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Case Name HUFFMAN v. NEW PRIME, INC. EE-MO-0062
Docket / Court 6:01-cv-03144-ODS ( W.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
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Case Summary
A private plaintiff brought this case against New Prime, Inc., a trucking company, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in March 2001. The case was consolidated with a suit brought by the EEOC in August 2001. Two other complainants intervened in this case. The defendant ... read more >
A private plaintiff brought this case against New Prime, Inc., a trucking company, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in March 2001. The case was consolidated with a suit brought by the EEOC in August 2001. Two other complainants intervened in this case. The defendant filed several motions to dismiss, which were denied. The defendant also filed several partial motions for judgment on the pleadings, one of which was granted. The defendant also filed several motions for summary judgment, one of which was granted. The case went to a jury trial in September 2003. The jury found for one plaintiff on her Title VII claims and for the defendant on the other plaintiff's claims. The EEOC, an intervenor, and the defendant appealed the district court's judgment, but the appeal was dismissed in July 2004 after the parties reached a settlement. The court entered injunctive relief in December 2003. This included providing a neutral reference for and expunging the employment record of the complainant; conducting sexual harassment training to all employees; issuing yearly reports to the EEOC stating that training was conducted; and posting a notice of employment rights.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/05/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Private Suit Related / Consolidated with EEOC Suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State law
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Abel Joseph Lormand
Kenneth Littlejohn
New Prime, Inc.
Samuel Turner
Virginia King
Willa Burke
Plaintiff Description A female truck driver employed by New Prime, Inc., later joined by two other female employees, who intervened in the case, and the EEOC intervening on their behalf
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-MO-0108 : EEOC v. New Prime, Inc. (W.D. Mo.)
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Docket(s)
04-1686 (U.S. Court of Appeals)
EE-MO-0062-9003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/01/2004
04-1817 (U.S. Court of Appeals)
EE-MO-0062-9004.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/01/2004
6:01-cv-03144-ODS (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/06/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-MO-0062-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/29/2001
Order Granting Motion to Consolidate [ECF# 16] (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/17/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint of Intervenor Willa Burke
EE-MO-0062-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/24/2002
Amended Complaint of Plaintiff-Intervenor Cynthia Huffman
EE-MO-0062-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/24/2002
Complaint of Intervenor Virginia King
EE-MO-0062-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/24/2002
Plaintiff-Intervenor Cynthia Huffman's Second Amended Complaint
EE-MO-0062-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/03/2002
Plaintiff Virginia King's Second Amended Complaint
EE-MO-0062-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/03/2002
Order Granting Defendant Kenneth Littlejohn's Motion to Dismiss (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/12/2002
Order Denying Defendant Abel Lormand's Motion to Dismiss (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/12/2002
Order Denying Defendant Samuel Turner's Motion to Dismiss (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/30/2002
Order [Regarding Motions for Judgment etc] (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/13/2002
Order Denying Defendant Abel Lormand's Second Motion to Dismiss (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/17/2002
Order [Regarding Defendant Lormand's Motion for Summary Judgment as to Count VI of Plaintiff Huffman's Second Amended Complaint etc] (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/18/2003
Order [Regarding Motions for Summary Judgment] (2003 WL 22424878) (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0023.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/24/2003
Order [Regarding Motions to Sever] (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/12/2003
Order Denying Defendant Abel Lormand's Motion to Dismiss Count VII of Plaintiff Cynthia Huffman's Second Amended Complaint (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/19/2003
Verdicts A through J
EE-MO-0062-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/19/2003
Verdict C [Amended]
EE-MO-0062-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/19/2003
Order [Regarding Defendant's Renewed Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law etc] (2003 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 25010) (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0027.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/12/2003
Source: LexisNexis
Order [Regarding Motions for a New Trial] (2003 WL 24009006 / 2003 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 26204) (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0024.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/17/2003
Injunctive Relief Order (2003 WL 24009005 / 2003 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 26205) (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0025.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/23/2003
Source: Westlaw
Order Entering Final Judgment (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/23/2004
Amended Order Entering Final Judgment (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/23/2004
Order Granting Defendant's Motion to Vacate Order of July 24, 2003 (2004 WL 1401967) (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0026.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/22/2004
EEOC's FY 2003 Office of General Counsel Annual Report [Excerpt]
EE-MO-0062-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/05/2005
Judges Smith, Ortrie D. (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0062-0007

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