University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
new search
page permalink
Case Name Murry v. Griffin Wheel Company EE-AL-0107
Docket / Court 2:95-cv-02841-WMA ( N.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Case Summary
On November 6, 1995, African American employees filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e against Griffin Wheel Company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, claimed that Defendant discriminated against them by ... read more >
On November 6, 1995, African American employees filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e against Griffin Wheel Company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, claimed that Defendant discriminated against them by denying them promotion out of bargaining unit positions into non-bargaining unit positions.

On August 30, 1996, the Court (Judge William M. Ackers, Jr.) consolidated four other ongoing cases against Griffin Wheel Company into this litigation - docket numbers 96-3299, 96-798, 96-830, and 96-112. Although some of the added plaintiffs were also alleging discrimination in employment on the basis of race, some plaintiffs in the consolidated cases claimed that Griffin Wheel Company discriminated against them on the basis of their sex.

The Court denied Plaintiffs' motion to amend their complaint to invoke Rule 23 for the purpose of seeking class certification. Murry v. Griffin Wheel Company, 182 F.R.D. 459 (N.D. Ala. 1997). Instead, the Court ordered that the case would proceed as a case of consolidated individual cases.

On August 21, 1998, the Court denied Defendant's multiple motions for summary judgment.

On October 28, 1998, the Court granted the parties' stipulation to dismiss the case with prejudice. The parties were to bear their own costs. No details of any settlement terms are available.

Haley Waller - 11/07/2010


compress summary

- click to show/hide ALL -
Issues and Causes of Action
click to show/hide detail
Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Griffin Wheel Company
Plaintiff Description African American and female employees of Griffin Wheel Company
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 1998
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
click to show/hide detail
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)
2:95-cv-02841-WMA (N.D. Ala.) 10/28/1998
EE-AL-0107-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
MEMORANDUM OPINION 03/18/1997 (172 F.R.D. 459) (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0107-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
ORDER (dismissing case with prejudice) 10/28/1998 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0107-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Acker, William Marsh Jr. (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0107-0001 | EE-AL-0107-0002 | EE-AL-0107-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Biggers, Calvin D. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0107-9000
Fisher, Samuel (Alabama)
EE-AL-0107-9000
Garber, Alan H (Georgia)
EE-AL-0107-9000
Walker, Amy R (Georgia)
EE-AL-0107-9000
Wiggins, Ann K. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0107-9000
Winston, Lee D (Alabama)
EE-AL-0107-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Alexander, James P (Alabama)
EE-AL-0107-9000
Kallon, Abdul Karim (Alabama)
EE-AL-0107-9000
McFadden, Angus N (Georgia)
EE-AL-0107-9000
Schlaffman, Ann M (Illinois)
EE-AL-0107-9000
Schnadig, Richard H (Illinois)
EE-AL-0107-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

- click to show/hide ALL -

new search
page permalink

- top of page -