Case: Gilder v. Sallie Mae Bank

1:20-cv-00924 | U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

Filed Date: July 8, 2020

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

This is a case about racial discrimination in hiring practices with background checks. On July 8, 2020, an African-American individual who had his job offer from Sallie Mae Bank rescinded filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. He sued Sallie Mae Bank for violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sought damages, declaratory relief, and attorney fees as a result of Sallie Mae Bank's actions, claiming that the defendant's policy and practice of rescinding or terminating employment based on background history has a disparate impact on African-American applicants that is in violation of Title VII. The case was assigned to Judge Leonard P. Stark.

This case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Lauren Yu (9/17/2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17332243/parties/gilder-v-sallie-mae-bank/


Judge(s)

Stark, Leonard Philip (Delaware)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allen, Michele D. (Delaware)

Biffen, Emily A. (Delaware)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Shauger, Dean J. (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Stark, Leonard Philip (Delaware)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allen, Michele D. (Delaware)

Biffen, Emily A. (Delaware)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Shauger, Dean J. (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Sept. 2, 2020 Docket
1

Complaint

July 8, 2020 Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17332243/gilder-v-sallie-mae-bank/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT filed with Jury Demand against Sallie Mae Bank - Magistrate Consent Notice to Pltf. ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number ADEDC-3047427.) - filed by Willie Gilder. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(nmg) (Entered: 07/08/2020)

July 8, 2020 PACER
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Notice, Consent and Referral forms re: U.S. Magistrate Judge jurisdiction. (nmg) (Entered: 07/08/2020)

July 8, 2020 PACER

No Summons Issued. (nmg)

July 8, 2020 PACER

CORRECTING ENTRY: Civil action was incorrectly filed as the wrong case number and will now be CA No.: 20-924. (nmg)

July 8, 2020 PACER

No Summons Issued

July 8, 2020 PACER

- CORRECTING ENTRY

July 8, 2020 PACER
3

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by Willie Gilder: For Sallie Mae Bank waiver sent on 7/8/2020, answer due 9/8/2020. (Allen, Michele) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020 PACER

Case Assigned to Judge Leonard P. Stark. Please include the initials of the Judge (LPS) after the case number on all documents filed. (rjb)

July 15, 2020 PACER

Case Assigned/Reassigned

July 15, 2020 PACER
4

NOTICE of Appearance by Dean J. Shauger on behalf of Sallie Mae Bank (Shauger, Dean) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020 PACER
5

MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Complaint - filed by Sallie Mae Bank. (Shauger, Dean) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020 PACER
6

Disclosure Statement pursuant to Rule 7.1: identifying Corporate Parent SLM Corporation for Sallie Mae Bank filed by Sallie Mae Bank. (Shauger, Dean) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020 PACER

SO ORDERED, re 5 MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Complaint filed by Sallie Mae Bank. Signed by Judge Leonard P. Stark on 9/2/20. (ntl)

Sept. 2, 2020 PACER

SO ORDERED

Sept. 2, 2020 PACER
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Answer to Complaint

Oct. 8, 2020 PACER
8

Appear Pro Hac Vice

Nov. 12, 2020 PACER
9

Appear Pro Hac Vice

Nov. 12, 2020 PACER

SO ORDERED

Nov. 12, 2020 PACER

Add Attorneys - PHV only

Nov. 13, 2020 PACER

Case Assigned/Reassigned

April 29, 2021 PACER
10

Proposed Order

June 2, 2021 PACER

SO ORDERED

June 2, 2021 PACER
11

Notice of Service

June 7, 2021 PACER
12

Notice of Service

June 7, 2021 PACER

Case Referred to Mediation - Magistrate Judge only

June 10, 2021 PACER
13

Extension of Time to File Document

June 11, 2021 PACER
14

Order Setting Mediation Conferences

June 14, 2021 PACER

SO ORDERED

June 14, 2021 PACER
16

Notice of Service

June 25, 2021 PACER
17

Proposed Order

June 25, 2021 PACER

SO ORDERED

June 29, 2021 PACER
18

Order Setting Mediation Conferences

June 30, 2021 PACER
19

Stipulation of Dismissal

Jan. 25, 2022 PACER
20

Stipulation and Order AND ~Util - Terminate Civil Case

Jan. 27, 2022 PACER

State / Territory: Delaware

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 8, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All African American individuals who were provided offers of employment and/or hired by Sallie Mae Bank, but whose offers of employment or employment were subsequently rescinded or terminated based on their race and Sallie Mae Bank's policies and practices related to background history.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

Sallie Mae Bank (Newark, New Castle), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black