Case: EEOC v. M. DIGIOIA COMPANY

1:06-cv-01588 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Filed Date: June 29, 2006

Closed Date: Feb. 26, 2007

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Case Summary

In June 2006, the EEOC district office in Cleveland, Ohio brought this suit against the M. DiGioia Company, a general construction firm, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The complaint states that a female alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it refused to hire her because of her sex. Specifically, the complaint states that the aggrieved female was denied four Heavy Machinery Operator positions that were subsequently given to males. The case was dismissed in February 2007. No settlement documentation is currently available.

Summary Authors

Joel Pettit (6/28/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Baughman, William H. Jr. (Ohio)

Polster, Dan A. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Watson, C. Larry (Ohio)

Williams-Alexander, Donna L. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Spoonster, Joseph R. (Ohio)

Judge(s)

Baughman, William H. Jr. (Ohio)

Polster, Dan A. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Watson, C. Larry (Ohio)

Williams-Alexander, Donna L. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Spoonster, Joseph R. (Ohio)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. M. DiGioia Company, LLC

Feb. 26, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. M. DiGioia Company

June 29, 2006 Complaint
9

Order [Dismissing Case Due to Settlement]

EEOC vs. M. DiGioia, LLC

Feb. 26, 2007 Order/Opinion

Resources

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Judicial Independence, Employment Discrimination Studies Funded

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Under the Radar: Visibility and the Effects of Discrimination Lawsuits in Small and Large Firms

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Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

Complaint with jury demand against M. DiGioia Company, LLC. Filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(C, BA) (Entered: 06/30/2006)

June 29, 2006

Random Assignment of Magistrate Judge Baughman, pursuant to Local Rule 3.1. (C, BA) (Entered: 06/30/2006)

June 29, 2006
2

Answer to Complaint (Related Doc # 1) filed by M. DiGioia Company, LLC. (Spoonster, III, Joseph) (Entered: 09/11/2006)

Sept. 11, 2006
3

Case Management Conference Scheduling Order. Case management conference to be held on 9/29/2006 at 1:00 PM at Chambers 18B before Hon. Dan Aaron Polster.Signed by Judge Dan Aaron Polster on 9/12/06. (P, R) (Entered: 09/12/2006)

Sept. 12, 2006
4

Report of Parties' Planning Meeting filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Williams-Alexander, Donna) (Entered: 09/27/2006)

Sept. 27, 2006
5

Case Management Plan. Case Management Conference held on 9/29/06. Case to proceed on the Standard Track. Discovery due by 4/20/2007, Preliminary Discovery to be conducted by 12/8/06. Parties to be Joined and Pleading Amendments due by 11/17/2006, Dispositive Motions due by 6/15/2007, Settlement Conference set for 12/15/2006 10:00 AM in Chambers 18B before Hon. Dan Aaron Polster. Status Report due by 12:00 p.m. on 12/13/2006. Signed by Judge Dan Aaron Polster on 9/29/06. (P, R) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006
6

Notice: 12/15/2006 Settlement Conference reset for 1:00 PM. (P, R) (Entered: 10/11/2006)

Oct. 11, 2006
7

Notice of Service of Subpoena filed by M. DiGioia Company, LLC. (Spoonster, III, Joseph) (Entered: 10/25/2006)

Oct. 25, 2006
8

Notice: 12/15/2006 Settlement Conference reset for 1:30 PM in Chambers 18B before Hon. Dan Aaron Polster. (P, R) (Entered: 12/14/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006

Minute Order of Telephone Conference held on 1/17/07 (non-doucment). Defendant shall promptly provide to Plaintiff the documents previously discussed and agreed upon. Telephone Conference set for 2/26/2007 12:00 PM. By Judge Dan Aaron Polster on 1/17/07. (P,R) (Entered: 01/17/2007)

Jan. 17, 2007
9

Dismissal Entry. Case settled and dismissed with prejudice, each party to bear ist own costs. Signed by Judge Dan Aaron Polster on 2/26/07.(P,R) (Entered: 02/26/2007)

Feb. 26, 2007

State / Territory: Ohio

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 29, 2006

Closing Date: Feb. 26, 2007

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

M. DiGioia Company, LLC (North Royalton, Ohio), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits