Case: EEOC v. Comair Inc

1:05-cv-00601 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Filed Date: Sept. 2, 2005

Closed Date: Nov. 14, 2009

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Detroit district office sued Comair, Inc., on September 2, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on religion by failing to hire and accommodate the complainant. The parties entered into a consent decree on November 14, 2006, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $21,366.80 in damages, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide Title VII training to its managers, and report its training efforts to the EEOC. The settlement term was 3 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

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Aaron Weismann (6/21/2007)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:05-cv-00601

Docket

Nov. 14, 2006

Nov. 14, 2006

Docket
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1:05-cv-00601

Complaint

Sept. 2, 2005

Sept. 2, 2005

Complaint
30

1:05-cv-00601

Consent Decree

Nov. 14, 2006

Nov. 14, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 31, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with Jury Trial Demand against Comair, Inc. filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (bd, ) (Entered: 09/08/2005)

Sept. 2, 2005

Sept. 2, 2005

SUMMONS ISSUED as to Comair, Inc. (bd, ) (Entered: 09/08/2005)

Sept. 2, 2005

Sept. 2, 2005

2

ANSWER to complaint with Affirmative Defenses and Certificate of Service by Comair, Inc. (Pelton, Eric) Modified text on 10/4/2005 (bd, ). (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

3

NOTICE OF FILING BANKRUPTCY titled as Notice of Automatic Stay; with Certificate of Service; by defendant Comair, Inc. (Pelton, Eric) Modified text on 10/4/2005 (bd, ). Modified title on 10/5/2005 (bd, ). (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

4

ORDER setting Rule 16 scheduling conference for 10/26/2005 at 10:00 AM at 401 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody; status report due by 10/21/2005 ; signed by Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen (Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen, sas) (Entered: 10/04/2005)

Oct. 4, 2005

Oct. 4, 2005

5

ORDER CLOSING this matter with regard to Comair, Inc. This closing is for administrative purposes only and does not constitute a decision on the merits. ; signed by Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen (Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen, sas) (Entered: 10/05/2005)

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

6

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE of Robert K. Dawkins on behalf of plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Dawkins, Robert) (Entered: 01/19/2006)

Jan. 19, 2006

Jan. 19, 2006

7

STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and by defendant Comair, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Dawkins, Robert) Modified text on 1/27/2006 (bd, ). (Entered: 01/26/2006)

Jan. 26, 2006

Jan. 26, 2006

8

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE of Trina R. Mengesha on behalf of plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Mengesha, Trina) (Entered: 02/06/2006)

Feb. 6, 2006

Feb. 6, 2006

9

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 8 (Mengesha, Trina) (Entered: 02/06/2006)

Feb. 6, 2006

Feb. 6, 2006

10

ORDER granting STIPULATION to lift automatic stay 7; action is hereby REOPENED; signed by Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen (Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen, blb) (Entered: 02/06/2006)

Feb. 6, 2006

Feb. 6, 2006

11

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 8 revised certificate of service (Mengesha, Trina) (Entered: 02/06/2006)

Feb. 6, 2006

Feb. 6, 2006

12

ORDER setting Rule 16 scheduling conference: Rule 16 scheduling conference is set for 3/1/2006 at 11:00 AM at 401 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody; status report due by 2/24/2006; signed by Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen (Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen, blb) (Entered: 02/09/2006)

Feb. 9, 2006

Feb. 9, 2006

13

JOINT STATUS REPORT submitted for filing by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and defendant Comair, Inc. (Mengesha, Trina) Modified text on 2/27/2006 (bd, ). (Entered: 02/23/2006)

Feb. 23, 2006

Feb. 23, 2006

14

MINUTES of scheduling conference held before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Proceedings Not Recorded) (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 03/02/2006)

March 1, 2006

March 1, 2006

15

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: jury trial set for 5/2007 civl trial session before Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen; settlement conference set for 3/2/2007 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody; final pretrial conference set for 4/17/2007 at 02:30 PM before Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen; ; signed by Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen (Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen, sas) (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 7, 2006

March 7, 2006

16

SELECTION of Jon March as facilitative mediator by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Mengesha, Trina) (Entered: 03/23/2006)

March 23, 2006

March 23, 2006

VFM FEE RECEIVED in the amount of $25.00, check number 156725 as to defendant Comair, Inc. (ADR Administrator, mjs) (Entered: 04/03/2006)

April 3, 2006

April 3, 2006

18

NOTICE regarding VFM fees that were due 4/6/06 pursuant to Notice of Appointment of Facilitative Mediator 17; plaintiff's VFM fee to be submitted by 4/24/2006 (ADR Administrator, mjs) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

19

STIPULATION to Extend Deadline for Mediation by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Mengesha, Trina) (Entered: 05/03/2006)

May 3, 2006

May 3, 2006

VFM FEE RECEIVED in the amount of $25.00, check number 454 as to plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (ADR Administrator, mjs) (Entered: 05/05/2006)

May 5, 2006

May 5, 2006

20

ORDER granting STIPULATION 19 to Extend Deadline for Mediation; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 05/10/2006)

May 10, 2006

May 10, 2006

21

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Counsel by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; with Certificate of Service (Rapport, Adele) Modified text on 6/12/2006 (bd, ). (Entered: 06/07/2006)

June 7, 2006

June 7, 2006

22

STIPULATION Joint Stipulation to Extend the Deadline for Mediation by defendant Comair, Inc. and Plaintiff EEOC (Dorger, Paul) Modified text on 7/31/2006 (bd, ). (Entered: 07/28/2006)

July 28, 2006

July 28, 2006

23

ORDER granting Joint Stipulation to Extend the Deadline for Mediation to 9/15/2006 22; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 08/08/2006)

Aug. 8, 2006

Aug. 8, 2006

24

PROPOSED STIPULATION and ORDER to Extend Discovery for 60 Days by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and defendant Comair, Inc. (Mengesha, Trina) Modified text on 8/22/2006 (bd, ). (Entered: 08/21/2006)

Aug. 21, 2006

Aug. 21, 2006

25

PROPOSED STIPULATION and ORDER to Extend Discovery (Amended) by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Mengesha, Trina) (Entered: 08/24/2006)

Aug. 24, 2006

Aug. 24, 2006

26

ORDER finding as moot STIPULATION 24, granting in part and denying in part STIPULATION 25 to Extend Discovery Deadline; the deadline for discovery may be extended to 11/1/2006, and the deadline for filing dispositive motions may be extended to 11/15/2006; no other deadlines are changed by this order; further requests for extension of deadlines will not be granted; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 08/25/2006)

Aug. 25, 2006

Aug. 25, 2006

27

MINUTES of telephone conference regarding discovery dispute held before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Proceedings Not Recorded) (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 09/06/2006)

Sept. 6, 2006

Sept. 6, 2006

28

REPORT of facilitative mediation held 9/15/2006; mediation is settled; closing documents to be filed by within 30 days (March, Jon) (Entered: 09/15/2006)

Sept. 15, 2006

Sept. 15, 2006

30

CONSENT DECREE; signed by Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen (Senior Judge Richard Alan Enslen, blb) (Entered: 11/14/2006)

Nov. 14, 2006

Nov. 14, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 2, 2005

Closing Date: Nov. 14, 2009

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

Comair, Inc. (Grand Rapids, MI), 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: 21366.8

Order Duration: 2006 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits