400 WASHINGTON, DC 20036 (202) 319−1000. (bjsp) (Entered: 04/01/1999)

March 29, 1999

March 29, 1999

49

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant NATL PASS RR CORP by Thomas Edward Reinert Jr. (tw) (Entered: 04/01/1999)

March 30, 1999

March 30, 1999

50

STATUS REPORT (joint) by plaintiffs and defendants (tw) (Entered: 04/01/1999)

March 30, 1999

March 30, 1999

52

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan :cancelling the status hearing scheduled for 4/7/99; (N) (clv) (Entered: 04/08/1999)

April 7, 1999

April 7, 1999

53

STATUS REPORT by plaintiff, defendant, plaintiff (st) (Entered: 05/03/1999)

April 29, 1999

April 29, 1999

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan: Status hearing set for 10:00 a.m. on 9/1/99; Fairness Hearing set for 9:00 a.m. on 10/25/99. Vacate status hearing set for 7/7/99. Reporter: Off the record (gdf) (Entered: 07/02/1999)

July 1, 1999

July 1, 1999

SCHEDULING NOTICE: status hearing set for 9:00 10/6/99 ; before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan . (clv) (Entered: 09/01/1999)

Sept. 1, 1999

Sept. 1, 1999

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : held status hearing set for 10:00 11/10/99 ; Reporter: Frank Rangus (lpp) (Entered: 10/06/1999)

Oct. 6, 1999

Oct. 6, 1999

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : status hearing set for 10:00 1/12/00 ; Reporter: Frank Rangus (clv) (Entered: 11/10/1999)

Nov. 10, 1999

Nov. 10, 1999

54

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : status hearing set for 10:00 1/12/00; ; that the parties appear for monthly status conferences to be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. beginning in February 2000, with the exception of August, 2000, during which the Court will hold no status conference. (N) (dam) (Entered: 11/26/1999)

Nov. 23, 1999

Nov. 23, 1999

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : status hearing set for 9:00 2/2/00 ; Reporter: Frank Rangus (clv) (Entered: 01/12/2000)

Jan. 12, 2000

Jan. 12, 2000

55

JOINT MOTION by plaintiffs and defendants for order preliminarily approving consent decree and directing notice to class members ; exhibits (5) (bjsp) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : status hearing set for 9:00 6/21/00 ; chambers to submit order; Reporter: Frank Rangus (clv) (Entered: 04/05/2000)

April 5, 2000

April 5, 2000

56

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : granting joint motion for order preliminarily approving consent decree and directing notice to class members [55−1] by plaintiffss, defendant, plaintiff motion hearing set for 9:00 6/21/00 ; (N) (clv) (Entered: 04/19/2000)

April 18, 2000

April 18, 2000

57

TRANSCRIPT filed for date(s) of April 5, 2000. Reporter: Frank J. Rangus (tw) (Entered: 05/10/2000)

May 10, 2000

May 10, 2000

58

TRANSCRIPT filed for date(s) of March 3, 1999. Reporter: Frank J. Rangus (tw) (Entered: 05/10/2000)

May 10, 2000

May 10, 2000

59

MOTION filed by plaintiff for order for final approval of consent decree (tb) (Entered: 06/19/2000)

June 16, 2000

June 16, 2000

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : case is settled; OTBP; Reporter: Frank Rangus (clv) (Entered: 06/21/2000)

June 21, 2000

June 21, 2000

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan (fiat)approing joint motion for order preliminarily approving consent decree and directing notice to class members; (N) (clv) (Entered: 06/21/2000)

June 21, 2000

June 21, 2000

60

CONSENT DECREE by plaintiff JAMES THORNTON, plaintiff HAKIM N. ABDULLAH, plaintiff SHEILA BUCHANAN, plaintiff HENRY CRAWFORD, plaintiff ALEXANDER FITZGERALD, plaintiff JAMES W. FLETCHER, plaintiff OTIS HARGROVE, plaintiff JAMES JACKSON, plaintiff DENNIS MORGAN, plaintiff JEFFREY PLUMMER, plaintiff PA FEDERATION, defendant NATL PASS RR CORP, plaintiff CORNELL THOMAS, plaintiff THOMAS REED JOHNSON, plaintiff MICHAEL D. SELBY; APPROVED JUDGE EMMET G. SULLIVAN (clv) (Entered: 06/21/2000)

June 21, 2000

June 21, 2000

61

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 1 by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : (N) (clv) (Entered: 06/21/2000)

June 21, 2000

June 21, 2000

62

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : for final approval of consent decree; (N) (clv) (Entered: 06/21/2000)

June 21, 2000

June 21, 2000

Tele−conference status hearing set for 9:00 6/30/00 so that the Court can hear comments, favorable or otherwise, concerning the settlement ; before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan (clv) (Entered: 06/27/2000)

June 27, 2000

June 27, 2000

63

NOTICE TO THE PARTIES by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan :correspondence received in chambers, these will be addressed at the 6/30/00 9:00 hearing; (N) (clv) (Entered: 06/27/2000)

June 27, 2000

June 27, 2000

64

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan: that Mr. Alfonzo N. Plant, Sr. request to vacate the Consent Decree is denied without any prejudice whatsoever to whatever remedies may be available to Mr. Plant. (N) (kmk) (Entered: 07/02/2000)

June 30, 2000

June 30, 2000

STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan: Held. Mr. Alphonso N. Plant, Sr. objected to Consent Decree; Heard and denied without prejudice. Reporter: Bill McAllister (kmk) (Entered: 07/02/2000)

June 30, 2000

June 30, 2000

65

MOTION filed by plaintiffs for approval of the point system for allocating the settlement fund and recommended distributions from the fund ; declarations (3);

Oct. 18, 2000

Oct. 18, 2000

67

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan: granting motion for approval of the point system for allocating the settlement fund and recommended distributions from the fund [65−1] by plaintiffs (N) (dam) (Entered: 10/24/2000)

Oct. 24, 2000

Oct. 24, 2000

68

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan: granting motion for approval to accept late claims [66−1] by plaintiffs; the late claims of Khalil Wadud, Willie Graham, Gary Williams, Rasul Abdul−Haqq and Kenner Rogers are approved. (N) (dam) (Entered: 10/24/2000)

Oct. 24, 2000

Oct. 24, 2000

69

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by defendant NATL PASS RR CORP to extend time to 11/3/00 to respond to the Administrator's Motion for Approval of Point System for Allocating Settlement Fund and Recommended Distributions from the Fund and the Adminitrator's Motion for Approval to Accept Late Claims (aet) Modified on 10/30/2000 (Entered: 10/30/2000)

Oct. 25, 2000

Oct. 25, 2000

70

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : granting motion to extend time to 11/3/00 to respond to the Administrator's Motion for Approval of Point System for Allocating Settlement Fund and Recommended Distributions from the Fund and the Adminitrator's Motion for Approval to Accept Late Claims [69−1] by NATL PASS RR CORP (N) (clv) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

Oct. 31, 2000

Oct. 31, 2000

71

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by defendant NATL PASS RR CORP to extend time to respond to administrator's motion (aet) (Entered: 11/13/2000)

Nov. 3, 2000

Nov. 3, 2000

77

NOTICE by plaintiff SAMUEL JONES of appearance as a perspective class member in the above action; exhibits (3) (FIAT.Judge Sullivan) (td) Modified on 12/07/2000 (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Nov. 3, 2000

Nov. 3, 2000

78

NOTICE by plaintiff SAMUEL JONES of late filing of discrimination litigation; exhibits (3); (FIAT. Judge Sullivan) (td) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Nov. 3, 2000

Nov. 3, 2000

72

RESPONSE (OPPOSITIONS) by defendant NATL PASS RR CORP to the Administrator's motion for approval of the point system for allocating the settlement fund and recommended distributions from the fund [65−1]. (td) (Entered: 11/15/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000

Nov. 8, 2000

74

ADMINISTRATORS' REPLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT of their motion for approval of the point system for allocating the settlement fund and of the recommended distributions from the fund; exhibits (8) . (aet) (Entered: 11/24/2000)

Nov. 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

73

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : granting motion to extend time to 11/8/00 to respond to administrator's motion [71−1] by NATL PASS RR CORP (N) (clv) (Entered: 11/20/2000)

Nov. 20, 2000

Nov. 20, 2000

75

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : directing parties to address the Notice of Late Filing of Discrimination Litigation by 12/12/00; (N) (clv) (Entered: 11/28/2000)

Nov. 28, 2000

Nov. 28, 2000

MOTION HEARING/STATUS HEARING before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan by plaintiffs motion for approval of the point system for allocating the settlement fund and recommended distributions from the fund [65−1] begun and continued status hearing set for 11:00 12/4/00 ; motion hearing set for 11:00 12/4/00 ; Reporter: Frank Rangus (clv) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 29, 2000

Nov. 29, 2000

76

ORDER by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan : denying motion for approval of the point system for allocating the settlement fund and recommended distributions from the fund [65−1] by plaintiffs; the status hearing set for 12/4/00 is cancelled; (N) (clv) (Entered: 12/04/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

79

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to Samuel Jones' notice of late filing of discrimination litigation [78−1]; attachments (7) (td) (Entered: 12/11/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 8, 1998

Closing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Employees of National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

NATIONAL PASSENGER RAILROAD CORP. (Amtrak), Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Transportation

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2000 - 2008

Issues

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination