Case: EEOC v. WHITE AND WILLIAMS LLP

2:06-cv-03830 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Aug. 29, 2006

Closed Date: March 23, 2007

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Case Summary

In August 2006, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against White & Williams in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging discrimination in violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The complaint alleged that the defendant failed to provide the charging party, a female employee, with reasonable accommodations needed for her disability, Rheumatoid Arthritis. After learning of her disability, a supervisor verbally harassed and intimidated the charging party and created a new job description for her position, claiming that she was no longer qualified for the position. The company then terminated the charging party because of her disability. After some discovery, the parties settled in March 2007.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/7/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Baylson, Michael M. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

O'Boyle, Judith A. (Pennsylvania)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Smith, Rachel M (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Grimaldi, Rick (Pennsylvania)

Salgado, Tanya A. (Pennsylvania)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Baylson, Michael M. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

O'Boyle, Judith A. (Pennsylvania)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Smith, Rachel M (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Grimaldi, Rick (Pennsylvania)

Salgado, Tanya A. (Pennsylvania)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. White and Williams, LLP

March 23, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. White and Williams, LLP

Aug. 29, 2006 Complaint
12

Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Compel]

EEOC v. White and Williams, LLP

Jan. 31, 2007 Order/Opinion
17

Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal

EEOC v. White and Williams, LLP

March 21, 2007 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against WHITE AND WILLIAMS, LLP , filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(tj, ) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006

Summons Issued; 1 Mailed to counsel 8/29/06 as to WHITE AND WILLIAMS, LLP. (tj, ) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (tj, ) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006
2

ANSWER to Complaint together with AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES by WHITE AND WILLIAMS, LLP., Certificate of Service. (SALGADO, TANYA) Modified on 9/27/2006 (np). (Entered: 09/26/2006)

Sept. 26, 2006
3

NOTICE of Hearing: PRETRIAL TELEPHONE CONFERENCE SET FOR 10/20/2006 03:30 PM IN JUDGE'S CHAMBERS BEFORE HONORABLE MICHAEL M. BAYLSON; PLAINTIFF'S COUNSEL TO INITIATE. (Attachments: # 1 # 2)(ltm, ) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006
4

SUMMONS Returned Executed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION re: Denise Hinkle served Summons and Complaint upon WHITE AND WILLIAMS, LLP by Personal Service. WHITE AND WILLIAMS, LLP served on 9/8/2006, answer due 9/28/2006. (fdc, ) (Entered: 10/04/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006
5

TELEPHONE CONFERENCE SET FOR 12/14/2006 09:00 AM BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE. COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF IS DIRECTED TO INITIATE THE CALL. COPIES OF NOTICE MAILED TO COUNSEL BY CHAMBERS.(sah) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006
7

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge MICHAEL M. BAYLSON : Pretrial Telephone Conference held on 10/20/06. (fdc) (Entered: 10/31/2006)

Oct. 31, 2006
8

TELEPHONE CONFERENCE SET FOR 12/14/2006 09:30 AM BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE. COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF IS DIRECTED TO INITIATE THE CALL. THIS HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM THE 9:00 A.M. START TIME. COPIES OF NOTICE MAILED TO COUNSEL BY CHAMBERS.(sah) (Entered: 11/07/2006)

Nov. 7, 2006
9

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE : Telephone Conference held on 12/14/06 (fdc, ) (Entered: 12/15/2006)

Dec. 15, 2006
10

ORDER THAT A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IS SET FOR 2/15/07 AT 10:00 AM IN COURTROOM BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE. SIGNED BY JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE ON 12/15/06. 12/15/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(fdc) (Entered: 12/15/2006)

Dec. 15, 2006
11

ORDER THAT THE DATES TO EXCHANGE EXPERT REPORTS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY (30) DAYS. PLAINTIFF: 2/19/07. DEFENDANT: 3/21/07. SIGNED BY JUDGE MICHAEL M. BAYLSON ON 1/19/07. 1/19/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED BY CHAMBERS.(fdc) (Entered: 01/19/2007)

Jan. 19, 2007
12

MOTION to Compel Defendant's Motion to Compel Compliance with Subpoena Duces Tecum filed by WHITE AND WILLIAMS, LLP.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1)(SALGADO, TANYA) (Entered: 01/23/2007)

Jan. 23, 2007
13

ORDER THAT DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO COMPEL IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY JUDGE MICHAEL M. BAYLSON ON 1/31/07. 1/31/07 ENTERED AND COPIES FAXED BY CHAMBERS. (fdc) Additional attachment(s) added on 5/16/2007 (fdc, ). (Entered: 01/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007
14

Statement Disclosure Statement Form by WHITE AND WILLIAMS, LLP. (SALGADO, TANYA) (Entered: 02/09/2007)

Feb. 9, 2007
15

NOTICE: SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SET FOR 2/20/2007 01:00 PM BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE. THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 2/15/07. COPIES OF NOTICE MAILED TO COUNSEL BY CHAMBERS.(sah) (Entered: 02/16/2007)

Feb. 16, 2007
16

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE : Settlement Conference held on 2/20/07. (fdc, ) (Entered: 02/22/2007)

Feb. 22, 2007
17

STIPULATION of Dismissal by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (SMITH, RACHEL) (Entered: 03/21/2007)

March 21, 2007
18

STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT CASE IS DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AND WITH EACH PARTY TO BEAR ITS OWN COSTS.. SIGNED BY JUDGE MICHAEL M. BAYLSON ON 3/23/07. 3/28/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED BY CHAMBERS.(mas, ) Modified on 3/28/2007 (mas, ). (Entered: 03/28/2007)

March 23, 2007

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 29, 2006

Closing Date: March 23, 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

White And Williams, LLP (Allentown, PA), 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

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits