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Case Name United States v. Winter Haven EE-FL-0133
Docket / Court 8:94-cv-01349-RWN ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On August 29, 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the City of Winter Haven under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The Department of Justice asked the court for injunctive and monetary relief, alleging ... read more >
On August 29, 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the City of Winter Haven under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The Department of Justice asked the court for injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII, by discriminating on the basis of gender.

On October 13, 1994, the District Court (Judge Ralph W. Nimmons Jr.) entered an order which approved the Consent Decree, which awarded the employee $3,430.90 in damages.

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Jane Wu - 11/25/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) City of Winter Haven
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a female 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 Damages
Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1994
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)
8:94-cv-01349-RWN (M.D. Fla.) 04/02/2001
EE-FL-0133-9000 PDF | Detail
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General Documents
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Judges Nimmons, Ralph Wilson Jr. (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0133-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
EE-FL-0133-9000
Nisbet, Steven A (Florida)
EE-FL-0133-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Ryce, Donald Jr. (Florida)
EE-FL-0133-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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