Case: Wooten v. Dillard's Inc.

4:99-cv-00990 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Filed Date: Oct. 13, 1999

Closed Date: 2004

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Case Summary

On October 13, 1999, a group of African American employees filed a claim under 42 U.S.C. §1981 and 42 U.S.C. §2000 against Dillard's, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Kansas City Division. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, then filed First and Second Amended Class Action Complaints on February 3, 2000, and June 1, 2000, respectively. They sought declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief, claiming that the defendant discriminated against Af…

On October 13, 1999, a group of African American employees filed a claim under 42 U.S.C. §1981 and 42 U.S.C. §2000 against Dillard's, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Kansas City Division. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, then filed First and Second Amended Class Action Complaints on February 3, 2000, and June 1, 2000, respectively. They sought declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief, claiming that the defendant discriminated against African American employees in compensation, promotions, training, job requirements, and other terms and conditions of employment. Plaintiffs also claimed to have been subject to hostile work environments and were retaliated against for asserting their civil rights.

On July 7, 2001, the parties filed a Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement. On July 17, 2001, the Court (Hon. Ortrie D. Smith) responded with an order expressing preliminary views of the parties' settlement agreement, but granted preliminary approval of the Class Action Settlement on July 31, 2001.

On December 7, 2001, the Court issued a Conditional Final Order Approving the Settlement contingent upon the parties' revising the terms concerning the amount of monetary relief awarded to the Class Representatives. After further negotiation, on January 16, 2002, the court granted final approval of the settlement and dismissed the case with prejudice. Plaintiffs were awarded monetary relief and injunctive relief, with awards totaling $5,600,000, and the enforcement of promulgating and publishing Equal Employment Opportunity policies, implementing a new complaint and dispute resolution process, and making job opportunities available to all interested individuals.

People


Judge(s)

Smith, Ortrie D. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bough, Stephen Rogers (Missouri)

Braud, Bert S. (Missouri)

Craig, Daniel W. (Missouri)

Egan, Dennis E. (Missouri)

Fletcher, Michael Robert (Missouri)

Hubbard, Dirk L. (Missouri)

Klamann, John M. (Missouri)

Margolin, James S. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Burke, Michael P. (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Smith, Ortrie D. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bough, Stephen Rogers (Missouri)

Braud, Bert S. (Missouri)

Craig, Daniel W. (Missouri)

Egan, Dennis E. (Missouri)

Fletcher, Michael Robert (Missouri)

Hubbard, Dirk L. (Missouri)

Klamann, John M. (Missouri)

Margolin, James S. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Burke, Michael P. (Missouri)

Jess, Mark A. (Missouri)

McCreary, Lynn S. (Wisconsin)

Morgan, Jeremiah J. (Missouri)

Thum, Terence J. (Missouri)

Weiss, Charles A. (Missouri)

Yates, John J. (Missouri)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Sept. 20, 2004 Docket
1

Complaint

Oct. 13, 1999 Complaint
20

First Amended Complaint-Class Action

Feb. 3, 2000 Complaint
90

Second Amended Class Action Complaint

June 1, 2000 Complaint
138

Order Expressing the Court's Preliminary Views of the Parties' Settlement Agreement

July 17, 2001 Order/Opinion
141

Order Preliminarily Approving Class Action Settlement

July 31, 2001 Order/Opinion
142

Order Denying Pending Motions Without Prejudice in Light of Pending Settlement

Aug. 21, 2001 Order/Opinion
147

Conditional Final Order Approving Settlement

Dec. 7, 2001 Order/Opinion
153

Final Order Approving Settlement Agreement and Dismissing Case With Prejudice

Jan. 16, 2002 Order/Opinion
155

Order Approving Second Distribution to Class Members

Oct. 17, 2002 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT with 3 summons issued against Dillard's Inc. filed by Steven Bough, Bert S Braud, Dennis E Egan, Michael R Fletcher, Dirk L Hubbard, John M Klamann on behalf of Danielle Wooten. Filing fee collected, receipt #173575. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet )(Mason, April) Additional attachment(s) added on 10/15/1999 (Mason, April). (Entered: 10/13/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999
3

ANSWER to complaint (Related Doc # 1 ) filed by John J. Yates of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Yates, John) (Entered: 01/07/2000)

Jan. 7, 2000
4

RULE 16 NOTICE issued by Judge Ortrie Smith. Proposed scheduling order due by 3/17/2000, rule 26 conference due by 3/7/2000,.(Will−Fees, Eva) (Entered: 01/10/2000)

Jan. 10, 2000
5

STATEMENT OF CORPORATE INTEREST (Defendant's Disclosure Statement) filed by John J. Yates of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Yates, John) (Entered: 01/21/2000)

Jan. 21, 2000
6

MOTION for leave to file First Amended Complaint − Class Action (related document(s) 1 ) on behalf of all plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A−First Amended Complaint−Class Action# 2 Exhibit B−Proposed Order)(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
7

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
8

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Bert Bestor filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
9

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of David Bosam filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
10

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Michael Bowen filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
11

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Richard Curtis filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
12

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Don/Dillard's, Columbia filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
13

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Jim Franco filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
14

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Linda McAnany filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
15

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Ken Moore filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
16

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Jack Rodgers filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
17

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Dena White filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
18

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF INITIAL RULE 26 DISCLOSURES filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 02/01/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000
19

ORDER issued by Judge Ortrie Smith. Granting Plaintiff's motion for leave to file First Amended Complaint.(Related Doc # 6 ) (Will−Fees, Eva) (Entered: 02/02/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000
21

PROPOSED SCHEDULING ORDER filed by Stephen R. Bough on behalf of all parties.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000
22

PROPOSED SCHEDULING ORDER and Discovery Plan filed by Stephen R. Bough on behalf of all parties.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000
23

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF INITIAL RULE 26 DISCLOSURES filed by John J. Yates of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Yates, John) (Entered: 02/14/2000)

Feb. 14, 2000
24

ANSWER to amended complaint (Related Doc # 20 ) filed by John J. Yates of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Yates, John) (Entered: 02/16/2000)

Feb. 16, 2000
25

RULES OF TRIAL issued by Judge Ortrie Smith.(Will−Fees, Eva) (Entered: 02/17/2000)

Feb. 17, 2000
26

TRIAL ORDER issued by Judge Ortrie Smith. All pretrial discovery authorized by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure shall be completed on or before November l, 2000. If plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification is denied, a jury trial is scheduled on the Joint Accelerated Civil Docket commencing at 8:30 a.m. on April 2, 2001, at the United States Courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri. If plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification is granted, a jury trial is scheduled commencing at 8:30 a.m. on June 4, 2001, at the United States courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri. If plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification is denied, a final pretrial conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on March 2, 2001, at the United States Courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri. If plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification is granted, a final pretrial conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on May 3, 2001, at the United States Courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri. (Will−Fees, Eva) (Entered: 02/17/2000)

Feb. 17, 2000
27

MOTION to amend Court's Scheduling and Trial Order (related document(s) 26 ) on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Yates, John) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000
28

MEMORANDUM and Suggestions in Support of Defendant's Motion to Amend Scheduling and Trial Order (related document(s) 27 ) filed by John J. Yates on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Yates, John) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000
29

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Responses to Plaintiff's Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents and Things filed by John J. Yates of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Yates, John) (Entered: 02/28/2000)

Feb. 28, 2000
30

RESPONSE TO MOTION to Amend Scheduling and Trial Order filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs. Reply Suggestions due by 3/20/2000. (Attachments: # 1 Pleading Notice of Exhibit Attachment) (Related motion(s) 27 ) (Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 03/07/2000)

March 7, 2000
31

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Mark Lee on 3/15/2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 03/07/2000)

March 7, 2000
32

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Robbie Keeney on 3/9/2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 03/07/2000)

March 7, 2000
33

Amended NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Jim Franco on 3/20/00 filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 03/08/2000)

March 8, 2000
34

Reply MEMORANDUM in Support of Defendant's Motion to Amend Scheduling and Trial Order. (related document(s) 27 ) filed by John J. Yates on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Yates, John) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 16, 2000
35

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Tom Burnett on 3/29/00 filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of all plaintiffs.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 03/17/2000)

March 17, 2000
37

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Nan Weeks−Jones on 4/13/2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 03/23/2000)

March 23, 2000
38

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Rule 30(b)(6) Designee on 4/18/2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 03/24/2000)

March 24, 2000
39

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Mary Sheldon on 4/3/2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 03/24/2000)

March 24, 2000
40

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE filed by Mark A. Jess of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Jess, Mark) (Entered: 03/25/2000)

March 25, 2000
41

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Defendant's First Set of Interrogatories and Document Requests to Plaintiff filed by Mark A. Jess of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Jess, Mark) (Entered: 03/25/2000)

March 25, 2000
42

CERTIFICATE OF TRANSMISSION OF DEPOSITION of Linda McAnany on behalf of plf, on 3/15/2000; $784.30 pd by plf filed by Daniel W. Craig of Sanders Simpson Fletcher &Smith LC on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 03/27/2000)

March 27, 2000
43

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Ed Auffert on March 31, 2000 filed by Dirk L. Hubbard, John M Klamann of Klamann &Hubbard on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Honeycutt, Cassaundra) (Entered: 03/28/2000)

March 28, 2000
44

ORDER issued by Judge Ortrie Smith. The Court schedules a hearing to be held on 3/31/2000 at 09:00 AM at Courtroom 7D, Kansas City (ODS).(Will−Fees, Eva) (Entered: 03/29/2000)

March 29, 2000
45

MOTION for leave to file to Join Seven Additional Plaintiffs and Suggestions in Support on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 03/31/2000)

March 31, 2000
46

MOTION to amend Scheduling Order (related document(s) 26 ) on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 03/31/2000)

March 31, 2000
47

TRANSCRIPT of type Proceedings, date proceeding held 3/15/2000, as to, in front of Hon Ortrie D. Smith.(Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 04/04/2000)

April 3, 2000
48

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Defendant's Supplemental Answers to Plaintiff's First Interrogatories filed by Mark A. Jess of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Jess, Mark) (Entered: 04/05/2000)

April 5, 2000
49

STIPULATION To Entry of Protective Order filed by Stephen R. Bough, John J. Yates, Mark A. Jess on behalf of Dillard's Inc, Danielle Wooten.(Jess, Mark) (Entered: 04/05/2000)

April 5, 2000
50

ORDER issued by Judge Ortrie Smith. Denying Defendant's motion to amend scheduling order(Related Doc # 27 ) (Will−Fees, Eva) (Entered: 04/06/2000)

April 6, 2000
51

RESPONSE TO MOTION By Plaintiff for Extension of Time filed by Mark A. Jess of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc. Reply Suggestions due by 4/19/2000. (Related motion(s) 46 ) (Other related filing(s) 46 ) (Jess, Mark) (Entered: 04/07/2000)

April 7, 2000
52

CERTIFICATE OF TRANSMISSION OF DEPOSITION of Roberta Bestor on 3/8/200; $680.00 pd by plf filed by Michael R Fletcher of Sanders Simpson Fletcher &Smith LC on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 04/10/2000)

April 10, 2000
53

ORDER issued by Judge Ortrie Smith. Granting Plaintiff's motion to amend scheduling order, Plaintiff has until April 14, 2000 to file Motion and Suggestions for Class Certification. (Related Doc # 46 ) (Will−Fees, Eva) (Entered: 04/11/2000)

April 11, 2000
56

ADDRESS CHANGE NOTICE filed by Bert S Braud, Dennis E Egan of The Popham Law Firm, P.C. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 12, 2000
55

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge Ortrie D. Smith that confidential treatment as provided below may be claimed by the dft for documents and information and any portion or summary thereof relating to subject matter of the following types, but this paragraph shall not be deemed to exclude any other type or classification of documents for which confidentiality is claimed by said dft: (a) personnel files or other confidential personnel records; and (b) confidential business records of dft.(Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 13, 2000
57

MOTION for excess pages (related document(s) 26 ) on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 14, 2000
58

MOTION for class certification on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 14, 2000
59

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael R Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 14, 2000
60

ORDER issued by Judge Ortrie Smith. Granting Plaintiff's motion for excess pages in support of motion for class certification. (Related Doc # 57 ) (Will−Fees, Eva) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 14, 2000
61

MEMORANDUM Suggestions in Support of Motion for Class Certification (related document(s) 58 ) filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael R Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard on behalf of Danielle Wooten. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits to Statement of Common Facts Supporting Class Certification)(Hubbard, Dirk) Modified on 4/14/2000 to add additional attachment(s) (Terry, Bill). (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 14, 2000
62

SEALED DOCUMENT the exhibits are attached to Doc #61 filed by Stephen R. Bough on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 04/17/2000)

April 14, 2000
63

REPLY SUGGESTIONS in Support of Motion for Leave to Join Seven Additional Plaintiffs filed by Dirk L. Hubbard of Klamann &Hubbard on behalf of Danielle Wooten. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Second Amended Class Action Complaint# 2 Exhibit Letter) (Related motion(s) 45 ) (Other related filing(s) 45 ) (Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 04/17/2000)

April 17, 2000
64

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Plaintiff's Answers to Defendant's First Set of Interrogatories and Responses to Defendant's First Request for Production of Documents filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 18, 2000
65

MOTION by Mark A. Jess AND ORDER for Charles A. Weiss to appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of defendant Dillard's Inc. Receipt # 176209 Amount of fee: $25.00.(Brogan, Shannon) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 19, 2000
66

MOTION by Mark A. Jess AND ORDER for Michael P. Burke to appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of defendant Dillards, Inc. Receipt # 176209 Amount of fee: $25.00.(Brogan, Shannon) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 19, 2000
67

Joint MOTION for extension of time for Defendant to Respond to Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification (related document(s) 53 , 26 ) on behalf of all parties.(Jess, Mark) (Entered: 05/02/2000)

May 2, 2000
68

ORDER by Judge Ortrie D. Smith granting plf's motion for leave to file (Related Doc # 45 ) (Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 05/08/2000)

May 8, 2000
70

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Danielle Wooten on May 18,2000 filed by Lynn S. McCreary of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(McCreary, Lynn) (Entered: 05/16/2000)

May 16, 2000
71

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 05/23/2000)

May 23, 2000
72

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Nycole Price on 05/26/00 filed by Mark A. Jess of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Jess, Mark) (Entered: 05/24/2000)

May 24, 2000
73

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Betty King on 05/25/00 filed by Mark A. Jess of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Jess, Mark) (Entered: 05/24/2000)

May 24, 2000
74

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Kurt Schmidt filed by Dirk L. Hubbard of Klamann &Hubbard on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000
75

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Don Langston filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael Robert Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000
76

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Rick Gordon filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael Robert Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000
77

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Lynn Lee on June 2, 2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael Robert Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000
78

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Pete Mohn on June 2, 2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael Robert Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000
79

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Harry Passow on June 5, 2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael Robert Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000
80

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Roy Grimes on June 5, 2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael Robert Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000
81

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Sylvia Lachnit on June 9, 2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael Robert Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000
82

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Harold Randa on June 9, 2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael Robert Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000
83

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Richard Curtis on June 8, 2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael Robert Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000
84

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Heather Quiroz on June 12, 2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael Robert

May 26, 2000

4:99-cv-00990-ODS As of: 07/06/2010 02:19 PM CDT(cid:10) 9 of 14(cid:10) Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

85

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of David Butterworth on June 8, 2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael Robert Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000
86

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Angela Fateno on June 12, 2000 filed by Stephen R. Bough, Bert S Braud, Daniel W. Craig, Dennis E Egan, Michael Robert Fletcher, John M Klamann, Dirk L. Hubbard of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 05/26/2000)

May 26, 2000
87

MOTION for extension of time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification (related document(s) 69 , 26 ) on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Jess, Mark) (Entered: 05/30/2000)

May 30, 2000
88

CERTIFICATE OF TRANSMISSION OF DEPOSITION of Danielle Wooten, Volume I filed by Dillard's Inc on behalf of all defendants.(Kuhl, Carol) (Entered: 05/31/2000)

May 30, 2000
89

ORDER issued by Judge Ortrie Smith. Granting second motion for extension of time, until June 12, 2000 to respond to the motion for Class Certification. (Related Doc # 87 ) (Will−Fees, Eva) (Entered: 05/31/2000)

May 31, 2000
90

Second AMENDED COMPLAINT against Dillard's Inc. (related document(s) 68 ) filed by Dirk L. Hubbard of Klamann &Hubbard on behalf of Murtydell Barnes, Misty Ewing, Betty King, Nycole Price, Kim Richard, Rosetta Smith, Lorita Thompson, Danielle Wooten.(Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 06/01/2000)

June 1, 2000
91

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Nicole Price on 5/26/2000 ; $994.25 pd by dft filed by Lynn S. McCreary of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 06/07/2000)

June 5, 2000
92

NOTICE OF DEPOSITION of Danielle Wooten, Volume II on 5/26/2000 ; $465.50 pd by dft filed by Lynn S. McCreary of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 06/07/2000)

June 5, 2000
93

MOTION for excess pages for Brief in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification (related document(s) 60 , 26 ) on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Jess, Mark) (Entered: 06/12/2000)

June 12, 2000
94

SUGGESTIONS IN OPPOSITION to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification filed by Mark A. Jess of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc. Reply Suggestions due by 6/26/2000. (Related motion(s) 58 ) (Jess, Mark) (Entered: 06/12/2000)

June 12, 2000
95

MOTION to strike Report of Plaintiffs' Proposed Expert (related document(s) 61 , 62 ) on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Jess, Mark) (Entered: 06/12/2000)

June 12, 2000
96

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE filed by Terence J. Thum of Bryan Cave, LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Thum, Terence) (Entered: 06/12/2000)

June 12, 2000
97

MEMORANDUM and Suggestions in Support of Defendant's Motion to Strike Report of Plaintiffs' Proposed Expert (related document(s) 95 ) filed by Mark A. Jess on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Jess, Mark) (Entered: 06/12/2000)

June 12, 2000
98

STIPULATION filed by Charles A. Weiss on behalf of Dillard's Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 2 Exhibit # 3 Exhibit)(Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 06/14/2000)

June 12, 2000
99

ANSWER to amended complaint (Related Doc # 90 ) (Answer to Second Amended Complaint) filed by Mark A. Jess of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Jess, Mark) (Entered: 06/15/2000)

June 15, 2000
100

CERTIFICATE OF TRANSMISSION OF DEPOSITION of Betty Jean King on 5/25/2000; $809.85 pd by dft filed by Lynn S. McCreary of Bryan Cave LLP on behalf of Dillard's Inc.(Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 06/20/2000)

June 19, 2000
102

MOTION for excess pages on behalf of Danielle Wooten.(Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 06/21/2000)

June 21, 2000
103

REPLY SUGGESTIONS to Defendant's Suggestions in Opposition to Motion for Class Certification filed by Stephen R. Bough of Shamberg, Johnson &Bergman, Chtd. on behalf of Danielle Wooten. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit) (Related motion(s) 58 ) (Other related filing(s) 94 ) (Bough, Stephen) (Entered: 06/22/2000)

June 22, 2000
104

ORDER by Judge Ortrie D Smith granting plf's motion for excess pages (Related Doc # 102 ) (Kee, Georgia) (Entered: 06/23/2000)

June 22, 2000
105

SUGGESTIONS IN OPPOSITION to Defendant's Motion to Strike The Report of Plaintiffs' Proffered Expert Steve M. Cohen filed by Dirk L. Hubbard of Klamann &Hubbard on behalf of all plaintiffs. Reply Suggestions due by 7/5/2000. (Related motion(s) 95 ) (Other related filing(s) 95 ) (Hubbard, Dirk) (Entered: 06/23/2000)

June 23, 2000

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 13, 1999

Closing Date: 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

African American former and current employees of Dillard's who were victims of racial discrimination in compensation, promotions, training, job requirements, hostile work environments, and retaliation against for asserting their civil rights.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Dillard's Department Stores, Inc. (Kansas City), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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:

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: $5,600,000

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Utilize objective job description

Issues

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black