Case: EEOC v. EARTHGRAINS REFRIGERATED DOUGH PRODUCTS INC (d/b/a THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY)

1:98-cv-03370 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: Nov. 25, 1998

Closed Date: Dec. 13, 1999

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Case Summary

In November 1998, the Atlanta District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Earthgrains Refrigerated Dough Products, Inc., d/b/a The Earthgrains Company, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The only document publicly available regarding this case is the docket; therefore, the exact allegations of the complaint are unknown. After some discovery, the parties settled in December 1999 through a consent decree. According to the docket, the consent decree required the defendant to: provide discrimination training, post an EEOC notice, report any modifications to its discrimination policy to the EEOC, and pay $15,000.

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Michele Marxkors (6/14/2007)

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1:98-cv-03370

Docket

EEOC v. Earthgrains Refrigerated Dough Products Inc

Dec. 13, 1999

Dec. 13, 1999

Docket

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Docket

Last updated July 23, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed and summons issued. Consent form to proceed before U.S. magistrate, notice of referral to a magistrate judge and pretrial instructions given to attorney; jury (usgovt) (jaw) (Entered: 11/30/1998)

Nov. 25, 1998

Nov. 25, 1998

2

ANSWERS TO MANDATORY DISCLOSURES by plaintiff (jaw) (Entered: 11/30/1998)

Nov. 25, 1998

Nov. 25, 1998

CASE REFERRED to Mag Judge E. C. Scofield III (Calendar sheets forwarded) (jaw) (Entered: 11/30/1998)

Nov. 25, 1998

Nov. 25, 1998

3

ANSWER by defendant to complaint [1-1] Discovery ends 6/28/99 (jaw) (Entered: 02/09/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

4

ANSWERS TO MANDATORY DISCLOSURES by defendant (tcc) (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Feb. 17, 1999

Feb. 17, 1999

6

Joint Preliminary Statement and Scheduling Order. (to mag judge) (jaw) (Entered: 03/03/1999)

Feb. 25, 1999

Feb. 25, 1999

7

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Earthgrains Refrige mailed 12/3/98 Answer due by 2/1/99 for Earthgrains Refrige (jaw) (Entered: 03/17/1999)

March 5, 1999

March 5, 1999

ENDORSED ORDER by Mag Judge E. C. Scofield III APPROVING [6-1] joint preliminary statement and scheduling order, except as modified in the scheduling order filed contemporaneously herewith, (cc) (jaw) (Entered: 03/24/1999)

March 15, 1999

March 15, 1999

8

SCHEDULING ORDER by Mag Judge E. C. Scofield III re: [6-1] joint preliminary statement and scheduling order (cc) (jaw) (Entered: 03/24/1999)

March 15, 1999

March 15, 1999

9

Supplemental log of privileged documents by counsel for defendant Earthgrains Refrige (jaw) (Entered: 06/22/1999)

June 16, 1999

June 16, 1999

10

Joint MOTION by defendant, plaintiff to extend time through 9/28/99 for discovery (to mag judge) (jaw) (Entered: 06/23/1999)

June 17, 1999

June 17, 1999

11

ORDER by Judge Charles A. Moye Jr. GRANTING [10-1] joint motion to extend time through 9/28/99 for discovery, Discovery ends 9/28/99 (cc) (jaw) (Entered: 06/23/1999)

June 22, 1999

June 22, 1999

12

UNOPPOSED MOTION to extend time for sixty days to complete discovery (to CAM) (as) Modified on 09/03/1999 (Entered: 09/03/1999)

Sept. 1, 1999

Sept. 1, 1999

14

MOTION by plaintiff for waiver of admission fee for Isaiah Delemar (fmm) (Entered: 09/21/1999)

Sept. 9, 1999

Sept. 9, 1999

15

Application for admission of Isaiah D. Delemar pro hac vice for plaintiff (fmm) (Entered: 09/21/1999)

Sept. 9, 1999

Sept. 9, 1999

13

REQUEST by plaintiff for status conference (as) (Entered: 09/21/1999)

Sept. 20, 1999

Sept. 20, 1999

16

ORDER by Mag Judge E. C. Scofield III GRANTING [12-1] motion to extend time for sixty days to complete discovery, discovery is extended until 11/29/99, denying as moot the [13-1] motion for status conference by Equal Employment, Discovery ends 11/29/99 (cc by mag office) (fmm) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 23, 1999

Sept. 23, 1999

ENDORSED ORDER by Judge Charles A. Moye Jr. GRANTING [15-1] pro hac vice application (cc) (fmm) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 23, 1999

Sept. 23, 1999

SUBMITTED to Judge Charles A. Moye Jr. on [14-1] motion for waiver of admission fee for Isaiah Delemar. (dfb) (Entered: 10/05/1999)

Oct. 5, 1999

Oct. 5, 1999

17

ORDER by Judge Charles A. Moye Jr. GRANTING [14-1] motion for waiver of admission fee for Isaiah Delemar (cc) (as) (Entered: 10/14/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

Terminated submissions. (as) (Entered: 10/14/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

18

CONFIDENTIALITY STIPULATION AGREEMENT ENTERED. (fmm) (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 20, 1999

Oct. 20, 1999

19

MOTION by defendant to enforce subpoena with brief in support. (fmm) (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 21, 1999

Oct. 21, 1999

20

Attorney appearance for plaintiff by Marcia L. Mitchell (as) (Entered: 10/29/1999)

Oct. 28, 1999

Oct. 28, 1999

21

Plaintiff is unopposed to the [19-1] motion to enforce subpoena (as) (Entered: 11/15/1999)

Nov. 8, 1999

Nov. 8, 1999

22

SUPPLEMENTAL ANSWERS TO MANDATORY DISCLOSURES by defendant (fmm) (Entered: 11/17/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999

Nov. 12, 1999

SUBMITTED to Mag Judge E. C. Scofield III on [19-1] motion to enforce subpoena (as) (Entered: 11/15/1999)

Nov. 15, 1999

Nov. 15, 1999

23

MOTION by plaintiff to extend time to complete discovery thru 12/29/99 with brief in support. (as) (Entered: 11/24/1999)

Nov. 23, 1999

Nov. 23, 1999

24

SECOND REQUEST by plaintiff for status conference (as) Modified on 11/24/1999 (Entered: 11/24/1999)

Nov. 23, 1999

Nov. 23, 1999

25

Stipulation by parties, extending time to respond to plaintiffs interogatories thru 11/29/99 (to ECS) (as) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 26, 1999

Nov. 26, 1999

26

MOTION by defendant to quash the subpoena served on Greg Godby with proposed order. (as) (Entered: 12/02/1999)

Nov. 30, 1999

Nov. 30, 1999

27

ORDER by Mag Judge E. C. Scofield III GRANTING [19-1] motion to enforce subpoena. The DOL is hereby ORDERED to produce the documents sought by the subpoena. (cc by mag) (as) Modified on 12/14/1999 (Entered: 12/14/1999)

Dec. 9, 1999

Dec. 9, 1999

28

CONSENT DECREE approved by Judge Charles A. Moye Jr. The consent decree effectuates the full, final and complete resoltion of all allegations of unlawful employment practices. In settlement, Earthgrains will tender one check in the amount of $3,000, minus all applicable statutory wthholdings, and one check in the amount of $12,000, which shall be deemed to be a payment for alleged compensatory damages, made payable to Mr. Ballard. In addition, Earthgrains will follow a "Zero-Tolerance Policy and Equality Objectives", supervisor accountability, discrimination training, posting of support and compliance with federal laws enforced by the EEOC, and shall report any charges, modifications, revocations or revisions to it discrimination policy to the Regional Attorney of the EEOC. The EEOC and Earthgrains shall each bear their own respective costs and attorney's fees for this action. (cc) (as) (Entered: 12/22/1999)

Dec. 13, 1999

Dec. 13, 1999

Case terminated. (as) (Entered: 12/22/1999)

Dec. 13, 1999

Dec. 13, 1999

Terminated submissions. (as) (Entered: 12/22/1999)

Dec. 13, 1999

Dec. 13, 1999

Completed referral to Mag Judge E. C. Scofield III (as) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Dec. 13, 1999

Dec. 13, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 25, 1998

Closing Date: Dec. 13, 1999

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

MALDEF

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Earthgrains Refrigerated Dough Products, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 15000

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits