Case: Owen v. L'anse Area Schools

2:00-cv-00071 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Filed Date: March 28, 2000

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On March 28, 2000, a Jewish employee filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against the L'Anse Area Schools in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The employee, represented by private counsel, sought monetary and injunctive relief.The employee alleged that the school was a hostile work environment. Specifically, the employee alleged he was subjected to threats from students and faculty based on his religion and that there were messages saying "…

On March 28, 2000, a Jewish employee filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against the L'Anse Area Schools in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The employee, represented by private counsel, sought monetary and injunctive relief.

The employee alleged that the school was a hostile work environment. Specifically, the employee alleged he was subjected to threats from students and faculty based on his religion and that there were messages saying "Die Jews," "White Power," and "KKK" left in and around his classroom. On several occasions, a hangman's noose was also placed on his classroom door. The employee eventually resigned because of this conduct.

The U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") intervened in the matter on behalf of the employee and requested that the defendant take measures to remedy the harassment problem and ensure that the same harassment does not occur in the future.

On November 14, 2001, the district court (Judge Gordon J. Quist) denied defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that although it did not engage in the abusive behavior, its alleged responses were so inadequate and

demeaning that it indicated that defendants intended that the teacher quit.

On July 7, 2005, the district court (Judge Quist) accepted a settlement agreement from both parties. The agreement awarded the employee $265,000 in financial damages. Also, the school district agreed to train its employees to recognize and address issues of harassment. The agreement further provided for the D.O.J. to monitor the situation in the school district for three years.

We have no further information on this case.

Summary Authors

Janani Iyengar (11/12/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Quist, Gordon Jay (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Stamler, Patricia A. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Douglas MacGregor, Susan (Michigan)

Erickson, Phillip (Michigan)

Other Attorney(s)

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Expert/Monitor/Master

March, Jon G (Michigan)

Judge(s)

Quist, Gordon Jay (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Stamler, Patricia A. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Douglas MacGregor, Susan (Michigan)

Erickson, Phillip (Michigan)

Other Attorney(s)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Gross, Charles R. (Michigan)

Schuham, Aaron D. (District of Columbia)

Wiener, Ross (District of Columbia)

Woodard, Karen D. (District of Columbia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

March, Jon G (Michigan)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:00-cv-00071

Docket (PACER)

Owen v. L'Anse Area Schools

July 7, 2005

July 7, 2005

Docket
21

2:00-cv-00071

Complaint in Intervention

Sept. 20, 2000

Sept. 20, 2000

Complaint
154

2:00-cv-00071

Opinion

Owen v. L'Anse Area Schools

2001 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19287

Nov. 14, 2001

Nov. 14, 2001

Order/Opinion
176

2:00-cv-00071

Consent Decree

April 11, 2002

April 11, 2002

Order/Opinion
181

2:00-cv-00071

Stipulated Order of Dismissal

July 7, 2005

July 7, 2005

Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated Sept. 6, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (10 pgs) w/Jury Demand and Exhibit A (cep) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 28, 2000

March 28, 2000

2

RECEIPT #317390 in the amount of $150.00 submitted by pltf for filing fee (cep) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 28, 2000

March 28, 2000

SUMMONS issued as to defts and returned to pltf's rep. (cep) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 28, 2000

March 28, 2000

3

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SERVICE executed upon defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore on 5/11/00 (cep) (Entered: 05/25/2000)

May 19, 2000

May 19, 2000

4

ANSWER to complaint by defts; w/affirmative defenses and reliance upon jury demand and prf of svc (erv) Modified on 06/01/2000 (Entered: 06/01/2000)

May 31, 2000

May 31, 2000

5

OBJECTIONS by defts to pltf's discovery requests w/prf svc (erv) (Entered: 06/01/2000)

May 31, 2000

May 31, 2000

7

ORDER (1 pg) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley re objection [5-1]; pltf to file response by 6/26/00 (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 6/9/00] (cep) (Entered: 06/09/2000)

June 8, 2000

June 8, 2000

8

FIRST AMENDED ANSWER [4-1] by defts w/Affirmative Defenses, Reliance on Jury Demand and prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 06/14/2000)

June 14, 2000

June 14, 2000

9

WITHDRAWAL of the filing of Objections to Pltf's Discovery Requests [5-1] w/prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 06/23/2000)

June 23, 2000

June 23, 2000

10

JOINT STATUS REPORT by pltf and defts w/prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 06/29/2000)

June 29, 2000

June 29, 2000

11

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER (7 pgs) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley; joinder/amendment by 9/7/00; pltf's witnesses by 8/16/00; dft's witnesses by 9/15/00; interrogatories limited to 50 single part questions; depositions limited to 12 fact witnesses per party; jury trial set for 9:00 a.m. on 8/20/01; discovery completed by 12/29/00; motion filing set for 2/15/01; settlement conf set for 9:00 a.m. on 8/1/01; final pretrial conf set for 9:00 a.m. on 8/1/01; submitted to VFM 7/20/00; case assigned to standard track (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 7/10/00] (cep) (Entered: 07/10/2000)

July 10, 2000

July 10, 2000

12

ORDER OF REFERRAL FOR FACILITATIVE MEDIATION (6 pgs) by Judge Gordon J. Quist and selection of Jon G. March as facilitative mediator; initial session to take place by 9/25/00 (cc: all counsel and facilitative mediator) (cep) (Entered: 07/31/2000)

July 25, 2000

July 25, 2000

13

WITNESS LIST submitted by pltf w/prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 08/23/2000)

Aug. 21, 2000

Aug. 21, 2000

14

ORDER (1 pg) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley vacating [12-1] Order of Referral for Voluntary Facilitative Mediation ; telephone conference to be held on 10:00 a.m. on 11/9/00 to discuss Alternative Dispute Resolution (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 8/25/00] (erv) (Entered: 08/25/2000)

Aug. 24, 2000

Aug. 24, 2000

15

RECEIPT #319805 in the amount of $25.00 submitted by pltf for VFM fee (cep) (Entered: 08/29/2000)

Aug. 25, 2000

Aug. 25, 2000

16

MOTION by pltf for leave to file supplemental complaint w/brief in support, Exhibits A-D and prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 09/05/2000)

Sept. 5, 2000

Sept. 5, 2000

17

MOTION to intervene by USA w/memorandum in support, proposed complaint in intervention, proposed order and cert of svc (cep) (Entered: 09/11/2000)

Sept. 7, 2000

Sept. 7, 2000

18

ORDER (1 pg) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley re pltf's motion for leave to file supplemental complaint [16-1]; defts to file response by 9/22/00 (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 9/11/00] (cep) (Entered: 09/11/2000)

Sept. 11, 2000

Sept. 11, 2000

19

PRELIMINARY WITNESS LIST submitted by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore w/prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 09/15/2000)

Sept. 15, 2000

Sept. 15, 2000

21

COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION (4 pgs) by intervenor USA against deft L'Anse Area Schools; w/jury demand and certification of public importance (cep) (Entered: 09/20/2000)

Sept. 20, 2000

Sept. 20, 2000

22

NOTICE of hearing: Telephone Scheduling Conf reset for 2:30 p.m. on 10/16/00 (cc: all counsel) (cep) (Entered: 10/02/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

23

ORDER (1 pg) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley that pltf's motion for leave to file supplemental complaint [16-1] is granted; clk to accept pltf's supplemental complaint for filing (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 10/6/00] (cep) (Entered: 10/06/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

TELEPHONE call to pltf's counsel; pltf's counsel will submit identical supplemental complaint as referred to in [16-1] (cep) (Entered: 10/06/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

24

RE-NOTICE by intervenor of taking deposition duces tecum of Raymond Pasquali on 11/6/00 (cep) Modified on 10/13/2000 (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

25

RE-NOTICE by intervenor of taking deposition duces tecum of Lois Kemppainen on 11/8/00 (cep) Modified on 10/13/2000 (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

26

RE-NOTICE by intervenor of taking deposition duces tecum of Scott Lloyd on 11/8/00 (cep) Modified on 10/13/2000 (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

27

RE-NOTICE by intervenor of taking deposition duces tecum of Scott Connor on 11/8/00 (cep) Modified on 10/13/2000 (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

28

RE-NOTICE by intervenor of taking deposition duces tecum of Riley McIntyre on 11/8/00 (cep) Modified on 10/13/2000 (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

29

RE-NOTICE by intervenor of taking deposition duces tecum of Kevin Perrault on 11/8/00 (cep) Modified on 10/13/2000 (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

30

RE-NOTICE by intervenor of taking deposition duces tecum of Karen Pakkala on 11/8/00 (cep) (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

31

RE-NOTICE by intervenor of taking deposition duces tecum of Betty Ann Pythila on 11/8/00 (cep) (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

32

RE-NOTICE by intervenor of taking deposition duces tecum of Sally Ann Narhi, Ph.D., on 11/6/00 (cep) (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

33

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by intervenor for [24-1] through [32-1] upon Patricia Stamler and Susan D. MacGregor on 10/5/00 by US Mail (cep) (Entered: 10/13/2000)

Oct. 6, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

34

NOTICE of hearing: Teleconf set for 10:00 a.m. on 11/9/00 re: potential conflict w/atty representation (cc: all counsel) (cep) (Entered: 10/23/2000)

Oct. 20, 2000

Oct. 20, 2000

36

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT (12 pgs); jury demand [1-1] w/prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 10/23/2000)

Oct. 23, 2000

Oct. 23, 2000

37

MOTION by intervenor USA to compel answers to deposition questions w/brief in support, Appendix A and cert of svc (cep) (Entered: 10/24/2000)

Oct. 24, 2000

Oct. 24, 2000

38

PROOF OF SERVICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore for Defts' Answers to Pltf's Interrogatories to L'Anse Area Schools Re Pension and School Personnel upon Patricia A. Stamler and Aaron D. Schuham on 10/27/00 by US Mail (cep) (Entered: 10/30/2000)

Oct. 30, 2000

Oct. 30, 2000

39

ORDER (1 pg) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley re pla/intv's motion to compel answers to deposition questions [37-1]; defts to file response by 11/14/00; hearing set for 2:00 p.m. on 11/21/00 (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 10/31/00] (cep) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

Oct. 31, 2000

Oct. 31, 2000

40

ANSWER to First Amended Complaint by defts w/Affirmative Defenses and Reliance on Jury Demand (cep) Modified on 11/01/2000 (Entered: 11/01/2000)

Nov. 1, 2000

Nov. 1, 2000

41

ANSWER to intv's complaint by defts w/Affirmative Defenses and Reliance on Jury Demand (cep) (Entered: 11/01/2000)

Nov. 1, 2000

Nov. 1, 2000

42

PROOF OF SERVICE by defts for [40-1] and [41-1] upon Patricia A. Stamler and Aaron D. Schuham/Ross Wiener on 10/30/00 by US Mail (cep) (Entered: 11/01/2000)

Nov. 1, 2000

Nov. 1, 2000

43

PRAECIPE: by intervenor USA to withdraw motion to compel answers to deposition questions filed on 10/23/00 [37-1] w/Exhibits A-C and cert of svc (cep) (Entered: 11/03/2000)

Nov. 3, 2000

Nov. 3, 2000

44

WITNESS LIST submitted by pltf w/prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 11/06/2000)

Nov. 6, 2000

Nov. 6, 2000

45

WITNESS LIST submitted by intervenor w/cert of svc (cep) (Entered: 11/06/2000)

Nov. 6, 2000

Nov. 6, 2000

46

ORDER (1 pg) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley that pla/intv's motion for leave to withdraw (docket #43) its motion to compel answers to deposition questions (docket #37) is granted; pla/intv's motion to compel answers to depositions questions shall be withdrawn [37-1] (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 11/8/00] (cep) (Entered: 11/08/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000

Nov. 8, 2000

47

PROOF OF SERVICE by deft for Second Supplemental Response to pltf's 1st Set of Interrogatories and Request to Produce upon attys of record by hand delivery (erv) (Entered: 11/08/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000

Nov. 8, 2000

PROCEEDING before Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley Teleconf held 10:00 a.m. on 11/9/00 ; Case not ready for VFM; counsel does not feel representation a problem at this time; Court Reporter, Pam Chant (cep) (Entered: 11/09/2000)

Nov. 9, 2000

Nov. 9, 2000

48

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by intervenor for a subpoena for documents upon L'Anse Area Schools, in care of Supt Raymond Pasquali, on 11/17/00 by hand and attys Patricia Stamler and Susan MacGregor on 11/16/00 by telefax and US Mail on 11/16/00 (cep) (Entered: 12/04/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

49

PROOF OF SERVICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore for Defts' Second Supplemental Response to Pltf's First Set of Interrogatories and Request to Produce (fully executed) upon Attys Stamler/Ravitz and Schuham/Wiener on 12/1/00 by US Mail (cep) (Entered: 12/04/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

50

PROOF OF SERVICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore for Subpoena for Production of Documents on Mark Smith, LEA (served on 11/28/00) and Dennis Skogland, MEA (served on 11/27/00) by certified mail and upon attys Stamler and Schuham/Wiener on 11/22/00 by US Mail (cep) (Entered: 12/04/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

51

PROOF OF SERVICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore for Defts' Second Request to Produce Documents upon Attys Stamler/Ravitz and Schuham/Wiener on 12/1/00 by US Mail (cep) (Entered: 12/04/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

52

MOTION by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft, Moore to quash subpoena and/or for protective order and for costs w/brief in support, Exhibits A-C and prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 12/06/2000)

Dec. 6, 2000

Dec. 6, 2000

53

ORDER (1 pg) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley re deft L'Anse Area Schools' motion to quash subpoena [52-1], for protective order [52-2] and for costs [52-3]; pltf to respond by 12/26/00; hearing set for 2:00 p.m. on 1/8/01 (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 12/13/00] (cep) (Entered: 12/13/2000)

Dec. 12, 2000

Dec. 12, 2000

54

RESPONSE by intervenor to motion to quash subpoena [52-1], for protective order [52-2] and for costs [52-3] w/Exhibits A-K and cert of svc (cep) (Entered: 12/19/2000)

Dec. 19, 2000

Dec. 19, 2000

55

MOTION by intervenor to compel production of minutes from closed sessions of the L'Anse School Bd of Education w/memorandum in support, Exhibits A-C, proposed order and cert of svc (cep) (Entered: 12/19/2000)

Dec. 19, 2000

Dec. 19, 2000

56

MOTION (Ex Parte) by pltf to exceed page limitation w/brief in support, proposed order and proposed motion (erv) (Entered: 12/20/2000)

Dec. 20, 2000

Dec. 20, 2000

57

ORDER (1 pg) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley re pltf-intervenor's motion to compel production of minutes from closed sessions of the L'Anse School Bd of Education [55-1]; defts to file response by 1/3/01 (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 12/20/00] (erv) (Entered: 12/20/2000)

Dec. 20, 2000

Dec. 20, 2000

58

EX-PARTE ORDER TO EXCEED PAGE LIMIT (2 pgs) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley that pltf's ex-parte motion to exceed page limitation [56-1] is granted (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 12/22/00] (cep) Modified on 01/04/2001 (Entered: 12/22/2000)

Dec. 22, 2000

Dec. 22, 2000

59

MOTION by pltf to compel discovery w/brief in support, Exhibits 1-12 and prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 12/22/2000)

Dec. 22, 2000

Dec. 22, 2000

61

RESPONSE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore to pltf USA's motion to compel production of minutes from closed sessions of the L'Anse School Bd of Education [55-1] w/proposed order, SEALED minutes and prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 01/04/2001)

Jan. 3, 2001

Jan. 3, 2001

FORWARDED [61-1] w/SEALED minutes to Magistrate Greeley's Ofc (cep) (Entered: 01/04/2001)

Jan. 4, 2001

Jan. 4, 2001

62

PROOF OF SERVICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore for Objection to Complying w/Subpoena and Prf of Svc upon attys Patricia A. Stamler/Justin Ravitz and Aaron D. Schuham/Ross Wiener on 1/2/01 by US Mail (cep) (Entered: 01/04/2001)

Jan. 4, 2001

Jan. 4, 2001

63

NOTICE of hearing: Teleconf re defts' motion to quash subpoena or for protective order set for 2:00 p.m. on 1/8/01 (cc: all counsel) (cep) Modified on 01/08/2001 (Entered: 01/05/2001)

Jan. 4, 2001

Jan. 4, 2001

64

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by intervenor for Pla/Intv US' Response to Defts' Second Requests for Production of Documents upon attys Patricia Stamler and Susan MacGregor on 01/02/01 by US Mail (cep) (Entered: 01/08/2001)

Jan. 8, 2001

Jan. 8, 2001

65

ORDER (2 pgs) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley re intv USA's motion to compel production of minutes from closed sessions of the L'Anse School Bd of Education [55-1]; Deft to release copies of minutes from closed sessions of Bd of Education: 4/21/97, 5/24/99, 7/6/99, 11/22/99, 5/24/00 and 6/26/00; Deft to determine if a list of closed session minutes is maintained by School District in any location other than w/in Bd matls or documents already produced to pltfs and ntc of outcome of deft's efforts to be provided to pltfs by 1/17/01; if addtl closed sessions minutes are identified and requested by pltfs, deft shall produce such minutes or invoke a privilege and produce a privilege log (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 1/10/01] (cep) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 10, 2001

Jan. 10, 2001

66

ORDER (3 pgs) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley re defts' motion to quash subpoena [52-1], for protective order [52-2] and for costs [52-3]; motion is denied in part and granted in part as counsel stipulated to resolution; the School Dis shall mail a copy of this Order and FERPA Ntc by 1/12/01 to students whose records were requested in subpoena; pltf to mail documents to which no objection has been made to pltfs' counsel by 1/29/01; the documents shall be treated as confidential by ptys; deft to file copy of any objections w/Ct by 1/30/01; ptys' request for extension of discovery is held in abeyance; Deft School Dis shall produce records confirming transfer of three students to new school and that alleged student referred to as "TF" is stricken from witness lists (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 1/12/01] (cep) (Entered: 01/12/2001)

Jan. 10, 2001

Jan. 10, 2001

67

ORDER (1 pg) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley Teleconf set for 2/1/01 at 9:30 a.m.; Teleconf held 1/8/01 at 9:30 a.m. ; setting motion to compel discovery [59-1] at 9:00 a.m. on 2/5/01 by telephone (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 1/12/01] (cep) (Entered: 01/12/2001)

Jan. 12, 2001

Jan. 12, 2001

69

RESPONSE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore to motion to compel discovery [59-1] w/Exhibits A-G and prfsvc (cep) (Entered: 01/19/2001)

Jan. 19, 2001

Jan. 19, 2001

70

SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore to motion to compel discovery [59-1] w/prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 01/23/2001)

Jan. 22, 2001

Jan. 22, 2001

71

MOTION by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore for protective order w/brief in support, Exhibit A and prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 01/23/2001)

Jan. 22, 2001

Jan. 22, 2001

72

ORDER (1 pg) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley re defts' motion for protective order [71-1]; opposing counsel file response by 2/1/01; hearing set for 9:00 a.m. on 2/6/01 (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 1/24/01] (cep) (Entered: 01/24/2001)

Jan. 24, 2001

Jan. 24, 2001

73

NOTICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore Pursuant to Ct's Order Re FERPA Objections [66-1] w/attachments and prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 01/30/2001)

Jan. 30, 2001

Jan. 30, 2001

74

EXPERT WITNESS DESIGNATIONS submitted by intervenor USA w/cert of svc (cep) (Entered: 01/31/2001)

Jan. 31, 2001

Jan. 31, 2001

75

MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION by intervenor USA to Deft's motion for protective order [71-1] w/Exhibits A-C and cert of svc (cep) (Entered: 01/31/2001)

Jan. 31, 2001

Jan. 31, 2001

76

EXPERT WITNESS LIST submitted by pltf w/prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 02/01/2001)

Feb. 1, 2001

Feb. 1, 2001

77

RESPONSE by pltf to defts' motion for protective order [71-1] w/Exhibits 1 and 2 and prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 02/01/2001)

Feb. 1, 2001

Feb. 1, 2001

78

PROOF OF SERVICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore for Defts' Initial Responses to Pltf's First Set of Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents and Defts' Supplemental Response to Pltf's First Set of Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents upon attys Patricia Stamler, Justin Ravitz, Aaron Schuham, Ross Wiener and Phillip A. Erickson on 2/1/01 by US Mail (cep) (Entered: 02/02/2001)

Feb. 2, 2001

Feb. 2, 2001

79

ORDER (2 pgs) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley re motion for protective order [71-1] and to compel discovery [59-1]; movants to file supplemental briefs by 2/16/01; response from non-moving ptys to be filed by 2/26/01; all deadlines w/regard to experts and expert discovery are suspended pending further Ct order (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 2/5/01] (cep) (Entered: 02/05/2001)

Feb. 5, 2001

Feb. 5, 2001

80

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley that the School Dis shall immediately forward copy of students JH and HJ's files to Ct in sealed envelopes for "in camera" review by Judge Timothy P. Greeley; that a copy of this Order be sent to person(s) who filed objection on behalf of students; that those persons may notify Ct of reasons for objecting to release of student records by 2/15/01; that objections must be sent/faxed to Atty Susan MacGregor; that Plunkett & Cooney shall send copy of objections to pltf's and pla/intv's counsel upon receipt and shall file copy of objections w/Ct by next business day after receipt; that Ct will consider such objections and issue further Order determining whether objection will be sustained; and that if no further communication is received on behalf of JH or HJ by 2/15/01, the records will be released to the ptys (2 pgs) (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 2/5/01] (cep) (Entered: 02/05/2001)

Feb. 5, 2001

Feb. 5, 2001

81

NOTICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore of Filing Student Records of JH and HJ Pursuant to Ct Order w/Records of "JH" and HJ" IN CAMERA REVIEW ONLY by Magistrate Judge Greeley (SEALED) (cep) (Entered: 02/06/2001)

Feb. 5, 2001

Feb. 5, 2001

FORWARDED [81-1] to Magistrate Greeley's Ofc (cep) (Entered: 02/06/2001)

Feb. 6, 2001

Feb. 6, 2001

82

SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore re [79-1] and in support of motion for protective order [71-1] w/attachments and prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 02/20/2001)

Feb. 17, 2001

Feb. 17, 2001

83

ORDER (1 pg) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley that pltf's motion to compel discovery [59-1] is withdrawn (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 2/22/01] (cep) (Entered: 02/22/2001)

Feb. 22, 2001

Feb. 22, 2001

84

SUPPLEMENTAL memorandum in opposition by pltf-intervenor re motion for protective order response [77-1] and prfsvc (jld) (Entered: 02/26/2001)

Feb. 26, 2001

Feb. 26, 2001

85

PROOF OF SERVICE by deft's L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore for Deft LAS' Answers to US's First Set of Interrogatories Served 12/22/00 (executed by S. MacGregor), Defts' Responses to US' First Set of Request for Production of Documents of 12/22/00 (executed by S. MacGregor), Deft's Response to Pltf's First Federal Ct Discovery Request Served 4/28/00 (executed by S. MacGregor) and Defts' Third Supplemental Response to Pltf's First Set of Interrogatories and Request to Produce (executed by S. MacGregor) upon Patricia A. Stamler/Justin Ravitz and Aaron D. Schuham/Ross Wiener and Philip A. Erickson on 3/5/01 by US Mail (cep) (Entered: 03/06/2001)

March 6, 2001

March 6, 2001

86

FERPA ORDER (2 pgs) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley that the School Dis shall mail copy of this Order and FERPA Ntc to students whose records have been requested w/Prf of Svc filed w/Ct; the School Dis shall mail student records to which no objection is received to pltfs w/in 2 days of close of objection period; documents shall not be re-released to anyone, including expert witnesses, and shall be treated as confidential; w/in 2 days of receipt, the School Dis shall send facsimile of any objections received to pltfs' counsel and shall file any objections received w/the Ct at the close of objections period; and Ct will give consideration to and address objections received and copy of order will be sent to student/parent filing objection (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 3/6/01] (cep) (Entered: 03/06/2001)

March 6, 2001

March 6, 2001

87

ORDER (1 pg) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley that clk of ct shall remove student records of "JH" and "HJ" and return sealed records to defts' counsel (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 3/9/01] (cep) (Entered: 03/09/2001)

March 8, 2001

March 8, 2001

88

NOTICE of hearing: re motion for protective order [71-1]; hearing set for 1:30 p.m. on 3/20/01 (cc: all counsel) (cep) (Entered: 03/09/2001)

March 8, 2001

March 8, 2001

89

PROOF OF SERVICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore for FERPA Order and Ntc to Student and Parents of Release of Student File upon Attys Patricia Stamler/Justin Ravitz, Aaron D. Schuham/Ross Wiener and Philip A. Erickson on 3/22/01 by certified mail (cep) (Entered: 03/23/2001)

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001

90

NOTICE of hearing: Teleconf set for 2:00 p.m. on 5/21/01 to be coordinated by Dept of Justice (cc: all counsel) (cep) (Entered: 03/23/2001)

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001

91

ORDER (2 pgs) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley Dispositive Mtn filing ddl set for 6/22/01; Discovery as to experts to close by 6/15/01; Pretrial conference reset for 1:30 p.m. on 10/2/01; Jury trial reset for 9:00 a.m. on 10/9/01; Settlement conference reset for 1:30 p.m. on 10/2/01 and defts' witness list ddl 4/23/01 interrogatories to be provided to defts by 4/30/01; responses to interrogatories due by 5/16/01; pltf's expert witness' reports to be filed by 4/6/01; defts to name expert witnesses by 5/2/01 w/expert witness reports filed by 5/16/01; responses to dispositive motions to be filed by 7/19/01 w/replies to responses due 7/26/01; oral argument to be held before Hon. Gordon J. Quist on 8/20/01 at 1:30 p.m. (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 3/26/01] (cep) (Entered: 03/26/2001)

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001

92

PROOF OF SERVICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore for Defts' Fourth Supplemental Response to Pltf's First Set of Interrogatories and Request to Produce (executed by S. MacGregor), Deft LAS' Supplemental Answers to DOJ's First Set of Interrogatories Served 12/22/00 (executed by S. MacGregor) and Defts LAS' Supplemental Responses to DOJ's First Set of Request for Production of Documents of 12/22/00 (executed by S. MacGregor) upon attys Patricia A. Stamler/Justin Ravitz, Aaron D. Schuham/Ross Wiener and Philip A. Erickson on 3/30/01 by US Mail (cep) (Entered: 04/02/2001)

April 2, 2001

April 2, 2001

93

PROOF OF SERVICE by intervenor USA for Expert Witness Report of Jonathan R. White, PhD dtd 4/01 and Expert Report submitted by James D. Hendricks, PhD, and Alexandra E. Michaels, EdD, dtd 4/01 upon Atty Susan D. MacGregor on 4/6/01 by hand (cep) (Entered: 04/06/2001)

April 6, 2001

April 6, 2001

95

EMERGENCY MOTION by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft, and Moore to compel medical examination w/brief in support, Exhibit A, proposed order and prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 04/26/2001)

April 20, 2001

April 20, 2001

94

FACT WITNESS LIST submitted by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore w/prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 04/24/2001)

April 23, 2001

April 23, 2001

96

PROOF OF SERVICE by intervenor USA for Interrogatories to the L'Anse Area Schools upon attys Susan MacGregor, Phillip Erickson and Patty Stamler on 4/30/01 by telefax and overnight delivery (cep) (Entered: 05/01/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

97

ORDER COMPELLING MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF PLAINTIFF (3 pgs) by Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley re defts' motion to compel medical examination [95-1]; pltf shall appear for examination by Dr. Thomas Gola on 5/18/01 in Royal Oak, MI; expert report to be provided to all counsel by 5/25/01 (cc: all counsel) [EOD Date 5/3/01] (cep) (Entered: 05/03/2001)

May 2, 2001

May 2, 2001

98

NOTICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore of taking deposition duces tecum of Expert, Jonathan White, Ph.D., on 5/8/01 w/prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 05/03/2001)

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

100

NOTICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore of taking depositions duces tecum of Expert, Gerald Hepp, CPA; Expert, James Hendricks, PH.D, and Expert, Alexandra Michaels, PH.D. on 5/30/01 w/prf of svc (cep) (Entered: 05/07/2001)

May 7, 2001

May 7, 2001

101

PROOF OF SERVICE by defts L'Anse Area Schools, Jentoft and Moore for Notices of Taking Depositions Duces Tecum and Subpoenas of Thomas W. Collins, Douglas McKenzie and P.E. Carmody (cep) (Entered: 05/08/2001)

May 8, 2001

May 8, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 28, 2000

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of Jewish employee

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

L'Anse Area Schools, School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

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

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination