Case: HUFFMAN v. NEW PRIME, INC.

6:01-cv-03144 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Filed Date: March 29, 2001

Closed Date: July 6, 2004

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Case Summary

A private plaintiff brought this case against New Prime, Inc., a trucking company, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in March 2001. The case was consolidated with a suit brought by the EEOC in August 2001. Two other complainants intervened in this case. The defendant filed several motions to dismiss, which were denied. The defendant also filed several partial motions for judgment on the pleadings, one of which was granted. The defendant also filed several motions f…

A private plaintiff brought this case against New Prime, Inc., a trucking company, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in March 2001. The case was consolidated with a suit brought by the EEOC in August 2001. Two other complainants intervened in this case. The defendant filed several motions to dismiss, which were denied. The defendant also filed several partial motions for judgment on the pleadings, one of which was granted. The defendant also filed several motions for summary judgment, one of which was granted. The case went to a jury trial in September 2003. The jury found for one plaintiff on her Title VII claims and for the defendant on the other plaintiff's claims. The EEOC, an intervenor, and the defendant appealed the district court's judgment, but the appeal was dismissed in July 2004 after the parties reached a settlement. The court entered injunctive relief in December 2003. This included providing a neutral reference for and expunging the employment record of the complainant; conducting sexual harassment training to all employees; issuing yearly reports to the EEOC stating that training was conducted; and posting a notice of employment rights.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (8/5/2008)

Related Cases

EEOC v. New Prime, Inc., Western District of Missouri (2001)

People


Judge(s)

Smith, Ortrie D. (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Smith, Ortrie D. (Missouri)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

6:01-cv-03144

04-01686

Docket - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

EEOC v. New Prime

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

July 1, 2004

July 1, 2004

Docket

6:01-cv-03144

04-01817

Docket - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

Willa Burke v. New Prime, Inc.

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

July 1, 2004

July 1, 2004

Docket

6:01-cv-03144

Docket (PACER)

Huffman v. New Prime, Inc.

July 6, 2004

July 6, 2004

Docket
1

6:01-cv-03144

Complaint

Huffman v. New Prime, Inc.

March 29, 2001

March 29, 2001

Complaint
16

6:01-cv-03144

Order Granting Motion to Consolidate

Cynthia Huffman v. New Prime, Inc. d/b/a Prime, Inc. and Abel Joseph Lormand

Aug. 17, 2001

Aug. 17, 2001

Order/Opinion

6:01-cv-03144

Amended Complaint of Plaintiff-Intervenor Cynthia Huffman

Huffman v. New Prime, Inc.

Jan. 24, 2002

Jan. 24, 2002

Complaint

6:01-cv-03144

Complaint of Intervenor Virginia King

Huffman v. New Prime, Inc.

Jan. 24, 2002

Jan. 24, 2002

Complaint

6:01-cv-03144

Complaint of Intervenor Willa Burke

Huffman v. New Prime, Inc.

Jan. 24, 2002

Jan. 24, 2002

Complaint
102

6:01-cv-03144

Plaintiff-Intervenor Cynthia Huffman's Second Amended Complaint

Huffman v. New Prime, Inc.

July 3, 2002

July 3, 2002

Complaint
103

6:01-cv-03144

Plaintiff Virginia King's Second Amended Complaint

Huffman v. New Prime, Inc.

July 3, 2002

July 3, 2002

Complaint

Resources

Docket

Last updated Dec. 17, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against New Prime, Inc.. Filed by Rebecca Stith on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Receipt number 000000. Service due by 11/20/2001, (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Jones, Robin) (Entered: 07/24/2001)

July 24, 2001

July 24, 2001

2

ORDER transferring/reassigning case from Judge Scott O. Wright to Judge Ortrie D. Smith. (Morse, Judy) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 2, 2001

Aug. 2, 2001

3

WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS by New Prime, Inc. filed by Arthur E Curtis on behalf of New Prime, Inc.. Answer due by 9/24/2001, (Related document(s)1) (Navarro, Steve) (Entered: 08/09/2001)

Aug. 6, 2001

Aug. 6, 2001

4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Filed by Arthur E. Curtis and filed by Ben K. Upp on behalf of New Prime, Inc.. (Upp, Ben) (Entered: 08/20/2001)

Aug. 20, 2001

Aug. 20, 2001

6

ORDER transferring/reassigning case from Judge Ortrie D. Smith to Judge Richard E. Dorr (Polodna, Christy) (Entered: 08/23/2002)

Aug. 22, 2002

Aug. 22, 2002

7

ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSFER ORDER reassigning case from Judge Richard E. Dorr to Judge Ortrie D. Smith (Elayer, Glenda) (Entered: 08/28/2002)

Aug. 28, 2002

Aug. 28, 2002

CASE CLOSED. Case consolidated on 08/17/2001 with 01-3144-CV-S-ODS. (Will-Fees, Eva) (Entered: 09/13/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 29, 2001

Closing Date: July 6, 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A female truck driver employed by New Prime, Inc., later joined by two other female employees, who intervened in the case, and the EEOC intervening on their behalf

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

EEOC Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Samuel Turner, Private Entity/Person

Virginia King, Private Entity/Person

Willa Burke, Private Entity/Person

Kenneth Littlejohn, Private Entity/Person

Abel Joseph Lormand, Private Entity/Person

New Prime, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 95001

Order Duration: 2003 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Sex or Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Private Suit Related / Consolidated with EEOC Suit