Case: EEOC v. KEN MADDOX HEATING & A/C, INC.

1:03-cv-01435 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closed Date: March 23, 2004

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Case Summary

In September 2003, the Indianapolis District Office of the EEOC brought this action against Ken Maddox Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on the basis of sex. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant provided the charging party, a male employee, with a health insurance policy that covers major medical expenses but does not provide coverage for expenses rel…

In September 2003, the Indianapolis District Office of the EEOC brought this action against Ken Maddox Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on the basis of sex. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant provided the charging party, a male employee, with a health insurance policy that covers major medical expenses but does not provide coverage for expenses related to pregnancy and childbirth. After some scheduling orders, the parties entered into a settlement agreement in March 2004.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the defendant agreed to pay the charging party $11,000 in damages as reimbursement for medical expenses not covered by the health insurance plan. In addition, the decree contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses and required the defendant to: give the charging party a neutral reference, revise its health insurance policy to include coverage for pregnancy and childbirth, and to provide a written notification of the revision to its employees.

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Kevin Wilemon (6/4/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:03-cv-01435

Docket

EEOC v. Ken Maddox Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

March 30, 2004

March 30, 2004

Docket
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1:03-cv-01435

Complaint

EEOC v. Ken Maddox Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

Complaint
23-1

1:03-cv-01435

Settlement Agreement

EEOC v. Ken Maddox Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

March 23, 2004

March 23, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against KEN MADDOX HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC. with JURY DEMAND, filed by Plaintiff, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(KLS, ) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

3

MAGISTRATE JUDGE's NOTICE of Availability to Exercise Jurisdiction (KLS, ) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

4

MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S Summary of CMP Notice issued. (KLS, ) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

5

Summons Issued as to KEN MADDOX HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC. c/o Ken Maddox, Owner and Resident Agent. (KLS, ) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

6

RETURN of Service by CMRRR by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. KEN MADDOX HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC. served on 10/2/2003. (YOL, ) (Entered: 10/07/2003)

Oct. 6, 2003

Oct. 6, 2003

7

NOTICE of Appearance by Todd M. Nierman of the law firm Baker & Daniels on behalf of KEN MADDOX HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC -cs. (EAH, ) (Entered: 10/23/2003)

Oct. 21, 2003

Oct. 21, 2003

8

NOTICE of Parties' First Extension of Time to answer or otherwise respond by KEN MADDOX HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC -cs. (EAH, ) (Entered: 10/23/2003)

Oct. 21, 2003

Oct. 21, 2003

9

SCHEDULING ORDER: Initial Pretrial Conference set for 12/29/2003 08:30 AM in room #277 before Judge William T. Lawrence. The parties shall file the CMP no less than seven days prior to the pretrial conference. Signed by Judge William T. Lawrence on 10/28/2003. c/m WTL (TMA) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

10

ANSWER to Complaint by KEN MADDOX HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC..(Nierman, Todd) (Entered: 11/21/2003)

Nov. 21, 2003

Nov. 21, 2003

11

ORDER designating case for Electronic Filing. All future documents in this case are to be filed electronically using the Court's ECF system. Signed by Judge Larry J. McKinney on 11/25/2003. (KJM) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 25, 2003

Nov. 25, 2003

12

CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN TENDERED by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 12/15/2003)

Dec. 15, 2003

Dec. 15, 2003

13

NOTICE of Service of Initial Disclosures by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 12/15/2003)

Dec. 15, 2003

Dec. 15, 2003

14

SCHEDULING ORDER: Initial Pretrial Conference set for 12/29/03 is VACATED and RESCHEDULED for 1/23/2004 01:00 PM in room #277 before Judge William T. Lawrence. Signed by Judge William T. Lawrence on 12/29/2003. c/m WTL (TMA) (Entered: 12/29/2003)

Dec. 29, 2003

Dec. 29, 2003

15

NOTICE of Service of Initial Disclosures by KEN MADDOX HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC. (Nierman, Todd) (Entered: 12/30/2003)

Dec. 30, 2003

Dec. 30, 2003

16

SCHEDULING ORDER: Initial Pretrial Conference Re-set for 2/17/2004 08:30 AM in room #277 before Judge William T. Lawrence. Signed by Judge William T. Lawrence on 1/26/04 -cm. (EAH, ) (Entered: 01/26/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004

Jan. 26, 2004

18

ENTRY - Parties appear by counsel for initial pretrial conference. Conference held and concluded without further order. SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Conference set for 4/6/2004 01:00 PM in room #277 before Judge William T. Lawrence. Signed by Judge William T. Lawrence on 02/17/2004. c/m WTL (TMA, ) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 17, 2004

Feb. 17, 2004

19

ORDER: CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN APPROVED AS SUBMITTED. SCHEDULING ORDER: Dispositive Motions due by 8/30/2004. Signed by Judge William T. Lawrence on 02/17/2004. c/m WTL (TMA) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 17, 2004

Feb. 17, 2004

20

SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference is set for 3/11/2005 at 9:00 AM in room #204 and Jury Trial is set for 3/28/2005 at 9:30 AM in courtroom #202 before Judge Larry J. McKinney. Signed by Judge Larry J. McKinney on 02/25/2004. (GJQ) (Entered: 02/25/2004)

Feb. 25, 2004

Feb. 25, 2004

21

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Preliminary Witness and Exhibit Lists and Statement of Special Damages by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 02/25/2004)

Feb. 25, 2004

Feb. 25, 2004

22

ORDER granting 21 Plaintiff's Motion for Extension of Time, thru 3/29/04, to File Preliminary Witness and Exhibit Lists and Statement of Special Damages. Signed by Judge William T. Lawrence on 03/04/2004. c/m WTL (TMA, ) (Entered: 03/04/2004)

March 4, 2004

March 4, 2004

23

Joint MOTION to Approve and Enter Settlement Agreement by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 proposed settlement agreement)(Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 03/23/2004)

March 23, 2004

March 23, 2004

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ORDER granting 23 Joint MOTION to Approve and Enter Settlement Agreement. cm Signed by Judge Larry J. McKinney on 3/30/04. (YOL, ) (Entered: 03/30/2004)

March 30, 2004

March 30, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closing Date: March 23, 2004

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

Ken Maddox Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. (Indianapolis), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 11000

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits