Case: EEOC v. University of Denver

1:16-cv-02471 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2016

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Case Summary

On September 30, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado The EEOC sued the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, on behalf of seven full-time law professors, under the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. It alleged that the University discriminated against the complainants by paying them substantially less than male full-tim…

On September 30, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado The EEOC sued the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, on behalf of seven full-time law professors, under the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. It alleged that the University discriminated against the complainants by paying them substantially less than male full-time law professors even though their work was substantially equal. The complaint sought monetary relief, injunctive relief, and attorneys’ fees and costs.

The case was assigned to Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. On January 3, the EEOC filed an amended complaint. The amended complaint contained no significant differences but merely rephrased some of the claims for relief.

Over the course of the litigation, seven female full-time law professors intervened. Four of those intervenors filed their own complaints.

The following year, after several months of negotiations, the parties filed a joint motion requesting that the court enter a consent decree they believe is fair, reasonable, equitable and not the product of collusion. On May 18, 2018, Judge Daniel granted the motion and approved the consent decree. The consent decree term was 6 years; it included monetary relief and injunctive relief (required changes to policy and procedure).

Under the consent decree, the complainants, several intervenors, and their attorneys received $2,660,000 after each plaintiff-intervenor signed a release waiving their right to bring suit in a future claim on the matter. Additionally, the University was required to increase salaries for the female law professors to better equalize pay among male and female law professors at the University.

The consent decree enjoined the University from engaging in sex discrimination affecting compensation and permanently enjoins retaliation against any individual related to the case. The University was required to adopt and maintain a policy statement encouraging employees to report any conduct believed to be discriminatory. The University was also required to provide salary and compensation disclosures, as well as conduct a study to consider whether any disparities in compensation are attributable to gender or to gender combined with other protected characteristics like race.

Further, the University was required to provide equal employment opportunity training and training in the new policy and procedures for all law school employees. All records concerning implementation of the consent decree were to be maintained by the University. The parties were to appoint an independent consultant to evaluate the University’s compliance with the consent decree.

The decree was set to last for 6 years, with the Court retaining jurisdiction over compliance disputes. Implementation is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Jake Parker (5/24/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Daniel, Wiley Young (Colorado)

Watanabe, Michael J. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Awad, Wasan (Arizona)

Imdieke, Michael H. (Colorado)

Kittle, Rita Byrnes (Colorado)

Lopez, P. David (District of Columbia)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Tetzlaff, Karl R. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Goh, Jim (Colorado)

Gray, LaLonnie (Colorado)

Judge(s)

Daniel, Wiley Young (Colorado)

Watanabe, Michael J. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Awad, Wasan (Arizona)

Imdieke, Michael H. (Colorado)

Kittle, Rita Byrnes (Colorado)

Lopez, P. David (District of Columbia)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Tetzlaff, Karl R. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Goh, Jim (Colorado)

Gray, LaLonnie (Colorado)

Kearns, Ellen Cecilia (Massachusetts)

Mangum, Erin Rayner (Colorado)

Moore, Steven Woodrow (Colorado)

Other Attorney(s)

Bechtold, Joan Marie (Colorado)

Boonin, Jonathan B. (Colorado)

DeFazio, Ariel Beryl (Colorado)

Groth, Lauren Elizabeth (Colorado)

Kerr, Baine P. (Colorado)

Peterson-Fischer, Rebecca (California)

Reisch, Jennifer Abby (California)

Sweeney, Charlotte Noelle (Colorado)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

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Docket [PACER]

May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

Docket
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Complaint

Sept. 30, 2016

Sept. 30, 2016

Complaint
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Amended Complaint

Jan. 3, 2017

Jan. 3, 2017

Complaint
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Order

Jan. 23, 2017

Jan. 23, 2017

Order/Opinion
31

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Complaint in Intervention

Jan. 23, 2017

Jan. 23, 2017

Complaint
50

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Complaint in Intervention

June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

Complaint
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Order

June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

Order/Opinion
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Order

Aug. 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017

Order/Opinion
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Order

Oct. 2, 2017

Oct. 2, 2017

Order/Opinion
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Consent Decree

May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6152319/eeoc-v-university-of-denver/

Last updated May 31, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against University of Denver Attorney Michael Holm Imdieke added to party EEOC(pty:pla), filed by EEOC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Imdieke, Michael) (Entered: 09/30/2016)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Summons

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Sept. 30, 2016

Sept. 30, 2016

RECAP
2

Case assigned to Judge Wiley Y. Daniel and drawn to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe. Text Only Entry (sphil, ) Modified on 10/3/2016 (sphil, ). (Entered: 10/03/2016)

Sept. 30, 2016

Sept. 30, 2016

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3

SUMMONS issued by Clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Magistrate Judge Consent Form) (sphil, ) (Entered: 10/03/2016)

1 Magistrate Judge Consent Form

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Oct. 3, 2016

Oct. 3, 2016

PACER
4

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe for non-dispositive matters. That pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 636(b)(1)(A) and (B) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(a) and (b), this matter is referred to the assigned United States Magistrate Judge is designated to conduct proceedings in this civil action as follows: (1) Convene a scheduling conference under Fed.R.Civ.P. 16(b) and enter a scheduling order meeting the requirements of D.C.COLO.LCivR 16.2. (2) Conduct such status conferences and issue such orders necessary for compliance with the scheduling order, including amendments or modifications of the scheduling order upon a showing of good cause. (3) Hear and determine pretrial matters, including discovery and other non-dispositive motions. (4) Alternative Dispute Resolution Authority: Court sponsored alternative dispute resolution is governed by D.C.COLOLCivR 16.6. On the recommendation or informal request of the magistrate judge, or on the request of the parties by motion, the court may direct the parties to engage in an early neutral evaluation, a settlement conference, or another alternative dispute resolution proceeding. (5) Conduct a pretrial conference and enter a pretrial order. It is further ORDERED that parties and counsel shall be familiar and comply with the above judge's requirements found at www.cod.uscourts.gov. Entered by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 10/5/16. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 10/05/2016)

Oct. 5, 2016

Oct. 5, 2016

PACER
5

ORDER Setting Scheduling/Planning Conference for 12/13/2016 09:00 AM in Courtroom A 502 before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 10/05/2016. (slibi, ) (Entered: 10/05/2016)

Oct. 5, 2016

Oct. 5, 2016

PACER
6

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. University of Denver waiver sent on 10/12/2016, answer due 12/12/2016. (Imdieke, Michael) (Entered: 10/18/2016)

Oct. 18, 2016

Oct. 18, 2016

PACER
7

Unopposed MOTION to Reset Scheduling Conference by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Imdieke, Michael) (Entered: 11/15/2016)

Nov. 15, 2016

Nov. 15, 2016

PACER
8

MEMORANDUM regarding 7 Unopposed MOTION to Reset Scheduling Conference filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 11/16/16. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 11/16/2016)

Nov. 16, 2016

Nov. 16, 2016

PACER
9

MINUTE ORDER granting 7 Plaintiff's Unopposed Motion to Reschedule Scheduling Conference. Scheduling Conference 12/13/2016 09:00 AM is VACATED. Scheduling Conference RESET for 1/18/2017 10:30 AM in Courtroom A 502 before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe. By Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 11/16/2016. (emill) (Entered: 11/16/2016)

Nov. 16, 2016

Nov. 16, 2016

PACER
10

ANSWER to 1 Complaint Attorney Jim Goh added to party University of Denver(pty:dft) by University of Denver.(Goh, Jim) (Entered: 12/12/2016)

Dec. 12, 2016

Dec. 12, 2016

PACER
11

MOTION to Intervene as of Right as Party Plaintiff by Interested Party Lucy Marsh. (Attachments: # 1 Complaint in Intervention)(Kerr, Baine) (Entered: 12/28/2016)

1 Complaint in Intervention

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Dec. 28, 2016

Dec. 28, 2016

PACER
12

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Jonathan B. Boonin on behalf of Lucy Marsh. Attorney Jonathan B. Boonin added to party Lucy Marsh(pty:ip) (Boonin, Jonathan) (Entered: 12/28/2016)

Dec. 28, 2016

Dec. 28, 2016

PACER
13

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Lauren Elizabeth Groth on behalf of Lucy Marsh. Attorney Lauren Elizabeth Groth added to party Lucy Marsh(pty:ip) (Groth, Lauren) (Entered: 12/28/2016)

Dec. 28, 2016

Dec. 28, 2016

PACER
14

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Steven W. Moore on behalf of University of DenverAttorney Steven W. Moore added to party University of Denver(pty:dft) (Moore, Steven) (Entered: 01/03/2017)

Jan. 3, 2017

Jan. 3, 2017

PACER
15

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by LaLonnie Gray on behalf of University of DenverAttorney LaLonnie Gray added to party University of Denver(pty:dft) (Gray, LaLonnie) (Entered: 01/03/2017)

Jan. 3, 2017

Jan. 3, 2017

PACER
16

AMENDED ANSWER to 1 Complaint with Jury Demand by Defendant University of Denver. (Goh, Jim) (Entered: 01/03/2017)

Jan. 3, 2017

Jan. 3, 2017

RECAP
17

AMENDED COMPLAINT against University of Denver, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Imdieke, Michael) (Entered: 01/03/2017)

Jan. 3, 2017

Jan. 3, 2017

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18

NOTICE of Filing Amended Pleading re 10 Answer to Complaint by Defendant University of Denver (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A- Amended Answer)(Gray, LaLonnie) (Entered: 01/03/2017)

1 Exhibit A- Amended Answer

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Jan. 3, 2017

Jan. 3, 2017

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19

NOTICE of Filing Amended Pleading re 17 Amended Complaint by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Amended Complaint (Redline))(Imdieke, Michael) (Entered: 01/03/2017)

1 Exhibit 1 - Amended Complaint (Redline)

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Jan. 3, 2017

Jan. 3, 2017

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20

Proposed Scheduling Order by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Imdieke, Michael) (Entered: 01/10/2017)

Jan. 10, 2017

Jan. 10, 2017

PACER
21

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Karl R. Tetzlaff on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionAttorney Karl R. Tetzlaff added to party Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(pty:pla) (Tetzlaff, Karl) (Entered: 01/11/2017)

Jan. 11, 2017

Jan. 11, 2017

PACER
22

ANSWER to 17 Amended Complaint by University of Denver.(Goh, Jim) (Entered: 01/17/2017)

Jan. 17, 2017

Jan. 17, 2017

RECAP
23

COURTROOM MINUTES for Scheduling Conference held on 1/18/2017 before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe. Discovery due by 11/17/2017. Dispositive Motions due by 1/18/2018. ORDERED: Plaintiff Intervenor Marsh shall exchange initial disclosures with opposing counsel within 10 days, if permitted to intervene. The parties shall submit a motion for protective order, if needed, on or before January 26, 2017. Plaintiff's oral motion to take the preservation deposition of Professor Sheila Hyatt is GRANTED. A Status Conference is set for March 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom A- 502 before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe to discuss any updates to discovery and set a date for a Final Pretrial Conference. FTR: MJW A502. (sgrim) (Entered: 01/18/2017)

Jan. 18, 2017

Jan. 18, 2017

PACER
24

SCHEDULING ORDER by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 1/18/17. (sgrim) (Entered: 01/18/2017)

Jan. 18, 2017

Jan. 18, 2017

PACER
25

ORDER. The Motion of Lucy Marsh to Intervene as of Right as PartyPlaintiff (ECF No. 11 ) is GRANTED. Entered by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 1/23/2017. (agarc, ) (Entered: 01/23/2017)

Jan. 23, 2017

Jan. 23, 2017

PACER
31

INTERVENOR COMPLAINT against Defendant University of Denver. PLAINTIFF/INTERVENOR DEMANDS A JURY TRIAL ON ALL ISSUES SO TRIABLE, filed by Lucy Marsh.(evana, ) (Entered: 02/01/2017)

Jan. 23, 2017

Jan. 23, 2017

PACER
26

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Jennifer A. Reisch on behalf of Lucy MarshAttorney Jennifer A. Reisch added to party Lucy Marsh(pty:intvp) (Reisch, Jennifer) (Entered: 01/25/2017)

Jan. 25, 2017

Jan. 25, 2017

PACER
27

Joint MOTION for Protective Order by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only) - Proposed Protective Order)(Imdieke, Michael) (Entered: 01/26/2017)

1 Proposed Order (PDF Only) - Proposed Protective Order

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Jan. 26, 2017

Jan. 26, 2017

PACER
28

MEMORANDUM regarding 27 Joint MOTION for Protective Order filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 1/26/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 01/26/2017)

Jan. 26, 2017

Jan. 26, 2017

PACER
29

MINUTE ORDER granting 27 Joint Motion for Protective Order, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 1/26/2017. (slibi, ) (Entered: 01/26/2017)

Jan. 26, 2017

Jan. 26, 2017

PACER
30

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 1/26/2017. (slibi, ) (Entered: 01/26/2017)

Jan. 26, 2017

Jan. 26, 2017

PACER
32

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Wasan Awad on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionAttorney Wasan Awad added to party Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(pty:pla) (Awad, Wasan) (Entered: 02/07/2017)

Feb. 7, 2017

Feb. 7, 2017

PACER
33

ANSWER to 31 Intervenor Complaint by University of Denver.(Goh, Jim) (Entered: 02/13/2017)

Feb. 13, 2017

Feb. 13, 2017

PACER
34

COURTROOM MINUTES for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe: Status Conference held on 3/21/2017. Status Conference set for 6/13/2017 10:00 AM in Courtroom A 502 before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe. FTR: Courtroom A-502. (slibi, ) (Entered: 03/21/2017)

March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017

PACER
35

STIPULATION for Extension of Time To Respond to (1) Defendant's First Set of Written Discovery Requests to the EEOC and (2) The EEOC's First Set of Written Discovery Requests to Defendant by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Imdieke, Michael) (Entered: 04/13/2017)

April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017

PACER
36

Unopposed MOTION to Amend/Correct/Modify 24 Scheduling Order To Extend Expert Disclosure, Discovery Cutoff, and Dispositive Motions Deadlines by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Imdieke, Michael) (Entered: 06/07/2017)

June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

PACER
37

MEMORANDUM regarding 36 Unopposed MOTION to Amend/Correct/Modify 24 Scheduling Order To Extend Expert Disclosure, Discovery Cutoff, and Dispositive Motions Deadlines filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 6/7/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 06/07/2017)

June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

PACER
38

MOTION for Leave to Appear Telephonically by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Awad, Wasan) (Entered: 06/07/2017)

June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

PACER
39

MEMORANDUM regarding 38 MOTION for Leave to Appear Telephonically filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 6/8/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 06/08/2017)

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

PACER
40

MINUTE ORDER granting 38 Motion to Appear Telephonically, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 6/08/2017. (slibi, ) (Entered: 06/08/2017)

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

PACER
41

MINUTE ORDER granting 36 Unopposed Motion to Amend Scheduling Order to Extend Expert Disclosure, Discovery Cutoff, and Dispositive Motions Deadline, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 6/08/2017. Discovery due by 1/16/2018. Dispositive Motions due by 3/19/2018. (slibi, ) (Entered: 06/08/2017)

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

PACER
42

MOTION for Leave to Appear Telephonically by Intervenor Plaintiff Lucy Marsh. (Groth, Lauren) (Entered: 06/08/2017)

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

PACER
43

MEMORANDUM regarding 42 MOTION for Leave to Appear Telephonically filed by Lucy Marsh. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 6/8/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 06/08/2017)

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

PACER
44

MINUTE ORDER granting 42 Plaintiff Intervenor's Motion to Appear Telephonically, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 6/08/2017. (slibi, ) (Entered: 06/08/2017)

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

PACER
45

COURTROOM MINUTES for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe: Status Conference held on 6/13/2017. ORDERED: Parties shall come up with an agreement regarding the ESI issues on or before June 27, 2017. Status Conference set for 8/29/2017 09:30 AM in Courtroom A 502 before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe. FTR: Courtroom A-502. (slibi, ) (Entered: 06/13/2017)

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

PACER
46

Unopposed MOTION to Intervene as Plaintiffs by Intervenor Plaintiffs Nancy Ehrenreich, Kris McDaniel-Miccio, Catherine Smith. (Attachments: # 1 Complaint in Intervention)(DeFazio, Ariel) (Entered: 06/16/2017)

1 Complaint in Intervention

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June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

PACER
47

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Charlotte Noelle Sweeney on behalf of Nancy Ehrenreich, Kris McDaniel-Miccio, Catherine SmithAttorney Charlotte Noelle Sweeney added to party Nancy Ehrenreich(pty:intvp), Attorney Charlotte Noelle Sweeney added to party Kris McDaniel-Miccio(pty:intvp), Attorney Charlotte Noelle Sweeney added to party Catherine Smith(pty:intvp) (Sweeney, Charlotte) (Entered: 06/16/2017)

June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

PACER
48

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Joan Marie Bechtold on behalf of Nancy Ehrenreich, Kris McDaniel-Miccio, Catherine SmithAttorney Joan Marie Bechtold added to party Nancy Ehrenreich(pty:intvp), Attorney Joan Marie Bechtold added to party Kris McDaniel-Miccio(pty:intvp), Attorney Joan Marie Bechtold added to party Catherine Smith(pty:intvp) (Bechtold, Joan) (Entered: 06/16/2017)

June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

PACER
49

ORDER that the Unopposed Motion of Nancy Ehrenreich, Kris McDaniel-Micchio, and Catherine Smith to Intervene as Plaintiffs Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a)(1) ECF No. 46 is GRANTED, and the Complaint in Intervention is ACCEPTED FOR FILING, by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 6/28/2017. (evana, ) (Entered: 06/28/2017)

June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

PACER
50

INTERVENOR COMPLAINT against University of Denver, filed by Catherine Smith, Nancy Ehrenreich, Kris McDaniel-Miccio.(evana, ) (Entered: 06/28/2017)

June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

PACER
51

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond to 50 Complaint in Intervention by Defendant University of Denver. (Goh, Jim) (Modified on 7/20/2017 edited to add link to 50 )(evana, ). (Entered: 07/19/2017)

July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

PACER
52

MINUTE ORDER Defendant's Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff-Intervenors' Complaint in Intervention filed July 19, 2017 ECF No. 51 is GRANTED. Defendant has 21 days after the Court rules on the anticipated motion to intervene and proposed Complaint in Intervention on behalf of K.K. DuVivier and Joyce Sterling, to answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff-Intervenors Ehrenreich, McDaniel-Miccio, and Smiths Complaint in Intervention ECF No. 50, by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 7/20/2017. (evana, ) (Entered: 07/20/2017)

July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017

PACER
53

Unopposed MOTION to Amend/Correct/Modify 24 Scheduling Order to Extend Expert Disclosure, Discovery Cutoff, and Dispositive Motions Deadlines by Intervenor Plaintiffs Nancy Ehrenreich, Kris McDaniel-Miccio, Catherine Smith. (DeFazio, Ariel) (Entered: 07/26/2017)

July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017

PACER
54

MEMORANDUM regarding 53 Unopposed MOTION to Amend/Correct/Modify 24 Scheduling Order to Extend Expert Disclosure, Discovery Cutoff, and Dispositive Motions Deadlines filed by Catherine Smith, Kris McDaniel-Miccio, Nancy Ehrenreich. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 7/26/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 07/26/2017)

July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017

PACER
55

MINUTE ORDER granting 53 Unopposed Motion to Amend Scheduling Order to Extend Expert Disclosure, Discovery Cutoff, and Dispositive Motions Deadlines, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 7/26/2017. Discovery due by 2/15/2018. Dispositive Motions due by 4/18/2018. (slibi, ) (Entered: 07/26/2017)

July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017

PACER
56

Unopposed MOTION to Intervene as Plaintiffs Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 24(a)(1) by Movants K.K. DuVivier, Joyce Sterling. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Document )(DeFazio, Ariel) (Modified on 8/16/2017 edited named parties to Movant)(evana, ). (Entered: 08/15/2017)

1 Proposed Document Amended Complaint in Intervention

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Aug. 15, 2017

Aug. 15, 2017

PACER
57

NOTICE of Filing Amended Pleading re 49 Order on Motion to Intervene, 46 Unopposed MOTION to Intervene as Plaintiffs by Movants K.K. DuVivier, Joyce Sterling (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(DeFazio, Ariel) (Modified on 8/16/2017 edited named parties to Movant)(evana, ). (Entered: 08/15/2017)

1 Exhibit

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Aug. 15, 2017

Aug. 15, 2017

PACER
58

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Charlotte Noelle Sweeney on behalf of K.K. DuVivier, Joyce SterlingAttorney Charlotte Noelle Sweeney added to party K.K. DuVivier(pty:mov), Attorney Charlotte Noelle Sweeney added to party Joyce Sterling(pty:mov) (Sweeney, Charlotte) (Entered: 08/17/2017)

Aug. 17, 2017

Aug. 17, 2017

PACER
59

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Joan Marie Bechtold on behalf of K.K. DuVivier, Joyce SterlingAttorney Joan Marie Bechtold added to party K.K. DuVivier(pty:mov), Attorney Joan Marie Bechtold added to party Joyce Sterling(pty:mov) (Bechtold, Joan) (Entered: 08/17/2017)

Aug. 17, 2017

Aug. 17, 2017

PACER
60

Unopposed MOTION for Leave to Propound Discovery Requests by Intervenor Plaintiffs Nancy Ehrenreich, Kris McDaniel-Miccio, Catherine Smith. (DeFazio, Ariel) (Entered: 08/22/2017)

Aug. 22, 2017

Aug. 22, 2017

PACER
61

MEMORANDUM regarding 60 Unopposed MOTION for Leave to Propound Discovery Requests filed by Catherine Smith, Kris McDaniel-Miccio, Nancy Ehrenreich. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 8/22/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 08/22/2017)

Aug. 22, 2017

Aug. 22, 2017

PACER
62

MINUTE ORDER granting 60 Unopposed Motion For Leave to Propound Discovery Requests, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 8/22/2017. (slibi, ) (Entered: 08/22/2017)

Aug. 22, 2017

Aug. 22, 2017

PACER
63

ORDER Granting 56 the Unopposed Motion of K.K. DuVivier and Joyce Sterling to Intervene as Plaintiffs Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a)(1). The Amended Complaint in Intervention is ACCEPTED FOR FILING, by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 8/23/2017. (evana, ) (Entered: 08/23/2017)

Aug. 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017

PACER
64

AMENDED COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION With Jury Demand against University of Denver, filed by Catherine Smith, K.K. DuVivier, Kris McDaniel-Miccio, Nancy Ehrenreich, Joyce Sterling.(evana, ) (Entered: 08/23/2017)

Aug. 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017

PACER
65

MOTION for Leave to Appear Telephonically by Intervenor Plaintiff Lucy Marsh. (Groth, Lauren) (Entered: 08/25/2017)

Aug. 25, 2017

Aug. 25, 2017

PACER
66

MEMORANDUM regarding 65 MOTION for Leave to Appear Telephonically filed by Lucy Marsh. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 8/25/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 08/25/2017)

Aug. 25, 2017

Aug. 25, 2017

PACER
67

MINUTE ORDER granting 65 Plaintiff Intervenor Lucy Marshs Motion to Appear Telephonically, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 8/25/2017. All counsel appearing by telephone at the Status Conference are directed to jointly contact chambers (303-844-2403) at 9:30 a.m. on August 29, 2017. (slibi, ) (Entered: 08/25/2017)

Aug. 25, 2017

Aug. 25, 2017

PACER
68

COURTROOM MINUTES for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe: Status Conference held on 8/29/2017. ORDERED: Parties are to meet and confer regarding the search terms and filing an amended complaint to add an additional intervenor plaintiff. Status Conference set for 11/6/2017 11:30 AM in Courtroom A 502 before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe. FTR: Courtroom A-502. (slibi, ) (Entered: 08/29/2017)

Aug. 29, 2017

Aug. 29, 2017

PACER
69

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond re 64 Amended Complaint in Intervention by Defendant University of Denver. (Goh, Jim) (Entered: 09/13/2017)

Sept. 13, 2017

Sept. 13, 2017

PACER
70

MEMORANDUM regarding 69 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond re 64 Amended Complaint in Intervention filed by University of Denver. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 9/13/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 09/13/2017)

Sept. 13, 2017

Sept. 13, 2017

PACER
71

MINUTE ORDER granting 69 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Answer Amended Complaint in Intervention, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 9/13/2017. University of Denver answer due 10/25/2017. (slibi, ) (Entered: 09/13/2017)

Sept. 13, 2017

Sept. 13, 2017

PACER
72

MOTION to Vacate 71 Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond and renew Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Answer Amended Complaint in Intervention by Defendant University of Denver. (Goh, Jim) (Entered: 09/13/2017)

Sept. 13, 2017

Sept. 13, 2017

PACER
73

MEMORANDUM regarding 72 MOTION to Vacate 71 Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond and renew Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Answer Amended Complaint in Intervention filed by University of Denver. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 9/14/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 09/14/2017)

Sept. 14, 2017

Sept. 14, 2017

PACER
74

MINUTE ORDER granting 72 Defendants Motion to Vacate and Renew its Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Answer Amended Complaint in Intervention, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 9/14/2017. Defendant shall have up to and including September 25, 2017, in which to answer the Amended Complaint in Intervention Docket No. 64 . This Minute Order supercedes the Minute Order entered on September 13, 2017 Docket No. 71 . (slibi, ) (Entered: 09/14/2017)

Sept. 14, 2017

Sept. 14, 2017

PACER
75

ADVISORY NOTICE OF NONCOMPLIANCE WITH COURT RULES/PROCEDURES: re: 72 MOTION to Vacate 71 Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond and renew Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Answer Amended Complaint in Intervention filed by attorney LaLonnie Gray; Jim Goh. The s/signature did not match the filers name on the account for which the login and password are registered. DO NOT REFILE THE DOCUMENT. Action to take - future documents must be filed pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 5.1(a) and 4.3(c) of the Electronic Case Filing Procedures (Civil cases). (Text Only Entry) (athom, ) (Entered: 09/14/2017)

Sept. 14, 2017

Sept. 14, 2017

PACER
76

ANSWER to 64 Amended Complaint in Intervention by University of Denver.(Goh, Jim) (Entered: 09/25/2017)

Sept. 25, 2017

Sept. 25, 2017

PACER
77

Unopposed MOTION to Intervene by Movant Celia Taylor. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(DeFazio, Ariel) (Modified on 9/28/2017 edited the party name to Movant)(evana, ). (Entered: 09/28/2017)

1 Exhibit

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Sept. 28, 2017

Sept. 28, 2017

PACER
78

NOTICE of Filing Amended Pleading re 64 Amended Complaint in Intervention by Movant K.K. DuVivier, Nancy Ehrenreich, Kris McDaniel-Miccio, Catherine Smith, Joyce Sterling, Celia Taylor (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(DeFazio, Ariel) Modified on 9/28/2017 to reflect Movant as filer) (evana, ). (Entered: 09/28/2017)

1 Exhibit

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Sept. 28, 2017

Sept. 28, 2017

PACER
79

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Ellen Cecilia Kearns on behalf of University of DenverAttorney Ellen Cecilia Kearns added to party University of Denver(pty:dft) (Kearns, Ellen) (Entered: 09/29/2017)

Sept. 29, 2017

Sept. 29, 2017

PACER
80

ORDER Granting 77 the Unopposed Motion of Celia Taylor to Intervene as Plaintiff Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a)(1). The Second Amended Complaint in Intervention is ACCEPTED FOR FILING, by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 10/2/2017. (evana, ) (Entered: 10/02/2017)

Oct. 2, 2017

Oct. 2, 2017

PACER
81

Second AMENDED COMPLAINT in Intervention against University of Denver, Attorney Charlotte Noelle Sweeney added to party Celia Taylor(pty:intvp), filed by Catherine Smith, K.K. DuVivier, Kris McDaniel-Miccio, Nancy Ehrenreich, Celia Taylor, Joyce Sterling.(evana, ) (Entered: 10/02/2017)

Oct. 2, 2017

Oct. 2, 2017

PACER
82

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond re 81 Amended Complaint, by Defendant University of Denver. (Gray, LaLonnie) (Entered: 10/16/2017)

Oct. 16, 2017

Oct. 16, 2017

PACER
83

MEMORANDUM regarding 82 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond re 81 Amended Complaint, filed by University of Denver. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 10/16/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 10/16/2017)

Oct. 16, 2017

Oct. 16, 2017

PACER
84

MINUTE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 10/16/2017 granting 82 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond re 81 Amended Complaint. University of Denver answer due 10/23/2017. (tsher, ) (Entered: 10/16/2017)

Oct. 16, 2017

Oct. 16, 2017

PACER
85

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Joan Marie Bechtold on behalf of Celia TaylorAttorney Joan Marie Bechtold added to party Celia Taylor(pty:intvp) (Bechtold, Joan) (Entered: 10/17/2017)

Oct. 17, 2017

Oct. 17, 2017

PACER
86

ANSWER to 81 Amended Complaint, in Intervention by University of Denver.(Goh, Jim) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

Oct. 23, 2017

Oct. 23, 2017

PACER
87

Third MOTION for Leave to Appear Telephonically by Intervenor Plaintiff Lucy Marsh. (Groth, Lauren) (Entered: 11/01/2017)

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

PACER
88

MEMORANDUM regarding 87 Third MOTION for Leave to Appear Telephonically filed by Lucy Marsh. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 11/1/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 11/01/2017)

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

PACER
89

MINUTE ORDER granting 87 Plaintiff Intervenor Lucy Marshs Motion to Appear Telephonically, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 11/01/2017. All counsel appearing by telephone at the Status Conference are directed to jointly contact chambers (303-844-2403) at 11:30 a.m. on November 6, 2017. (slibi, ) (Entered: 11/01/2017)

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

PACER
90

MOTION for Leave to Appear Telephonically by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Awad, Wasan) (Entered: 11/02/2017)

Nov. 2, 2017

Nov. 2, 2017

PACER
91

MEMORANDUM regarding 90 MOTION for Leave to Appear Telephonically filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 11/2/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 11/02/2017)

Nov. 2, 2017

Nov. 2, 2017

PACER
92

MINUTE ORDER granting 90 Motion to Appear Telephonically, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 11/02/2017. (slibi, ) (Entered: 11/02/2017)

Nov. 2, 2017

Nov. 2, 2017

PACER
93

MOTION for Extension of Time to Conduct Discovery by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Awad, Wasan) (Entered: 11/03/2017)

Nov. 3, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

PACER
94

MEMORANDUM regarding 93 MOTION for Extension of Time to Conduct Discovery filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 11/3/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 11/03/2017)

Nov. 3, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

PACER
95

COURTROOM MINUTES ENTRY for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe: Status Conference held on 11/6/2017. It is ORDERED: Joint Motion to Amend Scheduling Order to Extend Expert Disclosure, Discovery Cutoff, and Dispositive Motion Deadlines Docket No. 93 is GRANTED. Status Conference for 2/1/2018 09:00 AM in Courtroom A 502 before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe. It is ORDERED: Parties are to meet and confer regarding the chop resolution to reach an agreement by November 17, 2017. FTR: Courtroom A-502. (slibi, ) (Entered: 11/06/2017)

Nov. 6, 2017

Nov. 6, 2017

PACER
96

MINUTE ORDER granting 93 Joint Motion to Amend Scheduling Order to Extend Expert Disclosure, Discovery Cutoff, and Dispositive Motion Deadlines, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 11/06/2017. Discovery due by 4/16/2018. Dispositive Motions due by 6/18/2018. (slibi, ) (Entered: 11/06/2017)

Nov. 6, 2017

Nov. 6, 2017

PACER
97

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff-Intervenors' First Set of Discovery Requests by Defendant University of Denver. (Gray, LaLonnie) (Entered: 11/13/2017)

Nov. 13, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017

PACER
98

MEMORANDUM regarding 97 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff-Intervenors' First Set of Discovery Requests filed by University of Denver. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 11/13/17. Text Only Entry (rkeec) (Entered: 11/13/2017)

Nov. 13, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017

PACER
99

MINUTE ORDER granting 97 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff-Intervenors First set of Discovery Requests, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 11/13/2017. (slibi, ) (Entered: 11/13/2017)

Nov. 13, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017

PACER
100

Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct/Modify 24 Scheduling Order by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Imdieke, Michael) (Entered: 01/04/2018)

Jan. 4, 2018

Jan. 4, 2018

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Case Details

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2016

Closing Date: 2024

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiff is the EEOC, on behalf of female full-time law professors at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Several of those professors also intervened.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

University of Denver (Denver), State

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

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

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

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

Amount Defendant Pays: $2,660,000.00

Order Duration: 2018 - 2024

Content of Injunction:

Auditing

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitoring

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Required disclosure

Retaliation Prohibition

Training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits