Case: EEOC v. PARK NICOLLET HEALTH SERVICES f/k/a Health System Minnesota

0:04-cv-01711 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: April 22, 2004

Closed Date: July 18, 2008

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Milwaukee office sued Park Nicollet Health Services, a Minnesota health care provider operating the Park Nicollet Clinic, on April 22, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the district of Minnesota. The EEOC's complaint is not available, however the intervenor's complaint (intervened in July 2004) states that the cause of action was the clinic's violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act when it failed to reasonably accommodate the intervenor's disability (viral encephalitis) s…

The EEOC's Milwaukee office sued Park Nicollet Health Services, a Minnesota health care provider operating the Park Nicollet Clinic, on April 22, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the district of Minnesota. The EEOC's complaint is not available, however the intervenor's complaint (intervened in July 2004) states that the cause of action was the clinic's violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act when it failed to reasonably accommodate the intervenor's disability (viral encephalitis) so that she could practice medicine and ultimately discharged the intervenor for her disability.

The parties entered into a consent decree on May 18, 2005, which stipulated that the clinic would be enjoined from discriminating based on disability in the future, would train management and human resources employees for compliance with the ADA, post a notice of compliance with the ADA, disseminate a policy statement of compliance with the ADA to all employees, and report to the EEOC semiannually for three years about any employee terminated because of a disability. The three-year decree further stated that the clinic would provide the intervenor with a positive letter of reference and pay $155,000 in damages, attorney's fees, and costs to the intervenor. A few days later, the parties stipulated to, and the court ordered, a two-month extension of the decree. As there is no further activity on the docket sheet, presumably the case closed on July 18, 2008 when the consent decree expired.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (5/31/2007)

Rachel Barr (4/1/2018)

People


Judge(s)

Montgomery, Ann D. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fox, Rosemary J. (Wisconsin)

Kamp, Jean P. (Illinois)

Phillips, Penelope J. (Minnesota)

Powers, Deborah J. (Wisconsin)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Merley, Dennis J. (Minnesota)

Phan, H Le (Minnesota)

Other Attorney(s)

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Judge(s)

Montgomery, Ann D. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fox, Rosemary J. (Wisconsin)

Kamp, Jean P. (Illinois)

Phillips, Penelope J. (Minnesota)

Powers, Deborah J. (Wisconsin)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Merley, Dennis J. (Minnesota)

Phan, H Le (Minnesota)

Other Attorney(s)

Ayling, Teresa J. (Minnesota)

Tanick, Marshall H. (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

0:04-cv-01711

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Park Nicollet Health Services

May 22, 2008

May 22, 2008

Docket
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Complaint of Intervener

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Park Nicollet Health Services

Aug. 6, 2004

Aug. 6, 2004

Complaint
23

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Stipulation of the Parties for Confidentiality Agreement and Protective Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Park Nicollet Health Services

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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0:04-cv-01711

Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Park Nicollet Health Services

Dec. 16, 2004

Dec. 16, 2004

Order/Opinion

0:04-cv-01711

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (May 2005)

EEOC v. Park Nicollet Health System f/k/a Health System Minnesota d/b/a Park Nicollet Clinic

No Court

May 18, 2005

May 18, 2005

Press Release
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Consent Decree and Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Park Nicollet Health Services

May 18, 2005

May 18, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Park Nicollet Health Services, assigned to Judge Ann D. Montgomery per Individual Civil Rights List and referred to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan. Jury Demand , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 5pg(s)(GJS) (Entered: 04/23/2004)

April 22, 2004

April 22, 2004

NOTICE given to Attorney Admission Clerk to send PHV forms to Out State Attorneys Jean P. Kamp, Rosemary J. Fox and Deborah J. Powers. (GJS) (Entered: 04/23/2004)

April 22, 2004

April 22, 2004

2

Petition and Order for Admission of Pro Hac Vice Attorney Deborah J Powers for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Signed by Richard D Sletten, Clerk on 4/28/04. 1pg(s)(GJS) (Entered: 04/29/2004)

April 28, 2004

April 28, 2004

3

Petition and Order for Admission of Pro Hac Vice, Attorney Rosemary J Fox and Jean P Kamp for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Signed by Richard D Sletten, Clerk on 4/29/04. (GJS) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

April 29, 2004

April 29, 2004

4

Defendant's ANSWER to Complaint of Plaintiff−−− by Park Nicollet Health Services.(Phillips, Penelope) (Entered: 06/01/2004)

June 1, 2004

June 1, 2004

6

MOTION to Intervene by Alison D. LaFrence. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Complaint of Intervener)(Ayling, Teresa) (Entered: 06/16/2004)

June 16, 2004

June 16, 2004

7

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 6 MOTION to Intervene: Motion Hearing set for 7/19/2004 01:30 PM in St Paul − Courtroom 628A before Magistrate Judge Arthur J Boylan. (Ayling, Teresa) (Entered: 06/16/2004)

June 16, 2004

June 16, 2004

8

MEMORANDUM in Support re 6 MOTION to Intervene filed by Alison D. LaFrence. (Ayling, Teresa) (Entered: 06/16/2004)

June 16, 2004

June 16, 2004

9

AFFIDAVIT of Dr. Alison LaFrence in SUPPORT OF 6 MOTION to Intervene filed by Alison D. LaFrence. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2)(Ayling, Teresa) (Entered: 06/16/2004)

June 16, 2004

June 16, 2004

10

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Alison D. LaFrence re 6 MOTION to Intervene, 7 Notice of Hearing on Motion, 8 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 9 Affidavit in Support of Motion (Ayling, Teresa) (Entered: 06/16/2004)

June 16, 2004

June 16, 2004

11

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Alison D. LaFrence, Park Nicollet Health Services.(Phillips, Penelope) (Entered: 06/17/2004)

June 17, 2004

June 17, 2004

12

PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 9/13/2004. Discovery due by 2/11/2005. Joinder of Parties due by 9/13/2004. Motions (non−disp) due 5/1/2005. Motions (disp) due by 7/1/2005. Ready for trial due by 9/1/2005. Signed by Magistrate Judge Arthur J Boylan on 7/1/04. (GJS) (Entered: 07/01/2004)

July 1, 2004

July 1, 2004

13

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Arthur J Boylan : Initial Pretrial Conference held on 7/1/2004. (GJS) (Entered: 07/01/2004)

July 1, 2004

July 1, 2004

14

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint of Intervention by Alison D. LaFrence. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Ayling, Teresa) (Entered: 07/19/2004)

July 19, 2004

July 19, 2004

15

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Alison D. LaFrence re 14 Stipulation (Ayling, Teresa) (Entered: 07/19/2004)

July 19, 2004

July 19, 2004

16

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Arthur J Boylan : Motion Hearing held on 7/19/2004 re 6 MOTION to Intervene filed by Alison D. LaFrence, has been stipulated to by the parties. Order to follow. (GJS) (Entered: 07/20/2004)

July 19, 2004

July 19, 2004

17

ORDER granting 6 Motion to Intervene filed by Dr. Alison Lafrence. Signed by Judge Arthur J Boylan on 7/20/04. (GJS) (Entered: 07/20/2004)

July 20, 2004

July 20, 2004

18

Intervenor COMPLAINT, filed by Alison D. LaFrence.(Ayling, Teresa) (Entered: 08/06/2004)

Aug. 6, 2004

Aug. 6, 2004

19

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SERVICE Executed as to 18 Intervenor Complaint Acknowledgement filed by Alison D. LaFrence. (Ayling, Teresa) (Entered: 08/06/2004)

Aug. 6, 2004

Aug. 6, 2004

20

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Alison D. LaFrence re 18 Intervenor Complaint (Ayling, Teresa) (Entered: 08/06/2004)

Aug. 6, 2004

Aug. 6, 2004

21

ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint by Park Nicollet Health Services. (Attachments: # 1)(Phillips, Penelope) (Entered: 09/13/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

22

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Park Nicollet Health Services re 21 Answer to Intervenor Complaint (Phillips, Penelope) (Entered: 09/13/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

23

STIPULATION of the Parties for Confidentiality Agreement and Protective Order by Park Nicollet Health Services. (Phillips, Penelope) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

24

ORDER re 23 Stipulation for Confidentiality Agreement of the parties . Signed by Magistrate Judge Arthur J Boylan on 12/16/04. (GJS) (Entered: 12/17/2004)

Dec. 16, 2004

Dec. 16, 2004

26

ORDER: Discovery due by 3/11/2005. Signed by Magistrate Judge Arthur J Boylan on 1/12/05. (GJS) (Entered: 01/12/2005)

Jan. 12, 2005

Jan. 12, 2005

27

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Arthur J Boylan : Telephone Conference held on 3/2/2005. Request for Rule 35 is denied with prejudice. (akl) (Entered: 03/02/2005)

March 2, 2005

March 2, 2005

28

MOTION to Compel Independent Medical Examination by Park Nicollet Health Services. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Phillips, Penelope) Modified text on 3/4/2005 (akl). (Entered: 03/02/2005)

March 2, 2005

March 2, 2005

29

DOCUMENT FILED IN ERROR, WILL RE−FILE. LETTER TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Park Nicollet Health Services Cancelling Defendant's Notice of Motion and Motion to Compel Independent Medical Examination Scheduled for March 28, 2005 . (Phillips, Penelope) Modified on 3/14/2005 (JME). (Entered: 03/14/2005)

March 14, 2005

March 14, 2005

30

LETTER TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Park Nicollet Health Services Canceling Defendant's Notice of Motion and Motion to Compel Independent Medical Examination Scheduled For March 28, 2005 . (Phillips, Penelope) (Entered: 03/14/2005)

March 14, 2005

March 14, 2005

31

STIPULATION of Dismissal by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Park Nicollet Health Services, Alison D. LaFrence. (Powers, Deborah) Modified filers and text on 5/13/2005 (akl). (Entered: 05/12/2005)

May 12, 2005

May 12, 2005

32

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE re 31 Stipulation by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Powers, Deborah) Modified link and text on 5/13/2005 (akl). (Entered: 05/12/2005)

May 12, 2005

May 12, 2005

33

ORDER re 31 Stipulation of Dismissal filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Park Nicollet Health Services, Alison D. LaFrence, . Signed by Judge Ann D Montgomery on 5/16/2005. (GS) (Entered: 05/16/2005)

May 16, 2005

May 16, 2005

34

CONSENT DECREE and ORDER. Signed by Judge Ann D Montgomery on 5/18/05. (akl) (Entered: 05/18/2005)

May 18, 2005

May 18, 2005

35

STIPULATION and Joint Motion for Extension of the Duration of Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Park Nicollet Health Services. (Powers, Deborah) Modified filers and text on 5/19/2008 (akl). (Entered: 05/15/2008)

May 15, 2008

May 15, 2008

36

ORDER re 35 Stipulation filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Park Nicollet Health Services. Signed by Judge Ann D. Montgomery on 5/22/2008. (GS) (Entered: 05/22/2008)

May 22, 2008

May 22, 2008

Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 22, 2004

Closing Date: July 18, 2008

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

Park Nicollet Health Services (Shakopee, Minnesota), Private Entity/Person

Park Nicollet Health Services (Milwaukee), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 155000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit