Case: Anderson v. St. Charles Riverfront Station

4:97-cv-01972 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Filed Date: Sept. 24, 1997

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

On September 24, 1997, a group of African American employees filed a lawsuit, under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and 1981(a) and the Missouri Statute §213.111, R.S.Mo., against the St. Charles Riverfront Station, Inc. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, claimed that they were victims of racial discrimination when they were denied employment, promotions, and were subjected to a hostile environment and unfair discipline and discharge policies by the defendant. The plaintiffs filed First and Sec…

On September 24, 1997, a group of African American employees filed a lawsuit, under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and 1981(a) and the Missouri Statute §213.111, R.S.Mo., against the St. Charles Riverfront Station, Inc. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, claimed that they were victims of racial discrimination when they were denied employment, promotions, and were subjected to a hostile environment and unfair discipline and discharge policies by the defendant.

The plaintiffs filed First and Second Amended Complaints on October 8, 1997 and January 22, 1998 respectively. On March 10, 1998, the plaintiffs moved to certify the class. The Court (Hon. Rodney W. Sippel) scheduled a Class Certification Hearing for August 25-26, 1998. After much deliberation, the court ordered the parties to file a Joint Stipulation of Proposed Settlement on June 8, 1999. The court preliminarily approved a Proposed Class Action Settlement and order on July 16, 1999, and granted final judgment on October 18, 1999, resulting in monetary and injunctive relief.

People


Judge(s)

Sippel, Rodney W. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Gilden, Louis (Missouri)

Oldham, Charles R Sr. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Harrison, Rodney A. (Missouri)

Lubben, Krissa P. (Missouri)

Smith, Ellen C. (Missouri)

Stremming, Troy A. (Missouri)

Yates, David F (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Sippel, Rodney W. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Gilden, Louis (Missouri)

Oldham, Charles R Sr. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Harrison, Rodney A. (Missouri)

Lubben, Krissa P. (Missouri)

Smith, Ellen C. (Missouri)

Stremming, Troy A. (Missouri)

Yates, David F (Missouri)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

DOCKET [PACER]

Jan. 27, 2000 Docket
50

Plaintiffs' Post Hearing Brief Supporting Class Certification

Anderson v. St. Charles Riverfront Station, Inc.

1998 WL 35171217

Sept. 11, 1998 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT; # Waivers of Service Issued: 1 # Counts: 3; jury demand (FCE) (Entered: 09/25/1997)

Sept. 24, 1997
2

TRACK INFORMATION STATEMENT filed by plaintiff Nicole Anderson ;track 2 preferred (FCE) (Entered: 09/25/1997)

Sept. 24, 1997
3

RECEIPT # s97−008176 in the amount of $ 150.00 for civil filing fee (FCE) (Entered: 09/25/1997)

Sept. 24, 1997
4

ORDER by Honorable Donald J. Stohr ORDERED pltf(s) shall forthwith serve process or mail waiver of service. ORDERED notwithstanding FRCP 26(d) and (f), any party who has entered an appearance may serve interrogs and request for production or inspection upon pltf at any time and upon any other party after that party's entry of appearance. Parties shall respond to discovery requests w/in 30 days of service of discovery requests. No party may take oral depositions or serve requests for admissions prior to the Court's issuance of a CMO. As permitted by this order, discovery shall commence immediately. FURTHER ORDERED pltf(s) shall serve a copy of this order along w/discovery requests to a party who has not entered an appearance as of the date of this order. (cc: all counsel) (LGK) (Entered: 09/30/1997)

Sept. 29, 1997
5

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, plaintiff Lois Crockett, plaintiff George Frazier, plaintiff Florine Forrest, plaintiff Darrell Garner, plaintiff Fernando Grant, plaintiff Sterling Hearns, plaintiff George Moore, plaintiff Juan Shivers, plaintiff Craig Stacker, plaintiff Ryan Weems, plaintiff Adrienne Wells # Counts: III [1−1]; adding plaintiff Terrance T. Dominick; jury demand (DLB) (Entered: 10/15/1997)

Oct. 8, 1997
6

WAIVER OF SERVICE executed upon defendant St. Charles Riverfr on 10/21/97 personal service by serving atty, Ellen Wilcoxen (LGK) (Entered: 10/22/1997)

Oct. 21, 1997
7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant St. Charles Riverfr by David F. Yates (LGK) (Entered: 11/26/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997
8

ANSWER by defendant St. Charles Riverfr to [5−1] − first amended complaint (LGK) (Entered: 11/26/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997
9

TRACK INFORMATION STATEMENT filed by defendant St. Charles Riverfr ;track 3 preferred (LGK) (Entered: 11/26/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997
10

RULE 16 ORDER by Honorable Donald J. Stohr ; complex(3) track , ; Rule 16 Conference 1/2/98 at 9:45am ; joint scheduling plan ddl 12/22/97 (cc: all counsel) (DLB) (Entered: 12/12/1997)

Dec. 11, 1997
11

MOTION by defendant St. Charles Riverfr to continue Rule 16 conference from 1/2/98 (LGK) (Entered: 12/22/1997)

Dec. 18, 1997
12

JOINT PROPOSED SCHEDULING PLAN by plaintiffs' (LGK) (Entered: 12/22/1997)

Dec. 19, 1997
13

ORDER by Honorable Donald J. Stohr granting motion to continue Rule 16 conference from 1/2/98 [11−1] ; Rule 16 Conference reset to 1/9/98 at 9:30 a.m. (cc: all counsel) (LGK) (Entered: 12/24/1997)

Dec. 23, 1997
14

ORDER by Honorable Donald J. Stohr − IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that counsel shall be prepared to discuss the following issues at the ruld 16 conference scheduled for Friday, 1/9/98 at 9:30am: *the subparagraph of F.R.C.P. 23(b) under which plaintiffs seek to maintain this action; * plaintiffs' proposed definition of the class, including geographic and temporal scope; *whether defendant contests the appropriateness of class certification and, if so, why; *defendant's objections, if any, to plaintiffs' proposed definition of the class; *whether the issue of class certification can be resolved on motion alone, or whether a hearing is necessary; *how soon the motion for class certificaiton can be filed; *the scope and nature of any disclosure or discovery sough by the parties on the issue of class certification, and a reasonable extimate of the time required to conduct such disclosure of discovery; *plaintiffs' proposed method of notice to prospective class members; *whether any other actions are currently pending against defendant in any court alleging the same or similar causes of action; *the status of any settlement discussions to date; *whether and when a referral to formal mediation would be appropriate. (cc: all counsel) (DLB) (Entered: 01/08/1998)

Jan. 7, 1998
15

ORDER by Honorable Donald J. Stohr − IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiffs are granted up to and including 1/23/98 n in which to file a second amended complaint. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than Monday, 2/2/98, the parties shall file a joint proposed scheduling plan. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiffs are granted up to and including 2/23/98 in which to file an appropriate motion for class action. ; joint scheduling plan ddl 2/2/98 , ; Resp to court ddl 2/23/98 (cc: all counsel) (DLB) (Entered: 01/12/1998)

Jan. 9, 1998
16

MOTION by defendant St. Charles Riverfr to extend time until 2/9/98 to file answers and/or objections to pltf's discovery requests (LGK) (Entered: 01/20/1998)

Jan. 16, 1998

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Donald J. Stohr granting motion to extend time until 2/9/98 to file answers and/or objections to pltf's discovery requests [16−1] (cc: all counsel) (LGK) (Entered: 01/20/1998)

Jan. 16, 1998
17

AMENDED COMPLAINT by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, plaintiff Lois Crockett, plaintiff George Frazier, plaintiff Florine Forrest, plaintiff Darrell Garner, plaintiff Fernando Grant, plaintiff Sterling Hearns, plaintiff George Moore, plaintiff Juan Shivers, plaintiff Craig Stacker, plaintiff Ryan Weems, plaintiff Adrienne Wells, plaintiff Terrance T. Dominick # Counts: 3 [5−1], [1−1]; jury demand (note: leave granted in order dated 1/9/98) (CEL) (Entered: 02/12/1998)

Jan. 22, 1998
20

ANSWER by defendant St. Charles Riverfr to 2nd amended complaint [17−1] (CEL) (Entered: 02/12/1998)

Jan. 29, 1998
18

JOINT PROPOSED SCHEDULING PLAN by plaintiff, defendant, (LGK) (Entered: 02/03/1998)

Feb. 2, 1998
19

ORDER by Honorable Jean C. Hamilton Case reassigned to Honorable Rodney W. Sippel (cc: all counsel) (LGK) (Entered: 02/05/1998)

Feb. 2, 1998
21

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel : (cc: all counsel) (CLA) (Entered: 03/04/1998)

March 3, 1998
22

MOTION by plaintiff to certify class action (CLA) (Entered: 03/12/1998)

March 10, 1998
23

MOTION (Titled Memorandum For Clerk) by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, defendant St. Charles Riverfr to extend time to and including 4/20/98 for Pltfs to file a Memorandum in Support of their Motion for Class Certification and 20 days thereafter for Defts to file a Memorandum in Response to the Memorandum filed by Pltfs (CMA) (Entered: 03/19/1998)

March 18, 1998
23

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel granting motion to extend time to and including 4/20/98 for Pltfs to file a Memorandum in Support of their Motion for Class Certification and 20 days thereafter for Defts to file a Memorandum in Response to the Memorandum filed by Pltfs [23−1] (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 03/19/1998)

March 18, 1998
24

ORDER by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel There will be a status conference in chambers on 6/26/98 at 10:00 and The class certification hrg. shall be set for 2 days August 25th and 26th ; In−court hearing 6/26/98 ; Status hearing 8/25/98 (cc: all counsel) (CLA) (Entered: 03/23/1998)

March 19, 1998
25

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff re: motion to certify class action [22−1] w/exhibits A thru H attached. (CLA) (Entered: 04/16/1998)

April 15, 1998
26

MOTION by plaintiff to extend time to answer first set of interrogatories and production and response to mtn. for class certification (CLA) (Entered: 04/21/1998)

April 20, 1998
27

STIPULATION by plaintiff, defendant, plaintiff re [25−1] to be placed under seal. SO ORDERED JCH. (CLA) (Entered: 04/21/1998)

April 20, 1998
27

SEALED DOCUMENT by plaintiff, defendant, plaintiff [25−1] (CLA) (Entered: 04/21/1998)

April 20, 1998
28

MOTION by defendant St. Charles Riverfr to extend time to Respond to Pltfs' Memorandum in Support of Their Motion for Class Certification up to and including 6/15/98 (CMA) (Entered: 06/08/1998)

June 5, 1998
28

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel granting motion to extend time to Respond to Pltfs' Memorandum in Support of Their Motion for Class Certification up to and including 6/15/98 [28−1] (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 06/08/1998)

June 5, 1998
29

RESPONSE (Titled Memorandum in Opposition) by defendant St. Charles Riverfr to motion to certify class action [22−1] (CMA) (Entered: 06/16/1998)

June 15, 1998
30

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to reply to memo in opposition to class certification (CLA) (Entered: 06/23/1998)

June 18, 1998
30

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel granting motion for leave to reply to memo in opposition to class certification [30−1] (cc: all counsel) (CLA) (Entered: 06/23/1998)

June 22, 1998
31

MINUTES: Parties present for Status Conference before Honorable Rodney W. Sippel; Pltf brief on deposition issues due on 7/6/98 and Deft brief on expert issues due on 7/6/98; In−court hearing 6/26/98 at 10:00 ; Resp to court ddl 7/6/98 reporter: None; proceedings started: 10:05 − ended: 10:20 (CMA) (Entered: 06/29/1998)

June 26, 1998
32

ORDER by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel that on or before 7/6/98 deft will file with the Court a brief discussing the scope and number of depositions proposed to be taken of named pltfs prior to the class certification hearing. Pltfs shall file a response on or before 7/14/98; FURTHER ORDERED that pltfs will notify the Court of any intent to depose expert witnesses prior to the class certification hearing, and if such depositions are desired, their anticipated scope. Deft shall file a response on or before 7/14/98 See ddls set in Doc. No. 31 (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 07/01/1998)

June 26, 1998
33

REPLY by plaintiff to response to motion to certify class action [22−1] w/exhibits A &B attached. Filed under seal. (CLA) (Entered: 07/07/1998)

July 6, 1998
33

SEALED DOCUMENT by plaintiff [33−1] (CLA) (Entered: 07/07/1998)

July 6, 1998

NOTICE of Designation of Expert by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. w/ Curriculum Vitae attached (CMA) (Entered: 07/22/1998)

July 6, 1998

MEMORANDUM by defendant St. Charles Riverfr in response to order [32−2] re: Deft's Request to Depose Class Representatives (CMA) (Entered: 07/22/1998)

July 6, 1998

RESPONSE by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. to Deft's Memorandum in its Request to Depose Certain Class Representatives [0−1] w/ Proposed Order attached (CMA) (Entered: 07/22/1998)

July 13, 1998

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. regarding the report of pltfs' expert (FILED UNDER SEAL) (CMA) (Entered: 07/22/1998)

July 13, 1998

SEALED DOCUMENT by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. [0−1] (CMA) (Entered: 07/22/1998)

July 13, 1998
34

MOTION by defendant St. Charles Riverfr for leave to file surreply to motion for class certification w/proposed surreply (CEL) (Entered: 07/17/1998)

July 16, 1998
35

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel denying motion to extend Time to Respond to Deft's Motion for Leave to File Surreply to Pltf's Reply to Deft's Memorandum of Law and Opposition to Pltf's Motion to Certify a Class Action up to and including 8/4/98 [35−1] (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 07/23/1998)

July 22, 1998

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel granting motion for leave to file surreply to motion for class certification [34−1] (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 07/27/1998)

July 22, 1998
36

SurREPLY by defendant St. Charles Riverfr to Pltfs' Reply to Deft's response to Pltfs' motion to certify class action [22−1] w/ Supporting Document (CMA) (Entered: 07/27/1998)

July 22, 1998
37

ORDER by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel that Deft is hereby granted leave to depose the named pltfs in this matter. Said depos shall be limited to the issue of class certification (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 07/27/1998)

July 22, 1998
38

MOTION by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, plaintiff Lois Crockett, plaintiff George Frazier, plaintiff Florine Forrest, plaintiff Darrell Garner, plaintiff Fernando Grant, plaintiff Sterling Hearns, plaintiff George Moore, plaintiff Juan Shivers, plaintiff Craig Stacker, plaintiff Ryan Weems, plaintiff Adrienne Wells, plaintiff Terrance T. Dominick, plaintiff Wykeeta Jones for leave to file response to deft's surreply w/proposed surreply (CEL) (Entered: 08/03/1998)

July 30, 1998
39

MOTION by defendant St. Charles Riverfr to strike pltffs' response to deft's surreply (CEL) (Entered: 08/03/1998)

July 30, 1998
40

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. re: revised page of the expert report filed on 7/13/98 [0−1]; FILED UNDER SEAL AND PLACED IN SEALED ENVELOPE W/ 7/13/98 MEMORANDUM (DOC. NO. 0) (CMA) Modified on 08/06/1998 (Entered: 08/06/1998)

Aug. 3, 1998
40

SEALED DOCUMENT by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. [40−1]; placed in sealed envelope w/ Memorandum dated 7/13/98 (Doc. No. 0) (CMA) (Entered: 08/06/1998)

Aug. 3, 1998
41

MOTION by defendant St. Charles Riverfr for order to Deny Pltfs' Request for Leave to File a Response to Deft's Surreply (CMA) (Entered: 08/06/1998)

Aug. 4, 1998
42

RESPONSE by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. to motion for order to Deny Pltfs' Request for Leave to File a Response to Deft's Surreply [41−1] (CMA) (Entered: 08/06/1998)

Aug. 5, 1998

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel denying motion for leave to file response to deft's surreply [38−1] (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 5, 1998

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel granting motion to strike pltffs' response to deft's surreply [39−1] (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 5, 1998
43

ORDER by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel denying as moot motion for order to Deny Pltfs' Request for Leave to File a Response Deft's Surreply [41−1] (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 08/18/1998)

Aug. 17, 1998
44

MINUTES: Parties present for hearing on Motion for Class Certification before Honorable Rodney W. Sippel; Testimony heard; Cause continued until 8/26/98 at 9:00 a.m.; court reporter: Ann Taylor; proceedings started: 9:25 − ended: 5:00 (CMA) (Entered: 08/27/1998)

Aug. 25, 1998
45

MINUTES: Parties present for Continuance of Class Certification Hearing before Honorable Rodney W. Sippel; Testimony resumes; Offer of Proof regarding Nicole Anderson to be sealed; Testimony concluded and briefing schedule set; Initial brief due 9/11/98; Reply brief due 9/18/98; 25 page limit for briefs granted (RWS) Resp to court ddl 9/11/98 ; Status hearing 8/25/98 and 8/26/98 satisfied court reporter: Ann Taylor; proceedings started: 9:15 − ended: 4:15 (CMA) (Entered: 08/27/1998)

Aug. 26, 1998
46

ORDER by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel that the parties shall file simultaneous briefs in support of their positions on class certification in this matter on 9/11/98; See Order for Details Regarding Content of Briefs; FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall file simultaneous briefs in reply to those filed 9/11/98 on 9/18/98; No Extensions of Time Will Be Granted Resp to court ddl 9/11/98 (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 09/01/1998)

Aug. 27, 1998
47

TRANSCRIPT filed from Hearing for Class Certification of August 25, 1998 (Volume 1) and August 26, 1998 (Volume 2); court reporter: Ann Taylor (Pages 145−153 in Volume 2 FILED UNDER SEAL) (CMA) (Entered: 09/02/1998)

Sept. 2, 1998
47

SEALED DOCUMENT by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al., defendant St. Charles Riverfr [47−1] (CMA) (Entered: 09/02/1998)

Sept. 2, 1998
48

STIPULATION identification of exhibits covered by the protective order by plaintiff, defendant, plaintiff (CLA) (Entered: 09/15/1998)

Sept. 11, 1998
50

POST HRG. BRIEF submitted by plaintiff re: motion to certify class action [22−1] (CLA) (Entered: 09/15/1998)

Sept. 11, 1998
49

POST HRG. BRIEF in opposition submitted by defendant St. Charles Riverfr re: motion to certify class action [22−1] w/appendix A thru E attached. (CLA) (Entered: 09/15/1998)

Sept. 11, 1998
51

MEMORANDUM in support of its mtn. to exclude the testimony and report of Dr. John Rice by defendant St. Charles Riverfr re: motion to certify class action [22−1] w/appendix A attached. (CLA) (Entered: 09/15/1998)

Sept. 11, 1998
52

MEMORANDUM in support of the admissibility of the expert's testimony by plaintiff re: motion to certify class action [22−1] (CLA) (Entered: 09/15/1998)

Sept. 11, 1998
53

SUPPLEMENTAL by defendant St. Charles Riverfr re motion to certify class action [22−1] (CLA) (Entered: 09/15/1998)

Sept. 14, 1998
54

SUPPLEMENTAL memo by defendant St. Charles Riverfr re: race discrimination lawsuits or admin. charges. (CEL) (Entered: 09/17/1998)

Sept. 14, 1998
55

REPLY by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. re [49−1] to Deft's Post Hearing Brief and in Support of Certification of the Class (CMA) Modified on 09/22/1998 (Entered: 09/22/1998)

Sept. 18, 1998
56

REPLY by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. re [51−1] to Deft's Memorandum and in Support of the Receipt of the Testimony of Pltfs' Expert by the Court (CMA) (Entered: 09/22/1998)

Sept. 18, 1998
57

REPLY by defendant St. Charles Riverfr re [52−1] to Pltfs' Brief in Support of the Admissibility of the Expert's Testimony (CMA) (Entered: 09/22/1998)

Sept. 18, 1998
58

REPLY by defendant St. Charles Riverfr re [50−1] to Pltfs' Post Hearing Brief Supporting Class Certification (CMA) (Entered: 09/23/1998)

Sept. 18, 1998
59

MOTION by defendant St. Charles Riverfr for leave to File Sur−Reply to Pltf's Reply to Deft's Post Hearing Brief and In Support of Certification of the Class w/ Proposed Sur−Reply (CMA) Modified on 09/29/1998 (Entered: 09/29/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
59

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel granting motion for leave to File Sur−Reply to Pltf's Reply to Deft's Post Hearing Brief and In Support of Certification of the Class [59−1] (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 09/29/1998)

Sept. 24, 1998
60

Sur−REPLY by defendant St. Charles Riverfr re [55−1] to Pltf's Reply to Deft's Post Hearing Brief and In Support of Certification (CMA) (Entered: 09/29/1998)

Sept. 24, 1998
61

OBJECTIONS by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, plaintiff Lois Crockett, plaintiff George Frazier, plaintiff Florine Forrest, plaintiff Darrell Garner, plaintiff Fernando Grant, plaintiff Sterling Hearns, plaintiff George Moore, plaintiff Juan Shivers, plaintiff Craig Stacker, plaintiff Ryan Weems, plaintiff Adrienne Wells, plaintiff Terrance T. Dominick, plaintiff Wykeeta Jones, plaintiff Shonta Luster, plaintiff Johnnie Radford to [59−1]− Leave to file response. DEFENDANTS' OBJECTIONS ARE HEREBY FILED AND NOTED BY THE COURT. EACH PARTIES BRIEFS ARE DEEMED AMENDED TO INCLUDE ARGUMENT ON THIS ISSUE AS PRESENTED HEREIN. (RWS) (BAK) (Entered: 09/30/1998)

Sept. 25, 1998
62

NOTICE by defendant St. Charles Riverfr of Filing Opinion of the Fourth Circuit in Lowery V. Circuit City Stores, Inc. w/ Opinion attached (CMA) (Entered: 10/01/1998)

Sept. 29, 1998
63

MOTION by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. for leave to File Notice of Filing Under Seal w/ Proposed Notice (CMA) (Entered: 10/06/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998
63

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel granting motion for leave to File Notice of Filing Under Seal [63−1] (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 10/08/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998
64

NOTICE by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. of Filing regarding Amended 1998 Affirmative Action Plan (FILED UNDER SEAL) (CMA) (Entered: 10/08/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998
64

SEALED DOCUMENT by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. [64−1] (CMA) (Entered: 10/08/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998
65

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel granting in part and denying in part motion to certify class action [22−1] (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 11/25/1998)

Nov. 25, 1998
66

HEREBY ORDERED by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel that Pltfs' Motion for Class Certification is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. A class consisting of non−supervisory employees of the St. Charles Riverfront Casino Table Games Department, claiming discrimination in disciplinary actions, denial of promotions and/or terminations will be conditionally certified; granting in part and denying in part motion to certify class action [22−1] (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 11/25/1998)

Nov. 25, 1998
67

Agreed MOTION by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. and defendant St. Charles Riverfr to amend Stipulated Protective Order (CMA) (Entered: 01/07/1999)

Jan. 5, 1999
68

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel granting motion to amend Stipulated Protective Order [67−1] (Note: This Document is the Amended Stipulated Protective Order) (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 01/11/1999)

Jan. 8, 1999
69

RULE 16 ORDER by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel ; standard(2) track , ; Rule 16 Conference 2/19/99 at 10:30 ; joint scheduling plan ddl 2/12/99 (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 01/21/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999
70

MOTION by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. to extend Time to Respond to Deft's Discovery Request Up to and Including 3/5/99 (CMA) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 1, 1999
71

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel granting motion to extend Time to Respond to Deft's Discovery Up to and Including 3/5/99 [70−1] (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 02/03/1999)

Feb. 2, 1999
72

JOINT PROPOSED SCHEDULING PLAN by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, plaintiff Lois Crockett, plaintiff George Frazier, plaintiff Florine Forrest, plaintiff Darrell Garner, plaintiff Fernando Grant, plaintiff Sterling Hearns, plaintiff George Moore, plaintiff Juan Shivers, plaintiff Craig Stacker, plaintiff Ryan Weems, plaintiff Adrienne Wells, defendant St. Charles Riverfr, plaintiff Terrance T. Dominick, plaintiff Wykeeta Jones, plaintiff Shonta Luster, plaintiff Johnnie Radford (CMA) (Entered: 02/11/1999)

Feb. 10, 1999
73

HEREBY ORDERED by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel that a Rule 16 scheduling conference is set for 4/30/99 at 11:00 a.m., in the chambers of the undersigned Rule 16 Conference 4/30/99 at 11:00 (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 02/22/1999)

Feb. 19, 1999
75

DESIGNATION NEUTRAL REPORT by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, plaintiff Lois Crockett, plaintiff George Frazier, plaintiff Florine Forrest, plaintiff Darrell Garner, plaintiff Fernando Grant, plaintiff Sterling Hearns, plaintiff George Moore, plaintiff Juan Shivers, plaintiff Craig Stacker, plaintiff Ryan Weems, plaintiff Adrienne Wells, plaintiff Terrance T. Dominick, plaintiff Wykeeta Jones, plaintiff Shonta Luster, plaintiff Johnnie Radford, defendant St. Charles Riverfr Neutral: Neil N. Bernstein date of conference: 4/19/99 and 4/20/99 time: 10:00 location: To Be Selected (CMA) (Entered: 03/23/1999)

March 22, 1999
76

NOTICE of appointment of neutral; neutral: Neil N. Bernstein; neutral selected by: Parties (CMA) (Entered: 03/23/1999)

March 23, 1999
77

DISCLOSURE of Corporation Interests Certificate Parent companies: Station Casinos, Inc. Subsidiaries: N/A Publicly held company: Station Casinos, Inc. by defendant St. Charles Riverfr (CMA) (Entered: 04/01/1999)

March 30, 1999
78

HEREBY ORDERED by Honorable Rodney W. Sippel that the Rule 16 conference, previously set for 4/30/99, has been reset to 5/18/99, at 10:00 a.m. Rule 16 Conference 5/18/99 at 10:00 (cc: all counsel) (CMA) (Entered: 04/29/1999)

April 28, 1999
79

LETTER from Clerk to Louis Gilden and Charles Oldham, attorneys for pltfs, regarding the retrieval of depositions and exhibits submitted in reference to class certification hearing (CMA) (Entered: 05/03/1999)

April 30, 1999
80

An ADR conference was held on 4/19/99 and 4/27/99; ADR COMPLIANCE REPORT Neutral: Neil Bernstein; The parties Did achieve a settlement (subject to class approval) (CMA) (Entered: 05/03/1999)

April 30, 1999
81

DEPOSITION RECEIPT by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. (CMA) (Entered: 05/13/1999)

May 12, 1999
81

EXHIBIT RECEIPT by plaintiff Nicole Anderson, et al. (CMA) (Entered: 05/13/1999)

May 12, 1999

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 24, 1997

Closing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Class of African American employees who were denied employment and promotions, were subjected to discipline, or were discharged by the St. Charles Riverfront Station in St. Charles, MO on the basis of race.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

St. Charles Riverfront Station, Inc. (St. Louis, St. Louis city), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

State law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Content of Injunction:

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Hiring

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black