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Case Name Sheppard v. Consolidated Edison Company of New York EE-NY-0250
Docket / Court 1:94-cv-00403 ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Content of Injunction
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Provide antidiscrimination training
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Race discrimination
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Consolidated Edison Company of New York
Plaintiff Description Black employees who were actively employed by CECONY in Upper-level Union or in Management Positions at any time during Jan 2, 1984 to Mar 31, 1997.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2002 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
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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)
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

1:94−cv−00403 (E.D.N.Y.) 03/05/2003
EE-NY-0250-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Second Amended Complaint 05/23/1994
EE-NY-0250-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Opinion Approving Settlement 08/01/2002 (2002 WL 2003206) (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0250-0002 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Judges Azrack, Joan Marie (E.D.N.Y.) [Magistrate]
Gleeson, John (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0250-0002 | EE-NY-0250-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Alterman, Daniel L. (New York)
EE-NY-0250-0001 | EE-NY-0250-9000
Boddie, Reginald Alonzo (New York)
EE-NY-0250-0001 | EE-NY-0250-9000
Fuchsberg, Alan L. (New York)
EE-NY-0250-0001 | EE-NY-0250-9000
Simmons, Esmeralda (New York)
EE-NY-0250-0001 | EE-NY-0250-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Schuette, Mary (New York)
Other Lawyers None on record

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