Case: Johnson v. University of Iowa

3:03-cv-10062 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

Filed Date: June 17, 2003

Closed Date: Jan. 9, 2006

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Case Summary

On June 17, 2003, a male employee of the University of Iowa filed a lawsuit against the University in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (Davenport) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000e), 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Iowa Civil Rights Act, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Iowa Constitution. The plaintiff filed the lawsuit on behalf of himself and a …

On June 17, 2003, a male employee of the University of Iowa filed a lawsuit against the University in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (Davenport) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000e), 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Iowa Civil Rights Act, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Iowa Constitution. The plaintiff filed the lawsuit on behalf of himself and a class of all male employees who are or who may become biological fathers and who have been or who may become subject to the parental leave policy. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory, injunctive, and compensatory relief, asserting that the University's policy illegally discriminated against biological fathers because it failed to provide them parental leave paid out of accumulated sick leave, but provided biological mothers and adoptive parents that benefit.

On November 19, 2003, the Court (Judge Ronald E. Longstaff) granted the plaintiff's motion to certify the class.

On July 21, 2004, the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment, which the Court granted. With respect to the Title VII claim, the Court held that the policy did not illegally discriminate against biological fathers on its face or in the University's application. With respect to the federal equal protection claim, the Court applied rational basis review after finding that there was no fundamental right implicated by the policy. The Court then held that the plaintiff "[did] not sufficiently discredit the legitimate purposes set forth by Defendants" and that he "[failed] to demonstrate the lack of a rational relationship between the operation of the policy to the purpose in the policy." Johnson v. Univ. of Iowa, 408 F.Supp.2d 728, 749 (2004).

With respect to the plaintiff's claim that the policy violated the Iowa Civil Rights Act, the Court noted that "Iowa courts have used federal law for guidance in interpreting the ICRA." Id. The Court then simply applied its Title VII analysis to this claim and held that the policy did not violate the ICRA. Lastly, with respect to the Iowa Constitution Equal Protection Clause claim, the court noted that "[t]o determine the proper analysis of cases implicating the Iowa Equal Protection Clause, it is necessary to evaluate both Fitzgerald III, and Bierkamp. These are two cases where the Iowa Supreme Court departed from federal rational basis equal protection analysis." Id., 751. Specifically, the Court found that, under these cases, it must conduct "a more searching analysis of the relationship between the University's asserted purpose and the means it used to reach that purpose." Id. Ultimately, however, the court applied its findings concerning the federal protection clause and held that its findings hold "even under the more searching analysis required by the Iowa Equal Protection Clause." Id.

On appeal by the plaintiff, the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant on all claims. Johnson v. University, 431 F.3d 325 (8th Cir. 2005).

Summary Authors

Jordan Rossen (11/29/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Benton, William Duane (Missouri)

Lay, Donald Pomery (Minnesota)

Longstaff, Ronald Earl (Iowa)

Melloy, Michael Joseph (Iowa)

Walters, Ross A. (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Larew, James C (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Carroll, George A (Iowa)

Miller, Thomas J. (Iowa)

Schantz, Mark E. (Iowa)

Judge(s)

Benton, William Duane (Missouri)

Lay, Donald Pomery (Minnesota)

Longstaff, Ronald Earl (Iowa)

Melloy, Michael Joseph (Iowa)

Walters, Ross A. (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Larew, James C (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Carroll, George A (Iowa)

Miller, Thomas J. (Iowa)

Schantz, Mark E. (Iowa)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

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Docket

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Docket
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Complaint

June 17, 2003

June 17, 2003

Complaint
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First Amended Complaint

Oct. 9, 2003

Oct. 9, 2003

Complaint
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Order (Granting Plaintiff's Motion For Class Certification)

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

Order/Opinion
31

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Defendants' Brief in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Plaintiff's Brief In Support of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Re: Liability

July 23, 2004

July 23, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Order Granting Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment

Dec. 16, 2004

Dec. 16, 2004

Order/Opinion

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Brief of Appellant

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Feb. 28, 2005

Feb. 28, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief

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Brief of the Appellees

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

March 1, 2005

March 1, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief

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Opinion Affirming the District Court's Grant of Summary Judgment to the Defendant on All Claims

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Dec. 15, 2005

Dec. 15, 2005

Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated Aug. 27, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons issued); Rule 16 Dismissal Notice set for 10/15/03; Dismissal ddl (service) set for 10/15/03 (rmj) (Entered: 06/17/2003)

June 17, 2003

June 17, 2003

FILING FEE PAID: on 6/17/03 in the amount of $150, receipt #64425. (rmj) (Entered: 06/17/2003)

June 17, 2003

June 17, 2003

2

MOTION by plaintiff David A Johnson to certify class action before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (rmj) (Entered: 06/17/2003)

June 17, 2003

June 17, 2003

3

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons and complaint, executed upon defendant University of Iowa on 6/19/03 (bp) (Entered: 06/23/2003)

June 23, 2003

June 23, 2003

4

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons and complaint, executed upon defendant Susan Buckley on 6/18/03 (bp) (Entered: 06/23/2003)

June 23, 2003

June 23, 2003

5

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons and complaint, executed upon defendant David J Skorton on 6/18/03 (bp) (Entered: 06/23/2003)

June 23, 2003

June 23, 2003

6

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons and complaint, executed upon defendant Douglas K True on 6/18/03 (bp) (Entered: 06/23/2003)

June 23, 2003

June 23, 2003

7

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons and complaint, executed upon defendant IA St Bd of Regents on 6/23/03 (bp) (Entered: 07/07/2003)

July 7, 2003

July 7, 2003

8

MOTION by defendant to dismiss before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff , or to stay federal action and request to consider matters outside the pleadings before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (bp) (Entered: 07/08/2003)

July 8, 2003

July 8, 2003

9

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support [8−1] of motion to dismiss before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff, [8−2] of motion to stay federal action and request to consider matters outside the pleadings before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (bp) (Entered: 07/08/2003)

July 8, 2003

July 8, 2003

10

RESISTANCE by plaintiff David A Johnson to motion to dismiss [8−1], and motion to stay federal action and request to consider matters outside the pleadings before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff [8−2] (rmj) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 16, 2003

July 16, 2003

11

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support [10−1] of his resistance to dfts' motion to dismiss or stay federal action (rmj) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 16, 2003

July 16, 2003

12

ORDER by Judge Ronald E. Longstaff denying motion to dismiss [8−1], denying motion to stay federal action; The Court would entertain a motion to amend the present Complaint [8−2], re [2−1] motion to certify class action; Dfts are directed to respond to motion for class certification within 20 days of this order ; Responsive brief ddl 10/20/03 (cc: all counsel) (rmj) (Entered: 09/26/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003

Sept. 26, 2003

13

ANSWER by defendants complaint [1−1] (rmj) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Oct. 6, 2003

Oct. 6, 2003

14

MOTION by plaintiff to amend Complaint before Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters (rmj) (Entered: 10/08/2003)

Oct. 8, 2003

Oct. 8, 2003

15

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters granting motion to amend Complaint [14−1] (cc: all counsel) (rmj) (Entered: 10/09/2003)

Oct. 9, 2003

Oct. 9, 2003

16

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1−1] by plaintiff; Complaint includes new Counts I and II under B and statement of statutory basis for jurisdiction (rmj) (Entered: 10/09/2003)

Oct. 9, 2003

Oct. 9, 2003

17

ANSWER by defendant University of Iowa, defendant IA St Bd of Regents, defendant David J Skorton, defendant Douglas K True, defendant Susan Buckley complaint [16−1] (bp) (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

18

RESISTANCE by defendants to motion to certify class action before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff [2−1] (rmj) (Entered: 10/20/2003)

Oct. 20, 2003

Oct. 20, 2003

19

MOTION by plaintiff to exceed page limitation in his Reply to resistance to class certification motion before Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters (rmj) (Entered: 10/23/2003)

Oct. 23, 2003

Oct. 23, 2003

20

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters granting motion to exceed page limitation in his Reply to resistance to class certification motion [19−1] (cc: all counsel) (bp) (Entered: 10/24/2003)

Oct. 24, 2003

Oct. 24, 2003

21

REPLY by plaintiff David A Johnson re [18−1] motion response (bp) (Entered: 10/24/2003)

Oct. 24, 2003

Oct. 24, 2003

22

ORDER GIVING NOTICE OF DISMISSAL pursuant to Rule 16; Dismissal ddl (Rule 16) extended to 11/26/03 by JRR, Clerk (cc: all counsel) (rmj) (Entered: 11/12/2003)

Nov. 12, 2003

Nov. 12, 2003

23

ORDER by Judge Ronald E. Longstaff granting motion to certify class action [2−1]; Parties are directed to submit proposed plan for notification to potential class members within 60 days; Dismissal ddl (Rule 16) 1/20/04; Brief ddl 1/20/04 all counsel) (rmj) (Entered: 11/20/2003)

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

PROPOSED SCHEDULING ORDER SUBMITTED by plaintiff David A Johnson, defendant University of Iowa, defendant IA St Bd of Regents, defendant David J Skorton, defendant Douglas K True, defendant Susan Buckley ; Report not adopted, referred to Magistrate Judge Walters. (bp) (Entered: 12/05/2003)

Dec. 5, 2003

Dec. 5, 2003

24

SCHEDULING ORDER by Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters; dispositive mtn ddl set 6/1/04; Case ready for trial as of 10/1/04; estimated length of trial 2−day bench trial; Discovery ddl set for 5/3/04 (cc: all counsel) (rmj) (Entered: 12/09/2003)

Dec. 9, 2003

Dec. 9, 2003

25

ORDER SETTING TRIAL AND FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE 2−day bench trial 4/11/05 @ 9:00 before a US District Judge starting the 3−week period of 4/11/05; Case ready for trial SATISFIED; Final pretrial cnf before Judge Shields 3/7/05 @ Davenport, IA /s/ JRR, Clerk (cc: all counsel) (rmj) (Entered: 01/15/2004)

Jan. 15, 2004

Jan. 15, 2004

26

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff David A Johnson, defendant University of Iowa for notice of pendency of class action before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (bp) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 17, 2004

Feb. 17, 2004

27

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff David A Johnson in support [26−1] of motion for notice of pendency of class action before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (bp) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 17, 2004

Feb. 17, 2004

28

MOTION by defendants to extend dispositive motion ddl before Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters (rmj) (Entered: 05/28/2004)

May 28, 2004

May 28, 2004

29

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters granting motion to extend dispositive motion ddl; [28−1] Dispositive Motion ddl set for 7/19/04 (cc: all counsel) (rmj) (Entered: 06/01/2004)

June 1, 2004

June 1, 2004

30

MOTION by defendants for summary judgment before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff; ORAL ARGUMENT Requested (rmj) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

31

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support [30−1] of motion for summary judgment before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (rmj) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

32

APPENDIX filed by defendants [30−1] re: motion for summary judgment before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (rmj) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

33

STATEMENT OF UNCONTROVERTED FACTS by defendants [30−1] in support of motion for summary judgment before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (rmj) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

34

MOTION by plaintiff for partial summary judgment before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff; Oral Argument Requested (rmj) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

36

STATEMENT OF UNDISPUTED MATERIAL FACTS by plaintiff [34−1] in support of motion for partial summary judgment before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (rmj) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

37

APPENDIX filed by plaintiff [34−1] re: motion for partial summary judgment before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff [NO IMAGE; Greater than 200 pgs] (rmj) (Entered: 07/21/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

38

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters granting motion to exceed page limitation in its Brief in Support of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment [35−1] (cc: all counsel) (rmj) (Entered: 07/23/2004)

July 23, 2004

July 23, 2004

39

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support [34−1] of motion for partial summary judgment before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff; Oral Argument Requested (rmj) (Entered: 07/23/2004)

July 23, 2004

July 23, 2004

40

RESISTANCE by defendants to Plf's motion to file overlength brief [Pldg No 35][Granted previously this date by RAW] (rmj) (Entered: 07/23/2004)

July 23, 2004

July 23, 2004

41

BRIEF IN RESISTANCE by defendants to motion for partial summary judgment before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff [34−1] (rmj) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

42

APPENDIX IN RESPONSE/RESISTANCE to Plf's motion for summary judgment filed by defendant [41−1] (rmj) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

43

MOTION by defendants to strike certain evidentiary materials in Plf's memorandum in support of summary judgment [39−1] before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (rmj) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

44

RESPONSE by defendants [36−1] to Plf's statement of uncontroverted material facts (rmj) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

45

RESPONSE by plaintiff to Dfts' statement of uncontroverted facts[33−1] (rmj) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

46

MOTION by plaintiff to exceed page limitation in its Brief in support of resistance to Dfts' motion for summary judgment before Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters (rmj) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

47

STATEMENT OF ADD'L MATERIAL FACTS by plaintiff (rmj) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

48

SUPPLEMENTAL APPENDIX re resistance to Dfts' motion for summary judgment filed by plaintiff (rmj) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

49

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters denying motion to exceed page limitation in its Brief in support of resistance to Dfts' motion for summary judgment; Plf may have 14 days to file a recast brief [46−1] (cc: all counsel) (rmj) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

50

REPLY/MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT THEREOF by plaintiff re [34−1] motion for partial summary judgment before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (rmj) (Entered: 08/17/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

51

SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL APPENDIX by plaintiff [48−1] to Dfts' resistance to Plf's motion for partial summary judgment [34−1] before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (rmj) (Entered: 08/17/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

52

RESISTANCE by plaintiff to motion to strike certain evidentiary materials in Plf's memorandum in support of summary judgment [39−1] before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff [43−1] (rmj) (Entered: 08/17/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

53

MEMORANDUM plaintiff in support of its resistance to Dfts' motion to strike [52−1] (rmj) (Entered: 08/17/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

55

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support [54−1] of motion to strike re failure to properly deny or qualify responses [44−1] before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff [36−1] (rmj) (Entered: 08/17/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

56

MOTION by plaintiff to strike responses and expert opinion of Jennifer Niebyl, MD in Dfts' appendix re motion for summary judgment [32−1] before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (rmj) (Entered: 08/17/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

57

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support [56−1] of motion to strike responses and expert opinion of Jennifer Niebyl, MD in Dft's appendix re motion for summary judgment [32−1] before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (rmj) (Entered: 08/17/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

58

MOTION by plaintiff to strike portions of the expert opinion of Dr. Kent Jayne in Dfts' appendix to motion for summary judgment [32−1] before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (rmj) (Entered: 08/17/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

59

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support [58−1] of motion to strike portions of the expert opinion of Dr. Kent Jayne in Dfts' appendix to motion for summary judgment [32−1] before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (rmj) (Entered: 08/17/2004)

Aug. 17, 2004

Aug. 17, 2004

60

ORDER by Judge Ronald E. Longstaff granting motion for notice of pendency of class action; the parties are authorized to proceed with the plan for notification as outlined in the joint motion [26−1] (cc: all counsel) (rmj) (Entered: 08/25/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004

Aug. 25, 2004

61

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff David A Johnson in opposition to motion for partial summary judgment before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff; Oral Argument Requested [34−1] (bp) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 30, 2004

Aug. 30, 2004

62

RESPONSE by defendants [54−1] re: motion to strike re failure to properly deny or qualify responses [44−1] before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff [36−1], [44−1] re: response, [36−1] re: Plfs' Statement of Uncontroverted Facts (rmj) (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 31, 2004

Aug. 31, 2004

63

RESISTANCE by defendants to motion to strike responses and expert opinion of Jennifer Niebyl, MD in Dfts' appendix re motion for summary judgment [32−1] before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff [56−1] (rmj) (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 31, 2004

Aug. 31, 2004

64

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support [63−1] their resistance to motion to strike the testimony of Dr Jennifer Niebyl (rmj) (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 31, 2004

Aug. 31, 2004

65

RESISTANCE by defendants to motion to strike portions of the expert opinion of Dr. Kent Jayne in Dfts' appendix to summary judgment [32−1] before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff [58−1] (rmj) (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 31, 2004

Aug. 31, 2004

66

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support [65−1] of their resistance to motion to strike the testimony of Kent Jayne (rmj) (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 31, 2004

Aug. 31, 2004

67

MOTION by plaintiff David A Johnson to amend order certifying class before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (bp) (Entered: 09/07/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

68

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff David A Johnson in support [67−1] of motion to amend order certifying class before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff (bp) (Entered: 09/07/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

69

RESPONSE/REPLY by defendants [47−1] re: statement of additional material facts (bp) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 8, 2004

Sept. 8, 2004

70

REPLY by defendant re [61−1] memorandum in support of its motion for summary judgment (bp) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 8, 2004

Sept. 8, 2004

71

APPENDIX (volume III) filed by defendant (bp) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 8, 2004

Sept. 8, 2004

72

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave to file Surreply in support of their resistance to Dfts' Motion for summary judgment before Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters (rmj) (Entered: 09/14/2004)

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

RESISTANCE by plaintiff to motion to amend order certifying class before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff [67−1] (rmj) (Entered: 09/17/2004)

Sept. 17, 2004

Sept. 17, 2004

74

RESISTANCE by defendants to motion to amend order certifying class before Judge Ronald E. Longstaff [67−1] (rmj) (Entered: 09/17/2004)

Sept. 17, 2004

Sept. 17, 2004

75

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support [74−1] of its resistance to plf's motion to amend class (rmj) (Entered: 09/17/2004)

Sept. 17, 2004

Sept. 17, 2004

76

RESISTANCE by defendant to motion for leave to file Surreply in support of their resistance to Dfts' Motion for summary judgment before Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters [72−1] (rmj) (Entered: 09/17/2004)

Sept. 17, 2004

Sept. 17, 2004

77

MOTION for Leave to File addition exhibits in support of motion for partial summary judgmentre: liability. by David A Johnson. Responses due by 11/26/2004 (don, ) (Entered: 11/08/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

78

MEMORANDUM in Support re 77 MOTION for Leave to File filed by David A Johnson. (don, ) (Entered: 11/08/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

79

RESPONSE to Motion re 77 MOTION for Leave to File Defendants' Resistance to Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Amend Record filed by David J Skorton, Douglas K True, University of Iowa, sued as State Board of Regents. Replies due by 12/9/2004. (Attachments: # 1 Brief)(Carroll, George) (Entered: 11/29/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

80

ORDER granting 77 plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File supplemental exhibits. Defendant may supplement record within 14 days as described in order. Entered by Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters on 12/1/2004. (klw) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Dec. 1, 2004

Dec. 1, 2004

81

ORDER granting 30 Motion for Summary Judgment, denying 34 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, denying 43 Motion to Strike, denying 54 Motion to Strike, denying 56 Motion to Strike, denying 58 Motion to Strike, granting 72 Motion for Leave to File, finding as moot and denying 67 Motion to Amend/Correct . Entered by Chief Judge Ronald E. Longstaff on 12/16/2004. (dsg) (Entered: 12/16/2004)

Dec. 16, 2004

Dec. 16, 2004

82

JUDGMENT (summary judgment granted in favor of Defendants against Plaintiff . Entered by James R Rosenbaum Clerk on 12/17/2004. (don, ) (Entered: 12/17/2004)

Dec. 17, 2004

Dec. 17, 2004

83

NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 81 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, Order on Motion to Strike, Order on Motion for Leave to File, Order on Motion to Amend/Correct, 82 Judgment by David A Johnson. Filing fee $ 255, receipt number 69878. (don, ) (Entered: 12/30/2004)

Dec. 29, 2004

Dec. 29, 2004

84

USCA Appeal Fees received $ 255 receipt number 71041 re 83 Notice of Appeal, filed by David A Johnson, (don, ) (Entered: 01/04/2005)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

Transmission of Notice of Appeal and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals re 83 Notice of Appeal, (don, ) (Entered: 01/04/2005)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

85

USCA Case Number 05−1184 for 83 Notice of Appeal, filed by David A Johnson,. (don, ) (Entered: 12/06/2005)

Dec. 6, 2005

Dec. 6, 2005

86

MANDATE of USCA as to 83 Notice of Appeal, filed by David A Johnson, affirming the district court's decision. (don, ) (Entered: 01/09/2006)

Jan. 9, 2006

Jan. 9, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Iowa

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 17, 2003

Closing Date: Jan. 9, 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Male employee of the University of Iowa on behalf of himself and a certified class of all male employees who are or who may become biological fathers and who have been or who may become subject to the University’s Parental Leave Policy.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

University of Iowa, None

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male