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Case: Randolph v. Owasso School District I011

4:96-cv-00105 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Filed Date: Feb. 15, 1996

Closed Date: 1997

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Case Summary

On February 15, 1996, parents, as next friends of their minor daughters, filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District Of Oklahoma against Owasso Public Schools ("OPS") and individual District employees. Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel and attorneys from the National Women's Law Center, claimed that OPS had violated Title IX, the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by denying female students an equal op…

On February 15, 1996, parents, as next friends of their minor daughters, filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District Of Oklahoma against Owasso Public Schools ("OPS") and individual District employees. Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel and attorneys from the National Women's Law Center, claimed that OPS had violated Title IX, the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by denying female students an equal opportunity to participate in interscholastic athletics.

Specifically, plaintiffs claimed that OPS had intentionally discriminated against female OPS students based solely on their gender in the scheduling of games and practice times; the provision of equipment, lockers rooms for both practice and competition, opportunity to receive qualified coaching, publicity and supplies; and the assignment and compensation of coaches. The plaintiffs also sought compensatory damages in their individual capacities.

Plaintiffs' motion for class certification was granted by the Court (Judge Terence C. Kern) on June 28, 1996.

On October 2, 1996, the Court (Judge Kern) entered a consent decree terminating the case and setting out the agreements reached regarding OPS's sports programs' availability to female students. Specifically, OPS was obligated to survey female students, urge female teams' coaches to play the maximum number of games permitted, and to engage in consistent efforts to provide intramural opportunities for 7th and 8th grade students. Finally, OPS was required to comply with various requirements related to budget and expenditures; coaches; equipment and supplies; facilities, including weight facilities; grievance procedures; policies, including maintenance of records related to compliance; publicity and support organizations; scheduling of games and practice times; Title IX personnel training; travel; and uniforms.

On November 22, 1996, the parties jointly agreed to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice. On May 21, 1997, the Court (Judge Kern) awarded plaintiffs $32,941 in attorney's fees and costs. On August 16, 1999, OPS tendered a report in support of its compliance with the consent decree, detailing OPS's obligations and related compliance.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Heather Turner (5/29/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Kern, Terence C. (Oklahoma)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Appelbaum, Judith C. (District of Columbia)

Brake, Deborah (District of Columbia)

Schiller, Samuel (Tennessee)

Yasser, Raymond (Oklahoma)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Long, Karen Lea (Oklahoma)

Mann, J Douglas (Oklahoma)

Judge(s)

Kern, Terence C. (Oklahoma)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Appelbaum, Judith C. (District of Columbia)

Brake, Deborah (District of Columbia)

Schiller, Samuel (Tennessee)

Yasser, Raymond (Oklahoma)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Long, Karen Lea (Oklahoma)

Mann, J Douglas (Oklahoma)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:96-cv-00105

Docket

Randolph v. Owasso School District 1011

Aug. 16, 1999

Aug. 16, 1999

Docket
1

4:96-cv-00105

Class Action Complaint

Randolph v. Owasso Independent School District

Feb. 15, 1996

Feb. 15, 1996

Complaint
14

4:96-cv-00105

Consent Decree

Randolph v. Owasso Independent School District

Oct. 2, 1996

Oct. 2, 1996

Order/Opinion
24

4:96-cv-00105

Owasso School District's Compliance [With Consent Decree] Report

Randolph v. Owasso Public Schools

Aug. 16, 1999

Aug. 16, 1999

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

Last updated Nov. 28, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued); forms given (fee status: pd) (C2J). (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 02/15/1996)

Feb. 15, 1996

Feb. 15, 1996

WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS by defendant Dale Johnson on 2/16/96, mailed on 2/16/96 (lmc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 02/28/1996)

Feb. 27, 1996

Feb. 27, 1996

WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS by defendant Rick Dossett on 2/16/96, mailed on 2/16/96 (lmc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 02/28/1996)

Feb. 27, 1996

Feb. 27, 1996

WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS by defendant John Scott on 2/16/96, mailed 2/16/96 (lmc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 02/28/1996)

Feb. 27, 1996

Feb. 27, 1996

WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS by defendant Owasso Sch Dist I011 on 3/22/96 (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 04/09/1996)

April 8, 1996

April 8, 1996

2

ANSWER by defendant Owasso Sch Dist I011 to [1−1]Complaint (lmc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 04/17/1996)

April 16, 1996

April 16, 1996

3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants Owasso Sch Dist I011, Dale Johnson, Rick Dossett, and John Scott by Karen L Long, J Douglas Mann (lmc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 04/17/1996)

April 16, 1996

April 16, 1996

4

ANSWER by defendant Dale Johnson to [1−1] Complaint (lmc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 04/17/1996)

April 16, 1996

April 16, 1996

5

ANSWER by defendant Rick Dossett to [1−1] Complaint (lmc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 04/17/1996)

April 16, 1996

April 16, 1996

6

ANSWER by defendant John Scott to [1−1] Complaint (lmc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 04/17/1996)

April 16, 1996

April 16, 1996

MINUTE ORDER: STATUS HRG/CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE set for 9:30 6/12/96 before Judge Terry C. Kern (cc: all counsel) (cds, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 04/18/1996)

April 18, 1996

April 18, 1996

7

MOTION by plaintiff Ron Randolph, plaintiff Coy E Brown, plaintiff Candace L Brown, plaintiff Robert C Parker, plaintiff Susan J Parker, plaintiff Robert F Randolph Jr, plaintiff Vicki L Randolph, plaintiff Jim Pigg, plaintiff Kay Pigg, plaintiff Tom Martin, plaintiff Becky Martin to certify class action (O2lc) (crp, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 05/03/1996)

May 2, 1996

May 2, 1996

8

BRIEF by plaintiff Ron Randolph, plaintiff Coy E Brown, plaintiff Candace L Brown, plaintiff Robert C Parker, plaintiff Susan J Parker, plaintiff Robert F Randolph Jr, plaintiff Vicki L Randolph, plaintiff Jim Pigg, plaintiff Kay Pigg, plaintiff Tom Martin, plaintiff Becky Martin in support of motion to certify class action (C2lc) [7−1] (crp, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 05/03/1996)

May 2, 1996

May 2, 1996

9

RESPONSE by defendant Owasso Sch Dist I011, defendant Dale Johnson, defendant Rick Dossett, defendant John Scott to motion to certify class action

May 22, 1996

May 22, 1996

MINUTES: Case Management Conference held by Judge Terry C. Kern granting motion to certify class action [7−1] Parties to submit agreed Proposed Order of Class Certification; Court advised by counsel that settlement is anticipated Initial discl. of known witn. &exhs. by 7/12/96;discovery ddl set for 9/30/96; dispositive motion and motion in limine filing ddl set for 10/7/96; Final witn. &exhs. to be exch. by 9/6/96; depo. designations by 10/4/96; pretrial order ddl set for 12/2/96 ; PRETRIAL CONF set for 10:30 12/9/96 ; Proposed F/F, C/L and Briefs due 12/11/96;TRIAL set for 9:30 12/16/96; Settlement Conf. requested after 7/1/96 before Magistrate Judge (ett: 3−4 weeks) (ES−Rptr) (cc: all counsel) (cds, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 06/14/1996)

June 12, 1996

June 12, 1996

CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN Received (pll, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 06/12/1996)

June 12, 1996

June 12, 1996

PROPOSED Order re: class action certification (pll, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 06/26/1996)

June 26, 1996

June 26, 1996

10

ORDER by Judge Terry C. Kern granting motion to certify class action [7−1] (cc: all counsel) (pll, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 07/01/1996)

June 28, 1996

June 28, 1996

11

ORDER by Magistrate Frank H. McCarthy SETTLMT CONF set for 1:15 9/3/96 before Magistrate Frank H. McCarthy; statements are due by 8/27/96. (cc: all counsel) (jcm, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 07/10/1996)

July 10, 1996

July 10, 1996

MINUTE ORDER: STATUS HRG set for 9:30 8/13/96 (cc: all counsel) (cds, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 07/18/1996)

July 18, 1996

July 18, 1996

MINUTES: by Judge Terry C. Kern Status hearing held 8/13/96; Parties advise Court that consent Decree is near completion. Major issue to resolve will be attorneys fees; fee issue to be argued before the Magistrate Judge (ES−Rptr) (cds, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 08/15/1996)

Aug. 13, 1996

Aug. 13, 1996

MINUTES: by Magistrate Frank H. McCarthy settlement conference held on 9/4/96; settlement is pending. (jcm, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 09/04/1996)

Sept. 4, 1996

Sept. 4, 1996

12

EXHIBIT list by plaintiffs (pll, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 09/09/1996)

Sept. 6, 1996

Sept. 6, 1996

13

WITNESS list by plaintiffs (pll, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 09/09/1996)

Sept. 6, 1996

Sept. 6, 1996

MINUTES: by Magistrate Frank H. McCarthy a follow−up sett conf was held on 9/19/96; the case has settled w/the exception of the attorney fees issue. (jcm, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/01/1996)

Sept. 19, 1996

Sept. 19, 1996

PROPOSED Consent Decree to Judge (cds, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 09/30/1996)

Sept. 30, 1996

Sept. 30, 1996

14

ORDER/Consent Decree by Judge Terry C. Kern terminating case ; see order for details (cc: all counsel) (pll, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/03/1996)

Oct. 2, 1996

Oct. 2, 1996

15

MOTION by plaintiffs for attorney fees (c2lc) (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/16/1996)

Oct. 15, 1996

Oct. 15, 1996

16

BRIEF by plaintiffs in support of their motion for attorney fees [15−1] (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/16/1996)

Oct. 15, 1996

Oct. 15, 1996

BILL OF COSTS submitted by plaintiffs and agnst defendants in the amount of $120.00; COST HRG set for 10:00 a.m. on 11/14/96 before the Court Clerk (lmc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/17/1996)

Oct. 15, 1996

Oct. 15, 1996

17

RESPONSE by defendant Owasso Sch Dist I011 to motion for attorney fees [15−1] (pll, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/30/1996)

Oct. 29, 1996

Oct. 29, 1996

18

REPLY by plaintiffs to dfdts' response in opposition to plas' motion for attorney fees [15−1] (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 11/12/1996)

Nov. 8, 1996

Nov. 8, 1996

19

COSTS taxed by Court Clerk for pla in the amount of $120.00 against defendant Owasso Sch Dist I011 (cc: all counsel) (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 11/15/1996)

Nov. 14, 1996

Nov. 14, 1996

21

NOTICE by Samuel Schiller, atty for plaintiff, of change of address to P O Box 159, Haskell, OK 74436 (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 01/07/1997)

Jan. 6, 1997

Jan. 6, 1997

22

ORDER by Chief Judge Terry C. Kern granting pla's motion for attorney fees [15−1]; atty fees granted in amt of $32,941.00; (cc: all counsel) (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 05/21/1997)

May 21, 1997

May 21, 1997

23

JUDGMENT: by Chief Judge Terry C. Kern in accordance with order filed contemporaneously herewith; pla to recover from dfdts $32,941.00 for atty fees and litigation expenses, with post−jgmt interest at rate of 6.06% as provided by law (cc: all counsel) (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 05/21/1997)

May 21, 1997

May 21, 1997

24

NOTICE (COMPLIANCE REPORT) by defendant Owasso Sch Dist I011 (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 08/16/1999)

Aug. 16, 1999

Aug. 16, 1999

25

CERTIFICATEI OF COMPLIANCE w/ consent decree by defendant Owasso Sch Dist I011 (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 08/16/1999)

Aug. 16, 1999

Aug. 16, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Oklahoma

Case Type(s):

Education

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 15, 1996

Closing Date: 1997

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Parents, as next friends of their minor daughters, and on behalf of all those similarly situated.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Owasso Independent School District (Owasso, Tulsa), School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $32,941

Order Duration: 1996 - None

Content of Injunction:

Hire

Discrimination Prohibition

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

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

Issues

General:

Failure to train

Funding

Record-keeping

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Discrimination-area:

Sports

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run