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Case Name M.O.C.H.A. Society, Inc. v. City of Buffalo EE-NY-0266
Docket / Court 1:98-cv-99 ( W.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Commerce Power
Defendant-type
Fire
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Testing
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
42 U.S.C. § 1983
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Buffalo Fire Department
City of Buffalo
Plaintiff Description A non-profit organization called Men of Color Helping All Society, Inc (MOCHA), its President, and 8 individuals on behalf of themselves and as representatives of African American firefighters employed by the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Fire Department. The Plaintiffs claimed that they had been discriminated against by the Defendants' promotional policies.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Moot
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filing Year 1998
Case Closing Year 2013
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:98-cv-99 (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0266-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/11/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Opinion (199 F.Supp.2d 40) (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0266-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/16/2002
Opinion (272 F.Supp.2d 217) (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0266-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/07/2003
Source: Justia
Order [ECF# 302] (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0266-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/13/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 381] (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0266-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/20/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Decision and Order [ECF# 432] (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0266-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/10/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Decision and Order [ECF# 498] (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0266-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/30/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion (2nd Cir.) (689 F.3d 263)
EE-NY-0266-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/30/2012
Source: Justia
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Judges Curtin, John Thomas (W.D.N.Y.) show/hide docs
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Kearse, Amalya Lyle (Second Circuit) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Coleman, Jennifer A (New York) show/hide docs
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Driscoll, Michael C. (New York) show/hide docs
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Gill, Thomas S (Maryland) show/hide docs
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Jay, David G. (New York) show/hide docs
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Sanders, Harvey P (New York) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Brown, Joseph S (New York) show/hide docs
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Feinstein, Joshua Isaac (New York) show/hide docs
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Giroux, E. Joseph (New York) show/hide docs
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Jarvis, James Lawrence Jr. (New York) show/hide docs
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Johnsen, Jonathan G (New York) show/hide docs
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Perry, Adam W (New York) show/hide docs
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Putrino, Christopher M (New York) show/hide docs
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Risman, Micheal B (New York) show/hide docs
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Sammarco, Andrea L (New York) show/hide docs
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Schwan, W. James (New York) show/hide docs
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Sellers, Kathleen M. (New York) show/hide docs
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Other Lawyers Fleming, Andrew P. (New York) show/hide docs
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Pierrot, Christen Archer (New York) show/hide docs
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