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Case Name Moore v. Norfolk Southern Corporation EE-AL-0118
Docket / Court 93-cv-00133 ( N.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Private Employment Class Actions
Case Summary
On January 15, 1993, one African-American employee of defendant filed a lawsuit on her own behalf under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C.A. §2000e et seq. against defendant Norfolk Southern Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Subsequently ... read more >
On January 15, 1993, one African-American employee of defendant filed a lawsuit on her own behalf under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C.A. §2000e et seq. against defendant Norfolk Southern Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Subsequently the complaint was amended to include allegations of classwide discrimination, and other named plaintiffs intervened to join the suit. Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive and monetary relief, claiming that defendant has discriminated against plaintiffs on the basis of their race in violation of Title VII. One plaintiff, Carol Moore, individually claimed that defendant discharged her in retaliation for the charges of discrimination she filed against it with EEOC.

On December 22, 2000, the parties entered a Consent Decree, wherein defendant agreed to implement extensive non-discriminatory employment practices and pay $28,000,000 to a settlement fund. On March 2, 2001, the Court (Judge U.W. Clemon) approved the Consent Decree and dismissed the case.

Kunyi Zhang - 06/08/2010


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Defendant-type
Transportation
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Norfolk Southern Corporation
Plaintiff Description Class of African-American employees of defendant who were denied promotions.
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 2001 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
93−cv−00133&# (N.D. Ala.) 04/15/2004
EE-AL-0118-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum of Opinion on Plaintiff's Discharge Claim 06/05/1997 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0118-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Dismissal Order 03/02/2001 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0118-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 03/02/2010
EE-AL-0118-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Clemon, U. W. (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0118-0001 | EE-AL-0118-0002 | EE-AL-0118-0003 | EE-AL-0118-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brooks, Hycall III (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Calamusa, Rocco Jr. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Calvin, Joseph Hiram III (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Childs, Robert F. Jr. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-0002 | EE-AL-0118-9000
Ebbinghouse, Richard J (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Garber, Alan H (Georgia)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Goldfarb, Jon Craig (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Mendelsohn, James A. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Wiggins, Ann K. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-0002 | EE-AL-0118-9000
Wiggins, Robert L Jr. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-0002 | EE-AL-0118-9000
Winston, Lee D (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Berlin, Jeffrey S (District of Columbia)
EE-AL-0118-0002 | EE-AL-0118-9000
Davis, Richard E (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Edwards, Krista L (District of Columbia)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Gardner, William F. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Gross, Scott (Illinois)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Jones, Linzey D. (Illinois)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Sims, Patrick H. (Alabama)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Von−Pervieux, Claudia (District of Columbia)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Whitehead, S James (Illinois)
EE-AL-0118-0002 | EE-AL-0118-9000
Wilson, R Merinda (District of Columbia)
EE-AL-0118-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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