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Case Name United States of America v. The New Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, Its Chief Executive Officer, and the Baltimore City Public School System EE-MD-0135
Docket / Court 1:98-cv-02621-AMD ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On August 4, 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the New Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners and the Baltimore City Public School System under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The U.S. sought ... read more >
On August 4, 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the New Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners and the Baltimore City Public School System under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The U.S. sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII, by discriminating against a qualified individual on the basis of race.

The plaintiff alleged that said qualified candidate for the position of middle school assistant principal in the Baltimore City Public Schools was declined largely due to his being white. They requested injunctive relief for future hiring practices and that their client be "made whole" for the discriminatory treatment he received.

On August 10, 1998 the District Court (Judge Andre M. Davis) entered a consent decree order agreed upon by both parties.

We have no further information on this case.

Jane Wu - 10/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
White
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) City of Baltimore
City of Baltimore
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a white employee
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 1998 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1998
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)
1:98-cv-02621-AMD (D. Md.) 08/10/1998
EE-MD-0135-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/04/1998
EE-MD-0135-0001.pdf | Detail
Judges Davis, Andre Maurice (Fourth Circuit, D. Md.)
EE-MD-0135-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Battaglia, Lynne A. (Maryland)
EE-MD-0135-9000
Gregory, Claire L. (District of Columbia)
EE-MD-0135-0001
Martin, Marybeth (District of Columbia)
EE-MD-0135-0001
Sekus, Perry F. (Minnesota)
EE-MD-0135-0001 | EE-MD-0135-9000
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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