Case: EEOC v. R.J. VALENTE GRAVEL INC

1:97-cv-00163 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Filed Date: Feb. 6, 1997

Closed Date: May 8, 1998

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Case Summary

In February 1997, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against R.J. Valente Gravel, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. The only document publicly available regarding this case is the docket; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. In March 1997, the EEOC filed a motion for summary judgment on the defendant's affirmative defenses, but it withdrew the motion after the defendant agreed to withdraw its affirmative defenses. After a settlement conference in March 1998, the parties settled through a consent decree in May 1998, the contents of which are unknown.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/13/2007)

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Document

1:97-cv-00163

Docket

EEOC v. R.J. Valente Gravel Inc

May 8, 1998

May 8, 1998

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 8, 2022, 3:24 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed; ; Service deadline 4/7/97 for R.J. Valente Gravel (wbl) (Entered: 02/10/1997)

Feb. 6, 1997

Feb. 6, 1997

SUMMONS(ES) issued for R.J. Valente Gravel (wbl) (Entered: 02/10/1997)

Feb. 6, 1997

Feb. 6, 1997

Filing Order Issued; Conference set before Magistrate Judge David R. Homer in Albany, Status Conference at 10:00 6/10/97 , Deadline for filing Case Management Plan, 5/27/97 (wbl) (Entered: 02/10/1997)

Feb. 6, 1997

Feb. 6, 1997

2

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SERVICE as to R.J. Valente Gravel on 4/1/97 : Answer due on 4/21/97 for R.J. Valente Gravel (fce) (Entered: 05/08/1997)

May 7, 1997

May 7, 1997

3

ANSWER to Complaint by R.J. Valente Gravel (Attorney Robert A. Murphy Jr.), (fce) (Entered: 05/19/1997)

May 14, 1997

May 14, 1997

File forwarded to chambers of Chief Judge McAvoy for placement on Dismissal calendar. Kathy Bissell- (counsel for pltf) advised she was planning on bringing a motion for default Judgment. (cjm) (Entered: 05/19/1997)

May 19, 1997

May 19, 1997

4

Proposed Joint Civil Case Management Plan Submitted. (fce) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 30, 1997

May 30, 1997

Answer has been filed by deft. Case no longer to be placed on dismissal calendar. Rule 16 conference will take place 6-12-97. (cjm) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

June 3, 1997

June 3, 1997

5

Scheduling Notice:, Reset Filing Order Deadlines: Conference set before Magistrate Judge David R. Homer in Albany, NY, Status Conference at 10:00 6/12/97 (By: Cynthia Bury Mezoff, Courtroom Deputy Clerk, 6/3/97) (fce) (Entered: 06/04/1997)

June 3, 1997

June 3, 1997

6

Uniform Pretrial Scheduling Order; Trial Ready by: 6/1/98; Length of Trial 3 days; Trial Location: Albany, NY; Joining of Parties Deadline 7/31/97 ; Amending of Pleadings Deadline 7/31/97 ; Discovery Deadline 2/15/98 ; Motion Filing Deadline 4/15/98 ; Jury Trial Deadline 9:30 6/9/98 ; ( Signed by: Magistrate Judge David R. Homer 6/12/97) (fce) (Entered: 06/13/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

In-chambers rule 16 conference held (cjm) (Entered: 09/22/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

7

COURT NOTICE of USMJ Homer addressed to all counsel, dated 10/16/97 re: The Discovery deadline is 2/15/98 & this Court intends to adhere to this deadline & the other Rule 16 deadlines & absent extraordinary circumstances, entertain any requests or stipulations for extensions. Plaintiff is hereby directed to submit a letter within 10 days concerning the status of the case, including a summary of the discovery conducted to date and any additional discovery expected to be conducted. (sas) (Entered: 10/23/1997)

Oct. 16, 1997

Oct. 16, 1997

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LETTER on behalf of Equal Employment Com pursuant to Local Rule 7.1(b) regarding Motion: summary judgment served. (fce) (Entered: 03/11/1998)

March 11, 1998

March 11, 1998

10

Minute entry: Court Reporter/ECRO: None; Settlement conference held before USMJ David R. Homer; Appearances made by Katherine Bissell, Esq., for EEOC and Robert Murphy and William Cade, Esqs., for R.J. Valente Gravel; No settlement reached. (jel) (Entered: 03/23/1998)

March 20, 1998

March 20, 1998

9

Scheduling Notice:, r Settlement Conference for 11:00 3/19/98 (cjm) (Entered: 03/23/1998)

March 23, 1998

March 23, 1998

11

Letter to Judge Homer from Attorney Bissell dated 4/1/98 stating that she had served the defendant's counsel with an Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and Sttmeent of Facts on 3/9/98. On March 30, 1998, she received a letter from the defendant (attached hereto) stating that he is agreeing to withdraw the three affirmative defenses which were the subject of the motion. Defendant will be filing an amneded answer deleting these three affirmative defenses. (fce) (Entered: 04/08/1998)

April 3, 1998

April 3, 1998

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STIPULATION of dismissal (Consent Decree) by Equal Employment Com, R.J. Valente Gravel, stipulation agreement to the settlement of this action and signed by Judge Homer on May 7, 1998. (fce) (Entered: 05/12/1998)

May 8, 1998

May 8, 1998

Case closed (fce) (Entered: 05/12/1998)

May 8, 1998

May 8, 1998

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 6, 1997

Closing Date: May 8, 1998

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

R.J. Valente Gravel, Inc., 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

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits