Case: EEOC v. RICE COHEN INTERNATIONAL

2:02-cv-07385 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Sept. 20, 2002

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

In September 2002, the Philadelphia office of the EEOC brought this ADEA against Rice Cohen International in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by refusing to hire him to the Federal Accounts Manager position because of his age (52). The case settled by entry of a consent decree in October 2003.

The two year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, pay the claimant $40,000, post notice, and provide training for its Executive Recruiters and any other managers it chooses on issues concerning refusal to hire based on age or retaliation.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (7/17/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:02-cv-07385

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Rice Cohen International

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

Docket
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2:02-cv-07385

Complaint

EEOC v. Rice Cohen International

Sept. 20, 2002

Sept. 20, 2002

Complaint
25

2:02-cv-07385

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Rice Cohen International

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 8, 2022, 3:24 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against RICE COHEN INTERNATIONAL , filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(cw, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 10/17/2002 (ldb, ). (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 20, 2002

Sept. 20, 2002

Summons Issued as to RICE COHEN INTERNATIONAL.One Given To: Counsel on 09/20/02 (cw, ) (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 20, 2002

Sept. 20, 2002

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (cw, ) (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 20, 2002

Sept. 20, 2002

2

SUMMONS Returned Executed served by CORINTHIAN WHITE, process server, upon LIZ MARKOWITZ on behalf of RICE COHEN INTERNATIONAL served on 11/6/2002, answer due 11/26/2002. (ajf, ) (Entered: 11/20/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

3

ANSWER and Affirmative Defenses to Complaint by DEFT RICE COHEN INTERNATIONAL, Certificate of Service.(kw, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 12/26/2002 (fh, ). (Entered: 12/12/2002)

Dec. 11, 2002

Dec. 11, 2002

Issue Joined (kw, ) (Entered: 12/12/2002)

Dec. 11, 2002

Dec. 11, 2002

4

ORDER THAT THE COURT NOTES THAT SERVICE OF THE COMPLAINT WAS MADE UPON DEFT ON 11/19/02 & THAT A PLEADING HAS NOT BEEN FILED IN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT. IF A REQUEST FOR DEFAULT IS NOT FILED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS ORDER, THE COURT MAY ENTER AN ORDER DISMISSING THE CASE AGAINST THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFT FOR LACK OF PROSECUTION. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 12/12/02. 12/13/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED.(kw, ) (Entered: 12/13/2002)

Dec. 12, 2002

Dec. 12, 2002

5

NOTICE of Hearing: Scheduling Conference set for 1/31/2003 01:30 PM before HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA. (gk, ) (Entered: 01/02/2003)

Jan. 2, 2003

Jan. 2, 2003

6

NOTICE of Hearing: Settlement Conference set for 3/7/2003 10:00 AM in Judge's Chambers before HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA. (gk, ) (Entered: 01/31/2003)

Jan. 31, 2003

Jan. 31, 2003

8

SCHEDULING ORDER THAT ALL DISCOVERY SHALL BE COMPLETED BY 4/2/03; DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS SHALL BE FILED BY 4/16/03; PLFF'S PRETRIAL MEMO DUE 5/13/03; DEFT'S PRETRIAL MEMO DUE 5/20/03; FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON 5/29/03 AT 9:30 A.M.; TRIAL POOL SET FOR 6/1/03, ETC. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 2/3/03. 2/4/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(kw, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 2/10/2003 (td, ). (Entered: 02/04/2003)

Feb. 3, 2003

Feb. 3, 2003

9

NOTICE of Hearing: Settlement Conference set for 3/3/2003 02:00 PM in Judge's Chambers before HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA. (rescheduled from March 7, 2003) (gk, ) (Entered: 02/20/2003)

Feb. 20, 2003

Feb. 20, 2003

10

NOTICE of Hearing: Settlement Conference set for 3/14/2003 10:30 AM in Judge's Chambers before HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA. (gk, ) (Entered: 02/26/2003)

Feb. 26, 2003

Feb. 26, 2003

11

NOTICE of Hearing: Settlement Conference set for 3/27/2003 09:30 AM in Judge's Chambers before HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA. (gk, ) (Entered: 02/26/2003)

Feb. 26, 2003

Feb. 26, 2003

12

ORDER THAT THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR 3/27/03 IS CONTINUED. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 3/21/03. 3/24/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(kw, ) (Entered: 03/24/2003)

March 21, 2003

March 21, 2003

13

JOINT MOTION BY PLFF RICE COHEN INTERNATIONAL TO EXTEND DISCOVERY, CERTIFICATION OF COUNSEL, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE.(kw, ) (Entered: 03/26/2003)

March 26, 2003

March 26, 2003

14

ORDER THAT THE DEADLINES CONTAINED IN THE COURT'S 2/3/03 SCHEDULING ORDER ARE HEREBY EXTENDED BY 60 DAYS. A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON 6/4/03 AT 9:30 A.M. IN CHAMBERS; FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON 8/5/03 AT 11:00 A.M. IN CHAMBERS; & CASE SHALL BE MOVED TO THE TRIAL POOL AS OF 8/1/03. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 3/27/03. 3/28/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(kw, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/28/2003 (kw, ). (Entered: 03/28/2003)

March 27, 2003

March 27, 2003

15

JOINT MOTION BY PLFF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION & DEFT RICE COHEN INTERNATIONAL TO EXTEND DISCOVERY, CERTIFICATION OF COUNSEL, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE.(kw, ) (Entered: 05/14/2003)

May 14, 2003

May 14, 2003

16

ORDER THAT THIS MATTER IS REFERRED TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE CHARLES B. SMITH FOR A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN AUGUST, 2003. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 5/19/03. 5/21/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(kw, ) (Entered: 05/21/2003)

May 20, 2003

May 20, 2003

18

ORDER THAT A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR 8/5/03 AT 10:00 IN CHAMBERS; ETC... SIGNED BY JUDGE CHARLES B. SMITH ON 6/3/03. 6/4/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 06/04/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

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JOINT MOTION BY EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, RICE COHEN INTERNATIONAL TO EXTEND DISCOVERY, CERTIFICATION OF COUNSEL, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE.(kw, ) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003

July 31, 2003

20

ORDER THAT THE MOTION TO EXTEND DISCOVERY IS GRANTED; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT DISCOVERY IN THIS MATTER IS HEREBY EXTENDED FOR A PERIOD OF 30 DAYS TO CONCLUDE ON 8/29/03; AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT ALL OTHER DEADLINES SET FORTH IN THE SCHEDULING ORDER ENTERED ON 5/19/03, ARE HEREBY EXTENDED FOR 30 DAYS, RESPECTIVELY. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 8/8/03. 8/8/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(rv, ) (Entered: 08/08/2003)

Aug. 8, 2003

Aug. 8, 2003

21

ORDER THAT THIS MATTER IS PLACED IN THE TRIAL POOL AS OF 11/1/03. A FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR 10/29/03 AT 1:30. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 8/8/03. 8/8/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(rv, ) (Entered: 08/08/2003)

Aug. 8, 2003

Aug. 8, 2003

22

ORDER THAT TRIAL IN THE ABOVE CAPTIONED CASE SHALL COMMENCE ON 11/3/03 IN COURTROOM 6-A AT 10:00 A.M. A FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR 10/29/2003 AT 1:30 P.M. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 9/4/03. 9/5/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(kw, ) (Entered: 09/05/2003)

Sept. 5, 2003

Sept. 5, 2003

23

ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE CHARLES B. SMITH FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE.. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 9/8/03. 9/9/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(ph, ) (Entered: 09/09/2003)

Sept. 8, 2003

Sept. 8, 2003

24

ORDER DISMISSING ACTION WITH PREJUDICE PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE 41.1(b) SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 9/11/03. 9/11/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(kw, ) (Entered: 09/11/2003)

Sept. 11, 2003

Sept. 11, 2003

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: Sept. 20, 2002

Closing Date: 2003

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

Rice Cohen International (Yardley, PA ), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 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: 40000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits