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 On July 8, 2020, an African-American individual who had his job offer from Sallie Mae Bank rescinded filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.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 attrorneys, 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

1:20-cv-00924

Docket [PACER]

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

Docket
1

1:20-cv-00924

Complaint

July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020

Complaint

Resources

Docket

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

Last updated Aug. 14, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link 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

July 8, 2020

PACER
2

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

July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020

PACER

No Summons Issued. (nmg)

July 8, 2020

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

July 8, 2020

PACER

No Summons Issued

July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020

PACER

- CORRECTING ENTRY

July 8, 2020

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

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

July 15, 2020

PACER

Case Assigned/Reassigned

July 15, 2020

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

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

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

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

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER

SO ORDERED

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER
7

ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Sallie Mae Bank.(Shauger, Dean) (Entered: 10/08/2020)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER
8

MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney CHRISTOPHER C. MURRAY - filed by Sallie Mae Bank. (Shauger, Dean) (Entered: 11/12/2020)

Nov. 12, 2020

Nov. 12, 2020

PACER
9

MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney BONNIE L. MARTIN - filed by Sallie Mae Bank. (Shauger, Dean) (Entered: 11/12/2020)

Nov. 12, 2020

Nov. 12, 2020

PACER

SO ORDERED, re 9 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney BONNIE L. MARTIN filed by Sallie Mae Bank, 8 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney CHRISTOPHER C. MURRAY filed by Sallie Mae Bank. Signed by Judge Leonard P. Stark on 11/12/20. (ntl)

Nov. 12, 2020

Nov. 12, 2020

PACER

SO ORDERED

Nov. 12, 2020

Nov. 12, 2020

PACER

Pro Hac Vice Attorney Christopher C. Murray for Sallie Mae Bank added for electronic noticing. Pursuant to Local Rule 83.5 (d)., Delaware counsel shall be the registered users of CM/ECF and shall be required to file all papers. (mal)

Nov. 13, 2020

Nov. 13, 2020

PACER

Pro Hac Vice Attorney Bonnie L. Martin for Sallie Mae Bank added for electronic noticing. Pursuant to Local Rule 83.5 (d)., Delaware counsel shall be the registered users of CM/ECF and shall be required to file all papers. (mal)

Nov. 13, 2020

Nov. 13, 2020

PACER

Add Attorneys - PHV only

Nov. 13, 2020

Nov. 13, 2020

PACER

Case Reassigned to Judge Todd M. Hughes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Please include the initials of the Judge (TMH) after the case number on all documents filed. (rjb)

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

PACER

Case Assigned/Reassigned

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

PACER
10

Joint PROPOSED ORDER Scheduling Order by Willie Gilder. (Attachments: # 1 Letter to Judge Hughes)(Allen, Michele) (Entered: 06/02/2021)

June 2, 2021

June 2, 2021

PACER

SO ORDERED, re Proposed Scheduling Order, Doc. 10 . Pre-trial conference and trial will be scheduled at a later date. Entered by Judge Todd M. Hughes on 6/2/2021. (nmg)

June 2, 2021

June 2, 2021

PACER

SO ORDERED

June 2, 2021

June 2, 2021

PACER
11

NOTICE OF SERVICE of Plaintiff's Initial Disclosures filed by Willie Gilder.(Allen, Michele) (Entered: 06/07/2021)

June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

PACER
12

NOTICE OF SERVICE of Initial Disclosures filed by Sallie Mae Bank.(Shauger, Dean) (Entered: 06/07/2021)

June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

PACER

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Mary Pat Thynge for Mediation. Please see Standing Order dated January 20, 2016, regarding disclosure of confidential ADR communications. A link to the standing order is provided here for your convenience at https://www.ded.uscourts.gov/sites/ded/files/forms/StandingOrderforADR-Mediation.pdf (Taylor, Daniel)

June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021

PACER

Case Referred to Mediation - Magistrate Judge only

June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021

PACER
13

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Proposed Protective Order - filed by Sallie Mae Bank. (Shauger, Dean) (Entered: 06/11/2021)

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

PACER
14

ORDER Setting Mediation Conferences: A Telephone Conference is set for 6/28/2021 at 11:00 AM before Judge Mary Pat Thynge. Counsel for plaintiff to initiate the call to chambers. Signed by Judge Mary Pat Thynge on 6/14/2021. (Taylor, Daniel) (Entered: 06/14/2021)

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

PACER
15

SO ORDERED, re 13 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Proposed Protective Order. Ordered by Judge Todd M. Hughes on 6/14/2021. (kmd) (Entered: 06/14/2021)

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

PACER

SO ORDERED

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

PACER
16

NOTICE OF SERVICE of Plaintiff's Amended Initial Disclosures filed by Willie Gilder.(Allen, Michele) (Entered: 06/25/2021)

June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021

PACER
17

Joint PROPOSED ORDER For the Protection of Confidential Information by Sallie Mae Bank. (Shauger, Dean) (Entered: 06/25/2021)

June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021

PACER

SO ORDERED, re 17 Joint PROPOSED ORDER For the Protection of Confidential Information filed by Sallie Mae Bank. Entered by Judge Todd M. Hughes on 6/28/2021. (nmg)

June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021

PACER

SO ORDERED

June 29, 2021

June 29, 2021

PACER
18

ORDER Setting Mediation Conferences: A Virtual/Video Mediation Conference is set for 9/16/2021 at 09:00 AM before Judge Mary Pat Thynge. See ORDER for details. Signed by Judge Mary Pat Thynge on 6/30/2021. (Taylor, Daniel) (Entered: 06/30/2021)

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

PACER
19

STIPULATION of Dismissal by Sallie Mae Bank. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Shauger, Dean) (Entered: 01/25/2022)

Jan. 25, 2022

Jan. 25, 2022

PACER
20

ORDER granting Joint Stipulation of Dismissal with prejudice (See Order for further details). Signed by Judge Todd M. Hughes on 1/27/22. (mal) (Entered: 01/27/2022)

Jan. 27, 2022

Jan. 27, 2022

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Delaware

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

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