Case: United States v. California University of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

2:96-cv-00724 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: April 17, 1996

Closed Date: 1999

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Case Summary

On April 17, 1996, the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ")filed an employment discrimination lawsuit in the Western District of Pennsylvania against the California University of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. On October 24, 1996, the District Court (Judge Robert J. Cindrich) approved the settlement agreement. The court retained jurisdiction for a period of three years and all claims brought by the DOJ were dismissed.

On February 6, 1997, the court granted an individual claimant's motion to intervene. On February 21, 1997, the plaintiff-intervenor filed a complaint. On August 8, 1997, the court denied the defendant's motion to dismiss. On December 13, 1999, the court entered a consent order pursuant to a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice. It appears that the plaintiff-intervenor and the defendant reached a settlement agreement.

The only document available for this case is the docket.

Summary Authors

Kaitlin Corkran (4/5/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Cindrich, Robert J. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Colville, Michael C. (Pennsylvania)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Kelly, Linda L. (Pennsylvania)

Kirkpatrick, Michael T (District of Columbia)

Kunkel, Gregory T. (Pennsylvania)

Lappe, Paula M. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Blanco, Alan C. (Pennsylvania)

Brown, James B. (Pennsylvania)

Cowden, James L. (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Cindrich, Robert J. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Colville, Michael C. (Pennsylvania)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Kelly, Linda L. (Pennsylvania)

Kirkpatrick, Michael T (District of Columbia)

Kunkel, Gregory T. (Pennsylvania)

Lappe, Paula M. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Blanco, Alan C. (Pennsylvania)

Brown, James B. (Pennsylvania)

Cowden, James L. (Pennsylvania)

Heilman, Nancy L. (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Mongell v. California University

Dec. 13, 1999 Docket

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link

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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance for CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT by James B. Brown, Nancy L. Heilman (ces) (Entered: 05/09/1996)

May 8, 1996
4

Stipulation by USA, CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT Extending Time for deft to file response to complaint and responses to discovery requests with proposed order. (ces) (Entered: 06/20/1996)

June 19, 1996

ORDER upon motion granting [4-1] stipulation Extending Time, reset Answer deadline to 6/27/96 for CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT , reset Response to Request for Production of Documents deadline to 6/27/96 ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 6/24/96 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 06/25/1996)

June 24, 1996
5

MOTION by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT to Extend Time to File Response to Complaint with Proposed Order. (ces) (Entered: 06/27/1996)

June 26, 1996

ORDER upon motion granting [5-1] motion to Extend Time to File Response to Complaint, reset Answer deadline to 7/25/96 for CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT or until 10 days after settlement conf has occurred ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 6/1/96 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 07/01/1996)

July 1, 1996
6

Settlement Conference held 7/16/96 before Judge Robert J. Cindrich [ Reporter: none ] (USA close to settlement w/deft. Appearnace of additional individual claimant Susan Mongell requires more time to complete negotiations to determine whether her concerns can be addressed in US settlement. All pretrial proceedings therefore shall be stayed 30 days to allow negotiations to continue. Order to be entered.) (ces) (Entered: 07/17/1996)

July 16, 1996
7

ORDER, reset Answer deadline to 8/16/96 for CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 7/23/96 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 07/25/1996)

July 24, 1996
8

MOTION by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT to Extend Time to File Response to Complaint with Proposed Order. (ces) (Entered: 08/13/1996)

Aug. 13, 1996

ORDER upon motion granting [8-1] motion to Extend Time to File Response to Complaint, set Answer deadline to 8/30/96 for CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 8/15/96 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 08/16/1996)

Aug. 15, 1996
9

ANSWER to Complaint by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT (ces) (Entered: 09/03/1996)

Aug. 30, 1996
10

Settlement Conference held 9/17/96 before Judge Robert J. Cindrich [ Reporter: none ] (Parties agreed to procedure for settling and dismissing case; will exchange drafts and advise court of progress) (ces) (Entered: 09/19/1996)

Sept. 18, 1996
11

MOTION by SUSAN MONGELL to Intervene with Proposed Order. (ces) (Entered: 10/09/1996)

Oct. 9, 1996
12

NOTICE from Ct. of response deadline (ces) (Entered: 10/11/1996)

Oct. 10, 1996

Document no. 12: Response to Motion set to 10/18/96 for [11-1] motion to Intervene (ces) (Entered: 10/11/1996)

Oct. 10, 1996
13

Settlement Conference held 10/23/96 before Judge Robert J. Cindrich [ Reporter: none ] (Judge agrees to dismiss claims by U.S. Susan Mongel to intervene as pltf, motion to be filed. Dismissal order to be entered. settlement agreement to be filed) (ces) (Entered: 10/25/1996)

Oct. 24, 1996
14

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT (ces) (Entered: 10/28/1996)

Oct. 24, 1996
15

ORDER approving Settlement Agreement executed on behalf of parties. Claims of USA agst. California University of Pa. of State System of Higher Education are hereby dismissed w/out prejudice; further that terms of Settlement Agreement are incorporated herein and made a part hereof and Ct. shall retain jurisdiction over Settlement Agreement for 3 yrs. ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 10/23/96 ) CM all parties of record. Notices mailed. (ces) (Entered: 10/28/1996)

Oct. 24, 1996

Case closed (ces) (Entered: 10/28/1996)

Oct. 28, 1996
16

MOTION by SUSAN MONGELL for Paula M. Lappe, Esq. to Withdraw as Attorney . (ces) Modified on 11/25/1996 (Entered: 11/20/1996)

Nov. 19, 1996
17

ORDER granting [16-1] motion for Paula M. Lappe, Esq. to Withdraw as Attorney (Terminated attorney Paula M. Lappe for SUSAN MONGELL ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 11/25/96 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 11/25/1996)

Nov. 25, 1996
19

Status Conference held 2/4/97 before Judge Robert J. Cindrich [ Reporter: none ] (Judge will grant motion for Susan Mongell to intervene and direct that she file complaint. Order to be entered) (ces) (Entered: 02/06/1997)

Feb. 6, 1997
20

ORDER granting [11-1] motion to Intervene and directing intervening pltf. Susan Mongell to file complaint by 2/21/97 and directing clerk to re-open the case ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 2/4/97 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 02/07/1997)

Feb. 6, 1997

Case reopened (ces) (Entered: 02/07/1997)

Feb. 6, 1997
21

COMPLAINT fied by pltf-intervenor Susan Mongell; jury demand(ces) Modified on 02/24/1997 (Entered: 02/24/1997)

Feb. 21, 1997
22

MOTION by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT to Dismiss , and to Strike pursuant to Rules 12(b)(6) and 12(f) with Proposed Order. (crw) (Entered: 03/17/1997)

March 17, 1997
23

BRIEF by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT in support of [22-1] motion to Dismiss by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT, [22-2] motion to Strike pursuant to Rules 12(b)(6) and 12(f) by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT (crw) (Entered: 03/17/1997)

March 17, 1997
24

Minute entry:, Response to Motion set to 4/7/97 for [22-1] motion to Dismiss, set to 4/7/97 for [22-2] motion to Strike pursuant to Rules 12(b)(6) and 12(f) no reply brief shall be filed without leave of Court and memorandum of law shall not exceed 25 pages (crw) (Entered: 03/18/1997)

March 18, 1997
25

BRIEF by SUSAN MONGELL in opposition to [22-1] motion to Dismiss by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT, [22-2] motion to Strike pursuant to Rules 12(b)(6) and 12(f) by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT (ces) (Entered: 04/08/1997)

April 7, 1997
26

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance for SUSAN MONGELL by Gregory T. Kunkel (ces) (Entered: 04/08/1997)

April 7, 1997
27

JOINT MOTION by USA, CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT to Enjoin and Restrain Interference With the Ct.'s Order . (ces) (Entered: 05/01/1997)

April 30, 1997
28

BRIEF by USA, CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT in support of [27- 1] joint motion to Enjoin and Restrain Interference With the Ct.'s Order by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT, USA (ces) (Entered: 05/01/1997)

April 30, 1997
30

BRIEF by ASSOC. OF PA STATE in opposition to [27-1] joint motion to Enjoin and Restrain Interference With the Ct.'s Order by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT, USA (emc) (Entered: 05/13/1997)

May 13, 1997
31

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT 4/7/97 Answer due on 4/28/97 for CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT (ces) (Entered: 05/23/1997)

May 22, 1997
32

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER denying [27-1] joint motion to Enjoin and Restrain Interference With the Ct.'s Order ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 6/27/97 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 06/30/1997)

June 30, 1997
33

MOTION by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT to Dismiss Pltf- Intervenor's complaint with Proposed Order. (ces) (Entered: 07/16/1997)

July 16, 1997
34

ORDER, that pltf-Intervenor Susan Mongell file written response to Deft's Rule 37 Motion to Dismiss setting forth w/particularity reasons for her non-appearnace at various depositions set by deft and showing cause why she should not be ordered to pay deft all atty's fees and costs incurred in prep. for and attendance of aforementioned deposition set for 7/14/97, together w/all fees and costs incurred in prep. and presentation of w/in Motion; Motion Hearing set for 4:00 8/4/97 for [33-1] motion to Dismiss ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 7/18/97 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 07/18/1997)

July 18, 1997
35

BRIEF by SUSAN MONGELL in opposition to [33-1] motion to Dismiss by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT (ces) (Entered: 08/04/1997)

Aug. 1, 1997
36

Hearing on Motion re: [33-1] motion to Dismiss by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT set for 3:00 8/22/97 (ces) (Entered: 08/05/1997)

Aug. 5, 1997
37

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part, denying in part [33-1] motion to Dismiss as follows: 1. The motion to dismiss is denied. 2. The Motion for atty. fees and costs is granted, to the extent that ptlf shall reimburse deft for lawyer time actually spent during 7/14/96 deposition date awaiting notice from pltf, deft's legal fees incurred in filing the Rule 37 Motion and the appearance charge of ct. reporter at scheduled deposition. In all other respects, motion for counsel fees and costs is denied. 3. Deft shall submit itemized statement detailing fees and costs identified in item 2 of this order and pltf shall have 20 days after submission of that report to file objections as to amt. claimed for fees or costs ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 8/8/87 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 08/08/1997)

Aug. 8, 1997
38

Itemized Statement of Fees and Costs filed by deft (ces) (Entered: 08/28/1997)

Aug. 27, 1997
39

Telephone Status Conference held before Judge Robert J. Cindrich [ Reporter: none ] (Judge and counsel discussed procedure for pltf-intervenor's deposition. No order to be entered) (ces) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 16, 1997
40

MEMORANDUM ORDER denying [22-2] Motion to Strike pursuant to Rules 12(b)(6) and 12(f) as to plaintiff's reference in her Complaint to the outcome of the relevant EEOC investigation and granting the Motion to strike the United States as a party; denying as moot [22-1] Motion to Dismiss ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 10/22/97 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 10/23/1997)

Oct. 22, 1997
41

ANSWER to Complaint by CALIFORNIA UNIVERSIT (ces) (Entered: 09/16/1999)

Sept. 15, 1999
42

Pre-Trial Conference set for 10:30 12/9/99 (ces) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 17, 1999
43

STIPULATION of dismissal with prejudice, with each party to bear own costs, fees and expenses with proposed order. (ces) (Entered: 12/10/1999)

Dec. 9, 1999

CONSENT ORDER upon motion granting [43-1] dismissal stipulation with prejudice, with each party to bear own costs, fees and expenses ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 12/13/99 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) Modified on 12/14/1999 (Entered: 12/14/1999)

Dec. 13, 1999

Case closed (ces) (Entered: 12/17/1999)

Dec. 13, 1999

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 17, 1996

Closing Date: 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States

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

California University of Pennsylvania of the State System of Higher Education (Pittsburgh, Allegheny), City

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Voluntary Dismissal

Order Duration: 1996 - 1999