Case: Goodreau v. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC.

3:05-cv-00252 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Filed Date: March 29, 2005

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On March 29, 2005, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 ("USERRA") in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against the Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC ("Bridgestone"). The DOJ sought injunctive and monetary relief.The DOJ represented a Bridgestone employee who had served in the Army National Guard since August 5, 2000. On May 29, 2002, the employee commenced employ…

On March 29, 2005, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 ("USERRA") in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against the Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC ("Bridgestone"). The DOJ sought injunctive and monetary relief.

The DOJ represented a Bridgestone employee who had served in the Army National Guard since August 5, 2000. On May 29, 2002, the employee commenced employment for Bridgestone at its plant in Clarksville, Tennessee, as an Operator Banbury. Bridgestone has a progressive pay schedule which is a step rate compensation system based on time at work. The employee was hired at a pay rate of $16.14 per hour and was moved to $17.44 per hour on November 24, 2002.

During December 27, 2002 to March 24, 2004, for a total of approximately 453 days, the employee was activated as a member of the Army National Guard under Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom.

The complaint alleges that the defendant violated USERRA by denying the employee an advancement of approximately 453 days on its progressive pay schedule and other employment benefits due to his membership in, or obligation to perform service in, the uniformed services.

On April 4, 2005, the district court (Judge William J. Haynes Jr.) approved a consent decree requiring that the defendant grant the employee the level of seniority, status and compensation that he would have enjoyed had he remained employed continuously with Bridgestone during the time of his active duty service in the military, including loss of wages, with interest.

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Summary Authors

Hyun Jeong Yang (10/28/2007)

People

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Judge(s)

Haynes, William Joseph Jr. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brent, Derrick L. (District of Columbia)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Rydzel, James A. (Ohio)

Judge(s)

Haynes, William Joseph Jr. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brent, Derrick L. (District of Columbia)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Rydzel, James A. (Ohio)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:05-cv-00252

Docket (PACER)

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

April 4, 2005

April 4, 2005

Docket
3

3:05-cv-00252

Consent Decree

March 29, 2005

March 29, 2005

Settlement Agreement
1

3:05-cv-00252

Complaint

March 29, 2005

March 29, 2005

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4849523/billiot-v-cove-mountain-realty-inc/

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
41

ORDER denying defendant's 14 Motion to Dismiss and/or for Summary Judgment. The plaintiff is further DIRECTED to file a complete, amended complaint in compliance with L.R. 15.1 within 10 days of the entry of this order. Signed by Judge Thomas A Varlan on 7/11/06. (ANB)

July 11, 2006

July 11, 2006

RECAP
78

ORDER finding as moot 75 plaintiff's Motion to Compel Discovery. Signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Bruce Guyton on September 20, 2007. (AYB)

Sept. 20, 2007

Sept. 20, 2007

RECAP
114

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying plaintiff's 83 Motion in Limine or, in the Alternative, Motion to Exclude Testimony of Mr. Alex Walker and Mr. Burton Webb. Signed by Magistrate Judge H Bruce Guyton on 1/29/08. (ANB)

Jan. 29, 2008

Jan. 29, 2008

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 29, 2005

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Department of Justice- Civil Rights Division on behalf of an Individual denied employment benefit due to his membership in uniformed services

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), 38 U.S.C. § 4301

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2005 - 2006

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Military status discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male