Case: EEOC v. HOME CABLE CONCEPTS INC

2:97-cv-01844 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Filed Date: July 21, 1997

Closed Date: Feb. 16, 1999

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Case Summary

In July 1997, the EEOC district office in Birmingham, Alabama brought this suit against the Home Cable Concepts, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The EEOC alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to accommodate and subsequently terminating an employee with a disability.

In February of 1999, the case was resolved via a stipulated judgment. The defendant agreed to pay the former employee $1,500 and to refrain from retaliating against anyone who participated in this lawsuit.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/3/2007)

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2:97-cv-01844

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Home Cable Concepts

Feb. 16, 1999

Feb. 16, 1999

Docket
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2:97-cv-01844

Stipulation of Judgment

EEOC v. Home Cable Concepts

Feb. 16, 1999

Feb. 16, 1999

Order/Opinion

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed, amount paid $ N/A (DWC) (Entered: 07/23/1997)

July 21, 1997

July 21, 1997

SUMMONS and complaint issued for Home Cable Concepts del to plaintiff (CJV) (Entered: 11/18/1997)

Nov. 17, 1997

Nov. 17, 1997

2

ANSWER by defendant Home Cable Concepts w/appear by atty(s) Perryn G Carroll filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 12/08/1997)

Dec. 8, 1997

Dec. 8, 1997

3

Report of Parties (form 35) of compliance with FRCP 26 filed (KAM) (Entered: 02/06/1998)

Feb. 4, 1998

Feb. 4, 1998

4

ORDER scheduling that certain time limits apply as set out in this order ;discovery cutoff 8/3/98 ;dispositive motions by 8/31/98; pretrial needed; jury trial set 9:00 12/7/98 by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn entered cm (KAM) (Entered: 02/06/1998)

Feb. 6, 1998

Feb. 6, 1998

5

ORDER tht the court has been advised by counsel that this case has been settled dismissing case without prejudice to the right of any party to reopen within 60 days or submit a stipulated form of final judgment filed ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 11/03/1998)

Nov. 3, 1998

Nov. 3, 1998

6

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to extend time to file stipulation , or in the alternative for order to reopen case filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 01/06/1999)

Jan. 4, 1999

Jan. 4, 1999

8

ORDER (Stipulation ofJudgment) filed: Krause is awarded $1,500; each party shall bear its own costs ( by Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ) cm (KAM) (Entered: 02/16/1999)

Feb. 16, 1999

Feb. 16, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 21, 1997

Closing Date: Feb. 16, 1999

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

Home Cable Concepts, 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

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: 1500

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits