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Case Name Ricci v. DeStefano EE-CT-0018
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-01109-JBA ( D. Conn. )
Additional Docket(s) 3:10-mc-37  [ 10-37 ]
3:10-mc-37  [ 10-37 ]  District of CT (U.S.)
State/Territory Connecticut
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Case Summary
On July 8th, 2004, several firefighters employed by the City of New Haven filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut under 28 U.S.C. § 1983 against the mayor and other governmental workers. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for ... read more >
On July 8th, 2004, several firefighters employed by the City of New Haven filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut under 28 U.S.C. § 1983 against the mayor and other governmental workers. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorney's fees, claiming that they were unfairly discriminated against because of their race and political affiliations.

Specifically the plaintiffs alleged that, while employed as firefighters for the City of New Haven, the defendants conspired to promote employees of other minority races over the plaintiffs.

On September 29, 2006, the Court (Judge Janet Bond Arterton) granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants. 554 F.Supp.2d 142. On February 15, 2008, the Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment. That order was reversed and remanded by the Supreme Court of the United States on June 29, 2009.

On August 1, 2011 the Court entered judgment in favor of plaintiff.

Kim Zhang - 07/20/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Defendant-type
Fire
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Hispanic
Other
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
White
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) John Destefano
Plaintiff Description One Hispanic and several white firefighters
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Damages
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 07/08/2004
Case Closing Year 2011
Case Ongoing No
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Court Docket(s)
D. Conn.
06/18/2010
3:10-mc-37
EE-CT-0018-9001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
12/12/2011
3:04−cv−01109
EE-CT-0018-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
D. Conn.
07/08/2004
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-CT-0018-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
10/01/2004
Answer and Affirmative Defenses [ECF# 8]
EE-CT-0018-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
02/28/2005
Ruling and Order [ECF# 24]
EE-CT-0018-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/26/2005
Amended Complaint [ECF# 29]
EE-CT-0018-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
06/28/2005
Ruling and Order [ECF# 35]
EE-CT-0018-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
08/29/2005
Answer and Affirmative Defenses [ECF# 48]
EE-CT-0018-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
01/11/2006
Re: Frank Ricci v. John DeStefano. Docket No: 3:04CVOl109 (MRK) [ECF# 75]
EE-CT-0018-0007.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
09/28/2006
Ruling on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment [ECF# 132] (554 F.Supp.2d 142)
EE-CT-0018-0011.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
09/29/2006
Judgment [ECF# 133]
EE-CT-0018-0008.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
05/12/2010
Ruling and Order on Motion to Intervene [ECF# 236] (2010 WL 9113871)
EE-CT-0018-0012.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Conn.
01/21/2011
Ruling on Motions for Reconsideration [ECF# 270] (2011 WL 677263)
EE-CT-0018-0013.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
U.S. Court of Appeals
06/08/2011
[Order Re: Writ of Mandamus Directing District Court to Reinstate Certain of Their Claims]
EE-CT-0018-0010.pdf | Detail
Source: U.S. Court of Appeals website
D. Conn.
08/01/2011
Amended Judgment [ECF# 377]
EE-CT-0018-0009.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Arterton, Janet Bond (D. Conn.) show/hide docs
EE-CT-0018-0011 | EE-CT-0018-0012 | EE-CT-0018-0013 | EE-CT-0018-9000
Dorsey, Peter Collins (D. Conn.) show/hide docs
EE-CT-0018-9001
Kravitz, Mark R. (D. Conn.) show/hide docs
EE-CT-0018-0003 | EE-CT-0018-0005
Margolis, Joan Glazer (D. Conn.) show/hide docs
EE-CT-0018-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Pattis, Norman A. (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Torre, Karen Lee (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Bolden, Victor Allen (Connecticut) show/hide docs
EE-CT-0018-9000
Chomiak, Nicole C. (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Foster, Kathleen M. (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Murray, Hugh F. (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Pitcher, Stacey L. (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Richardson, Todd Jay (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Roberts, Richard A. (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Waugh, Theresa M. (Connecticut) show/hide docs
EE-CT-0018-9000
Other Lawyers Bishop, Christy (Ohio) show/hide docs
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Philpot, W. Martyn Jr. (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Rosen, David N. (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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