Case: EEOC v. GRAND AUTO, INC.

1:99-cv-01867 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: Sept. 24, 1999

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Denver district office sued Grand Auto, Inc. on September 24, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however the summary of the consent decree from the docket, entered on May 22, 2000, implies that the EEOC alleged that Grand Auto violated Title VII when it discriminated against an employee based on sex (female) due to her pregnancy. The settlement agreement stipulated that Grand Auto would pay the complainant $21,000 in damages, implement and distribute a pregnancy leave program, provide a training program on pregnancy discrimination, and report semiannually to the EEOC.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/20/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:99-cv-01867

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Grand Auto, Inc.

May 22, 2000

May 22, 2000

Docket

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/29908488/eeoc-v-grand-auto-inc/

Last updated Aug. 26, 2022, 2:23 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued); jury demand (former empl) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 24, 1999

Sept. 24, 1999

PACER
2

WAIVER OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint by W.D. Moreland, president of, for defendant Grand Auto, Inc. on 9/30/99 (former empl) (Entered: 10/15/1999)

Oct. 14, 1999

Oct. 14, 1999

PACER
3

Certificate of Compliance by plaintiff EEOC of mailing Instructions Re Notice of Availablity of Magis Judge to Exercise Jurisdiction purs to 28 USC 636(c), LR 72.6 to dft's counsel (former empl) (Entered: 10/22/1999)

Oct. 22, 1999

Oct. 22, 1999

PACER
4

ANSWER by defendant Grand Auto, Inc. to complaint [1-1] (former empl) (Entered: 11/18/1999)

Nov. 17, 1999

Nov. 17, 1999

PACER
5

ORDER R16 stat stlmt pt pto referred to Magistrate Judge Bruce D. Pringle by Judge Lewis T. Babcock (cc: to counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 11/23/1999)

Nov. 23, 1999

Nov. 23, 1999

PACER
6

ORDER FOR RULE 16 CONFERENCE issued 11/30/99 by Magistrate Judge Bruce D. Pringle ; Rule 16 conference set for 8:30 1/24/00 (cc: 11/29/99 (sic): all counsel) *NOTE: order was not given to docketing to be docketed until 1/24/2000; the certificate of mailing attached to the Order states it was served November 29, 1999 which is why that date is shown after cc (former empl) Modified on 02/18/2000 (Entered: 01/24/2000)

Nov. 30, 1999

Nov. 30, 1999

PACER
7

REPORT of planning conference filed by plaintiff EEOC (former empl) (Entered: 01/24/2000)

Jan. 21, 2000

Jan. 21, 2000

PACER
8

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Bruce D. Pringle ; order to show cause ddl set for 8:30 2/8/00 for pltf for his failure abide by court orders (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/25/00 (former empl) (Entered: 01/25/2000)

Jan. 24, 2000

Jan. 24, 2000

PACER
9

COURTROOM MINUTES by Magistrate Judge Bruce D. Pringle; pltf was not present, dft's counsel present ; rule 16 conf could not be held 1/24/00 ; order to show cause ddl set for 8:30 2/8/00 for pltf's counsel for failure to comply with court's order ; entry date : 1/25/00 Court Reporter: BDP Civil Tape 2000-04 (former empl) (Entered: 01/25/2000)

Jan. 24, 2000

Jan. 24, 2000

PACER
10

Memorandum in Opposition (RESPONSE) by plaintiff to minutes [9-2] to sanctions for failure to attend sched/pln conf as required (former empl) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

Feb. 4, 2000

PACER
11

AFFIDAVIT of Neson Alston re: response [10-1] (former empl) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

Feb. 4, 2000

PACER
12

COURTROOM MINUTES by Magistrate Judge Bruce D. Pringle regarding [9-2] minutes, regarding [6-1] order ; order to show cause ddl satisfied 2/8/00 court imposes sanctions against pla's cnsl for failure to comply with ct order, dft to file afdt on 2/14/00, obj to afdt due 2/18/00 and sched conf set for 3/14/00 at 2:00 pm ; entry date : 2/9/00 Court Reporter: Tape 00-10 (former empl) (Entered: 02/09/2000)

Feb. 8, 2000

Feb. 8, 2000

PACER
13

MINUTE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Bruce D. Pringle imposing sanctions against plfs counsel - defts counsel to submit afdt by 2/14/00, plfs counsel to file response by 2/18/00; sched conf set 2:00 3/14/00 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/10/00 (former empl) (Entered: 02/10/2000)

