Case: Allen v. Thorn Americas Inc.

4:97-cv-01159 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Filed Date: Aug. 15, 1997

Closed Date: Nov. 24, 1999

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Case Summary

On August 15, 1997 a group of African American employees filed suit in the District Court for the Western District of Missouri against their employer, Thorn Americas, alleging that the defendant engaged in racial discrimination against African American employees in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Specifically they alleged that Thorn Americas paid African Americans less than other employees and imposed harsher discipline on African American employees than it applied to others who committed simil…

On August 15, 1997 a group of African American employees filed suit in the District Court for the Western District of Missouri against their employer, Thorn Americas, alleging that the defendant engaged in racial discrimination against African American employees in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Specifically they alleged that Thorn Americas paid African Americans less than other employees and imposed harsher discipline on African American employees than it applied to others who committed similar infractions. The suit also included several African American applicants to Thorn Americas who alleged discriminatory hiring practices.

As discovery progressed the parties engaged in settlement negotiations. The parties were able to reach a settlement agreement for the putative class and on November 24, 1998 the district court (Judge Scott O. Wright) approved the class action settlement. Under its terms class members and the individually named plaintiffs received damages totaling $6.7 million.

Summary Authors

Michael Perry (7/15/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Wright, Scott Olin (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Braud, Bert S. (Missouri)

Compton, Mary Beth (Missouri)

Egan, Dennis E. (Missouri)

Fletcher, Michael Robert (Missouri)

Graham, Gene P. Jr. (Missouri)

Hubbard, Dirk L. (Missouri)

Klamann, John M. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Badgerow, J. Nick (Kansas)

Boatright, Daniel B. (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Wright, Scott Olin (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Braud, Bert S. (Missouri)

Compton, Mary Beth (Missouri)

Egan, Dennis E. (Missouri)

Fletcher, Michael Robert (Missouri)

Graham, Gene P. Jr. (Missouri)

Hubbard, Dirk L. (Missouri)

Klamann, John M. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Badgerow, J. Nick (Kansas)

Boatright, Daniel B. (Missouri)

DeVeney, Jeannie M. (Missouri)

Hobbs, James R. (Missouri)

Whitacre, Jack L. (Missouri)

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Document

Docket

Nov. 24, 1999 Docket

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT w/JS44 ( 0 Summons(es) issued) Receipt #136022 $150.00 paid (Bonnie Rowland) (Entered: 08/15/1997)

Aug. 15, 1997
2

Notice of Voluntary Track Assignment (Early Assessment Program) (Bonnie Rowland) (Entered: 08/15/1997)

Aug. 15, 1997
4

ANSWER by defendant Thorn Americas Inc (Court Employee) (Entered: 10/15/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997
5

MINUTE ENTRY as to plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward, defendant Thorn Americas Inc of Scheduling Conference. Judge Scott O. Wright presiding Court Reporter: April Mason (Court Employee) (Entered: 10/22/1997)

Oct. 21, 1997
6

ORDER: by Judge Scott O. Wright ;discovery ddl set 8/1/98 ;witness list ddl set 10/1/98 ;exhibit list ddl set 10/1/98 (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 10/22/1997)

Oct. 22, 1997
7

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of First Requests for Production to Plt Lester Allen; First Requests for Production to Plt Earl Ward; Dft's First Requests for Production to Plaintiff Lonnie Snow; Dft's First Requests for Produciton to Plaintiff Jeff Granville; Dft's First Requests for Production to Plt Marcella Lee; Dft's First Interrogatories to Plt Lester Allen; Dft's First Interrogatories to Plt Earl Ward; Dft's First Interrogatories to Lonnie Snow; Dft's First Interrogatories to Plt Jeff Granville; Dft's First Interrogatories to Plt Marcella Lee (Court Employee) (Entered: 10/31/1997)

Oct. 31, 1997
8

MOTION by defendant Thorn Americas Inc for modification or clarification of the scheduling order of 10/22/97 (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/07/1997)

Nov. 7, 1997
9

Suggestions by defendant Thorn Americas Inc in support of motion for modification or clarification of the scheduling order of 10/22/97 [8−1] (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/07/1997)

Nov. 7, 1997
10

NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of taking depo of authorized representative of defendant on Monday; 12/15/97 (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 10, 1997
11

NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of taking depo of authorized representative of dft on Tuesday; 12/16/97 (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 10, 1997
12

NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of taking depo of Douglas D. Anderson on Friday; 12/19/97 (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 10, 1997
13

NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of taking depo of authorized representatives of defendant on Thursday; 12/18/97 (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 10, 1997
14

NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of taking depo of authorized representatives of defendant on Wednesday; 12/17/97 (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 10, 1997
15

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of service of plt's first request for prod/documents; plt Allen's first interrogatories; Plt Ward's first interrogatories; Plt Snow's first interrogatories; Plt Lee's first interrogatories; Plt Granville's first interrogatories (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/10/1997)

Nov. 10, 1997
16

Suggestions by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward in opposition to motion for modification or clarification of the scheduling order of 10/22/97 [8−1] (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/12/1997)

Nov. 12, 1997
17

ORDER by Judge Scott O. Wright denying defendant's motion for modification or clarification of the scheduling order of 10/22/97 [8−1] (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/14/1997)

Nov. 14, 1997
19

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of service of Rule 26(A)(1) Disclosures (Georgia Kee) (Entered: 11/18/1997)

Nov. 18, 1997
20

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge Scott O. Wright; pursuant to the agreement and stipulation of the parties (contained in order), and for good cause shown, including the protection of certain confidential or proprietary information or documents ("Confidential Material"); see order for details : (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/24/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997
21

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff Lonnie Snow of service of 2nd interrogatories (Court Employee) (Entered: 11/24/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997
22

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of service of plt Allens's objs/to dfts 1st interrogatories; plt Granvilles' obj/to dft's 1st interrogatories; plt Lee's obj/to dft's 1st interrogatories; plt Snow's obj/dft 1st interrogatories; plt Ward's obj/to dft/1st interrogatories; plt Allens' obj/dft/1st req/prod/doc; plt Granville's obj/dft/1st req/prod/doc; plt Lee's obj/dft/1st req/prod/doc; plt's Snow's obj/dfts/1st req/prod/doc; plt Ward's obj/dfts/1st req/pro/doc (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/08/1997)

Dec. 4, 1997
24

MINUTE ENTRY as to plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward, defendant Thorn Americas Inc Judge Scott O. Wright presiding; plt's letter dated 12/2/97 re: scheduling is discussed; Court Reporter: C. Reed (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/11/1997)

Dec. 5, 1997
23

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of dft obj/plt Granville's opening interrogatories; dft/obj to plt Allen's opening interrogatories; dfts obj to plt Lee's opening interrogatories; dfts obj to plt Snow's opening interrogatories; dft's obj to plt's 1st req/prod of doc; dft obj to plts notice to take depo (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/09/1997)

Dec. 9, 1997
25

FURTHER SCHEDULING ORDER: by Judge Scott O. Wright; ordered issued previously on 10/22/97; all deadlines set on that date except deadlines for objections to written discovery (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/15/1997)

Dec. 15, 1997
26

MOTION by defendant Thorn Americas Inc for protective order to prevent deposition (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/16/1997)

Dec. 15, 1997
27

Suggestions by defendant Thorn Americas Inc in support of motion for protective order to prevent deposition [26−1] (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/16/1997)

Dec. 15, 1997
28

AFFIDAVIT of John K Henderson Jr regarding motion for protective order to prevent deposition [26−1] (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/16/1997)

Dec. 15, 1997
29

MOTION by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward for leave to file amended complaint (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/16/1997)

Dec. 16, 1997
30

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of dft's obj to plt Ward's opening interrogatories (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/18/1997)

Dec. 17, 1997
33

MINUTE ENTRY as to plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward, defendant Thorn Americas Inc Judge Scott O. Wright presiding Court Reporter: S. Brogan Motion #26 for protective order is discussed (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/22/1997)

Dec. 19, 1997
31

ORDER by Judge Scott O. Wright denying dft's motion for protective order to prevent deposition [26−1] (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/22/1997)

Dec. 22, 1997
34

Suggestions by defendant Thorn Americas Inc in opposition to plt's motion to file amended complpaint (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/24/1997)

Dec. 23, 1997
35

Objections by defendant Thorn Americas Inc to plt Snow's second interrogatories (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/24/1997)

Dec. 24, 1997
36

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of dft's objections to plts Snow's 2nd Interrogatories (Court Employee) (Entered: 12/24/1997)

Dec. 24, 1997
37

Suggestions by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward in opposition to dft's motion for protective order to prevent deposition of Douglas Anderson (doc 26; previously ruled on 12/22/97) (Court Employee) Modified on 12/24/1997 (Entered: 12/24/1997)

Dec. 24, 1997
38

MOTION by defendant Thorn Americas Inc for protective order , and for reconsideration (Georgia Kee) (Entered: 12/31/1997)

Dec. 31, 1997
41

Suggestions by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward in opposition to motion for reconsideration [38−2] (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/06/1998)

Jan. 5, 1998
39

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of dft's initial discl (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/06/1998)

Jan. 6, 1998
40

Reply suggestions by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward to plt's motion for leave to file first amended complaint (doc 29) (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/06/1998)

Jan. 6, 1998
42

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of dft's responses to plt's 1st req/ porduction of documents and things and privilege log (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/07/1998)

Jan. 6, 1998
43

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of service of plt Lonnie Snow's responses to Dft's 1st interrogatories; plt Jeff Granville's responses to dft's 1st interrogatories; plt Lester Allen's responses to dft's 1st interrogatories; plt Earl Ward's responses to dft's 1st interrogatories (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/07/1998)

Jan. 7, 1998
44

Reply suggestions by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward to motion for reconsideration [38−2] (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/08/1998)

Jan. 8, 1998
47

MINUTE ENTRY as to plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward, defendant Thorn Americas Inc Judge Scott O. Wright presiding Court Reporter: C. Reed; Discovery dispute re deposition of dft's C.E.O. discussed (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/13/1998)

Jan. 8, 1998
45

ORDER by Judge Scott O. Wright denying dft's motion for protective order [38−1] (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/09/1998)

Jan. 9, 1998
46

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge Scott O. Wright :protective order issued to expedite the flow of discovery material, facilitate the prompt resolution of disputes over confidentiality, provide adequate protection for material entitled to be kept confidential, on the joint motion and stipulation of the parties; see order for details (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/09/1998)

Jan. 9, 1998
53

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT Number of summon(s): 0 (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/22/1998)

Jan. 15, 1998
48

NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of taking videotaped depo of Douglas D. Anderson on 2/6/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/20/1998)

Jan. 16, 1998
50

AMENDED NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of taking depo of Douglas D. Anderson on 2/6/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/21/1998)

Jan. 20, 1998
51

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of service of plt's discovery (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/22/1998)

Jan. 21, 1998
52

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of service of plt's disc response (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/22/1998)

Jan. 21, 1998
54

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of production of additional documents responsive to plt's requests for production and plt's were served with dft's 1st supplemental privilege log (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/28/1998)

Jan. 27, 1998
55

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of dft's answers to plt Allen's, Wards', Snow's, Granville's, Lee's opening interrogatories and Snow's 2nd Interrogatories (Court Employee) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 29, 1998
56

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of additional response to plas' req f/ prod and dft's second supplemental privilege log (Court Employee) (Entered: 02/03/1998)

Feb. 2, 1998
57

NOTICE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Allen Floyd on 2/20/98, Godfrey Panama, on 3/9/98 and Richard Cargo on 3/10/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 02/17/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998
59

TRANSCRIPT of Telephone Conference held on 1/8/98 before Judge Scott O. Wright as to plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward, defendant Thorn Americas Inc (Court Employee) (Entered: 02/19/1998)

Feb. 18, 1998
58

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of objections to 2nd request for production of documents and things (Court Employee) (Entered: 02/19/1998)

Feb. 19, 1998
60

NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of taking depo of Jim Turner on 3/16/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 02/25/1998)

Feb. 25, 1998
61

NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of taking depo of Tom Wright on 3/20/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 02/25/1998)

Feb. 25, 1998
62

NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of taking depo of Jim Weinrich on 3/19/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 02/25/1998)

Feb. 25, 1998
63

NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward of taking depo of Greg Green on 3/18/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 02/25/1998)

Feb. 25, 1998
64

NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward, defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Marvin Fitzpatrick on 3/17/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 02/25/1998)

Feb. 25, 1998
65

AMENDED NOTICE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Godfrey Panama on 3/9/98 (Sealed Case User) (Entered: 03/06/1998)

March 5, 1998
68

NOTICE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Barrett Lee on 3/11/98 and Adresie Dace on 3/13/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/09/1998)

March 6, 1998
66

NOTICE by plaintiffs of taking depo of Marvin Fitzpatrick on 3/16/98 (Kelly McIlvain) (Entered: 03/09/1998)

March 9, 1998
67

NOTICE by plaintiff of taking depo of Jim Turner on 3/17/98 (Kelly McIlvain) (Entered: 03/09/1998)

March 9, 1998
70

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Earl Ward of service of 3rd request for production of documents (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/10/1998)

March 10, 1998
71

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of suppl disclosures (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/11/1998)

March 11, 1998
72

NOTICE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Mike Bouknight on 3/13/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/12/1998)

March 11, 1998
73

MINUTE ENTRY of Teleconference Judge Scott O. Wright presiding Court Reporter: April Mason; Dispute re deposition questions discussed (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/16/1998)

March 13, 1998
74

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff of service of st supplmental Rule 26 disclosure (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/18/1998)

March 18, 1998
75

NOTICE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Godfrey Panama on 3/23/98 and Richard Cargo on 3/23/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/20/1998)

March 19, 1998
76

NOTICE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Adresie Dace on 3/30/98, Barrett Lee on 3/31/98, Micheal Bouknight on 4/1/98, Ken Roberson on 4/2/98 and Terry Randle on 4/3/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/20/1998)

March 19, 1998
77

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of 26(1)(2) Disclosures (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/24/1998)

March 23, 1998
78

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of 4th suppl Privilege Log (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/30/1998)

March 30, 1998
79

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of addtl documents responsive to plt's request for production and 3rd suppl privilege log (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/30/1998)

March 30, 1998
80

CERTIFICATE of transmission of deposition of Jim Turner taken on 3/17/98 on behalf of plaintiff Costs: $571.00 paid by plts and $156.60 paid by dft (Court Employee) (Entered: 03/31/1998)

March 31, 1998
81

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of 2nd request for Production of Documents (Court Employee) (Entered: 04/02/1998)

April 1, 1998
82

NOTICE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Michael Bouknight on 4/10/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 04/07/1998)

April 6, 1998
83

Status report by plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward concerning settlement &proposed case management plan (Georgia Kee) (Entered: 04/20/1998)

April 17, 1998
84

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff of service of response to dft's 2nd request for Production of Documents (Court Employee) (Entered: 04/21/1998)

April 21, 1998
85

ORDER by Judge Scott O. Wright that dft respond to plt's case management plan within ten days of the date of this order [83−1] (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 04/22/1998)

April 22, 1998
86

Proposed Case Managment Plan and Response by defendant Thorn Americas Inc to order of 4/22/98 [85−1] (Court Employee) (Entered: 05/01/1998)

May 1, 1998
87

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of 5th Supplemental Privilege Log (Georgia Kee) (Entered: 05/06/1998)

May 5, 1998
88

NOTICE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Richard Cargo on 5/8/98 at 9:00am, of Godfrey Panama on 5/8/98 at 10:00am and of Joe Fulson on

May 5, 1998
90

NOTICE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Barrett Lee on 5/12/98, Adresie Dace on 5/13/98, Ken Roberson on 5/13/98, Terry Randle on 5/15/98, Ron Gillins on 5/15/98 and Rodney Johnson on 5/18/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 7, 1998
91

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of subpoena's (Court Employee) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 7, 1998
92

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of 6th Suppl Privilege Log (Court Employee) (Entered: 05/13/1998)

May 12, 1998
93

NOTICE by plaintiff Lester Allen of taking depo of John M Klamann on 5/29/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 05/20/1998)

May 15, 1998
94

MOTION by plaintiff Lester Allen to amend scheduling order to extend expert deadlines (Court Employee) (Entered: 06/02/1998)

June 1, 1998
95

Suggestions by defendant Thorn Americas Inc in opposition to motion to amend scheduling order to extend expert deadlines [94−1] (Court Employee) (Entered: 06/04/1998)

June 3, 1998
96

MINUTE ENTRY:Teleconference as to plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward, defendant Thorn Americas Judge Scott O. Wright presiding; #94 plf's motion to amend the schedule discussed; Court Reporter: A. Mason (Georgia Kee) (Entered: 06/05/1998)

June 4, 1998
97

ORDER by Judge Scott O. Wright granting plt's motion to amend scheduling order to extend expert deadlines [94−1] The parties shall meet on 6/8/98 to conduct discovery on the dft's computer; plts shall disclose their expert by 6/22/98; dft shall disclose its expert by 7/13/98 ; discovery due on or before 8/1/98 (cc: all counsel) (Court Employee) (Entered: 06/09/1998)

June 9, 1998
98

CERTIFICATE of transmission of deposition of Marvin Fitzpatrick taken on 5/29/98 on behalf of plaintiff Lester Allen, plaintiff Marcella Lee, plaintiff Lonnie Snow, plaintiff Jeffrey T Granville, plaintiff Earl Ward Costs: $382.60 pd by plfs'; $127.80 pd by dft (Georgia Kee) (Entered: 06/10/1998)

June 10, 1998
99

NOTICE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Joe Fulson on 6/18/98, Fatena Dahdal on 6/19/98 &Adreise Dace on 6/19/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 06/12/1998)

June 11, 1998
100

NOTICE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Chad Ryerson on 6/22/98, Rita Hollins 6/26/98, John "Brad" Costa and Tom Shadid on 7/2/98, Ken Roerson 7/6/98, Mikde Saxton 7/8/98, Keith Pittman 7/10/98, Tim White 7/14/98, Terry Randle 7/16/98, Rodney Johnson 7/20/98, Ron Gillins on 7/21/98 and Barrett Lee on 7/22/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 06/17/1998)

June 17, 1998
101

CERTIFICATE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of service of Subpoenas (Court Employee) (Entered: 06/17/1998)

June 17, 1998
102

NOTICE by defendant Thorn Americas Inc of taking depo of Marques Wilson on 7/15/98 at 9:00am (Court Employee) (Entered: 06/18/1998)

June 17, 1998
118

TRANSCRIPT of telephone conference held on 6/4/98 before Judge Scott O. Wright as to defendant Thorn Americas Inc (Court Employee) (Entered: 07/02/1998)

June 18, 1998
103

DESIGNATION by plaintiffs' of Experts (Court Employee) (Entered: 06/23/1998)

June 22, 1998
104

NOTICE by plaintiffs of taking depo of Linda Adams on 7/17/98, Russ Barber on 7/16/98, Rober Walker 7/16/98, Tim Steelman on 7/20/98, JR Rich 7/21/98, Phil Schottel 7/21/98 (Court Employee) (Entered: 06/24/1998)

June 24, 1998
106

NOTICE by plaintiffs Lester Allen of taking depo of Kim Martin on 7/30/98 at 9:00 (Court Employee) (Entered: 06/24/1998)

June 24, 1998

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 15, 1997

Closing Date: Nov. 24, 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

African American Employees and Applicants

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Thorn Americas (Witchita), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $6,700,000

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discipline

Hiring

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black