Case: EEOC v. Eastman Chemical Company

2:01-cv-00190 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Filed Date: June 29, 2001

Closed Date: Jan. 31, 2003

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Case Summary

In June 2001, the EEOC district office in Memphis, Tennessee brought this suit against the Eastman Chemical Company in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The complaint is currently unavailable. The docket suggests that the case was brought under Title VII. A single female complainant intervened in the case. After a defense motion to compel was granted and a defense motion for summary judgment was pending, the parties decided to settled the case. A settlement agreement was entered in January 2003. The agreement is currently unavailable.

Summary Authors

Joel Pettit (7/2/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Inman, Dennis H. (Tennessee)

Judge(s)

Inman, Dennis H. (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. Eastman Chemical Co

June 6, 2003 Docket

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Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand, (waiver of service to be used) Magistrate Judge Inman designated (Former Emp) Modified on 07/02/2001 (Entered: 06/29/2001)

June 29, 2001
2

WAIVER OF SERVICE mailed 7/3/01 to defendant Eastman Chemical Co; accepted by Keith D. Frazier, Esq. on 7/20/01 (BGP) Modified on 08/06/2001 (Entered: 08/06/2001)

Aug. 3, 2001
4

RESPONSE by defendant Eastman Chemical Co to motion to intervene as a plaintiff [3-1] C/S (RET) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 31, 2001
5

ANSWER by defendant Eastman Chemical Co to complaint [1-1] C/S (RET) (Entered: 08/31/2001)

Aug. 31, 2001
6

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan granting intervener Patsy Crawford's motion to intervene as a plaintiff [3-1] however, any allegations in her intervener's complaint related to her 1st EEOC complaint are time-barred & must be dismissed, thus, she may intervene & pursue only those claims based on retaliatory discharge (cc: all counsel) (DCC) Modified on 09/13/2001 (Entered: 09/12/2001)

Sept. 11, 2001
7

NOTICE OF SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Honorable Leon Jordan ; Scheduling conference set for 1:15 10/17/01 (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 09/12/2001)

Sept. 11, 2001
8

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenor plaintiff Patsy Crawford (DCC) Modified on 03/27/2002 (Entered: 09/12/2001)

Sept. 11, 2001

NOTICE OF SCHEDULING CONFERENCE mailed before Honorable Leon Jordan ; Scheduling conference set for 1:15 10/17/01 (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 09/12/2001)

Sept. 12, 2001
9

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for leave to participate in the scheduling confernce on 10/17/01 by phone C/S (DCC) (Entered: 10/01/2001)

Oct. 1, 2001
10

RESPONSE by defendant Eastman Chemical Co to pltf's motion for leave to participate in the scheduling confernce on 10/17/01 by phone [9-1] C/S (RLC) (Entered: 10/03/2001)

Oct. 3, 2001
11

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan granting pla's motion for leave to participate in the scheduling confernce on 10/17/01 by phone [9-1]; the court will contact atty Carson L. Owen at 901-544-0133 when the court is ready to proceed w/the scheduling conference at 1:15 p.m. on 10/17/01 (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 10/12/2001)

Oct. 12, 2001
12

REPORT OF RULE 26 (f) PLANNING MEETING by EEOC, Eastman Chemical Co, Patsy Crawford C/S (EBM) (Entered: 10/15/2001)

Oct. 15, 2001
13

CTRM MINUTES: before Honorable Leon Jordan ; Scheduling conference held 10/17/01. Parties have conducted their Rule 26.F meeting. Crt Rptr: not present Ctrm Dpty: Gail Preston (GYP) (Entered: 10/17/2001)

Oct. 17, 2001
14

SCHEDULING ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan estimated length of trial 4 days, unknown chance of settlement ; Jury trial set for 9:00 8/12/02 in Knoxville (cc: all counsel) (ANB) (Entered: 10/18/2001)

Oct. 18, 2001

NOTICE OF JURY TRIAL before Honorable Leon Jordan set for 8/12/02 at 9:00 a.m. in Knoxville (cc: all counsel) (ANB) (Entered: 10/18/2001)

Oct. 18, 2001
15

AMENDED COMPLAINT [8-1] by intervenor Patsy Crawford; jury demand (KSH) Modified on 03/27/2002 (Entered: 11/13/2001)

Nov. 9, 2001
17

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan referring to Mag Judge Dennis H. Inman the defendant's motion to compel intervenor Patsy Crawford to provide discovery responses [16-1] (cc: all counsel) (ADA) (Entered: 03/20/2002)

March 20, 2002

REMARK--file forwarded to Greenevile per Judge Inman's request via Elaine (ADA) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 21, 2002
18

RESPONSE by plaintiff to motion to compel intervenor Patsy Crawford to provide discovery responses [16-1] C/S (Former Emp) (Entered: 03/25/2002)

March 25, 2002
19

ORDER by Mag Judge Dennis H. Inman granting in part and denying in part deft's motion to compel intervenor Patsy Crawford to provide discovery responses [16-1] (cc: all counsel) (EBM) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 27, 2002

REMARK--file received in Knoxville (ADA) (Entered: 03/28/2002)

March 28, 2002
20

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff, defendant, intervenor plaintiff for continuance of the deadline for dispositive motions and motions for summary judgment, the discovery completion deadline, and the trial date C/S (DCC) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

April 3, 2002
21

OBJECTIONS by plaintiff EEOC to portions of the Magistrate's discovey rulings, Order dated 3/27/02 C/S (GIntake) (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 9, 2002
22

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by plaintiff EEOC of objection to Magistrate's Order date 3/27/02 [21-1] C/S (GIntake) (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 9, 2002
23

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan granting parties motion for continuance of the deadline for dispositive motions and motions for summary judgment, the discovery completion deadline, and the trial date [20-1] ; Jury trial reset for 9:00 2/24/03 (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 10, 2002

NOTICE OF JURY TRIAL mailed before Honorable Leon Jordan reset for 2/24/03 at 9:00 a.m. (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 10, 2002

REMARK: file to presently remain in Knoxville in JKK's motion drawer (DCC) (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 10, 2002
24

RESPONSE by defendant Eastman Chemical Co to pltf's obj to the Magistrate's discovery ruling [21-1] w/attachment. C/S (GIntake) (Entered: 04/18/2002)

April 18, 2002
25

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan overruling intervening pla's obj [21-1] to the magistrate judge's rulings in that the cases cited by the intervening pla are all distiguishable in that they concern a request for a rule 35 mental examination where the criteria are whether the party's mental state is "in controversy" and the requesting pty has shown "good cause." The dft's request in this case is merely a discovery request, albeit intrusive, not a request for a rule 35 mental evaluation. (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 08/07/2002)

Aug. 7, 2002
26

MOTION by defendant Eastman Chemical Co for summary judgment C/S (RLC) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 26, 2002
28

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for an extension of the deadline to file a response to dft's motion for summary judgment up to and including 1/8/03 C/S (DCC) (Entered: 12/17/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002
29

AFFIDAVIT of Carson L. Owen re pla EEOC motion for an extension of the deadline to file a response to dft's motion for summary judgment up to and including 1/8/03 [28-1] C/S (DCC) (Entered: 12/17/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002
30

ORDER by Honorable Leon Jordan granting motion for an extension of the deadline to respond to dft's motion for summary judgment to 1/8/03 [28-1] (cc: all counsel) (Former Emp) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 19, 2002

NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT by atty for plaintiff EEOC per chambers C/S (DCC) (Entered: 01/07/2003)

Jan. 7, 2003

REMARK: Settlement Agreement forwarded to JKK (DCC) (Entered: 01/30/2003)

Jan. 30, 2003
31

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT by Honorable Leon Jordan terminating case signed by all parties as more fully set out in this agreement (cc: all counsel) (DCC) (Entered: 01/31/2003)

Jan. 31, 2003

REMARK- Exhibits destroyed pursuant to Local Rule 43.3 (KDO) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 6, 2003

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 29, 2001

Closing Date: Jan. 31, 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Eastman Chemical Company, 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:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit