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Case Name Woodall v. American Airlines, Inc. EE-TX-0434
Docket / Court 3:06-cv-00072 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Content of Injunction
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Accommodation / Leave
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Military status discrimination
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), 38 U.S.C. ยง 4301
Defendant(s) American Airlines
Plaintiff Description All past and present pilots of American Airlines who are or were members of the United States Armed Services and who took military leave from January 2001 to 2006.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2008 - 2011
Case Closing Year 2011
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)
[ 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 ]

3:06-cv-00072 (N.D. Tex.) 08/20/2007
EE-TX-0434-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint - Class Action 01/12/2006
EE-TX-0434-0001.pdf | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order 10/06/2006 (2006 WL 2914135 / 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 73007) (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0434-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Amended Complaint (Second) 01/16/2007
EE-TX-0434-0003.pdf | Detail
Joint Motion for Conditional Certification of the Settlement Class, Preliminary Approval of the Settlement Agreement, and Approval of the Forms of Class Notice 04/17/2008
EE-TX-0434-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Final Order Approving Settlement, Certifying Class, and Directing Dismissal 08/01/2008 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0434-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Lynn, Barbara M. (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0434-0002 | EE-TX-0434-0005 | EE-TX-0434-9000
Ramirez, Irma C. (N.D. Tex.) [Magistrate]
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Becker, Grace Chung (District of Columbia)
Braniff, Andrew (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0434-0001 | EE-TX-0434-0003 | EE-TX-0434-0004 | EE-TX-0434-9000
Cunningham, John Patrick (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0434-0001 | EE-TX-0434-0003 | EE-TX-0434-0004 | EE-TX-0434-9000
Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0434-0001 | EE-TX-0434-9000
Lander, Esther G. (District of Columbia)
Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)
Roth, Christine M. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0434-0001 | EE-TX-0434-0003 | EE-TX-0434-9000
Tamburo, Esther Gwen (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0434-0003 | EE-TX-0434-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Allen, Margaret Hope (Texas)
EE-TX-0434-0004 | EE-TX-0434-9000
Hartmann, Michelle LeGrand (Texas)
Miller, Ralph I (Texas)
EE-TX-0434-0004 | EE-TX-0434-9000
Pappas, Nicholas J (New York)
Other Lawyers None on record

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