Case: EEOC v. SAMPSON-BLADEN OIL CO

5:02-cv-00129 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Filed Date: Feb. 27, 2002

Closed Date: March 17, 2003

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Charlotte district office sued Sampson-Bladen Oil Company on February 27, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on disability (physical) by disclosing that an employee had HIV, altering the conditions of the employee's employment based on his disease, and ultimately terminated the employee because of his disease. The parties entered into a consent decree on April 9, 2003, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $37,500 in damages, develop and distribute an ADA policy, post a notice of compliance with the ADA, provide ADA training to its employees, allow the EEOC to investigate the defendant's premises, and report alterations of employment duties based on disease to the EEOC semiannually.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/22/2007)

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Document

5:02-cv-00129

Docket

EEOC v. Samspon-Bladen Oil Co

April 9, 2003

April 9, 2003

Docket
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5:02-cv-00129

Complaint

EEOC v. Sampson-Bladen Oil Co

Feb. 27, 2002

Feb. 27, 2002

Complaint
13

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Complaint of Intervenor

EEOC v. Sampson-Bladen Oil Co

Nov. 18, 2002

Nov. 18, 2002

Complaint
15

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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Sampson-Bladen Oil Co

March 17, 2003

March 17, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 22, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Complaint filed alleging violation of 42 USC 12117, Americans w/Disabilities Act; JURY DEMAND (bb) (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 27, 2002

Feb. 27, 2002

(bb) (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 27, 2002

Feb. 27, 2002

(bb) (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 27, 2002

Feb. 27, 2002

Request for waiver of summons served w/complaint (bb) (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 27, 2002

Feb. 27, 2002

2

Request for Waiver of Service as to Sampson-Bladen Oil C 2/27/02 Waiver of Service due by 3/29/02 for Sampson-Bladen Oil C (bb) (Entered: 03/15/2002)

Feb. 27, 2002

Feb. 27, 2002

3

Waiver of Service Returned Executed as to Sampson-Bladen Oil C 2/27/02 Answer due on 4/28/02 for Sampson-Bladen Oil C (bb) (Entered: 04/04/2002)

March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

4

Answer to Complaint by Sampson-Bladen Oil C (bb) (Entered: 05/06/2002)

April 24, 2002

April 24, 2002

5

Order, reassigning/referring case to Judge Britt signed by Clerk D. Daniel. (bb) (Entered: 05/08/2002)

May 8, 2002

May 8, 2002

Case reassigned to Judge W. E. Britt (bb) (Entered: 05/08/2002)

May 8, 2002

May 8, 2002

6

Request for Discovery Plan: Discovery Plan due by 6/24/02. w/STANDING ORDER. (js) (Entered: 05/15/2002)

May 10, 2002

May 10, 2002

7

Discovery Plan filed by Equal Employment Opp, Sampson-Bladen Oil C. cy. to MJ Webb. (js) (Entered: 06/24/2002)

June 12, 2002

June 12, 2002

8

Order on Scheduling by Magistrate Judge Webb setting Discovery cutoff 1/31/03 Deadline for filing of all motions 3/1/03. served. cy. to J. Britt for trial date. (js) (Entered: 06/24/2002)

June 19, 2002

June 19, 2002

9

Order on Scheduling by setting Jury Trial scheduled for 6/2/03 before Judge Britt Place: Raleigh. served. cy. to Beth. (js) (Entered: 06/24/2002)

June 21, 2002

June 21, 2002

10

Motion by Royal Katzenberger with memorandum in support to intervene as plaintiff . (js) (Entered: 09/16/2002)

Sept. 13, 2002

Sept. 13, 2002

11

Motion by Sampson-Bladen Oil C to amend [8-1] Scheduling order . w/CONSENT. (js) (Entered: 09/23/2002)

Sept. 23, 2002

Sept. 23, 2002

Motion(s) referred: referred [11-1] motion to amend [8-1] Scheduling order to USMJ William A. Webb, [10-1] motion to intervene as plaintiff to USMJ William A. Webb on 10/28/02. (js) (Entered: 10/28/2002)

Oct. 28, 2002

Oct. 28, 2002

12

Order granting [11-1] motion to amend [8-1] Scheduling order, granting [10-1] motion to intervene as plaintiff. PLTF. INTV. ROYAL KATZENGERGER IS DIRECTED TO FILE PLEADINGS W/IN 7 DAYS OF ENTRY OF THIS ORDER. reset discovery due for 3/3/03 , reset motion filing deadline for 4/3/03 . TRIAL DATE REMAINS SAME. signed by Webb, MJ. served. (js) (Entered: 11/10/2002)

Nov. 8, 2002

Nov. 8, 2002

13

Intervenor's complaint by Royal Katzenberger agst. Sampson-Bladen Oil Co. (js) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 18, 2002

Nov. 18, 2002

Summons(es) issued for Sampson-Bladen Oil C for intervenor complaint. (js) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 26, 2002

Nov. 26, 2002

14

Answer by Sampson-Bladen Oil C to [13-1] intervenor complaint (js) (Entered: 12/04/2002)

Nov. 26, 2002

Nov. 26, 2002

Proposed consent decree received and forwarded to Judge Britt w/case file for consideration (bb) (Entered: 03/13/2003)

March 13, 2003

March 13, 2003

15

Consent judgment for Royal Katzenberger against Sampson-Bladen Oil C signed by all parties and approved by Judge Britt. (bb) (Entered: 03/26/2003)

March 17, 2003

March 17, 2003

Case closed non perm (bb) (Entered: 03/26/2003)

March 17, 2003

March 17, 2003

16

Document filed by defendant Sampson-Bladen Oil C titled: NOtice of Change of Counsel of Record (bb) (Entered: 04/10/2003)

April 9, 2003

April 9, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 27, 2002

Closing Date: March 17, 2003

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

Sampson-Bladen Oil Co., Inc. (Hope Mills, NC), 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

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: 37500

Order Duration: 2003 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Neutral/Positive Reference

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit