Case: EEOC v. FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION

0:99-cv-01477 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 1999

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Minneapolis district office sued Federal Express Corporation on September 28, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The EEOC alleged that Federal Express violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it terminated an employee based on a physical disability (AIDS). FedEx filed a motion for summary judgment in September 2000, followed by the EEOC and intervenor, who intervened in February 2000, filing a motion for summary judgment in October 2000. Both motions were denied in April 2001. The parties ultimately entered into a settlement agreement on August 29, 2001, the contents of which are unknown.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/15/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Boylan, Arthur J. (Minnesota)

Frank, Donovan W. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Daniels, Reuben (Wisconsin)

McBride, Dennis R. (Wisconsin)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jordan-Huffman, David (Minnesota)

LaPointe, Martin K. (Illinois)

Morgan, Colby S (Tennessee)

Vint, Michael J (Tennessee)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Boylan, Arthur J. (Minnesota)

Frank, Donovan W. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Daniels, Reuben (Wisconsin)

McBride, Dennis R. (Wisconsin)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jordan-Huffman, David (Minnesota)

LaPointe, Martin K. (Illinois)

Morgan, Colby S (Tennessee)

Vint, Michael J (Tennessee)

Other Attorney(s)

Thome, Joni M (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

Aug. 29, 2001 Docket
19

Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Protective Order]

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

Jan. 26, 2000 Order/Opinion
25

Memorandum Opinion and Order [Motion to Dismiss]

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

Feb. 11, 2000 Order/Opinion
53

Order on Motion to Compel Discovery Responses and for Rule 37 Sanctions

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

July 23, 2000 Order/Opinion
54

Order on Second Motion to Compel Discovery Responses and for Rule 37 Sanctions

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

Aug. 9, 2000 Order/Opinion
71

Memorandum Opinion and Order [Motions for Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

165 F.Supp.2d 956

April 6, 2001 Order/Opinion
77

Order of Dismissal

EEOC and Hummel v. Federal Express Corporation

June 26, 2001 Order/Opinion

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Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT - No Summons issued. Assigned to Judge Donovan W. Frank per civil rights list and referred to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan. (5 pgs) (MKC) (Entered: 09/29/1999)

Sept. 28, 1999

NOTICE by Federal Express Corp of association of counsel David Jordan-Huffman, Martin K LaPointe, Michael J Vint (VEM) (Entered: 12/06/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999
2

STIPULATION AND ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) for extension of time to and including 12/10/99 to respond to pltf's complaint 3pgs (c: attys.) (JMR) (Entered: 12/08/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999

Pro hac vice information sent to Michael Vint (JMR) (Entered: 12/08/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999

Atty. Admission information sent to Martin LaPointe (JMR) (Entered: 12/08/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999
3

MOTION by defendant to dismiss (to Judge Donovan W. Frank) , or in the alternative, for summary judgment 2pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 27, 1999
4

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion to dismiss, or in the alternative, for summary judgment [3-1] [3-2] 3pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 27, 1999
5

AFFIDAVIT of David Jordan-Huffman 4pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 27, 1999
6

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to motion to dismiss, or in the alternative, for summary judgment [3-1] [3-2] 10pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 27, 1999
7

AFFIDAVIT of Dennis R. McBride 3pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 27, 1999
8

REPLY by defendant to motion to dismiss, or in the alternative, for summary judgment [3-1] [3-2] 11pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 27, 1999
9

MOTION by EEOC for leave to file sur-reply brief opposing deft's motion to dismiss. ( to Judge Donovan W. Frank ) 2pg(s) (VEM) (Entered: 01/03/2000)

Jan. 3, 2000
10

MOTION by deft for leave to file Sur-Reply memorandum in further support of its motion to dismiss ( to Judge Donovan W. Frank ) (3pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 01/14/2000)

Jan. 12, 2000
11

MOTION by deft for protective order ( to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) ret. on 1/25/00 at 10:00 a.m. (3pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 01/21/2000)

Jan. 19, 2000
12

MEMORANDUM by deft in support of its motion for protective order [11-1]. (4pg(s) (DDB) Modified on 01/21/2000 (Entered: 01/21/2000)

Jan. 19, 2000
13

AFFIDAVIT of David Jordan-Huffman regarding deft's motion for protective order [11-1]. (4pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 01/21/2000)

Jan. 19, 2000
14

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to motion for protective order [11-1] 9pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 01/25/2000)

Jan. 24, 2000
15

AFFIDAVIT of Dennis R. McBride 31pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 01/25/2000)

Jan. 24, 2000
16

AFFIDAVIT of Paul B. Hummel regarding pltf's opposition to deft's motion to quash deposition. pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 24, 2000
17

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice ( Clerk Francis E. Dosal ) on behalf of defendant by Martin LaPointe 1pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 01/26/2000)

Jan. 24, 2000
19

ORDER (Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 1/25/00) That deft's motion for a protective order is denied. The deposition of Paul B. Hummel scheduled to take place on 1/26/00, shall proceed as scheduled. (c: attys.) 1pg (JMR) (Entered: 01/27/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
20

PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) discovery set for 6/1/00 ; amd complaint set for 3/1/00 ; non-dispositive motions set for 6/1/00 ; dispositive motions set for 7/1/00 ; ready for trial set for 11/1/00 2 pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (VEM) (Entered: 01/27/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
24

STIPULATION regarding intervention of Paul B. Hummel (JMR) Modified on 02/09/2000 (Entered: 02/09/2000)

Jan. 26, 2000
21

MOTION by Paul B Hummel to intervene ( to Judge Donovan W. Frank ) 11pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000
22

Notice of Settlement Conference (Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan) ; settlement conference set for 9:30 a.m. 2/15/00 2pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (JMR) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000
23

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / ) Telephone conference in re : early mediation. s/c at 9:30 on 2/15/00 (1 pg) (MKC) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000
25

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: ( Judge Donovan W. Frank ) The deft's motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, for sumjgm is denied. The motion by EEOC for leave to file sur-reply brief is denied. The motion be deft. for leave to file sur-reply brief is denied. (c: attys.) 6pgs [3][9][10] (JMR) (Entered: 02/15/2000)

Feb. 11, 2000
26

Deft's Rule 26 Disclosure statement 5pgs (JMR) (Entered: 02/18/2000)

Feb. 16, 2000
27

ANSWER by deft Federal Express Corp. (4pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 02/25/2000)

Feb. 23, 2000
28

MINUTES ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan /) Settlement conference not held - stricken from calendar 1pg(s) (SJH) (Entered: 03/15/2000)

March 14, 2000
29

ORDER (Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 3/15/00) granting Paul B. Hummel's motion to intervene in this action; and Paul B. Hummel will file his complaint in intervention on/before 4/1/00 (c: attys.) 1pg (JMR) (Entered: 03/20/2000)

March 16, 2000
30

COMPLAINT in intervention by Paul B. Hummel 8pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 27, 2000
31

JOINT MOTION to amend pretrial scheduling order ( to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) 6pg(s) (DFL) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 17, 2000
32

JOINT MEMORANDUM in support of motion to amend pretrial scheduling order [31-1] 7pg(s) (DFL) (Entered: 04/20/2000)

April 17, 2000
33

STIPULATION AND Amended Pretrial Scheduling ORDER (Magistrate Judge John M. Mason) granting motion to amend pretrial scheduling order as follows: [31-1] ; amd complaint set for 3/1/00 ; discovery set for 7/14/00 ; motions set for 7/14/00 ; dispositive motions set for 8/15/00 ; ready for trial set for 12/15/00 7pg(s)(cc: all counsel) (JMR) (Entered: 04/25/2000)

April 24, 2000
34

ORIGINAL SUMMONS AND RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Federal Express Corp on 4/25/00 2pg(s) (DFL) (Entered: 05/09/2000)

May 4, 2000
35

MOTION by plaintiff to compel discovery. ( to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) Ret. 6/14/00 at 9:00 am. 2 pg(s) (VEM) (Entered: 06/01/2000)

May 31, 2000
36

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion to compel discovery. [35-1] 35pg(s) (VEM) (Entered: 06/01/2000)

May 31, 2000
37

AFFIDAVIT of Dennis R. McBride regarding motion to compel discovery. [35-1] 1+pg(s) Separate (VEM) (Entered: 06/01/2000)

May 31, 2000
38

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to compel [35-1] 21pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 06/09/2000)

June 7, 2000
39

AFFIDAVIT of David Jordan-Huffman 26pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 06/09/2000)

June 7, 2000
40

AFFIDAVIT of E. Marie Chartier regarding motion to compel discovery [35-1] 7pg(s) (DFL) (Entered: 06/15/2000)

June 13, 2000
45

MINUTES: ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) taking under advisement on the motion to compel discovery [35-1] 1pg(s) (DFL) (Entered: 06/23/2000)

June 14, 2000
41

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice ( Clerk Francis E. Dosal ) on behalf of defendant Federal Express Corp by Michael J. Vint 1pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 06/19/2000)

June 16, 2000
42

MOTION and second motion by EEOC to compel discovery responses and for rule 37 sanctions. ( to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) Ret. 7/5/00 at 2:00 pm.2 pg(s) (VEM) (Entered: 06/22/2000)

June 21, 2000
43

MEMORANDUM by EEOC in support of motion to compel discovery responses and for rule 37 sanctions. [42-1] 29pg(s) (VEM) (Entered: 06/22/2000)

June 21, 2000
44

AFFIDAVIT of Dennis R. McBride regarding motion to compel discovery responses and for rule 37 sanctions. [42-1]14+pg(s) Separate (VEM) (Entered: 06/22/2000)

June 21, 2000
46

TRANSCRIPT OF proceedings re motions taken before Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan on 6/12/00 by Sandra D. Schaefer (separate) (JMR) (Entered: 06/28/2000)

June 26, 2000
47

RESPONSE by deft Federal Express Corporation to pltf's second motion to compel discovery responses and for rule 37 sanctions [42-1]. (17pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 06/29/2000)

June 28, 2000
49

MINUTES:(Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan) pltf's motion to compel [42-1] - under advisement 1pg(s) (JMR) (Entered: 07/10/2000)

July 5, 2000
48

Stipulated PROTECTIVE ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) re confidentiality of designated information 6pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (JMR) (Entered: 07/10/2000)

July 6, 2000
51

TRANSCRIPT OF Motion held 7/5/00 by Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ( Sandra D. Schaefer) (SEPARATE) (PAK) (Entered: 07/18/2000)

July 14, 2000
52

STIPULATION AND ORDER TO AMEND THE PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) ; discovery set for 8/14/00 ; non-dispositive motions set for 8/14/00 ; dispositive motions set for 10/16/00 (5 pgs)(cc: all counsel) (MKC) (Entered: 07/21/2000)

July 18, 2000
53

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) re that pltf EEOC's motion to compel discovery responses and for Rule 37 sanctions is granted in part and denied in part [35-1] [42-1]; that pltf's demand for additional description of each individual's area and extent of knowledge is denied 8pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (SJH) (Entered: 07/27/2000)

July 26, 2000
54

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan ) on Pltf's second motion to compel discovery responses and for rule 37 sanctions is granted in part an denied in part. [42-1]8 pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (VEM) (Entered: 08/10/2000)

Aug. 9, 2000
55

LETTER RE: SVC OF DISPOSITIVE MOTION PAPERS by deft for summary judgment - SVC.LTR ( to Judge Donovan W. Frank ) (1pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 09/20/2000)

Sept. 20, 2000
56

AMENDED MOTION by deft for summary judgment ( to Judge Donovan W. Frank ) (3pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 09/26/2000)

Sept. 20, 2000
57

MOTION by deft for summary judgment ( to Judge Donovan W. Frank ) (2pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Sept. 20, 2000
61

AFFIDAVIT of Joni M. Thome regarding pltf's memorandum in opposition to deft's motion for summary judgment [57-1]. (26pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 15, 2000
58

MEMORANDUM by deft in support of its motion for summary judgment [57-1]. (25pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000
59

AFFIDAVIT of David Jordan-Huffman regarding deft's motion for summary judgment [57-1]. (3pg(s) +EXHIBITS (SEPARATE) (DDB) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000
60

MEMORANDUM by pltf in opposition to deft's motion for summary judgment [57-1]. (34pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000
62

REPLY by deft in support of its motion for summary judgment [57-1]. (12pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000
63

SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT of David Jordan-Huffman regarding deft's reply in support of its motion for summary judgment [57-1]. (46pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000
64

AMENDED MOTION by pltf & intv for summary judgment ( to Judge Donovan W. Frank ) (4pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000
66

AFFIDAVIT of Joni M. Thome in support of pltfs' motion for summary judgment [64-1]. (6pg(s) +EXHIBITS (SEPARATE) (DDB) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000
67

RESPONSE by deft to pltfs' motion for summary judgment [64-1]. (20pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000
68

AFFIDAVIT of David Jordan-Huffman regarding deft's response to pltfs' motion for summary judgment [64-1]. (16pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000
69

REPLY by pltfs' in support of their motion for summary judgment [64-1]. (4pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 16, 2000
70

ORDER ( Judge Donovan W. Frank ) Deft's motion for leave to file its answer to complaint in intervention instanter is granted. [50-1] 2 pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (VEM) (Entered: 03/29/2001)

March 27, 2001
71

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: ( Judge Donovan W. Frank / 4/6/1) that 1. Pltf's Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc #64) is DENIED [64-1]; 2. Deft's Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. #56 & 57) is DENIED [56-1],[57-1]. (14pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB) (Entered: 04/09/2001)

April 6, 2001
72

NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 4/16/1) settlement conference set for 1:30 p.m. on 5/15/01 (2pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB) (Entered: 04/17/2001)

April 16, 2001
73

AMENDED NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 5/7/1) settlement conference set for 9:00 a.m. on 6/22/01 (2pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB) (Entered: 05/08/2001)

May 7, 2001
74

NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT OF CASES FOR TRIAL 8/20/1 ( Judge Donovan W. Frank / 5/31/1) ready for trial held on 5/31/01; court trial set for 9:00 a.m. on 8/20/01 (5pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (DDB) (Entered: 06/04/2001)

May 31, 2001
75

PETITION AND ORDER for admission pro hac vice ( Clerk Francis E. Dosal) on behalf of deft by Colby S Morgan. (1pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 06/18/2001)

June 14, 2001
76

MINUTES:( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / ) SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE HELD. CASE SETTLED. (1pg(s) (DDB) (Entered: 06/27/2001)

June 22, 2001
77

ORDER ( Judge Donovan W. Frank ) that this action is hereby dismissed with prejudice the court reserving jurisdiction for 90 days to permit any party to move to reopen the action or to submit and file a stipulated form of final judgment or to seek enforcement of the settlement terms. 1pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (VEM) (Entered: 06/27/2001)

June 26, 2001
78

ORDER ( Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan / 7/18/01) regarding language in parties' written settlement agreement with respect to the issue of publicity. 2pg(s) (cc: all counsel) (PAK) (Entered: 07/20/2001)

July 19, 2001
79

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT 5 pg(s) (VEM) (Entered: 09/04/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 28, 1999

Closing Date: 2001

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

Federal Express Corporation (Minneapolis, MN), Private Entity/Person

Federal Express Corporation, 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

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit