Case: EEOC v. T-Mobile USA, Inc.

2:04-cv-02072 | U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Filed Date: Feb. 24, 2004

Closed Date: July 7, 2006

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Case Summary

In February 2004, the EEOC district office in St. Louis, Missouri brought this suit against T-Mobile USA, Inc., an national cellular phone service provider, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it refused to accommodate a blind job applicant. The parties settled and a consent decree was entered in July 2005. In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain fr…

In February 2004, the EEOC district office in St. Louis, Missouri brought this suit against T-Mobile USA, Inc., an national cellular phone service provider, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it refused to accommodate a blind job applicant.

The parties settled and a consent decree was entered in July 2005. In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of disability, pay the aggrieved party $40,000 in damages and $250 in release fees, develop an EEO policy for reasonable accommodation, provide national training for ALL of it managers, implement a digital complaint system that can be accessed through its homepage, establish a taskforce to evaluate all the technology in use and available to the company to accommodate blind individuals, post EEO notices, and appoint and internal manager to ensure compliance. No attorney's fees or court costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for one year.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/30/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:04-cv-02072

Docket [PACER]

July 7, 2005

July 7, 2005

Docket
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Complaint

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

Complaint
21

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Consent Decree

July 7, 2005

July 7, 2005

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4267492/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-t-mobile-usa-inc/

Last updated Sept. 1, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT (No summons issued) with trial location of Kansas City, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(mm) (Entered: 02/24/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

RECAP
2

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. T-Mobile USA Inc waiver sent on 3/4/2004, answer due 5/3/2004. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

PACER
3

ANSWER to Complaint by T-Mobile USA Inc.(Perkins, Kathy) (Entered: 05/03/2004)

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

PACER
4

ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE: Telephone Scheduling Conference set for 7/27/2004 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse. Report of Parties Planning Meeting deadline 7/20/2004. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 6/3/04. (Attachments: # 1) (ll) (Entered: 06/03/2004)

June 3, 2004

June 3, 2004

PACER
5

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Initial Disclosures. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 07/27/2004)

July 27, 2004

July 27, 2004

PACER
6

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by T-Mobile USA Inc (Initial Disclosures) (Perkins, Kathy) (Entered: 07/27/2004)

July 27, 2004

July 27, 2004

PACER
7

SCHEDULING ORDER from Scheduling Conference held before Judge David J. Waxse on 7/27/2004. Discovery deadline 12/1/2004. Dispositive motion deadline set for 1/28/2005. Confidential settlement reports due 9/9/2004. Mediation deadline 10/25/2004. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 1/3/2005. Final Pretrial Conference set for 1/10/2005 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse. Jury Trial set for 6/21/2005 at 09:30 AM before District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil. (SEE SCHEDULING ORDER FOR FURTHER DEADLINES.) Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 8/5/2004.(jm) (Entered: 08/05/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004

Aug. 5, 2004

PACER
8

NOTICE of Hearing: (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry) Status Conference set for 5/23/2005 at 01:30 PM before District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil. (ls) (Entered: 08/20/2004)

Aug. 20, 2004

Aug. 20, 2004

PACER
9

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for First Interrogatories, First Request for Production of Documents, and First Request for Entry Upon Land. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 08/25/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004

Aug. 25, 2004

PACER
10

Joint MOTION for Protective Order by Defendant T-Mobile USA Inc (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Seten, Kimberly) (Entered: 09/30/2004)

1 Proposed Order

View on PACER

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

PACER
11

JOINT PROTECTIVE ORDER granting 10 parties' Joint Motion for Protective Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 10/5/2004.(jm) Text modified on 10/7/2004 (ck). (Entered: 10/05/2004)

Oct. 5, 2004

Oct. 5, 2004

PACER
12

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse : A telehpone Status Conference was held on 10/6/2004. The parties orally move for a bifurcation of discovery for the purpose of trying to resolve the case by determining whether the defendant can accommodate the plaintiff's request to do the job in question. The parties will submit a proposed revised scheduling order with specific dates. The parties were advised that Judge Vratil would have to approve changing the schedule and that they would be advised of the court's ruling following receipt of the proposed revised schedule. (jm) (Modified on 10/12/2004 to remove text. (mg)) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 6, 2004

Oct. 6, 2004

PACER
13

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by T-Mobile USA Inc re Discovery Answers and Responses. (Seten, Kimberly) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Dec. 1, 2004

Dec. 1, 2004

PACER
14

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Second Request for Rule 34 Entry Upon Land. (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 12/08/2004)

Dec. 8, 2004

Dec. 8, 2004

PACER
15

Joint MOTION to Amend Scheduling Order by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 14, 2004

PACER
16

ORDER SETTING STATUS CONFERENCE: 01/10/2005 Final Pretrial Conference set for 10:00 a.m. on 01/10/2005 is hereby converted to a telephone status conference to discuss the parties' Joint Motion to Amend Scheduling Order (doc. 15). The Magistrate Judge will initiate this telephone conference and there will be no further notice of the call. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 01/07/2005. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry) (mat) (Entered: 01/07/2005)

Jan. 7, 2005

Jan. 7, 2005

PACER
17

SECOND JOINT MOTION to Amend Scheduling Order by Defendant T-Mobile USA Inc(Seten, Kimberly) Modified on 1/10/2005 (ck ). (Entered: 01/07/2005)

Jan. 7, 2005

Jan. 7, 2005

PACER
18

ORDER finding as moot 15 Motion to Amend Scheduling Order given the superseding Motion to Amend Scheduling Order filed by the parties on January 7, 2005. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 01/10/2005. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry) (mat) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 10, 2005

Jan. 10, 2005

PACER
19

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER granting 17 parties's second Joint Motion to Modify Scheduling Order. Discovery regarding other factual issues deadline 7/29/2005. Dispositive motion deadline set for 9/15/2005. First Mediation deadline 3/4/2005. Second Mediation deadline 3/18/2005. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 8/31/2005. Jury Trial set for 2/7/2006 at 09:30 AM before District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil. Final Pretrial Conference set for 9/7/2005 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse. Status Conference set for 1/10/2006 at 09:30 AM before Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse. (SEE ORDER FOR FURTHER DEADLINES.) Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse on 1/10/2005.(jm) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 10, 2005

Jan. 10, 2005

PACER
20

ENTRY OF APPEARANCE by Anne E. Gusewelle on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Gusewelle, Anne) (Entered: 06/29/2005)

June 29, 2005

June 29, 2005

PACER
21

CONSENT DECREE. See Order for details. Signed by Judge Kathryn H. Vratil on 07/07/2005. (ls) (Entered: 07/07/2005)

July 7, 2005

July 7, 2005

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Kansas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 24, 2004

Closing Date: July 7, 2006

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

T-Mobile USA, Inc, 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: 40250

Order Duration: 2005 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Reporting

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits