Case: EEOC v. APPLIED GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

1:03-cv-07681 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closed Date: 2004

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Case Summary

In September 2003, the EEOC district office for New York, New York brought this suit against Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc., a New York digital media service company, and Newsweek, Inc, an international publisher based in New York, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The compliant alleged that the defendants violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, notably its prohibition on national origin discrimination, when they terminated the aggrieved employee after he revealed that members of his family were Lebanese Muslims. After the defendants delayed answering the initial complaint for nearly an entire year, the parties decided to settle the suit upon a consent judgment in October 2004. However, the details of the consent judgment are currently not available for further explanation.

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Joel Pettit (5/30/2007)

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Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc.

Oct. 22, 2004

Oct. 22, 2004

Docket

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EEOC Press Release: EEOC Sues Applied Graphics Technologies . . .

EEOC v. Applied Graphics Technologies

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Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

Press Release

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 14, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed. Summons issued and Notice pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c). (laq) (Entered: 10/01/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

Magistrate Judge Douglas F. Eaton is so designated. (laq) (Entered: 10/01/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

2

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Applied Graphics by Domenique Camacho Moran. (sac) (Entered: 11/19/2003)

Nov. 18, 2003

Nov. 18, 2003

3

STIPULATION AND ORDER: the time for defendant Newsweek, Inc. to serve and file its answer or to otherwise respond to the Complaint is extended to 1/9/04. (Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 11/26/03) (db, ) (Entered: 12/09/2003)

Dec. 1, 2003

Dec. 1, 2003

Set Answer Due Date purs. to [3] Stipulation and Order as to Newsweek, Inc. answer due on 1/9/2004. (db, ) (Entered: 12/09/2003)

Dec. 1, 2003

Dec. 1, 2003

4

STIPULATION, that the time for defendant Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc. to serve and file its answer to the complaint or to otherwise move is extended through and including 1/9/04. (Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 12/3/03) (tp, ) (Entered: 12/19/2003)

Dec. 4, 2003

Dec. 4, 2003

Set Answer Due Date purs. to [4] Stipulation and Order as to Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc. answer due on 1/9/2004. (tp, ) (Entered: 12/19/2003)

Dec. 4, 2003

Dec. 4, 2003

5

STIPULATION AND ORDER that the defendant Newsweek Inc. time to serve and file its answer or otherwise respond to the complaint is hereby extended to and including 2/9/2004. (Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 1/6/2004) (jsa, ) (Entered: 01/21/2004)

Jan. 9, 2004

Jan. 9, 2004

Set Answer Due Date purs. to [5] Stipulation and Order as to Newsweek, Inc. answer due on 2/9/2004. (jsa, ) (Entered: 01/21/2004)

Jan. 9, 2004

Jan. 9, 2004

6

STIPULATION AND ORDER, the time for Defendant Newsweek, Inc. to serve and file its answer or to otherwise respond to the Complaint is extended through and including 3/15/04. (Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 2/6/04) (dfe, ) (Entered: 02/10/2004)

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

Set Answer Due Date purs. to [6] Stipulation and Order as to Newsweek, Inc. answer due on 3/15/2004. (dfe, ) (Entered: 02/10/2004)

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

7

STIPULATION AND ORDER; The time for defendant AGT to answer or to otherwise respond to the complaint is extended through and including 3/15/04.(Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 2/9/04) (sb, ) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 10, 2004

Feb. 10, 2004

8

STIPULATION AND ORDER, that the defendant Newsweek, Inc. to serve and file its answer or to otherwise respond to the Complaint is extended through and including 3/15/04. (Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 2/10/04) (dfe, ) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 13, 2004

Feb. 13, 2004

Set Answer Due Date purs. to [8] Stipulation and Order as to Newsweek, Inc. answer due on 3/15/2004. (dfe, ) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 13, 2004

Feb. 13, 2004

Set Answer Due Date purs. to [9] Stipulation and Order as to Newsweek, Inc. answer due on 4/9/2004. (jp, ) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 15, 2004

March 15, 2004

9

STIPULATION AND ORDER; that the time for deft Newsweek to answer or move with respect to the complaint is extended to and including 4/9/2004. (Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 3/15/2004) (jp, ) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 16, 2004

March 16, 2004

10

STIPULATION AND ORDER, the time for deft to answer is extended to 4/15/04. (Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 3/16/04) (cd, ) (Entered: 03/19/2004)

March 16, 2004

March 16, 2004

Set Answer Due Date purs. to [10] Stipulation and Order as to Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc. answer due on 4/15/2004. (cd, ) (Entered: 03/19/2004)

March 16, 2004

March 16, 2004

11

RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Document filed by Newsweek, Inc. (tp, ) (Entered: 04/12/2004)

April 9, 2004

April 9, 2004

12

ANSWER to Complaint. Document filed by Newsweek, Inc. (tp, ) (Entered: 04/12/2004)

April 9, 2004

April 9, 2004

13

RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Document filed by Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc. (jge, ) (Entered: 04/21/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

14

ANSWER to Complaint. Document filed by Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc. (jge, ) (Entered: 04/21/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Shira A. Scheindlin : Initial Pretrial Conference held on 4/20/2004. (ja, ) (Entered: 04/23/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

15

ORDER ADMITTING ATTORNEY Kevin Hardy PRO HAC VICE to argue or try this particular case in whole or in party as counsel for Defendant Newsweek, Inc.. (Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 04/19/04) (djc, ) (Entered: 04/21/2004)

April 21, 2004

April 21, 2004

Transmission to Attorney Admissions Clerk. Transmitted re: [15] Order Admitting Attorney Pro Hac Vice, to the Attorney Admissions Clerk for updating of Attorney Information. (djc, ) (Entered: 04/21/2004)

April 21, 2004

April 21, 2004

16

SCHEDULING ORDER:The parties shall complete deposition discovery by 8/31/04. The parties will serve their initial disclosures, pursuant to FRCP 26(a)(1), on or before 5/10/04. First requests for the production of documents, if any, must be served by 6/2/04. Interrogatories pursuant to Rule 33.3(a) of the Local Civil Rules of the Southern District must be served by 6/2/04. Any party that intends to offer expert testimony must make the disclosures required by FRCP 26(a)(2) by 7/1/04. Any party that intends to offer expert testimony in opposition to such an expert must make the disclosures required by FRCP 26(a)(2) by 8/2/04. Any motions for summary judgment must be filed on or before 9/30/2004. All discovery is to be completed by 8/31/2004. Plaintiff will supply its pre-trial order matters to defendants within 30 days after the Court's decision on any motion for summary judgment, or by 9/30/04, if no summary judgment motion is filed. A final pre-trial conference pursuant to FRCP 16(d) will be held on 9/2/2004 at 04:30 PM. (Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 4/20/04) (yv, ) (Entered: 04/22/2004)

April 21, 2004

April 21, 2004

17

ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE. Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge for settlement. Referred to Magistrate Judge Douglas F. Eaton. (Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 4/20/04) (dg, ) (Entered: 04/27/2004)

April 26, 2004

April 26, 2004

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Douglas F. Eaton : Settlement Conference held on 5/19/2004; no settlement, next settlement conf set for 6/8,9, or 10 at 10:00 am. (cd, ) (Entered: 05/20/2004)

May 19, 2004

May 19, 2004

Judge Douglas F. Eaton no longer assigned to case, as of 6/8/04. (cd, ) (Entered: 06/16/2004)

June 8, 2004

June 8, 2004

18

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings held on 9/2/04 before Judge Shira A. Scheindlin.(pa, ) (Entered: 09/28/2004)

Sept. 28, 2004

Sept. 28, 2004

19

CONSENT JUDGMENT settling action. (Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 10/13/04) (ml, ) (Entered: 10/18/2004)

Oct. 18, 2004

Oct. 18, 2004

20

STIPULATION AND ORDER voluntarily dismissing the action with prejudice and without costs to any party, subject to each party's right to petition the Court for enforcement of the Consent Agreement through and including December 31, 2004. (Signed by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on 10/13/04) (ml, ) (Entered: 10/18/2004)

Oct. 18, 2004

Oct. 18, 2004

Mailed notice of Right to Appeal to Attorney(s) of Record: Kevin T. Baine, Katherine Elizabeth Bissell, Domenique Camacho Moran, Jill L. Rosenberg. (snu, ) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 22, 2004

Oct. 22, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closing Date: 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Newsweek, Inc. (New York, New York), Private Entity/Person

Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc. (New York, New York), 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

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern