Case: White v. S.O.G. Specialty Knives & Tools, Inc.

2:05-cv-01800 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Oct. 27, 2005

Closed Date: Nov. 1, 2005

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Case Summary

On October 27, 2005, the United States Attorney's Office filed a lawsuit against the S.O.G. Specialty Knives Inc. under 38 U.S.C. § 4301, et seq. ("USERRA") in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The Department of Justice asked the court for injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant had violated USERRA, by terminating and refusing to rehire an employee to his original position after taking a military leave of absence.The plaintiff alleged that he w…

On October 27, 2005, the United States Attorney's Office filed a lawsuit against the S.O.G. Specialty Knives Inc. under 38 U.S.C. § 4301, et seq. ("USERRA") in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The Department of Justice asked the court for injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant had violated USERRA, by terminating and refusing to rehire an employee to his original position after taking a military leave of absence.

The plaintiff alleged that he was originally terminated shortly after he told his employer that he was to be deployed to Iraq. When he returned from service his original position had been filled and he was offered another position for which he had no experience and was offered no training. He was later fired from this position and given no explanation for these actions.

On 11/01/2005, the District Court (Judge Marsha J. Pechman) entered a Consent Decree approved by both parties. S.O.G. Specialty Knives Inc. agreed to provide the plaintiff with compensatory back-payments.

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Summary Authors

Jane Wu (11/5/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Pechman, Marsha J. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Danis, Jodi B (District of Columbia)

Kipnis, Brian C (Washington)

Mckay, John (Washington)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Spellman, Carney Badley (Washington)

Wasserman, Carl D (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kagan, Kenneth S (Washington)

Judge(s)

Pechman, Marsha J. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Danis, Jodi B (District of Columbia)

Kipnis, Brian C (Washington)

Mckay, John (Washington)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Spellman, Carney Badley (Washington)

Wasserman, Carl D (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kagan, Kenneth S (Washington)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:05-cv-01800

Docket (PACER)

White v. S.O.G. Specialty Knives Inc

Nov. 1, 2005

Nov. 1, 2005

Docket
1

2:05-cv-01800

Complaint

Oct. 27, 2005

Oct. 27, 2005

Complaint
3

2:05-cv-01800

Consent Decree

Nov. 1, 2005

Nov. 1, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT and JURY DEMAND against defendant SOG Specialty Knives Inc (NO Summons(es) issued) (Receipt # fee waived,USA) , filed by Richard H White. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(PM, ) (Entered: 10/28/2005)

Oct. 27, 2005

Oct. 27, 2005

3

CONSENT DECREE by Judge Marsha J. Pechman. (MD, ) (Entered: 11/02/2005)

Nov. 1, 2005

Nov. 1, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 27, 2005

Closing Date: Nov. 1, 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. on behalf of an employee who served in the armed forces

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: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

S.O.G. Specialty Knives Inc, Private Entity/Person

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)

Monetary Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 27,500

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Hiring