Case: EEOC v. CITIBANK/CITIGROUP

1:05-cv-00348 | U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

Filed Date: May 31, 2005

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

EEOC's Philadelphia, PA office and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware jointly filed this ADA lawsuit against the defendant Citibank Delaware in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (Wilmington) on 05/31/2005. The complaint alleged that a former employee at defendant's New Castle, DE facility was subject to retaliatory discharge for her Sickle Cell Anemia and related diseases. It was also alleged that the defendant failed to accommodate the complainant's need for m…

EEOC's Philadelphia, PA office and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware jointly filed this ADA lawsuit against the defendant Citibank Delaware in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (Wilmington) on 05/31/2005. The complaint alleged that a former employee at defendant's New Castle, DE facility was subject to retaliatory discharge for her Sickle Cell Anemia and related diseases. It was also alleged that the defendant failed to accommodate the complainant's need for medical leave when she was hospitalized for an outbreak of the disease. The complainant did not intervene in the lawsuit or file a separate lawsuit.

The parties spent the initial several months trying to figure out the right defendant to sue. It turns out that EEOC got the defendant wrong initially. EEOC corrected the defendant's name in an amended complaint. Thereafter, the parties engaged in some discoveries and then settled the case. A consent decree was entered on 09/28/2006.

Under the consent decree lasting 18 months, the defendant agreed to pay the complainant $37,500. The defendant would also post EEO notice for one year. Because the defendant certified that it already provided training earlier that year, no additional training was required. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Yin Zheng (7/16/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:05-cv-00348

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Citibank/Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

Sept. 28, 2006

Sept. 28, 2006

Docket
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1:05-cv-00348

Complaint

EEOC v. CITIBANK/CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.

May 31, 2005

May 31, 2005

Complaint
20

1:05-cv-00348

Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Citibank Delaware

Dec. 2, 2005

Dec. 2, 2005

Complaint
41

1:05-cv-00348

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Citibank Delaware

Sept. 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4216350/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-citibankcitigroup-global/

Last updated July 17, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

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COMPLAINT filed with Jury Demand against Citibank/Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. - Magistrate Consent Notice to Pltf. - filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # (1) Civil Cover Sheet # (2) Acknowledgement of Consent Form)(els, )

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Acknowledgement of Consent Form

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May 31, 2005

May 31, 2005

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2

Return of Service Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Citibank/Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. served on 6/10/2005, answer due 6/30/2005. (afb, )

June 23, 2005

June 23, 2005

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3

STIPULATION TO EXTEND TIME for Defendant to respond to Complaint to July 15, 2005 - filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Citibank/Citigroup Global Markets Inc.. (Williams, David)

July 6, 2005

July 6, 2005

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4

MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Sarah E. Pontoski - filed by Citibank/Citigroup Global Markets Inc.. (Williams, David)

July 7, 2005

July 7, 2005

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5

MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Judith E. Harris - filed by Citibank/Citigroup Global Markets Inc.. (Williams, David)

July 7, 2005

July 7, 2005

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6

MOTION Admission Pro Hac Vice: Cynthia Locke - filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Contreras, Rudolph)

July 8, 2005

July 8, 2005

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7

MOTION to Allow EEOC Attorney to Appear Without Local Counsel - filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Contreras, Rudolph)

July 15, 2005

July 15, 2005

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8

ANSWER to Complaint by Citibank/Citigroup Global Markets Inc..(Williams, David)

July 15, 2005

July 15, 2005

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10

DEFICIENCY NOTICE by the Court issued to David H. Williams, Esq. re [8] Answer to Complaint. Courtesty copy needed. (afb, )

July 20, 2005

July 20, 2005

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9

ORDER granting [7] Motion to Allow EEOC Attorney, Cynthia A. Locke, to appear without local cnsl. Signed by Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. on 07/22/05. (afb, )

July 22, 2005

July 22, 2005

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11

PROPOSED ORDER Rule 16 Scheduling Order by Citibank/Citigroup Global Markets Inc.. (Williams, David)

Sept. 27, 2005

Sept. 27, 2005

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12

NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant's Initial Disclosures by Citibank/Citigroup Global Markets Inc..(Williams, David)

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

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13

RULE 16 SCHEDULING ORDER: Pre-Discovery Disclosures ddl. 10/05/05. Joinder of Parties due by 11/15/2005. Amended Pleadings due by 11/15/2005. Discovery due by 11/30/2005. Dispositive Motions due by 6/15/2006. Signed by Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. on 10/05/05. (afb, )

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

RECAP
14

ORDER that a Pretrial Conference is set for 8/10/2006 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 4B before Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr.; Trial will be scheduled at the Pretrial Cnf. to commence within 120 days of the pretrial cnf. Cnsl. should be available during the 120 day period for trial. Signed by Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. on 10/05/05. (afb, )

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

RECAP
15

NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant's First Set of Interrogatories and Defendant's First Set of Requests for Production by Citibank/Citigroup Global Markets Inc..(Williams, David)

Oct. 21, 2005

Oct. 21, 2005

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16

ORDER that a Pretrial Conference set for 8/3/2006 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 4B before Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr.; Signed by Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. on 10/24/05. (afb, )

Oct. 24, 2005

Oct. 24, 2005

RECAP
17

STIPULATION Extend dates in Scheduling Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Locke, Cynthia)

Nov. 15, 2005

Nov. 15, 2005

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18

Letter to The Court from Chynthia A. Locke, Esq., dated 11/15/05 - re [17] Stipulation. (afb, )

Nov. 18, 2005

Nov. 18, 2005

RECAP
19

STIPULATION To Amend Complaint and Change Named Defendant by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # (1))(Locke, Cynthia)

Dec. 2, 2005

Dec. 2, 2005

RECAP
20

AMENDED COMPLAINT Changing Name of Defendant to Citibank Delaware against Citibank/Citigroup Global Markets Inc.- filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Locke, Cynthia)

Dec. 2, 2005

Dec. 2, 2005

RECAP
21

ANSWER to Amended Complaint and Separate Defenses by Citibank Delaware.(Williams, David)

Dec. 13, 2005

Dec. 13, 2005

RECAP
22

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Theresa B. Jenkins on January 20, 2006 by Citibank Delaware.(Williams, David)

Dec. 20, 2005

Dec. 20, 2005

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23

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Terry B. Jenkins on January 20, 2006 by Citibank Delaware.(Williams, David)

Jan. 5, 2006

Jan. 5, 2006

RECAP
24

NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant's Responses to Plaintiff EEOC's First Request for Production of Documents to Defendant Citibank Delaware and Defendant Citibank Delaware's Objections and Resposnes to Plaintiff EEOC's First Set of Interrogatories by Citibank Delaware.(Williams, David)

Jan. 18, 2006

Jan. 18, 2006

RECAP
25

NOTICE to Take Deposition of Terry B. Jenkins on February 9, 2006 by Citibank Delaware.(Williams, David)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

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26

STIPULATION To Extend Discovery Dates in the Court's Scheduling Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Locke, Cynthia)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

RECAP
27

ORDER that a Pretrial Conference is set for 10/5/2006 at 02:30 PM in Courtroom 4B before Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr.; Signed by Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. on 04/13/06. (afb, )

April 13, 2006

April 13, 2006

RECAP
28

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL re Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Entry of appearance of attorney Douglas Edward McCann. Attorney Rudolph Contreras terminated. (McCann, Douglas)

April 26, 2006

April 26, 2006

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29

NOTICE to Take Deposition of J.G. Scudder on June 9, 2006 by Citibank Delaware.(Williams, David)

May 30, 2006

May 30, 2006

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30

Joint STIPULATION to amend answer to amended complaint re [21] Answer to Amended Complaint by Citibank Delaware. (Williams, David)

May 31, 2006

May 31, 2006

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31

AMENDED ANSWER to [20] Amended Complaint by Citibank Delaware. (Williams, David)

May 31, 2006

May 31, 2006

RECAP
32

NOTICE to Take Deposition of J.G. Scudder on June 23, 2006 by Citibank Delaware.(Williams, David)

June 8, 2006

June 8, 2006

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33

STIPULATION To Extend Deadlines in Scheduling Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Locke, Cynthia)

June 8, 2006

June 8, 2006

RECAP
34

MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses - filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # (1)Proposed Order # (2)7.1.1 Statement)(Locke, Cynthia) Modified on 7/18/2006 (dab, ).

1 Proposed Order

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2 7.1.1 Statement

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July 17, 2006

July 17, 2006

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35

OPENING BRIEF in Support re [34] MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 7/31/2006. (Attachments: # (1)Certificate of Service)(Locke, Cynthia) Modified on 7/18/2006 (dab, ).

1 Certificate of Service

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July 17, 2006

July 17, 2006

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36

Joint STIPULATION to extend deadlines in scheduling order by Citibank Delaware. (Williams, David)

July 31, 2006

July 31, 2006

RECAP
37

Letter to The Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. from David H. Williams regarding filing of responsive pleading to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel - re [34] MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses, [35] Opening Brief in Support,. (Williams, David)

July 31, 2006

July 31, 2006

RECAP
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RESPONSE to Motion re [34] MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses filed by Citibank Delaware. (Williams, David)

Aug. 3, 2006

Aug. 3, 2006

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ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re [34] MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses filed by Citibank Delaware.Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 8/10/2006. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit Exhibits A and B# (2) Exhibit Exhibit C# (3) Exhibit Exhibit D through G# (4) Exhibit Exhibit H# (5) Exhibit Exhibits I and J# (6) Exhibit Exhibits K through N)(Williams, David)

1 Exhibit Exhibits A and B

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2 Exhibit Exhibit C

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3 Exhibit Exhibit D through G

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4 Exhibit Exhibit H

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5 Exhibit Exhibits I and J

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6 Exhibit Exhibits K through N

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Aug. 3, 2006

Aug. 3, 2006

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Letter to The Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. from James H. McMackin, III regarding stipulation to extend deadlines for filing dispositive motions. (Attachments: # (1) Joint Stipulation to Extend Deadlines in Scheduling Order)(McMackin, James)

1 Joint Stipulation to Extend Deadlines in Scheduling Order

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Aug. 11, 2006

Aug. 11, 2006

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41

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT CONSENT DECREE AND NOTICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Locke, Cynthia)

Sept. 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006

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Case Details

State / Territory: Delaware

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 31, 2005

Closing Date: 2008

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

Citibank Delaware (New Castle, Delaware), 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: 37500

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits