Case: EEOC v. AMPACE FREIGHTLINES INC (D/B/A MERCHANTS DUTCH)

3:99-cv-00790 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Filed Date: May 3, 1999

Closed Date: June 12, 2000

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Case Summary

The New Orleans (along with the Houston) office of the EEOC brought this ADA suit against Ampace Freightlines, Inc. d/b/a Merchants Dutch Express, in May 1999, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The complaint alleged that the defendant discharged the charging party because he was regarded as having a disability. More specifically, the defendant allegedly discharged the defendant from his job as a truck driver because he had "lazy eye." The parties settled and the court entered judgment dismissing the matter in June 2000. No information from the settlement was made available.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/1/2007)

Faith Sparr (8/28/2014)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:99-cv-00790

Docket

EEOC v. Ampace Frieghtlines Inc., fdba Merchants Dutch Express

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

Docket
1

3:99-cv-00790

Complaint

EEOC v. Ampace Frieghtlines Inc., fdba Merchants Dutch Express

May 3, 1999

May 3, 1999

Complaint
6

3:99-cv-00790

Judgment

EEOC v. Ampace Frieghtlines Inc., fdba Merchants Dutch Express

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 3, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Amount of fee $0/wv. (Thigpen, M) (Entered: 05/05/1999)

May 3, 1999

May 3, 1999

CASE ASSIGNED to Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes for discovery. (Prest, B) (Entered: 05/12/1999)

May 3, 1999

May 3, 1999

1

COMPLAINT filed w/jury demand. (Prest, B) (Entered: 05/12/1999)

May 3, 1999

May 3, 1999

2

ANSWER to Complaint by Ampace Freight Inc (former employee) (Entered: 10/26/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999

Oct. 25, 1999

3

SCHEDULING ORDER: Jury Trial set for 9:00 7/10/00; Pretrial Conference for 9:00 6/9/00; Joining of parties, amding of pleadings on 2/10/00; Pltf's expert info/rpts due 3/11/00; Discovery due 4/10/00; Dft's expert info/rpts due 4/10/00; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 12:00 6/5/00; Deadline for filing of all motions 4/10/00; Expert depositions due 4/25/00; Conference to prepare PT order set for 5/10/00; Motions in limine due 5/25/00; Trial depositions due 6/30/00; Trial inst., interr, etc due 6/30/00; Witness list due 2/9/00; deadlines set before Judge Robert G James (signed by Judge Robert G James) NOE by: dd/dmn (former employee) (Entered: 01/19/2000)

Jan. 18, 2000

Jan. 18, 2000

4

WITNESS LIST by E E O C (former employee) (Entered: 02/15/2000)

Feb. 14, 2000

Feb. 14, 2000

5

60 DAY ORDER of dismissal (signed by Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes). NOE by: cww (Whidden, C) (Entered: 06/07/2000)

June 6, 2000

June 6, 2000

6

JUDGMENT dismissing this matter without costs and without prejudice; see [5-1] order (signed by Chief Deputy Gene R Smith) (Whidden, C) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

Case closed (Whidden, C) (Entered: 09/11/2000)

June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 3, 1999

Closing Date: June 12, 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

Ampace Freightlines Inc, 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)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits