Case: EEOC v. Eric Nelson News, Inc.

8:00-cv-00061 | U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska

Filed Date: Jan. 28, 2000

Closed Date: March 19, 2001

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Case Summary

The Denver District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Eric Nelson News Inc., which is a paper mill in Omaha Nebraska, in January of 2000, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska. The only document available from PACER is the docket, which suggests that the case was brought under Title VII. Two main events shaped the outcome of the litigation: first, the defendant moved for summary judgment on January 5, 2001; second, there was a settlement conference which resulted in a settlement being reached on January 8, 2001. The court entered a Consent Decree on March 19, 2001.

Summary Authors

Alex Bean (7/17/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

8:00-cv-00061

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Eric Nelson News

March 19, 2001

March 19, 2001

Docket

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 14, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT: No Summons issued; jury demand with request for trial at Omaha (TLS) (Entered: 01/31/2000)

Jan. 28, 2000

Jan. 28, 2000

2

ATTORNEY ADMISSION LETTER (COPY) re: plaintiff EEOC - letter sent to Rita Kittle with forms. (TLS) (Entered: 01/31/2000)

Jan. 31, 2000

Jan. 31, 2000

3

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiff EEOC in Omaha NE (TLS) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 3, 2000

Feb. 3, 2000

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE (Rule 4 - Summons) upon defendant Eric Nelson News on 2/3/00 (ADB) (Entered: 03/06/2000)

March 3, 2000

March 3, 2000

5

ANSWER by defendant Eric Nelson News to complaint [1-1] (JAE) (Entered: 03/17/2000)

March 16, 2000

March 16, 2000

6

SCHEDULING PACKET by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken - COPIES MAILED (KMG) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 30, 2000

March 30, 2000

7

ORDER SETTING SCHEDULE FOR PROGRESSION OF CASE by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken - deposition ddl set for 12/29/2000 - pretrial conference set for 11:00 a.m. on 1/22/2001 before Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken - jury trial set for 2/2001 - COPIES MAILED (KMG) (Entered: 05/04/2000)

May 4, 2000

May 4, 2000

8

RULE 26(f) PLANNING REPORT (KMG) (Entered: 05/04/2000)

May 4, 2000

May 4, 2000

9

NOTICE by defendant Eric Nelson News of serving Rule 26(a)(1) initial disclosures (JSF) (Entered: 05/11/2000)

May 10, 2000

May 10, 2000

10

NOTICE of service by defendant Eric Nelson News of answers to interrogs, response to req for production of docs, and response to req for admissions (ADB) (Entered: 08/15/2000)

Aug. 14, 2000

Aug. 14, 2000

11

NOTICE by defendant Eric Nelson News of serving its first set of interrogs and request for prod of docs (JAE) (Entered: 09/12/2000)

Sept. 11, 2000

Sept. 11, 2000

12

NOTICE by defendant Eric Nelson News of taking deposition of Sara Mazur on 10/17/00 at 9:00 a.m. (JAE) (Entered: 10/16/2000)

Oct. 13, 2000

Oct. 13, 2000

13

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Eric Nelson News ; atty Thomas F. Hoarty Jr. (JAE) (Entered: 10/27/2000)

Oct. 26, 2000

Oct. 26, 2000

15

MOTION by defendant Eric Nelson News to withdraw attorney Benjamin M. Belmont and the law firm of Lustgarten & Roberts P.C. (JAE) (Entered: 11/16/2000)

Nov. 16, 2000

Nov. 16, 2000

16

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken granting motion to withdraw attorney Benjamin M. Belmont and the law firm of Lustgarten & Roberts P.C. [15-1] - COPIES MAILED [EOD Date 11/16/00] (JAE) (Entered: 11/16/2000)

Nov. 16, 2000

Nov. 16, 2000

17

NOTICE of withdrawal of counsel by Benjamin M. Belmont (MKR) Modified on 11/21/2000 (Entered: 11/21/2000)

Nov. 20, 2000

Nov. 20, 2000

18

TRIAL ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kathleen A. Jaudzemis - jury trial set for week of 2/12/01 - COPIES MAILED (DKM) (Entered: 11/21/2000)

Nov. 21, 2000

Nov. 21, 2000

19

NOTICE by defendant Eric Nelson News of taking deposition of Sarah Mazur on 12/5/00 at 9:00 a.m. (MKR) (Entered: 11/21/2000)

Nov. 21, 2000

Nov. 21, 2000

20

UNOPPOSED MOTION (STIPULATION) by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Eric Nelson News to amend the scheduling order to enlarge the time in which discovery may be conducted, motions to compel be filed ; Original signature of dft's counsel, faxed signature of plf's counsel (JAE) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 29, 2000

Nov. 29, 2000

21

COPY OF NOTICE OF DEFICIENCY by Clerk that ptys' motion to enlarge the time in which discovery may be conducted, motions to compel be filed [20-1] is considered deficient due to no original signature of plf's counsel. Signature is faxed signature. Deficiency shall be corrected w/in 15 days of date of notice or may be stricken. ORIGINAL MAILED TO Evangeline Fierro Hernandez atty for EEOC (JAE) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 30, 2000

Nov. 30, 2000

22

ORDER GRANTING CONTINUANCE and AMENDED ORDER SETTING SCHEDULE FOR PROGRESSION OF CASE by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken; the unopposed mtn and stipulation to amend the scheduling order of the ptys is granted [20-1] - deposition ddl set for 1/31/01 - pretrial conference set 10:00 3/13/01 before Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken - jury trial set for 4/01 - COPIES MAILED (JAE) (Entered: 12/04/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

23

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for order referring to magistrate judge for settlement purposes (ADB) (Entered: 12/22/2000)

Dec. 21, 2000

Dec. 21, 2000

24

ORDER by Judge Thomas M. Shanahan granting motion for order referring to magistrate judge for settlement purposes [23-1] - COPIES MAILED [EOD Date 12/22/00] (ADB) (Entered: 12/22/2000)

Dec. 21, 2000

Dec. 21, 2000

25

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken that ddl for filing mtns to compel is extended to on or before 1/5/01; that the ddl for filing mtns for sum jgm is extended to on or before 1/5/01; - settlement conference set for 1:00 1/8/01 ; the ptys' representative and/or counsel shall be prepared to participate and negotiate; a settlement conference stmt of each pty shall be submitted directly to the Magistrate Judge Thalken no later that 1/4/01 - COPIES MAILED [EOD Date 12/27/00] (JAE) (Entered: 12/27/2000)

Dec. 27, 2000

Dec. 27, 2000

26

NOTICE by defendant Eric Nelson News of taking medical records deposition Subpoena Duces Tecum of Steven Hoody M. D. regarding Sara Mazur on 1/5/01; w/attached subpoena (JAE) Modified on 12/27/2000 (Entered: 12/27/2000)

Dec. 27, 2000

Dec. 27, 2000

27

NOTICE OF SERVICE by defendant Eric Nelson News of serving their identification of non-expert witnesses (JAE) (Entered: 01/04/2001)

Jan. 3, 2001

Jan. 3, 2001

28

MOTION by defendant Eric Nelson News for summary judgment in favor of the dft (JAE) (Entered: 01/08/2001)

Jan. 5, 2001

Jan. 5, 2001

29

INDEX OF EVIDENCE by defendant Eric Nelson News in support of its motion for summary judgment in favor of the dft [28-1]; w/attached depositions and exhibits in a separate folder (JAE) Modified on 01/08/2001 (Entered: 01/08/2001)

Jan. 5, 2001

Jan. 5, 2001

30

MINUTES: before Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken - Court Reporter: electronic recorder; settlement conference; settlement reached; terms stated on the record; written order forthcoming (MBB) (Entered: 01/09/2001)

Jan. 8, 2001

Jan. 8, 2001

31

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken that ptys shall file a joint stipulation for dismissal; - dismissal paper ddl set for 2/9/01 ; absent compliance w/ this order, this case may be dismissed w/out further ntc; the PTC and trial are cancelled upon the representation that this case is settled - COPIES MAILED [EOD Date 1/9/01] (JAE) (Entered: 01/09/2001)

Jan. 8, 2001

Jan. 8, 2001

32

CERTIFICATE OF COURT REPORTER re: deposition of Sandra Bornhoft (MKR) Modified on 01/30/2001 (Entered: 01/30/2001)

Jan. 29, 2001

Jan. 29, 2001

33

CERTIFICATE OF COURT REPORTER re: deposition of Joseph G. Beal : (MKR) (Entered: 01/30/2001)

Jan. 29, 2001

Jan. 29, 2001

34

CERTIFICATE OF COURT REPORTER re: deposition of Timothy J. Odorisio : (MKR) (Entered: 01/30/2001)

Jan. 29, 2001

Jan. 29, 2001

35

CERTIFICATE OF COURT REPORTER re: deposition of Cammie J. Peters : (MKR) (Entered: 01/30/2001)

Jan. 29, 2001

Jan. 29, 2001

36

CERTIFICATE OF COURT REPORTER re: deposition of Kim E. Crayne : (MKR) (Entered: 01/30/2001)

Jan. 29, 2001

Jan. 29, 2001

37

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken - dismissal paper ddl set for 2/23/01 ; absent compliance with this order may be dismissed w/out further notice - COPIES MAILED [EOD Date 2/7/01] (JLS) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

39

ORDER (CONSENT DECREE) by Judge Thomas M. Shanahan - COPIES MAILED [EOD Date 3/20/01] (CJB) (Entered: 03/20/2001)

March 19, 2001

March 19, 2001

40

JUDGMENT by Judge Thomas M. Shanahan dismissing the complaint [1-1] and this action; and that each party shall bear their own costs and fees - COPIES MAILED [EOD Date 3/20/01] (CJB) Modified on 03/21/2001 (Entered: 03/20/2001)

March 19, 2001

March 19, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Nebraska

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 28, 2000

Closing Date: March 19, 2001

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

Eric Nelson News Inc. (Omaha, Nebraska), 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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits