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Case Name Anderson v. St. Charles Riverfront Station EE-MO-0114
Docket / Court 4:97-cv-01972 ( E.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection Private Employment Class Actions
Case Summary
On September 24, 1997, a group of African American employees filed a lawsuit, under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and 1981(a) and the Missouri Statute §213.111, R.S.Mo., against the St. Charles Riverfront Station, Inc. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, claimed that they were victims of racial ... read more >
On September 24, 1997, a group of African American employees filed a lawsuit, under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and 1981(a) and the Missouri Statute §213.111, R.S.Mo., against the St. Charles Riverfront Station, Inc. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, claimed that they were victims of racial discrimination when they were denied employment, promotions, and were subjected to a hostile environment and unfair discipline and discharge policies by the defendant.

The plaintiffs filed First and Second Amended Complaints on October 8, 1997 and January 22, 1998 respectively. On March 10, 1998, the plaintiffs moved to certify the class. The Court (Hon. Rodney W. Sippel) scheduled a Class Certification Hearing for August 25-26, 1998. After much deliberation, the court ordered the parties to file a Joint Stipulation of Proposed Settlement on June 8, 1999. The court preliminarily approved a Proposed Class Action Settlement and order on July 16, 1999, and granted final judgment on October 18, 1999, resulting in monetary and injunctive relief.

Katrina Campos - 07/28/2010


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Hiring
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action State law
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) St. Charles Riverfront Station, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Class of African American employees who were denied employment and promotions, were subjected to discipline, or were discharged by the St. Charles Riverfront Station in St. Charles, MO on the basis of race.
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
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
4:97−cv−01972 (E.D. Mo.) 01/27/2000
EE-MO-0114-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Plaintiffs' Post Hearing Brief Supporting Class Certification 09/11/1998 (1998 WL 35171217)
EE-MO-0114-0001 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Judges Sippel, Rodney W. (E.D. Mo., W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0114-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Gilden, Louis (Missouri)
EE-MO-0114-0001 | EE-MO-0114-9000
Oldham, Charles R Sr. (Missouri)
EE-MO-0114-0001 | EE-MO-0114-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Harrison, Rodney A. (Missouri)
EE-MO-0114-9000
Lubben, Krissa P. (Missouri)
EE-MO-0114-9000
Smith, Ellen C. (Missouri)
EE-MO-0114-9000
Stremming, Troy A. (Missouri)
EE-MO-0114-9000
Yates, David F (Missouri)
EE-MO-0114-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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