Case: EEOC v. City of Sheffield Fire Department

3:99-cv-01691 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Filed Date: June 30, 1999

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On June 30, 1999, the EEOC filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act against the City of Sheffield, the Civil Service Board of the City of Sheffield, and the Civil Service Board members in their official and individual capacities. The EEOC's complaint alleged that defendants discriminated against three firefighters over the age of 40 when they promoted a younger employee with less seniority to the position …

On June 30, 1999, the EEOC filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act against the City of Sheffield, the Civil Service Board of the City of Sheffield, and the Civil Service Board members in their official and individual capacities. The EEOC's complaint alleged that defendants discriminated against three firefighters over the age of 40 when they promoted a younger employee with less seniority to the position of assistant fire chief.

On March 20, 2000, this case was consolidated with a related complaint filed by a firefighter against the same defendants, Love v. City of Sheffield, 99-CV-2995. On September 19, 2000, the defendants moved to dismiss the EEOC's complaint on the basis of governmental immunity under the Eleventh Amendment. On February 6, 2001, the District Court (Judge Sharon L. Blackburn) denied the motion to dismiss, holding that the Civil Service Board, while created by state legislation, was not an arm or agent of the state and therefore not entitled to Eleventh Amendment immunity.

On August 31, 2001, defendants moved for summary judgment in two separate motions, claiming that they were not the plaintiffs' employers, that the claims were time-barred, that the plaintiffs were not qualified for the position, and that plaintiffs failed to exhaust their administrative remedies before filing suit. In an opinion dated September 30, 2002, the District Court denied both motions.

For reasons that the docket does not make clear, nothing much happened for the next two years. The parties finally settled in 2005, and on April 5, 2005, the District Court entered a consent decree. The agreement awarded monetary damages to the plaintiffs in the amount of $15,000, inclusive of all attorney's fees and costs. Defendants stipulated that they would not utilize age as a factor in promotion decisions, except as permitted by law. Further, two of the plaintiffs, one retroactively and posthumously, were promoted to captain.

Summary Authors

Tifani Sadek (10/9/2013)

People

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Judge(s)

Blackburn, Sharon Lovelace (Alabama)

Proctor, R. David (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Archer, Naomi Hilton (Alabama)

Byrd, Mildred (Alabama)

Guerrier, Charles (Alabama)

Hubertz, Elizabeth J. (Illinois)

Rose, Jerome C. (Alabama)

Saxon, John D (Alabama)

Stewart, C. Gregory (District of Columbia)

Woolley, Tammy C. (Alabama)

Judge(s)

Blackburn, Sharon Lovelace (Alabama)

Proctor, R. David (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Archer, Naomi Hilton (Alabama)

Byrd, Mildred (Alabama)

Guerrier, Charles (Alabama)

Hubertz, Elizabeth J. (Illinois)

Rose, Jerome C. (Alabama)

Saxon, John D (Alabama)

Stewart, C. Gregory (District of Columbia)

Woolley, Tammy C. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ashe, Braxton W. (Alabama)

Frankowski, Symantha C. (Alabama)

Ledlow, Vincent R. (Alabama)

McAlister, Vincent (Alabama)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:99-cv-01691

3:99-cv-02995

Docket

Love v. City of Sheffield

Dec. 3, 2004

Dec. 3, 2004

Docket

3:99-cv-01691

Docket

EEOC v. City of Sheffield

April 5, 2005

April 5, 2005

Docket
31

3:91-cv-01691

Memorandum Opinion and Order [Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint]

EEOC v. City of Sheffield

Feb. 6, 2001

Feb. 6, 2001

Order/Opinion
72

3:99-cv-01691

Amended Memorandum Opinion [Motion for Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. City of Sheffield

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

Order/Opinion
93

3:99-cv-01691

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Sheffield

April 5, 2005

April 5, 2005

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5384130/eeoc-v-sheffield-city-of/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 12:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed, (SRJ) (Entered: 06/30/1999)

June 30, 1999

June 30, 1999

69

MEMORANDUM opinion filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

RECAP
2

MOTION by defendant Sheffield, City of to dismiss filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 11/23/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999

Nov. 22, 1999

72

MEMORANDUM opinion (amended) filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

RECAP
3

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOCto dft's motion to dismiss [2−1] filed cs (SRJ) (Entered: 12/07/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999

Dec. 6, 1999

SUMMONS and complaint issued del to pla (KAM) (Entered: 12/08/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999

Dec. 6, 1999

4

SUMMONS and complaint returned executed: upon defendant Sheffield, City of on 12/13/99 filed (KAM) (Entered: 12/17/1999)

Dec. 17, 1999

Dec. 17, 1999

5

MOTION by defendant Sheffield, City of to consolidate case CV 99−B−1691−NW with CV 99−S−2995−NW filed cs (deemed filed 2/14/00 in CV 99−S−2995−NW) (KAM) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 3, 2000

March 3, 2000

6

ORDER granting motion to consolidate case CV 99−B−1691−NW with CV 99−S−2995−NW [5−1] 3:99−cv−1691 with member cases 3:99−cv−2995 ; Status hearing to be held on 3:30 4/27/00 filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 03/20/2000)

March 20, 2000

March 20, 2000

Notice of plaintiff in 3:99−cv−02995 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [5−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (SHB) (Entered: 03/27/2000)

March 23, 2000

March 23, 2000

Notice of plaintiff in 3:99−cv−02995 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [5−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (SHB) (Entered: 04/19/2000)

April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

7

MOTION by Commission in 3:99−cv−01691 for order to deconsolidate the (2) cases , and to strike deposition filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 04/27/2000)

April 27, 2000

April 27, 2000

8

7 − ORDER denying motion for order to deconsolidate the (2) cases [7−1], denying motion to strike deposition [7−2] ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) entered cm (KAM) (Entered: 05/02/2000)

April 28, 2000

April 28, 2000

ORDER scheduling that certain time limits apply as set out in this order ;discovery cutoff 10/20/00 ;dispositive motions by 11/17/00; pretrial needed; mediation 8/7/00; jury trial set 9:00 2/19/01 in Florence by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn entered cm (KAM) (Entered: 05/02/2000)

May 2, 2000

May 2, 2000

9

NOTICE of appearance for plaintiff EEOC in 3:99−cv−01691 by Elizabeth J Hubertz filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 05/04/2000)

May 3, 2000

May 3, 2000

10

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC in 3:99−cv−01691 to amend the complaint filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 05/04/2000)

May 3, 2000

May 3, 2000

11

10 − ORDER granting motion to amend the complaint [10−1] ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) entered cm (KAM) (Entered: 05/08/2000)

May 8, 2000

May 8, 2000

12

AMENDED complaint filed by plaintiff EEOC (re: claims of Kantor, Holman and Hall)in 3:99−cv−01691 [1−1]; jury demand; adding Sheffield Fire Dept, Sheffield Civil Serv, James Box, Lena Long, John Stonecipher to case(s) 3:99−cv−01691, filed cs (KAM) Modified on 08/10/2000 (Entered: 05/08/2000)

May 8, 2000

May 8, 2000

13

ANSWER by dft Sheffield, City of in 3:99−cv−01691 filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 05/22/2000)

May 18, 2000

May 18, 2000

15

MOTION by defendant Sheffield Civil Serv in 3:99−cv−01691, defendant James Box in 3:99−cv−01691, defendant Lena Long in 3:99−cv−01691, defendant John Stonecipher in 3:99−cv−01691 to dismiss amended complaint filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 07/10/2000)

July 10, 2000

July 10, 2000

16

ANSWER by defendant Sheffield Fire Dept in 3:99−cv−01691 w/appear by atty(s) Vincent Ray Ledlow filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 07/13/2000)

July 11, 2000

July 11, 2000

17

14 − ORDER granting motion to amend complaint (re: claim of Love) [14−1] ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) entered cm (KAM) (Entered: 08/10/2000)

Aug. 10, 2000

Aug. 10, 2000

18

AMENDED complaint (re: claims of Love) filed by plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691; jury demand filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 08/10/2000)

Aug. 10, 2000

Aug. 10, 2000

19

ORDER that the parties are directed to use the consolidated style on all future pleadings filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 08/10/2000)

Aug. 10, 2000

Aug. 10, 2000

20

ORDER ; Status hearing to be held on 1:30 8/23/00 filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 08/10/2000)

Aug. 10, 2000

Aug. 10, 2000

21

AMENDED complaint filed by plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691 [18−1]; jury demand filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 08/28/2000)

Aug. 24, 2000

Aug. 24, 2000

22

ORDER denying motion to dismiss City of Sheffield Fire Dept as moot [2−1] filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 08/28/2000)

Aug. 28, 2000

Aug. 28, 2000

23

ORDER scheduling that certain time limits apply as set out in this order ;discovery cutoff 8/1/01 ;dispositive motions by 8/31/01; pretrial needed; mediation 5/21/01; jury trial set 9:00 10/29/01 in Florence by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn entered cm (KAM) (Entered: 08/28/2000)

Aug. 28, 2000

Aug. 28, 2000

24

ORDER oral argument on the motion to dismiss is set for 11:00 11/9/00 ; dfts brief in support is due by 9/20/00; pla's brief in opposition is due by 10/18/00; dfts reply brief is due by 11/3/00 filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 08/28/2000)

Aug. 28, 2000

Aug. 28, 2000

25

MOTION by defendant Sheffield Civil Serv in 3:99−cv−01691, defendant Sheffield, City of in 3:99−cv−01691, defendant James Box in 3:99−cv−01691, defendant Lena Long in 3:99−cv−01691, defendant John Stonecipher in 3:99−cv−01691 to dismiss amended complaint by George Love filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 09/20/2000)

Sept. 19, 2000

Sept. 19, 2000

26

ANSWER by defendant Sheffield, City of in 3:99−cv−01691 w/appear by atty(s) filed cs (SHB) (Entered: 09/25/2000)

Sept. 25, 2000

Sept. 25, 2000

27

Notice of pla George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−2995 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 12/01/2000)

Nov. 30, 2000

Nov. 30, 2000

28

ORDER oral argument on motion to dismiss is set for 2:00 12/14/00 filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 12/05/2000)

Dec. 5, 2000

Dec. 5, 2000

29

ORDER hearing on motion to dismiss amended complaint is set for 8:30 12/21/00 filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

30

ORDER hearing on motion to dismiss amended complaint is set for 2:30 1/24/00 filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 12/20/2000)

Dec. 20, 2000

Dec. 20, 2000

31

MEMORANDUM, opinion, and order: filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) denying motion to dismiss amended complaint by George Love [25−1], finding the motion to dismiss amended complaint [15−1] moot cm (KAM) (Entered: 02/06/2001)

Feb. 6, 2001

Feb. 6, 2001

32

Notice of plaintiff EEOC in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 02/21/2001)

Feb. 20, 2001

Feb. 20, 2001

33

ANSWER by defendant Sheffield Civil Serv in 3:99−cv−01691 to amended complaint of George Whitney Love filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 03/06/2001)

March 5, 2001

March 5, 2001

34

ANSWER by defendant Sheffield Civil Serv in 3:99−cv−01691 to the amended complaint of the EEOC filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 03/06/2001)

March 5, 2001

March 5, 2001

36

Notice of plaintiff EEOC in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 03/15/2001)

March 14, 2001

March 14, 2001

37

Notice of plaintiff EEOC in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 05/17/2001)

May 16, 2001

May 16, 2001

38

Notice of misc member (George Whitney Love) in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 06/19/2001)

June 19, 2001

June 19, 2001

39

MOTION by dft Sheffield, City of in 3:99−cv−01691 for summary judgment w/exhs atta filed cs [afdt of Clayton Kelly filed w/i Exh "A"] (DWC) (Entered: 06/20/2001)

June 20, 2001

June 20, 2001

40

Notice of pla George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 07/09/2001)

July 9, 2001

July 9, 2001

41

SUBMISSION of discovery by pla George Whitney Love (CV−99−2995−NW) in 3:99−cv−01691 in opposition to dft City of Sheffield's motion for sumjgm w/exhs atta filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 07/10/2001)

July 10, 2001

July 10, 2001

42

MOTION by pla EEOC in 3:99−cv−01691 to compel dfts City of Sheffield, Civil Svc Bd of the City of Sheffield to attend depositions w/exhs atta filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

Aug. 1, 2001

43

Notice of pla in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 08/06/2001)

Aug. 6, 2001

Aug. 6, 2001

44

RESPONSE by dft Sheffield, City of in 3:99−cv−01691 to EEOC's motion to compel dfts City of Sheffield, Civil Svc Bd of the City of Sheffield to attend depositions [42−1] filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 08/10/2001)

Aug. 10, 2001

Aug. 10, 2001

45

RESPONSE by dft Sheffield Civil Serv in 3:99−cv−01691 to pla's motion to compel dfts City of Sheffield, Civil Svc Bd of the City of Sheffield to attend depositions [42−1] filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 08/17/2001)

Aug. 17, 2001

Aug. 17, 2001

46

ANSWER to EEOC's amended complaint by dfts James Box, Lena Long, John Stonecipher in 3:99−cv−01691 filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 31, 2001

Aug. 31, 2001

47

ANSWER to George Whitney Love's amended complaints by dfts James Box, Lena Long, John Stonecipher in 3:99−cv−01691 filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 31, 2001

Aug. 31, 2001

48

MOTION by dfts Sheffield Civil Serv, James Box, Lena Long, John Stonecipher in 3:99−cv−01691 for summary judgment filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 31, 2001

Aug. 31, 2001

49

MOTION by dft Sheffield, City of in 3:99−cv−01691 for summary judgment filed cs (DWC) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 31, 2001

Aug. 31, 2001

50

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC in 3:99−cv−01691 motion for summary judgment [49−1], motion for summary judgment [48−1] filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 09/21/2001)

Sept. 20, 2001

Sept. 20, 2001

51

SUBMISSION of discovery by plaintiff EEOC in 3:99−cv−01691, in response to dfts' motions for summary judgment filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 09/21/2001)

Sept. 20, 2001

Sept. 20, 2001

53

SUBMISSION of discovery by plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691, filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 09/24/2001)

Sept. 21, 2001

Sept. 21, 2001

54

WITNESS list by defendant Sheffield, City of in 3:99−cv−01691, defendant James Box in 3:99−cv−01691, defendant Lena Long in 3:99−cv−01691, defendant John Stonecipher in 3:99−cv−01691 filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 10/02/2001)

Oct. 1, 2001

Oct. 1, 2001

55

WITNESS list by plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691 filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 10/02/2001)

Oct. 1, 2001

Oct. 1, 2001

56

EXHIBIT list by plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691 filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 10/02/2001)

Oct. 1, 2001

Oct. 1, 2001

57

Notice of plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 10/09/2001)

Oct. 5, 2001

Oct. 5, 2001

58

Notice of plaintiff EEOC in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 12/03/2001)

Nov. 30, 2001

Nov. 30, 2001

59

Notice of plaintiff EEOC in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 01/15/2002)

Jan. 14, 2002

Jan. 14, 2002

60

Notice of plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 01/17/2002)

Jan. 16, 2002

Jan. 16, 2002

61

Notice of plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 02/20/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

62

Notice of plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 03/26/2002)

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

63

Notice of plaintiff EEOC in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (BST) (Entered: 04/18/2002)

April 16, 2002

April 16, 2002

64

Notice of plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

65

Notice of plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 06/28/2002)

June 27, 2002

June 27, 2002

66

Notice of plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 09/25/2002)

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

67

Notice of plaintiff George Whitney Love in 3:99−cv−01691 of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 09/25/2002)

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

68

ORDER granting motion for reconsideration of court's 2/6/01 order [35−1]; claims against Box, Long and Stonecipher are dismissed with prejudice filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 09/30/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

DOCKET modification (utility event) to dismiss party John Stonecipher in 3:99−cv−01691, party Lena Long in 3:99−cv−01691, party James Box in 3:99−cv−01691 w/prejudice in their individual and official capacities − see order #68 (KAM) (Entered: 09/30/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

70

ORDER in accordance with the memo opinion, denying motion for summary judgment [49−1] granting motion for summary judgment [39−1] granting motion for summary judgment as to claims against Board by pla George Whitney Love in 99−2995−NW and denied as to claims against Board by EEOC [48−1]; final judgment is entered in favor of dfts &against pla in member case 99−B−2995−NW as set out in this order filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 09/30/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

71

ORDER granting motion to compel dfts City of Sheffield, Civil Svc Bd of the City of Sheffield to attend depositions [42−1] as set out in this order; discovery is extended for 60 days; EEOC's request for costs is denied filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 09/30/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

73

MOTION to withdraw attorney Tammy C. Woolley for plaintiff in case CV−99−2995−NW filed cs (KSS) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 1, 2002

Oct. 1, 2002

74

73 − ORDER granting motion to withdraw attorney Tammy C. Woolley for plaintiff in case CV−99−2995−NW [73−1] ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) entered cm (KSS) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 1, 2002

Oct. 1, 2002

DOCKET modification (utility event) withdrawing attorney Tammy C Woolley for plaintiff in case CV−99−2995−NW (KSS) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 3, 2002

Oct. 3, 2002

75

Notice of plaintiff of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (MAA) (Entered: 11/25/2002)

Nov. 21, 2002

Nov. 21, 2002

76

RETURN of service of subpoena on Danny Brocatto on 11/21/02,filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/04/2002)

Dec. 3, 2002

Dec. 3, 2002

77

RETURN of service of subpoena on Tom Isbell on 11/21/02, filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/04/2002)

Dec. 3, 2002

Dec. 3, 2002

78

Notice of plaintiff of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (MAA) (Entered: 12/18/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

79

CERTIFICATE of Readiness issued cm (SRJ) (Entered: 01/08/2003)

Jan. 8, 2003

Jan. 8, 2003

80

Notice of plaintiff EEOC of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (MAA) (Entered: 02/21/2003)

Feb. 20, 2003

Feb. 20, 2003

81

Notice of plaintiff of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (MAA) (Entered: 02/21/2003)

Feb. 20, 2003

Feb. 20, 2003

82

ORDER ; Status conference to be held on 8:30 3/13/03 filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (MAA) (Entered: 03/10/2003)

March 10, 2003

March 10, 2003

83

Notice of plaintiff George Whitney Love of filing of attorney time records in response to order # w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 03/26/2003)

March 25, 2003

March 25, 2003

84

ORDER Case referred to Magistrate−Judge Robert R. Armstrong Jr for settlement proceedings filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 04/29/2003)

April 28, 2003

April 28, 2003

85

Notice of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 06/18/2003)

June 18, 2003

June 18, 2003

86

ORDER settlement conference set for 9:30 8/8/03 filed ( by Magistrate−Judge Robert R. Armstrong Jr ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

July 2, 2003

July 2, 2003

87

Notice of miscellaneous Member (George Whitney Love) of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (KSS) (Entered: 08/07/2003)

Aug. 7, 2003

Aug. 7, 2003

89

Notice of plaintiff of filing of attorney time records in response to order # [23−1] w/sealed envelope of time records attached filed cs (DRR) (Entered: 03/11/2004)

March 10, 2004

March 10, 2004

90

PRETRIAL ORDER Jury Trial set for 2/21/2005 09:00 AM in Courtroom 7A before Judge R David Proctor.. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 11/12/2004. (KSS, ) (Entered: 11/15/2004)

Nov. 12, 2004

Nov. 12, 2004

91

ORDER OF DISMISSAL the court, having been informed that a settlement has been reached, dismisses this case without prejudice, the parties are directed to submit a joint stipulation of dismissal within 60 days. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 2/1/2005. (KSS, ) (Entered: 02/01/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

92

MOTION to Set Aside Judgment and enter Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Guerrier, Charles) (Entered: 04/04/2005)

April 4, 2005

April 4, 2005

93

CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 4/5/2005. (KSS, ) (Entered: 04/05/2005)

April 5, 2005

April 5, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 30, 1999

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Sheffield Fire Department firemen over the age of 40 in the who were passed up by younger firemen for the position of assistant fire chief

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of Sheffield (Sheffield), City

Defendant Type(s):

Fire

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

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: 15000

Order Duration: 2005 - None

Content of Injunction:

Promotion

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

Race:

Race, unspecified

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Suit Related / Consolidated with EEOC Suit