Case: EEOC v. GENERAL MOTORS CORP. REGIONAL PERSONNEL ADMINISTRA

2:98-cv-72707 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: June 26, 1998

Closed Date: April 11, 2000

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Case Summary

In June 1998, the Detroit office of the EEOC brought this Title VII and ADEA suit against General Motors Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant failed to promote the charging party based on the charging party's race (black) and age (57). The defendant moved for summary judgment, which was granted in part and denied in part. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in April 2000.

The one year consent decree required the defendant to pay the charging party $140,000, refrain from discrimination and retaliation, provide the charging party with neutral references, provide one-on-one training for the supervisor who made the personnel decisions respecting promotions, and post notice of employees' rights regarding anti-discrimination under Title VII and the ADEA.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/2/2007)

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2:98-cv-72707

Docket

EEOC v. General Motors, INC.

April 20, 2000

April 20, 2000

Docket
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2:98-cv-72707

Consent Decree

EEOC v. General Motors, INC.

April 11, 2000

April 11, 2000

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with jury demand - Receipt # USA (DT) (Entered: 06/30/1998)

June 26, 1998

June 26, 1998

2

ANSWER by defendant GM Corp to complaint [1-1] with proof of mailing (lt) (Entered: 07/28/1998)

July 27, 1998

July 27, 1998

2

AFFIRMATIVE defenses by defendant GM Corp with proof of mailing (lt) (Entered: 07/28/1998)

July 27, 1998

July 27, 1998

3

NOTICE by defendant GM Corp of taking deposition of Henry Nyarko 8/12/98 at 9:00 am with proof of mailing (lt) (Entered: 07/28/1998)

July 27, 1998

July 27, 1998

4

PRETRIAL scheduling order by Judge George E. Woods - deadline for discovery set for 1/28/99 , deadline for filing dispositive motions set for 2/11/99 , final pretrial conference set for 1:00 8/3/99 , civil jury trial set for 8:00 9/7/99 (ew) (Entered: 07/31/1998)

July 29, 1998

July 29, 1998

5

PROOF of mailing of EEOC first set of interrgatories and request for production of documents (lg) (Entered: 09/02/1998)

Sept. 1, 1998

Sept. 1, 1998

6

ORDER by Judge George E. Woods with stipulation, for protective order regarding counsel labeling confidential information (RH) (Entered: 10/16/1998)

Oct. 15, 1998

Oct. 15, 1998

7

NOTICE by EEOC of taking depositions on 12/8/98 of Steve Krupa at 10:00 am, Kim Kurtz-Seslar at 11:30 am, Glen Horwarth at 2:30 pm and Ed Piasecki at 4:00 pm and on 12/9/98 of Patrick McCarroll at 10:00 am and David Aldorfer at 1:00 pm with proof of mailing (DT) (Entered: 11/17/1998)

Nov. 16, 1998

Nov. 16, 1998

8

WITNESS list by defendant, with proof of mailing. (PP) (Entered: 01/08/1999)

Jan. 7, 1999

Jan. 7, 1999

10

NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC of taking deposition of Steve Krupa on January 22, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. (ls) (Entered: 01/15/1999)

Jan. 13, 1999

Jan. 13, 1999

11

PROOF of mailing of plaintiff's witness list and notice of deposition of Steve Krupa (ls) (Entered: 01/15/1999)

Jan. 13, 1999

Jan. 13, 1999

12

NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC of taking deposition duces tecum of Lynn Brais on January 27, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. with proof of mailing (ls) (Entered: 01/15/1999)

Jan. 13, 1999

Jan. 13, 1999

13

NOTICE by plaintiff EEOC of taking deposition duces tecum of Keller and Minano on January 27, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. with proof of mailing (ls) (Entered: 01/15/1999)

Jan. 13, 1999

Jan. 13, 1999

14

MOTION by defendant GM Corp for summary judgment with notice, brief, exhibits and proof of mailing (DT) (Entered: 02/12/1999)

Feb. 11, 1999

Feb. 11, 1999

15

ORDER by Judge George E. Woods, setting deadline for response to motion for summary judgment by GM Corp [14-1] for 3/26/99 (PP) (Entered: 02/25/1999)

Feb. 23, 1999

Feb. 23, 1999

16

RESPONSE BRIEF by plaintiff EEOC to motion for summary judgment by GM Corp [14-1] with attachments and proof of mailing (DT) (Entered: 03/09/1999)

March 9, 1999

March 9, 1999

17

REPLY by GM Corp to plaintiff's response to motion for summary judgment by GM Corp [14-1] with attachment and proof of mailing (lh) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999

March 18, 1999

18

NOTICE of appearance for plaintiff EEOC of attorney Adele Rapport with proof of mailing (lh) (Entered: 05/07/1999)

May 5, 1999

May 5, 1999

19

ORDER by Judge George E. Woods GRANTED in part as to plaintiff's retaliation claim and DENIED in part as to plaintiff's claims for age,race and wage discrimination of Motion for Summary Judgment by GM Corp with certificate of mailing [14-1] (bk) (Entered: 05/11/1999)

May 10, 1999

May 10, 1999

20

PROOF of mailing by plaintiff EEOC of response to defendant's first set of interrogatories and first request for production of documents (DT) (Entered: 08/02/1999)

July 30, 1999

July 30, 1999

21

STIPULATION by partes to adjourn pre-trial conference and trial [EOD Date: 8/5/99] (DT) (Entered: 08/05/1999)

Aug. 4, 1999

Aug. 4, 1999

22

ORDER by Judge George E. Woods granting stipulation to adjourn pre- trial conference and trial [21-1] [21-2] and setting new date of final pretrial conference for 11/14/99 and civil jury trial for 12/14/99 [EOD Date 8/5/99] (DT) (Entered: 08/05/1999)

Aug. 4, 1999

Aug. 4, 1999

23

ORDER by Judge George E. Woods with stipulation modifying the date of final pretrial conference from 11/16/99 to 1:00 on 11/23/99 [EOD Date: 11/16/99] (lh) (Entered: 11/16/1999)

Nov. 16, 1999

Nov. 16, 1999

25

NOTICE setting civil jury trial for 8:00 6/6/00 (ew) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000

Feb. 2, 2000

26

ORDER by Judge George E. Woods referring case to Magistrate Judge Marc L. Goldman for settlement conference (ew) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000

Feb. 2, 2000

27

NOTICE setting settlement conference for 10:00 3/2/00 (ew) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

SETTLEMENT conference held and continued to 2:30 3/14/00 - Magistrate Judge Marc L. Goldman (gw) (Entered: 03/02/2000)

March 2, 2000

March 2, 2000

28

NOTICE by court of re-scheduling settlement conference for 1:30 4/20/00 (copies mailed) (lh) (Entered: 03/15/2000)

March 15, 2000

March 15, 2000

29

CONSENT decree entered by Judge George E. Woods [EOD Date: 4/12/00] (ls) (Entered: 04/12/2000)

April 11, 2000

April 11, 2000

SETTLEMENT conference not held - Magistrate Judge Marc L. Goldman (gw) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 20, 2000

April 20, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 26, 1998

Closing Date: April 11, 2000

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

General Motors Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 140000

Order Duration: 2000 - 2001

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits