Case: EEOC v. REGIS CORPORATION dba SMART STYLE HAIR SALON

2:06-cv-00824 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closed Date: Nov. 13, 2010

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Case Summary

In September 2006 the Cleveland District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against hair salon company Regis Corporation, doing business as Smart Style Family Hair Salon, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio alleging discrimination on the basis of race and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that two complaining parties were retaliated against for opposing a practice of racial segregation of work …

In September 2006 the Cleveland District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against hair salon company Regis Corporation, doing business as Smart Style Family Hair Salon, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio alleging discrimination on the basis of race and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that two complaining parties were retaliated against for opposing a practice of racial segregation of work assignments. The complainants intervened in the lawsuit in February 2007. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in November 2007 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation provisions, required the defendant to: report on complaints and make other compliance reports, allow the EEOC access for monitoring, develop its anti-discrimination policy, post notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, implement a dispute resolution process, and pay $100,000 to the complaining parties and their attorney. As there is no additional activity reflected in the docket, presumably the case closed in 2010.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (5/13/2008)

Rachel Barr (3/18/2018)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:06-cv-00824

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Regis Corporation

Nov. 29, 2007

Nov. 29, 2007

Docket
1

2:06-cv-00824

Complaint

EEOC v. Regis Corporation d/b/a Smart Style Family Hair Salon

Sept. 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006

Complaint
18

2:06-cv-00824

Intervenor Complaint

EEOC, Michelle Wilson, and Tamarra Rogers v. Regis Corporation

Feb. 22, 2007

Feb. 22, 2007

Complaint
26

2:06-cv-00824

Order

EEOC v. Regis Corporation d/b/a Smart Style Family Hair Salon

April 9, 2007

April 9, 2007

Order/Opinion
42

2:06-cv-00824

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Regis Corporation d/b/a Smart Style Family Hair Salon

Nov. 13, 2007

Nov. 13, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 21, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Civil cover sheet (jr) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006

2

COMPLAINT filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Defendant Regis Corporation.(jr) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006

3

Summons Issued as to Regis Corporation. (jr) (Entered: 10/27/2006)

Oct. 26, 2006

Oct. 26, 2006

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed Regis Corporation waiver sent on 10/4/2006, answer due 12/4/2006. (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/31/2006)

Oct. 31, 2006

Oct. 31, 2006

5

ANSWER to Complaint and Affirmative Defenses by Defendant Regis Corporation.(Vaughn, Jonathan) (Entered: 12/04/2006)

Dec. 4, 2006

Dec. 4, 2006

6

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorneys Pamela Q. Devata and Ellen E. McLaughlin . Filing fee $ 50. by Defendant Regis Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice# 2 Affidavit Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice)(Vaughn, Jonathan) (Entered: 12/14/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

7

ORDER granting 6 Motion for Leave for Pamela Q. Devata and Ellen E. McLaughlin to Appear pro hac vice for Defendant. Signed by Judge Mark R. Abel on 12/15/06. (jr) (Entered: 12/15/2006)

Dec. 15, 2006

Dec. 15, 2006

Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 254271 (phv for Devata & McLaughlin) (jr) (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 15, 2006

Dec. 15, 2006

8

NOTICE and ORDER signed by Judge Michael H. Watson on 12/19/06. (jk) (Entered: 12/19/2006)

Dec. 19, 2006

Dec. 19, 2006

9

Mail Returned as Undeliverable. Mail (doc 7 ) sent to James Lewis Lee. (jr) (Entered: 12/29/2006)

Dec. 28, 2006

Dec. 28, 2006

10

NOTICE (Certificates of Good Standing) by Defendant Regis Corporation re 7 Order on Motion for Leave to Appear. (jr) (Entered: 01/04/2007)

Jan. 3, 2007

Jan. 3, 2007

11

Mail Returned as Undeliverable. Mail (doc 8 ) sent to James Lewis Lee. (jr) (Entered: 01/04/2007)

Jan. 3, 2007

Jan. 3, 2007

12

NOTICE of Hearing: Preliminary Pretrial Conference set for 1/25/2007 @ 9:00 AM before Mark R. Abel. Conf of the parties due by 1/19/07; Rule 26f report due by 1/23/07.(sh1, ) (Entered: 01/10/2007)

Jan. 10, 2007

Jan. 10, 2007

13

RULE 26(f) REPORT by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 01/23/2007)

Jan. 23, 2007

Jan. 23, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Mark R. Abel : Initial Pretrial Conference held on 1/25/2007. (mra2, ) (Entered: 01/26/2007)

Jan. 25, 2007

Jan. 25, 2007

15

PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL ORDER: Motions to Amend due by 2/22/2007. Rule 26(a)(1) Disclosures due by 2/9/2007. Primary Expert due by 12/19/2007. Rebuttal Expert due by 1/25/2008. Discovery due by 5/18/2007. Dispositive motions due by 7/2/2007. Settlement Week 9/2007. Signed by Judge Mark R. Abel on 1/26/07. (jr) (Entered: 01/26/2007)

Jan. 26, 2007

Jan. 26, 2007

16

SCHEDULING ORDER: Settlement Conference set for 1/31/2008 at 10:00 a.m.; Final Pretrial Conference set for 2/28/2008 at 10:00 a.m.; Jury Trial set for 3/17/2008 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Michael H. Watson. Signed by Judge Michael H. Watson on 1/31/2007. (kw) (Entered: 01/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

17

NOTICE of Appearance (Spater, Alexander) (Entered: 02/22/2007)

Feb. 22, 2007

Feb. 22, 2007

18

Intervenor COMPLAINT, filed by Intervenor Plaintiff Michelle Wilson, Defendant Regis Corporation.(Spater, Alexander) (Entered: 02/22/2007)

Feb. 22, 2007

Feb. 22, 2007

19

NOTICE by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Proof of Service of Subpoena duces tecum (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/27/2007)

Feb. 27, 2007

Feb. 27, 2007

20

MOTION for Protective Order to Preserve Confidentiality of Documents by Defendant Regis Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Email from EEOC to Regis# 2 Exhibit February 26 Letter from Regis to EEOC# 3 Exhibit February 27, 2007 Email from EEOC to Regis# 4 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Protective Order)(Devata, Pamela) (Entered: 02/28/2007)

Feb. 28, 2007

Feb. 28, 2007

21

RESPONSE in Opposition re 20 MOTION for Protective Order to Preserve Confidentiality of Documents filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Attachment 1)(Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 03/07/2007)

March 7, 2007

March 7, 2007

22

ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint by Defendant Regis Corporation.(Devata, Pamela) (Entered: 03/09/2007)

March 9, 2007

March 9, 2007

23

REPLY to Response to Motion re 20 MOTION for Protective Order to Preserve Confidentiality of Documents filed by Defendant Regis Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Regis DVD Training Video)(Devata, Pamela) (Entered: 03/19/2007)

March 19, 2007

March 19, 2007

24

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery New date requested 8/16/2007. by Defendant Regis Corporation. (Devata, Pamela) (Entered: 04/02/2007)

April 2, 2007

April 2, 2007

25

ORDER granting 24 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Discovery must be completed on or before 08/16/2007; Dispositive motions to be filed on or before 10/02/2007. Signed by Judge Mark R. Abel on 04/03/2007. (sr) (Entered: 04/03/2007)

April 3, 2007

April 3, 2007

Set/Reset Columbus PPTO Deadlines: Discovery due by 8/16/2007. Dispositive motions due by 10/2/2007. (sr) (Entered: 04/03/2007)

April 3, 2007

April 3, 2007

26

ORDER granting 20 Motion for Protective Order. Signed by Judge Mark R. Abel on 4/9/07. (kch) (Entered: 04/09/2007)

April 9, 2007

April 9, 2007

28

NOTICE by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Service of Subpoena duces tecum (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/11/2007)

May 11, 2007

May 11, 2007

29

NOTICE by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Service of Subpoena (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/22/2007)

May 22, 2007

May 22, 2007

30

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Steven J. Pearlman . Filing fee $ 200. by Defendant Regis Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Application for Admission) (Vaughn, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/30/2007)

May 30, 2007

May 30, 2007

PHV Filing fee: For Steven J. Pearlman $200, receipt number 256473 (sr) (Entered: 05/30/2007)

May 30, 2007

May 30, 2007

31

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Steven J. Pearlman . Filing fee $ 200. by Defendant Regis Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice) (Vaughn, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/30/2007)

May 30, 2007

May 30, 2007

32

ORDER granting 30 & 31 Motion for Leave for Steven J. Pearlman to Appear PHV on behalf of Defendant. Counsel must register for ECF filing within 15 days of the date of this order. Signed by Judge Mark R. Abel on 05/31/2007. (sr) (Entered: 05/31/2007)

May 31, 2007

May 31, 2007

33

MOTION to Amend/Correct Defendant's Unopposed Motion for Leave to Amend Its Answer And Affirmative Defenses To Complaint In Intervention by Defendant Regis Corporation. (Pearlman, Steven) (Entered: 06/26/2007)

June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007

34

MOTION to Amend/Correct Defendant's Unopposed Motion for Leave To Amend Answer And Affirmative Defenses To Plaintiff's Complaint by Defendant Regis Corporation. (Pearlman, Steven) (Entered: 06/26/2007)

June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Mark R. Abel : Interim Pretrial Conference regarding discovery dispute held on 7/24/2007. (mra2, ) (Entered: 07/25/2007)

July 24, 2007

July 24, 2007

35

NOTICE of Hearing: Settlement Week Mediation Conference set for 9/12/2007 @ 9:00 AM before Philip Downey-Mediator. (sh1, ) (Entered: 08/07/2007)

Aug. 7, 2007

Aug. 7, 2007

36

RE-NOTICE of Hearing: Settlement Week Mediation Conference is RESCHEDULED for 9/18/2007 @ 9:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Mark R. Abel. (sh1, ) (Entered: 08/13/2007)

Aug. 13, 2007

Aug. 13, 2007

37

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery New date requested 11/2/2007. and to Extend Dispositive Motion deadline by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/15/2007)

Aug. 15, 2007

Aug. 15, 2007

38

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery New date requested 11/2/2007. Corrected Agreed Motion by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/16/2007)

Aug. 16, 2007

Aug. 16, 2007

39

ORDER granting 38 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery and to extend dispositive motions deadline. The parties have till 11/02/2007 to conduct fact discovery, and until 12/03/2007 to file dispositive motions. Signed by Judge Mark R. Abel on 08/17/2007. (sr) (Entered: 08/17/2007)

Aug. 17, 2007

Aug. 17, 2007

Set/Reset Columbus PPTO Deadlines: Discovery due by 11/2/2007. Dispositive motions due by 12/3/2007. (sr) (Entered: 08/17/2007)

Aug. 17, 2007

Aug. 17, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Mark R. Abel : Settlement Conference held on 9/18/2007. (mra2, ) (Entered: 09/19/2007)

Sept. 18, 2007

Sept. 18, 2007

40

Joint MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment for an Order Approving and Entering a Consent Decree by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/08/2007)

Nov. 8, 2007

Nov. 8, 2007

Notice of Correction re: 40 Joint MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment for an Order Approving and Entering a Consent Decree - incorrect document was attached. It has been deleted and will be refiled by counsel. (jr) (Entered: 11/08/2007)

Nov. 8, 2007

Nov. 8, 2007

41

Joint MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment for an Order Approving and Entering a Consent Decree by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Stern, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/08/2007)

Nov. 8, 2007

Nov. 8, 2007

42

CONSENT DECREE signed by Judge Michael H. Watson on 11/9/07. (jk) (Entered: 11/13/2007)

Nov. 13, 2007

Nov. 13, 2007

43

CLERK'S JUDGMENT - Pursuant to the 11/9/07 Consent Decree, this case is dismissed. (jk) (Entered: 11/13/2007)

Nov. 13, 2007

Nov. 13, 2007

44

ORDER - The November 13, 2007 Clerk's Judgment is hereby VACATED and the Clerk of Court is hereby ordered to close this action. The Court shall retain jurisdiction pursuant to the terms of the Consent Decree. Signed by Judge Michael H. Watson on 11/29/07. (jk) (Entered: 11/29/2007)

Nov. 29, 2007

Nov. 29, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: Ohio

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closing Date: Nov. 13, 2010

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Regis Corporation (Westerville, Ohio), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 100000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

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

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit