Case: EEOC v. Tri-Corp Industries, Inc.

2:98-cv-02085 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: July 17, 1998

Closed Date: Nov. 29, 1999

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Case Summary

The EEOC's New Orleans district office filed a lawsuit against Tri-Color Industries, Inc., on July 17, 1998 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The EEOC's cause of action is not known for certain because the docket is the only document available for this case. The docket suggests that the case was brought under Title VII. The parties entered into a consent decree on November 29, 1999, which at least stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $50,000 in damages.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/21/2007)

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2:98-cv-02085

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Tri-Color Ind Inc

Nov. 29, 1999

Nov. 29, 1999

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 26, 2022, 3:24 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT ( 1 summons(es) issued ) (nn) (Entered: 07/20/1998)

July 17, 1998

July 17, 1998

Automatic Referral (Utility Event) to Magistrate Alma Chasez (nn) (Entered: 07/20/1998)

July 20, 1998

July 20, 1998

2

Motion by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc and ORDER that dft is granted an addl 20 days time, through & including 9/10/98, w/in which to respond to pla's cmp by Judge Marcel Livaudais (sw) (Entered: 08/14/1998)

Aug. 12, 1998

Aug. 12, 1998

3

ANSWER by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc to complaint by plaintiff EEOC [1-1]. (sek) (Entered: 09/14/1998)

Sept. 10, 1998

Sept. 10, 1998

4

MINUTE ENTRY 10/19/98: A preliminary conf is scheduled at 11:00 11/3/98 by Magistrate Alma Chasez (sw) (Entered: 10/20/1998)

Oct. 20, 1998

Oct. 20, 1998

6

Motion by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc and ORDER for attorney Lance A. Bowling to appear pro hac vice for dft by Judge Marcel Livaudais Date Signed: 11/5/98 (sw) (Entered: 11/10/1998)

Nov. 3, 1998

Nov. 3, 1998

5

MINUTE ENTRY 11/3/98: One of the ptys to this proceedings has advised the undersigned that she/he/it is unwilling to proceed to trial bfr the Mag Judge under 28 USC 636(c). Because a jury trial has been demanded, the matter is returned to the docket of the District Judge for the scheduling of a preliminary conf by Magistrate Alma Chasez (sw) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998

Nov. 5, 1998

7

NOTICE/ORDER that a preliminary conference is scheduled by telephone before courtroom deputy at 2:15 2/23/99 by Clerk (sw) (Entered: 01/22/1999)

Jan. 22, 1999

Jan. 22, 1999

8

Motion by intervenor-plaintiff Sylvia Diaz and ORDER for leave to file cmp of intervention by Judge Marcel Livaudais (sw) (Entered: 02/22/1999)

Feb. 19, 1999

Feb. 19, 1999

9

COMPLAINT OF INTERVENTION by intervenor-plaintiff Sylvia Diaz (sw) (Entered: 02/22/1999)

Feb. 19, 1999

Feb. 19, 1999

10

MINUTE ENTRY 2/24/99: A preliminary conf was held on 2/23/99; amendments due w/in 30 days; pretrial conf set at 2:15 10/7/99; jury trial set at 10:00 11/1/99 by Judge Marcel Livaudais (sw) (Entered: 02/24/1999)

Feb. 24, 1999

Feb. 24, 1999

11

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Sylvia Diaz on 4/15/99 & 4/16/99. (gw) (Entered: 03/02/1999)

Feb. 25, 1999

Feb. 25, 1999

12

MOTION by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc to strike pla Sylvia Diaz's petn to intervene to be heard before Judge at 10:00 3/24/99 (gw) (Entered: 03/05/1999)

March 3, 1999

March 3, 1999

13

ANSWER by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc to adoption of pla-EEOC's complaint by intervenor-plaintiff Sylvia Diaz [9-1] (gw) (Entered: 03/05/1999)

March 3, 1999

March 3, 1999

14

Motion by intervenor-plaintiff Sylvia Diaz and ORDER that dft Tri-Cor Ind Inc's motion to strike pla Sylvia Diaz's petn to intervene [12-1] set for 3/24/99 is CONTINUED to 4/21/99 at 10:00 a.m. by Judge Marcel Livaudais (ijg) (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 12, 1999

March 12, 1999

15

Memo in opposition by intervenor-plaintiff Sylvia Diaz to motion to strike pla Sylvia Diaz's petn to intervene [12-1] filed by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc (jas) (Entered: 03/26/1999)

March 25, 1999

March 25, 1999

16

ORDERED that the mtn by dft Tri-Color Ind Inc to strike pla Sylvia Diaz's petn to intervene [12-1] is denied by Judge Marcel Livaudais Date Signed: 4/21/99 (sw) (Entered: 04/23/1999)

April 22, 1999

April 22, 1999

17

Notice of Deposition by dft Tri-Color Ind Inc of Sylvia Diaz on 5/25 & 5/26/99. (dno) (Entered: 04/26/1999)

April 22, 1999

April 22, 1999

18

RETURN OF SERVICE of subp upon Custodian of Records for US Army Corp of Engineers; svd 4/26/99; upon Custodian of Records for Cash Money Records, Inc.; svd 4/27/99. (rg) (Entered: 04/29/1999)

April 28, 1999

April 28, 1999

19

ANSWER by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc to complaint of intervention by intervenor-plaintiff Sylvia Diaz [9-1] (nn) (Entered: 04/30/1999)

April 29, 1999

April 29, 1999

20

RETURN OF SERVICE of subp upon Dr. Patrick Mottrum, Methodist Psychiatric Hosp, Woman's Clinic, Dr. Adrian J. James, Methodist Hosp, Dr. Oscar Delportal svd 5/3/99 (pck) (Entered: 05/05/1999)

May 4, 1999

May 4, 1999

21

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Dr Oscar Delportal on 5/17/99 (ijg) (Entered: 05/07/1999)

May 5, 1999

May 5, 1999

22

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Methodist Hosp on 5/17/99 (ijg) (Entered: 05/07/1999)

May 5, 1999

May 5, 1999

23

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Dr Stanley Sherman on 5/17/99 (ijg) (Entered: 05/07/1999)

May 5, 1999

May 5, 1999

24

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Dr Adrian J James on 6/8/99 (ijg) (Entered: 05/07/1999)

May 5, 1999

May 5, 1999

25

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Methodist Psychiatric Pavilion on 5/17/99 (ijg) (Entered: 05/07/1999)

May 5, 1999

May 5, 1999

26

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Dr Patrick Mottrum on 5/17/99 (ijg) (Entered: 05/07/1999)

May 5, 1999

May 5, 1999

27

Notice of Deposition by plaintiff EEOC of Melanie Jones on 6/7/99 (sw) (Entered: 05/10/1999)

May 7, 1999

May 7, 1999

28

Motion by plaintiff EEOC and ORDER withdrawing attorneys Jeffrey Tobias Agular & Gregory T. Juge for EEOC and substituting attorneys Michelle T. Butler & Nancy Eleanor Graham by Judge Marcel Livaudais Date Signed: 5/10/99 (gw) (Entered: 05/12/1999)

May 7, 1999

May 7, 1999

29

RETURN OF SERVICE of subp to Kim Goins Temple on 5/11/99. (gw) (Entered: 05/13/1999)

May 12, 1999

May 12, 1999

30

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Kim Goins Temple on 6/8/99 (ijg) (Entered: 05/14/1999)

May 12, 1999

May 12, 1999

32

Notice of Videotape Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Sylvia Diaz on 4/25/99 & 4/26/99 (jd) (Entered: 05/24/1999)

May 19, 1999

May 19, 1999

33

MINUTE ENTRY 5/24/99: A settlement conf is scheduled at 5:00 6/10/99 bfr Mag Judge Chasez by Magistrate Alma Chasez (sw) (Entered: 05/27/1999)

May 26, 1999

May 26, 1999

34

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Leslie Diaz on 6/8/99 (ijg) (Entered: 05/27/1999)

May 26, 1999

May 26, 1999

35

RETURN OF SERVICE of subp on Leslie Diaz svd 5/26/99 (ijg) (Entered: 05/27/1999)

May 26, 1999

May 26, 1999

36

USM'S RETURN OF SERVICE of subp & depo ntc on Melanie Jones svd 5/24/99 (ijg) (Entered: 05/27/1999)

May 26, 1999

May 26, 1999

37

Motion by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc and ORDER allowing dft an addl 14 days, or until 6/23/99, w/in which to respond to pla's 1st set of interrogs & requests for production of documents by Judge Marcel Livaudais Date Signed: 5/27/99 (sw) (Entered: 06/01/1999)

May 26, 1999

May 26, 1999

38

MINUTE ENTRY 6/9/99: The settlement conf scheduled for 6/10/99 bfr the undersigned is canceled upon the request of counsel by Magistrate Alma Chasez (sw) (Entered: 06/10/1999)

June 10, 1999

June 10, 1999

39

Motion by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc and ORDER that allowing dft an addl four days, or until 6/23/99, w/in which to respond to pla's 2nd request for production of documents by Magistrate Alma Chasez Date Signed: 6/15/99 (sw) (Entered: 06/16/1999)

June 11, 1999

June 11, 1999

40

Objections by plaintiff EEOC to further extensions of time for dft's disc responses (sw) (Entered: 06/22/1999)

June 17, 1999

June 17, 1999

41

MOTION by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc to compel discovery to be heard before Mag. Judge Chasez at 11:00 7/7/99 (sw) (Entered: 06/22/1999)

June 22, 1999

June 22, 1999

42

MINUTE ENTRY (6/24/99): Oral argument on dft's motion to compel discovery [41-1] will be conducted on 7/14/99 at 11:00 am by Magistrate Alma Chasez (gw) (Entered: 06/28/1999)

June 25, 1999

June 25, 1999

43

Notice of Deposition by plaintiff EEOC of Herbert W. Huner on 8/2/99 (pck) (Entered: 06/29/1999)

June 28, 1999

June 28, 1999

44

Notice of Deposition by plaintiff EEOC of William T. White on 7/28/99 (pck) Modified on 07/14/1999 (Entered: 06/29/1999)

June 28, 1999

June 28, 1999

45

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Records Custodian LA Dept of Labor, Office of Employment Security on 7/16/99. (gw) (Entered: 07/01/1999)

June 30, 1999

June 30, 1999

46

Opposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc to pla EEOC's objection to further ext of time for dft's disc resp [40-1] (ijg) (Entered: 07/02/1999)

July 1, 1999

July 1, 1999

48

RETURN OF SERVICE of subps to Custodian of Records LA Department of Labor svd 7/1/99 (sw) (Entered: 07/07/1999)

July 6, 1999

July 6, 1999

49

Motion by plaintiff EEOC and ORDER that an exp hrg on pla's mtn to compel dft Tri-Cor Industries Inc to completely answer interrogatory & for production of documents by Magistrate Alma Chasez (sw) (Entered: 07/08/1999)

July 6, 1999

July 6, 1999

50

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to compel dft Tri-Cor Industries Inc to completely answer one interrogatory & for production of documents exp hrg to be heard before Mag. Judge Chasez at 11:00 7/14/99 (sw) Modified on 07/15/1999 (Entered: 07/08/1999)

July 8, 1999

July 8, 1999

51

Memo in opposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc to motion to compel dft Tri-Cor Industries Inc to completely answer one interrogatory & for production of documents [50-1] filed by plaintiff EEOC (sw) Modified on 08/06/1999 (Entered: 07/13/1999)

July 12, 1999

July 12, 1999

52

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Leslie Diaz on 7/30/99 (ijg) (Entered: 07/16/1999)

July 15, 1999

July 15, 1999

53

MINUTE ENTRY (7/14/99): The motion by dft Tri-Color Ind Inc to compel discovery [41-1] & pla EEOC's motion to compel dft Tri-Cor Industries Inc to completely answer one interrogatory & for production of documents [50-1] - Rulings of these mtns are stated in the doc; Settlement conference set 10/1/99 at 2:00 pm in chambers by Magistrate Alma Chasez (gw) Modified on 07/19/1999 (Entered: 07/19/1999)

July 16, 1999

July 16, 1999

54

RETURN OF SERVICE of subp to Leslie Diaz on 7/15/99. (gw) (Entered: 07/19/1999)

July 16, 1999

July 16, 1999

55

USM'S RETURN OF SERVICE of depo ntc & subp on William T White svd 7/15/99 (ijg) (Entered: 07/27/1999)

July 27, 1999

July 27, 1999

56

USM'S RETURN OF SERVICE of depo ntc & subp on William T White svd 7/19/99 (ijg) (Entered: 07/27/1999)

July 27, 1999

July 27, 1999

57

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Roland R. Diaz on 8/19/99 (tbl) (Entered: 08/02/1999)

July 30, 1999

July 30, 1999

58

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Thomas J. Meunier, Jr. on 8/19/99 (tbl) (Entered: 08/02/1999)

July 30, 1999

July 30, 1999

59

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Jessie Saxton on 8/20/99 (tbl) (Entered: 08/02/1999)

July 30, 1999

July 30, 1999

60

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Michelle Diaz on 8/20/99 (tbl) (Entered: 08/02/1999)

July 30, 1999

July 30, 1999

61

Exhibit list by intervenor-plaintiff Sylvia Diaz (sw) (Entered: 08/05/1999)

Aug. 4, 1999

Aug. 4, 1999

62

Witness list submitted by intervenor-plaintiff Sylvia Diaz (sw) (Entered: 08/05/1999)

Aug. 4, 1999

Aug. 4, 1999

64

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Ester McAllister, Agnes Daniels, Beth Williams on 8/20/99 (pck) (Entered: 08/06/1999)

Aug. 5, 1999

Aug. 5, 1999

65

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Western Staff Svc, Mitchell's Formal Wear, Brooke Staffing Companies, Kelly Svc, Southern Micro Film on 8/19/99 (pck) (Entered: 08/06/1999)

Aug. 5, 1999

Aug. 5, 1999

66

Exhibit list by plaintiff EEOC (sw) (Entered: 08/06/1999)

Aug. 6, 1999

Aug. 6, 1999

67

Witness list submitted by plaintiff EEOC (sw) (Entered: 08/06/1999)

Aug. 6, 1999

Aug. 6, 1999

68

RETURN OF SERVICE of subps to Thomas J. Meunier, Jr., Jessie Saxton, Roland R. Diaz svd 8/2/99 (sw) (Entered: 08/10/1999)

Aug. 9, 1999

Aug. 9, 1999

69

Preliminary Exhibit list by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc (sw) (Entered: 08/10/1999)

Aug. 9, 1999

Aug. 9, 1999

70

Witness list submitted by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc (sw) (Entered: 08/10/1999)

Aug. 9, 1999

Aug. 9, 1999

71

RETURN OF SERVICE of subps to Agnes Daniels, Ester McAllister, Beth Williams svd 8/5/99 (sw) (Entered: 08/11/1999)

Aug. 10, 1999

Aug. 10, 1999

72

RETURN OF SERVICE of subps to Records Custodians of Mitchell's Formal Wear, Kelly Services, Inc., Southern Micro Film, Brooke Staffing Co., Inc. & Western Staff Services svd 8/6/99 (sw) (Entered: 08/11/1999)

Aug. 10, 1999

Aug. 10, 1999

73

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Records Custodian of Kelly Services Inc on 8/27/99. (gw) (Entered: 08/16/1999)

Aug. 11, 1999

Aug. 11, 1999

74

Notice of Deposition by plaintiff EEOC of Elizabeth D. Bauer on 9/1/99. (gw) (Entered: 08/17/1999)

Aug. 16, 1999

Aug. 16, 1999

75

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Shiri Ndang on 8/25/99. (gw) (Entered: 08/18/1999)

Aug. 17, 1999

Aug. 17, 1999

78

RETURN OF SERVICE of subp to Shiri Ndang svd 8/17/99 (sw) (Entered: 08/20/1999)

Aug. 18, 1999

Aug. 18, 1999

76

Sealed Document (sw) (Entered: 08/19/1999)

Aug. 19, 1999

Aug. 19, 1999

77

PROTECTIVE ORDER as set out in doc by Judge Marcel Livaudais (sw) (Entered: 08/20/1999)

Aug. 19, 1999

Aug. 19, 1999

82

Motion by plaintiff EEOC and ORDER for protective order as set forth in doc , by Judge Marcel Livaudais Date Signed: 8/23/99 (sek) (Entered: 08/26/1999)

Aug. 20, 1999

Aug. 20, 1999

79

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Ester McAllister on 9/15/99. (gw) (Entered: 08/24/1999)

Aug. 23, 1999

Aug. 23, 1999

80

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Michelle Diaz on 9/15/99. (gw) (Entered: 08/24/1999)

Aug. 23, 1999

Aug. 23, 1999

81

RETURN OF SERVICE of subp to Ester McAllister, to Roland R. Diaz & to Michelle Diaz svd 8/24/99. (sek) (Entered: 08/26/1999)

Aug. 25, 1999

Aug. 25, 1999

84

RETURN OF SERVICE of subp to Roland R. Diaz svd 9/15/99. (dno) (Entered: 09/17/1999)

Sept. 16, 1999

Sept. 16, 1999

85

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Records Custodian of Record Masters of New Orleans on 10/7/99 (sw) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 23, 1999

Sept. 23, 1999

86

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Records Custodian of J. C. Penney Co., Inc. on 10/7/99 (sw) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 23, 1999

Sept. 23, 1999

87

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Records Custodian of Sewage & Water Board on 10/7/99 (sw) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 23, 1999

Sept. 23, 1999

88

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Records Custodian of Pro-Tel Services Corporation on 10/8/99 (sw) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 24, 1999

Sept. 24, 1999

89

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Records Custodian of Folgers Coffee Company on 10/8/99 (sw) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 24, 1999

Sept. 24, 1999

90

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Records Custodian of Dennis Mortuary on 10/8/99 (sw) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 24, 1999

Sept. 24, 1999

91

RETURN OF SERVICE of subp on Records Masters of NO, Sewage & Water Board & J.C. Penney Co., Inc. on 9/24/99 (cca) (Entered: 09/28/1999)

Sept. 27, 1999

Sept. 27, 1999

92

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Cash Money Records on 10/12/99 (tbl) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 29, 1999

Sept. 29, 1999

93

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of National Tax Center, Inc. on 10/12/99 (tbl) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 29, 1999

Sept. 29, 1999

94

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of National Tax Center, Inc. on 10/12/99 (tbl) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 29, 1999

Sept. 29, 1999

95

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of XLC Services on 10/12/99 (tbl) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 29, 1999

Sept. 29, 1999

96

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of National Tax Center, Inc. on 10/12/99 (tbl) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 29, 1999

Sept. 29, 1999

97

Notice of Deposition by defendant Tri-Color Ind Inc of Davis Accounting on 10/12/99 (tbl) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 29, 1999

Sept. 29, 1999

98

RETURN OF SERVICE of subp upon Folgers Coffee Company, Dennis Mortuary on 9/27/99 (pck) (Entered: 10/05/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

99

USM's RETURN OF SERVICE of subp upon Thomas J. Meunier on 9/28/99, Leslie Diaz on 9/29/99, Kenneth Boudreaux on 9/28/99 (pck) (Entered: 10/05/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

102

USM's RETURN OF SERVICE of subp on N Eleanor Graham on 10/6/99 (cca) (Entered: 10/08/1999)

Oct. 1, 1999

Oct. 1, 1999

100

MINUTE ENTRY( 10/01/99): ; Settlement conference held 2:00 10/1/99 , settlement has been reached by Magistrate Alma Chasez (cca) (Entered: 10/05/1999)

Oct. 4, 1999

Oct. 4, 1999

101

60-DAY ORDER OF DISMISSAL: the final pre-trial conf scheduled 10/7/99 & jury trial are canceled. by Judge Marcel Livaudais ***CASE CLOSED*** (sw) Modified on 11/02/1999 (Entered: 10/06/1999)

Oct. 5, 1999

Oct. 5, 1999

103

USM RETURN OF SERVICE-UNEXECUTED of subp upon Sylvia Diaz. (rg) (Entered: 10/08/1999)

Oct. 7, 1999

Oct. 7, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 17, 1998

Closing Date: Nov. 29, 1999

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: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Tri-Color Industries, 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:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit