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Case Name Stone v. First Union Corp. EE-FL-0140
Docket / Court 0:94-cv-06932 ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection Private Employment Class Actions
Case Summary
On September 23, 1994, employees of First Union Corp. filed a lawsuit against their employer in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The plaintiffs alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C. § 621. ... read more >
On September 23, 1994, employees of First Union Corp. filed a lawsuit against their employer in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The plaintiffs alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C. § 621. Specifically, they contended that their employer had instituted a plan to demote, terminate, and otherwise adversely affect employees over the age of forty.

On September 4, 2001, the court (Judge Alan S. Gold) approved the defendant's motion to decertify the class that had been preliminarily approved in 1998, holding that the class members have brought numerous different types of claims that relate to several different issues. Stone v. First Union, 203 F.R.D 532 (S.D. Fla. 2001). The decertified class moved to intervene, and upon being denied by the district court, appealed. On June 3, 2004, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch) overturned the district court's ruling and allowed the plaintiffs to intervene. Stone v. First Union, 371 F.3d 1305 (11th Cir. 2004). The case was dismissed with prejudice in 2006 and was closed. It is not clear whether Plaintiffs received any relief.

Andrew Kline - 11/22/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
General
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) First Union Corp.
Plaintiff Description employees of First Union Corporation
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
0:94-cv-06932-ASG (S.D. Fla.) 04/05/2006
EE-FL-0140-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
COMPLAINT 09/23/1994
EE-FL-0140-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
ANSWER TO PLAINTIFF’S COMPLAINT 01/27/1995
EE-FL-0140-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion 09/04/2001 (203 F.R.D. 532) (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0140-0009.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT 01/31/2003
EE-FL-0140-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
DEFENDANTS’ MOTION AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT 02/27/2003
EE-FL-0140-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion 06/26/2003 (216 F.R.D. 540) (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0140-0008.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
APPELLANTS' INITIAL BRIEF 08/19/2003
EE-FL-0140-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
BRIEF OF APPELLEES 09/22/2003
EE-FL-0140-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Opinion 06/03/2004 (371 F.3d 1305)
EE-FL-0140-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Birch, Stanley F. Jr. (Eleventh Circuit)
EE-FL-0140-0007
Gold, Alan Stephen (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0140-0008 | EE-FL-0140-0009 | EE-FL-0140-9000
Kravitch, Phyllis A. (Eleventh Circuit, Fifth Circuit)
EE-FL-0140-0007
Oakes, James Lowell (Second Circuit, D. Vt.)
EE-FL-0140-0007
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Carter, Brenda J. (Florida)
EE-FL-0140-0002 | EE-FL-0140-0004 | EE-FL-0140-0006 | EE-FL-0140-0007 | EE-FL-0140-0008 | EE-FL-0140-0009 | EE-FL-0140-9000
Sales, David Joseph (Florida)
EE-FL-0140-0002 | EE-FL-0140-0007 | EE-FL-0140-0008 | EE-FL-0140-9000
Scarola, John (Florida)
EE-FL-0140-0002 | EE-FL-0140-0004 | EE-FL-0140-0006 | EE-FL-0140-0007 | EE-FL-0140-0008 | EE-FL-0140-0009 | EE-FL-0140-9000
Weese-Bennett, Melanie Marie (Florida)
EE-FL-0140-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bledsoe, C. Adair Jr. (Georgia)
EE-FL-0140-9000
Clifton, K. Nicole (Georgia)
EE-FL-0140-9000
Flax, Jessica P. (Georgia)
EE-FL-0140-9000
Kilpatrick, J. Thomas (Georgia)
EE-FL-0140-0001 | EE-FL-0140-0003 | EE-FL-0140-0005 | EE-FL-0140-0007 | EE-FL-0140-0008 | EE-FL-0140-0009 | EE-FL-0140-9000
Kofman, Robert T. (Florida)
EE-FL-0140-0005 | EE-FL-0140-0007 | EE-FL-0140-0008 | EE-FL-0140-0009 | EE-FL-0140-9000
MacIver, Christine M. (Georgia)
EE-FL-0140-9000
Mulliken, Suzanne J. (Georgia)
EE-FL-0140-0001 | EE-FL-0140-9000
Rissman, Glenn Michael (Florida)
EE-FL-0140-9000
Woulfe, Richard Thomas (Florida)
EE-FL-0140-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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