Case: EEOC v. BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICAN TIRE, LLC D/B/A BRIDGES

4:05-cv-00060 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Filed Date: May 27, 2004

Closed Date: 2008

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

In May 2004, the Memphis Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the two charging parties, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment. The complainants intervened in the lawsuit in July 2004. Fo…

In May 2004, the Memphis Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the two charging parties, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment. The complainants intervened in the lawsuit in July 2004. Following discovery, a denied motion for summary judgment by the defendant, and transfer of the case to another court division, the parties settled the case through a consent decree in February 2006.

The two-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: distribute notice of employee rights, provided EEO training for all employees, hold supervisors responsible for ensuring their work areas remain free of sexual harassment, provide written verification to the EEOC of compliance with the consent decree requirements within sixty days and pay $85,000 to be distributed among two individuals. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Daisy Manning (10/16/2007)

Clearinghouse (6/11/2017)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/24198835/parties/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-bridgestonefirestone-north/


Judge(s)

Guyton, H. Bruce (Tennessee)

Judge(s)

Guyton, H. Bruce (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:05-cv-00060

Docket

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC

Feb. 16, 2006

Feb. 16, 2006

Docket
1

3:04-cv-00242

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC d/b/a Bridgestone/Firestone

May 27, 2004

May 27, 2004

Complaint
9

3:04-cv-00242

Complaint in Intervention

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, at al v. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire LLC d/b/a Bridgestone/Firestone

Sept. 28, 2004

Sept. 28, 2004

Complaint
42

4:05-cv-00060

Memorandum and Order [denying motion for summary judgment]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC d/b/a Bridgestone/Firestone

Oct. 21, 2005

Oct. 21, 2005

Order/Opinion
47

4:05-cv-00060

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, et al v. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC

Feb. 16, 2006

Feb. 16, 2006

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/24198835/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-bridgestonefirestone-north/

Last updated Sept. 4, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(ANB) (Entered: 05/28/2004)

May 27, 2004

May 27, 2004

PACER
2

ANSWER to Complaint with JURY DEMAND by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC.(DHJ) (Entered: 06/25/2004)

June 17, 2004

June 17, 2004

PACER
3

CERTIFICATE OF CORPORATE INTEREST. (DHJ) (Entered: 06/25/2004)

June 17, 2004

June 17, 2004

PACER
4

NOTICE OF CONSENT FORMS mailed to counsel of record: case AT ISSUE. (DHJ) (Entered: 06/25/2004)

June 25, 2004

June 25, 2004

PACER
5

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC waiver sent on 6/2/2004, answer due 8/2/2004. (DHJ) (Entered: 07/01/2004)

June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

PACER
6

MOTION to Intervene by Heather Calvert, Shawn McBee. (DHJ) (Entered: 07/30/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

PACER
7

MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 6 MOTION to Intervene filed by Heather Calvert, Shawn McBee. (DHJ) (Entered: 07/30/2004)

July 21, 2004

July 21, 2004

PACER

NOTICE of Hearing: Scheduling Conference set for 8/24/2004 03:00 PM in Courtroom 3A before Honorable Thomas A Varlan. (DHJ)

July 30, 2004

July 30, 2004

PACER
8

ORDER granting Shawn McBee and Heather Calvert's 6 Motion to Intervene . Signed by Judge Thomas A Varlan on August 13, 2004. (BT) (Entered: 08/13/2004)

Aug. 13, 2004

Aug. 13, 2004

PACER

NOTICE of Hearing: Scheduling Conference set for 9/28/2004 01:30 PM in Courtroom 3A before Honorable Thomas A Varlan. (DHJ)

Sept. 10, 2004

Sept. 10, 2004

PACER

NOTICE of Hearing: Scheduling Conference set for 9/28/2004 01:30 PM in Courtroom 3A before Honorable Thomas A Varlan. (Test for NEF notification for Celia Liner) (JN )

Sept. 24, 2004

Sept. 24, 2004

PACER
9

Intervenor COMPLAINT filed by Heather Calvert, Shawn McBee (leave granted per order #8).(DHJ) (Entered: 09/28/2004)

Sept. 28, 2004

Sept. 28, 2004

PACER
10

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Thomas A Varlan: Scheduling Conference held on 9/28/2004. Final Pretrial Conference set for 9/1/2005 01:00 PM in Courtroom 3A before Honorable Thomas A Varlan. Jury Trial set for 9/13/2005 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3A before Honorable Thomas A Varlan. (JN ) (Entered: 09/29/2004)

Sept. 28, 2004

Sept. 28, 2004

PACER
11

SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 9/1/05 at 1:00 p.m. and jury trial set for 9/13/05 at 9:00 a.m. w/expected length of trial of 3-4 days.Signed by Judge Thomas A Varlan (DHJ) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

PACER
12

NOTICE of Appearance by Jason D Fisher on behalf of Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC (Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 01/14/2005)

Jan. 14, 2005

Jan. 14, 2005

PACER
13

Joint MOTION to Continue Trial by Heather Calvert, Shawn McBee, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. (Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 02/10/2005)

Feb. 10, 2005

Feb. 10, 2005

PACER
14

ORDER granting 13 Motion to Continue; case is reset for trial on 11/14/05; any remaining ddlns included in scheduling order are hereby adjusted to confrom to the rescheduled trial date . Signed by Judge Thomas A Varlan on 2/15/05. (DHJ) (Entered: 02/15/2005)

Feb. 15, 2005

Feb. 15, 2005

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Jury Trial reset for 11/14/2005 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3A before Honorable Thomas A Varlan. (DHJ)

Feb. 15, 2005

Feb. 15, 2005

PACER
15

Agreed Proposed Order (Protective Order) by Heather Calvert, Shawn McBee, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. (Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 06/23/2005)

June 23, 2005

June 23, 2005

PACER
16

AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDERSigned by Judge Thomas A Varlan on 6/24/05. (DHJ) (Entered: 06/24/2005)

June 24, 2005

June 24, 2005

PACER
17

MOTION for Summary Judgment by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment# 2 Exhibit 1 - Stacy v. Shoney's, Inc.# 3 Exhibit 2 - Swanson v. Livingston County# 4 Exhibit 3 - Walk v. Rubbermaid, Inc.# 5 Exhibit 4-A - Heather Calvert Deposition Excerpts and Exhibits# 6 Exhibit 4-B - Heather Calvert Deposition Excerpts and Exhibits (continued)# 7 Exhibit 4-C - Heather Calvert Deposition Excerpts and Exhibits (continued)# 8 Exhibit 4D - Heather Calvert Deposition Excerpts and Exhibits (continued)# 9 Exhibit 4-E - Heather Calvert Deposition Excerpts and Exhibits (continued)# 10 Exhibit 4F - Heather Calvert Deposition Excerpts and Exhibits (continued)# 11 Exhibit 5 - Lara Hilliard Deposition Excerpts and Exhibits# 12 Exhibit 6-A - Shawn McBee Deposition Excerpts and Exhibits# 13 Exhibit 6-B - Shawn McBee Deposition Excerpts and Exhibits (continued)# 14 Exhibit 7 - Kris McKorkle Deposition Excerpts# 15 Exhibit 8 - Jim Medler Deposition Excerpts and Exhibits# 16 Exhibit 9 - Declaration of Brian Sears with Attached Exhibit "A")(Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 07/15/2005)

July 15, 2005

July 15, 2005

PACER
18

MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 17 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. (Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 07/15/2005)

July 15, 2005

July 15, 2005

PACER
19

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 17 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 18 Memorandum in Support of Motion by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1)(Liner, Celia) (Entered: 07/18/2005)

July 18, 2005

July 18, 2005

PACER
20

NOTICE by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC of Filing (Complete Exhibit "A" to Declaration of Brian Sears) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of Brian Sears with Complete Exhibit "A")(Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 07/18/2005)

July 18, 2005

July 18, 2005

PACER
21

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 17 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 18 Memorandum in Support of Motion by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1)(Liner, Celia) Modified on 7/20/2005-this doct is duplicate filing of doct 19 of which was granted on 7/20/05. (DHJ) (Entered: 07/18/2005)

July 18, 2005

July 18, 2005

PACER
23

SUBPOENA Returned by plaintiff Unexecuted on 6/22/05 as to William J. Fults "Unexecuted, received the subpoena the same day as the deposition" (DHJ) (Entered: 07/20/2005)

July 19, 2005

July 19, 2005

PACER
24

SUBPOENA Returned Unexecuted by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on 6/22/05 as to Christopher Castner "Unexecuted received the subpoena the same day as the deposition. (DHJ) (Entered: 07/20/2005)

July 19, 2005

July 19, 2005

PACER
22

ORDER granting 19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response; pla has until 8/25/05 to respond. Signed by Judge Thomas A Varlan on 7/20/05. (DHJ) (Entered: 07/20/2005)

July 20, 2005

July 20, 2005

PACER
25

RESPONSE in Opposition re 17 MOTION for Summary Judgment PLAINTIFF EEOC'S MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Appendices to Plaintiff EEOC's Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment# 2 Appendix Exhibit No. 1 Heather Calvert Deposition Excerpts# 3 Appendix Exhibit No. 1A Exhibits to Calvert Deposition# 4 Exhibit No. 4# 5 Exhibit No. 7# 6 Exhibit No. 8# 7 Exhibit No. 9# 8 Exhibit No. 11# 9 Exhibit No. 13# 10 Exhibit No. 14# 11 Exhibit No. 17# 12 Exhibit No. 19# 13 Exhibit No. 21# 14 Exhibit No. 22# 15 Exhibit No. 23# 16 Appendix Exhibit No. 2 Shawn McBee Excerpts# 17 Appendix Exhibit No. 3# 18 Appendix Exhibit No. 4# 19 Appendix Exhibit No. 4A# 20 Exhibit No. 1# 21 Exhibit No. 8# 22 Exhibit No. 21 thru 23# 23 Exhibit No. 24# 24 Exhibit No. 25# 25 Exhibit No. 26# 26 Appendix Exhibit No. 5# 27 Appendix Exhibit No. 6# 28 Appendix Exhibit No. 7# 29 Appendix Exhibit No. 7A# 30 Exhibit No. 3# 31 Appendix Exhibit No. 8# 32 Appendix Exhibit No. 9# 33 Appendix Exhibit No. 10# 34 Appendix Exhibit No. 11# 35 Appendix Exhibit No. 12)(Liner, Celia) (Entered: 08/25/2005)

Aug. 25, 2005

Aug. 25, 2005

PACER
26

MOTION Motion and Memorandum to Transfer Case by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Liner, Celia) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005

Sept. 1, 2005

PACER
27

Agreed Proposed Order to Transfer Case by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Liner, Celia) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005

Sept. 1, 2005

PACER
28

REPLY to Response to Motion re 17 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix to Reply Brief in Support of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment# 2 Exhibit 1 - Excerpts from and Exhibit to Deposition of Heather Calvert# 3 Exhibit 2 - Exhibit to Deposition of Shawn McBee)(Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005

Sept. 1, 2005

PACER
29

ORDER granting 26 Motion to Transfer Case to the Winchester Division. Signed by Judge Thomas A Varlan on 9/2/05. (ANB) (Entered: 09/02/2005)

Sept. 2, 2005

Sept. 2, 2005

PACER

Case transferred in from Knoxville Division. Case Number 3:04-cv-242. Case assigned to Judge Thomas A Varlan and H Bruce Guyton..(JGM, )

Sept. 2, 2005

Sept. 2, 2005

PACER
30

WITNESS LIST by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. (Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

PACER
31

WITNESS LIST by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Liner, Celia) (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

PACER
32

MOTION to Continue by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Liner, Celia) (Entered: 10/14/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005

Oct. 14, 2005

PACER
33

MOTION to Continue by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order for Continuance)(Liner, Celia) (Entered: 10/14/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005

Oct. 14, 2005

PACER
34

Proposed Jury Instructions by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit (Attachment - unpublished case))(Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 10/14/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005

Oct. 14, 2005

PACER
35

Exhibit List and Deposition Designations by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC.. (Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 10/14/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005

Oct. 14, 2005

PACER
36

MOTION in Limine to Exclude Evidence Relating to Shawn McBee's Discharges in 2001 and 2004 and Brief in Support by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Shawn McBee Deposition Excerpts and Exhibit)(Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 10/14/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005

Oct. 14, 2005

PACER
37

MOTION in Limine to Exclude Alleged Conduct Occurring Outside of Work and Brief in Support by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Heather Calvert Deposition Excerpts# 2 Exhibit 2 - Shawn McBee Deposition Excerpts)(Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 10/14/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005

Oct. 14, 2005

PACER
38

MOTION in Limine to Exclude Acts not Shown to be Based on Gender, Including Alleged "Retaliation" by Co-Workers, and Brief in Support by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Heather Calvert Deposition Excerpts and Exhibit# 2 Exhibit 2 - Shawn McBee Deposition Excerpts)(Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 10/14/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005

Oct. 14, 2005

PACER
39

Joint MOTION Proposal on Evidence Presentation Equipment by Heather Calvert, Shawn McBee, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. (Fisher, Jason) (Entered: 10/17/2005)

Oct. 17, 2005

Oct. 17, 2005

PACER
40

PROPOSED PRETRIAL ORDER Joint Pretrial Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Liner, Celia) (Entered: 10/17/2005)

Oct. 17, 2005

Oct. 17, 2005

PACER
41

ORDER granting 39 Motion on Joint Proposal on Evidence Presentation Equipment . Signed by Judge Thomas A Varlan on 10/19/05. (JGM, ) (Entered: 10/19/2005)

Oct. 19, 2005

Oct. 19, 2005

PACER
42

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying 17 Motion for Summary Judgment . Signed by Judge Thomas A Varlan on 10/21/05. (JGM, ) (Entered: 10/21/2005)

Oct. 21, 2005

Oct. 21, 2005

Clearinghouse
43

JOINT PRETRIAL ORDER. Trial length 3-4 days. Settlement uncertainSigned by Judge Thomas A Varlan on 10/21/05. (JGM, ) (Entered: 10/21/2005)

Oct. 21, 2005

Oct. 21, 2005

PACER
44

ORDER granting 33 Motion to Continue. Trial date is continued to Tuesday, 7/11/06 at 9:00 a.m. in Winchester . Signed by Judge Thomas A Varlan on 10/21/05. (JGM, ) (Entered: 10/21/2005)

Oct. 21, 2005

Oct. 21, 2005

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Jury Trial reset for 7/11/2006 09:00 AM in Winchester before Honorable Thomas A Varlan. (JGM, )

Oct. 21, 2005

Oct. 21, 2005

PACER
45

RESPONSE to Motion re 38 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Acts not Shown to be Based on Gender, Including Alleged "Retaliation" by Co-Workers, and Brief in Support Plaintiff EEOC's Response to Defendant's Motion in Limine filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Liner, Celia) (Entered: 10/25/2005)

Oct. 25, 2005

Oct. 25, 2005

PACER
46

AGREED ORDER OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE.Signed by Judge Thomas A Varlan on 2/16/06. (ANB) (Entered: 02/16/2006)

Feb. 16, 2006

Feb. 16, 2006

PACER
47

CONSENT DECREE Signed by Judge Thomas A Varlan on 2/16/05. (JGM, ) (Entered: 02/16/2006)

Feb. 16, 2006

Feb. 16, 2006

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 27, 2004

Closing Date: 2008

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

Bridgestone/Firestone Norht American Tire, LLC (Morrison, Tennessee), 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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 85000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit