Case: EEOC v. HUNTLEIGH USA CORP

2:04-cv-02045 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2004

Closed Date: June 13, 2008

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Seattle district office sued Huntleigh USA Corporation on September 29, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on a physical disability (traumatic brain injury) by failing to provide a reasonable accommodation for him and ultimately terminating his employment. The parties entered into a consent decree on June 13, 2005, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $25,000 in damages, post a notice of compliance with the ADA, provide ADA and reasonable accommodation training to its managers, draft and distribute a non-discrimination policy, and report complaints of ADA discrimination and compliance with the consent decree to the EEOC semiannually. The settlement term was 3 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (7/2/2007)

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Document

2:04-cv-02045

Docket

EEOC v. Huntleigh USA Corp

June 13, 2005

June 13, 2005

Docket
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2:04-cv-02045

Complaint

EEOC v. Huntleigh USA Corp

Sept. 29, 2004

Sept. 29, 2004

Complaint
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2:04-cv-02045

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Huntleigh USA Corp

June 13, 2005

June 13, 2005

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 15, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT and JURY TRIAL DEMAND against defendant Huntleigh USA Corp (Summons(es) issued) (Receipt # fee waived) , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet # 2 Summons)(PM, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 10/4/2004 (PM, ). (Entered: 10/03/2004)

Sept. 29, 2004

Sept. 29, 2004

2

SERVICE OF SUMMONS and Complaint returned executed upon defendant Huntleigh USA Corp on 10/7/2004 (MD, ) (Entered: 10/14/2004)

Oct. 12, 2004

Oct. 12, 2004

3

ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT AND EARLY SETTLEMENT Joint Status Report due by 12/13/2004; by Judge Marsha J. Pechman. (RG, ) (Entered: 11/01/2004)

Nov. 1, 2004

Nov. 1, 2004

4

APPLICATION by Defendant Huntleigh USA Corp AND ORDER admitting John B Renick for Huntleigh USA Corp pro hac vice. Receipt # 318553. (MD, ) (Entered: 11/15/2004)

Nov. 15, 2004

Nov. 15, 2004

5

APPLICATION by Defendant Huntleigh USA Corp AND ORDER admitting Burton D Garland, Jr for Huntleigh USA Corp pro hac vice. Receipt # 318554. (MD, ) (Entered: 11/15/2004)

Nov. 15, 2004

Nov. 15, 2004

6

ANSWER to Complaint by Huntleigh USA Corp.(Ebel, David) (Entered: 11/15/2004)

Nov. 15, 2004

Nov. 15, 2004

8

INITIAL DISCLOSURES by Defendant Huntleigh USA Corp.(Renick, John) (Entered: 12/06/2004)

Dec. 6, 2004

Dec. 6, 2004

9

JOINT STATUS REPORT filed by all parties. Est. Trial Days: 7-10 by Plaintiffs Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Healy, Teri) (Entered: 12/17/2004)

Dec. 17, 2004

Dec. 17, 2004

10

ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND RELATED DATES; Length of Trial: 10-12 days. Jury Trial set for 11/28/2005 at 9:00 a.m. before Hon. Marsha J. Pechman. Joinder of Parties due by 1/25/2005; Amended Pleadings due by 2/7/2005; Expert Witness Disclosure due by 6/1/2005; Motions due by 7/1/2005; Discovery due by 8/1/2005; Dispositive motions due by 8/30/2005; Settlement conference to be held by 9/29/2005; 39.1 Settlement Report due by 10/7/2005; Motions in Limine due by 10/31/2005; Pretrial Order due by 11/16/2005; Pretrial Conference set for 11/18/2005 11:00 AM before Hon. Marsha J. Pechman. Trial briefs to be submitted by 11/23/2005; Voir dire/jury instructions due by 11/23/2005. (ES) (Entered: 12/28/2004)

Dec. 28, 2004

Dec. 28, 2004

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NOTICE from Mediator Larry Jordan, that on 6/1/05, the parties participated in a mediation. This matter is now resolved. (CL, ) (Entered: 06/09/2005)

June 6, 2005

June 6, 2005

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STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER Consent Decree and Notice by parties. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Attachment 1)(Healy, Teri) (Entered: 06/09/2005)

June 9, 2005

June 9, 2005

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CONSENT DECREE AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL - with prejudice and without costs or attorneys' fees to any party. The Court retains jurisdiction of this matter solely for purposes of enforcing the Consent Decree approved herein by Judge Marsha J. Pechman. (MD ) (Entered: 06/14/2005)

June 13, 2005

June 13, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2004

Closing Date: June 13, 2008

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

Huntleigh USA Corp (Seattle, WA), 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: 25000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits