Case: NAACP Jacksonville Branch v. Consolidated City of Jacksonville

3:13-cv-00161 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: Feb. 14, 2013

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Case Summary

On February 14, 2013, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Jacksonville Branch ("NAACP") and the Jacksonville Brotherhood of firefighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters (JBOF) brought this class action lawsuit for violations of Title VII in the U.S. District Court of Middle District of Florida. The plaintiffs alleged that defendant, the Consolidated City of Jacksonville, through its Fire and Rescue Department…

On February 14, 2013, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Jacksonville Branch ("NAACP") and the Jacksonville Brotherhood of firefighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters (JBOF) brought this class action lawsuit for violations of Title VII in the U.S. District Court of Middle District of Florida. The plaintiffs alleged that defendant, the Consolidated City of Jacksonville, through its Fire and Rescue Department ("JFRD"), engaged in discriminatory recruitment, hiring, assignment and transfer polices that have a disparate impact on black candidates and black firefighters. The plaintiffs sought declaratory, injunctive and monetary relief.

The class was specified as all black candidates or aspiring black candidates for employment who were denied employment or dissuaded from applying by JFRD's discriminatory hiring process and all present or past black firefighters who have been subject to a hostile work environment, and/or discriminatory assignment and transfer policies, from July 30, 2006 to the present, two years prior to the sworn filing of the EEOC complaint.

The case was assigned to District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan. On June 3, 2013, the plaintiffs moved for temporary restraining order. On October 24, 2013, Judge Corrigan denied the motion and ordered the parties to mediate by December 16, 2013. Settlement negotiations proceeded for three years, and were ultimately successful. In March 2016, the parties proposed a settlement agreement.

The remedy included a payment of $250,000 to settlement funds. The city agreed to hire a group of prospective firefighters over the next five years who did not yet have a state certification and allow them to complete the required training within the 18 months of hiring. This was to meet the goal to build a fire and rescue workforce reflective of the community, first announced in 1999. The agreement covered hiring through 2021. In addition, the settlement included policies on transfer, work environment, anti-harassment training, and record-keeping and reporting obligations. The city agreed to grant requests to transfer to the most senior individual with qualifications who submits a reassignment request. The city also agreed to maintain work environment free from harassment and retaliation, provide anti-harassment training to all current and new personnel and document harassment complaints or investigations. The city agreed to provide an annual report to the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission containing information about training, work environment policy and harassment and retaliation complaints.

On May 13, 2016, the parties filed a joint notice of settlement and motion for voluntary dismissal with prejudice. On May 16, 2016, Judge Corrigan granted the motion. The court retained jurisdiction to enforce the settlement agreement. The last compliance date within this agreement is in the year 2021 and so presumably the court will have jurisdiction until that point.

Implementation of the settlement agreement is ongoing and there has been no change as of April 26, 2020.

Summary Authors

Susie Choi (2/27/2017)

Claire Shimberg (4/26/2020)

Related Cases

United States v. Consolidated City of Jacksonville, Middle District of Florida (2012)

People

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Judge(s)

Corrigan, Timothy J. (Florida)

Richardson, Monte C. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Blustein, Benjamin Jay (District of Columbia)

Dolkart, Jane L. (District of Columbia)

Kirsten, Doolittle L. (Florida)

Libman, Robert S (District of Columbia)

McClain, Ray (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

D'Agata, David J. (Florida)

Feiser, Craig D. (Florida)

Laquidara, Cindy A (Florida)

Judge(s)

Corrigan, Timothy J. (Florida)

Richardson, Monte C. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Blustein, Benjamin Jay (District of Columbia)

Dolkart, Jane L. (District of Columbia)

Kirsten, Doolittle L. (Florida)

Libman, Robert S (District of Columbia)

McClain, Ray (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

D'Agata, David J. (Florida)

Feiser, Craig D. (Florida)

Laquidara, Cindy A (Florida)

Mirando, Carol (Florida)

Teodorescu, Adina (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:13-cv-00161

Docket [PACER]

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch v. Consolidated City of Jacksonville

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Complaint

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Jacksonville Branch v. Consolidated City of Jacksonville

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Answer

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Jacksonville Branch v. Consolidated City of Jacksonville

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Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Plaintiff's Amended Motion for Temporary Restraining Order

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Order

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Order/Opinion
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Settlement and Mutual Release Agreement

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Order

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Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Last updated June 2, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against Consolidated City of Jacksonville with Jury Demand (Filing fee $ 350 receipt number JAX7790) filed by The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch, Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters.(DTS) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 14, 2013

Feb. 14, 2013

RECAP
2

AMENDED ORDER requiring electronic filing of the administrative record in Social Security cases (See 6:10-mc-95-ORL-22, Doc. 1) Signed by All Jacksonville Judges on 5/25/2005. Docketed in Error See Doc. #3. (DTS) Modified on 2/19/2013 (DTS). (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013

Feb. 19, 2013

PACER
3

AMENDED STANDING ORDER: Filing of documents that exceed twenty-five pages. Signed by All Jacksonville Judges on 5/25/2005. (DTS) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013

Feb. 19, 2013

PACER
4

SUMMONS issued as to Consolidated City of Jacksonville. (DTS) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013

Feb. 19, 2013

PACER
5

ORDER reassigning this case to the Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan, with his consent and to conduct all further proceedings. Signed by Judge Marcia Morales Howard on 2/19/2013. (EAM) (Entered: 02/20/2013)

Feb. 20, 2013

Feb. 20, 2013

PACER
6

Case Reassigned to Judge Timothy J. Corrigan. New case number: 3:13-cv-161-J-32MCR. Unassigned Judge MMH no longer assigned to the case. (DTS) (Entered: 02/21/2013)

Feb. 21, 2013

Feb. 21, 2013

PACER
7

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - Track 2. Signed by Deputy Clerk on 3/05/2013. (Attachments: # 1 Case Management Report Form, # 2 Consent Letter and Form)(EAM) (Entered: 03/05/2013)

March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013

PACER
8

NOTICE of Appearance by Adina Teodorescu on behalf of Consolidated City of Jacksonville (Teodorescu, Adina) (Entered: 03/07/2013)

March 7, 2013

March 7, 2013

PACER
9

ANSWER and affirmative defenses to 1 Complaint by Consolidated City of Jacksonville.(Laquidara, Cindy) (Entered: 03/13/2013)

March 13, 2013

March 13, 2013

PACER
10

CERTIFICATE of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement re 7 Notice of designation of track by Consolidated City of Jacksonville. (Teodorescu, Adina) (Entered: 03/21/2013)

March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013

PACER
11

CERTIFICATE of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement by Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch identifying Corporate Parent National Association for the Advancement of Colored Persons, Corporate Parent International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters for Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch.. (Doolittle, Kirsten) (Entered: 03/22/2013)

March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013

PACER
12

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (Teodorescu, Adina) (Entered: 05/21/2013)

May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

PACER
13

MOTION for temporary restraining order by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(Doolittle, Kirsten) (Entered: 06/03/2013)

June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013

PACER
14

MOTION for temporary restraining order by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit)(Doolittle, Kirsten) (Entered: 06/03/2013)

June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013

PACER
15

NOTICE by Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch re 13 MOTION for temporary restraining order, 14 MOTION for temporary restraining order Exhibit 3 (Doolittle, Kirsten) Modified on 6/4/2013 (ASL).(Counsel notified, filed in error) (Entered: 06/04/2013)

June 4, 2013

June 4, 2013

PACER
16

Amended MOTION for temporary restraining order by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit)(Doolittle, Kirsten)(CONVERTED to a Motion for Preliminary Injunction as per Order 20) Modified on 6/12/2013 (ASL). (Entered: 06/04/2013)

June 4, 2013

June 4, 2013

PACER
17

NOTICE of telephone hearing re: 16 Amended MOTION for temporary restraining order; Telephone Conference set for 6/11/2013 at 2:30 PM in Jacksonville Courtroom 10D before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan (counsel for plaintiffs to make arrangements for the call). (SRW) (Entered: 06/05/2013)

June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013

PACER
18

ORDER waiving and modifying the Administrative Order regarding Photography, Broadcasting, Television and Recording Equipment for the limited purpose of allowing Susan Eastman with Folio Weekely to bring a laptop and a cell phone for the status hearing on 6/11/13 at 2:30 p.m. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 6/11/2013. (MD) (Entered: 06/11/2013)

June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013

PACER
19

Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE re: scheduling of 16 motion held on 6/11/2013. Court Reporter: Shannon Bishop (SRW) (Entered: 06/11/2013)

June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013

PACER
20

ORDER setting schedule re 16 Amended MOTION for temporary restraining order (now converted to Motion for Preliminary Injunction); defendant's response due 6/28/2013; plaintiffs' reply due 7/9/2013; hearing set 7/16/2013 9:30 a.m., Courtroom 10D. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 6/12/2013. (SRW) (Entered: 06/12/2013)

June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013

PACER
21

RESPONSE in Opposition re 16 MOTION for preliminary injunction filed by Consolidated City of Jacksonville. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - affidavit)(Laquidara, Cindy) (Entered: 06/28/2013)

June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013

PACER
22

MOTION for leave to file Affidavits by All Plaintiffs. (Doolittle, Kirsten) (Entered: 07/03/2013)

July 3, 2013

July 3, 2013

PACER
23

ENDORSED ORDER granting 22 Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Affidavits to the limited extent requested. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 7/5/2013.(SRW) (Entered: 07/05/2013)

July 5, 2013

July 5, 2013

PACER
24

REPLY to Response to Motion re 16 MOTION for preliminary injunction filed by Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Affidavit)(Doolittle, Kirsten) (Entered: 07/09/2013)

July 9, 2013

July 9, 2013

PACER
25

Unopposed MOTION for leave to file counter-affidavit by Consolidated City of Jacksonville. (Laquidara, Cindy) (Entered: 07/11/2013)

July 11, 2013

July 11, 2013

PACER
26

ENDORSED ORDER granting 25 City's Motion for Leave to File Counter-Affidavit. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 7/12/2013.(SRW) (Entered: 07/12/2013)

July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

PACER
27

NOTICE by Consolidated City of Jacksonville Notice of Filing Counter-Affidavit (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(Laquidara, Cindy) (Entered: 07/12/2013)

July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

PACER
28

Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan: MOTION HEARING held on 7/16/2013 re 16 Amended MOTION for preliminary injunction filed by The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch, Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters.Court Reporter: Shannon Bishop (SRW) (Entered: 07/16/2013)

July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013

PACER
29

NOTICE of Filing Proposed Order by All Plaintiffs. (Dolkart, Jane) Modified on 7/22/2013 to edit text (ASL). (Entered: 07/19/2013)

July 19, 2013

July 19, 2013

PACER
30

ORDER deferring ruling on 16 Motion for Preliminary Injunction; directing City to give 45 days notice before extending conditional offers of employment to new firefighters. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 7/23/2013.(SRW) Modified on 7/24/2013 to edit text (ASL). (Entered: 07/23/2013)

July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013

PACER
31

TRANSCRIPT of Motion Hearing held on July 16, 2013 before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan. Court Reporter/Transcriber Shannon M. Bishop, RMR, CRR; dsmabishop@yahoo.com,Telephone number (904)549-1307. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER or purchased through the Court Reporter.. Redaction Request due 8/21/2013, Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/3/2013, Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/29/2013. (SB) (Entered: 07/31/2013)

July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013

PACER
32

NOTICE to counsel of filing of OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT. The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript may be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. Any party needing a copy of the transcript to review for redaction purposes may purchase a copy from the court reporter or view the document at the clerk's office public terminal. Court Reporter: Shannon Bishop, RMR, CRR; dsmabishop@yahoo.com; (904)549-1307 (SB) (Entered: 07/31/2013)

July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013

PACER

***PRO HAC VICE FEES paid and Special Admission Attorney Certification Form filed by attorney Jane Dolkart, appearing on behalf of Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch (Filing fee $10 receipt number JAX009492.). (BMW)

Aug. 6, 2013

Aug. 6, 2013

PACER
33

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings or joinder of parties due by 9/6/2013; Conduct mediation hearing by 11/1/2013; Plaintiff disclosure of expert report due by 1/30/2014; Defendant disclosure of expert report due by 3/31/2014; Discovery deadline is 5/1/2014; Dispositive and Daubert motions due by 6/16/2014; Pretrial statement due by 9/17/2014; All other motions due by 9/17/2014; Final Pretrial Conference set for 9/24/2014 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 10 D before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan; and, Jury Trial set for trial term commencing 10/6/2014 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 10 D before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan. Signed by Deputy Clerk on 8/8/2013. (Attachments: # 1 Docket Sheet, # 2 Mediation Report)(MD) (Entered: 08/08/2013)

Aug. 8, 2013

Aug. 8, 2013

PACER

Set/reset scheduling order deadlines: Amended Pleadings due by 9/6/2013, Discovery due by 5/1/2014, Dispositive motions due by 6/16/2014, Pretrial statement due by 9/17/2014, All other motions due by 9/17/2014, Final Pretrial Conference set for 9/24/2014 at 10:00 AM in Jacksonville Courtroom 10 D before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan, Jury Trial term commencing set for 10/6/2014 at 10:00 AM in Jacksonville Courtroom 10 D before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan., Conduct mediation hearing by 11/1/2013. Lead counsel to coordinate dates., Defendant disclosure of expert report due by 3/31/2014, Plaintiff disclosure of expert report due by 1/30/2014 (ASL)

Aug. 9, 2013

Aug. 9, 2013

PACER
34

MOTION for Jane Dolkart to appear pro hac vice by Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Doolittle, Kirsten) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 08/15/2013)

Aug. 15, 2013

Aug. 15, 2013

PACER
35

ORDER granting 34 motion to appear pro hac vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 8/16/2013. (MOH) (Entered: 08/16/2013)

Aug. 16, 2013

Aug. 16, 2013

PACER
36

NOTICE of mediation conference/hearing to be held on 10/07/13 before Alexandra Hedrick.(Hedrick, Alexandra) (Entered: 08/19/2013)

Aug. 19, 2013

Aug. 19, 2013

PACER
37

NOTICE by Consolidated City of Jacksonville of Upcoming Hiring in The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 Memorandum)(Laquidara, Cindy) (Entered: 09/06/2013)

Sept. 6, 2013

Sept. 6, 2013

PACER
38

MEDIATION report Hearing held on 10/07/13. Hearing outcome: continuing (see body of report). (Hedrick, Alexandra) (Entered: 10/08/2013)

Oct. 8, 2013

Oct. 8, 2013

PACER
39

MOTION to supplement record on preliminary injunction by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Edwards, # 2 Exhibit JFRD roster, # 3 Exhibit Band One roster, # 4 Exhibit BMI studies)(Doolittle, Kirsten) (Entered: 10/09/2013)

Oct. 9, 2013

Oct. 9, 2013

PACER
40

NOTICE of Appearance by Craig D. Feiser on behalf of Consolidated City of Jacksonville (Feiser, Craig) (Entered: 10/10/2013)

Oct. 10, 2013

Oct. 10, 2013

PACER
41

ORDER Setting Supplemental Hearing on 16 MOTION for preliminary injunction: Motion Hearing set for 10/17/2013 at 2:00 PM in Jacksonville Courtroom 10 D before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan (see Order for additional details). Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 10/11/2013. (SRW) (Entered: 10/11/2013)

Oct. 11, 2013

Oct. 11, 2013

PACER
42

ORDER re: October 17, 2013 hearing. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 10/14/2013. (SRW) (Entered: 10/14/2013)

Oct. 14, 2013

Oct. 14, 2013

PACER
43

Unopposed MOTION for leave to file Request to Take Judicial Notice by Consolidated City of Jacksonville. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Request to Take Judicial Notice)(Laquidara, Cindy) (Entered: 10/16/2013)

Oct. 16, 2013

Oct. 16, 2013

PACER
44

RESPONSE to Motion re 39 MOTION to supplement record on preliminary injunction filed by Consolidated City of Jacksonville. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Laquidara, Cindy) (Entered: 10/16/2013)

Oct. 16, 2013

Oct. 16, 2013

PACER
45

MINUTE ENTRY. Proceedings held before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan: SUPPLEMENTAL HEARING held on 10/17/2013 re: 16 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Court Reporter: Shannon Bishop. (MD) (Entered: 10/21/2013)

Oct. 17, 2013

Oct. 17, 2013

PACER
46

TRANSCRIPT of Motion Hearing held on October 17, 2013 before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan. Court Reporter/Transcriber Shannon M. Bishop, RMR, CRR; dsmabishop@yahoo.com,Telephone number (904)549-1307. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER or purchased through the Court Reporter.. Redaction Request due 11/13/2013, Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 11/25/2013, Release of Transcript Restriction set for 1/21/2014. (SB) Modified on 10/24/2013 corrected transcript attached per chambers(LRB). (Entered: 10/23/2013)

Oct. 23, 2013

Oct. 23, 2013

PACER
47

NOTICE to counsel of filing of OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT. The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript may be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. Any party needing a copy of the transcript to review for redaction purposes may purchase a copy from the court reporter or view the document at the clerk's office public terminal. Court Reporter: Shannon Bishop, RMR, CRR; dsmabishop@yahoo.com; (904)549-1307 (SB) (Entered: 10/23/2013)

Oct. 23, 2013

Oct. 23, 2013

PACER
48

ORDER denying 16 Amended Motion for Preliminary Injunction; giving further directions to parties (City to provide 30 days notice of future hiring; filings due 11/15/2013, 1/31/2014; parties to mediate by 12/16/2013; CMSO otherwise remains in effect). Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 10/24/2013.(SRW) (Entered: 10/24/2013)

Oct. 24, 2013

Oct. 24, 2013

PACER
49

NOTICE of mediation conference/hearing to be held on 11/25/13 at 10 am before Alexandra Hedrick.(Hedrick, Alexandra) (Entered: 10/27/2013)

Oct. 27, 2013

Oct. 27, 2013

PACER
50

NOTICE by Consolidated City of Jacksonville re 48 Order on motion to supplementOrder on Motion for Leave to FileOrder on Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Teodorescu, Adina) (Entered: 11/15/2013)

Nov. 15, 2013

Nov. 15, 2013

PACER
51

NOTICE by Consolidated City of Jacksonville re 48 Order on motion to supplementOrder on Motion for Leave to FileOrder on Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Teodorescu, Adina) (Entered: 11/18/2013)

Nov. 18, 2013

Nov. 18, 2013

PACER
52

Second MEDIATION report Hearing held on 11/25/13. Hearing outcome: impasse.. (Hedrick, Alexandra) (Modified on 12/3/2013 to edit text) (SJW). (Entered: 12/02/2013)

Dec. 2, 2013

Dec. 2, 2013

PACER
53

NOTICE of Intention to Hire by Consolidated City of Jacksonville re 48 Order on motion to supplementOrder on Motion for Leave to FileOrder on Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (Teodorescu, Adina) (Modified on 12/11/201 to edit text) (DSY). (Entered: 12/10/2013)

Dec. 10, 2013

Dec. 10, 2013

PACER
54

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Expert Disclosures by All Plaintiffs. (Doolittle, Kirsten) (Entered: 12/18/2013)

Dec. 18, 2013

Dec. 18, 2013

PACER
55

ORDER regarding further settlement discussions with Judge Schlesinger. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 12/27/2013. (SRW) (Entered: 12/27/2013)

Dec. 27, 2013

Dec. 27, 2013

PACER
56

ORDER re 54 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Expert Disclosures; directing parties to file further papers regarding motion before 1/10/2014. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 12/30/2013.(SRW) (Entered: 12/30/2013)

Dec. 30, 2013

Dec. 30, 2013

PACER

***PRO HAC VICE Special Admission Attorney Certification Form filed by attorney Ray McClain, appearing on behalf of Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters Related document: 57 MOTION for Ray McClain to appear pro hac vice. (Pro hac fees not paid.) (MJT)

Jan. 2, 2014

Jan. 2, 2014

PACER
57

UNOPPOSED MOTION for Ray McClain to appear pro hac vice by Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing) (Doolittle, Kirsten) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Modified on 1/7/2014 to edit text) (DSY). (Entered: 01/03/2014)

Jan. 3, 2014

Jan. 3, 2014

PACER
58

ORDER denying without prejudice 57 motion to appear pro hac vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 1/6/2014. (MOH) (Entered: 01/06/2014)

Jan. 6, 2014

Jan. 6, 2014

PACER
59

UNOPPOSED MOTION to extend All Case Deadlines by Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch. (Doolittle, Kirsten) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Modified on 1/8/2014 to edit text) (DSY). (Entered: 01/07/2014)

Jan. 7, 2014

Jan. 7, 2014

PACER
60

NOTICE by Consolidated City of Jacksonville of Filing and Rule 3(g) Notification (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit "A" - Order of 4th Judicial Cir.)(Laquidara, Cindy) (Modified on 1/10/2014 to edit text) (SJW). (Entered: 01/10/2014)

Jan. 10, 2014

Jan. 10, 2014

PACER
61

ORDER granting 59 Motion to extend case deadlines, deadlines extended as follows: service of plaintiffs' expert reports: 4/30/2014; service of defendant's expert reports: 6/30/2014; discovery deadline: 8/1/2014; dispositive and Daubert motions due 9/2/2014 (responses due 21 days after service); all other motions due 12/10/2014 (responses due 12/17/2014); filing of pretrial statement: 12/17/2014; FPTC 1/22/2015 10:00 a.m. (Courtroom 10D); Jury trial set for term beginning 2/2/2015 at 9:00 a.m. (Courtroom 10D). Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 1/16/2014.(SRW) (Entered: 01/16/2014)

Jan. 16, 2014

Jan. 16, 2014

PACER
62

ORDER re Notice, directing City (and others at their option) to file further response no later than 1/31/2014.Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 1/16/2014. (SRW) (Entered: 01/16/2014)

Jan. 16, 2014

Jan. 16, 2014

PACER
63

Second MOTION for Ray McClain to appear pro hac vice by Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Doolittle, Kirsten) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 01/27/2014)

Jan. 27, 2014

Jan. 27, 2014

PACER
64

ORDER granting 63 motion to appear pro hac vice. If Ray McClain, Esq. has not already done so, he shall immediately register for a login and password for electronic filing at the Court's website at www.flmd.uscourts.gov. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 1/28/2014. (ADM) (Entered: 01/28/2014)

Jan. 28, 2014

Jan. 28, 2014

PACER

***PRO HAC VICE FEES paid by attorney Ray McClain, appearing on behalf of Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch (Filing fee $10 receipt number JAX011366.) Related document: 63 Second MOTION for Ray McClain to appear pro hac vice. (SJW)

Jan. 28, 2014

Jan. 28, 2014

PACER
65

RESPONSE re 62 Order and MOTION for miscellaneous relief, specifically for an Order to Mediate filed by Consolidated City of Jacksonville. (Feiser, Craig) (Modified on 1/31/2014 to edit text) (DSY). (Entered: 01/31/2014)

Jan. 31, 2014

Jan. 31, 2014

PACER
66

NOTICE of Filing Report by Consolidated City of Jacksonville re 48 Order on motion to supplementOrder on Motion for Leave to FileOrder on Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Attachment 1) (Teodorescu, Adina) (Modified on 2/3/2014 to edit text) (DSY). (Entered: 01/31/2014)

Jan. 31, 2014

Jan. 31, 2014

PACER
67

NOTICE of upcoming hiring by Consolidated City of Jacksonville re 30 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 A)(Teodorescu, Adina) (Modified on 2/19/2014 to edit text) (SJW). (Entered: 02/18/2014)

Feb. 18, 2014

Feb. 18, 2014

PACER
68

ORDER advising that the Court has determined that the parties' confidential mediation discussions with Judge Schlesinger should continue as directed; granting motions requesting that parties continue with those efforts, pursuant to Local Rule 9. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 2/19/2014. (Attachments: #(1) Dec. 27, 2013 Order re: mediation) (SRW) (Entered: 02/19/2014)

Feb. 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014

PACER
69

MOTION to extend time to serve expert disclosures, complete discovery and file motions by All Plaintiffs. (Doolittle, Kirsten) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Modified on 4/1/2014 to edit text)(SJW). (Entered: 03/31/2014)

March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

PACER
70

ORDER granting 69 Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Serve Expert Disclosures, Complete Discovery and File Motions. Discovery deadline is 9/19/14; dispositive and daubert motions due by 10/20/14; pretrial statement due by 3/19/15; final pretrial conference set for 3/25/15 at 10:00 a.m in courtroom 10D before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan; and, jury trial set for trial term commencing 4/6/15 at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 10D before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 4/17/2014. (MD) (Entered: 04/17/2014)

April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014

PACER

Set/reset scheduling order deadlines: Discovery due by 9/19/2014, Dispositive and Daubert motions due by 10/20/2014, Pretrial statement due by 3/19/2015, All other motions due by 3/12/2015, Final Pretrial Conference set for 3/25/2015 at 10:00 AM in Jacksonville Courtroom 10 D before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan, Jury Trial set for trial term commencing set for 4/6/2015 at 09:00 AM in Jacksonville Courtroom 10 D before Judge Timothy J. Corrigan. (SJW)

April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014

PACER
71

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery, serve Expert Disclosures and File Motions by Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch. (Doolittle, Kirsten) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 06/05/2014)

June 5, 2014

June 5, 2014

PACER
72

ENDORSED ORDER granting 71 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Serve Expert Disclosures, Complete Discovery, and File Motions, to the extent the Court will extend the parties' expert report deadlines as requested. Plaintiffs shall serve their expert reports on or before 8/22/2014, and defendant shall serve its expert reports on or before 10/24/2014. The Court will later enter an Order resetting all other case deadlines. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 6/9/2014. (BJB) (Entered: 06/09/2014)

June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014

PACER
73

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Expert Disclosures, Complete Discovery and File Motions by All Plaintiffs. (Doolittle, Kirsten) (Entered: 08/18/2014)

Aug. 18, 2014

Aug. 18, 2014

PACER
74

ENDORSED ORDER granting 73 Motion for Extension of Time to the extent that all existing case deadlines and settings are vacated to be reset as necessary by subsequent order; the parties are directed to file a report regarding the status of their settlement negotiations no later than 10/24/2014; in the meantime, the Clerk shall administratively close the file, which shall be subject to reopening upon motion by any party or further Order of the Court. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 8/19/2014.(SRW) (Entered: 08/19/2014)

Aug. 19, 2014

Aug. 19, 2014

PACER
75

JOINT STATUS REPORT by Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch. (Doolittle, Kirsten) (Modified on 10/22/2014 (to edit text) DSY). (Entered: 10/22/2014)

Oct. 22, 2014

Oct. 22, 2014

PACER
76

ENDORSED ORDER re 75 Status report, directing parties to file further status report by January 22, 2015 (case remains administratively closed). Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 10/22/2014.(SRW) (Entered: 10/22/2014)

Oct. 22, 2014

Oct. 22, 2014

PACER
77

STATUS report by Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch. (Doolittle, Kirsten) (Entered: 01/22/2015)

Jan. 22, 2015

Jan. 22, 2015

PACER
78

ENDORSED ORDER re 77 Status report, directing parties to file further status report no later than 3/2/2015. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 1/26/2015. (SRW) (Entered: 01/26/2015)

Jan. 26, 2015

Jan. 26, 2015

PACER
79

STATUS report by Consolidated City of Jacksonville. (Teodorescu, Adina) (Entered: 03/02/2015)

March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015

PACER
80

Unopposed MOTION to Substitute Attorney by Consolidated City of Jacksonville. (D'Agata, David) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson. (Entered: 09/18/2015)

Sept. 18, 2015

Sept. 18, 2015

PACER
81

ENDORSED ORDER granting 80 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Cindy A. Laquidara, Esq. is relieved of any further responsibility as counsel for Defendant City of Jacksonville in this matter, but she shall comply with all applicable obligations on withdrawing counsel, including any applicable Bar rules. The Clerk shall add David J. D'Agata as counsel of record for Defendant. Signed by Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on 9/22/2015. (ADM) (Entered: 09/22/2015)

Sept. 22, 2015

Sept. 22, 2015

PACER
82

ORDER directing parties to file a status report no later than 12/21/2015. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 12/2/2015. (SRW) (Entered: 12/02/2015)

Dec. 2, 2015

Dec. 2, 2015

PACER
83

STATUS report (Joint Status Report) by Consolidated City of Jacksonville. (D'Agata, David) (Entered: 12/18/2015)

Dec. 18, 2015

Dec. 18, 2015

PACER

***PRO HAC VICE FEES paid and Special Admission Attorney Certification Form filed by attorney Robert S. Libman, appearing on behalf of Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch (Filing fee $150 receipt number JAX018884.). (DLC) Modified on 1/21/2016 Counsel inadvertently placed this case number on the Special Admission form. The Pro Hac Vice fees paid entry should have been made in 3:12cv451-J-32MCR. (AET).

Jan. 14, 2016

Jan. 14, 2016

PACER

***PRO HAC VICE FEES paid and Special Admission Attorney Certification Form filed by attorney Benjamin J. Blustein, appearing on behalf of Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefiighters, a Chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch (Filing fee $150 receipt number JAX018883.). (DLC) Modified on 1/21/2016 Counsel inadvertently placed this case number on the Special Admission form. The Pro Hac Vice fees paid entry should have been made in 3:12cv451-J-32MCR. (AET).

Jan. 14, 2016

Jan. 14, 2016

PACER
84

Joint NOTICE of Settlement and Motion to Dismiss by The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville Branch (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex. 1 Settlement Agreement)(Doolittle, Kirsten) Modified on 5/16/2016 to edit entry (CKS). (Entered: 05/13/2016)

May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016

PACER
85

ORDER granting 84 motion to dismiss; dismissing case with prejudice, except that the Court will retain jurisdiction to enforce the parties' settlement agreement; the Clerk shall close the file. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 5/16/2016.(SRW) (Entered: 05/16/2016)

May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 14, 2013

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an organization having a mission to eliminate racial prejudice and to end racial discrimination thorough the democratic process. Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefighters (JBOF) is an organization representing the interests of minority firefighters and aspiring minority firefighters in Jacksonville.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Consolidated City of Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Duval), City

Defendant Type(s):

Fire

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 250,000

Order Duration: 2016 - 2021

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Hire

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Training

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Pattern or Practice

Record-keeping

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black