Case: EEOC v. JOURNAL NEWSPAPERS INC

1:05-cv-01138 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2005

Closed Date: May 19, 2006

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Case Summary

In September 2005, the EEOC district office in Richmond, Virginia brought this suit against Journal Newspapers, Inc.; The Washington Examiner; Clairty Media Group, Inc.; and The Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The complaint is currently unavailable. After the defendant filed its initial answer and the EEOC moved to voluntarily dismiss two of the defendants, the parties settled. A consent decree was entered in May 2006. The consent decree is not currently available.

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Joel Pettit (6/29/2007)

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1:05-cv-01138

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Journal Newspapers, Inc. et al

May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Journal Newspapers, Inc., The Washington D.C. Examiner, Clarity Media Group, Inc. , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(ctat, ) (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

Summons Issued and mailed to atty for service throught the State Corporation Commission as to Journal Newspapers, Inc., The Washington D.C. Examiner, Clarity Media Group, Inc.. (ctat, ) (Entered: 10/04/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

2

Summons Returned Unexecuted by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as to Clarity Media Group, Inc. (stas) (Entered: 01/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

3

Summons Returned Unexecuted by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as to Journal Newspapers, Inc. (stas) (Entered: 01/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

4

Summons Returned Unexecuted by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as to The Washington D.C. Examiner. (stas) (Entered: 01/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

5

AMENDED COMPLAINT against The Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, LLC, Journal Newspapers, Inc., Clarity Media Group, Inc., filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(stas) (Entered: 01/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

Amended Complaint Summons Issued and sent to pltf's atty for service by SPS as to defendant The Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, LLC. (stas) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 13, 2006

Jan. 13, 2006

Amended Complaint Summons Issued and sent to atty for pltf. for service by State Corporation Commission as to Journal Newspapers, Inc., Clarity Media Group, Inc. (stas) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 13, 2006

Jan. 13, 2006

6

Summons Returned Executed for Amended Complaint and Summons served on State Corporation Commission for defendant Journal Newspapers Inc. on 01/24/06, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Note: No answer date set - time for deft to answer amended complaint begins with the filing of Certificate of Compliance from the State Corporation Commission) (stas). (Entered: 01/30/2006)

Jan. 27, 2006

Jan. 27, 2006

7

Certificate of Compliance by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Journal Newspapers, Inc. served on 2/2/2006, answer due 2/22/2006. (stas) (Entered: 02/03/2006)

Feb. 2, 2006

Feb. 2, 2006

8

MOTION by Journal Newspapers, Inc. for Enlargement of Time to File Response to the [5] Amended Complaint. (stas) (Entered: 02/28/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

9

ORDER Upon [8] MOTION by Journal Newspapers, Inc. for Enlargement of Time to File Response to the [5] Amended Complaint...it is hereby ORDERED the JOURNAL NEWSPAPERS, INC. have until 3/13/2006 within which to file it's response to the Complaint filed herein against it. Signed by Judge Liam O'Grady on 03/01/06. Copies sent: yes. (stas) (Entered: 03/02/2006)

March 1, 2006

March 1, 2006

10

ANSWER by Journal Newspapers, Inc. to Amended Complaint.(stas) (Entered: 03/14/2006)

March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

11

Financial Interest Disclosure Statement (Local Rule 7.1) by Journal Newspapers, Inc. (stas) (Entered: 03/14/2006)

March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

12

ORDER that Attorney Daniel Reid Warman is granted leave of the Court to withdraw as counsel for The Journal Newspapers, Inc., and that in his stead is substituted Attorney David Christopher Burton for Journal Newspapers, Inc., Sara B. Rafal for Journal Newspapers, Inc. and Melissa Leigh Lykins for Journal Newspapers, Inc. Signed by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee on 03/20/06. Copies sent: yes.(Sara B. Rafal not added as atty of record as she does not appear to be admitted to practice in the EDVA.) (stas) (Entered: 03/21/2006)

March 20, 2006

March 20, 2006

13

SCHEDULING ORDER: Initial Pretrial Conference set for 5/24/2006 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Liam O'Grady. Discovery due by 8/18/2006.Final Pretrial Conference set for 8/24/2006 at 10:00 AM before District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. Signed by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee on 05/04/06. Copies sent: yes.(stas) (Entered: 05/05/2006)

May 4, 2006

May 4, 2006

14

NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal with Prejudice pursuant to FRCP 41(a)(1)(i) by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as to Defts The WashingtonNewspaper Publishing Company and Clarity Media Group, Inc. (pmil) (Entered: 05/19/2006)

May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

15

CONSENT DECREE (ORDER) that this Decree resolves all matters in controversy between the parties as provided in paragraphs 1 - 11 (See Order for detail) . Signed by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee on 5/19/06. (jsol, ) (Entered: 08/02/2006)

May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

16

ORDER that the defts are dismissed from the action w/prejducie by notice of pltf. Each party shall bear own cost, expenses and attys fees.. Signed by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee on 5/19/06. (jsol, ) (Entered: 08/02/2006)

May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Virginia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2005

Closing Date: May 19, 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

The Washington D.C. Examiner, Private Entity/Person

The Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, LLC, Private Entity/Person

Charity Media Group, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Journal Nespapers, Inc., 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