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Case Name Crawford v. US Bancorp Piper Jaffray Inc. EE-CA-0309
Docket / Court 3:00-cv-01611 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Case Summary
Crawford, et al v. US Bancorp

EE-CA-309

On May 08, 2000, a female employee of US Bancorp filed a job discrimination lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et. seq., the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and Article I, § 8 of the ... read more >
Crawford, et al v. US Bancorp

EE-CA-309

On May 08, 2000, a female employee of US Bancorp filed a job discrimination lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et. seq., the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and Article I, § 8 of the California Constitution against US Bancorp Piper Jaffray ("Piper") in the in the United States District Court of the Northern District of California.

The title case is a combination of three like cases. The three plaintiffs, all represented by private counsel, similarly asked the court for injunctive, declaratory relief, and damages, alleging that defendant Piper perpetually discriminated against female employees with respect to hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment.

While the initial complaint was filed on May 5, 2000, the court (Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton) dismissed the case without prejudice on February 2, 2001. However, on February 21, 2001, an administrative docket modification indicates that the case was reopened, dismissing the original title plaintiff from the case.

According to the Pacer docket, the First Amended Complaint was then filed on July 23, 2001. The plaintiffs then filed a motion to certify a class action on July 25, 2001. On September 13, 2001, the court (Judge Hamilton) denied the motion to certify the class.

On May 22, 2001, the defendant filed two motions for summary judgment, one for each of the remaining plaintiffs in the case. As no class certification was granted, the plaintiffs were dealt with individually. On October 1, 2002, the court (Judge Hamilton) issued responses to the defendant's motions for summary judgment, granting and denying motions for summary judgment for individual plaintiffs.

On May 6, 2003, the court received joint stipulation of dismissal with prejudice and proposed order from the remaining plaintiffs and the defendant. The following day, the court (Judge Hamilton) approved the order dismissing the remaining action with prejudice, officially closing the case.

Summary by Nathaniel Koslof, April 10, 2008

Nathaniel Koslof - 04/10/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Hiring
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Training
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Causes of Action State law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) US Bancorp Piper Jaffray
Plaintiff Description female employee of US Bancorp Piper Jaffray
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
3:00-cv-01611 (N.D. Cal.) 03/19/2007
EE-CA-0309-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order Re Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment 10/01/2002 (2002 WL 34209804) (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0309-0001.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Order Re Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment 10/01/2002 (2002 WL 34216845) (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0309-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Judges Brazil, Wayne D. (N.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
EE-CA-0309-9000
Hamilton, Phyllis Jean (N.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
EE-CA-0309-0001 | EE-CA-0309-0002 | EE-CA-0309-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Franklin, Jamie S (Illinois)
EE-CA-0309-9000
Meites, Thomas R. (Illinois)
EE-CA-0309-9000
Mollica, Paul William (Illinois)
EE-CA-0309-9000
Schneider, Vivian L. (California)
EE-CA-0309-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Barrett, Michelle R. (California)
EE-CA-0309-9000
Pritikin, Nancy E. (California)
EE-CA-0309-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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