Case: EEOC v. EAGLE CONTRACTING INC

1:06-cv-00326 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Filed Date: Sept. 27, 2006

Closed Date: 2012

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Case Summary

In September 2006, the Indianapolis office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Eagle Contracting Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by discharging the claimant because of her pregnancy. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in February 2007.The five year consent decree required the defendant to pay the claimant $30,000 in damages and attorney's fees; refrain from di…

In September 2006, the Indianapolis office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Eagle Contracting Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by discharging the claimant because of her pregnancy. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in February 2007.

The five year consent decree required the defendant to pay the claimant $30,000 in damages and attorney's fees; refrain from discrimination and retaliation; post notice; provide training for owners, managers, and supervisors; notify employees with hiring and firing authority that pregnancy is not a factor that can be in the employment decision; submit reports to the EEOC about compliance and discharges of pregnant women; and allow the EEOC to review its compliance with the decree.

The terms of the agreement were to run for 5 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2012.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (7/12/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. Eagle Contracting Inc

Feb. 21, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Eagle Contracting Inc

Sept. 26, 2006 Complaint
22

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Eagle Contracting Inc

Feb. 21, 2007 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT with jury demand against Eagle Contracting Inc, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(lrm) (Entered: 09/27/2006)

Sept. 26, 2006
2

NOTICE of Appearance by Jo Ann Farnsworth on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (lrm) (Entered: 09/27/2006)

Sept. 26, 2006
3

Summons Issued as to Eagle Contracting Inc. (lrm) (Entered: 09/27/2006)

Sept. 26, 2006
4

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as to Eagle Contracting Inc. Eagle Contracting Inc served on 10/4/2006, answer due 10/24/2006 (Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 10/11/2006)

Oct. 11, 2006
5

NOTICE of Appearance by Anthony M Stites on behalf of Eagle Contracting Inc (Stites, Anthony) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006
6

Affirmative Defenses, ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by Eagle Contracting Inc.(Stites, Anthony) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006
7

NOTICE of Hearing: Rule 16 Preliminary Pretrial Conference set for 12/5/2006 10:30 AM in Fort Wayne before Magistrate Judge Roger B Cosbey. (wsy) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006
8

MAGISTRATE JUDGE CONSENT FORMS sent to all parties (Standard Track). (wsy) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006
9

CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Eagle Contracting Inc. (Stites, Anthony) (Entered: 10/30/2006)

Oct. 30, 2006
10

CERTIFICATE of Attorney, Client Certification . (Stites, Anthony) (Entered: 10/30/2006)

Oct. 30, 2006
11

CERTIFICATE of Attorney regarding Client Certification . (Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 10/31/2006)

Oct. 31, 2006
12

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 11/20/2006)

Nov. 20, 2006
13

MOTION to Intervene by Movant, by Brenda Gill. (Myers, Christopher) (Entered: 12/01/2006)

Dec. 1, 2006
14

ORDER GRANTING 13 MOTION to Intervene by Movant by Brenda Gill. Brenda Gill is hereby an intervening party to this case. Signed by Judge Roger B Cosbey on 12/01/06. (cer) (Entered: 12/01/2006)

Dec. 1, 2006
15

ORDER: On the Court's own motion, the Rule 16 Preliminary Pretrial Conference is reset from 12/5/06 to 12/13/2006 at 10:00 AM in Fort Wayne before Magistrate Judge Roger B Cosbey. No written order to issue. Cosbey, Magistrate Judge. (wsy) (Entered: 12/04/2006)

Dec. 4, 2006
16

AMENDED DOCUMENT by Brenda Gill. Amendment to 12 Report of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Myers, Christopher) (Entered: 12/05/2006)

Dec. 5, 2006
17

CERTIFICATE of attorney and client regarding ADR, costs and fees . (Myers, Christopher) (Entered: 12/08/2006)

Dec. 8, 2006
18

RULE 16 PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL CONFERENCE held on 12/13/2006 before Judge Roger B Cosbey. Pla appeared by atty J. Farnsworth. Dft appeared by atty A. Stites. The Report of the Parties Planning Meetingis approved in all respects (except for the deadline for dispositve motions and the establishment of a trial date) and is hereby made an order of hte Court. Following the close of discovery, and unless otherwise ordered by the Court, the assigned District Judge will establish all further deadlines and dates. Erik Chickedantz appointed as mediator. Results of the mediation shall be filed with the court no later than 10 days before the final pretrial conference. Ms. Farnsworth to notify the mediator by letter with a copy to other counsel. Discovery deadline is 8/1/2007. (Tape #100) (wsy) (Entered: 12/13/2006)

Dec. 13, 2006
19

ORDER: Settlement Conference set for 12/21/2006 09:00 AM in Fort Wayne before Magistrate Judge Roger B Cosbey.Signed by Judge Roger B Cosbey on 12/13/06. (wsy) (Entered: 12/13/2006)

Dec. 13, 2006
20

SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE held on 12/21/2006 before Judge Roger B Cosbey. Pla appeared by atty J. Farnsworth, C. Myers. Dft appeared by atty A. Stites. Matter resolved. (wsy) (Entered: 12/21/2006)

Dec. 21, 2006
21

Joint MOTION for Settlement for Entry of Consent Decree by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Farnsworth, Jo Ann) (Entered: 02/20/2007)

Feb. 20, 2007
22

CONSENT JUDGMENT in favor of Plaintiff/Intervenor Brenda Gill and against Defendant Eagle Contracting Inc in the amount of $30,000.00 with interest at the rate of 5.07%. Signed by Judge Robert L Miller Jr on 2/21/07. (cer) (Entered: 02/22/2007)

Feb. 21, 2007

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 27, 2006

Closing Date: 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Eagle Contracting Inc. (New Haven, IN), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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: 30000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2012

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit