Case: EEOC v. PEDIATRIC ALLIANCE

2:05-cv-00689 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: May 19, 2005

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

In May 2005, the EEOC's Philadelphia office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Pediatric Alliance, P.C. alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that the defendant had discharged a female employee for objecting to a hostile work environment.

The case was referred to mediation in August 2005 as well and by November 2005 the parties had agreed on a consent decree which was subsequently adopted by the court. The decree awarded the charging party $46,000 in damages and enjoined the defendant from discriminating on the basis of sex and retaliating against complainants. It also required defendant to institute training policies regarding sexual harassment and grant access to the EEOC to monitor compliance.

The decree was entered in 2005 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/26/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:05-cv-00689

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. Pediatric Alliance

Nov. 23, 2005

Nov. 23, 2005

Docket
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2:05-cv-00689

Complaint [Intervenor Plaintiff]

EEOC v. Pediatric Alliance

Aug. 30, 2005

Aug. 30, 2005

Complaint
17

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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Pediatric Alliance

Nov. 23, 2005

Nov. 23, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 15, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with summons issued; jury demand (tt) (Entered: 05/19/2005)

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

2

AFFIDAVIT/RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to PEDIATRIC ALLIANCE 5/27/05 Answer due on 6/16/05 for PEDIATRIC ALLIANCE (tt) (Entered: 06/03/2005)

June 3, 2005

June 3, 2005

3

ANSWER to Complaint by PEDIATRIC ALLIANCE (Attorney Craig M. Brooks, Jeffrey R. Gordon) (tt) (Entered: 06/16/2005)

June 15, 2005

June 15, 2005

4

DISCLOSURE statement by PEDIATRIC ALLIANCE (tt) (Entered: 06/16/2005)

June 16, 2005

June 16, 2005

ORDER OF COURT RESETTING INITIAL STATUS CONFERENCE: The Initial Status Conference set for 8/31/05 has been rescheduled to 8/15/05 at 11:30 AM. Chief trial counsel shall attend. Chief trial counsel shall obtain full settlement authority prior to the conference and must be prepared to discuss settlement of the case and alternative dispute options in detail. All parties shall be available by telephone. The attorneys of record and all unrepresented parties that have appeared in this case are jointly responsible for submitting to the Court (a) a proposed case management order in compliance with this Court?s Practices and Procedure, and (b) a written report required by Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(f), in the format set forth in Appendix B to the local Rule 16.1.1B (excluding question 12) on or before 8/01/05. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's order or notice on the matter. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 7/12/05. (smk) (Entered: 07/12/2005)

July 12, 2005

July 12, 2005

6

Joint MOTION to Continue Initial Case Management Conference by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Brooks, Craig) (Entered: 07/12/2005)

July 12, 2005

July 12, 2005

7

ORDER granting 6 Motion to Continue: Initial Case Management Conference is hereby rescheduled to 8/22/2005 at 11:00 AM before Arthur J. Schwab. Parties Proposed Case Management Order & Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 8/8/2005. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 7/13/05. (smk) (Entered: 07/13/2005)

July 13, 2005

July 13, 2005

8

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Clickner, M.) (Entered: 08/08/2005)

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE. re 8 Report of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. ERROR: Typed name omitted by s/. CORRECTION: Attorney advised of signature requirements. Attorney to resubmit with signature, using Errata event. This message is for informational purposes only. (jsp) (Entered: 08/09/2005)

Aug. 9, 2005

Aug. 9, 2005

9

Errata Rule 26 Conference Report by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Reason for Correction: To properly sign the Rule 26 conference report. (Clickner, M.) (Entered: 08/09/2005)

Aug. 9, 2005

Aug. 9, 2005

10

Proposed Pretrial Order by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Clickner, M.) (Entered: 08/17/2005)

Aug. 17, 2005

Aug. 17, 2005

ORDER OF COURT RESETTING TIME OF INITIAL STATUS CONFERENCE: The Initial Status Conference set for 8/22/05 at 11:00 AM has been rescheduled to 8/22/05 at 11:30 AM. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's order or notice on the matter. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 08/17/05. (ms) (Entered: 08/17/2005)

Aug. 17, 2005

Aug. 17, 2005

11

MOTION to Intervene by Carolyn Verszyla. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Intervenor Complaint# 2 Proposed Order)(Hornack, Joseph) (Entered: 08/22/2005)

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

12

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: Exchange of required Rule 26(a)(1) information due by 9/26/2005. Amended Pleadings due by 10/6/2005. Discovery due by 1/13/2006 Plaintiff Pretrial Statement due by 2/13/2006. Defendant Pretrial Statement due by 2/21/2006. Plaintiffs Expert Reports due by 2/3/2006. Defendants Expert Reports due by 2/15/2006. Expert Depositions to be completed by 2/22/2006. Summary Judgment due by 1/27/2006. Response to Summary Judgment due by 2/10/2006. Willingness to proceed before Magistrate Judge due by 9/30/2005. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 8/22/05. (smk) (Entered: 08/23/2005)

Aug. 23, 2005

Aug. 23, 2005

13

PRETRIAL ORDER Plaintiffs witness list due by 2/13/2006. Defendants Witness list due by 2/21/2006. Proposed Voir Dire by 2/23/2006. Points for Charge due by 2/23/2006. Proposed Verdict Slips due by 2/23/2006. Joint Stipulations due by 2/23/2006. Motions in Limine due by 2/23/2006. Response to Motions in Limine due by 2/28/2006. Jury Selection set for 3/20/2006 09:00AM before Arthur J. Schwab. Pretrial Conference set for 3/10/2006 09:30 AM before Arthur J. Schwab. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 8/22/05. (smk) (Entered: 08/23/2005)

Aug. 23, 2005

Aug. 23, 2005

14

ORDER FOR MEDIATION: Parties agree to mediate before Kenneth J. Benson by 01/31/06 and report outcome by 2/06/06. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 8/22/05. (smk) (Entered: 08/23/2005)

Aug. 23, 2005

Aug. 23, 2005

ORDER granting 11 Motion to Intervene. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's order or notice on the matter. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 8/24/05. (smk) (Entered: 08/24/2005)

Aug. 24, 2005

Aug. 24, 2005

ORDER Intervening Plaintiff shall file and effectuate service of its Intervening Complaint on or before 8/30/05. Defendant(s) shall Answer or otherwise plead to said Complaint on or before 9/12/05. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's order or notice on the matter. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 8/24/05. (smk) (Entered: 08/24/2005)

Aug. 24, 2005

Aug. 24, 2005

15

Intervenor COMPLAINT, filed by Carolyn Verszyla. Related document: [1] Complaint.(Hornack, Joseph) (Entered: 08/30/2005)

Aug. 30, 2005

Aug. 30, 2005

ORDER it appearing to the Court that the parties have agreed to an amicable resolution of this matter, IT IS ORDERED that the Clerk shall remove this case from the docket for administrative purposes. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that, in the event either party fails to execute the settlement agreement, the case shall be reinstated to the docket upon written request of either party for purposes of enforcement of the settlement agreement. IT IS FINALLY ORDERED that the Court shall retain jurisdiction to enforce the terms of the settlement agreement of the parties. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's order or notice on the matter. Clerk is to mark CASE CLOSED. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 9/30/05. (ms) (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

16

CONSENT DECREE by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Clickner, M.) (Entered: 11/16/2005)

Nov. 16, 2005

Nov. 16, 2005

17

Approved Consent Decree. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 11/22/05. (smk) (Entered: 11/23/2005)

Nov. 23, 2005

Nov. 23, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 19, 2005

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Pediatric Alliance, P.C. (St. Clair), Private Entity/Person

Pediatric Alliance, P.C., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 43000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Recordkeeping

Expungement of Employment Record

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit