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Case Name United States v. Lumberton Municipal Utility District EE-TX-0430
Docket / Court 1:00-CV-0024 ( E.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
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 April 7th, 2000, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq., against the Lumberton Municipal Utility District in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The DOJ sought injunctive relief, alleging ... read more >
On April 7th, 2000, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq., against the Lumberton Municipal Utility District in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The DOJ sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII by discriminating against female employees because of sex.

Lumberton Municipal Utility District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas created pursuant to Texas law. The DOJ alleged that the discrimination against female employees took the form of sexual harassment that adversely affected the terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, and failing or refusing to take appropriate action to correct the effects of the discrimination.

On April 17th, 2000, the District Court (Judge Joe J. Fisher) entered a Consent Decree. The Decree ordered specific monetary relief as well as general injunctive relief, including mandatory complaint and investigation procedures, the issuance and distribution of policy prohibiting sexual harassment, and sexual harassment training. The Court retained jurisdiction one year pursuant to the terms of the decree.

Jennifer Hau - 10/21/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Sanitation/Public Works
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
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. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Lumberton Municipal Utility District
Plaintiff Description United States, on behalf of female employees
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 Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2000 - 2001
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
1:00-cv-00243-JJF (E.D. Tex.) 12/02/2002
EE-TX-0430-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial 04/07/2000
EE-TX-0430-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Consent Decree 04/17/2000
EE-TX-0430-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Judges Fisher, Joseph Jefferson (E.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0430-0002 | EE-TX-0430-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bradford, John Michael (Texas)
EE-TX-0430-0001 | EE-TX-0430-9000
Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0430-0001 | EE-TX-0430-0002 | EE-TX-0430-9000
Henry, Dawn (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0430-0002
Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0430-0001
Yang, Jenny R. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0430-0001 | EE-TX-0430-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Coco, Christopher Todd (Texas)
EE-TX-0430-0002 | EE-TX-0430-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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