No. 87-7211.

857 F.2d 737 (1988)

Bennita N. DAVIS and Charles L. Maddox, individually and on behalf of those similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants, Joanne P. Payne and Mary L. Wilson, Intervenors, v. The MOBILE CONSORTIUM OF CETA; Gary A. Greenough, individually and in his capacity as Administrative Arm of the Mobile Consortium of CETA; Gary A. Greenough; Dan Wiley; Neal Lauder; and Devon Wiggins, individually and in their official capacity as the Executive Committee of the Mobile Consortium of CETA; Mobile County, Alabama; Mobile County's Sheriff's Department; Thomas J. Purvis, Sheriff, individually and in his capacity as Sheriff of Mobile County; Mobile County Personnel Board; Bernard M. Richardson, Jr., individually and in his capacity as Personnel Director of the Mobile County Personnel Board; Hollinger's Island Patrol; L.D. Strickland, individually and in his capacity as Chief of Hollinger's Island Patrol; L.D. Strickland; Steven C. Powe; Bill Sharp; Stanley L. Bell; W.T. Ponder; Colonel Sloan; Cathy W. Davis; Robert I. Story and Evelyn Payne in their capacity as members of the Board of Governors of Hollinger's Island Patrol; F. Ray Marshall, individually and in his capacity as Secretary of Labor and David Duncan, individually and in his capacity as Regional Administrator of the United States Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

October 12, 1988.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Abigail Turner, Legal Services Corp. of Alabama, Mobile, Ala., for plaintiffs-appellants.

James C. Bell, James C. Wood, Simon, Wood & Crane, Mobile, Ala., for Hollinger's, Strickland, Powe, Bell, Ponder, Sloan, Davis, Sharpe, Story and Payne.

Calvin Clay, Clay, Massey & Clay, Mobile, Ala., for Mobile Consortium of CETA.

James B. Rossler, Stout, Roebuck & Rossler, Mobile, Ala., for Sheriff Purvis.

Before RONEY, Chief Judge, JOHNSON, Circuit Judge, and TIDWELL, District Judge.

JOHNSON, Circuit Judge:

This case involves an appeal by plaintiffs from the entry of judgment after trial on their claims brought under 42 U.S.C.A. § 1983. We affirm.


Bennita Davis and Charles Maddox filed a class action in 1979 complaining under § 1983 of the inadequacy of the grievance procedures provided by The Mobile Consortium of CETA ("Consortium") and its sub-grantees. The Consortium was organized as a "prime sponsor...

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