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Case Name Price v. Choctaw Glove & Safety Co., Inc. EE-MS-0059
Docket / Court 4:03-CV-167 ( S.D. Miss. )
State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Case Summary
On May 1, 2003, female employees filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi against a retailer. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, alleged sex discrimination in violation of 42 U.S.C. 1981 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More ... read more >
On May 1, 2003, female employees filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi against a retailer. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, alleged sex discrimination in violation of 42 U.S.C. 1981 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More specifically, plaintiffs alleged hiring practices that delegated women into lower-paying positions. The plaintiffs sought injunctive relief, a declaratory judgment, and damages.

On June 1, 2004, the Court (Hon. William H. Barbour) denied plaintiffs' class certification motion; the Court denied similar motions on August 10, 2004 and December 22, 2004. On September 17, 2004, the Court issued an order consolidating this case with another case against the same defendant and that alleged the same causes of action, but omitted claims under the Equal Pay Act.

On December 22, 2004, Judge Barbour dismissed this case without prejudice because the plaintiffs had not filed a pre-litigation complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as required by statute. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the District Court's decision on January 19, 2005. 459 F.3d 595.

Maurice Youkanna - 06/05/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Choctaw Glove & Safety Company, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs are female employees who allege gender discrimination by their employer.
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 None
Source of Relief None
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)
4:04−cv−0015 (S.D. Miss.) 09/17/2004
EE-MS-0059-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
4:03-cv-167 (S.D. Miss.) 09/28/2006
EE-MS-0059-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Opinion and Order 12/22/2004 (S.D. Miss.)
EE-MS-0059-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi [affirming district court dismissal] 09/28/2006 (459 F.3d 595)
EE-MS-0059-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Barbour, William Henry Jr. (S.D. Miss.)
EE-MS-0059-0001 | EE-MS-0059-9000
Davis, W. Eugene (W.D. La., Fifth Circuit)
EE-MS-0059-0002
Dennis, James L. (Fifth Circuit)
EE-MS-0059-0002
Nicols, Alfred G. (S.D. Miss.) [Magistrate]
EE-MS-0059-9001
Smith, Jerry Edwin (Fifth Circuit)
EE-MS-0059-0002
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brand, Samuel M. Jr. (Mississippi)
EE-MS-0059-9000 | EE-MS-0059-9001
Horn, Dennis L. (Mississippi)
EE-MS-0059-9000 | EE-MS-0059-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Eaton, John Wilson III (Mississippi)
EE-MS-0059-9000
Smith, Taylor B (Mississippi)
EE-MS-0059-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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