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Case Name Reid v. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. EE-GA-0056
Docket / Court 1:00-CV-1182 ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Case Summary
On May 10, 2000 plaintiffs, African American employees of Lockheed Martin, filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination on the basis of race pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against their employer in the United States District Court for the Northern District of ... read more >
On May 10, 2000 plaintiffs, African American employees of Lockheed Martin, filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination on the basis of race pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against their employer in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought class certification, an order declaring liability, injunctive and equitable relief, back and front pay, lost benefits, compensatory damages, emotional distress damages, pain and suffering damages, punitive damages, and attorneys' fees and costs.

Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that they had been systematically excluded from the promotional process by the predominantly Caucasian managerial staff. They also alleged that they had not been provided with necessary opportunities for overtime or training and that they were subjected to a hostile work environment.

The EEOC sought to intervene, but on January 29, 2001 the district court (Judge Forrester) denied this motion. On August 2, 2001 class certification was denied by the district court (Judge Forrester) and the plaintiffs thereafter were ordered to proceed individually. On August 1, 2003 the district court (Judge Forrester) dismissed the case without prejudice for lack of prosecution.

Michael Perry - 07/31/2010


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Testing
Training
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Plaintiff Description Former and current African-American employees of Lockheed Martin in the United States.
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 2005
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-GA-0103 : Yarbrough v. Lockheed Martin Co. (N.D. Ga.)
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)
1:00-cv-01182-JOF (N.D. Ga.) 04/08/2005
EE-GA-0056-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint - Class Action 05/10/2000
EE-GA-0056-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying EEOC's Motion to Intervene] 01/29/2001 (2001 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 991) (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0056-0009 PDF | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: LexisNexis
Order [re: Plaintiff's Motion to Compel] 03/09/2001 (199 F.R.D. 379) (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0056-0007 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Order [re: Class Certification] 08/02/2001 (205 F.R.D. 655) (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0056-0008 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Order [of Dismissal] 08/01/2003 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0056-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Baverman, Alan J. (N.D. Ga.) [Magistrate]
EE-GA-0056-9000
Forrester, J. Owen (N.D. Ga.) [Magistrate]
EE-GA-0056-0002 | EE-GA-0056-0007 | EE-GA-0056-0008 | EE-GA-0056-0009 | EE-GA-0056-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Alexander, Josie Anne (Georgia)
EE-GA-0056-0001 | EE-GA-0056-9000
Cochran, Johnnie L. Jr. (California)
EE-GA-0056-0001 | EE-GA-0056-9000
Givens, J. Keith (Alabama)
EE-GA-0056-0001 | EE-GA-0056-9000
Hausfeld, Michael D. (District of Columbia)
EE-GA-0056-9000
Mason, Angela Joy (Alabama)
EE-GA-0056-9000
Sellers, Joseph Marc (District of Columbia)
EE-GA-0056-9000
Sistrunk, Hezekiah (Georgia)
EE-GA-0056-0001 | EE-GA-0056-9000
Smith, Jock Michael (Alabama)
EE-GA-0056-0001 | EE-GA-0056-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Ashe, R. Lawrence Jr. (Georgia)
EE-GA-0056-9000
Boice, William H. (Georgia)
EE-GA-0056-9000
Piar, Daniel (Georgia)
EE-GA-0056-9000
Rafuse, Nancy E. (Georgia)
EE-GA-0056-9000
Wright, Martha Marie B (Georgia)
EE-GA-0056-9000
Other Lawyers Tapper, Steven (Georgia)
EE-GA-0056-9000

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