Case: EEOC v. CEC ENTERTAINMENT INC.

1:98-cv-01174 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

Filed Date: Nov. 20, 1998

Closed Date: Jan. 26, 2000

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Case Summary

In November 1998, the Birmingham office of the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama against the company that owns Chuck E. Cheese. The complaint is not currently available. Several months after the suit was filed, the complainant, a woman, intervened. After many discovery disputes, the parties settled the case and agreed to the consent decree in January 2000. The decree is currently unavailable.

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Joel Pettit (5/29/2007)

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1:98-cv-01174

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. CEC Entertainment

Jan. 26, 2000

Jan. 26, 2000

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Sept. 2, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE $ wv (srr) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 20, 1998

Nov. 20, 1998

3

NOTICE entered, endorsed motion GRANTING [2-1] motion for Perry N. Martin to Withdraw as Attorney (Terminated attorney Perry N. Martin for EEOC ( signed by Judge W. Vollmer Jr. ) copies to parties (mpp) (Entered: 12/21/1998)

Dec. 18, 1998

Dec. 18, 1998

Added for EEOC attorney Mildred Byrd [per contact with atty. Martin - new counsel will be added 1/99] (mpp) (Entered: 12/21/1998)

Dec. 21, 1998

Dec. 21, 1998

4

ANSWER to Complaint by ShowBiz Pizza (Attorney Christopher G. Hume III), (cmj) (Entered: 02/25/1999)

Feb. 24, 1999

Feb. 24, 1999

5

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULING ORDER entered by Mag. Judge William E. Cassady Report of Parties Planning Meeting due 4/12/99; copies mailed (cmj) (Entered: 02/25/1999)

Feb. 25, 1999

Feb. 25, 1999

6

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to ShowBiz Pizza (srr) (Entered: 03/03/1999)

March 3, 1999

March 3, 1999

7

MOTION by Mamie R. Watts to Intervene ; ref to J/Vollmer (srr) (Entered: 03/09/1999)

March 8, 1999

March 8, 1999

8

MOTION by ShowBiz Pizza for Franklin Eastwood Wright, Jerry Hicks to Appear Pro Hac Vice ; ref to J/Vollmer (srr) (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 12, 1999

March 12, 1999

9

ORDER granting [7-1] motion to Intervene filed by Mamie R. Watts ( signed by Judge Richard W. Vollmer Jr. ) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 03/16/1999)

March 15, 1999

March 15, 1999

10

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by Mamie Ruth Watts against ShowBiz Pizza (srr) (Entered: 03/16/1999)

March 16, 1999

March 16, 1999

11

ORDER granting [8-1] motion for Franklin Eastwood Wright, Jerry Hicks to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Richard W. Vollmer Jr. ) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 03/22/1999)

March 19, 1999

March 19, 1999

12

ANSWER by ShowBiz Pizza to [10-1] intervenor complaint (srr) (Entered: 04/05/1999)

April 2, 1999

April 2, 1999

13

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Mamie Ruth Watts by Cecily K. Rothrock (srr) (Entered: 04/13/1999)

April 12, 1999

April 12, 1999

14

REPORT of Planning Meeting filed by parties. Ref. to J/Cassady (srr) (Entered: 04/13/1999)

April 12, 1999

April 12, 1999

15

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 10/13/99 ; Deadline for filing of all motions 10/27/99 ; Joining of parties,amending of pleadings on 6/30/99 ; Pretrial conference for 10:00 2/1/00 ; Jury Selection set for 8:45 2/29/00 Jury Trial set for 8:45 2/29/00 ; Settlement Position due 10/13/99 ; ( signed by Mag. Judge William E. Cassady 4/13/99 ) copies mailed w/prel pto (srr) (Entered: 04/16/1999)

April 15, 1999

April 15, 1999

16

NOTICE of attorney appearance for EEOC by J. Mark Graham (mjn) (Entered: 06/08/1999)

June 7, 1999

June 7, 1999

18

ORDER, Motion Hearing set for 10:30 9/8/99 for [17-1] motion to Compel dft to answer request for prod of docs ( signed by Mag. Judge William E. Cassady ) copies faxed 9/2/99; mailed 9/3/99 (srr) (Entered: 09/03/1999)

Sept. 2, 1999

Sept. 2, 1999

19

RESPONSE in opposition by ShowBiz Pizza to [17-1] motion to Compel dft to answer request for prod of docs (srr) (Entered: 09/09/1999)

Sept. 8, 1999

Sept. 8, 1999

20

ORDER granting in part, denying in part [17-1] motion to Compel dft to answer request for prod of docs; the production no, 12 & 13 are granted, dft to produce info by 9/24/99; production no. 10 & 11 are denied ( signed by Mag. Judge William E. Cassady 9/15/99) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 09/16/1999)

Sept. 16, 1999

Sept. 16, 1999

21

MOTION by ShowBiz Pizza to Quash deposition of Randy Forsythe ; ref to J/Cassady (srr) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

Motion hearing held (phone conference) re: [21-1] motion to Quash deposition of Randy Forsythe Tape/Scanner: 1785A (mca) (Entered: 10/07/1999)

Oct. 1, 1999

Oct. 1, 1999

22

MOTION by CEC Entertainment, ShowBiz Pizza for Steven A. Siegel, Robert F. Friedman to Appear Pro Hac Vice ; ref. to Judge Vollmer (awaiting $50.00 fee) (cmj) (Entered: 10/13/1999)

Oct. 12, 1999

Oct. 12, 1999

23

Position regarding Settlement filed by plaintiff EEOC, defendant CEC Entertainment, intervenor-plaintiff Mamie Ruth Watts (srr) (Entered: 10/14/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

25

MOTION by Mamie Ruth Watts to Compel dft to answer prod of docs ; ref to J/Cassady (srr) (Entered: 10/15/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

24

NOTICE entered, endorsed motion denying [21-1] motion to Quash deposition of Randy Forsythe ( signed by Mag. Judge William E. Cassady ); copies mailed (cmj) (Entered: 10/14/1999)

Oct. 14, 1999

Oct. 14, 1999

26

ORDER engaging parties in MEDIATION as further set out. Selection of Mediator deadline set to 10/25/99 - Mediation status deadline set to 11/29/99 ( signed by Mag. Judge William E. Cassady ) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 10/15/1999)

Oct. 15, 1999

Oct. 15, 1999

Motion hearing re: [25-1] motion to Compel dft to answer prod of docs Tape/Scanner: 1786A (Chambers) (eec) (Entered: 10/22/1999)

Oct. 22, 1999

Oct. 22, 1999

27

MOTION by EEOC to Stay order of referral to mediation ; ref to J/Cassady (srr) (Entered: 10/26/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999

Oct. 25, 1999

28

MEMORANDUM by EEOC in support of [27-1] motion to Stay order of referral to mediation (srr) (Entered: 10/26/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999

Oct. 25, 1999

29

MOTION by CEC Entertainment for Summary Judgment ; ref to J/Vollmer (srr) (Entered: 10/28/1999)

Oct. 27, 1999

Oct. 27, 1999

30

MEMORANDUM by CEC Entertainment in support of [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment (srr) (Entered: 10/28/1999)

Oct. 27, 1999

Oct. 27, 1999

31

ORDER on [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment setting response time as follows: response due 11/12/99 ; reply to response to motion due 11/23/99 ; motion to be TUS 11/24/99 ; ( signed by Judge Richard W. Vollmer Jr. ) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 10/28/1999)

Oct. 28, 1999

Oct. 28, 1999

32

ORDER in re [25-1] motion to Compel dft to answer prod of docs, telephone conf was held 10/22/99 to discuss this motion; motion was granted as set out in order ( signed by Mag. Judge William E. Cassady 10/26/99 ) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 11/01/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

33

NOTICE entered, endorsed motion granting in part, denying in part [27-1] motion to Stay order of referral to mediation; ptys are not required to disclose their mediator until 11/19/99; the motion is otherwise DENIED (signed by Mag. Judge William E. Cassady ) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 11/01/1999)

Nov. 1, 1999

Nov. 1, 1999

34

Designation of Mediator filed by parties. Michael Chambers named as Mediator. (srr) (Entered: 11/03/1999)

Nov. 2, 1999

Nov. 2, 1999

35

ORDER granting [22-1] motion for Steven A. Siegel, Robert F. Friedman to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Richard W. Vollmer Jr. ) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 11/03/1999)

Nov. 3, 1999

Nov. 3, 1999

36

MOTION by EEOC to Extend Time to respond to sum jgm ; ref to J/Vollmer (srr) (Entered: 11/10/1999)

Nov. 10, 1999

Nov. 10, 1999

37

ORDER granting [36-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to sum jgm, Response to Motion set to 11/29/99 for [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment ( signed by Judge Richard W. Vollmer Jr. 11/15/99 ) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 11/16/1999)

Nov. 16, 1999

Nov. 16, 1999

38

RESPONSE in opposition by EEOC to [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment (srr) (Entered: 11/29/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999

Nov. 29, 1999

39

RESPONSE by EEOC to [0-0] findings of fact in support of sum jgm (srr) (Entered: 11/29/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999

Nov. 29, 1999

40

NOTICE by EEOC of filing exhibits in support of sum jgm (Located in Red File Folder) (srr) (Entered: 11/29/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999

Nov. 29, 1999

41

RESPONSE by Mamie Ruth Watts to [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment (srr) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999

Nov. 29, 1999

42

MOTION by Mamie Ruth Watts to Strike afdt of Ray Amner , and for Sanctions ; ref to J/Vollmer (srr) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999

Nov. 29, 1999

43

NOTICE by Mamie Ruth Watts of filing exhibits in response to sum jgm (located in red file folder) (srr) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 30, 1999

Nov. 30, 1999

44

ORDER, Response to Motion set to 12/14/99 for [42-1] motion to Strike afdt of Ray Amner, set to 12/14/99 for [42-2] motion for Sanctions ( signed by Judge Richard W. Vollmer Jr. ) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 12/06/1999)

Dec. 3, 1999

Dec. 3, 1999

46

REPLY by CEC Entertainment to response to [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment (srr) (Entered: 12/13/1999)

Dec. 10, 1999

Dec. 10, 1999

47

RESPONSE in opposition by CEC Entertainment to [42-1] motion to Strike afdt of Ray Amner, [42-2] motion for Sanctions (srr) (Entered: 12/13/1999)

Dec. 10, 1999

Dec. 10, 1999

48

MOTION by CEC Entertainment to Strike [41-1] response to sum jgm ; ref to J/Vollmer (srr) (Entered: 12/13/1999)

Dec. 10, 1999

Dec. 10, 1999

49

MOTION by CEC Entertainment to Compel Watts to produce documents ; ref to J/Cassady (srr) (Entered: 12/13/1999)

Dec. 10, 1999

Dec. 10, 1999

50

ORDER, Response to Motion set to 12/29/99 for [49-1] motion to Compel Watts to produce documents , [49-1] motion to Compel Watts to produce documents set to be TUS on 12/29/99 , Motion Hearing set for 9:00 1/5/00 for [49-1] motion to Compel Watts to produce documents ( signed by Mag. Judge William E. Cassady ) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 12/16/1999)

Dec. 15, 1999

Dec. 15, 1999

51

ORDER setting a Response to Motion deadline to 12/31/99 for [48-1] motion to Strike & [41-1] response to sum jgm, [45-1] motion to Strike expert designation of Dr. Harry Studdard ( signed by Judge Richard W. Vollmer Jr. ) copies to parties (mpp) (Entered: 12/21/1999)

Dec. 21, 1999

Dec. 21, 1999

52

ORDER, ent. that oral argument on motion to compel set 1/5/2000 at 9:00 a.m.is CANCELLED pending further notice; terminated deadlines ( signed by Mag. Judge William E. Cassady ) (mjn) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 22, 1999

Dec. 22, 1999

53

ORDER entered that this case is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE subject to the right of either party to file sum jgm within 30 days should the settlement not be consummated. ( signed by Judge Richard W. Vollmer Jr. ) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 01/24/2000)

Jan. 24, 2000

Jan. 24, 2000

Case closed (srr) (Entered: 01/24/2000)

Jan. 24, 2000

Jan. 24, 2000

54

JOINT MOTION for Consent Decree ; ref to J/Vollmer (srr) (Entered: 01/25/2000)

Jan. 24, 2000

Jan. 24, 2000

55

ORDER granting [54-1] joint motion for Consent Decree ; vacating [53-1] dismissal order dated 1/24/00; the consent decree attached to this order is adopted w/the following amendment: because the court declines to retain jurisdiction over this case, paragraph II.A. is stricken; all other sections of the consent decree remain unchanged; tis case is dismissed; each pty to bear its own costs ( signed by Judge Richard W. Vollmer Jr. ) copies mailed (srr) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000

Jan. 26, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 20, 1998

Closing Date: Jan. 26, 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

CEC Entertainment, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2000 - None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit