Case: EEOC v. Lausell

3:06-cv-01977 | U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closed Date: 2011

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Case Summary

The Miami district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Lausell, Inc., a Puerto Rico corporation, in September 2006, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. The complaint alleged that Lausell had refused to make reasonable accommodations for an employee's diabetes, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and that Lausell fired the employee due to this disability. In February 2008, the parties settled the case by entry of a consent decree.The decree con…

The Miami district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Lausell, Inc., a Puerto Rico corporation, in September 2006, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. The complaint alleged that Lausell had refused to make reasonable accommodations for an employee's diabetes, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and that Lausell fired the employee due to this disability. In February 2008, the parties settled the case by entry of a consent decree.

The decree contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses. It also required the posting and distribution of a non-discrimination policy and annual training for employees. The decree, effective for three years, also had record-keeping provisions and required Lausell to annually report disability discrimination complaints. Additionally, Lausell agreed to pay $74,500 to the complainant. The decree was to last for three years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2011.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (5/19/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:06-cv-01977

Docket (PACER)

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Lausell, Inc.

Feb. 22, 2008

Feb. 22, 2008

Docket
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Complaint

EEOC v. Lausell, Inc.

Sept. 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006

Complaint
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Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Lausell, Inc.

June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007

Complaint
19

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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Lausell, Inc.

Feb. 22, 2008

Feb. 22, 2008

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Lausell, Inc. (Filing fee $ 350.), filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4)(Gomez-Fernandez, Maritza) . (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006

2

Summons Issued as to Lausell, Inc.Service due by 1/27/2007. (jap, ) (Entered: 10/04/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006

3

NOTICE of Substitution of Counsel by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 12/11/2006)

Dec. 11, 2006

Dec. 11, 2006

4

NOTICE of Unavailability by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 12/11/2006)

Dec. 11, 2006

Dec. 11, 2006

5

ANSWER to Complaint filed by Jorge I. Peirats on behalf of Defendant Lausell, Inc..(Peirats, Jorge) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007

Jan. 12, 2007

6

REPORT of Parties' Planning Meeting by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 02/01/2007)

Feb. 1, 2007

Feb. 1, 2007

7

SCHEDULING ORDER/CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: Pretrial Conference set for 3/26/2008 01:30 PM before Chief Judge Jose A Fuste. Amended Pleadings due by 5/25/2007. Discovery due by 12/31/2007. Dispositive Motions due by 1/31/2008. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 3/16/2008. (be, ) Modified on 2/16/2007 to correct deadlines. (ft, ). (Entered: 02/07/2007)

Feb. 6, 2007

Feb. 6, 2007

8

MOTION for extension of time until April 3, 2007 to Answer Discovery Requests filed byJorge I. Peirats on behalf of Lausell, Inc. Suggestions in opposition/response due by 3/27/2007 (Peirats, Jorge) (Entered: 03/14/2007)

March 14, 2007

March 14, 2007

10

INFORMATIVE Motion regarding Compliance with Rule 26(b) filed byJorge I. Peirats on behalf of Lausell, Inc. (Peirats, Jorge) (Entered: 03/23/2007)

March 23, 2007

March 23, 2007

11

ORDER noted 10 INFORMATIVE motion regarding compliance with Rule 26(b). Signed by Judge Jose A Fuste on 3/29/07. (mrj, ) (Entered: 03/29/2007)

March 29, 2007

March 29, 2007

12

MOTION for Leave to File Document Amended Complaint filed byCarla J. Von Greiff on behalf of United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Suggestions in opposition/response due by 6/6/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A -Amended Complaint)(Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 05/24/2007)

May 24, 2007

May 24, 2007

13

ORDER granting 12 Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint. Movant shall electronically file the tendered document forthwith . Signed by Judge Jose A Fuste on 6/21/07. (mrj, ) (Entered: 06/22/2007)

June 22, 2007

June 22, 2007

14

AMENDED COMPLAINT against Lausell, Inc., filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Service due by 10/23/2007,(Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 06/25/2007)

June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007

15

ANSWER to Amended Complaint filed by Jorge I. Peirats on behalf of Defendant Lausell, Inc..(Peirats, Jorge) (Entered: 06/25/2007)

June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007

16

Joint MOTION To Extend Discovery And Case Management Deadlines filed byCarla J. Von Greiff on behalf of United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Lausell, Inc. (Von Greiff, Carla) Modified on 10/3/2007 to add filer. (ft, ). (Entered: 09/27/2007)

Sept. 27, 2007

Sept. 27, 2007

17

ORDER granting 16 Motion for extension of deadlines. Discovery due by 2/29/2008. Dispositive Motions due by 3/14/2008. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 5/16/2008. Response to Motion Deadline due by 4/11/2008. Pretrial Conference reset for 5/21/2008 01:30 PM in Courtroom 7 before Chief Judge Jose A Fuste . Signed by Judge Jose A Fuste on 10/2/07. (mrj, ) (Entered: 10/02/2007)

Oct. 2, 2007

Oct. 2, 2007

18

Joint MOTION For Approval of Consent Decree filed byCarla J. Von Greiff on behalf of United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Lausell, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Consent Decree)(Von Greiff, Carla) Modified on 2/12/2008 to add filer. (ft). (Entered: 02/11/2008)

Feb. 11, 2008

Feb. 11, 2008

19

CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Chief Judge Jose A Fuste on 2/21/08. (ft) (Entered: 02/22/2008)

Feb. 22, 2008

Feb. 22, 2008

Case Details

State / Territory: Puerto Rico

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closing Date: 2011

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

Lausell, Inc. (Toa Baja and Bayamon, Puerto Rico), 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: 74500

Order Duration: 2008 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits