Case: EEOC v. HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

4:04-cv-00478 | U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho

Filed Date: Sept. 21, 2004

Closed Date: March 10, 2008

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Case Summary

This suit was filed by the EEOC's Seattle office in September 2004 against Hollywood Entertainment Corporation, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The complaint alleged that the charging party had been refused a promotion and constructively discharged on the basis of her disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The charging party attempted to intervene in March 2005 and at the same time filed a motion to consolidate this case with her private lawsuit…

This suit was filed by the EEOC's Seattle office in September 2004 against Hollywood Entertainment Corporation, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The complaint alleged that the charging party had been refused a promotion and constructively discharged on the basis of her disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The charging party attempted to intervene in March 2005 and at the same time filed a motion to consolidate this case with her private lawsuit (4:04-cv-00613-BLW). The consolidation was granted in May 2005 and the EEOC case became the lead case. The case was settled by entry of a consent decree in March 2006.

The consent decree, which was valid for two years, required Hollywood not to discriminate or retaliate, and provided for monetary relief in the amount of $70,000. The decree also required Hollywood to distribute an anti-discrimination policy, post an EEO notice, and institute yearly anti-discrimination training. Additionally, the decree also included provisions for annual reporting to the EEOC on discrimination complaints and compliance with the consent decree. The defendant was also required to expunge the charging party's employee file. The settlement term was 2 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (8/7/2008)

Related Cases

Yorgensen v. Hollywood Ent Corp, District of Idaho (2004)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:04-cv-00478

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Hollywood Entertainment Corporation

March 10, 2006

March 10, 2006

Docket
1

4:04-cv-00478

Complaint

EEOC v. Hollywood Entertainment Corporation

Sept. 21, 2004

Sept. 21, 2004

Complaint
16

4:04-cv-00478

Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Hollywood Entertainment Corporation

March 9, 2005

March 9, 2005

Complaint
19

4:04-cv-00613

Motion to Consolidate

Yorgenson v. Hollywood Entertainment Corporation

March 11, 2005

March 11, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief
23

4:04-cv-00478

4:04-cv-00613

Order [on consolidation]

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION v. HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

May 26, 2005

May 26, 2005

Order/Opinion
30

4:04-cv-00478

[Proposed] Consent Decree and Order of Dismissal and Notice to Employees

EEOC v. Hollywood Entertainment Corporation

Feb. 17, 2006

Feb. 17, 2006

Settlement Agreement
31

4:04-cv-00478

Consent Decree and Order of Dismissal

EEOC v. Hollywood Entertainment Corporation

March 10, 2006

March 10, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 8, 2022, 3:23 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

NOTICE OF REMOVAL by defendant from Bonneville County Case Number: 04-2742 (wm) (Entered: 12/17/2004)

Dec. 9, 2004

Dec. 9, 2004

RETURN OF SERVICE/PROCESS assumed executed upon defendant Hollywood Ent Corp on 12/9/04 (no service document on file, service assumed for internal reporting purposes only) (wm) (Entered: 12/17/2004)

Dec. 9, 2004

Dec. 9, 2004

ANSWER by defendant (wm) (Entered: 12/17/2004)

Dec. 9, 2004

Dec. 9, 2004

2

NOTICE of Assignment to Magistrate Judge and Requirement for Consent sent to counsel for Suzanne Yorgensen, Hollywood Ent Corp re answer [0-1], removal complaint [1-1] (wm)

Dec. 17, 2004

Dec. 17, 2004

3

ORDER Re: Scheduling Conference, Litigation Plan and Consent Form. Parties to confer within 60 days or submit status report within 90 days. Signed by Judge Larry M. Boyle. (mb, )

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

4

APPLICATION AND ORDER PRO HAC VICE, Attorney Allyson S Krueger for Hollywood Entertainment Corporation added. (wm, )

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

5

MOTION to Consolidate Cases CV-04-613 and CV-04-478 by Suzanne Yorgensen. Responses due by 4/4/2005 (Holman, James)

March 11, 2005

March 11, 2005

6

ORDER OF RECUSAL. Judge Larry M. Boyle recused. Case reassigned to Judge B. Lynn Winmill for all further proceedings. Signed by Judge Larry M. Boyle. (dkh, )

March 21, 2005

March 21, 2005

7

NOTICE of case number change re 6 Order of Recusal (dkh, )

March 21, 2005

March 21, 2005

8

RESPONSE to Motion re 5 MOTION to Consolidate Cases CV-04-613 and CV-04-478 filed by Hollywood Entertainment Corporation. (Harnden, Edwin)

April 11, 2005

April 11, 2005

9

ORDER granting 5 Motion to Consolidate Cases. CV 04-478-E-BLW is the lead case and CV 04-613 is the member case. All docketing shall be done in the lead case . Signed by Judge Robert H. Whaley. (caused to be mailed to non Registered Participants at the addresses listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) by ja, ) (Entered: 05/27/2005)

May 26, 2005

May 26, 2005

Pursuant to telephone conversation with James Holman, case is settled. Settelement documents forthcoming. (lg, )

March 14, 2006

March 14, 2006

10

STIPULATION of Dismissal by Suzanne Yorgensen. (Holman, James)

July 26, 2006

July 26, 2006

11

ORDER granting 10 Stipulation of Dismissal filed by Suzanne Yorgensen, . Signed by Judge B. Lynn Winmill. (caused to be mailed to non Registered Participants at the addresses listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) by dks, ) (Entered: 07/27/2006)

July 26, 2006

July 26, 2006

12

JUDGMENT dismissing case with prejudice . Signed by Judge B. Lynn Winmill. (caused to be mailed to non Registered Participants at the addresses listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) by dks, ) (Entered: 07/27/2006)

July 26, 2006

July 26, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Idaho

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 21, 2004

Closing Date: March 10, 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

Hollywood Entertainment Corporation (Idaho Falls, ID), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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: 70000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit