Case: EEOC v. Baker's Keyboard Lounge

2:05-cv-71270 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: March 31, 2005

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

In March 2005, the Detroit District Office of the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The suit alleged that the defendant, Baker's Keyboard Lounge, violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by firing a female employee in retaliation for her complaints of harassment by a customer.

The trial date was postponed several times. Eventually, in May of 2007, the EEOC voluntarily dropped the suit; their reasons for doing so are unknown.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/16/2008)

People

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Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Pitts, Stanley (Michigan)

Price, Dale (Michigan)

Rapport, Adele (Michigan)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Pitts, Stanley (Michigan)

Price, Dale (Michigan)

Rapport, Adele (Michigan)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Jan. 29, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint

2005 WL 1073145

March 31, 2005 Complaint

Resources

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Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4761305/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-bakers-keyboard-lounge/

Last updated May 19, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
8

STATUS CONFERENCE ORDER re: discovery. Signed by Honorable George Caram Steeh. (MBea, )

Sept. 7, 2005 RECAP
2

ANSWER to Complaint by Baker's Keyboard Lounge.(PPaul, ) (Entered: 04/19/2005)

April 18, 2005
3

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Scheduling Conference set for 5/16/2005 10:45 AM before Honorable George Caram Steeh. (MBea, ) (Entered: 04/21/2005)

April 21, 2005

Minute Entry -Scheduling Conference held on 5/16/2005 before Honorable George Caram Steeh. (MBea, ) (Entered: 05/16/2005)

May 16, 2005
4

SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 3/13/2006 09:00 AM; Jury Trial set for 3/21/2006 09:00 AM before Honorable George Caram Steeh. Dispositive Motion Cut-off set for 12/1/2005. Signed by Honorable George Caram Steeh. (Refer to image for additional dates)(MBea, ) (Entered: 05/16/2005)

May 16, 2005
5

Plaintiff's WITNESS LIST by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Price, Dale) (Entered: 08/15/2005)

Aug. 15, 2005
6

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for Plaintiff's Witness List . (Price, Dale) (Entered: 08/15/2005)

Aug. 15, 2005
7

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference set for 9/6/2005 02:30 PM before Honorable George Caram Steeh. (MBea, ) (Entered: 08/26/2005)

Aug. 26, 2005

Minute Entry -Status Conference held in Chambers and on the record on 9/6/2005 before Honorable George Caram Steeh. (Court Reporter Harold Henry) (MBea, ) (Entered: 09/07/2005)

Sept. 6, 2005
9

REQUEST to Extend Discovery by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (RHutc, ) (Entered: 10/04/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005
10

(STRICKEN) CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Request for Admissions . (Price, Dale) Modified on 11/4/2005 (PPaul, ). (Entered: 11/02/2005)

Nov. 2, 2005
11

(FILING ERROR - NOT PROPERLY SIGNED) MOTION Modification of Scheduling Order/Compliance with Previous Court Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits Index of Exhibits# 2 Exhibit Exhibit A# 3 Exhibit Exhibit B)(Price, Dale) Modified on 11/4/2005 (PPaul, ). (Entered: 11/02/2005)

Nov. 2, 2005
12

ORDER granting 11 Motion for modification of scheduling order and to compel compliance with Court's Order.- Signed by Honorable George Caram Steeh. (MBea, ) (Entered: 11/08/2005)

Nov. 8, 2005

Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines: Final Pretrial Conference set for 6/12/2006 09:00 AM; Discovery due by 2/1/2006. Motions due by 3/1/2006. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 6/5/2006. Jury Selection set for 6/20/2006 09:00AM before Honorable George Caram Steeh. (MBea, ) (Entered: 11/08/2005)

Nov. 8, 2005
14

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 13 Stipulation to Extend Discovery . (Price, Dale) (Entered: 01/19/2006)

Jan. 19, 2006
15

STIPULATION AND ORDER modifying the discovery deadline (extending to 2/15/06) Signed by Honorable George Caram Steeh. (MBea, ) (Entered: 01/27/2006)

Jan. 27, 2006
16

STIPULATED ORDER modifying the scheduling order: Discovery and Dispositive motion cut-off extended to 3/15/06. Signed by Honorable George Caram Steeh. (MBea, ) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006
17

Second MOTION to Compel Discovery and Modify the Scheduling Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Price, Dale) (Entered: 02/15/2006)

Feb. 15, 2006
18

ORDER REFERRING MOTION to Magistrate Judge Komives: 17 Second MOTION to Compel Discovery and Modify the Scheduling Order filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Signed by Honorable George Caram Steeh. (MBea, ) (Entered: 02/16/2006)

Feb. 16, 2006
19

NOTICE of hearing on 17 Second MOTION to Compel Discovery and Modify the Scheduling Order . Motion Hearing set for 4/4/2006 10:00 AM before Honorable Paul J Komives. (EBut, ) (Entered: 02/27/2006)

Feb. 27, 2006
20

ORDER granting 17 Motion to Compel- Signed by Honorable Paul J Komives. (EBut, ) (Entered: 04/06/2006)

April 4, 2006
21

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 9/11/2006 02:00 PM; Jury Trial set for 9/19/2006 09:00 AM before Honorable George Caram Steeh. Signed by Honorable George Caram Steeh. (Refer to image for additional dates)(MBea, ) (Entered: 04/07/2006)

April 7, 2006
22

[FILING ERROR RE: EXHIBITS] Second MOTION to Compel Compliance with the Court's Order and to Modify the Scheduling Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(Price, Dale) Modified on 5/19/2006 (JJoh, ). (Entered: 05/18/2006)

May 18, 2006
23

INDEX of Exhibits re 22 Second MOTION to Compel Compliance with the Court's Order and to Modify the Scheduling Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Price, Dale) (Entered: 05/19/2006)

May 19, 2006
24

ORDER REFERRING MOTION to Magistrate Judge Komives: 22 Second MOTION to Compel Compliance with the Court's Order and to Modify the Scheduling Order filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Signed by Honorable George Caram Steeh. (MBea, ) (Entered: 05/23/2006)

May 23, 2006
25

NOTICE of hearing on 22 Second MOTION to Compel Compliance with the Court's Order and to Modify the Scheduling Order . Motion Hearing set for 6/19/2006 01:00 PM before Honorable Unassigned. (EBut, ) (Entered: 05/31/2006)

May 31, 2006
27

ORDER re 22 Second MOTION to Compel Compliance with the Court's Order and to Modify the Scheduling Order filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,. Signed by Honorable Paul J Komives. (EBut, ) (Entered: 06/20/2006)

June 19, 2006
28

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 1/16/2007 02:00 PM; Jury Trial set for 1/23/2007 09:00 AM before Honorable George Caram Steeh. Dispositive Motion Cut-off set for 10/2/2006; Discovery due by 9/1/2006. Signed by Honorable George Caram Steeh. (Refer to image for additional dates)(MBea, ) (Entered: 07/05/2006)

July 5, 2006
29

NOTICE of reassignment from Judge * George Caram Steeh * to Judge David M Lawson pursuant to Admin. Order 06-AO-025. (Teets, A.) (Entered: 09/21/2006)

Sept. 21, 2006
30

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference set for 11/16/2006 04:00 PM before Honorable David M Lawson. (FMos, ) (Entered: 10/04/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006

Minute Entry -Status Conference held on 11/16/2006 before Honorable David M Lawson. (FMos, ) (Entered: 11/16/2006)

Nov. 16, 2006
31

[ENTERED IN ERROR] CONSENT with ORDER to Exercise of Jurisdiction by United States Magistrate Judge. Case referred to Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen. Signed by Honorable David M Lawson. (Schoenherr, S.) Modified on 1/29/2007 (Schoenherr, S.). (Entered: 01/23/2007)

Jan. 23, 2007
33

ORDER with ORDER to Exercise of Jurisdiction by United States Magistrate Judge. Case referred to Magistrate Judge Paul J. Komives. Signed by Honorable David M Lawson. (Schoenherr, S.) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 23, 2007
32

NOTICE of Correction re 31 Order of Consent. (Schoenherr, S.) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 29, 2007

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 31, 2005

Closing Date: 2007

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

Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits