Case: Modtland v. Mills Fleet Farm Inc., D. Minn.

0:04-cv-03051 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: June 25, 2004

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On June 25, 2004, an employee of Mills Fleet Farm Inc. filed a lawsuit under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minn. Stat. § 363, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, against his employer in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. The plaintiff asked the court for injunctive relief as well as compensatory and punitive damages, alleging that the defendant had maintained patterns, practices, policies, customs, and usages which were unlawful and …

On June 25, 2004, an employee of Mills Fleet Farm Inc. filed a lawsuit under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minn. Stat. § 363, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, against his employer in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. The plaintiff asked the court for injunctive relief as well as compensatory and punitive damages, alleging that the defendant had maintained patterns, practices, policies, customs, and usages which were unlawful and which discriminated on the bases of race and gender. Specifically, the plaintiff contended that the defendant required potential hires to take a pre-employment test that collected race, color, and gender information and also failed to hire minorities while offering jobs to less qualified Caucasians.

According to the PACER docket, the plaintiff never filed a motion for class certification. The parties reached a private, confidential settlement agreement, and on March 1, 2005, the court (Judge Paul A. Magnuson) dismissed the case with prejudice. No further information was available.

Summary Authors

Andrew Kline (4/1/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Erickson, Raymond L. (Minnesota)

Magnuson, Paul Arthur (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Klassen, John A. (Minnesota)

Puklich, Michael L. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Harristhal, Christopher J. (Minnesota)

Nolan, Dayle (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Erickson, Raymond L. (Minnesota)

Magnuson, Paul Arthur (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Klassen, John A. (Minnesota)

Puklich, Michael L. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Harristhal, Christopher J. (Minnesota)

Nolan, Dayle (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

0:04-cv-03051

Docket

Modtland v. Mills Fleet Farm Inc.

March 2, 2005

March 2, 2005

Docket
13

0:04-cv-03051

Amended Complaint and Demand for a Jury Trial

Modtland v. Mills Fleet Farm Inc.

Oct. 13, 2004

Oct. 13, 2004

Complaint
29

0:04-cv-03051

Opinion

Modtland v. Mills Fleet Farm Inc.

2004 WL 2730100, 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 24162

Nov. 28, 2004

Nov. 28, 2004

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated June 4, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Mills Fleet Farm, Inc. (Filing fee $ 150.receipt no. 432006) 5th Spec/Ind. civ. Rights Assigned to Judge Paul A. Magnuson/ referred to Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson; 5:04UL114. 11pgs, filed by Christopher Modtland. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(JMH) (Entered: 06/28/2004)

June 25, 2004

June 25, 2004

2

ANSWER to Complaint by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Service)(Nolan, Dayle) (Entered: 07/22/2004)

July 22, 2004

July 22, 2004

3

PRETRIAL NOTICE AND ORDER Pretrial Conference set for 10/18/2004 10:15 AM in In Chambers Hearing before Magistrate Judge Raymond L Erickson. Signed by Magigstrate Judge Raymond L Erickson on 9/10/04. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)(JLB) (Entered: 09/10/2004)

Sept. 10, 2004

Sept. 10, 2004

4

MOTION for Summary Judgment by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Nolan, Dayle) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

5

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment: Motion Hearing set for 11/17/2004 09:00 AM in St Paul − Courtroom 1 before Senior Judge Paul A Magnuson. (Nolan, Dayle) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

6

MEMORANDUM in Support re 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Nolan, Dayle) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

7

AFFIDAVIT of David W. Arnold in SUPPORT OF 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A and B)(Nolan, Dayle) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

8

AFFIDAVIT of Stewart C. Mills, III in SUPPORT OF 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A through G)(Nolan, Dayle) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

9

AFFIDAVIT of Christopher J. Harristhal in SUPPORT OF 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A through G# 2 Exhibit H through J# 3 Exhibit K# 4 Exhibit L)(Nolan, Dayle) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

10

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc. re 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 5 Notice of Hearing on Motion, 6 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 7 Affidavit in Support of Motion, 8 Affidavit in Support of Motion, 9 Affidavit in Support of Motion (Nolan, Dayle) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004

Oct. 1, 2004

11

STIPULATION TO AMEND COMPLAINT by Christopher Modtland. (Puklich, Michael) (Entered: 10/07/2004)

Oct. 7, 2004

Oct. 7, 2004

12

ORDER FOR LEAVE TO FILE AND SERVE AMENDED COMPLAINT re 11 Stipulation filed by Christopher Modtland. Signed by Magistrate Judge Raymond L Erickson on 10/8/04. (JLB) (Entered: 10/08/2004)

Oct. 8, 2004

Oct. 8, 2004

13

AMENDED COMPLAINT with Jury Demand against Mills Fleet Farm, Inc., filed by Christopher Modtland. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Puklich, Michael) (Entered: 10/13/2004)

Oct. 13, 2004

Oct. 13, 2004

14

STATEMENT OF CASE as to Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Harristhal, Christopher) (Entered: 10/13/2004)

Oct. 13, 2004

Oct. 13, 2004

15

STATEMENT OF CASE as to Christopher Modtland. (Attachments: # 1)(Puklich, Michael) (Entered: 10/13/2004)

Oct. 13, 2004

Oct. 13, 2004

16

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Raymond L Erickson : Initial Pretrial Conference held on 10/18/2004. (JLB) (Entered: 10/20/2004)

Oct. 18, 2004

Oct. 18, 2004

17

PRETRIAL ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 11/1/2004. Discovery due by 7/1/2005. Joinder of Parties due by 11/1/2004. Motions (non−disp) due 8/1/2005. Motions (disp) due by 9/1/2005. Ready for trial due by 9/1/2005. Signed by Magistrate Judge Raymond L Erickson on 10/22/04. (JLB) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 22, 2004

Oct. 22, 2004

18

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Christopher Modtland. (Puklich, Michael) (Entered: 10/28/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

19

AFFIDAVIT of Tessa Kasanowski in OPPOSITION TO 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Christopher Modtland. (Puklich, Michael) (Entered: 10/28/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

21

AFFIDAVIT of John A. Klassen in OPPOSITION TO 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Christopher Modtland. (Puklich, Michael) (Entered: 10/28/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

22

AFFIDAVIT of Michael L. Puklich in OPPOSITION TO 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Christopher Modtland. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit Exhibit C# 4 Certificate of Service)(Puklich, Michael) (Entered: 10/28/2004)

Oct. 28, 2004

Oct. 28, 2004

23

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Service)(Nolan, Dayle) (Entered: 11/04/2004)

Nov. 4, 2004

Nov. 4, 2004

24

REPLY re 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Harristhal, Christopher) (Entered: 11/08/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

25

AFFIDAVIT of David W. Arnold in SUPPORT OF 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit AA)(Harristhal, Christopher) (Entered: 11/08/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

26

AFFIDAVIT of Stewart C. Mills III in SUPPORT OF 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit AA to CC)(Harristhal, Christopher) (Entered: 11/08/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

27

AFFIDAVIT of Christopher J. Harristhal in SUPPORT OF 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit AA to FF# 2 Affidavit of Service)(Harristhal, Christopher) (Entered: 11/08/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

28

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Service)(Harristhal, Christopher) (Entered: 11/11/2004)

Nov. 11, 2004

Nov. 11, 2004

29

ORDER denying 4 Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Paul A Magnuson on November 28, 2004. (lmz) (Entered: 11/29/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

30

ORDER denying Def's request for permission to file a Motion that Court reconsider its November 28, 2004, Order. Signed by Judge Paul A Magnuson on December 22, 2004. (lmz) (Entered: 12/22/2004)

Dec. 22, 2004

Dec. 22, 2004

31

STIPULATION TO AMEND PRETRIAL SCHEDULE by Christopher Modtland. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Puklich, Michael) (Entered: 02/14/2005)

Feb. 14, 2005

Feb. 14, 2005

32

ORDER that 31 Stipulation filed by Christopher Modtland is DENIED. Signed by Magistrate Judge Raymond L Erickson on 2/18/05. (JLB) (Entered: 02/18/2005)

Feb. 18, 2005

Feb. 18, 2005

33

STIPULATION of Dismissal with Prejudice by Mills Fleet Farm, Inc., Christopher Modtland. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Puklich, Michael) Modified filers on 3/2/2005 (LJD). (Entered: 03/01/2005)

March 1, 2005

March 1, 2005

34

ORDER DISMISSING CASE. Signed by Judge Paul A Magnuson on March 1, 2005. (smr) (Entered: 03/01/2005)

March 1, 2005

March 1, 2005

35

JUDGMENT. (LJD) (Entered: 03/02/2005)

March 2, 2005

March 2, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 25, 2004

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A black male applicant for a job with Mills Fleet Farm, Inc., filing on behalf of himself and similarly situated individuals

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Mills Fleet Farm Inc., Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Order Duration: 2005 - 0

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

Male