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Case Name Prewett v. Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs EE-AL-0116
Docket / Court 2:00-cv-01674-RDP-SRW ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization Southern Poverty Law Center
Case Summary
On December 7, 2000, current and former female employees of Alabama's Department of Veterans Affairs filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged that the state's Department of Veterans Affairs discriminated ... read more >
On December 7, 2000, current and former female employees of Alabama's Department of Veterans Affairs filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged that the state's Department of Veterans Affairs discriminated against them on the basis of sex, in violation of the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d), and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. The plaintiffs also filed the lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged violation of their rights guaranteed by the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. For these violations, the plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief, back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, and attorney fees.

On March 3, 2006, the court (Judge Mark E. Fuller) granted in part and denied in part the defendants' motion for summary judgment. Prewett v. State of Alabama Dep't of Veterans Affairs, 419 F. Supp. 2d 1338 (M.D. Ala. 2006) opinion vacated on reconsideration sub nom. Prewett v. Alabama Dep't of Veterans Affairs, 533 F. Supp. 2d 1160 (M.D. Ala. 2007). Then, on December 27, 2007, the court (Judge R. David Proctor) vacated its earlier decision denying in part the defendants' motion for summary judgment and granted the remainder of it. Prewett v. Alabama Dep't of Veterans Affairs, 533 F. Supp. 2d 1160 (M.D. Ala. 2007). The case is now closed.

Jordan Rossen - 02/06/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
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)
42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs
Plaintiff Description Current and former female employees of the State of Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Southern Poverty Law Center
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2008
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)
2:00-cv-01674-RDP-SRW (M.D. Ala.) 02/06/2008
EE-AL-0116-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 12/07/2000
EE-AL-0116-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Motion To Conditionally Certify Collective Action 01/11/2001
EE-AL-0116-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Renewed Motion to Conditionally Certify Collective Action 02/02/2001
EE-AL-0116-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint 11/01/2001
EE-AL-0116-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order 03/03/2006 (419 F.Supp.2d 1338) (M.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0116-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion 12/27/2007 (533 F.Supp.2d 1160) (M.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0116-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Fuller, Mark E. (M.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0116-0004
Proctor, R. David (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0116-0006 | EE-AL-0116-9000
Walker, Susan Russ (M.D. Ala.) [Magistrate]
EE-AL-0116-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brownstein, Rhonda C. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0116-0001 | EE-AL-0116-0002 | EE-AL-0116-0003 | EE-AL-0116-9000
Caddell, Henry H (Alabama)
EE-AL-0116-0001 | EE-AL-0116-0002 | EE-AL-0116-0003 | EE-AL-0116-0005 | EE-AL-0116-9000
Stein, Gregory B. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0116-0001 | EE-AL-0116-0002 | EE-AL-0116-0003 | EE-AL-0116-0005 | EE-AL-0116-9000
Thiry, Richard L. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0116-0001 | EE-AL-0116-0002 | EE-AL-0116-0003 | EE-AL-0116-0005 | EE-AL-0116-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Byrne, Alice Ann (Alabama)
EE-AL-0116-0002 | EE-AL-0116-0003 | EE-AL-0116-9000
Fleming, Margaret L. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0116-0002 | EE-AL-0116-0003 | EE-AL-0116-9000
Rouse, Scott Lee (Alabama)
EE-AL-0116-9000
Speakman, Sandra Ingram (Alabama)
EE-AL-0116-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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