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

0:99-cv-01477

Docket

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

Docket
19

0:99-cv-01477

Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Protective Order]

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

Jan. 26, 2000

Jan. 26, 2000

Order/Opinion
25

0:99-cv-01477

Memorandum Opinion and Order [Motion to Dismiss]

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

Feb. 11, 2000

Feb. 11, 2000

Order/Opinion
53

0:99-cv-01477

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

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

July 23, 2000

July 23, 2000

Order/Opinion
54

0:99-cv-01477

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

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

Aug. 9, 2000

Aug. 9, 2000

Order/Opinion
71

0:99-cv-01477

Memorandum Opinion and Order [Motions for Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. Federal Express Corporation

165 F.Supp.2d 956

April 6, 2001

April 6, 2001

Order/Opinion
77

0:99-cv-01477

Order of Dismissal

EEOC and Hummel v. Federal Express Corporation

June 26, 2001

June 26, 2001

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

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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

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

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

Dec. 6, 1999

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

Dec. 6, 1999

Dec. 6, 1999

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

Dec. 6, 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

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

Dec. 27, 1999

5

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

Dec. 27, 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

Dec. 27, 1999

7

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

Dec. 27, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan. 24, 2000

15

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

Jan. 24, 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

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

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

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

Jan. 26, 2000

24

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

Jan. 26, 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

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

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

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

Feb. 11, 2000

26

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

Feb. 16, 2000

Feb. 16, 2000

27

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

Feb. 23, 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

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

March 16, 2000

30

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

March 27, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 31, 2000

38

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

June 7, 2000

June 7, 2000

39

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

June 7, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 19, 2001

79

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

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

Case Details

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