Case: EEOC v. ST. MICHAEL HOSPITAL of FRANCISCAN SISTERS, MILWAU

2:96-cv-01428 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Filed Date: Dec. 16, 1996

Closed Date: July 8, 1998

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Milwaukee district office sued St. Michael Hospital of Franciscan Sisters, Milwaukee, Inc., a Milwaukee hospital, on December 16, 1996 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable; however the causes of action are described in the court's opinion deciding the hospital's motion for partial summary judgment, filed in June 1997, and the hospital's motion foe summary judgment, filed in August 1997. The EEOC alleged that the hospi…

The EEOC's Milwaukee district office sued St. Michael Hospital of Franciscan Sisters, Milwaukee, Inc., a Milwaukee hospital, on December 16, 1996 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable; however the causes of action are described in the court's opinion deciding the hospital's motion for partial summary judgment, filed in June 1997, and the hospital's motion foe summary judgment, filed in August 1997. The EEOC alleged that the hospital violated Title VII when it discriminated against one of its employees based on race (African American) by creating a hostile work environment, failing to promote and disciplined the aggrieved employee because of her race, and retaliated against her by terminating her employment. The summary judgment motions were resolved in March 1998and only granted it insofar as the EEOC claimed that the aggrieved employee was denied a transfer based on race. The parties ultimately settled the case out of court, the details of which are unknown, and the case was dismissed on July 8, 1998.

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Kevin Wilemon (6/6/2007)

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Document

2:96-cv-01428

Docket

Dec. 16, 1996

Dec. 16, 1996

Docket

2:96-cv-01428

Opinion

1997 WL 665757, 1997 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19996

Sept. 26, 1997

Sept. 26, 1997

Order/Opinion
105

2:96-cv-01428

Opinion

6 F.Supp.2d 809

March 31, 1998

March 31, 1998

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 16, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued); jury demand. Consent forms distributed for Magistrate Judge Goodstein. (vlh, ) (Entered: 12/17/1996)

Dec. 16, 1996

Dec. 16, 1996

2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant -St. Michael Hospital by Thomas W. Scrivner, Scott C. Beightol (bet, ) (Entered: 01/24/1997)

Jan. 23, 1997

Jan. 23, 1997

3

ANSWER by defendant -St. Michael Hospital to [1-1] with certificate of service (bet, ) (Entered: 01/24/1997)

Jan. 23, 1997

Jan. 23, 1997

4

CERTIFICATE OF INTEREST by defendant (bet, ) (Entered: 01/24/1997)

Jan. 23, 1997

Jan. 23, 1997

5

NOTICE of scheduling conference call set for 10:00 A.M. on 3/21/97 ; status report due 3/18/97 (cc: all counsel) (vlh, ) (Entered: 03/03/1997)

Feb. 27, 1997

Feb. 27, 1997

6

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant St. Michael Hospital by Scott C. Beightol (vlh, )

March 13, 1997

March 13, 1997

7

STATUS REPORT by plaintiff (vlh, )

March 14, 1997

March 14, 1997

8

HEARING MINUTES of scheduling conference call held 3/21/97: Pltf to designate experts by 5/30/97; deft to designate experts by 7/11/97; discovery ddl set for 8/22/97; motion filing ddl set for 8/29/97; final pretrial conference set for 2:00 P.M. on 11/20/97; jury trial set for 10:00 A.M. on 12/2/97 . Trial est 5 days. (vlh, ) (Entered: 03/24/1997)

March 21, 1997

March 21, 1997

9

ORDER by Senior Judge John W. Reynolds following scheduling conference: See 3/21/97 hearing minutes for details. (cc: all counsel) (vlh, ) (Entered: 03/25/1997)

March 24, 1997

March 24, 1997

10

AMENDED ANSWER Re: [3-1] by defendant (vlh, ) (Entered: 06/04/1997)

June 3, 1997

June 3, 1997

11

MOTION by defendant for partial summary judgment (vlh, ) (Entered: 06/13/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

13

PROPOSED Findings of Fact submitted by defendant (vlh, ) (Entered: 06/13/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

14

AFFIDAVIT of Jill Schwieters with attached exhibits (vlh, ) (Entered: 06/13/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

15

AFFIDAVIT of Steven S. Gensler with attached exhibits (vlh, ) (Entered: 06/13/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

16

CERTIFICATE of service by defendant (vlh, ) (Entered: 06/13/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

17

RULE 6.07 MOTION by plaintiff to extend time to respond to deft's motion for partial summary judgment (vlh, )

June 18, 1997

June 18, 1997

18

BRIEF by plaintiff in support of motion to extend time to respond to deft's motion for partial summary judgment [17-1] (vlh, )

June 18, 1997

June 18, 1997

19

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara L. Henderson (vlh, )

June 18, 1997

June 18, 1997

20

LETTER RESPONSE by defendant to motion to enlarge time [17-1] (vlh, )

June 23, 1997

June 23, 1997

21

ORDER by Senior Judge John W. Reynolds granting motion to extend time to respond to deft's motion for partial summary judgment [17-1]. EEOC to respond by 8/22/97; reply due 9/5/97 (cc: all counsel) (vlh, ) (Entered: 07/03/1997)

July 2, 1997

July 2, 1997

22

MOTION by plaintiff to compel discovery (vlh, ) (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

23

BRIEF by plaintiff in support of motion to compel discovery [22-1] with attached certificate of service & exhibit (vlh, ) (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

24

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara L. Henderson with attached exhibits (vlh, ) (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

25

MOTION by plaintiff for protective order (vlh, ) (Entered: 07/24/1997)

July 23, 1997

July 23, 1997

26

BRIEF by plaintiff in support of motion for protective order [25-1]; attachments (vlh, ) (Entered: 07/24/1997)

July 23, 1997

July 23, 1997

27

AFFIDAVIT of Henry Hamilton, III with attached Exhibits A & B (vlh, ) (Entered: 07/24/1997)

July 23, 1997

July 23, 1997

28

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara L. Henderson with attached exhibit (vlh, ) (Entered: 07/24/1997)

July 23, 1997

July 23, 1997

29

AFFIDAVIT of Janice Sharp (vlh, ) (Entered: 07/24/1997)

July 23, 1997

July 23, 1997

30

RULE 6.07 MOTION by defendant for discovery and in opposition to pltf's motion for protective order [25-1] (vlh, ) Modified on 08/05/1997 (Entered: 07/29/1997)

July 28, 1997

July 28, 1997

30

RULE 6.07 MOTION by defendant for discovery & in opposition to motion for protective order [25-1] (vlh, ) (Entered: 08/05/1997)

July 28, 1997

July 28, 1997

31

LETTER REPLY BRIEF by pltf in support of motion for protective order [25-1] & in opposition to deft's motion for discovery [30-1] (vlh, ) Modified on 08/05/1997

July 31, 1997

July 31, 1997

31

LETTER REPLY BRIEF by plaintiff in support of motion for protective order [25-1] & in opposition to motion for discovery [30-1] (vlh, ) (Entered: 08/05/1997)

July 31, 1997

July 31, 1997

32

RULE 6.07 MOTION by plaintiff to extend time to complete deposition (vlh, )

Aug. 1, 1997

Aug. 1, 1997

33

BRIEF by plaintiff in support of motion to extend time to complete deposition [32-1] (vlh, )

Aug. 1, 1997

Aug. 1, 1997

34

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara L. Henderson with attached exhibits (vlh, )

Aug. 1, 1997

Aug. 1, 1997

35

LETTER REPLY BRIEF by defendant in support of motion for discovery [30-1] and in opposition to pltf's motion for protective order (vlh, ) (Entered: 08/05/1997)

Aug. 4, 1997

Aug. 4, 1997

36

BRIEF by defendant in opposition to motion to compel discovery [22-1] (vlh, ) (Entered: 08/05/1997)

Aug. 4, 1997

Aug. 4, 1997

37

AFFIDAVIT of Steven S. Gensler with attached exhibit (vlh, ) (Entered: 08/05/1997)

Aug. 4, 1997

Aug. 4, 1997

38

DECISION AND ORDER by Senior Judge John W. Reynolds granting in part & denying in part EEOC's motion for protective order [25-1]. Deft shall not pursue discovery of Connie Johnson's sexual history including the history of her sexual health care. Pltf's motion for a protective order regarding Connie Johnson's medical records is denied without prejudice. (cc: all counsel) (vlh, ) (Entered: 08/11/1997)

Aug. 8, 1997

Aug. 8, 1997

39

NOTICE that the court will resolve pltf's motion for add'l time to complete deposition of Judith A. Wendel pursuant to Local Rule 6.07; two-page response due 8/13/97. Telephonic hearing on motion to extend time to complete deposition [32-1] & on pltf' smotion to compel discovery [22-1] set for 11:30 A.M. on 8/15/97 (cc: all counsel) (vlh, ) (Entered: 08/11/1997)

Aug. 8, 1997

Aug. 8, 1997

40

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Henry Hamilton III (vlh, )

Aug. 12, 1997

Aug. 12, 1997

41

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Laurie A. Vasichek, who can be reached for 8/15/97 conf call at (612) 335-4061. (vlh, )

Aug. 12, 1997

Aug. 12, 1997

42

REPLY BRIEF by plaintiff EEOC in support of motion to compel discovery [22-1] (vlh, ) (Entered: 08/13/1997)

Aug. 12, 1997

Aug. 12, 1997

43

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara L. Henderson with attached exhibits (vlh, ) (Entered: 08/13/1997)

Aug. 12, 1997

Aug. 12, 1997

44

LETTER BRIEF by defendant St. Michael Hospital in opposition to motion to extend time to complete deposition [32-1] (vlh, )

Aug. 13, 1997

Aug. 13, 1997

45

MOTION by defendant St. Michael Hospital for leave to file sur-reply and sur-reply to EEOC's motion to compel (vlh, ) (Entered: 08/15/1997)

Aug. 14, 1997

Aug. 14, 1997

46

HEARING MINUTES: finding the motion to extend time to complete deposition [32-1] resolved., finding the motion for discovery [30-1] resolved., finding the motion to compel discovery [22-1] resolved. (vlh, ) (Entered: 08/19/1997)

Aug. 15, 1997

Aug. 15, 1997

48

BRIEF by plaintiff in opposition to motion for partial summary judgment [11-1] (vlh, )

Aug. 22, 1997

Aug. 22, 1997

49

RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendant's proposed findings of fact (vlh, )

Aug. 22, 1997

Aug. 22, 1997

50

AFFIDAVIT of Trcy Thompson with attached exhibits A-D (vlh, )

Aug. 22, 1997

Aug. 22, 1997

51

AFFIDAVIT of Maria Flores (vlh, )

Aug. 22, 1997

Aug. 22, 1997

52

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara L. Henderson with attached Exhibits A & B (vlh, )

Aug. 22, 1997

Aug. 22, 1997

53

AFFIDAVIT of Connie Johnson with attached Exhibit A (vlh, )

Aug. 22, 1997

Aug. 22, 1997

54

MOTION by defendant St. Michael Hospital for summary judgment (klp, ) (Entered: 09/02/1997)

Aug. 29, 1997

Aug. 29, 1997

55

BRIEF by defendant St. Michael Hospital in support of motion for summary judgment [54-1] (klp, ) (Entered: 09/02/1997)

Aug. 29, 1997

Aug. 29, 1997

56

AFFIDAVIT of Jill Schwieters (klp, ) (Entered: 09/02/1997)

Aug. 29, 1997

Aug. 29, 1997

57

AFFIDAVIT of Steven S. Gensler (klp, ) (Entered: 09/02/1997)

Aug. 29, 1997

Aug. 29, 1997

58

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendant St. Michael Hospital (klp, ) (Entered: 09/02/1997)

Aug. 29, 1997

Aug. 29, 1997

59

RULE 6.07 MOTION by defendant to compel (bet, ) (Entered: 09/05/1997)

Sept. 4, 1997

Sept. 4, 1997

60

BRIEF by defendant in support of motion to compel [59-1] with attachment (bet, ) (Entered: 09/05/1997)

Sept. 4, 1997

Sept. 4, 1997

61

AFFIDAVIT of Scott C. Beightol with exhibits A thru F (bet, ) (Entered: 09/05/1997)

Sept. 4, 1997

Sept. 4, 1997

62

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendant (bet, ) (Entered: 09/05/1997)

Sept. 4, 1997

Sept. 4, 1997

63

NOTICE of telephonic hearing on motion to compel [59-1] at 2:00 P.M. on 9/18/97. Motion will be resolved pursuant to Local Rule 6.07; two-page response due 9/12/97. (cc: all counsel) (vlh, ) (Entered: 09/08/1997)

Sept. 5, 1997

Sept. 5, 1997

64

BRIEF by plaintiff in opposition to motion to compel [59-1]; certificate of service & exhibits attached (vlh, )

Sept. 12, 1997

Sept. 12, 1997

65

MOTION by defendant St. Michael Hospital to compel discovery of interim earnings & benefits rec'd by Connie Johnson (vlh, ) (Entered: 09/15/1997)

Sept. 12, 1997

Sept. 12, 1997

66

BRIEF by defendant in support of motion to compel discovery of interim earnings & benefits rec'd by Connie Johnson [65-1] (vlh, ) (Entered: 09/15/1997)

Sept. 12, 1997

Sept. 12, 1997

67

AFFIDAVIT of Steven S. Gensler with attached Exhibits A & B (vlh, ) (Entered: 09/15/1997)

Sept. 12, 1997

Sept. 12, 1997

68

CERTIFICATE of service by defendant (vlh, ) (Entered: 09/15/1997)

Sept. 12, 1997

Sept. 12, 1997

69

NOTICE that the court will resolve deft's motion to compel discovery of interim earnings & benefits rec'd by Connie Johnson pursuant to Local Rule 6.07; two-page response due 9/22/97 (vlh, ) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 15, 1997

Sept. 15, 1997

70

NOTICE removing hearing re: motion to compel [59-1] from calendar (cc: all counsel) (vlh, ) (Entered: 09/17/1997)

Sept. 16, 1997

Sept. 16, 1997

71

REPLY BRIEF by defendant in support of motion to compel [59-1] (vlh, )

Sept. 17, 1997

Sept. 17, 1997

72

CERTIFICATE of service by defendant (vlh, )

Sept. 17, 1997

Sept. 17, 1997

73

BRIEF by plaintiff EEOC in opposition to motion to compel discovery of interim earnings & benefits rec'd by Connie Johnson [65-1] (vlh, )

Sept. 22, 1997

Sept. 22, 1997

74

AFFIDAVIT of Henry Hamilton, III (vlh, )

Sept. 22, 1997

Sept. 22, 1997

75

AMENDED & SUBSTITUTED BRIEF by plaintiff EEOC in opposition to motion to compel discovery of interim earnings & benefits rec'd by Connie Johnson [65-1] (vlh, )

Sept. 22, 1997

Sept. 22, 1997

76

REPLY BRIEF by defendant St. Michael Hospital in support of motion to compel discovery of interim earnings & benefits rec'd by Connie Johnson [65-1] (vlh, )

Sept. 23, 1997

Sept. 23, 1997

77

AFFIDAVIT of Steven S. Gensler with attached Exhibit A (vlh, )

Sept. 23, 1997

Sept. 23, 1997

78

CERTIFICATE of service by defendant (vlh, )

Sept. 23, 1997

Sept. 23, 1997

79

DECISION AND ORDER: by Senior Judge John W. Reynolds denying motion to compel discovery of interim earnings & benefits rec'd by Connie Johnson [65-1] (cc: all counsel) (hmv, )

Sept. 29, 1997

Sept. 29, 1997

80

BRIEF by plaintiff EEOC in opposition to motion for summary judgment [54-1] (wied, )

Sept. 29, 1997

Sept. 29, 1997

81

RESPONSE by plaintiff EEOC to defendants proposed findings of fact and statement of facts in opposition to motion for summary judgment (SEALED) (wied, )

Sept. 29, 1997

Sept. 29, 1997

82

AFFIDAVIT of Connie Johnson (wied, )

Sept. 29, 1997

Sept. 29, 1997

83

AFFIDAVIT of Elaine Beauchamp-Robinson (wied, )

Sept. 29, 1997

Sept. 29, 1997

84

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara L. Henderson with attached SEALED exhibits (wied, ) Modified on 10/08/1997

Sept. 29, 1997

Sept. 29, 1997

85

LETTER (9/22/97) from deft Atty Scott C. Beightol re: request for settlement conference or refer to mediation (bet, )

Sept. 30, 1997

Sept. 30, 1997

86

REPLY BRIEF by defendant St. Michael Hospital in support of motion for summary judgment [54-1], [11-1] on the untimely claims (vlh, ) (Entered: 10/03/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997

Oct. 2, 1997

87

CERTIFICATE of service by defendant St. Michael Hospital (vlh, ) (Entered: 10/03/1997)

Oct. 2, 1997

Oct. 2, 1997

88

ORDER by Senior Judge John W. Reynolds referring case to Magistrate Judge Aaron E. Goodstein for mediation ; pretrial conference & jury trial adjourned (cc: all counsel) (vlh, ) (Entered: 10/15/1997)

Oct. 10, 1997

Oct. 10, 1997

90

BRIEF FILED by defendant St. Michael Hospital in reply to their findings of fact & in response to EEOC's statement of facts (vlh, ) (Entered: 10/16/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

91

AFFIDAVIT of Steven S. Gensler with attached exhibits (vlh, ) (Entered: 10/16/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

92

AFFIDAVIT (copy) of Janice Schreiber (vlh, ) (Entered: 10/16/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

93

AFFIDAVIT (copy) of Kathleen Wirtz (vlh, ) (Entered: 10/16/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

94

AFFIDAVIT (copy) of Sandy Olsen (vlh, ) (Entered: 10/16/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

95

CERTIFICATE of service by defendant (vlh, ) (Entered: 10/16/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

96

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for reinstatement of prior scheduling order (vlh, ) (Entered: 10/16/1997)

Oct. 15, 1997

Oct. 15, 1997

97

AFFIDAVIT of Barbara L. Henderson (vlh, ) (Entered: 10/16/1997)

Oct. 15, 1997

Oct. 15, 1997

98

NOTICE that the court will resolve pltf's motion to reinstate pursuant to Local Rule 6.07; two-page response due 10/24/97 (vlh, ) (Entered: 10/17/1997)

Oct. 16, 1997

Oct. 16, 1997

99

BRIEF by defendant in opposition to motion for reinstatement of prior scheduling order [96-1] (wied, )

Oct. 23, 1997

Oct. 23, 1997

100

ORDER by Senior Judge John W. Reynolds denying, without prejudice, pltf's motion for reinstatement of prior scheduling order [96-1] (cc: all counsel) (hmv, ) (Entered: 10/30/1997)

Oct. 29, 1997

Oct. 29, 1997

101

NOTICE of hearing by the Court ; settlement conference set for 9:30 11/17/97; settlement conference statement from both parties should be submitted to the court no later than ten days prior to the settlement conference; an ex-parte letter to the court indicating the minimum requirement of the party for which they would be willing to settle. (cc: all counsel) (wied, ) (Entered: 11/05/1997)

Nov. 3, 1997

Nov. 3, 1997

Case Details

State / Territory: Wisconsin

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 16, 1996

Closing Date: July 8, 1998

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

St. Michael Hospital (Milwaukee, WI), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits