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Case Name United State v. Calcasieu Parish School Board EE-LA-0097
Docket / Court 2:00-cv-02178-JTT-APW ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On September 25, 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit against the Calcasieu Parish School District under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant ... read more >
On September 25, 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit against the Calcasieu Parish School District under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII by discriminating on the basis of sex against a female job applicant for the position of assistant principal.

The parties apparently completed their negotiations prior to the lawsuit's filing, because just a few days later, on September 28, 2000, the court (Judge James T. Trimble) entered a consent decree in which defendant agreed to train its employees who make hiring decisions on its policies against employment discrimination. The defendant also agreed to keep records on any employment discrimination complaints during the existence of the consent decree, which the parties agreed to keep in place for three years, and to provide the D.O.J. with compliance reports every six months. Finally, in exchange for the applicant executing a release of liability, the defendant agreed to pay the applicant monetary damages.

The case is closed and we have no further information.

Janani Iyengar - 11/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Calcasieu Parish
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a female applicant
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2000 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2002
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
00 CV 02178 (W.D. La.) 06/06/2002
EE-LA-0097-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/25/2000
EE-LA-0097-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 09/28/2000
EE-LA-0097-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Trimble, James Travis Jr. (W.D. La.) [Magistrate]
EE-LA-0097-0003 | EE-LA-0097-9000
Wilson, Alonzo P. (W.D. La.) [Magistrate]
EE-LA-0097-0003 | EE-LA-0097-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Curran, Stephen J. (District of Columbia)
EE-LA-0097-0001 | EE-LA-0097-0003 | EE-LA-0097-9000
Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
EE-LA-0097-0001
Flanagan, William J. (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0097-0001 | EE-LA-0097-0003 | EE-LA-0097-9000
Hebert, Janice E. (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0097-0001 | EE-LA-0097-0003 | EE-LA-0097-9000
Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)
EE-LA-0097-0001
Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)
EE-LA-0097-0001
Vincent, Katherine (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0097-0003 | EE-LA-0097-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Spruel, James Jr. (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0097-0001 | EE-LA-0097-0003 | EE-LA-0097-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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