Feb. 8, 2000

Feb. 8, 2000

PACER
14

AFFIDAVIT of Stephen M. Munsinger of atty fees re: minute order [13-1] (gms) (Entered: 02/10/2000)

Feb. 10, 2000

Feb. 10, 2000

PACER
15

TRANSCRIPT of Show Cause Hearing on Feb 8'2000 before Magis Judge Bruce D. Pringle ( pages: 1-13) Prepared By: Averys/Woods Reporting Service (certified copy) (former empl) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 23, 2000

Feb. 23, 2000

PACER
16

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF OBJECTIONS and APPEAL TO DISTRICT JUDGE by plaintiff EEOC to minute order [13-1] re: sanctions (former empl) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 23, 2000

Feb. 23, 2000

PACER
17

AFFIDAVIT of Nelson Alston re: objection [16-1] (former empl) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 23, 2000

Feb. 23, 2000

PACER
18

OBJECTIONS and Appeal to District Judge by plaintiff to minute order [13-1] (former empl) (Entered: 02/25/2000)

Feb. 23, 2000

Feb. 23, 2000

PACER
19

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock regarding [18-1] objection, dft response due 3/8/00 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/25/00 (former empl) (Entered: 02/25/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000

Feb. 24, 2000

PACER
20

RESPONSE by defendant Grand Auto, Inc. to objection [18-1], objection [16-1] (former empl) (Entered: 03/09/2000)

March 8, 2000

March 8, 2000

PACER
21

COURTROOM MINUTES by Magistrate Judge Bruce D. Pringle ; rule 16 conf held on 3/14/00 ; settlement/status conf set for 10:30 3/29/00 ; pretrial conf set for 10:30 11/17/00 scheduling order approved ; entry date : 3/15/00 Court Reporter: BDP C.V. Tape 2000-23 (former empl) (Entered: 03/15/2000)

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000

PACER
22

SCHEDULING ORDER signed 3/14/00 by Magistrate Judge Bruce D. Pringle ; Discovery cutoff 8/31/00 ;dispositive motions due 9/18/00 ; settlement conference 10:30 3/29/00 ;pretrial conference set 10:30 11/17/00 (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 03/15/2000)

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000

PACER
23

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Bruce D. Pringle ; settlement/status conf set for 10:30 3/29/00 ; pto ddl set for 11/12/00 ; pretrial conf set for 10:30 11/17/00 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 3/15/00 (former empl) (Entered: 03/15/2000)

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000

PACER
24

ORDER signed 3/15/00, filed 3/15/00 by Judge Lewis T. Babcock denying objection [18-1], and finding order correct and support by the record: [13-1] minute order (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 3/15/00 (former empl) (Entered: 03/15/2000)

March 15, 2000

March 15, 2000

PACER
25

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock ; 4-6 day jury trial set for 8/20/01 ; Trial prep conference set for 8:00 7/24/01 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 3/16/00 (former empl) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 15, 2000

March 15, 2000

PACER
26

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Bruce D. Pringle having been advised case has settled ; dsm papers ddl set for 5/15/00 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 4/25/00 (former empl) (Entered: 04/25/2000)

April 24, 2000

April 24, 2000

PACER
27

CONSENT DECREE signed 5/22/00 by Judge Lewis T. Babcock findings made and ORDERING: (1) Court has jurisdiction; (2) the Decree resolves all claims between the Commission and dft in this action; (3) dft has developed and will maintain a pregnancy leave policy as fully set forth therein; (4) within 60 days dft to pay Maria Mathews $21,000 and and amend her employment record as set forth; and dft shall provide affidavit that its employees have gone through a training program on employment discrimination, emphasis on pregnancy discrimination, and provide to the Commission of its pregnancy accommodation program in policy manuals or employee handbooks; (5) the compoensation to paid as set forth therein; (6) each shall be responsible for is own costs/attorney's fees; (7) directions for posting the policy statement attached to the decree as set forth therein; (8) dft to provide a report every six months after entry of the Decree as set forth therein; the first due 30 days from entry; (9) the Court retains jurisdiction for compliance until the final report is made under the terms of the agreement between the parties, including enforcement (terminating case) (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/22/00 (former empl) (Entered: 05/22/2000)

May 22, 2000

May 22, 2000

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 24, 1999

Closing Date: 2000

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

Grand Auto, 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: 21000

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits