Case: Bradley v. City of Lynn

1:05-cv-10213 | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Filed Date: Feb. 2, 2005

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Case Summary

On February 2, 2005, an African-American applicant for an entry-level firefighter position in the city of Lynn, Massachusetts filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et. seq., the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the consent decree issued in the case Boston Chapter NAACP v. Beecher with Human Resources Division of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ("HRD") in the United States District Court of the District of Massachusetts.The p…

On February 2, 2005, an African-American applicant for an entry-level firefighter position in the city of Lynn, Massachusetts filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et. seq., the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the consent decree issued in the case Boston Chapter NAACP v. Beecher with Human Resources Division of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ("HRD") in the United States District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the court for both monetary damages and injunctive relief, charging the City of Lynn with discriminating against minorities in terms of selection and hiring.

On June 6, 2005, the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment. On November 7, 2005, the plaintiffs filed motion to certify the class. On December 6, 2005, the defendant's motion for summary judgment was denied, and further discovery proceeded.

On March 24, 2006, the Court (Judge Patti B. Saris) granted the plaintiff's motion for class certification, certifying two plaintiff classes: "all minorities (Black and Hispanic) who took the civil service examination for the position of fire fighter within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the years 2002 and 2004", and "all minorities (Black and Hispanic) who took the civil service examination for the position of police officer within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the years 2002 and 2004."

On August 8, 2006, the court (Judge Saris) ordered entry of judgment pursuant to trial in favor of the plaintiff class regarding liability under Title VII for the 2002 and 2004 fire fighter examinations. Furthermore, the court mandated that the plaintiff class submit a proposed remedy within 30 days.

After much deliberation, the parties presented a final settlement agreement on July 30, 2007. The settlement called for adjustment in future hiring policies, and also back pay including a total amount not to exceed $1,450,000 in full satisfaction of all claims. On August 23, 2007, the settlement was approved and the civil case was terminated. On August 27, 2007, the court (Judge Saris) issued an order of separate and final judgment, confirming that the issues of this case were settled and all remaining concerns were separate from the civil case.

Summary Authors

Nathaniel Koslof (4/24/2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Saris, Patti B. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cohen, Nadine M. (Massachusetts)

Gordon, Alfred (Massachusetts)

Lichten, Harold L. (Massachusetts)

Liss-Riordan, Shannon E. (Massachusetts)

Selwyn, Mark D. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cole, Victoria S. (Massachusetts)

Kehoe, Ronald F. (Massachusetts)

Lamanna, James (Massachusetts)

Markopoulos, George S. (Massachusetts)

Judge(s)

Saris, Patti B. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cohen, Nadine M. (Massachusetts)

Gordon, Alfred (Massachusetts)

Lichten, Harold L. (Massachusetts)

Liss-Riordan, Shannon E. (Massachusetts)

Selwyn, Mark D. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cole, Victoria S. (Massachusetts)

Kehoe, Ronald F. (Massachusetts)

Lamanna, James (Massachusetts)

Markopoulos, George S. (Massachusetts)

Shin, Sookyoung (Massachusetts)

Other Attorney(s)

McMahon, John F. (Massachusetts)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Sorokin, Leo Theodore (Massachusetts)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

March 12, 2008 Docket
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Complaint

Feb. 2, 2005 Complaint
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Order Allowing Class Certification

March 24, 2006 Order/Opinion
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Order in favor of plaintiff

443 F.Supp.2d 145

Aug. 8, 2006 Order/Opinion
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Settlement Agreement

July 30, 2007 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

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COMPLAINT, Preliminary and Permanent Injunctive Relief Requested, against City of Lynn, Edward J. Clancy, Jr, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson Filing fee: $ 150, receipt number 61797, filed by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. (Attachments: # (1) Civil Cover Sheet)(Patch, Christine) Modified on 2/3/2005 (Patch, Christine).

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Feb. 2, 2005 RECAP
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ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by City of Lynn.(Patch, Christine)

Feb. 18, 2005 RECAP
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Letter to Judge Saris from Shannon Liss-Riordan regarding scheduling a conference to plan for expedited discovery. (Patch, Christine)

Feb. 22, 2005 RECAP
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SUMMONS Returned Executed Edward J. Clancy, Jr served on 2/9/2005, answer due 3/1/2005. (Patch, Christine)

Feb. 22, 2005 RECAP
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SUMMONS Returned Executed City of Lynn served on 2/9/2005, answer due 3/1/2005. (Patch, Christine)

Feb. 22, 2005 RECAP
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SUMMONS Returned Executed Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources served on 2/18/2005, answer due 3/10/2005. (Patch, Christine)

Feb. 24, 2005 RECAP
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SUMMONS Returned Executed Ruth Bramson served on 2/18/2005, answer due 3/10/2005. (Patch, Christine)

Feb. 24, 2005 RECAP
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NOTICE of Scheduling Conference. Scheduling Conference set for 3/25/2005 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 19 before Judge Patti B. Saris. (Alba, Robert)

Feb. 25, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION to be Designated as a Nominal Party by City of Lynn.(Patch, Christine)

March 7, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION to Join the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 739, Matthew Reddy, President by City of Lynn.(Patch, Christine)

March 7, 2005 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Ronald F. Kehoe on behalf of Ruth Bramson (Kehoe, Ronald)

March 10, 2005 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Ronald F. Kehoe on behalf of Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources (Kehoe, Ronald)

March 10, 2005 RECAP
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ANSWER to Complaint by Ruth Bramson.(Kehoe, Ronald)

March 10, 2005 RECAP
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ANSWER to Complaint by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources.(Kehoe, Ronald)

March 10, 2005 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Victoria S. Cole on behalf of Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson (Patch, Christine)

March 11, 2005 RECAP
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Opposition re [9] MOTION to be Designated as a Nominal Party filed by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. (Gordon, Alfred)

March 18, 2005 RECAP
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Opposition re [10] MOTION to Join the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 739, Matthew Reddy, President filed by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A# (2) Exhibit B# (3) Exhibit C# (4) Exhibit D)(Gordon, Alfred)

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March 18, 2005 RECAP
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JOINT SUBMISSION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 (D) by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, City of Lynn, Edward J. Clancy, Jr, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Liss-Riordan, Shannon)

March 25, 2005 RECAP
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JOINT STATEMENT re scheduling conference Statement of State defendants. (Cole, Victoria)

March 25, 2005 RECAP
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CERTIFICATION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 by Jacob Bradley.(Gordon, Alfred)

March 25, 2005 RECAP
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CERTIFICATION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 by Noah Bradley.(Gordon, Alfred)

March 25, 2005 RECAP
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CERTIFICATION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 by Keith Ridley.(Gordon, Alfred)

March 25, 2005 RECAP
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CERTIFICATION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 by Jared Thomas.(Gordon, Alfred)

March 25, 2005 RECAP
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Judge Patti B. Saris : ORDER entered. SCHEDULING ORDER:Fact Discovery for City of Lynn due 9/30/05; for Comm. of Mass: 6/30/05. Plaintiff's expert designation deadline for City of Lynn due 10/30/05; for Comm. of Mass: 8/31/05. Defendant's expert designation deadline for City of Lynn due 11/30/05; for Comm. of Mass: 9/30/05. Expert discovery deadline for Comm. of Mass: 10/31/05. Summary Judgment Motion due by 1/15/200; opposition due 2/15/06.Summary Judgment Hearing or Pretrial Conference (City of Lynn) set for 3/9/2006 02:00 PM in Courtroom 19 before Judge Patti B. Saris. Evidentiary Hearing (Comm. of Mass): 11/17/05 and 11/18/05 at 2:00 PM. (Patch, Christine)

March 25, 2005 RECAP
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JOINT STATEMENT re scheduling conference of Plaintiffs and the City of Lynn Defendants (City of Lynn and Edward Clancy). (Patch, Christine)

March 28, 2005 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by John F. McMahon on behalf of International Association of Firefighters, Local 739, Matthew Reidy (Patch, Christine)

April 6, 2005 RECAP
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Letter to Judge Saris from Ronald F. Kehoe regarding mediation discussions. (Patch, Christine)

April 12, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION for Waiver of Electronic Filing, by International Association of Firefighters, Local 739 and Matthew Reddy. (Patch, Christine)

April 13, 2005 RECAP
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Opposition re [10] MOTION to Join the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 739, Matthew Reddy, President filed by International Association of Firefighters, Local 739. (Patch, Christine)

May 18, 2005 RECAP
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Assented to MOTION to Intervene (Partially Assented-To) by New England Area Conference of the NAACP, The Boston Society of the Vulcans.(Selwyn, Mark)

May 26, 2005 RECAP
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NOTICE of Hearing on [10] MOTION to Join the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 739 and Matthew Reddy: Motion Hearing set for 6/15/2005 at 3:00 PM in Courtroom 19 before Judge Patti B. Saris. (Alba, Robert)

May 31, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment by Ruth Bramson.(Cole, Victoria) Additional attachment(s) added on 6/7/2005 (Patch, Christine).

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June 6, 2005 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM in Support re [32] MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment filed by Ruth Bramson. (Cole, Victoria)

June 6, 2005 RECAP
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AFFIDAVIT in Support re [32] MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment (McNeely Aff. # 1, Exhibit A to Motion) filed by Ruth Bramson. (Cole, Victoria)

June 6, 2005 RECAP
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ADDENDUM re [32] MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment (PAR Rules, Exhibit B to Motion) filed by Ruth Bramson. (Cole, Victoria)

June 6, 2005 RECAP
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ADDENDUM re [32] MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment (HRD Certification Handbook, Exhbit C to Motion) filed by Ruth Bramson. (Cole, Victoria)

June 6, 2005 RECAP
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ADDENDUM re [32] MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment (HRD Special Certifications, Exhibit D to Motion) filed by Ruth Bramson. (Cole, Victoria)

June 6, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages (Memorandum in Support of Rule 12(c)/56 Motion) by Ruth Bramson.(Cole, Victoria)

June 6, 2005 RECAP
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NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance Attorney Victoria S. Cole terminated. (Cole, Victoria)

June 15, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Gordon, Alfred) Additional attachment(s) added on 6/29/2005 (Patch, Christine).

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June 28, 2005 RECAP
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AMENDED COMPLAINT Preliminary and Permanent Injunctive Relief Requested against all defendants, filed by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Gordon, Alfred)

June 28, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings Plaintiffs' Opposition to Commonwealth Defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Gordon, Alfred)

June 28, 2005 RECAP
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Opposition re [32] MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment filed by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. Re-entered by court staff to correct data entry error. (Patch, Christine)

June 28, 2005 RECAP
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against City of Lynn, Edward J. Clancy, Jr, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson, filed by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Patch, Christine)

July 1, 2005 RECAP
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ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson.(Kehoe, Ronald)

July 19, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION for Leave to File Answer of State Defendant's to the First Amended Complaint and Reply to Plaintiff's Opposition to Motion for Judgment on Pleadings or for Summary Judgment by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson.(Kehoe, Ronald)

July 19, 2005 RECAP
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REPLY to Response to Motion re [42] MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings Plaintiffs' Opposition to Commonwealth Defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment filed by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson. (Kehoe, Ronald)

July 19, 2005 RECAP
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Letter/request (non-motion) from Harold L. Lichten. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A# (2) Exhibit B# (3) Exhibit C# (4) Exhibit D)(Lichten, Harold)

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Aug. 4, 2005 RECAP
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NOTICE of Rejection of Filing re: Notice of Appearance sent to Sookyoung Shin. (Patch, Christine)

Aug. 8, 2005 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Sookyoung Shin on behalf of Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson (Shin, Sookyoung)

Aug. 10, 2005 RECAP
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Letter/request (non-motion) from Sookyoung Shin in reply to Plaintiffs' letter of 08/04/05. (Shin, Sookyoung)

Aug. 30, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION for Hearing Conference and Additional Hearing Date by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Gordon, Alfred)

Nov. 4, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION to Certify Class by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Gordon, Alfred)

Nov. 7, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION in Limine to Preclude Testimony Regarding the Validity of the Firefighter Entrance Examinations by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. Please note: due to size, exibits A-C are not scanned. (Patch, Christine) Modified on 11/9/2005 (Patch, Christine).

Nov. 7, 2005 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM in Support re [53] MOTION to Certify Class Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P 23(b)(2) filed by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit 1# (2) Exhibit 2)(Gordon, Alfred)

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Nov. 7, 2005 RECAP
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NOTICE of Scheduling Conference. Scheduling Conference set for 11/10/2005 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 19 before Judge Patti B. Saris. (Alba, Robert)

Nov. 8, 2005 RECAP
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Letter/request (non-motion) from Alfred Gordon. (Gordon, Alfred)

Nov. 18, 2005 RECAP
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First MOTION for Extension of Time to 12/05/05 to File Response/Reply as to [53] MOTION to Certify Class by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson.(Shin, Sookyoung)

Nov. 18, 2005 RECAP
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Joint MOTION to Defer Hearing on Class Certification and to Extend Due Date for Filing Response to Motion for Class Certification re [53] MOTION to Certify Class by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Shin, Sookyoung)

Dec. 1, 2005 RECAP
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Judge Patti B. Saris : ORDER entered. MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying [32] MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment filed by Ruth Bramson,.(Patch, Christine)

Dec. 6, 2005 RECAP
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NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED MOTION HEARING. The Motion Hearing re Motion to Certify Class previously scheduled for 12/21/05, has been rescheduled to January 25, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. (Alba, Robert)

Dec. 20, 2005 RECAP
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MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Pleadings by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. (Attachments: # (1) Supplement Complaint)(Gordon, Alfred)

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Dec. 21, 2005 RECAP
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Supplemental COMPLAINT against City of Lynn, Edward J. Clancy, Jr, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson, filed by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Patch, Christine)

Dec. 22, 2005 RECAP
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Joint MOTION to Defer Hearing on Class Certification and to Extend Due Date for Filing Response to Motion for Class Certification re [53] MOTION to Certify Class by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Shin, Sookyoung)

Jan. 13, 2006 RECAP
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MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A - Declaration of Sally McNeely# (2) Exhibit B - Affidavit of Sally McNeely)(Shin, Sookyoung) Modified on 2/7/2006 (Patch, Christine).

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Feb. 6, 2006 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM in Support re [65] MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson. Re-entered by court staff to correct data entry error. (Patch, Christine)

Feb. 6, 2006 RECAP
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Joint Scheduling Request Letter/request (non-motion) from Ronald F. Kehoe Plaintiff's Attorney joins in request. (Kehoe, Ronald)

Feb. 15, 2006 RECAP
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Joint Scheduling Request Letter Letter/request (non-motion) from Ronald F. Kehoe Plaintiffs' Attorney joins in request. (Kehoe, Ronald)

Feb. 15, 2006 RECAP
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Letter to Judge Saris from Shannon Liss-Riordan stating that the parties have been unable to resolve this case and it will require ruling following trial scheduled for April. (Patch, Christine)

March 3, 2006 RECAP
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Opposition re [65] MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit 1# (2) Exhibit 2# (3) Exhibit 3)(Gordon, Alfred)

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March 6, 2006 RECAP
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Opposition re [53] MOTION to Certify Class filed by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A# (2) Exhibit B)(Shin, Sookyoung) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/7/2006 (Patch, Christine).

March 7, 2006 RECAP
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NOTICE by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson re [70] Opposition to Motion of Filing with Clerk's Office (Shin, Sookyoung)

March 7, 2006 RECAP
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MOTION for Leave to File Second Supplemental Complaint Pursuant to Rule 15(d) by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Liss-Riordan, Shannon)

March 8, 2006 RECAP
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AMENDED COMPLAINT Second Supplemental Complaint against all defendants, filed by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Liss-Riordan, Shannon)

March 8, 2006 RECAP
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REPLY to Response to Motion re [53] MOTION to Certify Class PLAINTIFFS' REPLY TO DEFENDANTS' OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P 23(b)(2) filed by Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. (Liss-Riordan, Shannon)

March 13, 2006 RECAP
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REPLY to Response to Motion re [65] MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A)(Shin, Sookyoung)

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March 13, 2006 RECAP
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Judge Patti B. Saris: PRETRIAL ORDER entered. (Alba, Robert)

March 16, 2006 RECAP
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Proposed Document(s) submitted by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. Document received: Proposed Order Granting Class Certification. (Liss-Riordan, Shannon)

March 20, 2006 RECAP
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Opposition re [73] MOTION for Leave to File Second Supplemental Complaint Pursuant to Rule 15(d) filed by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson. (Shin, Sookyoung)

March 22, 2006 RECAP
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Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time of Pretrial Deadlines by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson.(Shin, Sookyoung)

March 23, 2006 RECAP
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Judge Patti B. Saris : ORDER entered granting [53] MOTION to Certify Class filed by Jacob Bradley,, Noah Bradley,, Keith Ridley,, Jared Thomas. (Patch, Christine)

March 24, 2006 RECAP
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MOTION in Limine to (1) Establish that the Parties' Sworn Expert Reports Subsitute as their Direct Testimony; or (2) Limit Expert Testimony Only to Those Facts and Expert Opinions which are Actually in Dispute as Evidenced by the Parties' Expert Reports; or (3) Limit Direct and Cross-Examination to Those Parts of the Parties' Expert Reports which have Actually Generated Factual or Expert Opinion Disputes by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. Please note that Exhibits were not scanned in due to size. (Patch, Christine)

March 28, 2006 RECAP
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Exhibit List and Witness List by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson.. (Shin, Sookyoung)

March 29, 2006 RECAP
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Proposed Findings of Fact by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson. (Shin, Sookyoung)

March 29, 2006 RECAP
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Proposed Conclusions of Law Response by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson. (Shin, Sookyoung)

March 29, 2006 RECAP
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Witness List by New England Area Conference of the NAACP, The Boston Society of the Vulcans. (Selwyn, Mark)

March 29, 2006 RECAP
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Proposed Findings of Fact by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A# (2) Exhibit B)(Gordon, Alfred)

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March 29, 2006 RECAP
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Plaintiffs' Witness List and Exhibit List by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley. (Gordon, Alfred)

March 29, 2006 RECAP
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NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. The Final Pretrial Conference previously scheduled for April 5, 2006, has been rescheduled to April 6, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. in Courtroom 19 before Judge Patti B. Saris. (Alba, Robert)

March 31, 2006 RECAP
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Letter/request (non-motion) from Shannon Liss-Riordan. (Liss-Riordan, Shannon)

March 31, 2006 RECAP
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AMENDED COMPLAINT Second Supplemental Complaint against all defendants, filed by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Liss-Riordan, Shannon)

March 31, 2006 RECAP
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Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time of Discovery Schedule Regarding Allegations Pertaining to the City Defendants by Keith Ridley, Jared Thomas, Jacob Bradley, Noah Bradley.(Gordon, Alfred)

April 3, 2006 RECAP
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TRIAL BRIEF by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson. (Shin, Sookyoung)

April 4, 2006 RECAP
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Response by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Human Resources, Ruth Bramson to [86] Proposed Findings of Fact. (Shin, Sookyoung)

April 4, 2006 RECAP

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 2, 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All minorities who took the civil service examination for the position of fire fighter within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the years 2002 and 2004

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Human Resources Division of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State

Defendant Type(s):

Fire

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Race, unspecified

Affected Gender:

Female

Male