Case: EEOC v. TENET HEALTHCARE CORP., AMISUB dba ST. FRANCIS HSP

2:99-cv-02834 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Sept. 22, 1999

Closed Date: Feb. 3, 2000

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Case Summary

In September 1999, the EEOC district office in Memphis, Tennessee brought this suit against the Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its subsidiary AMISUB, Inc., doing business as St. Francis Hospital, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. A black female made claims of retaliation and discrimination on the basis of her race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After virtually no discovery, the parties settled the case and a consent decree was entered.

The consent decree, which was entered in February of 2000, required the defendant to pay the aggrieved employee $10,000 in back pay and $17,000 in compensatory damages, post an EEO notice for one year, and require its employees to receive EEO training.

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Jason Chester (6/8/2007)

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2:99-cv-02834

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Tenet Healthcare

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

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2:99-cv-02834

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Tenet Healthcare

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated July 23, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

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COMPLAINT (jury trial demanded) [Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), as amended, 42 USC 2000e et seq., to correct unlawful employment practices based on retaliation for opposing employment practices made illegal by Title VII, and to make whole Shirley Lewis, who was terminated for opposing discriminatory treatment of Black employees and because of her race, Black.] (EHG) (Entered: 09/23/1999)

Sept. 22, 1999

Sept. 22, 1999

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WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS.. by defendant Tenet Healthcare, signed by Marita T. Covarrubias, Senior Counsel, 9/30/99 (EHG) (Entered: 10/13/1999)

Oct. 12, 1999

Oct. 12, 1999

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MINUTES: ;Rule 16(b) Conference held 10/28/99. Preliminary matters addressed. The Court addressed concern about the generalized nature of the complaint. The court set a follow-up conference for Friday, 11/12/99 @ 8:15 . Presiding Judge: McCalla PLA Atty: Williams DFT Atty: Jaqua C/R: Brenda Parker (EHG) (Entered: 10/28/1999)

Oct. 28, 1999

Oct. 28, 1999

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ORDER by Judge Jon P. McCalla : The Court held a scheduling conf in this matter on 10/28/99, at which all parties were represented by counsel. ; Pursuant to the discussion at the Conference, a follow-up Conference will be held on Friday, 11/12/99 @ 8:15 a.m. (cc: all counsel) (EHG) (Entered: 10/29/1999)

Oct. 29, 1999

Oct. 29, 1999

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SETTING LETTER; follow-up scheduling conference set for 8:15 11/12/99, in Courtroom No. 4, on the 9th floor before Judge Jon McCalla (Former Emp) (Entered: 11/01/1999)

Nov. 1, 1999

Nov. 1, 1999

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NOTICE OF FILING : REPORT OF PARTIES' PLANNING MEETING.. by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Tenet Healthcare, defendant AMISUB (SFH), Inc. (EHG) (Entered: 11/10/1999)

Nov. 10, 1999

Nov. 10, 1999

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RULE 26 Disclosures by Tenet Healthcare, AMISUB (SFH), Inc. (Former Emp) (Entered: 11/12/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999

Nov. 12, 1999

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MINUTES: ; scheduling conference held 11/12/99. Rule 26(a)(1) disclosure/Rule 26(f) conference - yes; Rule 26(a)(1) ddl - plai 11/8/99, dft 11/22/99; joining parties -30 days after dft files its answer; amend pleadings -30 days after dft files its answer; plas experts 2/1/00, dfts experts 3/2/00; dispositive motions 5/12/00; jury trial -Wed, 8/9/00 @ 9:30 a.m.; PTC Friday 7/21/00 @ 8:30 a.m.; Prop Joint PTO 7/14/00 by 5:00 p.m. Presiding Judge: McCalla PLA Atty: Faye Williams DFT Atty: David Jaqua, Todd Photopulos C/R: Brenda Parker (EHG) Modified on 11/15/1999 (Entered: 11/15/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999

Nov. 12, 1999

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SETTING LETTER : pretrial order deadline set for 7/14/00 at 5:00 : pretrial conference set for 7/21/00 at 8:30 : jury trial set for 8/9/00 at 9:00 (EHG) (Entered: 11/15/1999)

Nov. 15, 1999

Nov. 15, 1999

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SETTING LETTER : pretrial order deadline set for 7/14/00 at 5:00 : pretrial conference set for 7/21/00 at 8:30 : jury trial set for 8/9/00 at 9:30 (YDS) (Entered: 11/26/1999)

Nov. 24, 1999

Nov. 24, 1999

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SCHEDULING ORDER 16(b) Judge Jon P. McCalla ; pretrial motion filing deadline set for 5/12/00 (including motions for summary judgment), initial motion to dismiss ddl 5/12/00 ; discovery deadline set for 4/12/00, document production 4/12/00, depositions, interrogatories and requests for admissions 4/12/99, pla's Rule 26 expert information 2/1/00, dft's Rule 26 expert information 3/2/00, supplemental Rule 26(a) disclosures 11/26/99 ; joint pretrial order to be entered on 7/14/00; pretrial conference set for 7/21/00 at 8:30; jury trial for 8/9/00 at 9:30, est 3 days; deadline for joining parties set for 12/29/99; deadline for amending pleadings set for 12/29/99 (cc: all counsel) (YDS) (Entered: 11/26/1999)

Nov. 24, 1999

Nov. 24, 1999

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ANSWER and Request for Attorney's Fees and Costs by defendants to [1-1] (BAG) (Entered: 11/29/1999)

Nov. 24, 1999

Nov. 24, 1999

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JOINT MOTION by plaintiff, defendant for leave to modify Rule 16(b) Scheduling Order (BAG) (Entered: 12/23/1999)

Dec. 22, 1999

Dec. 22, 1999

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ORDER by Judge Jon P. McCalla granting motion for leave to modify Rule 16(b) Scheduling Order [14-1] : ...the ddl for pla's expert witness disclosure is extended to 3/1/00 and the ddl for dft's expert witness disclosure is extended to 4/3/00. (cc: all counsel) (YDS) (Entered: 12/29/1999)

Dec. 29, 1999

Dec. 29, 1999

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JOINT STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL as to party Tenet Healthcare, pursuant to FRCP 41(a)(1)(ii) (BAG) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

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ORDER by Judge Jon P. McCalla re [16-1]; Pursuant to FRCP 41(a)(1) (ii), the parties' Joint Stipulation of Dismissal dismissal Tenet Healthcare Corp., the parent corp., as a party dft, is granted; (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

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CONSENT DECREE by Judge Jon P. McCalla: This Consent Decree resolves all issues and claims arising out of the Commission's complaint...; Provisions of this Consent Decree shall continue to be effective and binding upon parties to this action for one year; Dft agrees to pay a lump sum payment of $10,000 in back pay, less withholding taxes and $17,000 compensatory damages to Shirley Lewis; Dft shall expunge from Shirley Lewis' personnel records any unfavorable or adverse personnel comments regarding her discharge...; Dft shall issue a cashier's check to Shirley Lewis payable to her...; dismissing case (cc: all counsel) (BAG) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 22, 1999

Closing Date: Feb. 3, 2000

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

AMISUB (SFH), Inc., Private Entity/Person

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: $27,000.00

Order Duration: 2000 - 2001

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

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

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits